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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 6 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, JANUARY, 1955 No. I A Report to the Taxpayers On the State of . the Union Another Internationalist They'll Do It Moves to the White House Every Time A sort of "Dale Carnegie of the White House" has been named by the President in the person of Nel­son A. Rockefeller whose an­nounced job is to win friends and influence people in the cold war. Rockefeller takes the place of a person whose real name was C. D. Jacobson, but who changed it, for some reason, to C. D. Jackson. II the president was looking for a left-wing, Fair Deal, One-World Internationalist, he found him all right and Harry Truman could not have made a more apt selection. Just before election, the Pentagon announced an award of S300,000,000 in defense contracts for the Army and other branches of the services reveal­ed similar big awards. For the month after the election, such awards dropped to a total of $85,000,000. Oh, for.,·- t_h_e_g-oo-d--:-old days of Warren G. Harding tvhen the thieves and crook!) in his adminis­tration stole nothing from t h e American people except money and left States Rights, the Con­stitution and our American sov­ereignty intact. No Nation Can Survive the Peril of Weak Leadership Envy, malice and jealousy have always found lodgment in the hearts and minds of small men and are often reflected in the record of a nation's history. When an Athenian peasant voted to condemn Aristides "The Just," he was asked what wrong this good man had ever done him and he replied: "None. I am tired of hearing him called 'The Just'." In order that the spirit of vengeance might not slumber, King Darius had his Secretary say to him each morning: "Sire, remember Athens" and his Persian army was cut to pieces in the Battle of "Marathon. Hannibal laid his hand on the altar and swore to get revenge against Rome and his Carthaginian army was annihilated on the Plains of Italy. When the security of a nation hangs in the balance, its leaders cannot afford to harbor malice and an administration torn by the demon of jealousy is a dangerous threat to the country and to its people. There is no doubt in the minds of informed persons that Senator McCarthy's success in exposing Communism in government, in the army and in defense plants and the admiration of the public for his courage, inspired the envy of little men who wouldn't recognize an enemy spy if they caught him in the act or, if they did, would cover him up as they did in the the case of Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White and the man who promoted Irving Peress. Ours is not the only nation which has been hastened on its down­ward course toward destruction by blindly following leaders whose blood was burning with the fever of envy, scorn and hatred, and who could not lift their minds above personal animosity and political ambi­tion. We might as well face it. We have a weak and vacillating national leadership and the Ship of State is operating with a wobbly rudder. It is every good American's responsibility to try to direct them back towa-rd the safe and sane course of Americanism. As the New Year peeps over the horizon, an era is being ushered in that may witness the liquidation of the tradi­tional two-party system of government in this country; total repudiation of the concept of the paramount Rights of States on which the American Union was based; a ris· ing national indebtedness which will enslave unborn generations of American children; absolute surrender of our national sovereignty to a World Government and the deployment of American troops to forty-one foreign countries after stripping them of the protection of the American rlag; disavowal of the sacred and cht:rbho:d principles which sustained the American Republic for more than a hundred and fifty years and final abandon· ment of Constitutional government in the United States. Irresponsible Americans who whistle in the dark to indicate con ... tempt for danger will accept optimistic, politically-biased me~sages to Congress as a true reflection oi the national picture but the taxpayers who think for themselves and keep an apprehensive eye on the Washing .. ton scene, cannot escape these conclusions: Because our national leaders for more than two decades have ig .. nored the wise counsel and advice of far-sighted statesmen of an earlier day who laid down the sound policy of non-interference in the affairs of other nations, the United States is in trouble all over the world. Our influence is at an all-time low and the outward gestures of respect of other nations for this count;y are largely bought and paid for through gifts of cash and the flow of billions of American dollars into their coffers. Through treaties and executive agreements. the sons of American mothers are now committed to fight and die for forty-one different countries scattered around over the face of the earth and, in some cases, these fighting men have been stripped of Constitutional guarantees and protection of the American Flag. Because of our membership in the United Nations, we have been deprived of the Constitutional right of self-protection against an enemy, without approval of the United Nations, as the right to declare war has been surrendered by Congress to the World Organization. Before this year is out. if proposed amendments to the United Nations Charter are adopted, all rights and privileges which Americans have enjoyed from the beginning of the Republic will be taken from them and they will become chattels of internationalist masters. Our switch from a national to an international basis and our adop-o tion of the United Nations' international program by which we are compelled to assume the responsibility of providing for the security and defense of many other countries aside from our own, has run the national debt of the United States up to a figure that chills the heart and frigh­tens the wits out of any American concerned in the solvency of the American Republic. The national debt ceiling is fixed by statute at $275,000,000,000.00 and the current indebtedness is crowding that figure to such an extent that the President, who was elected two years ago on an economy plat­form, has asked Congress to lift the ceiling higher. (Continued on Page T\YO) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Tha Valiant Efforts of Ailother Communist Pink Professor Gives Somewhere Along the Line Investigating Committee Add Up to Nothing Only Half the Story We Lost National Pride And Self-Respect One of the least publicized and most effective committees of the Congress in developing the Communist con­spiracy throughout the wor1d was the House Select Committee to Investigate Communist Aggression of which the Honorable Charles J. Kersten of Wis­consin was chairman. In a series of hearings in Chicsgo, New York, London, Munich and Ber­lin Congressman Kersten and his com­mittee developed testimony from wit­nesses from the Baltic States concern­ing Soviet atrocities which. for sheer l1orror, have no equal in all history. Serving with Congressman Kersten on the committee were Fred E. Bus­bey of Illinois, Edward J. Bonin of Pennsylvania, Patrick J. Hillings of California, Ray J. Madden of Indiana, Thaddeus M. Machrowicz of Michigan, Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut and Michael A. Feighan of Ohio. The death of between five and six million citizens of the Ukraine Irom starvation at a time when bumper crops were being harvested was told by a Ukranian national who provided extensive testimony for the Commit4 tee and the committee learned that 1,692,000 citizens of prewar Poland were deported to the USSR from 1939 to 1941. The wholesale deportation of 500,~ 000 citizens of the Chechen4 Inguish Republic, a non-Communist nation in the USSR by Russian troops which was related by a former captain in the Russian MVD, Soviet National Police, constitutes an unparalled chap4 tcr in infamy. Under the guise of unity between the Red Army and the people of that · - - - ·- Republic, Russian troops were brought into Chechcn-Inguish to "train anO. advise the people" for participation in the USSR program of harmony and tmity. These troops remained a month, Oh No? Not This A Washington newspaper corres­pondent says in a press release that Earl Warren is being groomed as a candidate for President on the Re­publican ticket in the event that Eisenhower does not run again. This correspondent who must be a sadist at heart who delights in caus­ing human misery, says that Warren will represent the liberal or Dewey wing of the party. This Republic has withstood lots of punishment during the past two decades or more in the matter of leaders but surely a merciful Creator will spare long-suffering Americans the possibility of any such disaster as ihat. And This Isn't Russia, Either The National Labor Relations Board has "ruled" that a company which re­jects wage demands on the ground that they can't afford the raise, must oten its books for inspection by Union officials. Any one who is aghast at such im­pudence on the part of an appointed Board, should consider the furtl'fti. appalling fact that we have no Su­preme Court either, in the former meaning of that term, to which busi­ness men may apply for redress. We submit that Moscow can't beat that, or even tie it. