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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 11, No. 6, June 1960
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Transcript \ BULK RATE U. S. Postage PAID Fort Worth, Texas THE SoUTHERN UONSERVAiiVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS. JUNE, 1960 No. 6 Why Are outhern Conservative Getting Nowhere Fast NATION'S BRIGHT MINDS TAKE LONG STEP TOWARD EASING THE COLD WAR No one has the slightest doubt that the world now faces the greatest crisis in the history of civilization and all are agreed that anything can happen if the fullest measure of wisdom is not exercised by those in control of government. However, the taxpayers of the United States may take heart from the sound and sensible action of officials of a Washington agency recent· ly which should have a leavening effect on the t ragic situation and help to restore peace and harmony to a troubled world. This silver lining to a dark international cloud was pointed out by Congressman H. R. Gross of Iowa to his colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives when discussing the $4.2 billion dollar approp· riation for the work of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Congressman Gross called attention to a "fellowship grant" which that department has made and which indicates how the brilliant men · who make up that agency carefully spend the funds allotted to them. This particular grant was for only $33,101.00 but this expenditure may turn out to reverse the course of history and bring about a measure of understanding between nations which will make all Summit Meetings of the future unnecessary. This grant, as Congressman Gross explained, was to the Institute of Applied Social Research in Jerusalem and was for the following specified purpose as laid down verbatim in the terms of the grant: "To make a test of husband and wife relationship. The aim is to develop a diagnostic pictorial test of both intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of the role of relationship of husband and wife. The test should be sensitive to the perceptions of actual behavior and norms and to the consonance perceived between these." It is difficult for a taxpaying American right off to realize the im· port of this dynamic type of thinking and inspired action on the part of Health, Education and Welfare Director Fleming and the bright minds in his brain trust or to grasp the magnitude of the results which will accrue to the people of the United States in the way of internal security as a consequence of it. Just think of it! Not only will the husbands and wives of Jerusalem have the details of their relationsh_ip made public in the interest of inter­national peace but they are also going to get a diagnostic pictorial test qf their aspects to say nothing of ·having their consonance perceived. This ingenious and original piece of strategy should prove invincible as a defense measure and not only lessen the cold war and ease the tension between all nations of the world but it will probably also reduce Khrushchev's blood pressure and get his mind off the U-2 spy case. THEY MISSED ON THE POPULATION COUNT BUT GOT MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION All over the country officials of cities and counties are complaining that their populations were incorrectly reported. following the recent census. Some claim as high as five per cent of their citizens were over­looked by the enumerators. The figures which had been claimed by chambers of commerce and other civic groups were reported to be widely at variance with those finally reported by the Census Department, and many protests are said to have been registered with that agency. . We think these officials are being a little unfair to the enumerators and that they have not taken into consideration how big the job was and how long the questionnaire was that each citizen had to fill out. The enumerators simply could not get around to listing everybody because they were too busy counting flush toilets. And so, while the total of the nation's population may be off by the hundreds of thousands and scores of towns and cities may be dis­appointed, even the severest critics of the Department of Census must take consolation in the fact that the commode situation is well in hand. Any politically mature' observer is convinced that ma­iority sentiment in the South is Conservative. Rank and file Southerners are still committed to the sound prin­ciples of government for which the Democratic Party stood until Roosevelt sold it out to Northern Liberals. He did this at the Phi!adelphia convent-ion in 1936 by re­pealing the two-thirds rule which had always enabled the South to have a strong. voice in party affairs. Evi­dence of the South's continued conservatism was force­fully prese nted a t comparatively recent elections when Southe rn voters departed from tradition a nd support­ed a Republican candidate for President. They d id t his in a piteous and desperate attempt to put a Conservative in the White House and they mistakenly believed Eisen­hower to be such a man. When he turned out to be further to the left than Roosevelt and Truman, their ardor was dampened but their spirit was unbroken and the flame of conservatism still burns brightly in Dixie. However, the voters in that politically under-privileged area of the Republic are frustrated, defeated and whip­ped down at intervals of every four years because they are afflicted with a scourge of small-time political bosses, from precinct t·o national level, who double-cross and outsmart them by loudly proclaiming conservative beliefs and then delivering their delegations into the Liberal camp. In this modern world where human values are constantly shifting and policies of government are rapidly changing to conform to the passing whims of strange and untried ideologies, one of the few things which remains permanent and enduring is the standard type small-bore political boss at precinct, county and State conventions of the Demo­cratic Party in the South. Attend any precinct, county or State convention, or their equivalent, from Texas to North Carolina when the election of a President of the United States is in the offing and it will be found to have all the earmarks of Old Home Week for professional party bosses who may have gotten older, heavier and balder in the service but. who have never outgrown their unshakeable belief that their stewardship in the party is a lifetime assignment. Through a sort of system of political legerdemain, they are recur­rently maneuvered into positions of leadership and their conviction that they, alone, are qualified to interpret the wishes of the electorate and deliver their delegation to their preferred candidate at the national con· vention is as fixed as the stars in their orbit. Through vigorous preliminary efforts and know-how in their re­spective districts, they are usually able to acquire control and to in· fluence the selection of the candidate to receive their State's convention vote who may not be the selection of the people at large in any respect. Unfortunately, r,epresentative citizens of the South do not usually attend the~r precinct conventions in any appreciable numbers. They leave these important functions to lesser fry who make the most of the occasion to get in some effective spade work. When it is considered that attendance at Southern precinct conven­tions runs from about five to twenty-five persons at each one and that Presidential endorsements originate there frequently, it is easy to under­stand why the selection of a candidate under such conditions does not represent the sentiment of the people of the State as a whole but is merely !Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think ·It-The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 Presbyterians Asked To Sanction Law Violation At Cleveland, the 3,000,000- member United Presbyterian Church in the USA was asked to sanction civil"'disobedience and to go on record in favor of the forc­ible entry of private property by undesirable elements in an attempt to force service at lunch counters. As we go to press no action had been taken but in view of current attitudes of church groups on ex­traneous subjects, there is no way of predicting what the final out­come will be. At the session in Cleveland, the Presbyterian group, in keeping with the activities of other church organizations in recent years, com­mented on and discussed practical­ly every subject under God's great canopy except religion. From a San Antonio business ex­ecutive: ''Thank you for your bril­liant comments. As long as there are people like you, our Republic will not abandon hope." No man ever Jived who could safely be trusted with unlimited authority over the people. