Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R.
U. S. POSTAGE
Permit No. 1665
Fort Worth, Texas
-To Plead for a Return of Constituh ... rnment-
Vo1 .. 4 Fort Worth. Texas, September, 1953 No.9
LARGE FOUNDATIONS HELP TO FINA CE MOV ENTS FOR
PEACEFULLY OVERTHROWING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
England Reflects Both
Royalty And Socialism
There is no sadder sight in
civilization than the deterioration
of a sovereign nation and England's
frantic efforts to employ
any methods, honorable or ~therwise,
to recoup their failing fortunes
and dwindling prestige is
enough to touch the heart of any
witness to its gradual decay.
However, we find ourself wit}l
no inclination whatever to sit
down on the curb and cry about it.
It is the fault of the people of
Great Britain that their country
has fallen from its high estate, just
· of Americans that
our country has slipped several
notches in universal esteem.
While maintaining all the pomp
and circumstances of royalty and
keeping up the pretense of a sovereign
ruler on the English throne,
they have voted for years for national
Socialism, the rottenest
form of organized government on
earth and have consistently deserted
the principles which made
that country great and enabled
them to proudly claim that "the
sun never sets on British possessions."
We are sorry for theni, of
course, but our first sympathy is
for the United States where the
same Socialistic menace threatens
and if we have any left over, we
will get around to worrying about
Gutter Snipe Language
Absent From White House
Dick West, in his Dallas News column,
caHs attention to one thing for
which all Americans should be grateful.
He points out that there has been a
return to dignity in the White House
which has been absent for a long time
in that edifice.
He makes a comparison of the restrained
expressions of President Eisenhower
and his refusal to engage in
personalities, with the gutter language
which Harry Truman employed
to chastise his enemies.
This refreshing change will be appreciated
by all Americans who have
watched the prestige of our highest
office sink to a low level in recent
Political Punster Returns
From His Foreign Travels
Adlai Stevenson has returned to
Illinois after a trip around the world
presumably in search of new jokes
to spring on the populace in the event
he gets a second try at the presidency.
On stepping from the gang plank,
he joined in the refrain of Eleanor
Roosevelt, Norman Thomas, Walter
Reuther and others to the effect that
American-s are disliked by the people
in foreign countries.
He, also, blames our unpopularity
on a certain United States senator
who makes it tough on Communists
in government and who, unless we
miss our guess, is going to continue
to do so, regardless of the effect on
either domestic or foreign fellow
At Chicago September 15, Stevenson
is scheduled to sound off to other
Fair Dealers and probably bring them
up to date on the latest gags.
His campaign speeches last year
were largely based on wiscracks but
the American people were fresh out
of laughs, what with having suffered
twenty years of the same kind of
government he proposed to continue
His "Academic Freedom"
Was Probably Violated, Too
We have just had another foreeful
demonstration of the "methods"
of the McCarthy Committee
and of the manner in which "innocent"
Americans are denied their
This was in the case of the poor
man in the government printing
office who hadn't done anything
except join the Communist Party
and take secret documents on
atomic bombs out of the office
when nobody was looking.
And how does the McCarthy
Committee know that he even
did that? There were only forty
persons who testified that it was
true and they probably were only
"Fascists" who want to deprive
Americans of their rights and
Something should be done about
Records show that the Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Sloan and
other huge fortunes are being expended in furthering the plan to
scuttle the American Free Enterprise System under which these vast
funds were accumulated.
When Roosevelt, with the aid of a spineless Congress, adopted
the Marxian policy of redistributing the wealth of the country throu2h
taxation, most of the large fortunes of the United States were broken
The money confiscated from that source was channelled into
Socialist projects devoted to the support of the indigent, the lazy and
the incompetent, both here and abroad, and the practice of "taking
from each according to his ability and giving to each according to his
need" became an established policy of government.
Meantime, such great fortunes as were not dismantled by the
raid on their resources were holed up in large Foundations where
they enjoyed the advantage of Federal tax-exemption granted them
by the Treasury Department, a privilege not extended to persons of
Those now in control of the expenditure of the funds in these
large Foundations-possessing neither the character, the brains nor
the patriotism of those who amassed them-have fallen in with the
gigantic, overall plan to abandon Constitutional government in the
United States and incorporate it into a totalitarian World State.
These fortunes were originally built up by hard-working, clearthinking
and loyal American patriots-with the exception of Andrew
Carnegie who was a Socialist-and were accumulated under the operation
of the American Free Enterprise System in which they believed
as thev trusted in the word of the Holy Bible.
That the funds of these Foundations are being used to subsidize
Communists and to finance Communist movements in this country
has been charged so many times that the Eighty-Second Congress
set up a committee to probe into their affairs to find out if, and how
extensively, this was being done.
The committee was headed by a good American, Congressman
Eugene Cox of Georgia. He was ill, however, when the investigation
began and died before it had finished its work. At his death, the
invisible rulers who are always on the job, influenced the writing of
a report which was inconclusive and which constituted a whitewash.
Even so, evidence was brought out which could not be suppressed
that, in one case at least, Communist Party members served as trustees
and officers of the Foundations. This is not hearsay or opinion but
facts which were brought out on the floor of Congress by Congressman
Carroll Reece of Tennessee on July 25 and which appear in the Con ..
gressional Record of that date.
Officials of the Foundations who appeared before the Cox Com ..
mittee explained that where grants had been made to Communists
and where Communist movements were financed by them, they
were innocent of the affiliation of the individuals and the purposes of
the organizations to whom they donated funds.
In direct repudiation of this claim, however, the Ford Foundation
has just recently set up a fund of fifteen million dollars-not to
investigate infiltration of Communism in our American institutions,
thereby rendering invaluable service to this country-but to investi·
gate those in Congress who are investigating Communists.
In their previous activities, as revealed by Congressman Reece
in his address to Congress, these Foundations have gone about the
task of re-vamping our economic and social policies by making dona·
tions for the purpose of influencing the minds of American youth.
Like Hitler and Stalin, they have proceeded on the correct theory
(Continued on Page 2)
Millions of Americans Think lt··The Southern Conservative Says It
Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
The American Taxpayers Had Better Start
Auditing The Books To See Where We Stand
There is no escaping the fact that
earlier American statesmen w e r e
possessed of the wisdom, foresight
and plain horse sense which has been
so tragically absent in our national
capital in recent years.
There is no denying, for instance,
that if their sound views had been
respected and their admonitions
heeded, we would not be the second
most hated nation on earth today.
All the woes which now beset this
Republic stem from the desertion of
the sound provisions of the Monroe
Doctrine and of the theories of Washington
which, boiled down, insisted
that we attend strictly to our own
business and let the rest of the world
do the same - that we maintain
"frifmdly relations with all nations,
entangling alliances with none".
Woodrow Wilson was the first
American president to abandon this
sound policy, and to stick his neck
out and start experimenting with in·
Fortunately, he got his ears pinned
back as there were still a sufficient
number of patriotic, clear-headed
Americans in the Senate at that time
to foresee that in a League of Nations
or any other world organization
lay all sorts of possibilities for
evil consequences to this country.
From 1920 until 1932 our American
presidents stayed in line and, regardless
of their other virtues or lack
of them, they didn't use the American
taxpayers money to feed the
universe or consider it their responsibility
to run the world.
Then along came Roosevelt with
his toothy smile, his egotism and his
complete disregard for the basic principles
on which our own government
was :founded-and we were off to the
As a result of the meddling of this
conceited demagogue and the blundering
of the nincompoop who followed
him in office, we now have
troops all over the earth's surface,
are supporting lazy bums all over
the world and are threatened witlt
the contingency of either raising our
national debt level or going broke.
Meantime power f u I subversive
groups and organizations have been
working twenty-four hours a day to
sell the American people on the idea
that "isolationism'' and "nationalism"
are dirty words and that any
American who openly speaks up in
behalf of his own country's financial,
economical and physical security, is
a "Fascist" or worse.
Well, the proof of the pudding is
in the eating and there is a standard
of measurement by which any policy
may be weighed and analyzed as to
its benefits or its disastrous results.
