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Transcript THE SouTHERN CoNSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 5 Fort Worth, Texas, June, 1954 No.6 Corrupt Judiciary Is Strong Factor Contributing to National Decay Why Don't They Make Up Their Minds? A special security board in Washington, in ruling against Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer having continued access to atomic sec­rets. made what is perhaps, even for bureaucrats, one of the most confusing announcements ever ut­tered in Washington. Their conclusion as reported in the press was that Dr. Oppenheim­er "is a loyal citi zen but is never­theless a security risk.' ' - From this we decided that he must be twins. Even the dullest student in a feeble-minded institution knows that a security risk is not a loyal citizen and certainly a loyal citizen is not a security risk. This reminds us of the story of the wag who saw the inscription on a tombstone which read: "Here lies a lawyer and an honest man'' and then remarked: " Well. well. there must be two people buried in that grave." ---- They Walked Out and Walked Right Back Again It will be recalled that all Dem­ocratic members of the McCarthy Investigating Committee walked out in a huff last year, charging that it was a "one-man show". Just before the hearings now in progress they all came trooping back and it is clear that their ob­jective in doing so was not only to heckle McCarthy but to take advantage of the occasion to get free television publicity. They should not be blamed perhaps for it is not every day that small­timers get a chance on the big circuit. Although practically every cit­izen in the United States is fa­miliar with the name of Senator McCarthy and either loves him or hates him, not one person in ten thousand has ever heard of Mc­Clellan, Jackson or Symington. We Hope She Buys A One-Way Ticket Information was released in Washington last week to the effect that the State Department had given clearance to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to visit Russia in July. It was r evealed that she had already booked passage by air to Moscow by way of Finland but the duration o[ her visit was not made public. It r equires a special passport stamp and special clearance by the State Department for an American citizen to visit Countries behind the Iron Curtain. The drawback to one of these special visas is that it not only al­lows a person to go to a country behind the Iron Curtain; it per­mits them to return. A Question That Must Be Honestly Answered At the risk of being repetitious, we again dare to ask why we should worry about Guatemala, Indochina, and other troubled spots in the world? Why not just dump these prob­lems in the lap of the United Na­tions and let them handle it? If memory serves, we went into this thing in 1945 with the under­standing they would " prevent ag­gression and insure peace", so what are they hung on? Also, if they are going to fall down on the job and break their contract, do we get our money back? Plainly, there's nothing fair and honest in having American tax­payers divvy up millions of dollars to pay the United Nations to pro­tect our "security" who then refuse to return the money when they don't deliver. Any private concern which did this would be indicted under the statutes governing extortion and fraud. Traditionally, members of the Supreme Court of the United States have been set apart by common consent as men possessed of great dignity, of a deep and pro­found knowledge of Constitutional law and of that cer­tain essential quality of personal integrity which ia,sured that external influence, political pressure or partisan consideration would not be reflected in rulings from the Bench. Currently that body, through a long, careful and deliberate process of elimination, is composed of low· grade political hacks whose slanted opinions are formu­lated with the objective of establishing social trends, appeasing minority groups and influencing election re­turns. Heading it is a cheap California demagogue who didn't look back when he got a chance to swap a rigged judicial decision for a plushy lifetime job. In imagination, let us turn back the pages of bjstory to 1801 and try to conceive of President Thomas Jefferson sending his attorney general, Levi Lincoln of Massachusetts, down into Virginia to confer with John Marshall who,n Jefferson was planning to name as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Let us further try to visualize Jefferson's attorney general dis­cussing with the great Virginia jurist certain embarrassing political issues soon to come before the nation's highest tribunal for decision , sounding him out on his views regarding them. and undertaking to get a commitment that these issues would be ruled on in accordance with the wishes of the president's advisers. At this point we are forced to abandon our mental journey back into the past for we know, in the first place, that Jefferson didn 't have -and didn't need- any staff of advisers since he had a mind of his own and was big enough to handle the job himself. In the second place. we are convinced that Jefferson would not have so used his high office nor reflected on the judicial integrity of a potential Supreme Court Justice by discussing an impending issue on which he would be called to rule. Also, it is certain that if this imaginary incident had occurred, John Marshall would have thrown the attorney general out on his ear. And yet in the year 1953 such was the state of public morality that a similar proceeding could excite nothing more than casual and passing attention . It is only when we consider the moral and political dry rot which has produced an advanced stage of erosion and deterioration in the executive arm of government that we can comprehend the correspond­ing disintegration of our Judiciary system. Roosevelt openly held out for a controlled Court constituted of nine mindless morons who would shape their rulings to conform to political expediency and promote his whimsical social experiments. and it was he who set the forces in motion which finally accomplished this result. In making appointments to that body, Truman reduced the stand­ards to an even lower level and when Eisenhower was presented with the glorious opportunity to lift its personnel to a higher strata of morality, intelligence and ability he responded by naming a man to this all-important position with no training in jurisprudence, no legal background and little public standing. As a consequence, .the highest Court in the land is a composite (Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Poge 2 THE SOU THE RN CONS ERVATIV E June, 1954 Washiington Officials and Army Brass Defended Traitor Who Disappeared Behind Iron Curtain There are literally hundreds o! cases of Communist coddling by Wash­ington officials and it would require a publication with a thousand pages to describe them all. As an illustration, we will refer to a speech in Congress on May 17 by the Honorabl~ Fred E. Busby of Il­linois in which he unfolded, step by step the story of one George Shaw Wheeler. George Shaw Wheeler held various important positions with the govern­ment for more than eleven years in­cluding service on the National Labor Relations Board, Department of La­bor, War Production Board, Olfice of Economic Warfare and the Foreign Economic Administration. In these jobs he was given highly responsible and confidential assignments, wore the uniform of the United States Army and held the assimilated rank of colonel. On December 13, 1943 the Civil Service Commission investigated George Shaw Wheeler and referred their findings to the Loyalty Board of the Civil Service Commission. On December 15, 1944, the Loyalty Board declared Wheeler to be inelegible for employment because of information about him the investigation had de­veloped and ordered that he be fired. Was he fired? Don't be silly. Immediately several agencies went 1nto action including the Foreign Economic Administration by whom Wheeler was then employed. ~en­neth 0. Warner, assistant administra­tor of FEA protested vigorously to the Civil Service Commission against the order to discharge Wheeler and demanded that he be retained. and loyalty and Mr. Wheeler has been so notified." It is important to remember the names of both Morse and Flemming for both are currently occupying high places. Morse is now Dii-ector General of the United Nations International Labor Organization in Geneva and Arthur S. Flemming is now National Defense Mobilization Director of the United States. Incidentally, the same Civil Service Commission had earlier cleared Gregory Silvermaster who set up a Communist cell right in the heart of the Federal Government. At any rate the Civil Service Com­mission reversed its ruling and gave Wheeler a clear bill of health. A lew months later, Wheeler, his wile and his children voluntarily dis­appeared behind the Iron Curtain and have not been heard from since. There was a minimum of publicity on the incident to save the individuals and agencies and Army officers who had staunchly defended him. Full confirmation of these facts may be found in the Congressional Record of May 17, 1954 on pages 6337-6347. Unfortunately, many Americans will read it, and similar happenings, ponder on it for a few minutes, and then turn over and go back to sleep again. And as they doze off, they will probably mentally condemn the "methods" of Senator McCar thy who i.!l trying valiantly to save their hides !rom the dirty Communists. even though they don't deserve to be saved. Friends Speaker Has Only Others who came to Wheeler's de­One Subversive Citation fense were ofiicials of the Office of Military Government, Federal Works Dr. Otto Nathan, representing the Agency, Economics Department of the American Friends Service Committee, University of Chicago, Capt. Louis E. which is noted chiefly :for its long list Madden, United States Army, Office of speakers having alliance with Com­of Strategic Services, Capt. R. J. Wie- munist fronts, was guest speaker at ferich, United States Army, Joseph Texas Christian University in Fort H. Fitzgerald, chief statistician FEA, Worth recently. Lieutenant David A. Morse, United Considering that he is sponsored States Army, General Counsel for by the "Friends" Dr. Nathan has a National Labor Relations Board, Mor- remarkably short list of citations, so timer Reimer, United States Army, far as we can learn. Irving J. Levy, Department of Justice. He Js shown as a sponsor of the Another big shot who came to the notorious World Peace Confe~ence, bat for Wheeler was Mortimer Graves, by the New York Times of March 24, who had served as Consultant to the 1949, which listed the delegates to Wai- Department and United Nations this organization being held in New Relief and Rehabilitation Administra- York at that time. tion. He demanded that the Civil On page 418-479 of the fifth re­Service Commission in order to ·'re- port of the California Committee on habilitate itself in public esteem" Un-American Activities, 1949, this should "show guts enough to throw meeting was described as "a super­this subversive nonsense into the ash mobilization of the inveterate wheel­can where it belongs." horses and supporters of the Commu- Wheeler, himself, went on record nist Party and its auxiliary organi­as highly insulted because of these zations." assaults on his character and took The Friends seem to be doing better occasion to personally assert his "ab- in the matter of selecting their speak­solute allegiance to the United States , ers. It was only a couple of years ago and its Democratic form of govern- that one of their speakers, Bayard ment." Rustin, a Negro, who was sent by The Civil Service Commission ca- them to address a church and some pitulatcd completely under this bar- university ladies in Pasadena, was rage of testimony and on December arrested between speeches on a morals 1, 1945 Arthur S. Fleming, Commis- charge. sioner of the Civil Service outfit, ---------­wrote David Morse in which he said: "Based primarily upon your testi­mony, the Commission has concluded that Mr. Wheeler is suitable for Fed­eral employment both as to suitability Send five dollars for a subscription to the Southern Conservative for yourself and one other, for one year. 703 Flatiron Building. Fort Worth. Texas. Army Honorably Discharges Known Communist And Refuses Promotion To Patriotic General In spite of McCarthy's fine ef­forts to let · the American people know who was responsible for the honorable discharge from the Army of Major Peress, an ad­mitted Communist, it looks like this information is going to be withheld "in the interest of na­tional security." While we can't find out about Peress' oreferential treatment by hi.e:h officials of the Army, we are told in no uncertain terms through the press that Major General Kirke Lawton the American patriot commanding Fort Mon­mouth is slated for a rotten deal from the same officials. General Lawton made the unfor­givable error of offending Penta­I! On brass by aiding Senator Mc­Carthy in uncovering spies in the defense plant where he was sta­tioned. That did it. As a result he was passed over for promotion and is going to be retired in November with the de .. mated rank of Brigadier General. Of course our Army is not in· filtrated by Communists. Certain­ly not. We shouldn't insult them by allowing a Committee of the Senate to even ask questions of the bil( brass. Of all the foreign countries who have been uncooperative with the United States, India is along near the top of the list. Nehru plays both ends against the middle as between the United States and Russia but his sym­pathies plainly lie with the Soviets. And so we have $85,000,000 earmark­ed for his country in the foreign aid bill before Congress. Corrupt · Judiciary (Continued from Page 1) collection of mediocrity, instability and weakness made up of such characters as an Austrian-born Socialist. a Washington hitch-hiker, an Alabama Ku Kluxer, a Texas "hot oil" promoter and five others of corresponding calibre and equipment. It is an assorted aggregation of judicial incompetents, frustrated from ten years' unsuccessful attempts to deport Communist Harry Bridges and who seek to bolster their sagging egos by assumin~ jurisdic­tion over helpless little children of the South and handing down com­pulsory judicial decisions dictating their schoolroom and playground associates. Their recent unanim.ous ruling abolishing segregation in Southern public sch ools was the most vicious and corrupt attempt ever made by an adj udicating body to give legal sanction to violation of divine and human Jaw. It is the most infamous of their many nlanned assaults a_gainst corner-stone institutions of the American Republic and constitutes the greatest Communist victory ever achieved by Moscow, including those on the field of battle. It is the culmination of the Soviet dream of American conquest · through propaganda for misce~enation, racial inter-breedin.e: and ulti­mate mongrelization of the white Christian population of the United States. At the best. it constitutes reckless disregard of age-old convention. At the worst, it legally condones unnatural, obscene and abhorrent human relations. Decent members of the colored race in the South don't want segre­gation abolished and responsible white people won't stand for it and will find ways to circumvent it. It is acceptable only to those who have already been indoctrinated by Communist propaganda in their churches and their schools. Finally, it is the most damnable and indefensible invasion of the rights of the States since the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted to protect them and will go down in history as a low­water mark in official misconduct and judicial corruption. As for the State of Texas, its early-day statesmen spent three years writmg its constitution, including a provision that there shall be separate schools for white and colored. and we do not believe that ~~~~;~~d foe~~~~~~Z~:ntt. disguised in judicial robes, are endowed with . _In the meantime, ~e are su;e that the so-called Supreme Court JUstices who have delivered this shocking custom-reversing decree :~~!~lly aware of the implied social changes it is designed to bring One of their Negro ideological collaborators who was so close to their thinking that he was able to accurately predict their ruling ill adv~nce, ":as. asked i! forced social mixing of white and black children durmg the1r 1mpresswnable vears, would lead to inter-marriage of the races. He replied in part: ~ "When humnn beings get to know each other friendships develop and som~ of these friendships develop into love a'nd marriage." . Some of thos~ on the high .c~mrt who conspired against the South In formulating this odtous d_eciston have children and grandchildren themselves who also automatically become participants in this new and unprecedented social experimer1t. And so, we suppose that it is not out of order for us to assume that !hese Supreme _Court judges, as parents or grandparents, would exper· tence no sensatwn of_ horror if the outrage they sought to inflict on the South should backfire. on the~ and they should some day find a clutch of httle mulatto p1ckanmmes frolicking around their own fireside. Juno, 1954 Eisenhower Takes Cover-Up Position (t-:ditorial from D•llaa Motning N~"l"') As an Army man, President Eisen­hower reverts to General Eisenhow­er's views on what the duties are for an Army subordinate. Orders are or­ders. You have ijll order to keep your mouth shut? Then keep it shut. I! the house burns down, you have orders, don't you? Very well, obey them. Here is a case, we will say, where a man is ordered to promote a Com­munist officer from major to lieuten­ant colonel and let him leave the service with an honorable discharge. Accord ing to General Zwicker, there is nothing else to do. According to General Eisenhower. Zwicker is right. Again, you are in Intelligence; you know FBI has warned your service about seventeen Communist suspects. Nothing is done. You know these su­spects contain some dangerous men in sensitive posts. If you keep silence, they will leak vital secrets to Russia. If you speak, you will leak the names of these men to a congressional com­mittee investigating the leaks of vital matters to Russia. The President says you arc disloyal to yotrt oath as an Army officer. But you swear, first of all, loyalty to the Constitution and to the country. ]( an order compels you to permit the country to be betrayed, that order makes you a party to the betrayal. It is a decision ;o.·ou must make to impC'ril .