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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 10 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FEBRUARY, 1959 No.2 Urban Renewal Is a Vicious New Angle in Federal Grab for Power REPUBLICANS JUST A WEE BIT LATE IN DECLARING WHAT THE PARTY STANDS FOR At a meeting of leading Republi­cans at Des Moines recently, the belated decision was reached to set down in black and white what their party stands for. To us this seem.s quite beside the point since any declaration on the subject which they make can only apply to the future. What it has stood for during more than six years that they have been in power is a matter of record. They have stood for wild and extravagant spending of the tax­payers' money unmatched in his­t ory; for giving it away to foreign, (including Communist), countries in amounts beyond computation; for the appeasement of Commu­nism and Communists at home and abroad; for the destruction of State Sovereignty and for .centralization of authority by force of bay'2net; for the filling of Federal offices of importance with men possessed of no political morals and void of all sense of responsibility to the Amer­ican people; for the promotion of economic policies which are un­sound and un-American and of so­cial programs which have no right­ful place on the agenda of the Fed-eral government. In brief, they have merely served as an echo of the pronouncements and practices of Roosevelt's and Truman's brand of National Socialism. What shall it profit the country for the Republicans to come out now and inform the American peo­ple what they stand for since they are on the way out? There has been no greater trage­dy perhaps in American history than the total and complete disin­tegration of the Republican Party through the absolute abandonment of all the principles which once un­derlay that great organization. Hopes were high in 1952 when, after twenty years of Roosevelt, Truman and corruption, the Repub­licans came to power with a solemn promise to restore Constitutional Government in the United, States. They didn't do it; they merely completed the demolition job on the Republic which was begun in 1933. So why all the shouting now and the great haste to commit to writ· ing what the Republicans stand for? To their sorrow, the American people already know the answer. What The Governor Of South Carolina ·Said On Segregation Ever since the days of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina has been noted for the high quality of states­manship on the part of leaders and the present governor, E. F. Holl­ings, apparently will carry on the tradition. On the occasion of his inaugura­tion on January 20, Governor Holl­ings assured the citizens of South Carolina, without equivocation and in unmistakable terms, that he will not surrender to economic black­mail and the insults and defamation which both major political parties are hurling at the South in the at­tempt to enforce integration. "There is today no law and no provision of the Constitution re-quiring racially integrated schools,'' Governor Hollings said. In fact, the contrary is true, he claimed and added: "I cannot conscientiously take the oath to protect and defend the Constitution and not object to the Supreme Court usurping the mandatory power that Constitution­ally is vested in three-fourths of the States." Hollings insisted that both re­sponsible Whites and Negroes in South Carolina are in agreement on segregation and that everything possible has been done to provide equality in education. "Let alone, we shall continue to do this," he concluded. At stated interyals the American people go to the polls to elect men to represent them in both Houses of Con­gress. No sooner have many of these chosen public servants shaken the dust of their local community from their feet and arrived in Washington than a metamor­phosis sets in and strange new personalities emerge. Instead of devoting the full measure of their energy, resource and ability to the defense and preservation of the Sovereignty of the State which has honored them, they become glorified puppets of the Federal Govern· ment in Its endless and eternal struggle for authority which the Constitution has denied it. As a result, the States are rapidly dwindling to the status of subjugated provinces wl.ose citizens are liHie more than s.ervile slaves of snooping overlords in Washington determined to pry into and direct every detail of their private lives. Urban Renewal is a vicious weapon, voted by the Con­gress, which will enable the Federal Government to seize control of the cities even as it has already laid profane hands on the Sovereign States of the Union. Centralized authority has always been the snag on which ambitious heads of nations have stubbed their toe and fallen flat on their face, dragging their government down with them. One by one ancient dictators bit the dust when their domination of the people became absolute and the citizens' inalienable right