Today in 1953: A national controversy rages over the refusal of Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy to dismiss J.B. Matthews, who directs the staff of the Senate Investigating Subcommittee.
Matthews has charged that (quote) “The largest single group supporting the Communist apparatus in the United States today is composed of Protestant clergymen.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is First Monday, First Person: A Memoir Writer’s Monthly Salon. Share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. No advanced registration is required. Facilitated by Sarah White, this free workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Friends of the Goodman South Madison Library. This is tonight from 6pm to 7:45pm at Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 South Park Street. For more info, call Sarah at 347-7329.
Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Madison Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Join the One Big Union and find out how you can kick the boss off your back! This is at 6:30pm at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info, call 255-1800.
Also tonight is “Walk with a Doc.” Enjoy a summer walk with UW surgeon Dr. Lee Faucher as he discusses burns and burn care. This is at 6pm. Meet at the Tenney Park Beach, 1330 Sherman Avenue. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.