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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 5 FORT WORTH; TEXAS, OCTOBER, 1954 No. 10 Servile Surrender by Southern Officials Will Sou~d Deatl!_!nell of States Rights Death Plucks Giant From The Floor of The Senate The Angel of Death smiled on the Soviets and their de~ fenders in the USA when Senator Pat McCarran of Ne\'Bda was cut down by the grim reaper. One of the scant minority in the United States Senate en· titled to be ranked as a fearless American statesman, Senator 1\'lcCarran's long career in that body was marked by an un· dedating policy of sound Americanism from which lte could not be swerved. Elected to the Senate in the Democratic landslide of 1932. he consistently refused to vote for Socialistic laws on demand of the New Deal dictator, even though most of his colleagues fell like grain before a scythe. Always keenly alert to the danger tacine: his country throue-h the Communist menace, he wa~ prophetic even as the shadows closed around him. Almost his last words were in de· nunciation of. and warnin.~:r against, attempts of Soviet pawns to force a Senate censure of another great American because of his relentless fight against this common foe . It is Sacrilegious we know to question the will of Divine Pro ~ide nce and all good Americans who take this blow as a personal loss, must find consolation in the adage that death loves a sh ining mark, else why would a giant be ulucked from an arena of human action where pygmies preJlonderantly pre­vail. Braver Men Than These Have Died of Fright The American people never wit· nessed a more pitiable .exhibition of political cowardice than that displayed by the Senate leade~­ship in deciding to wait until November 8 to vote on whether McCarthy ·should be censured for exposing Communists w i thou t due regard for the sensitive feel­ings of those shielding them. Senator William F. Knowland made a valiant effort to convince the people that the delay was de­cided on in order that more time might be devoted to studying the matter after the heat and confu­sion of a political campaign had passed. This was not true of course. Senator Knowland knew it wasn't true and he knew the American people knew it wasn't true, but there was nothing else he, as ma­jority leader, could do except try his best to conceal the real mo­tives. The reason the matter was de· ONE THit~G IS FOR SURE-There is more than an e v e n chance that some of the censure­minded senators may be in no position to censure anybody when they get back to Washington a few days after the November election. layed is because they were plain scared of the situation and didn't have the nerve to face up to it. If they had met and voted not to censure, they would have had to go home and face McCarthy's enemies just before election in which many of them are involved. If they had voted to censure they would have had to brave the wrath of McCarthy's friends who are legion with ihe certainty of a ter­rific fight for their political fu­ture. Maybe they are able to convince themselves that their action was the decision of men wHh iron in their spines, but we have seen broken-backed caterpillars with more. Any Attorney General whO meekly trudges to Washtngton on December sixth to take dictation from Federal egg heads about how the internal affairs of his State shall be run not only knows less than nothing about the organic structure of the American government Qnd the paramount power of the States comprising it but proves himself totally incompetent and unfit to interpret Constitutional law for the Commonwealth he represents. The segregation ruling handed down by the Supreme Court with unanimous collusion jarred State ofiicials of the South like a thunder­bolt from a clear sky and each has reacted according to his own knowledge and conception of basic law and the limited authority of the Federal government. In most States segregation has continued in effect for the present with the suggestion from certain constituted authorities that, eventually, "plans will be worked out to adjust". In others the machinery is being set up for tl1e passage of Constitu· tional amendments which will do away with the public school system al· together and enable segregation to continue in effect. In some others, as in Virginia, the students themselves finding they were betrayed by their leaders. have taken matters into their own hands jn a forthright manner which has put their fumbling, bumblin'g educa­tional authorities to shame. Without any threat of violence or harm to anybody. they calmly informed school principals that if Negroes were not removed from white class rooms at once, they would simply pick them up bodily and heave them out. As in all cases where courageous action supersedes spineless indecision. their methods worked. The Negroes were sent back to their own schools. In still others, servile belly-crawling politicians at the head of State governments and educational institutions, who know only one way to perform and that is to dance when Washington whistles the tune, have fallen in line like goose-stepping Prussians and murmured their willingness to comply. Even though the previous experience of the motley assortment of queer characters on the Supreme Court who caused the upheaval in the first place, has been limited largely to ambulance-chasing and police court practice, they know enough law to realize that their unconstitu­tional ruling on a matter outside their jurisdiction constitutes a big bluff and that they haven't the slightest power to enforce it. Having gotten by this far without any serious challenge of their jurisdictional authority being hurled at them. they continue to bluff it out and have set December 6th as the day ,v\:.en they will generously condescend to allow legal representatives of Southern States to come before them for instructions on how to run their public schools. Well, the nine boys with the big heads and little brains on the Court are in for a surprise. so far as at least four States are concerned. The officials of Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina are not going to be there and answer "present'' when the roll is called up yonder and the nine judicial nitwits file out in their impressive black robes to dictate terms of surrender to the people of sovereign American States. The legal authorHies in those four Commonwealths of the Union are thoroughly familiar with the structure of the American government and the segregation ruling did not catch them off base. They understand that the Tenth Amendment is still a vital and en­forceable part of the American Constitution which reserves all powers to the States not specifically delegated to the Federal government and (Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It :_:P•_:g•:_2::._ ___________ T:_:H.:_E::.._:S:_O:_U:_T_H_E R N_c_o_N_s_e_R_V_A_T_I_V_e ____ :---------Odober, 1954 Filthy, Obscene And Subversive Reference Noted Educator Urges Americans to Restore Books Found In California School Library Original Meaning to Christian Holiday Those of us who--because of long which have become nauseatingly fa- Dr. John Beaty, teacher of English ~~~~::er:::::~~s th,:~~~sp~ea~:u\:~: •ludy of the subject-are more famil- miliar through constant repetition. at Southern Methodist University at made for years to discredit Christian- ~~~i~1~~n0~~~~~~h0;5~ei~~~~!:!~o~~~~~ as~ed ct~ict~~: -a~~~:~~~a~::;~h~ ~~:k ~:~~~t;:5°~:do~:~~:~:::·~:t:~:!e:~ ity a~d the emblems of spiritual faith. our American institutions, are prone to school authorities on the ground the highest order. fic~!n~hi~::~!~cei~or~~:~~c~n~fs::~: to regard the attempts to destroy our national sovereignty and overthrow our government as the Soviet's most diabolic plot. Then something happens to remind us that their allied conspiracy to per­vert the minds and morals of Ameri­can youth is an equally frighten­ing facet of this Satanic ideology brewed in the demoniac brains of the imps of Hell. In Marin County, California, re­cent1y their achievements along this line were suddenly exposed to public view with sickening reverberation throughout the nation, which has alerted parents everywhere to the potential danger to children of school age. Mrs. Anne Smart of Larkspur, California, the mother of a young son, became suspicious of library material in the public schools in Marin County and decided to conduc~ a one-woman investigation. What she found in filth, slime, ob­scenity and subversion staggers the imagination and constitutes a serious cha1lenge to our claims to a civilized and Christian society. Some of the books available to teen-age students discussed sex perversion in its most minute and horrible details in lang­uage which would make characters ot the underworld blush with shame. Youthful sex adventures were condon­f'd and experience with prostitutes pointed up as a natural form of "re­search and experimentation." High jinks of teen age dope addicts were presented in an entertaining manner and Communism as a way of Jife was extolled. A local Judge commented: 4'I'm a man and I have heard a lot but I have never seen in print some of the obscene stuff in those books. It was ap­parently put there just for the sake of filth". A Fairfax citizen added: "There are things in those books a man would not say to his wife. They are not fit to be read even by adults". Other irate citizens threatened to go on a "tax strike" and institute a "re­call'' of the guilty school of.ficials responsible for pl-acing this lascivious material on the library shelves. At a public meeting of horrified citizens it was pointed out that this material was so foul and offensive that any one broadcasting it over the air would be subject to a jail sentence and a ten-thousand dollar fine and yet it had been placed in public school libraries as reference, and in some cases, required, reading for teen-age boys and girls. Public resentment was at a high pitch and it appeared for a time that the forces of decency would prevail and that the intoler­able mess would be cleaned up. And then It happened. Just as in Washington when de­termined American patriots turn up damnable proof of Communist infil­tration, a tempest of protest boils up all over the Senate, in the White House and other agencies of govern­ment, so was this California mother assailed by "liberal" champrons of 4'academic freedom" and Soviet de­fenders generally who s c r e am e d "witch-hunt" "book- burning" "thought-control" and all the other Communist terms of denunciation th~h~t ;r::st~~irt~;o::::· with afe w ed D~~:rea;~~ v:;fo~ro:O~~[~~:l:is~~~~~ ~:~ti~~~i!