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. listing the population and making secret plans for the mass evacuation of the people who had no inkling of the plot. At the appointed time, the Chechen­Inguish people were lined up, from new-born babies to the oldest among them, and marched through a corri­dor of armed Russian soldiers to awaiting trucks which, incidentally, were American trucks sent to Russia by the United States Government un­der lend-lease. These people were then crowded in the boxcars until there wasn't standing room, the cars were sealed, headed toward Russia and the Chechen-Ing­uish Republic was no more. Meantime a brass band played Soviet music to the accompaniment of the screams, groans and moanings of the betrayed people. The high-point of horror in the testimony was furnished by no less a personage than King Michael, form­er ruler of Rumania who told of the conquest of his country and of the orgy of terror in Bucharest following the invasion. Young children were placed in cells where they were as4 saultcd during the night by syphilis­infested Russians and sent home to their parents with a card around their necks advising them of what had happened and warning them of worse in the case of resistance. There are hundreds of similar vil­lainous incidents in the report partici­pated in by the beasts with whom we are now urged to live in "peaceful co-existence." For his exhausUve efforts in expos­ing the brutal Communist conspiracy, and as further evidence of Communist influence in this country, Congress­man Kersten was defeated in the November election by a Fair Ddt Democrat. They Probably Shoot Down Our· Planes to Show Their Love t'We must not let ourselves regard the Russian people as our enemies" says a pamphlet issued by the Na­tional Council of Churches of Christ titled "Christian Foundations for Last­ing Peace." t<Thc Russian people are sons of God like ourselves, anxious and fearful, eager for security both political and economic, no more de­sirous of war than any of us. It is doubtful that their leaders desire it, either ... '" There is one American at least who will agree with this twaddle and that is Senator Ralph (Fathead) Flanders who, on Thanksgiving Day, while his resolution was pending to censure an­other senator for exposing Communist spies, addressed a broadcast to the Bolsheviks in which he slobbered all over the microphone with endearing terms s u c h as "brethren" and t<Friends". Bah! The Senate Banking Commit­tee had a 1·eport ready for the pub­lic pointing out irregularities in the government housing program as uthe worst scandal in United States history which yielded builders $1,000,000,000 in wind­faH profits". Democrats on the committee, however, refused to sign it, it is reported, until it was toned down to the point where it was not so shocking to taxpayers who were robbed. Robert M. Hutchins, former Uni4 versity of Chicago president and now president of the Fund of the Republic, a Ford Foundation grant to be used in investigating those who investigate Communists, spoke at the University of Texns recently. While in Austin Hutchins who is known principally (or his insistence that Communists should be allowed to teach in American schools, gave out an interview in which he claimed that "the quality of university educa­tion in this nation has been steadily declining for a decade and the outlook is that it will continue to decline." For once he is right, but he stopped before giving the reason for this de­cline. It is because of persons like himself on the executive and teaching staffs of American universities. Maybe it's just a sign of progress in our "Brave New World" but, some­how, it seemed an act of craven cowar­dice when we ran to the United Na­tions to ask them to rescue American soldiers held in Communist China. It reminded us or a small boy who has lost a fight to a neighborhood gang and who appeals to his big broth­er to make them leave him alone. We can remember when no other nation on earth dared mistreat even one American for fear of speedy re~ prisal, but somewhere along the line since 1932, we lost the will to defend our national honor as we committed ourselves to defend that of forty-one other countries. It is perhaps the logical result which ensues when a. nation's leaders will- From a subscriber in S o u t h • ingly agree to the surrender of its Pasadena, California: ur have so national sovereignty, renunciation of appreciated your w o rk for our ~ts natio~alistic spirit and loyal~y ~o country. It is strange how exactly 1ts flag m return for membership m you, a Southern Democrat, and a mongrel world government. I, a Northern Republican, agree sometimes. I think we need a new WE STILL DON'T KNOW alignment of Parties". WHO PROMOTED PERESS. Taxpayer's Report- (Continued from Page One) Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States is there any authority for the Congress to appropriate one thin dime to provide standing Armies of any country except our own or to protect the general wel£are of foreign nations or raise their standards of living. In addition, the American people, by and large, are not internationalist-minded and are vastly more concerned in the preservation of this Republic than in bolstering impoverished foreign Socialist States. To bring Americans around to the international viewpoint and soften them up for One-World Government, millions of their own dollars are being spent in propaganda and the left-wing trend in Washington is so pronounced as to cause the distinguished American journalist, David Lawrence, to sugl(est the possibility of the abandonment of the two· party system in this country and the amalgamation of all "liberals" into one party with the President as their candidate in 1956. Recently that writer observed in his column: ' 1Eisenhower is popu­lar with the Democrats and now that he has made common cause with the so-called 'left-wing' in the Republican Party, it would be logical if the 1left-wing' Democrats should want to see him nominated on their ticket, too, so as to assure the 'left-wing' of continued control of the government.'' In a further swing to the left, all authentic, big-scale investigations of Communist infiltration have been officially halted in Washington. Thousands of small-fry subversives will be exposed amid a fanfare of publicity but any American who seeks to flush the big-time operators out of strategic positions in the government. in the Army, defense plants and other vital agencies will get the axe. There is no argument about this because we have seen _it happen with our own eyes. The planned ~ssault on States Rights was highlighted by the Su· preme C~urt's ruhng on segregation by which they illegally and un· Conshtuhonally assumed jurisdiction over the public school systems of the nation and by the suggestion of a member of the President's ~abinet, Labor Secretary ~itchell, who proposed at a CIO convention m Los Angeles that all nght-to-work laws of the various States be abolished. The Socialist share-the-wealth plan of taxation instituted by Roose• velt and extende\1. by Truman has become a permanent policy of gov­ernment and all Id~a of balancing the budget is now recognized as ~=~~J%n:nother whimsical device for influencing votes and winning In brief, we are practically back where we were in 1952 when vast hordes of American voters swarmed to the polls to throw the Fair Deal­ers out and "clean up the mess." At the current session of Congress more Socialist legislation is proposed than Roosevelt and Truman ever dream .. ed of at the zenith of their power and such measures as Socialized ,Medicine and Socialized education through Federal Aid to schools will be pushed w1th all the resources of an administration which now openly admits its leaning to the extreme left. It all adds up to a grave and menacing situation which the people of this cou!'try should senously ponder during their every waking hour and espec,Ially, those of the younger generation who will constitute tomorrows cihzens and on whom the burden of debt and lost liberty will fall with the heaviest impact. . ~o those of us whose shadow is beginning to fall toward the East, It cant matter. too much and too long as our deep concern in the tragedy must necessanly come to an end when Charon comes to row us across the River of No Return. January, 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3 Chinese Communists Merely Took Up Where American Army Left Off The penalty for treason used to be death and should still be, but we cannot understand why the Army keeps court·martialing men who, they claim, were indoctrinated with Communism by the Chinese when it has been definitely proved that the Chinese were only doing what our own Army did. "Soldiers in World War II were taught the Communist line by­men wearing the American uniform from the time they entered the Army until they were mustered out.'' The above charge was made by a United States Senator, the Honorable William E. Jenner of Indiana who, as chairman of an investi­gating committee of the Senate, heard almost endless testimony to this effect. Jenner added that the testimony showed that the program "to which every GI was subjected, was heavily loaded with pro-Soviet propaganda and staffed in many instal}ces by men with Communist records .... The writing was done and the troops instructed, in many cases, by men who later used the Fifth AmendD>ent as .a protection against self-incrimination to avoid revealing their Communist records." It is understandable why the Chinese Communists should wish to implant Communism in the minds of prisoners of war but we imagine it is pretty difficult for parents of young men on trial for having accepted this horrible indoctrination to understand why their sons are being punished for accepting beliefs taught them in the American Army. The Chinese Communists merely took up where our Army left off in the indoctrination co!lrses and that the Army is still infiltrated with Communists is proved by the sly and tricky manner in which Com­munist Peress was promoted, honorably discharged and sneaked out of the Army to avoid exposure by the McCarthy Committee. Not only were American soldiers indoctrinated with Communism through a regular Army program but the Moscow plan of mongreliza­tion of the white race was furthered by an Assistant Secretary of De­fense who worked diligently for the indiscriminate mixing of the races in all branches of the services. It is all pretty sickening and the more the story unfolds, the more revoltinl( It is. From a West Virginia lumber­man: ur have just finished read­ing your November~ December edition and while all of them have been fine, this is by far the best you have ever gotten out. There is no newspaper or periodical of national circulation that has as much condensed information, told in such a humorous manner, as your paper. You may not think it is a compliment, but I cannot help but feel that you and P e g l e