to work out their own social and economic destiny was abridged "for the good of the State." Pericles decreed the beginning of the end of Athens' glory and Appius Claudius started Rome on the death march to oblivion when they instituted One-Man government and squeezed the last vestige of human freedom from their unwilling subjects. It was in that age of civilization that a theory of government first began to flower which is popular in this country today-the philosophy that taxpayers, like children, should be seen and not heard and that their lives are best planned and managed by a benevolent centralized authority. It is always difficult to pin-point the exact date in history when tyranny first raises its ugly head over the horizon of a free nation for despotism, like creeping paralysis, inches up on its victims so slowly, steadily and imperceptibly that its approach is seldom detected until it is too late to check its deadly advance. In the United States the theory of centralized authority is associated with Alexander Hamilton, the Federalist, but this trend was halted by level-headed and freedom-loving statesmen who came after him. The dreamy Internationalist, Woodrow Wilson, toyed with the idea of strong central control without ever knowing quite what to do about it. It is generally conceded that Franklin D. Roosevelt gave this policy the drive, impetus and momentum which continues today with such un­abated force that Sovereign States, whose Constitutional authority is actually paramount to that of the Federal Government, are fast losing the battle to Washington and American citizens are rapidly becoming a people of lost identity. Like all clever tyrants, Roosevelt used guile and deceptively soft words to distract the taxpayers while he formulated policies which looted {Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Februocy, 1959 Conservatives Should Be In One Party And Liberals In Another More and moTe it is becoming apparent to thoughtful Ameri.eans that unless Conservatives are band­ed together into one party and Lib­erals into another, there is little hope for the American Republic in the foreseeable future. As the make-up. of th" two par­ties now stands, there are staunch Conservatives. and ext.Ieme leftists in both parties wiib the leftists in control in each instance although predcminant s e n t i m e n t of. the American people is believed to be conservative. In this mixed-up and confused situation, it is almost certain that International Socialists like Nelson It has been the history Ot the human race that the ruling classes never surrender power or relin­quish the purse or the sword unless compelled by the peopl" to do so. Freedom is always the object of attack by politicians while- its preservation is the aWn of states­men. Rockefeller and Adlai Stevenson, or somebody comparabl'e to them, will be the candidal!es in 1960. If so, this will mean that millions of qualified: vctel!'s wiU again refuse to vote for either and the American people will again have leadership dedicated to the. advancement of alien peoples aOO totalfy umt:on­£ erned in the well-being, rights and freedom of the c ~ ti z e n s of the United Stales. Surely an all!-wise C11'eator wiD shape events in such ma-nner that Ameri€ans may have an American to guide them when the present In­ternationalist administration shall have come to an end The right to own property and transmit it to heirs was one of the first rights set up when civitized men fonned the i1lStlittrtio7t.. of gove~nment. - The Federal Government owes nothing ta the citizen except the oppcrrtunity to achieve, the- pro­tectio,. of ms freedom ""d the right to work and to ow~ American People Are In Need Of A Good Dose Of Americanism Tire Ammcan people !rave been suffering from a maligDaEt and ap.­parently incurable malady for sev­eral years an<! it seems to be get· ting worse .. The>-" is oo ofli£ial name for the disease but we call it "foreignitis." For a people wfro have so readily accepted- National Sociafism as a form of Government, it would seem that European R<>yalty wouW hav" no aPII<'al for the •ank and tile. And it does not hare to- be tipo­top Royalty either to serul them into a dither-fringe Royalty will save jUst as well Nothing «mid be mnch more amusing than pictures which ap­peared in some Eastern papers around Christmas showing Ameri­cans backing out of the presence of a f0rmer Am:e..r;ican mt!