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  • 1. FBI Fre.edom of Information Act Release Re : Walter Reuther FOIA No.: File No.: " Section: Pages reviewed : "2'7t 050 61-'lSSt { /'6 Pages released: Zt Pages withheld: I Pages referred to other Government agencies for direct response or consultation: 3 Duplicate pages: d't ..
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  • 3. . ·.. - . . . . .:-. . :-·--- - -· ~-;._=._:__:_. __________......__.___-=~ - ~--- -~- . -- - - - _; -:·.-- ..;-_ ..: .. ..-= ·:. ..i~ - - . - . · ···:_-:. -=- .-. -·. -~- - ~ - :_::~: ~ -~ ·--:-.·~·-.:.=-~~ -:. ~--. -~ .. :. ... . - - -·· - - · - - - - - ·- - -- _ _ .. ... - - - -- --. -· . . -- ---= ·.··:::-:.:--_ - · - ----·-::- -- ·- .. -· - - : --- · -···-·-.. • - 0 . ._ • • - - - ·- - -- - · • • • • • · -: '"'$- , ·. : : .;,- •• - -:.. - - - - - -· -- - -- - - - - ·· · ·- ~~-:- · - - .. · - ·- - - · -· · -. - · .. - - - "7 -. -~ .- :*' - • . · . . . ::. . . ·-·-- -- . . . . - - .. -· - :~--~--- ----.:: ... ' :_. - ... ·.~ ·· · - - .. . , - - - - -- -··., · :- .. : . .. • . · .. -- --=-- ~ --- - ·: .. --· · : ~-= · ~ - ~ .I :: :~:rT- llr. !olson---~ { ) 4>f~.· Mr. Ladd .Kr. Cottey ( ) - . { ) . Mr. QlaTin - - - llr. Barbo Mr. Hendon Mr. L e s t e r - - - Mr. Mcintire Mr. Riohols llr. Bosen Mr. Quinn Tamm llr. 'l'racy Secretar.y . (( )) -"' . Mr. Bgan ·· 0• - . .. ~ (( . )) ( ·{ ( ( { { ( ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 0 · 11 n y o_ . . ~ fJ .. . ~ ~ 0 ~ ~. ~ ~ - b · r"?', .a..~ • : 1 J ()( • ( ) Sel Me - - - - - - ( ) ( ). Rote and Baturn :Remarks: .· -- ·- -·----- ' ------- ---------- ·- -- ··-- --- ··- -.
  • 4. . .r U 0 . .: .==.-'""... -.--. • ·- ~ r =~;:,_;~ ·--- - . J · _ · ·-=· - ·~. ,·=-· ,. · -- -~-·· ·- - · ~ · ··- ... ._... _ ._ __ _ 0 • • ; .. ~~=-=-·=- - ... - -· ;. .. - -~·-:.:.- ,;;:_ ___ - ..- - - - - ----- -- . - - ---- --- -- - - --··-·· - -- --·----- --- . .. ---- --- · ---- . ·-· . -- --- . . With reterence to the contemplated action on the part .of Madam Frances PerkinB, The Seereta.I7 . . ot Labor, to appoint Walter Reuther ae head of the Safety Device Board of the De~nt ot_Labor, which Board would make inquiry into eatety Gevices 1n Tarious factories throu~out the country, I am submitting herewith a memorandum containing information available in the files ot the Bureau concerning Walter P. Reuther, AS well u W'&PIIflti on ..ooeerni.Dg- M1t bzvtber., -~.Vioto ~er .ad Ro3 !teutbei a. - • • ' - ---- - .. ...;.a~~.;;rh~~ --==' - ~~~o:.·=~ :~:~-- ·..::~ ~- · --: ... ~uh MatnlbpartuuntllfJIIIdice --- ---- ... _ . ~~- - '-- ~- ·'--=-· .-~·-·- -. . - : - ·- .. .. .. .. - John Edgar Boov Director -. . . . Encloeure . :· ~ ..: : ~---,- . . :·· : ... . =· ·: . ~ .. .: -:". ":.v - · . -~ - -~ - . -. ~ .. .· ", ~- - .. ,.. . '· · . . ··.· ·,7) <.:: ·. ·.. . . --1 -... . • - - ~ -- ~~" . . ~ .. . ":"' .--._ ·_ w _ ,. ·._ ._... _ r :-. ., .__ - ~. r~ • . . :.-·. ·.· v · 'bJ··. COPIES DEST.ROYE I.' rr 582 J t:N lo j;1.)J ) I__ _______ ___ _ . ____ · -Y ... , ........~._ ...;_ __;_, ~ -~--..;._--- :. · --- - -- -
  • 5. ·. . .. / , VIC'IOR REUTHm WALTER P • .REUmER ROY REUTHER I ,. •. . . All INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN tS UNCLASSlflED - . DATE II+~ BYsP-~ 1/17 ¥ 111,>tJ..'W or{mll.zer at.'Flint., ¥/tlv7 Victor Reuther in 1936 was a c. I.o. ltichigan, and Anderson, Indiana. Walter P. Reuther, a brother, 1tae at. that time president of Local No. 174 and is a C.I.O. West Side Detroit organizer. Roy Reuther, al.so a brother, was a C. I. 0. organizer at. Flint., Michigan. 1be Reuther brothers originally came fran West Virginia, at. which point their father was alleged to have been a labor organizer. As the result of this inrlu ence they became interested in social retom movements. ' In September, 1930, Victor and Walter Reuther 1 the eldest brothers, enrolled :1n Wayne University, 'Which they attended until 1933. It is alleged that they departed fran the United States for Russia at this time. Arter residing in Russia tor several months and while there, they engaged in studying Agitation Propaganda, which courses were allegedly given by the Soviet Union. 'lhe extent of their stay in Russia is not known, but upon their -return to the United States they enrolled in the.. Brookwood Labor College. Victor Reuther is alleged to have instituted the strike at the Xelsey-Hayes Wheel Company in Detroit in December, 1936. '!he tactics he used consisted in securing a position "'l'ith the aforementioned eanpany and shortly thereafter beginning the "sit-dmm strike". He was alleged to be the principal agitator in rioting at Flint, Michigan, and was arrested with six others for inciting a riot. Be was released on $300.00 bond. Be 11as also an organizer :1n Anderson, IndiB.na • .ls refiected by the files of the Identification Division of the Federal Bareau of Investigation, FBI l/l247324, the following is tbe cr:iminal. record of Victor Reuther: 16865, arrested Police Department, Flint, Michigan, January 16, 1937; charge, malicious destruction of property. -'+----- As Victor Reuther, No. it...;. • - j. - r. .. r - ' . • • .~ • . ... .
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  • 7. . . .. · It-:is hrther related that 1n·1.933 Victor· aild h1.s ~other Wal~ 1rent an a tour or Europe~ ~ding JI!UCb time • .in Russia~ where they worked 1n .factories and adviaed Soviet periJ~ an labor cmditions m the United States. It has al.so been alleged that the Reutller brotbei-s bad continued to ·· ·corresPond with certain trimcm·· which the)- JBet 1n the SoViet · . ·. Un1aD upon their return to the tmited States b-aa Rusi&. , ,.!he instant article relates that "Reuther joined John L. · · :~< ~ · iil the c.I.O. ·Reuther came to Anderscm .trom Flmt~ . Kicbigan~ where tws career was uotoriows. Be tor instaDce · . pve the orders to turn over a car belonging to Sher1.tt !ca ;1fo1cott in the streets or Flint. .ls - bave aaid before. he 'bas been under arrest .tor inciting to riot. Reuther's eammunist'i c training bas shown tbro'Dgb 1n every aspect or the Jnd.erBCID strib. (The And.erscm ltrike refers to tbe Guide .· · Limp plllnt l.ooated at Andereon~ Indiana.) It has .tolland the Cclmmunist model eo well that many impartial. observers 1"8. h8ed to beline .tor a long time tbat an e:xperienced .foreign agitator wa1 DOt condac~ i.t.•. · ~.·.· · · ·· . . t' ·. . t · ' t: .'. " .,· . .. .· .. .. : . :-. ·.. there 1a . .. .. . -· . - ·-· DO ~·'nal reccr~ _ ~~~..o~ -~" Beutbsr• em . . --.- ~ .. . . !be letter "llbich wu written b:r Victor aDd Wa1ter · ·· lleutber to Vel.Tin and Glad:y8 Bishop ill quoted :1n full as .tollon 1 ... . . . .... . , . -. _"'";·: . . . . . . .... - .: ;-: :. . -_... • ":- - ; • . ' • . • · r .., ..:. . " . ~":.- .. .;. _:.;;::.-....~~- - -"~-·3~ - --- ~- ,' .:. -· ~.. :... • :::: · . . _ : - ····""!" .. ~ ."':' - _ --.. . ": f .. • •. . . .. . .-:.-. • ·--·-t • (, ;~ ·. .. .. --· 0 . -. -· .. ~.: ·· .: • ': - . . .• : · • ... - .. .· . . ... ~ ' - .. ~~ . .. . '• " .. .
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  • 9. =~ =-. i '·_ -."·. -~ -.~; - --~_---·:-.~-:. --- .,~ ~--~ ... t ·:-==-=::-:-._·:......:.·=-::.·:.._:-:..;·:.._____:...:_.:._.:.·."---'---.:.:·_·.:.:·.:.:··:......:.·_-. • ·- . ---· - . ...,....:# ,._:-=::--= ... --: ;-· .... . -----. ---·- -- --'-"--'-'- - - ' - - - - - - - - - ..:·.-- --;:__·· _:.....:...:-.._ __ ::.....:~- . .:;.._..: ···--· -·-··- - - - ---~----·- - - - - · · - - ·--·---·-- -·- -···-- ---~·-:.::·.~ ~:=·--~~~:-.~----·-··-·~ -~-.. :.._~ ;;·~-;_~-~-. -~---· -·· -- .. ·-~ =' . . t;~~-ci .;;;k:-;;.~~ !beY. ~v:a . --:-··. -tr,Iiiiio~ad't.lle ·so"rlat-ihrlroiilto-· ____ ,._,.. ..... ·~·:-:~~.- ...- :::..:·· · cne ·o! tm greateet :lnd.uetricl. nations :1n tm worM.·· "lruly haTe ·-:':' .:~-:<-...-:-:--' _,-'- ~(-. · ·.. laid the -economic !omdat:ton !or Sociallm, !or a "cl.aasl.ells · · . ~- .... '.., . , ... :--;.~..:. :,;_ . :..:.: .. -. -_ society~ 'lle~, 1! you oooJ.d be rlth _ ! or jl!Bt one day in"-~ ~-=---~--~, Ul!l ::-:·-:.:.· ·-- · ahop ;you Would realize the lli.gnll:ioance of_the So"rlet Uni.on.- ·.:.-:-- ~:-;··-:-::: .. ;.::·_,·.--::·~-:~:.:..:.. . .. :. :--'.l'o be nth Ul!l in Otir !actory Red Corner at a Shop .l{eeting and ...::.:_:_.- ::;::=·.:..:. "'... · :,,.. ·· ll"atch the lrorken ll1! they o!!er ~geet:ton11 11nd coo.l!ltruetiTe .. ··-:<·.-'".·;· · · .·:;~~~--·: crlticism of productibn"in the 11hop, Here are no bollses to::--:~:~< _ .._.· ... ..__ :;_.:..;:· ,;: . driTe fear into workers, llo one to drive them in_:i>.ade speed-·· . :· .... · .. ups. Here the li"orlcere are in centro~. Even the shop lrtlp8rlnt.endent ;:..~:.,:· .. has no more right in th&se meetings thim any otil&r ·wor'lcer, I beTa ·· -' · ntnessed ms.ny t:im.es a.l.ready when the lluper:l.ntendent spoke too . ... .~ong. the worlcers in the hall dec:tded he bad. already coi1111ntld ... -. . --.-. · ·. ... enough t:im.e and th& !loar TRB. then given to a lathe band no ,: -. ,_ : ·-~ ·:.~ ; . told of "hill problems and ortered suggestions. Imagine th:ts at . . ... J:ords or at "Br:tggs. Thill ~ "Whai th& Outs:tde ll"orld calls the :~--."~: -~-:- :·_:.··.. -··..-·. '"Ruthless Di.ctatorl!lrlp in.Rus!li.a•~· I tell you, lllel, in all the · ··· cotiDtr:tes -we have thu!l !ar been in, -we have ne-ver fOliDd .-ach _____ .. genuine proletarian democracy, It ill unpolieh&d and crude 1 ::_ '~~ _ "'~"?~_;-:->"· rough and rude 1 but proletarU:l -workers t democracy in every . respect. 'ftle -workers in England have more cultttre and polil!h 1lhen they speak at their meeting but they ha-ve no poorer. I pre!er the latter_. .. _;:-:.:.: _ · -: . ~ ' - ..., ._,.. . .. ~··: .::·~ ~ ; .·., !..,.-:.; ~ .· :., .. 4 • ... :, l l ; ;..-:.'>•.• -· ..~- In ottr fa.ctory, "Which :1.15 the ·lat'g8et and most modern in Ettrope 1 and we have ~~een them all, there &rll no pictures of Yards a.nd Rocke!el.lere, ar Roosevelts IIDd llellcn. "!io eueh parasites, but rather huge. p:tct"a:ree o! Len1n, ·• • • etc;, gree.t the workers' : eyee on every !!ide. "Red banner~~ -.::1.th a1ogans WWorlcera of the · .- " · ·- ~--; · ll"orld Unite• _are ~ped across the oranewaya. L1.ttle red n&gs !ly !rem the tops of presses, drill pres~es, lathe~, kel.lera 1 -etc. Such a. eight you have never seen be!ore • .ll"c:men and .m work side by s:tde -· the -wanen wi.th their red cloth about their heads, the - n -.::l.th their !ur hata. lre YOrk here lisTen hoare · · per day-1 !iTe days a 'week {ottr -week hare ~ 111x daJ!!. long). .J.t I100n -we all - t i n a large factory restaurant~ llhol.ascne _ pl.a:l.n !ood ~ eervad. J. workers• bend f'urniahes muaic to 11.8 :. · :!raa an adjoining rocn 'Whi.le have dinoer. Yar the rena:lnder o! oar ons bottr l.unch per:tod- adjourn to the Red C19rner recre. at:ton nere YOrkers play g&lll81! 1 read pe.pers and magaziDes "ar · tecbni.oa1 books or mereJ.y a:tt 1 IIIII.Oke and chat, 81lch a tine . ·.:~. : ·. spirit of OO!D=deahlp you ha-ve never before rltDessed in ~ l.lle. Superintendent leaders IIDd ordinary workers are all. uike·, I! you • - ottr superintendent 1.11 he walks through the ahop greeting -workers rlth "Hello Comrade" you coul.d· not d:tet:1ngu:1Jsh him !ran any other -.orker, ------------~---------------~~-----------
  • 10. - _ : ~_:_r ~- .~ :_:_ -_ c ;~~~:=_o~~-0 o=:~=:~ -:-=--~~~. -~-- tJ • ~ : - - - - -· - - - ------- - - ---· -- _. • w • • - • ~- - ...:- . - -· - · -··• ··· ·· -- -~ - - - •• • • - 6 =-·---__:· . -_ . . . - -- - - - . ..,.· . . - · ~ ···-·-- ·-- ··· - -·-- . --··- -· -- . - '6 - - .: :-.:--=---::. -~-~· ::._ -.. . -· - -·- ·: . : .. -·· -- ·--·- --- --- - - - ·- - --- --- ------- ... -·-· -· . -- · · ~ ·-' -· --- · - ~·-· ··- --· -··· ___:;:__::- : ~:-=.;.- :-': -~ :-.__-_· -· - : ·. ' _ -- ·.-.---- -~-< - !he interesting tlrlng, 111!11, .18 tbat three years ago _ .J ~ . :;: : . -- ·= _this pl&oe here was .a vut prairie, a waste- land and the thouaands .. .:. · ..Orkers here 1lho are buUding oanplicated dies and other tools . .:...~ -· -- _.:. - ~ ·-- · -or -··. _ even _:~:-:~-~~ ~-.,.~- -· - _.: · ~ were at that t:!me pe&Sants who had never before aeen an in-·:_,: - ::::;~.: -=.; · )r •ere .brute determination, . ::.~ -:: .- __ b · -- .. .. ·: - - .. - by' the determmation to build a workers' countey second to DOlle , · ;_::'::.. ~ · ~ .. .. :··· · · _ ·in the world; -urged on by' the spirit or the ReTolutian t.he1' · baw -~ :.. : · · · · . _ -:- .----~ :--- · --~·_ . ·construCted tb1a huge JULr'eloua auto tactor,r which todq 1.s turn- ·- - -~ · ·· ·- .- ._·-·: : · . .· _ 1ng out modern cars tar the Sov:let Uni.on. 'lhrough the bitter :··. :_..: '_~Russian winters or 45 ~greea belmr they ba'Ve toil.ed with bare - - -·.- .- -- -:: banda digging toandatima, erecting a~turea, 'they han With · .· : their om brute strength palled the huge presses into place and set the up tar operation. llbat they baTe bare tbe7 haTe · aac.ri.- ·· ticed and surrered torJ that 1a wh;y they' are DOt 110 reac:t;r to turn . · it all over again to' tbe capitaliBts. iftaat 1a why toda7 t..he,' . · a~ haw cCIIII%'adea b-an tbe Red J.:rJrrr on guard at the factory- at all. times to pret~t oounter-revo1utionists fl'OIIl ea.rr,1ng on "' · - .... dws't.r7 let alone worked 'in one. Jnd ->. · . t.beir sabotage. . ' .&.bout -· - · - - : .. < · · .. : • :. . ~ '· • · .--: ·.- --..:: -- ... ·• - .. · . ..· -- -----.:. ... .. ..·...:.. ~· · - . . · ---· - ... a twent~ minute walk b-c:m tbe tactoey an entire1~ . . . -- ··· --- - ~ - Soci.alj.at Cit7 baa grown up in these three ~ears~ . Here over Dt the tacto17 workers liw in tine new moderQ apartlll!mt buildjnga. Large hospitals, schools, libraries, theaters and cl.ube have 8p!"Dllg up here and aJ;l ~or the use or those who tor w1thout a worker • a card one cannot make use ot al1 the ae •odern .tacill.tiea. 1hree nights ago n were mrtted to the cl.ub house in •Seagor• (Socialist City) to attend~ nen1ng ot enjoJment gi.Ten 'b7 t.be workers of the ~ shop. · Imagine all the -workers with wbcm we dai.l7work, came toge~ :that ~g tar a fine . banquet, a atage performance, a cODeert, speeches, and a big dance. A d.1Tiaion of the Bed Arm:r was also present aa guests. In all "'llY . , . · lite, llal, I ban ~Um~r aeen an,-tlrlng so inspiring._ Jlel, ·once a :: ·_. ·,~· · ~ellolr bas seen what is possible where workers gain ponr, be DO lmger tights just Lor an ideal,· be tights tar aanethi:ng which 1.a .real, acaathing tangible. lmagiDe, Jlel, Jlmlr;r Ford tbroriDg . & bi& p&.rey tor b.ia alaftSe Jlere the part;r W&S DO gitt. of cbarit,·__ frall acmeODe above tor we own the factory, !!!. he1d the· mee·ting and . decided to baw the ,part7 and it. was paid tor .fraa tbe lnlrP1ua ' earniDga ot 2!!t deparialmt. 11hat our department does 1a t,pical. ot the aoc1al actiri.ties which are being fostered tbrougbout. the entire _aetorr and the ctire -~~et _ on • t 1Jn1 Dn" so,ooo work, . - ~ -~-1 ...:- - .. - .. ·- ~ ~ · - . . -.;. -:- . - . • !> • .,J .. •- J ·· y :-. . > : ·.~-.:_~_:: - . . - . -: . ; ,,. - - - ";:f' . ' •: ....•· ·.·. .: . 't ' • I Jlel, we are witneasing and experiencing great things m the U.S.S.R. Ye are seeing the most backward nation 1n the 1t0rld being rapidl~ transferred into tbe most 1110dem and scienti!ic with Dn' ocncepta And DeW •oc1al. ideals ccm1Dg into force. We are watchiDg ~ SocialiJal being taken dmm fran the books on the shelves and put into actua1 appllcation. 1lbo would not be in~ b7 ncb nenta! •
  • 11. -----·- -•..--:::··"' -=· --·. .... -.. =======-====:;=:::::=:==-·--·-·---·---·-··---·----------·-------------- ·- ···-- ... . . -- -· ·-· - . ·. . - --· . = -· -·- - - - ~-. .. ,r~t·.•-. --- -~- -··-~--····· --~ .. -·· - . .:: ·:..::~ ,··:.. -: ··.. _.. : .. . . . . ... . ,_ .. :~ ..::. • ·----~--. ;·,:• . • __: . :...:- -.&. -.ord a.bout yo= letter. -·-:- :....· . ·::--· ·- .. --:: - ..· .. ... -- -,·, -- - - - -~ "J- - - - -~ -···. o • • • • 0 -----~ •· ·- - . ~::j ·.:.··-::-f. -~.--~ . .. :· i • .- ·.· -~- . ~- A-=. ,o ~· ~ ,,. ~ ~- "::=-· ... ·_.. .' ·- ... ·~ •' ................ . .. ,· . ;:_.,_,_ ·. f7"!.-.' · .... ...... •.• ....... ~ . . •' ...... !. :' !. -.-·• ....:;. .... - , .". ·' ~--- ·- -- .. -- - ... --..... Carry on the .tiiht ~or a Soviet America~ "· -. · !• ·: - ,_ ... · • o ·~ o- ' .· . l ~- .• .. -:o -_;_r·.~ -; ~ .... '. .....:.. - . . ... . ·! •• ... ,.,. .. .-:-:... . ··-··. -·'- .. . -· - ;.:. .·. : .;;>. l • •.· .• :.- ···•· . - ··--· -.. ': Let ua knc:rK definitely 'What ill happening to the n>sL &nd U!lo the •socia1 Probleme" cltib at~.c.c ......................... . ,;.,·-·-"'o'"'''--uo•• ~. ::., i that • . _:.._,. the S.P. 'It be~--rltilla~d-~· ~--~ Secc;md Internaticnal. I am not 110 certain it ill •dri!t:lng" in the ~t directiDI:• .oerUrlnly not in the light or recent events. . . ·";.. -·- --- --- - ...... t . •.· 'IOu 111entioned '.,- ·K~ep. ~~-;Ye ~n : . - .. -----i.' . " ····-·' : ::......!. · · · · - .• :.~ ...; • ~ooording to conUdential infomation Pe~··to the .. general. l.ribor lrl.toatian and eubverein actiTitiee in Detroit and en'V'!rcma oectii'rlng duriDg the month o! .liay, l.937, there 'WB.e a Conrerence !or the Protection o! Ch•:U Righte ,.W,ch ill an a!ril.1ate or the Canmittee to lid the 'Spen1eh Ilemo9racy. One or the speaker11 .. ·.~ .. a.t thi.B meeting 'WB.B liUter Reuther, preeident o! the U.A.lf.A •. LoeaJ. No. 1'Z4o :S.. ie alleged to have B:tated that be bad made etudy or the'Fuciat eituaticn} that be WB.8 a diJic:!.pl.e or Anna Loui.se Strang end that ebe had inspired h:im e:ix years ago when he • 'WB.B in Detroit. Be •tated that he had travel.ed to !:urape approxim.a.teJ.y ~our yeare ago and bad epent !our months jn Gennany and two years in the Soviet Union 'Where he 'II'Cl"ked in a· factory. a. al.ao · bad reeided in Chlna !or a 11hort period o:t: time. a.
