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Calendar of Events
Federal Loyalty-Security Program Forum
Charter Commission
Honolulu Jail
Citizens Charter Committee
October is Coffee Time
Membership (Mrs. Robert Zurback)
Twenty-Third National Convention

Federal Loyalty-Security Program Forum

Is the American security system adequate? Does it safeguard our basic traditions of individual justice and fair play?

To provide members with a fresh look into our governmental security operations - to enable them to better evaluate the program - the League of Women Voters of Honolulu is sponsoring a public forum on the subject. This will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, in the Women's Building of Central Union Church.

The forum will feature as the principal speaker Garner Anthony, prominent member of the Hawaii bar and former Attorney General, whose concern for civil liberties is well known. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and has just returned from the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association in New York and London.

Mr. Anthony will present findings contained in the Report of the Bar Association of the City of New York on its study of the Federal Loyalty-Security Program, as well as review recent U. S. Supreme Court decisions that have provoked much comment.

Giving background information will be William T. Atkinson, manager of the U.S. Civil Service Commission in Hawaii, who will discuss the Federal Employees' Program, and Lt. Cmdr. R. A. Mattila, security officer for the Coast Guard, covering the Port Security Program. Each will speak for 10 minutes and will not be available for questions from the floor.

The film, "Kill Only the Ivy", will depict what's being done in the industrial field. This 28 minute 16 mm. black and white film, released only this spring as part of the Freedom Agenda, was produced by The Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, a research and educational fund of the League of Women Voters of the U. S.

Louis B. Blissard, U. S. Attorney for Hawaii, will preside as moderator during the discussion period.

Inasmuch as this forum is designed as the basis for unit discussions to be held later this month - and eventually League consensus on national agenda item I -members are urged to attend and bring their friends. Mrs. G. W. Pressey is chairman of the committee that has been working on this item and planned the September 18 meeting.

As advance preparation be sure to read the July issue of LWV VOTER which summarizes the Security Commission Report - just off the press.

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