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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 11, No. 11-12, November-December 1960
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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1960 No. 11-12 Unless Freedom-Loving Americans Organize And Start fighting It Won't Be Long Now Naked Federal Tyranny Is Exercised ~~~/r~:~e~:.ia'..;;':ti::ais e~rr:r ::dc~~~s!m;~~~n !~!!~ Against Sovereign State Of Louisiana ~i.~~ 0~h~ ·•::;~~~~~n e';~!::::~ h!~/i:ke~a::: ::~~~ As we go to press, the American people are witnessing one of the that of the Democrats - in that it ot least gave most disgraceful examples of naked tyranny and the most flagrant token recognition to a few established American prin· abuse of power on the part of a strong central government that the ciples - there are many who feel it is just os citizens of any country have been called on to attest in the history of well that the worst has happened and that we have the show. civilized man. down now. They reason that we now know beyond doubt High-handed and arrogant Federal judges, backed by the Attorney where we stand and that from now on there is nowhere to General of the United States, are bearing down on the Sovereign State go but up. We know that we hove reached the bottom rung of Louisiana with all the weight and force of usurped authority to whip of the fodder by our action in deliberately voting in the in· that great Commonwealth down to its knees in the matter of conducting terest of a total Welfare State with which we have been ~t:si~~bi~~~c~~o~: ~~n~:ct~~~rwhelming majority of Louisiana citizens flirting for the past twenty .. five years. During the days of rnou~n~ert~~~ ~":~~iC:~!~;r G~fv:~;~~~~~~~~es~~~ :~t~~r~~e~~e~a~~; !~~ut~oenw a~=a~n:::~e::~ioi~t:'0t~:a::~t f~~mwe!~pl:!:i~~:; Federal Government and delegated to it limited powers~o~atu...thr.ough the steadyi~g influence and political act" on did not include the right to impose its will on the sources of its creation. of a Coalition of Southern Democrats and Conservative Re- Because Governors of the various States have degenerated into publicans in the United States Senate. While the Southern spineless, meek and lowly beggars who trudge to Washington, hat in half of this Coalition is now in disrepute for having helped hand, imploring alms bought ":'ith their own money, the Idea has grown to bring about the present debacle, it is possible th"t they m Washmgton that all power IS vested m bloated bureaucrats who clog may want to make atonement to the American people. In ~ke t~~~~~~o~,i~~~~. of that degenerate stronghold of entrenched power that ~vent, if the Coalition can again unite .its forces and Louisiana's able and courageous Governor Jimmy Davis is thr~w- fun-et!on. to prevent ~tter collapse o! the nat1onC!'I eeonOIJ1Y ing every resource at his command into the effort to stem this invasiOn and 1f, 1n the meantime, Conservative voters will organize of Federal interlopers into his Constitutional Domain, but the odds under strong and determined leadership, there is some hope are against him and against his chances of exercising hi~ rit"?htful author- th11t, four years hence, the American governing system may ity granted him in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. be wrested from its custodians who are committed to per• by u;~r~~~d:~:~o~~~~ii~e~ f~~!~J~~X:n~usJ~~:e~~~sd~l~~~t:~dw~~~~e~=~ vert and destroy it. roll roughshod over the Rights of the States and of the people and there ------------------­is no reason to think it won't flatten out all oppositiOn to Federal dtC· Millions of thoughtful Americans are understandably: frightened tator~~~h·a~~ ~~~ci~is ~e th:y~por~~~~f~ ~iat~i~f t~~~~s~fcn~. exhibition of ~~r~i~~i~~el~;i~!t~~~r ~~fc~~:~';?t~noJs.the November electiOn and the !~~~~e~[a~d::~ ~~;pC:n ';~1 ~h~~t~f~:~s;~n~~~/f8[~~f~~!ot~i~fist~~c~~~~: But the Invisible Rulers or World Planners, under our current one~ under the present, and not the incoming, administration and repre- party-two-name system, largely direct the selection of both candidates sentsK·~~~e~e;n:C~f~~~C:eni:;~0i~0~~ot~· equal this exhibition of brute ~;t;~s~~eed~t of the United States and they couldn't care less which one force exerted against American citizens by a power-mad and despotic Federal State. Lcde Senator Gives Timely Warning To His Colleagues We wish we were able to buy one hundred plaques with this state­ment from the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin printed in gold thereon so we could give one to each member of the United States Senate: "A Senator who is aware of treason but who refuses to expose the dangerous unpleasant facts for fear that he will be politically scarred and bloodied if he does, is ac­tually guiltier of a greater treason than the traitors them­selves. Every Senator has the duty to use the means pro­vided by the Constitution to protect the people who have entrusted him with the task of manning the watch-towers of this nation." It was in fearlessly exposing these "dangerous unpleasant facts" that Senator McCarthy forfeited his own life, and for his great courage is surely entitled to deliver this warning to those of his former colleagues who have shown no such conception of their responsibility to the people who elected them. In either event, it was a case of heads they win and tails we lose. The Invisible Rulers or World Planners have but one ultimate and determined objective for the United States and that is to project us into One-World Government through the medium of the United Nations. It matters little to them which unit of our one-party-two-name system is employed to undermine our Republic and construct a Global Slave State on its ruins. That was up to the electorate. The prerequisite to this impending plunge into One-World Govern­ment is that the American people be stripped of their freedom through Socialistic legislative enactments and robbed of their substance through extortionate and outrageous tax levies and we can be dead sure that a bang-up job would have been done in this regard no matter which candidate had won the election. Neither candidate faced up to this threat to our national existence, or even admitted that there was such a threat. Neither gave any warn­ing of danger on this score nor promised any help in preserving the Republic as "one nation, indivisible, under God" against eventual in­clusion into the Godless cabal of a One-World State. In a terrible national disaster such as we now face, it i.:S easy !;-..., place the blame and pass the buck but post-mortems and alibis are strict-ly academic now. · (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Novemer-December, 1960 Bible Revisionists Show Up In Philippines Some years ago when a special committee, many of whose mem­bers were known to have Commun­ist front affiliations, decided to re­write, change and distort the mean­ing of the Bible, it was thought that this wns strictly an American undertaking. Americ~n Taxpayers Forced To Finance Communist Institution A television management custom which makes us see red possibly because of the "Red" implications involved, presents left wing com­ment~ tors nine~y eight per cent of the time with no explanation or apology. But let a patriotic Ameri­can appear on the program to give vital information to the American people about subversive elements directing government policies, and invariably the warning is given that "the views of the speaker do not necessarily represent those of the network". Certainly they don't, but the views of the pro-Red speak­ers do. But now it seems to be spread­ing to other countries. On October 11, a press dispatch with a Manila dateline, said that the 73-year-old Pangasinan, the old­est Bible translation in the Philip­pines, was being rewritten by a group known as the American Bible Society. When the planners get through with re-making; the world even the Holy Word of God will have gone down in the re-shuffle. "When you have to go to the polls and choose between a louse and a flea, it is very discouraging," says a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, housewife who is a subscriber to the Southern Conservative. Here is some joyous news for American taxpayers, many of whom are hard put to pay their own bills much less lay aside something for the proverbial rainy day. On September 29th the Associ­ated Press carried a story with a Washington dateline announcing that the United States had just made a grant of $350,000.00 to Yu­goslavia "to aid that country's de­velopment of atomic energy for peaceful purposes." For lack of information to the contrary, we suppose that the as­surance that their atomic energy would be used for ''peaceful pur­poses" was contained in Tito's per­sonal word to the President during their conference when Mr. Eisen­hower was attending the session of the United Nations sometime ago. How much Mr. Tito's word means is anybody's guess but ours is that if it suited the purpose of his Communist bosses in the Krem- The U.S. News & World Report editorially asked the question: "What's wrong with Congress?" and then devoted many pages and thousands of words in interviews from various members of that body giving the answer. In our opinion it could have been disposed of briefly in this manner: "What's wrong with Congress?" Answer: A majority of its members. lin Tito would not hesitate to con­vert it into weapons to be turned against the United States. It was explained that $150,000.00 of the grant was to go to the Com­munist institution known as the Boris Kidric Institute. Words are inadequa~e to express an American's revulsion to this dis­sipation of American money in the interest of a Communist dictator but it seems that no power on earth can stop it. The Panamanian flag which the President of the United States re­cently ordered flown alongside that of the Stars and Stripes, had no sooner