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  • 26. a I : '' Jcwt 'f-C:,···c· • 'c J l h~ral5m::eaunf~ ·.j Jtnitih •tatn .J ~nt nf JlUtia Jlay 21, 1940 ··: ' '· / AR:DJLP . '.Jo.F ( x._rlf·; .-I called SAC McKee a~ Pi~~sburgh ~ and re ues~ed ~ha~ he ge~ in ~ouch with Harry ~ XucUull n ~onigh~ and ascer~ain ~he correc~ -~ ;:) 'spell ·ng of ~he man's name who Secre~ary of 1 Labor erlr:ins is going ~0 appoin~ as head. -1--· ~ oft; "l.Q(e~y JJevice Board of -the JJepar~men~ ~~ ~ of Labo ,. I requested tha-t he also ge~ informa~ ~~ -tion on who -the man is. J!r. McKee said he ~ · -~ would get in -touch ~i-th Mr. McMullen at once ; : r; ·',. ~ ·-.'-::,.' ·-~ ~ -~ ~ · ~ ~ ~ D r '· v ;,. " " ;. 'J ~ ·..- ' I .. -J ''ijj~~~' f.l y-·--··--- - : ~ ·~- 1 .i H and call us baclr:. i::_ J 9:40 P.M. ~ 0 SAC "cKee called baclr and adv · ed he had go~ten i~ touch with Hr. Mcl!ullen ho · '( s-ta-ted -the man men-tioned above is Wal-ter eu-ther; he is a product; of JJetroi-t, probably a na·hve; · ~· he has ~hree bro-thers, Vic-tor, George, and ifilliam; 3 they are all Communis-ts. 1n 1932· ifal-ter and ano-ther of -them. m.ade a ~rip ~o Russia. Wal~er was ac~ive " in -the au-tomobile ~rilre at JJe-troi-t. There is an organ•za lawyers sponsored by -the Communis~ Par~y calle 'Der:idical" and~ A~torney for ~he~IO in Washi g-ton, named Lee -ressman, pu-t Y.'alt!-er Reu-ther ontlla-t Board. T e Communis-ts are_ -trvina ~o get; in~o i.n.dus~rial p lo?tf (or surveys and are us~ . i~_J'i.~JePJJ firs a,..~,;,- I" . _c;. ±;5 RECORDED & L"-"DEXED U-·· - 5~-G - 3% l!r. McKee s-ta~ed l!r. Hcl!ull rn~~-<H.-+1..,.,..----='---to brinp all ~he files on ~his man ove office in 7:he morninp and he will send on -this man after going through the fil Resp e c~full y, .. -----1.. ---- A. ROSKN ·. U S. DfPAi.Tik:E~·:;
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  • 29. - ...,-- ~!r. GJPTbl -------· . .. . .. !.1:. Jlilchoa. ··-··-· LRP:DF' --- - ··-·-·- · .. -· .....-......-:.. ----------..:....!- -="·--'-- ···' . . - .." .. ,- ,_ .. . - _:_ -. .. . ... -· .. ., ..... -- - ____ :._ ___ _ - --- ·- ·...... _ ___ ... ~- l:eDdoD.-··-··· .... - -~ -- --. - - ·- - . . .. . . -- .... ':.. : . ._...... . -. - - ~ ---- ·---.....;... ~r. ¥.otoeD · - ·-·-··· !1~. Traey · ····-····· . .. . . - · ---- - - . -- ---- ---- .- - ·- .----- - -. rw. .. ~--·-·· .. ~ - ._ llr. Fletcher Warren of the state Department phonedifr stated a man in the Russian Division believes the wo ".!bm~savos" in a 1ett~ 'liritten by 'ialter Reuther ~nd his :;tber-"ln---:I"9.34, aeans automobile _ factory. • . He f'urthe . stated in the ~p~n or this .man in the Rnssian Division "Topkini" means the City of,--GOrki.• - -. . . ·. ·-·-Q_ i . · . · spectrully-, · { . R. PenniDgto .. , -·. . ... . . .. · ... . .. ...... .. •. . ·-· .· ... ..... -.· ,. . ~E~~D~~ ~ IND~ rl:/-.. 9£:~6·-. S: · . fV..Y EDERAL BUR~~U OF INVESTIGATION! . ·. · 6 JUL 19 19-k .. . ~ l -- - - .. _. - . . . -- -~ -- - -- - -- - - ·-- --·- -
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  • 49. ·--=-.:...... :.. -..:::.-:.•. -..:.~----- . .- -· ----.- - - - - - - ... ·... -··:_ ·---- --------- presidEDt of the.Debating Team in ~930. · Reuther al.:!IO was presidED t of 4-C C~ub which 1rRB . ... ·- .. organized Nov.~. ~929 by-Walter P. Reuther, Merlin D. Bishop and lr:el.v:Ln Bishop. The purpose of the. Ciub was i;c prov~de a greater dcg:-cc ~! cc:::::"e.d.e~h;p :·-····- : among the studeots who were world.ng part-time and · .. · ·. · was known by tJ:te_School as a racli.ru organi:z.a.tion.-·--- ·__ . -· the ... --:;: -·":··-·-·- --'---·-·-·------···-.:. ••• '!.""""':". . .: ---· . ·-·:·-- ·--··- ··- ... ·-· ··- -- a:aeuther'e marks were above the average and -~'o- :.-;:.c teachers who recall him sey- he had a nair !or public ~~peaking. According to our infor=tion, he was tmployed by- th.e Ford Yotor Company during thie time,· and graduated in ~t, ·1930. : · --o:·.: _.. - . · ; .. -:·.--· - -. .. . . . . ..:. ..-·. · -· -... -. : .. .. "In September of 1930, Walter Reuther entered Wayne Universi-cy, Detroit, from the Fordson H:igb Schoo~. For the t:lrst two years at lizyne, he carried a light course, which wruld incti.cate that he was working during this time~ In the last semester he was there, w.d.ing January ~933, he took a heavy course of seventeen hours of college crecti.t, which 110uld incti.- ---cate that he did 'not 1rork during this period. ~e at college he took the following subject!!: .3 crurses in Engl i eh 3 courses in Government 2 courses in History 2 crurses in Gezman 5 crurses in Eccnomics 1 .ecurse in Socio~ogy - o • 1 course in Criminology 1 cooree in PubliC: Speaking ·' .. "In the five semesters in whi.ch he went to Wayne_, he earned si.x:cy' hours crecli.t -rd. th an honor rating of 131 which 1.8 better than a "B" average - in other 1r0rde 1 he .-as an excellent studlnt. The college echedule · carried bt Rw.ther left no time, unless :it was the = e r cir ~932 for him to attend Brookwood Labor College* a. reported by many people. · ··' =• . .. : , ~""l'be Red N rk sho...-s the· rockwood Labor. College to be a ~e!t,..wing Socialist S hool for tra-Ining racli.cal negro· szxl. ..-hi. te agitators. · It was located at. Kotonah, N- York. · '. ·. ··- .,;;_.- • --------'---'----------------------------- ... : . ~·:
  • 50. . 1 .. :;.·:..._·__ ..:-.::.:-=~=~- . - -.- --=-( - ~=_-:-= _.,-......:..·:~· ~:._;·~-- ~-;-=--"--=----· ( -,_ ! · .:.. .. _ -·-..::::..._:_:.:.:2::.=-::.::_:.::=:.:__-:...:.. .. .::...=....::::::·.-:..:_::.. : ..:..-.- ~-~-=-:-:::..:.;.7_ :_:- -: _ _ ____;_,__ _ _ :.:. .:_ · _::__ : .. ·_ _-··. - ---- -- - --- ·. -~ --- ~-:- . • ; ,..;... .·.. .·_. .:. -::..· -...:...:.. ..._-- .. ~- . - ~ - -: --- -_ I ~--------- - -- . ---.--·- ·· - unt.:U Septazi'ber, ~932, when itt.: possible that ·· ·. be went to Brookwood where Ro1,! uther~ the older :--• - -· --- - - brother, was reported to have een an instructor. C . Walter ard. h11 brother Victor lett 'layne Univere~if " tbe end or Janu.a.r;r, ~933. :. . -· . . ·. . ---- ~ ____:___.. at ...· .. . ·...• . :.:.-:..:...·.-:...-:-~----- . : ·..:.- .. ·- nnmwnte:NT HISTO RI .-. ..-_·:..-· -:_ :~--: :·_ :-... ~-. ~:. . ~::··· · -:- .··__- .. ·_. -~--~ ·.: _-~:_· . . -. .--. . :.;-::. _ _ . ··· . ~ .. · - - -·- · ---- . . . ~ - -· · - -_-;:a; -- : •• - - . ... •• ~-~ :~=-~~~~.:~;~~--:·:_:~:~~--:-~=:~ .:-~-"' - ~~~~-~hire~;~· ·ne i - _ ord F .·; - - - - ~ --=-~ Yot.Or · ComPani~---·. _:_ ~-~ ·:-:: .: ~~~-----·· __ ·.· ·-·~-· . . _ .. :.:_._· · on April ~2) ~927 ·a s ar1 A/fl .die leader at a rate of . . --: ~::.-:: ---:~·::.__~·:·. ·-_- · · .. ~ · .. ---- -- ---· --· _ ·---:- 1:1..05 _ :: - ·. · . .·. -_·:-· :~ - . hour. His employmmt record gave his age -~_ .·_ ·.. ·. : -·_· ... -. · as 22 at -that time, wei&bt 140, height 5' 8" 1 right .. _ .. , · . .. . big toe amputated. Previous emplo,-mmt ahowrn u ... _.. _ .... __ .. per Briggs. . .. . -·. . .. ": .. . . .... .- . "Be cont.inued to ..iork for Ford 1 e untu September 3> 1 ~932 when he qrl.t. Except tor normal. layoff's and a three months' ~eave oi' absence in 19281 when he said he wanted to go home to West Virginia to help his father, who was sick, run hi1 faxm, his emplo,ment was contl.nuoue. ·· - . "When be lett Ford's, his rate was $J..30 per ·hour. His record showed him to be a first-class worker during his anployment. ll!mDPEAN AND ASIATIC TRIP •In the Spriilg o! ~93.3 1 he is reported. to have lett this cOWltr,r tor m extended. trip throp.gh Europe and Asia. Be cla1.mlsd in subsequent speeches he md hie bl'OtbDr visited. Dine 'Fm'opean countries, the Soviet Union, llancburi~ China end Japan during their joui"QeT ot 46~000 mUes, most o1' llbich was delle on bicycles. They claimed tmt arrl ved at Geman7 three dqa before tbe Reic:hstag fire, thus seeing at close range the establlahmailt of Fasciem in Gem&DT u the immediate result of this ·plot agai.n.st the Commmist Party-. For teD JIIDIItba. theT toa.red Rurope on bic,Tcl.ee, traveling a -distance at ,121 000 mUes md rleiting nine ~imtriee. •. "Earl_Jr in 1934, they went into the So'fiet Uni.on 11be~ ....,. ----:-, _ _...., ~ - ..- - ~ . . ·- theT worked in the _ automobile factories, &D:d i.t . _ - .. .,. ....,...· . ... ; .> . ;. ._:..• . .·.. : .t . • ---- ~ - '· --------------------~--------------------------------------------------------
  • 51. - ' t;=:;.- =:.:..-;. ;.: . :..·-·~--='= =_,.--..;;:.= .....,-...:.-=- =- - -~~-=-....:..:= ~ -·- ·H - .:.~·::---... • . ..:F . -- - - ·- ·J' :_~: ;:·. _:. · . __···:: · - .. .. - -:.,. :- . :-.~ = ·__.. :- :;.. : c-.: - . ·.. .. _ ....;,:_.. -- -- --:. . for the Soviet Union. ·· "From th1a letter it £• quite ... ·- ·.. ·· -- --· ---~ evident that Walter Reuther's leanings are toward.a ·- · ... . . ..= . .. "the Socialist pal"'t4Y rather than the CoUJIDmjst party-.-·---- - -- -- ·-: · ·_. Tne closing o! the_letter is, 'Carry on the fight ·:-:.- -:·.:·~ :·.-:: · --.- ~· -.:~~·-·--· !or a Soviet America! 1 Other excerpts follow: · · --:...: : : . ~ :·.·..: · : . .'_ :.....·-: - · - : ·: · - ~--~-~"7-~~--=~~-· - - ~--.: . ~~~=:-=.-.. . ;.;·-_: ·:· -- ~ - ~ . -- ~ - · · - . ~~:-- -. - -~-~- ~--- -·=- :·.·c . to • - - ---- -- - ~- . -~~- ... ' -wu i.tT.biSti.me t.bat- Victor i.Dd Wal.te·r -1rrote· a atter llelvin Bishop from A't~Dozavoz, Topld.ni;- :· · · · · ... · ·-~- ·- · - .. in ~bich they definitel7 express their a1J11Pathiea .. ·~ .... ·- - _________ _· __ ·_ _ ~,~:.~:·-~--~:._·- -- .... .... -· . ---. ·: • . -t- - ·- - - - --- :.__ _. _ . . ~-- , _ r~ ·r. ····' - -· ----· . -"""'- _,_ ~. ·- , ~ - -- -.. -"' . . - -.- ~- ,,.=.. ~~ . : . . ~!~;?i}~.:~- <;:. ~ :_:_;·.~,~ :..:~.~ .-~.,.·- : •. . . ' _ ~ .·... .. ~ ~ :·...·' .>>.·-~-:-~. : .: :-.·->--·:_~-~~;;::~-~-.i·~-=t.· ~~~-.:~~;.-~>-~.-~ ··,..: _.-. . .. . . : ·: ·_ -· : _ .. -tWbat 7CU lla.ve written aonce~ "'the ,·..:-- ..--.~:...: - . _ _.. _ . --··- .:. _ .".CC'-'-.-""'~--=~ .:-":-·,..--,.... -= -=- ;::-"': ··- ~.- strike and 1he gener&l. 'labor unrest· u ·~: _::-·;-~~-~ = ···· - · . :.:.:::::.-~-..:.::::::==::.~ -·· . ....:!.:.-:~;- ...:..:.:. Detroit p l::ua .w:bat -we -~y· .&1111~.- -~~...- .:-: =-::.. .:z.:. :..-:-..:,· .--::=-.--::;:._ =-·.::-__ '--e ,- .. ~d .~ .i-~ ·~£ :~.<- '· · · i..:.. ' · ~=- ·. = -~~~--- ... - ·:r:--::;-;.- , . . ·,.. - - - · -- :. . -+· =-~-~::.=."2---.:· :- ·~: ·:.: ~~ .. _ _ ·· : - .· otber sources of the rising diaCOIIltent · :~.~· ~ .-:--:".=-,-;--# . -~--~=.-~ : - .~~. :..r-.:- -.""""": - "' -......~:..;..,.; ·...:-.....:.: -.. - ~ . , . . • . ... . . .,..;:;....................... ~ ...-· ·, .. - .... :..·-..---.. ~- · - ·. . ·.;_'·.=.::. ·:..:·.. :.::..,;.,: ·____:: _ _-_:..:. ._ . _._ ..... ~f _the Aue~can workers., makes us lcmg :.-. _. ';.' _;. .·, · _,. · ·.: .. -~~~~r;:,·:·~ _: ~=.:t_~· _:.· _.for 1he moamt to .·be back 7ou in the _--~-+;:;!..:·:.~.;~-~--:--- ~--.~;-~·:.. --.-:::::. . _ -.--::-r· . -- ___ _ _,.,_ ___ .. .... .... .. -.-. . front lines of the struggl.e, . olrever., the ... ~:;.:.:. .. __ ..·. . .• .,. .. ·. __ · · . b --- ' ~>· ~-' .· ~-. :.. · · · ·· ..· · . · · ·dail.y ins iratt. n that is ours u we work .._~....; -"" '. ~ ---~'-·" ·::· .: · .. -.: o - -- -:· .-. . . . . . . .P . . - ,. . - . . . . . . -~·: ~:: · .. · Bide by-· Bide 1li.th our Bussian oomrad.ea in _. ~. . . . .. our 1'actor.r • the thought that we are · ·· :.- ·::. ~- .... · '&Cb,aJJy- helping to build ·a aocietvr that · .. .-- "t.. . . .... __ - · . . -· -·--·-- . . 1d.ll. foreTer md the exploitation of uan ·· _. --··:-- -:---·- -- --· ____ ,.. by man1 the thought that what we. are ~~~- = ~-.: · :· . ·.· :~ :'~ -~· ..... ing will be _ .for the benefit and enjo;yment ;.. ~'" '· ~ ........ -·····:·. .c·:-:-.:r-.-" ~. -. . ,~. "'· .. .. • of the worldng class, not onl.y- of Russia, ...;-::··"'- --'""' .· :, .,.;.. ,_." .~;: ·.:.:.. -·' -~-: _·_ . · · · · · · · · ... ·· ·: ·,. -~ ~ · but the en tire world, ia the compensation . . -~ .. · .. ·. ·. . . -~: · '" . we receive for our temporary absence from · the struggle in the United States. And let no one tell you that we are not on the road to Social..i.sm in the Soviet Union. Let no .. - . ·... one a~ that the workers in the ·u.s.s.R. are .. not on the road to security 1. enlightenment . · · and hap jliness • • • • . ·. :- . ..:. .. , ·•. . - .. -.. ,..,..,. - _-, -· . .;r:i.. • ··· - · ··.· .~-~ : _ ;;;:_::r.::. _ -~ ~ ·.: ·.._, = 'We are watch:tng da.il.y Social.iSm be.ing take · ·_ ··_ ,.·· . . . . .. .. cknrn from t.he books on the shelves and put . ..:::~·:.:;· -.- ----""' - -·. . into actua1 application. 1fho wCJUl.d not be ·· -~ ·, · . ·__ .:__ ~ :_ · · . inspired by such events?' .. ..·. ·._ . ..-,.:..·...,.._,.,-.:_.,;.,. ·; ·... .. _ S.$ .,.......,.;: : -··"' ' - . ..-- ":til :. . .·::-: :.·. . ·>_· _ · :' .. · · : _· . : • - .: . .. . "· · t ~ :-. ~ -- • -:~:.. ~·- ·: . ·:::-:?-: ~--. : • .· . _ ·.. :-: -:,· · -J:-· '· . ...:. .-· •.- :=:· .-.~ · r:~·--· ·:- ·:; .. .- :.::: --.:.-··:-. ·-·.· :·· _ :', y . J •• ·, . ·< - .. ·-· · - . · · · -· •In all, ·they ai3- they travel.ed about .· 8,000 mU.es' . -·. 1 ~--. h So'liet Ruasia1 covering ma~ of t.he industrial and .. _----~ ·_~-·r. ._·__ .. : _:~~-~ -:-:~::. .: ·:.. . . agricul:blr&l. regions there. Continuing on tbrough Sibe,!:!, :· -· - ... · ~:,;~~: ~.;.. ·; :: -~:-':. -' · · tbq arrived in Kanchurla and China where they clajmed tbq ·::::.·.. : ~· ....:::..~·:.. . :.- .. :.:. .". .~·': . . saw the devastating 11ood. of 1.9.35• 'rbey apmt aix weeka ~ : ·:...:-:.-..--- , :.-~~cm.i:~~-=.i:. -~.: China,. Follold.ng Ultd.r uld. ~ to Cbina_, thq c7cl.ed tour -: ,::.-~f :_:~: -.:. ~-­ _·:;.·~,:"=:._;~- --7~~--·,< : · . · .. JIDnths in Japan, ~pecti.ng ractoriea md observing t.be _;,:i, ·..:·: .,...-~,_ :- · -~~~::::---~~ -, ._.!.. .·::; · we of the Japanese S*'smta. ·...· .. ~~ ~4 ..:,..,<- ._+: ~~·-.. .-... • :_ .." .: _ •.-:.·. · ._ . -··:::.:;....:: . . . _· -· · ·· ·· -,~:~-~ ··: .;.~~~~- ...-~:.·.'~.. ~ ..·-·. :_:-·.:· _. . . _· -t._: .~~~~ ~~::~.~:::~_:::~~~. ~~ - ~:..-.:::"~~~-; .--. : . f . ~ . . . •• ... · .}:~~.-~~~-;=~: . ;.~:.7:_::_::·,-~~~?-~: ::~~---~-;~~,?;.~r~~T-A,.-.-, . ~ .-- ....~-~·::·~, ; :- . .. ·~( - . ... ,
  • 52. -~~·::-----::.=---- . ---=-. :. --~·...:::-,. --·t----------.....:..._-~--=-'---.....:..._--c--:--:-----,--:---····-.,----·-- . ..... . ---- - . •They worked their way back to .~omi.& on boats, having traveJ.ed a totaJ.. of 4£,,000 miles · :::e~~~~: AU~~:~~~F:~~~~ ~ -~~:- .:.-.--·- --- ........_, .......___...-... -·- ---- ·THE Scm::ET UNION ~-~ .. - .. -=-. .:: .. ;:· . . -·· .... . ----- ·-~-- -.-~···· __ ..._;;::_ .".- -:~:. ·--·---·· .... .... ·- -.. --~ ... -· -- . . t trace . :- . • . -· . . -· .....-·· -·-··- ·-·- .• ~·-·· .."The next defi.n:i,. te of '!7al.ter Reuther iB a speaking tour w::der the auspices of the "Amerl.can · Friends ot' the Sovi.et Uirl.on. ,... On February 21, 1936, the follOirl.ng article aweared in the Summit County. Labor New11 1 Akron, ·ohio:·· . :-:_::.: 7··.: .•;:. --:c•. -:-··--·. • · · . -·-·. . ~ - . . . . . .. ;. :-- . .·: . - --·.-·:---~·-·--·- -·- ·. ··.---. -··..- .... ·..- · - - · - ·.··- .....·-· ··-··---~=:: _.. ::=....::....:::.:..=~==--""'--: ·---- -- '-;:;' ·.o:.. -_.:....:..:.....-. ---- ..._· _.:'·· ..... ~.-- ••. _ _ _ , ....... .. 'DEI'ROIT AUTO IDRKER mu. ·. .. .. . '· ...'·:. ~. . . :. . .. ·--- ~ ..... _ _ _ nrsruss . ·····""""·· .. · . .. . --~--- - :. -:..·- _ .. -.'.:_:-:· _..,.-- :·-:·--··-- .::-7" ••.· SO'IIET' ~--· . ·1'/bat. a y-oung American ~io'-work8r eXperl.~ced llhile employed JIPre ·than a year and a hal! in the hnge .Gorki auto factory of t.~ Soviet Uirl.on 1'lill be ~ated here by Walter P. Reuther of Detroit, who will diswss 'Twenty l.[onths a.s a Soviet Indn.strial·Worker 1 at Socialist Hall, 100 Broadway Street, Saturday, February 22, at 8 P. ll. .. - ·- --:.. ·-Graduate from Wayne Uirl.versity seven 'y-ears a Ford employe, Reuther spent the last three. y-ears earning and cycling bi.a way through_ Europe and the U.s.s.R. to investigate changing conditions. A member of the Uni.ted lw.tomobile Workers of kn.erl.ca, be went to the Soviet ,Union.ae a worker, pot a. tourist. He was thus able to get an unusual picture of day-to~ life in Soviet' indus tJy 1 which be lll.lglllented lli th lS 1 000 miles of travel throughout the Ukraine, Crimea, Cauc~ and Asiatic regi.om of the U.s.S.R. Leaving Russia by way of Siberl.a_, he gained. first--band obeervation of conditions and problem!!, in the Far East • .As part 'or ., ,, ··:· -~· ·- r, .' ~ .". am ea.stern speak1ng tour, Reuther ill appearl.ng here under a.uspiee:s of Akron branch, I Aim rl.can Friends of . the Soviet Uirl.on and Social ill t PB.r'!Qr. I Ill ........... .. · .~.-r~".:.• *Ameri-can Fri. ends of the Soviet Uni;n .::. A Co;,1 at BUbsidiB.J:7 propagandizing Soviet Russia a.s the workers' Paradise, 11ponsoring lectcres; in 1935 drl.Ting !or a m1111ou 11ignatures for the recognition of Ru.saia by the United States. ' 0 ~~-- .·-·· .• 0 _. •• , o":-- ·M •