\·our Army career rather than to imperil the country. What do you do? By impUcatiorl, General Eisenhower says he would keep mum and let the spies carry on. He could presume his superiors knew what the.v were doing. But afler the knowledge we have gained during the past five or six years. that presumption is not tenable. It is foolish . It seems to The News that the President is wrong. Socialism Is Strengthened In Administration Measure As one of the promised steps in national debt reduction , economy and relief for the taxpayer, the House and Senate have passed an administration Social Security law amendment which adds ten million more to the Jist of Americans on dol•. The Committee also increased monthly payments to those receiv­ing government alms from $5 to $23 monthly. The administration tried man­fully to include the physicians of the country to the Social Security ranks but the doctors fought them to a standstill. The me(lical men were not about to put themselves in the attitude of asking taxpayers to support them in their old age. It is understood that administra­tion officials were put out about the refusal of the physicians to co­operate. The program is administ­ered by the Health. Education and Weltare Department and it would have been quite a feather in that department's cap to have had the medical fraternity under its thumb. The ITEW is generally regarded as the president's: particular pet hobby. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 3 For Every One Communist There Are Ten Defenders It is a strange and tragic fact that those engaged in promoting the cause of Communism in this "country can always find defenders in high places in the government. Latest illustration is the Reece in­vestigation into the Ford, Rockefeller and other Large Foundations in the United States who enjoy tax-exempt privileges from the American govern­ment and yet finance Communist in­dividuals and movements engaged in efforts to overthrow that government. At a recent session of t.he Commit­tee a witness was furnishing evi­dence of the activities of the large Foundations in subsidizing movements to poison the m i n d s of American youth against our form of govern­ment, against our moral codes and even religion. Wayne L. Hayes, Ohio New Dealer who Is a member of the committee and defender of the Found­ations, became highly incensed and hightailed it out of the Committee room bringing that session of the hearings ~ to an abrupt end. It is this type of behavior on the part of a large number of Americans which gives a id and encouragement to the Soviet revolu tionar ies who are doing everything under heaven to take over and who furiously oppose any type of investigation into the activities of those who are aiding them to do so. Since 1946, 10.000 displaced per­sons have been located in the Los Angeles area. a Red publication boastfully a nnounces. Well. that is a rather strategic point all right and this arral~cmcnt would come in handy, just in case. A nation has come to a pretty pass when its leaders are willing to even sell its soldiers out. This was done in the NATO Status of Forces treaty when the Senate of the United States on July 14. 1953 stripped our fightinl:!" men of their rights guaranteed them under the American Constitution. by approv­ing this treaty. Under this treaty American soldiers must be tried under the laws of whatever out­landish country in which they are fighting, in the event they are accused of a misdemeanor or crime. Approving this treaty was a trea­sonable act of a nation against its fighting forces. regardless of who voted for it or why. If there is anything laughable in this dissen.c,jion-torn world, it is the assertion over the air that the president is 11sorry he allowed Mc­Carthy to ride into office on 1his coattails." Ye gods! McCarthy was in office and lashing out against Communists in government long before Eisenhower was in the White House suppressing informa­tion about them, and will probably be in office long after another occupant resides there. The late David Niles, whose real name was Neyhaus, was the White House advisor on " racial relations" during Roosevelt's and part of Tru­man's administration. Max R a b b, whose real nanle is Rabiniwitz, has the same job under Eisenhower. S end live dollars tor a subscription to the Southern Conservative for yoursell and one other, tor one year. 703 Flatiron Building, Fort Worth, Texas. National To The Church Council Opposed American Governif!g System Stassen Is Unhappy Over Plight of Poor Russians Harold Stassen who controls the free handouts from this country to other nations of the world is dis-tressed. There is a strong sentiment in the United States to the eff(:!ct that a country receiving American aid should be declared ineligible for further as­sistance if it persists in shipping goods procured in this country to the Soviet Union which might be used to bolster their war effort. But a report from Mr. Stassen in­dicates that he thinks this would be wrong and he fears that internal dis­sension among the people in Russia would result if they arc not permitted to get consumer goods that they need and want. From his attitude it would seem that Mr. Stassen is more concerned in the people o! Russia than he is in those of the United States. His curious reasoning is that if we continue to give aid to countries who trade with Russia. the Russian people will. somehow. love .us more and love their rulers less. _ It is easy to understand why the appointment of Mr. Stassen to the job is regarded as one of the major blunders of the present administra­tion. President Says He Will not Run for Reelection in 1956 According to an International News Service story in the press, President Eisenhower will not run again in 1956 but will, instead. re­tire and live on his farm in Pen­nsylvania. According to INS the president said that his greatest wish is to spend the rest of his life in the pleasant surroundings of Gettys­burg, on the historic Civil War battlefield, where his home is lo­cated. After many years spent in the Army, we think he is entitled to the leisure he craves and s incerely hope his ambition is realized. "The executive branch of gov· erninent has the 'sole' responsibil­ity for protecting the nation's se­curity" says a White House state­ment. Yes, and look where we are! The White House had custody of confidential information from the FBI about Communist spies in government during Roosevelt's and Truman's administrations and they kept it under lock and key while the Communists bored deeper and deeper into government agencies. It is every American's responsi­bility to reveal any information in their possession concerning the enemy and if they are worth their salt they will do it. In 1945, through ratification ol the United Nations Charter as a treaty and therefore overriding our Consti­tution as the Law o.f the Land, we were sold into world government. By the very terms ol that treaty, our United States Senate is honor and duty bound to approve the more than 200 amendments to the original treaty, awaiting action next year. If the Sen­ate should balk, approva l ol the Dr. E. Stanley Jones, a speaker and umissionary" for the National Council of Churches of Christ in America and whose literature is to be found in the reading rooms of many Protestant churches, con­cedes the NCCC's Communist sym­pathies in his book, "Christ's Al­ternative to Communism" where he.says: "When the Western World was floundering in an unjust and competitive order, and the church was bound up with and was part of that order, God reached out and put His hand on the Russian Communists to produce a juster order and to show a recumbent church what it has missed in its own gospel." In the same book he says: "I am persuaded that Chris­tianity cannot fit into a competi­tive order.'' It would be impossible for this recognized leader of the National Council of Churches of Christ to put into plainer words the stand of that organization on Commu­nism and its antagonism toward the "competitive system" on which our Republic is founded. If the business men of this na­tion who are members of churches affiliated with this National Coun­cil of Churches of Christ feel that it is all right [or ordained ministers to fight the American system o[ government and advocate Commu­nism in its stead, and if they still contribute financially to those who subscribe to this theory of govern­ment, then they deserve wl1~t is about to happen to them. If they do not agree that min­isters shou1d oppose the American form of government and want to put these subversive preachers in their place, they wili refuse to contribute another dime to the maintenance of churches who are members of this un-American group calling itself the National Council of Churches of Christ in America. Denying American soldiers their constitutional rights and subjecting them to the penalties of whatever outlandish country they happen to be fighting for at the time, is appar­ently all right with Mrs. Oscar A. Ahl­gren of Whiting, Indiana, president ol the General Federation of Wom­en's Clubs. At the Denver meeting of that organization recently, she inti­mated to three thousand women that NATO was the answer to prayer and would stem Communism in Europe and she urged that a similar pact be set up in the South Pacific. She also gave them some "information" thal most Americans were not aware of when she said that "We have success­fully resisted aggression in Korea." The informed women in her audience of course knew that aggression was not stopped in Korea. They .realize tha t hostilities were merely held up until Communist Russia and China could strengthen their forces lor addi­tional attacks on Indochina and other points. We wonder where the lady has been all this time? treaties can now come through Execu­tive Agreement!! And yet, though this is a near tool-proof method of murder­ing our Constitutional Republic, no one in authority dares tell us the whole truth!