In 1932 our national debt was $20,-
584,310,620. Today it is more than
$260,000,000,000 and is increasing by
In 1932 it cost $22,538,672,000 to
run the Federal Government for a
year. Today, it is humanly impossible
for ar.y individual or any agency to
t.ven approximate within several
billions of dollars how much it is
annually costing the Americ::-:1 taxpayer&
to finance the worldwide activities
in which we are now engaged
and which have been authorized by
It can be argued that there was a
depression at that time and that there
is prosperity now, but there have
always been depressions and probably
will always be. And the depression
was not cured by the wanton
squandering of money. It was cured
by the needless sacrifice of young
American lives in two politicallyinspired
It is about time for the American
people to start auditing the books
themselves and decide once and for
all time whether the internal peace
and security of this country is best
maintained through a policy of minding
our own business or whether we
shall continue to manage the affairs
of the whole world and spend our.:selves
out of existence.
ATTORNEY GENERAL PUTS NATIONAL
LAWYERS GUILD WHERE IT BELONGS
The action of Attorney General
Brownell in designating the National
Lawyers Guild as a subversive
organization will be heartily
approved by all Americans who
have kept abreast of the activities
of this group since its organization.
The only ones who did not recognize
it as subversive were those
who are, themselves, subversive.
Its work has been entirely in
behalf of Communists who run
afoul of the law and if it has
exerted itself in behalf of any
loyal American, that action has
been kept a well-guarded secret,
The attorney general's office,
in naming such a prominent group
a menace to the security of this
country is getting "hot" and it
would be wonderful if their courage
would hold out until they had
inclu.ded some big name national
organizations as subversive for
there are several who have, so far,
been exempt from mention because
of their ability to smear effectively
any member of Congress
or other official who might pin
the correct title on them,
Idaho Publisher Reflects
Honor On The Profession
For many years it has been almost
impossible for patriotic American
writers to get their works published
since most large book publishers
have catered largely to Red authors.
An exception has been the Caxton
Printers, Ltd., of Caldwell, Idaho,
who have operated exactly in reverse
and have refused publication of any
manuscript not written by those
whose loyalty to this country is beyond
Although located in the far West,
this company does work which will
compare favorably with that of any
similar firm in the United States,
and under the direction of Mr. J. H.
Gibson, president of the company,
turns out volumes which would be a
credit to any publishing company in
From a Dayton, Ohio business
man: "You are a great American
and I'm glad you are back on the
job. May God fortify you in your
great work. Your August edition
is timely, interesting and Informative.
(Continued from Page 1)
that revolutionary changes in government must be incubated in the
Reverence for God, love of family and devotion to country are
instinctive in American hearts and it has always been the recognized
tasks of ministers, parents and teachers in this country to foster and
preserve these sacred emotions in the hearts of the youth of the nation.
In the creed of the Communist there is no God, the functions of
the home are absorbed by the State and loyalty to counry is supplanted
by submission to the will of a dictator.
Whether deliberately or unknowingly, these Foundations have
contributed their money to movements whose objective is to break
down these three American concepts and to convert the youth of the
country into Atheists and Internationalists.
One of the activities engaged in jointly by the Carnegie, Rockefeller
and Sloan Foundations was the grant of $600,000 to finance the
publication of the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, a pro-Communist
publication written in 1935 to influence the thinking of American
school teachers, thousands of whom have used it as a reference book.
Sponsors of the Encyclopedia admitted frankly that it was
written by Socialists and Communists openly favoring a Marxist form
of government for the United States.
Another $600,000 was given by the Sloan Foundation to the University
of Chicago's "Round Table" which has presented on its programs
such persons as Milton Mayer whose infamous remark about
spitting on the American flag has been widely publicized; also
Malcolm Sharp. one of the attorneys for the Rosenbergs and who was
auoted in the "Maroon", Universitv of Chicago co1lege oaper, as saving
that Communist professors should not only be hired but should be
Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Sloan Foundation money have
been contributed toward the oublication· and distribution to American
hi~t> ~<'hoolc; of thP "Pnblic Aff::~irs Pamohlets."
These documents which are- to be found on sale in all Communist book
stores were prepared by such Communist front writers as Maxwell S. Stewart,
former associate editor of the Moscow News, by Ruth Benedict and Gene
Weltfish formerly of Columbia University both of whom are cited as members
of scores of Communist fronts and by others of similar political views.
These pamphlets were placed in many high schools of the nation where
students are given the opportunity to read laudatory write-ups of such persons
as Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes and W. E. D. Dubois, three notorious
Negro Communist fronters and others who promote the party line.
The Rockefeller Foundation has made large donations to the National
Education Association and the Progressive Education Association, the latter
now being known as the American Education Fellowship, and which was
compelled to change its name because of mounting public resentment against
The views of the National Education Association, which champions the
right of Communists to teach in American schools, is perhaps best expressed
by Willard E. Givens, its former executive secretary, who said in a state·
ment made in 1934:
"A large section of our discussion group, accepting the conclusions of.
distinguished students, maintain that in our fragile, interdependent society,
the basic industries and utilities cannot be centrally planned and operated
under private ownershiP. Hence they will join in creating a swift, nationwide
campaign which supports President Roosevelt in taking over and operating
them at full capacity as a unified national system in the interests of all
The Progressive Education Association, now the American Education
Fellowship, at their 1947 convention, presented their Htwo great constructive
purposes" in this official declaration:
1. "To channel the energies of education toward the reconstruction of our
economic system, a system which should be geared with the increasing socializations
and public controls now developing in England, Sweden, New Zealand
and other countries; a system in which national and international planning
of production and distribution replaces the chaotic planlessness o£ tradi·
tional Free Enterprise ... "
2. "To channel the energies of education toward the establishment of
genuine, international authority in all crucial issues ... an order in which
international economic planning of trade, resources, labor distribution and
standards is practiced ... "
Between 1949 and 1951 the Carnegie Foundation gave $1,417,550 to Co·
lumbia University Teacher's College for its "Citizenship Education'' project.
One of its activities was to prepare and distribute to high schools 1,046 index
cards for use of civics teachers.
Each card contains the name of a book or pamphlet on political and social
issues for the teacher's guidance in presenting a social subject to the class.
Among the writers of the books which appear on these cards as reference
works are to be found Maxwell S. Stewart mentioned above, Carey McWilliams
and Howard Fast whose records as Communist fronters need no emphasis
here, and scores of others of the same ilk.
The record of these and similar gifts by the Foundations to influence the
thinking of young Americans against Free Enterprise and to direct them toward
the acceptance of Socialist and Communist ideals covers sixteen pages
of the Congressional Record but these typical examples of the nature of their
bequests are enough to horrify and astound such remaining Americans as are
committed to our Constitutional form of government.
Following Congressman Reece's disclosures, Congress set up another committee
to re-open and continue the investigation into the activities of the
Foundations in order that the American people may have the full facts this
Il the next investigation is sabotaged and powerful hidden forces are able
to accomplish another whitewash, it will go a long way toward providing
substantial proof that the all-out, organized campaign to peacefullv abolish the
American form of government has gone too far to be halted.
~fember, 1953 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3
" EMERGENCY MEASURES TO BE TAKEN
WHEN A TAX . SNOOPER BREEZES IN
Like any good American, we
were horrified recently to read in
the press that Washington is going
to turn loose a horde of tax snoopers
who will swarm out over the
various States like seven-year locusts.
These Americ.an Gestapo agents
will not only barge into business
offices and root around among
company records but will also ring
doorbells in private residences
and demand that housewives produce
receipts for payment of tax
sinV:ee ::~!i~i~~tl: ~~~~r~fh~v.;~~e;~
of. behavior" written by Lucille S.
Miller of Bethel, Vermont, billed
on her letterhead as "The Green
In this humorous document, she
offers suggestions for the guidHnce
of business men in dealing
~"ith these meddlers when they
Invade their office and if her advice
is followed, these fiscal prototypes
of Sherlock Holmes won't
be able to make it to the residential
Her proposed methods of procedure,
which have our hearty endorc::
~~Don't sneak rudely in a loud
voice to the Federal snooper. In
fact. when you find out who he is,
don't talk at all. Actions, not
worrls, will tell the story.
