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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 1, No. 5, May 1950
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Transcript Sec.34.66 P.L.&R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 1665 Fort Worth, Texa1 THE SouTHERN CoNSERVATIVE -To plead for a return of Constitutionnl Government- Vol. 1 Fort Worth, Texas, May, 1950 No. S Attitude Of Committee National Encourages Officials Betrayal Toward Senate Investigating Of Go v e r n m e n t Secrets Texas Panhandle Sends A ~i~~.~:~b~;c~n~!~:~~c~rs~~n~~~; Republican To Congress ~i~~ict~ .~~~h;~~:~~: .. lyc~~f~·~~o~~~ For the first time in twenty.four gene Worley. years, a Republican has been elected Thorough disapproval of the peo· to represent a congressional district pie in the Panhandle with the Truman in Texas. policies of government is given by The result was a victory for coati· the new con~ressma_n as the principal tion forces which are more and more reason for hts election. becom~ng recognized as the f!ledium Regardless of the cause of it, many b~ whtch the country may ul~tm~tely sincere Texans are earnestly hoping Witness a return to Constitutional that it may prove the first step toward government. a two·party system fO\" the Lone Star Democrats in great numbers voted State. Florida Voters Start Trend Back rd Constitutional Government Any Disloyal Employee Probably Feels Assurance of Protection ~egardless of whether or not Senator McCarthy's charges that Com· mumsts ar~ on the payroll of the State Department can be proved. it IS ~~e::r t~!~~\~~~~J~ have been much wiser if the current investigation had The strong defense made of such characters and the vigorous protest put up by the president, the secretary of State and other high officials agai~st disturbing then:t even if they are operating within the government servtce, has ~o doubt _gtven_t~~se subversives a feeling of security and free· dom to contmue thetr achvthes unmolested, which they could not have had before the investigation was initiated. . Where they might have been doubtful and appre-hensive before of bemg able to hold their positions while betraying their country by giving: government secrets to its enemies, they now prubably feel that they can proceed without hindrance, in view of official defense and even deriial of their existence. Any way, what would it profit us to remov.e a few pi..nk punks from t~"~ State Department so long as the government Itself contmues to be admm· istered by a man who publicly demonstrates his esteem for the Commies by openly denouncing any attempt to expose them as a "red herring"? arou~:~W~!~~ ;:;r~;~~~v~~: i~::~~~:,0bo~~o;fe:e!~~~;nt~~~';i~~:~r::;r:; and ~~~~hn~s~'gg~n9eifni~~:; p~~~/~~i ,~~~reli~~e b~~;et~;~o·~ai~f ~~~~~~: members of both Houses of Congress to vote for his "must" legislation. one ment leaves off and the other begins? of his most servile and spineless flunkeys was the goose-stepping Claude A close examination of the objectives of Stalin and those of Truman Pepper of Florida. will rev~al to ahy intelligent and observant student of government that Elected by the voters of that great State to represent them in the there is very little difference between the political ideologies of the two United States Senate and, in such capacity, to perform in accordance with ~i~~e~~at the distinction is only in methods of procedure and not in prin· the Constitution which set up three separate and distinct branches o.f gov· ernment, each to act as a check on the other, Pepper was one of the ftr~t ~o Regardless of what name it goes by, the only way that radicalism can renounce his sworn duty to his constituents and become one of the admtms· ~~e e#~i::a\eio~eo:~~~~t~~~t~o~~~!r-1-~~~na~~~:~i~~r!i}o~t~~r b~r~~~~dso~~ tration's Mortimer Snerds. of office lock. stock and barrel, the ship of state thoroughly fumigated, and Last week the people of Florida by an overwhelming vote retired the good sound-thinking Americans placed on deck. Senator to private life and named George Smathers, World War U Marine A good way to start this disinfecting job is at the ballot box in the Fall veteran, to succeed him. elections when several Senators and Congressmen whose lack of allegiance In no uncertain terms they told the New Deal puppet to take a long to American principles and our form of government is responsible for the walk on a short pier or, in other words, to "get lost." congregation of Reds in Washington, come up for reelection. A large slice of the CIO million dollar slush fund was alleged to have As for the Senate Investigating Committee, it was rigged from the been spent in the Florida campaign principally in rounding up Negroes in start and the few unbiased and sincere members on it never had a factory various sections of the State whom a Supreme Court "social decision" some . girl's chance of developing the truth about whether or not we were paying time ago gave the right to participate in white Democratic primaries. This government employes taxpayers' money to sell us out to Communist spies. vote is generally supposed to have gone to Pepper. Evidence df this may be found in the fact that it took eleven years to Friends of the Southern Conservative in a certain section of Florida dislodge Alger Hiss from the government payroll and even then he quit of where large numbers of the March and April editions of the paper were his own accord and was indicted only because of the persistence of a cour~ ~~~u~aat:~~v:,r0:~~1k=~~~~:i~o s~e~eu:r~~~: f:: ~~~:~:t" v~~:o~;7!a~~~it~~~i ~~~~r~n c~~;~e~i~~~~~~~~s?alifornia who refused to be intimidated by op· morality in that State, we can't honestly feel that we are entitled to do so. The appointment of the Chairman of the Senate Investigating Com· The people of the several States, and especially those in the South, ~~t~~e,~~~ha ~~~~~ft~~ d1~m~~:!~~V0~11b~atshe~ v!~i~~~~~~~l~nw~tpi~n~h~~~~.h~~: don't take kindly to outside suggestions, or at least are not influenced by some conditions prevailing in any department. them and have demonstrated this by giving the CIO a nice big slap in the Of all available men in the Senate who might have been expected to face every time it has interfered in a State election. conduct a thorough and vigorous investigation and make an honest attempt So, while it would give us great joy to think that we influenced even to either prove or disprove Senator McCarthy's charges to the satisfaction one vote in the right direction, we do not feel that we did. We were glad of the taxpayers, the appointment went to a son·in·law of "Mission to Mos· to send any number of papers to parties requesting them, but it was the cow" Davies whose book indicated where he stood on Communism, and a eitizens of Florida, themselves, who finally realized what the score was and partner of the chairman of the so-called Loyalty Board whose duly was to came to bat. pass on those suspected of being disloyal. Our remarks about the Florida ex·Senator were all directed against his chair'!~~e 0\h\~~n S~~~~t~ ~~~~s~fia~f~~ec~o~~istl~~i.l~to~e~~~i~~~e~r;!~e~rl;hi~ official acts, of course, and were not intended as personal. As an individual, from being regarded as an impartial body and the half·hearted perform· he may be a gentleman and a scholar, but as a statesman discharging the ance of the chairman in going about the job does not add to his stature as Constitutional responsibilities of an elected official, he was a good adagio an unbiased and open·minded investigator. dancer. All of which proves what a foolish and utterly futile gesture it is to The State of Florida is well rid of him and we hope that the people try to remove a Communist here and there from the set·up of an admin· of other States do as good a job of mowing down "New Deal" and "Fair i~tration whose policies, together :with those of the preceding administra· Deal" lawmakers as fast as they stick their neck out for re·election as the ~~~isa~e i~e~h?sn~~~~t~~r at~3 ~~t~~~~~~ai~o g~~=tee~: ~~~o~~~ee;mofo?