>vie actress and curtsying all over the place to her. during a ball given for her and her husband while visiting this country. To us, she was much more ad-mirable in her formet" f()sition as a lovely .. wholesome yflung American woman of wealth and refinement who always reflected credit on the movie industry. She gained notfting ot awe and respect from us for having married a foreigner with some. sort of claim to a title. We thought that when the-United States broke from England and b~ came a Republic. all that nonsense aJOOut titles: was: tb.rOW'nl 0Ve1'boar:d and that "Royalt:J" became mo•e 011 less a joke, but let a foreigner with either a genuine ()r a spurious claim to a title of oobility invade our shores, and we gp i:nto 31 tailspin. Another evidence. oi "foreignitis"" is the manner in w h i c h young Americans are sent a.brQatl to im~ bibe "culture'' throug)J, exchanga p!!ograms altl!ough abaut the only tiring they a<tually ac'l.uire. is Athe­ism and Communism. The •emedy for this natioru>J. dis· ease would seem to be a good' otd·.. fashioned dose o! Americanism. URBAN RENEWAL- ICont;ruJed from Paga I) them of their freedom and robbed them of their substance- whi£h he- re­distributed to those who were unable, or unwilling, to. work fO£ their own keep. Contrary to popular bel-ief, it was also Roosevelt who invented "\he tranquilizer long before medical scientists came up with the Mil town Fill. The brand-name of bis tranquilizer was the Filresfde Chat and through this hypn<>tic deYice he Iuned the people tm sleep~ In their setm-cC!)matose state, it was easy for him to rob them of their initiative,. deprive them of the capacity for original thought and convert them. into wil.li.ng and im­potent sfaves of a centralized government in Washington. In this partially: conscious condition, a large segment of the Ameri­can people were transformed from sturdy, independent and rugged indi­viduals ready and eager to face the. haJdships and handicaps. their parents had met and overcome on the thorny road to success, and con.ver;ted them into whimpering, sniveHng and pap-sucking weaklings unable ta en­vision any future which did not include a soft joq during their productive years with social security and a government dole waiting for them in the sunset oti life.. lt was a noxious and deadLy doctrine - more dangePous than any physical disease ever visited upon the human race. Howeven, all that is water over the dam except that it is important for Americans. to review the steps leading up to the. horrible apathy which envelops. them now. It explains. why they have attained their present semi-serf status with relation to their Federal Government and it will cushion the shock which awaits. them as new and daring grabs for power unfold befo&e them, such as the Urban Renewal proiet:ti for instance. Heretofore attempts at Federal control of the C!:itizen have been largely confined to legislation by Congress, Executive- orders arul. Judicial rulings which restricted or usuliped the authfi>rity of the several States. as a whole and which was more or less a "retair' operation. in tyranny but this new grab fmr power is being launched on a "whaiesaJe" basis whereby the cities will be taken over .. one by one. until the entire nation shall have been hopelessly trapped in the gargantuan scheme of central­ized controt. This. Federalization. project known as Urban Renewal; in whiCh Washington puts. up two.-tbirds. of the: funds invol'led in tearing down and re.-builEling certain sections of a city, is. in keeping. with the custom of dictators from the beginning of time who disguise. all mo'llements_ for the subjugation of the people as a benevolent service to the public. Urban Renewal proposes to eliminate all slums,. re.c.onstruct Ousiness districts to conform to Federally-prepared blueprints and, in brief, to turn out a municipal paradise· in which the citizen will enjoy every imaginable benefit except the priceless privilege of individual freedom and the right to regulate his own life and operate his own business in accwrdan~e with his own desire as guattanteed him in the basic provisions. of the Constitution of the United States. Urban Renewal which would forcibly remove the inhabi1!ants of a slum district and relocate them elsewhere regardless of whethew or not they want to. IMve, ignores the basic concept t!hat a man's home is hfSi castl'e and this l'l()lds. true whether such home is a mansion in the most excl'usfv:e residential dfstrid or a corrugated iron shack near the city dump. n- oveulcoks also the vitaf fa·rt that most of fiho~ w1io Jive' in slums a-rr there by choice- and that any district into. w1ii'c:h: most ot them would m4!>ve would automatically become another slum. For, in spite of all thevisimary dreams of do-gooders and intellectual dope--heads, theve are varying stratas of humanity and differing economic and social classes in thi-s country, always have been and always will be un!fl the ~and ~f fa!e rings· down the curtain on the stage of eternity. To classify this new venture in centralized authority, however, as strictl'y a Federal project is not exactly in accordance with fact since. t!Je pf·an is jointly sponsored by the Federal Government, the Rockefeller interests and some of tfre slickest real estate promoters and quick money boys ever granted a license to operate tfleir racket on the American con­tinent. By tli.e ad'option of Url'>an Renewal. the FederaL Government would benefit through strengthenO<d control over the. citizen. the Rockefeller Interests by the e.xtension of their vast financial empire since it is partly