THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government-
Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MARCH, 1960 No.3
IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST CONGRESS SHOULD
ADJOURN UNTIL AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION
AN EXALTED TYPE OF FEDERAL SERVICE
THAT BENEFITS EVERY AMERICAN HOME
It is perhaps only human nature for us to become impatient with our
government in Washington at times in view of high taxes, inflation, invasion
of States Rights, restriction of our traditional freedoms and other
small grievances of a similar nature.
But as good Americans, we will not let these minor resentments and
irritations blind uS' to the fact that this same government has more than
made up for these unimportant economic restraints in just one new
social service which sets us up as the most privileged people of any
nation on earth.
We have only recently been made aware of this particular service
which is of such incalculable benefit to the American home as to bring
tears of gratitude to our eyes for the simple privilege of citizenship in
a country whose beneficent leaders overlook nothing in their zeal to
bring the blessings of government right down close to the people.
We have reference to a pamphlet issued by an agency of the Federal
Department of Agriculture titled "Frying Muskrats in Wine" and it is
our sincere belief that on reading it, the hearts of every American woman
will thrill at the limitless possibilities for expanding her culinary achieve~
ments through the information thus made available to her by Washing~
ton experts who have dedicated their lives to this vital subject.
No doubt there are millions of ignorant American housewives who
have heretofore been baking, stewing and broiling their muskrats with~
out realizing that our great brains in Washington have been engaged in
extensive research in the matter and have developed a far tastier method
of cooking this typical American dish.
We do not know how many millions of these pamphlets have been
printed or how many millions of dollars were spent in their preparation
and distribution but whatever the amount, it is more than worth the
price for American women to learn how to properly serve this great deli~
cacy which appears daily on all American tables and which forms the
basic diet of all classes of our society.
Personally, we have always fricasseed our muskrats but now that
our government has pointed out our mistake in clinging to outmoded
methods of the past, we shall look forward with ecstatic anticipation to~
ward trying out this tested recipe so thoughtfully provided by our peer~
less leaders in the nation's capital.
And above all, we will take great pride and joy in the fact that we
are privileged to live under a government whose master minds display
such rare judgment in the expenditure of taxpayers' funds and whose
genius has enabled them to produce an immortal document teeming with
priceless information which will ring down through the corridors of time
and provide vital instructions to posterity concerning the proper manner
of cooking muskrats.
Puts In His Two Cents
A Michigan carpet-bagger, Congressman
Alvin M. Bentley, has ad~
ded insult to injury of the South
by proclaiming that Congressional
representation from Southern
States should be withdrawn and
the number of representatives from
that section reduced.
What he is said to be deathly
afraid of is that the people of
Michigan are going to reduce their
representation by one and that he
is going to be it. He faces a bitter
fight for re-election to Congress
and is making a desperate bid for
He made his proposal for whittling
down the number of the
South's representatives in Congress
before an annual banquet of the
Detroit Alumni of Howard University
in Washington. The banquet
was attended mostly by Negroes
with the usual number of white
riffraff to be seen on such occasions.
During the current session of Congress, scarcely a legislative
proposal will be offered or a measure enacted
that is even remotely intended to promote the interests
of the ordinary taxpaying citizens of the United States.
Practically every official action in the next few months
before the two nominating conventions will be taken
with the sole view to the advantage which will accrue
to one of the two factions of the overall Socialist Party
which now completely dominates American politics.
Without conscience, political integrity or concern for the
general welfare, leaders of the two segments of our
one-party system will slug it out in their relentless
battle to capture the White House and the security, stability
and solvency of the American Republic will be sacrificed
to the greed, cunning and ambition of votehungry
politicians. Under these circumstances, there is
only one possible service that our elected representatives
in the Congress can render the nation and that is to
adiourn, go home and wage the campaign for the presidency
on their own time and with their own money.
As proof that "hope springs eternal in the human heart," great
masses of tax-burdened Americans have long and confidently expected
that at some point in contemporary history their public servants in
Washington would reverse the destructive course they have pursued
since 1933 and begin making amends for their repeated and deadly as~
saults on the public purse, on the Constitution and on the American
system of government.
Perhaps that day will yet come when, and if, men of impeccable
integrity and lofty caliber once more constitute a majority in the Halls
But in this year of 1960 with a national election in the offing and
with two sets of competing Socialists embarked on a vote-buying spree
with taxpayers' money, Constitutional Government stands to take such
a drubbing as only unprincipled politicians engaged in a life and death
struggle for power can mete out.
In the bitter tug and tussle of the Ins to stay in and the Outs to get
in, the meager rights and freedoms of the American people which have
not already been bartered away will be unhesitatingly swapped off for
minority group votes in the horse-trading which will be substituted for
deliberation in the disposition of any vital issues which may come before
Congress for act~on.
In both Houses of Congress there are, of course, dedicated American
patriots whose hearts bleed at the continued violation of the Con s titu~
tion, at the constant arrd repeated robbing of the taxpayers and at the
steady and relentless drift into National Socialism and who do every~
thing within their power to stem the tide.
But they are an outmatched and helpless minority and their ranks
are rapidly thinning as honest men become hopelessly discouraged over
the unequal battle between those who would preserve the Republic and
those who appear irrevocably committed to its utter destruction and
gradually they are stepping aside and refusing to offer for reelection.
When, during the last session of Congress, twenty major spending
bills were introduced in the House and twenty in the Senate which, if
passed, would have added approximately sixty billion dollars to our
present spending-according to the Director of the Budget-it was believed
that the peak of fiscal lunacy had been reached and that ruthless
squandering of taxpayers money would level off.
But there was no great public reaction or protest against these crazy
proposals and the brainwashed people took it lying down, all of which
proves that members of the American Congress are perhaps the only
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Millions of Americans. Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It
Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE MARCH, 1960
Revealing Events On The Integration Front California Governor Wants
As Result Of Compulsory Human Brotherhood Tou~!v~ve~~i~~~~~~vi~ m~~~~~nt
Mac Cheshire Was A
In Philadelphia two teenage white girls boarded a bus to go home
from school. Fifteen young negro bucks on the bus immediately attacked
them and tried to tear their clothes from their body. The helpless
white driver stopped the bus and let the girls off. Another white
teenage girl, not knowing what was going on, got on the bus at the rear
at the same time and was immediately stripped almost nude and was
screaming from the floor of the bus where she had been thrown when
officers rescued her.
Following a revolutionary speech by the black hate·monger. Rev.
Martin Luther King who urged members of his race to civil disobedience,
interracial fighting between students broke out in Virginia, North Carolina
and Tennessee. During a thirty·minute brawl at Chattanooga between
white and negro teenagers, heavy objects were hurled sending
several to the hospital.
In Washington, D.C. where police admit their inability to handle
the situation resulting from wholesale integration, white women are
again urged to stay off the streets at night unless accompanied Qy a
male to prevent attack by Young negro hoodlums who roam the streets
In Little Rock a bomb was thrown into the home of one of the negro
girls who attends a white school there as a result of "bayonet law"
enacted by the administration and the Supreme Court. Later it was
found that the bomb was thrown by members of the girl's own race in
an apparent effort to stir up more strife and discredit the decent element
of the city which favors segregation of the races.
In Los Angeles, Chief of Police William H. Parker is urging a movement
for the Civil Rights of policemen, pleading that the police in that
negro·ridden city are an oppressed minority. He has testified that the
negro crime rate there is eleven times that of the Caucasian group and
claims that interference by such pressure groups as the NAACP and
Civil Liberties Union is seriously crippling the machinery of law and
In New York, a negro who heads organized sleeping car porters
joined in the plea for acts of violence by urging that negroes make an
organized march on both political conventions next summer in an attempt
to force action by those groups favorable to his race. Sitting on
the platform and applauding the negro porter were such notorious Southhaters
and racial agitators as Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Bunche, Hubert
Humphrey, Martin Luther King, Jake Javits and other advocates of
In Chicago, five negro boys and two negro girls in their teens, while
engaged in a frenzy of criminal activity, even shot and critically wounded
one of their own ilk. While engaged in a series of holdups they shot and
seriously wounded one Rev. Leo K. Bishop, vice president of a national
brotherhood conference, who was rushed to a hospital. Weeping, Bishop's
wife said: "My husband is a walking Mr. Brotherhood. He's. always been
trying to bring people of different backgrounds to come to understand
one another." Maybe this will teach him the folly of such behavior.