~-Don Bell. 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~i~0~u~:cr~:·:,i~t •t:it~~~ ~oer~;: ofhischoosing.l Sent without cost to memben of Congress, members of Sto~~te legidetu,es, Governon, end other public officials. A help less sparrow ~n drift with tho wind but it lakes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: n,, pow.rs not delegated to the Unihcl St•tu by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the Statu ue ruerved to the Stales respectively, or to the people, It Is Our Duty To Let 'Em Have It With Both Barrels Recently we had a communica­tion from a young woman in Mil­waukee which is typical of many that come over our desk: "I am twenty-seven years old and just now beginning to learn the poJitical facts of life. I never dreamed that Washington politic­ians would do the things they are doing against this country until I began reading your p3'Per a few months ago. I can't tell you how much my husband and I admire you for letting them have it and pullin~t no punches." No human has higher regard for the comparatively few patri­otic men in high places of govern­ment who are exerting every pos­sible resource to save the nation from its foreign and domestic en­emies, than we. and no one has a greater contempt for those who art=- trying to destroy it. We admit that we are not gentle in our assertions concerning the traitorous actions of spineless leaders who are daily betraying the American people. If there is anything we haven't said about them. it was because we didn't think of it and we hereby apolo­gize Cor any such omission. We are doing nothing more, however, than every good Ameri­can with a mind to think:' a heart to [eel and a will to act should do - let 'em have it with both bar­rels. It is the inescapable responsi­bilitY. of every American citizen and taxpayer to tell his public ser­vants in Washington what he thinks and not stutter. sputter or stall when he does it. Doesn't it seem more than pass­ing strange that the world forces striving for the overthrow of this country should force the issue of segregation just at this time with world strife and turmoil at an all­time high? THE SOUT H ERN CONS ERVA TIV E Favor Tax Exemption For Subversive Foundations But Oppose It For Oil M~n Who Take Great Risk Under the New Order which hos been building up in Washington for many years, the possession of wealth bv individuals is regarded as something sort of sinister and offensive. But the massing of g-reat for­tunes in.- Foundations which sub­sidize subversives is looked upon with such favor that these great Foundations are exempted entirPly from the payment of taxes to the Federal government. Taking advantage of this widely held Marxian view that rich men are. somehow, undesirable citizens and a public menace, a whole slue of left-wing writers have broken out with lurid stories about Texas oil millionaires, only about one half of one per cent of which are true. the rest being pure figments of the pink writers' imagination. Senate Harbors Sorry We now find that all this rash of left-wing journalistic activity was merely preliminary to efforts to push an amendment through in the administration's tax measure which would reduce a 27 1h per cent depletion allowance for the producers of oil and f!as which is permitted under that bill. This 27 1 ~ per cent depletion allowance is granted to encourage the opening of new oil fields in Texas and elsewhere and for the development of other minerals es· sential to the nation's defense. It is expected that a strong fight by those who favor total tax de­duction to left-wing Foundations but are opposed to any exemption for those willing to take the risk in developing latent resources, wil~ be made when the tax measure comes up for consideration. So Now We Are to Specimen of Human Race Pay Russia's Bills The respectable element of Ver-mont citizenship should demand Although we are practically shock­the recall of the senile old duffer, proof against anything that happens, who totters around the Senate this one almost got us. floor mouthing the vicious and The World Health Organization of libelous charges o( Communist the United Nations which is the di­conspirators in a last-ditch fight vision of that outfit plugging for on patriotic Americans whose feet World Socialized Medicine, recently th1t~e g~!r~ ~~~ b~;;~J ~y k~~s~ drew a draft on the United Slates statute of age limitation from the for $350,000, in addition to the pu nishment he deser ves, he would amount already allotted to the United probably have found himself be- States and which had previously been jng picked up on a blotter for his paid. vile innuendos against Senator The WHO was kind enough to ex­~ Z~~rthy and m~mbers of his plain that this extra assessment was UN Gets ln. The Act On "Discrimination" A bulletin !rom the tJnited Nations states that a proposal for a UN con­ference to seek ways of "eliminating prejudice and discrimination" has re­ceived the support of a number of leading religious, labor and civic groups. It was also announced that Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, had been asked to sound out influential nongovern­mental groups on the advisability of such a parley. It would be interesting to know how much further this World Organi­zation group plans to go beyond the steps already taken in this country. Also we would like to know if their discussions will take into considera­tion di scrimination against the white race or is that asking too much? We now tearn that a top aide to Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, is William P. Bundy and that Bundy i~ a son-in.Jaw of former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson. Yc Gods! It"s like a cancer with roots extending all over the body of government. Send five dollars for a subscription to the Southern Conservative for yourself and one other, for one year. 703 Flatiron Building, Fort Worth, Texas. necessary because Russia and its satel­lites had refused to come across with the amount that had been expected of them. So they just demanded that we kick in with Russia's part. We understand that no action has been taken yet by Congress to make the extra appropriation but we will bet a forty cent Am.erican dollar that they dip down in the taxpayers' pock­et and relie:ve him of the money to. meet this extra assessment. It serves us right. In 1948 the United States Senate ratified this WHO treaty and those who voted for it probably never read a line of it. And it is more than likely that only a half dozen senators were present when it was voted on. If that is not an argument for the Bricker amendment, there never was Soviets Toss A Hunk of Cheese To Communist Rat One of the most despicable of the millions of subversive aliens ever to reach American shores, Charles Chap1in, has just been awarded the "world peace prize" by the Soviet World Peace Coun­cil, according to a news dispatch from Berlin. We wonder what the sloppy fe­male columnists in Hollywood who still write reverently of this sub­versive slob as a "genius" will have to say about that. June, 1954 Planes Don't Haul off and Explode Without a Reason The information will be kept from the American people, of course, but there is not the slightest doubt that the terrible plane explosion recently which claimed almost a hundred lives and wounded two hundred others, was the result of sabotage. Planes simply do not just haul off and explode in mid-air as dozens have done in the past two or three years unless there is some reason for it. If the truth were known, which it won't be, it would be found that the planes are rigged to do this very ..,. thing before they leave the plant where they are manufactured or on their way to their base of operation. And yet, when Senator Joseph R. McCarthy who knows this, tries to do something about it and get these dirty traitors thrown out of defense · plants and other strategic places where they are located, look what happens! The whole New Deal-Fair Deal gang, both Democrats and Republi~ cans, from the White House on down, gang up to slop him by throwing every conceivable obstacle in his way. How long, dear Lord, before the American people wake up and act like Americans instead of sniveling, quaking, cowering fools? Brownell Takes off In Wrong Diredion Herbert Brownell, perhaps the worst flop o[ the many who have headed the Department of Justice in the past twenty years. announc~ es that he is going to conduct a full scale investigation right away. Yes, sir. But it is not the CommUnists he is going to attack. Instead he is go­ing to probe into the matter of how Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, arch enemy of Communists, got hold of some FBI information disclosing the presence of subversives in the Army Signal Corps. If we are any judge of public sentiment, we believe the Amer~ ican people are getting fed up with all this stalling and cover-up for subversives by those who should be fighting the hardest against them. Two previous administrations spent practically all their time whitewashing and covering up traitors inside government and no~ bodywe knew thought the present administration would continue the practice. Americans who voted for a "changeu are being let down in a big way. Dr. W. J . Danforth of Fort Worth was called to Washington recently to receive an award for service in some field having to do with the Navy. We wouldn't know about that but we do know that he