The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 31, 1978, Image 5

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Freedoms called fragile THE BATTALION Page TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1978 By DIANE BLAKE Battalion Reporter Looking much like a Southern politician with his Stetson hat, long- ish gray hair and button-down collar, John Henry Faulk prepared to talk in his slow Texas drawl to a class of students Monday. But the comparison with a politician stopped at appearances. In his speech he told of doing something a Southern politician would never dream of — bucking the system. Faulk, who now appears on the television show “Hee-Haw” telling humorous, folksy stories, described his stand against blacklisting in the 50s that cost him his career in journalism. Faulk was fired from his job as a CBS network radio talk show host in New York City after being accused of pro-Communist sympathies by AWARE Inc., a blacklisting bulletin. He sued for libel and was awarded $3.5 million in damages. Most of the money went for lawyer’s fees and other expenses, he said. But five years passed before the case came to court and during that time Faulk could not find a job in journalism. Instead, he “home steaded” with relatives in Austin. Tracing back to that time, he blamed the effects of the post-World War II nuclear and supersonic age on America for conditions that allowed blacklisting activities. Faulk said that after the war “we were pitched pell-mell and willy-nilly into what we call the nuclear age.” The United States emerged into a world where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans no longer protected it from attack by other nations, he said. “We could now be hit with war at our shores,” he said. “This had an electrifying effect on America and lent itself to exploitation by politicians.” Men such as Richard Nixon ran for office claiming that their oppo nents were “agents of Satan and the Soviet Union,” Faulk said. “And it paid off so in political dirt that it became a national pastime for politicians to exploit those fears. “We entered a period of hysteria,” he said. “It was a period of madness.” Self-appointed vigilantes “made it their business to check the pa triotism of their neighbors and define how their neighbors must think and act,” the Texan said. Faulk defined a vigilante as “one who believes that the laws of the land are not sufficient to protect the people.” He becomes the law maker, judge, jury, prosecuting attorney and executioner of those who violate his standards. Faulk, who now lives in Madisonville, said AWARE was one such vigilante group. AWARE published a list of names every two weeks of people mainly in show business who had been involved in what it termed subversive activities. “And they made a great deal of money from this,” Faulk said. “Our noble networks and our noble advertising agencies paid them to check on the political purity of the performers who never even knew they were being checked on. "If you publicly criticized J. Edgar Hoover, if you publicly criticized AWARE, you could end up on the blacklist,” the former radio announcer said. “Hundreds and hundreds of people in New York and in Hollywood who were accused of no crime whatever, suspected of no crime what ever, had their careers smashed. “It had a terrifying effect,” he said. Faulk and two of his colleagues decided to take a position against the blacklisters. Two weeks later AWARE put a bulletin out on them and CBS fired Faulk. The journalist saw his dismissal as a "golden opportunity to haul these birds by the heels to the courts.” While waiting for his case to come up in court, Faulk re-examined American principles and ideals. “I read anew of the wisdom and vision of he men who set up the society, knowing what they were and how flagrantly they were being violated,” he said. “It gave me an enormous sense of self-worth and enormous zest for the battle,” he said. The most gratifying thing about the whole ordeal, Faulk said, was “Knowing that I stand just as tall as anyone in this land.” Now you know United Press International The average American who lives to the age of 70 consumes in that lifetime the equivalent of 150 cattle, 24,000 chickens, 225 lambs, 26 sheep, 310 hogs, 26 acres of grain, and 50 acres of fruits and vegeta bles. If all guitars were as good as ours f then it wouldn't he so special . . . Alvarez, a special guitar. Come See for Yourself KEyboARd Center | Baldwin Pianos, j I Organs, Fun I Machines, Player I \ Pianos. f Manor East MaII Bryan • 779-7080 Randy Stuart, Owner OptN 6 Days Til 6 PM I Your Favorite J I Songs in Easy I I Play Speed Music.J John Henry Faulk tells a class about blacklisting in the ’50s. Battalion photo by Howard Eilers ^jimfiMmiiiiimiiimiiiimimimiiiimMmmiiiimmiiiiinnmmimmiiimiiimiiimmMiiinmmiiyi I MAMA'S PIZZA I mk DELIVERS 1 s *£* 11 A.M.-11 P.M. 