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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MAY, 1960 No. S Washington _ Has Swapped the American Constitution for the Marx Manifesto THE TRAGEDY OF KOREA ADDS ANOTHER CHAPTER TO OUR SICKENING RECORD The full story of the fall of Korea is not available because of the restricted and slanted nature of all information furnished by regular communications media and because Washington "diplomats" don't let the people in on the tricky little games they play. The full facts will be revealed only after determined American patriots have dug them out one by one. Meantime, Syngman Rhee, one of this country's good fri ends and a dedicated anti-Communist has been forced out of office and his down­fall has been approved by the State Depar tment and by administration sentiment in Washington. This leaves us with the unbroken and sicken­ing record of invariably taking sides with pro-Communist forces in any conflict involving the advance of the Soviet menace. For any human with half a brain cell knows that the uprising of college students in Korea was generated from Moscow just as each and every similar demonstration on a university campus anywhere in the world is inspired and directed by Soviet strategy. Our alleged excuse for turning against Rhee was, of all things, because of a rigged election in that country in which it was cha rged that ballot boxes were stuffed in the case of vice presidential candidate Lee Ki-Poong, protege of Rhee, and who committed suicide after the abdication of Rhee, along with his entire family. Since when have we become so self-righteous about crooked elec­tions? And how much static do we get from the State Department oyer elections involving United States Senators who achieve their high office by means of stuffed ballot boxes? In this country when a candidate maneuvers his way into high office by means of dead men's ballots and gets caught in the act, he does not commit suicide in shame and atonement for his crime. He just laughs it off and runs for President. So why should we get virtuous and go overboard because an elec4 tion in Korea was not "free"? And why, in view of this lordly attitude, should the President of the United States agree to make a friendly visit to Russia where any one even suggesting a "free" election would be lined up against the wail and shot? Or to Paris to take part in a diplomatic crap game where the dice are loaded in favor of Khrushchev, the world's most deadly opponent of "free" elections? The whole situation in Korea smells to high heaven and makes thoughtful Americans wonder if the last remaining anti-Communist head of an Asian State, Chiang Kai-Shek, is also slated for the skids and if Formosa, too, in the immortal words of Owen Lattimore, will be allowed to fall to the Communists without letting it be known that she was pushed. House investigators in Washing­ton have revealed that the Army has squandered $100,000 by ship­ping 30,000 foot lockers to an air base in Germany which had only ordered 300. Congressman Jamie L. Whitten of Mississippi revealed this inexcusable blunder to his col­leagues in the House but the fact that Army bureaucrats had acci­dentaly added a couple of ciphers to the order didn't create a ripple among the lawmakers who are used to seeing billions of dollars thrown away without lifting an eyebrow. After all, what is a meas­ly $100,000 of taxpayers' money to slap-happy spenders in Congress? To politicians in the Executive and Legislative departments of the Federal Government: "Your actions indicate that you are firmly con­vinced that the funds which are supposed to be-but are not-re­posing in the Federal Treasury in Washington belong to you. Well, we have news for you, little bud­dies. This money is not yours. It belongs to the taxpayers who sweated to earn it and from whom it has been legally extorted. So why don't you try and keep your little hot hands off of it except for the actual expenses of administer­ing legitimate functions of govern­ment as authorized by the Consti4 tution? The oath to uphold the Constitution taken by those elect­ed or appointed to Qffice in the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches of the Federal government is now nothing but hollow mockery. It is no longer considered binding on our public servants the majority of whom are convinced that they have outgrown the basic docu· ment on which this great Republic was founded. A care­ful and unbiased review of official actions of the White House, the Congress and the Supreme Court will reveal that the Constitution is currently relegated to the ig­noble status of "an outworn relic of horse and buggy days" to which a former President consigned it. In its place stands Karl Marx' Manifesto which serves as the lodestar pointing the way for executive agreements, legislative action and judicial decisions which control the destiny <!f 180,000,000 sovereign citizens whose ancestors shed their blood to insure them the rights and freedoms which are being taken away and to g uard against the tragic fate of a Collectivist State such a s that under which they now exist, A half century ago when the notorious Socialist, Eugene V. Debs, was in his prime the philosophy of government for which he stood was the brunt of endless jokes and represented the lowest type of ideological thinking of which the human mind was capable. · The political degenerates who clustered around him and who plugged for government control of industry, regulation of hours and wages, re­distribution of the wealth of the nation, confiscation of private property through graduated tax levies, social security of the individual through a dole from the Federal government, social equality of the races through forced integration and all the other insidious proposals of the warped and twisted mind of Karl Marx, were held in such universal contempt that their public activities were restricted to the Lower East Side of New York. In this disreputable area these ideological bums were permitted to mount a soap box and spout forth their foul proposals for a vile system of government in which the individual would become a mere cog in the vast machinery of State and a powerful centralized government would supervise and regulate the most intimate and personal affairs of the citizen just as a shepherd watches and directs the movements of his flock. Today, to the eternal shame of the American people and those they have -sent to Washington to represent them, every major policy of gov­ernment which Eugene V. Debs preached from his soap box in the slums of New York has become the "law of the land" either through executive decree, legislative enactment or judicial ruling. First we laughed at his depraved theories of government and held them up to scorn but finally we embraced them lock, stock and barrel and now this once free Republic is as much a Welfare State as early-day Socialists ever envisioned in their wildest dream of a Marxian Paradise. What we have ignored or forgotten is that the men who set up the American Republic were capable, foresighted and understanding patriots who had well defined ideas of principles, policies and theories of govern· ment which, if followed, would keep this nation from going on the rocks. Their conception of representative government was one in which the power of its rulers was held to the minimum, where the rights of private property and freedoms of the individual were of foremost con· sideration and where the authority of the sovereign States over the central governing body was supreme. This shining ideal of a perfect system of government has been rudely shattered by men of Lilliputian intellect who have predominated in Con· {Continued on Page 2) Million£ of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS DECIDE CIVIL RIGHTS NOT SUCH A HOT CAMPAIGN ISSUE AFTER ALL The right-about-face of the President, the Vice President and other leading RepubJicans on the Civil Rights issue and the decision to write a "moderate" plank on the subject at the Chicago convention is reported to have resulted from some down-to-earth conferences between party leaders recently. At these conferences, those who shape policy are said to have faced up to the fact that ambitious partisans of Civil Rights may have gone too far in their scramble for votes and have contributed to Negro uprisings not only in the United States but in Africa where the alarming situation threatens to boomerang against extremist integrationists in the United States. Even the Attorney General whose rabid championship of Negro rights and his total disregard of equal rghts for members of the White race has been evident in aU his pronouncements, is claimed to have softened his attitude and to have agreed that a toning down of formerly vigorous demands made by party leaders for concessions to Negro voters was necessary for success at the po1ls this Fall. He is quoted in an Associated Press article on May 3rd as having advised the Vice President to retreat from the position in which Nixon favored Civil Rights injunc­tions in other than voting rights cases, a demand which it was planned to include in the Chicago Convention platform. This alleged reversal of position may or may not have come too late, not necessarily in connection with Republican victory in the United States, but in the world picture where a conflagration on racial hatred has been started which will not be easily extinguished and where mil­lions of Negroes are on the warpath against Whites who are greatly in the minority in the world's population. The fountain-head of a11 this agitation and discontent was the Con­gress of the United States where hot-headed partisans of presidential aspirants went so far overboard in their mad race for the colored vote that they not only were willing to rip the Constitution to shreds btlt did not hesitate to down-grade and discredit millions of White Southerners whom they pictured to the blacks all over the world as deadly enemies of colored people determined to suppress all their human rights and crush them to earth. Having watched these evil