started waving than Pan­ama Labor Union members work­ing for the U.S. government there demanded the same rate of pay as that prevailing in this country. As they saw it, equality of sovereignty -equality of pay. Another case of a little more meddling bringing on a little more trouble for poor old bedeviled Uncle Sam. Freedom·Loving Americans-1continued hm P•g• 11 The coldblooded truth is that we are merely paying the price in this election year of 1960 for a quarter century's collective folly on the part of the leaders and the people of the United States, both of whom are equally guilty. · For twenty-five years an overwhelming majority of the American people have calmly stood by and looked on with smug complacency as the White House, the Supreme Court and the Congress have slowly but relentlessly whittled down the inherent freedoms of the citizen, hacked away at the Constitutional rights of the States and slashed prop­erty rights, one by one, with the result that we have finally been paid off in the accepted political coin of the realm. Exec~~iv~ ~~dh~~e t~/~~~r~~ 7~~c~h~e ~:x~:~~; ~:~~~. ~~?s ~~~kio~fy t~: credited to the eternal verity of the ages which firmly decrees that when erring humanity sows the wind, it must inevitably reap the whilrwind. At any rate, we find ourselves saddled with a bold and unabashed champion of the total Welfare State who will act as President of our once free Republic and who, from his own statements, plans during his administration to convert the Federal government into a vast philan­thropic and charitable agency and to transform the national Treasury into a glorified Community Chest. Not that great strides have not already been made in this direction for, in all hones:y, they have, but the frequent violent assaults hereto­fore aimed at the American governing system may be expected, under a full-fledged Collectivist administration, to burgeon into an incessant bombardment which could level our State and National institutions to the ground and shatter every concept of limited government which the founding fathers so faithfully fashioned. Unless restrained by the powerful force of the United States Senate which, after all, is our legislative Court of Last Resort, the economic policies of the next administration will be laid down by dangerous and fanatical economists from Red-tinged universities and by Moscow-trained leaders from the field of Union Labor. Every crack-brained theory ever dreamed up by wild-eyed revolu­tionaries will be hauled out and offered as the basis for legislative action and the Marxist platform adopted at Los Angeles will serve as the blue­print for administration leaders who will see even in the close election returns a mandate for severing the last remaining ties with Constitutional Government and for officially proclaiming National Socialism as our ac· cepted form of government and way of life. There's a lot of weeping and wailing over the fact that the "worst" of two evils was elected instead of the "least" but their lamentations will be silenced and their tears will soon dry if they will only think back and remember that the American people tried that in 1952 and again in 1956 and it didn't work. For, let them not forget that there is little in the way of lost freedol!l thai: the American citizen didn't suffer at the hands of "Modern Repubh­canism" through increased spending and giving away of their money to foreign countries, seeing their beloved Republic shoved closer and closer to the horrible abyss of One-World Government; watching the inherent Rights of the States taken away and having bayonets rammed in their backs by Federal tyrants when they sought to exercise their Constitu­tional authority to run their own affairs. There is a prevalent and widely held belief, in fact- whose sound­ness we are not prepared to challenge - that this nation had to hit the bottom before it could bounce back up. Very few responsible Americans will deny that with the adoption of a Welfare State in prospect, we've just about hit bottom. There are even those who feel that if we had elected Stevenson in 1952, the American people would have been shocked into such revulsion that we would now be far back on the way to a return of Constitutional Government. Surely in the dark hours which 1oom ahead the American people will take careful stock of their splendid heritage of freedom and of their God-given right to shape their own destiny rather than trusting this sacred responsibility to Washington bureaucrats. Surely there are no honorable means under God's great canopy that they wouldn't employ to protect and preserve these rights. If that is true, their first job is to get to work on their two United States senators and warn them that they must live up to their oath of office and stop dead in its tracks any Socialistic proposal by soft-headed intellectuals and starry-eyed dreamers who will blossom out like wild buttercups all over Washington in the years immediately ahead. Don't write them just once and then go back to sleep. Keep in constant touch with them through letters, telegrams or even telephone conversations when the occasion justifies. After all, no person in his right mind would hire domestic servants and turn the house and the kitchen over to them with no direction or supervision whatever. Why should they trust a public servant whom they have employed to protect their freedom to do the job with no in~ struction or advice on their part when the issues involved in the latt~r position may mean the difference between the survival of the Repubhc or its total collapse? The men who wrote the Constitution of the United States not only went back to the beginning of history in their search for a pattern of government on which to construct a model for our own, but they also looked ahead and anticipated the danger from power-mad politicians who would seek to amend, undermine and subvert the instrument which they had wrought. Because of this they tried to form a government which, through proper balances and limitations, would provide a struc­ture which would endure long after others had toppled throughout the world, and to do this they made freedom of the citizen their first con­sideration and held government power to the minimum. Their apprehensions will come nearer to fulfillment in the days to come than at any other time in history and the governing system which they left us will be subjected to constant and deadly attack by undesirable elements of our society who value human freedom lightly and who are without respect or regard for our limited Constitutional system. In our humble opinion the challenge must be met first by a unified demand that the United States Senate perform the function for which it exists and serve as a checkrein on the unwise, unsound and destructive legislative proposals and, second, that Conservative Americans begin now to search out a national leader whose stature as a statesman is un .. questioned and unite behind him in an all-out fight to restore their in .. alienable rights and freedoms to the people of the American Republic. Novemer.Oeeember, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 1 Only Congress Can Halt Teaching As Gertrude Stein Would Say Of Communism In American Schools I ~e A~o~: Ge!e~l o~xas~aW~on ~~de ~ove~~=:eta- The only way, in our opinion, Mr. Will Wilson, recently handed tion of the law. A New Intimidating Device r~aih~h~d~:~~~~~l 0[ns~~~t~~~is~ ~~::~ r~i;~~in!ye~~~~s ~~~n~a~:i~~ Since the Houston schools were Is 'Government By Threat' :~~s ~~~;;;rs,c~;: t~: f~~~ie~~ ~~ ~~~ ~~~!ed smiles throughout the ::,oetre"~~)~~t~~;~~~ed~t~~r~t~n~0 b~; a J:::i~~np~~~~;hego~~~e~d S~ayte~~= national security, to pass a law Texas has a law which prevents...... ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~o~~!e~~~h~idA~~~r:i prohibiting the teaching of any dec· the pay~en~ of S~te ~unds to ply to them and they were entitled fh~~~~~udteiornbyantdhethAemlearw,.csanpacssoedn· frine or td"deol_ogy i_nt. the sfcthhoouls, ~old· sc_hool dtstncts whtch mtegrate to the same State aid under inte· eges an umverst tes 0 e mte Without approval of the people. So gration they had been receivjng as gress. ~~~~~i~;'~~c~h~s l~:~~in ~r~~ ~~= f~; ai~ ~~eca1~~ea~g~~~e;,~~~u~~~ segregated schools. co~~~;t~~~m=~~ b~n~h~ett~~s ~~~; terprise System and attaching integration" or "enforced integra· What Mr. Wilson apparently for· sinister devices which have sprung ~~e:~~~ea a~e:'ie~~~~~~~~n s~hnet!~~~ ~~s~"ol\n~e~:;~o~r~~~d~~~~~~z~~ r~~t ~h~~n;~~i~~~~olo~ei~~~~~~tei~ ~~d~~l;ec=~~:C~~~~ top:~~~~:;st t~~ Efforts of groups and individuals by a vote of the people. State funds in Texas or the South, for that originally set up by the nation's to halt this subversive practice are will be withheld from such district. matter, it is "forced integration" founders. ~~Itt:~!~~~:~~ ~f~~c~~~~s~t~!~~~ The people of Houston voted al- f{ n~~u~~d~~~~:~~e;.~~~~~a;yh~~~ De~~~~=ti~ngo~~~i~~o~h!t ~~;io~~~ along this line there are today so ~g~~~s{o~te~~a~~~ ~~~~~i~~h:o1~ tegration" in any Southern State. geles in July, Senate Majority Lead· many Communist slanted text but in spite of this a Federal judge The lawmakers who passed the er Lyndon B. Johnson and Speaker books in the various institutions with typical disregard for anything bill knew this and they apparently of the House of Representatives of learning that if they were sud· exceot the wishes of the NAACP, provided that State school funds Sam Rayburn were prolific in their denly withdrawn there would not ruled that Houston schools must would be withheld in order to spur innuendoes and even direct warn- be enough left to conduct classes. integrate anyway. Texas officials to fight all the hard-ings that, regardless of whom the Also State laws along this line Caught between the Federal rul· er against dictatorship from Wash-delegates selected as the nominee would not be effective under the ing and a State law, the Houston ington in matters which are purely ~~~~~~s~t~n~;~::: ;~~ ~~u~os~!