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE WE SOWED THE WIND AND NOW WE ARE REAPING THE WHIRLWIND White people in Nairobi, Capital of Kenya in British East Africa, are reacting just like those in the American capital of Washington, ac­cording to information from travellers from the West in that embattled area of the world. They are moving out and leaving it to the black men who are being given "political independence" and don't know what to do with it and who, accordingly, are reverting to their natural instinct for violence ~nd savagery just as Negroes in Washington, following total integratiOn, went on a rampage of robbery, murder and rape. As a result of a pro-Communist "London Conference" master­minded by MacMillan mistakenly called a Conservative but who in re­ality is a One-World Socialist, the governing machinery of Kenya was re-shuffled and when it was over, its legislative council had 51 black and brown votes and 14 white votes. The dreaded Mau Mau which had been practically stamped out is now being revived and leaders of that barbaric cabal are re-appearing on the streets of Kenya. Thieving and looting has broken out on a wide­spread scale and the sale of fire arms is said to be unprecedented. Valuable property belonging to white settlers has been placed on the market at unbelievable bargains and scores have declared their in­tention of migrating to Australia and other countries who have had the foresight not to Jet racial problems get out of hand. All intelligent students of history see in these Communist-inspired incidents of racial violence around the world the carrying out of the aims and purposes of the Bandung Conference of April 18, 1955 which no white person was permitted to attend and where the objectives laid down, although in ambiguous terms, included the eventual domination of the world by black and brown races. Chou En-lai of Communist China and Prime Minister Nehru of India headed the Conference and President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon loudly acclaimed the proceedings in interviews to the American press at the time, and called the Confer­ence a step toward World Peace. Why Southern Conservatives-(Continued hom Pag• 11 June, 1960 People· of Louisiana Don't Like To Be "Ordered" An Associated Press article on May 23 from Baton Rouge, Louis­iana said that New OrJeans public school officials were conferring with the attorney general of that State and with Governor Jimmy Davis over a matter which had stirred up strong resentment in the Pelican State and added: "The Orleans Parish School Board asked for the conference after Federal District Judge J. Skelly Wright last Monday order­ed the Board to start integrating next September, starting with the first grade." We don't wonder that the people of Louisiana are seething with re­sentment. Just imagine a Federal judge "ordering" a sovereign peo­ple to take repulsive, immoral and un-Constitutional action in a mat­ter that is strictly their own con­cern. This is a Constitutional Re­public too, and not a dictatorship! Such distortion of the Constitu .. tion and abuse of authority is go .. ing to bring on real trouble if sane minds don't prevail soon and, in view of the worsening world situa­tion, refrain from stirring up any more trouble than we already have here at home. the preference of a few of the party faithful who always show up as against endorsing the candidacy of a Presidential aspirant who is such long as they can put one foot before the other. an unswerving and dedicated "Conservative" that he has built up a That the greatest service these hardy perennials could possibly voting record of 58 per cent in favor of Welfare State legislation; who render their State, the South and the Conservative cause would be to was the first senator from the South to sponsor a Civil Rights bill since get lost, never seems to occur to them nor to the voters at large who the Civil War and whose concept of "conservative" statesmanship is stay away from these lower-level conventions time after time and trust indicated by his wistful pronouncement appearing in the Liberal press this important responsibility to professionals who, nine times out of of the nation: "What this country needs is another Franklin D. Roose-ten, can be depended on to sell principle down the river. velt." Somewhere in the back of the minds of the local party dignitaries That these bona fide Conservatives from Houston will probably be is the firmly entrenched idea that they are specially commissioned king- flattened out later at the State Democratic Convention at Austin by a makers on a miniature scale and that they are playing a destined role in well-oiled steam roller detracts nothing from their gallant efforts to the selection of a President of the United States. accurately reflect the sentiment of their area by holding their delegation Nowhere in their mental calculations is there any suspicion that uncommitted to any candidate. they are where they are, not because of their sincere convictions or be- Also Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and South cause they put principle above party, but for the very practical reason Carolina have taken the first steps towards independence by adjusting that they are known to be willing to "go along to get along." their election laws to provide for uncommitted delegations if they so Possibly they also do not realize that they are being manipulated desire, thereby preserving for themselves the precious right to dissent by planted stooges of Washington politicians who usually keep the local and walk out rather than lend their support to a candidate who may situation well in hand to prevent an authentic expression of grass roots prove to be an enemy of the South, and to :w..ait for whatever future sentiment from being reflected in the proceedings of precinct, county developments may offer in the way of alternative action. and State conventions. The only drawback to this plan 1ies in the potential lack of coopera- The result is that the average delegation from most Southern States tion on the part of some members of Congress from those states who to the National Democratic Convention is far from representative of the would agree for Mortimer Snerd to be the nominee if only they might voters of their respective sections and consists principally of a few cling to their committee chairmanship. masculine bell-wethers herding their delegations like sheep and who de~ If the once Solid South would live up to that great designation and liver them to certain candidates on pre-arranged signal from Northern ' in one last desperate effort to stave off total Collectivism and the Wel- :g~l~~~e~~ ~~~ :~~t-~h':'r~~ %';'2s run the show at such events since the e~~~~t~~ i~o:~~itr~nt~oL~~:a~~~~e}r:~hs~~~~Tt,mi~;~~a~e~~g~;~~s~~~':!. The main body of State delegations from the South to the National ness and might retrieve some of the influence for the South which Democratic Convention is made up of men and women who haven't Roosevelt's treachery took away. the remotest idea of what goes on behind cl?sed doors and who were Meantime, the date for the National Convention at Los Angeles selected largely because they could pay their own expenses, because draws nearer and the hopes for intelligent, comprehensive and two-sided ~~de%. make good ballast and who always want to go along just for the debate and platform expression on gigantic unsolved problems, grow Time was when the strongest and most able men in their respective ~?;~ez~~~i~;~~l ~ifmth!~~st~ ~~~~:~e~nt~~~~~e~~~~~i~~:~~~~i~~ ~~[h communities and in their State were chosen as spokesmen of the South Private 1ndustry; Restoration of the Separate Powers of the three at national Democratic party conventions and when rapier-sharp intel- branches of government; States Rights; Un-Constitutional Decisions of Jects made the rafters ring with brilliant pronouncements on policies of the Supreme Court; One-World Government; _Fevival of the Monroe government designed to confer the blessings of freedom and justice not Doctrine; Private Pfoperty Rights; Unfair Foreign Competition with only on the people of the South but on all citizens of the American American Industry; Reduction of the National Debt; the Infiltration of Republic. Communism into the political, educational and religious institutions of Now the representation of that beleaguered section is not only no the Republic and other lethal issues which must be faced if the United longer composed of men who are tall in the saddle but the saddle, itself, States is to survive as a free nation. is of imitation leather. Discussions rally round such puny subjects as There will be a surplus of clever, scheming and unprincipled poli­Social Security; Federal Aid to everything and everybody; forced integra- ticians at the national convention, most of them willing to swap our tion of the races; medical services for the aged; Civil Rights for favored Constitutional rights and freedoms, and even the Sovereignty of the groups; Federal Aid for depressed area~;. farm subsidie~ and ot~er e:>:'tr~- United States for the votes of powerful minority blocs. But hard-core and neous issues which only pygmy mentalities could classJfy as lymg wtthm unyielding statesmen determined to preserve the Republic and its under~ the 1~1iti~~~e f~enc8~~!dofsf~t~~r~~een~o~e: ~o~~~~ug~g~!r~:B~~!ic~re lying principles, will be few and far between. pinned on the South to whose citizens they look for leadership and for It's all done with mirrors now and these mirrors do not reflect the ~~~~~~~~~t~f National Socialism from the three branches of the Federal ~~~~~r~t~~~~~~~lf~s~~~~kt~~dft~~~~t!n~i~~; ~~ 1?J!. in defense of their So far, this challenge has been met by at least one segment of the They reflect, instead, the sentiment of America's enemies who have South and that is in the city of Houston, Texas, where delegates to the repeatedly sworn to overthrow the government of the United States,. Harris County Democratic Convention fought valiantly and successfully to bankrupt its Treasury and to bury its people. June, 1960 FROM EAST TEXAS TO WHITE HOUSE? (From the Shreveport, La., Journal, Wednesday, May 11, 1960.) The following news item, which appeared on page one of the Austin (fexas) Mirror, a Negro weekly newspaper, Thursday, May 5 under the headline "From East Texas to the White House", is offered with~ out comment of our own: Wednesday was 'Lady Bird' Johnson Day in Austin. The City Council officially proclaimed the day to honor the wife of Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. John· son, who is being boomed by the Democratic Party as a candidate for president. Mrs. Johnson, whose maiden name was Claudia Taylor, is a na· tive of a small East Texas town near Marshall, but during the past years this dynamic lady has be~ come one of the outstanding wo~ men of Austin. In addition to the social obligations which s h e handles with remarkable ease, Mrs. Johnson is a successful business~ woman. Her LBJ Corporation (the initials stand for her hard-working hubby) owns and operates Austin's first and only television station, as well as television stations in Waco and Weslaco. Though she probably is too modest to admit her financial success, a story appearing in the Feb. 20, 1958, issue of the Houston Press. reports that the net profit of the LBJ Corporation for one year was $197,327 and 'Lady Bird' own­ed 63 per cent of the corporation. This means that Austin's contend­er for the next 'First Lady of the White House' has an income of $125,000 per yea r which