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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, January l , 1'975

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, January 12, 1975

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
LUTHER'
ALLIO ThNlcklt Its efc
,w a
llngers on aBocalamil
By CHERYL PILATE American citizens doesn't sur- of being my brother." behind the United Farm Work-
T NW r h 2 e prise me at all. It just con- ers and a Boycott Gallo sticker
s e oo A firms what I thought before." I)0TH MARGARET AND her is plastered across the front
since the case of former Air door of the Fishman home. Ac-
Force reservist Milo Radulo- husband Al have a long crigt l hi oiia r
"vichignited a rash of anti-Mc- R1ADULOVICH, A 26-year-old history of political involvement cording to Al, their political or-
Carthy sentiment and helped University senior . at the which encompasses nearly ev- ientation is essentially the same
bring the curtain down on the time of the investigation, was ery left-wing cause of the last now as it Ws 20 years ago.
"red-scare" era. Although Ra-: accused of maintaining a "close three decades. It is something "We were not involved in social-
dulovich was eventually exon and continuing" relationship which they are neither boastful r
erated of charges that he con with Margaret and his father, nor defensive about, but rather
stituted a security risk, his both of whom were alleged to be matter-of-fact. "We've had a "The M cCarthy E
SundaJ an . 12th family still feels the effects of Communist sympathizers. Given consistent pattern of involve-
S!7" w' suspicion and innuendo that the option of resigning from the ment, it hasn't been dramatic lot of emotion in
permeated the early Fifties. Air Force or disavowing his or flashy, but we've been i-
"In this country, the danger family, he chose to do neither volved with almost every politi- of time ome
ances A re of oppression has always come and instead hired a lawyer. Al- cal campaign and cause," said
516 E. LIBERTY from the right," commented though Radulovich's patriotism Margaret, a dark-haired wom- Crawled into the
Margaret Fishman, Radulo- was never in doubt and his fath- an with a relaxed, pleasant
3 SHOWS ADM. $2.50 vich's sister, during an inter- er fiercely denied the charges, face. others went to a
view in her Detroit home. Margaret refused to say any- The Fishman's two children,
_---"For years I have felt that my thing. Marcia and Dan, attend the Uni- pressuresome p
! phone has been tapped. And "It was my feeling then, and versity and both recently re-
Subscribe to T he D a i lv now, all this stuff coming about it's my feeling now, that no- signed from the Student Gov- their stea fastne
the CIA violating the rights of body can make me discuss my ernment Council where they
politics,' she commented with were among the last remaining >,.:^>," / "Y .^:.f
--' - anemphatic nod. "My political liberals. ist or communist groups at that
eliefs are irrelevant as far as "Some new leftists don't real- time, but they were labeled as
my brother is concerned. It's ly understand why many of us such," he explains. "Back then,
well known that I'm involved who lived through the red-scare almost every left-wing activity
with leftist causes, but that has era don't really want to discuss from labor to civil rights could
nothing to do with Milo." Flip- whether we're communists or be interpreted as pro-Commu-
ping through a large scrapbook not, but you have to remember nist."
stuffed with yellowed newspaper that the question of membership
lippings, she pulls out a state- in the communist party was!URNING BACK and fort
ment which she released to the what opened up that whole Pan- TURNIy BC and foth
JSPpress at the onset of the m- dora's box," Al added. "The slowly in his swivel chair,
vestigation. "This explains it government used it to divide, Al pauses while trying to e-
u. We all have the right to confuse, and terrorize all peoh.e
believe what we want to believe ple with left-wing tendencies." during the period following
and my brother was guilty only I The entire family has rallied Milo's trial. "It started with
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Hudson Motor Co. firing me
during the investigation. After
that, I lost three more jobs
within a six month period, and
each time, there was no explan-
ation," he commented. "I'm
sure there was a blacklist, but
I couldn't prove it. Each com-
pany had a 90 day probation-
ary period when you couldn't be
protected by the union and they
used that time to investigate
you."
Although the charges against
Radulovich were fully cleared
following widespread publicity
of his case, including an Ed-
ward R. Murrow documentary,
the suspicion surrounding Mar-
garet and Al was never fully
dispelled.
era compressed a
ito a short period
aople broke, some
wnncrwnrk and

er bought the government's
anti-Communist line, and be-
cause of that, we will always
be outcasts. When our friend
was denied AEC clearance, I
can't say I was really surpris-
ed. The government will always
have our name on the record."
Al, a slender man with salt
and pepper hair and a dark
mustache, echoes his wife's sen-
timents. "Like a friend of
mine said, all of our paranoid
political suspicions have come
true. Nothing really shocks us
anymore."'
Although both Margaret and
Al have secure jobs, they are
still somewhat reticent to dis-
cuss their political activism
when their comments are in-
tended for publictrecord. "If
that's paranoia, then I guess
we're still a little paranoid,"
remarked Margaret. "Actually,
I think it is healthy to be a lit-
tle paranoid. I don't fear losing
my job, but you never know
what might happen.-

r
F
s,

vva VVnNEITHER MARGARET NOR
nalysts. But under 1 ^N 1 harbor any anger or re-
sentment as a result of Milo's
eop le maintained and their subsequent experi-
ences. They are instead philo-
Ssophical and believe that the
Fifties helped to strengthen
k,%N55%g.s; ,:.:.:.:ay rather than undermine them.
"Sure we went through a cer-
Today, Radulovich is a me- tain tension back then,but you
teorologist for the National either crack or you learn from
Weather Bureau in California it. I think both of our kids are
and except for occasional in- richer for what we went
terviews with the local Sacra- through. They're very proud of
mento newspaper, he lives a their uncle," she said.
quiet life. The Fishmans have For Al, the demise of Mc-
a relatively stable life also. Carthyism, which came soon af-
Margaret works in an attorney's ter the Radulovich case, re-
office and Al is a computer affirmed to him the strength of
systems analyst for the city of the American people because of
Detroit. But, every once in a the way they "resisted the
while, something crops up to growing tide of fascism."
remind them that the allega- "The McCarthy era com-
tions against them during the pressed a lot of emotion into a
McCarthy era will never be to- short period of time. Some peo-
tally forgotten. ple broke, some crawled into
Margaret, seemingly resigned the woodwork and other went to
rather than bitter, explained analysts. But under pressure,
how a friend of the family was some people maintained their
denied clearance by the Atomic steadfastness," he said.
Energy Commission because of
his close relationship with the Cheryl Pilate is a staff re-
Fishmans. "Al and I have nev- porter for the Daily.
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