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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 1, No. 11-12, November-December 1950
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  • Darden, Ida M.
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  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
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Transcript Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 1665 Fort Worth, Texas HE OUTHERN ONSERVATIVE -To plead for a retttrn of Constlttttionol Government- Fort Worth, Texas, November-December, 1950 No. 11-12 CONSERVATIVE C 0 ALl T I 0 N FORCES, CHALK UP __ VICTORY FOR THE CAUSE OF GOOD GOVERNME.NT IN 1950 NATIONAL ELECTIO Letl s Investigate The -Investigator Washington political investigating committees have two methods of pro­oedure. If they are probing into the activi­tles of honorable, upright and respon­eible Americans who are engaged in (ighting Communism in this country, the Investigating Committee operates with a tar bucket and ·seeks to smear and discredit those engaged in such patriotic movements. If, on the other hand, they are look­ing into subversive activities within the government, such as the charge Of Communists in the State Depart­ment, for instance, they carry a pail Of lime and undertake to whitewash each of those guilty of this form of treasonable behavior. At this point, it seems to us that some sort of steps should be taken t.J investigate the investigator in the case of the Buchanan Committee which has haled respectable Americans before it for no other reason than they have ~een earnestly trying to prevent. fur­ther infiltration of government agen­eies by Communists. Who is Frank Buchanan who heads · the committee and what is his back­sround, and who are his associates and advisors? Why is- he· so mucn tnore concerned in trying to put good, patriotic Americans in jail than he is In running down Communists who ar('l ()penly pledged to the destruction of the American form of government? In the Congressional Directory ap­pear the name, age, occupation and affiliation of all of the four hundred and thirty five members of Congress, except one. This one exception . is Frank Buc­hanan of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, who heads the Buchanan Investigating Committee of Congress. Following h'ois name, there is a blank space, with information whatever concerning his antecedents. The American people are entitled to the full facts about this person and his background. Acheson's Removal Is Only A Small Part Of The Solution There is a very widespread demand for the removal of Dean Acheson as Secretary of State on the ground of his apparent partiality for Communists as reflected in his official actions and Defeat of Fair Deal Party Leaders And Left Wingers Shows a Rainbow of Hope In Political Skies. The results of the November 7th repute on his home State of Maryland election were a definite triumph for and the entire Nation by his white­the forces who hold that only by the wash and cover-up tactics in his sup­vote of Conservative Democrats and posed investigation of alleged Com­Republicans can Constitutional gov- munists in positions of responsibility ernment be returned to this Republic. within the government. . In each case where a Fair Dealer His defeat was definitely in the best - was unseated by a Republican, it was interests of this Republic. While of course the removal of any the combined vote of real Americans The removal from the United States the policies of his department. person from the Federal government -both Democrats and Republicans- Senate of Scott Lucas of Illinois who service of Acheson's type is highly de- which is responsible for the result. has plugged for all the alien proposals sirable and would greatly contribute The Southern Conservative has ad- sponsored by Roosevelt and Truman to an improvement in political morals, vocated this policy in every edition of and who has shown the complete dis­we can't see that it would be the com- the paper and if we had even the most regard for the fundamental principles infinitesimal part in helping to achieve underlying this Republic which char-plete answer. the results as indicated by the returns, acterizes all those of the New Deal It would be like a surgeon cutting we are grateful, for, to the extent that ap.d Fair Deal school of thought. out only a small part of a cancer leav- we have done our best in fighting the It has been claimed by close friends New Deal and the Fair Deal in season of Lucas that, in his heart, he was aG-ing the roots to grow and spread. and out, we are a better American tually opp.osed to the Socialistic pro- It is only when all adherents of the than those who have failed to lift posals which, as majority leader in th11> New Deal and Fair Deal are rP-moved t~ei1: hand against organized c:orrup- Senate he was forced to sponsor but, root ,and stock from the Federal gov- tion in Washington. if so, it was not evident -in ~·oJficial ernment t~at our national econO?J-Y Out of the welter of heartening sur- actions and he gave a perfect imitation can be retneved from the corruption pn.s es a tte n d"m g the e1 e c t"w n, th e of a man who belie.v ed what he said. . which permeates the whole Washing- American people should go down on The membership of the U~uted ton set-up. their knees and thank the great States Senate has been appreciably A Question We W·ould like To Have Answered Creator of us all Jor these wonderful elevated by the' departure of Scott blessings: Lucas from its ranks. The complete snowing under of Jim· The defeat by a large majority of my Roosevelt in California, thus elim- Senator Elbert Tho~as of Utah. Sena­inating any possibility that this nation tor Th?mas was chmrman of the Labor may ever again be threatened with Committee o.f the Sen~te and a stooge another potential "'leader" bearing that ?f the notonous CIO m that body: It obnoxious name. 1s reported that he so greatly admired . . the Russians that he wrote books on The complete and utter demoli~IOn the subject extolling the Soviet way of the corrupt CIO-PAC-ADA combma- of life . tion which openly and boldly assumed · . d that it could purchase the votes of the Th~ congratulations of all ~oo people in a Sovereign State of this Ame~Ic~ns g? to the people of tah It is also a member of the United Na- Republic with millions of dollars ex- for kic~mg hi:U. out. · torted from the Union slaves over The Ignommwus defeat of ~hester We will be eternally grateful if some one will explain to us how the United Na­tions is going to insure world peace when it is a member of the United Nations, Rus­sia, which is now responsible for the war that is being waged against us in Korea? tions, Russia, which is responsible for the overthrow of the governments in the coun­tries of Central Europe and for closing them in behind the Iron Curtain. h. h ·t holds dominion. Bowles as goyernor of Connecticut. Of w IC I all the repulsive hangers-on around the The undeniable repudia~ion of .the New Deal Court, Bowles represented present Labor government m Washmg- the most unwholesome type. It is also a member of the United Na- ton with i~s. Co!llmunist-i?spired pr~- He belonged to the Harry Hopkins-g! am of ~r~'Il Rtghts, s.ociahzed M~d1- Aubrey Williams segment ~ho be· c~ne, Socialized Ed~ca~10n, Centrahza- lieved in exploiting the Amencan tax­bon of Power and similar government payers and laughing at the suckers tions, Russia, who, even when an ally of the United States had her agents here stealing secrets of a highly confidential nature such as the content of the atomic bomb for the purpose of manufacturing this deadLy weapon to use against us in her own good time? policies brought in from alien lands. while doing it. The elimination from Congress of "We will tax and tax, sp~nd and that vicious Radical, Vito Marcantonio spend and ele.ct and elect" I?Ight well who faithfully served the interests of have been said by Bo':Vles mstead Qf Communists in the Halls of Congress by the Flophou~e Philosopher from What do they mean, the United Nations without actually holding membership the Lo":er East Side.of New York who will insure world peace? in that party and of his female counter- moved mto the White House to help part the third-rate California actress Roosevelt rule the world. Hel~n Gahagan Douglas. ' Connecticut has gone a long way to- Next Edition Of Southern Conservative In January . . ward reclaiming national respect by .The oven~helmmg defeat of Senator sending this phony t? the showers .. Millard Tydmgs who was once reg~rd- No reference to signs of returnmg ed ~s such a good, . sound Amen can Americanism is complete without a p~tnot that Franklm D. R?osevelt reminder of those earlier victories tned unsuccessfully to purge h1m from along this line when Claude Pepper Because of the holidays there will be no further edition of the the Senate. of Florida and Frank Graham of North Southern Conservative until January. In the meantime we hope to make progress in preparing for the publication of "My Night" in book form. See t.ull details on page 7. Somewhere along the line he sur- Carolina, both pronounced followers rendered his convictions in favor of of Party Line policy, were retired poltical expediency and brought dis- from the United States Senate. Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Savs It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Novernber-Decembe,., 191t WASHINGTON SCENE I Who'esale Impeachment Proceedings Should Be Brought In Washington By Georg,.e_:_D:ix:o:.:_n ______ '/:--:~=~=~--~ In this country we now have no J ... "~:::"'':' ··~ g"'"',~~::J:;:;. ." • I- • • • " New Mexican Pays dicial Department of government but Jle>e's the mhoduchon wh.ch .~·II re "Social Register Pmks . . we have two leg•slahve bodies-the ~~~~ 11~~~cL11~m:1~t~~: ~n~~~;t~~\~s~~r~he A , , R I E . US H1gh (omphmenl Congress of the Umted States and the P.eS>dent 1 """'" on Wake Island menca S ea nemleS Will F Evans o£ Mesilla Park, New Supreme Court. . ''f;enm·aJ MacArthur - meet Genera 1 'fhe FBI has forma11y charged the Mexico, ~anchman, writer of wild life In complet~ drsregard of . the. N~· Vaughan." Communist Party of the United States stories of the West and author o( vember election ~eturn_s whJc:h mdJ- ~h~:cl;b~u~o~t~~is~~r N:,:st;~~:~c!~l s:,: t:~~~ s~~~er~~~C~~v~ by the government of ~·:eO!;~~[ eSd~il~~e~·; ~~S ~~~h~i~e~~~~ ~r~!a:':e~:c~:~::i~gpr~~~:~~~~~~;lu~ ~;;:·:-~ :~~~ !t a~e:~~~ti!~edso ~~a:~Y abb;e o~~ . T~~ c~a!~:r;~~~~oa~eo~e~~r~:l trn~ !~~v~;,i;~fi~lle;~a;:r1f~~ :~~~! ~~~~ca~ i~! f~~~i~h~~g~~s~g~::s i~h~~~ {sa~~t~ Pt-rle. . ~!~?~en~e knows _that Am-:rican Com- ~ue~!nofw~h~r~ay:: b~~~~~h~~h~e~:~~~ orized by the Constit~tion to pass_ an to T~e;_e ~~~~~ s~ms:~rutnhges ~~:~ ';er:a;e;~ ~~;~~~e ~oJ~~tti!dt~o S{~~no:;r~h~~~ and reProduce: y p ~:;~s!~ ~:i~:n~~~e~e~~~e ~~i~t ~~~~:~ :~:a ri~:~te=e~~n::~:r :::~y tl:er~~,-e B~~~~ of ;~~s !:::::~~~~~~·as made as the De- er~T~:n?ecrt~~t~~e e?;t~OI:n~;_t~~~i~~:t~( rropos~ls, t the _S~~~emeld Co;rt ~o&o fool that I am. l thought she was bemg partment filed a petition with the new pure, unadulterated Amencamsm. . mu~s o s ep _ng m at ac as a eg.. true to me. Subversive Activities Control Board, "From cover to cover it is one of Js1allve body Itself. From time to time. in my role as a ask!ng th~t the Party be orde~ed to the most outspoken and forcPful in- .. composed lar_gely o~ Truman's po­benl'factor to depressed humanity, 1 have ~eg1~ter \~tth the D~partmenl: dtsclose dictments against the gang of goon::; htical stooges wtth Police CoUJ_t bacJt. brought you the works or Ida Darden, 1ts f1~anc~ng and .hst of all Its mem- in charge of our once proud govern- grounds, th~ members of ~his bo.dy ;:~~~~h~~~ ainm~~t;t\~OJ~t~t.i-~:~ .• ~:~:e~a~:~ bec~:;:~~~isct~u~!ie· so far refus_ect to ~~~~ ;:~~~ ~r h~~~a~I~~ r~~~ei~o~rz ~~~~~ ~i~~:~~:ds~~i:fi~~~~\~~ ~h~~ "Southern Conservativ~." . ~~~~st~~v:~~;~r~Jfy t~~d~~~~~t~~~fi i~~ try. ~~T:e f;~l:!dt~r:.e achieved by legi• Tda does a column m a hau~tmgly fa- ternal secunty control Jaw and Will "You speak with the wisdom of . . . . mlliar style except that hers 11 entitled probably continue to refuse and will many lawyers and with the courage The latest step m thts dtrechon II "My Night." Here Is Ida's Jatest: get by with it.. Only loyal Ame~kans of many gen~rals. Surely God ha'i an order from. t~e In~erst~te Conr ou:~·~~'~';';,,:w:t~t:g::;;~g ';~~~::, 0~1 ~:~ l~~1~r.~~).~~:J~~F~~-::e ::i:::eso:: r.~~~J~+~l~~=~~~~~~~::~~1~~~¥ogi~ F~Y~ef~~~~~~~i~~n~~~~~c~~f~·ol~::: ttors ale received lefleclmg su ermg an many times in the past the law de- · people m future. ~~;~~u~fcnti;: ~~e o~:rt :!,a~~s~e~de;:ii:; :i;~~~t t~hC:~~t~~;s~~~i~~~ a~~~!:f;; ~~.;~~r~~~t0tnf~~~~ndee:~r:~ie~~~ ~~d . There is nothing wr o_ng in Wash­: r:!~m~;::u 1 .~i~~~st:~c~ ~~=anha:;m~ ~:~~~;s~e applied against the real of- ~~kb~~"a~-'~s~ them out by the1r Bo1she ~nr~~~~di~:! \~~~~~e~~~ c:ieachment bons.smce ~am unable to remedy the These are not the actual members "If, at last, a blinded and doperll---------- •lfu'~lh::,.~~~:h .b::~:tu~:::o:~::~ • ~!f~~~e~o~m~;i~uft~;~yLbe~!i:,rJ:~o!~ g~~~; t~~~~es~~o~~:~i:~"~f:o~ni~ ~~~~ Another Tragic Exam ole wom~m rut "'tht, however, which hu "Soc~al Register Pinks." eye in bitter retaliation against a ty- Of Washington Stupidity ~}:;t:~~~!i~f~~~~:;.f.~;~t.~:~~~~~! ~1~.~1~7c~;~~~~a:~~!f~::.~a~~~{~~ ~;~:f~ll~[~~;f~~~i[~tt\:r;~:Jia~ ~~;~~:;~::~~:~~€f.::~a11::;s to build up In th•• country which com- cou_ntry _to _Commumst _Chma from monster whtch has reached out 1ts example of the way the taxpayers' dcUar ::.7ir.~:;:;•ofth; ,::::·~;::' 0~i~~:~; ~~-p~~~~t ~!.s :e'!:!~n~~e.r~~~i~~ ,_tt:~~sa;:~J o:n~e~icl~s to crush them, is handled. citizens, Ame~IC31lSOi dJ CIS. . ~r-::~ This farmer; acC()rdlng lo thE' commit- It IS also the members _of thts same I _am sure that an red-bldode_d tee, bought $1.200,000 worth of surplUI' •·Jn the hope that others may be ~roused group who _are u~<~ertakmg to shape A~tencans ,_dlO are fll'O~d of_ then· airplane parts for exactly $6.89 :mel the• ag I was ove•· the tragic uuplLcahons or our domeshc pohCICS to conform to pnceless hentage, are )Oll11llg With m_e turned around and sold them back to \he this lette.r and P<'•·haps be _inspired. to Comintern ideals. in praying that your power to fight thJS government for $63 000. exert the1r !llfluence m helpl!lg to bnng Examples are their attemJ?tS to mon- inhuman ogre will expand one thou- ' about soeial reforms ~o badly needed in grelize the white race in thiS country, sand-fold, until the varmints have 1t was reported that the farmer had I aur democracy, 1 am rcp,·oducing her com· the installation of Socialized Medicine, tucked their tails and run to their good laugh after the transaction v.as car»- municntion in Cull· Socialized Education, redistribution of holes which are not the abodes of pleted "'Because of a chronic and incurable ~ee~i;~li~~f~~g~f ~~~~~cf~0W'ast~~~~~: men, but of beasts. '·The. whole thing ~ay be summed up case of dishpan hands 1 am unable to con- FEPC legislation and all the rest of the "I thank you from the bottom of my by . saymg that the d1sposal agency wu ~n~:n: ~~h~r~~~~~ion as a faro dealer in ~~i:et:~r~~~~1nir~~ff::' se~~!cro ~~~ ~:~~}~1 f~~~!~~te t~v3a~ t~~ve;re~~~o~~ :e~;:!e~! t~u~~lo;: :nha~n~~~~e~~~::hco:: m~~·:~~~ i~~~;~~~:~c ;~~g~neofto t~~Y n1';~~~~ in~h~~~~·~ocial Register Pinks" do ~ot ~~~ht:t~o~~re:~-~~~~:~~~ ~~f:~~f&~~ tr~v:oy~on~8:t::eco::~::mer. for laugh-manipulate the cards in the best interests actually belong to the Commumst to rub elbows Wtlh the man who ~vhtp- ing. We da blame the Amencan oeople or my employer and, as 1 have a highly Party but they are far ~ore valuable ped the North ~oreans arrd. w~o IS g?