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dc.creatorSheppard, Joe H.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-14T20:01:15Z
dc.date.available2019-06-14T20:01:15Z
dc.date.issued1940-05-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/26205
dc.descriptionLetter from Joe H. Sheppard to Amon Carter supporting Carter in his battle with Harold Ickes.
dc.format.medium8.5x11 paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 107, Ickes, Harold L. 1940 2 of 3 folder, Item 073
dc.subjectIckes, Harold L.
dc.subjectCarter, Amon Giles, Sr.
dc.titleLetter re: Ickes feud
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionPersonal Ranger, Texas. May 19, 1940. Mr. Amon G. Carter, Publisher of the Fort Worth, Star Telegram Fort Worth, Texas. Dear Mr. Carter: Here is a cheer for you for giving publicity to Boshevik Harold Ickes, US Secretary of the Interior, however your efforts are 99 per cent SHORT of goal, in this Ickes, exposure. No doubt, that H L Ickes, is a Communist, A Boslsevik (sp), and a Traitor to the American people, Consider this quotation, from Look Magazine, May 21, page 24, under photograph 7. "When the Dies Committee begant to uncover the vast network of subversive activities in this country AND TO LINK THEM UN MISTAKABLY (sp) WITH THE ROOSEVELT ADMINISTRATION, Hatchet man Ickes sprang up to mow down Dies, and his committee. The investigation was lifting the lid on Ickes and his motley assortment of totalitarian fellow travelers, and Ickes was both angry and scared. But his castigation of Dies and his committee backfired into such a wave of popular support for Dies that all the administration efforts to kill the Committee were in vain." Dies shot back at Ickes, "Many of Ickes friends have been exposed in this investigation, that no doubt nettled him." The Dominion of Canada, outlawed the Communits (sp) Party, on Wednesday May 15, 1940. That bit of really important news, was assigned, one column of space, two inches deep, in the Back pages of the Star Telegram. It is sheer madness to deny that if Communists gain control of this Government, they will instantly and completely cancel our freedom. Our Editors, publishers, authors, cartoonists, columnists, book reviewers, critics of art, would all be silenced, jammed into prison camps, butchered. Please never let another article creep into the Star Telegram, such as "INVISIBLE FIFTH COLUMN," editorial of May 19, 1940, because the thing most certainly sprang from the brain of a master fifth columnist, a master traitor, a master communist, and it certainly serves the purposes of traitors of all sorts, if they can keep the average citzen (sp), thinking along the lines, as set out, in that deplorable, "Invisitble Fifth Column." Martin Dies, to date, is unquestionably the NUMBER ONE PATRIOT OF THE U S A and that PATRIOT says, May 16, 1940, Star Telegram Evening: "FIFTH COLUMNARS in THE US HELD STRONGEST". "The fifth column, is better organized and has a larger membership in the United States, than in any other nation." So take your choice, Amon, support and defend the fifth column, the Spies, the traitors, the bolsheviks, the Hitler Agents, by running abominable editorials, "despising the greatest enemy of the United States, and thereby, making the patriots careless of our danger, or support and defend the Patriots, those that put Amon Carter, where he is, in a position of wealth, and unlimited power, for good or evil. Support the Patriots, rather, who have kepty Amon Carter, out of prison camps, and Carter, can attend to running the Star Telegram, awhile longer. The United States, needs and must have, men in Congress, and for President, Vice President, and in the Cabinet, men like Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, G. Washington, or we are lost. Joe H. Sheppard, PATRIOT.


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    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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