  • 53. - i •- • .._, ..-·-:.... •· .;: . ... -~ :.._ • ·c . c;. ·• • • =....:. __•:-=-~!.._.= .~ -~ .:..._:. ~ ~-=-~ .;...~ -••- ~-- -~- I - · - - -_ . • _ •. • ,-.;;.-• • - -~· - -: _ , :::.:_; • . • •. - , --- - . i - -::::=.: . .:. .- . :.: :-=..::...:-:=::..:.::.=--==:::. :.:.:.·~ - . - .:·:.::. .:::::.:-::.:.:_:-...:: .. _ ·- -·-· :._ .· I ·· - - . .;·.·=--... .:.:. .:. .- · ::: --:-- . - :·.... :·· - . .. ".. ·-··· - . - ~=-=~-~-"-.=:..:- - -:.,_·-=-=- ..:..:.-:...~- ~ '7-~ ;:~."; .. .• .- . • "". • -=:.-== --=--• ...:.-..:;---=-: ....;.:.._",;... o• - -. - - ---~- . -- •·• • -- I . -- . ----- . - . ~---:..:.._-.:_--~ =-=.:....:..::-_·: . - l ---...------------'----------;;.;-- 6----------~-- ------------- -. . -- - -· - --- - - - ·------------ ------ ------------ .. .. --- - - ·· - ·- · - -···--- ____ _ _ _ _ __ ,. _, __ _ . . . . - - -- - ···· - · tiQn February 25, 1936 he 1ec'blred. an audi.mce · - --· · _,._._ _ . _ ot 100 pm pl.e on the rlrb.le at the Soviet Un.icm at a maeti.ng held in 'l'urner Hall, lUl Walnut Street 1n -·-· Cinci.J:mn&t.i 1 Ohio. Following ia a SUJJII]a%1' ot hi~ ·:·'~- speech: -- - - · -- -- -···-·· --- - -----·- . -.. .. ... . . . -. . . . ... . . .... . . - ---·· · ·:· -· --- -·- --. : ·.. "'· ..... .. .. . -- ------ . - . ·. . . . _. :_ .;...•_ _ .. . .. . . --- - ·- -------·- ·-- . . - .-- .. .Reuther told half hi.a brother am he lett ____ .. ..:.. .... . ---- - --· __ ..,,...~ ---~-- ·'= --~ =· ·· America to 'travel around the "'Irld just ..;·.~,--.:_, ~ = ·""' ~ · · -___ ·- · .. iD aee how the other workers l.i.ve BDi work; ---~~ _·_ ._::._ __ _ __ __ __ _ ::__· ··- - - · ··-----that they went to Gel'!IBIJl" from Detroit md. · ·--~~J-...::~·----=·· : ·· .·.- -.. .... · ..· .. aaw ma.~ ·union or ganizationa cn1Bhed and - · lied about to the workers, their 1eadere . ·::: · :· · :- .· · · · · ·- · put in ja.U:- and the _ workera 1 !lag barned. --- . -- . .... r • · : ·~ . .- • • _ - ·· - , ·- ~ ~ ~· -. ,:-,. They traveled on and decided they would like to go to Russia, .110 wrote to the Government there and the Govemment advised them that they coul.d cane to Russia," but ~t · they ateye d longer t~. tbree months they would. have to 1101'k. 'rhia wu in 1933 • 1'bey went to Russia ·and 1rmt to work 1n the aut.omobi.le :f'act.or;y teaMing peasants to mke tools and cti. es, and be had never had cso much money or been eo ha.H>Y in all his life, as he was -while in Russia. .• He apoke o:f' how all the people work and p~ IIDd half ·aamed t.bey have beco!IIB in the last :f'etr Tears; how conditions ~ve improTed all. over the countr;r; that Russia wants to have peace and keep out ot war and to becane tmn<D.T with the other mtiDna. ....... Be was aucb a fluct. speaker t.bat tie .gave the impression that it 1a .Beavm in Russia. : . . ·· -. .5 .: . . . · r·. . . -- . . ,/ -:....-: .~, . ' _ .,. -.... Be stated that .in. some places the workers do JJOt P&T rent an_d other places just tan per cent ot tbair wages; that all workers are g:ivern :f'zom two 1D il1x weeks' vaca.tion wi.th .. - pq am eJCptllaes paid, ·and· recd.Te aal.ariea wbile on sick leave. . ,.. ·... . .-..:·-: · __ .,. ......-- · . ' ~ •Atter hia lacture he answered qJ.eat.iDDS. 110ne asked i t there was a chance of getting work there, and be replied no, there was no chance o:f' anyone
  • 54. . --·----·r.- . ~ . -·'- .--·-'·'--( ll - -~ -=::-::2·_·- -- . . ... _ -=-="·'-· ·- . .. . -- ___;:.;:__ _-;-_-;:-:..: ·-- --··--· - - - - · - - · - -j---~---- .• ~ -- - - ----- --------~--··----------···--·-- ----·--. ·-- I . .I ...• - . ·- . - . .,_ ' I .;.:...l·. ;_~---~ ~~.;:.~·-· ~ ··--·-·· ~ :.· .-- ~:.~..;:~.::~ :__: . -:--"'.... -··--.....-·- .. ..:.... ..• -- -· - '• .;._- . :..... . --· -· --. :-: --~ ._ .-.~ . - .. . ·--·-· ~ ····--' ___ ::.__ -· .-,;__ -. - 7 - -. ,. getting a positi.oz{ ther~- ncm, a-'1 they have advanced their pEOple Bo !ar that every year they ... produce a large ntmber o! ekilJ.ed workmlln. ;. : .,..,_.:_ . 1· . ~er·to._one li:ski:id aeou{ the Army, he · ... · etated everyone ms to sp~d toro year:~ in serv:i.ce, ·, .. but t.re p eo pl.e like it so well. they can hardly . wait until. their. tilnl: canes to e erve, . -. :" - ·. ... · "rn aTbe· pi~"bl.res were elilles .and just sb(JJ{ed at meeting:~ with the company managers, parades, stores, IJWimni.ng and other sports. worker:~ He stated that the 1'10rkers run everything in Rlisaia, rut mentioned noth:ing of religion. 11 -There i.e ai;o evidec.ce o! e. e1 roD ar appear=e in La.nsing in March, "1936. On l.larch 18, 1936 at B P, U., Yasonic Temple, Flint lJichigan,· Walter Reuther spoke on 1 R:ussia 1 s Economi*. _osition Today,' TPis meeting was sponsored by the 'Young Peop+e_'cl! _5?.<;0 ali 11t .I.ea.gl.e 1 • * In substanc his , speech :was _along the following linest . • He epec.t 33 IWnthe in Russia. Wa!! · formerly employed at Ford l.[otor Company, Dearborn; that he left for Europe i = cliately following the Baby Creek riot**. at Dearborn. He said he traveled in 17 European COlllltries, In these countries his passport Yas marked: I Not Permitted. to Work' bu:t in Russia there was a stamp on the passport to the effect that be =et .lltlxk. .. .. 1 r -- .· He said that the Nazi Govem.ment made th.inge eo hot for him while he Yae vieit1.ng hie . grandmother that he had to leave by rope · · !rom. an upper lriixi.aw when the authoritiee came 1br lU:m. He spoke about eerioua trouble he got into with the authorities lihlle in Japan and indicated he aurey-s depended on hie /• *Young People'e Sociali8t Leaguerliouth eection o! Sociali.et l'arty, affiliated with .C?c;i.aJ...:te.U2WlE Inter. national; member:~ participate in tant Red etrl.ke activit1.ee, **This is not true becauee the Baby Creek riot.took · · place UarCb 7, ~932 and :tour were. killed, which wae ovex ' .
  • 55. T . .- . ·- I - -=-- -· .__ .::. ·::- : - ~· ·..=.. - . .:.-: .. ::-:: ; -:...:.=.- .· --L-_ - - -- ·:·:-::==--:. ~:- ...:: :---:··-· : :· :._. - :::._ ·.:. . :... _.: .;. . . :... ~- - - ::. :-_..:.:.._-_.: .. =;..._..;.....:=-=---: -- --. :-=: _- ____ __ . . . .. -- ··-- ----- - -- -·: --- ...--- - ·- -··--------- ·· -· -- -- ---. · - - - --· --'. . ·- --.. . ·-- - --- - ··~ ; - . ~ ~ . .. ' "? •• ~ . 8_ ~-----·--.-- ·~- ] - --- .::___:. . .: . -.- . .. t .... . _-:-- ....... - ·- · -- - - . I .. --I ---- ---- ----- ~- ~~ - ~-... - -.. ---- ""' . .· -·. - -- - -- -1 .. - - -. - - --.- --·· · -~ . .. .,~ .. __ .. .. .... . . -- . -- . . .. . ADriea.n citi.zenshi.p to get him out of - .-:~ ... . : :· ··_ his dll'!icnl.ti.es. Be said t.ba.t whil.e 1n .. ~=ia be wa.= employed aa a. shop superln- - · tendent. _ uring the meet.i.Dg herein rf)- ..::.. - _· _··... D ·!erred to at Flint, Wal.ter Reuther was ··-·. .· positively a.aked the fo:Ll.aring question: .:-. 'Do .fOU and tile Soviet. Union bel.i.eve in · .... religi.on aild God or ~ .the ecimce aS -~~--~~;:·~ :~-- ~-- · · · religion?' Answer: · 1VIe do not believe in · -- - · :: · · · · · God but that man is God.' Be spoke about ---. - : . the fine living coDditicm.s in Russia. . .... ·.-.,~. · ·· · Alao, that the DII!IZl ~ o~ required to·..work -- ··aix hours a da.y and in tbBir leisure tbe7 .):ave recreation which ia turnished b,y the Soviet Govel'lliiiiEmt. . .· a :. : - . 0 - He went on to tell. about how tbe ., rkmen el.ect their OIJfD foremen and _ superintendents in the pla.nte in Russia; haw they hire and discharge and set up their awn speed of production; how the red !l.ag is placed on the. workers' machine for good _ work end burlap .flag for poor work. · .. • mTRANCE IN'l'O UAW 11 - Co~vent.ion ~nite~-~uto-. . "He appeared at the of _mobile l'l~~~~~ of -~~r.$.~- in South Bend iri April, 1936, as a. delegate . from Temstedt, General ~tors Corp. Hie · seating as a delegate was hotlJr contested because it waa d01bted that he was ~automobile worker. He was tinalq seated after "Sister" fambor testified that he worked at Temstedt Wlder an"' d """'" during December, 19) S~ and Jan'UA171 1936. It is interesting to note that Helen Tombor was also seated under protest because the local she elonged. to - 1111+7 . ,;. did not cCDe under the jurisdiction ot the · Intemati.ona.l. Union. She was supposed to be an emplo78 of the Universal Cooler Company- which d not manufacture automobile parts. However, Walter ella vouched for and aecu.red her a eat aa a delegat "Reutb:er .served as cbainDB.Jl of the publiciv coJIIIli.tt e • . J.t this oonvent.i.on,: · - her . ..... .. .. -~: . : ·?-.~~ ·_ ·. ... .. ~ ...--......_j~.-: :. .t r~ _______________________________ ______ . ! .._ - -- ____ ____: _
  • 56. -~~1-·;;~-~~~--~'-'-~·..·c:_~~.;:_~-;:;-·::.-.,1 • .-::::;;;-.~--->~c-.--:-~::;;-:."_;::.,".;....~----=----:-::-:-;.,-:-'"""":::-".~---... . .. .. .. -·=-.. -::-.'.=....:.__ ...=.:..::....__:~~:.·..:....:=::- .=:;.. __ ,_._ - - • _,.:: ·:·=- ..;.-.:.=...:........::--=•• _ _:_·-- .• ·-:-..:.-i==..::.-=::::::::....=:.:-~...:::.:-;.::_ =:--=-==.:....: --: ... . ---· - -: ::~ :._ -· ·:-· - - ' - - - - ' - - ' - - - · · __ -. .. . :::::.-~..- ·- ---·-_·_·--'-. :~~-_-.:__:_ ·:..::~~-:=: -__ ·:-:-·-- ·- --:: --· ... -- ~_:___ ----......:..:.~ _ : · . : . . · ·::...c· _ _ __ : _ : . . : _ : _ , _ _ - .. - . ··1'···-·---·- ~-o.- .• ·o·. . . . . ~·---·'·'·"-' -9~---------------~-----------A •• -1 -.·- -·-... ···--· ·:-·-- -. - ·----- ----- ..... ---·-.-···t·· ·- ----------. I .,_ ..... --~ :-"';".. ~-: --·:._-::---_". .. ......._ -----.:..'1:.-.:..:..:.::_· ':. __: __._ --.• - --- - . - • ···.:::.=-.:-::.._.··:.-;--. ':" ~-: ~- • -·:.·•·4-..;.L• • ·-----·--··- --··., '""' ··- : .. : ·--:-- -:-:-:...-· __ _____ ~inth·:~::r.:;:;~:YJ.-~ih-=_o~;l H~~-~~ fi.led charges against R.eU'ti!r. mi he eent· to Alides. ·· . · se becau..e theyHG<;ever, Addee"would not accept were not s~ned by a Notary Publ.ic,;as required by the UMT constitution. Sm:j.th cla:Lmed.he had checked up on Rruther' a statement made at the co mention tD the effect that he~adworked at Ternat~t-under the as~ed name of WaJ.tef::1'.!JjJ1ips. The canp~'s record showed that they had had no one worlcing there under this· name. This matter was 11upposed to be presented to a UAW trial. board composed of Executive mtmbers. Nothing came of it. . . . •He ee=ed a job at the Coleman Tool and Die plant .where he was fired in the latter part of 'July 1936,~:r,.:: ::~::~:~~ed al··.- . uchD9~ ~ at Saugatnck, lrli.chigan, conducted lines of ··the "BrookwooO:"!a"EOTCollege. (Roy and Victor Reuther ..-ere interested in this radical labor B chool"llbich ill DOW out of existence. The West Side Local l/l74 bought . the library- from the sch_c:lol for uee in its educational work.) · ·· ·-- - ..•·. --~- ·'•' ·. . · - . '¢:: . .. .. . ;::-- . ~ - ' • .. -·~ .,.,.: ::.~ '/": J, ... . --- - - - - - · .... --- nrn June, Reuther ..-as assigned to work in Flint . and Sagi.naJr. On June 7 1 he talked in Flint and on June 13, :ill S agl.naw. ' - - - . the.mlion a.Wpted the technique of selecting its Executi..-e Board by allO't'ling-delegatee--.trom geo- .~-:.-_ .. · graphic districts to eelect_Boar~ mem.bere in district ca.ucusee •. In thie_ecr-w.e, ~ter Ji:euther ··-·secured a job on the-Eiecu/Jive Board in~-~2iiE= : distrlc , along rlth J. J Kennedy, IJ.o o~s and · Leste ashburn. · ~ · --· ..•. -------·- _______ ............... :· ..........-.: .... :. _____ :...._ ·....::...·: .··----·--·---~ . ··-·..•. ;·· "From the ·time of the ·convention until" the. '.-~.:.-. -- ···= <-· ... -·· ewmner of 1936, he did not ~~pend ver:r much tm.e rlth · . the u.m' ina.smti.ch as he "was. t:rying to pu!lh the interest8 . . · ·- ·: ... -· -·- ........- - ... - --l ·-----,_-. ------··--~----"---·-··-·- ---.-;-___ ... ... . :; ----------------- ·-. ...; . • • - ·' .. . -
  • 57. -- . .. ' - -- - .. - -- . .•· -:=:..--: ·- · I, . . - - -· - . -·- - ...- . ----·-.---·-- -- -~---- -: ·. ~ - · .. . · . ·. - --~- - -"·.=-~ ~~ - ~- -·-=- - - - - -- - -- - - I .- - - --- .---· -· -- . . - · ... . . .. ·=.. : .. . :;. : ,~ - - -- - -- - . . -- .. -. - -. . . . - . - - .. --- -;-- -·- .-·- ----·- -.. .-------· - - ·-·· --------------- ---- -· -- -- . - -·- --- -- ·----- - - - - . ·--· - _.. ··- .. . · -10 ~ -· · - - -- :--- :.:=-:. . ·.:;- . .:.~- .- ~ ·· --l-----:,..------------~---~--1 l -· - -_~i "XXSE '1'0 POWER IN WEST smE IDCAL ------ .-.. -~~- ~e~ ·~r-~~~36-~~ ~e~ae' ~r- -~i= . -.. · · e~d~t ' ... . ·- - - --· __ __ ___ __. ~~- .--.. - ~ . : ....~.. ,_ . ._:: ~ =- - . · · . : · ·~ ·· . .. the Vles~ . aJ #l7J. which took in pract.i~ all of the v; t Side, including Ternstedt1 Cadillac and ne etwood plants.·: Here he surrounded himseU wi.th trusted radical lleui..enan ts 1 includi.ng Yerl.in ~-~ -- -~~~~--~ -~- ~~-- ~ ·· ~· -- ·.. . ~ - · ~:t!;l::t:;s~h~..:i: :i~:~~J~~d;;=:•r~~-~-~--~- -- - ~·.:· ·- - ·~- -~- . . . . ___ .... ___ ~vak, Robert~ante~-~d_o~~~s_. :-·J .· _:-_.~_·:..._:-:-..-:. :"-'__ ·.. -· .· . _ -···. -- - . - ..... - . . -- -· - - .. . ... . ' - ·.. . - . .- it wa.s . the largest a~l• · local in the om with a · reported membership exceediDg 30,000. In June 19371 tbia loca1 took in $43,372.85 . in dues and ildtiat.ion tees, etc. In July their incama · ·--· ·. ·-· · · -· ·· waa $37 1 793.32. This money wa.s a pent as fast as it waa received. . . . ·. . . . . •In December 1936, he pi!ed a lead1ng role, along with his bro 'brothers, in tb elaey Wheel •trike, which along with ladl.and Steel pre ed the beginning of the · 111'-<bwn wave in t!a t area. The way thia strike waa· pulled ia of interest. The men working in the plAnt cti.d not have auf'!ic:i.ent interest :1n the UAW to pull the atrJ.ke that Reuther wanted in this key plant. Victor Reuther and laerl.in Bishop secured jobs and _ a little over a in week were able to deliver the good,a. ·The aame technique was used b7 Hobert Kanter in pulling the Cad111aee si~ down mentioned later. He (Reuther) spoke ~t seven Kelsey meetings in the course ot a~vd~. ~ly ill JariU&rT 1937• he was interested iD _ Bohn. ~uminum. strike. · aTbia local gM.· untU ·_ _ _ ' . ' :~ m~~~ · ·On Januar;y 7 he sP.*e ·-mas of Cadillac anployea. After this meeting, ·plans w~ laid for the Bitdolm atrl.ke which was pulled at th4J dillac l!otor Car Compaey .on t.be f'ollald.ng morning, by s lieutenant. · Robert Kanter. · ·. . . . . . · . ~ liThe remainder ot Januaey 1937 1 he was active in the Genera1 llotora strike and wa.s responsible in part · for ihe picket demonstration around the Gener'aJ. llotora Bn1ld1 ng. He a1so recruited Fleetwood and Cadillac . worker& for strike cmty in Flint, where hia 'bro brot.hera, ,· . .I I . ,- . ; .· .....-