- ror tolerating such crookedness as this oa developed sense or honor, I felt it my duty to the cause of Commumsm than the mg t? _see -to tt that th~ mctdent 1S the part or those alleged to represent tbt to resign actual party members and are greater magmhed and used to hts own bene- government in business transactions. '''My ~usband has been unallle l~ work ~~~it~~~~~~l~t~:untry than card-hold- ~i~i~~d t!h~~ t~~r~~~n~nfufiu~l~~~y 0~ In the first place, why did a gove~·nment for years due to acute and recurrmg at- himself. . agency buy $1,200,000 worth or au·planw tacks of five o'clock shadow, aggra,•ated parts for which lhey had no me? :~ ab;e:%:~l~;c~~: ~r!~~ Tb::~~ b~;u:i~~ ;::g ::1~ ~::' ,::::~er~tr•lght for n lik:~n~o t~~le(oaollif~~~~~-tj~~~~~ t~~~ In t~e second place, hav~ng b;ught thelat arettes. "'However, 1 have had no reply from piano player. why dtd the agency sell t em or $6.89? th: ·~~b so:~i;~ h:a!ea;:;: ~~a\! h::m~:!! :::~ini~~::a~~emin d~;;:an:m~:rntun:rm= w·'~~h~~ i~ wh~r~ yt~ur paper comes _in. go!~r~~e!~i~~dp~ceiit~e t~:: ::!t t~~~~.~ll~ ~~r~~~ !~:/:;~~d a o~1o~~e u;~:~:::e:~ ::r c:~~:~~:~d t:n~:~o~:c:e!:; t~;~l~yw~~ tot~erktih~:~~~~: s~i~j ~~~ta;~tlgf~~n~ ~~!,,th;~Y w;:; ~~~n:u;o t~::~ '::c~ :: ~:~si~il:e:ni~ l~c~~~:~. position as a bare- ~~;t, u:~~c~ s~~e'R:~~a!ec~:7:n: ~:m~~ ~~d~!nlya th=t e~e 3~0~\so :~~,. \:h~t $63.000~ . . "'As if this were not enough, my only United Nations assures me will mean the happened. Perhaps lh1s crude act ~~- stu~1dity an ::~rew~~ aha:uc:es::~fh;n:n:isi~;o~~~~: end"~h~~~~~m~ ~:~u~~~~ th•t thi1 woman to"-~~~. can surely do it. More power :~: ::~ ~!wgor:::~;s~~h~f!~~at:,~1o;i~;. = second·story man, rumbled his last job will find all h•r worrlu •nded when 'i · forty m~hon \Oters, 1~ the recent electiOn, by stopping to read a racing form which she join1 the Communl1t p•rty, I fully ~ast thel: baUot ag~mst th~ corrupt and he found in the li\'ing room or a home undentand and aympathhe with har Leslie Biffle, Secretary of the 'rresp_onsJble g!ng m Washmgton known he was robbing, and was arrested by the fee ling1 in the m•tter even though I United States Senate and a longtime as Fmr Dealers. tops. do not think th•t her deci1ion Is • wiN apologist for New Deal and Fair Deal I---------- "'With my husband gone, my son in one. corrupt practices said, following ~he The understatement of the century: "J jail and myself unemployed, I am utterly "It is only when we rf'move the i~equali- recent election, that he did not thmk am beginning to think that as a political de-spondent and especially since I am no ties in ou~ own laws and rec?gmze our t~1e vote should be interpreted as a force, labor is somewhat ~ncerlain 3 , • longer able lo meet the payments on_ a responsibihties as a democl·acy m prevent- Sign that the nation is fed up with backer ••. " Eleanor Rooseve1t. mink eoat which I bought £rom a Russ1an ing such tragedies as lhi' by passing President Truman's policies. Oh no, employe o! the United Nations who is propel' legislation on social security, fed· of course not. The voters just beat!------ ---­financing his grandmother's lessons in era! housing, £ederal aid to schools and the daylights out of Truman's lead- Helen Gahagan Douglas of Calilorni• ullet dancing by doing a little fur smug- socialized medicine that v.-e shall be able ers in the Senate just to show their was so badly beaten in her race for the tling on the side. to keep Americans such as this good woman personal regard and affection for him United States Senate that she gave the im- "'1 h•va •lwayl tried to be • good from turning to communism as a way ol and their respe<'t for his policies o( pression cf having been flattened out by I clthen • nd h•v• voted the H•w Deel life." government. leoncr~te mixer. ... vember·December, 195G THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The Southern Consenative 1 The November Election Was A monthly publicatwn of A "Conservative" Victory IF LABOR LAWS OF TEXAS ARE NOT ADEQUATE THEY SHOULD BE REVISED ...... td~~~r:!z og;~:~:tl:ti.t~ When we started publication of the ----------!Southern Conservative last January, Ida M. Darden, Editor we little dreamed that the objectives Port e;~~r~~~T~:!~ces Flatiro~h:~~d;~2089 ~f ;~;r,pat5ee{0~~u~~ein0~~t~~~i~~~s ~~a~ One of the most outrageous performances in the Ion~ list of dis.grace~ul actions by labor unions occurred in Houston last week 111 connection with the lawsuit of Brown & Root, contractors, to enjoin the unions from inter· fering with their building operations. A union attorney. one_Nat Wells, questioned Henn~n Brown, a member of the firm, for four days m the most msulting and intimidating manner to prove, he claimed, that "Mr. Brown contributed to the Texas Good Roads ' Price $5.00 Per Year majority of the voting population of $e"t with:~~ :;~~~ t:11b~:::;i~oal~ eo.,, .. u A lu~lpless sparrow ~a 11 llrift 1vith the wind br•t it tal.:•··" an eagle to fly agai11st the storm. the United States. fm!~1~! !~ceex:tc~fe~~i~~1t \~~~ ~aS:c~~:~ ~~~~~:f:g:~· !~d ~~~l~~~~c~~g~~~i~;~f~~~0 ?et~d~~o:~rf~: i~e ~~~~::YM~:~~~i~~dr~~~ i:~~fc't~;:~~~~~E1::h~;~~r~.: D~~~ ;;;ei~~~~~~;~;~~~rs :~ :!~~~~~~~:g~,~~~i~~~,:~1~~i~;~f~~:~;~~~:,,~oe~1f,~~ The reason for this wholesome re- organization that he may see fit to support? . action on the part of American voters The regrettable part of the affair is that Sl;ICh .tactics as. these ar~ al· The Tenth Amendment To ~~,1~~~~f~:h~~~a;~:~~~ g~o~:u~f>~~c:enr~ ~~;e~;ITe~h~ft~~e~~e~· ~a;~~1;rhl~~~1~h;n?~~y g2~~~h~~~~n~~!v~~~~ t~ei~{~:~~:~ The Constitution of The and warned the people of danger. with the legitimate operations of a business firm against whom they may United States: have a grudge. 'l'l1e powers not delegated to The apathy and indifference which Under the laws of Texas, t~ey do not have this r_ight but it is clear that the United States by tl!t Con· prevailed in 1948 when election re· the laws as they relate to orgamzed labor. are not bemg enforced. stitlltion, nor prohibited by it su its showed a disastrou<: trend to- Our congratulations to members of the firm of Brown & Root for hav- to the States, are rl.'served to ward National Socialism or worse was ing the courage and the manhood to fight this matter out in the courts tllP States respectively, or to tJ1e absent in the 1950 balloting when an instead of cringing and cowering before labor union thugs as far too many people. 1 alerted electorate made wonderful other concerns have done in the past. 'L- ----------'1 progress on a job which must be com·\--------·----------- t f T E .1 pleted in I 1952. 'd S h I eo; as wa RVI s Personally, our prid. knew no Communists Score federal AI To c 00 ~ n °· enate ace bounds when followmg the etect10n, . Is A Government Subsidy ., ~!~~u~·~;~v::i~w::~ ~:rn:;~~ ~~:.::~::~~~~:! :~~o~·u!f0!n~ ~~e:~~:~~·n~!'ra~~v:S~I~=~~ Another V ICfory The Houston school Board will not ~en for a scat in the United States Senate newspapers, published in the East. National Red Crost headquarters has an· out £or "a mess of Nazi spinach"' according from tha~ Sta~e was a contest betwe~n a wr?te us a personal letter graciously nounced that in future blood donor cards to Ewing Werlein, me~ber of the Board Democrallc Fatr Dealer and a Repubhcan givmg us our share o~ the credit for will no longer designate whether blood who has had to fight lhts menacing tht·e~ t Fair l)ealct· and the Republican won. the reversal of senllwent between. which is donated to blood banks is white, along with other Board members and ell· We think it is well that he did win 1948 and 1950 as reflected in the elec- Negro or Oriental. izens of Houston who oppose FPderal con· for perhaps he will be intelligent enough lion returns. This decision was announced by the trot of thf! public school system. !