HDon't make the Federal agent
sit in an uncomfortable chair. If
he Q;ets into your office and starts
to sit down, snatch the chair away
quick. If, as a conseauence of you'r
prompt action. he lands on the
floor, don't let him settle down
and make himself comfortable
there, either. Get him headed toward
the door, even if on his
hands and knees and keep him
moving. A well-placed kick might
fa('ilitate his progress.
''Don't open his brief case. or
let '>im do so. If you h•ve a boiler
or furnace fire, 'snatch his unopened
brief case and toss it in the
flames. Remember. the facts and
figllres he has collected. if any,
are not your business or my business
any more than they are tl)e
business of the Federal government.
They are the business of the
firm or persons from whom they
were taken and the business o£
nobody else in the world.
(/Don't ask to borrow his pen. It
is probably an expensive souvenir
wrung by pressure from so m e
hapless victim. Let him have your
pen. Open up a fresh bottle of ink
and let him have that too. Let him
"Don't jump on his hat. This
used to be done by sincere but
The South African Parliament
sometime ago passed what is
known as the "public safety bill."
The measure gives the government
wide police powers to deal
with anyone resisting its racial
·segregation laws. This step was
made necessary because of agitators
in that country, along the line
of Eleanor Roosevelt here, who
are constantly stirring up racial
unimaginative people. Do this:
take hold of his homberg firmly
on each side of the brim and then
pull down sharply. With a little
practice you can pull off the brim
down over his ears and around
his neck where he needs the protection,
leaving a little black skull
cap to ward off the weather.
"Don't slap the Federal agent,
however exasperating he may be.
Stomp him. What do you think
God gave you those great big feet
for, any way? Back in the days
when men wore hob-nailed boots,
they could really do a job on tax
collectors. But do the best you can
with the poor tools which fashion
"Don't try to detain the tax
snooper if he shows an inclination
to leave. Help him to the door and
out of it. If there is a flight of
stairs between your office and the
street, be very helpful and see to
it that he gets down them in the
least possible t i m e, preferab~y
head first. (Editor's note: At this
point we are forced to register a
protest. Having recently taken a
headlong plunge down the stairS'
without having anybody push us,
we would not wish this misfortune
even on a Fe d e r a I tax
"Don't insist that he come again.
Make it very clear to him that a
return trip will not be necessary.
If he insists that he simply must
call again, suggest that he bring
nine more just like him and that
you will set them all up - in a
"Don't threaten him. That
would be churlish and, any way,
there is no point in putting off
until tomorrow something that
you can do today. Just take the
shotgun down from the wall or
the revolver out of your desk and
fire into the air a couple of times.
Tax snoopers are dumb, or else
they wouldn't be tax snoopers,
but he might take the hint.
"Don't expect him to thank you
for a lovelv visit. As soon as you
have ·got him off the premises,
rush over to your bank and draw
out every cent you've got there
and take it T1ome and keep it in
the clork. You will have to hustle
or he'll e-et there first and confiscate
it because the administration
has never told him that it is
illegal to take your money out of
the bank and bankers don't care.
So. in an emer,gency. the only one
who can be trusted with your
money is you.
"The American citizens used to
be able to take care of themselves
against wind, weather and tyrants.
Wit h God's h e I p, they
might learn to do it again11
hatred by plugging for indiscriminate
Being a pessimist in regard to
the actions of politicians, we are
betting that Red China is admitted
to the United Nations. To
us, however, the important thing
is not who gets into the United
Nations, but who gets out, and
that is exactly what the United
States should have done long ago.
REPORT SHOWS COMMUNISTS
IN ·EVERY FEDERAL AGENCY
United States Wins A
The triumph of the United
States in the matter of deciding
who should sit in the peace conference
was strictly a technical,
and not a moral, victory.
We won because there was a
rule requiring a two-thirds vote
of the United Nations but did not
get a majority vote which is, after
all, a true barometer of sentiment.
The majority of the members
of the United Nations are definitely
against the interests of the
United States and are constantly
proving it by siding against us.
Sentiment for the withdrawal
of this country from that group
is growing and responsible members
of the United States Senate,
includin~ Senator William Knowland
of California, have indicated
that we will get out if Red China
is admitted. We doubt, however,
that enough statesmanship and
courage can be mustered among
members of the Senate to accomplish
One thing is certain and that is
that if we are going to remain in
the outfit, a new batch of sharp
diplomats is going to have to be
put forward to cope with the international
city slickers in it who
constantly gang up against the
When Red China is admittedand
there is little doubt that it
will be-it will mean a potent addition
to the cunning, scheming,
and diabolic Oriental minds now
operating in that body to destroy
the Western World.
We Sure Got The 'Lasses
Licked Off Our Bread
American taxpayers have been
bled white in order that we might
send billions to foreie;n countries,
including England, for the purpose
of buying their friendship.
In the controversy with Red
China , England came out flatfooted
against us and lined up
with Russia and the Red Chinese,
our twin enemies in the Korean
She took our money and then
spat in our face.
All of which puts us exactly in
the position of the little colored
boy who said to his mother when
complaining of the rudeness of a
bunch of white boys:
"They lick the 'lasses offen my
bread and then calls me Nigge~"·
We notice that Beardsley Rum!
is proposing a new tax plan for
Congress to adopt when it meets
again in January. Since Mr. Ruml
is the gent who concocted the
notorious tax deduction atrocity
in the current revenue measure,
we suggest that he take a back
seat and keep quiet from now on.
An authentic estimate of how
deeply the American Communist
underground movement has gained
a foothold in Federal government
agencies has been made by
Senator William E. Jenner, of Indiana.
As Chairman of the Senate Internal
investigating interlocking subversion
in government departments,
he speaks with authority in the
following summary of the situation,
"The design of Communist penetration
testified to in past years
by Elizabeth Bentley, Whittaker
Chambers, Louis Budenz, Nathaniel
Weyl, and others, was clarified
and substantiated by the documents
adduced in the Senate
Internal Security Subcommittee's
hearings this year. All of the
Government employees exposed
by these witnesses were threads
in this design.
"When the principal concern of
Government was economic recovery,
they were in the Agricultural
Adjustment Administration , the
Works Progress Administration,
the National Recovery Administration,
and new sections of old
departments. During the war,
they joined such wartime agencies
as the Board of Economic Warfare,
the Foreign F.conomic Administration,
the OL •.. .ce of Strategic
Services, and the like. Toward
the end of the war and in the postwar
period, they were operating
in the foreign policy field. At the
end of the war, they were gravitating
toward the international
"They colonized key committees
of Congress. They helped write
laws, conduct congressional hearings,
and write congressional reports.
"They advised Cabinet members,
wrote speeches for them,
and represented them in intergovernmental
staffed interdepartmental committees
which prepared basic
American and world policy.
11They traveled to every continent
as emissaries and representatives
of the American people.
They attended virtually every
international conference where
statesmen met to shape the future."
"What a pity that Taft should
go while the country is still plagued
with Truman, Acheson,Dewey
and others like them", says
Miss Magdalene Charlton of Tomball,
Texas. Miss Charlton is an
income tax consultant and one of
the busiest persons we know but
she works overtime at being a
good American patriot. Even
when she goes on vacation trips"'
she loads her car with literature
and spreads the doctrine of Americanism
wherever she goes.
From a Fort Worth attorney:
11Falling down the stairs may have
hurt your back but it didn't do
any damage to your head. The
August edition is one of the best."
r Page 4
A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF
EDITORIAL OPINION WITH
IDA M. DARDEN, Editor
Editorial Offices Flatiron Building
Fort Worth, Texas Phone FA·2089
Price $5.00 Per Year
fre~E::.:,c~i~tio~0 ~~cr~~·:ei~t 8tn:it!~~ ~0er~:~
of his choosing.)
Sent without cost to members of Con~;~ren,
members of State legislatures, Governors,
A helpless sparrow can drift with
the wind but it takes an eagle to fly
against the storm.
THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
byittothe States are reserved to the
Rough In Iran
The people of Iran recently unhorsed
their leader, Premier Mohammed
Mossadegh, by the simple
and gentle process of storming
the Premier's home, ripping the
arms and legs off his chief assisw
tant and stealing his furniture
which they peddled in the bazaars
Nice people, those Iranians.