  • 58. ~;'_:_~. _---~~-:- :~- · -~::~~~-~-j--~-:-~~~~~::=:-~-~~----: l=:·l~~--~~~-:·~~~-~~~~ . -~~ · · _- · ·- ~~:·_- ~~:_ =-··-·- - ~. ~:= ~ ~ ~ _ _.. ~ , .. ... _ . . - ···. . . . . . -:- . .·. ·..:. .:;.. . -' ......-.. - · l-·. - - . . ... - . ~- •· . - ·--' . --.-..--- --. . -- . . Boy- and Victor, were active . • ~f. . -. -. .. : . ·- - - ----.. - - -----·-· . -·--·- ·- -· - -.- ~-mostof theroUgb-- .: -::.--··.::: ..·..-: .--:-· ·_·: =-::..:.·___ .:... . - ~-:'=~-·-:-: · ·-_ -- ··-- .. _-- . ---- .. - ·---- --- ----. -_ a 11In the Spring ot 1.937 ~t" · - · magazi.De wri-ter tor .. -. . · ·- --· . -~ _ _ _ .. - -- -- __ .:. __ ___ . .. . _ Collier_ a, ·~had spent considerable time in llenco _ ' -. __ • ==---- ~ -:~:-.- -~.~ · -atud;ying the Red labor situation, was transferred to · - · · -· --~-~: :..:~ . .: -:- · _____. ... _ _ ····- Det!Q it .~ appraise ~be radical act.ivity in tbe UAW; _.. -- . ·· - - · -- _ -- - ::-._ J -;_ .--:-:-.-.; · --.: - - · . In speaking _ of his contact with Walter Reuther and . . :-:. ·· ·. · · . : " ..:,:-~ ..-_.· · : ·--:.... .. _ . other members or the West Side local in their head-.. .. . . 't-· .-:. : . .; .. :~ .;·2:-_:.::; ~-= - :-.. .. _ .: quarters, be aaid, ·~ I had not .traveled seTeral -· --- : - -·--:- -- ~ -- ~ ~-- ~-· :.. . ::._ _ _ -~·tbousa.ncl miles, I would have thought I waa st.ill in the -~--=- ' ~ - ~ · -..:.· . . _;..:. ..:. ..· . . .. ·-.: . - headquarters or the Red labor unions in )[e:xico.' - . : ._ . .____ . - . ._.. - . . :. -.. ..- - . - ...- - - ··· . :· aon 4, '1.937 , : Wal.ter, Victo; anct"tbeir Wives . _~----~~~ ~~ · ;: · : tDok tuberculin teata at the e~DSe of the City or . ·_ . Detroit.. · - --· ·. · ~ APril.' "'n April 14, 1937, be was arrested at the Yale and lfowne strike when the Detroit Police Department. evicted aitcbwn st.rikerft, He was released the next d.q by writ through Ua.uric&fw'"'ugar. his attorney, by Judge George l!urpb;y. -- -·. -~ - . .. - -· --· ... · . "In the Spring or 1.937I he devoted his interest to organizing Ford workers. At this time, the organization o! Ford was still within the jurisdiction or Reuther's big West Side Local. #174. On l{ay 26, along with Frankensteen, Kanter, am Kenned7, be was_ involv~ed 1n their DDlcb publ.icized attempt to pass out handbills at Fords. The resu:lt.s o! this attempt by the uAW are well ·lmOIIll tD the public. Reuther and F~8Dkenateen received a severe . beating. .. ·- . liOn June 51 1.937, be addressed a demonstration at Baby Creek, ·sponsored by the Civil. Bights Federation and the UAJl1 where he declared, •Ford will be organized in spite of ~ Hen171 Prince Edsel and the unmerciful. ghost, Harr.r Bennett.• . . .._ ..., . . .. . :f'.: ,. ·, ..-. ... - .-. . :~t~:. :._.··.. ~ : -.. . .. .. .: .. • - ..; ~ . · : ·~ . IIQn June s.· 1.937, be attended the second annual convention of the UAW. He was a l.eader in the Kort.:i.DMtr --» 'UnitT' cup which was t.r.ying to prevent tbe B?~~Xj'~ Franken.st.een progressive group from ousting tbiem .:rrom important posi tiona in the union. An effort waa mad*7 tbo Rmtbera at. tlda t.imo tD push their friend Boberl . 'f . _ -· ).ravia . " .' . ·. . . . .. ·. .. .· . · :. ·. ----------...;.._.-----------~--- - ----- -·-
  • 59. • -1-· 1~ -·-· ....... ;-. -.- ~·:. • • -._, .•• .:. •. :.._ .·._ --.;.,.!._ • --. - ••·.··-::-:-· . • • • ~ • .., ••• .- ---------·-------------~---- ---· -- ~-- --. ·-- ·-····· ··- :..,_, ·-·- . - __ ... : ,:., __ :..:..·. into a job on the Executive Board. "rhi11 !ailed... c.··· · Atte:!!Pte by Reutb.er to gain t!l.e floor at .. thi~ con-· __ vmtion -.;e:::-e ::oet rith boos. Reuther 1reS again elected to the Executive Board of the International. _ae~ one o! . the Board mmlber11 !rom l.!ichigan< :,~ --·.: - -~.: -::·: -~:-- -~ ... · ;.:= ·· · -~-- ........ - _-:.;-:·-. --... -=--- ·.;:·:---= -------- .. . . ___..,_ .-· ::_ .::.. .. : '~----- :. ...: ...,_ . -~~ · ... •At thia convmtion, the Ford 'canpalgn waa placed --· · · - · · ·;:.-.~ :·.::. '. -· - · .. ·~tile ha.ni!l of. Franken~~teen. · It ill believed that thi11 .. . ....... . ..=;·--~~-'--.;.--=- ":':"";...:.":' ______ . - . - .. . .·.·;-:-::- __ -..,.~ .--.--":. !';:"'-=...·-:= • • · · ··-· · ... ----- -- · - .:- lJDAiked the beg:i nning of th!! split between Reuther and .. · _ . young lalx>r lead ere, "llhl.ch · ill reported from 'liJ8IJY 110urce11_ t.o have grown to. bitter ·· · proportion~~. · .f._~ens}.een.Lboth ambi:tib-u~~ "PPLITICAL :EEFJRTS "In the - ... -- UAW' e -. . .. - . - " . major ·political bid in !{: Fall o! 19'5"/, Reuther :;-an f. or Cfl,mcilman, along wit · Doll, ---.-· .. , ... Frankenateen]Sugar ancj.IThoma:s. Whi.le he w nominated in tile prima;J,eB on October 51 1937, he lost· out al.ong with tile renainder of the Labor aJ.Ate in the final. election in Nov<mber, 1937. •RISE IN UA.'I'T "l'ihile there ill no direct evidence available to the effect that he took an active part in tm meeting o! GY-UA.W del.egaies at the Tuller Hot-el on NovEmber 13 and 1.4 in lihich the proposed new GU contract 1m~ rejected beyond a plea for publicity that li'Olld put GY in a bad light, i t ie definitely knoom ~~was in the Yort:imerUnity camp BJrl that his pafler aT mr~yor" • publ.illhed by the Trest .Side Local, took a de te 11tand again:5t acceptance of srry contract which did not provide for the . steward JSYIItem and other union conce11sionll. •an ~~pon:5ored.by Aflril 2:'1 1 1938, he spoke at ·a dance gathering :the Cadillac unit of the Conrnnnitst Party at · Ferry Hall. At thie t1.me he elaborated on h011< the atrl.kere were mauled by the Detroit Police Departmen;-c;f. Federal. Screw etrl.ke. He prai11ed the heroisn of Pe e 11 1 (Conmumiet) injured in the ~t. . . . · . . ·. -u;; ....• ":;'.!_- "·:. :. '·J:j- l! .!; ! tl t! . ~·~·. ··In Yay 1938, he interested himsell in the organization o! competitive parte plants. In the bitter factional. •• r.
  • 60. . . . .. -·. ··---.. ......:...;.._·,.--~-'--=·--·-~· - - ·- ___··::· -__- . . ?-_; r ~ - .. ______ ....__ =- -:..:..=. --:..._:--::- 0 .. ··- ·, • ______ ____..___..#-__________ ~ -~:.:;__·_· ~-------· •. - . --- . . - ·t- ·····-· - .. ,---·· ·····-:-· ···----- ·-·---·-·· ··--'---. ·-·-···--······--·-: - J --·-·-.· - - - - · - - · ' - - - - - - - - · ·--:. --:.--:..:7~-·:-·::.·.- ·.-.-·--:: ...:;··.- .. "'":':.-:--" -::::- ·-:..:: -::;: ;- -· ... ...---· .. -• • • ~ ·""'' ,. ··=-· ·--- '~-- .. ---·-'-- . . -~·=.;.~ {~; ·-.·.-::~...:r.·:-·: .•. -· ·-· . -· ... ---. .. .. ·- ..... - :- ·: .. .--:---.- ---· ··:-;~ _-;. - ·-- -· -- ·" ... ·..· • . ., ··--· .. _ -~-- . ' .c--.-.-:--::.:_:-:-:-:-.:: ••• . . •• . . 0 ··-··--· ···-·--··.- . .. =13 =----------- - - .:. --· . . . ·:··--·--.. . .--·- -· -- ·---·--.--.. -:. -- ··. ----··--·--:... ------~-- . .... : ·.· . ··-· ---·-·· -.... ·-:----·------,.. .__ .:~:..::.....=..._~---· ;:__::.:___:....:._..=- ~---· --- -.:..=:-:=::.:..~·.=.=....:..::=:.:-. ,. . . , ·. ·--··--- ·----· -· -·---=-. :· .---···:. . -.. -~ ·:·_ ~-- .,. . -:. . . . . . _. :-. . ,_. -:"'. ·- - : ·- . -- ---.--- .... - ' .. , ~ •. . .. :,· ••sj.~ . .,. . • .-• ... : - .. • . . •·· . • . . fight wh.ich broke out anew in .~938, Reuther:~-: ·'·-:··.::.::. ~- ~ :·· ~. -~ _. --:-: ·. . al.igned h.imBeli "rlth the :Mortimer-HaJJ. group. In .. .· .~ • . . .. · ·· the fillaJ: mlmimtion of the trouble on January "20, ··' -~---'· · _- ·-·-~··-.-. ---'-· -~· llhm the union split intc definite fs.ctioil!!; ,,: __ : ; . ·..- ·::: -. Reuther~ one of the .Bos.rd JD£mbeis'"isuBpended "b7. --':: ~:_.::..::::·:'-'::::-.:.:::-:.~.--= ~ .. ~~-:'--~~~~--~--~~ -.~ ...:... :_~· ·, .. :.._~---~:~ ~~----~---~-~-~ _,__ ....:~~ '.: . . __ ._..__-_-_·. ·=.~- . .. ... . - - ·. ----~ . .. . . .. . · "Reuther, about this tiJne ~ with the bs.ck:i.Dg ··of ~~~ bi.g West Side Local., begs.n.entertaining a.spirs.t!.on, of becoming presidEDt of the UAl'f. Thill i.s evi.dent from the minutes o! a. very important mee't:i.ng held by the National. Committee of· the Comrmmi !It· Party in Detroit on February 16, ~9"51. The importance of t.hiB meeting may be judged by the fact that twenty of the National. Committee of the Comunmiet Party were present. Reuther was present s.t t!rl.e meeting, 'along rlth other CoillllUlli.stic eymps.thi.zers from the Detroit ares.. , . j two .• .• _ _ _ _ .;.., .. - . ~- ' .. .I ... r· .. ~ ~=-·· . .. ·. ..,.. ..... . -'· ·_: ··-:r ,. 'f f I i t ' i I
  • 61. . - - . .,.-.:-.: -~-~ _=· Q ---=--:- - ·.· -=-- - --=.: ~ -- .: . . -'t' .~---.~---~:~.~-~--; _--:~:-. ~=- ---~--:.--:-:.:-::..-.-~:::c:-·- ----- -"--~.--~~-~~~~~~~~~~- --~ ~ ·--~ - ------ -~i_ . --- - ~ :-~~~--~ - ----_----. -- -.. - -- ' . -. ·." :· . . . . ~ ·;-.-. _. -- - r. . ~- 0 .; • _ _ . -- --1 - ----- -- - 1 .. -:·-- _ ____., ;:!...:...·--=:.. · .. . .•• ::i?,;;...t.. • --~ - , u - ••• • . . . . -..:.... - . • • .. ~ •• 7 ..J - . - ·- -. ·.::. ~ · ..r----~- - - -- - ---··-- · --- . -- - . :.... . ... -- ~ .. ~ - ...:.- -~ -:;~-~;:..~: T-~'i' ~ ·i__.:_ ~i..::_::_--:--· --:.· ... ~ ---=--:"" -. - ---liZ"' '-0;·--·· -. . .._. - ~ . ·- -:-: • .•• • . ·.:. . '":..--- _- - - ·- · · ·- - - - ~- ---- ·-· .;. _ __ _ :.__~ . . ' H: ulTlicka - .. _____ - - - -- I of. Chicago I ~tated that . mobile Workers. It bears out, on tbB .urface at least,· the accusations that .those who .split arq from the AFL are now busy splitting up .,_ mong themselves. Wicks sai~ tba. t the Communist Pa.rtq is to discuss legislation w elections soon and will have to reve:d.to the Auto Workers' Union struggle. It will be difficult to get AFL ~ local!!' to work with Labor 1 s Non-Partisan League /. (CIO) i f there develops even the sEmblance of an · open strU.ggle among Thomas, llorti.mer, Frankenstean am Reuther. Wicks said t.ha.t he thought . the ComJIIIlni.st Political Buro sbouJ.d issue definite instructions tblt lJort.imer, Reuther and Frankensteen (who is also a Conmnnist Parta member) shouJ.d not cand:i.Ei.ates unless they have the support of the CIO leadership. Wicks said be personall;r was against · arbitrarx rule on the part of John L. Lewis, John B:mph.y -and Sidney H11lm8Jl, but that they wou1d have to make the best of that condition • . become .. .. . .- 'Foster con:mented that wch a fight among the tour U.A.w.u. leaders, three of whom are Coiii!Dm1•ta and one a close friend of the Parcy-, would utter~ ctL•credit. ·the Coiii!Dm1st Part7 and be a shameful. exhibition ·of 1Dcapacit7 on 1 ts part. Foster moved that the whole question be pl.aced 1n the b&Dl_ of a s ~~pecial committee wi.t.h power to act and that the ·::=- - . - - .. , ---.. . -·. :·-'"" - , -- ..., ·, ______ ________________ .. ¥ - --- - ·- - -- .·-- - . . - ---- ------ :this -~ur-Jai battJ.e &Dr;)ng Thomas, Frankm:ustean, Kortimer and Ralther is an impossible s1 tua:tion and that su:h a confiict is all that is n~eded __ to complete the wreckage of the United Auto- . . . •. - · · - r .. - -- ·- ---- -·~-_. . picked R. J .J-Thoms, who I lihUe now_ close-~~~ -: . - . ~.--- . tD the Co~st Party, might also be used .:- -- ~,_. to start a drive · agai.nst the CoJII!llmi eta 1n · 'the··-event John L. Lewis decided 1n the .tu'b:tre . - - - ~ ---- ··· to throw the Communists out of the union. -··. _. ..:: - -- -- · · . _,_ •Johnson also said that Wyndham ~rt.imer, Vice ·- . · ·. ·· President of the U.A..lf.U., feels that he ·shoul.d succeed to the presidency men Yartin 1a th1"01Ul out. Walter Reuther is also a candidate f'or the presidencz. . - · · ·· . .._ . 'l - • .:.... - .. .. - - -- - - - - ·- - -- - -14 ;_---·"---- ---- - --- ---- -... - -·-··- ---- ' -----·· ··- --- - -·- ·· - - - '- --- ...... ., ... ,... . . : .;:;. - ·_ _____ ----- . -- -· .... _.;.,. ~-- ---- - • _,..~
  • 62. . . .. -- -- ---·· - . - -·-. - ..· - - -- --- ·- -. ·- --.. - -- ·· -- . . t ~- - - · -.-- - - -- --· · ·-- · --;:- .··- . : __ _ .. - . . .. . -- -·- - ··· -- --- . ·...:....:..:......: .. ..:.·. ~-. ·-·. --- --- - . - ----·- ------- -. --- - ··· - . ' .. ·-- - - .. · ·---- ·- -·- - -·- -. . 1- ~ .. -{ _______ _ _____-- · -- - -· _ ___ --------- · - - --~--- ./-·-·-i j •:_ - - - - - ----·-- - ·---··- - . . .. ~- -- ... - l.S - - ·- -- ~ - - -·· ... .... ·- --- I I . . . ~ 1 -~---=--== ·· --.~--.·· ·- --- -- - --· -· . ----- - --· oonmittee work out the solution in Detroit u - -. &oon as possible. Foster' B motion lr&S earned ~us~ ani a epecfa commit~ composed .. _ p!f'osterTllinor, Elme .· o~on, bert and . · -· .!: ... rowder !f&s appoi.Dt.ed. · . -. . · ~ . . . . • -. - - • . - · ·::: - -:;·~:-: .: .:. : .... :_,.,-..... ~ ..._. :. · . ·. - r .. : : ... . 1 Arter the appointment ·of this epecial ooliiJli.tte, Walter Reuther stated that he was then wil.ling to withdrBJr as a candidate for the presidency ot· . the U.A.W.U. 1 nowwi.thstanding the fact that he could not see why any restriction should be placed upon a.n,yone becaning a candidate. Reuther said that he thought it would create a better impression if there were a number of candidates, as then no ·one could say that John L. Lewis dictated the appointment. Wyndham Mortimer agreed and said there was considerable merit in what Walter Reuther had said. Hathaway RIDICULED '11IE ClAD! OF OOTH -ClJTHER AND l.IDRTIUER AND SAID THAT IF THEY could not l have better nominating speeches made for them bef-ore the coming convec.tion than they themselves made before this meeting of the Political Buro, they would not have any chance of election. I ...r. "J: .'. . ~ •At the Cleveland ConventiOn of the em faeti.on of the UAW, Reuther apparentJ.7 abided b7 the decieion ot the Com- . n;miet PartJ" :m.emhers 1dth respect to his aspirations to be president. He did, however, put on an intEJDaive campaign for the job of vice_ president. He proposed that there be one vic~presi.de:nt instead or fourhlj be ilidicated that be wanted the job. Be talked to ~ki, a CIO . Execut.i.ve, regarding this. At thi,s_ nvention, the eom-· JII1Ulist Part7 ~ the Soci&l.iat Part7 ·bad separate al.at.es •. . • .. • Ro7 Reuther and Walter' a wi.fe, lllq Wolfe, apparmt.ly" were · campai agera behind the acene in 1 1n~ps_up del.ega~u --- · 'tor Soci ala • t Pirt7 members sucli aa _ ~e d Franc 'Waikei.were promoting the Co~t .............. dates. · ray . R1Uma.n, ~cognizant of the danger in the ai ~eilted a l.ot o! c!i.tficuJ.t7 by eliminating the otticea ar vi.c~president_ enti.reJ.T. ..· ··1.· , I . -~ fl f .: l.. k • I •,1,• ' i.... . ·~ ···- - - - - . - -rurther, a aigni11cant resolution was paaaed at tbia convention which prevented the president of a local holding
  • 63. _ _. =-r:-·...=..:::::.=-.--=.=_,_-:;;:-.- -;:;: ··-======-=- :- -f-__:: __ -=c_:._··:__·:_ -_--~ -· . __ . ·=;::-=:.;::-;:.::. -=---:=--~:....:.:.=:.::.:...::.:__•:-.,..:...;___:...:...:....:=-.;_-:""'. --· ;" ·:~- .:::::;.._-_-:.·c-=-=-:- .1.6- -=---~-.::_- --~-~ -·····---:..· ..·.. ...:..:. . ·tJ---·-~~--~ -~----······- . -· t -·- ·- . --·-··· ·- . ·- ... ·----~~--. -- - ~-----.,.---· . ·- - .. _ -·· - .=--~~~ --~?"'-~;-' -~·- -··· : . · - - . - - ------· - -· -~ --- : .-. -- -- .:..:....__ __ :- --·~":-. _----::.-:.::.·=--~ .:... -~. .- .• . • •.·=.·, . ------. --·--.• - -·-. -- -----=---:--:-.- --~---- .--=-.. . .. .... "TTOL & DIE ~ .. "About l.IB.y l.st, the Executive Board of the UAW-ciO met in Toledo at which tiiDe Thoma:s announced · the appointment of Walter Reuther as Director of the Aa::rt -. . ;---- ----.-- ·- General. l.lotor.9 Depa.rt.z!Ent and Ed. Hal.l. as Director. After Reuther assumed this job, the· ~~o~ ~-l!otors cOuncil was set up and tile ma ecy 'Which ul:tiiiB.tel.y -resUl.ted in the tool. and die etrike o! July- 1.9.39, was set in !lX>tion. a ... -r-••·; ·.·: .. _; t _,..· .- ·. .~ . . -,_ ... .. ,•' -..... -~ ···;·.. ...&.~:: - ..- . .,.. . ... - . :r-: ,_._~ . ~ " _ --~.:.;·-··----·.:... "This convention provided for the establishment ··-- of a General. J.lotors Department under which would be ·a National. General l!otors Council rlth representativea from the variou.s locals in General. l!otors pl.ante. - ·· ·· · ·-· . .. .. .., -- ---.--.:. . .,... .-::::::::::...:.. ··---- ···- l l i j ob as presidentandan Executive Bciard member·----. position at the S!llle time. This resolution WB..!I ldmed directl.y at Reuther. It is interesting t.o ·:.note -that Addes~ who had not been previously men. tioned, was sl.~o in the race for the presidency•. It 'Ira.!! only throug. a threat on the part of 1!urray to - ·· e..."'":po~e Addes i i he rcS.:U. for prasid.e:J.t 1 th.a-:. he rithdrsw snd l't"...S cont~t rlth t.'le job of Secretary- · Treasurer, to which he was elected by acclaim. Reuther was_ elected to· t.he .Executive Board of the UAW-CIO. _ -··-·--·-· =· - ,..:;_;:.:: --=..--· ::;-...::· .1 .....