is cer­tainly a tribute to womanhood. Mrs. Johnson is also the mother of two daughters, Lynda Bird, 16, and Lucy Baines, 13. They are stu­dents in the Washington public schools, which have been integrat4 ed since 1954. A tea honoring 'Lady Bird' John· son was held Wednesday after­noon at the Municipal Auditorium. Attending the festivities were some 3,000 ladies who came from all parts of Central Texas, including approximately 350 Negroes, many of whom had received special in­vitations. Guests, who gathered around the four huge silver punch bowls for refreshments, were not segregated in any manner. In fact, according to former Councilwoman Mrs. Emma Long and Mrs. Cath­erine Lampkin, city recreational directress at Rosewood Center, the following Negro ladies were asked to assist as table hostesses: Mrs. Olive B. Brown, Mrs. L. V. Gilbert, Mrs. 0. H. Eliott and Mrs. Cath­erine Lampkin. The following were asked to assist as lobby hostesses: Mrs. Clara Johnson, Mrs. Billie Stewart, Mrs. W. M. McCall, Mrs. Percy Lyons, Mrs. Margaret Mc­CrackPn, Mrs. Nadine Morris and Mrs. 0. G. Lawless. The honoree wanted it that wav. Even though her 'Deep East Texas' heritage would imply that Lady Bird John­son does not support integration, Wednesday's tea in her honor was proof to the contrary. Mrs. John4 son made it clear, the Mirror is in­formed. that there was to be no racial discrimination at her party. There was none. Her television sta­tion in Austin is an example of her attitude because on many occas­ions the station has produced 'and telecast integrated talent shows, THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Unwavering Liberals and Wobbly Conservatives Frequently we are bitterly envious of the exuberance and lusty fervor with which left-wingers enter any movement designed to advance the Liberal cause and the persistency with which they hang on until they have accomplished their objectives. They never surrender and never give an inch. They may be tempor­arily defeated but they get up, dust themselves Off and attack from another angle. Also we almost never hear of a case where a Liberal is converted to Conservatism but instances of deviation of Conservatives are tragic­ally frequent. This is especially true in the case of Conservative support of Liberal candidates on the pusillanimous plea that "we can't do any4 thing else." The loyal dedication of women enlisted under the Liberal banner is especially pronounced. In almost any moderately big city of the South, and especially in Texas, there is always a leftist woman leader who is titular head of the Liberal clan in her area and who rides herd on her group at political gatherings. In our own city, for instance, there is a gray haired attractive little woman of middle age who could not possibly veer any further to the left unless she just hauled off and joined "The Party" and so dedicated is she to the leftist cause that she is known far and wide as. "Miss Liberal." We have seen her cheered, praised and applauded in victory and we have also seen her jeered, booed and hissed in defeat - all without turning a hair- but we've never known her to trade out with the enemy or to ask or give quarter in any shape, form or fashion. She just bides her time. And, although we detest and hold in supreme contempt, the ideolo­gies which they cherish, we accord a grudging measure of respect to the "Miss Liberals" of this world who even though they believe in all the wrong things have the backbone to defend such beliefs twenty-four hours a day. In other words, we have more" actual respect for an unwavering Liberal than we have for a wobbly Conservative. When Conservatives develop an equal measure of intestinal forti­tude, we'll get somewhere, not before. CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS A CHAMPION IN NEW SOUTHERN GOVERNOR We believe that the position of the South in its eternal struggle against its enemies and its fight for continued segregation and Constitu­tional Government generally has been strengthened in the election of Jimmy Davis as Governor of Louisiana who was recently inaugurated. His position on two of the most important issues of the day are en­couraging to those who wage constant warfare with Socialist Washing­ton and the Marxists in the....three branches of the Federal government bent on the total destruction of Constitutional Government and the American way of life. Included among his official pronouncements on assuming office was the unequivocal declaration that there would be no racial intCgration in Louisiana schools and that the State government would be administered on its present revenue. If he merely lives up to these two exalted objectives and accOmp­lishes nothing else during his four-year administration, he will have justified the confidence of a majority of Louisiana citizens in his courage and integrity. Strong evidence in his fa'\or and as indication that he means what he says lies in the fact that when he was Governor from 1944 to 1948 no new taxes were levied and the government was operated on the revenues current at that time. • And his belief in the morality of segregation of the races has never been questioned. In fact, the general corruption prevalent in Washington in regard to these two issues - segregation and taxation - has never been reflected in any words or pronouncements of Governor Davis, in office or out, and there is good reason to believe that the new Louisiana Chief Executive will not succumb to the pro-Communist philosophy of national leaders as some other Southern governors have done. starring some of Austin's more gift­ed Negro performers. It is only natural that many of her friends predict that Lady Bird Johnson will be the nation's next Eleanor Roosevelt and carry the banner for equality as did the wife of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. To many in East Texas it sounds unbelievable, but these people need only to recall that it was Mrs. Johnson's destinguished husband who was responsible for the long awaited civil rights law and who has consistently refused to become associated with the (Southern bloc• in Congress by re­ferring to himself as a "Southwest­erner'. From· a subscriber in Old Mexico: "You will get a kick out of know­ing that I took the Southern Con­servative to a dinner at the home of a Mexican banker last week. Your editorial on the Census and 'Willie Mae Wobblebottom' put them all in hysterics when trans­lated." From a subscriber in Massachu­setts: "Your editorials sparkle with your characteristic wit and rapier­like thrusts of truth at today's events. No one else seems to know how to write with such good com­mon sense and charged with hum­or." P•g• J Government Property Is No Place For This Memorial House Resolution number 502 passed by the Congress of the United States, and which has gone to the Senate, authorizes the erec­tion of a memorial to the late Mary McLeod Bethune, a Florida Negro woman Who conducted a school in that State for members of her race. The Resolution provides foe the construction of the memorial on government property in the Dis­trict of Columbia. It is understood that funds to pay for this memorial ~ill be raised by private subscrip­tion. Now, there could be no possible objection to any one contributing funds to erect a monument to this woman, or to anybody else, but there should be immediate and in­tense objection to the building of ~he memorial on property belong­mg to the taxpayers of the United States in view of this woman's at­titude toward the American gov­ernment. In the House Report of the 78th Congress, 2nd Session, 1944, Ap­pendix IX, Mary McLeod Bethune has 23 citations as having been affiliated with Communist Front organizations. In the 4th Report, Un-American Activities in California, 1948, page 390 where the Committee is re­porting the record of a certain col­lege I?rofessor, it tells of his spon­sorshlp of a certain dinner and adds: "Together with such well known Communists as ... Mary McLeod Bethune ... he signed a statement opposing the Dies Com­mittee investigating Un-American activities in the United States." If this woman had joined only one or two such organizations or if she had been ignorant and ilJiter­ate as so many members of her race unfortunately are, her action in affiliating with so many groups antagonistic to the American form of government might have been overlooked but she was an educat­ed woman and it cannot, therefore, be charged that her behavior in the matter was due to ignorance. Surely it is not the intent of the House to grant the right for the construction of a memorial on gov­ernment property to one who held that government in such contempt that she would willingly associ­ate herself with those who sought its overthrow. Let her friends, including Elea­nor Roosevelt, donate private land on which to build this memorial and thereby eliminate the bitter re­sentment which is naturally going to ensue when a Communist Front­er is memorialized on land belong­ing to the the government and where hundreds of patriotic, loyal and devoted Americans have been similarly honored. "We are losing the fight with Communism . . . There are more names of ministers than any other profession on the list of Commu· nist supporters in this country ... Protest this to your religious lead­ers . . . If their name is on the list demand that they withdraw from it or kick them out of your church organization." - Herbert A. Philbrick, former undercover agent for the FBI. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Ed;tor Editorial Officei Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year IE'I'•ty polidsubscriberisentitledtoone fru subscription to be sent to anv penon ofhhehoosinq.