manipulations of short-sighted dema­gogues with alarmed apprehension, we are glad to see them now forced to consume hearty dishes of crow. Open Rebellion Against Law And_ Order Aided And Abetted By Television Network On Sunday, April 10, American television viewers witnessed one of the most amazing and unbelievable spectacles ever presented in the short history of that i~dustry. It was the Chet Huntley program where Mr. Huntley, without com­ment, reproduced the proceedings at Kentucky State College for Negroes in which a Negro teacher, Len Holt, and obviously a trained revolution­ary, instructed the pupils in that institution step by step in taking over private property by force although warning them to refrain from violence. He drilled them carefully on going into segregated lunch rooms and taking over. It was a cold-blooded example of defiance of law and order and open inciting of rebellion against established law of the Sove­reign States and of the Constitutional guarantee of the right of the people to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure. Not only did this Negro man openly advocate and instruct his pupils in violation of law but the National Broadcasting Company lent dignity to his defiance of recognized authority by giving nation-wide publicity to his instructions to his pupils in civil disobedence. Outraged citizens throughout the country have protested, we under­stand, to many officals including members of the United States Senate and House, the Governor and Attorney General of Kentucky and local officials at Frankfort, without avail. We wrote to the Chief of Police in the Kentucky capital to inquire if any arrests were made in connection with the matter and enclosed postage for reply but received no answer. Once again, we make the point that such open rebellion against law and order would only be tolerated in the case of those whose skin is black. If a white teacher boldly and openly incited students to violate the law in the interest of maintaining segregation, not only would he have been arrested but Federal officials in Washington would no doubt have swooped down on the area to investigate the Civil Rights angle of the affair. The American people face the prospect of having a Negro, Will­iam Clayton Powell of New York as Chairman of the Labor Commit­tee of Congress in 1961, because of seniority. Powell has threatened that there will be "some changes made" when he assumes this posi­tion. In Houston irate housewives re­belled against a Negro census taker who was sent into a white neigh· borhood (according to the Houston Chronicle) and refused to answer the questionnaires. One woman chased him off her front porch with an axe and order was restored only after the census supervisor withdrew the Negro and apolo· gized for the indignity. THE MORE MONEY WE GIVE THEM THE MORE THEY DESPISE US Since the end of World War II, the United States has given away an amount variously estimated at from $45,000,000,000.00 to $75,- 000, 000, 000.00 in the attempt to "contain Communism" and buy friends for this country. There is no way to pinpoint the exact amount for such information is not furnished to taxpayers. They're just supposed to furnish the money and not ask questions. At any rate, how successfully this program to purchase friends has turned out is revealed in head­lines of newspapers which proclaim to the world that the United States was blasted in both hemispheres on May Day and on both sides of the Iron Curtain including coun­tries into which Washington poli­ticians have poured a stream of American money. Every American adult, except those in the executive and legisla­tive branches of the Federal gov­rnment, knows that friendship can­not be bought with money but un­til, and unless, the White House and the Congress are swept clean of One-Worlders and Internation­alists, this criminal squandering of the people's substance will not be halted. Believe it or not, this is an ex· cerpt from. the President's recent message to Congress: "We must re­sist the temptation, this year or any year, to over-spend the taxpay .. er's hard-earned dollars and over .. centralize responsibilities in the federal government. If we fail this, we will weaken our hope of ever controlling federal extravagance and will indefinitely postpone debt retirement and tax relief. At the same time we will debase our cur· rency, invite the resurgence of fn .. flationary forces , undermine local and state responsibility, and thus erode away America's strength at home and in the world." Ye gods! How could he say that with a straight face? From a woman subscriber in Florida: "I still can"t think of your column on census questions in the April edition without going into hysterics. It is the cleverest take .. off on Federal meddling that I have ever read." which we purport to have purchas­ed with billions of dollars turns out to be contempt and scorn for our weakness in robbing our own peo­ple for the benefit of alien countries who would not turn a hand in our behalf in a showdown. (Continued from Page I) gress since 1933 and who, in spite of their scornful jeers about •'horse a.nd buggy days" have set rea1 progress of the American Republic back f1fty years through the adoption of oolicies of government which all thinking Americans rejected when Debs proclaimed them a half century ago. . A~cordingly, .from a nation where laws were once framed and poll .. ctes Iatd clown wh1ch put a premium on initiative, ambition and thrift, we have sunk to the low status of a Welfare State committed not to the encouragement of the strong but to the protection of the weak. We have ~~~~~es~~=~:l i:~~~sm:~~:r: a~~v~~v~f ~~~':;~ :~~n ~e i~~~~p~:e~; Treasury to beggars from all over the world. . The only hope for a transition from a Welfare State back to Consti­tutiOnal Government lies in the elemental force of public opinion backed by d.eterm.ined action on the part of taxpayers who are called on to meet ~~~~~stt~~~~~~is~n:o~eer~%-ee~t~ing financial demands of a depraved and .And the people can't put much dependence on the election of a ~restdent as a relief measure because the cards are stacked against them ~n that de~l. As the matter now stands, we will have another Socialist m the W~1te House unless a political miracle is brought about by the ~~~~s:~~~~v~~~ a remote chance to throw the electiOn in the House of . Othery.rise, with a Modem Republican Socialist or a Fair Deal Social· ~!;~t~~~~dt~:t· ~~h~es~%e g~dci~~~~in;r~fe~i~nf ~e c~a:J~~:d~ :'~Jt~~ ~~~~~i~~~d~;~.Ieves otherwise has all the earmarks of a full fledged One-t~ird of the Senate and all Congressmen are elected every two yea:s ~nd 1f every taxpaying citizen in this country who is fed up with ~c~~~~mc~a~~~s g!~~~~gh enough with his representatives, there would In other words, Congress is the Court of Last Resort and since the taxpavers .are the masters of their public servants, it's up to them. shut lJ;,~ time has come fo~ responsible American voters to put up or that ;~~~;;o~; ~~~~~~~~:~J~~~J:~:;,r y~e:.~~o~~~ ~r:nd' th~ w-~~ec;~~~! ~~~i~~i h'r~r:t ~;~:~t PeJ~~~~~~. you will personal1y get out and work ernm~~/"l,";;; ~~~.b~ ~~~~~g~h~=b~~~~ ~~d~~~~. .: ,;~ntal principles of gov• May, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pago l When Put To The Test 'Brotherhood' Blows Up Like A Punctured Balloon Several years ago when the "bra~ therhood" racket was being set up and national councils of this, that and the other were being formed, preachers, priests and rabbis were constantly breaking into print with their arms around each other pro­claiming eternal unity and the end of intolerance and bigotry in re~ lfgious matters. With characteristic pessimism, we wrote several editorials on the subject at the time in none of which we displayed any confidence In or respect for the project, -be­cause we recognized the whole movement as propaganda and knew that there was not an ounce of sin­cerity involved in the proceeding. ,We realized that it was just another angle . of extreme "liberalism'! in­vented for the purpose of advanc~ lng left-wing and pro-Communist causes. It there had been any genuine Interest or concern in actually pro~ rooting 41human brotherhood' be~ tween three different religious groups, the promoters of such ob~ jective would have left each other alone and merely been content to respect each other's views without feeling called upon to get together in one organization, and make a Federal case out of "Brotherly Love." We predicted at the time that this unnatural alliance would prob~ ably last until some Catholic be­came a serious contender for the office of President of the United States at which time the whole thing would blow up and "broth­erhood" would be knocked into a cocked hat. That is just exactly what is hap~ pening now and we don't see any more pictures demonstrating the closely knit ties between differing religious leaders. Instead, there is scarcely a day that passes when some Protestant group does not break out with a warning of the danger to the security of the United States if a Catholic should be elec­ted President. They have forgot~ ten all about their solemn promise concerning the end of "intolerance and bigotry in religious matters." We are not for Kennedy either and we would not vote for him if he were the only man in the race but our opposition has nothing to do with his religion. That is his personal business. We are opposed to him because he is a one-world~ er, a•Socialist, an integrationist and just an all-around undesirable .so ~~r ::e t:~l P~~~~dr~11 %.!; ~~~~i:n~~ for the office. So, therefore. our reference to the matter of a "brotherhood" movement which broke down at the first test of its strength, is not Jn any way involved in a defense of a Catholic candidate but is mere~ ly intended to prove that we were not fooled by all the protestations of devotion between three groups who had nothing in common except a desire to promote the Marxist cause. Put another way, we are perhaps unable to resist the temotation, wo­man- like, to say "I told you so." The vote in West Virginia is a re­freshin~ exception but