~ ~~~f:an~leF~:~~~dse~-fupha~~l~~ t~l~ ;~~~~i ~oea;~ra~Pf::l:d d~~i;ro~ ~~ ~~f~!· ;~;~~ ~ Fe~dfa~~~ t~:~o~l0~f;: of the American Congress. educational matters is by the in- the legality of the State law. tricts in the State were deprived The inference was plain that if Johnson failed to get the nomina· tion on the ticket as a candidate for President, the wrath of these two leaders would be visited on those States whose delegates were responsible for his defeat, through the mani pulation of legislation in the two Houses of Congress. Now, the jobs of Minority Leader of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives are strict~ ly party designations conferred on the holders of these titles by the political party temporarily in con­trol of Congress. It was never intended that the holders of these two offices were to be vested with the authority to use the lawmaking body of the United States as a weaoon to pun· ish their personal or political enem~ ies or to clobber their opponents over the head for political action which they disapproved and yet that is exactly what the Senate Ma· joritv Leader and the Speaker of the House of Representatives tacit· ly threatened by their public utter­ances last July. "Government by Threat" was also apparently resorted to by At­torney General of the United States, William P. Rogers, in deal· ing with the sitdown strikes by Negroes demanding service at White lunch counters in depart· rnent stores in the south. Repeatedly the heads of the com­panies operating these department stores asserted their rights as pri· vate propert}t owners to serve whom they pleased and to refuse service at their own discretion. Then the owners or their repre­sentatives were summoned to the office of the Attorney General of the United States in Washington for a "conference" and while the proceedings at that "conference" have remained top-secret, following it many of the owners suddenly changed their minds and their lunch counters in the South integrated, even though such stores are report~ ed as suffering financially as a re­sult of the loss of White patronage. dividual States, no State law is any of millions of dollars in State funds, longer held Constitutional by the The request came at an embar· the people would be inspired to or· Supreme Court which bears on ed- rassing time for the Attorney Gen· ganized resistance against Federal ucation or the conduct of schools eral since he was busy campaign- tyranny which might event ually re­and any such State legislation ing for the national Democrat ic suit in a reversal of Washington would no doubt be thrown out by t icket which demands total and domination over the States and a that legal body. ~~~p~~~te~n~fr:1\io1~ve~~- Negroes ~~~~~ to Constitutional govern- Therefore, national legislation on the subject would seem t o be the only effective way to check the infiltration of our schools by So· viet propaganda which is causing hundreds of thousands of young Communist sympathizers to be turned out each year. Any American who does not be· lieve that this is true is invited to have a heart-to-heart talk with col· lege-age members of his family and find out for himself what these young people's views are on our magnificent system of Constitution· al Government as opposed to a So· cialist Welfare State such as that which prevails in Russia. If you live in a city of a hundred thousand population or over, you should visit your library some day and learn what type of books are in the majority there. If you are familiar with subversive writers, you will probably find enough of this type of books to infiltrate the whole city. The works of very few patriotic Americans are on library shelves as a rule. The duties of the Attorney Gen­eral are clearly defined by statute and limited to his responsibility as prosecutor or defender in law suits involving the Federal government. Certainly he is nowhere authorized to intimidate sovereign citizens into indulging in social practices per­sonally repulsive to them or to the ~~=~f 0~h~;~~~e~lic in which they We submit that the employment of high office in any agency of the government as a means of punish~ ment of political enemies or coer· cion in reversing social customs is a vicious perversion of the intents of the American governing process and a practice which can only re· suit in eventual anarchy, chaos and disorder. What to do? Instead of making the obvious legal ruling that the law stated that any school which integrated without first being approved in an election called for the purpose would be denied State funds and since Houston citizens had repudi­ated integration by a large major­ity, State funds would be denied to the Houston school board, Mr. At any rate the Attorney Gen· era! took himself off the hot seat and was enabled to return to the serious business of campaigning for Kennedy and Johnson. But after all, the Jaw is being jug­gled around to mean anything so· cial-minded judges want it to mean, so why shouldn't the highest legal authority of a Sovereign State do a little juggling himself? Dead Men Again Prove Handy In Campaign Involving Johnson One of the most explosive inci· dents in connection with the Pres· idential campaign in Texas was the publishing of a list of approximate­ly 3500 in a Dallas newspaper pur· porting to be friends and support· ers of the Johnson-Kennedy ticket just a few days before election,. The paper had no sooner than hit the streets until denials start· ed popping like firecrackers. The protests were from citizens who said they not only had not author· ized their names to be put on the list but that they were support­ing the opposition. Reports various­ly estimated the number of those on the list without authority as from 800 to 2000. One Dallas citizen filed suit for a half million dollars damage ac· cording to the press and others were expected to follow suit. It seems that the enthusiastic Kennedy-Johnson partisans who compiled the list employed the joint campaign tactics of Kansas City's Pendergast and those of Boss Parr of Texas' notorious Jim Wells County, both of whom found dead men of great value in a hot political contest. More than forty of the names on the list are reported to have be· longed to those who departed this life as far back as three or four years ago thus neutralizing some· what their opportunity for active participation in the Kennedy-John· son campaign. Public pleas to Johnson to ex­press regret for the affair met with silence on his part. After all, what could he say in the face of the Box 13 incident in 1948 when the bal­lots of 87 dead Mexicans had to be requisitioned to save his skin in the Senate race. The close victory of the Ken­nedy- Johnson ticket in Texas is re­garded as indication that the day of the two·party system in the Lone Star State may not be too far away. But first there will ac· tually have to be two parties in the nation and not just one party with two divisions, before a two­party system can prevail in any State. As it is now, the American electorate must vote according to party labels without regard to what is in the can. Page 4 T H E S 0 U T li E R N C 0 N S E R VAT IV E Novemer.December, 1960 ----------------------------- ------------------------------- 'fhe Southern Conservative· A MONTHLY· PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL O?INION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION Most Of The World's Trouble Started With Communist fight On 'Colonialism' The reason for most of the trouble which today is causing the black clouds on the international horizon could be easily understood if we would only accept a few fun­damental facts as to one of the main causes. American State Department fell right in line and pushed this prop­aganda for all it was worth. _________________ .- It was the fight on "Colonialism" With the exception of India, which is not completely influenc­ed by Moscow, there was chaos, dis­order and almost complete dissolu­tion of responsible government fol­lowing the pulling out of the forces which formerly governed these countries. All ''liberated" countries proved incapable of self-govern­ment. IDA M. DARDEN, Editor started by the Communists and la tc~1ect on to by the United Sta~es Editorial Officg• Flatiron Building fnn: ~~~f~~;~w. ~v~~~z~ ~~~n7; Cart Worth, Texa5 Phone ED 2-2089 responsible. Price $5.00 Per Year IEverv ,,.id subscriber is entitled to one fr1e lubscnpt1on to be sent to any person othisehoosinq.) Sent without cost to membert of Conqreu, membert of State l"qisl<'lhrru, Governors, and other public officials, A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the United Statu by the Constitution, nor prohibited byittotheStatesarereservedtothe Statesretpeetively,ortothepeople. We Go Highbrow 4\nd Get Tripped A friend who knows what a fano:ttfc we are on the subject of try:ng to avoid errors creeping into onr publication, laughingly remind­ed us that we had a misspelled nord in our September edition. We had already discovered it, however, nnd were very unhappy over it but Yle did not discover it until the paper was off the press, and it was too late to do anything about it. The word was "diminution" which means "decrease" but it showed up in the paper as "dimu­nition" when there isn't any such word, of course. Oh weli, we should have said "decrease" to begin with and let high·toned words alone. We must have foreotten who we are and thou3ht we were an egghead or something. It serves us right for not s~icl~ing to our usual policy of usin~ plain English which every­body understands, including us. \Ve have always deplored those writers who think that by using big, hiph-sounding words they are clac;sifyinR themselves as "intellec­tu"~ h" and we usua11y try to avoid falling into this error, but we slipped up in this case and got paid for being a smarty. From the wife