~~thth!~e;h:u;a!~~~u~n a~~ exceptions, came out with the usual made in the United States by sub- sacrilegious cards which are put out Party Line and one large daily in versive forces to divest Christian holi- by the millions at Christmas and nearby San Francisco which is often days, like Easter and Christmas, of Eastet· time, are the product of the referred to as the West Coast edition their spiritual value and convert them same persons who have flooded the of the Daily Worker wrote a sneering into nothing more than buying orgies American market for years with the editorial and wound up with this ob- in which money passes from gullible obscene, vulgar and licentious comic servation "We refuse to tremble over purchasers into the hands of certain books which frantic officials are now the unlikely possibility that our youth un-American minority groups. seeking to ban. is being subverted or corrupted by "Americans should make a deter- We hope that all good Americans the books they read". mined effort to keep Christmas and will resolve now, at this early date, Two ministers contributed their bit. Easter Christian, or rather to restore to observe Christmas and Easter in One of them referred to the mass them to their original purpose as future in a proper and Christian man­meetings of protest as "wild people Christian holidays," Dr. Beaty says. ner and will refuse to spend one trying to tear down everything" and "This can be accomplished in various cent on the trashy cards put out by the other said: "If Youth is contami- ways. For one thing, Christians should those who are part of the overall plan nated, it will not come from the send only cards that have a Christian, to de-Christianize the United States school library". or at least a seasonal, significance. and make it part of the Communist Women teachers protested that the Christians should also give as presents World State. filthy material was "taken out of either such items as food and cloth- Their greatest inroads have been context". A woman candidate for of- ing which the recipient actually needs made in the field of Christianity and fice on the "Independent Progressive or should give subscriptions to patri- the American churches have been Party" ticket denounced the "book- otic publications, copies of the King their particular target of attack and burners" and said the young were Jame.:: version of the New Testament one in which they have been all too entitled to know (!the facts of life". in large type and other good books." successful. A Democratic candidate for Assemb- We heartily commend Dr. Beaty's There can be no better time to re-views in this matter and we hope that solve to stem •this un-Christian tide those who read these pages will give than right now. lyman passed the exposure of the in­decent books off as "more on-Ameri­can than the presence of a handfull of questionable books" while a fe­male council member disposed of the affair with the comment: "Fascism is as bad as Communism". A queer creature claiming to represent the Author's League hovered over like a vulture threatening legal action if the books were pronounced subversive or obscene. The League of Women Voters got in their two cents worth against the exposure of the books. A statement issued jointly by Leagues in San An­selmo, Mill Valley and Sausalito said control of school libraries "is by state law clearly a responsibility of the governing boards of school districts", and by inference "censured" Mrs. Smart for "bypassing" these boards and making the matter public. In other words, they didn't like her "methods", but of.fered no condem­nation of .the filthy books. And what did the school officials do about the whole thing? At first they took the books off the shelves but explained that it was only to check them. After "checking" them they came up with these con· elusions: High school libraries should not be "sterHized of all controversial ideas." Students should be permitted a free exchange of ideas and "minbrity or pressure groups should not be per­mitted to dictate what the children can read." Educators "are best quali­fied to judge the suitability of the books". The books were then restored to the library where teen-age students who have not already read them may now do so. While it is believed that this example of apparent, deliberate con­tribution to juvenile delinquency is an isolated case and that such de­pravity does not prevail in other schools, it is understood that a list of the offensive books is being prepared by Mrs. Smart's group to be sent to responsible persons in various locali­ties for checking with their local school libraries. Servile Surrender- (Continued from Page 1) that it was placed there as a permanent guarantee of their right to conduct their own internal affairs as they see fit and to protect them from just such cases of Federal encroachment as the segregation ruling involves. The officials in these four States are completely aware of their rights in the matter and they are not timid about letting the world know that they are not about to surrender them on instructions by nine men or nine thousand men. The glorious history of this Republic was not written by those who quailed at a tyrant's command or flinched before threats to their rights and freedom, but by those who bravely met a!l cha!lenges head-on and fought to the death for the principles in which they believed. The patriots in these four Southern States are Jiving up to the American tradition and the performance which the legal heads of other sovereign States turn in on December 6th will accurately reflect the extent to which our leaders are committed to the preservation of the American principle of local self-government or have succumbed to the Communist conception of centralized control. , Those who got excited by the segregation ruling and flew off in all d1recbons hke a covey of birds flushed out of a broomweed patch, should calm down, read their Constitution re-assure themselves of their rights and then fight for them with a!l 'the ferocity of a wounded tiger. The Sul'reme Court hasn't passed any law prohibiting any State ~rom practlcmg segregation in their public schools. We don't mean to ~~f~~ri~~at they wouldn't do it if they could but they have no such Kan;;~~ ri~~a;~~~: .J'i~~~7~.es~~:~ ~~;~li~."!ncJ~:::~fst~~~~ 0~h~~~~':::b\~ who filed slits, ma.Y not be denied permission to attend the particular schools agamst wh1ch the suits were brought. othe~~~at~~~~~s isd~~ts~:e~\~0C:in~~~~~e ~~s!nJ t~~e S~~~:s 0~h~ w~~~ sued If the1r legal representatives have even minimum understanding of the C:onstit':tior,t and their rights under it. . This apphes m all cases except that of the District of Columbia :nh;c~,a~~mg a Protectorate of a Socialist Federal government, is sunk . Al~ that is ne.cessary for continued maintenance of racial safeguards 1 ~ public schools Is fundamental understanding of guaranteed American ~dgf~a~~~nb~~~~~::," ~~ ~~~~a~h~~ s~~~f:e~erve to challenge attempt- ~ny other course means the gradual abject surrender to ever-in~ ~~e;f~rg a1~~~~~~~~~~~~. :o~~:~~s ~u~~~\~u:fh~~~· ~~~;:r~~!t~~Jt7~.: ~a~ja~~~:;e~ub~~~~~ InstitutiOns and way.of life every time these judi-c October, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page ] AMERICANS ARE BECOMING INFORMED Pattern Envisioned By Former A & M Teacher THROUGH PRIVATE GROUP MEETINGS Soviets Is Shaping Up Pleads Fifth Amendment Dr. Lester Beber!all, high school It seems totally impossible for the average American to grasp informa4 tion concerning the overall conspir­acy against this country and the in­ternational plot hatched up against us many years ago. This is not altogether to their dis­credit for there are so many facets to this integrated program of infil­tration, subversion and treason that it is difficult even for those who de­vote every waking hour to a study of the frightening situation to com­prehend it, in all its ramifications. Greatest contributing factors to the awdkening of the people are the meetings or serious and alarmed Americans held almost nightly in homes, clubs, offices and other pri­vate gathering places throughout the country. These groups are usually ad­dressed by persons known to be of unimpeachable integrity, of unchal­lenged background and loyalty to their country and as responsible au­thorities in their particular field and who are no.t hedged in by the rules, regulations and red tape in Washing­ton which suppress much valuable information from the American pub­lic. In many cases, these men are retired Army officers and intelligence men, former government officials, ex­newspaper correspondents and others with first-hand knowledge ot their s·Jbject. ~ All this wholesome activity and sudden awakening of thousands of f0rmerly apathetic citizens is un­d? ubtedly having its effect on our representatives in Washington who view this mounting awareness on the part of their constituents with re­spectful alarm. But the countless millions of un­thinking voters in our population who rely on a slanted press, pink column­ists and controlled l'adio and tele­vision for their information, make it imperative that these meetings be in­creased a thousand-fold. If outside speakers are not always available, there are informed persons within a group who can lead the discussions and government reports are available to all who insist on hav­ing them, with the exception of many which have been suppressed as "top secret". There are 1 thousands of "study groups" throughout the country and many speakers addressing them but in too many cases, they are studying the '-'"rang things and being addressed by the wrong speakers. They are merely following a plan of thought control set out for them, but these home groups who do their own plan­ning and get their own speakers are the hope of the country for an ulti­mately informed and patriotic citizen­ship. Communists Agents In Have Cells And American Colleges (Editorial from the Morning World, Monroe, Louisiana.) Numerous local citizens and some who live elsewhere, have written this newspaper about the strange attitudes of their youngsters who return home from college with curious statements about domestic and foreign problems. One local businessman reports that his son came home "reeling in the party