} S•nf without Cost to members of Congress, members of State legislaturu, Governors, andotherpublieoffieials. --- 1 A helpless •parrow 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: lEXAS IS IN DANGER Of POTENTIAL DISASTER The League of Women Voters Of Texas has for one of its main proj­ects the bringing about of a re­vision of the State Constitution and is said to be working diligently on the matter. It is difficult to think of an und­ertaking that could be any more potentially dangerous for the rights and freedoms of the people of Tex­as and for property rights than to have the Constitution of the Lone Star State mauled and mangled by the Liberal eggheads who would finally wind up with the responsi­bility of revising this great docu­ment. It is true that the Texas Consti­tution was adopted in 1876 and that is a long time ago but funda­mental principles and policies of government are eternal and do not go out of date nor change styles like women's hair-dos or the length of their skirts. May heaven protect the people of Texas from the good intentions of the nice ladies in the League of Women Voters and let us all prav that this project falls flat on its face. Personally, we can't think of any greater disaster to be visited on a sovereign people than for the type of political leaders now in the saddle to be entrusted with nam­ing a Commission to overhaul a document written by strong men in the long ago who had no axes to grind and no "isms" to promote. The true purpose of representa­tive government is to diminish the authority of rulers and to enlarge the rights of the people. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1960 OUR AMERICA: BY DR. RUTH ALEXANDER Other Business Concerns Economi.Sfs Warn.· Tht·s Should Make Same Demand In the small town of Sevierville C ld , in East Tennessee leading business War We Ou Lose. firms and individuals recently em-ployed a full page in their local paper in publicizing an open letter (Editorial page New York Mirror, May 22, 1960) t.o their two senators and to their Every Communist is an actual or potential spy whose intelligence activities make Lieutenant Powers look like a piker. And those agencies of mass communication who tell us that the American Communist is a vanishing breed, because of diminished party membership in the CPU SA, are doing our nation grave and possibly fatal disservice. The purged CPUSA is "more powerful, more unified, and more of a menace to our Republic" than ever before. The ability of this hard disciplined core of zealots to drive unerringly toward its objective­namely our economic and/ or physical destruction-has been intensified. Since we appear to be temporarily in a nuclear stalemate, their immediate threat to our nation is the massive trade war being waged against us throughout the world at Commu­nist prompting. The proposed Soviet scheme to return to the gold standard - thus dis­crediting the American dollar in favor of the Russian ruble in prefer­ential world currencies - is but the latest de­velopment ignored by our confused leaders and our apathetic citi­zens. It is not ignored, how­ever, by that relentless- FRED G. CLARK RICHARD RIMANOCZY ly alert Organization, The American Economic Foundation, spearheaded by its brilliant Di­rectors, Fred G. Clark and Richard Rimanoczy. They never tire of warn­ing us: "This War We Could Lose!" Our economic weapons of warfare have been our superior tools; the savings of our people stimulated by the prospect of potential profit on investments in tools; our goods and services of top quality and abundant quantity; and our highly skilled, highly paid workers who have got maximum productivity from the tools provided them. Add to all this our unequaled inventive know-how and our tolerance of risk which led us boldly to discard old-fashioned tools even before they became old, and we had a sure-fire formula for economic survival against all competitors. But all that is changed now. The Roosevelt Revolution and its by­product, World War Il, resulted in our handing over $72 billion in tax money to provide advanced tools for our potential competitors for world markets. By our lavish "tooling up" of friends and enemies, our refusal to acknowledge the impact of inflation upon the replacement of our own stock of tools, we have become our own economic executioner. High taxes have brought us only cheap dollars and dismal hopes of staunch friendship. Our revolutionary submission to the inflationary demands of organized labor has further weakened our position. Goods, once prized as "made in America", are becoming increasingly poor bargains in world markets as against goods made in more efficient economies where hard work and long hours rule. Hence, the alleged magic of our inflationary formula of Jess work for more money is runnirig out. Our leaders blindly ignore it but it does not ignore us. We are already in our economic twilight and could black out entirely in the fiery dawn of Communism without the firing of a single rocket or the increase of a single member of the CP'uSA. This War We Could Lose! The most stabilizing and uplift­ing impulse of an American citizen is his desire to possess property of his own. The lowest instinct of the human race is expressed when politicians pass laws whose objec­tive is to. take this property away from him. Tyranny, injustice and oppres­sion are the natural result when heads of .government are given ex­cessive power. In the current concept of gov­ernment, entirely too much consid­eration is given the weak; too little opportunity is extended to the strong. The problem of the biological scientist is to eliminate pests and insects which are destroying plant life. If we could only eliminate the human insects and pests who are destroying the American govern­ment! congressman. This open letter, reasonably enough, called upon those officials to discharge the obligations they assumed when they were elected as representatives of the sovereign State· of Tennessee, by restOring economic justice to the people of that great commonwealth. The letter addressed to Senators Estes Kefauver and Albert Gore and to Congressman Carroll Reece said: Every member of Congress from Tennessee swore to protect the lib­erty and the property of Tennessee citizens, as specified in the Con­stitution of the United States of America, yet (l) Congress passed a Jaw com­pelling Tennessee managements to turn over to the government in Washington about one-fifth of the earnings of their employees; (2) Congress passed a law per­mitting the State Department to give this money away abroad for the construction of foreign owned factories in the low wage areas of the world. ln some cases the wages are but one-tenth of American wages. (3) Congress passed a tax law so confiscatory that insufficient earnings remain to replace old ma­chines with new. But every piece of machinery in the "give·away" plants abroad is the latest and the best. Thus, money seized from Am­erican workers purchases new rna· chinery for foreigners, while Am· erican workers are compelled to compete with old machinery. This seems the height of injustice and stupidity. (4) Con~ress passed a law em­powering the State Department to decide the extent that foreign fac­tories ..may flood the American market. The end result is Joss of American jobs and payrolls. Now, gentlemen, when a man is forced by his own government to dig his own grave with his own money, is his liberty and his prop· erty being protected? How does this transfer of jobs to foreign lands help the workers, the farmers. the merchants, the invest­ors of Tennessee? Congress has voted some 80 bil­lion of American tax dollars down this foreign aid rat hole. This ab­surd farce has neither bought us securitv nor friends nor has it stopped the spread of communism. What do YOU propose to do when the aopropriation bills come before you in the next few weeks? The citizens of Tennessee await your answer. Not only in this country but all over the world, governments are seizing the purse of the people and spending the contents of that purse for anything that may strike the fancy of the rulers of the mo~ ment. This lawlessness was started with the passage of the income tax amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the greatest in­centive to legal theft in the history of the world. Juno, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 SEATTLE PHYSICIAN WANTS TO PUT DETROIT OUT OF BUSINESS Dr. Loren G. Shroat is a leading physician of Seattle and is one of our favorite people because he has a keen sense of humor and believes in mixing a few laughs with the serious business of being a doctor. The following dissertation by Dr. Shroat in a medical journal has nothing to do with the subjects we discuss in these pages but so amus­ed us that we decided to reproduce it: It is more desirable to own an old automobile than a new one be­cause it is good business, safer, and more satisfactory. From the business point of view the old car is more satisfactory be­cause you have a small investment, no taxes, and little insurance. You do not need property damage and liability insurance which are ex­pensive. If you run over a person while driving an old car they get up, look at your old heap and dust themselves off. Then they limp down the street and you never hear from them again. If you are driving a new car and have the misfortune to run over someone, they will sue you for the largest amount of money they can think of. With an old car the only insur­ance needed is theft insurance. The thieves know they are better and take them in the ratio of 4 to 1. With an older car you have no garage rent to pay and thus save from five to twenty dollars a month. You have no bills for wash­ing. The rain washes the mud off each night. New cars cost $3.00 per week for washing. If you do it yourself you catch cold and send for your doctor. He juggles you around three or four days and then sends you to the hospital. You are there about a week and die. The doctor, the hospital, and the under­taker get your life insurance money and the wife and kids go on relief. When you buy a new car you ad­vertise the fact that you are pros­perous and all your creditors are after you. You are automatically placed on all the sucker lists and everyone from the American Le~ gion to parish priest are out to share your wealth. When YOLI buy a new car you are probably a victim of the style rack­et. New cars are styled like wo­men's hats, for a season only, and they should last at least ten years. Some of the things that suckers have fallen for are free wheeling. jumbo tires, adjustable shock ab· sorbers and wrap around bumpers. This year cars are supposed to look