~d s::~~~. r~~=ak~0t~~ ;!di~~;1 ~~~:~1 h:ot~:: of~~~ ~~~~te~t~ g::~~~~·e ;~~r~~~~ft:~ :;;r~ ~!u~:v:~;o~:t 0:ri~1i1~~te01!~t~iz:~~~: E~~1~~~io~aj;:~:id 0~0~heac~;~1tc;'ed~~:;·d a~! held hl.'J{'to£ore. . newspaper IS not only full compensa· It is part of the overall plan for c~mp~ete and as a result of their refusal they have Senator. Myers rad1cal record was al- tion for whatevel' measure of service mongreliZ1ltion of thf! races and f1ts mto bee~ severelv condemned by the Houston ::~d~~o \\'~~~:n is a:~ ~~;~o~ol~ere~;~:~:~~~: ~~t ~rlr s~~~e u~e~~e[:dgl'~~t!~eef~~~~ th~:~~~nli~~st:at~!:c~h~f s:n~:ssa;il~u~~leihe newspapers.'; Mr. We~le~n stated. in his case. in the two crucial years ahead. face of Joe Stalin, in faraway Moscow as he '·However. the maJonty of the Boarcl . In our Declaration of Principles is informed that hi!l orders, one by one, have stood firm and have not _and will not Labor Conspirators Are published in the first edition of the are being carried oul in this country. sell out for a 'mess of Nazi sptnach.' ;§Id:~ii~~~~;:l~;~~ ~~;~~{.~:~~¥~ ::i~::E~J:£@:i:;~: ~\hl~~{~~:.~:~~~~:.{~ ht;l7~~~~~oy~~;n!f the ~any compensat~ons ~~~~e~~~inatioo of our Federal gov- ne~ n~~~o~!!r;t~~~il~~e ~~o~~~ic~ris~ Commenting on Mr. Wer~ein's statemen~ ~~ prerogaltves of bemg a ft·f!e Amencan This bloc has now been reinforced ~,~fthi~ their party and eliminate all thf! El Paso Herald-Po!Jt sa•d: ~:4f:~~=;~f~7~:~:~~~!:~::;.:;. ,~;:.:¥~:~ g~~~i~}ift~~~f~~ti~: :f~~:~~~,~~! ~?;:!f~~:~~t~:~io:i~~ !;:~f~~f:~ ~~~(·~!?:~~;.~~~l}i}1~:~~f:~:~ :: ;~:f!n;:bli~n t~s ~~r~h:;n~~~n i:~fe;i~t7n Sta~e~ a~r~~~c;~d fi~(1~h!n r~a~~r ~~ The America!~ voters have indi- The growth of national socialism, Gr ••·df!r to blackmail employers to increue the peopl: of various sectionsg of the cated ve~y for~ef.ui!Y th~t. they are Nazism, which the members of the El Puo :~,~ ;;~:~~:;:;?£!:~~ ·:~:::;·~~ :~~',\~ ~~~~·z t~n:lt~~~\;~~~eir own social ~~~~F~~g~~~~~:::~P~~~~i~~~~f, ~~;,·.~ ~;c;,·~:·~.~~ic;;',~'~~·, ';,~.:~:. "" weHare are irresponsible members or so- Th.ts pnnc1ple was upheld 111 the or Republicans. lt is being pncticf!d here: "Take this tiety and are as much an enemy to this electiOn returns and every Fair Deal The Republicans should see to it eight cents," say the federal burf!aucrats, country and our way o! life as the Com- lead;r '~~o ~ndertoo~ to. force Tru· that their strongest .and most fort~- "and ff!f!d your children what we Ol'df!r." munists who constantly agitate and plug mans Civil Rights legJslatton through right leader is nommated for pres1· And El Paco board hu bent the for this kind of vandalism. · Congress wa~ slapped down at the dent at their national convention an.d knee taking the money, and I!! thus Thl" real responsibility, o£ course, goes ballot box, msurmg that for two he sh~mld be, above all, one who I_s aiding perverting the Amel"ican way :~~~r:: s1~b::: ~~i~!~~r :~~a~:~e~:~:~~:;~ i'ne~~t~t-~~S~~!J n;:~po~~t!he~:illCo~; ~~~0~~\te;ov~~-m~lel~·~trl~·nlh?.~( c~~~~;~ El Pas; is ~e:~ a:le.:o lake care of hf!r in order to corral the union vote wntten mto law. and for the re-establishment of fun- own nee y. e 5 0 1 • To hold that a mass strike~~ workers Our position on labor union rack- damental American principles in ourl---------- against an employer in an attempt to eteers wa~ also vindicated ~t the polls economy which have been abjectly The joke of the month: Thl" action ot o1·ii•Pie the industry involved is not a when Umon Lab9r C!Jmm.Jssars to.ok surrendered, one by one, during the the Federal Treasury Department in pre­violatio_ n of t~e anti·trust law or that such the worst drubbm~ Ill h1story With past eighte~n yea_rs.. . paring and sending out, at taxpayers' u· :;'~~:~ ;:t;;~:nt;e~:;~:t t~: t~·~due~ i:/::;~ ~~e ~~~e;;e~: ~~~c~1c~!~ al!h~~~f~~~f; thi~~fng~h;~e u~:~sR~~u~n!~nsw'~~~rJ ~::s~~ ~eb~:r~~~! ~~~i~!v::~~i;;ny~it~:~~~ ardly politicians in high places who do not catered. to their demand~ With com· rise to the full heights of greatness. l1ue the personal integrity or mo1·a1 cour- plete disregard for the mterests of disregard partisan considerations and 1---------­• ge to face and deal with this $\'il in the all othe~ groups an? c.lasses of so~i~ty. select for sec~md place on their ticket George Bernard Shaw, through the American economy. The J?b of retne~mg the pohltcal a man of sim1lar stature. even if they grace of the great Creator whose ----------l!~a~erc~~~eof,!~fc~a~~~1 ~:e~r;,~e ~~~~ ~a~~nt~e;~afi~~~ig:~~~~~~~f~t~~~ ~~o0~~~ f:i~~~~c~o h:hed~~;~'or~f~afrer;~~l~~ Many political writers believe that govern.ment like a pestilence for the in our humble opinion. haYe a win- ninety.four while men who are useful Gove1:nor J_ames F. Byrnes of South past ~1ghtee~ years can o~ly be ac- ning team. to the world are taken away before Carohna Will take advantage of the c_omphshed tf th~ Republicans can Th~ coalition movement of sound· their tasks are finished. h\~ng~~Tic~!~u~; -~~~~r~~!:~~m0a: ~~ ~~~:u;~g;h~ea~~~~~tOn and meet the ~i;k;;w~e~~o~~~~t~ ~~~P!~f~~~li~~~~~ I-------. __ _ vember 7 and that Byrnes will or- .w!th Truman and the Labor ~nions il has overflowed the Halls of Con· Hope for th~ restoraho_n ~{ the ganize a ustop Truman" movement sttllm_ control of the party machmery, gress and has spread among the two-thirds ~ule m _the nommat1?n of al the next national Democratic con- lhere IS no more chance of the D~mo- people. a Democratic candidate for presi(Jent, vention. Still others think that Tru· crats nominating a good Amencan What a coalition of Republican and which was abrogated at the Phila· man is already stopped and that his statesman for president in 1952 than Democratic voters can do at the bat- delphia Convention in 1936, and third term ambitions were buried un- there is of us being chosen as l\Jiss lot box was demonstrated on Novem- which would return· ~ontrol of the der the barrage of balloh which America. ber 7. party to the Conservative element in mowed down his entire bloo of ad· And so it is up to the Republicans lt could be repeated on a bigger the South. was one of th~ by Jlfo-ainistration leaden. whose first step in preparation for the scale in 1952. ducts of the November election. Page 4 One of the Notion's most colorful personalities, useful citizens and outstanding patriots comes to the end of the trail. By Ida M. Darden VANCE MUSE Loya l friend ... kind and devoted family mon ... great American. "We have come here to pay final tribute to a great man. "The death of Vance Muse is more than a personal loss to his family and friends. throughout the Nation who are striving to maintain the I,.. tegrity and stability of this Republic. "His passing will be mour~ed by all those who have watched his gallant fight throughout the years in behalf of "It is a loss to the entire country and to those foTces the sound principles of government in which he believed." THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE influence the course of history, he I was released through regular chan- cessfully sponsoring legislation ~aes ~a;~t~~:~tspi~ns/~!e !~~i~~~e~~~\~~, ~ee~~· t~=t ~~~~~!h~~k!:ow~~~hd~~u~~: to stop such criminal acts. which ultimately resulted in the pas- ing the same subject, even though we A~ for the applause, I hav~ a sage of the Taft-Hartley law. might be hundreds of miles apart, we spec1al theory all my own wh1ch th~~i~:~i~~~~!o~~ef~~t~r~~ ~a~~~:e~ ros~~~ :~~~~?m:~ :~~~~~~ j~~~~:~:i ;h~a;:ar;o~:~~er~~~g \~~~u;l~~~~ velt and abjectly concurred in by Tru- words. mgless gesture. man that Labor bosses are of a Master "Mental Siamese Twins" a friend I believe that any extended re- Race more powerful than government once jokingly called us but this was search into the subject would de-and exempt from all penalties of law. rank flattery to me for while 1 may velop tha~ applause is ~nerely a cr~~e :rev~~~~~ti~~li~~~ie~m bfre t~: ~~;:s!s~~irn!Z~rlu~~~ ac~~~~1~c~r:~: ~~f~:n=~~~i~~n~s t~~~.