  • 64. :- :··-; _· ~ · ... ~- ... ...:.:. - . .. -. .. . :' . ~·- • .. ...... ; ·· - - - . . ... ·-· =- : :.';....: - . "'T ' . :.: . • - - ..--- . ...;;._; - - ..;. ... · - -~ . -: · . _., .,. ·:.. . •J.cc;ordi.ng to avail&ble records, Reuther _ _ attended the Wbeellng, Jleist Virginia, High School · -· tbrouS1 'the ninth grad•• . - · · · • .. :. :: ...-... • ··.'!_ ' -··-·.· .' · . . - -·-· ·- ..::' . ., .. .. .:···: . -~ - ~~ ..'._ .. .(" 04 ' .. : • .: •.• • C ' - • -· T . -- - - - - • • • _·:·· . -· ·· ·· · ·- ·- · · ·· · · · r~ .. 0 "•, - '.,. -
  • 65. -- ..,~ ·:-_· _::: -~...;:;._,...._~ · ~- . - . · '..,- - - ·_ :...- : - .. ·--:-~- . • ! •• • - ~ - - -. · ~-:-..·.- · ·- ;. - -- .,-. ·- · '!'he above report disclosed that the President inten~ _to appoint lteuther to a responsibl~ position on th~~ational Defense Council.- · •.. j - . ..:: . ... -. .. ,. •-;. -:::· . ! . . - -.-_._.. .. . _; ~ .. .. . ·, •, ~ , .. . -· ..t. • -·-·4 •. - ;. _ , ·.· . . . ·. . . ~ -- . '! .' . ... , , ... . .. . . .· '-' ' _ ~-~t t i ..... '": . .... ... .. . ·- ·... ..... -.
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  • 69. · • . . - -.~ , .. . _ ~ - ?.. ---. ··_ . t ) . '· ·Y - -~~-- ~~~-'7-~:~~ - J ~7~ ... ~.;· -.:·· - :-~···-~~.. :-·.~ .. ·-~---~ ~~ ~:_·:~~;~ ;:-·.:.--~ 1'he~ he . 110rked ·for ·. he ~rlggs t . ··', -~ ::~;:--.. ·. . ._.-_ ..: .. .-}. ·'i • .,. ... . :,:... ~f::-~~-·- · ..:: ~---. 4 . .... . .··•·..- - ~ ·.... -........ . - - - ~ -~~ Kanufe.~tu!'ing ., . . .. ·-oom:pe.rq. :for· Gen- · .' ~ . ! ~ K~tors'!". 'f~r -~he lsrt;e . Coleman ~ool . nd D;re J>lant ~ · Most a ~:: o_ . bJs ahoJ1:._-:a~~-1_e~ce . ~as .,vi ~11:_ the -!~~ . ~otor Oo~~ . ¥here, :r ·: ..fi_~-;·_·, ·-~:~ . :'. · ,. .. ·. _: .:.. :{__:··. ~~!.f_ -.~-~ ;-;" ~-~ -sf~er ~1v~. Tear~ 1Smp1.071De~t. _ . the J1g14.8!'d p~··. _D;d .~earborn, ~·· at B ~ ... .:..::.:~: . :-, ' · .. • :Mi. hiosn. Plants, J:Uro».l!l0'::1 .b ecame £or~ ~f aoae :rorw··aen h c :--:·; .. ..; ·.. ·.··· " lhe tool and ' d7e-rooma;··.Jlie 'i'utilre ' &'rord " techi:ilcian~ seemed .· ·.· ~ ' .. .assured. However., hie interest in labor 1mions had gown and this brought him hto 4i:f'!icu.lt'ies with the company. lie vas ' . . discharged from the J'ord plant because of .hie union S1lllJ?athies in the fall of 1932. · ·< •• . as. . . " '' .. . •lfh1le vorld.ng nights -at J'orda, HU1'HER par cued his fo%-mal education bY ..~ttendence a~ dey ·eesB1o.~s., completing tvo· { . 7ears hi~ school and three 7ears e.t YB1Ue 1fniv~rsit7 •.·· His .._-. triple .preoccupations ·vi th eerni~g ·a living, -j>reachin~ unionism and completing .his educat·ion -did _ ot preTent his act1Te n participation 1n college ~thlet1cs for vbich he holds several ... __ --- -- -~e~s, __ s~ing and basketball. Be organized and became · president of the Social Problems Club at V~vne ·, specialized · · in Labor an~ Industrial problems end was the recognized leeder among the more serious students, teking them to picket lines when strikes were in progress in Detroit. ·:-. . .; •.A.:rter his discharge from l'ords end the comple.t ion of hi• school 7ee.r, WALTER end hb brother, VIC!OOR, embe.rke~ on an ambitious thr~e-yeer trip .tu"ound. the VOJ;ld. ~ey _ treveled/ on ltic,-cles 1n Euro-pe and Tisi t~ l.ngland t 1tus de., Central Asia, China and 3ape.n. !'he;r mede 1 t a pe:r~!.'eular point obeerve operation of auto plants and machine shops wherever possible, working in shops and studyj:M the labor moTement • • • * " · - :- ..· . __. .· ; ~s~ :. ""' ·-to -- - - ---- . ~riends in Detroit wrote the .'f- :-' . . ·:. -. : - .. . ·::. :~. ... . = -~ ..• - . . -·· · -,. . -- .... . ..· EEUTBER brothers ·in 1935, that their long-hoped for opyortunit;r to organize the ento workers appeared .to be at hand chle to the Jrew Deu and the W&l;l1er ..let. ney hastened home and have 'been 1.n the thick at the auto -un.1ou 1 ~tr'll.gglea ever e1nee. Xe or~ized end . l»ecame president of -~he famous V~st Sicle Loca:l 174, !>etroit, A ·which rose from e. membership of '18 to SO,OOO in on.e )"ear. B~ is now the honora17 president of the Vest Side ·Local. REt.~ yas elected to the executive board of the International Union ·t n 1936 and haE been reelected each 7ee.r •1nee. lte vac acti ..-e in the famous sit-do~~ strikes of 1937 and in ever~ major strike in the aut ooob ile industry tinee. -3-
  • 70. .. -- __ __ ·. ·.· .. - ... -· - · . ·. . . . .·. :,(/_..;., · ~:-~ ·,' ·. . ,___ - - - . --~ . ··- ·. & .., ,'~ -- ·. ._ . - -- - - . . -~ . .. . "" !~~-~~"~;t~-::-"('";·;'~~-; ~~--~ :-. ~~-.:;- .:--:-:. :_· ; · · - ·. . :. . . ~Y.-.. ·..,--~...:= ... ~" -:. . . - ·.~ . . . .·.;.·: :~· . ,:·:._ ~ ; ::, ·. :·:-.>'.~- ~· ~--: --.._·:-: ~:.,~- ~ >~·.•He 'l•d . . - ~. - --~---:.:_ . . . . . - .... -..... the :rl.r,t~.-~.or ~ati'l.b. 11i .t u jetroit antoJ .. ~ '~~,J~Y·;.~l -.::~---~)·. · · .- .... . cbiatry .WhiCh. ~)te '. ~ ..... .• . .'telae;r-Rqtts .. YhHl. U . ~oember, ;J,D· t .· '". -.·.. ··· t:· .. - • -. , . . , ~ .. . _p . ·< :_>. :. -~r.~ ~->~' - .._·..~1'9~.--.:-::~ -bn~ ··~-t~ :~~- .Y1th ~ -~t 'h~bac - .··,. .·~ .. . : .J .;~:·..-.· :..~. ~:~;.;<'.~-k.:.· .r.a e. to!:~th ~ _an~·: voaen ·.~~t~·~~ b~~- -~at~ ~ - .the · · _:.-". :_:~ ._:. . ~ . . ·.: ~- ~-:_:··c::....,;. _: ~. ·. • ...1,.niiv.str7 • .-~ Dari.Dc . iClit•..:a~~.lke ~ ns appo~t~ · iilte~~~~na! . .:. ·= ·. , •: ..· · -:: ~- · · : · erganiser and m.on a.f'ter l>etro1t ·vest •ide orcmds&tlon 'dirac- ~. · · . :_ ·· .. -·. ·. ·..__ .... >. '~· , · · :. .<· ·. ,·· -tor. lltU:rBXR hnctioned ·. iJl th1t ~11her 5o. 1 p~ant in. J'lint ·· · ., · · :· . during the sit-dovn· and -.as. a feeder in 'the ·capture · t ·chevrO:.: e · ...:.. · ·. ·· . · · ·. . .let llo. "· ·· .. . . :· ...:,.. .. ~.,- _ : · •In J,pril ·of. .193," ~ plqed ~ .:~Uve part 1n the . .:,.:·,~_- >:~-::~ : ': ·.- ......:_. . t~en J'ord Organisation .CC?~ttee and he opened the J'ord drive · . : ··..~ · ..·> ~- .- :~y ~he first . broadcast ~f .~onin ~~o~ an ·airplane OTer 'the .. , ·. .Ronge plant ili Dearborn. Ke ve.!l 1n ch~ of the first union;· · 1,~.. .-; ·. . ···::: l~afiet CU.striba.tion at the l'ord Jlouge tel on Miller road. ·on Xq 26, 1937, vhen he end .RIC~ ! :rn..um:::El!S~ and other -unionists vere ·beaten up b7 l'ord aervi e men. · ·. . . · . . ..·. , .. / f. ·y -- - """=- .· · . . -with the greater acceptance of ·uni~nism by the entomobile corporations, REUTHER ~rked on problems of making eollectiTe bargaining more efficient. Be played a major part in negotiating en agreement vith Generel Motors Corporction in 1937, vhlch aav for the first time the establiahment of a joint impartial umpire to rule on disputes between workers ·~ . · . · '&Zld management. Since 1939 he has l»een the director of the . ; . {G-eneral Motors l>epartment of the 'OAW and, w1 th his stdf • vhic :.-. includes his wife, KAY. as his peraonaJ...,.eeretB%7 • handles the " . . · · 'labor problems of some 1~,000 workers in 70 _ odd QM PJ,antr.. . .. . . .. . ~ . .· . ·~ . . :. . •In the ato~ internal life of the anto workers 1:111ion REUTHER took vhat vae called a ·I middle of the road' position. lie fought and helped eli~1nate from les.d:ership BQl.-!ER lURTili, first president of the UAW end, -on the other hand, ves an unce&sing foe of Communists and their ~fforts to gain union :..-. , •·· . influence. Be JtaS a .up:porter of President ROOSEVELT in 1936 ' -.: ,. .-:·-... ..end &gz!.i.n 1940, -m-~ at the .-me time a ·m uch greater perti) c:1pat1on of labor - ~ D&tional. df~re, - articuJ.erl7 in ·-u.tional p - -~~. defense matters. ·.'i- ·,' - -~ . . .· · -utl!'lWi married H~eh 13, ·19sS, ·~o MAl' VOL?. ' .- -.. - ·=- -·-- vu. Wo ch1l6.ren. · ·=· . -4- ·'
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  • 79. 4-750 (Rev. 4·17-85) I. . xxxxxx .:_,.• xxxxxx xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Pltge(s ) withheld entirely at th is location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. 0 Deleted under exemption(s) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - with no segregable material available for release to you. 0 lnfonnation pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. 0 lnfonnation pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information foJJowing our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): Sie... bcJow· ~be following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: l I - 1 S S (- II J . r-. '- • fjt . e xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx
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  • 81. i ( FBI Freedom of Information Act Release Re: Walter Reuther FOIA No. : '2.'7t1 oso File No. : I tCJ- 317? o Section: Pages revieued: 51 Pages released: "31 Pages withheld: -;;L. Il Pages referred to other Government agencies for direct response or consultation : ~ Duplicate pages:
  • 82. ' . "' . F"D•'; 3. (R•"• !··1-S9j . ... . . . f7EDERAL · BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION OI"P'ICE 0,.. OftiQIN ..EI'ORTINQ OI"P'ICI!: 100·! YtRK ~............ muor~it - I DATE INVDTIQATIVE P"'tftiOD 1/5/&> B1.J'illi..!1J 12,/8/6.5-1/ 4,166 TY~o•· WALTER PHILIP £:UTHER ~ DEPARTt- ENT IF STATE 1 I CHARACTER OF CASE SGE .. REFERENCES: Report of SA ted 12/8/65. h Miami ~e~etype to New York dated 12/B/65. 1 C.. -P- t '7C.. w ~ALL . .. .. . INF·Ri'1;TlON CONTA1NED ·. J HEREI:"· !'"' C 'CLASSIFIED i OAT ~ LEADS: : ,~)~ ~ , ,f _ .· Z.. . ): l .....J . . .. •. .. . ~ ~~--~ ·.:· -~ • • • • .1 • :~ "!i • ) M"ECIAL AGENT INCHAftGE ·.• ....Ur-IL:Ot!!JAUE. ; . = '~ ~-~ :... .. _ - . ... -·.. . ~ -:.- ; ... ~ 1..--- ! ~ureau (140-31770) (RM) ( ~ew York (140-15791) 5;)_. ... par
  • 83. UNiTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE . I FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Copy to: ~ ~~-~i J "lI =:-· .. '"!-I Ollie~: Report of: Nevz York, Ne-vz Yorl~ Oat•: Field Office File 1: Tltl~: "t :_:.-.· ."·i . ·- 140-15791 Bureau File 1: 140-31770 vlALTER PHILIP REUTHER DEPARTiiENT OF STATE . Charad.,: Synopsis: reveals REUT:IER t Communisn -P~ .- ~ l ~t'"'. r I • . I ,.._ • ! . ..; ,,.} I • l -, I I : ~ l ' I· . I-:- ~ •f ' : . l ... ; ··~ ' i ; h - . .,... . ..... • .. Thia doc umen t eontatn& neither recommendation• nor coneluaiona of the FBI. It 1• the property your aqen e y ; 11 and 11• content• are not to be dl•..t~.~buted outa1de your aqeney • ..
  • 84. . -, 1'-4'Y 140-15791 . co~umAL RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION - The June 5, 1963 ·issue of the: "New York Journal- .· American", Bronx Edition, on page 40, contained an article capt1oned, "Report Reuther Bid U. S. Curb Anti-Red Drive", which reveals that "A new book discloses that labor le~{ler ..·' .... . Walter Reuther urged Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy t .o curb FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's crusade against comm~ism". .1 - I A copy of the above article is attached, designated ~.:i_-..: r=· . _ . _,; .. :4 ) Exhibit B. ,• .:...::;r- - . - : " ·. .l," .-... 2
  • 85. ...... JIY 140-15791 :-;, . .. r • r' • ;::~~ : ~. . . .:::;,.: 1 '~· L; ., I I• U There is attached as Exhibit E a copy of an article captioned ""UK Asked to Curb FBI Chief" which appeared in the May 26, 1963, edition of"rbe. Pittsburgh Preas," .Pittsburgh, Pe~Yl va.nia, daily new• paper. I • ...· --:-··. ;.,. .- M- • ~,~- ~fl ~,-ry L?t ,'10 -~ -· .~ ~ ·u . __:.._ ... . . .. . ".· . ~ ~ ·.. • ~- - .: ": J :--·i J. ~ ..,.,.. :t • ."j _..1 , . ' . I -~~ : . ·-~. .; ; • - 3• - t : ! .. . : • • •.. : ! :- .. .