renders valuable service every day of his Ji!e in fighting for the basic principles of Americanism. June, 1954 Presbyterians Favor Admission of Communist Church Delegates The Presbyterian Church in its se s ~ sions at Montreat, North Carolina, last week went on record as favoring the admission of delegates from Com­munist nations to this country to at­tend the World Council of Churches convention at Evanston, Illinois, in August. Responsible church offiicals of the United States, associated with the A m e r i c a n Council of Christian Churches, have aiked that visas be denied to Communists who want to attend this Commupist-dominated World Council's sessions in Evanston. The World Council of Churches was organized in the Netherlands in 1948 and at that time passed resolu­tions against the Amarican system of government. But the Presbyterians not only want them to come trooping into this coun~ try to spread Communist propaganda, but also defeated a resolution which would have prevented the circulation of World Council literature among churches ol the Presbyterian denorrii~ nations. Somebody should page Dr. J . ' B. Matthews and tell him to revise his figures again on the number of in~ filtrated churches in this country. Of course the National Council of Churches of Christ has recommended, as was to be expected, that the Com~ munists be welcomed with open arms. He Reminds Us of Another Politician From Misso11ri There are probably very lew human beings who ever looked sillier or were forced into a more ridiculous atti­tude than Stuart Symington when a report on the monitored conversations with Secretary of the Army Stevens were read be!ore the committee in~ vestigating the McCarthy-Pentagon controversy. These conversations revealed that the Missouri Fair Deal senator had been conniving with the Dewey Re­publicans to bring about an investiga­tion to discredit the work of Mc­Carthy and his associates in the ex~ posure of Communists in the Army and elsewhere. The very prOper request of Sena­tol · McCarthy that Symington with­draw !rom committee deliberations because of his dishonest and unethi­cal conduct in the matter, failed to budge the little man who would like to be Fair Deal standard bearer in 1956. And no wonder. He is getting the first public attention he has ever re­ceived and probably the last, and he wasn't about to give up his chance to perlonn before the iclevision cam­era. We look for the hearings to fade out soon, and especially since Sym~ ington's telephone calls reveal that an assistant attorney general was in on the frame-up and had expressed his position even before the start of the hearings. How crooked can politicians get? Send five dollars for a subscription to the Southern Conservative for yourseli and one other, for one year. '103 Flatiron Building, Fort Worth, Texas. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 We Wonder If They Will Draft McCarthy Next? We think that it is perhaps just as well that the National Guard in Governor Dewey's New York State has ordered Roy M. Cohn to report for active duly June 12, even though he is busily engaged in the hearing now taking place in Washington and which was fram ed with the objective of stopping the expose of Communists in the Army, among other places. This arbitrary action of a unit of the armed forces will give the Ameri­can people a demonstration of the use of Military Government, in peace time, to punish the citizen, which they very badly need to have. If there was any doubt that Private Schine was deliberately drafted be· cause of his activities on the Me~ Carthy Committee of the Senate, that doubt is dispelled by the calling of Mr. Cohn into active service when he is desperately needed to help Senator McCarthy fight the jackals who are snapping at his heels. Using the Army as a political puni­tive medium is comparatively new in this country although an old institu· tion in Russia and other countries behind the Iron Curtain. The president was assured of hearty applause of his remarks against Senator McCarthy in his Decoration Day speech. His address was delivered at Columbia Uni­versity one of the biggest hotbeds of Communism in the United States. Some of the fj rst Com mu~ nist cells in this country were set up on the campus t_h_er_e. __ _ Thomas J. Anderson of Dallas, publisher of the Southwest edi­tion of, Farm and Ranch in an editorial in that publication's May issue recounts the progress made in infiltration of government agen~ cies by Communists during the Fair Deal administration and caps it with this priceless gem: "But, like so many piano players, Tru­man never really found out what was going on upstairs." Socialism of one sort or another is .=m imbedded in the law and administration of American gov~ ernment today that the Socialist party is practically obsolete. This socialism is maintained and evc>n advocated by Dwight Eisenhower because he reckons that there is no morf.al chance of eliminating it. Beyond that, there is good reason to believe that Eisenhower him­self is heartily in favor of a pretty heavy dosag-e of socialism.-Ex~ cerpt from Lynn Landrum's col­umn in Dallas Morning News. In Saigon, Indochina, we are told, the authorities discovered that one of their council members had been engaged in Communist activities. Without any monkey business, they loaded him into a plane, tied a parachute to him, flew him over to Red territory and gave him a choice between jump­ing and being pushed. He jumped. If we could only handle the thou­sands of Communist sympathizers in this country that way, how wonderful it would be! Clerical Puppets Are Pushed Into Line Like Sheep Shoved Through Dipping Vat At Montreat, North Carolina, re­cently the radical remnants and remains of what was once the great Presbyterian Church met in general assembly and passed. a resolution 236 to 169 demandmg that local churches admit persons to membership "without reference to race." They didn't have the sleasy ex­cuse offered by the Supreme Court to the effect that their action was taken in the interest of equal edu­cational facilities for all races. The Presbyterian move was 11Social Action" pure and simple, which placed them on record as favoring miscegenatior~ and mo!l­grelization of the wh1te race 111 keeping with demands of power­ful but invisible world planners who pull"the strings which control the actions of their puppets all over the world. This asinine and deplorable action of the Presbyterians was taken in spite of a warning by Rev. John R. Wallace of Memphis, Tennessee, that it would complete­ly . disrupt the churches in the South. "You are not going to bene~ fit the church by forcing this issue" Rev. Wallace warned. "When you open the doors of the church to Negroes, white people will go out the other door." However, the Union Theological Seminary which turns out Com· munists and Communist sympa­thizers each year with assembly line precision and quantity, had its representatives on hand to rail· road this and similar resolutions through the body which insured their passage. At the same time a big Con­ference of Methodists jn Texas and elsewhere adopted similar resolu­tions and fell into line like sheep being prodded through a dipping vat but this was expected as the principles of that once ,great d~· nomination went down the drain years ago under massed and uni­fied assaults by prononents of Marxism, Leninism, Fabianism and Oxnamism. These widespread illustrations of clerical degeneracy were preceded by years of spadework and demon· strate forcefully and tragically, the undi-eamed of power of organized and directed propaganda and its assurance·-of ultimate success .no matter what its filthy objectives may be. If, for instance, every two, four and six xears during the past two decades American voters had gone to the polls and elected honorable, high-principled and patriotic lead­ers, instead of those who consort­ed with subversive aliens , covered up for Communist spies in our midst and connived with [oreign enemies .to destroy our form of gove'rnmCnt, our schools and our churches, a different and more wholesome kind of propaganda would have been abroad in the land today. We would have had the benefit of a type of propaganda which would not only h ave k ept our own institutions in 'tact, but might have served to convert other nations to the ways of moral behavior, de· cent practices and orderly process· es of government which once pre­vailed here. Legislation for Protection of We'd Hate to Have Subversives to Be Introduced Jenkins Againist Us Certain members of the United States Senate--having found that it is rather difficult to halt investi­gating committees of that body when they are getting hot on the trail of Communists in govern· ment, in the army and defense plants-are now seeking other means of making it tough on the investigators and so(t for the Com­munists. Fifteen senators attending- an unpublicised dinner in Washing~ ton recently made initial plans for introducing a bill to revamp rules of committees set up to probe sub­version. Every proposal made in connec­tion with the measure to change the rules had to do with protecting witnesses before such committees and nothing whatever was plan· ned for the protection of this coun~ try or the American people against the dirty rats who hide behind the Fifth Amendment. It was proposed t h a t alleged Communists and fellow travellers be given proper notice before be­ing subpoenaed, that he or she be allowed to make a full statement which must be included in report of the hearings, although members of the committee would be denied the right to make any statement about the witness or release any More and more we are reaching the conclusion thal Ray Jenkins, coun­sel of the Committee which is wast­ing McCarthy's time while Stevens covers up !or the Army, has nn open mind and is performing with fairness lo all. We'd hate to be accused of some heinous crime such as pushing a poor widow's dog in lhe creek and have Jenkins for the prosecuting attorney. One loo,k at that underslung jaw and we would probably break down and plead guilty. information concerning him for the information and protection of the public. These great statesmen and patri· ots figuring out proposed changes in the rules of investigating com­mittees would also extend to the witness the right to cross examine persons of their choosing, the right to have counsel and the right to, themselves subpoena witnesses if they so desire. Since these brilliant solons are so deeply concerned in protecting our enemies, why not just intro~ duce a bill, and go to bat .for it, making it illegal for any commit~ tee of the Congress to dare ques­tion the activities of those who are out to destroy the government of the United States? Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1954 Is "Voice of America" Program Prepared By Congenital Idiots? We do not know how many mil­lions of dollars are now being taken from the American taxpayers to keep the "Voice of America" program go­ing but we believe that i! the Amer­ican people were familiar with the vulgar and obscene 1naterial which has gone out over that medium, there would never be another dollar ap­propriated for it. We have never had any information that the programs were worked up by inmates of mental hospitals, but the product they have turned out for consumption by foreigners would in­dicate that this is the case. In 1947A8 the Congress appropria­ted $27.000,000 in order that the •·voice o£ America" might be carried to countries behind the Iron Curtain to acquaint tbe people there with American institutions and way o! life. And here are some excerpts from the "educntional'' programs we beamed to them ('Oncerning some of the forty <'ight states which compose the Amer­ican Union: ''Texas is one of nature's disturb­ing l"xperimcnts ... New England was founded by hypocrisy and Texas by sin ... Texas, individual in every­thing. was not conquered by soldiers nor by pa·icsts . . but by cows with thcil· respective bulls ... In less than eighty years the cows, with the help of the bulls, of course. transformed Texas into the center of the cattJe industry ... Turning to Utah, these nwrons ga,·e this jJiuminating in{OI'· ma!ion: ''I\Ioses knew where he was going but the Mormons did not •.• Brigham Young governed the Mot·­mons for thirty years with an iron hand, like an absolute emperor ... Young used to carry a bottle of whiskey in one pocket and a cut of chewing tobacco in the other. Two or three times a day he pulled out the liquor and tobacco, smelled them and put them back in his pocket . . . Jumping then to Alabama, the broad­taster said: "I do not know whether I have all the broadcast on Alabama but I have sufficient to disgust any one .. , Birmingham was constructed in a hurry and they have not had time to improve it .. , In no other part of the United States has the colored race struggled and suffered so much as here , . An oxcart ... is a symbol ot the spirit of Monlgom-ery ... All this and much more went out as "educational" matter to . inform Iron Curtain country people about the United States, paid for by money out of the Federal treasury which was collected from the people's earn­ings. Is it any wonder, with an official program written by idiots such as these. that foreigners regard us as mentally deficient and so incapable of self-government that they try to take us over? Confirmation of all U1e above can be found in a pamphlet titled "Voice of Ame"rica" put out by Senator Hom­rr E. 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We hope that our regular subscribers will help us to do this by either securing additional subscriptions in their own community and among their friends or by sending in such contributions as they may feel thev can afford. We~ claim that our ability to stretch a dollar to its !ull capacity has been demonstrated and a review of the record as to the income and the field co\'cred by the paper since 1950, will bear us out. VVe will deeply appreciate the cooperation of our paid subscribers and our readers in extending the circulation of the paper into larger fields of usefulness. Southern Conservative 703 Flatiron Building Fort Worth. Texas Declaration of Principles of The Southern Conservative The following Declaration of Principles, published many times heretofore in the Southern Conservative, will continue to be the policies of the paper. Those of us who are responsible for initiating the Southern Con4 servative plead guilty to the char~0 of being hopelessly old-fashioned as we love our own country with a blind and passionate devotion, above all others on earth. We find ourselves without the slightest desire to change our form of government to conform to foreign ideologies or to attempt to re­shape it in the Soviet mold. We are convinced that those who fouPdcd this Rcnublic fram"'d the greatest instrument for the goverPmcnt of men ever devised by human mind. We a!>serted in our first edition. and now re-~ffirm. that the Southern Conservative is not interested in the noliti,.~l rortnnes of anv man or of any political party and is concerned solely in principles of government. In our discussions of State and 1\T:.ltional ic:c::ues. we !>:.h~ll shnw no more DFtrtiality to the Tycoons of Industry than we shall to the Czars of Labor. In fact. we seem to remember that some nf th~ birtqec:t husinec::<:; mPl1 in thP nation teamed uo with labor 11nion r;:tckcteers in nla,·in" hall ·with the New DE!'al and the Fair Deal when those economic atrocities were riding the crest. The courage, integrity anti oatriotic:m which must he commanded if the RepubHc is to sun·ive will not bP found exrlusively among repre4 sentatives of big business or leaders. of labor unions. It must be drawn from that va~t PTOUD of avprae:e Americans who ask nothing of government exreot that it secure them in thPir in;:.lien4 able ri.ght to work, to save and to keep a reasonable share of the fruits of theil· toil We are against the domination of government ei1her bv bi_g: bu<.:i­ness or hiP' labor and we maintain thai favoritism to either P'roup on the part of a State or National administration is un-Americ~n. immoral and a flagrant abuse of power. Vie acknowledge our indebtednE-ss to the coura.geous and patriotic Coalition Bloc of sound-thinking Demorrats and Reoublirans in both Houses of Congress which has prevented Communistic influences from complete domination of our Federal government. We are opposed to the reckless sauandering of the taxoavers' money by incompetent. irresoonsible and improvident public officials and we contend that 1axes should be levied for purposes o! revenue only and not to punish the rich, reward the pom·- or redistribute the wcallh. We are firmly committed to thC" princiole of States Rights and we hold that the people of any part of the United States are entitled to maintain their own social customs and traditions without interference from politicians seeking votes to perpetuate themselves in power. We are unequivocally in fayor of Free Enterprise as opoosed to government ownership of business and insist on the responsibility of every American to seek to improve his social and economic condition through initiative. energy and thrift rather than leaning on the arm of government for support. \Ve concede to every man the right to work and the opportunity of profitable employment regardless of whether he does or does not be~ long to a labor union. . ' On the other hand. we claim for the employer the irrevocable right fo hire and fire his employees without instructions from any government agency, or intimidation by Federal Police. We !eel that at this crucial time in history, it is imperative that newspapers and other groups seeki.ng to influence public opinion should exert every effort within their power to help preserve our republican form of government, our Free Enterprise system and the American way of Ii!e. We shall exert all our energies to that end. These are the sentiments of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE and although ours may be only one small voice crying in the wilderness, we will fight for fundamental American principles, as we understand them, without apology to any man or set of men. June, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 OPEN LETTER TO AMERICAN MOTHERS In the Korean war our "allies" supplied material to the enemy and even transported enemy troops. It is up to mothers of the potential victims in the next "police action" to demand of Congress that it doesn't happen again. most of the fighting in Indochina and the French Foreign Legion is composed of practically all nationalities except the French. Any way, American mothers should acquaint themselves with what went on during the Korean war and maybe they can persuade Congress to take steps to see that it is not repeated in the one that may be just ahead. There are two documents which will give them a liberal education . on the subject. One of them is Part 2, Hearings before the Permanent It looks like history is about to be repeated, and that United States Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government troops may soon be fighting in South Pacific jungles against the same Operations of the United States Senate, Control of Trade with the savage Communist hordes who killed, captured and tortured American Soviet Bloc. The other is a speech made to the United States Senate on boys in Korea. May 19, 1954 by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. Woodrow Wilson was elected the seeond time on the sloa:an ''He kept us out of war" and then plunged us into World War I. Franklin Roosevelt promised in 1940: "I will never send your boys to 'wah' in a foreign country" and never stopped until he had provoked Japan to attack us so we could get into World War II. Harry Truman stepped into the White House without a cqmpaign so didn't make any promises but one night following a poker game and over a glass of bourbon, he, too, ordered American boys to go fight in a country of which most of them had never even heard. In those three bloody conflicts more than a million youn!! Ameri­cans were killed, maimed or missing in action. The irony of it all is that the leaders who involve us in these forei~ squabbles always live to a ripe old age and are allowed to die in bed. Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign for president was highlighted bv the dramatic assertion "I will go to Korea." Nobody knew exactly what that meant but it sounded good to broken-hearted mothers who had sons over there. He wenf to Korea. It didn't end the war but a truCe was arranged which allowed the Chinese Communists time to strengthen their forces for the next attack which was to be Indochina. Indochina is a French Colony where fighting and revolts have been going on for a thousand years or more. The Indochinese are only making half-hearted resistance to the Chinese Communists because they can't see murh difference between being ruled by the French or the Com­munists. Indo!~nf~r~~f~fr~r~ir':t~r~e~~~~eh;/:s h!~a~l:'c~e~0~1~iyi~!r;e~:~o ~ro hated war, and second. we had the protection of the great United Nations whose job is to keep us out of war. Also we were assured, until just recently, by high officials in Washinf.{ton that American troops would not be sent to Indochina and that only "technical" assistance would be given them. Now we are not so sure. Presidential advisers are reported in the press to have under con­sideration the printing of twenty million ration books and billions of coupons. Ration books are not used except in case of war. The United Press reported that the administration had Set April 28 as a tentative date on which to launch an air attack in Indochina, but it was called off because England did not approve it. The Pentagon has submitted a compulsory military training pro­gram to the president which he is now studying and which was sur­rounded with a heavy veil of secrecy until the Chicago Tribune, through one of its correspondents, made the details of this program known to the American people. This confidential 8-year plan or program for universal military training was thought up partly by Arthur S. Flemming, referred to elsewhere in these columns, and who is noW Defense Mobilization Di­rector. H-e combined Pentagon ideas with his own into one master plan of compulsory military training, a program which Congress has re­pudiated. Under this plan as submitted to the White House the current draft would be continued for youths eighteen years old through twenty-five for a two-year period. After draftees finish active duty, they would be compelled by law to report to a reserve outfit for regular training drills for six years more. Some youths would be picked under a modified UMT system to take four month's training and then be compelled by law to serve the rest of their eight-year period. Two reserve systems would be established-one with younger men for a combat-ready force that could be called out quickly and the other of older men to be called only in national emergency. So it looks like it is gradually shaping up for us to send our young boys to fight France's war for them-a war which France seems not too anxious to fight for herself. The French Foreign Legion is doing From ':i~her t~ey wi~ learn, through sworn testimony, that a hund~ed Bnbs.h shipS durmg the_ Kore.an war were busily engaged in carryi_ng suppl~es to the ~o!flmumst Chmese who were not only killing Amencan soldiers but Bnhsh troops. They will find it hard to believe, but they will learn also that British-owned ships were even used to transport Communist troops from one point to another thereby putting these Comm_unist troops in better position to kill England's own soldiers, to say nothmg of those of the United States and such allies as were fighting in Korea. On page 132 of the government document referred to above "Control of Trade with the Soviet Bloc" Senator McClellan of Arkansas is quoted as remarki.ng, ~fter hearing this sworn testimony, "I have never heard of anythmg hke that in the world before." . In ad.dition t~ Britain, the report shows that our following "allies" 1n th.e Umt.ed Nati?ns had ships who were carrying on trade with Com- :~~ts;a~~::::. ~~r~~~st~~r~Z:=~~2 \~~~~s~~~~~t;n,s~t~hi~~~~e~~~k~ 6 shi.ps; Norway, 13 ships_; India, 2 ships; Honduras, 1 ship; Philippines, 1 ship, and Sweden, 2 ships. Of course all these "allies" claimed that their ships were only car.r~ing "non-strategic" material to Communist China, even though officials of the Defense Department testified that there is no such thing as "non-strategic" materials and that anything that went to the enemy during the war aided the war potential of the enemy. Also, it was shown in sworn testimony that one ship whose cargo was listed on its charter as "fertilizer" got out in the middle of the ocean and exploded blowing the ship sky-high. Fertilizer may do a lot of things but at least it doesn't explode, so it is anybody's guess what that particular ship was transporting, since the ones who were running the boat are not around to answer questions. Incid~ntally. this trade between our "allies" and Communist China is continuing and in many instances, increasin~ since the Chinese want to build up a stockpile for their next go-round with us. Senator McCarthy, in his speech to the United States Senate on May 19th, pointed all this out -in an address covering nine pages of the Congressional record. He pled for the passage of legislation that would stop all American aid to countries who continue to supply Communist China with material for use in her fight against the Western world and pointed out that the outcome might well decree the death or insure the life of our free civilization. So far Congress has done nothing about it and the White House's reply to a plea for a stoppage of this blood trade with the enemy issued through the State Department, was as follows: "This proposai would be a kind of blacklisting operation aimed at penalizing foreign ship operators in order to accomplish a control objective." Those who doubt that this fantastic line of reasoning could possibly be employed by our top-flight leaders may find it on page 6454 of the Congressional Record for May 19, 1954. Our advice to the mothers of sons who may be called on to pay the supreme penalty for the tragic errors of weak, vacillating and incompet­ent leaders, is that they demand of their Congressman and Senators that legislation be passed which will insure that American taxpayers' money is not employed in the support of countries whose ships are used to carry supplies to Communist China so that she may more effectively murder American boys. It is bad enough when young boys of an impressionable age are snatched out of their homes and put into the army, regimented, indoctri­nated and forced to submit to humiliating racial associations. When their parents are required to pay taxes to support the enemy these boys have to fight, it would seem to be just a Jittle bit too much. Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1954 Trust Members of Congress but Always Keep an Eye on Them American Economy Has Suffered Devasting The Pentagon Is About As Blows At The Hands of Our Public Servants Dangerous As the Kremlin "One wonders if America is menaced more by Communism than by militarism; if the Kremlin is a worse threat 1han the Penta­gon; if those in authority in Wash .. ington are more anxious for war and prosperity t h an peace and plenty" writes J . C. Wells of Ter· rell, Texas1 in a letter to the Dallas News. We have always contended that one of the strongest factors for keeping our lawmakers in line and preventing them from straying away from fund­amental principles is for the taxpayer to keep close tab on them and com­municate with them often. We submit a letter written by Mr. W. P. Bomar, president and general manager of Bewley Mills of Fort Worth to his two senators and the congressman from his district as il­lustrative of the intelligent interest a citizen should lake in the political behavior of his representatives in Congress: "The folks down this way are getting sick and tired at the lack of progress in weeding out the old New and Fair Dealers, who still number approximately 2,300,000, represent~ ing a reduction of only half a mil~ lion of the two million unneeded that were on the government teat. If it is Civil Service behind which these surplus employees are kept, Congress certainly has the know~ how, and there should be no loop~ hole in Civil Service which requires continued