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Resolution Condemning Attack Upon Past Commander
Philip C. Jessup Adopted at a Regular Meeting of Utica
Post #229 American Legion, Held on April 6th, 1950:

Whereas, Utica Post #229 American Legion is proud to
number among the list of its Past Commanders a distin-
guished comrade, friend, and charter member. Ambas-
sador Philip C. Jessup, whose record of patriotic devotion
and continued helpfulness to our Country over a period
of many years is a source of great satisfaction, pride and
distinction to Utica Post and to its entire membership ; and

Whereas, the sterling character, splendid reputation,
and unquestionable loyalty and patriotism of Past Com-
mander Philip C. Jessup, both privately and in his public
capacity as U. S. Ambassador-at-Large, have recently been
subjected to scurrilous, unprincipled, and wholly unjusti-
fiable attack by one Joseph McCarthy, who in .so doing has
sullied the office of U. S. Senator which he presently holds.

Now therefore, be it resolved that Utica Post #229
American Legion and its entire membership shall ami do
strongly resent, condemn and decry the unprincipled, un-
justified, unsportsmanlike, un-American and intolerable
conduct of Senator Joseph McCarthy in his wanton attempt

June 72, J 950


without proof or reason to smear and destroy the good
reputation and high standing of so devoted and patriotic
a citizen as our esteemed and valued friend and comrade,
the llouuralile Philip O. Jessup, U.S. Ambasasdor-at-
Large : and be it further

Resolved, that Utica Post #229 American Legion and its
members in meeting duly assembled feel privileged at tliis
time to reatfirm their continued trust and confidence in,
their esteem and devotion to, and their lasting friendship
for a distinguished public servant, a loyal patriot, and a
great citiaen, the Hon. I'hilip C. Jessup, a I'ast Commander
of this Post ; and be it further

Rcnolvcd that this resolution be inscribed upon the Min-
utes of this meeting, that a copy thereof be delivered to
our comrade. Ambassador Jessup; that a second copy be
delivered to the public press ; and that a third copy be
mailed to Senator McCarthy with the admonition that
his reckless and despicable conduct in this instance cannot
be condoned by any right thinking American and should
never be repeated if he hopes to retain a shred of public

FoUincing ix the t(\rt (if Scerrtdri/ of l^fatc Dvnn Ache-
son's letter of January M, 19ii0, to tfi-e President:

The Department of State received with concern and
dismay the report that the House of Representatives had
rejected the Korea Aid Bill of 1949 by a vote of 19,3 to 191.
This action, if not quickly repaired, will have the most
far-reaching adverse effects upon our foreign policy, not
only in Korea but in many other areas of the world. It
has been fundamental to our policy that in those areas
where a reasonable amount of American aid can make
tlie difference between the maintenance of national inde-
pendence and its collapse under totalitarian pressure, we
should extend such aid within a prudent assessment of
our capabilities. The American people understand this
IMjlicy and have supported our extending aid in such cir-
cumstances: the success of such aid is a matter of public

Tlie Republic of Korea owes its existence in large meas-
ure to the United States, which freed the country from
Japanese control. The ix'oples of the Republic of Korea,
the other peoples of Asia, and the members of the Uniteri
Nations under whose ob.servation a government of the
Ri'piihlic was freely elected, alike look to our conduct in
Kiirea as a measure of the seriousness of our concern with
the freedom and welfare of peoples maintaining their
indeiiendence in the face of great obstacles. We have nut
only given the Republic of Korea independence; since then
we have provided the economic, military, technical, and
other assistance necessary to its continued existence. Of
the current program of econotnic assistance we are extend-
ing to Korea, half was i)rovided by the Congr(>ss during
the previous session. The witldiolding '

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