underground attacks on Kennedy because of his religion have not ·abated in the least. "Human Brotherhood" is still for propaganda purposes only. THE LESS THEY KNOW THE MORE THEY TALK The infighting and dissension within the Fair Deal Party cbn~ tinues with unabated force and per­haps it is just as well. When it has clobbered itself out of exist­ence, perhaps the Party of Jeffer­son and Jackson wili emerge again and the principles abandoned dur~ ing the Roosevelt regime be re­stored. Out in Seattle, Washington, re­cently more than six hundred of the more ferocious type of party leaders got together and declared war on Southern Democrats, the only respectable and responsible element still left in that embattled clan. They wrote an amendment to their County platform "disavow~ ing - politically, organizationally and otherwise - those members of Congress who have prevented the enforcement of the 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution." According to press reports the amendment was put through by a cocky little character named Cal~ vin Harris who, when asked by newsmen if the amendment was aimed at Southern Democrats, re­plied: "That is right. And it also is aimed at all other elements which have fought to hold back ef­fective civil rights legislation." Conditions in the State of Wash­ington are typical of those in all areas where politicians attempt to settle a problem they know noth­ing about. and which does not con~ cern them. The population of Washington State is, or was at the last census, 2.378.680 of which only 30,691 are Negroes. And so, with a colored popula­tion of less than 1.3%. these in­sufferable egotists feel themselves thoroughly qualified to dictate to the people of Mississippi, for in~ stance, where the Negro population is almost fifty per cent. We've only a few anti-Commun­ist dictators left in the world in­cluding Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. Franco of Spain and Sal­azar of Portugal whom American Liberals wi11 have to get rid of be­fore they've cleared the deck. It wm be interesting to watch for the next student uprising in those countries since half-baked. wet-behind-the­ears adolescents seem to be run­ning things. The racial violence all over the world and especially the unprece­dented crime wave in the United States by Negroes including mur­der, rape and robbery of unpro­tected White people has apparent­ly slowed down integration activity to such an extent that even the Methodists. of all people. took a "moderate" attitude on the sub­ject at their annual gathering in Denver. SERIOUS CHARGES WHICH DEMAND IMMEDIATE AND FORTHRIGHT ACTION Scandal Is Routine And Has Lost Its Power To Shock It all American citizens knew all there is to know about the foreign aid program in which the govern­ment of the United States is en­gaged, there would be a scandal that would shake the nation, in the opinion of Judge M. T. Phelps, member of the Arizona State Su­preme Court. In speeches to civic groups in Arizona and surrounding States, Judge Phelps, who has had 38 years of distinguished service as a jurist, bitterly criticizes the policies which we have adopted with regard to the support of other nations and which he declares are clearly un~ Constitutional. Judge Phelps describes the United Nations as a dK-ect result of a Communist conspiracy against this country and charges that it was formed to bring the United States into the orbit of One-World government. The eminent jurist is one hun­dred per cent right in his conclu~ sions but we think he errs in be­lieving that full information about foreign aid could cause a national scandal. A large segment of the American people have been so thoroughly brainwashed for the past twenty~ five years that they wouldn't know a scandal if they met it head-on. The fact is that an amazing amount of proceedings by our elected offi­cials in Washington constitute scandal as it was once known. The foreign aid program is only one instance of the scandalous projects which are prosecuted in the name of "peace" and the "containment of Communism." If these Americans were given documented and factual data on the thievery, graft and corruption which attends foreign aid. they would probably just yawn, turn over and go back to sleep. In fact, there is reason to be~ Iieve that if Washington politicians decided to remove the Capitol from its foundations and make a present of it to Khrushchev and deliver it with all transportation charges paid to Moscow, many taxpaying suckers would accept it without a murmur. The Fifth Column in the United States has done its job thoroughly and well. From a retired business execu­tive in Burbank, California: "Your method of expression is without equal." Becau~ of continued requests in the matter, we want to say again that. because of the nature of our publication, we do not accept ad­vertising of any kind or under any condition. We appreciate the fact that many of our readers desire space in the paper but we think it inadvisable to accept their offer of advertising. When Defense Secretary Gates cowered in fear before National Council of Churches officials in the matter of the Air Force manual which charged that Communists had infiltrated NCC and ordered that publication re-written, it was not the first time Gates had offer4 ed aid and comfort to the Commun~ ist conspiracy. This was the claim of Captain Robert A_ Winston. United States Navy, retired, author of "The Pen­tagon Case'", a book which afford­ed readers some shocking disclos~ ures about what goes on in the five-pointed edifice along the banks of the Potomac. Captain Winston made public a letter he had written Senator James 0. Eastland, chairman of a sub-committee to investigate Com~ munist infiltration of the Pentagon. In this letter he told the sub­committee chairman that follow­ing his disclosures of Communist infiltration of the national defense set-up he was fired by an assistant secretary of Defense on Gates' or~ ders. "As you know T refused to re­sign and requested an opportunity to hear the charges against me, directly from my accusers," Cap­tain Winston wrote. "As I later tes­tified, my request was disregard­ed; and after an official report on Communist infiltration in the Pen­tagon prepared by me in line of duty was handed back to me by the Navy's Inspector General, I submitted a copy of this report to your Committee." Captain Winston asserted that. as a result of his testimony before the Eastland Committee, Secretary Gates attempted unsuccessfutly to railroad him into the mental ward of Bethesda Naval hospital. The Naval Captain now asks, as a matter of justice that Senator Eastland make his testimony be~ fore the subcommittee oublic in or­der that all evidence in the casP be brought out into the open and either confirmed or disproved. This is certainly a reasonablr and fair request and one which would definitely seem to be in the oublic interest and certainlv the least Senator F::tstland can do is to honor it and hrin~ the whole matter out into the light of day Washington is reputed to be the locale of many sunorec:;sed scandals which would make those of the Harding administration fade into insignificance and a good way to scotch these rumors of scandals and misdeeds is to act on them at once and not wait until bigger ones build up. All over the world. the "student"· movement is taking hold and ado· lescents are overthrowing govern. ments right and left. Surely no ont is so stupid that he does not see the significance in these mass dem onstrations. There is a central heaC directing this agitation and tha central head is World Communism Korea, Turkey and the sit-in strike in the South are examples of Corr munist strategy. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Officei Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Every peid subscriber i1entitledtoone fr .. 1ubseription to be 11nt to any penon •fhischoosinq.) Sent without c:od to membera of Conqreu, member• of Shte leghl«turu, Governon, endotherpublic:offieia.ls. A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: THE PUNITIVE POWER Of OUR TAXING SYSTEM Here is just one small insignifi­cant instance of how the Federal taxing policies of this country are instrumental in putting small con­cerns out of business. This particular "business" is a night club but that is a legi~imate activity operating under a llcense and complying with the law and the principle involved is the same as if it were engaged in the manu­facture of tooth pas-te. The club is located in a small city in a Western State and the fo llowing letter received by us from a man who operated it (and who, incidentally, is a good citizen and a sound Conservative) explains the situation: "I was half owner of a prosper­ous night club until the Internal Revenue Service, after a lapse of eight years. put a tax lien on the place for 'back cabaret taxes' (a wartime excise tax) for $17,000. So I have made up my mind that if I am going to work far the Federal government, I am going to get on the pavroll. I never complained about the Income Tax or any other tax so long as it was reasonable. But now I've had it and I've given my interest to my partner." And so another victory is scored for the Marxists who are out to put all American Free Enterprise projects, from nie:ht clubs to tex· ti le manufacturers, out of business through the medinm of confisca­tory tax legislation. ln Nashville, Tennessee. three thousands Negroes marched on the City Hall following the wrecking of a colored council man's home by a bomb. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1960 Chessman To Be The 'Hero' San Antonio Citizen Brings Up Subject In Proposed Motion Picture Many Texans Would Prefer To Forget It was a pretty sorry sight when movie and television stars, college students, professors, psychiatrists and other queer remnants of hu~ man society huddled around the gates of San Quentin on the night before the execution of Caryl Chessman. They were chanting, singing hymns and demanding clemency for the "criminal al­though there was no record that any of them had express~ ed any concern whatever for the pitiable plight of Chessman's victims. The incident points up the per­verted morals of a large segment of American society, a segment which is unfortunately in position to wield powerful influence on the youth of the nation through their professional activities. In the press release telling of this psychotic behavior, it was an~ nounced that one of Hollywood's odd characters who was present, Marlon Branda, then and there de­clared hi~ intention of making a movie of the Chessman case in which he, himself, will appear.' Obviously Chessman will be por~ trayed as a hero of the movie pro~ duction which means that, follow~ ing such abnormal and distorted reasoning, the victims of this vi­cious sex criminal will be depicted as the villains. This is the type of thinking which permeates an industry which is charged with the responsibility of providing the entertainment, relax ~ ation and-if you please-the " ed~ ucation" of the normal American public. 'IS tT TRIJE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?' The Montana Constitutional Conservative Movement with head· cuarters in Billings, an aggressive patriotic group of alert Americans, Possibly on the theory that all's fair in love, war - and politi?s - a San Antonio citizen has published a copyrighted brochure titled ~"The Story of Ballot Box No. 13." The author is a Mr. Clyde Want­land of the Alamo city, who without frills or furbelows, tells the simple, miserable and sordid story of the first election of the Honorable Lyndon- B. Johnson of Texas to the United States Senate. Reprints from 11ewspapers of the time and photostats of official doc~ uments involved are reproduced and while there is little comment by the author, nothing much in the way of documentary evidence seems to have been omitted. We do not know what purpose is to be served by the publication of the gruesome facts at this late date unless, as is rumored, the pub­lication is to be widely distributed at the National Democratic Con­vention in Los Angeles in July, in ~which event it can possibly serve as background information on a candidate for President and about whom those in doubt may want additional data. Back in 1948 when it happened the affair of the stuffed ballot boxes in the political domain of a notori~ ous South Texas political boss, which enabled Johnson to take pas~ session of an office to which his opponent was claimed to be legal­ly elected, c reated sta tewide criti~ cism and resentment and there was talk of legislation to prevent simi~ Jar occurrences in future. But that's been a long time ago and human memory is short. The general consensus of opinion on the subject in the State now seems to be summed up in this conclusion; "If he could get away with it, more power to him." is optimistic over recent sugges~ From "An Admiring Yankee" in tions from authoritative sources Washington, D.C.: .. Just been read­that the South may be able to throw ing your Aoril edition which seems the Presidential election into the meatier and juicier and more worth House of Representatives there- while than usual. Congratulations. by electing the nation's next Chief May God bless, keep and strength- Executive. en you." "If it's true what they say about· ------- Dixie, every Northern Conserva~ tive is with you." say~ Kay Hines, executive secretary of the organ i~ zation. "Uo here we feel the tide is turn­ing. The Socialist experiments of the government have proved cost­ly faliures and the patience of grass roots Americans is running out. "If the South Is successful in carrying out their great plan, it will restore our original represen­tative form of government as a Re­public.'.' Mr. E. H. Conrad of the West Central Minnesota Disabled Ameri­can Veterans, Inc., thinks that there are some questions omitted from the census questionnaire which should have been included. Such as, Where were you born? Did you or your parents kill Christians in Russia? Did you enter this country illegally? If so, do you vote in our elections? If you were called for service to defend this nation would you want to serve in a combat unit or in a unit where there would be no danger to you? Dallas school authorities have called an election on integration but propose, in the event of ad~ verse results, to begin integration of their schools in 1961 in the pri~ mary grades which will make help~ less little children the victims, rather than teenagers who would be expected to resent the indignity. This cowardly procedure would make the issue of integration a contest between nine old men on the Supreme Court and millionc; of little children iust right out of kin­dergarten in the South. Press reports from London say that because of the Welfare State there which offers inducements to unwed mothers illegitimacy in the British Isles is increasing by leaps and bounds. One child in every ten born in London is illegitimate, the report states, and the number is growing each year. English fe­males, like many in the United States, have found that an easy way to make a living is to pro­duce babies to be supported by the State. We have learned of a private meeting of Sam Rayburn and Lyn~ don Johnson in Washington recent­ly with a group of professional men for the purpose of explaining why they are plugging for another Socialized Medicine bill to take the place of the Forand measure which is stalled in committee. They could not afford, they claimed, to let the Republicans take the ball away from the Democrats with Eisen­hower's proposal for providing medical care to age groups over sixty-five, and were forced to re­taliate by coming up with a similar proposal of their own. Isn't. that statesmanship and what a basts for legislation for which every Ameri~ can must provide the finances? "Be it resolved that the House of Delegates of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., in regular session assembled in Chicago, Illinois, this the 23rd day of April, 1960, expresses em­phatic opposition to the proposed 'Summit' meeting with Khrushchev in May and to any other confer~ ences of this type because Com~ munist morality teaches that any agreement reached should be broken if by so doing the cause of International Communism will be advanced." Discussing the large ta.'<-exempt Foundations and their contribution to World Socialism, Hon. B. Car~ roll Reece, Congressman from !en­nessee who headed the Commtttee which investigated these Founda~ tions some years ago, takes a very charitable view concerning them, in our ooinion. He deplores their activity in behalf of collectivist movements and esoeciallv since the activities have bPen financed out of the earnings of private en­t"" rnrisP as in the case of 'R.ocke­fell~ r. Ford and Carneoip but he feels that thP owners of these for­tunes do not know how this money is being used. "Certainlv the found~ ers of these business fortune!i had no intention of financing anti-busi­ness ·education nor do the present heads desire to eta so." Mr. Reece stated. We rlefinitely do not a~ree with him. Thev couldn't bP that stuoid and in the case of Nelson Rockefeller, he is a dedicated In­ternational Sorialist and i.e:; way ahead of his Fonndation officials in nromoting collectivist idedlogy. "We are not only plaeued with the consoiracies. but with the in­fection of Karl Marx in both the thiTlking of our neoole and the actionc:; of our own government." -Herbert Hoover Accorrling to a b~tlletin from the Minute Women of the U.S.A .. a Yugoslav freighter recently sailed from Houston with a cargo of 87 United State~ iet fighter plane en~ ,e- ines destined for the Yugoslav Air Force under the U.S. foreign aid program. At the same t ime, ac~ cording to Minute Women, we are dem andin~ that Trujillo of the Do­minican Republic return five obso­lete bombers we claim he got ille~ gaily. The answer probably lies in the fact that Yugoslav's Tito is Communist; Trujillo is anti-Com~ munist. M•y. 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE P•g• 5 No Subject More Important Than Mental Health And No Movement More Perverted OREGON SENATOR FEELS HIS DUTY IS TO 'EDUCATE' THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Exposure of the subversive aims of the World Mental Health move­ment whose announced purpose is to change the political, economic and social thinking of the human race and direct it toward a One-World Government has had reverberations throughout the country. The result has been that many local citizens in various towns and cities have become so disgusted with the subversive angles of national and world mental health movements that they have withdrawn from all activity in connection with mental health projects. This is unfortunate for nothing is more essential than that the mental health of citizens of a community be preserved and that scientific re­search looking toward this end be continued by bonafide agencies and individuals sincerely concerned in aiding the mentally ill. The whole movement has been discredited by the vast number of psychiatric chfJ.rlatans who clutter up the national and international groups allegedly devoted to alleviating mental disease. The ultimate in conceit on the part of an elected representative of the American people was reach­ed, we believe, by Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon on his recent ap­pearance on the television program "Meet the Press." Under discussion was the prac­tice of members of Congress mak­ing speeches to various groups for pay which enables many of them to add ten or fifteen thousand dol­lars per year to their already ade­quate salaries and expense ac­counts. When asked by one of the news- Perhaps one of the most vicious exponents of "One· World Govern- men if he considered this practice ment" under the guise of promoting "mental health" Is the notorious ethical, Morse replied that it was Dr. Brock Chisholm of Canada who has written reams on the matter not only ethical but necessary as of re-designing the human mind for the purpose of shaping individual the American people "needed ed­thinking, but a small quote from him wilt give an idea of the overall plan. ucating," and implied that it was In a