While his fellow townsmen
were storming at the front of his
~~~s~h:h~a~~e~~~~ t~~~ ~~o~::,~
say we blame him. If he'd stuck
ar•und, they might have gotten
mad and acted rough with him.
Later, he was located in his hiding
place and thrown in the local
hoosegow to remain while the
conquerors decide on the most
painful method of rubbing him
We can't think of anything, offhand,
in which we are less intere,,
ted than the type of government
they decide to set up in Iran or
the person who is to be their
ruler, but we do remember one
thing in Mossadegh's favor.
Some two years ago when our
representatives were over there
trying to horn in on the act and
settle the oil dispute between Iran
and England, Mossadegh was credited
in the press with a classic
He said he wished the Americans
would get out of his country,
go home and attend to their own
business and let Iran do the same.
This, in our opinion, was good,
sound, practical advice, regardless
of who offered it.
From a member of the United
States Senate: "Thank you for the
August edition of The Southern
Conservative. I greatly appreciate
your. sending this paper to me and
have instructed my staff to see
that it is placed on my desk each
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
She Brings Sad Tidings From Tito
We never run pictures in the Southern Conservative but we're
unable to resist doing so in this case.
The above is an interesting pose of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt during
a recent trip to Washington, following an extensive trip to Iron Curtain
countries where she was lavishly entertained.
This photograph was made as she told newspaper reporters that
Communists in the "Democracies" she had visited did not like the
people of the United States, a conclusion that most Americans had
She asserted that they especially dislike Senator Joseph R.
McCarthy and inferred that Mr. Tito regards the Wisconsin senator
as another Hitler.
From all information we can gather, the senator is bearing
as well as could be expected under this crushing blow.
THIS COULD BE
OF A PEN PAL
Mr. John Foster Dulles has issued
a Proclamation, to which is
affixed the signature of the president,_
setting aside Saturday, October
24th, as United Nations Day.
The Proclamation urges the
citizens of the United States to
observe the occasion "by sending
messages to friends, relatives and
associates in other member countries
of the United Nations; by
learning more about the United
Nations; by expressing confidence
in the United Nations, their
friendship for other peoples, and
their faith in the ultimate triumph
of peace and justice through
the efforts of men of good will."
After reading the Proclamation,
we racked our brain trying to remember
some ufriend, relative or
associate" in a member nation so
that we could get up early on
United Nations Day and send them
a message, but we couldn't think
So we decided that we would
From a grand American, Ray Carroll
of Billings, Montana: "Do ministers
of the gospel have their own
Yalu River, beyond which it is decreed
that they shall have sanctuary?
Why should even three per cent of
just write a nice, cordial and
chatty letter to Georgi Malenkov.
We figured that in this way we
would be propelling a spirit of
friendship and good will across
the miles from the Plains of Texas
to the windswept Russian steppes.
Then we remembered all of a
sudden that we have become allergic
to steps - no matter how
they are spelled-so a letter to
Georgi is out.
Instead, we suppose we will just
have to contribute our bit toward
making United Nations Day a success
by penning a pink, scented
missive to Red Hildegarde in East
Berlin and perhaps we will put in
a long distance call to Bucharest
for a cozy little chat with Anna
Of course Germany and Romania
are not members of the
United Nations but by getting real
chummy and buddying up to these
ladies, maybe we can influence
them to join.
Protestant ministers be permitted to
take part in a cleverly planned movement
to disarm and destroy the United
States by blood and fire? If they
know not what they do, why is it not
permitted to tell them?''
ON SECOND THOUGHT
MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST
SIT UP ALL NIGHT
Since our recent accident as related
in the August edition of the
Sou~hern Conservative, we have
recerved practically tons of literature
on the subject of sleepwalking
and advice on how to cure it.
If we undertook to memorize all
these remedies we would probably
quit walking in our sleep because
we wouldn't have time to
One kind 1 a d y in Minnesota
says that the preventive is very
simple and assures us t h a t we
have only to tie our wrist to our
husband's arm every night in or~
der to stay put.
She didn't give the vaguest
hint. however, as to what you
latch on to if you don't have a
In view of our lack of the necessary
facilities, perhaps we should,
before retirinJt, hitch ourself ·to a
nic~P. firm bedoost.
Depravity Is Disguised
As Scientific Research
As we see it, there are very few
lower specimens of humanity than
those persons who compile reports
on human sexual behavior and who
purvey this filthy, obscene material
to the reading public.
Morally, they are in a class with
the perverts who sell French post~
cards and other lewd printed matter.
Instead of admitting that they are
compiling pornographic literature
for the money they make out of it,
these depraved characters offer it as
scientific research, thereby inducing
magazines and newspapers to carry
articles on it to promote its sale.
Even lower in the scale of existence
are the morons and degenerates
who provide the information and
statistics contained in this lascivious
literature and who are so lacking in
human dignity and personal fastidiousness
that they have no hesitancy
in discussing such intimate details.
Still lower are those who provide
a market for it by purchasing it, and
paying eight dollars for the privilege
of wallowing in the sewer.
It Would Be Wonderful
If It Were Only True
A Mississippi physician said in a
letter to us a few days ago: "If it
were not for '\)ersons like you and
Fulton Lewis, Jr., the American
people would not be f.ully informed".
No finer compliment could be paid
us than to be classed with that great
American patriot but it's liable to
swell our head.
Like two years ago, when the editor
of a Red publication contemptuously
referred to us as a female
We were so flattered by this undeserved
compliment that we stuck
our nose in the air and refused to
speak to anybody for days.
From a retired Seattle business
man: 11I regret that you discoptinued
your column 'My Night'
for, while 'the old gray mare ain't
what she used to be', she is still
galloping around making mischief
as a subversive germ carrier."
From a New York newspaper
columnist: "I see by ~he paper
that you are well and going
stronger than ever. The August
edition is terrific. Take care of
yourself. You, like Taft, are ir·
September, 1953 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
Campaign To Convert Churches To Communism Has As If We Didn't
Been Carried On For More Than A Hundred-- Years Know It Already
. We have been going through a
book published by the Yale University
Press, written by Charles
Howard Hopkins, called "The Rise
of the Social Gospel".
,It is a chronological record of the
gradual en t r y of the American
Protestant churches into the field
of economics and politics a n d
shows that the movement which
was later to burgeon into a highly
organized and effective left-wing
national political group seeking to
dictate policies of government,
was begun by ministers who had
no such ulterior motives.
This book tells in detail of the
extra--curricular activities of Protestant
preachers since 1826 and
unintentionally reveals the cunning
and cupidity of later theological
politicians who seized on
a ready-made issue as a basis for
organizing the churches into their
current effectiveness as a strong
and powerful political force.
In those early days there was
no Communist Russia, no Joseph
S tal i n and no standing orders
from Moscow to its minions in
this country that the support of
American churches must be enlisted
in the Soviet plan to overthrow
the American form of government.
At that time there were no Bishop
Oxnams, no organized subversive
forces in the United States
and the term "fellow traveller"
had not yet been coined.
While there were no doubt astute
ministerial minds in the beginning
who were not exactly
unaware of the full import of
their actions, in the main, participants
in the n e w movement
were obviously innocent of the
future potentialities for evil in
Mostly the ministers who first
be v; an experimenting with the
subject of "social justice" and who
started the original trend of tbe
clerjty away from their ordained
mission of Soiritual service to societv
and oointeci it toward an objective
of political action, were
gentle, sincere and kindly men of
They were inspired by a genuine,
but misguided, desire to a.id
suffering humanity but-like all
preachers and teachers who desert
the pulpit and the classrooms for
the political forum- they were
babes in the woods and the easy
prey of forces and emotions which
soon carried them beyond their
By 1875, they had made progress
and were beginning to talk
about 11world brotherhood", "a
new order of social justice" and a
Congregational minister wrote:
"The purest order of American
Democracy is Communism . . .
this should be the rule in society
at large, in industry and with respect
to the ownership of property."
By the end of the century, says
the author, "A group of enthusiasts
made the radical Christian
ethic of love the basis of what
proved to be one of the most unique
expe1fments Jn practical
Communism in American his.
A m i n i s t e r holding down a
Chair of Religion at Iowa Univer-sity
was quoted as having written
in 1892 that "our industrial order
is wicked and doomed" and to
have referred to it as "industrial
despotism" and the author adds
in this connection: "His strictures
against Capitalism were neitker
gentle nor tactful".