of an air official overseas: "We really look forward to your publication every month and we call it 'Ida Darden' rather than 'The Southern Conservative.' My husband will say: 'Has Ida Dar­den arrived yet?' Thank you for a)l you are doing for America and our children." Throu?h this proo3.zanda, the Communists won of course as they always win any prop3gend3. vic­tory in a contest '''ith the West. Accordingly the Dutch were forc­ed out of Indonesia, the FreriCh out of Indo-C;,ina. the Enq-li<:.l) ou~ of India, the Belgians out of the Con­go and so on. Of course all those "colonialized" countries were a thousand times better off before they were given "indeoendence" and there was rel­ative Peac:::! and contentment among the peool~ under the guidance of strong and capable governments. But that's not what the Soviets wanted. It was hard for them to take over so long as there were orderly and established govern­ments in control so they started the oitch for "independence" for the "victims" of "Colonialism" and it ·goes without saying that the That's where the Communists come in and take over, even though Russia is smart enough to sidestep financial responsibility for the up­keep of these ''liberated" countries. That little chore invariably falls on the taxpayers of the United States and w<:. pay off like a slot machine. The story of disaster now loom­ing over the world is as simple as that Which, once again, proves that only trouble can ensue when any nation meddles in the internal af­fairs of another. This is an eternal law which is as timeles~; as the tides and no matter how much pat­ter and palaver Washington poli­ticians hand out about our respon­sibility to take the world on our shoulders, this law will continue to be as unchanging as that of the "Medes and the Persians." A Vote For 'Forei9n Aid' Is A Vote Against American Industry The immorality, corruption and downright insanity of the "foreign aid" program is almost beyond human understanding. Since World War II, we have given away uncounted billions of dollars to alien nations, friend and foe alike, which has enabled them to build up their economy to the point where they are putting one Amer­ican industry after another on the rocks. This idiotic procedure is in pursuance of One World Socialism in which we ''share the wealth" as advocated by Karl Marx in an attempt to "level off" the economy of all nations and equalize the standard of living all over the world. As is frequently pointed out, many of these foreign countries which are the beneficiaries of "foreign aid" are much better off than the United States and, in return for past favors, and as a matter of actual justice, should be helping us to get on our feet and discharge the almost $300,000,000,000.00 indebtedness which has been piled up against unborn generations of American children. There is no justification in the Constitution or in moral ethics for this country to continue to pursue the destructive policy of giving away the nation's substance which has been fastened upon us and which bids fair to become permanent procedure. Only the Congress of the United States can stop this violent in .. fringement on the rights of th_e hard-working people of the nation where­in a heavy proportion of their salaries, wages and incomes is extorted from them and flung away across the sea. Any public servant in Congress who continues to support this diabolic policy of impoverishing the American people in the interest of alien welfare is a traitor to the American Republic and to the Con­stitution which he swore, on taking office, to uphold. From a prominent physician in Miami, Florida: ''The Southern Con­servative is the very best paper that I know anything about. I re­ceive many good conservative papers and all of them are doing a fine job. However, the editorials of the Southern Conservative are the highest type and even the printers do an excellent work." Thanks to the doctor for us and for our printers. The Southern Governors Confer­ence has finally and belatedly taken constructive action. At their recent meeting they passed a reso­lution which called for the reversal of this country's destructive trade policies which have been in effect for 25 years or since the United States, under Roosevelt, first em­braced Socialism. The Southern chief executives at long last real­ized that foreign-made goods are destroying the American market. Luckily The Supreme Court Can't Change Human Nature While the Supreme Court of the United States has in many in­stances been able to us.e the ma­chinery of government in forcing its vile social theories on helpless people of the South, there is no power on earth which can compel self-respecting white people to ac­cept its dictation to mix with those who are obnoxious. The following letter which re­cently appeared in the Charleston, South Carolina, News and Courier, written by 0. M. Hays of Balti­more, Maryland, makes this point: En route to New York on one of the Pennsylvania's swank trains, there was an episode that seems to clearly point up what the inte­grationists are up against in their effort to umix the races." The smoking lounge was fairly well filled with white passengers, men and women, whose dress and manners spoke of "better class" status. There was a general air of contentment, of calm ease, in the lounge. Presently a Negro man entered and took one of the seats. He was unobtrusive in his movements. He did nothing more than take a chair, light a cigar and seek enjoyment in it. But the atmosohere of the lounge changed, not abruptly, but by a gradual feeling that those who had been so contented, so satisfied, with a pleasant journey were becoming restless. Presently. one by one, the pas~ sengers drifted out, until only the Negro was left in the lounge. For the next half hour he had the lounge almost to himself. Only a few men entered it, and each in turn hastily lighted a cigarette, puffed it brief­ly and returned to his seat in the coach. The Supreme Court has said the Negro has a right to be in the lounge, to be in the same coach as the white passengers. But so long as men and women, whether on trains or in residential neighbor­hoods, or other places of contact, auietly remove themselves when the Negro moves in, integration will never become a fact. The ahove incident occurred be­tween Philadelphia and New York, and it is a safe bet that I was the onl:v Southerner in the lounge at the time. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS: If anyone is planning to send us a Cadillac or a diamond ring: for Christmas, we will settle for a modest contribution to our paper and will appreciate it just as much. -Editor From a business executive in San Jose, California: "From all ac­counts it would appear that we are fighting a losing battle but those of us who possess a degree of knowledge and understanding, and have watched America com­mit economic and political suicide, are deeply concerned and there is no other course left to us but to work in every conceivable way to destroy the forces which bid fair to consume us. You are doing more than your share and may God help you to continue with your work." Novemer-Decembe~ , I 960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE A Type Of 'Sharing' The Repeal Of Connaly Amendment Now Poses Do-Gooders Hadn't Planned Direct Threat To Our Internal Security A report by the director of Hous­ton's Social Hygiene Center, Dr. E. M. Vanderstoep, just issued, re­veals that there is an increase of 1000 per cent in that city's vener­eal cases over those of 1955 and .that 90 per cent of such cases are Negroes. Coming as it did on the heels of the forced integration of two schools in Houston as a result of the ruling of a Federal judge, the report was said to have caused ap­prehension on the part of white parents in that city since it is known that such diseases are large­ly prevalent among colored chil­dren as well as adults, in the South. The do-gooders and Reds who started the agitation for racial mix­ing in the schools probably forgot or overlooked this vital fact when they instituted their propaganda campaign for forced integration. Now, in addition to their Social­istic program which advocates "sharing the wealth" it looks like we are now faced with a situation in which the children of the South will be forced to ushare the vener~ eat diseases" of a race which, un~ fortunately, looks on such afflic­tions as no more of a calamity than being visited by a common cold. So They Think They Are 'Soaking The Rich'? If the Marxists who frame our tax laws in Washington think they are "soaking the rich" with their Socialistic legislation, they have another thought coming. There are 43,697,608 taxpayers under the $20,000 income bracket who pay 80 per cent of all income taxes collected, or a total of $22,- 889,000,000.00. There are only 490,774 taxpayers in the income bracket above $20,- 000 who pay a total tax of $6,374,- 000,000.00 or 20 per cent of all in­come taxes collected. These figures were recently made public by Congressman Noah Ma­son of Illinois, sponsor of the 23rd amendment before Congress for re­peal of the Sixteenth Amendment which provides for the levying of an income tax, and were published by Human Events. When this income tax amend­ment was adopted in 1913, it was claimed by its Marxist sponsors that rich people would pay the greatest proportion of the tax but it has turned out just the opposite. And the smaller taxpayers are "soaked" more heavily than those in the higher bracket. The Sixteenth amendment is per4 haps the greatest incentive to gov­ernmental corruption in the history of civilization and is responsible for most of the economic, financial and social ills from which the nation is now suffering. Congressman H. R. Gross of Iowa has caused a lot of people to do a double-take. He has called atten­tion to an item in the fOreign aid program which provides $100,000 to the government of Israel for