  • 86. ...... .. ' UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION In &ply. Pl«ue !Ujf!T co File Nt>. '. Title: WALTB1l PHILIP UtrrBE1l Depart.ent of State DCUiliTY OF GOVEllNIIEJrr BIIPLOYEE S ~·~~·~!'l .:. ~ 'K.:··~ ~:J>;. ·~ f:~~J~;:.:;l-1. .)_. ·- .. .~ . . . . . - .... ., .. . .. . . --- . . -.. . .:..::-:-,w- --'t," ·· - . ·- - ~=--:::;-0:- )_~ Report of: Date and Place : January 5, 1966 New York, Mew Y This documer.t Cclnt .oins neither reconuncn~ 1t:·~n• n••r concusi01 the FBl. It b the pro)'ertY of the FBI and ia lonned to your tt and ttl contenb are DOt to b Tills Is amende~ t':'7':: -• ::•~:!•:ty cf G':'.' !!mm~t Emp:oyePS re~:~: ;; . ·• ·;.. ·. _ ~ ~ ~~::-. :h d from file for disserr.i;.~ :. :r ~-· · ··w ~. ii oi::.s:minatioD ~. c;opiu ~1...-i illl iiii;le of Ul~ c:.py. d.iMrlbatecl outside "108 - 1 - ...,ztCJ
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  • 88. -t -·' . l - ··---- 5 Kew To:--:; J our-..:.1·-"-mtrican 40 t:-"i:'e:.,Jee S, !So3 f !vt a.:-e;;.s as ::cc,:.:.: l::::".:necU- : &te r.t!e:-.:.!o:l: Ill "Tnc l::1c!it:t.l ri;M In· siC.e L~e ::.rnH·C: forces ll!'e• sc:'l:s :m ln-.:::~::i:!e :md ~ee1:1 }1:-olll::-n re:)t:i;i. ; ir.: ruclll, :.te :!.~~ S':)ee::1 mc:sares.'' !:! ) "T!1e ;.!tc.:-r:er Gc:trr:.l's lis~ o~ s:=!IH:rsh·e or::."ni::ltions is lc~C:Z:-:: ~i' ::~ci cc:;1:or~ to t - t r::: ,~ 1 ~ . . .....,:..· ~ "'2i :; ....... ~ht .. ·~· ::,. nc-ror:. . ,;.,~ LAS:KT Aa•N.a11 ':'Cn•MHI Al!i.a•,.. A r.c..,. book ~:lc-ses t.'lU lu.ct.':' Wal!e:: :ReOl~~rl l:::t.;i .At.::; Gen. P.ol:lert :!". E:en:c.c;:!y to c-.:.-b ~I d!recto:- J. . • ~~!' ~=~ In&. tt:e:r.or:L:::iu.-n lei the Al·' te:':le7 =e::c.-:1l. I:u~bPr ~ccuse.: U:~ :n:.t.Zo:1's ~o. 1 G·r.l:m o! :b:."l·in: ex:l::er:.~e!l 1he Ztc:l -znc:n:.ce. thus cont:-obl:tir.; to .. t!le pu~:i:: !r:t.:ne or mind" on 'T:"h;c:h. ri:~!ir.;- e.~:emists teed. • ~::r. r.c::ther is 11rr~ide::t o!'i the t::c.ited A::to 'o:-kcrs :.r.d :1 ~!c:e pres.io!cnt o! the AFL-CIO. RI::-.'!,,, .. p ... ..... r. Co=!:Us~ "I l "'· " ~e···· · c-·· -:- • Q -· •• memo. -p:e,~..rz:~ 1 "·o•'"e· '~' c' o·l ~~ ~:.:c~~ "'• . . ... • .. ••• :0 ~e J;,:s:ice D:;:>~ e:: :lee. !!l. -!ltl. L"l a. ::o·· a.::co:::.;lz.::~"!.-:; t..'lc ~o::;;:~el v:z.:~er P.e::~e:: -v:::o~c: ... 'r.l!.s !s r.c: & ~:-o~le::: t:ut r•"' be &4'tl7-;;;c:.:r··& r.l:." . .. ..._..--- - -~ ---- -------- -~ --- ·----·--- - - ~n ca! r;;:-:.t. e-.·cn or r,::r. £1c rccc::::. ::~t<:=..~:li. e:::~e:-:-; i ::z ti~e r:u!i ..n~,·er, :-.~;clc b:;- D;~c! ·JZ-"lS;~ a~~ 'i~;.:_;d E~=~:tr.. a b~:~ w!lieh ~~:-­ p~:-:.S ;o '~h·e i:':!o t.':e :ac::,oo;!!es &:ld ~:lc:;:::;ro-.=.:1 o! :!;~tw!:; l r.O.?S .b Clc ti:::.i;ed S;o:.tcs, ! .Accon:in: to tl1e :uthorli." ~!:-. ncw:!:e:- :n:~ the #.!.to::-:cy Ge:"ler:1l :n~t !n :h:: ~~~ o: l~61 ~o disci!!'.S '!1;!::..! co::lll be &:one fo cc.:nil:~t rl:r.twln: e:rt:-emis:n.: ~:rr. r.c~t:t::r p:-o:oi~c~ to "·rile & r.:e::::1o:-:t.r.C:;:: for ~ob Ken • . ..... t~e ac:~!o:1 :-cf~­ '!~e :r~: ! · : . ':'!-.e (llrcetc:u~e T:.!s wu r!::: to ce:::::" r.!th :.la..-m.. • ':'! t~!s 1s :-c~r~~<! !n th~ 1 T~--··~'!!s~ec .....,.e Fa- .,. , "·~· DeC:;r. A :'-J:~::e ,H!lc~::h At'!'lt.:ic~n .r.<-~;l:e. :hl:.!: ex~cs;::~f the C~S!C .fal::lCl" of the ::;!:u::ic:tll z:::..::dct! 'U':e mu:z!~~: c~ l~. Eoo,·c a:::1 Dtt.e: l"S::: o!!ic!a"ls the Ri~~t. I ct.T..ZL'iG S't'GGES"!'ED L"l c!f~c,, ~. P.cuthe:' CS.e- vic·.•: n!l,ic~l the I';u!iC::Il ::::i::l: ~ :;>O!<CS ::1. f:.r .. :re:~.tcr C::r.:e:- to this country in l~s b::;.t:le ::..;:..i~:s~ intemat!or.:l co:::::;t:::is:':l tb:t.n does t!:e dcr.:cstic Co:r.::nunis~ :a:nonz:.;c:::t. the l:!.i!u l;:l~ bren ~:-:..m:e(1 s;~:bYersh·e :1.ncl the forcer :not." (3) ..T!:e no,;r b:; r.1oncrl· fo the !:~iiie:s.! n i:ht. sJ:o~:n be eacme~ to the atenl pc:zsilloe." (() "'The AC::r.inis:r:~.tion l<~c~:!IZ i:l::e stc;>~ fo enc: the ::inuic:nen.•• • r:;) ''l'roe co:::~~fie Comrn'C· n~s~ :>rob!~rn ~::..,::!11 be p:Jl in -;,. o~cr pt>r:;:;!"tt~,·e to:- ~he o: Zc:a:- lic.o'l"er'£ c:.~cc: &i!li:u~ v:~e. P~OZLE:.: O~ED ~e ~C.""r.o:'::.::=~-=_...b~t~!!n,.d tho~alt ac"!::; i :-~l;Je c:.:;:.;~~::.!e!: the :t.~ci:e eo- Cc.:r.r.::=:-o:t r~er.:-.~c :1t c ..;e;y !~:-:1 ;.:-. .i co ~;!•!:,:;!c: to t~e ~u~!ie'.; f.-:..~~ o: ::-.inci u~o~ 1·~ch the I::a.C:;c:lt :":i:~t ietti~: . T".J::l'C is ::o r.c ~ c! of a f1::-ll1rr errc.::-~ . to C:r:.::-~:l~i:c the C;:,:n:c:;.:..--::S~ L~t:e. ':'!:e ne::! DO" b tc. :-d::t i= t:~ c:· ~ " l-.o l::::'l":: c:e:.:e~ t~~ 1i:O:c:.so:1e:! fe:.: o! the co~;:slic Co:=~::t;;nlst J:r.O'ellle:"lt !.:: t.~e m;~:;!;; o! Americ::l.n peo:>Ic." · . -· - .
  • 89. I - --· -·- - . ~ JJ1 . I ' tc.£0- f.j-?t;'! ~ i'-60-~1770 .' ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED DATE r:P/IP,Bf, BY ¥F'fik'4?q? r/rft) .!jf-Se..~ ( - ----- ~- · - ---- ~- --··- -
  • 90. 4-750 (Rev. 4-17-85) l .· xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET P age(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements. where indicated, explain this deletion. D Deleted under exemption(s) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - with no segregable material available for release to you. D Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. 0 Information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. D Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reasoo(s): D For your information: ~he following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: . rtto-'l•'>?O- 52- Ct . . c:.fJ$· f~., E.'lf6.·6;-tc) xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx ~-1 / 00..1
  • 91. ,c.. '• .. . - l I '' . 1 c.t-o._ ~ -~ I ~ I ,~,.. 7 r..( 0 _ 3 9 I .1 7 7 ~D ALl INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN~ ~LASSJFJ£0 BY+'ta4V _ . ~/r,4, ~r-~~/JHf _. ·DATE .2re~ .. · ~ ; .. . f ~ a t~~: . 'f-.~·,~,. ; ... ~:g;.~ I l 1 1 t ~ ~ I - • ·- - · -· · - - ... - - - - 6 -· - -·· --~- . ... . . C>
  • 92. .c. 750 (Rn• .C-17-8.5) xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements,. whe re indicated, explain this deletion. 0 Deleted under exemption(s) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - with no segregable material available for release to you. 0 Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. 0 Information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. 5 These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): 0 For your information: ~The following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages : , to- ') 1?? cJ- s 2.- CeM. f1 S'. f·~ c>rh:L,·+ o) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx I DELETED PAGE<S> (S FOR THIS PAGE X NO DUPUCATION FEE ~
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  • 95. . _,. - ....... . . t I "'"- } .. I 1/18/66 Airtel 'ro: SAC, Xew York Proa: -~ --·- - Director, .: .... ..-·· ~ aeurep 1/5/66. - ~., . ~140-31770) -.5-k STATE IIGE -~ _:J _j] ,-'~ : M WAL1'EB PHILIP U:tJTBER :· ·-·1 :· -:·· :::'"-~ - (140-15791) . ZverJ effort must be aade to bring tbis caae to a logical conclusion as •oon as possible. Expedite JOur remaining investigation and aurep promptly. Advise when JOUr report will reach tte Bureau. . -E.. ~- ·- . ~ ..,:_ -~ ALL INFORMATlOi'J CONTAINED. ~lll HEREi i ~ Trctter - a'lck Tele. fi oo::-. Hol:les Gandy IS UNCLASSIFIED DATE~ BY~~ ~1~/11 r~P¥ :,N 1 9966 ,. I 5o- ~ · ~ ~FEB'., P.!'~:.; g EL£TYP
  • 96. '"' . . l F ;:')._ 3 : . ( . ~~'I- ~ (~ .:!"• 5•1•5 g) , FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION O ....ICE Of'" CHIC DATE ~lei IN INVESTICIATIVE ~IOD BUREAU TITLE OF CAS£ /) WALTER PHILIP REUTHER .·'_ ; D . REFERENCES: WFO airte1 to Chicago dated 12/22/65. New York airte1 to Chicago dated 12/27/65 • . - RUC - ::-~- J _ ./ I n b/ ~ - DO NOT -ITE IN ...ACES KLOW REC. 5.0 -~ ·-- I · ~~,~ Q- Bureau (140-31770) (AM) (RM) 1 - Chicago (140-6015). · lll U~Fc~··"tl.i'O~ CO'lTAU.:l:U ~-. P.EPE1!1 · ~ ....... , --~~.'S:l~!'l f.lCEP"( WHERE !a:: •• n CTHER'.UlSE. ~ JAN lp 1966
  • 97. -. ' CG 140-6015 - I I lilac.' ·. -__: ~-:--~:..~ . -... . :.• ..., ... .::. (· . .. . -- . -·· l.( 1 Instant report is classified confidential as it contains security information from sources, the unauthorized disclosure of which could be prejudicial to the defense interests of the Nation. •, ) _! • @. .. ~ -. r·t; ~··r'j".. /t ..... · tl· - · . .' ·/ .~ I .. .. :·· ~ ~ -.:. - B* COVER PAGE ~ -
  • 98. • -7.50(Rev. • · l7-85) (_, .· ( . xxxxxx xxxxxx ....._ j xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Page(s) withhe ld entirely at thi s location in the file. One or more of the following s tatements, .where indicated, explain this deletion. ~Deleted under exemption(s) _-..ll/,rL!./+I....JJIIL-!-I)....::C::...~;I......!I!':....7.:....:0:::..__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with no segregable material available for release to you. 0 Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. 0 Infonnatioo pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for review and direct response to you . These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page (s) withheld for the following reason(s): 0 For your information: ~he following number is to be used for reference re~ing these pages: · tro- J t??O- sJ rE~ . f-J.J.J xxxxxx .xxxxxx xxxxxx
  • 99. j ' (Rew . ~-22-64) , • , FBI • Date: 1/10/66 ::r. . ,., ! Trcmsmit the followino in -------=-~-=--=----.,..-.,......-------....J ~-'"' cOH~~ . AIRTEL Via--------- '- --------------------------------~-~~----------L------DIRECTOR, FBI (140-317"0 TO . . . SUBJECT : ... SAC, CHICAGO (140-6015) tJ WALTER PHILIP REUTHER SGE Buded Past Rerep of SA Chicago, and New York ted 1/7/66 at ated 1/6/66. b . ' -~ ,: ·-»- - ..!t -~ A1_ Bureau (AMRM) New York (140-15791) (RM) 1 - Chicago ~ L(- -=•lb/mab -r.rr ~t.L ,!!~ r~'t~T'!'~ c~~rrf4n:Eo H~r-r1rJ ~~ •..: ~: ~=. ~:~S ;fiEO EXCEPl u•··.._.. -: . :,.,.·'· ''·! n t ····E ... ~ • "-' Special r· .,..: .' :: ~"· l' ' SE w-& • • ... r••'• • ~ · JAI~ 13 19St.
  • 100. 1/19/66 Air tel - _b . 11 E~ ~ ' · ,:""-":':~ . """ . ..... . .. • I .f' ,.o: Pr011: SAC, Chicago (140~01~) Director, ... (~ rif ~ f (140-31770) - .-7 .'. ..... .• WALTER PHILIP UUTBD State SGE ··-:.- . . l .. .... Jteurairte1 1/10/66 • Q .. ; YAU.ED u ,. .... ·.: 1 ... ·~ ·. (,1066 • 1~ .- .. -'-· .~ · · . · - ~~i~ ·· • ~"":-- - - COMM·F.BI 'ol o . o n - )eLooc b - "'hr - - - :aa~r - - : allah.., - :onrad - O --eJt ;ol ~--- ::, e· - - SJ: :.·.·:·. - - ~:~·~~: ;! ~ .; "'A, ~i6FEs 7 ••~LEm<uNITD '
  • 101. '"' .. ... ••• • 1/6/66 AIRTEL TO& FROM& SUllJECT I 1MT.~{&N1P-l SAC, PORTLAND (l~0-10&&) SAC, NEW YORK (1~0-1579i) , (P) WALTER PHI LIPOREUTHER STATE . SGE BUDED: PAST lf~/66. to sureau,ReNYairte1 to Chicago, 12/27/65, an d cartl~rid airtel " ~ ~I < 3 -- -· . . ...kJ Portland (AMRH) ~- Bureau (l~0-31770) 1 - Chic a go {Rl1> 1 - Los Angeles (AHR~) 1 - New York . -.. . .. . .. ..... . . . ;,( . #:'.~· - L'l~~map .,-=7> 1-"" . 'ltl mfOR!/~Tl(>~l tC!11lM~0 . HEREIN S Uf~CU'S~iFED E~CEPT WHE.RE SHO"i~f~ OTHERWlSE. (RM) - NOT RECORDED II '~by tJ'/!k/11 .Declasslf; 011~ .· .. .-:--w :-.~;4. - · .. /1/o -31'77LJ _ ./ 66FEB 7 1966 _ ·.i·' • ~· ~, ->;j,_,jn [1'-it'·l • ~' · ·' ' JAN '1 1966 ,p~
  • 102. "' , ' • '·. t ..... ' . F 8 I Date: 1/11/66 ( I I I I I ttr I I Transmit the following in --------,~~-:--------:--:---------:.....il1 · (Type in plaincest or code) I AIRTEL I Via _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ---------~~~-------~ (P rioricyJ 1 - ----------------------------------------------L------~0: DIRECTOR, PBI (J.4D-31770) FROM: SAC 1 NEW YORK ( 140•1$791) ( P) WALTER PHILIP~ER STATE SGE Buded: ·· ~ 7~ . Past The above is being furnished for the the Bureau. .. 1 r,-:}_ Bureau ( RM) ~ .:: ~ '-t': New York ....... ~~ · .. ~ ~ • : J ! ~~-~· ~ Sent _ _ _ __ 1n~ormet1on of
  • 103. • ..... . I . FEDERAL- BUREAU OF INVt:.STIGATION OI'"F"IC£ OF ORIGIN R~INGOI'"I'"ICE DATE INVESTIGATIVE 1/12/66 BUREAU .PIRTLAND ~lCD 12/29/65 - 1/10/66 TTTLE Of CASE TYPED BY D jld WALTER PHILIP REUTHER DEPARTMENT OF STATE SGE . .. .... . . . .. - REFERENCES: .· -~ : New York airtel to Chicago, 12/27/65; Portland airtel to Bureau, 1/4/66; New York airtel to Portland, 1/6/66. - RUC - .i C~IES -. I .f . i ·e.::...--4 MADE : 50 ~ureau (140-31770) (AM)(RM) ~New York (140-15791) (RM) 1-Portland (140-1055) ·1e JAN 14 1966
  • 104. ' 4-?SOCRev.-4-17-85) .d . .._.1 xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET _ __,o:;;$_ Page (s ) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements,. where indicated, explain this deletion. 1 ~eleted under exemption(s) __ /:,_I..,.J_,=.....;'-~-";z._?__;C+I-b_'J_D ________ with no segregable material available for release to you . .... D Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. D Information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. D Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): 0 For your information: ~he following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: /tfO·~t??tJ .. $ ( (Cot~t .. Q?J · 6 d- ~"c'fJJ.) xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx
  • 105. 0-37 (An. 2-27-&3) JAN 20 1966 Assistant Attorney General Internal Security Division iK.~ q l ,· ;;o. . . I I . . WALTER PHILIPDUlJTBER Depart-ant of State ·,: SECtJiliTY OF GOVERNMENT BIIPLOYEES .:i '· ... . -, Reference is made to this Bureau's letter dated December 23 t 1965, furnishino a copy of each of the communications coverino an investiqation con~ucted concernino the captioned individual. These communications were furnished for information and consideration as to whether the data developed indicated a violation of any Federal law. ·_.;t .. l ~. Attention : Supervisor of Service Section Records Administration Office Director, FBI .. )"~ Enclosed herewith is a copy of this Bureau's letter of this date to the U.S. Civil Service Commission toqether with a copy of its enclosure containino further information reqardinq the captioned matter. This is furnished to supplement the data previously forwarded to the Department in this case. •.: _ .. _ ,r ·r I i . . -. ·-1 Enc. (19) I!WC'[M'S,'FJ£'£.jlouiflcd ••<l•••n•, if -y,; • "'"' "' loll'" I ! bcoo•u DEC~I~~--,~~~ ith .. ON ~/)/rfl .MAILED ll. .. r~c- ~o / 1/-l' - 3 / 72q,_-:-5~ · ') G1966 . " COMM·FBI 6 as enc ao classified. :·l~!~· (' . ..... .. l ~~~.r ' . .. M . 1 :'.~ !1£,. y,- . . ... -. ·. Td:·. • ;; - :·~ - I ~ - -· .. .. !ti.s~ '-' . . . ··' -- 0 , •• - • '; • • • u FE?. 2 1966
  • 106. I 11-311 (Rew. 3-4-64) · . t . A 140..31770 Date: JAN 20 1956 To: Director, Bureau of Personnel Investigations Civil Service Commission From: John Edoar Hoover , Director PBILII' DUl'BER Depart•nt of State SBCU&ITY OF QOVDNJIElft' KIIPLOYDS Sub jectWALTKJl :' ;.-:7' Reference is made to prior correspondence from this Bureau concerninQ captioned individual. 18 COPJ Th~re transmitted herewittQDe J!I""B'X>ies each of the followinQ communications containinQ additional information reQardinQ this matter: ~I aeport of SA - d a t e d December 22, ~hinctoD, D. c. ted York. aeport of SA January 6, aeport of SA December 16, ·I! aeport of SA January 7, , ted York. , r b?c.. 1 C1 Another Go"9~~~!~~Y YPc~~i~~~ional investioation abroad and the results thereof will be furnished you upon their receipt by this Bureau. D Additional action is beino taken by this Bureau. On completion thereof9-d ou will be furnished the results. /lip- ..5/ 7 7P.~ 1LC- •0 No additional action is beinQ taken : :!·1 - . -· - 50 ....... in this matter. !16 FEB 2 l!:ltio This is beinQ furnished to you for your information and should not be isseminated to unauthorized rsons or aoencies. _ _.. ,
  • 107. _ , , . . I Director, Bureau of P8raoDDB1 IJlyeatiptiOIUI, C8C ~ ~ J leport of lA I&DU&ry 12, . .port of lA Decellber JO, ted ' 111ch1pn. ' ~ .•,.., - •4 j ~-.~----~~ . . .... ~-- :, :_ ~. . - ·:· ,. . .part of Decellber 11., lleaor&Ddu& dated Deoellber Waahinctoa, D. c. ted ' llaryl&Dd. ~2, 1161, at :.·~ - . ··.. --~ lleaor&Actua dated Decellber 16, 198S, at . . . York, llew Yark. ·. ...orandua dated J&DU&ry 1, 1188, at Jlew York, York. -; · . '• ·- - *• ..IIOI"andua ctated 3aDU&rJ 11, 1188, at .... York, Raw York. ODe copy of thia letter, together with one copy each of its eDeloau.res, 1e being furnished directly to the Depart. .nt of State. One copy of this letter, together with one copy . each of lta encloaures, 1a beiDI furniahed to the Depart.ent Of the ArJay iD Yiew of 1 ta 1Dtereat in llr. aeutber. 1 - Deputy Asalatant Secretary for Security - Knc. (18) Depart.ant of State ' ' . ) .'_-.·.: j -~ -- .! .. ~ --~-.;V '#7.:.~ ., 1 1 - Aaalatant Cb1ef of Staff for lntel11sence - Knc. (18) J»part•nt of the Arlly Attention: Director of Security
  • 108. F"D-36 (Rn. $-22-64) -. ... "' . - . FBI Date: l/21/66 I I f I I P1 I 1 Transmit the followino in -------~---:----:--:-:-----:--:---------11 (Type in plaintest or cocle) - -~ I I · . . . ': • ~· • I I AIR~L Yia - - - - - - - - - (Priority) - ----------------------------------------------L------- Te: - l ·:7?· : -~~ ··.e·: _· i_ .. i DIRECTOR, FBI (140-31770) FROM: SAC, 1~ YORK (140-15791) (P) WALTER PHILIPORE'JTHER STATE SGE BliDED: Past ReBua!rtel to New York, 1/19/66. to contact s u ccessru1. Inquiry on t or town and ~rill not seve • Inasmuch as th~s is the no :further attempt being made to contact RTJC report being submitted this date, UA Atte~pts A j ~ 1 Bureau New York .- . ,j :.. .'-:-:--" :"S ~I Approved: -.:....-'-~------­ __ _, _ Speda~ Aoent in Charqe Sent - - - - - - M
  • 109. .. r:-.r•s z CR••.· ~-1-:-ssa>. ""' . FEDERAL . _ BUREAU OF INV~STIGATION OF~ICZ Of' Oft I GIN NEW YORK . BUREAU 1/5 - 21/66 Till.£ OF CASE b?C... WALTER PHILIPL--imUTHER Department of State ' 'I SGE - .. ; ..-. ,..."T"T ·- : "' : - . : : I ~t ""'-:- J . REFERENCE: Report of SA New York a1 rtel t o Bureau, -RUC- C1 - h '7 (, ted 1/5/65. 66. .. - d .. / ' .I"ECIAL AGENT INC..-GE ,.. 6-EUreau (140-31770) {RM) 1-New York (140-15791) DO HOT WftiTE IN ...ACES III!1.0W --- 50 ..J -·-~ 14 JP.N 24 1966
  • 110. ""' . . .UN , .::o STATES DEPARTMENT OF. !ITJCE FEDERAL BUREAU OF tNVESTIGATION c.py fO I Olflce1 New York• New York R.port of: Date: ~ .+. ., . ' ~ ·- Jt:- - ~ I o ~· J.40•l$791 Title: ,, .. . .. . J.40-.31770 WAL~ PHILIP REUTHER Department of State Charader: Y: "¥' Bureau File 1: Field Office File 1: .. SECURITY OF GOVF'RlT11ENT EMPLOYEES • Synopsls1 - RUC- ... .. ~. · .::.~ . · . ,: ··. ·-.··· ~ .~:.::_., : ~ ·.. = . • -~-#.~~ ~ecommendaUona Thla document contaloa neither nor eonelualona of the FBl. lt 1a the property of the F"Bl and ta l oaned t o your aqeney; U and tta conte~ta are not t o be dtatrlbuted outal.de your aqene y.