their money used to l'>uifd huee industrial centers under the plan, and the real estate promoters would rea:p millions ot dollars by the confisca· tion of slum areas at t.heir own price and their re-sale at;. enormous p1ofit. The Congt:ess of the Unite€! States infringes Oil State Sovereignty by Civil R4ti>ts and allied 1"11iisfation. the Supreme Court l'ly un-Consti­tutional decisions on integration of schools anrl the Executive Department of govell'nment by sending armed troops· to frighten ami intimidate the citiz-enry and the- <dully elected ofii£ials ofr States. ano1. Munici]!laliti.es, but for all-out Federal grabs for power and attempts 1to dominate the neople at the ,grass lioots, the Urban Renewal oroposal is. without precedent in the histery o~ g<>vernmental regjmentation. All Amerkans. who have not totally surrendered their right to thinli: ancl: ta act should go thoroughly into this insidious project before it be· comes. fastened on their own city and take measures to· repei it befe.re they are further trapped in the deadly net ot Federal ly•anny. When Federal eontrol over the cities Is achieved by means. of the contribution or two-lli.ird'a nf the money used to rE!'-p!anJ them;. It Is onLy one ste!} further then to One-Worfd Government. since, as Commu­nist leaders li.ave pojnfed out .. it's mudr easier for the Soviets tOt over­throw the Republic when the country is all done 1lJl! m one Feder.d pacll­age than it rs in the case of forty-nine separate. State units with their thousands: of municipal! divisions. When, and if, the time comes when Washington politicians acquire the strangle-hold on the various towns and cities of the nation which they have gotten over the States. by folicible seizure, the Ame.dcan Republic, like ancient Athens and Rome, will' ~ave come to th" end of the trail. f.ebruary. J 959 fHE SOUHIERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo l Another Principle Destroyed May James Roosevelt Fail And A New "Crime" Developed As Did His Father Before Him A time-honored principle of the--------'----- -------- ~~!~d:~~~ s~~~~~ ~·~i: i~~~~:: LEGISLATION BY PRINCIPLE GIVES ~o;ea~s,tc~~~.~~~~·~t::ct ~~~nn~; WAY TO lEGISLATION BY COMPROMISf a New York Judge. Marie Torre~ a television col­umnist, was sent to jail for r.efusing to reveal the source of her informa­tion in a .statement she made two years ago in her column in which .she apparently quoted a remark of a Columbia Broadcasting System official conoerning Judy Garland, a Hollywood movie actress who took offense and sued CBS for a million dollars. Since State c011rts almost invari­ably protect the right of reporters to keep the source of their informa­tion <:onfidential, we figured !bat this must be an unusual case. We felt sure that the official in question must have accused M-iss Garland of triple murder or at least of having pushed a widow woman's dog in the <:reek or the judge w<>uld not hav,e sent the lady columnist to jail Imagine our consternation when Jt finally came out, as Miss Torre languished in the jug, that the aforementioned official had merely suggested that the reason why Miss Garland refused to work f<>r the network was because .she consid­. ered herself too fat. Ye gods! As one who has waged an eternal battle with calories throughout most of our adult life, we can sym­pathire with the channing movie aetr.ess and understand her chagrin at tt.us being described, but this is the first time that we ever Tealized that it is a crime to refer to any­body as •'fat" and that such charge Is subject to libel f<>r which a mil­lion dollars can he demanded by the offended party. Anyway, it has given us an idea which we shall act upon at the first <>pportunity. While we are not a movie actress and our weight is of no importance to anyone but us, we occasionally have friends tactfully ask us if we haven't gained a little since they saw us iast. Hereafter, we are going to keep ottr ears and eyes open and see if we can't izweigle some well-heeted character into coming out fiat and -accusing us of being fat in which case we wm slap a mitiion dollar libel suit on them. That'll fix 'em-and us, too, if we can collect. We've said it so many times that it sounds !ike we're singing a. song but one of the most vicious and .dangerous pressure groups in the country is the National Education Association. They are back in WaS'hi71:gton this yeaT, in dToves, plugging for Federal Aid to edu­cation. They wan-t the Federal government to subsidize the public schools of the nation but where a government that is nearly $300,- 000,000,000.00 in debt is going to get the money tkese eggheads haven't the faintest idea. Of course the Federal govern:ment has no Ousineu in educational fields even if it were solvent, and ftad billions in surplus. When the Se.nate voted at llhe opening session of the Eighty-!rixth C<>ngress that only three-fourths of the members present cou.ld halt de­bate, instead of thre<Hourths of all members as fmmerly. tke action was hailed by headlines