the purpose of teaching the people of that country to operate banks and loan companies. The well~founded reasons why the Connaly Amendment to our acceptance of the jurisdiction of the World Court should not be repealed have been multiplied a thousand times by a recent event. Dr. Philip C. Jessup, notorious liberal who Jeans so far to the left ~= ~h~s J~i~~~~:~t:s c~~~b~~ ~~t t;a~e~e0~::.s going, has been nominated Dr. Jessup was one of those who huddled with Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White and others of their ilk at San Francisco in the Spring of 1945 when the tragic formation of the United Nations was under way. Efforts were made to get this former Columbia law professor named as a delegate to the 1951 session of the United Nations but the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin bitterly opposed this appoint­ment and the Senate refused to confirm him. In spite of that Truman gave him an interim appointment after Congress had adjourned. Jessup also testified at both trials of Alger Hiss and each time spoke in behalf of Hiss, and later declared he saw no reason to change his testimony. Jessup was Chairman of the Pacific arid American Councils of the Institute of Pacific Relations, an organizatidn charged by Senator Me~ earthy as "accepting Communist money to (support its projects and also employing Communist writers and research workers." The Wisconsin senator charged that there were 60 officials and writers of the Institute of Pacific Relations at the time Jessup was connected with it "who have been named as Communists or espionage agents in sworn testimony before various Congressional committees." Since the United States Senate does not have to confirm the ap­pointment and the matter rests with the United Nations entirely, Jes~ sup's selection as the representative of the United States on the World Court is a foregone conclusion and may have been announced by the time this appears in print. Patriotic Americans will need to renew their fight against repeal of the Connaly Amendment immediately following the reconvening of the next session of Congress on January 3rd. The forces backing Jessup will move Heaven and earth to bring about this repeal and good Ameri­cans must be on guard. So far as we know there has been no organized protest against the selection of Jessup to the American delegation in the United Nations who will have to vote on the matter, but that probably. would do no good anyway as they will no doubt be strongly in favor of a person with his record for the job. Constitution Specifically Limits The Duties Of The Vice President The left-wing columnist, Mr. Roscoe Drummond, suggests that Mr. Kennedy will need the "powerful and indispensable" figure of Mr. Lyndon Johnson as a legislative leader if he is to "avoid a recalcitrant and balky Congress" in getting his program through. Perhaps Mr. Drummond will tell his readers how the newly elected vice president is going to perform as a "powerful and indispensable" figure in the Senate and, at the same time, function as vice president in view of the fact that the Constitution of the United States in Article one, section three, strictly limits him to the following activities during his term of office: "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided." That is what the Constitution says the Vice President shall do and that's all it says he shall do. If it had been intended that a "powerful and indispensable" Vice President should go around mixing with the members of that body, advising them how to vote; buttonholing them in cloak rooms in favor of this measure or that or lobbying for a pet bill of the President it would have so stated in the Constitution. As it is, his sole duty is to preside oVer the Senate and vote only in the case of a tie. Of course we realize that the Constitution is no longer regarded as having much weight with the liberals and left~wingers who are in the majority in Washington but, even so, if they are going to delegate new and powerful authority to the Vice President, they should submit an amendment to the Constitution outlining these new responsibilities and prerogatives; thereby at least going through the motions of fol­lowing Constitutional procedure. Knoxville, Tennessee, is beauti­fying its downtown area, according to press reports, along the lines of those advocated by proponents of "urban renewal." The only differ­ence is that the Knoxville project is being paid for by the merchants of that city which is as it should be. No citizen objects to the building of malls, flower bordered walks, sidewalk cafes or what have you in the downtown area of their city so long as such undertakings are not made part of a government pro­gram and the CQst saddled on the taxpayers. New gag which the election has engendered runs like this: "The shortest cut to "the White House­go to Harvard Md turn left." Page 5 No Picketing Allowed If The Victim Is A Negl'o In Los Angeles recently, accord4 ing to press reports, a group of boys who were picketing the show of the Negro entertainer, Sammy Davis, were hastily dispersed by the police who threatened to send them to jail. They were picketing the place because of the Negro's im ~ pending marriage to a White female from Sweden, indicating that there are still some element s of decency in the nation's movie capital. If these boys had been labor un­ion eoons picketing a business con .. cern, or if they had been young Ne­gro thugs oicketing a white lunch4 counter, the police would have looked the other way and would have done nothing. In this case, they were picket· ing a Negro in protest against the basest act of degeneracy in which human beings can engage - mis­cegenation - but the heavy hand of the law clamped down on them in nothing flat. According to a press dispatch from Paris, Pavel I. Erchov, former Communist Ambassador to Israel and Switzerland, has been named deouty director-general of UNESCO which should occasion no surprise for the oro~Communist leaning of this U. N. "cultural'' organization has long been obvious from its ac· tions. Senator Barry Goldwater of Ari· zona attributes the loss of the elec~ tion to Mr. Kennedy to the fact that the Republican candidate con~ ducted a "me too" campaign. This is perhaos true and the sad part of it is that as long as that party continues to run a oart~Cons e rva­tive and part~Liberal candidate for the office of President, their cam .. oaigns will be on a "me too" basis. They have some sort of perverted idea that they have to lean to the left to make themselves heard by the voters but the fact is they don't know if this is true. The American voters have not had a chance to vote for a Conservative in more than a ouarter century. Maybe they would choose a sound-thinking can .. didate if they had a chance. Where unconscionable knaves and scoundrels once trafficked in Negro flesh and sold them as slaves from the auction block, unscruou­lous politicians now traffic in Ne~ gro votes and promise them any .. thing and everything on earth to gain their ballot. This was forceful­ly demonstrated in the campaign which came to a close on Novem .. ber 8. The Republican candidate for United States senator from Texas, John G. Tower, running against Lyndon Johnson, polled almost a million votes which is unprecedent-. ed and Republican William M. Ste­ger opposing Governor Price Dan-­iel received over a half miltion votes, which is also a record in a test between the two parties in the State. One of the most lethal weapons which the Communists employ in intimidating anti~Communists in this country is the perpetual threat of a "smear" against any patriot who dares to expose their attempts to overthrow the American govern­ment. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSf;RVATIVE Novemer-Oecember, I 960 ·-------------------------- Senate Committee Charges Communist Party Rioting Students Are Communism's M!~~:rof~i~~~~~~e~~ou~u~~~~~o ~~s~~f th~:~!!~~t- Newest And Most Effective Weapon be cited but the following is a good tee informed officials of the Com- ~;~~~:t~~~~~~~~e~t":!.'~~:i~a::h~ft~ ~i~~: a~~i~i:ti;:;~f~~c;::s ~~~'Z African Witches' Brew ~~~n~~~~~i~~g~~~~ ii~ ~f.m~~~~'~ ~~~Yo1et~;i~~dm~uan;~~·~~~~-~:;,.~: Concorted in Moscow try. cordingly, Abrams was fired by the Q,. On May 19, 1960, the Commit­tee for a Sane Nuclear Policy held a rally at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Among the speakers at the rally, according to the press, were Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Mr. Walter Reuther, Governor G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, Dr. Harold Taylor, for­mer president of Sarah Lawrence College and others. Mr. Norman Cousins is Chairman of the Com­mittee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. Arrangements for the meeting were made by Henry H. Abrams according to a report of the Sub­committee to Investigate Internal Security, Committee of the Judici­ary, United States Senate. On May 13, 1960, Mr. Abrams was called before the above Com­mittee regarding his alleged Com­munist affiliations, after Mr. J. G. Sourwine, chief counsel of the Committee had explained: "The Committee has received informa­tion that an important member of the Communist Party has been ac­tive in making arrangements for a mass meeting to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, May 19." For several hours the Committee questioned Mr. Abrams but prac­tically the only questions he an­swered were those concerning his name and address- Answers to all others were refused on the grounds of the first and fifth amendments to the Constitution. Here are samples of the ques­tions propounded to Mr. Abrams for hours and hours together with his answer: Mr. Sourwine: Are you now or have you ever been a member of )he Upper West Side Section of the Communist Party of New York City? Mr. Abrams: I must decline to answer that question on the grounds already