~~; l)eo.»le in the Ever,alades State have just done. national life. Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1950 LEWIS EVALUATES ~~~~ER:u~· ~0YrfE WILL !~~ ~g~Mc~~~~~s We A sk the Blind ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF U.N. GOVERNOR OF OKLAHOMA HOLDING MEMBERS To Lead the Blind ON JTS f)fJH ANNIVERSARY Former United States District Attorney, American Communi~t P_arty official~ a_n- ~t the head_ of lhe Governm_ent ~f the . . . Herbert K. Hyde of Oklahoma City has nounced recently that then_ ~em~ershJp m Umted St~tes JS a man_ who failed m the On Apnl lwenty-f1f~h, _the f1fth announced as a candidate for Governor of the United Sta'es is d('clmmg and that on~y _busmess en_tcrpnse he c~nduct~d. anniversary of the orgamzalwn called the Sooner State on the Republican ticket their party organization 1s !Jad\y shaken. This_ Il> no reflection on the pe•sonal m· the United Nations was noted, but not which caused the Oklahoma City Times to tegnty of Harry Truman, as m~ny a~- celehratcd, by the American people. predict the first real contest of a Republi- other ~an has taken bankruptcy. m buSI· On that date the great radio com- can for governor of that State in twenty fmlure: But the fact ~-emams that, menlator, Fulton Lewis, Jr., with his years. one f:ulure and ~o b~~mess success, characteristic habit of ripping away . . he yet to prov_e h1s ab1llty to cond~ct all pretense, brushing aside subtle Hyde made the r~ce agamst Josh Lee m All of which means c:..ar:tly nothing and any enterpnse. H1s condu~t of the Im-political propaganda and working his 1936 when he recc1ved a total of 229,004 \\hich is actually wonying: commumst portant busmess of the Um_ted_ States has \\ay stta1ght down to the cold ba1e votes I Patty lcHt rs not at all been on exactly the pnnc1plc whrch facts of the subject, chscussed there Hyde ts \\ell kno\\n m Republican cncles The Amencan people ha"e nothmg to brought h1m mercantile fat lure- ~~et ex-r~~~ ~~ t~l~ ~1~f~ \~~~:~~~~:tJ~~ b~0~1J of Oklahoma and the natiOn fear from card holdmg Communrsts m thiS ~~::onlnof p;,:ea~~t, b~~~~s:xr~~setak~~n ~~: tast -country 1 speed!lymtothebankruptcycomtlnna- Ml Le~\IS, we repr~duce hiS remaJ ks WITH SOUND VIEWS derelicts who have no s~~~:~:d,~x~~: ~~~e mto rum W th the spectal permiSSIOn of WOMAN LECTURER I They are a bunch of hums and human honal busmess, 1t takes you eventually on :!la~e~nca,~:~h~ It mrght be \\Cll to SPEAKS IN HOUSTON :~~~~~~:: 1 ~n ~~~c~o~~t~~al hfe of the natron wh~ e~:e~on~~s t~ts:~e~~~;~~~~ne~~ :~; ol.lherve that today is an anniversary Dr. Rut_h Alexander, newspaper columnist The real assets of the Communist Party cessfully, presidential ineptitude \\-·ould be -the fifth anniversary of the opening and lecturer, refreshing contrast to some here are to be found in lhe groups of so- of less concern. Congress itself would in S:ln Francisco of the world con- of the r_adical females engaged in the sam: called ' 'liberals"' who will squeal lik~ a stop prejudicial policies cold. But Congress _ fcrence at which was organized the occupation. spoke to a large group of bus1- stuck pig if they are Ct~11ed Commumsts numbers few men who have not made United Kations Organization, to safe- ness men in Houston recenUy and gave a by name but who operate in the interest of politics their career. 0! those who do not guard and forev£'r preserve the world timely warnnig. Soviet theories of ~over·nm(•nt. fall in that category, most have been sue-peace mtd comity which, at the time, on the verge This includes both ma!P. and female col- cessful . in the professions rather tht~n in 1\e \rere just in the final stages of because the umnists and commentators who always ad- enterpnse. ~.~-~li~~tl~-ooked very glamorous and of Socialism. vocate the election of le~t-wing member~ ~f It would be interesting to know how promisingr then. The nussians still "If the -~~~er-ican people ha~ _the intel· ~~:;t~~s~e~~-~l ~~~~r~~e~~ :~·=i~~ss~o~-ch~:;~'! ~:~i !:~ ~:ennc::s t~~e:;e~~~:~st~~~~~~ wanted things of us, and were going Iec~ual curr?~lty to che~k the 011gms of the and medicine and all the other Comm~mstiC of business should be a prime requisite :~:~~~~h t~::;h_m:,~;~n~lg~r ~;ii;sg o~o~~: varwus po!Jtrcal th~ones _thrown at the~; proposals introduced in this country m the ha\'e ever conducted a business success- St.,tc llcpm·tmcnt- h"';ng •·etm·ned ~~~y A~,~~~'t:d;;'st~~c~ then· p•·esent State ea;:',,:;·;~::udes poHticians in h;gh places ~~~~~o~%:,~:."1';,;;:;u~~dh~h~cp;,~~::::~~: ~~~~~~r; ~:w \\.:~oncl:i~fb~~~:~~e~r~: t~,:~~~i She suggested as a remedy that the from the White House down who have seiz- the RFC, the Interstate Commerce ~om· President Roose1·elt-was running the American people must organize, beeome ed on these proposals as a medium of get- mission, the National Labor Relah_ons san Fnmci~co show. At Yalta, all pre- class conscious and use money in the ting votes an~ takes i~ leaders . in the Board, the Communications CommissiOn, \·ious promises of faith to the Chinese current cold war various profP.Sf'iiOOS, even mcluding, m some to name a few. ~~-~~-~al~~~erb~:,~:r;;:;t:t se~1~t a;:::. sib~~ef~;s:~: !~~;e~~~~~~e ~~i~:a:-~;i:~fso;: ~:::· h~~~er:in~~~Yth:h:~r~nin~~~~;;s~a!: re!~~n wse~:~;~t,0fmt:'<~::~0~mi!~o;~~~~i !~ ~:~i~Ita ht:d ~~:e~o:~~c::~t/e~~;g w:~! These g~oups are: . . ;~~~n:l~~! ~~i~te!~e c:~~:~~io:tt:~u~v~~-: ~::c~~~~ic~-:r:i~~ke;;· :~e~t:a~ndbu~7n;:: \"f'l"Y palsy-walsy with the Russians, Orgam;wd labor, pohhcal bosses, occu- they are headed or what Jt all means, Dependent on it in addition to the govern-- \llld(•r the friendly aef(is o£ Mr. Alger pational groups such as farmers who give ment are the profess ions whose contribu· ~~:~d ~:::r~: i~~e :~d!h;ag~:~~~~~1~::;a~ ;:~~ks~'o pressure groups and "penthouse ~i1~0':~ct~::e::~ ::~~~geis or"~t00~i:e~ut l~~ f'it•s of the world .. Mr. Truman and Mr. S!nlin lwd goOen along beautifully in their meeting in Potsdam and it\\·as all \ery cute, because both Mr. Truman andJ\lr.Stalinsogrea!lyenjOyedthe musical programs. presented for· their entertainment while they were there. '"There were a few who were skep­tical, but to express thatskcpticism was to prove oneself a \"ulgarian and a bumt>kin ''And .!iO it was formed, the United Nations Organization, and has operated forfi'"eyears,safeguardingthepeace, the security, the freedom of the liberated nations of the world, and in­suring their perpetual right to and tenure of the freedom to be democ­racies- nations where free men and women !(O\"ern themselves. ''Somehow, as of now, there is tragic irony in these retrospects. Under that safeguardinF!,onenation nfter :mother hasbcen gobbledupbythevillainous g:mgsters of Moscow. Half of Europe, most of Asia, is shackled with the chainsofadictatorshipasruthless,as bigotled. as cruel, as Godless and de­praved, and far more bloody than the dictatorships of Hitle1·and l\Jussilini had eve1· bee-n. in their worst days.· Rcligiousintole-ranceandpersecution i~ now dircctE'd at all faiths-Catholic, Protestant and Jewish alike. A mad, power crated, totally unprincipled and nnti-God stalks the world and O\·er C\"f."rynationthatisnotalreadyca:p­live, hangs the ominous shadow of the hammer and sickle '·And the United Nations Organiza­tion, !ladlyenough. has never so much as laid a pebble b:liTier in the path of the conquest. On the contrary, in look­ingbnck. ifithnsscr\"edanypurpose Rtall,theresultshavebcentohelp Russia in what Rus~ia has done. The nations which might ha\"e taken in­dividualaction, orel·eneolle-ctiveac­lion. cannotdoso,be-causesuchaction fssupposedtobethesoleprovinceof the Unit£'d Nations Organization. But the Hto power, which we agreed to at San Francisco when Mr. Hiss was nm- Other points indudcd in D1·. Alexander's remarks were: That in the public interest business h•~;;:.