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Transcript 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. Another South-Hater 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 Negro votes. 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 of Congress. 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 (Continued on Page 2) 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 Fearless Patriot 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 packs. 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 order. 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 racial mongrelization. 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 in Washington. 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 aggression. 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 double-dealing. that is started in the United States, the attempt being made to do away with capital punishment is Com­munist inspired. 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 against society. 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 and out. 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 the fullest. 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 loser. 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 up. 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? MARCH, 1960 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 are favored. 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· ments. 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. Page l 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 is brewing. 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 consideration. 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 office. 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 job? 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 publicity. 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· mer? 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 matter. 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· cerned. 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 after whales.'' 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. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Officei Flatiron Buildin9 Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year IEverypeid•ub•eriberi•entitledtoone free subscription tobeunttoanyperson ofhi•choo•inq.) Sent without cod to memben of Congreu, memben of State legislatures, Governors, andolherpublieoffieiall, 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: Thepower•notdelegatedlotheUnited 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· cies generally. 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 machinery. 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 helped. For instance, because of Hindu superstition, cattle are held sacred in India and cannot be killed and this same veneration is extended to monkeys. 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 complaint. 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 of redemption. 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. MARCH, 1960 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 of it. 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· dure. 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· stance. 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 anri such. 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. MARCH, 1960 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 the place. 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. Page 5 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 fools. 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 Washington. 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 party. 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 liberals. "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 for Kramer! But does he forget what hap­pened to the motion picture indus­try after 1951? 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 States? If he has forgotten, let him be reminded that the motion picture industry was volun .. arily and spon­taneously boycotted by the Ameri­cnn people. Page 6 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 Senate. 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 measures. 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 prosecuted vigorously. 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 of conduct. 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 conscience: 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 recently. 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 jungle. 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 minister insinuates. 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~ pie." 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, New York. 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· tion.•• 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~ tion's economy.) 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 and enthusiasm. 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 tools. 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 comes from. 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~ ceiving them.) 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 Creator. 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 fellow men. WHAT IS A 'NATURAL' ECONOMIC LAW? Some people question the use of the word "natural" in describ­ing human action. 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 highest bidder. In this manner, the right man and the right tools are most Jikely to get to the right places at the right time. 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 life. 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 succeed. 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 progress. 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 liberty. 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~ cisions. 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 wages. Free men, therefore, must either bargain with each other or lose their freedom. 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 and inefficiency. 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· tary agreement. 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 the Republic. 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 at present. 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 far wrong. 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 precaution. 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 morale. 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 the pamphlet. A left-wing newspaper chain said editorially that those who ap~ proved the manual for publication "ought to have their stars and braid plucked." 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. MARCH, 1960 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· den citizens. 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 sign. It is only when citizens assume the role of passive slaves and ac­cept tyranny and injustice without protest that a dangerous situation builds up. 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 ot Mississippi. 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 groups. 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 there?
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