given (Fifth Amendment). Mr. Sourwine: Have you ever been a member of the Young Com­munist League? Mr. Abrams: I must decline to answer that question on the grounds already given. Mr. Sourwine: Have you ever contributed financially to the Com­munist Party, U.S.A.? Mr. Abrams: I must decline to answer that question for the grounds already given. After a hearing which consumed 27 pages of questions which he re- One of the latest acts of desecra­tion of Christian ideals has bccu.r­red in Milwaukee where leaders of the Evangelical and Reformed church have approved a Sunday School book for young children which pictures Jesus Christ wear­ing knee-length golf trousers in­stead of traditional flowing robes. Committee for a Sane Nuclear Pol­icy only a few days before the Madison Square Garden meeting. In a speech concerning the affair delivered on the floor of the Sen­ate, United States Senator Thomas J. Dodd of Connecticut and vice chairman of the Committee which investigated Abrams said that it was his "unpleasant duty to have to notify them (Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy) that the un­publicized chief organizer of the Madison Square Garden rally was a veteran member of the Commun­ist Party; that there was also evi­dence of serious Communist infil­tration at chapter level through the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Pol­icy; that the Communist Party and its front organizations had done their utmost to promote the meet­ing; that the Communists provided much of the organizing machinery for the meeting because they plan­ned to use it as a pressure instru­ment in suoport of Soviet nuclear diplomacy." The senator added that the "Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy is headed by a group of na­tionally prominent citizens about whose integrity and good faith there is no question." If he intended to convey by this that those connected with the Com­mittee for a Sane Nuclear Policy were unaware of the Communist in­filtration, we very definitely dis­agree with him. It is laughable, for instance, to assume that Eleanor Roosevelt, one of its chief ramrods, would object to Communists taking part in the movement. Her record is all to the contrary. She has been cited as belonging to so many Communist fronts that she probably has lost count of them herself. If she has ever denied such affiliation or ex­pressed any public regret for her pro-Communist activity, we are un­aware of it. At any rate, this is just one instance of how so-called respon­sible organizations and movements are directed by Soviet forces and this could be multiplied by hun­dreds of similar cases. In fact, there are very few liberal groups in this country where Communist influ­ence is not the dominating factor and until we clean out subversion in our own ranks, we fail to see where we are going to make a dent in Communism throughout the world. "The Communist Party in the United States is not out of busi­ness; it is not dead; it is not even dormant. It is, however, well on its way to achieve its current objec­tive, which is to make you believe that it is shattered, ineffective, and dying. When it has fully achieved this first objective, it will then proceed inflexibly toward its final goal" - Congressman Gordon H. Scherer of Ohio in speech to Con­gress, May 5, 1960. The following by Major George R. Jordan appeared in the Los An­geles Times sometime ago. Ma­jor Jordan of the United States Air Force, retired, was U.S. Lend­Lease expediter during World War II and was also U.N. Representa­tive to the U.S.S.R.: Much of the turmoil in today's Africa can be traced to the violent Red seasoning in a witches' brew concocted at Moscow, blended in Ethiopia and poured into a river of hate flooding the Dark Conti­nent. The Soviet Union has establish­ed a huge Communist staff at Ad­dis Ababa, Ethiopia, where their facilities include a combination hos­pital- university. There, Russian­speaking nurses and witch doctors arc trained before infiltrating every comer of Africa. Long- before the Kremlin suc­ceeded in setting up this secret satellite in the Abyssinian jungle, Moscow was operating a witch doc­tors' school in which Black ·Magic and Red Doctrine were expertly mixed for the trainees. The Communist-schooled witch doctors are now fanning out into everv valley, and village, carrying the Kremlin's orders to the firesides of all the tribes. "Rise up against the white OP­pressors!", the witch doctors shriek. "Recover the gold, copper, uran­ium, cobalt and diamonds needed for national development!" Desoite all the talk about an "enlightened" Africa striving for self-government, the savagery of ancient tribal customs lingers close to the surface in many areas of the vast continent. A few months ago, Ghana's Eng­lish- educated representative to the United Nations was called home for a celebration to be attended by tri­bal chiefs. There is evidence he was put into a "stew oot" so his wisdom could be divided among the chiefs. Whatever the case, he has dis­appeared, and his disaopearance is being ignored by the U.N. and by Ghana. It seems unlikely that either Cen~ tral or East Africa will really be ready for self-government for at least 50 years. If political power is turned over soon to the Soviet­trained and Mau Mau-dominated stooges now trying to grab con­trol, the results may be even worse than those in the Congo. The Congo army riots, with rape rampant, should teach the free world the danger of hothousing the kind of African "nationalism" now raising such a clamor. That kind of strident nationalism is actually con­fined to a small minority inspired and financed by Soviet agents. Daniel Semonovich Solod, 56, who has a long and interesting rec­ord as Soviet ambassador to Syria and Lebanon, and as the man who convinced Nasser he should buy Czechoslovakian armament, is the The latest weapon of the Com­munists for overthrowing govern­ments throughout the world are students in universities and they are being used extensively for this purpose. Irresponsible and emotional, they are easily influenced to engage in acts of violence against constituted authority in whatever country they reside without having the faintest idea of the cause in which their help is being utilized. Riots in Japan, San Francisco, Mexico, Turkey and Korea were composed of adolescent students, as were those engaging in sit-down strikes in the South against lunch counters and all were directed by Communist revolutionaries seeking by this method to stir up strife and disunity for Soviet benefit. It is even claimed that there are "judo studios" strung around over the world which instruct these stu· dents in the Japanese art of judo and that the students get their pra~~ tice by assaulting elderly or help­Jess victims in back alleys. Through a knowledge of "scientific violence" mobs of unruly students can dom· inate any situation and achieve vic­tory for their Soviet masters. In view of the lack of parental authority over these young hood· lums, it would seem that national legislation covering the situation would be invoked in the countries affected but in the case of the United States this would be diffi· cult so long as labor union goons are given perfect liberty to engage in similar acts of violence. It is a dangerous threat to any and every country and unless some­thing is done to restrain these young thugs, the end of free na­tions will come sooner than ex~ peeled. From a subscriber in Atlanta: "You serve the same purpose in this country today that Thomas Jefferson's 'Committee of Corres­pondence' once served in an equal­ly serious time." newly appointed ambassador to Conarky, Guinea. Operating with the Soviet Consu­late in South Africa is the Com~ munists' trouble shooter, Nzula· Modiakgotla, who carefully plants hts allotment of witch doctors in colonies selected for "liberation." This man has been busy with his machinations since 1950. The art of communicating via the tom-tom drums of ancient voo­~ oo:frained warriors is being taught m a Russian army signal corps school on the Black Sea, according to Vokrug Sveta, a Russian mili­tary publication. "The language of the drums is unintelligible to the soldiers of the colonial (French) troops," said Vokrug Sveta. "That is why this anctent method of transmission now serves to call the population to meetings organized by the Demo­~ ratic Union of Africa (Commun­Ist Negro organization of French Equatorial Africa.)" The world had better listen to those drums; they have a message for us - a warning! ' - Novemer.December, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 . One Of First Ads 'Of Communists Is To Destroy Independence Of Bench And Bar On request of the Public Rela­tions Department of the American Bar Association with headquarters in Chicago, we are glad to publish the following press release from that organization concerning an ad­dress by the new president, Mr. Whitney North Seymour made in Omaha recently: Whitney North Seymour of New York, making his first a?dr~ss be· fore a state bar orgamzatiOn as President of the American Bar As­sociation, told the Nebraska State Bar Association that members of the legal profession have a great opportunity now to expose Com­munist duplicity. He called also for affirmative leadership by the na­tion's bar associations to improve international relations through the rule of law. Pointing to the appearances of Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Cas­tro before the United Nations, Mr. Seymour said: "The recent blasts of Khrushchev and Castro in the U.N. about colonialism would be laughable if they did not show such contempt for the intelligence of their listeners. While England, France and other so-called colonial powers have been granting free­dom to over 500 million people, many of whose countries now or soon wilt be new members of the U.N., the Communists have freed not one person. Freedom from Communist rule has only been