lecture by Chisholm titled "The Reestablishment of Peacetime the responsibility of members of Society" delivered in February, 1946 and which appeared in Psychiatry, the Senate to do this ueducational" "Journal of the Biology and the Pathology of Interpersonal Relations," job. he said: Morse is a victim of the absurd "It would appear that at least three requirements are basic to any idea that was given birth during hope of permanent world peace. First, security, elimination of the oc- the Roosevelt administration to the casion for valid fear of aggression. This is attainabl-3 at least tempo- effect that elected public officials rarily and as a stopgap until something better can be arranged, by legis- are the masters and the oeople are lation backed by immediately available force prepared to suppress ruth- the servants when just the reverse lessly any appeal to force by any peoples in the world. The administra- is true. As their " masters" it is his tion and command of such a force is a delicate problem but can be de- conviction that he and his col­vised if and when the great powers really want it. A less effective sub- leagues should speak periodically to stitute for this method but one which may work well enough is for the their servant constituents and tell great powers to assume this function themselves. To work even well them what to think and alt the enough it will be necessary that all disputes between nations be sub· while b~ing oaid big money for this mitted to arbitration by a World Court of the highest integrity. Second, "educational" chore. opportunity to live reasonably comfortably for all the oeople in the It is true that vast numbers of world on economic levels which do not varv too widely either geograph- the Amf'rican oeople have been ically or by groups within a population. This is a simple matter of re- brainwac;hed and need to have their distribution of mat erial, of which there is plenty in the world for every- minds directed back into sound RECONSTRUCTION DAYS ARE BACK AGAIN! Just as every sensible American expected, the Federal government didn't wait for the ink to dry on the Civil Rights bill before its agents started their un-Constitu­tional prying into the election ma­chinery of the South. William P. Rogers, South·hating Attorney General, claimed to be In possession of information showing denial of voting rights to Negroes in Louisiana, Georgia, South Caro· lina and Alabama and demanded the voting records in certain coun­ties of those four States. Officials in the counties involved retorted that there had been no denial of voting rights to Negroes and, according to the Associated Press, county attorney J. Fred Buz­hardt of McCormick County, South Carolina, paid his respects to Rog­ers by calling him a "liar" and add­ed "To my knowledge no Negro has ever been refused registration if they applied. None has ever ap· plied before." Of course the Attorney General must do his duty and election time is drawing nea r, so big headlines may be expected a s a result of Rog­ers' meddling around in Southern court houses just like in Recon· struction Days. body, or of which plenty can easily be made . " l-} 1 f tho ~ht but God help Here is one of the world's so·called great authorities on mental fh~~;~.-h~ perr::it this instruction- WEST COAST GROUP IS ~:~~~r~:ttt~~g1!~;u~!yf~~~t~!~\~~nt~~:i~u0:[!~:~~ j~u;;~!na~~~ f;:;c~~:;~~ h~~ A~::~~~~~s~nt~ ~o~~~!~~~te~~~ COMBATTING APATHY OF :;,oe~~~~~oi~·ter~:tl~~sals~~;~eq~~;~!:o~ ;~r~~r~~~~~.s a~~e;;;;fs~~~b~t~~~r~; • ;";~~~~;;s'~t~:t ~~~~~~r';;~~~~~~: AMERICAN TAXPAYERS the wealth of the world, all in the name of psychiatry. ~=~ ~r"~~~·=n~:p~~~~~.e basic pnnci- is ~e~~sr~;:~~tv~~~:~~~a~i~r:~i~~ We hope that loc3.l groups throughout the country continue their We can visualize Morse in many the nation and in behalf of restor· bonafide activities in behalf of mental illness and that they guarantee roles _ orincinallv as the Wild ation of Constitutional Government to the public the integrity of their efforts by disassociating themselves Jackac;s of the Senafe _but to pic- is the Network of Patriotic Letter with subversive national and international groups who have brought ture him as an educator of the Writers with headquarters at 2003 the whole subject of mental health into disrepute. American electorate is stretching D, Pasadena, California. AMERICANS SHUDDER AT PROSPECT OF ANOTHER BETRAYAL AT PARIS Since the Soviets boasted that they had "shot down" one of our planes, the American people had a right to feel that the "summit conference" in Paris was automati­cally off. Surely, it was thought, a merci­ful Saviour would spare us the ignominy of seeing our leaders trudge over to a rigged meeting in which, whether the President knows it or not, the plan is al­ready made for us to promise to disarm and mean it and the Soviets make the same promise but have no intention of keeping it. Not that we needed any proof of the barbarism and inhumanity of the Communists but their cold­blooded and threatening behavior in regard to the plane incident again demonstrated that they are outside the pale of decent society and that any treating with them on an honest and reasonable basis is utterly impossible. And still the President has an­nounced his intention of going right ahead as if nothing had happened to the amazement of Americans who look to their elected leaders to exercise caution, judgment and concern for the national safety in dealing with the enemy. In th is connection the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee has just released an exhaustive study concerning Khrushchev's strategy of alleged "peaceful co-existence" between Russia and the United States which says in part: "As recently as December, 1959, - three months after Khrushchev's trip to the United States - the World Marxist Review carried a synopsis of a new Communist text­book titled 'Foundations of Marx­ism and Leninism.' Referring to ad­vance of the World Revolution, the textbook declares 'There can be no doubt that in a number of cap­ital ist countries the overthrow of the bourgeois by armed class strug­gle will be inevitable' . . . As long as the West has sufficient armed might to withstand the Communist the imagination to the breaking point. From a business executive in San Antonio: "I am a constant reader of your editorials. I also read Sokolsky, Hearst, Bishoo, Peg· fer and others but in none of them do I find the message so cleverly, engrossinglv and emphaticallv con­veyed. Reading you is like finding an oasis in the desert. It is very gratifying that one who has the ?hili tv and couraPe to write as you do is getting their message to thousands-it should be millions." world, revolution cannot be achiev­ed. The studv reasons that the only way for Red leaders to overcome this 'balance of terror' is to put over the pronaganda line that the Soviet Union has abandoned its reliance on violent revolution for peaceful achievement of its aims . . " That is just what the Soviets mean to do at Paris - to con­vince gullible Western leaders that the Communists want peace and are willing to disarm after wring­ing from us a promise to scrap all ovr wPapons of defense. Anrl if the past is any criterion in j u d~ing the future, they will do just that. It is claimed by friends of the organization that this group of which Mrs. Gertrude Derby Bale is chairman, has been responsible for more than 50,000 letters being sent to members of Congress in Washington. Bulk does not mean anything in a case like this and the mere in­fluencing of this amount of mail would not be important but the fact that these letters have been written voluntarily after being sup­plied with information on legisla­tion by Patriotic Letter Writers does indicate a very definite pub­lic service to the citizens of the Republic. Apathy, ignorance and indiffer­ence on the part of taxpayers about what is going on in Washington are the triple perils which are push· ing us further into Socialism and any individual, or group of indi· viduals, who do sentinel duty and wake up the Americ;an people de~ serve the approval and coopera­tion of all good citizens. "Apparently there are many, many more insane people now in Washington than there ar e in the insane asylums."- Clayton Rand. Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Moy, 1960 Declaration of Principles of The Southern Conservative ~ Back in January of 1950 when the first edition of the Southern Conservative made its appearance we carried on its front page a sort of Declaration of Principles which set forth the aims and purposes of our new publication. This is what we said and in the in~ervening years, we have seen no occasion to make any changes or alterations: The Southern Conservative is being launched to fill the need for a medium of expression for those citizens of Texas and the South who definitely oppose the current trend toward Socialism which is rapidly bringing us to the end of the road as a Constitutional Repub­lic. In introducing this new publication for approval, we plead guilty to the charge of being hopelessly old-fashioned as we love our own country with a blind and passionate devotion, above all others on earth .. We find ourself without the slightest desire to change our form of government to conform to foreign ideologies or to attempt to re­shape it in the Soviet mold. We are convinced that those who founded this Republic fash­ioned the greatest instrument for the government of men ever de­vised by human mind. We wish to deny, before it is made, the charge that we are sub­sidized by any special interests or that our undertaking is just an· other scheme dreamed up to attract the support of big business. In our discussions of State and National issues, we shall show no more partiality to the Tycoons of Industry than we shall to the Czars of Labor. In fact, we seem to remember that some of the biggest business men in the nation teamed up with labor union racketeers in playing ball with the New Deal when that economic atrocity was riding the crest and they have currently continued to string along with its more vicious counterpart