1939-12-14 00:00:00

Nazi liner Columbus hastily leaves Vera Cruz, Mexico. [This ship figures as the Cristoforus in Rivera’s third HOY article (1.13.40). There are allegations about the real use of thei ship. Like many other Nazis ships at sea, it is trying to find its way home after the war suddenly commenced September 1, 1939.]

1939-12-13 00:00:00

“...Other members of the committee had no idea of Dies’ plan to examine Trotsky and Mexican painter Diego Rivera until he broke into the headlines with it--without committee approval..”  (SF Chron, 12.14.39, p. 17)

1939-12-09 00:00:00

FBI translation of article,“Diego Rivera Tells the Dies Committee Who the Agents of the 'Checa' in Mexico are.”                                

Editorial “Trotsky at Every Opera House” [Advocates Dies holding hearing in every town with Trotsky, charging a small entrance fee and thus fund the Committee.]

Editorial “Original Expropriation Not Paid For” [Montezuma’s heirs have been waiting for 350 years for reimbursement, so American owners of recently expropriated properties shouldn’t get their hopes up.]  (SF Chron, Ed. Page, p.10)