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Table 2 Interrogatory Questions

From: A glance into how the cold war and governmental loyalty investigations came to affect a leading U.S. radiation geneticist: Lewis J. Stadler’s nightmare

1 It has been reliably reported that the “Daily Worker” and the “Worker” have been received in your home. Do you now subscribe to or regularly read, or have you ever subscribed to or regularly read, either of these publications? If so, please state the period during which you subscribed to or regularly read them, and the reason for your interest in them.
2 It has been reliably reported that a letter postmarked July 28, 1944, at Columbia, Missouri, bearing your name and return address, was received at Communist Party Headquarters, St. Louis, Missouri. Did you write or send this letter? If so, please advise its nature and the reason for your communication with the Communist Party.
3 If you did not personally write or send the letter mentioned above, can you account for or explain it?
4 In 1943, your name appeared on a letterhead of the National Committee of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee as a sponsor. Please state whether you have ever been a member of this organization, and, if so, the dates of membership, the extent of your activity, and the reasons for your interest therein.
5 Have you ever been a member of the United Spanish Aid Committee? If so, please state the dates of your membership and the extent of your activity in this organization.
6 Have you ever been a member of the Communist Political Association? If so, please state the dates of your membership.
7 Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? If so, please state the dates of your membership
8 Are you now a member of the Communist Party? If so, please state the date your membership began.
9 Have you ever attended meetings of the Communist Political Association or the Communist Party, or meetings which also were attended by persons known or believed by you to be Communists? If so, please give particulars, including the dates, locations, and purposes of the meetings, and by whom the meetings were sponsored.
10 Have you ever advocated the overthrow of the United States Government by unconstitutional means, or have you ever been a member of an organization that so advocated? If so, please furnish particulars.
11 Have you ever made any payment in the form of dues, fees, assessments, contribution, or otherwise, to the Communist Party, the Communist Political Association, or their affiliates? If so, please furnish particulars, including names of the organizations, dates and amounts of the contributions, and reasons for such contributions.
12 Have you ever been a member of any organization that has been designated by the Attorney General as within the purview of Executive Order 9835? (For listing of these organizations, see Title 8, Paragraph 2398, Administrative Regulations.) If so, please name the organizations and state the dates of your membership and the extent of your activity therein.
13 If you are now a member of any such organization, please name the organization and state your intention with respect to continuing such membership, in view of the fact that it has now been called to your attention that the organization has been cited by the Attorney General.
14 It has been reported that your name appeared on a list of members of the Executive Committee of the American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom; that your name was listed on a letterhead of the Lincoln’s Birthday Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom as a member of the National Committee of that organization; and that your name has been listed as a sponsor of the American Committee to Save Refugees and also as a sponsor of the National Program and Action Conference of Scientists, Science Division, Progressive Citizens of America. Please let us have any comments you may care to make concerning your membership in, affiliation with, or participation in the activities of these organizations. Also, please state your understanding of the objectives of each of these organizations.
15 It has been reliably reported that in 1944, at a meeting of the Communist Political Association in St. Louis, Missouri, your wife’s name was mentioned for indoctrination as a possible recruit for the Communist Political Association. Is your wife now or has she ever been a member of the Communist Political Association or the Communist Party?
16 If your sife [wife] was or is a member, what is your attitude with respect to her membership?
17 If she has never been a member, can you account for her name having been considered in the manner indicated?
18 Please give in your own words any amplification of your answers to the foregoing questions that will explain or tend to explain your answers, or particularly if your answers are in the negative, any implications in either the questions or the answers that you feel warrant explanation.