~Fd ;,~; ,r,~~;np;~~~h h:: ~~e::~ ~~!~~£';~:1~t,;,~ ~~~;","~~~t~:~;.:e.~; ~~;;~::;;;.~·~~t·.:t::~::!:l::;;;"::::,~ 111 I un er 1e zans regime ence has shown, too, that the pendulum pe~~~:~~s~~~e~~~::es the f1t and CatHtahsm Former CongressAmor:a ~~~u:~~-i~!~~:ti~: ~~~ 0~~~~;aye~;~o;~i:~ Dies May Run ga1n tion. Aesop put it as killing the goose ot;;.,L:e~:lle.': ~~~;; who plays God wtth Lu~~:::ho c:~~,~~:m~~;g;~~t~~ai~~:sn ~: ::~~ ~:"'k;~~~h~o~o":.e e~~~t 511~~5 :~~se;g;• We have crossed the Rubicon into Social- the House Committee on un-American Doubtless there is in present regula- Activities and whose attempts to expose lion of business by taxation and restr.ic-- 1----------ICommunists in the various departments tive drrection a minimum bf willful effort ning the show, makes it possible for Russia to block consideration of any of these cases, and even if they were consideredandadecisiontotakeaction were reached, there is no means of carryingoutorenforcingthedecision, because the Moscow mob have blocked the setting up of any international police force. ''There were some, back In those days ofl945,whodoubtedthatallthegleam­ingpredictionsaboutthefutureofthe United Nations Organization, were quiterealisticorpi'Rctical,inthelight ofprevioushistoryandpi·eviouscon-of government met the active opposition to destroy. But to the business iacing of Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a large destruction, it matters little whether gov~ gathering of East Texans at Beaumont ernment bears ill-will or is simply ignorant. recent.l~- . You would not ask a jury of the insane In h1s usual v1gor~us style,. the fo:mer to pass on sanity. But we think nothing ~~;:_r~=~:~~e:doe~:~dasl~v~~ :~~~~s; a~~~~:~~~ ~~-e~~us~~~~s:r~gu~:ti:enth:~dm:m~~kew:; pubhc, for allowrng Comm_um.sm to acquue have never understood t he basic principles su~~v= s~:~J~:~ol::~ t:~~ co,~~~;~ who of conducting enterprise successfully. crowded the Rose Room of the Hotel Beau· -Dallas Morning NewL mont where he spoke rose in a body andl---------­chee- red him ~t the close_ of his remarks. RED SYMPATHIZERS oi!:~:~:;:i~s s:~~~·~~~ ~nos~~~~sf!:a\~,h~~~ OPPOSE EX. PRESIDENT'S he refused to be a candidate for re-election PROPOSAL tnct and rclalions with the St~viet Gov- several years ago. . The suggeslion of ex-president Herbert ernment. The military kne\\·. and long It was he who la1d the groundwork_ for Hoo\·er that the present organization of had burned OHI' the fact, that the Rus- ~he p_resent excellent -~ork the Committee the Cnited ~'ations be scrapped and one sians were totally and completely un- rs d?1~g bu_t the ho~tilrty o( the Roosevelt set up in its place with the Communist roopf'rative, arrogant and untrust- a~mmistratro_n to hiS _:lttcmp':S to uncov~r countries left out, met with immediate op- ::t~:e a~·aor~r e:·~~e!~g:~:~n~sit!:;o~~~: allen agen~ m the \·ano~s offices, was said position from those who are always to be The diplomatic knew it too. But the at- ~~ath~:ere~l11~:~u~~gs~~n:':~r ;~-e::c~io~~:ent ~~u~~s d:!~~~;;~ and apologizing for Reds :~\l~deo;~:~i.._'~~i:n~~;n ~:la~n:ton~eo fi~On~ th:~:::~~:~~~a~eT~~~~~n~~r~l:~h:~t;;~: These consist o[ a group of men a~d damage ... "and he was an isolationist up against the efforts of a Senate Com- women whose queer idea of the way to nd and a trouble monger who dared sug- mittee to get at the truth of charges by this country of Communism is to adopt gest e-ven caution, ln the architecture Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin to the the principles of Communism and coddle of the San Francisco structure. , effect that the State Departme-nt is honey- the Commies along. "Is it true th :~t no harm could come combed with Communists. They include some female columnists of it? Is it true that no damage could If Mr. Dies should decide to make the and some "progressive Republicans'' in the be done? or isittruethatJoseph Stalin race for Cong1·ess again and should be State Depa11ment, as well as the usual had used it ns the protecting cloak elected, maybe he would be able to extend quota of '"Fair Deal' Democrats whose under which he has carried on the some assistance to Truman in identiiying political ideologies are so nearly identical ¥reatest and most extensive world con- Communists since the president seems com- with those pre,·ailing in the Soviet Re-- quest in history, without e\"er a worry pletely unable to tell the difference be- public, that a good American can"t tell thl about interference from anybody?" • tween a Red sympathizer and a red herring. difference. May, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3 THE HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR ~!~: •;.oocci::l:u:us:•~:::tli;:·x~~. B~~~~~o~~ THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE AND A LITTLE RED SHOAT ::r~~~~ t!:~ :~~~a::ou~~;~~~~isbem;~~~: i~~ mu~~ a~~;~v;~~~e ~~~~~ r~~t:~~~~e~~~~ The action of the Federal Housing ~~r~~t~:a~~:~efl~~~;~~ .v 1 cw and the lessons ~0~~;1~~f·0:iJ~;t~~~rth~p~~~a~·l~\~~~ ~~~~r~~t~~~~~ 1~ch ~a;~;~;~~nap;e~~ Englishman Tells of In the short pcnod or so years we which is called THE SOUTHERN to C~ngress to re-establ~sh rent co~- Rights for Robots ;;~:r~;~:~::~!~ea~~~~~ ~o;:~·i~~~a~~i::o ~:i~~ ~~~~~e~~4~1 ~~ea1t f~~c!ai;.~{u~~ i~~ trol tn order that he might hold hts trade, and endmg where all trade 11:. under constitutional government." ~~~·c:·c~in~~~ ~~il~fh~o~i~~~~~ 0~~~~ daysSii: :~:~:~:e::5~1:~~::s~:;~:c~::~s~: ~~~e~·~~~n!1.a~~ :~~~1~ ~~,~~~~.~m::~~~ ~:~i! .A1 1 1 destibmatbhle, rationa[IJdandM p0atr~· on the farm road to disaster ottc a Y Y e name o a . at~ Our fam;ly had an old. red S?W ~::a;n;e:t~~gw:~ i:lvei::~c:~ ae~~~:se;s ni: gove~n~~~~alth:~a~i,::~~er~n r~~~lti~:on~~~~~ !~~ b~!~~e~~~n~u~J!~~~i~l t~:tc~~pa~~~ :fhona~~~~~g\!~n1~r~y~~er~o~~tti~rr:r this coun~ry recently sent the following fi eld . .1 put at the top of the Jist the l~ss ~0~~~. ~~;~t~~~~t! ~~~sd f1 0 1: ~o~tatf~~·; pigs which ~ontaincd one more rnem· copy. of Ius speech to be read to the con- of the market.. We h~ve no such thmg to defray its expenses. Jt is worth ber than she had facilities for feed- ventiOn: th~t counts fo, . ~uch 10 England t~d.ay. more than donations. We suggest that ing. I regret tha~ I . am unabl.e t~. come in ;ex~~r:ngheas,b~o~~~~;~:tic~~Y~:~I'P~~:s. w~:~~an:. f~rh~~~~~ito;~.:aJfr~~~~f:i~;~~:;e~it~~ on;h~f ~~a~1t 1}~f! e:~~at:e~~~1Jimb~ :::o~~t f;:: n!~~~~·~:a~:d ::l:cc~~;ct~: 0~~ ~~~~~i~s.G:~~~·n;~t~c\~!s~uy1i~~~5fi~:~:r~~~~: zens intellectually sound. crowded away from the dinn~r table ly terms on which my government will al- stitu!ed force for willingness. Goodwill is W~ commefl:d it: It. is rational, ag· and the squeals which resulted would low me to travel. a thmg of the past. Price, properly the gres~Ive ~nd mspt_ratwnal. You can ~~~o~du~ou~t\f~ ~~~~=~ 0~n!il~~~!~ In the past I have always been able ~;~u~~y0:r :n~0~~~:~·.~;1i1~~gb=~~:;,nist~1:":w~~~ ~:!d1 ~t ~~u ~~~~ ~~~~b~gbl~11,eat~ri~ Ii'e~~ poured in a special trough to assuage to meet you ~n more or less equal terms. placed by. ~n off1C1al abstraction ~t'l'tved support It. his hunger. I could, for mstance, at my own expense at for pohttcal rathe~ ~han econom1c rea- -The Tulsa (Oklahoma) Tribune And so it is with Fair Deal para- offer a han~(ul of roses or a box of candies ::~~d i~h:nyw~;~ci~~~!~;;~·ul~sry~ot to be!