At this period, the "Social Revolution"
of the churches was on
and in full swing but it was to
receive no public support or reeo
ognition until a National Socialist
administration came to power in
Washington in 1933 and gave it
the green light .
The author points to the organization
in 1906 of the Christian
Socialist Fellowship committed
to the "principles of International
Socialism" and which "endorsed
the platform and present organization
of the Socialist Party in
It is refreshing at this point to
record that the General Synod of
the Reformed Church in the United
States took a dim view of this
Christian Socialist Fellowship, refused
to seat its delegate to their
annual convention an d publicly
declared the "spread of Sociali!iffi
not to be within the province of
This didn't slow down the movement,
however, and the author
ex p 1 a ins why in these words:
"Religious fear of Socialism was
at first largely motivated by apprehension
lest individual and
spiritual values be lost in a Collectivist
State and that Democracy
would be subordinate to bureaucracy.
These objections were later
reversed by leaders who saw the
individual already a victim of
monopolistic Capitalism that manipulated
government for its own
ends. It was believed that a Fabian
Socialism would produce a
more equitable distribution of
wealth, thus equipping the individual
for the pursuit of the good
life and that would bring a genuine
realization of Democracy in
industry, as well as in politics."
By 1908 the basic and sacred
American principle of the separation
of Church and State had
been largely broken down and
the groundwork laid for direct
political action by the churches
and for ecclesiastical participation
in the affairs of government.
And so we find the next logical
step in the movement pointed out
by the author in these words: "The
climax of official recognition of
social Christianity was attained in
the organization of the Federal
Council of Churches of Christ in
America in 1908."
Meantime, a year earlier in New
York on December 7, 1907, the
Methodist Federation For Social
Service was set up with Rev.
Harry F. Ward-later to become
active in twenty-seven Communist
dominated organizations and
charged as a card-holding member
of the Party-as one of its
Later this organization openly
engaged in so many subversive
activities that even Bishop Oxnam
finally felt he had to repudiate it
But the Feder•! Council of
A gentleman in San Francisco
sends us some valuable material but
which, unfortunately, we cannot use
as it deals with a certain subject
which we do not discuss editorially.
In sending it in, he writes: "If
you use this, don't mention my name
!or there are people, as you know,
who will retaliate by ruining your
business if you try to expose their
activities against this country".
Brother, are you telling us?
Harold Stassen Requests
That His Job Be Extended
Harold Stassen, Mutual Security
Administrator, who takes American
taxpayers' money to Europe and
gives it away, wants to extend his
operations along this line for many
years, although Congress has voted
to put an end to them in 1955.
Mr. Stassen has written a report
on the subject which says that "mutual
security planning must be of a
long-range nature to meet conditions
that promise to be with us for years".
Mr. Stassen says that this program
has brought about ~ean improvement
of Europe's dollar position, establishment
of the European coal and steel
community" and other benefits.
He does not say what it has done
to the United States.
The former governor of Minnesota
had a good job as president of a large
university in the East, but he seems
to like this one better.
We suppose there is, after all, quite
a thrill to be had from the feeling of
power which results when one is
able to strew good American dollars
around as casually as a farmer scatters
We only wish we were standing at
some strategic point in Europe with
a wash tub so we could catch some
of the free money.
How much of the American taxpayers'
money do you suppose has
been sent to England during and
since World War II? We have sent
them $38,000,000,000- the same
England who traded with Communist
China and sent them supplies
all during the recent "Police Action"
and whose every action
shows that she is far more friendly
to Russia than to the United
States. The fact that England
never got a thin dime from Russia
and still admires that country far
more than she does the United
States should be convincing proof
that we can't buy friendship with
Churches of Christ in America
sought to disguise similar activities
by changing its name to the
National Council of Churches of
Christ although continuing the
same policies and largely the same
Today it is a vast theological
holding company composed of the
majority of American Protestant
churches, claiming a total of some
28,000,000 members and with undisputed
influence in national and
state political circles and possessing
the facilities for blackmailing
any American into submission
who dares oppose its attempts to
put into effect in this country, the
Page 5 lo.
SENATE PROVES HOW
BADLY THE BRICKER
AMENDMENT IS NEEDED
Public indignation throughout
the country is fast reaching the
boiling point over the dastardly
trick played on Americans in
which they were neatly stripped
of their Constitutional rights by
means of treaty.
This was in the case of the infamous
N.A.T.O. treaty which the
United States Senate approved
and which carried a provision that
American soldiers who are forced
to fight in foreign NA.T.O. countries
shall be tried for criminal
offenses in the countries where
they happen to be serving.
A l m o s t a hundred and fifty
years ago, Chief Justice Marshall
handed down a ruling by the Supreme
Court of the United States
that a commander of our troops
in foreign countries has exclusive
jurisdiction and control over such
troops and this included the administration
of justice in trials in
which the trooos were involved.
Under the N.A.T.O. Treaty,
with this n e far i.o us provisiQn
sneaked into it, our soldiers will
be subject to the ideas of justice
which may prevail in the locality
where they happen to be fighting
The main resentment against
this clause stems from the fac1:
that the Senate ratified this treaty
without letting the American people
know that it violated the Constitutional
rights of our American
fighting men The truth probably
is, however, that the majority of
the members of the Senate did not
themselves realize that the Treaty
contained this provision and those
who did know were favorable to
it. It is hardly probable that v;ood
patriots in that body would have
let it get by if they had known
This tragic blunder on the part
of the Senate emphasizes an even
greater one previously committed
by that body when it failed to
pass the Bricker amendment.
If there are those who need
proof that the B r i c k e r amendment's
passage is imperative if we
are to retain our rights and freedoms
under the American Constitution,.
the N.A.T.O. treaty affords
"The millionaire will be but a
trustee for the poor, intrusted for
~ season with a great part of the
Increased wealth of the community"-
policies of the Communist Manifesto.
:\nd so, we have the picture, in
bnef presented to us from au~
thoritative sources and the only
conclusion to be reached probably
is that it is not surprising when
good American patriots fall ouf
of line, throw in the towel and
refuse to continue to butt their
brains out against a stone wall.
That some of us persist in pitting
our puny resources against
one of the most powerful subversive
forces in the country which
has been building up for more
than a hundred years is substantial
evidence that we should visit
a psychiatrist and have our heads
Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
Sodalists Fighting Private No Stream Can Rise Higher Than Its Source
Ownership Of Power Plants And No Nation Is Greater Than Its Leaders
The announcement of the Eisenhower
Administration that power
projects in future will be under private
control where possible is the
strongest gesture yet made toward
efforts to restore Constitutional government.
The New Deal-Fair Deal pack is
out in full cry against the proposal
and may be expected to exert every
influence they can to keep these industries
in the hands of bureaucrats.
In the case of the Niagara Falls
project, private power companies
propose to operate it as it should be
operated-by private capital and with
no expense to the taxpayers.
Governor Thomas E. Dewey wants
the State government of New York
to operate this property, which is
modified Socialism and Senator Herbert
Lehman and Junior Roosevelt
are plugging for Federal government
operation which is total Socialism.
Congress will make the decision
at its next session and their vote will
determine how strong the Socialist
power is in thiS country and the extent
of its influence over our national
Marshall Plan Was A Piece
Of Monumental Stupidity
We wonder if there is any American
left who does not realize now
that the Marshall Plan was not only
a dud but was a boomerang which
has backfired on us?
Human nature is the same either
in the case of an individual or in the
case of a nation which is merely a
collection of individuals.
When we generously give money
and gifts to a person to whom we owe
nothing, it gradually breaks down the
resoect of the recipient for the giver.
When we lend money to a person
who cannot, or does not intend to,
pay it back it has the same effect.
They first avoid us and wind up by
hating us and feeling only contempt
for our weakness.
The rabbit brains in Washington
hatched out the Marshall Plan some
years ago which called for American
citizens to give through taxation until
it hurt in order that millions might
be showered on foreign nations for
the noble purpose of purchasing
friendship and defeating Communism.
The case of England who turned
against us and sided with our enemies
and the case of France where
Communism has a stronger hold than
ever are two notorious examples of
the complete and abject failure o!
such reasoning, as they were two nations
on which we showered the largest
amounts of money.