One disgusted American who is fed up with subversion in some churches says that hereafter he is going to send his weekly dollar do­nation to us, instead of putting it in the collection plate. We don't envy the President his propo~ed trip to the Far East. The prospect of being hissed by 15,000 Japs doesn't sound very enticing to us. like airplanes; next year they will probably wiggle their fins. When you own an old car your gas and oil bills are lower because you have a lower mileage. There is no temptation to become an exhibi­tionist and pile up unnecessary mileage. Old cars are safer than new. Hu­man life is important for without life nothing else matters. Old cars are safer than new because there is no temptation to speed. You khow how fast the old boat will go. There is no need to experiment. If you want to see 90, don't look for it on the speedometer. In an old car there is no temptation to race. No­body expects much of you. You don't have to keep up with the Joneses or try to pass them on a curve. In your old car you know where all the gadgets are. You can concentrate your attention on the road. In the new cars, things hap­pen while you are looking for the controls. Tires and batteries used as factory equipment are generally inferior to those used for replace­ments. These tires and excessive speed account for many of the blow outs and serious accidents to Old cars are more satisfactory than new ones because when you are in an old car you are less con­spicuous. You are less envied and less hated. Old cars have less pick-up than new, especially where girls are con­cerned. If you have money to waste on a new car the girls think you are rich. If you are single they will marry you. If you are married they will put you into the divorce court. Double trouble. After you have driven a car one hundred thousand miles, there comes the pride of achievement. This increases as time goes on, while the pleasure of owning a new car must decrease. An old car gives you a chance to express your personality by using it as a vehicle for mottos and slogans. When your car gets old enough you could put this on the back, "Don't laugh lady, you would look like hell too without your paint." In an old car you get the right-of-way. Crum­pled fenders mean nothing to the veteran you are driving, while the smallest scratch would be fatal to one of these new creations. With old ~ars you can take a dog or your next door neighbor for a ride, and in doing this be sure of the fitness of thine:s. When you are driving your old car you know that you are riding. There is no chance that you will think you are home on the davenport and wake up in the hospital or playing a harp. Altltough Urban Renewal pro­grams are meeting with opposition from taxpayers all over the coun­try as the real objectives of these programs become known, advo­cates of the plan are urging that cities go right ahead on the pro­jects. It is suggested that a good way to get around those who op­pose the Gruen Plan is to change • the name and call it something Alger Hiss is said to be drawing else. They've got something there, a salary of $9,000 per year from a all right. World propagandists have job in private industry. Most of us long advocated this method of over­loyal Americans would jump at a coming opposition by stupid tax-chance to do half as well. payers. WESTERN ATTITUDE TOWARD KHRUSHCHEV ALL WRONG FROM THE VERY BEGINNING The fiasco of the summit meeting in Paris which had been touted all over the world as a great forum from which the formula for "peaceful co-existence" would emerge in all its glory, has been tersely summed up in one paragraph by the New York Times writer, James Reston: "The tragedy of Paris is not that the conference has failed­many international conferences have failed and disappeared without a splash-but it has dramatized and magnified the failure by sub­jecting the heads of government, and particularly the President of the United States, to public humiliation." What Mr. Reston might have added but did not is that this "public humiliation'' of a President of the United States would have been avoided if he had listened to the entreaties of thousands of anxious Americans who have bombarded him for six months with entreaties not to go to a summit meeting with Khrushchev. "Please, Mr. President, don't go," was the burden of earnest pleas from alarmed citizens from all over the country which were show­ered on the White House like falling snow. These Americans realized, if the President did not, that in treating with a spokesman for Bolshevik ideology, he was not dealing with a normal human being but with a beast in human form utterly devoid of principle, reason and judgment and whose sinister Oriental mind is totally incapable of comprehending - much less abiding by - the moral standards which motivate civilized men. Another primary fact which not only the President but all Western leaders have ignored or overlooked all along is that Khrushchev is not the authorized head of a State in the accepted meaning of the term and is, therefore, unqualified and unauthorized, to represent his country or to confer with legitimate leaders of nations on-international problems. He is merely a vicious interloper who holds power over a subdued, helpless and conquered people by force of weapons in the hands of his mighty Police Force composed of brigands, thieves and assassins. For the Western leaders to have ever accorded him a legitimate place among heads of nations was to invite the insults which he so freely delivered at Paris. The natural impulse of a brutal outlaw of human society such as Khrushchev - when decent men treat him as an equal and defer, kow­tow and make appeasing gestures toward him-is to rudely insult them. If, from the first, Western leaders had refused to recognize his beastly regime or had kicked him in the teeth, it would have deflated his insufferable ego and compelled him to respect them. It's a little late now to bemoan the failure of the summit meeting in Paris or even to seethe and burn over the disgraceful fact that Khrush­chev was invited to the United States and was wined and dined like a visiting king while his entourage carried on espionage against his host country. It's not too late, however, to take the only logical and sensible course left open to retrieve our lost dignity. This is to withdraw recogni­tion of Russia until that unfortunate, Slave State has a duly constituted and legally elected head. That would restrict Khrushchev's influence to the minimum an~ reduce Soviet prestige to the low level where it belongs. If our leaders only had the courage to take this sound and judicious step, it would bring the old scoundrel to his knees, deny him a forum for spouting abuse and force him to sit alone and cry in his vodka. Church Group Opposed To Censorship of Obscenity A National Council of Churches commission on mass media an­nounced in New York on June 1 that the Council is "strongly oppos­ed to censorship or economic boy­cotts to change industry habits" in television, radio or motion pictures. "We want to stay as far away as possible from Legion of Decency techniques" a Commission member is quoted as saying frankly. The Legion of Decency opposes tele­vision, radio and movie productions which feature obscenity, sex and violence. The findings of the Commission are reported to have .been based on a two-year study by a 34-member Protestant group which included Spyros P. Skouras, movie mogul, Sig Mickelson, President Columbia Broadcasting System's News, and the very controversial Rev. James A. Pike, Protestant Episcopal bish­op of California. Education, not censorship, the Commission said was the answer to the question of obscenity in the entertainment field which has dis- Plans are going ahead for the White House Conference on the Aging to be held in Washington sometime in 1961 and various groups are considering sending their delegates to this gathering. Organized labor will send delegates as will organized church groups, organized educators, the medical and psychiatric associations, gov­ernors of the various States and other groups. Sounds quite impres­sive but we'll bet a 29-cent dollar that when all is said and done, and the fireworks die down, the aged will be right where they were. Not a year will be taken off their life. That's why we are not going to join 'em. turbed many other groups in re-cent years. • Those who are fighting obscene and subversive programs in tele­vision, radio and motion pictures are said to be greatly discouraged at the Council's findings, coincid­ing as they do with the views of the Supreme Court which also op­poses any interference on the part of the citizens with lewd and ob­scene entertainment through these media. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE "ORDERS" FLY THICK AND YOUTH CONFERENCE IS TRANSMISSION FA~!r}Nha~E~~?~~~~tNt~~k of BELT FOR SUBVERSIVE PROPAGANDA tyranny and absolute dictatorship in recent years but in Pennsylvania, they are putting it into effect. In Philadelphia trustees of the University of Pennsylvania have "ordered'' fraternities on the cam­pus, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu and Alpha Tau Omega, to either accept Negroes. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, head hunters and any one else who may make application to join to accept them into their chapters or be closed down. As if that were not enough to make your eyeballs pop out, in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, the County Superintendent of Schools "ordered" 18 Amish farmers to take their children out of a small one-room school in Honeybrook and .send them "over the moun­tain" to Morgantown where they have a $2,100,000 modern school building. The Amish farmers replied that they didn't want to send their chil­dren to Morgantown but that didn't help them any. The State Depart­ment of Education of Pennsylvania promptly took the small school house in the country off the "ap­proved" list. Wonder when and where they will start building concentration camps? The recent death of Beardsley Ruml has been reported. He is the man }Vho tacked the withholding tax on the American people and then moved to Puerto Rico to avoid paying any tax at all. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a powerful organi~ation of great secrecy and although its members have perhaps more to do with shaping foreign and domestic policy than any other individual or group, practically nothing is known about it. Any effort to penetrate its mystery is useless as a great wall of silence envelopes its activi­ties. Every potential candidate for President has practically sworn on a stack of Bibles that he will not accept second place on the ticket but chances are that any one of them, if offered the vice presi­dency, would take it so quickly it would make your head swim. Such is the built-in hypocrisy of poli­ticians. Among his other dissertations at Paris, Khrushchev said that he thought Nelson Rockefeller would make the best President of the United States. We can see why Khrushchev would think so. He's a more pronounced International­ist than any of the others, if that's possible. The failure of the Summit con­ference, the widespread demonstra­tion in Japan against the Presi­dent's visit to Asia and the general antagonism against the United States in many parts of the world is all the proof that anybody should need to convince them that early American leaders were correct in advisin~ against foreign entangle­ments. The proper place for a Pres­ident of the United States during his tenure of office is in Washing­ton. We are having to learn that the hard way. One of the boldest and most arrogant pieces of propaganda for World Socialism and one which strikes at the heart of this nation for it involves the young people of the land was the list of recommenda­tions of the White House Conference on Children and Youth. Called as a gathering of "grass roots" Americans for the purpose of earnestly studying the problems which have contributed toward the alarming record of juvenile delinquency in this country, it was in fact a meeting of scores of rock-ribbed Socialists and hardcore revolution­aries who are aligned with the world-wide movement to bring about a Communist-controlled One World Government with the United States a mere lowly dominion in this International State. Among the recommendations of this propaganda -cell were: Support for Negro students in their illegal attempts to take over private property and force white merchants to serve them at all-white lunch counters. Increased activities to bring about integration of the black and white races on all levels. Tripling of Federal Aid to education on a permanent basis. The eradication of poverty, want, overcrowding in housing. Eliminating "bigotry and prejudice." Abolishing sororities and fraternities and the establishment of stu­dent exchanges, international youth camps as the way toward "world understanding." Not a common sense suggestion among them and not one recom­mendation that will not be found in any American Socialist Party plat­form which Reds used to promote in this country until it became un­necessary. 'Religious Tolerance' Theory REIGN OF TERROR BUILDS May Be Due For Awful Jolt UP IN BELGIAN CONGO Most of the potential candidates for President have deplored pub­licly the matter of "religious in­tolerance" and have taken the posi­tion that a man's religion should not be a factor in his nomination or election to tb.is office. However, the silence along this line in the Johnson camp is be­ginning to attract attention and cause comment and the reason for their silence on the subject is be­ginning to come to light. They are believed to be deliber­ately lying low on the matter so far as public utterance is concerned but privately it is being suggested that any Catholic will suffer the same fate in the South as AI Smith in 1928. The Johnson camp is said to be promoting this line as an important part of its strategy. Their reluctance to include a so·called "loyalty oath" to support the nom­inee of the party regardless of who he may be, is said to stem from their intention in the event of Kennedy's nomination of bolting the ticket in November. It is regarded in many quarters as likely that, with the help of Johnson's supporters. Texas will again go Republican if the Massa­chusetts senator is chosen at Los Angeles to carry the party's ban­ner. In Danville, Virginia, stands the ante-bellum horne where Jefferson Davis and his government made their last stand for a dying Con­federacy. For thirty years it has served as Danville's public library as well as a Civil War Shrine. Recently a Washington sub-dictat­or otherwise known as a Federal Judge ruled that Negroes must be permitted to swarm in and use its reading rooms. Rather than comply the city council closed the Library, along with a Negro branch in an­other part of town. Plans are under way to have the library bought and run with private interests. In Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, terror stalks through the colony which is soon slated for "inde­pendence" and the sale of firearms is at an all-time high. A press report on May 29 from that city said that white women there are the constant recipients of anonymous telephone calls from native men. "We are going to take you after independence" these call­ers warn. Also the weekly native news­paper there has echoed these warn­ings to the extent that white per­sons are fleeing from Leopoldville in the same proportions that they have left Washington, D. C. to avoid the horrors of an "integrat­ed" city school system. The Belgian government has ap­pealed to 10,217 white civil ser­vants now employed in Leopold­ville to remain on their jobs and try to give the natives who will succeed them some understanding of their duties. The official reply to this request was a demand from the civil ser­vants that the Belgian government assure their safety and especially that of the women employees. Meantime, the women who in­tend to stay are being instructed rigorously in the use of firearms. This is the situation in which the American State Department re­cently took part to the extent of deploring the fact that some na­tives were shot down after staging a riot and and threatening the lives of white officers and citizens. Apparently, in State Department reasoning, the Whites should have allowed themselves to be killed rather than offer resistance. In Fort Worth a Negro under­taker has been writing hot checks for 31 years witho1,1t ever having served a day in prison, according to the local press. One of his hot checks was for $87,705 and he ob­tained this sum from a Negro bank which later collapsed. He's lucky that he's not a white man; he would have been put away 30 years ago. June, 1960 The Constitution vs. Metro, Or Which One Has the Toni? Section from Constitution of the United States: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreas­onable searches and seizures shall not be violated •.. "-Article IV Bill of Rights. Section from Charter ot Ameri· can City operating under "Metro" Government: "The city shall have the right of eminent domain and may condemn either public or private property; it may take, purchase, hold, acquire and convey, lease, mortgage and dispose of any property whatso­ever in the city limits. May carry out plans for clearance of any slum or blighted district as defined by ordinance and may sell such lands or any part thereof."-From the City Charter of San Antonio, Texas. This is tough on those who own property and want to keep it even though it may be regarded as a slum area by high-powered city managers who can afford to live in tony residential districts. But it's strong encouragement to those who have ambitions to take over this country. Having a little built-in dictator in every city in the United States makes it easier for those who covet this great Re­public, slums and all, to claim it for their own. Stevenson Makes Inferential Announcement in Paris Adlai Stevenson who has coyly held back waiting for an invitation to join the list of candidates for President of the United States fin~ ally jumped the gun and made what many construed as his an­nouncement in a French newspap- As participants were arriving for the "summit conference'" that did­n't come off. Stevenson was quot­ed in an alleged interview in a Paris newspaoer as indicating if he were President of the United States, he would deal much more leniently with the Soviets, includ­ing a reduction of American mili· tary forces in West Berlin. Whether he selected Paris be­cause of his intense international­ism and wanted to give his an­nouncem~" lt a world background or whether he chose that site be­cause he wanted to give Khrush­chev an assist in scuttling the sum­mit conference is not known. Stevenson denied that he gave out any such interview but the newsman who reported it was equally vehement in insisting that he did and offered his notes to prove it. Any way, Stevenson later made practicaiJy the same assertions at a Democratic dinner in Washing­ton so regardless of where he made his announcement, he is for all practical purposes in the,race for the nomination. We wish for him the same measure of success that we wish for all the other international So­cialists who are potential or actual candidates for the job. June, 1960 State Department Spends Nearly A Million Dollars In Making Whoopee The State Department has asked Congress to approve an appropria­tion of $838,000 or almost a mil­lion dollars for its "representation" fund for the fiscal year. The reason it is called "repre­sentation" fund is to disguise the purpose for which the money is spent. Somehow, Washington agen~ cies of government just plain don't believe in letting the taxpayers in on such things and figure that they don't concern the hoi polloi which means the poor saps who pay for the various projects. •·Representation" in this case means cocktail parties, Scotch, bourbon, party girls, caterers and all the other items needed by our striped pants diplomats for enter­taining foreign big shots. If it is all right for the State Department to engage in such acti­vities - and it obviously is be­cause they have always done it - what's wrong with just coming right out and calling it a "whoopee fund" or a "fun fund" or anything to indicate the nature of the activi­ties. instead of