---------­sites. who have been sucking the to a charmmg hostess. Now I can come to The sanctity o£ couh·act is also a thing Why industrious people who work the pubhc teat so lOJ~g. that th~y are you only as a government-created pauper, of the past, and that again shows how fal' greatet· part of a lifetime to acquire a fair unable to make a hvmg of therr own absolutely barred from securing, of my own we have departed from the principles up- share of worldly g?ods and then vote for efforts, and. when they are choked right, the dollars or dimes to spend as 1 on which civilization was constructed. Gov- those who. take the1r substance from the1.n off from thts source of sustenance, myself would like to do. 1 am not prepar- ernments, here and elsewhere, fail to set and give •t. to those who will not work 1s they squeal all over the lot. ed to put myself into this curious and un- ruuch value on their pledged word an unexplamed mystery. ----------1 comfortable position. Thus my address must Perhaps the biggest of aU ,he changesl---:-------- be read for me by another. in NOTED BRITISH AUTHOR .this connec~ion is the destruction. of the of single hu-man souls, each with ;1 spark CONDEMNS SOCIALISM I understand that in the United States pnce mechan.1sm. Before the politicians of divine genius, and visuali7.CS that gen· there are still those who think that the usurp~d the nght of ~he citizen to provide ius applied to the solution of his own The Socialist GO\'ernment of England machinery of government can be used as a for lun~seli. the pnce m_echanism indi· problems. His conception is infinite!~· which the taxpayers of the United States are substitute for personal responsibility on cated wtth speed and c.ertamty ~he degree higher than that of the politician o1· plan· compelled to support ~·as sharplr criticized the part of the governed. This idea, as we of_ plenty or of scarc1ty, It d1d not. ~e. ncr who at best regards these millions ~:~:~s :~~o;~:~~n~f ;~~~~~~il~:: ;:;e~~~~~nbyre~ ~:a0t t~nZs!~~e1~el~ti~h!~~:!n~!~s~~~~ ~i~~ ~.~~rueir~~~sm:it~i~~o~!~. e;~:~:~~s a~~ ~;~~~~~ :e~a~~~i:lt ~:r:t~c~~n~~n P;~d~:~ experl-cently. responsibilities into robots with rights. tlo? a.nd con~ umph on , ~nd the need ~or ;,~~~~~~~:!t~~£ ~~~%~~~l~~~ ~li~~;;:~~~~~~ :·~-. -.~:: ......... '"" ~~!n~::~:e b~e~!thbititu~~reii:a~~l~~t~s a;:. I~~~%~~~ ~:~:~~g" mentality is, in fact, an ::~y:t' ~~j:I;:;:~if:;~::t~~~·o,rp~:~:!~ i,:~;::~:~1:0~~~~d;';,i~~:~~:;.~~~t~:;: aus e · In England we have suffered nearly the other way around. Some authontyt may then learn and imitate his qualities I five years of effective socialist govern- claiming to know what the people want, and capabilities. In a planned society ment. But that is only theendofthestory; issues orders for supply without being he has no need of a character, for no we are merely completing 50 years of a able to know the requirements of the such thing is wanted. No national Ol' uni­slo~ py sentimentalism in pu~lic affairs of buyers or demanders. T~is theory ignores versal plan can afford to take the least whtch the present socialism IS merely the completely the forces wh1ch govern the or· notice of his personal character. IF YOU REALLY !:~~~a~r:du~l~m:i·rtu1e: ~~hp::e~:a;:~ '~~;~ ~~~~~~~ a::~~;s 0~\~~~~gsor:~~~~;es'"t~n;t ~~: As an individual res~onsible.for him· meaning, shallow-thinking, kindly people, maker shall produce his goods and dis· self, a man m.ust also acqul~·e cred.tt. Others aware of the scriptural injunction that "the play them for the inspection of the buyer must be convmced that he IS credit-worthy; greatest of these is charity," have failed who is. at all times, free not to buy. The that he can b~ trusted; that what. h~ un· to notice the distinction between the real right to buy or not to buy Is vital to d~rtake.s. he Will perform to t~e lmuts ot article and the giving away of other people's economic well-being and, of course, to hiS .abthty. But when .he . IS planned, money. So, having lost our faith, we come personal liberty nothmg so troublesome IS m the least WANT A GOOD LAUGH!!! to the end of the story; we have accepted It is only now that we a1·e beginning necessary. We still have copies of GENTLE- i:'~:t~~~;sofa~~ep~·~~~:ced a charity which ~~in~~~~. th~ilil7::!ta~~e :~~i~e:,~lewr:;! self T!~stint~~vii:a~v~·:::p~~~=ibl~qs r~~at"i;:: MEN OF THE HOUSE by Ida M. You will remember that 50 years ago look. to the gover~ment much in tl~e sa~e suits from mistakes. But if he is the Darden which was published in at the end of Victoria's reign, we had I~shton that theu· fathers .. of V1cton~n planner or th~ planned, the l~ss c.omes 1948. achieved in Britain notwithstanding many t1mes looked to God. Political authonty out of the publtc pu~s~ •. and he IS relieved shortcomings and biemishes. a high general has taken the place of heavenly guidance. of personal resp~ns1bthty. He can. then This satire on 0 lawmaker in standard of living. From that proud posi- Herbert Spencer in that wonderful waste and. lose just as much as h1s un­tion we have now descended to the point prophecy, "The Man Versus The State," ex- herent lazmess may dictate action will put you in the aisle. wher~ American tourists coming to ~urope plained in detail what would happen. He The individual responsible for him· It may be hod by sending two go to the countries conquered by Httler ~o foretold with. exactltu.de the present rush self must strive to do betler-better than dollars to e~cape the drab austerity of utopian Bnt- of th~ weakhn~s for JObs as planners and his previous perfocmance and better than THf NAYLOR COMPANY, PUBLISHERS am. We have had enough experience to ~:rmttters, telling other. people what .not to ~~h;~:d ~~~:na:ai~;~~;et~ saoc~:;~~~h~ ~~~~ know exactly what "security'' means: It is You will have noticed that whlie we the ranks of the planners where he can a prior government claim upon salaries and are al.l under the thumb of authority, presume to arrange the affairs of others :~~:~~~~t ~~d~ui~t~:it;n~~:i::~ ~~~!ltp:~~~ ~:ct:i~~t~~h:e~~~:~ecot::Ps~:~l~ :rn t~~=~~· :~~; ~on ~~:t ~~~~~~~vi~~:~n~=~ bt:eso s~:a~~~;~ ~:o;:~i:::v:::~::tdg~:::n::.:nything to go~:i:~:~E~:·f;~:;,~{fi;::r.;.~~~~;~ ~:d:~l~:::~::nit;::•:;~{:::~:i~i~,~~~:c1~ :~:~:~~~~:. r::~~c:;ga;~,tpo~t :oC:rsc, fee:~~~:~~~e p;:s~~e=:~v:ll~~·=~n:~ ~~~~:a~n~: ~l~i~!.~;~t:o~;:. ~:~ t~~o\~~~~~~~fcr~~~S~lt~~;l~ ;~~~:~ty h:~~ep~~~~~~edBu~h~n o~~ ~i :~: ~~~:~at~~~ ~~~crh o:ro~atil:ec:~~~ ~~~e u.~h~~l.-:~;~fai~:~;;:~l:~~r l~~m~;~:~ ;! ~;;d a;i~h~:v:n~o~~:;~·~~~d t:;ir rcsp:~~~ ;:~~~:e Ia~~! ~!si~~~~ ~~~~~~:~ n~~~~~~ri!~ ~~~st;:;~~al~~!:.hl~~~~~a~~~~~:~~e~e~lt~; NOS:T: ~:·T~:~~:·~Es:::£T ~~~i;~~liz::~:~ ::~~~·~gi:::~~o •;~;: t~~ ::. t:~il~~;~ec to soy no, which cequires lit· ~~~,;o,~e~n;~:ndd~s~~~:." of !he last f•v• nch poor, i.t is qutte another matler to make On a broad view, the all-important Perhaps, above all, I am an Individual-the poor nch. issue in the world today, is Individualism ist because it makes for honesty. In a SO· There is little purpose to be served versus Collectivism. ciety of free men, each acting on his own ..._ ________ _. .in wearying you with the datails of our The individualist thinks of millions responsibility, honesty Ia the best poliey, Page 4 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1950 TilE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE A Monthly Publication with National Circulation Published by the Southern Conservative HOW TO AID THE CAUSE OF COMMUNISM IN THE U. S. DALLAS WOMEN FORM AMERICANS FOR NATIONAL COALITION" Ida M. Da rden Editor EditoriaiOffices, FiatironBuilding, FortWorth,Texu 11CIVIL RIGHTS/I ONCE AGAIN SWAY HIGH COURT DECISION in- A group of prominent Dallas women. able headed byl\lrs.D.E. Waggoner have form• prog- ed an organization which they are calling of "Americans for National Coalition." Regard less of any eHective following which the organization may Ol' nwy not devel op, the fact that women are doing The Supreme Court, whose mem- bein~\:!1~t ~~lii:'~~al~r c~~~~~sni:.~i~~ :,:: ~~~:~:n~~n~h~~:n~~:g f~~~ s~~~i\~g sl~gg~~i: bers have. time ~nd aga~n demon- Houston Woman Talks Good United States, a large share of it goes into mental attitude, is encouraging and whole- :~:at!~ii:e;a:!