currently administering the government in Washington. The courage, integrity and patriotism which must be command­ed if the Republic is to survive will not be found exclusively among the representatives of big business any more than among leaders of labor unions. It must be drawn from that vast group of average Americans PUBLIC IS ENTITLED TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT NATIONAL COUNCIL Of CHURCHES It has been announced that the Committee on Un-American Activi­ties of the House of Representatives does not plan to hold further hear­ings in conection with the Air Force Training manual controversy in which it was charged that Communists had • infiltrated the National Council of Churches. When officials of the NCC denied such affiliation and strongly de­nounced the Air Force personnel for writing it. Air Force Secretary Dud­ley C. Sharp informed the church group that the Air Force did not con­done the publication, and that it was being withdrawn. Much of the material in the manual was from the files of the Un­American Activities Committee and feeling that Sharp's action tended to discredit the Committee, Chairman Walter immediately invited offi­cials of the Council to a pear before· it for a full-fledged discussion and jnvestigation of the charges. This the Council officials refused to do. Later Secretary Sharp appeared before Walter's committee and testfied that in withdrawing the manual he had no intention of question­ing the validity of the material in that document which was taken from the Committee's files and that to the best of his knowledge, this material was completely factual. This satisfied the Chairman and members of the Un-American Ac­tivities Committee and the matter was dropped. This procedure is all right so far as vindication for the Committee is concerned but there is more to it than that and somewhere along the line, the interest of the American public comes in. After all, the National Council of Churches boasts that it has "38,- 00~,000 members" which takes in a large segment of our population and wh1le perhaps 75 per cent of the individual church members don't know they are members of NCC, those who do know it are entitled to informa­tion about whether or not the National Council has been infiltrated by World Communism. We would not think of suggesting that some committee of Congress make B: thoroug~ investigation of this political-religious group before the national electiOn because such a suggestion would be futile and silly. But surely the subject of infiltration of the nation's largest so-called ;eligio_us ?rganization is of su.fficient importance to justify an official tnvesttgatlon at the next sessiOn of Congress after the election is all over and the ballots counted. To leave the matter as .it is is a reflection on the good church people who, whether they know It or not, are on the roster of the National Council of Churches. They are entitled to the facts in order that they may act accordingly. ~~~e~~~l:o;~i~rt~r~~;:.r~::~~ee:~~piot~:!~tas~~~;~"~hb~~ s~a~~e~~ ANOTHER PROPOSED RAID ON TREASURY the fruits of their toil. busi!~ ~~~i:~~~~: at~ ~~~i;i~~i~i~ ~atfav:~~i~:~\~i;rt~rerb:rob~~ FOR REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN EXPENSES ~m the part of a State or National administration is un·American, Another strong pitch to garner Immoral and ~ .flagra~t. a?use of power. . . • votes for the Republicans in the As to political afflhatJOn, we acknowledge allegiance to neither presidential election this fall has of the two major parties. been made by the President and As presently constituted, both are so shot through with Social· Vice President in separate appeals ism as to render them incapable of resolving the serious problems for a Federal-State subsidy to take confronting the Republic. care of medical expenses of per- We acknowledge our indebtedness to the courageous and patri- sons over sixty five years of age. otic Coalition Bloc of sound-thinking Democrats and Republicans in The administration opposed the both Houses of Congress which has prevented Communist influences Forand bill, a Socialized Medicine from complete domination of our Federal government. measure, which was unsuccessful- We are opposed to the reckless squandering of the taxpayers' ly urged by Democrats in Congress money by incompetent, irresponsible and improvident public offi- recently_ apparentlY: 0!" the gro~n~ds cials and we contend that taxes should be levied for purposes of that their own Sociahze.d ~ed1cme ~i~:~: ~~~yw ~~1t~ot to punish the rich, reward the poor or redis- prti~J!~ ~~s ~~~~i~~nt~~op~~ers We are firmlY committed to ihe principle of States Rights and "Yould have to put up $1200 mil­we hold that the people of any part of the United States are entitled han dollars per year, $600,000,­to maintain their own social customs and traditions without inter- 000.00 through the Federal part of ~!~~~ from politicians seeking votes to perpetuate themselves in ~~= ~~~~~?smo~~~ !~~~~0~~~~ as We are unequivocally in favor of Free Enterprise as opposed . As might be e1(oected the Ma:x­to government ownership of business and insist on the responsibility ISt Secreta~y of Health Educa~10n of every American to seek to improve his social and economic con- and Welfal e, Arthu.r S. Flemt.ng, dition through initiative, energy and thrift rather than leaning on the who seldon: opens ~ts mouth wtth­arm of the Federal government for support. out I:rooosmg a ratd on the treas- We concede to every man the right to work and the opportunity ury, ~s the author of the mea~ure. of profitable emofoyment regardless of whether he does or does . It IS for~unate that the oresiden-not belong to a labor union. · tlal camoatgn only has a fe~ m?re On the other hand, we claim for the employer the irrevocable months. to go as the determ~nabon right to hire and fire his employees without instructions from any of candtdates on bo~h the Fa!r Deal governmental agency or intimidation by Federal police. and M~er:n Reoubltcan factions of We feet that at this crucial time in history, it is imperative that the Soc13hst P~rty to COf!lpel the newspapers and other groups seeking to influence public opinion taxpavers to ftnance their ra~es, should exert every effort within their power to help preserve our would smash the treasury to smtth- Constitutional form of government, our Free Enterprise system and ereens. . the American Way of Life. We shall exert all our energies to that Personally, we have always sa1d end. and we repeat that we are willing These are the sentiments of the Southern Conservative and al- to skip any benefits the Federal though ours may be only one small voice crying in the wilderness, government may have in store for we will fight for fundamental American principles as we understand us such as Social Security, Old Age them. without apology to any man or set of men. Pensions, Medical Care and what With this frank and forthright declaration of purposes, we ask have you and are willing to settle the active cooperation of every citizen in Texas and the South who for just one thing. believes in the policies for which we stand. They can give us a pink Cadillac In Cincinnatti a nationally-known Negro singing group, the Platters, is reported in the press to have ~en cleared of a morals charge JUSt before leaving for Berlin for a good will tour. The four singers were charged with "aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness or assignation." Acquitted with them were four females, three white and one _CQ.Iored girl. The group was acquttted by a Judge Gilbert Belt­man on the ground that no money changed hands in the transactions. In Nashville, Tennessee, three thousand Negroes marched on the City Hall following the wrecking of a colored council man's home by a bomb. From a woman subscriber in At­lanta: "Not long ago a 'Yankee' here remarked that the South al­ways claimed any Confederate could whip ten Yankees before breakfast any day but that he'd never believed it until he began readin~ the Southern Conserva­tive. 'Now I've found out that they only meant the men,' he said. 'That lO-man limit does not apply to the women - not if the editor of that paper is a sample' •·. and we wilt call it even. They have just as much legal and moral right to give us that as they do to pay our personal living expenses and take care of our medical bills. There is not an iota of Consti­tutional authority for the Federal government to do either. May, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 WE DON'T OBJECT TO DICTATORS UNLESS THEY'RE ANTI-COMMUNIST THE DAY IS COMING WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T WAIT TO BE SIXTY -FIVE YEARS OF AGE The long and tragic record of State Department psychology and reasoning which almost invariably causes that agency to land in the comer of pro-Communist dictators and the part played by our national leaders in the surrender of various nations into Soviet slavery has been clearly set forth by an informed and aggressive Fort Worth patrig.t. EXTREME LEFT-WING LAWMAKERS PROMOTE DANGEROUS LEGISLATION She is Mrs. T. B. Hart who works at the job practically every wak­Jng hour and who seldom misses a bet in her appraisal of the meth­ods and motive of politicians, Na­tional, State or Local. Mrs. Hart's recent discourse on the subject follows: We have just witnessed the death of the courageous little anti-Com­munist nation of Korea brought about by Communist mob violence under the guise of "student" dem­onstrations, aided and abetted by the State Department of our own gQvernment. Just as surely as there is retri­bution for individuals for the sins of both omission and commission, there will be certain retribution for nations for the same sins. It be­hooves us even at this late date to examine the part our nation has played in the surrender of other peoples and nations to Communist dictatorship for we, the citizens of these United States, share the responsibility for deeds committed by our policy makers whether we approve of them or not, or whether we are even conscious of what has been done. Witness the ~mrrender of the famous mines of Czechoslavakia to the Russian forces when the crack 3rd Armored Division of General Patton and the 7th Army Group of General Patch were pulled back anrl held three w.ePks while the exhausted Russian Mongol armies moved in to occupy the mines. Wit­ness ll-Je halted armies of thesP same generals when they were forced to stop at the Elbe, thus allowing the Russians th~ honor of entering ar1d caoturing Berlin and the sub­secuent surrender of half of Ger­ma'ly to the Communi.