~~~~f{;,rt i~~ it fell about their ears in the precent deep and fundamental thmkmg and d'!lged m . _unconsc10usly and ~~e;!~~~n;:~u~ ~~ti~~~ ~:~l~":n~~i~~~ r:c~l)~sw~~~hh hhee ~:~oJ~re:~s:;J. sub- . ~1l!h~~;ti~f~~t~~~ on the part of who ~id mo~e _than his full share in My knowledge of government is As an illu stration, I was sit-exposmg their mfamy to public view. superficial. His was profound. !~~. inb~;eJu~~endc:a~hn ~~~ o~~ff . Li~ing an~ wo_rking at the time he Although both of us were largely asleep when thunderous clapping did, It was _me~Itab.le that he would self-educated, mine is mostly "by ear" broke out all around me. make ene~1e~ tn h1g~ and :po":erful while his was acquired by years of ~~~~e;a~~rt~~ti~~ :::~.tc0~~~tl~1I:f:~!~ careful_study and intellig~nt researc~. could advocate sound principles of To giVe an ac~urate picture of hts government or subscribe to the Amer- character and h1s sense of respons­ican way of life during the past eigh- ibilitr to his family and his country, ~~~~~l;a~~r a~gei~v~~vg~~~gtoa ~~S:i. ~~~i~e~~mt~~t I~l3e~~r~~::!t~~i!h;~/ ican ideals. pose better than any other estimate- By all the dark and devious meth- or summatio~ which could be drawn. ods known to smear artists associated T~e occas10n was an attack made with the New Deal and Fair Deal pro- on him from the floor of the House of ponents of government, he was bit- the ~exas legislature. by~ .m~mber who terly attacked and especially by the repte~ented , not h~s dtstnct or the CIO, the Black Hand Society of the . best mterests of his. whole c_on stitu· La_bor ~ov~m~nt, which not only as- e?cy, but ~he CIO which had fmanced ~ailed h1m m Its own publication_s but his campaign. ~~e~~~~~a?st~~rjo?~fnmt~~i~!~dh0t~i;:i~s~ re!~~~ ~~~~erV~~~e a~d d~~;~g~~~£; him. over the country in connection with One of the most vicious and un- the passage of Right~To-Work legis­scrupulous of these assaults was an lation and was applauded by several article several years ago by a writer other Radicals on the floor of the in Colliers which was almost complete- House. ly ~ngulfed by th~ radical sentiment Although living in Austin at the wh1c~ was sweepmg the country at time, the incident escaped me and I the tJme. knew nothing of it until I rece ived a . Vance's successful work in getting le~ter from Vance giving me the de­Right- To-Work measures through vari- tails. ous legislatures was attracting such My letter to him in r epl y, dated attention that this publication was in· February 14, 1943, said: 7o~~~dtob~d:;~~:di~~s~j~~ ;onJ0~~h;i~~~ to 1Ii~t~~~ i~0~n h:~~~ 8o~ ~;J1~~~~;~\\~ his influence in securiijg passage of or the FQrty·Eighth Le,gisl_ature of sound labor laws. Texus as my present a<>sJgnment Colliers selected for the job Walter Davenport and the methods of re­search which he employed and the article he turned out composed equal­ly of outright falsehoods and distort­~ d half-truths carried yel1ow journal­Ism to an all-time low in editorial de­pravity. During the three days he spent in Texas gathering the "data" for his story, Davenport never once called at the office of the subject of his assign­ment, nor did he try to interview a ~ingle o~e of the hundreds of respons­Ible busmess men and leaders of in­dustry in the South associated with Vance in supporting his work and who could have given an intelligent and truthful outline of the program. Instead he spent the entire time shut up in Austin and Houston hotels with Labor Union racketeers as his companions and all his "information" was obtained from this source. _ Whi~e deeply humiliating, of course, hts article boomeranged and hundreds of business leaders throughout the country who were familiar with the political ideologies of Colliers at that time, voluntarily wrote offering their a s sis t a n c e and cooperation and Vance's membership was greatly in­creased and strengthened as a result of this libelous and cowardly attack. As he always did when smeared by f~~ ~~S~~e~:~~;3t~~~~e !~~c~;o~~~aas~ it to his associates throughout the na­tion as evidence of the effectiveness of the work of his organization, in smoking out Radicals and Fellow Trav­ellers. While our work was entirely sep· arate and apart and he never saw my copy until it appeared in the press and I never read his material until it keeps me pretty well on the job most of the time. I am sure this accounts for my not having known of the attack which you say was made on you on the floor of the House recent· 1y by a certain legislator, follow­ed by applause from other mem­bers. No one is quicker than I, as you, to resent an insult, real or ima~inary, to members of my family but I see nothing of any consequence in the incident re­ferred to. I consider myself a pretty fair judge of "lawmakers in action" and I am convinced that the pres­ent body is composed largely of earnest, patriotic men and wom­en trying to set a high standard of achievement and get the job done in a creditable manner. I am sure that the majority of them are as mu_th opposed to the despicable practices of labor un­ion leaders as you and I and that, in due time, they will register ~=~ne~~position in the proper You are well known to have been very successful in your ef~ forts in various States to get leg­islation passed which is design­ed to put an end to skullduggery in labor union circles and this fact is a matter of popular knowl­edge and is resented in certain quarters. It follows natural1y that any member of the legislature who feels that a worker who does not want to work has a perfect right to slug another man who does over the head with a blackjack, would not hesitate to make a verbal attack on one who is sue- Suddently startled out of a comatose state, I immediately r e­verted to the herd impulse and joined in the lu sty clapping only to learn later that the ovation was occasioned by th e speaker making a complimentary r efer­ence to Eleanor Roosevelt. Since that time, I have been slow to condemn any person who may be innocently trapped into giving public demonstration of approval to a statement which they have not even heard . I imagine that this situ at ion may have prevailed to some de­gree on the occasion you men­tion and that some member s, be­ing rudley awakened, gave the sneaker a big hand to show that they were alert and on the job. Also, when they found out that the speaker was applying all those names to an outsider, and not to one of them, they may have applauded from sheer re­lief . Or, it could be, th at some of them had been busily engaged in their usual occupation or fl irting with one of the many good-look­in g stenographers and, not hav­ing their mind on Uutir business, they just cheered automaticaily. Any way since the time when I who claim to be a good Amer­ican with no subversive affilia­tions of any nature, was tricked through my own inertia and in­attention into heartily applauding the name of the Nation's number one Radical, I have been hesitant in laying too much stress on the significance of the clapping hand. When men of lesser mold who hail from the wrong side of the inte1lectual and ideological tracks attack you, I should think it would be consolation enough to remem­ber that "envy always snarls at the heels of distinction" and that a little Fice dog always gets a tremendous kick out of snapping at the flanks of a Great Dan·e. Persons of inferior under­standing and attainments seem to take a sadistic pleasure in assail­ing those whom the gods have more favorably endowed with physical, moral and mental