  • 111. 4-750 ( R~ . 4-17-85) xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMAnON SHEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file . One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. ~eted under exemption(s) -----=~"-='-)..;::C.=-Jf--3'1,._')...;_;;;;/) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with no segregable _ material available for release to you. D Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. 0 Information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability ofthis information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): 0 For your information: ~The following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: I 'tO- )1/ ?a- (O 1 E., ... fJ· 2- xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx I DELETED PAGE<S> ~ NO DUPUCATION FEE X FOR TmS PAGE X
  • 112. l "' ( . Ul .•:fED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION In Rq~ly. PI- Rqer 10 F"aleNo. -· ..,J_- • • Title: ...ALTER PHILIP REtrl'HBR Department of State . SECURITY OF GOVERNDNT DPLOYDS • • ~- -'" ' 1 ·- ) . ., Report of: SA Date and Place: 11111 1S January 21, 1966 New York, New York emended ~Y of Security ~ G.,tfMitftt ~' re.,ert 1~ ~.l1d ~ b: ".mowe~ frora filt tOf disset~~iNiicn """".-s:.~ If •IIIMI'Itflltloa 11ece~. coptts s."uM..Ia be .ada ol tllis copy. - 1 - This doc:um~.,t c:ont3:ns ne i ~he r rec:omm~nd.Jt1ons nor ':Or.:::usions < the FBI. It is tnr. cr c~e · t;. o: the FBJ :~d is lcar.c'J ~o }·our af::~ ' It and its co~t~.,ts are not to be di strlbu~ed outs:ae your at;ency.
  • 113. '"" 11-37 (ReY . 2-27-63) Assistant Attorney General Internal Security Division JAN 271986 Attention: Supervisor of Service Section Records Administration Office Director, FBI WALTD PBILiviunmma Department of State . SECDRITY 01' GOVEJDOIDT DPIDJ'BES ·I - . j.- -1 . f -..... - ) ·1 Reference is made to this Bureau's letter dated January 20, 1966, furnishinQ a copy of each of the communications coverinQ an investiQation conducted conceminQ the captioned individual. These communications were furn ished for information and consideration as to whether the data developed indicated a violation of any Federal law. I ·:_ 4 .I .- i ~~ - · Enclosed herewith is a copy of this Bureau's letter of this date to the U. S. Civil Service Commissi~n toQether with a copy of its enclosure containinQ further information reQardinQ the captioned matter. This is furnished to supplement the data previously forwarded to the Department in this case. ! j , I· 1/ , 140-31770 Enc. ·(2) (~port remotJal of clouifietl eraclo•uru, if ""1• llai• """•lflinal letter becomu UNCLASSIFIED.) · ...... 1M JAN 27 1966 COMM·FII '16 FEB I•l r I r.:::-nd_ :E: E~:t ; ·I~:~~u .l!:-. :·u.li·: lli. ".:"a"cl._ · ; :r_ _ ~lr- ·J · llr. W~e~cl:.._- - Tdl'. :n.,om_ ~...::.s H lmcr._ lEss Ca~dy_ Q, MAn. ROo.-4 . cl-;~ETYPE ..· ~ UNIT D 2 1966 I /
  • 114. --. . 11-39 (Re•. 3-4-64) ) 140.31770 Date : Suppl FFI JAN 27 1966 To: Director, Bureau of Personnel Investigations Civil Service Commi~sion From: John Edoar Hoover, Director . ...·- .-=-·· -- . Subject: WALftll PBILIPOU1J'I'DR Department of ata t• IKCDRITr 01' GOVDDDT JDIPID!DS ~~L_ IN~J~~P~-~..,.~__IJf::-·.CONTAINED ~. . .. : .:~ .-D v t.tk£1 D;,·r£ •• 11 ,·- -~ .... . . ,. c. ~' f l . j B~~ . Reference is made to prior correspondence from this Bureau concernino 5I" ..s"~ .. -~ - captioned individual. ta ~~ Therexz. transmitted herewith one w ; e• i of the followino communicatiora containing additional inforrpation reQardinQ this matter: 8eport of 8A J&DU&l"J 21 1 ) :_: :-~: _:·-'.~. ·j ' ~ f ted York. One copy of thla letter, together w1 tb one copJ of 1 ta encloaure, 1• be1DC furniahed d1rectlJ to tile · ·! - - - - . , Departaent of State. One copy of tbia letter, tocetller w1th oDe CbPJ to tb.e Deparbaent ~ of the Arlq in Yin of 1 ta 1ntereat 1Jl llr. leutiler. E of 1 ta encl08111"8, 1a beinc furnished 8 (i] No additional action is beino taken in this matter. 16 FEB 2 1966 i) 1'--·.. -. ·· ·~
  • 115. ( ( y • . ' - t 'NITED STAT-ES CIVIL SERVICE • _ BUREAU OF PERsONNEL COMMIS~•n~ . INVESTlGATI~ . ) WASHINGTON, D. C. 20415 DATE: 6/). 9/67 TO: Director Federal Bweau of Investigation Washington, D. C. 2l535 I FILE: INO:SJD:mlb ~ . DATE 01" 81'-TH NAME . / . ) ~·, -­ . CiEUTHER, Walter Philip 9/l/rn ~OSITION, 0'-GANIZATION, AND LOCATION . ./ / Consultant ( Department or State Washi.Dgton, D. C. The disposition made of this case in which your Bureau conducted investigation is indicated below: A. ~ 0 APPLICANT 1 iJc; _J 1l . l 0 EMPLOYEE , - .. • l-"'. - · .• ' B. ."' ·- I .' : r . ./I . ,,- I .: '/ "" ~INAL A~)ON: 0 ByCSC iJ ~By Agency ~.~ . O Favorabl-e determisa~on "..! ·- 0 Remov~ . or not app;inted as a result of ·security determination under: . 0 )' . . . -~-:· 0 0 esc procedwes ~-. o. 10450 ~ ... ..._.J Removed~r -·-, , • not ap~!nted as a result of ·suitability determination. ~ 0 Resigned. before determination was completed: 0 0 ~ ~- ~ . . ' ~:; ": !.: =:$tt~ After charges were preferred or after being advised that charges were to be preferred. Other Si;ijai!lt:Jtii ~!!fjl~ dropped from consideration before determination was jU. _31 7 7 0 7 0 · . · completed. Withdrawn by requesting area. C. AtmJORITY FOR INVESTIGATION ~ E. O. 10450 0 P. L. 920 0 E. 0 . 9835 0 E. 0. 10422 or 10459 ·0 P. L. 298 0 Other NoTitiCoiio'iQre JUN 21 1967 -- Director, Bureau of PersoDDel -- ..I : ' _. i.: •.•.,
  • 116. (_ · FBI Freedom of Re: Information Act Release Walter Reuther FOIA No.: File No.: Section: Pages reviewed: oSO 7/ 1 S~~l~ ~- 2' 50 Pages released: J.- ')'t Lt~ Pages withheld: Pages referred to other Government agencies for direct response or consultation: Duplicate pages :
  • 117. .. - -. - .... Dear Hr. lloonra · / 11 - . I ·-··· ~ 1 ... rI -'-==='""- -· I . -. ,. -- . ~ ·-··- . .. . - - !!he above person ie be1~~g recommended b7 Governor Stassen to !he Vhite Eouae to •erYe at a member of the Public JAv1eor;y Board of the 'kutual Securi t7 Program. · Gonrnor Sherman .Adams haa i.Ddicatecl t=.at prier to the forwe.rd.ing of hie ll.2me b7 the President to the ·· ··· -- - - . - United State a Senate for confirmation there •houl.d be a full field . investigation conducted b7 the Dl. --==:=-.--::-:--:::~.:.:: :.. . ::.~·-=-7·-=-.-;: .::-=..=~::-:-::=--::··· :-::.-:--.-:: ·.- :~.:=- . -:. : -:-:-:- ·-: -::. I "J· • • . !herefore, in the absence of Go-.ernor sta..en. I em -- ·· requeati.ng a :tall field 111Test1gat1on on Kr. buther. It would be ~q»prec1ate4 i:f this were to be bendled expe41t1ouaJ.T. ..' .. ' .Attached is a biographical data sheet reflectil:Jg ident1f71.1tc --; iDi'ormetion preaentl.T on Mr. Be'D.tber. ___;..,; SincereJ.T, . ··. -~ ·. -: ·.·· · - ....
  • 118. :--~--~ ~= --- ·i .. .,_... . ·· ·--~~~e!b.:, ·-v· -va:, septemb~;·1~-i9o?; -:·=--:~~~,~ ---~ - --=-- - -__ ~~~--:_:~~--~----~-~~ ----~ -~ ~: _ - -- · -- eon--- -·Valentine aDd .Alma (St~r) B.eutber ::::::-;-·- - -- ·· -- -- ---- · . - o! -·-- . -- -·· -·-·. . -- _ __ ,__ ~ , ~~ ~~~:.;:-j;;~--~~-... · --~tud~nt ~ .. Y~ t1n1Terait7.:~~~:-~.;_:-~.+:-=-.- _·__:_:·:-..._=--__·:_ ·. _ ___._-- -~:_-_·_ -__:.~-.-- =_· -_· _~ .- -·__· _ ·-:-.- ··_ · · : _ ·-_· .. --_· - ·-_ Married~ v-c,~~-- ~ l.:J,_ _ _l!?6~~--- ~-, -~-- :_ -·: .- :;;-.J ·:::.:.::..=: .::.::_ -.1 .. . . . . "E'~ - -· · - - - -·'--·· - · -'·~-- -=- ·""'· -·- ~-::::---- EmPloi&i b7: ·--~~--'_' - - ' - ' ' - - -' -· .---. - . -·-==-= -=== . : .-..:&":....'";_"'". . -- . ,.. _..._ • • • ·-:.:.::r__ = .:...::.~ . . . : • -. .., .- ·.--..:.•.:,.._ . ·.:. .. -:- : ...r.-.;a.:~ - ~- -~· .-.:. .--.=a-~- ~·.;_ ,,::-::.::~~..-~.-. • hellident, Congreee of bdutr1al Organicat 1o:u ~ ,:::..:. __ : -~ . _ :: _ _ :.:. __: _· _. _ . _.:. ....:. .: _ - # • -- - ... : llome: 201.01 J.ppo11ne, Detro1t ·21, 1Uch1gan :. M1'1ce: 411 Y. K1lvaukee .A't'eme, Detroit, 2, Michigan. ~ a. • ,. t · ·- - - ;.! . .... ~- - ·.. -'· ·- - .. :..__ _ • •• -·· · .......-. , .. ... -•. - ~. ·. ·--- ..·- ..· ·- --: .. . .. - ' _, -.. -- . .. ,. :-_.. - . .. . - - ~- :5?i~:~-~r:i_ ~:L~;- . ~;i-: .. Th .. rt" R' •zf. .._': .:.·. .. .~.• ,, .- . . - ~ J..- •. · ~-.... ~. . . . . .. _. ....: :~- ., -:" ... . .. .., .... .:~..•...; -· ·.,. . ~-~~;' !.. ,. : .._ :~- . "':-: :~:-' :. ·-·.."-:r-... , ·- ....·. . _ ._ .. .· _ _ ~ .- .. .. •
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  • 123. It also includes refer 19SS. in the Daily alleged erro.rts to obtain a c . Red China. Riesel says Wal ~'"'""n Reuther and then on advice page 10 ~ . -·- .· . . ·_ . -~ ... - :..:.._ .. . -·-·· - ·---:!' • ..:.,__- --··-: February 9 • .: ·- - .... . :-- : . ------ -- REC eMMENDA. TION: ., _ --- . _:. . • • . • • • 4 • .. lntl.~C.: ·~ J~ . ' - •• r:_: ~ • H- U~ •• , · ADDENDUM: I I I . ' t: .. . 63 - x~w 'l'hia AUG • • • •' •• SE • • -. ' ,:, ~- : .- :. · lr,~ -·~ should i!~~n ~ • :. INDEX, - -~ ·- ~-. . .· . ED-3JJ ·. :· ·- •~17 ~v.:,., zi:. -~~ 48, R£CORDED-aa ·. ·.· · , · · • .. cc: Mr. llichol.a . - · ~ ·--:·. ·:~ - · · · ·· · ~ - ~: ..: -~ I .. .-·t -· . - ~- -~~--:-·~· ~: ":.. .... . - .: ,..- -· • • .:.. It is suggested it may be desired to bring this .to.·; the·: Dtrector • a attention. : . .· • .... . - ... ~ .( -· - ·: - , f'i.."',~-: · _ .. .· {L ···-· - AU~ 1~ 1955 - - - · J A ; . 1-' - ~ ,. .. " _: · ,... :; .... . ·~ ·{·' ~ · . t~-s;,; ~ ·i . ···-i < ,: ..- .. ;·b~ ·"~~.~ei,:~o ·~.· Ui~;,~la r~~ his All ~·· b1 · ~.~ ::.· : ~·: _·:·· .·:._ :,·. :. ·. /' - ,~ ~ :..,. · · · ·•. · . 51 t!i.~ • • . m~ .-· memorandum ·.·:.-~·· ;- ioevievo INFORMATiC~1 CONTAlNE ~lii,'lASSfFI£0 HERE1t DATEm:t_ B~
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  • 130. __j __ :;___,___ ._ _ ..:On Jar~uar; _ _ __ 20 7 - 1942~ another. source advised that th~ CO:l!lli.tnl~ -~ Party had l.!..'ldertaken to -est~blish Gover.nment .eontr~l or private industry _ ___: :~ .and cap.1 tal · to silliplify its ·mm revolutionary projects. ---- In this - - -- -": . --: ] - connec tlon~ th~ informar.1.t pointed out that Walter Po Re"Q.ther ~ a knovm ---- -----~ - - - -- Co.mmu.nist 9 was then on an authorized inspection tour of defense 1ndustrie~ ::=--- ·- ·-.. - -.and -that in a pregs repcrt or J"anugry ·llti 'lalter Reuthar bad vrt..p CI. i ed -thli ·. o -_-:.__ __ _the Federal Gover.nmsnt pay a supplementa trainin.g wage to auto!!!obile :_-::.-:.. workers du~ing their unemployment resulting from the conversion from - -- ~_civi.lian to war productiQno --1'h1s 7 -the informant said 9 - was -further eviden! -~or the insidious in.tiltration of 'the Communist ·Party into control of '"'~~ - _ _ P-r!y~te capital by means o~ Gove:rnmen~al . -cor.tj;rol. !.;:. -::- _:::-~~- :·_· -· - =~---~-: - ~:::_~·- -· _ -i : ==- _ '";~~;~i:~i~~t:~:;f~~~?~¥~~;:~i:~~~~=~~t!~i!~~~~~~s~~;~: 9 .· . Unionist» ana Pat Toohey~ who at that time was President of DiEtrict . Number Seven» Communist Party, were engaged in conversation regarding Walter Reuthero The inf'orman't said that Toohey bad remarked tr..at Reuther was a good man but that it was too bad he was going 1n tho wrong direotior Toohey .f'ur.ther stated that it was also regr-ettable that they cc1.1ld not keE R€uther in t he Co!!.TI!U.. li.s t r~nk.s ...,~hen they bad him. there. The inf orlll.ant -·--" --- - related that at this -point ·Ganley and ~oohey had an ·argument as to whetheJ · Walter Reuther bad ever been a Communist Party member, .Ganley stating th~ 1 - · he had not been and Toohey insisting that Reuther at one time ..._,~s a membe~ at•large or the t;cm:mmist Party working with1~ the S·~cialist Party. . . Ant1-commw1i!t Act!vit[a Of late years, Reuther has indicated that he is anti-comm~~i~ to In tact 1 his break with Communist factions in labor atarted 1 apparen tly~ . about 1~39. An informant stated that he re~elled that the split betwe~n the Reuther brothers and the CoL'lLl-unist Party came in th9 Fall or 1939 cr 19ro during the UAW...CIO Convention. It was predicat6d en the tact tb.at Reuther wanted to run ror the presidency of the State UAW-ciO andi after j being prondsed the support ot the Communist Party 7 he lofas double-c:rossod and they supported another candidateo There was an allegstion t.hat Reuther actually made a deal with the Communist Party at that. tim~ on the basis that Reuther would be supported by it for the po.9 it:f.on of Sacretar~··Treasurero However, Reuther wa~ not elected. _ · Louis Fo B:.denz 7 in his book ' 01-!en l{ithout Faces 9 " re1=-o:-t6d th:!t 1n 3une of 19~1~ when Reu~her was righting the Commanists who were tryir~g to prclong the .st1·1k9 at tha plant of the North Am.arican A·o~iat.icr~ Comr,=..ny _ ~-. California, Willia:n Zo Fo'-iter asse:rted that Reu.ther had ·"even t:<ieo! ft'n 8 . 1 I u c .,._. . -
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  • 133. ·•··j· . - .~! . ... . . . (;) -"-- :, - 0: . ~~ ~ _: OfftCC M.emoraitdum ~" uNrrEo STATEs ·GoVEllNMENT . " ToloonA~ • Mr. t L . B. -~ hOM D.&ra• Auguot5, . )tubo _ __ ~-y-~~~- 0 ~~.A REUTHER iu~: 1~~~ . -- . . . . . . .. . : . · - .... . [iii.=;!:. Gud With ref ence to Senator Anderson'• request of July 29th to invest~gate Walter P. Reuther, I deaire to report that I called the SenatOfJB .- i Office on the morning of August '5th upon completion of our aummary underT../1'/1 ~- _ j -date of Augu8~ 4th with a view of seeing the Senator. I wa• informed that the . Senator was in London today and would ~ot return from Europe until August 23rd and then was departing for New Mexico on August 24th. The Senator' 8 Office - · informed Dle the Senator did not contemplate making any appointments for the twenty-third or twenty-fourth; however, I asked to be called a• it ~8 a matter of nece s8ity ~ich I desire~ to take up with h.im. ~ . t ! f .. - -- - cc - Mr. Boardman cc - Mr. Rosen . 6: *AiJG 24195T LBN:pt.m. (5) .. . . Encloaures (3)~Mt . - " ~--·- . · · ,: 1-'1'--fJ- ..,---- ~- -·-- ~~ · ····- - ~~--~ . .~~~'" V). /t"'~ - · .- . ·-. - . . ,. 'F'7- - -
  • 134. •· ·• ' • ·. . . ,. . L) •! J ' ! . _J . Augu.s t 5 , 1955 lc!emo !or Mr. Tolson !rom L. B. Nichol• · ---t -" · . . ,;:. • / .-:-=-:. - ~ -~ ~ - .• -- : ,; .. . . . ·- - 2. -·- - - - ----=-- -- - - - - -- - - - - - --
  • 135. I ., •. ·.• ·~ . .. ' .. T . • ·- I I ~ ! t I ·- • . ]. ----- 3 Office Memorand~'m fj;NITEo STATEs ~oVEilN~ lp.R'vl 19~ '10 ~0.111. . Mr. Tolson • I D.&no Augullt 30. ~~ . -~ ~=~;;;-: L . .B. Ni~.....- ~ . '.·o . 8U»JM:r: I WALTER PHILIP REUTHER · . SPECIAL INQUIR. Y . · ·. · . JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY fPr·· IJr · . .-. _: y,...._ ~~~E":; IWl-• . / }' ~'- With reference to the recfu.est of Senator Anderson for us to file check dated Our letter ·-'·· •·. cc - Mr. Boardman · ~·. cc - .Mr. Rosen LBN:ptm (4) : . 0~ut)~~~ _ -, ··5-~ c;; J ., , / . . All INFORMATION CONTAINED ~to · 7 /- () I cX...;:..j:? HEREI~~CLA~IF:ED . . DATE 'Jfp___ L>,sp~ ._ ..t. d .. ~· .-"t.f u In s, -S' M }:5irP ~-,. .- .- 6~ s£P 12 ~9-ss -- c
  • 136. •) I l • •: .: :Jyjc;·M;11UJra/Jtum · . • (J UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT L - t __ j -: • • noM JIB.· L. Y • • Jill • .A. E. BELJ£0Jn' BO~J4N ~w C>{j; FALTEB PHILIP BEU'1'1IEB . JOIJr.I' CONGBESSIONA.L COJll/ITTEE 011 ~TOJIIC EJIEBIH DAT& 00~ - ; .. 1 8epteaber 1955 28~-:~ IJ '('<~~ V.~ffi/ if ~ letter Jul~ 891 1955, Senator Clinton P. ~der•on, Cho.'lraanl Joint ce-'lttee on itoaic Eraerg1J, requ~bactground 'lnveat'lgat'lon on Beuther aa aeaber o; Jo'lnt Coaaittee Panel to 'Inquire in-to •.r..pact o; the Peacet'lu Uaea o; -'toa'lc BnergJI. ~ Bureau letter ~gua't , 8 to ..Ander•on encZ •uaaaru o; 'ln;o,.act'&on on Reuther • .tnderaon •a• cuhrlaecl 1n euent he d ea'lrecl j'Urther oct,cn aJ''tt:r rea.d,ng auamaru- to 'ln/07"'& Bureuu. B1J BuJ'"eOU lt tter J.uguat 8 to Btrauaa, Chatraan, ~tomio Energ1J Comataaton (AEC), Bureau oduiaecl of ~cleraon'• 1"equ~st ancl encloaed copu o; replu to Anderaon together ~ith copy of •uaaarg. •••d