In New York the. 46 year old wife of a Presbyterian minister was
criminally attacked by a teenage negro student right in a Manhattan
subway station who drew a gun and marched her to the end of the platform,
attacked her and then robbed her of the thirty·five dollars she
had in her purse.
While all this criminal activity, and a thousand times more, is going
on in this country, the Communist forces which originated the movement
for racial integration in the United States, have moved to Africa
where they are slirring up the fierce savages in the jungle to fight for
their "Civil Rights." w
Our established policy has now
clearly come to be that official actions
of the government are to be
based not on what is right and
wrong but what the people of foreign
nations will think of us for
taking such action. In other words,
alien opinion is the deciding factor
in shaping our policies and forei!
l;ners are now running the show
The Communists have now established
a beachhead in Cuba only
one hundred miles from Florida bUt
the President calmly refuses to take
any action and completely ignores
the Monroe doctrine. Obviously, he
likes to "contain Communism" by
travelling to far places, making
speeches in favor of peace and offering
cash from the American
treasury as the way to avoid Communist
From a woman subscriber in the
State of Washington: "The things
that are being done to our country
by traitors in Washington are
enough to drive patriotic Americans
insane. Incidentally, your paper
with its wonderful humor along
with sound discussion, helps me to
keep my reason and to laugh when
I feel like crying."
Because of his push for Civil
Rights, his designation of himself
as a Westerner instead of a Southerner
and his pussy·footing generally,
Senator Lyndon Johnson is
about to get his political tail in
a crack. While trying to appease
the North, his support in the South
is slipping and newspapers which
were formerly for him or at least
tolerant of him are now riding him
unmercifully. His Southern colleagues
in the Senate are also becoming
critical of him for his
that is started in the United States,
the attempt being made to do away
with capital punishment is Communist
The more criminals turned loose
to prey on society, the better Communism
flourishes and we can look
for more and more States to yield
to pressure and eliminate the supreme
penalty which criminals have
had to pay since time immemorial.
Pat Brown, Governor of California
and one of the weakest sisters
ever to head up a State of the
American Union is leading the
movement to abolish capital punishment
there and has asked the
Legislature of that State to pass
legislation to this effect. The Legislature
turned down his request but
he will keep trying.
Because of its climate, California
is attracting more new people into
its borders than perhaps any other
State in the Union and the influx
to that area includes scores of criminals
who are deserting their hangout
in the North and East for the
milder climate of the Pacific Coast
Los Angeles is known as a gangster's
paradise now and when
Brown is able to offer them greater
incentive to crime through the
abolishment of caoital punishment,
the underworld will have it made.
A lot of addle-nated women have
always protested against capital
ounishment but when heads of
State join these sob sisters in pleading
for mass clemency for criminals,
it is a direct invitation to them
to commit murder, rape, robbery
and every other offense in the categorv
of human crime.
The symnathv of normal people
is always for the victims and not
the perpetrators of heinous crimes
This seems to be a time of
mourning for good patriots who are
being taken from us.
Mac Cheshire was an honorable
American citizen whose greatest
claim to distinction was that he
loved his country with an undying
devotion and was ready to defend
its fundamental principles in season
He lived in the small West Texas
city of Cisco and while his share
of worldly goods was limited as
wealth in this ag9 is measured, he
was rich in those qualities of mind
and heart which proclaim dedication
and devotion to the Republic
and its institutions.
And when it came to evaluating
the motives of the traitors in Washington
who are selling us out, he
never missed a bet. The only medium
he had for expressing his sentiments
was through the "letters
from the people" columns of news ..
papers and by drawing cartoons at
which he was especially adept. He
made use of these two mediums in
We never knew him personally
but wish we had. We feel that by
never having come in contact with
this good American, we are the
He died recently and in his passing
Constitutional Government has
lost a staunch champion.
When and if the United States
is saved from comolete absorption
by a Communist One-World government.
much credit for its reclamation
will go to the Mac Cheshires
of the country.
organized grouo on earth who can furnish definite, conclusive and irrefutable
proof of mass insanity without running any risk of being locked
If they were willing to rifle the pockets of the taxoayers for an additional
sixty billion dollars in a non-election year, it is beyond human
ability to estimate the extent of the raid that will be made on the public
treasury when the lethal battle for the most powerful job in the Republic
really gets under way.
After the present session has further mutilated the Constitution:
criminally appropriated additional billions of taxpayers' money in the
purchase of votes; increased the restrictions on the traditional rights and
freedoms of the citizen and strengthened the strangle hold of National
Socialism on the Federal Government, the end result can only be the
nomination and election of one of a half dozen mediocre candidates not
one of whom is presidential material according to the lofty qualifications
once demanded of contestants for this exalted office.
Not a single one of those Fair Deal Democrats or Modem Republicans
now considered as a potential nominee is worth the price that his
followers in the national lawmaking body are willing to pay for him
and. there is not an iota of justice in compelling the American taxpayers
to fmance all the screwball proposals which will be offered by slap-happy
members of Congress in order to purchase party victory.
So the American people would not only save billions of dollars but
might preserve some lingering remnants of their rights and freedoms
~~ ~~~~gu~~~i~f~:~r:~:netl~~~~~.in Washington to recess Congress and
Maybe they would come back next January in a more chastened,
solemn and sober frame of mind and, in atonement for their sins of the
past, start the long, tedious and tiresome trek back to sanity reason
and common sense. '
Anyway, it's a thought and what have we got to lose that we
havn't already lost in the way of States Rights, property rights, human
freedom a1.d the standing and prestige of the once most powerful and
respected nation on earth?
South Asks To Be Given
Same Break Accorded
Communists and Negroes
The people of the South don't
ask any special favors of the Fed~
eral government but they do feel
that they should get an equal break
with enemies of this country and
that they should not be discrimi~
nated against while .Communists
It will be remembered that the
Supreme Court of the United States
ruled, in effect, that it was all right
for Communists to TALK over~
throw of the American government
but that they could not be convicted
just for talking about it but
must actually engage in an effort
to try to overthrow It before ac·
tion could be taken against them.
And yet, in the Civil Rights bill
which tl.~ President of the United
States has approved, it would be
unlawful for Southerners even to
TALK against integration of the
races in public schools or else·
where. In this bill which the Presi·
dent sponsors "any obstruction ot
court orders" would be a Federal
crime with penalties up to $10,000
and imprisonment up to ten years.
Senator Strom Thurmond of
South Carolina interprets the Pres4
ident's bill as meaning that "ob4
struction of court orders" in Civil
Rights cases could refer to news4
paper editorial criticism, and that
all discussion of the matter would
be suppressed if this bill passes.
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
VALUABLE CITIZEN AND DEVOTED
PATRIOT IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
The hand of death dealt a terrific blow to his city and to the nation
with the passing February 29 of Homer Tomlinson, Sr., Fort Worth pub·
lisher. civic leader and outstanding figure in national patriotic move·
Because of our close association with him throughout the years, the
death of this great American is a direct personal loss to us.
It was to Homer Tomlinson that we submitted our copy for the
first edition of the Southern Conservative late in 1949 prior to its publication
beginning in January, 1950.
We wanted his reaction and his general views on the advisability
of starting a paper of a patriotic nature at a time when the national
capital was so steeped in Liberalism that Constitutional Government
appeared to thoughtful Americans to be doomed.
His counsel and advice to us was invaluable and there bas scarcely
been a time since that day when he would not call us on receipt of the
paper and extend to us such encouragement and wann-hearted praise
for our efforts as to make all the difficulties and drawbacks incident to
its operation vanish into thin air.