~o~;sp~:j:~·~e aango~~:~~ Government TO Publisher1 ~hebvr:i~~;~in!r 0~la~~:ni~;ui~e wn~1°me~a~~ so~;~day the very principles upon which ;;o~~aJi~:~~~ior~·arn~"~n~;~hif:sfle:~: At~erican newspaper publishers in con- ~~~~~e ;~h;~;e:~~;s~~o~ 1~1;:em~~:s~~ ~~:~ ~~~~~~~~~~~:i~hs~a~~sr1~1;~ ~n~~~l~c~:;Yr:~~:~: proaching the place where an Ameri· ventton m New York recently were told blacklist of Stalin's agents in this country. of the new group states. ~an citize~. i~ ~rder tto ~~~t 1 justi~e ~:e ~~.~~le ~~1;pl::i~:Y of0 ~o~e::~::t t~:: aga1:~~ :~~~tl~n!!ri~~~s sa:~arsop;~~~~:~~~ ·~~~e:~e~u~i~,; ~r!~~~t~ ~~~~ g~~~~~~~~:~~ r::5~1 ;.~~lt ~:~ac~o~~ith w~ p:::: 0~ ~:~e::,:n n::;:~~:;•,dn :~:~~:~, ::d:~;~; ~:~;:, o:n it:,.~;;;~~:s,'h,~;,;~n~;s ~~~~~in:~ ever before in the history of our burnt cork. and other publicatiOns who would be the a group of mterestcd Citizens of In Dallas wh:re a Nelro ~ur~lar wa::~c :::t~~gm~:~c:e ~~~n~i~~~~~~~;a~~~ ~~·~tw~o o~·~o;:n~tn~~~~~~~~~a~sas:i:tl~i~:!P~~ ~::1 gt'::: tSho~lt;;~~~~~~n s~:;itc:rc:l~e b:at:.~~: bashed the bram~ out 0 a s ecpm.g ernm~nt, she pointed out "if venture cap- the cause by giving space to propaganda dered our country through a coalition ~~t~~r~·a,t~/:~:~~~ ~:~t::r~~:n~:, c~n;~~·~ ital i.s to be free t~ provide ~~ expanding releases of the smear brigade. ~~.~~~i~;n;~ ~~~:~. ~::es:!ct~~sc ~:>j~~~ili~~~ indicted him for first degree murder. economy m the Umted States. party affJ.IJah~n, who realizes the nc.ed for She insisted that it was not her intention a re~uctwn m government spendtng, a th~,~~~;l';~s g~~~t~~;;\~~~~~~~~~g a:!~ to castigate government officials and con- ~~;e~~:~l~f ata;:;n~~dloa~::e a:~ei~,!~~i:~ not made- on this point, the murder, gress because these. weaknesses "are the their lives itsf'lf. seeming to have been regarded resul.t .~f the combmed weakness of the . . "1f .we a~e to succe~d, Americans must as "immaterial and irrelevant" bv the public. Instead of defending and standittg by JOI!l mf thJs. non·~artJsan m?vernent to n~ajority of the Supreme Court While she was obvio.usly. doing .a little ~~~~!~P;l~;, a~·~d~i~~~~~~t~he ~~ttl:0~or~~~; ;::~l~:s ~:a~h:: ... natwn a conscientious and JU~;:i~ Ri hts on which the Court has ~:.:~·:~t 0 :;:,. ~~P~~·;i:":ff::~~:'g :~d;:t•:; ~:~~: ~·f~~ .. ~h~oco~:rd:~.~~:g~~n ,~~;~ tth~~ D1~i::n~~~~:~sti~0~he1hc~oi;.'"o'r'~1he D~:~~: goue hog-~·ild and "hich appears to ~·::~:·::::•;u~h:,:~":~::',:::;~:·t::, '~;;:. ~~~:~:~":it~' 0~.~~,ti~'~ca~:·. i;ra~~: .. ?."" ;,~;'\,~~~.~n~~ldk~s ,;r~o~ ~s L'"~~~';,':. ;~~~l~d~f n~~~d~~ina~~·i~~lera0:e,tl~~at·~~~ !lobby has publicly aligned herself on the . It is astounding to observe such ~:s~k~~~~~m~· Greer, and 1\lrs. Burdab point on which the decision was made. :if~~ci;~c:h~~e g:vv~~·n~::~e waste and in· ~:J\'ele :;te~·~~i:e:r~11°~ ~~~s:a~~t ~~~;lph~:~ l---------- jm~~c~~=e ~~1::~d;~~ ~:;a~~;~of~~tl~~ If ~he has decided to permanently throw mm~:~~e:\?st:~ai~tu:';~t~,m=~:. ~ho W?uld like Som~ J)\t~sue his career of burglary Ull· in \\llh the forces who are trying ~o pr~- m the field or. bu.smes~ N1ce Dr1ed Buzzard Eggs? mo\cst<'c.l whi.ch should serve as a sN·ve lhe h·ee enterprise system m this artist 1s. gomg to We have been wondering if the ~~.·~~n~;.; ~~~r~~~.~~:s~o ~~i~l~t ~~~~~:~n;~~ ~~~~~.::~:~u:::~, :~n.:tt·,i~~~7c~~~~:~:~ ,:.il;·e~~~:ui~: a~r ~~tsfectJve effort ~~i~~?-n~~:s ~~Ni~~. dt~!ar~o\~~~~t~di?: wa.v of a hurgler intent on the serious a ,·aluable asset to sueh for~es. ~~·:cV,~c?uoJE~~;~~onort~~ld~:~gd~:~t\~: busmess at hand 1\Jrs. Hobby is an exeephonally brilliant, ported from China. No <'Ognizance was taken of the able and in.telligent ~roman. ~ho comes are ~~~:t t~h~·l:!;ld '~~e e~~;c~r~~h~}los~o w!~ pa;·i~~,n~h:h~~~~e :eo~~~~~~~~d'l~~s a~:: fact that in the South \\'e have gotten from a.long ltne of straJght·thmkmg Texans expect them to praise and extol those lyze it before it is sold or even given along for more than eighty years who would have been the last to accept who are fighting their nefarious propos· away. without Negroes on the jury and the New Deal or ~air Deal ideologies or als and blocking their subversive plans? ~Vhen the Underwood tariff law was would still be doing it if Joe Stalin to hold with the alten ''1sms" which have Do we expect them to put t~e stamp b~mg written b~ck in the twenties ~a~ ~1ot ~ssue~ his decree concer~ing o::~:un this country in the past seventeen ~! ~~~~:~~~~ t~~~h~::u:v~~r:;~gdo~~f ~~:; ~v~~n~\ts::n:vg~~~fit~:f~~~tiY::d \~~~~ Ctvtl R1ghts .through the medmm Y 1 · dastardly schemes? the thrifty Chinese when prepanng of the Commumst Party platform. We hope she continues to adhere to the To the extent that business men are this product for export did not stop At ~ny rate, the ~minent jurists on ::~~~n:r b::~euns:i~~ itsh:~:~~e t~~ goo~e:o:~ ~~~~~~o:;g~~~:e a;7,,~:,r v~~~~~~n a;h~t a~:e:s~ ~~s~e~; '~~fis a~dt t~~~bt~ey b~~~~r?~~ the lughest court m the land have . . . P . ure they are aiding and abetting the eluded snake eggs, turtle eggs and any once again pointed up "Civil Rights" mfluentml wo"_Jet~ hke her to offset, m a enemies of this cou ntry to firmly es· other kind lying around loose in the as the dominating factor in influenc· degree, the evil 1 ~f\uence of some of the tablished Communism here. mixture which they processed and ing decisions and the fact that an fulsome females m public life who are sold . to for~igt:I countr!~s under the innocent man lost his li~e in the trans- ~ons.ta~,tly spouting orr about ''social i~· A good friend in Seattle has advanced headmg of dned eggs. action, is just one on htm. )\Ishee and who are. more concerned m the suggcst.ion that the reason Acheson A Dallas man says that in view of . lt may be that something construe- t::v;::;::.,:m;h~~:~:~:;•ar~"~~~~.~;i':; :: ~i~ehntd~~"";;~,:v•:n~·~:;;se,hh.' :,~:;:d.:;~: :~: 5~0or~~~~t"f11t~1 P~~1~~~~shei~s ~f; hv~ Wtll. come out of these contmu.ous preserve our form of government. the State Department. flower beds. rulings 111 favor of one race as agamst a.nother. Perhaps it will ultimately . So ~ar as we have observed, this is. t.he force the organization of a group call- f1rst tt~e Mrs. Hobby has taken .a dehn~tc Pd some-thing like "The National As- s~and .m fa.vor o£ sound Amenc~n prm· sociation for the Preservation or the ~~~le~a~~. go\ernment, but we hope It is not White Race", which can be shortened The Southern Conservative, into the initials NAP\VR and which Th~ great Hous~on n.ewspape.r of which Flatiron Building, will sh~ot it~ lawyers int~ t.he pictu~e ~~~ ~~n!:e g;:~~u~~~o~:~~ ~~·~~~:e;~ist~~~~ Fort Worth, Texas. P"e-ry tune It feels the whtte race lS but, for some unexplained reason, employs being discriminated against. persons on its reportorial staH who are Date .•...••••••• •••. .•• . . ,,. In the meantime, if a blonde is con- regarded as .extreme radicals and who Enclosed is check for $ . , ........... to help increase the circula· Yirted of munie-r and it is discovered ~~~~~:o~tR:~~~~~::t~~~~~r~~ ~~o~~~o~~rge tion of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE. Please add the attached by the Supreme Court sages through the medium of an astute lawyer from 1---------­a national organization of b I 0 n des In the days when Texas sent its best that the jury contained no member brains to the United States Senate to rep· \\·ith platinum hair, we assume that resent the Lone Star State, Joseph Weldon the case will be reversed and the Bailey made this assertion from the Senate blonde set free to kill somebody else. floor: "If I have to choose between a crook Presumably this would also apply and a. fool, I ·w·il·l take lhe c.rook because to Indians, Mexicans, Chinese, Half- there 1s a poss1b1hty of. reformm~ the ~rook, breeds and Swiss Bell Ringers who but no hope of changmg the \'Jewpomt of commit a crime and then discover a fool" The eminent statesman ne\'er got that thC'y can wiggle out of it by point· around to contempla.ting what could be done inl! out that the jury failed to include by a people who fmd themselves