  • 137. - .~ I • . . -, . . .. . ,. - # . i BVoh G requea~ ~o aAte ~heae liaited 'nquiriea aight place 1 Bureau in eabarraeajng poattion ainoe AEC eould rely on thte ca bo..ckgroun4 iru~eatigatton. It ta cn1~c!~r.t UC ~:7:tn'ta inqu'lrv llade •t~hout Beuther ~nom~ng o~ it. If auch tnqutru •4• aade~ Bureau eould AGue DO aaau~nce ~ha~ inqutriea ~uld not becoae kno•~ ~o Reuther. It ia felt Bureau ahould aot ooaply •tth auoh r•qu•at aino• it ia evident AEC ia looking for • .cu out of d~~~~cult attuatioD. I RlCOJIJ!EliJAZ'IOlt --,_,...:. I't ia r•coaaended 'that .Liaiaon Gdviae AEC o,f.f1ota.la that ~•• Bureau •tll not aa~e lta1ted inquir~ aa requeated; ho~ever~ i/ JUll background iau.atigation ia requeated and ooaplete queattonhaire ia JUr~iahed~ Bureau •ill oondu~ inveatig4t1oa a1nce auoh ~uld be required under t~e ~toaio ~erg~ ~ot • . .. ' '--" - ·. ~ ~·. P::··_ .· .'f.,_ .. .. ·~ .. ~ . -ll ·~ --- ··----- - -- --·- - - - .. . ...,.. . ... -- - ---
  • 138. . . ·~· .. . .~ ~ . -! oic;·lvfmwraf2lum . . vf9ri3'~"' ~ J 'IO , For tnjoraat1on. b~ tlR!!tnhWJ_ ~~: ~<oholo ~, / P Hollol&iln Boardaan Roaen Bd'llW nt Callan l .:· L1a1eon Beot1on l - Jlro l - Jlr. 1. - Jlro 1 - l!r. 1 - llro L.?e- STATEPGOVERNMENT JlR. L. Y. BOJRIJJlJJI :/ 4CT.ION~ .•. ymrED · .· ··.··~ . ·-•· w : . y;~'_r,. ·· -.-' · - · rrtt;URur: .. ...D- 0 1 ~-: -5.%CJ 1£ ~ ·. ~ 64 ~--' _., · - ---- 181 ; .z ~LL INFORMATION...CONTAINED~ _ocr .J j-TCf. .__ 'EERE~N S UNCLA~IFJED . -.-- .: . - 6~- C-~-1' 2~~1St5 DATE ~~-BY.sp~,~ ___ ~-------,--,-~-~-_:.?l:r~n-~.::__su.~ .~~-5 --r________ ~o1e- ,_-
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  • 140. 4-750 (Rev. 4-17-85) xxxxxx >..-xxxxx xxxxxx _ FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET P e~(s) withheld entirely at thi !" location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indi cated, explain this deletion. ~Deleted under exemption(s) _ _ _ __..;1:,=--2-------------- with no segregable material available for release to you. 0 Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request. D Information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only. 0 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). agency(ies) for re'iew and direct response to you. These documents were referred to that Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You wiJJ be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): 0 For your information: ~be following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages : ??"' S8'/2.- #•'f fl.tc.•rJe.J) ,/t!.f-tJ uji/S>, t?'ft~t"t~ s,·Jt "~;)e.. xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx . . . 1/00.J
  • 141. ____.. ·-.. . 0 . () o _Q ·,(). ..;}(Jffice Memorandum · uNifED sTATEs GovERNMENT ... . ! ,_. . i ~ TO -- -, _A_ o· 5 ""_, BELJJONT tf.A ~ 1o· 1-- • noM JIR. ..t. H. • JDI. R. R. ROACH DATE: October 191 1955 ~ Tol.oo _ 0 rALTER PHILIP REUTHER JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COJIJliTTEE ON .A!I'OJIIC ENERGr SUBJECT: r:..·· t •-·-= ~== ~ Wi.lenowc By ln-ter dated July 29~ l95S1 Senator Clinton P. :!~~7. Chairman1 Jotnt Congressional Committee on ..ttomic ~,lEnergy1 requested background tnvesttgatton on Reuther as member of ! ~ Jotnt Committee Panel tnqutrtng into nimpact of the peaoetiae usesf ~ . of atomic energy." Bureau letter dated August 81 19551 to Anderson •nclosed summary of tnJormatton on Reuther. Anderson ~as advised in the event he destred. JUrther action a~er reading summary, to inform Bureau. Bureau advised Lewts L. Strauss, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commiaaton (AEC) 1 of~nderson'a request and fUrnished to him a copy of aummary on Reuther. ~nderson1 l rour aemorandum to Mr. Boardaan dated September 281 1955, pointed out that the Joint Committee had granted ita clearance to Reuther but that the :AEc had aome concern about granting AEC clearance . rou •tll be advised of any JUrther information re9arding thta matter • f}..t. / yr-/ / . . All INFORM.lTlON CONTAINED ·~_;. .. ' HER~NJFSSI~~Il f'' , ••illj)fl.T~~: ~ ~~v , '-"'Y'!J'fJ~/~. 1/. Vrl ! : i .I -- -~ -- cJ!k. ' {jj . ~ -_ se:- :. V' . ?!'. '7.7- ~·11.1..23 ~. ~ · ; "' . . ~ · . . . .~t~~~~ . £X. -107 l - Jlr. Nichola 1 -: Jlr. Rosen c .. ocr''.~~ } 1955 l - Jlr. Belmon-t l - Jlr. Callan i b?c.. Ltatso c;~~ ~ ·~·s~.- . ... . . .. . v v ... _ __..~ .., . . --=---- :.-. -.....- .. - - -- - ~ =---- -· .,.. • . ·- recet~ed ,: } . . ·-· - - -- -......... ~---- ... [ u
  • 142. . .::-- ____. .... ~· .l ' t i .&:.:.-·~ ~;:. j . .. '" ,,. "' !.;.:::·:·:W t)':i;}~ ~ !~~~-.::4-... :--· ~-· •/" ·...-. . ··~· . ' E.. ·:· ~.-. ~M:;"/7-.~ ,') (... -· - ·~() ·: • Office--Memorandum • ~NITEp ·s~TES GOVERNMENT TO I 1lR. L. y. B O.AJWlilll .· DA~ November 171 1955
  • 143. ·. ~- . cokber·~ :-1.955 ..·. :.: . . " --;....~..;..:;3··~ .- ~·,:: ·--,~-- .... ' . --· --. .· __...... ··-·· - . ~ _, . - ·.; . -: -~,=,:.:;:,;,..;=-....:....:. :-~?.~:;~7~~~;~~~"~:>' : ·'.·_ -. ~.r~~~~.·:c~:~' ~~-~ ., to ·1~~ ·~ oba~lc ~.q~-~tonl7' :.... ·.·. -._ ·.. ':,·- :~ oonoerni.ng a'boTe-oaptionod requuting the . -· _::-·-:·· · .· 1nd1T1d~, oop1u or reporta or ~ ..ourit,--type l.zrreat18at1on.l ·· ---conducted by Ul!-a Bureau. In reaponu your are adviatd tbat no a110h 1nToat1gat1on or tho captioned 1nd1T1d.ual ---:-··;..,-,._ ~~ been oondu.ottd b7 tho FBI. At the pre .. nt ti!M thil !Su;rtau 11 oonduotins an •pplic;..<t-tn>" 1nTe!!t1gat1on oon-· --~--­ oerning the aubjeot or 7our inclllir1• !boul.4 rou. d.taire the--~:o_-:r•au.lta or th1• 1.nTeat1pt1on 'JOl are reqOAikd to re1W::a1 · ·your n.- cbeolt reqa.at 1n bO data. _ --~~:< ,· : ,: _· ___ .. ---.. ··: -~- .' .. -·-:~-:.:.::.;···· .. . - ~ -·· . ~ foregoing 1ntormat1on 11 tarniahed· to roa. aa a reault ot roar rtqueat tor an PBI tilt obllolc and 1a not to ~ oonatraad. aa a cltara.not or a nonolearanoe o! M 1Dd.1T1du.al. inTolnd. !b.ia in! ormation 11 turniabed tor you.r u.a• and ~ not be d1a ..mina ted out aide ot your agenc7.
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  • 145. :r---·- .! .·-I~. Then .foll.ows a scorcl::rl:ag blest at Reuther's p~cies • .' The o.ffieial. statement · ·.: ·::~ I --· -- ~1. "irl : ·.... ·.~ ··--... ,. ._ accused of , 11 sooial.:Lstic trein=!ng as youths.• ....... ·.. "The Democrats' l.a.bor policy, II asserts the ~tement of G~tez: -: ., ··-:. -·· .-· ...... -. ---..~- ······~ ~ rum MUi.e.T, ~ ""will be .:1nflue=d by men. who 1dll at~lllpt to t"ll'n the clock ba.ok to the beydey" of ii"3.ii the labor bosses arrl ck:prlve the American people of ~ ref= in the Landrum·< . _ t~
  • 146. .,· "'' (f("'' . ·;..:: ' .. f:L tlt ·~ ;.~-. -~~~;: r:;;.. --"""' .. r·u·1 • I ~- • j . ? Federal Bure~ of Inve•tigation united States .-uti<>e Depo..rtmen-t Bl.d.g • "t;ashington, D. c. · _ Dear Honorable Chier, l!r. !_._-----~ . ! ! 'I . ~-- h hl :~.----' _;~:. ,. . . ·, · . oh '-::r:: ..... . .. - 62JAN . ··":·~.~~ .. dt-z-r 187 T. /~ - s:,f -~V · :_r-..., , ALL JNF :f,:ATIOi'l CONT111 . _ q-/ Roon~ERE.I'} CLASSIFIED J. : ~ ~~~e . In respmse to your warning , ed Youth appearing in the Lee lmg!;lJ>SJiJne ldey De~mber 23rd fl/Q:O perhap• you mi.ght be interested in Walter P~euthe~ President along with other Union Leader• defiant Un-J.ilierioon e.otiTities. 'f- . . i •. . Wed.ne•dey Dec. 28, 1960 !lr • .-. :&dgu HooTer, Chier mzvl: }It~~ J•~l""l
  • 147. .. . ·. ... : ~ ~. aaphtn . , ....... Oft Ten tht Jlnr ~t II ""'" t!Oclrnt now ~ ,._ betort. Tht :a,ooe men no Jon,..,- look ID City Jta.lJ lor oroen or lor to TOn. A Jla1lonaJ Cl"m. Onmrn luoo. com~ llf ~~. ctt1an&. wuul~ f hut ID <>"'* ..UU With tht n i toteou~ thtT w o II I d loaC.b .,_ a I U r tbt &am< t L crimlnal.l. f ~ 1o1m &Opr that ht WO<Ild lhr nJ ~ than ID .,_ -~ k> a Commlu.lon. n tar>' wtt.tUn 1>11 _... to a'""" <><2 ht MJT<ou. lout .,_ that It would ... Wlldl "' .., ~ ao1Ul two . ......_ Uan W"1l1 erw hnl tt lhr IJW . . . - cnmr eamrnlAloll f c.- f "'" ..'~ J - - -~-- ,.,..,ld ho" ID .......,_, -pt%><l<nl. • w~ Who WO<Ild a. 1r1 tho ~ rue. o1 tht n1 1ba wu th< -~ 1r1 tho " " ' Ten Batt Crtmt OOrnrn~Kloc. which ran wJd !ollowll>a ertmlnalo and trackt<l Ita muel<lr ,_ acn- loeaJ )IOilot e.pon-nu 11M ~ ""roo rl>t1't 1 "'a a n t 11 llooC.b i ' ~ '* .... W"Pft , . 1 • ~ 'nil P"aJ: .... & I ( I LQ5 If - .kJr1 JIIPT ,..... ........._- .... -1-...,. lor local pol.lco ~ . IACal pal1eO . . N!'IPnU i«tp ...... ..,. WOCkln( qu~ly .nut llpk1&l ..... ~ ~ DOt only ~ 1bO - - _ loul lhr ral ••• Itt) ... bttr beot - . , 1D ~ odnnce<! poUot ~. po!1 -.. all ...... tbt -.ntrr '"'""Y ht krrau'l hn W..t Wanttd u.r ow><!. In tho 1>0A l1lne 7ttn. Ill o1 ~ _,.. ~. Of U>Ht. 12 'ftn . . , _ ..,. aQ pollee ~to. 11n' a11 Tht ~ a1oo ...,..... ., . ht r.1<1 of eoun~.r<~. - . . . ()oa'unc>lom ·a erI • I • t I klmtlncotlon. and ~<U>eT awnt ~ TW-a ... <><Ito ..-..:Inc • ht otrtn would haM1lJ"" -.,t.ln tlmt. ht <h&rr-1 and count.«~ IWt m • htm woo ld open • llrabcl IUt lot tbt 1>1& c:r1mlnal.l. Lut. ~ar. tN nll COIU4aet.td *-"' nuo ·_,_.,I. ldmtlnc aa.tn~ 0( _ , . , . tor 1oeaJ p o II c t ll<'p&rUD<nto all .,._ 1bO C<>Wrt:7- Tht ~ rue •.oao .,..... o! !lnrn;p<lniA eodl C1aJ k> . . W1U1 tho IH.OOO.DOO t.lno<!y al>ultUd. Tht qo<nn Ia 10 ~IT ~ l.hat a c:ac bt ~ br IUl.'Oflf 1<1 a poGtJon or author1tT wbO ~IDtn~. I"m ~ to thaL Ooo<l pol~ o.ort: Ia not a oommo<Hty W? can""'· n ~ with ln~J. lnttU~ and lnO<pmd· ~. u.r.-t Wonlo Uat aar1 wIt II ltW ro.t ttT I. Tht tourb I II a ptn0n ol and pollllcal ~ llboWd ... l<r1" .~ ..... . .zt ... • ·.:• ·--. _._ ..... ...._..__,
  • 148. .. . ::~ '· ,. . : .... I . -~ ' ~. . :~/ ·-·- ....... Labor leaders Play .Politics With the Workers' ~1 I ; ; . f f r r. t· ·:::--· r i.
  • 149. 'i ~---------------------- Valley Times StCOHD TODAY StCTIOtt a• .. ~--- r-· labor... ...,. will acredc ,.._. • 1bl D eecos-rK v • c...-.u- r,::;·-"- --- ~ 'Th:: ~ ..,..s an u.. __.. ... ~ ... _,mew, Me ,.,.ot lhl a;,. w11 ... • ho " - rt,. _ , aarPL Et'Wl .,.... sq:e ••t:t-r. wM an: • dot "'pro-~Moor" ........... ,. ............. Mlcalty , . .... . . • dear 9 Ito -.at ftaor7. . = 1 ....,. ., . . . . . pled.-. .. IMtt. K,.,.,. -.- ... IIUiJ' • - - .., tba ?lhell lor • .......... a.. two :r-n - . . . . _ ~-~--­ .. ,. 6 i .i ' ; ,. -
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  • 155. ALL a..i ui ••; :.1iu;• cot;1 ~~~~l· · -·· ·--- - -· . -· ·· · . . · ·- .. • ~~~}1; :.':Ji_.SS~F ·EJN.1<: l£0 . ~ ~, ·.~-~ '~ _l)t.-Tr '.M ~.;· - - .IU''.J:.::¥ - 1a':.~~-~" Meany enounces r:::~~~=-A•tSJ . Russ f]n,~n Pact I ; H 8 •d u·arry La d d •. rl ges nt~n U 8 . s· Red Press Y t i ~ ~ i . - ·- . l · t ... f 5ieh that oriiim· B~~ , =~e~~·.!t~~; 1 tUnlon plea&lnl 0 encouraae LOngsnoremen on l ne e st r:,..: as COut.,:t per: t ..... I exchange& between . United approve the ae;e· MOSCOW. _.Dee. 1& (AP)-18atea aDd auutan vade !Df>a i UDionL rid hU conststenUy de· TrUd. Ule BOnet l.abOr P Ke8D1 aid t.be world. m- n1ec1 any communiSt lnfi~· toc1a1 p.Iuted ·sam BrldKU 1 tcludlDC Ule state nepanment, ence lD -~e J..onphoremen 1 ·un1o0 or west coast J..onl·~ knoWI there are no tree tralk Union. · ~· ·· '--t..u ......: "'the unlona m the BOv1et tJnlon, · Meur I)M»ke on bla retum, moremm 1or ... ....... that he AFL-CIO bal de- aboard &be liner Queen Klba· reaCuonal')' leader&nlp Of the c1ared liaelf U oppoRd to belb, trom t.be Bruaela JUte'" IJ'l,CIO... acb&Dgin& conftDtlona witb 1D1 or the JB~atloaal Con· -~ i - 'NEW YORK. Dee. U ~them and ""that only the com·I ' AFL-CIOPresldentGe01'£ertnuntst-controlled l,JllaT un Meany today crttlctzed the Ions D. the United States. lederatiGil ~tJ~ODL er l'let 'l'nde exeh~l between crrgan"tza-r tlon& devoted to friendship, The qreement be attacked trade Ulllon and cultural ties. "'I Ull.nk the agreement .wu made on lfov. 21 and very much 1n error." Meany called tor encouragement of said. wa&l --=----------- - - . ·- .. . -
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  • 157. - -·{ - ·-== ==-=--==------=s--= - . .. .;: - .. - ..=.... --::=-:::r:or.:::- -~ . . ·-- - - - -- ------ - ---- - - --- -- - --- --- ---· --- .. - . . . ·- ·- ··- . -· . ·· - . . .. . . . . Mr. J. Ed~ar Haover, Director, ~ - -- • w _ - - .: ~ :. z •• ~ · ..:- -- ~ ·- .. , ""·· Dept. or Justice, ·--- · · -·-:-:---: ·· - ····-- - · - ~- -~:-- -. _:: -~ --··: .·· Federal Bureau o~ Investigatio~, .- ·: .:.__::·_.--· ... : . -··-· . . : .. S Washington, 25, D. C• . · . . ·- _ . :. --.--: .. · -· ~ -. u. s. _..=··----· .,..-.., ..: ;. :- ~,_ ~ .,~ ~~~-- .._ -··-·.- :.~· -···- We have some documented material regarding Walter · Reuther, but would . appreciate receiving ~rom ~ou such material as 70u ~ght have to support our position, or a reference to material whiCh we might obtain to support our position. We are taking this stand in the interest ot the work ot our Church and to rurther the teaChing or Jesus Christ. Sincerely in the Interest ALL INFORMAT: ~:: CO:·T;INEO' ! HEREIN I l,j ·i~LASSIAEU DAT~f-IC-L.1~- 4 . ; .. •.. . MAY 5 ,.,.,:;4 ·
  • 158. ·' - -- -·- ·- - . _..:.:. ·-- -- --- - - ~ · ---- --~ __ _-.a._.., · - - ·- .-- -- . -- --- - --- • -- --"-"---- - '·- - - - -·- -· . - ------ -- --·· -· - - - . . .. . ..: ---==-- - ~=- -==-~--:.:.::..=- ~--====-~~--==- """:"'-=.=~-- ~.;::;_...-=-.:....~ =-==-- . -~ ·----=-....-:..: :..~-- --- .:.:. ': -~- ·:::;;:_-_--;-____ _...= .. • .:'---· -· -. . .. .-- .. . . . . . -·.• • - • • "!~ c.-: . . . ~1 . -· . . ·-. - -. -------- -·· -- -- --- ..·-- ·- - - --- - - ·· - --·--·- .. ----------- ·---- -· ··. -- · . .• - - -~ - - .. .- ----==...--.-:.:.~ -- - -- - --:-:---.:---· ...- :·--:- --- -· -- . - . . -·'· - - -- - - . - --=- -~- ·-·- -- - !...:~.a::::::::=:-- - -- .. . . Dear Brethren: . . ·- · - -- - The enclosed :Resolution·is eent in an effort to apprise our Church Counci,l when it was invited to ·- ···- - ·- - - - · - --·· ··· -· We recogilize it would be neither fair, no:: reasonable, to expect Pastors, Church Council members, and our lay people to keep up to date on all the efforts to "infiltrate" and "propagandize" our youth and church members, as we normally expect -the Federal or State security and investigating agencies to fulfil this responsibility. But, when it comes to our attention thQt persons, who have "denied God" and have indicated their desire to "Carry on the fight for a Soviet America", are openly invited and welcomed to bring this philosophy to our young people, it then certainly is time that we ~:, :~stians 1 ,, Christians bave defi.Jiite responsibilities and our purpose is to makt:! r~ known to al.l people. Today, more than ever before, we are ~enged to witness in a very firm and open manner, particularly, against the encroachment of Communism and its atheistic philosophy. !his letter is written in the sincere hope that you too will be concerned enough mout this problem to let your voice be heard · to those in our Church, who were responsible ·for this invitation to a man such as Walter P. Reuther, and ask them to deny hiiQ this privelege. Documented information is contained in the two instruments referred to in the Besolution. In Furtherance .. . ---=-:- -......----.-. -~ . - - - - - -- - - -·- .. ·. _ -- . .
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