Scarcely a movement for the betterment of his own city was inau·
gurated that Homer Tomlinson was not importuned to give of his time,
means and extraordinary ability to its consummation, which he did in
far too great a measure. His service to local institutions, however, was
incidental to the far broader service he rendered to patriotic movements
of nationwide scope.
His opposition to the United Nations which he believed to be an
international conspiracy against the United States as a self·governing
and independent Republic was pronounced and unwavering and his
writings on the subject were held to be among the most reasonable,
factual and convincing discussions of the subject in contemporary history.
A world traveler, he made his own first·hand investigation of the
Foreign Aid Program in many countries around the globe and in this
manner acquired a knowledge of the corruption incident thereto which
strengthened and solidified his vigorous opposition to this policy of gov·
ernment which informed Americans are coming to more and more recognize
as a massive plan to bankrupt the American Republic. and immobilize
it as the most influential nation in the world.
A devout and dedicated Christian in the highest and best meaning
or the term, he suffered perhaps more than most over the massed assault
against the Christian forces of this country by organized World Com·
munism and the fact that some weak men of the cloth in his own beloved
denomination succumbed to this atheistic propaganda, caused him
deep personal grief.
His devotion to his lovely wife, his three children and his seven
grandchildren was so pronounced as to be remarked by aU whose life
he even casually touched.
If one were inclined to question the wisdom of the Divine Creator,
it would be to protest the removal of this great and good man wbo
meant so much to so many.
Negroes Can Incite Violence
Without Any Fear of Arrest
At a racial brawl in Durham,
North Carolina, recently (which is
being duplicated all over the coun~
try as a result of Communist·insti~
gated attempts to integrate white
and negro pupils in public schools)
Martin Luther King entered the picture
and took charge.
King is the arrogant negro hatemonger
who is allowed to -instigate
violence without interference from
authorities and always appears to
be on the scene when racial trouble
On this occasion he rallied the
negroes who were disturbing the
peac~ into a meeting on a parking
lot and told them that negroes
"must be willing to fill up the jails
of the South if it takes that to
break down racial barriers.''
Clearly this black trouble-maker
was inciting members of his race
to further riots and inflaming the
minds of young and impressionable
negroes with hatred and disrespect
for law and order.
If a white man had said the same
thing and had advised his listeners
to "fill up the jails of the South if
it took that to preserve segregation"
he would have been arrested
immediately for inciting violence.
And probably a way would have
been found for the FBI to swoop
down and investigate the situation
and make a report to Washington.
If Southerners can only live
through this election year and until
Washington politicians are
through trying to snare votes for
the time being, perhaps even the
extremists among integrationists
will come to see the injustice of a
situation in which only the rights
of negroes are deemed worthy of
Mr. Eisenhower, like all other
extreme liberal left·wingers in both
factions of the Socialist Party,
does not care a whit about "Civil
Rights'' of Negroes and is con·
cerned solely in the Negro vote,
but, even so, he should not be so
openly prejudiced against the white
people of the South for they vote
too, and twice they have broken
precedent and helped to put him in
All white Southerners ask is that
they be given equal treatment with
Communists and Negroes and sure·
ly this is not expecting too much of
our leaders even in an election year
when these leaders are moving
Heaven and earth in a frantic search
tor votes to put or keep their branch
or our one·party system in office.
Churches are Houses of God set
up strictly to proclaim the Gospel
of Jesus. Why then do so many
ministers of Christian churches in·
vite anti-Christians or at least nonChristians
to address their various
church groups? Aren't there enough
Christian speakers to handle the
WE'RE FOR ALL THE CONSERVATIVES
RIGHT STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE
THERE'S ALWAYS DANGER OF SADDLE
SORES FROM STRADDLING THE FENCE
So much has been written about
the "brilliant strategy'' of Senator
Lyndon Johnson, as they call his
tricky maneuvers m connectiOn
with legislative procedure. ~hat he
is beginning to believe h1s own
Apparently, the Senator is try·
ing to emulate the record of Henry
Clay as the "Great Compromiser"
but he should bear in mind that
Clay compromised only when ~e
could do so in honor and there ts
no record that he ever deserted
principle or betrayed the people of
his own State of Kentucky.
Perhaps the senior Texas senator
considers it "brilliant strategy" to
scheme for the passage of Civil
Rights for Negroes while pretend4
ing to oppose it and to pose as a
conservative in Texas and an ex-treme
left-winger in New Yorl< but
he might be surprised to know how
many Texans have another name
for it. 1•ney call it two·timing and
double·crossing his constituents.
Neither are they particularly enthusiastic
over his repudiation of
his status as a Southerner and a
designation of himself as a Westerner
in his frantic attempts to get
himself nominated for the office of
President at Los Angeles next sum·
If there's any embarrassment
about his origin, it's certainly not
all on his part.
After all, he owes some loyalty
to Texas for it was from this State
that he was able to climb into the
Senate-even if he did achieve it
only through the votes of eighty·
seven dead Mexicans.
We have been requested by
many people to take part in an
internecine fight between Conservative
groups but this we firmly re·
fuse to do.
We may disagree with some of
the groups in question and consid·
er their actions ill·advised and
foolish but we are simply not going
to engage in any verbal brawl with
conservatives who are trying to do
what they can in behalf of Con·
stitutional Government just as we
and other conservatives are en·
deavoring to do.
Liberals, however, are another
We will take on any and all Liberals
any day in the week and no
holds barred and there is little we
won't say concerning what we be·
lieve to be their deliberate attempts
to break down Constitutional Gov·
ernment and replace it with a So·
cialist Welfare State. But conservatives
are out of bounds so far as
editorial attack from us is con·
Some years ago a person in a
great northern city who edits a
small publication which we are sure
does much good in its field, seemed
to take delight in taking pot shots
at us. This person didn't feel that
we were quite bright because we
refuse to place the entire blame for
the sad State of the Union on any
one group, and because we insist
~~rh~~~~~ Congress responsible for
We were constantly asked why
we did not make reply and we told
the inquirers that we were simply
adopting a motto of K. Lamity Bonner,
a long·dead Texas editor of
a hard hitting weekly paper, which
was: "Minnows are safe. I'm out
As a matter of coldblooded fact,
we have never seemed to inspire
the fierce loyalty of conservative
editors and writers which we have
given them but that is just our mis~
fortune and perhaps one of the occupational
hazards or the patriot
business where every fellow is convinced
that the work he is doing
far overshadows that of any Other
individual or group.
Our fond hope is that all of it
together will eventually bring re~
suits and will awak.en apathetic,
if not stupid, citizens to the fact
that they are losing their priceless
rights and freedoms because of
treasonous action by their repre·
sentatives in Washington.
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THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO
THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES:
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the Stales ar~ reserved to the
Statu re~pcetively, or to the peopl11
Post Tells of Harm to U.S. ·
lnd!Jstry by Foreign Policy
In its February 27 edition, the
Saturday Evening Post carried an
art icle by one of its foreign cor·
resoondents, Demaree Bess, in
which readers of that publication
were told of the great damage be·
ing done to American industry and
A mericsn job!' by the Foreign Aid
Proc r:1m and by our foreign poli·
It was a ~reat article and Mr.
Bc<::s told of the jeopardizing of
American interests by the manipu·
lurion of tariffs and quotas for the
benefit of foreil2'n countries and
hO\'.', because of foreign competiti0n
of products made by cheap
alien labor, manv American work·
ers were losing their jobs.
The only remarkable thing about
it i~ that a ~rea.t nublication like
the Pest would let itself be scoop·
ed by sev ~ ml years instead of point·
inrr out these facts when the rest
of tiS \Vere hammering away at the
suhiect and issuing the same warning
~ ·e~rs ago.
Not only did our humble paper
say przr .. ically all that this highpowered
Post writer now reveals
and say it many times, but many
others also tried to alert the Amer·
icnn neonle to the incalculable harm
that is bein_g done to American
industry and American workers by
our idiotic policies abroad.
However, better late than never
and we are f!lad that such an in·
fluential publication as the Post
which has several million subscribers
has joined others in informing
the American people of a situation
which is endangering the industria1
life of the American Republic.