General George C. Marshall's official
behavior in the case of Pearl
Harbor and in the case of the sell-out
of China to the Communists earned
him severe criticism and S~nator Joseph
R. McCarthy even went so far
as to call him a traitor.
We have never thought, and still
don't think, that he is a traitor but
we do think he is as dense as any human
being ever to be honored with
high position in the United States
and it has now been proved that the
Marshall Plan was equally stupid.
We tried to buy the good will of
nations with money but the gesture
was a flop and any honest evaluation
of our standing with other countries
at this time must convince even
the most skeptical that we are about
as popular as a polecat at a picnic.
For years Europeans have been rep£
·ating in unison: "Americans go
home" and this sentiment is reported
to be getting stronger. Well, what
are we waiting for?
A Chicago subscriber writes
that he missed the two editions
of the Southern Conservative
while we were in the hospital and
that he feels completely lost without
"Your great mistake is in not
having trained some one to carry
on when you are compelled to be
absent" he writes.
Sorry, friend, but we are afraid
that we have sort of built up a line
of discussion in the paper that requires
our personal attention. We
certainly do not mean to imply
that some one else could not do
as well, or better, in the job but
we feel that the paper would not
be the same under different editorial
What we know about politics
and politicians has been learned
the hard way and has been gained
by observing them in Washington,
in most of the State-Legislatures,
as a ghost writer, in handling
political publicity jobs and in
watching lawmakers in action at
Throughout the years we have
worn out more than a dozen automobiles
and have d!)iven more
than a million miles in forty states,
so we are not exactly in the position
of a Pentagon colonel who
tries to evaluate the fine points
of a battle which he never witnessed
and in which he bad no
This experience, and our reaction
to it, is something we are
afraid we could not transmit to
others. They might be too soft in
dealing with the subject.
Our opinions on the official behavior
of our statesmen are, of
course, strictly our own but thousands
of letters from all over tbe
country indicate that our views
are accepted by our readers as
honest, informative and occasionally
amusing interpretations of the
motives behind the political tricks
often resorted to by the great
brains in Washington who write
the rules by which we, the people,
If we are sometimes lurid in our
language, it is because of our sincere
desire to jar self-satisfied
Americans into action in behalf of
the preservation of the Republic
and not becaue we are trying to
be a smart alec who knows all the
When the Southern Conservative
came on the scene, there were
already too many publications
suppressing, or giving only such
part of the picture that was pleasing
to the ear and insulting to the
Rather than run a paper whose
editorial policy compels us to say
nothing in order to offend nobody,
we would cover up our typewriter,
tear up our records and take it
easy like a sow in the shade of
Our objective is to try to intelligently
transmit our impressions
gained throughout the years
into cold type for the information
of our readers who are always
free, of course, to either accept or
We have tried to prove by the
record a point we have made before
and that is that while. individually,
members of Congress
and other national leaders usually
behave like the gentlemen and
scholars which most of them are,
collectively, they frequently perform
Jike a bunch of horse thieves.
There is something about election
to high national office, somehow,
which automatically brings
about a reshuffling of lifetime
convictions, induces the subordination
of principle to expediency
and transforms those who are so
tight with their own money that
they keep fish hooks in their
pocket, into reckless squanderers
of public funds.
Regardless of whether they call
themselves Democrats or Republicans,
there is always a heavy
percentage of stinkers in the
So, there is nothing wrong with
frank open discussions of public
problems and of the men who
must resolve them.
The future of the Republic depends
on official behavior in
Washington and there will be a
chance to maintain the nation's
security and solvency only when
more of our citizens ride herd on
our representatives there.
No stream can rise higher than
its source and no nation is greater
than its leaders. In the absence of
this quality, an effective substitute
is eternal vigilance of the
WISDOM OF BRICKER AMENDMENT
CONTINUES TO BE DEMONSTRATED
John Foster Dulles in an address
to the annual convention of
the American Bar Association in
Boston recently, made a bitter attack
on the proposed Bricker
amendment, the Associated Press
Dulles is quoted as having made
the astounding assertion that the
chance for abuses by the United
Nations of the treaty-making
power lay in the activities of some
of its committees and that it had
now been corrected. "The danger,
never very great, has passed," he
In opposing this amendment,
which would protect the sovereignty
of the United States against
attempts of alien enemies within
the United Nations to destroy it,
Mr. Dulles said: "It is impossible
to re-write the Constitution of the
United States so that it is foolproof."
Perhaps so, but, as we understand
it, the Bricker amendment
merely seeks to make that document
traitor-proof and to prevent
domestic enemies from conspiring
with foreign foes to override it,
The ClO-inspired t e 1 e ph o n e
strike in Fort Worth was the first
major break in pleasant local
labor-industry relations in some
time, but, as this strike was directed
from outside the state, it
was not regarded as affecting the
amicable situation prevailing in
Stable conditions in the field of
labor here are generally attributed
to the fact that American
Federation of Labor unions are
predominant and this branch of
labor is regarded locally as the
responsible and respectable unit
of the labor movement.
These unions, at least in this
area, do not import hired thugs
from the East to come in and take
over in an emergency and their
local leaders do not employ intimidation
and blackmail tactics
in efforts to build themselves into
power in municipal politics.
Mostly the men and women in
the AF of L unions are longtime
residents of this section and have
deep roots in the community.
They do not go in for rough stuff.
The Union Banner is considered
the official spokesman for legitimate
elements of labor and its editorials
are widely quoted throughout
the state. Each year it puts
out a Labor Day edition which is
the equal in appearance -and content
of any similar publication in
metropolitan centers of the country.
This edition is heavily backed
by local business men who consider
it a valuable, and unequalled,
medium for advertising
their products among workers.
The Union Banner was established
more than fifty years ago
by C. W. Woodman, pioneer in
the labor movement and who enjoyed
the full confidence of labor
and business alike.
It is largely due to his integrity
and understanding of the mutual
problems of labor and industry
that the present satisfactory relations
between the two groups
exist in Fort Worth.
There are other labor sheets
put out in Fort Worth but, as
their policies are principally directed
by labor racketeers in the
East, they have poor standing,
exert little influence and command
There Is Something Wrong
With This Picture
If, as is claimed, the fluoridation
of drinking water will prevent decay
of teeth, we wonder why so many
dentists aild orthodontists are going
out of their way to insist that city
officials put this chemical in the
water which the people must consume.
Those in the dental profession
make their living by pulling, filling
and replacing teeth and there is
something wrong with the picturealthough
we don't know what it iswhen
people deliberately work against
their own interests.
It is a subject which needs clarification.
Maybe the members of the
dental profession just don't like the
job, want to get into something else
and are trying to find a substitute
for their services in the meantime.
September, 1953 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 ~- ·
THE MOST IMPORTANT UNFINISHED
JOB BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Ever so often we read where some
one has started a movement to repeal
the Sixteenth, or Income Tax, amendment
to the Constitution of the United
We also get questionnarr:-es whh•h
we are asked to fill out givin~ our
position on this matter.
This is slightly confusing-not til
say amusing-to us, and makes us
lfe1 sort of stupid that we have n11t
been able to make our views kanwn
aiter four years of plugging away
in the pages of the Southern Conservative.
In 1939, we helped to set up the
organization in Chicago which originated
the movement for the fepeal of
this amendment and for the substitution
of one which limits the power
of the Federal government to levy
a tax on incomes, gifts and inheri·
tances in an amount above twentyfive
This was the Western Tax Council
which, in the meantime, has se·
cured the necessary action in twenty
nine states, leaving only three more
to act, to get the required thirty-two.
In this accomplishment, the Western
Tax Council was aided by such
grand and outstanding organizations
as the Committee for Constitutional
Government and scores of other influential
and patriotic groups and individuals
throughout the nation.
In 1939, Roosevelt was in the middle
of an orgy of frantic squandering
of taxpayers' money and it wasn't
easy to work up sentiment for repeal
of the amendment at that time.
Nevertheless, eighteen states passed
the Resolution demanding repeal
. before Roosevelt's death and the Western
Tax Council ha ~inu_ed....to__pl:ug
for the proposition at each session Of
legislatures who have not acted.