~ts. The Gen­eral of our Armv stood hv in East· ern Germanv. Poland and Ptsewhere to watch the most ruthless rob­bery. carna~e. enslavement and cru~ltv in conauered territory that modern history has ever recorded. Witness the surrender of China to the Communistc; when we were told bv our State Department that the advancing Communist armies were only "agrarian reformers" at­tempting to protect themselves from a "corrupt" government. but subseauent events reveal the Com­munist revolution in China was aid­ed bv those high in diplomatic and military service in our government. Witness the Communists being permitted to win the war in Korea because General MacArthur was denied the right to attack the en­emy beyond the Yalu or even to pursue enemy planes across the line. 1t was at the Malta Summit meeting that the little nations of It is not news when bills which are dangerous to the security of the United States are proposed and attempts made to push them through Congress but we would like to call attention to two mea· sures before that body which rep­resent special peril to the safety of the Republic. These are Senate Concurrent Resolution 83 by extreme left-wing Senator Joseph S. Clark of Penn­sylvania and companion bill House Concurrent Resolution 531 by e q u a 11 y left-wing Congressman Charles 0. Porter of Oregon. These two measures would con­fer on the President the personal power to commit the United States to total disarmament and a pro­posed Police Force of the United Nations to enforce it. We are fearful that the Pres­Ident will do this any way at Paris but if legislation authoriz­ing this step Is passed, it commits the people of the United States to this foolhardy action also and leaves no way to escape One-World government when foreign troops are quartered on our soil. The New York Times, strong in­ternationalist organ and exponent of One-World, put the plan in these words: "The ultimate solution as envisioned by Secretary Herter and others must lie in total disarma­ment which will ... create a world of peaceful chanP.:e under law ad­ministered by a World Court and enforced by an International Po- 1ice Force . . . SPcreUtrv Herter's vision me~ns, in effect, World Gov­ernment." It looks like the American peo­ple must be constantly on guard and keep protesting: to their elect­ed representatives in Washington against the country's betrayal. Just as heavv protests from con­stituents killed off (temoorarily) thP resolution to repeal the C::on­nally amendment to the World Court agreement, ~o can thev stop this proposal bv Clark anrl Porter to betray the ·American Renublic into aliP.:nment with a One World Slave State. Deoartment, from Anti-Communist Batista. who was a staunch friend of the Unitf'd States and a strong enemy of Communist Russia. The action of our State Department im­plies that to be a dictator is quite acceptable - iust so Ion!! as one is not an anti-Communist dictator. The record is a long and tragic one - and yet we continue to heao praise uoon those elected of­ficials who played such a big part in these betravals and accept with­out protest the continued appoint· ments of hureaucrats whose records have been that of continued ap­peasement and even assistance to the Communist enemy. Central Europe were surrendered As a nation our day of reckoning to Communist Russia. must be near at hand. There could Witness the recent take-over of be time to return to the path of Cuba by Pro-Communist Fidel Cas~ honor and Integrity, but will we? tro, with the sanction of our State I fear not. Edna Bell Seward of Oakland, California, and a devoted patriot, points out that the Federal gov­ernment has an odd way of col­lecting foreign debts. She referred to the fact that Washington recent­ly announced in one breath that it had collected $40,000,000 from Po­land which had owed it to us since World War II and In the next breath announced that because of a severe drouth in Poland, we had just made them a loan of $40,- 000,000. Congressman Jim Wright of Fort Worth stated recently on the floor of Congress that neighbors are informing on each other to the Internal Revenue Service and that they are collecting fat fees from the government for snooping. Con­gressman Wright indicated that he was ashamed of such practices and expressed the opinion that it should be stopped. What we are ashamed of, and what the Con­gressman should be ashamed of, is the Sixteenth Amendment author· izing the income tax in the first place which is nothing more than a license for Congress to engage in a vast tax racket which is more vicious than any underworld rack­et because it has the sanction of government. Everybody Knows What's Going On Except Taxpayers There is no doubt that there is much information in connection with the administration of the gov­ernment that must, in the interest of national safety, be kept secret. But there is a growing belief in this country that most of this "sec­ret" information is known to the Soviets and that American taxpay­ers are the only ones being kept in the dark. We understand that there is a bill before Congress whose purpose is to compel heads of departments of government to keep the Amer­ican public informed on such mat­ters as do not endanger the na­tion's security. For some unexplained reason these agency heads seem to delight in withholding information to which every American is entitled, possibly because they are afraid to stir the taxpayers up. Like Earl Wilson's farmer who put a silencer on his shotgun because he wanted his daughter to have a quiet wed­ding, these bureaucrats want to keeo the taxpaying suckers quiet so they put a silencer on informa­tion bv marking their files "top secret." If a propaganda campaign ever was called for, it is one which would educate elected and appoint­ed officials in the nation's capital concerning their true status and which would sell them on the fact that the taxpayers are their em­ployers and are entitled to look at the ledger any time they want to and to see how their public servants are spending their money. From a folder published by the Cowles Magazine in New York titled "The Insiders Newsletter" we have learned of a movement to end all movements. This Newsletter is dedicated to "Busy women who need to know what's going on." As one busy women who already knows too well what's going on and who as a result of that knowl­edge is ready to sit down qn the curb and cry, we were shocked at some of the things this News­letter felt that women needed to know. However, we won't go into that but will merely mention their ref· erence to a new movement intend· ed to give persons over sixty-five another break evidently on the theory that Washington politicians can't be trusted with the job. The name of this new movement or organiaztion is "Over 65, Inc." which it is claimed now takes in 15.4 million of the country's popu­lation. Briefly, the big idea is that mer­chants may join the outfit who agree to give a discount to an per­sons over 65. These merchants will in turn be furnished with a list of "senior citizens" in their area. The "senior citizens" will be advised by letter the name of the merch· ants who have agreed to give them these discounts. The arrangement must remain in effect by parties on both sides for a year and the old· sters must trade with these mer­chants. We would not say that thiS.smells like a polite form of boycot of other merchants, but we do rise to ask why persons over 65 should get a discount not offered to all others? Isn't this discrimination against certain groups who are not over 65 and isn't New York against dis­crimination of any kind. (Certainly its Mr. Keating and Mr. Javits in the U.S. Senate have managed to convey this impression.) Also what is the big idea in al­lowing discounts to any one be­cause of age any more than ex­tending the same discounts to all red headed women with knock knees and bow legs? Matter Might As Well Be Decided By Flip Of Coin Our opinion on the subject is of no particular value, of cotU"se, but many subscribers write us to ask who we think will be the next President of the United States. Our reply is invariably that we think, judging from the past twenty-five years, that it will be the worst possible man for the job. Any way, if we can only draw from those who are now mention~ ed as candidates, Nixon, Rocke­feller, Kennedy, Symington, John­son, and Stevenson, it doesn't make any difference which one is elected. The selection of any one of them to head the nation for the next four years will only mean a contin~ uation of Socialism as our national policy and the same drain on the taxpayers to pay for Socialist pro­jects which have been inflicted on the Republic since 1933. Page 8 TH! SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV! What We Don't Need Is Any WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE SPIRIT More Phony 'Intellectuals' OF AMERICANISM WHICH WAS ONCE re~~~~~ ~~llrv~~~yst:~~e~~~;~ OUR MOST PRICELESS POSSESSION? comedian but nothing he has ever done or said on television was as amusing as his performance on the program of Paul Coates recent~ ly. He didn't mean to be funny on this occasion, however, as his dis~ cussion was pitched in what he in­tended to be a serious vein. fn that interview, he pictured himself as a frustrated intellectual who yearns to switch to a program which )Yilt make men think but is constantly thwarted by officials of the network which sponsors him and who insist that he stick to his­comedy line. It didn't take him long to prove that he has the usual misconcep­tion of the term "intellectual" and that he has it confused with "egg· head." since