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV~
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ADDRESSED
BY NOTORIOUS ENGLISH SOCIALIST
Whenever we listen to a Socialist speaker hold forth from the
rostrum, we invariably feel as if we had been on a mental slumming party.
This was th; reaction we had recently when we yielded to the plea
of a good friend that we accompany her to hear Earl Clement Atlee make
an address iri the auditorium of a university whose officials apparently
feel that the way to give young men and women a "rounded out educa·
tion" is to invite every left·winger, Socialist, one-worlder and Communist
fronter not otherwise engaged to address its student body.
Atlee has lost the punch, pep and aggressiveness which were his
trademark when as a fiery young revolutionary he made history of a
type by heading the Socialist labor party of England. He has now settled
down as a plain common garden·variety of Socialist who tries, and probably
succeeeds, in indoctrinating young minds with which he comes in
contact with Karl Marx'- theories of government.
It used to be said that if a Socialist were given twenty.five hundred
dollars cash, he immediately abandoned his nonsensical views and became
a solid citizen. This is not true any more and especially in the
case of Atlee who continues in the evening of life to propound the false
and untenable doctrines of his irresponsible youth.
He told his audience for instance that low standards of Jiving are
chiefly responsible for the spread of Communism which must have made
those in his audience squirm and wriggle who know that Communism
in the United States has been "spread" by some of our richest, most
powerful and influential individuals, groups and organizations.
An amusing feature of his talk was his rather gentle denunciation
of Communism which was a case of the pot calling the kettle black since
there is not a particle of difference in the two ideologies, except in
methods. Socialists believe in taking over a government by peaceful
means while Communists feel that force is more effective. Both consider
the State as supreme and the individual as merely a cog in the
He gave several sly digs at those "nationalists'' who insist that a
country should retain its sovereignty and insisted that it should be surrendered
"in the interest of unity." In view of the fact that Congress
is now in the middle of a fight to keep from surrendering American
sovereignty to a One World Court, the ethics of his remarks on the
subject seemed rather questionable to us.
The fact that Elizabeth selected this dedicated disciple of Marx
for an Earldom which entitles him to a seat in the Conservative House
of Lords is perhaps just one of those contradictions which often result
from the actions of a lovely young make-believe Queen who obeys orders
without quite understanding what she is doing.
Atlee was presented to the audience in the official introduction as
a "Socialist" and a "Great Statesman" which caused us to think at first
that we were going to hear two different speakers. We never knew
before that the two terms were synonymous.
We were reminded of the old story of the wag who read this epitaph
on a tombstone, "Here lies a lawyer and an honest man," and then remarked,
"There must be two guys buried in that grave."
FOREIGN AID MONEY HELPS TO
SUPPORT MILLIONS OF MONKEYS
One of the countries in which President Eisenhower glowingly
painted his alluring picture of a vast new technological age which can
"make poverty and human misery obsolete" was India into which the
American taxpayers are being forced -i:o pour millions of dollars annually
as "foreign aid." ·
And if ever there was a bottomless economic rathole which no
amount of money could fill, India is that. In fact, from their behavior,
it is impossible to escape the conclusion that the people there are not
going to try to help themselves and that they do not even want to be
For instance, because of Hindu superstition, cattle are held sacred
in India and cannot be killed and this same veneration is extended to
As a result there is said to be almost two hundred million cattle
and unknown millions of monkeys which are allowed to run at large
in India consuming food which starving millions of people must do
without and they are apparently willing to make this sacrifice without
We charge that it is little short of a criminal act for leaders of government
in this country to appropriate taxpayers' hard-earned money
to donate to a nation whose people feel that the life of a cow or a monkey
is of greater value than that of a human being.
To do so is irrefutable evidence that our foreign policy is dominated
by persons whose economic thinking is warped and twisted beyond hope
Senator Barry Goldwater says
we may eventually lose our freedoms
but he doesn't think
should give them away.
Washington, D. C., the nation's
capital where every living creature
is an exclusive consumer and where
nothing is produced except hot air.
Missouri Farmer Acts To
Outwit Tax Collectors
In Gallatin, Missouri, recently a
ninety year old bachelor farmer,
William Knight, announced that he
is giving to several nieces and
nephews the sixty thousand dollars
which he has been able to accummulate
during his lifetime.
He explained that he was giving
It away now rather than by willing
it to his relatives in order to keep
tax collectors from stepping in at
h·is death and seizing most of it.
His aversion to tax collectors
stems from the fact that when he
bought his first farm as a young
man he drove two hundred dollars
worth of hogs and cattle up a
steep ridge to make his first payment
to the man who owned it.
"Right off they made me pay $45
taxes on the place and it still mort ..
gaged," Knight complained. "It
don't hardly seem right a man has
to pay taxes on a farm he don't
even own. So I've hated the gov·
ernment ever since I was old
enough to know anything."
The old man's antipathy to tax
grabbers is certainly understandable
but he ' is all wrong in hating
his government. He should love his
government and reserve his contempt
for those who administer It
as a Socialist Welfare State and
who defame the memory of those
who founded it.
We have the most nearly perfect
form of government ever devised
by human mind and, as a people, we
should love it so fervently that we
finallv unite to throw out those
who have perverted it from a Constitutional
Republic to a despicable
Marxist State, committed to the
philosonhy of "from each accord~
ing to his ability to each according
to his need."
Before he passes on to his reward,
we hooe this Missouri farmer
comes to realize that he should love
his government even as he loves
his country and despise only those
who have abused the administration
Poor Princess to Wind Up
As Plain Mrs. Jones
The announcement of the forthcoming
marriage of Princess Margaret
of England to somebody
named Mr. Armstrong.Jones again
turns the strong beam of world publicity
on this beautiful young wo·
man who has had more of it than
any one should be expected to en·
We still wonder if the Queen and
the man she married will ever be
forgiven for making a shambles of
the Princess' haooiness and for
breaking up her 'marriage to the
man she loved.
We were never able to under·
stand why the Crown should have
made so much to-do over a divorce
when English Royalty has been
guilty of so many worse things -
such as chopping off heads for in·
The whole world will wish for
Princess Margaret whatever measure
of happiness she can P.:lean
from the wreckage but it looks to
us like this man she finally settled
for is a beatnick - what with livin~
in a basement among a colony
of artists, doing his own cooking
It's none of our business, of
course; and we merely remark the
incident as an unhappy result when
peoole decide to manage the lives
and destiny of others.
National Council Does Not
Represent Christian Forces
The American Republic was
founded on the Christian faith and
the Christian churches of the nation
are its strength and bulwark.
Any criticism of the National
Council of Churches of Christ which
patriots indulge in no way involves
attacks on Christianity, but rather
just the opposite. They are defending
the church against subversive
forces so strongly represented
in the political one-world group
heading up the National Council.
When Congressman Francis E.
Walter of Pennsylvania, chairman
of the House Un-American Activities
Committee recently expressed
his belief that the charges in the
much-publicized pamphlet put out
by the Air Force charging Communist
infiltration of the National
Council of Churches were true, he
was merely taking the position held
by all informed persons who are fa~
miliar with the record of some of
those involved and who know be~
yond doubt that the attitude of
many NCC leaders are pro-Communist.
Immediately after Congressman
Walter made his statement six National
Council leaders demanded
that the Pennsylvanian retract his
statement and apologize. Walter,
of course, refused to do this and
challenged the six churchmen to
appear before the Un-American Activities
Committee and give testi-mony.
Of course they backed down on
the flimsy excuse that they "did
not believe Walter's Committee the
proper forum for discussing the issue."
The real reason, of course,
was that they feared the truth
which would be revealed in the
files already in the hands of the
Un-American Activities Committee.
The sooner it is proved that a few
subversives in the pulpit do not
represent the real Christian forces
of this country, and that the National
Council does not reflect the
sentiments of one member in a
hundred of its alleged affiliates, the
sooner the pulpit will be restored
to the glory, the prestige and the
influence which is its rightful heritage.