employment of those not needed. In view of the scandals and wide­spread corruption in the Federal Housing Authority, we suggest that good Americans give sober thought to the whole proposition of the government en~aging in the real estate business in competition with private enterprise. Of course there is no Constitu- . tional authority whatever for such a Federal agency in the first place and Washington ooliticians have no more right to furnish a citizen with a house than they have to supply him with a television set. an ice cream freezer or a bag of golf clubs. In the past twenty years we have "lend-leased", "foreign~aid~ ed" and plain given away so many billions of taxpayers' money 1 o every alien bum with sufficient energy to reach out a hand and take it that we have incurred a national debt of $273.000.000.000. Meantime, the qualified experts in spending other people's money are clamoring for the elimination of slum areas and their replace­ment by modern housing and it is According to Americans who have once been members of the inner cir~ cles in the Communist Party, the Com­munists are planning, ~.vhen they take over the United States, to liquidate all persons over. thirty years of age. They figure, correctly, that since Com­munists have largely controlled the schools and churches in this count ry since Russia was recognized in 1933, many of those under that age will have been indoctrinated and the bal­ance can easily be whipped into line. largely with this type of building that the FHA concerns itself. The National Small Business Men's Association of Evanston, Illinois, has figured that our na­tional debt of $273,000.000.000 would build a ten-thousand dollar home for every family in the United States except those living in a comparatively small area on the Eastern Seaboard. In other words. if we just had to follow Karl Marx' advice and "share the wealth". there was a better wav to do it. Instead of shovelit)g -money into foreign rat holes. thereby building up an in­defensible national debt, we could have used the money in eliminat­ing every slum dwelling'. in the United Stales and replaced it with a palatial residence. If the conduct of our national affairs for the past twetlty-one years had been entrllsted to mnr­ons in mental institutions, the American economy could have suffered no more devastating blows than it has received at the hands of its officially elected pub­lic servants. Left-Wing Writer Bears Us Out Those ot us who have always op~ posed the United Nations as a world conspiracy against the United States often get discouraged but maybe we're getting somewhere, a[tcr all. At 'C'a ~t th1s excerpt from the col~ umn oJ 1\ conespondcnt for a chain o! lc!t-wing papers gives room for hope: "Why can't the army trot out those responsible for the advance­ment of the communist, Peress, and his honorable discharge. We cannot understand why this army "brass" has to be covered up. Such an atti~ tude may justify Senator McCar­thy's tactics. Irrespective of his methods. Senator McCarthy has had the courage to point out and call names and places, and a very great number of the people feel indebted to him for this service. A dispatch from Saigon says that " •.. it is unlikely that the UN "We have House Bill 8193 and Senate Bill 1766, which support the old open-door policy of letting aliens come into this country. Down this way we feel that the govern­ment has been too lax on letting foreigners in, and it is time to start deporting some of these radicals, as well as taking the unjustified bur~ den o:f unnecessary employment oft. the neck o! our taxpayers. "Another hazard hangs over our heads in the surplus of agricultural commodities. If our economy is not to be seriously disrupted, that por­tion over and above a normal carry­over must be disposed of outside the continental boundaries of this coun~ try, even though it is necessary to dump these excess surpluses into the sea. The so~called RELIEF program ' was a disruptive dumping debacle. •·n looks as though the old Roose­velt- Truman-Dulles team is trying to get us into war again, and the folks down this way are certainly disturbed. It looks as though the Supreme Court decision on segrega­tion will eliminate all southern states froffi supporting the present administration. Texans realize that the nine old men, who have been discredited by the American Bar and the public who are informed, have failed to give proper consid~ eration to the South, and it is dif­ficult to estimate the bitterness, confusion and strife that will be engendered by this radical decision. ''The socialistic idea of extending the high command of Viet Nam has about decided to "allow" Americans to come over there and train native recruits for combat against the Com~ munists. Gosh, but they are bigheart~ ed! That sure is white of them. How can we ever repay them? Social Security is unwise, and soon~ er or later will destroy free enter~ prise, which is the basis of our free­dom and progress. Somebody has to pay the bill, and as you narrow the number of workers and take on more drones, you continually approach the end of the stable gov~ ernment and industry. "Unemployment com pens a t i o n has contributed more to the lower~ ing of the general public morale than any other single factor, ex­cept the New Deal philosophy o! something for nothing that has trained four generations of people that the government owes them a living. This lowering of morale is a more serious handicap to our gov­ernment than is the national debt which has reached astronomical figures . "We hope and pray that your at­titude in all matters will be ultra conservative, and that in no in~ stance will you follow the radical, socialistic policies which are being submitted in one form or another by the radical elements of both parties. "Our prayers and best wishes at~ tend you at this most critical time." can recover its prestige. Already it has thrown away most of the world confi­dence it enjoyed when created nine years ago. About all that is left is its function as an international forum. And that has been limited by its re­fusal to hear certain cases, as that of the North Africans against France. "This UN decline is chiefiy due, of course, to Soviet sabotage. As the price of Russian participation, the organization was emasculated from the beginning ... " In Louisville, Kentucky, on May 29, a group of vandals almost totally wrecked two Protestant churches and left a note boasting that they did it for excitement and stating frankly that seven others were to be destroyed in like manner. That was a · horrible crime and they should be caught and punished by the full penalty of the law. At the same time, their crime was no worse than that of many ministers who are wrecking the church at the pulpit level and who boast that they are doing it in keeping with the new "social gospel." The World Federation of United Na­tions Association, whatever that is, has endorsed Communist China as the proper one to represent China in the United Nations and to replace non-Communist Nationalist China in that World Government body. "The nation is now enjoying a 11show" that centers around the question o! whether our lawmak­ers are subject to orders from the big brass; whether a Senate com­mittee was guilty of lese majesty when thev invaded the sacred con~ fines of the Pentagon. "The 30,000 men in the Penta­p- on must show some reason for their Pmployment and that means war. When we dwelt in peace with the rest of thP world. we did not need the building. much less the larRe group of Army men. But not content with brow~beating con­gressional committoes and dictat­ing our forei~tn uolicy. they have entered the field of domestic af­fairs. 11They take over a vast acreage of land and use it for a playground and have first claim on transporta~ tion facilities. Just now they are taking active part in the water conservation proqram. They are demanding that they, rather than the Agriculture Department. con­trol construction of storage for flood orevcntion and water con~ se~.~~otJ;ink it is ti-me~ are giving thoug;ht io these mat­ters. One needs only to read the story of the fall of the Roman Em­pire to see what might be the re~ sulls of our present program.'' Millions for Everything so Long As It's for Foreigners Our national leaders who bend over backwards to channel taxpayers' money into practically every foreign country on the globe didn't display any such generosity in the matter ot. providing funds .for the Reece Com­mittee of Congress, one of the most important investigations ever to be undertaken. This committee was set up to in­vestigate tax-exempt Foundations in the United States. The committee made a request for $120,000 to fi~ nance its activities but it got a measly $65,000. I! it had been a request for funds to conduct research into racial discrimination against the Ubangis in French Equatorial Africa, the sky would have been the limH. Since it was merely an appropriation to in~ quire into the operations of the most subversive and dangerous groups in the United States, the committee was granted a mere pittance. Information already developed con­cerning these tax-exempt Foundations prove that they have been subsidiz~ ing subversive movements designed to spread Socialism throughout the world for more than two generations. Send five dollars for a subscription to the Southern Conservative !or yourself and one other, for one year. 703 Flatiron Building, Fort Worth, Texas.
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