qual­ities. This is a quirk in humanity's make-up which J can only point out and cannot explain. Remember that those who have been close to you throughout the years of your useful life, know and understand your qualities of greatness better than the political gadflies who spring up overnight ~nd disapl?ear the same way, leav­mg no s1gn to mark the spot where they stood and made their vain and unsuccessful bid for public acclaim. You will recall that on the West Texas farm where we lived as children, it was always around the hooves of the choicest and Page J most thoroughbred cattle that the heel flies clustered th ickest. By any test that can be used in measuring the stature of a man, you stand head and shoul­ders above your traducers, both in public conduct and private be­havior. A shining example of your superior conception of life's re­sponsibilities is your home life which has always stood out as a glorious reminder that marriage can be a beautiful and successful institution. You have helped to provid e an atmosphere in your home which made it so attractive to your two sons, that, until the day they vol· unteered in the Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor, they practically had to be blasted out of the house to seek the normal ~~~~sions of the average young Reversing all precedent in such matters, they invariably brought their "dates" to their own home to bask in the congenial atmos­phere which that home provided. And on his last day at home before leaving for the South Paci­fic, Vance Jr., shut himself in hia room and made a recording for you and his mother to be played after he was gone, in which he tried to express what home had meant to him and his brother and to point out what a small sacri fice it was, in r eturn, for them to go out and fight to pre­serve the way of life they had always known, assuring you that the happiest day the futur e could possibly hold for them would be the one "when the lights go on again all over the world" and they could r eturn to the home and the parents they adored. Also, being your sister ,- T can go even farther back than your married life for illustrations to prove your right to ra nk as a man among men. When the tall, handsome West Point Cadet from Tennessee who was our father-and who had to leave school before graduation because of ill health and settle on a West Texas farm-died and left us the heritage of an honor- · able name but no moiJey, you proved even then that you had the proper conception of life 's responsibilities and demands. While you were still of an age when a boy is entitled to be con­cerned with nothing more seri­ous that playing marbles, flying kites and spinning tops, you left school and took a job at hard Ia· bor in order to support otr mother and me. I can see you still with your tow head as white as the cotton on the farm we had left in West Texas, coming home on pay day proudly waving your first check while still half a block away. We were underprivileged per­haps, but, thank God, we didn't know it, and there were no child labor laws or social legislation tp prevent you from gallantly step­ping across that invisible line between childhood and man's es­tate to assume responsibilities which coddled weaklings today would casually pass on to the Federal government. You worked tea and twelve hours a day without complaint, asking nothing for yourself and you went to school at night in order to fulfill our father's last spoken wish that we would some­how manage to acquire the same sort of splendid education which he and our mother had enjoyed. With this sort of a background and a life devoted to unselfi&h service, it is only natural that (Continued on Pg. 6) ""'" 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATI_VE_ ________N _o_ve~m_be_r-_D~oc~o~mber:_, ~1950 Houston Negroes Pay Respects To a Friend of Their Race REFLECTIONS ON THE ELfCTION On election night in 1948, Presi- in naming a radical New York social dent Truman . went to bed early re- service worker to this important post. The incidents related below will be thor­euJ( hly •Lnderstood by aU responsible South· emers whose association with and affection for Negroes has always been taken for granted but they will be utlel'ly incompre­hensible. to those cheap and contemptible polilicians, both male and female, of the North and East who have ewloited the eolor('d race of the South for their own aelfi<;h ends and who have succeeded in llE'Iping to destroy the strong bonds of friendship which existed between the two races In the agonizing hours following the sud­d(' n death of Vance Muse. two women tn hi& home clung together in a heart-break­ing embrace and it would han~ been im­poniblt> for an outsider to decide whose crJef W('O{ d('epest. One was his wife, Marie, and the other ffU Viola Calvin, a saintly colored woman servant ~n his home for o\·er twenty-one rears Following services at the Chapel in :Houston, some colored people who had been silting in the rear, asked and recr>ivcd, p{'l'mission to sing a Negro Spiritual over his roffin. On(' of them had been educated at a Ne­rro ('ollegt' at Waco at Vance's expense though members of his family had not known of it until after his death. On the Sunday following his burial pub· llcpraye.-s wereofferedforhim in a Negro Methodist church in Houston C. \V. Rice editor of the Ne ~ro Labor News or Houston said this in his front page double column entitled AS I SEE IT· "AS I su it, Vance Muse who died inlloustonlastSundaywasthegreatest ehampion of the rights of the workmg cla"-'i<'SihatthisState hase\·erpro­duced Mr. Muse was a nativt> Texan andthefounderandpresidentof('hris tian American, Inc. Among the many American ideals that this institution atood and fought for was the God-given t•i~tht of ('very person to work t·e~ard· less ot memberahip, or non-membexshtp inalahnrunion. " LONG BEFORE TH!!:JU: WAS A WAGNER LABOR ACT OR A TAFT­HARTLEY LAW. THERE WAS Tm~ POW .. :HFUL PEN AND VOICE OF VANCE MUSE ADVOCATING TIIAT 'TIU-: RIGHT TO WORK SJIOU.D NOT :BE OENIF.D TO ANY PERSON BE­CAUSE OF RACE, CREED OR l\llo":M­BERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN 1.!\.BOR UNIONS." ''In my personal interview:> with him he would always point out that racket· eers and communists were taking over the hone~t labor union movement and thltlheonlypanaceafot•theprotec· tion for working classes in America was that a national law should be passed that the right to wot•k shalt not be dl'nied to any person becau!le or membership in labor unions. •·with this sincere belief. Mr. Muse wu responsible for the ·Right to Work'lawtobepassedinstxleenstales He told me on his recent return from a lrip North, East and Midwest that then was a good prospect for several other stales to ennclthe 'Right to Work' haw lnthen('xtlegislature. '·AS I SEE IT, the best evidence of Mr !\fuse's un-biased altitude toward NeJ!tro people in his 'Right to Work· mon•nl('nt. may be found in hi.., com· ment~ about the murder o{ Richat·d H Gu('ss. an outstanding cititen and leaderofanindependcntunion.dur· lng a labor strike at the Hu~hes Tool Conwanyin 1946. The following article was reprinted several times in the Christian American, the \a<il publica­tion was in April: " 'A little while ago I stood at the bier of Richard H. Guess in th~ }~ourth :Missionary Negro Baptist Church in Houston. Texas. and gazed out upon a bla('kseaofsadandsolemnfaees-sad by reason of the untimely passing of their beloved Church oCficial and co­worker- solemn because the champion .t their GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO WORK had been struck down in the prime of his useful Christian Ji(e for his defense of their rights to earn, to save, to own and produce free from the dictates of racketeers and ruf­fians. " 'Richard II. Guess died at the hands o( a midnight assassin, shot in the back, as he walked home from his all day Sunday worship. The Communist Party andotherradicalgroupsandin­di viduals got rid of a powerful foe when Richard H. Guess was murdered inthedark, butthebrightlightsof Heaven were turned on for the llous· ton Meta!Workertopass throughthe Pearly Gates as did the Carpenter of Galilee Who too was crucified for His beliefs. "'Richard H. Guess was slam because he strictlyadhcredtotheedictofthe Holy Scripture thal 'in the sweat of thy face shaltthoueatbread'buthedid not tolerate the paying of monetary tributetogangstersandracketeersfor the right to work and eat "'Although Richard H. Guess was President of the Independent Metal Workers Union Nc>. 