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
STATE DEPARTMENT ACTION REVIVES
EVENTS THAT ARE BEST FORGOTTEN
One of the gravest charges made by Senator Joseph R. McCarthy
during his public career was his claim that the State Department was not
only riddled with subversives but that sex perverts were roosting all over
When ~hat agency was compelled by public opinion to fire scores of
these vermm, no one dared challenge the truth of the senator's charges.
It was an embarrassing period in history for all concerned and it is
unfortunate when anything occurs which brings it back to mind.
. The State Department has done many startling things and engaged
m many off-beat activities which do not lie within the purview of its
strictly diplomatic functions but perhaps its most peculiar performance
of.all time was its recent meddling with the judicial processes of a Sovereign
State of the Union, a field in which it is without any vestige of
authority to act.
On February 18 a high State Department official called the Governor
of California, Pat Brown, and requested that he hold up the execution of a
notorious sex pervert named Chessman who was scheduled to enter the
gas chamber within a few hours.
This strange request was made on the ground that if the State of
California carried out the mandate of all courts having jurisdiction in the
matter, including the Supreme Court of the United States, it might offend
some rowdy college students down in Uruguay.
With total disregard for his own responsibility and dignity as Governor
of California, Brown immediately capitulated to superior Federal
authority and granted the reprieve.
What the people of Uruguay, or any other country on earth, have
to do with the administration of justice in the United States, or what
business it is of theirs whether a convicted man in this country is executed,
paroled or pardoned, was not explained.
Maybe this man in California is innocent and should go free. We
wouldn't know. But after every court in the land has delivered its verdict
in the case and pronounced him guilty, it is a shameful indictment
of our abysmal weakness and insecurity and our shocking inability for
self-government, when we let a foreign country step in and take justice
out of the hands of American courts, review the case and hand down
their own verdict.
There are no doubt many condemned men in various States awaiting
execution who would like to be reprieved and a lot of people with
long memories are going to start thinking back and wonder why this
particular criminal was singled out and why the machinery of the State
Department was put in motion in his behalf. Why a sex pervert? Why
not a murderer, a rapist, a robber or a plain horse thief?
Can it be that deep within the State Department there is still a feel ing
of sympathy for criminals of Chessman's type?
We repeat once more that it's
very odd that preachers have discovered
only recently that it is
their "Christian responsibility" to
promote the mixing of the races.
Why did they go along on the assumption
for centuries that it is
normal for white and black people
to stay to themselves? In other
words, why did they wait for Moscow
to start agitating for racial
mixing before suddenly deciding
that it was their "Christian responsibility"
to do likewise?
About the only ones who make
any money out of farming these
days are those who do not farm.
The smart boys are those who buy
up large tracts of land and then
enter into a contract with the government
not to cultivate the land or
plant any crops. All they have to
do is sit back on their dignity and
draw down big gobs of taxpayers
money. Any nation which continues
to tolerate such insanity is
headed for the rocks and make
no mistake about it.
WRITER IS ALL MIXED UP
CONCERNING 'TAX CROOKS'
A Washington newspaper man,
David Barnett, has written a column
about a new gadget being
planned by the Department of Internal
Revenue called ADP-auto~
matic data processing.
This pilot project when completed,
according to the writer, will
cost one hundred million dollars
and will provide a magnetic tape in
a master information center which
will give the dope on every taxpayer
in the United States in a
matter of seconds.
It is designed, according to the
article, to "make things downright
nasty for tax crooks."
Now there is definitely more
than one school of thought on what
constitutes "tax crooks" although
we have no doubt that Mr. Barnett
was referring to the victims of the
master "tax crooks" of the nation.
The real "tax crooks", of course,
are members of Congress who write
the tax laws and those whO vote
for these measures which, when
boiled down, mean a license for
lawmakei-s to rob, steal and com~
mit extortion against the citizens
in the name of legitimate legislation.
There is no justification whatever
in morals, ethics or law for the
confiscation and re~ di st ribut ion of
the substance of the American people
th rough the taxing system and
those who contribute to this criminal
process are Marxists to the
core. Also the people who encourage
th is wholesale looting of the
public treasury by continuing to
vote for the "tax crooks" who indulge
in it are suckers, dupes and
This one hundred million doJlars
which is proposed to be spent in
rounding up· "tax crooks" is more
than the entire cost of government
before "tax crooks" took over in
If this much money could be
spent in a campaign to rid the
Halls of Congress of "tax crooks"
and replace them with statesmen
who would levy taxes solely to pay
the legitimate expenses of the Federal
government, the ugly problem
would be better solved.
WHEN THEY'RE TOO SMALL TO KEEP THEY
SHOULD BE THROWN BACK IN THE WATER
The Commies Are Back
(Los Angeles Herald-Express)
David W. Hearst, Publisher
A very apt and factual description
of Paul Butler of Indiana was
given by Washington newsman
Bascom N. Timmons recently when
he referred to the National Chairman
of the battered remnants of
the Fair Deal party as a person
"with a genius for choosing inauspicious
times for his headlong
plunges toward nowhere."
He was referring to Butler's performance
when the latter, like the
proverbial bull in a china shop,
choose the time when Democrats
were cutting each other's throats
over the Civil Rights bill in the
Senate to toss another bomb into
the lacerated and bleeding combatants
in that badly disorganized
He would, Butler wrote party
leaders, take the center of the
stage at the Los Angeles convention
and challenge any Southerner
to enter the sacred portals unless
they agreed to knuckle under
to the racial demands of Northern
"Just why Butler, the most embattled
man since Custer chose to
add to the party's aches at this
time can only be explained by his
unerring precision in Pl:ltting last
things first," said Mr. T1mmons.
To us, Butler has always appeared
to be a person who was born
prematurely and has never quite
caught up and while we don't like
to use the word usually implied in
such infortunate circumstances, we
believe that any one who has ever
listened to the immature, halfformed
and abortive views emanating
from his small perch-like
mouth, will get the idea.
That the Commies are back in
full swing in Hollywood is perhaps
not altogether out of keeping with
the complacency of the moment.
When Otto Preminger, who produced
"The Moon Is Blue" and
"The Man With the Golden Arm,"
hired Dalton Trumbo to do a new
picture, it was clear that the gates
were wide open and that whoever
took a plea of the "Fifth Amendment"
could get a job.
Now along comes Stanley Kra·
mer, another producer, who says
that he will hire any writer he
pleases, regardless of the writer's
"past affiliations or suspected affilations."
Would Kramer hire Alger Hiss?
Would he hire Benedict Arnold?
· Kramer says that he will not
permit the American Legion to
dictate the employment policy of
the motion picture industry. Hurrah
But does he forget what happened
to the motion picture industry
Does he forget that the American
people declined to see pictures
written by Communists, acted by
Communists, directed by Communists?
Does he recall what happened to
Charlie Chaplin who regarded
himself as greater than the United
If he has forgotten, let him be
reminded that the motion picture
industry was volun .. arily and spontaneously
boycotted by the Americnn
The Reds Never Give Up
Just Lay Low For A While
Fierce opposition of the Amer~
lean people to repeal of the Connally
amendment to the resolution
accepting jurisdiction of the World
Court was reflected in a deluge of
communications to members of the
As a result, it is reported that
sponsors of repeal are backing off
and will not press the matter further.
However, we should not be deceived
by such tactics for the Reds
never give up - they merely lay
low for a while. When public indignation
seems to have been allayed,
they start all over again,
and usually put their proposition
over in the long run.
This was true in the case of Federal
Aid to education which was repudiated
by the people overwhelmingly
and then sneaked into legislation
quietly and without fanfare
and under the guise of emergency
Eternal vigilance is the price of
safety and all good Americans
should carefully watch proceedings
in the Congress because there is
rarely a day during a session of
that body in which anti-American
legislation is not introduced and
We have many times claimed that
members of Congress who are personally
honorable and upright are
often guilty of official conduct that
fs the exact opposite. We did not
know, however, that Mark Twain
said this same thing long ago until
we read this quotation from that
writer in Walter Trahan's column:
uour Congresses consist of Christians.