line." On several occasions. this newspaper has reported the strange attitude of several major American colleges when the idea or firing Marx­ists is brought up. Several weeks ago, an American General, Kirke Lawton was fired from the Army due to pres­sures caused mainly by his revelation that six major American universities and colleges were centers of subver­sive and Marxist intrigue. In short, they were and still are presumably teaching American col­lege students that their nation is "a1l wrong," that the collectivists are "all right." Those he is supposed to have listed were Michigan, Columbia. Minnesota, University of Chicago. Harvard and City College of New York. He ·would have fared well had he left out the latter mentioned. When the name ' 1City Colleg~ of New York" is men­tioned, people shudder and shake, but do nothing, He !ailed to include Union Theological Seminary which t h e House Committee on Un-American activities also mentio,ned. Now it will be well to remember that these are merely the centers. They have roots Which penetrate deep inside of the National Education As­sociation, the national office of t h e Parent-Teacher Association and other similar groups. Far more important than these uroots" are the connections with scattered (but adroit) university pro­fessors all over the nation. The International Marxist C:>n­spiracy, as any dictatorship, fully realizes the necessity for the training of minds when those minds are pli­able. It has been said that the first two years in college are the best. Thus, the Communists and their fel­low traveling "liberals" hope to cons­tantly increase their sway over the American college student as time goes on. They have cells in many, many colleges and have age.nts in many others. However, they leave the Marxian instruction completely to the "liberals" and the Socialists within the schools. The reports of the Jenner Commit­tee now will fill a whole bookshelf but little attention is given them. The report of how the Reece Committee (attempting to investigate founda­tions) was forced to close down due to pressures has never been fully brought out. All the while, of course, the Marxists continue to gain ground. Through their own revolutionary schools, through the Socialist schools and now, throughout the American college and university system, they are making headway. Many of the coUege newspapers which are supposed to be training grounds !or the newspapers of lbe na­tion, read like junior editions o! the "Daily Worker" or the "People·s Daily World." Marxist operators have freedom of movement wherever they go in the United States. Giving each other awards and building each other~s names, they penetrate deeply into the life of nearly every American college and university. Worse, they penetrate deeply in the religious seminaries which turn out the new young ministers of certain religious denominations throughout the United States. The old and sicken- The violence, strife and conflict which Soviet agents envisioned years ago when they started the agitation for abolishment of segregation in Southern schools has begun to ma­terialize in some sections. In Milford, Delaware, there was a strike by white students and more than two thirds of them remained away from school after Negroes were admitted. The head of an organization called National Association for Ad­vancement of White People predicted that opponents of segregation would oppose the entrance of Negroes in white schools ueven if it means bloodshed". Fifteen State policemen were on hand in Milford to disperse crowds of angry persons who milled about the streets and at a night mass meet­ing of 750 people, the situation was aggravated by a report of a fourteen year old white girl to the effect that, on the first day of school, a Negro boy had asked her to attend a picture show with him. ln Fairmont, Virginia, threats against the Principal and teachers forced an elementary school to close to avoid trouble. ]rate women picket~ ed the school and later toured the county in a motor caravan display­ing signs against the "integration" of the races in schools. Elsewhere in Virginia, students solved the problem by giving the principal notice that they would take action if he didn't. In several Ohio cities uintegration'' in the public schools was forestalled by a hasty re-zoning of the school districts which served to keep the races separated as hereto{ore. ing howl o! "Academic Freedom·• is shrieked by every liberal and fuzzy­mind every time someone denounces a Communist or fellow traveler in the nation's college system. Young Americans in Texas were amazed to hear an instructor in Gov­ernment at the University of Texas tell his class that "George Washing­ton was personally obnoxious to his fellow men, was avoided as much as possible, and was physically handi­capped because of a long existing dis­ease." Others at LSU hear frequently of the "terrible congressional com­mittees which are destroying free­dom." All over the nation, the Marxists have their college and university or­ganizations set up and are running full tilt. ln the before mentioned case of Texas, the young individual who reported the incident, along with sev­eral of his classmates, asked that his name not be mentioned due to the fact that uwe want to pass this course." The News-Star mentioned a flag­rant case last year at LSU when the subject of McCarthy was brought into an English class. The professor or instructor gave a bad, but barely pass­ing grade to tl1e student after he had ordered her to take the other side of the issue in a theme, not the Mc­Carthy side. This editor has not been long out o! college as years would indicate and it is easily remembered the manner in which some of the classes at a Florida university were formerly conducted. The very best way to handle these left wingers, these fellow travelers and these hare-brained one-worlders is to fight them every step of the way. If they give you low marks on what would seem to be a good paper or report, take the whole case to t h e dean. If the instructor makes an ob­vious lie concerning what you (and teacher at Spring City, Pennsylvania and who taught Spanish and German at Texas A&M College at Bryan sometime ago, was identified recent­ly in sworn testimony before lh~ House Un-American Activities Com­mittee as having been a member of the Communist Party. When asked concerning his pc:"'<.·ty membership by counsel for the Com­mitteeJ Beberfall declined, under the fifth amendment, to- answer. Beberfall was in the I n f a n try Branch of the Army where he served more than three years and r eported to the Committee that he had uan un­official attachment" with the Coun­terintelligence Corps. When Committee counsel asked Beberfall if he was a member of the Communist Party while serving in these Army posts, he again refused to answer and pled the fifth amend­ment. In Washington, D. C., it was a dif­ferent story. Bewildered and helpless white students touQ.d themselves mixed in with Negroes, who were of­ten in the majority, and in some cases they looked up into the faces of Negro teachers. Located in the very seat of a gov­ernment where "regimentation" long has been the goal, the students of both races accepted the new arrangement with the resignation and stoicism of trapped animals. the book) has said about history, economics or political science, stand up in class and challenge the state­ment, every day, three or four times a day it necessary. Don't for a minute think that you have passed a class because you have good grades. Many times, your grade is completely determined by the pro­fessor involved. There are many ways to flunk a student and all ot them are not legitimate. Far better to flunk a leftist professor's govern­ment course and let the students think the situation over, than to pass know­ing that you had let his lies and slanders about American founders go by unchallenged. A West Monroe student at Baylor wrote last week that the debate sub­ject all over the nation this year was as follows: "Resolved, that the United States government should extend dip­lomatic recognition to the Communist government of China." He reports that he needs information on the sub­ject so that he can ei£ectively ehal­lenge that stand. Rest assured that he will receive such information. However, you may rest uneasy knowing that in every American uni­versity and college, the drums a r e being beaten in support of such recog­nition even though it would amount to a sellout of every decent principle ever held by the United Slates. So it goes. The "incidents" come so thick and fast as not to be countable. As this paper has said in the past, the best training for future students entering college is a firm foundation in Amrr~ icanism and Christianity before they leave home. Constant advice by par­ents when they are at school (on poli­tical subjects) helps. lt's your future citizens, better look into the situation carefully. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN. Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas • Phone FA·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Everypaidsubsc:riberisentitledtoone fr .. subscription to be sent to any penon ofhischoosing.J Sent without cost to members of Congren, members of State legislatures, Governors, end other public officials. A helpless sparrow can drift with I the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not deleg .. ted to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to theStatesarereserved to the Shies respectively, or to the people. TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY We are so envious that we are practically green We have read of the movement in New York in which friends and admirers of Eleanor Roosevelt are raising a lluge fund to be given her on her birthday in October and which js to be used in financing the work she is trying to do for the United Nations. It is understood that guests at the birthday celebration at the Roosevelt Hotel will pay one hun­dred dollars each for the Blue Plate dinner to be given the honoree. Unfortunately, we are not hav­jng a birthday soon, but we do think that our vast army of friends and admirers should get together and give us a twenty-five cent Tin Plate dinner at the Salvation Army Flop House and raise a vast fund for us to be used in financing the work we are trying to do against the United Nations. The complete destruction of the Communist Party in the United States is the aim of the Eisenhower administration, according to an an­nouncement by Attorney General Herbert Brownell. The D a i 1 y Worker is the official publication of the Communist Party in this country and Mr. Brownell's state­ment leads us to hope that one of the first steps will be to eliminate this treasonable sheet which plugs for the overthrow of the American ~tovernment. If we are actually convinced we can't go it alone we could have no better allies in Europe than West Germany and Spain. We know where they stand on Communism nnd that ihey won't double-cross us. One country that will stand hitched is more valuable than ten who will flop over to the enemy at the drop of a hat. fHE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Why McCarthy Wasn't Recommended For "Censure" On A Certain Score In view of so much hullaballo about the "secret" FBI document in Senator McCarthy's possession, many may have wondered why Watkins' commit­tee did not propose that the senator be "censured" on that score. Here is the reason: they were afraid to. Period. In the first place, all security in­formation had been deleted from the two and one fourth page document in possession of the Wisconsin senator and over which left-wingers h a v e !icreamed and demanded the name of the person who gave it to him. The document was an accurate resume of a fifteen-page document from the FBI, containing the names of those considered security risk s. but the senator never saw the original docu­ment and the one in his possession had "no security information in it at all. If Watkins hail asked for censure on this item, all this information would have been brought out and a lot of people made ridiculous. Another reason they were afraid to "censure" McCarthy on this is be­cause Attorney General Brownell who had refused to let the document be made public or read aloud, had set a precedent himself for releasing FBI material. In his Chicago speech, he had named a dead spy, Harry Dex­ter White, and later made public an FBI Report to verify his charges against this dead spy. He did' this when he appeared before a Commit­tee investigating his charges and of­fered portions of a report never before disclosed. Brownell didn't make avail­able the names of any informants and The Genocide Treaty Is Not In Effect in United States There have been so many mis­leading and confusing statements concerning the Genocide Conven­tion and so many insistent claims that it was already in effect in this country, that we appealed directly to a responsible member of the United States Senate to clear it up for us and define the present status of this covenant which is such a vital part of the Communist con­spiracy against the free world. The senator's communication in reply is explicit and. we sincerely hope it gives a correct appraisal of the matter: "In reply to your letter of Sep­tember 120. the Genocide Conven­tion has not been made effective in the United States by executive agreement. "It is true t h a t the Genocide Convention was signed in 1948 for the United St,tes bv our delegates to the United Nations. It is also true that the treaty has been ratifi­ed by enoue:h countries to bring it into ·farce. However. the treaty is in force only in those countries which have ratified it in accord­ance with their re~oective constitu­tional processes. Signature by the United States is merely the first step in our ratification oTocess. The Genocide ronvention will thus not hecome effective in the United States unless and until the Senate givPs its advice and consent". To which we add: "God RTant that that day may never come". neither has he ever told who promot­ed Pcress, yet the clamor for Mc­Carthy to disclose the name of the person who gave him this document with all security information remov­ed, has never died down. All this, too, would have come out if McCar­thy had been "censured" on t hi s score. Here is another point that would have been brought up. Since FBI files and information had been placed in the hands of loyalty board members who had Communist-front records, it would have been a bit difficult to sustain the claim that a member of the United States should be denied these files. and especially when dead­ly secret information from depart­ments in Washington has been strewn around to such far-flung places as Moscow. There need be no further specula­tion as to why Watkins did not pro­pose "censure" on this point. If he had, all those attacking McCarthy would have been shown up for the demagogues, charlatans and hypo­crites which they are. We Pay Tribute to A Grand Young American We bow low to Emma Stark a lovely young girl in Houston who, when instructed by her teacher to write an essay. titled "I speak for Democracy", refused point-blank to do so. She patiently an d courteously explained to the teacher that as ours is a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy as many mis­guided people believe, it would be impossible for her, in all honesty, to write any such essay. She a'{feed to write an essay titl­ed "t Speak for a Constitutional Republic" which she did and this discussion of the subject was brilli­antly written and would do iustice to many recognized authorities on American Constitutional govern-ment. ' Her teachers, however, felt it did not conform to the rules and refused to accept the essay. Later it was reproduced bv a patriotic group and received a national award. · This is a case of which we are inordinately proud as we have known Emma since she was a tot of four and have observed her growth from a chubby little girl into a young woman of J! rea t physical beauty coupled with an inteliect of razor-ed,ge keenness. It all f!Oes to prove that modern youth will not only survive but will come through with f 1 yin g colors when ~rounded in sou n d American urinciples at home by patriotic. Christian parents. "Let's be Democrats first. last and always" shouted Junior Roose­velt at the New York State Con­vention. Yes, let's. And let's don't give a hang what becomes of our country so long as we keep in ef­fect the label which demands loyalty to party before loyalty to country. October, 1954 The Failure and Flop Of Fathead Flanders There's a little fathead named Flanders To the Commies he constantly panders, Three times in a row, he tried to "get Joe" Did this little fathead named Flanders. There's a little fathead named Flanders Round the Senate he sadly meanders. "My spirits are low, I just can't 1get Joe'" Wails this little fathead named Flanders. Irene Western of South Pasa­dena, California, head of the "We go for Joe" movement says: "One of our objectives is to f 1 y 0 1 d Glory every day, physically, men­tally and spiritually and to en­courage others to do so." Once Benedict Arnold Was Our Only Traitor No nation has ever long sur­vived unless its citizens were held together by a strong spirit of na­tionalistic pride in their country, a determination to protect its in­stitutions at all costs, and undivid­ed loyalty to its Flag. That thought is behind the chill­ing fear which many Americans feel for the future security of the Republic and the maintenance of the American form of government. Up until the early 1930's, the American people were one in their allegiance and while they might differ violently, on political an d economic issues, when the cards were down they presented a solid front a{{ainst any threat of danger posed by an alien enemy to the safety and well-being of their country. In their study of American his­tory. stUdents learned of only one trahor whose betrayal of his coun­try placed him in the sole niche formerly reserved in the nation's Hall of 'Infamy. But more than twenty years of official collaboration with Soviet Russia, toleration and protection of enemy spies and the infiltration of Communists into American gov­ernment agencies, schools, church­es, labor unions and every other segment of American society, has produced a vast horde of modern traitors in comparison with whom Benedict Arnold was a dedicated American patriot. It is a human tragedv when any nation is compelled to fight a war. It would be doubly terrifying for us to have to face the enemy now. A Communist sympathizer or So­viet collaborator might be our fel­low worker, our Sunday School teacher or our next door neighbor. All good Americans should pray that we will be spared the agony of armed conflict always, but es­pecially until unity and a univer­sal spirit of Americanism has been restored and until we have experi­enced an old-fashioned revival of patriotism, have re-consecrated ourselves · to the American system of government and sworn anew our allegiahce t o t h e American Flag. w-h­er ~ s ~ II E •1- ol ~i ­of ,d m •W October, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 , Executive Orders on Secrecy Now Rank With Fifth We Owe Nationalist China All the Help We Can Amendment in Suppressing Evidence of Subversion Furnish in Payment for Having Betrayed Them The time is fast approaching when, in the interest of our natio"'-1 secur­ity, some measure must be taken to prevent the Executive Department of the Federal government from with­holding and suppressing information and records which members of Con­gresional committees must have in investigating subversion and treason. When a General in the Army, for instance, has vital information which I1e would willingly give to the proper committee, an executive order is slap­ped down and the information is classified as "secret". This is not done in the interest of the national security as claimed but to prevent the expo­sure of stupidity and subversion on the part of those in executive posi­tions. This is a dangerous practice and the executive orders on secrecy and classtfication of data are becoming as much a medium for the suppression of vital information as the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. We believe 1he average American is more concerned in the internal security of this. Republic than in sup­pressing evidence of executive blun­ders or deliberate subversion. The Committee on Un-American Activities had trouble with the Exec­utive Department years ago along this same line and their efforts to ex­pose espionage rings was greatly hampered, and often halted altogether by executive orders issued under the pretense that national security was being protected. In an in terim report on "Hearings Regarding Communist Espionage in the United States Government." is-sued August 28, 1948, by the