2 of Houston, Texas, membership in his un ion was not a prerequisite to employment and no wol'ker was evet' coerced to ioin. -The initiation fee was a dollar's worth of service for every dollar received in wages. The clear reasoning. sound logic and strong influence of Richard H. Guess had inspired many of his union members to disregard the Com· munist -manipulated steel strike at the Hughes Tool Company and they went lhroughthepicketlineintothepro­du ction line so their families could eat and live. fusing to wa1t up for the returns __ which he fe lt sure would keep him Political observers saw in the elec-and his Fair Deal party in power. tion results a strong likelihood that He called the shot that time but when J~ mes A. F:'lrley would join forces he undertook to repeat the same with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., in performance this year and show his an attempt to re-capture leadership indifference and confidence by re- of the Fa1r Deal party. If Mr. Farley tiring early, it was a different story. cannot see in the election retu rns a A lot of water had gone over the d~finite and unmistakable repudi­dam in the meantime and Americans atwn of the Roosevelt name, he is not had waked up in droves and become the astute politician he once was. alerted to the danger to the Re­public. The coalition between Conservative __ Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans was definitely strength- Talk among the politically wise in ened on November 7 arid for two New York is to the_ effect that there years, at least, the country is safe was an understandmg between Leh· so far as Truman's dream of writing man and Dewey forces when the New his Socialistic proposals into Jaw is Yo~k ~arty slates were selected, in concerned. At is the next national which It was agreed that both candi- election in which patriotic Americans dates wo~ld draw \\~eak opposition in must. be concerned and to prepare ?rder to m_sure then· electiOn. Lead- to ptle up an even greater vote mg Republicans who had rather have against rad ica lism than they turned defeated Lehman than to have won in last month. the governorshi p, feel that Dewey let them down. by not running for the There have been almost as many Senate a_gamst Lehman whom he alibis for the heavy trouncing given once eastly defeated for the New Fair De_alers on election day as there York go~e~·~orship . Commenting on are Fan· Dealers. Senator Clinton ~he poss1b1hty that such a deal ex- Anderson of New Mexico blames it I S~ed, t ~ e _Washington Times-Herald on the Brannan plan which he didn't satd edttonally. " .. . If Dewey and like himself; others admit that the Lehman were mtent on avoiding a coddling of Communists is respon­c~ ntest , the reason is not hard to sible; still others lay the blame on fmd. They ar~ eggs out of the same Truman's Civil Righ"ts program. So­bask~ t.. As mlernationalists, inter- cialized Medicine and his general So­ventiomsts and world correctionists, cialistic program. 1'he truth is that they are rooters !or the 'bi-partisan' all of t~em are right. Th~ voters or New Deal fore1gn policy." didn't hke any of it. Period. "·Probably because 1 was the only white person among some 3.000 Ne· groes at the funeral I was called on to make a few remarks. [identified my­selfandthecauselrepresenta. sfol· lows: 'I have lived among you in Houston -- The idea th~t women are good for 16 years. 1 am a native Texan. My In the manner of a small boy who sports in politics and have the ca-name is Vance Muse. I am Secretary- has been slapped for misbehaving pacity for losing gracefully had quite H~:~:~ri~i~{ df:e ~~t~:&~~:~~~~:1~~i~cr~1 f:: s~~~~~~1ii~~s \\~~r~~~ek:;:;·~~Jm~~; ~a~~~b~~~d~s~~~e c~~t f~~·n1i~e~~d~!i !~h~~~~r~\ ~i~~!rdo\i~e~s~~~~n~vl~~~!'a:~!~ ~~~~i~~i~~ th: N~~~~~~~~o~~ct~~~~~K ~~~~~te~h~YH~~~~a~~nR!c~=r~ n~{~~~ ~r;~~~~~;~-~~~t1~e ~~!~ed1~:~-d ;:~;hsecl~1!! ~~~~g,~u~~ryanJue:f}~~:t~~~s P~~tiA~~ ~~!~!s_ro~u~!ui~ns~t: ~!s tra~· ~e~~!~~ ished tht> principles for which he lived sistant Secretary of Defense. Con- fro_m l~e start and ~lever led at any ;~:n ":~dde!t~tai~d ~;;<'d~~it~g r~g:""'ca~~ gressman Ed GOssett of Texas who pomt 1m ll~e ballotmg. it took her :·~~·~·;~:~~~·~~ t~~·d~~~:~~"H;,~~.·~i ~~~~.:-~i~~r ~~;~r;;J•d p rg;·croli~\c•: ~~~·~.~·~ •• ~~~rs E~~n ";~;~·::;· st~~~: :~~~Ya ;rt~~n~~~vi~~o~~~~r~fe;~~\o~~:. there. we~e on~ hundr~~ 1 uivousa~~d ~~~~~t"~~~t~ ~~~1% ~fc~~~'~:a~~~~~~s~f creed or union or non-union member· men m t~e nation who could have either assumed or rea]. which usuall~ ship. I dE>em it an honor to have some done the lOb h~~ter and deplored the marks a man's concession to his viC-little part in paying ftnal .tribute to unfortu nate actiOn or the president torious rival. :~~~~:o~~ s~~~f~~;_l,ess man and the ~-------------------- "When one mighty 'AMEN' came ft·om thousands ol Negro throats in unison.Irealizedthattheun£inished mission of Richard H. Guess would be carried on, not as a one-man campaign but as a crusade of the multitude and that the fight for the RIGHT TO WORK would not die with his passi ng. ''The heinousness o( the crime. <'Oupled with rewards o£ more than four thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction orthepersonorpersonsguiltyofthe fatal shooting of Richard H. Guess. will surely bring about the early appre­hension, trial, and conviction of the. murderer. "But wh('n the slayer, be he white 01· black. walks the last mile to the hot seat in the electric chair in Hunts· ville, the killing of Richard H. Guess wilt not have be-en fully a\'E>nged. That can only bt>brought about by strict adheranc(' to the principles for which Richard H. Guess gav(' his life. \'iz '-That the Right to Work shall not be denied to any person because of membership or non-membership in a labor union." UNIONS DIDN'T WANT ANY COMPETITION Vance Muse November-December, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE P"f! I What Our Readers Have Been W aiti11g For ! ! I "MY NIGHT" TO BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM In answer to inn umerable requests which hove come to us from time to time, asking us to publ ish the column " My Night" in book form, we have, during the post t hree months, prepared enough of these columns in advance to enable us to comply with th is request, and the manuscri pt for the book is. now ready for the publishers. Each of the columns will be illustrated with a full page caricature of the pa rt icular subject discussed in t hat column and the cover, in which the artist is letting his imagination run wild, will be in three colors. We will be able to go to press with the book os soon as we hove sold one thousand advance copies and we hope to be able to bring the book out within the next t hirty days. The cost will be one dollar each for the books but it is only through bulk soles to individuals and concerns that we con hope for the distribution we wish to achieve. The boo/< has a definite message and while this mes· sage is presented in the form of ridicule, this is only be· cause the objective hoped for cannot be attained