r would make a great team. Pegler, of course, is my favorite column~ ist". Indeed we do think it a compliment to be compared to such a great and fearless Ameri­can iournalist as Westbrook Peg­ler. Thank you very much, sir! WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. One Way to Handle An Embarrassing Situation Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin was on the spot in the "censure session" of the Senate last No~ vember. If he voted against censure of the junior senator from WiScon- ~~~i~t~a;{~~~~o~~v~nh~~r:~!k:d~ ton of brick. If he voted for censure, he would have had the socks beaten off him at the next election in Wisconsin. So he took the way out which harassed politicians have embrac­ed as a last resort from the begin­ning of time-he took a powder and skipped. As his colleagues squabbled and wrangled like a bunch of littlo boys in a marble game, he was reported to be lolling in the sun­shine on a far-away beach. Dr. William Borborg, ~epresen• tative from Denmark to the Uni• ted Nations told the American Psychiatric Association sometime ago that a apsychiatrist should sit behind every United Nations dele­gate", and deplored the fact that there were not enough psychia­trists to go rou-nd. This suggestion was made following the discovery that U. N. delegates were found bathing in the nude at t h r e e o'clock in the morning; that an Arab girl employe tallcs constant­ly to non-existent people: that the diplomats have punched police­men during drunken sprees and that one delegate walked through a plate glass window. We would further suggest that all those who voted for the United States to join this crazy and subversive out­fit, as well o.s all those who en­dorse it, should have treatment by a psychiatrist. ----- Single girls have to take two years of military training in Is­mel, the only country in the world where peacetime army service is requir~d for all unmarried wo· men. says an Associated Press dis­patch from Tel Aviv. They are called up at eighteen. We are -making inquiries, on the sly, about a job on the Daily Worker. It must be wonderful to be connected editorially toith a publication whi~h can successful~ ly presS!Lre a powerful body like the United States Senate. We have tried so hard and so long, and failed miserably, to convince that body that the American form of government as fashioned b !J the Fathers of the Republic is so much finer and better than the Soviet slave state. We guess we're just plain jealous because t h e Daily Worker won the argument, while we failed. Only a Big Man Will Admit 'The Mystery Deepens' A Mistake and Apologize As the Plot Thickens In addition to his qualifications as a statesman and an American patriot of the highest order, Joe McCarthy has proved his stature as a man. He found that he had been mis­taken and had done wrong and he had the manhood to publicly ad­mit it. He apologized to the people of the United States for having urged them to vote for Eisenhower for president in 1952 and for assuring them at that time that the new administration would utilize every resource within its power in fight­ing Communism at home and abroad. Instead, the White House, dur­ing the past two years, placed every possible obstacle in the path of those who were sincerely striv­ing to halt the Communist menace in this country and especially di­rected its antagonism against Sen~ ator McCarthy for his successful efforts to expose Soviet spies in high places. When the Wisconsin senator was convinced in his heart that this was true, he did the only manly and honest thing left to do-he apologized. And in expressing re~ gret for his honest mistake, he was voicing the sentiments of millions of other good Americans who were likewise deluded into the belief that the Republican Party was im­mune to the alien influence which had destroyed the Democratic Party. They, too. are now kneeling at the mourner's bench and repent­ing of their error. It takes a man, and a big man at that, to admit a mistake and ask forgiveness. Fro m a wo1nan in Phoenix, Arizona: "Your paper should be in the hands of every person in this country who is old enough to read-and understand w h a t he reads. What a farce our 'govern­ment of the people, by tlte peo­ple and for the people' has be­co ·me. We have no say in any~ thing the government does; we only fork up tlte money as told. And the government throws it over to Europe where a large por~ tion goes toward building up COmmunism. When will we wake up"? From an American woman liv~ ing in Manchester, England: "A short while ago my mother sent a roll of papers from the States and, tucked in among the daily news, was a single copy of your publication. I must say that it wo.s like a breath of fresh air to us over here. It is not only on the question of Senator McCarthy that we agree tvi th you. It has become more and more obvious all the while that a return to Con~ stitutionaZ government is the -only answer to the present~day prob~ !ems in the U. S." Everyone knew how he felt, but most people were sorry that the President considered it was in good taste to publicly praise Wat­ldns for the dirty job he did on Senator McCarthy. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. In our last edition we told of the book put out by the State D~[:artment, paid for with taxpayers money, called "Soviet World Outlook-A Handbook of Communist Statements." Since that editorial appeared scores of persons have tried to get a copy o.f this publication from the State Depart­ment without success. Even members of the Senate have been denied the privilege of reviewing it and in one or two instances were told that no such publication existed. Well, it does exist for we have in our possession one of the books which says on the fly-leaf that it was 1jrst published by the State Depart­ment in January, 1950 and revised, brought up to date and reissued on April 30, 1954. Where we -got it is nobody's business but our own, Out we have it. It contains 434 pages and from beginning to end paints a glowing picture of Communism in the words of Soviet leaders and there is not one word added to refute this poisonous ideology. In our !ormer editorial, we ex~ pressed amazement that such a publi­cation should be put out by an agency of the American government at tax~ payers' expense. Now that its existence has been denied, we are really wondering what gives. In the National Republic for May, 1954, w·miam M. McNamara, Carib­bean correspondent for that publica~ tion told of a meeting of the Commu~ nist Party held in Mexico City in 1944 with Lombardo de Toleando presiding in which plans were laid for perfecting organization in all Latin American countries, "to liquidate Anglo~American Capitalism and then consolidate a full economic and polit~ ical autonomy for these countries.'' In the six-point program laid out at this. meeting, the Communists said among other things: "The Foreign , Affairs Ministry at Moscow is giving tremendous impulse to our activities through its mission in these countries. WE CAN BE THANKFUL, TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR THE CONTRIBUTION OF SOME OF ITS AGENCIES TO­THE WORK OF OUR CELLS." (Em­phasis ours). This occurred during the Roosevelt administration when full cooperation with Communist plans was all in the day's work but why is a "Handbook of Communist Statements" revised, brought up to date and reissued by the State Department in 1954? Somebody in authority might well go into the matter fully and give the American people who footed the bill a complete report on the matter. United States delegates to the United Nations gave up and knuckled under to the World Or­ganization in the matter of pay~ ment of $179,400 wage indemnities to eleven former Communists em~ played by the United States and who were discharged, after pres­sure was brought by real Ameri­cans. Rhodes Scholar Fulbright wlto is a U. S. Delegate to the UN outfit, made what is perhaps the most absurd. weak and inane as­sertion in history when he PX· plained: "The United States re­spects the World Court which up­held the payments, too much to oppose its decision." II e should have explained that he was speak­ing only for himself and his ilk, as no responsible, informed and patriotic American respects t he World Court or anything else that overrides the American Constitu­tion. Page 4 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE January, 1955 The Southern Conservative Investigating Committee Makes 'Dignity' of the Senate Is Not Tarnished by A Stolen Election Amazing Claim in Press Report A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone FA·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Everypaidsubscriberisentitled toone freesubscriptiontobesenttoanyperson of his choosing.) Sent without cost to members of Congrus, members of State legislatures, Governors, and other public officials. A helpless sparrow can drift with ] the wind but it takes an eagle to flyj against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the Stafesrespecfively,ortothepeople. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. By Their Works We Shall Know Them The National Committee for an Elfcctive Congress filed its :financial report on last September lOth which showed that up to that date large sums of money had been advanced in political campaigns. No report is available since that time but it is likely that the heaviest spending was done in the days immediately preced· ing the November elections. The report showed heavy contribu· tions to the campaigns of S'nator John J. Sparkman of Alabama; Sen· ator W. Kerr Scott of North Caro· lina; Senator P aul Douglas of Illinois; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Min­nesota; Senator Estes KeFauver of Tennessee; Senator James E. Murray of Montana; Senator Richard L. Neu­berger of Oregon; Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico and others. It will be interesting to watch and see how "effectively" these senators perform-for the NCEC, that is, and not for the constituents who elected them. Among the heavy contributors who gave large sums of money to the NCEC were such names as Deutsch, Levin, Bernard, Wolf, Sieroty, Lips· chuts, Strauss, Blitzer, Barchoff, Ep­stein, Karelsen, Kislak, Rosenberg, Kaplan, Lubin, Tuchman, Rothschild, Kramarsky, Schauer, Zechendorf and others. Americans of this generation will probably never live long enough to witness a more fantastic or ambiguous assertion than that contained in a press release put out by some one claiming to speak for the House Committee on Un-Amer ican Activities, in Washington December 15th. Purporting to castigate ''hate" organizations but indicating that those responsible for the document haven't the faintest conception of the real "hate" groups who are doing this country in, the release in .. eluded a statement that will go down as the ultimate in official asininity, past, present and future: "Those who would support the extreme right today do as great violence to our Democratic institutions as those on the extreme left . . . " For twisted reasoning and distorted thinking, we submit this as being without parallel in the annals of mortal activity since the dawn of human history. To get the full import of this curious pronouncement, let us ponder it once more: "Those who would support the extreme right today do as great violence to our Democratic institutions as those on the extreme left ... " How many Americans from the "extreme right" have paraded in disgusting array before Congressional committees and invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid trial for treason to their country? How many Americans from the !(extreme right" have stolen con­fidential papers and top-secret information from government files in Washington and peddled it to Soviet spies? How many Americans from the "extreme right" have protected traitors such as Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White from exposure and kept them in high government position until their work for their Rus­sian masters was practically completed? How many Americans from the 11extreme right" have connived with Soviet agents for the surrender of our American sovereignty to the United Nations and to place the shackles of slavery on the people of this Republic? • Was it Americans from the "extreme right" who nullified the Constitution of the United States, put government in competition with private business, aided in passing legislation based on the Communist Party platform, abrogated States Rights, helped the American govern­ment fulfill Lenin's predict ion that we would spend ourselves out of existence or fell all over their own feet in their haste to comply with Moscow's demand for t he mongrelization of white Americans? Was it Americans from the "extreme right" who removed the protection of the American Flag from Americans fighting in foreign lands or who withheld ammunition from our forces in Korea and abandoned captured American soldiers to rot in Chinese prison camps? Was it Americans from the ''extreme right" who made it prac­tically impossible to weed out Communists in the Army and defense plants and was it Americans from the "extreme right" who conducted a program to infiltrate American soldiers with Communism in World War II or who promoted the Communist Irving Peress, and gave him an honorable discharge from t he Army? To accept this perverted theory voiced in the Committee statement, we must repudiate every moral principle instilled in the human mind from the cradle. I n effect, this degenerate pronouncement would have us accept the premise that virtue is on a level with vice; that good ranks along wit)l evil; that r ight belongs in the same category with wrong; that honesty and dishonesty ar e one and the same and that a state of human perfection lies in flu ctuating half way between probity and infamy. In practical effect, it means that the eminent and revered Daugh­ters of the American Revolution, defenders of the American Flag and the Republic for which it stands, are no better than the subversive Americans for Democratic Action, committed to the abolishment of our form of government and the American way of life. To carry the analogy further, it means that the dedicated and patriotic gentlewomen who compose DAR are no better than ADA's Eleanor Roosevelt. This thesis, in our humble opinion, will be staunchly challenged by all responsible Americans. No one seems willing to admit authorship of this incongruous charge by the Committee and we don't blame them. Harold Velde of Illinois who was still chairman when it was re- Kit Clardy of Michigan and leased was on his honeymoon at the time and, naturally, was absolved Charles J. Kersten of Wisconsin · from responsibility concerning this or anythipg else, and it is under-have done splendid work in Con- ~~~1d0~ht~eF~~:~iirea;t~rs~l~f~~:~~vc~~~e~t~~ns~ci~~e~~d him as chair4 ~~~ss th~~ ~~~~si~~thC~~7e~tni~~ We do not know of course, ~hat staff member's malignant and I•'air Deal Democrats in the last sinister" brain gave birth to this declaration but, whoever he is he election. McCarthy did not come should be run down and punished. ' ttp for re-election this time so the We do not exactly advocate boiling him in oil but at least, he should Commies concentrated their fire be taken out of circulation, placed in restraint and divested of his on getting him censured. official power to perpetrate any more such dastardly assaults against And just think! The Indians used to be the only Reds in this country. truth and decency. Personally, we regard oursel£ as belonging to the "extreme right" and when any half-witted bureaucrat charges us with similarity to a left·winger, we are not going to take the insult lying down. The vote of the two Texas sena­tors in the censure farce occasion .. ed much discussion in the Lone Star State, following the silly and childish performance in that body in November. Not many persons expected Johnson to perfo r m otherwise than as he did, although we can't see why. After all, members of the Senate were extremely len­ient with him in 1948 and ignored the assault on their 41dignity" when he entered the sacred portals of that exclusive club by grace of a stolen election. Although documented evidence was offered proving t h at Boss George Parr in South Texas had come across five days after the polls closed with enough votes of dead men and Mexican Nationals to put Johnson over by 87 votes after his opponent had been legal­ly elected, not a word was said about the "dignity" of the Senate being assailed and no charges were heard about "conduct unbe .. coming a Senator." Of course that was six years ago and it may be ungracious to bring it up but facts are facts and that's all Americans should be concerned in d u r 1 n g these grave and perilous times in the nation's history. With Daniel, it was different. Somehow, he has become l<lenti .. fied with conservatism in the pub .. lie mind although his partiality to Union labor was pronounced during his early political car.,er. Many influential Te xa ns who backed him with what it takes during his campaign for the Sen­ate, were predicting throughout the censure proceedings that he would repudiate the insolent de­mand of the Daily Worker that they "throw the bum out" and would vote against the censure motion. Inspiring almost as much re.. sentment as their vote against Me ... earthy's exposure of Communists, was the clumsy effort of both senators to alibi their behavior by claiming that the vote to cen­• ure McCarthy had nothing to dt whatever with his fight against Communists. They should h ave voted against him if they felt so inclined and let it go at that. They had no right to insult the intel­ligence of their constituency. . On the same floor where had stood such brilliant and forceful Texans as Horace Chilton. John H. Reagan and Joseph W. Bailey, these two little boys from Texas meekly bowed their heads and obeyed commands like perform­ing poodles in a circus act. But at least they helped to keep party lines ;ntact and for that they will probably receive d u e c<edit, although t h ere may be ~orne divergence of opinion about JUst what party line they were following. We say it with sadness andre­gret but many of our theological Seminaries are religious factories which produce domestic Reds and the product they turn out is al­most as genuine as the imported article. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. ot on 6~: tad ;he of a is ~1~ lid ate ges be-ars to ~iJ ~se ilie re- ~c- ;ts, ~th ior ~n­dt nst so tey ;el-tad ful 'hn ey, :cas nd !ep hat ue be out re­: ca! ~ies rnd a!­ted JW January. 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Official Report of Congressional Committee Another Good American Proves Several Large Foundations Are Menace to Security of United States Now that the path has been cleared and fighting Communism has been o:Wcial1y designated as unpopular, the Ford Foundation's $15,000,000 program is getting under way. This program has for its announced objective the "elimination of restric­tions on freedom of thought." This means in plain language, that the Foundation which has financed scores of. Communist movements and individuals is gelling ready to crack down on Americans who are so heedless of Soviet interests that they actua1ly dare to feel and express concern for the safety and security of their own country. This, in the view of the pin-head progeny who control the Ford millions is rank treason against the internationalists who seek to openly control th~ government of the United States, instead of continuing the under-ground domination which they now enjoy, and fifteen million dollars of the Ford money is to be spent in achieving this end. The saga of some of the large Foundations, who pay no taxes to the government, is an ugly, filthy story-a story of subversion and of infiltration into their ranks of some of the worst characters in the United States who are diverting the millions of dollars amassed by the blood, sweat and tears of American pioneers and captains of industry into subversive movements for the ultimate betrayal and overthrow of the American Republic, under whose orderly processes these large fortunes were built. There arc literally hundreds of struggling groups and individuals in this country who are striving with all the forces at their small command to awaken the American people to the danger posed by subversive alien influence to the American form of government. The Ford Foundation would see them starve and drop in their tracks before one penny in "grants" would be aHowed them but the officials who control this Foundation have voluntarily stepped forward and planked down fifteen million dollars to be expended in investigating those who expose Com- :!:~~~ta~~ietn ox::::~:n ~~~~~s:h;la;~~.ernment of the United States, in the The two Reports of a Committee of Congress set up to investigate the activities of the Foundations just released, cover approximately fifteen hun­dred pages and show that there is scarcely a subversive organization or mem­~ er of a Communist Front in the country that has not been financed, at one time or another, by one or the other of the large Foundations. The accuracy of the reports and the unimpeachable sources of reference, together with U1e excellent job done by the Chairman, Hon. Carroll Reece of Tennessee, have made .him a likely victim of the smear groups who go into action against any Amencan who exposes any phase of the Communist conspiracy against the United States. Any thoUghtful American who reads these two reports cannot escape the conclusion that such Foundations as Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller and others 7a{l~n~~~ ~~!a:!