in the press as .. a personal victory for Lyndon Johnson~·. lf it came u a surprise to re­sponsible Amerkans that the pur­pose of legislation is not to grant any personal victory to ambitious politicians, but to maintain princi­ples of government, that is beside the point. The rule has been changed and the camel got his head in the tent. Since the new rule provides that cloture, -or debate-stopping maneu­vers, can be .applied on rules changes where heretofure there was no limitation of debate where Iules changes were concerned, it means that subsequent sessions will be confronted with the same efforts to .emasculate Rule XXII. The time-honored rule, of course should have remained as it was and any change at all was a concession to those who are out to destroy Constitutional Government which the weakening of this rule ma'kes eHier. Outside of a few Southerners led by Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, there was no organized defense for the retention of Rule XXll which was set up to prevent the passage of ill-considered and unwise legislation. Johnson, the majority leader. ap­parently was not concerned with 'the -presezvation of the principle embodied in Rule XX!l. He hit the deck with a "'.compromise" right frQID. the fir.st. Obviously a "com­promise" is the only type of legis­lative procedure with Which he is familiar. Perhaps the American people who for so long have had to accept the lesser of two evils in choosing their national leaders should be grateful that the change was no worse. Maybe. with statesmanship at its low.est ebb in history, we have reached the point where "compro­mise ·· is the best we may expect. And Our Own Country Is Warren Resigns. But Read Nearly $300 Billion In Debt This Before Applauding Here is a cute little item which was buried back among the want ads of the daily press on January 23: "The United States agreed Fri­< lay to pay the dollar cost. up to $1,- 200,000.00, of supplying Poland· with American books, films, news­papers and magazines during 1959. The new agreement is $200,000.00 more than last yeat". And there seems to be no indi­vidual, or group of individuals, in Washington who have the author~ :ity or the inclination to stop such <Stupid and criminal acts as this against the American taxpayers. It has been reported in news from Washington that Chief Justice Ear1 Warren has submitted his resignation-as a member of the American Bar Association. His resignation was said to have been caused by the sharp criticism directed against him and other members of the Gourt for some of their decisions by officials of the Bar Association. That'.s fine for the American Bar Association and a good riddance of bad rubbish but it does not help l:b.e American people any. Only his resignation from the Supreme Court could do that. Is One Of These Your Child's Textbook On American History 1 Those w'ho have been unable to read .. Brain Wasbing in the High Schools"' by E. Merrm Root, pro­fessor of English at Eat'lham Col­lege, Richmond, Indiana, should at least take tile time to find out whether .or not any of the follow­ing textbooks are being used to "educateu their <:hild or children in the history of tne United States: The United States. E:><pe!'iment in Democracy by A very Cra vett and Walter Johnson; The Making of Modern America, by Leon H. Canfield and Howard 'B. Wilder; America's History~ by Lewis Paul Todd and Merle Curti; The Ameri­can Story, by Ruth Wood Gavian and William A. Hamm; Story of America, by Ralph Volney Rar-low; A History of our Country, by David Saville Muzzy; History of the United States, by Dwight L. Du­mond, Edward E. Dale and Edgar B. Wesley; United States History, by Fremont P. Wirth; History of the American Way, by Harold Un­denv<> nd Faulkner. Tyler Kepner and Edward H. Merrill; History of a Free People, by Henry W. Brag­don and Samuel McCutchen and The United States and World Rela­tions~ by Lilian T. Mowrer and Howard H. CummLr!s. If one or more of these textbooks are used in the schools attended by their .ohild.ren, American parents should get a copy of Merrill's book and tnfonn them.se1ves on the au­thors of such textbooks. (The HoU~to.n Chronicle) After Congressman Martin Dies brought about the <:reation of the House un-American activities com­mittee and became its first chair­man in the 1930s, the committee began ferreting out a frightening degree of Communist infiltration into the federal government and al­most aU facets of American life. The CGomm.ie.c.rats~ whose secret playho~se was penetrated, began screammg to the high heavens about violation of civil rights. witch huntmg and persecution. President Roosevelt took the side of the Commiecrats. He first tried to persuade Dies to lay off the ~munist-s. Bat Dies, who has JUSt retired as the congressman at large from Texas .after the office was abolished., is a determined man. Then the Presidettt applied strong­arm. tactics.. He threatened and even med to get Dies defeated in his Orange district. By this time, bow­ever, ~gh. members