through logic or appeals to reason. Many Americans have been passive and willing dupes of columnar propagandists too long to be reached by any of the usual methods for restoring dormant thought pro· cesses to action. Perhaps a laugh may accomplish this end and remind them that in all forms of human transgressions, including DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES OF THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The following prindplu on which the Southern Conservative is founded will appear in euh issue of the paper hereafte r: Those of us who are responsible for initiating the Southern Conserv ative pleadguiltytothechargeofbeinghopelesslyold·fashionad uwalova our own c:ountrywith a blind and passionate devotion, above all others on earth. Wefindourselvaswithouttheslightestdesireto cha nge ourformofgov­erllment to conform to foreign ideo logies or to attempt to n-st-tapelt in the Soviet mol d. We areconvincedthatthosewhofoundedthis Republicfumadthegreat· est 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 speci•l interestsorthatourundertaking Is just another schema dreamed upto•ttractthe supportofbigbusiness. In our discussions of State and National issues, we shall show no more par ti • lity to the Tycoons of Indust ry than we shall to the Curs of labor. In fact, we seem to remember that soma of the biggest business man in the ?.~t~;a~:~:~i~::i~;~;~~;E~:~~::~~~at~~~t=~r~~~:~~t~t~~~~~i~::~~~t~h::~:~ ernment in Washington. Repu1b~~c ~=ut~·::·r~i::g;~~T ::td b:-;~~~~':x~~~~~el~u:~:~g c:e':~~~~:~ti!~st~f bigbusinessorleadersoflaborunions. It must be dr•wn from that vast group of average Americans who u k nothingofgove rnmentaxceptthatit securethem in their Inalienable r ight to work,tosaveand to keep a reasonable shareofthefr uits of their t oil. We are against the domination of government either by big busi ness or :~9 ~~~i;n~'idad~i~rsit~~~~=~h,~t !~~:~!~kat:, •,!!,~~r~~o~~d0 ~ ·~~~;~~t 0!b:~:a~f power. As to political affiliations, we acknowledge allegiance to neither of the two major parties. As presently constituted, both are so shot through with radicalism at to render them Incapable of resolving the serious problems confronting theRe­public. We acknowledge our Indebtedness to the courageous and patriotic Colli· tion Bloc of sound·thlnk lng Democrats and Republicans In both Houses of Congress which hu prevented Communistic influences from complete dom­ln• tionofour Federal government. We are opposed to the reckless squandering of the taxpayers' money by Incompetent, irresponsible and improvident public off icials and we contend th• ttaxesshouldbelevledforpurposasofrevenue onlyandnot topunish the rich, reward the poor or redistribute the wealth. We are firmly committed to tho principle of States Rights • nd we hold thatthepeopleofany part of thoUn1ted States are entitled to maintain their own social customs and traditions without interference from politicians seek· lng votes to perpetuate themselves i11 power. :•;:~k~~;~~~~:t~~!!~~~=il~::~vi;:!=.::~::::~~!!~~~~~;~:~~~:fl::.:.:;~~;~ end thrift rather than leaning on the arm of government for support. Woconcedato avarymantherighttoworkandtheopportunltyofprofit· able employment regardless of whether he does, or does not, belon1 to a labor union. . On the other hand, we claim for the employer the irravouble r ight to hire and fire his employees without Instructions from any government agency or Intimidation by Federal Pol ice. We fael that at this crucial time in history, It is imperat ive that news- :;~~:~:~:r~;:~~!: g~~~::;~:kr~~~.~~;:~~~~~:~~;~';!~~~~~;a:~.!~;~:f:t~1i exertallourenergiestothat end. These are the sentiments of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV& and al· though ours may be only one small voice crying in the wilderness, we will fight for fundament•! American principles, as we understand them, without _,..logy to any man or set of men. subversive political activities, "the female of the species is more deadly than the male." All orders must be accompanied by checks or money orders made payable to the Southern Conservative and od· d ressed to that publ ica tion, 703 Flatiron Build ing, Fort Worth, Texas. 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Enclosed is .:heck for $ ...... far .... . . copies of the book "My Night" to be published by your paper in t he near future. ·········· ······ ··· · State MY NIGHT By the Editor Last ni ght I attended a meeting o( Aliens for Socialistic Action and 1 was ve-q happy to learn from reports of speakers on the program that this wonderful group which I had the privilege of helping to organi1e, iR not only adding large numbt>ra _ to its mt•mhr-1·:-:.hip but that its influence is beinl!( increasingly reflected in a certain segment 1)f the press, r adio, tel evision, motion pictures cmd other publicity mediume 1 inthis country. The guest speaker at the meeti ng was Sir Basil Haire·Brayne an official of the British government who is in this country to urge a larger appropriation for England under the Marshall Aid Plan. The purpose (or which the addilional money is needed fs to put into effect a comprehensive program to be known as the Super European Recovery Plan which Sir Basil and his associat('S in Parlia­ment are promoting and which is expected to result in bringing about universal peace by strengthening DemocraC'y in Europe and thrQugb­out the world. . Later while having tea with the great English statesman, he explained the proposal to me in detail and alter a careful, three-minute analysis • f the plan, I came to the conclusion that it contained many thought-provoking ideal and that the r<'quest for an additional appropriation should receive the eat•nest con-­sideration or Congress. Briefly, the method by which it is proposed to put the plan into effect and carry out its provisions, and for which the extra funds are needed, is to increase the amou nt or pension payments to unemployed Scotch bagpipe players and to en­large the library "tacilities in homes for retired French chorus girls. It is hoped to follow later with a long-range program which will extend the benelits or the plan to needy English fox hunters, underprivlleged Swiss yodelert and displacedtrish clog dancers. While Jam in thorough sympathy with the proposal as a step in the rightdt­rection, it is my own thought that it is perhaps a ]jttle restricted in its scope and that it should be broadened to include such groups as Hungarian tight-rope walkere, East Indian fire-eaters, and Australian boomerang throwers, but perhaps this can be worked out as the program gets under way and is accepted by the people as a nece• sary and legitimate !unction o( a goverflment in a Social Democracy. 1 was extended a cordial invitation by Sir Basil to visit England as soon as my schedule will permit and deliver a series or lectures on cultural subjects to the British General Federation or Scrubwomen's Clubs and in the event 1 am able to make the trip, 1 hope to have the pleasure, during the intervals between my talks to the char-ladies, of visiting with the Queen at the ~oyal Palace and with my good friend, Lady Writing, at her country estate. rt so happe ns that I had already tentatively accepted an Invitation to visit that country in the near future where I am to unveil a monument to Miss Prunella Prye, a social service worker who fe ll in 1ine o! duly, having been shot by an ia·ate relief dient who resented her eUorts to get detailed information for a government bureau concerning his sex reactions and other intimate data in connection with his private Jove life in order to determine whether or not he was entitled to a larger subsistlnc• check:. Pogo 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVI November-December, 1~
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