~~~ ~;i~~;!~at~~n:~~:fs~ J::-~:;Id0efrsd::~h p~:7~sc:~~~~~~ sympathizers, are a major menace to the security and safety of the American Republic. Wayne L. Hayes of Ohio, is so pink that it is a Tank flattery to cal! him a Fair Dea!eT or a !eft· winger. In his campaign for re· election to Congress in Novem­beT, he stood a fair chance of be· ing beaten by his opponent until he dragged out and presented foT display what a prominent Wash· ington columnist called his "sec­ret weapon!' It was a photograph of President Eisenhower inscrib· ed "For Congressman Wayne L. Hayes with best wishes to a dis­tinguished American. Signed Dwight D. Eisenhower". He was Te-e!ected. It was he who saba· taged the hearings into the Foun­dations w h o are charged w it h having subsidized Communist in­dividuals and movements. One qf the1Y1,, the Ford Foundation, has put up $15,000,000 to investigate those who are itwestigating Com· munists. Hayes was , !arge!y re­sponsible for stopping the investi­gation. From a reader in New Hamp­shire: uwe have only one live paper which te!!s t h e political facts of life in New Hampshire ••. I would give a !ot if you would transplant yourself to this State and give the papers up here some competition." Even Poor Old Santa Claus Goes Internationalist In Washington When the age-old ceremony of light­ing the Christmas Tree in the na­tional Capital took place on Decem­ber 17, the United Nations got into the act, although many of the nations composing it do not believe in Christ­mas or in the Holy Man whose birth it commemorates. Using money contributed by mem­ber nations, mostly the United States, children were flown to Washington from all over the world in planes furnished by the United Nations to give an .. international flavor" to the ceremony, according to press reports. This was a wonderful experience for the children who were given the free trip, but there are many thous­ands of children in the United States who would not only have loved to witness this beautiful sight but who would have known and appreciated the meaning of the ceremonies com­memorating the Birth of Christ. We willingly admit our old-fashion­ed spirit o£ Nationalism and concern in our own country and its people which is definitely out of date, but this was the way we felt about the Christmas tree lighting business. And in a Nativity Scene and Page­ant of Christmas out in San Francisco, they were so anxious to stress racial unity that they sacrificed historical accuracy and cast a Chinaman, a Hebrew and a Negro as the Three Wise Men. Ye gods! Whose Eyes Have Now Been Opened Some weeks ago a big two-fisted six-foot-two cattleman came in our office and, alternately, wept on our shoulder and made the air blue with some choice, West Texas profanity. When he finally calmed down, we found out that his ire had just now reached the boiling point over some­thing that happened aln:ost ten years ago. Like so many good Americans he had been so busy making money and directing his various interests that he had not had time to stop and find out what was going on. It seems that he had just read David Lawrence's magazine the U. S. News & World Report and had learned, for the first time, about General Eisen­hower holding back his troops two weeks while the Russians took over Germany at the close of World War II in 1945, an action that "shaped for Russia the gigantic victory that she is now enjoying in Europe," according to that publication. When he expressed surprise that we were not wrought up over it too, we told him we had done our crying over it when it happened and that so many things were currently taking place that arc equally indefensible and disastrous that we can't afford to linger too long over something that is practica11y ancient history. The point of the incident is that one more fine American citizen who was asleep at the switch has become alerted to the danger facing the Re­public and will be watchful of its interests in future. Just Hold Everything Brother, Its Coming Another blow was aimed at States Rights by a Cabinet Member during the December meeting in Los Angeles of the CIO which is on record as op­posed to all rights except those of Union Labor and those of minority groups. Labor Secretary Mitchell told labor leaders in attendance that the Right­to- work laws which have been enact­ed by the various States should be repealed and the whole thing left to the Federal government. Apparently Mitchell became im­patient and jumped the gun without waiting for nature to take its course. If he will just keep his shirt on and bide his time, not only the right-to­work laws but all other State legisla­tion, as well as all federal enactments will be repealed under the admin­istrations ultimate, over-all plan to nullify State and Federal laws in this country and, through the United Na­tions, let a World Government decide all municipal, State and national issues, for the American people. We have said it so much that it may sound !ike a chant but we want our readers to take this into consideration and remember i t when dealing with their national lawmakers: Individually, mem­bers of both Houses of Congress usually behave !ike gentlemen and scho!an which most of them aTe. Collectively, they frequently perform !ike a g an g of horse­thieves, and should be t1·eated ac· cording!y. Page 5 At Least He Will Never Be the Subject of 'Censure' One of the Christmas gifts reported to have been received by McClellan of Arkansas was a pair of soft velvet gloves. He will succeed Joe McCarthy as chairman of the committee which must deal with tough Communists who delight in insulting those who question them concerning their trea­sonable activities against this country. We can well imagine a dialogue something like this when McClellan takes over: Question: "Pardon me sir for asking you a personal question but would you mind telling me if you are a member of the Communist Party and if you have engaged in espionage in defense plants"? Answer: "You·re darn tootin' I'd mind. It ain't none of your business and if you want to make somcthin' out of it, just come out in the hall." Chairman: "No, no. You misunderstood me. I just wanted to get the information while, at the same time, guarding your sacred right of free speech and guaranteeing you Constitutional immunity from disclos­ing your political views. Please don't be offended. Next witness, please." Communt..m Demands Hatred Prest reports indicate that the communist government of Russia is undertaking a campaign. to drive a!! fo,·ms of religion out of Russia and its satellites. The rea· son was given recently by the Soviet Commissar of Education in the following words. "We hate Christians. Even the best of them must be regarded as our worst enemies. They preach love to one's neighbor and pity, which is contrary to our princi­ples. Christian love is a hindrance to the development of the revo· lution. Down with love for one's neighboT! What .we want is hat­red. We must know how to hate, for only at this price can we con­quer the universe ... Our task is to destToy a!! kinds of religion, a!! kinds of rnora!ity." - Christian Economics. There used to be an old saw to the effect that if you gave a So­cialist Five Thousand Dollars. he immediately changed into a Capi­talist. This is not true any ·more since we have thousands of rich Socialists !ike the Rooseve!ts, the Hanimans, the Fords. Rockefe!­lers, Morganthaus and others in the top financial brackets. From a Portland, Oregon read­er: "Looks like we will have an in!erestir;g time in Washington, wtth Rtchard Neuberger and Wayne Morse in the Senate and Congresswoman Edith Green there from Oregon. Alongside of Neu­berger, Wayne Morse is a Con· servative but along side of Edith Green, Neuberger is a -reactionary. Mrs. Green claims she is going to take the Tidelands away from Texas."