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Year-round sunshine, plus facilities and natural attractions that include a $1 million Cultural Activities Center, a Civic Theater, two lakes, skeet ranges, tennis courts, swimming pools and golf. There are 12 colleges and universities, four junior colleges and one technical institute located within a 75-mile radius. Temple’s total medical complex is the third largest in the nation. There are four hospitals, includingTexas A &M’s School of Medicine. Word is getting around about the good life in Temple. The city, along with nearby Killeen, makes up a metro area that is the fastest growing in all of Texas. Interviewing on Campus November 7 If unable to interview at this time, send your resume to: Dan Bartell/Texas Instruments/ P. O. Box 180/5701 Airport Road/Temple,TX 76501. Texas Instruments INCORPORATED An equal opportunity employer M/F MSC AGGIE CINEMA SPRING ’79 MOVIE ROLL The following is the MSC Aggie Cinema film poll for the Spring Semester 1979. Please turn in the polls at the Student Programs office (Rm. 216, MSC), or the Ballot Box in front of the Aggie Cinema display case on the first floor of the MSC. Deadline is Sunday November 5, 6 p.m. 1. Please circle one: a. Male b. Female 3. Please write your classification: Please circle where you live: a. On-Campus b. Off-Campus a. Senior b. Junior c. Sophomore d. Freshman e. Faculty/Staff f. Graduate Student Have you ever attended an Aggie Cinema movie? YES NO Would you be interested in attending a movie on Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m.? YES NO Circle 8 of the following International films that you would like to see. 1. Anne of 1000 Days 2. Macbeth 3. King Lear 4. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob 5. Padre Padrone 6. Los Olvidados (The Young and The Damned) 7. All Screwed Up (Wertmuller) 8. Satyricon 9. Judgment at Nuremberg 10. La Strada 11. Small Change 12. Madame Rosa 13. The Bicycle thief 14. Cria 15. La Dolce Vita Circle 15 of the following Classic films that you would like to see. 1. Marx Brothers Festival Animal Crackers Duck Soup 2. Keystone Cops (Golden Age for) 3. East of Eden (’55) - James Dean 4. The Little Foxes (’41) - Bette Davis 5. Arsenic and Old Lace - Cary Grant 6. El Cid (’61) - Charlton Heston 7. Jane Eyre (’43) - Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles 8. The African Queen (’51) - Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn 9. Joan of Arc (’48) - Ingrid Bergman 10. We’re No Angels (’42) 11. The Count of Monte Cristo (’34) - Robert Donat 12. Rebel Without A Cause (’55) - James Dean 13. Meet John Doe (’ ) - Gary Cooper 14. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (’39) - James Stewart 15. Gentleman's Agreement (’47) - Gregory Peck 16. The Best Years of Our Lives (’46) - Fredric March Frank Capra Festival It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Sergeant York (’41) - Gary Cooper National Velvet (’45) - Elizabeth Taylor 17. 20. An American in Paris (’51) - Gene Kelly 21. My Man Godfrey (’36) - William Powell, Carole Lombard 22. Clark Gable Festival It Happened One Night (’34) The Hucksters (’47) Mutiny on the Bounty (’35) Red Dust (’32) 23. Spencer Tracy Festival Adam’s Rib Boys Town Captains Courageous The Old Man and The Sea 24. Cary Grant Festival The Talk of The Town (’42) His Girl Friday (’40) Holiday (’38) Notorious (’46) 25. The Big Country (’58) • Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck 26. Duel hi the Sun (’46) - Jennifer O’Neil, Gregory Peck 27. Yankee Doodle Dandy (’42) - James Cagney 28. Going My Way (’44) • Bing Crosby 29. The Robe (’53) - Richard Burton 30. The Philadelphia Story (’ ) - James Stewart MATINEE Circle 15 of the following matinee films which you would attend: 1. Other Side of the Mountain (Part II) 16. Airport ’77 2. In Casey’s Shadow 17. Paper Moon 3. I Wanna Hold Your Hand 18. Brother Sun, Sister Moon 4. A Touch Of Class 19. Great Gatsby 5. Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang 20. The Dove 6. Jonathan Livingston Seagull 21. Where the Red Fern Grows 7. The King & I 22. The 3 Lives of Thomasina 8. Sugarland Express 23. You Light Up My Life 9. Murder on the Orient Express 24. Winterhawk 10. The Lion in Winter 25. Lost Horizon (’73) 11. 1776 26. Ten Little Indians 12. A New Leaf 27. Brian’s Song 13. Love Story 28. Echoes of a Summer 14. Twelve Chairs (Mel Brooks) 29. Man of La Mancha (’72) 15. Crossed Swords 30. The Ten Commandments MIDNIGHT Circle 15 of the following midnight films which you would attend: 1. The Boys in Company C 2. F.M. 3. Dog Day Afternoon 4. Shampoo 5. Freebie and the Bean 6. Return of the Dragon 7. Outlaw Josey Wales 8. Easy Rider 9. Last Picture Show 10. High Anxiety 11. Walking Tall 12. The Magic Christian 13. Three Musketeers 14. Four Musketeers 15. Start the Revolution Without Me 16. The Graduate 17. Rabbit Test 18. Bingo Long & The Travelling All-Stars 19. Last Remake of Beau Geste 20. Lenny 21. The Mechanic 22. The Front Page 23. Day of the Jackal 24. Grizzly 25. The Black Bird 26. Thank God it’s Friday 27. Which Way Is Up? POPULAR Circle 15 of the following Popular films that you would like to see. 1. Saturday Night Fever 2. Woody Allen Festival Take the Money and Run The Front Everything You Always . . . About Sex! Play It Again Sam Love and Death 3. Heroes 4. House Calls 5. The Choir Boys 6. The Greek Tycoon 7. Grease 8. Gray Lady Down 9. F.M. 10. First Love 11. Staight Time 12. The Boys In Company C 13. In Casey’s Shadow 14. Foul Play 15. Mel Brooks Festival Blazing Saddles High Anxiety Silent Movie The Producers 16. Coma 17. The Cheap Detective 18. The Swarm 19. Silver Bears 20. The One and Only 21. American Hot Wax 22. Rocky 23. Semi-Tough (if released) 24. Clint Eastwood Festival Dirty Harry The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Fistful of Dollars Magnum Force Paint Your Wagon (Matinee) Robert Radford Festival the Sting Butch Casidy Three Days of the Condor The Way We Were Waldo Pepper The Paper Chase Equus Patton What’s Up Doc 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.