saddled names to your mailing list to receive the paper each month. Name ·,i·ty · ···· · ·· ··· ··· · 'Stat~ · their prototype in its panel. with leaders who are both fools and crooks .. '--------------------' May, 1950 TH! IOUTH!RN CONSERVATIV& Pago t ~p~~o~6~-------------------------T~H=E~S=O~UT~H=E=RN~CO~N=S~ER=V=A=TI~V~E ________________________ M_•~Y·~ whic~. Georg SOCIA You h COM You h g1ves FASCI ;~g t~ NAZIS You NEW· ~g~r~ ~~~~ AMER You n s~ TR VE KE natul'a Jation i passage caused and do there\' on this nalto regulat things threate; 1952, h aga in tl nothi ng tee." South Civil At th held in plans v. Socialis lstratioJ Rights tivesfr sissipp1 Resol aSoutt of Civil ures wl several ternal: PO!'t fn bersan theirre on ever act ass in the Souther Othet spendin Aolicies May, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 FAMOUS AUTHOR AND EDITOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE April 22, 1950. Dear Mrs. Darden: Enclosed herewith is my Check for five issues, at a dollar per each, of The SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE . . My conscience smites me, after recalling that line in the April issue- "How the Southern Conservative is financed" ... 1t reads "We are suffering from an over-supply of ad­mirers who have showered our work with compliments but who seem in no danger of becoming afflicted w1th check writer 's cramp." BURTON RASCOE, New York, N. Y. WE'LL TAKE AMERICANISM . The f?llowi_ng are defini~ions of different types of government under wh1ch nations hve, or ha~e hved in the recent past, sent in to us by Mr. ¥~~Z\"r§sJharlton, promment attorney of Tomball, Texas· ~Q~~U~r~~: cows. You give one to your neighbor. You have two cows. You give both to the government and the government gives you part of the milk. FASCISM: You have two cows. You keep the cows, give the milk to the government ~~z\~;&~overn ment sells part of the milk back to you. ~~'tv~;~~~w~EcXtis~~e government shoots you and takes both cows You have two cows. The government shoots one cow, milks the other and pours the milk down the sewer. CAPITALISM: r~uE~~C~~~~r.\'~ws. You sell one and buy a bull. You now have a cow and a bull. J ust give nature a chance and you will soon be looking for a ranch to stock. TRUMAN'S VETO OF THE KERR BILL Government Shows Usuol Short-Sighted Policy With characteristic ineff iciency and short-sightedness whi ch has marked na-ttonal administrations for the past seven- The Ken· bill Southwestern teen years, the -~~air Deal' in a phony econ-natural gas producers Federal regu- omy move, ha·s cut the personnel of the Jation is understood to h ~ d the full postoffice department. approval of the president unhl after its passage when it exploded in his face and With more than eighteen hu ndred use­~~~ se:o~!~-~~a~l~n~~me quick back-tracking less b~reaus, _commissions and agencies, It seems that he had been assured that I employmg millions of unnecessary persons !~e\~i~~o~~~is b~a~1~7v::Pt~s~ti;;.a~0e. ai~ ~~g~ ::ed:r;:;:i~:~~::e.:e,::~~lea ::::~ce0 ~o 1:1~ nal to Senatm· Scott Lucas and Speaker the people. Sam Rayburn, and assured others mterest- . . ed in the bill that he would sign it. The complamt 1s made that the post-re~~~ aet7o~h~end :~~~~a~eesds ~~fho ~:~·;:~·~:;~I ~~::~.e-:vC:aatrt;tnitt? 1 s !he:~~~;gt~111'~;~~a~~- th' f 11 k f h' d capac1ty for squandenng, the whole govern-th~~!: enc:~·~ h~: ~:~~ t::\o:ste~·f :~~esa•;n ~~~t ~~ ~~~ra~~~~0~1i~eerd:p~::~!~ts~nw;: 195~, he d1d a l'lg"ht-about·f?ce and prove.d trenching. agam that any solemn prom1se he makes IS nothing more than an "Oklahoma Guaran- The postoffice department i.s not a tee." busi ness, but a pubJic service and if it is operatingataloss,nointelligenttaxpayer ----------I will object. · Soulhwide Rebellion Against Civil Rights Is Urged They have every right to howl when their money is wasted in competition with private business, such as the Lustron Cor­At the meeting of States Rights leaders poration deal, to mention just one instance, held in Jackson, Mississippi, on May 10, in which millions of dollars were poured plans were laid for a two-year fight on the down a rat hole when the government en­Socialist prog1·am of the Truman admin- gaged in the real estate business fstration. But in the case of the reduction of the The Third annual meeting of the States number of employes in the postoffice de- ~~~~t~~.:;d;4 ~~:.t:stt:~:e~ho~~~a~~~r:;e~l~~~ ~~-:t:~;:d ~:~:~C::t ~:o~~:ucdee~~~n~:rs~n~ SJSSJpp1ans were mcludcd 111 the ?athermg. nel of one o£ the few branches of the Fed-a ~~~~~:~:~:s r~~:~~i~nata~~~n~e~~~n~a~:~:: era! government which is worth its salt. of Civil Rights legislation and other meas- We hope the administration is swamp· ures which clearly invade the rights of the ed with protests against cutting down on several states to deal with their own in- practically the only hard-working group of tcrnal affairs. employes in government service. po~tnf1:1~0t~::~gl~1:1~d~:~e~~~~::n~i;a~ ~e~: ----------1 bers among students at Baylor University We were informed by the press recent­at Waco who assured the meeting through ly that another major· scandal was about theirrepresentativesthattheyhaverecruits to break involving Communist infiltration on every college campus in Texas who will at the Army Finance Center but so far act as shock-troops for house-to-house work nothing has come of it. Or maybe it bas in the proposed inte nsive campaign for been broken, but in the shuffle we didn't Southern States. notice it. There seem to be so many scan- Other resolutions condemned deficit dais just under the surface ready to break spending, socialized medicine, and other into the open that they no longer make the e,clicics of the "Fair Deal" administration. headlines. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES OF THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The fo llowing principles on which the Southern Conservative Is founded wi ll appear in each issue of the paper hereafter: Those of us who are responsi ble for initiating the Southern Conservative plead guilty to the charge of being hopelessly old-fashioned as we love our own country witM a blind and passionate devotion, above all others on earth. Wefindourselveswithouttheslightestdesire to change our form of gov­ernment to conform to foreign ideologies or to attempt to re-shape it in the Soviet mold. We are convinced that those who founded this Republic framed the great­est instrument for the government of men ever devised by human mind. Wewishtodeny, before it is made, the cha rge that we are subsidized by any special in terests or that our undertaking is just another scheme dreamed up to attract the support of big business. In our discussions of State and National issues, we shall show no more parti ality to tne Tycoons of Industry than we shall to the Czars of Labor. In fact, we seem to remember that some of the biggest business men in the nation te~med up with labor union racketeers in playing ball with the New Dea l when that economic atrocity was riding the crest .and have continued to string along with itsmoreviciouscounterpartcurrently .administering the gov­ernment in Washington. The courage, integrity and patriotism which must be commanded if the Republic is to survive will not be found exclusively ;~mong representatives of bigbusinessor leadersoflabor unions. It must be dr•wn from that vast group of average Americans who ask nothi ngofgovernmentexceptthatitsecurethem in their ina lienable right to work, to save and to keep a reasonab le share of the fruits of their toil. We are against the domi nation of government either by big business or big labor and we mai ntain that favorit ism to eit her group on the part of a State or National administration is un-America n, immoral and a flagrant abuse of power. As to political affiliations, we ac knowledge-allegiance to neither of the two major parties. As