What these splendid individuals
and organizations favoring it need
to do is to forget about who started
it. That is not important. The thing
is to finish it and they can render
service which will win them the undying
gratitude of good Americans
forever by helping to pass it in only
three more states.
It is surprising how much opposition
will spring up to the proposi·
tion from unknown sources, but the
fact that twenty-nine states have already
acted is assurance that three
more can be induced to do so.
Sen. Knowland Warns
(Dallas Morning News)
Senator Knowland's new position
as the Republican Senate majority
leader lends emphasis to his threat of
withdrawal from the United Nations.
If Red China is admitted, the Californian
has declared, legislation will
be introduced to take the United
States out of U.N.
The Knowland statement must be
regarded as a two-pronged warning.
It is directed first to the Eisenhower
administration, beyond that to the U.
N. members who insist acceptance of
Red China is the only realistic course.
Red China cannot gain aU. N. se'at
over an American veto. So the first
warning is to the administration. Our
delegate, Henry Cabot Lodge, has
said that we would not use the veto,
would only vote against seating Mao.
Well, says Knowland, in effect, you
had better use the veto.
Assuming nonuse and a favorable
vote, here then is further warning
that U. N. will have to get along
without us. We are members by
treaty. Constitutionally our course
would be decided by the President.
But Congress has the whip band,
because it can cut off. all financial
iupport for the u. N.
We love the way Oklahoma tele·
phone officials handled a phase of the
Soon after operators went on strike
in several states, their checks for
past work were ready. In some cities
in Texas arrangements were made
to have a desk placed near the front
door of the exchange, from which the
checks were delivered to the striking
This was done so that the picket
on duty in front of the building
could conveniently walk away and
the operator could get her check
without "crossing the picket line".
Such foolishness seems incredible
but that is the way it is.
Any way, in Oklahoma officials
notified the strikers that their checks
were ready, that they would be paid
in the usual way and at the usual
place and they could either come get
them or else.
They came and got them.
Cringing and toadying to labor
unions or foreign nations has never
gotten this country anywhere, as we
have learned to our sorrow.
All the world admires firmness
As Jurists They Are
Good Hod Carriers.
The fact that the courts have,
so far , turned down the plea of
the Marshall house wives of Texas
and Mary Cain of Mississippi in
their suits to prove the unconstitutionality
of certain provisions of
current tax legislation, does not
mean that these decisions . are
In fact, it does not even mean
that the rulings have any remote
resemblance to the proper acd
orderly administration of justice.
It merely reflects the low estate
of the federal judiciary which prevails
as a result of the policy of
Roosevelt and Truman in naming
exponents of "social justice" to
the bench who don't know the difference
between the Constitution
and the Kinsey Report .
These ladies still have the Supreme
Court as a last resort but
we wouldn't give them a plugged
nickel for their chances before
that tribunal either-and for the
Voice Of America Program
To Be Headed By New Man
The president has appointed Theadare
C. Streibert to head the Overseas
Information Agency, which includes
the Voice of America.
The new appointee will have authority
to clean out subversives and
incompetents from the agency which
should give him full time employment.
During the two preceding administrations,
this was one of the agencies
which was swamped \ofdth subversives
and the material and broadcasts they
sponsored were designed more to
advance Communism than Americanism.
We do not know who Mr. Streibert
is but he is bound to be an improve·
ment over those who have headed
the agency before. No one could well
We wish him luck In the underlaking.
There Are More Than Two And
A Half Millon Aliens In This Country
Attorney General Brownell is very
much concerned, and very properly
so, over the admission of thousands
of Wetbacks who waded the Rio
Grande and are in this country illegally.
He has announced that his department
will take steps to round up
these drifters from a neighboring
Republic and stem the tide of illegal
entrants from that source.
What is more alarming, however,
is the existence in this country of
2,601,000 resident aliens from all
over the world the great majority of
whom have never bothered to take
out naturalization papers and become
It seems that, due to laxity of officials
in keeping track of those who
enter our shores, there is nothing to
be done about rounding up these
aliens and compelling them to either
become American citizens or go back
home. They enjoy all the advantages
of American citizenship without assuming
any of the responsibilities.
This unfortunate situation stems
::_·om Roosevelt's and Truman's policy
of unrestricted immigration and from
throwing open the doors to aliens
from all lands, desirable and undesirable
Mantle Of Charity Dropped
On The Las Vegas Incident
The Las Vegas blast at Senator
Joseph R. McCarthy by a member
of the president's family sometime
ago is regarded generally as a very
unfortunate incident and one which
must have been embarrassing to the
president who cannot be held re-sponsible
To many, it was reminiscent of
the Roosevelts, all of whom, with
one notable exception, used to break
out in print at the drop of a hat and
give their unsolicited opinion on the
state of the union.
It was the general feeling at that
time that the American people had
voted for one man for president and
had gotten a whole family thrown
in for good measure. ...,.
The most charitable explanation
we have heard advanced for Brother
Arthur's outburst was that it prob·
ably resulted from too much participation
1n the lavish festivities
which Las Vegans always arrange
for visiting firemen.
The Class Will Now
This Is Exartly What Come To Attention.
After a period of comparative
The Attorney General's department
would do well, it seems to us,
to give prior attention to this menace
to our security rather than concentrating
on turning back a few
thousand Wetbacks whose capacity
for harm is far less than that of the
millions of aliens from across the
We Don, t Want. -~~::t~~~;,fft:~~nz~a~~osevelt has
A left-wtng columnist, J oseph Alsop,
writes that the aim of the national
administration for the Republican
party is "to do approximately
what Governor Dewey bas so brilliantly
done in New York State".
That's just exactly what all good
Americans are afraid of and they
are hoping that the good Lord will
spare us that.
There was a time, early in his
political career, when Dewey gave
promise of being a good Republican
but he has long since taken the turn
in the road which leads to national
He is so obviously the victim of
"liberals", who are Socialists under
their skin, that it is tragic for lWn
to have the pull with the White
House which he enjoys.
There's An Old Saying That
"Misery Loves Company"
A good friend and subscriber in
Tucson, Arizona, undertakes to console
us for an accident we recently
suffered by pointing out that other
Americans have similar nocturnal
mishaps and enclosing a newspaper
clipping which says:
"When Jon Ramsey of Marshalltown,
Iowa, started to remove his
trousers while getting ready for bed
His feet got tangled. He stumbled
backwards against a cedar chest beside
the bedroom window.
When his knees hit the chest, they
folded pitching him through the win·
His pants came off as he fell and
followed him down to the concrete
driveway 16 feet below.
Ramsey was hospitalized with two
broken ribs, a black eye and a gash
on his forehead.
Following her dismjssal from
the United Nations, it was believed
that she might retire as
the official Custodian of Liberal
Democracy and drop her mantle
on other shoulders.
However, she became distressed
during a trip to Yugoslavia and
a visit with Marshal Tito where
she learned that the 11reactionary
trend" in this country is "causing
our friends to lose confidence in
14Those who are in favor of this
reactionary trend simply do not
understand the issues" she told
newspaper men on her return in
an interview given out as th&tllll
plane was rolling to a stop. She
added that the proper information
must be given Americans in
simple terms which they can
Never one to shirk a duty she
has now set up an educational
organization, with herself as its
head, to supply this badly needed
information and which will function
as a sort of super-schoolroom
designed to banish ignorance from
the benighted populace.
So draw up, children, and listen
carefully to teacher as she instructs
the class in an advanced
course on the science of govern·
Remember now, don't doodle at
your desk, gaze out of the window
or throw spitballs at the other
Just pay close attention to your
instructor and if you are brigh.,..
and pass the course, you may get
a diploma which will certify you,
too, as an accredited teacher of
Deserved Praise For
A Job Well Done.
We have seldom agreed with
Henry Cabot Lodge and his position
on public issues but our con·
cern is in principles and not in
personalities and we do not hesi~
tate to praise any more than we
do to criticize, when the occasion
In this connection, we have
nothing but admiration for the
able fight he put up in the United
Nations to prevent Russia and
India from coming into the war
conference and taking over, a conference
in which neither of them
have any right to participate.