of Congress and a iarge segment of the Ameri~ can public had been awakened to the Communist menace. The un4 American activities committee sur4 viv.ed. There are many in high places who believ-e that this country might a1ready have been subverted to a dangerous degree by the Commu­nists had it not been for the work of the committee. J. Ed,gar Hoover, bead of the FBI and the .symbol of ..security for the American people, recently said, ;~~~~~~~ttee is safeguarding Comes now another Roosevelt, son of the late President, to try to achiev.e what his father failed to do. Rep. James Roosevelt (D., Cal.) has Introduced a resolution in the House to kill the un-American ac­tivities committee. For <>nee, the Republicans in the House have shown a little collec­tive fortitude. In an unprecedented action, Republican members of the House met Thursday and voted unanimously to oppose the Roose­velt resolution. The nation owes these G.O.P. rombers a debt of grat­itude. If each G.O.P. member sticks to his vote, the Roosevelt resolution is doomed. Th~e are enough sane and patriotic Democrats to j<>in the Republican< and defeat the resolu­tion. Not only should tile committee be continued, it should have the strong backing of the House and, for that matter, of the entire Amer .. ican public. THERE IS VIRTUE IN "AP.ARTNESS" ALSO '"'Togetherness" may be a good catch-word for those who spout 4'Human Brotherhood~' but some­times it can be carried too far in the opinion of a Michigan man. He has just sued to oust his brother-in-iaw from his home. He claims that tbe brother-in-law .came to visit him soon after he married and has been there .eve£ since. That was twenty-nine years ago. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Aatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year !Every paid•ubscriberl•entitledtoone free sub5eription to be sent to any penon of his choosing.) Sent without cost to members of Congress, memben of State Legislatures, Governors, •ndotherpubticofficials. A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powen not delegated to th• United St.tes by th• Constitution, nor prohibited bylttotheStat&~er•reservedtoth• Statesnspectively,ortothepeopll. Where 'Compromise' Leaves Off And Treachery Begins Senator Lyndon Johnson of Tex­as who achieved the unenviable distinction of being the first mem­ber of Congress from the Lone Star State to vote for a Civil Rights bill since the Civil War has established another precedent. He has written and offered to the Senate a Civil Rights bill of his very own. Disregarding any "compromis­Ing" provisions which may be em­bodied in his bill and whether his distorted conception of the matter enables him to envision his meas­ure as something better than those which may be offered by others, the cold-blooded fact remains that any Southerner who contributes to the further distress and heartbreak of the Southern people by either voting for, or sponsoring, any type of Civil Rights billls disloyal to the South in any language. Personally, we have far greater respect for Javitts of New York who is an uncompromising mon­grelizer and not ashamed of it, than we have for a Southern public serv­ant who would deliberately insult the majority of his constituents in the vague hope of advancing his own political interests. Any man in public office who classifies himself as a ''moderate" is a political hermaphrodite. He is neither for anything nor against anything and, in his neuter gender status, commands respect from neither Conservatives nor Liberals who are pronounced in their con­victions. From an overly-generous sub­scriber in Dallas: "Every editorial you write for the Southern Con­servative is touched with immor­tality." THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE IT'S LAWMAKERS, NOT LOBBYISTS, WHO SHOULD BE PUT ON THE SPOT A new piece of legislation known as the Lobby Law became effective in Texas with the opening of the current session of the legislature at Austin under which all those seek­ing to influence legislation must register and give full information concerning their employment. to answer along with taking their oath of office. They should be forced to tell who actually financed their campaign and what selfish motive such spon­sor had in doing so. They should have to answer at least a couple of dozen questions relating to fundamental provisions of their State Constitution to prove what, if anything, they know about that important document. Two Parties Differ Only in Labels (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) The national chairmen of both the Democrats and the Republicans are concerned about presenting to the P_Ublic a "clear image" of their par~ ties. They should be, for the images of the two parties have been so blurred in recent years that one has been distinguishable from the other only by the label. As an example nobody raised an eyebrow last yea: when it was suggested that Chief Justice Warren, a nominal Republi­can, be made the Democratic presi .. dential nominee in 1960. This seems pretty silly to us. After all, what is "lobbying" ex­cept the exercise of the right of the citizen to "seek redress of wrongs" and if anybody thinks that the aver­age bunch of lawmakers can't en­act as much "wrong" legislation as any other kind, they have another guess coming. Any member of a legislature who votes for a law restraining lobby­ists is unsure of his own convic­tions and afraid they won't stand up under pressure. If we were a member of a legislature, a lobbyist could talk until he was blue in the face without influencing our vote unless he could produce factual evi­dence and documented proof that he was right and we were wrong in which case it would be our duty to change our mind. Full discussion never hurts any proposed law. They should be compelled to name the university or college they attended, how many left-wing pro-fessors instructed them and how The trouble with trying to pre .. much brain-washing they under- sent a clear image of either of the went in the process. parties is that there is no agreement Also, they should be required to on what form the image should declare under oath to what extent take. The Republicans have been their political thinking has been flirting with something called "mod-influenced by the Sunday sermons ~~nbeR=~~~;~~~n~:~:n ~~~~h 0;~: of Marxists in the pulpit. , Dealism and Fair Dealism. This is If something like this could be something to which the Democrats figured out, we'd be getting some- claim the copyright, and even the where because, when the chips are most fervent "me-tooism" can hard­down and the roll is called, it's the ly convince the public that the Re­lawmakers and not the lobbyists publicans are better at it than the who do the voting. original practitioners. We have known lots of law­makers on a more or less intimate basis and we've known lots of lob­byists too in various State capitals. When it comes to a matter of brains, experience and understand­ing of fundamental principles of government, members of the Third House often have it all over their colleagues who are on the inside looking out. In fact, it has often occurred to us that there should be some sort of questionnaire which all members of a legislature should be required In the final analysis, we can't escape the fact that when a busi­ness executive hires a man to rep­resent his interests in the State Capital, he is not going to pick out some young buck who is still wet behind the ears and who has yet to acquire his legislative wisdom by trial and error, but, instead, is go­ing to select a person of experience, maturity and ability. On the ·other hand, it has been proved time and time again that al­most anybody can get elected to the legislature. In view of all this, our reaction is "phooey on the lobby law." THOSE WHO SEEK FEDERAL AID SHARE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FEDERAL WASTE Recognized throughout the coun- mated, $80 billion, a record peace­try as an authority on sound poli- time high, and there will be a de­cies of government, the Honorable ficit of at least $12 billion. At the Robert B. Dresser of Providence, same time the debt limit has been Rhode Island, believes that equal increased by Congress to $288 bil­blame for the extravagant spending lion. The waste and extravagance in Washington rests with those are appalling. who seek Federal Aid. Included in a recent statement th~: t,~~~~es~eis0~~~':1~~e hr~;;;~;: by Mr. Dresser covering inflation, ible for the heavy spending. That taxation and other subjects of vital responsibility must be shared by interest which was released by the the various pressure groups who Committee for Constitutional Gov- are demanding their share of the ernment, was this pertinent obser- Federal pie, ignorant or heedless vation: of the consequences. Included in Despite the obvious necessity of these groups are certain business­economy, the F e d e r a I Govern- men who, while preaching econo­ment continues to increase rather · my, seek Federal aid for State and than decrease expe.nditures. Bil- local purposes, and this despite the lions of dollars of the taxpayers' fact that every dollar received money are being spent unnecessar- from the Federal Government has ily, so that in the current fiscal year first been colJected by way of taxes expenditures will reach, it is esti- from the people of the States. A columnist says that United Airlines pilot Charles Dent is car­rying on a crusade to get more Americans interested in the work of the United Nations, thereby hoping to engender more respect for it. We would have to unlearn what we 1 already know about the outfit before we could have re­spect for it. Animals have to find their food or starve and an all-wise nature intended that man should do the same thing. But man has now fal­len below the animals and de­mands that society feed him and that the g_overnment underwrite his living expense&. Those who had most success un~ der the Republican banner in the recent congressional