-WOW! What a woman! WE STILL DON"T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE January, 1955 Senate Ignores National Security In Move That Pleases Daily Worker In order that the American people may have no illusion about the attitude of the United States Senate on the critical subject of Com­munist infiltration into American institutions, they should keep cons­tantly available the names of a small group of fearless members of that body who did not compromise with the enemy in voting on the McCarthy 11censure." They should bear ever in mind that while others not on this list may sometimes vote in the best interests of their country, in.. a show­down, it has been proved that they will succumb to powerful pressure and, on such occasion, the security of the United States can go hang so far as they are concerned. The names of those who have gone on record before all the world as invulnerable to pressure by Arnerican and Moscow Communists as represented by the Daily Worker are: Homer Capehart of Indiana, Frank A. Barrett of Wyoming, Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, John W. Bricker of Ohio, John M. Butler of Maryland, Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, Henry C. Dworshak of Idaho, Barry Goldwater of Arizona, Bourke B. Hickenlooper Of Iowa, Roman L. Hruska of Ne­braska, William E. Jenner of Indiana, William F . Knowland of Cali­fornia, Thomas H. Kuchel of California, William Langer of North Dakota, George W. Malone of Nevada, Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin, Eugene D. Milliken of Colorado, Karl E. Mundt of South Dakota, William A. Purtell of Connecticut, Andrew F. Schoeppel of Kansas, Herman Welker of Idaho, Milton R. Young of North Dakota. Brown of Nevada and Guy Cordon of Oregon belonged on this list but they are no longer in the Senate. Pat McCarran of Nevada had crossed the Great Divide when mem­bers of the Senate faced the crucial test of their Americanism but it wm!l.d be an insult to his memory to question how he would have voted. It is hoped that Senator Alan Bible will measure up to his great predecessor. · Strom Thurmond of South Carolina was not yet in the Senate but it is a safe bet that he, too, would have put the security of his count!\ be!ore any imaQ;inary insult to his personal "dignity." Watkins and Flanders owe a. debt to Joe McCarthy that they can never repay, although they would be the last to acknowledge the service he has, inadvertently, rendered them. Neither of them were ever heard of, outside their own little limited sphere of in· fluence. until they were brought to public attention through their fight on McCarthy. The Wiscon­sin Senator's name is known all over the world and he is either devotedly loved or cordially hat­ed, according to e a c h perso?l's views on Cmnmunism. Watktns and Flanders have inspired nei­ther love nor hatred and not one person in ten thousand even knew they were members of th.e Senate. They h a v e received their first, and perhaps their last, public recognition because of McCartfty. The American State Depart­ment sponsored, and American taxpayers paid for a tour of this country by Miss Ann Godwin of England. Site is secretary of the Office Workers International Un­ions Locals. a world Socialist or­ganization, and was in t.his coun­try to speed up the organization of office workers here. She is also on tlte General Council of the British Trade Union Congress, another Socialist group. The news article telling of Miss Godwin's trip did not make it clear wh.ethe1· the money allotted for this ex­pense was contributed only by American Socialist ta:~.:·payers or whether the ta.1: money of good A1nericans was diverted to this purpose. Tltere should by all means be some distinction made in the matter. 1Ve, as one humble taxpayer, were not consulted and U'e haven't 1teard of any one who tvas. For our part, we should hat•e been deligltted if Miss GodU"in had stayed at home, From a Clticago reader: "Your paper is wonderful and it is gen­erally acknowledged that yo u r writing attracts m o r e attention than all the other similar publi­cations put together, but I have one very seriou; grievance against you. There are plenty of other fine American groups doing good wor1c but you never mention them or use the materia! they send you. Do you think your 'lone wolf' at­titude is wise and that ,You help the cause by ignoring them?" We have nothing but the highest re­spect jOT any individual or organ­ization undertaking to aid their country in these critical times for Heaven knows it needs help. But we reserve the right to do our job in the ·manner we think best granting to an others the same privilege. If that constitutes a uzone wolf" attitude, we plead guilty. A new description has come ou.t of the White House to designate those among the president's fol­lowing who adhere to a middle­of- the road political philosophy. r;~llti~;?' ~:Jerr;:~~~e~;te:ea ~:~ those who call them Republican Fair Dealers". Regardless of their title, if they don't believe one way or the other. they are "Political Hermaphrodites", call them what you tvill. ---- Maybe there's something in a name after aU-Anna Louise Strong, Anna Lord Strauss, Anna Rosenberg. Ana Pauker and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. "Whenever you attack sttbver­sit, es of any kind, you are going to be the victim of the most ex­tremely vicious criticisnt that can be made"-J. Edgar Hoover, Editor of A Chinese Communist Paper Honored by American Press The Woonsock, South Dakota, News, makes this pertinent obserR vation: uPeople come in three sorts; the few who make things happen, the many who watch things hap p e n and t h e over­whelming majority who don't know what happened". May HeQ.v­en spare us the unforgivable sin of belonging to the latter ctass. Ordinarily it is pure , unadulter­ated ignorance which makes a person refer to the United States as a "Democrae1j'' but not always. Many of our most brilliant citi­zens are Reds and they deliber­ately call it a uDemocracy" al· though they know better. uAmerica's foreign policy un ... der the Republican Eisenhower administration is just what I set up"-Harry S. Truman. American Senators who voted against the treasonable Status of Forces Treaty were Bricker, John· son of Colorado, Dirksen, Dwor­shak, Frear, Jenner, Long, Ma­lone, McCarran, McCarthy, Rus4 sell, Scltoeppell, Smathen, Welk· er and Williams. Congressman Francis E. Walte1' of Pennsylvania made an enviable reputation for Americanism in his work as co-author of the McCar­ran~ Walter Immigration Law. We hope he does nothing as Chairman of the former Velde Committee tvhich will detract from hi• rec­ord. Note on Hcultural" advance ... ment: The Rockefeller Founda­tion has given $100,000 for a new music building at "Karamu House" in Cleveland which pro ... motes social mlxing of black and white people and in Washington's swank Willard Hotel fourteat negro girls made their adebut" at a ucoming out" party. Before he enters on the duties of his office a President of the United States must take the fol­lowing oath: ac do solemnly swear, or affirm. that I will faithfully ~f'~~e v;~:elM~t~s.0~S~;~e~~ the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitu­tion of the United States". Oh, Oath of Office, what perjury has been committed in thy name! Daily Worker, take notice: Ful­bright of Arkansas says that "the condemnation of Senator Mc­Carthy of Wisconsin was the Sen­ate's 'greatest single accomplish· ment during 1954' '' Front. Mos­cow's .standpoint, he is so right. It is reported that there is a move on to have Fathead Flanders "censured" by the Senate for con­duct unbecoming a senator but there is nothing to be gained. Just as McCarthy was not hurt in the eyes of real Americans by being censured or being condemned by self-serving politicans, any similar action would not make Flanders any more or less of a heel and shrimp than he is already. A man is what he is and his character is not changed by a Senate vote. During World War II, there were scores of creatures who ap­parently crawled out from under a log and landed in various gov­ernment agencies in Washington. One of them was John W. Powell of San Francisco who got a job with Elmer Davis' Office of War Information. Later he was sent out to China where he became editor of the China Monthlv Review which, ac­cordin(! to testimonv before a sub ... committee of the Senate Internal Security Committee. was a Com­munist oublication devoted to the praise of Communist China in com· parison with such odious Caoital· istic countries as the United States. Former American prisoners of war in China told the committee during the past summer how this China Monthly Review was dis­tributed among them in the camps where they were held. Articles and editorials extolling Communism in the magazine were marked and American nrisoners were instructed to read them and make written comment on them. If the comment was unfavorable, those makinst the criticism were sent to a labor camo known as "the hole" where theY underwent indescribable torture. ' During his residence in China Powell made a tdp with his wife, Sylvia. to Moscow to receive in­strurtion and uabsorb culture" in the Soviet Union. Back in this country, Powell was haled before the sub-committee and when questioned about his membership in the Communist Party refused fifty-one different times to reply on the ground of the Fifth amendment. Commentinl( on the despicable behavior of Powell, the chairman of the sub-committee Senator Wil­liam E. Jenner said in part: "I was shocked beyond words to learn that this renegade American was permitted to hold a press confer­ence yesterdav in the National Press Club of Washington. "It is reasonable to assume that John W. Powell is in this country to soften up the American people as he tried to soften up our fight­in. g men, so we will agree to trade with the Soviet bloc, and keep quiet if Red China is admitted to the United Nations. We sentence a Corporal Dickinson of Cracker Gap to ten years in prison and give a dishonorable discharge to Colonel Fleming, althoueh these men with­stood most of the horrors of im­prisonment in Communist prison camps. while we let a renegade American, who indirectly helped to torture them. travel freelv about the country and spread poison. "It is time to end this folly. Yes­terday. I asked the Attorney Gen­eral of the United States to press a treason · charge against Powell. He is an American citizen. He has adhered to our enemies in wartime and ~iven them substantial aid and comfort, as the testimony came from former soldiers and officers who were taken prisoners in that war. I am submitting the testimony of these hearings to the Depart­ment of Justice and I hope for quick action." WE S_T_I_L_L_D_O_N-'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. January, 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 7 Senatorial Apology Given Those to Whom It Was Due GOVERNOR MAY MAKE TEST CASE It All Depends on Louis Budenz and other former OF GOVERNMENTAL EXTORTION -Whose Ox Is Ciored top-ranking Comn:mnists who havs The governor of Utah, Ron. J. repented of their affiliations, have Bracken Lee, has