Commit- It is reported in the press that un­tee on Un-American Activities, this limited supplies and aid is being fur­strong protest was made against the nished by this country to Nationalist covering up of vital and necessary China and, regardless of how much information which they requested: we may oppose the giving away of "The committee's investigation of taxpayers money as a national policy, espionage among Government work- • we certainly owe much to the Chinese ers has been hampered at every Nationalists. turn by the refusal of the executive We were the ones who betrayed branch of the Government, to co- them and turned their country over to operate in any way with the inves- the bestial Communists and it is our ligation due to the President's loy- responsibility to protect them now alty freeze order. Not only have from our own folly. We only hope it the executive agencies refused to iJ not too little and too late. i~~~It;vf~~es t~f ~:~: s~~:~t~~e~et~~ In this connection, we call atten-bers of the spy ring but they have tion to the Report o( the Subcom-even gone so far as to refuse to mittee of the Judiciary that investi-turn over the employment records gated the Institute of Pacific Relations of these individuals. which aided. in the China betrayal. "The committee can see no ex- On page 4763-4775, Part 13, of cuse whatsoever for such arbitrary that report Genera, Claire Chennault :~~~i~t:e~t~~~lto~sn\:~l~i~~~o;~~t~~~~~ ~~~!: t~: :~~~~e:~i';;: ~v{it~urtl~er~~;i:~ in no wise involve disclosing sources of information or confidential data. tragedy. Had the executive agencies of the General Chennault who was act- Government co-operated with the \ ing as an unoUicial adviser to Gen-c. ommittee in its investigation, there eralissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, in sworn is no question but what the public testimony to the committee, told how, would now have full information when Chiang was winning the war concerning all the ramifications of the espionage rings." We do not know what the remedy is, but there must be one. If Congress is no~ empowered to act in the matter and it requires a Constitutional amendment, we should go that route. The Executive order is becoming as dangerous as the Fifth Amendment in shielding conspirators against the Republic. against the Communists, our State De­partment suddenly cut off all sup­plks to the Nationalists in a blockade which not only stopped aid to them but prevented them from receiving the supplies they had bought and paid for. Never Do Today What Can Put ff Un il Tomorrow Why Not Toss Coin and The Voice of Joe Stalin we~!si;~;!t~~o~oailho~e~]!~~r~;i~~ Save Trip to Ballot Box? Comes Back From the Grave :h~;t~~~~a~fn~0~~~c;:lvfnt~:~:~~~~i basis at the opening session of the In the campaign for governor of Un ited Nations in mid-September. New York, the voters of that State will have to choose between the • lesser of two evils. Averill Harriman's name w i I 1 appear on the Democratic ticket although he is no Democrat. Sena­tor Irving lves is running on the Republican ticket although he is no Republican. Both are Socialists and the party label pinned to each of them constitu tes a huge joke of which the New York electorate is the victim. It must be discourging to the English - speaking contingent o f Empire S t a t e voters to contem­plate the type of candidate which their machine bosses invariably trot out for their inspection and approval. Perhaps they console themselves with the thought that it could have been worse. Franklin, Jr., might have been nominated for governor. David Le!f, an American civilian employe of the United Nations, re­fused to appear before a New York grand jury sometime .ago and then went to Paris. In Geneva, a three­member international tribunal ruled that h ... did not have to appear before a New Y.ork grand jury and testify and ordered that $300 be paid by UNESCO toward his legal expenses in contesting the order to appear. If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one-John Galsworthy. "As long as Capitalism remains, we cannot live in peace. In the end one or the other will tri umph~a funeral requiem will be sung over the Soviet Republic or over World Capitalism. We have to use any ruse, dodges, }ricks, cunning, un­lawful m e tho d, concealing and veiling of the truth. The basic rule is to exploit conflicting interests." These words are taken from a volume written by the late J oe Sta­lin called "Foundations of Lenin-ism". Approaching the most controver­sial question ever to come before that Assembly with all the feroc­ity of an entomologist who attacks his prey with a butterfly net, the big brains of that body swooped down on the problem of R e d China's admission and dealt with it courageously, forthrightly and in true one-world tradition. Coming out of his corner with blood in his eye and smoke stream­ing from his nostrils, the Honor­able Henry Cabot Lodge wrested the initiative from his opponents and, in one fell stroke, solved the embarrassing dilemma as strong men have settled similar problems since the beginning of time. He made a motion that discus­Is there any American stupid enough to think that Stalin did not mean what he said or that Lenin before him did not mean what he sion of the matter be postponed for said, or that plans have not been this session thereby leaving the in the m a k i n g throughout the final decision for some future date. years in between to kill off 11Capi- . The motion was carried. talism"? And does any person mentally responsible enough to go across the street unaccompanied, believe that Stalin was not referring to the United States or doubt that his program has gone a long way to­ward f1.1!filment either with consci­ous cooperation or unintentional submission on the part of many persons right in our midst? Regarding Stalin's order to his followers to uexploit conflicting in­terests", surely some of us at least have the intelligence and percep­tion to couple this injunction with the persecution of Senator l\1cCar­thy; the Supreme Court ruling on segregation; the decision to pour millions of dollars into host i 1 e countries under the "ruse" of eco­nomic aid; the firing of General MacArthur to prevent the winning of a war against Communists; the defeat ol the Bricker amendment; the shipping of supplies to Com­munist China and a thousand other shocking and unbelievable steps toward helping Stalin's minions to achieve his program. How blind can we get and still find our way around without a seeing eye dog? While the forces of Chiang could not even buy from us on the open market, we were furnishing the Communists with transportation to remove them back behind the lines so they would be in no danger from attack by Chiang's men. When the !ighting got too hot and the Chinese Nationalists had the Communists on the run an official of the United States called a "truce" until our ships could take the Communists to safety. And who was the great American official who maneuvered the whole thing? It was none other than that outstanding American patriot praised by presidents and pointed up as one of the greatest o! military generals­George C. Marshall. Perhaps our use of the word "maneuvered" is misleading as he was only following ot·ders and we are sure he didn't know then, and hasn"t found out yet, who gave the orders. He probably had to stop every no1., and then and re-read his instruction~.,"-f ., as his memory has been known to ' fail him, notably on December 7, 1941, when he could not remember where he was as the Japs were shell-ing Pear1 Harbor. It was later developed that he was hor .. e-back riding in Rock Creek Park in Washington and contact was re-established with him only a(ter the horse got tired and disgusted .md de­cided to bring him home. Watkins turned out to be more vicious, biased and malicious than McCarthy's most outspoken e ~­ies, even though he had been tout­ed as a member of the Senate who would conduct his hear ings with judicial fa irness. Judicial fairness, our eye! So rank was his perform­ance that even McCarthy's worst enemies fear they have gone too far in the Communist-inspired plot to ~~get McCarthy" and are con­cerned that even the general pub­lic is now catching on. The Associated Press , in its usual manner of handling material on McCarthy. left an impression of righteous behavior on the part of a certain senator who stated that the Wisconsin senator should not be censured but removed as chair­man of the investigating committee he heads. There was no suggestion of the alleged connection of this senator with the forces under at­tack by McCarthy. And it is large­ly on this news-gathering agency that the American people must de­pend for "information". So far as we know the press ser­vices here said nothing about it but Reuter's in Benghazi. Libya, told of Uncle Sam's latest gesture of generosity to that coqntry. Un­der an agreement with Washing­ton this country will fork over $5,- 000,000 this year and $2,000,000 each year for twenty years. In ad­dition we will give economic aid annually for the development of economic plans in Libya, as well as giving the Libyans twenty-four thousand tons of wheat this year and providing their army with ~ equipment 11When necessary". In return we get the use of air bases when, and if, we get around to fighting in Libya. Note to foreign countries: If you don 't see what you want, just ask for it. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE October, 1954 Have Than The large Tax-Exempt The Legislative Branch Foundations Become More Powerful of The United States Government For sometime we have been try­ing to get at the truth behind the discontinuance of the committee oet 'up by the Congress o f t h e United States to investigate large Foundations and their alleged sub­sidies to subversive movements &ftc! individuals. On August 20th, Congressman B. Carroll R e e c e made a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives which so clearly answers the question that we are reproducing it in full. Since Mr. Reece was chairman of the committee investigating the Foun­dations, his conclusions carry the weight of authority which any discussion by us would, of course, not have.