presen tly const ituted, both are so shot through with radica li sm as to render them incapable of resolv ing the ser ious problems confronti ng theRe­publi c. We ac~now l ed ge our in debtedness to the courageous and patriotic Coali­t ion Block of sou nd-th inking Democrats and Re publica ns in both Houses of Congress which has prevented Communist ic influences from complete dom­inat ion of our Federal government. Weare opposed to the reck less squander ing of the taxpayers' money by incompete nt, irresponsible and improvident publ ic officials and we contend t hattaxesshouldbe levied for purposesofrevenueonlyand nottopunish the r ich, reward the poor or redistribute the wealth. We are f irmly committed to the pr inciple of States Rig hts and we ho ld t hat the people of .an yp.art of the United States are entitled to maintain their own soc ial customs .and traditions without interference from politicians seelc­ing oves to pe rpetuate themselves in power. We are unequivoca lly in favor of Free Enterprise as opposed to govern­ment ownership of business and insist on the responsibil ity of every Americ;on toseektoimprovehissocialandeconomicconditionthrough initiative, energy and thrift rather than leaning on the arm of government for support. We concede to every mantherighttowork andthe opoortunity of profit­~~~ i~:.mp l oyment regardl ess of whether he does, or does not, belong to a labor On the other hand, we claim for the employer the irrevocable ri!!ht to hire and fire his employees without instructions from •ny government agency or intimidation by Federal Police. We feel that at this crucial time in history, it is imperative th at newt­papers and oth er groups seeking to influence public opinion should eMert every effort within their power to help preserve our re~u blican form of gov ­ernment, our Free Enterpri se system and American way of life. We sh a ll exertallour ene rgies tothat end. These are the se nt iments of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE and al­though ours m.ay be only one small voice cry ing in the wilderness, we wi ll fight for fundamenta l American principles, •s we understand them, without apology to any m•n or set of men. MY NIGHT By the Editor I w~ s ' 'cry deeply grie\'ed O\•er the defeat or Senator Salt and I feel that the failure o£ the people of his State to re-elect him is a great tragedy and definite blow to the cause of social reform in government. Aside from my personal friendship for him, I have always had a strong admiration for that quality of political astuteness which has enabled him to ~chievc recognition in Washington as a great Liberal were he worked tirelessly for Civ il Rights, FEPC. and other progressive legislation and. at the same time, permitted him to be regarded as a Con..,ervative in his own State. Since his constituency is composed largely of the prm·incial, ignorant and unedu­cated class which one so often finds in Southern States, I have always felt that Senator Salt's dual position on social legislation was perfectly justified In view of his superior judgment over that of the primiti,•e people of his State. it is obvious that he was more capable than they of making social decisions in the interest of the greatest good to the greatest number Hereafter, when I am compelled to be in the South. the feeling of sadness which I always experi ence ~~ h e n traveling in that bad..ward area of the world. will be deeP­ened by the realization that we are still burdened with an antiquated system of government which permits illiterate voters to select their own reprcsentati\'es jn Congress when the matter could be so much more efficiently and intelligently handled by qualified organizations set up for the purpo~e, such as the CJO Political Action Committee. I th~.k that perham. it was my feeling of frustration brought about by the defeat of Senator Salt which caused me to commit an unforgi\·able blunder last night when I opened the general session of Amalgamated Countries. The mix-up came when T recognized Miss J. Eatem Blubber, delegate from Greenland ~ who spoke for an hour on her resolution demanding t hat countries with sub-zero temperatures be given first priority in the free distribut ion of surplu• government central heating units by lhe Commodity Credit Corporation I was greatly embarr:lssed later when it was pointed out that I had previously allotted this particu lar time on the agenda to Chief Heap-Big-Burp of Alaska who was scheduled to discuss a proposed Federal Wigwam Authority for members of his tribe in the Stinkfeet Indian Reservation. I apologized profusely to Chief Heap-Big-Burp v. ho accepted the explanation with a gracious grunt, but the incident reminded me that I must be more particular in such matters in future if I am to continue to fill the role o£ chief archited of tomorrow's brave new world which has been a~igned me with t},e unanimous ap­proval of all the people of the United States. ;_P:..:_"ii~•...:_B _____________TH E SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV;_E::__ ___________ ;_M::_•Y~·. ..1:_9~50 RADICAL FEMALES DO NOT REPRESENT AMERICAN WOMEN ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UTTER FOOLS? We can't help but wonder if Harry Tru­man regards the American people as com­pletefoolsand, i(so,ifheisn'trightabout it? pu~:~~at~~~P~fu~tt~~M;o~i~l~t"i~~~~:~i~ It would se~m to be_hig~ time that some· w:.~- beg~n tsoJ~~~~~;n~{ ~n t~~~~~~~r~} ~~~~: ~~;l:~~~~~it~~:~01~~ h~~o~~:e~~tc~~T~~~ ~u~~~:~ a~~ng serious discussions, has jaunt being . ''non-polilical" in order ~o gotten somewhat out of hand and comp?l Amc_ncan taxpa~ers to foot the, bt_ll the reaction to it is developing into for hts partisan campaign to reele~t Fa~r something for which we had not bar- Deal' members of Congress to off1ce thts eained Fall? In addition to average readers all It seems incredible that we have become over the country who have written so complacent to crookedness and resigned in by the thousands to commend us to corruption that we can witness with in for the service they c~nsider w~ a_re difference, and. even ap~roval, the per­rendering by carrying Il and to mstst formance of thts cheap httle Pen~ergast that \\·e continue it, some _of the most politician in his low comedy act in which we prominent wri~ers and _h~erar~ per- are forced to aet as "angels" of the bum sons in the nation have JOined 111, as· show. suring us that the country has ugone . wild over it." According to the popular vote m the last Right here, we want t? make it ~lear i~·:s!~~~~~a~t!~~~i~~it~~a~~a~~;i:reth:pnp:s:~ ~~a~u~~·~~~~c;~:s!ao~e a~~:ftya~sa a t~:~i~!~ ~~ ~~·~c~::~:~~ :~~ ~~c:o~~ali~~itc ~~~~~i;~ for thrrc are probably man~ ~t~~rs finance his political junket nor underwrite j~',:o tl~~~~~~~e h::ee a~fen~o atu;-~,1 ouf. er his ~:~:i:~g~~x~:~:~::; behalf of left wing ll js only that we had the nerve to can do H and they didn't. And yet they are compelled to do so be- We feel that we are merely a sym· cause our organic system of checks and bot fOJ: millions of Americans with balances no longer operates and because a long-suppressed revulsion towa_rd, the executive department . h_as become and revolt against, blatant, left-wmg supreme over all others exerctsmg a~sol~te females who have horped their way power unauthorized b_y the .const1tut10n into the world's spotlight and set and without precedent m the htstory of the themselves up as representatives of American government up to 1933. American womanhood. when npthing . could be further from the truth. ln this connection, a few pertinent ques· tionsthouldbeaskedinbehalfoftheelee- The majority of American women torate and answers demanded of those are fastidious in their choice o{ as- authorit.ed to speak in the matter: aociates and do not trail off after How much is this "non-political" tour of every queer creature and creep w!'o the president, his ramily and friends cost· happens along and whose on\y c1alm i.ng the American people? to reco~nition is that their warped . . . and kinl;y brain has cooked up a solu- Who authol"izes lh1s p~rt_,cular expendt- "WASHINGTON SCENE" GIVES OUR COLUMi'l MORE PUBLICITY George Dixon, King Features Syndicate writer to whom we are etern~ ally indebted for the national publicity he has given to our column "My Night" by reproducing it several times in his "Washington Scene" has picked us up once again. This time our column ~as been illustrated ~s sho\vn in the accornpany­mg drawing from the Washmgton Times-Herald, although any resemblance between the little young cutie in the illustration and us is not discernible. Mr. Dixon's preliminary comments on the April 11My Night" column "It's getting so I can hardly wait from month to month for the Southern Conservative to come out. A double-fortnight is too long to be away from my beloved Ida. "My Ida, with whom I have never come face to face but whom I cher­ish and adore from afar, is Mrs. Ida M. Darden, the editor and publisher of the Southern Conservative. 