achieved by escape or death." One of the first things the Com­munists do in any country where they gain dominance is to destroy the independence of the bench and bar, President Seymour warned. He called for strong support of the bar for the United Nations, for the World Court and "every other in­stitution which can aid in the peaceful settlements of disputes" and extend the rule of law in the world. He also called attention to plans of the American Bar Association's Special Committee on World Peace Through Law to hold a series of international regional conferences of lawyers to consider means of strengthening international legal processes. Tentative plans are to hold such conferences starting in 1961 in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. President Seymour took office Sept. 2 as the American Bar Associ­ation's 84th president. His Omaha appearance, before a banquet meet­ing of the Nebraska State Bar As­sociation was his first official speaking engagement before a state bar group. Following are excerpts from Mr. Seymour's address: "The present time affords a great opportunity for the bar to help pro­vide needed leadership where it has special competence. As the Com­munists seek to impose their form of dictatorship on other countries~ under the guis2 of friendly coopera­tion, the lawyers should join in sounding a warning, and in ad­vancing the banner of a great alter­native. We should accentuate the positive and not the negative. "The warning is to remind every­one of what the Communists have done wherever their bear hug has been applied. Hungary and Tibet are the most recent examples: the countries of Eastern Europe are earlier ones. Here the Rule of Law has been flouted, peoples have been enslaved, dissenters have been ex­ecuted, sometimes with the aid of controlled courts and always with­out the protection of independent counsel. Indeed one of the first things the Communists do is to destroy the independence of the bench and bar. Through the Inter­national Commission of Jurists, the world has been informed about many of these outrages. Its reports on Hungary and Tibet are classic statements of what the Commun­ists do to freedom. The American Bar Association has actively sup­ported the work of the Commis­sion since it was established. "Against such a background, the recent blasts of Khrushchev and Castro in the U. N. about colonial­ism would be laughable if they did not show such contempt for the in­telligence of their listeners. While England, France and other so-called colonial powers have been grant­ing freedom to over 500,000,000 people, many of whose countnes are now or soon will be new mem­bers of the U.N., the Communists have freed not one person. Free­dom from Communist rule has only been achieved by escape or death. Instead of granting freedom from colonialism, they have reached. far more and more peoole to subject to their special brand. "But refutation and exposure is not enough; the bar can do much more. It is evident that strong sup­port for the U. N. and its indepen­dent role is called for from all who be1ieve in the rule of law. Further- ~~re~:~f'!~~!~r i~~it~~~~ ;~~c~ can aid in the peaceful settlements of disputes is in order. Thus, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, now a distinguished but pale sha­dow of its possibilities, should be reactivated. The program of inter­national conferences of lawyers of our outstanding Committee on World Peace Through Law deserves wide support. And the modest but important programs whi~h b~in~ our lawyers and judges mto mh­mate contact with those of other countries are of great importance. The visits of more than 1000 Brit­ish and Commonwealth lawyers and judges and their families to the American Bar Association meet­ing in Washington i_n. August a!ld their subsequent offlctal entertam­ment in ten other American cities were steps in the right direction. "Chief Justice Simmons has, with the aid of others, made a no­table contribution in the same di­rection by collecting American law books and sending them to many judges and lawyers abroad. Thus, our concept of the Rule of Law has been made available through imag- Church Group Is Guilty Of Ecclesiastical Blackmail No informed or thinking Ameri­can any longer questions the fact that it was the Communists who started all the agitation for racial mixing in the South but the Reds can now take a back seat for their work along this line is being carried on for them by others not connect­ed with the Party, and especially religious groups. In October when the delegates to the Disciples of Christ Church met at Louisville, Kentucky, the gathering, in the modern manner, was all splattered with Negroes. Previously the church leaders had been assured that delegates would "be accommocl::tted without racial discrimination." However. there are many decent persons in Louisville who have not gone along with the Soviet racial policy which largely prevails in that border State city. Accordingly many Negroes were refused serv­ice when they boldly barged into white establishments and demand· ed to be taken care of. We look for the pattern of Wash­ington society soon to be shaped largely by the conduct of members of the Hollywood Rat Pack as they caper and cavort through White House corridors. inative private channels. More of this sort of thing should be encour­aged. "There is also room for a great expansion of the program for show­ing judges and lawyers of other countries our legal system at work. At the present time, they come over under the auspices of one of our great universities, as guests of our government or as individual visitors. Their visits around the country are generally not coordi­nated or geared to any particular program. An American Bar Associ­ation Committee, of which Judge Stephen S. Chandler, Chief Judge of the Western District of Okla­homa is Chairman, has that whole matter in charge. We hope that there will be a great expansion in the Committee's work. Visits to bar associations and courts in various parts of our country should be a regular part of the program. "Among other things, it would be most desirable if lawyers among the delegates from new nations to the U. N. could participate in such visits. Of course, some of them may be critical of some things they see but they could be reminded that American visitors to their countries might engage in friendly criticism. We do not need to be self-righteous to establish that we are constant­ly striving to make our system con­form to our ideals. The great thing is not to achieve a synthetic ab­sence of criticism, but to have a common purpose to respect the dig­ity of man, to strive constantly to maintain liberty and to make sure that courts do justice with complete independence and integrity. It is that common denominator among the lawyers of the world which we ought to encourage and maintain. Those who believe in such things, whatever their background, are bound to oppose tyranny in what­ever form it appears, whether in Communism or some home-grown variety." Thereupon a whole session of the convention was reserved for a dis .. cussion of these "embarrassing in .. cidents" and an apology was made "to all our Negro brethren for these incidents.'' Furthermore, the gathering de .. cided to make a list of the estab .. lishments which had refused serv .. ice to the black delegates and wide .. ly publicize them for the purpose of discouraging patronage of these establishments by those attending the convention and by like-minded Louisville Disciples of Christ. The implication was that these local decent owners of hotels, restau .. rants and rooming houses who do not open their doors to Negroes should be boycotted. Of course all this was done in the name of "Christian charity, ra• cia! tolerance and human brother• hood" but it was no such thing and in pretending that it was, the Disciples of Christ were adding hypocrisy to their other sins. Their action· in trying to effect a boycott against self-respecting, free Americans was nothing short of ecclesiastical blackmail and an attempt to use the power of the church in promoting Soviet ideal .. ogy in the United States. "Time plays tricks on old mem .. ories," said the Wall Street Journal on election day, November 8 "but in at least one respect it seems to us that this has been the poorest political campaign of many Years. Rarely have two candidates talked so much and said so little ... " There was much more to the edi .. torial but in these few words, the Journal put its finger on the weak .. ness of the campaign. Neither can .. didate said anything. Perhaps the day will come (we hope) when at least one of the candidates will be a statesman, will discuss funda .. mental issues and give the Ameri .. can voters something to hope for. In 1902 Lenin made this pro• nouncement: "We must go among all classes of the people as theore'"' ticians, as propagandists, as agita .. tors, and as organizers ..• The prin .. cipal thing of course is propaganda and ag;tation among all strata of the people ... " Look around you and ask yourself, as an American, whether or not these injunctions have been faithfully carried out so far as the United States is con .. cerned. Pogo I Did We Call This Shot On The Soviets Or Did We? 1 It does not require a touch of genius for an American to antici .. pate what the Soviets will do be· oause they operate under a care .. 