-Editor.) Mr Speaker. I had hoped to avoid the necessity of making these remarks concerning the work of the Special Committee To In­vestigate Tax- Exempt Founda­tions, but recent events which while not materially affecting the work of this committee, have been damaging to the entire principle of coneressional ivest i g a t i o n s 11ave left me no choice. In my years of service in the Conl!ress. I have never observed a better organized smear campaign against a con.f(I'essional committee nor such wanton distortion of the facts by the public press. The edi­torials and articles apoearing con­currently in the Dailv Worker. the New York Times and Herald Trib­une attacking the committee and its work would appear to be more than a coincidence. Let me J!!O back to the beeinning of the work of this committee. As a member of the Cox committee, the predecessor of this committee. I had observed three bodies of evidence which seemed to me of ·great importance: The first point­ed to Communist or Communist sympathizer infiltration into the foundations; the second pointed to a much broader condition. namely, foundation support of Fabian so­cialism in America; and the third pointed to the financial aspect of the foundations. There are presently some 7,000 foundations with assets in excess of $10 billion and with an annual income in excess of $300 million. Less than a dozen of these foun­dations are widely known to the public. There is n\uch to indicate that the thousands of foundations un­known to the public are set up generally to avoid payment of taxes. The number of foundations i s rapidly increasing each year. They ~ now have tremendous resources, which largely are taken out of our taxable income. The tax-exempt foundations in America-big and little-are be­coming a major concern. Fabian socialism is not commu­nism; it is a technique of nonvio­lent revolution by the consent of a duped, propagandized popula­tion. It is the technique that brought socialism to Great Britain. In the United States Fabain so­cialism has taken th~ name "New Deal" and "Fair Deal." Of this there can be no doubt. Norman Thomas, the long-time head of the Socialist Party in the United States, has publicly ad­mitted that the New Deal almost put the Socialist Party out of bus­iness by taking all of the principal planks from its platform. Parenthetically, I want to say a brief word to those Americans who aJ?prove of the New Deal-Fair Deal-Fabian revolution, and there­fore might call this investigation a tempest in a teapot. It is their privilege to do so, but it is my privilege to oppose this overt subversion of traditional American ideals. I have fought it for 20 years during its steady progress, and as Ion{! as I continue to serve the pub­lic I will continue to fight it. Althou~h the Cox committee was not looking for Fabian social­ism. the evidence presented before it disclosed to me what might be an important clue to the location of the nerve center of subversion in America-the left-wing intel­lectuals, whose presti~te and in­fluence sPemed to be the product of the tax- exempt foundation grants. I therefore suggested to t h e Con.,-ess that the investigation be extended. In doing so, I realized that if my suspicions were true all of t h e enormous power and prestige of the foundations, and to some ex­tent that of the corporations from which they sprang, would be pit­ted ~~ainst the committee. If I were wrong. the investiga­tion would cause no more excite­ment than did the Cox committee investigation. I also realized that if my sur­mise concerning Fabian socialism was correct. every left-win~ group that is participating in or benefit­ing from the intellectual revolu­tion would join in the attack o n the committee. I also realized that the left-wing press and the pseudoconservative press would be under terrific pres­sure from these intellectuals and organizations to discredit the committee and distort the facts concerning its work. What I did not realize. was that this influence would reach even into the conservative press. And from what has happened in the last month1 it is obvious that the large foundations are try­ing to make certain that never again will a mere committee of the Congress have the temerity to look into their social and political science activities and into their financial power. Let me review the m e t h o d adopted by the committee. After discussing with the staff the best and fairest method of ap­proaching this inquiry, we decided to inform the foundations in ad­vance of the main lines of investi­gation. To me, this offered the founda­tions a tremendous advantage, knowing in advance the area of the inquiry. But this step was violently at­tacked as prejudgment of the case, in spite of the fact that when the outline was presented by Mr. Dodd, the committee's director of research, he stated, and I quote: 11 As this report will hereafter contain many statements which appear to be conclusive, I empha­size here that each of them must be understood to have resulted from studies which were essen­tially exploratory; in no sense should they be considered proved." As the hearings got under way, it became very obvious that the ranking minority member of the committee had no intention o f permitting orderly hearin~s and was determined to discredit and harass the investigation. Throul(hout the hearin~s Mr. Hays. (Wayne L. Hays of Ohio), assumed an attitude of aggressive suspicion and insulting distrust of the majority members of the com­mittee and of the committee staff. He could not have made it clearer that he intended to frus­trate to the limit of his abilities anv orderly procedure. It is interestin~t to note that Mr. Hays. the minority member in question, is representative of the political group that has benefited most from the intellectual revolu­tion that has taken place in Amer­ica, and it seems probable to me that his rude, unreason in~. and ruthless attitude during the foun­dation hearings is one of defend­ing an important source of New DP&\l stren~th in America. I do not know whether one of Mr. Hays' objectives was to force the discontinuance of the public hearin~s. but at least he was suc­cessful in making that decision neressarv. I would like to take a moment to describe to you the tactics of Mr. Hays that eventually forced this action. In his role of a skillful provoca­teur. he interrupted witnesses be­yond all reason, attempting to frighten witnesses and to disor­ganize both their initial presenta­tions and orderly interrogation by others. . During One of the 3-hour ses­sions, Mr. Hays._ interrupted one witness 246 times. During the public hearings he indulged in intemperate attacks upon the staff and upon the rna-jority members of the committee. He accused the chairman of ly­ing and being a coward and ac .. cused Mr. Goodwin of duplicity and cowardice. As an example of the Marxian technique of attacking a messen­ger when the message cannot be attacked, he cast aspersions upon the character and record of a dis­tinguished Catholic nun, the daughter of Senator McCarran, whose scholarly work on Fabian socialism in Great Britain had been placed in evidence. As further examples, Mr. Hays characterized an outstanding group of American scholars appearing as committee witnesses as Hcrack .. pots," "dredged up" by the com­mittee. As was written to the chairman of the committee bv the eminent Prof. Kenneth Colgrove, subse­quent to his aopearance before the committee, Mr. Hays created, and I auote: "A fear amon~ competent per­sons who might otherwise ques­tion the omniscience of the direct­ors of those foundations. Witnesses are therebv warned that no mat­ter how obiective their testimonv, no matter how le.eitimate their auestions. their character would be smearPd and their testimony ridiculed." In soitP. of the snioin{! by Mr. Hays Professor Col!!rove was able, on a niecP-meal basis. to Ret a vPry valuable body of evidence into the record concerning the dP,plorable lack of sciPnce contained in so many of the foundations' social sciPnce orojects. Actuallv. a J!!reat deal of so­called social science. as carrieO on with foundations funds. is little Plore than an elaboratP a.r~ument that Government can t:lke better care of the peoole than the people can take care of themselves. Prof. A. H. Hobbs was criticized for his attack uoon the Kinsev re­port, which initially was a foun­dation project. Actually, anyone who had tak­en the time to examine this highly questionable statisticcol st1~dv can­not help but a.,-ee with Professor Hobbs, even if only for one rea­son, namelv. that it makes a laugh­ing stock of morality and reduces human love to the animal level. Pr!~es~~sr ~~~:~o~~ !fs~ ~~:ti;;an, 110bviously. no self-resoecting scholar would care to testify be­fore such a committee under such circumstances. n When the truth is known con­cerning the work of this commit­tee, a large section of the Ameri­can press which printed virtually none of the competent and perti­nent testimony presented to the committee and has printed prac­tically all of Mr. Hays' tidbits of character assassination and so­called witty barbs. will be faced with an embarrassin~ situation. (Continued on Page 7) ,f )- d October, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 1..:::- Purchase of Farm Vote During Twenty-one One 'Communist Collaborator' Punished Years Has Cost Taxpayers 53,300,000,000 While Thousands of Others Escape the Net S~m Rayburn, perennial politician who has fed at the public trough practically from the time he was weaned from a nursing bottle, says that when the Fair Dealers get back in power, ninety per cent parity will be restored, on farm products. The Bonham statesman has become known as a .financial wizard through his long experience in disposing of other people's money. Even as he was making his promise to restore the subsidy racket to its former stature, government statisticians were in­forming us that during the fiscal year from June 30, 1953 to June 30, 1954, $419,000,000.00 of taxpayers money had gone down the drain by means of the Fair Deal farm subsidy law, and that they stand to lose a billion dol~ Iars more before that sad chapter is :finished. The total loss suffered by taxpay~ ing suckers of this country during the twenty-one years the New-Fair Deal price support program was in effect, was three billion and three hundred mjllion dollars: Some other gimmick called ~<flexi­ble price supports" is now in effect to replc:ce ninety per cent of parity supports whose objective is the same and that is to buy the vote of farmers in presidential and con g res s ion a 1 elections. This latter scheme may save the taxpayers a few million dollars per year and so the venerable Bonham