hiding it under a misleading designation? When members of Congress tangled with State Department of­ficials over the amount of money going for this purpose, one of them explained that all the money didn't go for having a good time and said that some of it was soent for flow­ers or funerals. When pinned down, he admitted that only $145 of the fund went for funeral wreaths last year. From the net results of Ameri­can diplomatic undertakin~s in re­cent years, it would seem that per­haos this country would be better off if those dignitaries spent aH their time at cocktail parties in­stead of only a major portion of it. Americanism a Ia Hollywood: This year's winner of the Academy Award, Simone Signoret and her husband, were not eligible to enter this country because of immigra­tion bars against Communists and subversives. The Justice and State Departments cooperated, accord­ing to Parade Magazine, in giving the couple permission to enter this country for six months. And so Hollywood gave the wife an Acad­emy Award. Good work if you can get it! As if Cyrus Eaton's disgusting antics in courting the Communists were not enough, his wife has re­cently come out in a letter to the Ladies Home Journal favoring to­tal disarmament for all the world with reasonable inspection to see that this ban is complied with by other countries. Two in a family is simply too much. The President says that foreign aid is a "fixed national policy" but he neglected to say that this policy was fixed, not by American public opinion, but by World Communist leaders who have said that they would bury us and who have de­clared that the quickest way to overthrow a "Capitalist" country is to make it spend itself out of ex­istence. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Uncle Sam's Liable To Have Human Surplus On His Hands A dozen or so years ago in the larger cities of the South there was a situation which no longer exists or at least is greatly changed. On the spacious lawns of the better homes, happy colored nurse maids of the neighborhoods would gather to chat with each other as they carefully kept an eye on the children under their charge, and who played nearby. These were happy social gather­ings for colored girls who gossipped and laughed the time away in a congenial job where they were ade­quately paid and kindly treated by their employers whose confidence in them was manifested by the fact that they were trusted with the care of little children. But all that is changed now since do-gooders have taken charge. There are still nurse maids occa­sionally, of course, but their faces look like sour pickles as they wait impatiently for the time when they can get off from the job and at­tend a meeting of the NAACP. Some of these former nurse maids have gone into factories and plants and have secured better jobs which is all to the good. But a tragic number of them are not working any more. They are on the payroll of the Federal govern­ment and draw their compensation for producing illegitimate children at so much per child. Under the very peculiar moral code which prevails today this is considered social progress and these Negro women are regarded as having been "liberated" from jobs which are beneath their dig­nity and "elevated" to more con­genial and lucrative pursuits. The greatest threat to their se­curity in this new venture is the strong competition among them and over-production may cause a surplus of this human commodity which will pose a more serious problem for Uncle Sam than even the mountains of farm products which are stacked in warehouses throughout the nation. In Hollvwood Charity Publicity Turned On CIA Should Begin at Home To Keep Spotlight Off It The publicity has been turned on to make the Central Intelligence Agency appear to be rendering a wonderful service and to play down any blunders they may have made in connection with the "spy" who got caught over Soviet Territory. On May 22, a press dispatch in the daily papers with a Hollywood dateline said that Mrs. Florence Aadland had offered her services as "a spiritual Counselor dedicat­ed to helping young girls in trouble." She added that "delin­quents need the kind of help I can give them." The noble sentiments of the offer are undisputed but the practical aspects of the matter were some­what startling in view of the fact that the woman in question is the mother of the teenage girl who made headlines as the companion of the late actor Errol Flynn in his trips around the world. Mrs. Aadland made her generous offer as she awaited her court appearance on charges she had contributed to the delinquency of her own daughter. These charges were based on the recent death of a bit actor who was accidentally shot as he and the daughter romp­ed in the nude while struggling for possession of a pistoL We do not mean to be facetious about the matter for there is noth­ing humorous about it and the whole affair is tragic in the ex­treme. We merely note it as an ex­amole that anything can happen in Hollywood which seems to pro­duce more than its share of odd specimens of humanity notwith­standing the position assumed by motion picture producers to the effect that it is the center of cul­tural activities and that they are called on to make movies with a "message" for the education of the American people. We have always felt that their "messages" should be directed to those in their own colony. The agency has long been re­garded as merely another bureau­cratic set-up whose main func­tion was to provide soft jobs for hangers-on in whatever adminis­tration was in power. The provis­jon that no public record would be kept of its vast network of em­ployes or the millions spent by the outfit has always been believed just a device to keep Congress from investigating it. If it is such a hot organization and if those who direct its activi­ties are on the ball, we wonder why it was that when the propa­ganda for anti-colonization started some years ago and the movement to "liberate" India, Indonesia, and certain African States and give them "independence," was begun official Washington was not ad­vised that World Communists were behind it. In that even, this country mjght have kept hands off - or would it? Also why did not this CIA re­port that the Bandung Conference was called for a purpose which boded evil for the white races of the world and thereby-perhaps­keep the Eisenhower administra­tion from praising this conference as a great world peace move? Also why has not CIA done some plain and fancy spying into the backgrounds of the personnel of the State Department which are reputed to be the most question­able of any class of government employes when as a matter of fact, those who work in that strategic agency should be above reproach? Page 7 Rioting Students A Menace That Should Be Put Down The recent riots in San Francisco on the part of a mob of students from a nearby college who tried to storm a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Un-American Activi­ties Committee, and which was only put down after many were in­jured and two policemen suffered heart attacks, should serve as a warning of these constantly recur­ring and reckless uprisings and their potential danger. The trouble along this line stems from the fact that teenagers and students have been the recipients of entirely too much publicity and their doings magnified out of all proportion to their importance. Like Negroes, these youngsters if given an inch will take a mile and both groups have become obsess· ed with the idea that they repre­sent a soecially privileged class and that they, somehow, are above the laws of decency which govern others. As a matter of fact both the teen­agers and the Negroes, as groups, represent immaturity, radicalism and irresponsibility to the ultimate degree and are less qualified to evaluate public issues than any other segment of American society. The only weapons that either group regards as effective in achieving their ends are force, compulsion and mob violence. Also young radicals in educa~ tiona! institutions have been heart~ ened by student riots in Uruguay recently which influenced the American State Department and the Governor of a soverei.e-n State to prolong the execution of a con­victed sex criminal in California; by the demonstrations of campus rowdies in Korea which removed Syne:man Rhee from power and by similar misbehavior by adolescents in Turkey which routed MPndares as head of that nation all of which has enlar.eed adolescent ego to the bursting point. They have come to the conclu­sion that they are hot stuff and that they can overthrow govern­ments at will. What the "youth movement" needs is the quarantine treatment by the press which would com­pletely ignore the smart-alec be­havior of youngsters who get out of line, such as has often been un­fortunately administered to patri­ots fie:hting the menace of Com­munism. Says Hubert Humphrey in the current edition of the "Democratic Digest": "I would like to see the White House again the center of intellectual life in America - a magnet for creative thinking men and women, rather than a mauso­leum in which ideas are laid to rest with hardly a decent burial." Perhaps the gentleman is nostal­gic for the days when Eleanor Roosevelt's young Communists were permitted to romp and scam­per over the White House lawn and hold conferences around the White House dinner table. There is no doubt that the White House was-the .. center of intellectual life" at that time and that a lot of "thinking" was done. We are feel­ing the full force of this "thinking" now, God help us. PageS THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Collins Repudiated By WOMEN MAY BE THE LAST GREAT HOPE Citizens of Florida OF SAVING THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC The nomination of Honorable Farris Bryant for Governor of Flor­ida on the Democratic· ticket was widely regarded in that _State as not only a tribute to the 45-year old attorney but as a repudiation of retiring Governor LeRoy Collins who had plugged hard for his op­ponent, Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. Farris ran on a platform promis­ing the citizens of that State a con~ tinuation of