announced that told often of the Moscow propa- he will take a step that we have ganda campaign in this country been urging and p r a y i n g for among newspapers, columnists and throughout the years. radio and televjsion commentators, He has consulted with the At­in a gigantic effort to get them to torney General of Utah concern­slant their headlines, distort facts ing a test of legality of the Federal in their reporting and otherwise . government's foreign aid program conforming to the Communist line. before the Supreme Court of the How well they have succeeded United States. ~eeco;~~ ~v~d=n~:~:~s~:vl~~i'e~~~ In this test suit, it will be sought some commentator hold forth on to prove that "it is a violation of the radio or television. our United States Constitution We are thinking, especially, of when our government gives away the instance in which Senator our hard-earned money". Joseph R. McCarthy, after toler- In a talk to a civic club in Salt ating every insult the White House Lake City, the governor pled for could devise, including public con- a return of the moral integrity gratulation by the president of which would "eliminate the desire ~~~k:ndo;~d a?ctla~~i';[s'w~~~al~~ for power which allows the gov-thought about such shabby be- ernment to take money at will havior and, incidentally, we be- from Americans and give it with lieve, what a majority of Ameri- equal ease to peoples of other na-can voters think of it. tions." His remarks were restrained in The only thing that dampens the extreme, considering the pro- our spirits in connection with the vocation, and he merely reflected whole thing is that the Supreme the resentment which naturally Court will have to pass on it. That's wells up in the human heart in the catch. r~!~;\a~~d ~~~~~~i~d~~d injustice, We are afraid that the results "The exposure of Communists in will be those that might be expect­defense plants handling the secret ed in the case of a burglar being weapons which may determine tried before a jury of safe-crackers. whether the s o n s of American mothers may live or die is, in my opinion, important beyond words'' the Wisconsin senator said in what he referred to as his "temporary" swan song as chairman of the sub­committee of the Senate Commit­tee on Government Operatiot1s which has been effective in expos­ing Communists and which is to be taken over bv McClelland of Arkansas who will probably per­form in a manner more to the president's liking. "There has been consiDerable talk about an apology to the Sen­ate for my fight against Comma­nism" McCarthy continued, "I feel, rather, that I should apolo­gize to the American people for what was an unintentional decep­tion upon them. HDuring the Eisenhower cam­paign, I spoke from coast to coast promising the American people that if they would elect the Eisen­hower administration that t h e y could be assured of a vigorous, forceful fight against Communism in government. Unfortunately in this I was mistaken". With the release of the senator's statement. the pink press had a Roman Holidav. "Bitter Blast at President" "Political Storm SParked by McCarthy" "Double barrelled A!tack on President" were some of the terms used in blaring headlines of newspapers who had never seen fit to refer to endless attacks Qn McCarthy from the White House. But his words inspired a heart­ening reaction on the part of mil­lions of Americans who admire and respect his assertion, not only because it implied n o appease­ment, conciliation or surrender of tnoral principles, but because he was speaking the blunt and un­varnished truth, which, in wide circles of America, is still regarded as a cardinal virtue. WHEN FREEDOM FAILS No man escapes, When Freedom fails; The best men rot In Filthy jails. And they who cried: Appease, Appease,- Are hanged by men They strove to please. -Hiram Mann. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. The Forgotten Man in this country is t h e White Christian American. In Washington, he has no friend at court and about the on!y privilege left him is that of paying the bill for the social leg­islation and decisions in favor of minority groups in this country and throughout the world. The Senate has vindicated its udignity", the president has con· gratu!ated Flanders and Watkins for their part in trying, unsuccess­fully, to discredit Senator Mc­Carthy in the eyes of the Ameri­can people. But the one question which brought it a!! about has not been answered. WHO PROMOT­ED PERESS? Many people refer to Fulbright of Arkansas as "Ha!fbright" but they are mistaken He is a Rhodes s c h o ! a r and they are plenty bright. The trouble is that their brilliant intellects are directed in the wrong channels when they get their indoctrination at Social­ist Oxford University. Tliere are 11Ulny Rhodes scholars in this country and some of them with­stood the indoctrination course and turned out to be good, patri­otic Americans. Chief Executive Compelled to Perform as Jack of All Trades If added respou.sib:Uties piled on the White House has reduced the present, or future, Chief Executives to the status of a figurehead who is told what to do, we have only our-selves to blame. In this country the people are the Court of Last Resort and we have al­lowed some queer goings-on in the name of ~'Democracy" and "Liberal­ism" during the past two decades. The Constitution clearly defines the powers and duties of the president of the United States but for twenty years one unconstitutional and un­warranted function after another has been delegated to him until nobody actually knows, or can learn, the ex­tent of executive authority today. Following two Socialist administra­tions and what has been classed as "twenty years of treason", the presi­dent has been transformed from gov­erning head of a Constitutional Re­public w;th limited authority, into a jack of all trades operating on the side as a real estate agent, building contractor, loan shark, social service worker, public health guardian, edu­cational director, treaty maker and international Santa Claus witt the responsibility of dispensing charity, dictating terms of employment, regu­lating hours and wage scales, main­taining farm prices, warehousing sur­plus products, refereeing fights be­tween foreign countries, furthering ambitions of minority groups, and wet-nursing humanity in general. Such a set-up made a natural for subversive invisible forces to plant their agents in vital posts in these social agencies to promote the pro­gram for World government and in~ ternational Communist control. Once to every man and nation Comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, For the good or evi! side.-Lowe!l A New York newspaper column­ist te!!s of a group of women who are sending American magazines overseas as ammunition in the cold war and for teaching people in totalitarian countries about t h e American way of !ife. If these magazines accomplish t h is !aud­ab! e purpose with foreigners, it will be more than most of them are doing at home. The average week­ly and monthly magazine avail­able on the news stands promotes just about everything e!se except Americanism. When the fu!l truth is known about the assasination of the Presi­dent of Panama, perhaps our State Department wi!! regret having laughed off the warning of Sprui!­! e Braden last year to the effect that the Isthmus was thickly honeycombed with Soviet plotters. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. According to a London dispatch in the New York Sunday News "race prejudice" is rapidly grow­ing in England as a result of the heavy influx of Negroes from the British West Indies and West Afri­can territories. According to the article, the blame for this unfortunate migra· tion is placed "squarely on Com­munist agitators," and Jamaica's Prime Minister said that u a Com· munist organization is behind the movement with the purpose of stirring up trouble in Britain be· cause of alleged discrimination." And Marcus Lipton, M. P., re­presenting Little Harlem, one of London's most crowded slums, has launched a movement to amend Britain's present immigration laws which place practically no restriction on migrants who are British subjects. If this isn't a case of chickens coming home to roost, we never saw one. We seem to remember some of this country's rich white. trash coming home from Europe and giving out with interviews to the effect that foreign countries, in­cluding great Britain, are shocked over usegregation" policies in the United States. Now the shoe is on the other foot and we hope they get swamp­ed with fugitives from the African and Jamaican jungles and maybe they will quit giving us free ad­vice about how to handle our "social problems." Swiss Wisdom Switzerland's income tax expired this year and the Swiss have rejected a proposal to extend it. The people of Switzerland voted an emergency federal income tax during the first World War, and again during World War II. But they are deter~ mined that it shall not become perma­nent. How wise they nre may be seen from our own experience. Thirty odd years ago our income tax was nothing ). on the little fellow, and only seven per cent for the big fellow with incomes of over half a million per year. Now there is three times the latter rate on the little fellow, and confiscatory on large incomes. As the large incomes disappear, the govern­ment will turn with greater devastat· ing effect on the middle and lower incomes. "The power to tax involves the power to destroy," and unless the pro­gressive income tax law is repealed in our nation and its several states, the American way of life will be de­stroyed. The Swiss are far wiser In putting an end to their income tax law. -From the editorial page of Christian Economics. Formal education is expensive but genera! information is free. There is no excuse for ignorance concerning the perilous State of the Union today and any citizen who is uninformed about what is going on in Washington is either lazy or indifferent, or both. Page 8 Texas Women Will Now Enjoy "Equal Rights" Texas will now have women on its juries following the adoption of a Constitutional amendment to authorize this procedure. The matter has been agitated