11In her editorial bower in Fort Worth, Texas, where she directs the destinies of this publication dedicated to 113 return of constitutional gov-ernment", she also does a column. · 11Il is this column that has made me Ida's slave. It is headed ••My Ni~ht" and if it has any resemblance to any other column of similar name, it is no coincidence." The April column to which Mr. Dixon referred follows: tion for the social ailments of the ture and from what fund 1s 1t paid? A few nights ago I had the pleasure of renewing acquaintances of other dnys and world Is a record kept of the expenses of each reminiscing with many former friends when I entertained with a Maypole Dance in Typical American women are loyal member of the party and who checks the honot· o£ a group of intellectuals in the State Department. to their own country and its insttlU· ''swindle sheets" of each to see whether 1 had previously planned the affair for the first night of May but, due to pressing tions and way of life and do not tie in they are "padded" or not? engagements, I was compelled to advance the date to conform to my lecture schedule. ~~~~h ~~i~~s~sanadregr~~~\~'nw~~s~eaii~i~ Is any arrang_ement made to insure that My secretary, Miss Bobson, who has very clever and original ideas in such mat~ rected toward the overthrow of our this expense will be borne by those who ters was in charge of decorations and designed the party favors. form of government :~~v~u~~:r~:~a~~t~:r~h!~~~=nora'::u:h:h::~ These consisted of miniature globes indicating the State Department's great sphere Thev do not rush to the defense or us who abhor his radical policies also of influence and carried a motif of the hammer and sickle on one side and a group of evCry suspected Communist who pay our share? of dainty little fairies on the other. is charged with treasonable a e t s . . . The most attractive feature of the decorati\'e scheme and the one which elicited against the security of this nation nor Is there. any stmilar fund, or wtll one be the most extravagant expressions of pnise and approval of the guests was the great do they urge Americans to surrender ma~e. available, fo~ members oC !he op- profusion of pansies grouped in charming arrangement throughout the house and sovereignty in their own country and position party, which also. repre~ents a grounds. transfer their loyalty to a super world great segm_cnt of t~e Amencan p:~ple, to government dreamed up by vision- make a tnp covenng the sa~e :hnerary At intervals during the evening guests were favored with beautiful vocal num­aries and radicals of every color, after Mr. Truman . retunis, m order to bers given by the various members of a group of tenor singers in the Department's creed and shade of political belief. present the other stde and to offset the Ncar East Public Relations Division. They do not delibe~ately trample misrepl·esentations he has made? A note of culture and learning was contributed to the gathering by Dr. Calabash under foot every established rule and (Such as, fot· instance, informing the peo· Gourdhead an economist in the Department of Agriculture whom 1 had invited to drop precept which society has set up as pie of Wyoming that when ?.lr. Truman re· by during the evening and give his famous lecture on "The Effect of the Rays of the a blueprint for human behavior nor fcrred to the Teapot Dome scandal during Moon on the Cultivation of the Dwarf Squash in Southwestern Rhodesia". work hard at the job of defying con- his brief stop in that State, he neglected to Later this versatile expert discussed informally with some of the older members vention and flaunting tradition for remind them that he is undertaking. of the group the subject of the over-production of potatoes in a Social Democracy the sheer love of attracting public through his packed Supreme Court, to pull and its relation to the devaluation of the British pound, while the younger and more attention. off the biggest st~>al in the history of exuberant guests took advantage of the beautiful moonlight night to engage in an In bri.ef, we believe that millions ~:~:~~~~~ g;~~::n;~~nS:d10aP~;:P~::e t~; exciting and spirited game of leapfrog. ?f Ame~·1cans have reached 1he break· Texas, so he can add to his record for The climax of the evening's entertainment was afforded by the Maypole Dance mg pomt ~nd ~re fed up. to t~e Federal squandering whirh already exceeds which never fails to thrill and delight me with its glamor, charm and beauty. eyebrows \~Ith 1hiS unau~honzed miS· the expenditures of all prcs1dents of the The grand prize for the most graceful performer in the group of dancers, a lovely representation of Amencan woman- United States since the bt>ginning oC the hand-woven daisy chain, was unanimously awarded to a young man named A. Nance hood before the people of this and Union.) and who graciously responded to the compliment by rendering a beautiful and unique various other countries of the world version of the Butterfly Dance. and it seems that we have, unwitting- When the president and his party return ly, become the rallying point for will the total expense of tlit> trip be added Watching the rhythmic grace of hi! matchless perforinance in this most difficult organized revolt and resentment up and the cost to the taxpo~.yers be made number in terpsichorean repertoire, it was hard for the spectators to realize that this against the perpetrators of this de· public through the press to the ~pie who gifted and brilliant young dancer is regarded by State Department officials as one ception. h11ve to pay the bill? of their most valuable contacts and highest authorities on Queer Practices and Eccen~ ;-------------------~1 tric Customs among the Bantu Tribes in Equatorial South Africa. TO READERS There was a nice respoase to our appeal last month to those who are receiving the Sm~thern C(lnservative to send in a contribution toward its support. Most of them have done to, but there are many who have not yet gotten around to this little chore. Following light refreshments of caviar, borsch, black bread and vodka, our de· lightful evening came to a close. Due to the lateness of the hour, I did not extend the courtesy which I Invariably makeitaruleto accord to anygatheringinwhichlhappen to find myself and that i1 an invitation to them to ask me questions on any and all subjects. In order that they may not miss any edition of the paper we are continuing them on the list until June at which time those who have not responded will ban toberemovedfromourrol\.8. I hated to deny this privilege to my charming guests but felt that they would understand my failure to share my knowledge with them when I explained that 1 h~Vl '--------------------1' to make a midnight train.
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