segregated schools and that no new taxes would be levied against the citizens of Flor~ ida. Collins who, it is claimed, has disgusted m a n y Floridians by talking out of both sides of his mouth on segregation and saying nothing, appeared on a statewide television broadcast the night be~ fore the election to make a last­minute appeal in behalf of Carl­ton. The retiring ~overnor is said to have been highly incensed at the result of the voting and his resent­ment was only partly appeased by his selection by Paul Butler to be chairman of the Democratic Con­vention at Los Angeles in July. Nomination on the Democratic ticket in Florida is practically the equivalent of election although the nominee will face token Republi­can opposition in November. ROfiCF.FELtER IS FAR FROM OUT Of THE PICTURE Of all the Presidential candi­dates, announced and unannounc­ed, the one who is pursuing the matter with the greatest vigor is Nelson Rockefeller of New York. As we pointed out in earlier edi­tions, the New York governor's Madison Avenue publicity machine had never stopped operating in his behalf and his announcement some­time ago that he had completely withdrawn from the campaign was just from his teeth out. He didn't mean it of course and new he is out in the open with his coy state­ment to the effect that if drafted he would accept the call. The reason we knew he was not out of the race is because of the powerful One-World forces which are back of him such as the inter­national bankers, the Council on Foreign Relations and other equal­ly potent groups who would rather see him President than any one else. Of course any one of the poten­tial candidates now before the pub­lic would, if elected, be controlled by powerful international forces but most of them probably would not know they were being con­trolled but Rockefeller would be duck soup for the One-Worlders because he has been working and spending his millions in the cause for many years. We bad rather see either Hubert Humphrey or Wayne Morse elected President, if it came down to a matter of choosing between Rocke­feller and one of them, and that is the most odious comparison we can think of. Patriotic groups and organizations of women. all over the country are doing such excellent work in alerting the Amencan peop.le to the ~d~ vance of Communism into American institutions that there lS a growmg belief that feminine influence is the last great hope of those who fear for the survival of the Republic. In addition to organized groups of women, there are many outs~and~ ing individuals who are working toward the same end such ~s wnters, lecturers, editors and others who are courageous enough to f1ght alone and without benefit of group support. We know one great lady in a large midwest city who, without fanfare or publicity and at her own expense, is assembling data which could prove invaluable to the cause of good government when the Conservative trend develops full steam as it inevitably must if the nation is to survive in freedom and in honor. We also know another woman of wealth and distinction in New England the second floor of whose palatial home somewhat resembles the offices of a vast business concern because of the hundreds of thous~ ands of pieces of patriotic literature and statistical documents which go out from there to all parts of the United States every year. From information that comes to us through the mail and otherwise, 'we learn that there are hundreds of women in various sections of the country who are contributing their bit by writing letters to newspapers and to their representatives in Washington and in discussions with their friends, neighbors and associates concerning the imminent danger to the Republic through the steady advance of the Welfare State. The work of all these women, however, is of a non-partisan nature and stems from their earnest desire as citizens to do their part in promot~ ing the return of Constitutional Government in the United States and has no political connotations. When it comes to rough-and-tumble, down-to-earth, practical poli­tics the fair sex is not doing so well. Perhaps it is because women made such loud and strident boasts before they got the ballot about how they were going to "clean up politics" when once granted the right of franchise, that their shortcom~ ings are so tragically noticeable now. If the type of men in high office and the policies of government now in effect represent uclean politics," may God help us if politics ever gets dirty again. About all the suffrage amendment has done so far in the way of actual results has been to double the number of voters and the trouble and expense of holding elections. The quality of the product of such elections has not only not improved - it has practically hit bottom. But perhaps we should not blame the good ladies too much for lack of achievement because, actually, with the exception of a few cases of the wrong kind of women, they have never actively participated in the proceedings of inner circle politics. In party decisions and policy-making they are just the bubbles on the champagne and the foam on the beer. They sit outside and wait for the boys to come out of the "smoke~ filled rooms" at conventions and tell them how the cow ate the cabbage. At party conclaves they cool their high heels, gossip and freshen their make-up until such time as male resolutions committee members con­descend to approach them and inform them what "we" have decided to do. They have shown far too much aptitude as "me too' disciples and far too little disposition to do their own thinking. The herd instinct is still strong within them and the impulse to huddle with the bunch dies hard. Many women would rather be caught without their clothes on than to be found dissenting on a controversial issue that would separate them from the crowd. But, after all, they haven't had the ballot so very long and perhaps the most charitable conclusion is that they have not yet mastered prin­ciples of government or acquired convictions of sufficient strength to enable them to stand on their hind feet and talk back to peewee party bosses who whisper in their pink ears and tell them what they must do in the interest of party unity. If the time ever comes when they stand up to these vest-pocket dic­tators and tell them that they don't give a hang about party unity and are going to hold out for principles and policies from here on out, they will have reached the kind of political maturity which will justify the passage of the nineteenth amendment. Senate Resolution 318 provides for the printing of the 6lst An­nual Report of the National So­ciety of the Daughters of the. Am­erican Revolution as a Senate docu­ment. It would be difficult for them to print anything that would pro­claim sounder or more fundament­al American doctrine than this Re­port and the Senate is to be con­gratulated for this recognition of one of the nation's most illustrious groups of women. According to Congressman Otto Passman of Louisiana, American taxpayers are digging up $3.25 bil­lion per year just for interest on the money this country has bar~ rowed to give away to foreigners. The national debt has now climb­ed to $290,721,583,220.32 and is $47 billion more than the debt of all the other nations of the world put together. Which proves that the "statesmanship" in Washing­ton is not equalled anywhere else on earth. June, 1960 DEMENTED OR DISLOYAL? IT'S AHYBODY'S GUESS The Cleveland, Ohio, multi-mil­lionaire, Cyrus Eaton, who piled up his huge fortune through the oper­ation of the great American free enterprise system appears to be spending most of his declining years in trying to cast aspersion on that same system. Recently, he has visited the countries of his dreams-which means all those behind the Iron Curtain-where he publicly reviled the United States and lauded the slave states to the skies. Early in May Eaton was the re~ cipient of what to normal patriotic Americans would be considered the supreme insult, but which is high~ ly cherished by him, and that was the Lenin Peace Prize which was bestowed on him by his comrades in Moscow. In Budapest he hopefully told a news conference that if the Demo~ crats win the next election in the United States, new policies of friendship toward Communism would result. In the same confer· ence he advocated the United States abolishing all propaganda and espionage but said nothing about Russia doing the same. He spoke warmly of Khrushchev as an intelligent man and one who sin .. cerely wants peace. Only one of two conclusions can be reached concerning this senile oid boy and that is that he is either demented or disloyal. We prefer to think that the form .. er is the answer and can't under· stand why those close to him don't appoint a guardian to accompany ~~~e=~d supervise his public utter· One thing he was smart enough to do, however, was to wait until he had piled up his immense for· tune before coming out openly for the Communists who would have denied him the right to accumulate anything except the pittance allow· ed him as a worker for the State. There is only one form of aris· tocracy to which we pay homage and that is the aristocracy of the intellect. Wealth and social posi .. tion are transient things and may be acquired, and lost, by the shift­ing winds of fortune. But the per~ son with a clear, stable and analy­tical mind which is capable of reaching a convicton and defend· ing it is in possession of a treasure which is priceless. When we come in contact with minds of this type, we bow down in adoration and re· spect. LOST: Somewhere in vicinity of Elysee Palace, on Tuesday, May 17, world-famous rose-colored glasses of extreme fragility, ground by master craftsman eight months ago at Camp David, Maryland. No reward-National Review. Maurine Neuberger of Oregon is expected to win the election in that State as United States senator. If so, this will make two women members of that body. However, the level of feminine statesmanship of the Upper House will not be noticeably raised. Bot}) the present senator from Maine, Margaret Chase Smith and Mrs. Neuberger are decided left-wingers.
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