lawgiver says he's agin it, by heck! He does not hold with the idea ol loosening the screws on the tax-pay­ing boobs even a little bit for :fear that when, and if, the Fair Dealers ever get another whack at them, they may squirm and protest when they are stuck for the larger amounts again. Lieutenant Colonel Harry Fleming of the American Army was :found guilty o! col1aborat.ing with the Com­munists in Korea and sentenced to a dishonorable discharge :from the services by an eleven-man court mar­tial sitting at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Th.iJ is as it should be for treason against one's country is one of the blackest crimes of which a human bein ... could be convicted and this man was lucky to get off with such light punishment. But there is one thing that worries us about the whole matter. Why is it so much worse to col­laborate with Communists when one is a prisoner of the Communists in Korea than it is to collaborate with them when one is perfectly free and running at large in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, or wherever? Have the Large Tax-Exempt Foundations Become More Powerful- (Continued from Page 6) It seems to me that a suitable subject for congressional investi­gation would be the source and nature of the pressure which is behind the terrific attack upon the committee by three large papers, in addition to the Daily Worker­the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and t h e Washington Post and Times Her­ald. The promptness and uniformity with which a large section of the press has attacked the committee's decision to discontinue the public hearings on the false ground that the foundations would thereby be deprived of a chance to defend themselves, i n d i c a t e s t h e thoroughness of the p 1 a n s an d press coverage behind Mr. Hays' effort to frustrate the hearings. Regarding the cry of injustice resulting from the discontinuance of the public hearings, let me point out that it is only common sense to conclude that no action could have been more favorable to the foundations because they were thereby given an opportunity t o speak in their own defense an d completely avoid having to sub­stantiate t h e i r claims through cross-examination. Some of the foundation answers have not yet ·been received, but thus far there has been very little to refute the basic suspicion that caused me to suggest this investi­gation, namely, that the large foundations have supplied t h e bulk of the money that has been used to lay the intellectual base for and perpetuate the prestige of the New Deal. In fact, one of the briefs filed by the Carnegie group states that one of their pl'Ojects which had been criticized as being socialistic, n_amely, the report of the Commis­SlOn on Social Studies loy the American Historical Association, Was not socialistic. by~~ ~~~r~~~ ~~f~~~;,'~!"si~~~~ of the Carnegie Corp. of New Y~r~u~~e~efuting that charge. which t propose to finish, regard­less of the forces attempting to stifle and discredit, the investi­gatory powers of this legislative body. 11The worst that can be said is that the authors not only reported this trend but appeared to accept it cheerfully. What they were ac­cepting was not socialism-it was the New Deal." I believe that special attention If I have seemed to have been should be given to the founda- silent under this abuse for too long tions' charge that the discontinu- a time, it is because I am confi­ance of the heariMs will deprive dent that in the end the truth will them of proper publicity for their prevail. filed statements. In summing un. I would like to A l(ood examole of the degree to sneak with mor~ bl•mtness than is which they wi11 be penalized i s my usual custom. This committee found in a single issue of a ~ingle has been sub.iected to v;~rious and newsoaper-the New York Times stran~e oressures and harass­of July 25-onblished the day af- ments. It be.-an to be reviled from ter the Ford Foundation released manv directions very early in its it~ statement attacking the com- career. mittee. A steady procession of condem- In that one issue there were natory resolutions emanatin~ from three como1etelv favor;~ ble ~tories a puzzling assortment of orstaniza­re!! arding the Ford Foundation. tions have followed its work. As I totalin!( annroximately 4, 0 0 0 mentioned before, several of the words. that went into more than major newsnapers - notably the a million American homes. New York Times, the N,:.w York One of the articles was a front- Her"ld Tribune. and the Washing­pal( e fe"ture carried over to the ton Post and Times Her"ld-have pa~e< adjacent to the other two joined with the Daily Worker in articles. a steady, constant, a1most daily Nothin.g could have been plan- campaign of savage attacks, both nerl more meticulously. in editorials and what purported This was their own story and to he news reports. containeil manv dProttatorv state- These savage attacks have been ments which would h;:.ve had to of a nature so venomous and un­J. ovP heen corroborated had the truthful as to eliminate any ex­Ford Foundation been suhiected planation but one. to the normal procedure of cross- The attitude of the committee ex~mination. and of its staff and the occurrences Everv citizen wh() re;:.tl thP. New at the hearings have been de1ib­York Times July 25~"unrlav - eratelv misrepresented to the pub­wa~ comoletelv ~ssured of t h e lie with such obviously intended puritv of the Ford Foundation. malice that no explanation seems It will be interestin.~< to see how rational but that the nower of manv words of these remarks are some of the maior foundations and carried bv thP. same paoer. their sycophants is truly great. In spite of the fact that through It has been said that the foun-this suoerb public re1ations smear dations are a power second only campaign in an effort to exoneratP. to that of the Federal Government the tax-exemnt foundations of all itself. Perhaps this statement blame. even before the committee should be modified because it report has been prepared. I am de- seems to have become an affront tP.rmined that the committee work for a congressional committee to shall proceed normallv. that an dare to subiect foundations to adequate public record shall be criticism. Perhaps the Congress developed, and that a fair. objec- now should admit that the founda­tive report of funds will be ren- !ions have become more powerful, dered. in some areas at least, than the This Is the task to which I have legislative branch of the Govern­set myself and this is the task ment. Every day we have evidence pre­sented to us that some Americans have not only collaborated with Com­munists, but have protected Com­munist agents and saboteurs, joined Communist fro n t s and aided in spreading Communist propaganda. And they did it of their own free will and accord too and not because some Communist was applying burning cigarettes to the bottom of their feet. It is too bad that, while one Com­munist collaborator is being dis­honorably discharged from the Army, a whole host of others can't be dis­honorably discharged from high gov­ernment posts, from teaching posi­tions, from pastorates, :f r o m labor union leadership, from school boards, c- i all the other respectable jobs they hold, deprived of American citi­zenship and deported to Russia. Meantime, it seems sort of futile to pick out one here and there for punishment and let the leaders ot the pack run loose. St. Louis Group Refuses -c T o Contribute to Chest Members o! the St. Louis Division of the Citizens Protective Association have pledged themselves to refuse tG contribute to the St. Louis Commun­ity Chest this Fall, until, and unless, the Urban League is removed as one of the beneficiaries of the Chest. The Association charges this Ne­gro political pressure group, among .. other things, with haulin~ Negroes i bus anf'f trnrk l11~ds to the Marouette Swimming pool in an exclusive white area of St. Louis, resulting in only a handful of blacks now using the pool. The League was reported to have paid the Negroes to force the whites out of the pool. General Roger W. Ramey, com­mander of the American Fifth Air Force in Jaoan warned recently that the United States lacks the air power to repel an all-out Communist attack in the East or at home. Of course we do. It was not in the "plan" that we should protect ourselves but that, in­stead, we would give away money which might have been used :for this ~r~:~~~~· tot;u~~i~~tries in Europe ,.. Being of a curious turn of mind concerning seemingly unrelated events, we can't help but wonder if New York Police Commissioner Francis Adams w h o demoted a policeman for having his picture made with the world's heavy­weight champion, would have tak­en the same action against an offi­cer who had his picture taken with the opponent whom the champion defeated. Bishop Bernard J. Sheil o:f Chicago who has never overlooked an oppor­tunity to criticize Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's :fight on Communism an­nounces that he will himself now de­vote all his available time and re­sources .. to fight :for freedom against Communist tyranny". With all due respect to the cloth, we suggest that J we will be far better off and this country more secure, i:f his type of Communist "fighter" wiJl just lay off. We have too many of that kind "fighting" Communism now. Pogo 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE October, 1954 Group Would Deny Candidates Right Of Free Speech As We Vow to Protect Formosa We Supply International Confidence Communists With Means of Attacking Her ~~n19~~~~s c~~!! ~~=te~:.