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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1953
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Transcript ~----------.-, Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 1665 Fort Worth, Texas THE SOUTHERN -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 them. 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 years. 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 travellers. 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 in effect. 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 "Constitutional rights." 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 freedoms. Something should be done about that McCarthy. 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 up. 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 lesser wealth. 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· temationalist ideas. 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 races. 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 the hour. 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 Washington politicians. 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 wars. 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 challenge. 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 the country. 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. LARGE FOUNDATIONS- (Continued from Page 1) that revolutionary changes in government must be incubated in the schoolroom. 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 "sourtht after." 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 it. 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 people." 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 time. 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 Ser " 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 bills. 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 lVIountain Rifleman". 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 districts. Her proposed methods of proce­dure, which have our hearty en­dorc:: ement, follow: ~~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 have it! "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 allows you. "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 snooper). "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 bowling alley. "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 racial mixing. 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 Questionable Victory 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 this. 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 United States. 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 war. 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 Security Subcommittee investigating interlocking subver­sion in government departments, he speaks with authority in the following summary of the situa­tion, recently released; "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 agencies. "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 conferences. They 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 The Southern Conservative 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 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, andotherpublieoffieials. 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 UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited byittothe States are reserved to the Statesrespeetively,ortothepeople. Politicians Play 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 as souvenirs. 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 out. 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 remark. 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 month." 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 already reached. 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 THE BEGINNING CORRESPONDENCE 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 of anybody. 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 Pauker. 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?'' September, 1953 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 sleep. 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 husband. 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 Westbrook Pegler. 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· replaceable." te •e <- t. 11 ,a y ·e • t ,_ ], a 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 their venture. 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 thP cloth. 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 depth. 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. tory." 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 America." 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 the church". 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 principal organizers. Later this organization openly engaged in so many subversive activities that even Bishop Oxnam finally felt he had to repudiate it in self-defense. 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 chicken feed. 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 dollars. 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 leadership. 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 N.A.T.O. battles- 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 about it. 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 it. "The millionaire will be but a trustee for the poor, intrusted for ~ season with a great part of the Increased wealth of the commun­ity"- Andrew Carnegie. 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 examined. 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 lawmakers. 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 the paper. "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 treatment. 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 close range. 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 part. 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, must abide. 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 answers. 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 intelligence. 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 a sunflower. 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 reject them. 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 crowd. 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 people. 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 reports. 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 added. 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 this city. 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 no respect. 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. lfctJ~; into ~~~ have nity. tuff. ered •giti­l'edi­ugh- ~u~~ I CO;>· nm pun- ~1~~ ~ing :s. ;tab- ~a1~ en­abor ~~~ stry re­oups eets 1 as . di-the ling, om-ation de­' lany oing city the ;sion tling ~ is re­is­: a-rifi­the the else tute 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 Stctes. 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 per cent. 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. Oklahoma Sets Good Example We love the way Oklahoma tele· phone officials handled a phase of the strike situation. 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 employees. 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 and backbone. 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 right. 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 be worse. 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 citizens. 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 alike. 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 for it. 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 water. 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 Socialisrrl.. 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 things happened. 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· dow. 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 America." 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 understand. 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· ment. Remember now, don't doodle at your desk, gaze out of the window or throw spitballs at the other students. 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 political illiterates. Page 8 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 warrants. 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. Lodge. 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 buddies? 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 really are. 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 it: "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 open. "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· ing FUN." 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 stuff. 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 kindness. 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 friends. 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 "Senor Parr." 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 at hand. 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 doomed. 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 lands. 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 super-government.'' 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 twenty-fourth. 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".
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