It is inconceivable that the
United States should have come
to the pass where we have to plead
and beg for what we want. There
was a day when we could call the
shots. We have come to this pass
because of interference in the affairs
of all countries and because
of our involvements in the United
Nations, most of whose members
are hostile to our interests.
So long as there had to be a
, "~;pecial pleader" to beg for the
privilege of saying how our own
war conference should be conducted
and by whom, no better
job could have been turned in
than the performance of Mr.
Russia Has Hydrogen
Bomb. So What?
We are told that Russia has the
hydrogen bomb and we are supposed
to be bowled over with surprise
at this information.
Why in the name of all that's
holy shouldn't Russia have all our
secret weapons when our atomic
energy laboratories have for years
been running over with Communist
college professors and leftwing
scientists who have stumbled
over each other in a rush to
give information to their Soviet
It's too bad that all these traitors
couldn't be assembled in one
bunch and used as guinea pigs to
.._., see how effective these b o m b s
A Bouquet From The Green
Mountains Of Vermont
Lucille S. Miller of Bethel, Vermont,
whose article on tax snoopers
appears elsewhere in this edition
says in a letter accompanying
"You know you are the one who
started this very healthy business
of ribbing the high-bracket Amer,
ican Marxists and it has turned
out to be the key that unlocked
American minds when it looked
like we would have to blast them
"So~ any of us who borrow your
formula-not for our own gratification
but for the results we
~ need to get and can't get otherwise-
are mindful of our obligations
to Ida who made Red-bait·
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE September, 1953
CORRUPT' POLITICAL EMPIRE OF GEORGE PARR United States Day To
IN SOUTHERN TEXAS IS UNDER HEAVY ATTACK Be Observed In Tulsa
The Supreme Court of Texas has violent for the senator to either set
up for consideration, as this is written,
a case involving political cor·
ruption in the notorious political domain
of George Parr in South Texas.
Efforts are being made to remove
a judge in that section and the testimony
in the case would be startling,
if not unbelievable, to persons outside
the state but to Texans, it's old
In that section of the State a political
character named George Parr
has ruled with an iron hand for
many years and has controlled the
Mexican vote in that area in electing
candidates of his choice.
His plan is to wait until the bal·
lots are all in from other sections of
the state and then find out how many
votes his candidates need to win, and
come across with them.
In this way he has been able to
elect his candidates from public
weigher to United States Senator
when the race was close.
Parr inherited his political hierarchy
from his uncle, Senator Archie
Parr who died several years ago.
The elder Parr ruled the district
as effectively as his nephew now
dominates it, but there was a dif·
ference in the modus operandi of
the two men.
Old Senator Parr had a set-up
which was perhaps as corrupt as
that which now prevails but, ironically,
it was corruption built on human
His hold on the Mexican people
stemmed from his personal acquaintance
with, and friendship for, practically
every Mexican in the counties
comprising his political kingdom,
and from innumerable acts of kindness
and charity throughout the years.
If word came to him that some
Mexican down the river forty or fifty
miles away, had sickness in his
family, the night was never too dark,
the weather too cold or the storm too
out himself and take food and medical
supplies to the stricken family,
or, as in later years, to send some
one in his place.
Gratitude is a strong trait in the
Mexican character and this kind
consideration for them and their personal
welfare throughout the years
won him a place in their hearts and
a hold on their affections which
could not be broken.
The Texas legislature some years
ago during the senator's life undertook
to investigate the situation down
there but gave up after a baffling and
amusing bout with Parr's loyal Mexican
When one Mexican after another
was queried as to whom he had supported
in the race for sheriff at the
last election, he quickly replied:
"Senor Parr", although Parr was in
the Senate and was, of course, not a
candidate for sheriff.
When asked the name of the man
he had supported for Governor, the
reply was invariably "Senor Parr".
When the same question was put
to him concerning the name of the
man whom he had supported for
president of the United States, the
answer, without exception, w a s
The younger Parr, however, having
inherited a ready-made political
empire erected on love and respect
for his uncle, proceeded to employ
different tactics. Evidence in the current
trial showed that when a Mexican
fails to vote according to dictation,
Parr either pistolwhips him or
conks him on the head with a flashlight,
whichever weapon is nearest
With the discovery of oil in the
district, the influx of new people
and growing resentment on the part
of Mexicans, there is a strong probability
that the George Parr empire is
The Tax Racketeers In Congress Have
Made Suckers Of The American People
Larceny by taxation has become
the biggest racket in the United
States and those who operate it
are in the same moral category as
the denizens of the underworld
who originally figured out the
system but who are now being
beaten at their own game.
Morally and ethi>ally, it is just
as much of a criminal act for
frock-coated politicians in Washington
to wave an extortionate tax
law in the face of the citizen and
relieve him of his valuables as it
is for masked bandits to hold a
six-shooter to his back and rob
him of his money.
Both are taking property which
morally belongs to others and
there is little difference in results
to the taxpayer whether he is held
up by gunmen or has his pockets
frisked by congressmen.
In the case of professional robbers
there is always hope of recovering
the loot and sending the
culprits to the penitentiary but
there is no recourse again.st theft
by the Ways and Means Committee
of Congress whose members
not only are not subject to prosecution
for their crimes but who
often are rewarded by being
elected to the Senate.
The original and only purpo.se
of national tax levies was to raise
revenue for paying the expenses
of orderly and authorized activities
of the federal government as
stipulated in the Constitution of
the United States.
There is not a phrase or word
in that document which provides
that tribute shall be exacted from
the citizens in order to reward
the poor, punish the rich or feed
and clothe the peo\)le of foreign
Under our form of government
as set up by its founders, there is
no basis for the policy which demands
that an American must
spend long hours in the office, the
bank, the factory, the field or the
mine in an effort to accumulate
money which, in turn, is expended
by Washington politicians for
maintaining the social security
and economic well-being of the
Socialist populations of England,
France, Pakistan or Abyssinia.
It is high time that Americans
rebelled against this type of enforced
economic slavery and regis·
tered their emphatic refusal to
~::: p~p~~ of~~r:rg:~~tr.::~h~
at the first opportunity, show their
rni;i~~d~s ~~r t~eubatk.nerosity by
The people of Tulsa, Okla., will
celebrate October 23rd as United
States Day which antedates by
one day the ceremonies honoring
the United Nations on October 24.
The United States Day Committee
of which Harry H. Calvin is
executive secretary, has called on
all Americans on that day to "re·
dedicate themselves to preserving
and maintaining intact, the sovereignty
of the United States as
a nation under the Constitution,
free of limitations by treaty or
It is expected that those who
take part in the celebration in
Tulsa on the twenty-third will be
so worn down by the festivities
that they will just sleep through
the United Nations Day on the
Which is, after all, the most
sensible way in which Americans
can observe the latter event.
The Race Is To The Swift
The Battle To The Strong
There has never been a time
in history when the need was
greater than now for strong and
unafraid Americans with courage
in their heart and iron in their
spine to stand up to the subversives
who first attack our form of
government and then attack thos~
who defend it.
is ~o t~ja~;s:o~nf~;'!t d£!:~~ ~;~':
ering spirits or timid souls.
We have learned from observation
and from warning by chair~
men of investigating committees
in Washington that our ideological
domestic enemies are throwing
everything they've got into a
determined effort to reduce the
United States to a minor role in
a Socialist world government.
Their strongest allies are the
:po~e~ful subversive groups and
md1v1duals who are able to bring
organ~zed pressure to bear on any
Amencan who raises his voice
against these treasonable intents
toward his country.
These subversive forces include
powerful organized groups who
threaten reprisal to good Americans
engaged in any patriotic ac·
tivity,. either by smear tactics, influencmg
the withdrawal of business
accounts or other intimidati~
g procedures, which usually
brmg the victim to heel.
In the fight for survival of the
Republic, the race is to the swift
the battle to the strong and thos~
who can't take it have no place in
the firing line.
The Shah of Iran who has just
regained his job after wringing a few
necks of opposition, says in a public
appeal, that the United States must
len~ that country vast sums of money
or their government will go bankrupt.
Well, that's just too bad but
what about ours
From a subscriber in Angola, Indiana:
"Every page of the August
edition of the Southern Conservative
speaks in prophetic language • • • It
has more Americanism in one column.
than most newspapers can produce in
their entire issue".