~~:al We thought that there was some un­derlying princtple in the American system which demanded the separa­tion o! Church and State, but we must be mistaken. A New York group composed of persons calling themselves religious leaders, be com in g emboldened through collusion by the Supreme Court with enemies of the white race, now propose to even tell candidates for oUice what they may and may not say in campaigns. This self-appointed Gestapo which proposes to supervise the utterances o! all aspirants for office includes the pink pastor Rev. Henry Knox Sher­rill, Rev. Edwin V. O'Hara, Dr. Julius Mark, Dr. George N. Shuster, Irving M. Engel and others. They urge that similar committees be set up in each community to "police local cam­paigns" for possible appeals based on ..., "r~~~\~u~e~fa:a3t~~~ s~I~jrnd~=~t: "We High officials in Washington are cons~antly denouncing "evangels of rear" and assuring the American peo· ple that there is no cause for alarm over the current national and inter­national situation. We have tl'icd hard to believe them for nothing would be more comfort­ing than to be able to discard all fear and accept the thesis that "God's in His heaven; all's right with the world", but first there·s something that must be cleared up. Recently, both the President and the Secretary of State publicly an­nounced that we would defend For­mosa and that if the Chinese Commu­nists attacked that Island. they would have to ''run over the 7th Fleet." At the same time, the New York Times, unofficial spokesman for the ad ninistration, reported that Harold Stassen, director of the Foreign Operations Administration, had giv­en an order that the "scope of trade which free nations could carry on with Soviet Russia" had been broad­ened and that any country could now sell additional products to the Com­munists without fear of losing Amer­lcan aid. Hundreds of items were listed which Russia could now purchase from "free nations" and it included locomotives, crude petroleum, flat cars, tank cars, rails, diesel oil, trac­tors, and scores of other products in­cluding chemical equipment- which Mr. Stassen bJithely specified as "non­military". Analysed [rom any and every pos­sible angle, our policy is now to pro­tect Formosa from the Communists whil~, at the same time, supplying the Communists with the material needed to attack Formosa. So, in view of our lack of under­standing of this directly conflicting and contradictory policy, we just break down and admit that we are not going to stop being afraid and that we are going to continue to quake and tremble in our boots until some­body in authority assures us that either the President and Mr. Dulles, or Harold Stassen,_ didn't mean what they said. We simply cannot help trembling with fear at the idea of American boys dying while "protecting" For· mosa from attack by Communists who were able to make the attack because the country whose uniforms these boys wear, provided them with the means. Yes, in the [ace of an official policy like that, we are going to continue to be afraid and, if pushed too far, we are going to haul off and scream. gangsters named Stalin and Tilo had a falling out and started calling each other names. Our diplomats saw in this brawl between thieves an indication that Tito had "rc[ormed" and was de­nouncing Communism. This decision was no sooner reached than we start­ed pouring millions of dollars in sup­plies and money into the Yugoslav bandit's coUers. There was something rather pa· thetic in the affair for Stalin was proving too much for our dim·witted F ... ir Deal diplomats to cope with and Tito was seized upon as a possible ally against the monster in Moscow. So we started buddying up to him and (alling all over ourselve~ in pro­viding him with money and material to build up his war machine. Now Tit'o, having bled us for all the traf£ic will bear, is showing his true colors and provinf, that his break with Russia was phony and an act put on for the sole purpose of raiding the American Treasury. According to an Associated Press dispatch from Belgrade, '!'ito scorn­fully rejected the suggestion that his country become a member of the At­lantic Defense Community, made by a special deputy Under Secretary of State sent to confer with him by the State Department. urge all candidates to take all neces­sary measures to prevent any expres­sion or religious or racial bias by t' eir adherents and to condemn publicly and emphatically every oc­currence thereof ... We suggest that in every commuRity a nonpartisan and nonsectarian committee under­take to keep a watchful eye on cam­paign activities and to call to the at­tention of political leaders any in­stances of appeals based on religious or racial prejudice". WE CAN'T BREAK RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA UNDER PRESENT CONDITIONS ''The Atlantic Alliance is increas­ingly assuming a political hue-a struggle against Communism", the Yugoslavian dictator charged and added that it was, therefore, unac­ceptable to his country. He empha­sized any gesture of good will from Russia would be accepted in good faith by him. In other words, a candidate for of­fice in this once free country could say only what these advod.tes of mongrclization and proponents of miscegenation would allow them to say. They did not announce what the proposed penalty would be in the event some courageous candidate de­cides to expose the o v e r a 11 plot against this country of which these simpletons are, perhaps unwittingly, a part and which would necessarily entail the exposure of the whole far­flung conspiracy against the white Christian race. From a Fulton County public offi­cial. Atlanta, Georgia: "Reading your paper is like taking a 'refresher course' in Americanism". At the start of National Newspaper '\ Week recently, the president said that "editors, publishers and reporters who strugggle to keep America informed can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their contribution to the cause of freedom is mighty", Yes it is mighty -mighty pink and slanted in about ninety per cent of cases. Even the shooting down of Ameri­cans on a routine mission one hundred miles outside the Soviet Zone has failed to induce the president to agree to breaking off diplomatic re· l..~tions with Russja. Senator William Knowland of Cali­fornia again called on the president to take this step and Senator Jenner, the late Senator McCarran and other concerned Americans in Congr.ess have advocated this policy for many months. In justice to the president, perhaps we should be considerate and try to realize that he would no doubt break diplomatic relations with this odious enemy if permitted to do so. It is hard to believe that such provocative tac­tics as that barbarous country and its criminal representatives engage in are not as obnoxious to the president as to other Americans, and perhaps more so. But we know now that any presi­den\. ol the United States is a captive of powerful forces in this country, acting in collaboration with a world invisible government, and that it will remain this way unless, and until, we elect a president who will make no compromises with the enemy either a~ home or abroad, who will cooper­ate wholehcartedJy in efforts to get rid o( Communist spies and who will openly recognize, and break, this in­visible government's strangle-hold on American units of government, in­cluding the White House. This is an unpalatable and unbe­lievable situation but it constitutes an irrefutable fact o! current history and the sooner we face and admit it, the sooner may we hope to do some­thing about it. Roosevelt and Truman were cap­tives or this invisible government and williMgly so, while Eisenhower seems to have been unaware o! the power­ful1orces which would hedge him in, until after he was elected or else he would not have made the apparently sincere campaign promises he uttered on the stump assuring the electorate of a return to Constitutional govern­ment. So the solution does not lie in par­ty labels but can only be achieved when a candidate !or president open­ly con!irms the existence of this world pressure group and swears to break its power when elected. Perhaps it is too much to hope that we will cut off any further aid to this Communist dictator or that we wHI eventually get falling for such scurvy tricks pulled on us by international confidence men. "How much is a Federal judge worth" inquires an editorial writ· er in a leading Texas paper? Well, that all depends. Some o[ them are worth any salary paid them and some of them, including Supreme Court judges, would be overpaid even if they worked for nothing. One of the first acts of Senator John W. Bricker when Congress meets in January will be to re-in­troduce t he Bricker amendment designed to protect this country from government by international treaty and executive agreements. Those senators who voted against this safety measure in the 83rd session arc at home now and it is hoped that their constituents have put them right on the subject and that they w iII act accordingly when they come back-if they do. A Great American And Intrepid Southerner Passes From Scene After we had gone to press with this edition, the tragic news was released of the death of that great American and Intrepid Southern patriot, Judge George W. Armstrong of Texas and Mississippi. Because of ill health and advanced age his death was not unexpect­ed but his passing has left a gap in the ranks of last-ditch defenders of the Constitution and the American way of life which cannot be filled. As an individual, he was gentle, considerate and kind but as a citi· zen. his philosophy of government tolerated no compromise with prin­ciple, no appeasement of the enemies of his country and no concessions to the alien forces which, during his later years, have been in constant conspiracy against it. During his long and useful life, many of the great men who once held posts of high authority in Washington were his close personal friends and the most poignant sorrow of his life was occasioned by the obvious decline of American statesmanship and the deterioration of top-le\·elleadership in the nation's capital. Because of his vast understanding of the structure of the American governing system and his unwavering faith in the wisdom of its found­ers, he suffered perhaps more than most Americans as he witnessed the birth of a New Order in which humanity's derelicts were dredged up from the gutter and lifted to high estate and the seats of the mighty were filled by men of lilliputian mold, He didn't wait for time to designate Franklin D. -Roosevelt as the master destroyer of the ages and avowed antagonist of Con~titutional government but beat history to the draw and reached this conclusion himself early in the New Deal when vocal ()pposition was regarded as not only unwise but dangerous. From the first he was a verbal dissenter and conscientious objector to Roosevelt's planned program for National Socialism. Ours was a great Republic when the principles for which Judge Armstrong fought until his dying day were in the ascendancy and it will again rise to that same measure of greatness when, and if, Consti· tutional Government is restored and those principles again prevail.
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