In their private life they are
true to every obligation of honor;
yet in every session they violate
them all and do it without shame;
because honor to party is above
honor to themselves. It is an acceptable
law of public life that in
it a man may soil his honor in the
interest of party expediency -
must do it when party exp¢iency
requires it." And we thought we
were being original in charging that
our lawmakers have a double·standard
A lot of Americans are becoming
just a bit weary of having the press
translate the large crowds which
applaud the President in countries
which are beneficiaries of our foreign
aid program, into evidence
that the President enjoys world
popularity or that the United States
is being honored by such demon·
strations. Pick any man off the
street, give him official authority to
go into foreign countries and promise
gifts of milJions of dollars of
American money and the same
number of people would turn up
and scream their heads off in approval.
And just to think Texas was once
represented in the United States
Senate by such statesmen as Roger
Q. Mills, Richard Coke, John H.
Reagan and Joseph Weldon Bailey!
Truly a great Empire has fallen
from its mighty estate.
The President picked a poor time
to ask for increased postal rates
what with the postal service being
at an all time low and complaints
on the subject being widespread.
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE MARCH, 1960
There's Peace For Russia's Murdered Millions Five Convicted of Selling
And Living Millions Who Have Been Enslaved P~~n~~!a~~!~ r~~!:~~t~~; men
Under the title, "STAY AWAY-U.S.A. THE SUMMIT LEADS TO were arrested in the Times Square
DISASTER," Mr. Robert Welch of Massachusetts, editor of American area and later convicted of being
Opinion, has issued the following warning to Washington leaders who ring leaders in the horrible pornoseem
to have no conception whatever of the danger involved in repeated graphic literature racket.
Confe.rences with an enemy without honor, without heart and without
As Louis Budenz so brilliantly pointed out and prophesied, years
ago, "the cry is peace ...
There is already peace, of course, in Estonia and Latvia and Lithu·
ania, and Annenia and Byelorussia, and Georgia and the Ukraine. And
not just peace for the dead millions that have been murdered, but peace
for the living millions that have been enslaved.
There is already peace in Poland and Hungary; in Albania and
Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia; in Romania and Bulgaria and East
Germany; and of course in Russia itself. Even such resistance as existed
in any of those countries has been provoked into showing itself pre·
maturely-so that it could be destroyed, and a more deadly peace be·
stowed on the remainder of the population.
Except for a few million Chinese here and there, engaged in
desperately suicidal rebellion on behalf of freedom, there is peace on all
the mainland of China. There is the same peace in North Korea, and
North Vietnam, and Guiana, and Guinea, and Ghana. With guns and
bayonets and clubs, and with more refined instruments of terror and of
torture where necessary, the henchmen of unspeakable Communist murd~
erers like Achmed Sukarno in Indonesia, Juan Lechin in Bolivia, Karim
el-Kassem in Iraq, and Fidel Castro in Cuba are bringing more and more
peace to their respective countries.
Peace has many faces. There is the morning peace of the grave, for
those who during the night have died of hunger and despair; the evening
peace of the slaughter house, when the day's slaughtering is done; and
the timeless peace of the escapeless prison, after a hopeless revolt has
been subdued. The Communist peace (the Cold Peace to which the Cold
War leads) is compounded of all three. And the conspirators now expect,
after a few more rounds of fraternizing visits and one or two more summit
conferences, to be able to impose that peace on the rest of a
rapidly surrendering world.
PREACHERS SHOULD STICK A QUESTION FOR HUBERT
TO THE BIBLE AND HUMPHREY OF MINNESOTA
LEAVE POLITICS ALONE
An illustration of what babes in
the woods preachers are when they
get out of the pulpit and undertake
to discuss political matters was
given in the case of an interview
from Tanganyika by Rev. Billy Graham
He spoke glowingly of how Africa
was "losing its chains" that
have long held back her progress
and "rising to take her rightful
place among nations.'' He said Africa
was "advancing with almost
unbelievable speed industrially, economically,
politically and socially"
as a result of what he inferred was
their action in throwing off the influence
of the white man.
Preacher Graham could not be
more wrong. In the few countries
on the dark continent where they
have achieved a certain amount of
independence - in Ghana for instance,
- the world knows the
confusion, corruption and chaos
which has resulted and of the black
dictatorships which are springing
up among a people who have no
more idea how to govern them~
selves than the monkeys in the
American papers don't play up
the situation there but the South
African newspapers which come
direct to us have a sad story to tell
about this and about the Communist
element which is agitating there
for "racial equality."
As for Africa "losing its chains"
as the Reverend Mr. Graham claims,
it has never had any chains except
the chains of ignorance, superstition
and savagery. The white men
there have been the benefactors
of the natives instead of keeping
them in chains as the misguided
On Thursday, March 3, Senator
Humphrey you made this statement
on the floor of the United States
Senate: " . . . This is one nation,
this is one Union, inseparable, based
on law, and the Constitution is the
supreme law of the land and as
such must be faithfully adhered to."
All right, Senator Humphrey. You
are right that the Constitution is
the supreme law of the land. But
the Tenth Amendment to that Constitution
says: "The powers not delegated
to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to
the States, are reserved to the
States respectively, or to the peo~
Clearly the Tenth Amendment as
part of the Constitution is also "the
law of the land."
Do you intend to "faithfully adhere"
to this part of the "law of
the land" or do you propose to skip
that provision because it is in con~
flict with pro-Communist views on
control of the nation's public
schools by the Federal government?
Since you are asking for the highest
office which the voters of this
country can confer, would not the
honest thing for you to do be to
tell the people of the United States
whether you consider the Tenth
Amendment to the Constitution
part of the "law of the land" to
which you promise to "faithfully
adhere" or whether you intend to
override such provisions of that
document which do not appear to
you worthy of your "faithful adherence".
After all, when a candidate for
the Presidency mentions the Constitution,
he should know what he
is talking about.
It was claimed by the arresting
officials that the books invol-!ed
dealt with sex in its most corrupt
and degenerate form and that this
literature was being sent out
through channels controlled by
distributors to all sections of the
United States where it finds its way
into the hands of school children
and other adolescents.
The purveyors of this filth belong
in the category with dope peddlers
and it is to be hoped that these
arrests and convictions are only
the beginning of hundreds until the
unspeakable situation is cleaned up.
The names of the five men con·
victed were: Louis Finkelstein, Tea·
neck, N. J.; Joseph Kleinberg, The
Bronx: Louis Schaeffer, Queens
Village; Nathan Goldstein, Flushing,
and Herman H. Schenkman,
Each faces a fine of five hundred
dollars, a year in jail or both which
is far too lenient punishment for
this type of criminal act.
Having been governor of Michi~
gan for twelve years during which
time he has practically bankrupt·
ed the State, Soapy Williams has
announced that he will not run for
the job again, but indicateS he
would like to be vice president of
the United States. There is no fu·
ture for him in Washington - the
job of bankrupting the Federal
treasury is already being taken care
of by those even better qualified
than he along that line.
Heads of several Western col~
leges are said to be concerned at
complaints by business firms that
it is becoming more and more difficult
to get qualified young men for
their accounting departments. This
should not be surprising for as a
result of "progressive education"
which has prevailed in recent years,
most college graduates not only are
unable to become accountants -
they can't even add.
El Paso Times . . . "February
issue of the Southern Conservative,
edited by Ida M. Darden, carried
this double line head: 'Repeal of
Connally Amendment Means End
of Freedom for American People:
The Times would not go quite that
far, but this newspaper strongly
favors retaining the Connally
Amendment. Why lower our bars
any more than we have to? It is
surprising that President Eisenhow ..
er favors the Humphrey Resolu·
The mayor o.f Escondido, Cali ..
fornia, Honorable Lloyd I. Turren·
tine, has instituted the custom of
opening the City Council with prayer.
City councils throughout the
tountry would do well to follow the
lead of this good mayor of a small
California city. After all, this was
established as a Christian natlon
and time was when all public gatherings
were opened with a prayer
for divine guidance.