he let it be known that his "thinking" program would advocate such things as racial mix­ing, abolishment of capital punish­ment and other subjects easily ideOtified as part and parcel of party line propaganda. A true intellectual is one who seeks to preserve, rather than tear down, the stable order of society and who holds in respect those principles and precepts which have been tested in the crucible of time and proved indisoensable to the steady advance of man in groping toward higher moral, spiritual and Ideological levels. An egghead. on the other hand, is one who holds that everything that has ever been tried before is without merit and should be dis­carded and who sincerely be1ieves that any change. good or bad, means orogress. It is this species of the human breed which has all but wrecked Constitutional gov­ernment in the United States and we need more of them like we need the seven year itch. Some good friend of Allen's should whisper in his ear and in­form him that he is not an intel­lectual who is bursting with a "message" for mankind, but just a tired comedian who needs some new jokes. The woods are already full of phony intellectuals. From a business executive in Boston: "Your original and forceful editorials amaze and thrill me. Each edition seems better than the pre­vious one." Fulton Lewis, Jr., broadcast the charge that an agency of the Na­tional Council of Churches had suggested certain obscene books as recommended reading for their members, Including children. We and other editors have carried edi­torials on the subject which have been read all over the country. Aren't some of the "38,000,000 members" which the Council claims going to do anything about it? Do they approve of obscene books and wish their children to read them? Or are they just so brain­washed that they can't summon enough energy to do anything about the matter? From a physician in Roswell, New Mexico: "! wish that one­twentieth of the men I know had half your guts and you can quote me." Whatever happened to that glorious era in the history of this country when the people were solidly united in their determination to preserve and defend it against its enemies at home and abroad? When loyalty to country, its institutions, principles and traditions came as naturally to every responsible American as the very air he breathed? When serious doubt of university students' allegiance which made necessary the inclusion of a "loyalty oath" in documents submitted for their signature, would have caused them to hang their heads in sorrow and shame? When the spectacle of an investigating committee of the Congress of the United States probing into the treasonable activities of thousands appearing before it, would have been as alarming to the general public as an armed attack by an enemy country? When national pride was as much an American attribute as love of family and reverence for God and when the suggestion that we swap our national sovereignty for citizenship in a One-World Stale would have been universally regarded as an insult past all forgiving? When Socialism was held as the perverted dream of diseased minds in the lowest depths of human society and any lawmaker enlisting under its depraved banner and proposing its evil tenets as the basis for legisla­tive action would have been hounded out of office by outraged public opinion? When the accepted concept of Constitutional Government meant limited power of Federal officials and a system of checks and balances to enforce such limitation; supreme authority of the several States over that of the central body; strict separation of the functions of the three branches of the Federal government; unquestioned acknowledgement of the Constitutional rights of the individual and of private property and fair and just tax levies laid for the purpose of economically administer­ing the specified functions of the government in the sole interest of the American people and where violation of this concept or the distortion of the operations of government to include foreign nations would have resulted in justified charges of treason against the United States? When the teaching of collectivist ideology in schools, colleges and universities of the nation by subversive instructors would have resulted in their immediate dismissal and public disgrace and when an ordained minister who blasphemed the pulpit by substituting Marxian doctrine for the Gospel of Jesus Christ would have been driven from the clergy and unfrocked? When the proposal that a decent American citizen accept a dole from Washington or sidestep the responsibility of supporting his aged parents by dumping them on the charity of the Federal government would have stamped him as a tramp and a stumblebum and caused him to burn with resentment and fury. When members of the Supreme Court of the United States who abased and degraded their high office by usurping authority belonging to tl)e Congress and employed judicial rulings to enact social legislation, would have been divested of their black robes and subjected to impeach­ment charges? When an organized world conspiracy against the United States and the Christian principles on which it is founded, instead of attracting the support of powerful political, intellectual and religious leaders, would have sparked a rebellion on the part of rank and file Americans rivaling the bitterness and intensity of the uprising at Lexington and Concord which set off the Revolutionary War? In brief, when the United States was a powerful, respected and in· fluential facto.r among nations of the world with vast and far-reaching prestige which rested on the solid foundation of Constitutional Govern­ment and a citizenship with undivided loyalty to the American Flag and the matchless Republic for which it stands, and when our national lead­ers were of such gigantic stature that no puny dictator dared taunt, in­sult or threaten them? In Moscow, the Porgy and Bess Company, an aggregation of Amer­ican Negro entertainers. promoted "cultural relations" between the Soviet Union and the United States by portraying sex life along Catfish Row on the Charleston, South Carolina, waterfront. The Bolshe­viks are reported to have been somewhat shocked at the picture of life in the raw among American Negroes but applauded the black performers enthusiastically. In Hollywood at a Beverly Hills night spot a Negro woman enter­tainer whose name is Lena Horne, hurled a table lamp and a brace of ashtrays at a customer of the club causing a gash over his left eye. Police called in said that the woman's fit of temper was caused by remarks the customer made concerning her race. Excerpt from letter from Wash­ington, D. C., newspaper man: "Scores of white women are at­tacked here, brutally beaten or knocked down and horribly mis­treated on streets or in their own homes after midnight as Negroes slash screens and windows. In­stead of fighting back the Whites are moving to Maryland and Vir­ginia suburbs." The small East Texas city of Marshall was the scene recently of a demonstration by 700 Negroes from a colored college there which was only quelled after Texas Rang­ers were called in. An alleged Negro Communist professor in the Negro college was dismissed after being charged with collaborating with the rioters. May, 1960 'Flush Toilets' Important But What About National Debt? Now that the Federal govern­ment has established the fact about how many flush toilets there are in American homes, perhaps some consideration will be given to the unimportant but persistently re­curring little matter of how deep this nation is in debt. In his recent message to Con­gress the President touched on the subject casually by remarking that we are now paying $9,000,000,000 per year, not on the principal, but for interest. After disposing of that he took up the matter of "Civil Rights." As well as any one in govern­ment can estimate, the national debt is now close to $300,000,000,- 00D and is practically increasing by the hour. We confess to being old-fash­ioned, but it seems to us that any head of a government who had run the nation that far into debt would be more concerned over it than he would about how many toilets the people have. We shuddered at the extrava­gance of the Roosevelt administra­tion, but when Mr. Truman came along he made Roosevelt look like a piker in spending the taxpayers' money. The fact that Eisenhower is making bums out of both of them and that no particular protest is made by the people is probably a tribute to the ability of those whose responsibility it is to brain­wash the people and hypnotiz~ them into accepting the squander­ing of their money as a strong gesture toward maintaining peace and the "containment" of Com-munism. It's a great world if we don't weaken. With the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan activity in various States of the South, the professional hate­rousing organization responsible for reviving the hooded order, the National Association for the Ad­vancement of Colored People, ap­pealed to the Attorney General of Georgia to take cognizance of the alarming increase in fiery crosses in Southern areas. In an ironic communication this organization which specializes in defiance of law and order by soonsoring stu­dent _groups engaged in organized assaults on private prooerty wrote this to the Georgia official: "Such demonstrations are a breach of the peace, unlawfullv incite tensions, elicit trouble and are intended to interfere with the lawful exercise of prerogatives which every citi­zen should enjoy." The Chicago Board of Education has been asked to make monetary reimbursement to twenty- n in e teachers in the public schools there because of mental stress, cuts and bruises suffered by the instructors through attacks by pupils. One woman teacher was injured while fighting off an attempted rape and another was seriously hurt while trying to rout a sex fiend from a lavatory. According to the Chicago News this is all in the day's work and payments for injuries "is ex­pected to be as routine as the oc­currences."
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