for years by a small minority of frustrated females who, for some reason, felt that the sex was being discriminated against because women were n o t compelled to hang around the court house bull­pen awaiting their chance to pass sentence on criminals. The argument which seemed to prove most effective in the cam­paign was the claim that Texas was one of only a few states which did not compel women to serve in this capacity. To us this was no argu­ment at all and was additional reason why the State should re­tain its originality and continue to protect its womanhood from this often humiliating experience. But too many voters take on the qual­ity of sheep when they go to the polls and will follow the leader even if they get their tails hung on a brier bush. We are hereby giving notice that we personally don't intend to take any chance on getting tied up with a hung jury lasting for days and nights on end. If called, we will disqualify ourself right quick by asserting, truthfully, that when a person commits ~n atrocious crime against another human being, we favor giving him or her the electric chair. Period. We don't imagine, however, that in the overall picture, there will be any noticeable change in the administration of justice from that which now prevails. Whereas an all-male jury is in­clined to look with a jaundiced eye on a handsome masculine criminal, women will, no doubt, find a logical r e a s on why he should be set free. By the same token, men jurors are strongly in­fluenced in favor of a blonde law­breaker with shapely legs and sex appeal, while an all-woman < ~~Jks~ill probably give her the So, it will very likely all bal­ance up in the end. Watch for a highly organized smear campaign to get under way for the purpose of discrediting Sen­ator William Knowland of Cali­fornia for his sensible suggestion that we break diplomatic relations with Russia and for · his vote against the Communists in the McCarthy censure. What has been done in the case of the American planes which tvere shot down by Russia last Fall? There was a lot of bluster­ing talk and then it died down and the silence concerning the dastardly incident is overpower­ing. uHuman Rights Day" in Decem­ber was designated by the Presi­dent who promised the American people he would not ask Congress to ratify the Human Rights Treaty of the United Nations. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Congress Makes the White House the Repository For Vast Sums of Money The Constitution of the United States very specifically provided that the President should handle no public monies except his own salary and to Congress alone was delegated the authority to appropriate and disburse funds drawn from American taxpayers. A good time to stop and consider how flagrantly these provisions of the Constitution have been violated is at the beginning of the year of our Lord, 1955, which will probably see finis written to Constitutional government in the United States. The practice of turning money over to the Chief Executive was begun by Roosevelt's "Yellow Dog" Congress which started tossing him fifty thousand or so at a clip, but it turns out that the New Deal President was a piker and a cheap skate by current standards. On last August 16th, while the American people peacefully slept and members of the Senate were scurrying around like wharf rats framing a forthcoming "censure" of one of their colleagues for calling some of them by their right names, the Congress passed the "Mutual Defense Assistance Act" wh1ch few had read and probably none of them understood. To assume otherwise would be to class them as embezzlers of public funds and traitors to the taxpayers whose interests they are paid to serve. To attribute their wantonness with the public purse to ignorance and rank irresponsibility is the most charitable conclusion that can be reached. There are thirty-four pages covering this "Mutual Defense Assist­ance Act" and each page is heavily dotted with amounts ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars up to billions not only for "defense" but for "raising the living standards" o£ practically all countries except the United States. There is no grand total given and there is no way for an ord_inary person to arrive at the overall amount because of over-lapping amounts and ambiguous provisions designed, apparently, to confuse and cloud the human mind to such an extent that only expert accountants could make heads or tails of it. We have, however, been able to deduce after fighting through the mass of figures that this Act provides for the squandering of the largest amount of money in the history of organized government and that the President is made a virtual dictator by the Act with unlimited power never dreamed of by the Potentates of antiquity. Aside from the billions piled upon billions which are to be sent to various countries, the president is allocated a billion, five hundred and twenty-four million and four hundred thousand dollars to be dispensed as he sees fit. To do this he is given authority to hire and fire personnel for carrying out provisions of the Act. He may maintain special missions or staffs around over the earth "for such periods of time as may be necessary". He may transport persons from other countries to the United States and vice versa and exercise other authority never provided for by the founders of the American Republic. Our discussion of the subject has to do solely with the direct viola­tion of the Constitution which attempted to keep the White House separate from the Treasury Department and we do not presume to touch on the moral aspect of it. Far be it from us to imply that any president of the United States, past, present or future, would not be impeccably honest or that the money would not be expended along strictly humanitarian lines. But we do know that if that much money, which belonged to every one in general and no one in particular, were handed to us to do with as we pleased, we wmtl.d be like the Negro Deacon who suddenly found himself alone with the collection plate brimming over with church funds and who dropped to his knees and prayed: "Oh, Lawd, please deliver me from this awful temptation and if you can't do that, Lawd, please turn yo' head the other way." Engineers and Scientists of America is a federation of thir­teen labor unions who are bar­gaining agents for scientific and engineering employes of com­panies engaged in defense work. It has applied to the Supreme Court to prevent the firing of a Dr. John P. Peters, one of its members whose loyalty was questioned by government agen­cies. We must be vastly ignor­ant but we didn't know it was the Supreme Court's business when a man is fired. We thought that in this country an employer could fire an employe for any reason or no reason at all. WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PROMOTED PERESS. The Senate has just one wo­man member although another member of the fair sex had a fleeting whirl at the job. Some skirt from Nebraska, a Mrs Abel, was named to fill in the unexpir­ed term of a senator who died. She trotted to Washington for the special session, voted against the ·exposure of Communists, and trotted right home again. S h e didn't raise the feminine standard in that body, but, on the other hand, she didn't lower it any either. Just left it in status quo. Postmaster General Summer­field has reported that 166 secur­ity risks have been fired from the Postal service and that the sur­face has only been scratched. And the Postal Service is the main communications system in this country. January, 1955 Star of One Californian in Ascendancy as Another Sinks The whole country is observing with approval the growing sta­ture of Senator William Know­land of California and the man­ner in which he is measuring up to the confidence reposed in him by the late Senator Taft who chose him as his successor as Re­publican leader in the Senate. His confidence in demanding severance of relations with Rus­sia and a blockade of Communist China in retaliation for the shoot­ing down of American planes and the imprisonment o f American flyers as spies, proves that he will no longer wear the brass collar of Dewey Fair Dealers and adminis­tration appeasers. His refusal to follow the Daily Worker in the McCarthy censure movement has added to public confidence in his leadership. There was a time when the fu­ture of Richard Nixon, also of California, was rosy with pr~mise in the matter of party leadership. But his complete capitulation to the Fair Deal wing of Republi­cans, including his noisy flop in­to the camp of anti-segregation­ists, has written finis to his am­bitions so far as conservative, right-thinking Americans are con­cerned. Many are predicting po­litical oblivion for him after his term as vice president expires. He had it made, but didn't have the strength of character to main­tain and enlarge the reputation for conservatism and sound-think- ~fnd~eof~~~.~-~··~"---""'--'~""'--. Brazen Effrontery of The Daily Worker Not Resented by Senate It is possible that there might be an honest difference of opin­ion on McCarthy among indivi­duals although there is not the slightest doubt that the silly ac­tion taken by the Senate against him was inspired, stage-managed and brought to a successful con­clusion by Moscow Communists and their allies in this country. But surely there can be no dif­ference of opinion, except among Communists themselves, about the effrontery of the Daily Work­er, official organ of the Party in this country, in daring to address an open letter to the Senate of the United States excoriating a member of that body. This letter, dated November 10 which was delivered to everY. member of the Upper House of the ~merica~ lawmaking body sa1d 1n wmdmg up its tirade: "The special session of the Sen- :~eu~,a~/~~ot~~~~o~~tJ~:;l~ef~~ the McCarthy conspiracy and un­seating him". No official denunciation of this brazen act on the part of Malen­kov's cutthroats came from the Senate and if their "dignity" suf­fered any set-back from this in­sulting incident, there was no evi­dence given to the public to this effect.
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