MARCH, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7
Th·e Natural Laws Of
Man's Economic Life
(Editor's Note: The following 12
natural laws of man's economic life
were written by Mr. Fred G. Clark
and Mr. Richard Stanton Riman~
oczy who are associated with the
American Economic Foundation in
New York. Both are nationally
known economists with heads full
of practical sense who thoroughly
understand the immutable laws of
nature and their relation to the na~
I. The Law of Freedom: In order
to prosper, every living thing created
by God must behave according
to its preordained nature.
The nature of Man, God's highest
creation, is such that he can
reach the peak of his muscular and
mental efficiency onty .when he is
free to work towards goals which
he has personally chosen.
This law needs no proof; every
man knows from his own experience
the heights which he can
reach when inspired with desire
and with pride of individual accomplishment.
That is why no slave society can
ever equal the economic performance
of a free society.
To prosper, Man must be free.
2. The Law of Cooperation:
While, to prosper, Man must be
free, he cannot prosper alone.
Even in a simple economy, the
natural division of labor requires
that he work in harmonious cooperation
with other men.
In a modern production and exchange
economy this truth becomes
an imperative because the
work of any one man is merely a
part of a larger process which can
be completed only if every man
does his part properly.
This does not mean, however,
that Man should not freely choose
the particular part he wishes to
play: his free will should direct him
to tasks which inspire his interest
3. The Law of Production: Man
produces goods and services by
changing- the form, condition, and
place of natural resources, turning
them into desired and useful things.
To do this he applies his muscular
and mental energy aided by
Because Man's energy is inexorably
limited by nature, he can multiply
his production only by multiplying
the efficiency of his tools.
Tools come into being in a free
society only when proper payments
are made for the use of the savings
needed to buy them.
These payments are called profits.
Profits, therefore, are the source
of the tools, which are the source
of economic pro~ress.
4. The Law of DistribUtion: Since
it is obvious that everything produced
is always distributed (if
necessary even to a junk dealer)
the law of distribution deals primarily
with the price at which the
goods move and where the money
The selling price is naturally arrived
at by totaling the amounts of
money paid out for production and
exchange, that is the cost of all
~a~erials, services, payrolls, !axes,
dividends, interest, rent, etc.
Because every dollar paid out becomes
somebody's income, the
money needed to buy what is produced
becomes automatically available.
Natural distribution (and stable
prices) result when all this money
IS spent on the goods produced.
(Savings need not interfere with
this because they, too, normally
are spent by the institutions re~
If some of the money is not spent
we have what is called deflation
and prices go down.
If all of the money plus additional
money is spent, we have what is
called inflation and prices go up.
5. The Law of Compensation:
This law deals with the share re-
This desire is deeply rooted in
the nature of Man and in the very
purpose for which he was placed
on this earth.
Private property is a necessary
instrument of human dignity and
of Man's achievement of the full
stature intended for him by his
7. The Law of Inequality: No
two men being equal in all respects,
the problem of any society striving
for prosperity is to recognize and
learn to live with this hard fact.
Observance of this law requires
that free competition be permitted
to move each man into the occupation
best suited to his talents, and
move him upward or downward in
the economic scale according to the
value placed on his service by his
WHAT IS A 'NATURAL'
Some people question the use of the word "natural" in describing
Our contention, however, is that because there is a "best way"
to do anything, that "best way" can be termed "natural."
We believe this because achieving the "best way" comes only
through understanding and conforming to the nature of the things
involved in whatever is being done.
This nature can be ignored or denied but it cannot be changed,
nor can top efficiency in any activity be achieved without conform~
ing to it.
In the physical sciences the nature of things has always been
accepted without question.
That is why physical research deals with how to make the best
use of nature.
Unfortunately this has not been true of economic research
which involves the nature of human beings.
This is because the unique nature of the human mind empowers
it to act unnaturally, even when it "knows better."
Of all living things, man, alone, is given this power of choice
-which is called free will.
But free will does not alter the fact that there is a natural and
unnatural (best and worst) way for Man to pursue his economic goals.
In the twelve "laws" contained in this manuscript, the authors
have tried to analyze the key factors of economic life and point out
what actions are natural and unnatural.
Considered all together they constitute the "best way" for Man
to constantly improve his material welfare.
ceived by each person in payment
for his contribution to the total
production of the society.
There is no perfectly fair way to
divide up production.
The least imperfect way is to permit
the supply of, and demand for,
different types of contributions to
determine the compensation; in
other words, maintain a free labor
and tool market in which each man
sells what he has to offer to the
In this manner, the right man
and the right tools are most Jikely
to get to the right places at the
6. The LaW of Private Property:
Legal recognition and protection of
Man's natural right and desire to
acquire, hold and get paid for the
use of private property is one of
the essentials of any economy
striving to achieve the best possible
As a stimulus for hard, sustained,
constructive work, the right to private
property has no equal.
This is called a fluid society in
which the circumstances of a man's
birth have little to do with his opportunities
To enforce either artificial equal~
ity or artificial inequality is to
guarantee inefficiency in the economy.
8. The Law of Predictable Money:
\Vhen an individual or a corporation
plans any future course of
economic action (be it a personal
retirement plan or a billion dollar
expansion program) it is highly important
that the future value of
money be predictable.
Unfortunately, the v a I u e of
money has always been at the
mercy of politicians, and, throughout
the ages. government inflation
of the money supply has raised
havoc with the best laid plans of
men and enterprises.
Today, as in most periods of history,
all economic decisions involving
the future must, if possible,
take into account the probability
that the value of money will decline.
9. The Law of Reasoned Fear:
Fear is not cowardice: it is caution,
prudence, common sense, and is
based on reason.
Any philosophy which creates
personal freedom from fear can
lead only to disaster.
In modern life two fears are es~
sential to individual freedom and
First is the fear of personal failure;
the fear of being unable to
serve one's fellow man sufficiently
well to attract the economic and
monetary rewards necessary to
comfort and security.
Second is the fear of too power~
ful government; fear of government
that is able to take away personal
10. The Law of Compromise: In
Man's economic life the practice of
compromise is called bargaining
and is an important factor in any
society where individuals are free
to make their own economic de~
If the people are unable or unwilling
to make these compromises,
the free market for labor and goods
will inevitably be replaced by to~
talitarian controls of prices and
Free men, therefore, must either
bargain with each other or lose
In the bargaining process, how~
ever, both parties must be free to
exercise their natural right of selfdetermination:
for the process to
be effective there must not be com~
pulsion or monopoly on either side.
II. The Law of Responsible Authority:
For Man to do his best in
the production and exchange ot
goods and services, authority must
be combined with personal responsibility.
Authority without responSibility
breeds arrogance, injustice, favoritism
Responsibility without authority
breeds timidity, reluctance to take
necessary risks, and costly delays
in making qecisions.
Authority combined with respon·
sibility breeds balanced jud~ment,
proper regard for the wisdom of
others, justice in making decisions,
impartiality in awarding promotions
and far-sighted prudence in
the formation of oolicy.
12. The Law of Enforceable Contract:
When producing and ex·
changing goods and services, men
must frequently base what they
are going to do on what other men
have agreed to do. They must,
therefore, be able to enter into formal
written agreements which have
the force of law.
Obviously, enforceable contracts
can exist only when government
can guarantee equality of rights
under the law, and provide equal
access to the courts.
In order to be enforceable, a con~
tract must be legal.
It must also represent a volun·
It is the duty of government,
therefore, to decide what is legal
for people to agree to do or not to
do, and to outlaw all contracts
based on coercion.
Pogo 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
Montana Patriot Has Novel Politicians Shiver And Shake At The Idea Of
Pl:~e~~l-~e~:~d t~~n~e!ruo~~:cin Offending The National Council Of Churches
Billings, Montana, who like all re4
sponsible Americans is fearful for
the future of the Republic under
the potential leadership of any one
of the half-dozen men now propos4
ed as candidates for President,
makes a thought-provoking suggestion.
