Velde States He May Investigate Churches
Chairman Harold Velde (R-III) of the House Un-American Activities Committee, disclosed last night that his group may investigate alleged communist influences in churches, but not in the near future. The committee has its hands full at present looking into other phases of communism.
Velde indicated that the committed is now probing for communism in colleges and universities "for the benefit of the colleges themselves and the people; we would be doing the same thing in relation to churches."
"The investigation would be in the field of individuals rather than the churches themselves," he added, indicating that the committee may also investigate organizations affiliated with some churches.