1 fully planned program which to an informed person is easily predict· able. I But we must refer to the fact that we called the shot on their action in regard to the payment of the expense of the United Nations meddling in the Congo. I Our October edition was off the press and in the mails on Tuesday, October 18th and on page 3 of that edition under the heading of the editorial "Savages From The Jungle Gradually Gaining Power in the United Nations" we said in part: " . . . It has been noted in the press that Khrushchev has refused to pay Russia's part of the money tor the expense of sending troops tnto the Suez situation some years ago and it is logical to suppose that he will do likewise in the case of the terrific expense involved in sending troops into the Congo." I A~~~;:t~r~~:!:r· a~~~~~e'w~lh a~ United Nations dateline said: "The Soviet Bloc countries served notice Friday they will refuse to pay for any part of what they called 'the dirty' U.N. operation in the Congo." That fulfillment of our prediC­tion came sooner than even we ex­pected but at least we did not miss our guess. We said further in our editorial in the paper released October 18 concerning the Soviets' probable re­fusal to pay the Corygo expense: "This will shift a heavy financial burden on the shoulders of some respectable nation which does not repudiate its obligations and it re­quires no genius to figure out what nation that will be." The Associated Press article with the United Nations dateline refer­red to above and which appeared three days after our prediction said on this subject: "It (the Soviet re· fusal) has implications for the United States which will ultimate­ly pay for the major cost of the Congo operation, estimated to reach between $150,000,000 and $200,000,000 by the end of 1961." We hit the hull's eye there, too. There is only one silver lining to this dark cloud. The Associated Press article hinted that the United Nations is faced with "a long­threatened financial crisis" and in­dicated that "the total destruction of the United Nations" might be in­volved in this Soviet refusal to pay its part. Both contingencies are encourag­ing - that the U. N. is running out of money and that it may be de· t troyed. From a Fort Worth physician: "! would like to express my apprecia­t ion of your paper and of your ef­forts to expose the political ter· mites who are undermining our Constitution.'' Horror Story for Americans: It is estimated by reliable authorities that there are 30,000 trained sabo­teurs operating in the United States. There were Jess than this number in the group that overthrew Russia in 1917. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Observations On The Recent Election Of A President There has perhaps never been a Presidential campaign in this country before where practically no fundamental issues of government were discussed by either candidate and where only extraneous and vo.te­catching proposals and appeals to special groups and classes occupted almost the full time and attention of both nominees. There were no clear-cut decisions for voters to make - no choice between a dedicated Conservative and an admitted Liberal. Both were committed to platforms stressing Marxist policies of government, in vary­ing degrees, and it was largely a matter of method in execution rather than principle which was involved in either case. There is little doubt that Mr. Nixon's capitulation to Nelson Rocke­feller in regard to the Chicago platform, together with Mr. Lodge's crack about a Negro in the Cabinet, smothered any hope that the seven Southern States which went Republican in 1956 would land in Nixon's camp in 1960. While both candidates had a heavy burden to carry in the matter of their running mates, Lodge was probably a greater handicap than Johnson since the latterts native State of Texas at least squeaked by for the Democratic ticket, while Lodge's pulling power in Massachusetts was practically non-existent. There were many who saw a repetition of a Dewey-type campaign in the efforts of Richard Nixon to gain the White House. It is under­stood that he was urged to come out slugging by Conservative Repub­licans who wanted him to revert to the hard-hitting tactics which had won for him in other years. But he was touched by the blight of Modern Republicanism with which he had been associated for eight years and seemed to have lost the spirit to wage the kind of figh t which once knocked his opponents out of the ring. Undoubtedly there was enough religious prejudice in the South to ~~:t~s p~~~e;rt~~s~a~e;~~e;~c~~irp:~Y:~eth~~j~~i~~ ~~d ~ebo~~!~:~~ resulted. Catholics who would not have otherwise voted for Kennedy because of his left-wing views, laid aside all other considerations and flocked to his banner. This was especially true in the North and East where the Catholic faith is most predominant. There is one lesson to be 1earned, if no other, from the results and that is that Mr. Kennedy now has assurance that he can insult the South with impunity and suffer little retaliation at the ballot box. He frankly implied before his nomination that he didn't need the support of the South and didn't particularly want it. His trips to that area during the campaign are believed to have been made largely to save face for his running mate and bolster the waning influence of the latter in Dixie. Because of the brilliance, ability and resourcefulness of Mr. Robert Kennedy, most people figure that this young man will be the power behind the throne during the next administration and many see him as a crafty Rasputin at the Imperial Court of the New Frontier. The •Great Debates• Missed Being Great By A Country Mile We certainly hope that those chosen to make notes on human events for the benefit of posterity do not list the Nixon-Kennedy perform­anae on television as "The Great Debates" for if they do it will be a direct perversion of the facts. There was not only nothing "great" about the performances but they were not even "debates." They were merely glorified versions of the Meet the Press program. In order to debate in the real meaning of the term, the two men would have had to possess divergent views on issues of government and to have defended them according to their earnest convictions. As it was, they were merely two puppets dangling from the same Marxist string and both in thorough agreement that Socialism as a policy of government is preferable to the great Free Enterprise System on which the American Republic was founded. The only disagreement between them was as to which was best qualified to give away the taxpayers' hard-earned money and to carry out the Welfare State program which each party platform set forth at their respective conventions. How could any public discussion be termed "great" which hinged on such non-government subjects as civil rights, medical care for the aged, Federal aid to education, regulation of wages and related issues which have been thrust to the forefront to the exclusion of relevant prob­I. ems by do-gooders and hairbrained reformers who provide the grist fer the legislative mill under a Socialist government? The discussions might have attained greatness if one or the other candidate had risen to the occasion and bitterly denounced such evils as the prevalence of Communist sympathizers in the State Department who shape our foreign policy; the trade policy which is ruining American industry; inflation which is destroying the value of the American dollar and the illegal assumption of authority by the Executive and Judicial branches of government which is destroying the Rights of the States and the freedom of the individual root, stock and branch. Novemer· December, 1960 One World Propagandists Make Farce Of Halloween It's too bad that the One-World propaganda which is flooding the country could not be stopped be· fore getting to small children, but it seems it can't. All over the nation on Halloween. youngsters were instructed to em ... ploy this traditional fun night for kids in raising money for "hungry children in other lands," instead ot making their usual "trick or treat" demands and receiving goodies in return. Now they boldly ask for money or gifts to be sent overseas. All this tom-foolery is part of the propaganda for HOne-World citizenship" wherein children are enlisted in the campaign to force Americans to think and act in terms of the world instead of the Repub· lie in which they live. Churches and their misguided ministers are largely responsible for this making a farce of Halloween for it was they who first suggested that this event be turned into a fund-raising campaign for UNICEF. one of the United Nations branches for Socializing the world and con­verting it into one big family. It is high time that do-gooders be told to keep their cotton·pick· ing hands off of this celebration of Halloween and let the kids prank and play as they have done from the beginning of the Republic in­stead of unloading the burdens of "One-World" on their frail shoul­ders. There's plenty of time for their minds to be infiltrated when they have grown to be adults; let's permit them to be children while they can. We agree one hundred per cent with Mr. Lynn Landrum, Dallas News columnist who, in an editor­ial on the subject, said in part: "Can't we even have Halloween without somebody shaking us down for something we neither know nor understand? After all, there are doughnuts to be paid for, candy to be bought, Christmas cards to be merchandised, all in the name of this or that drive. There ought to be one night in the shank end of the year when little neighbors and big neighbors can be just neigh­bors and not cogs in a world ap­paratus for vague purposes under vague direction in vague amount." Our Next Edition Will Be Out The Middle Of January As ... our subscribers know, we have ten editions per year. The July and August editions are issued jointly and so are the November and December editions. Our next edition will be out around the middle of January when we sadly fear we will have to re­cord events which will begin to transpire in Washington designed to lead us eventually into a Wel­fare State. It is the duty of every reader of the Southern Conservative to do everything within their power to prevent this threatened catastrophe to the Republic from becoming a reality and we request renewed ac­tivity on their part along this line as the New Year dawns. The Editor
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