He feels that if that is the crop
and no better material can be offered
for the highest office in the
land, there is no use trying to save
Accordingly, it is his belief that
it would be to the best interests of
the country if patriots would get
together and undertake to secure
the nomination and election of the
worst one in the lot, thereby hastening
the process of destroying Constitutional
Government at one fell
blow rather than by piecemeal as
In that event, he feels that the
spirit which impelled the men of
Concord and Lexington to unite and
fight the enemy would be re-born
in the hearts of today's Americans
and cause them to rise up and seize
the P,overnment from the hands of
its desooilers and restore the basic
princioles laid down by the founders
of the Republic.
There is, in our opinion, one defInite
obstacle to this plan.
How is it going to be determined
which is the worst of the lot?
All of them would qualify for
that designation and one could shut
their eyes and reach out and grab
one of them in the dark and not be
If the matter of selection were
left to us, we believe we would
choose Hubert Humphrey as being
the most capable of doing a quick
demolition job on the Constitution
and the American system of government
but we are not sure.
If we were to pick him out, we
would always think we would probably
better have settled on one of
the other half dozen, any one of
whom is just waiting to get a whack
at finishing the razing job which
Roosevelt started and which Eisenhower
has almost completed.
That dedicated American patriot,
Lieutenant General George E.
Stratemeyer, retired, of Winter
Park, Florida, does not believe that
the late Provl Bang-Jensen committed
suicide. Also he is suspicious
of the deaths of Defense Secretary
James Forrestal, General George
Patton and Senator Joseph McCarthy,
a suspicion in which all informed
Americans· concur. Therefore,
General Stratemeyer, who is
also engaged in patriotic work for
his country wants it known that it
he or his lovely wife, Annalee, are
found dead under mysterious circumstances,
they DID NOT commit
suicide. He has so informed
the Sheriff of Orange County, Florida
in which Winter Park is located,
the Chief of Police of Winter Park
and the head of the FBI in Washington
to this effect. Too bad that
Bang-Jensen did not take this wise
From a subscriber in New
Haven, Connecticut: uYou really
have great ability and humor and
your subscribers love you for displaying
these qualities in print."
Naturally, like all right-thinking Americans, we sincerely hope that
the United States never gets involved in World War III.
But if it should, we earnestly pray that Thomas S. Gates, Jr., is not
Defense Secretary because, in our opinion, when the Soviets said "boo"
he would duck and run like a startled jackrabbit.
If a mere pamphlet which truthfully depicts the menace of Communism
in this country can cause him to panic and go into a tailspin,
there's no telling what the sight of Communist hordes would do to his
He put on a pretty sickening performance, in our opinion, in the
matter of the Air Force manual which gave accurate and documented
information to the personnel of that branch of the service concerning
the infiltration of Communism into large groups and organizations in
this country including the National Council of Churches of Christ.
When an official of the Council protested against the manual to
Gates, he blew up like a punctured balloon, started kowtowing, apologizing
and grovelling, and without any investigation whatever as to the
accuracy of the charges ordered the manuals withdrawn and burned.
Gates was not the only one, however, who bent backwards to
appease the National Council of Churches which any half way intelli4
gent and informed person knows is largely dominated by Communist
sympathizers and whose official position coincides with that of Moscow.
Air Force Secretary Dudley C. Sharp also blew a gasket and indi~
cated that a full scale investigation would take place to "find out who
was responsible for this publication." He also failed to take into consideration
whether or not the manual gave the facts; he was merely con·
cerned in who wrote it.
Naturally, members of Congress got into the act, this being election
year and the National Council of Churches representing to them a large
and powerful voting bloc. They made the usual bluster about investigating
the matter but let it be known that their investigation would not
cover the National Council of Churches and the truth or falsity of the
charges against it. They were just after the scalp of the man who wrote
A left-wing newspaper chain said editorially that those who ap~
proved the manual for publication "ought to have their stars and braid
And although he probably never understood what it was all about,
from the White House the President reiterated the general demand for
an investigation of the whole affair.
Only Congressman Francis E. Walter of Pennsylvania, Chairman ot
the House Un-American Activities Committee, remained calm and unin·
tim ida ted.
As chairman of the investigating committee, he is familiar with
the records of many of those involved and knows that the National
Council of Churches is heavily infiltrated with Communism and that no
group in the United States has done more to advance the Communist
cause than they.
Realizing as he does that the Communist conspiracy against the
United States is heavily reinforced by pseudo religious forces posing as
Christian leaders, Congressman Walter is not easily awed by clerical
subversives and it would take more than a few arrogant, pot-bellied
Bishops in the National Council of Churches to make him quake and
tremble in his boots.
Personally, we favor pinning a medal on the courageous American
who prepared the material for the manual.
FORD FOUNDATION TO IMMORTALIZE
NAMES OF NOTORIOUS ANARCHISTS
The great Ford Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of culture
and education throughout the world and because of these lofty aims and
ideals, enjoys certain tax privileges from the Federal government.
Anyone who doubts the altruistic purposes of the Foundation has
but to consider one of its latest projects which has just been announced
In New York newspapers.
The Foundation is financing an opera to be based on the case ot
Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a couple of anarchist murderers
who killed two men in a payroll hold~up at Braintree, Massachusetts, on
April 15, 1920.
For this crime they were hanged on August 22, 1926 after almost
seven years of vigorous efforts by Communists all over the world to
secure their acquittal.
A man named Marc Blitzstein has been commissioned by the Foundation
to wz:ite the opera and to furnish the music for the production.
Now it there ever was a "cultural" project launched since the beginning
of time, this is it. What could be more touching and heart-rending
than the death scene of two anarchists brought to such an undeserved
and tragic end merely because they murdered a couple of guys who were
so inconsiderate and anti-social that they refused to fork over their em~
ployer's money bag.
Future generations should be enriched by this great opera which
Ford Foundation is to make available to a culture-starved people.
It is to be presumed that the State Department will do Its part In
the matter and will allot a few paltry millions to have the production
sent to Russia and other "cultural" centers of the world.
It's a Very Healthy Sign
When Taxpayers Fight Back
In the city of Fort Worth, a terrific
row is going on between municipal
taxpayers and the City Hall.
Since this is strictly local matter
we would not give space to it except
that it is typical of a trend
all over the country where taxpayers
are getting tired of being
rolled by their elected officials and
are fighting back.
The Tax and Squander binge
started in Washington many years
ago and the corruption it has engendered
has seeped down to the
lower levels of government to such
an extent that miniature bureau·
crats in City Halls throughout the
nation are unable to any longer
think or talk except in terms ot
millions of dollars.
In Fort Worth infuriated taxpayers
claim that the trouble all started
with the importation of an overpaid
city manager from outside
who, they insist, spends all his
waking hours trying to dream up
new ways to gouge additional
money out of the already tax-rid·
At any rate the taxpayers and
the city fathers are at it hammer
and tongs which ls as it should be.
When the people revolt and start
talking back to their elected offici·
als who try to swamp them with
unjustified tax levies, it is a healthy
It is only when citizens assume
the role of passive slaves and accept
tyranny and injustice without
protest that a dangerous situation
These small tax rebellions are occurring
in many States and cities
and it Is to be hoped that, in the
national interest, they snowball and
gather force until they ripen into
another Boston Tea Party.
HISTORY MAKING ACTION
TAKES PLACE IN
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
An event that is almost without
precedent in recent political history
has occurred in the grand old State
A politician has made good on
the promise he made to the people
during his campaign for office.
While a candidate for Governor
of that State the Honorable Ross
Barnett's key plank in his platform
called for a one-half cut in the State
income tax in the higher brackets
and an additional $1,000 exemption
for those in lower income
On assuming office the governor
requested the legislature to pass
such a law which was done and the
governor's signature has just made
the measure effective.
When signing the bill the governor
expressed the hope that the tax
cut will induce new industry to
come into Mississippi.
Another public question which
is entitled to rank along with the
query: "Who promoted Peress?" is
"What is tho Spirit of Camp
David, and what agreements or
understanding' were r e a c h e d