elections - Nelson Rockefeller in New York and U. S. Senator Goldwater in Ari­zona- presented entirely contrast .. ing images of Republicanism to the voters. The image held aloft by Mr. Rockefeller was the prototype of modern Republicanism, though with the Republican label studiously hid­den from view. The image upheld by Senator Goldwater was that of the staunch conservative Republi­can making no compromise with the liberal line. It is no wonder -that ~he two pictures can not be merged without producing a confusing blur, like two images captured succes­sively upon the same film. As for the Democrats, what is the true image? Is it that offered by the Democratic advisory commit .. tee, with its insistence upon a pro­gram which is anathema to the South and the destruction of the South's chief means of resistance in Congress? Is it a party with a strong liberal-labor accent which only in name represents the tradi­tional Democratic principles to which the South has given its loy .. alty through the years? Or is the moderation of a Lyndon Johnson, or the conservatism of a Byrd or a Russell? Out of such widely varying ele­ments it is hard, if not impossible, to construct any sort of a consistent image. Many voters-a constantly increasing number of them-now say they vote for the man instead of the party. The reason is plain enough. The two parties have no image-nothing that clearly desig­nates them as being either Repub­lican or Democratic. A Sovereign State which accepts u aid" from the Federal govern­ment in return for surrendering its rights and freedom is in the same class as a kept woman who trades her self-respect for luxur­ies showered on her by a sugar daddy. ,- Feb••••Y· 1959 Life-Termers on Of Suggestions THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Supreme Court Get From a Smoldering No matter how many groups may pub- or that ·ancient Constitution? ~a~~d ~~ t~~~o~!~ ~~Je ~~~-r~~ ~~~/h:n~is~fo~u~~:~~:i~: ~~~~0:0~~ 88~i 14 y~:Zi~~~~~ ~u~~u~~~~i~t:o.n~~~ schoolhouses where the only thing the United States will continue to be Tom ruled against firing a government red was the schoolhouse itself and ~:::~:~~;: ;:!~;ss~~-Farm and Ranch at ~~~~=~ ~~~~~~~~fe~~~;s: :~~u;~ ~:v~~~ 8~8~t ~~~e~~~ ~a~n;,or~ We not only admire Mr. Anderson for his forthright and undiluted Americanism and his outspoken defense of the under­lying principles which have made this country great, but we admire him for his ability, when discussing Washington bu­reaucrats, to express his opinion in caus­tic phrases which is the only language conscientious Americans can employ in depicting the behavior of unscrupulous politicians. Below we give our readers the bene­fit of one of Mr. Anderson's typical dis­sertations on the State of the Union as Jt relates to the Judiciary Department of the Federal Government. This offering is in the form of a letter addressed to the Supreme Court of the United States by Mr. Anderson and which appeared in the December "Straight Talk" bulletin periodically put out by Fann and Ranch: The Supreme Court of the United States, ·washington, D.C. Dear Lifers: Just because President Roosevelt vilified the Supreme Court is no excuse for the common man to. After all, by rewriting the Consti­tution to suit modern life you are saving the people all the time. trouble and expense of having to amend the Constitution. peddler because the government course, that's out of date now. agent who sold the stuff to him Let's not make the same mistake had to remain anonymous so he on integration and civil rights that could trap other citizens ... like we made on Prohibition. Just be­good sports you decreed that FBI cause the people didn't want Pro­files must be opened to criminal or hibition and it couldn't be enforced, Communist when the contents of Congress repealed it. But every­those files are being used to prose- body knows people just can't drink cute him - .. you ruled that past equally, although many do sep­membership in the C o m m u n i s t arately. Separate but equal, you've party is not a bar to the practice of ruled, is not equality! And all ffien law ... you released three men are created equal aS anybody who'll who harbored a convicted and fugi- just look around him can plainly tive Communist leader because the see. We must force togetherness in FBI agents raided the house with- churches, parks, theatres, swim­out a warrant . . • you held the ruing pools, subdivisions, dancing Justice Department can't bar Com- classes, farm organizations, editor­munist activity by an alien who is ial staffs, boards of directors, gar­under a deportation order ... you den clubs, fraternities, s o c i e t y destroyed the right of states to try pages, living rooms and boudoirs. Communists on sedition laws, say- Twenty-four s t a t e s have 1 a w s ing all sedition cases must be tried against intermarriage of whites and by the Federal Government only. Negroes. Why don't you make that 'Betcha you can turn Communists against the law of the land? loose faster'n J. Edgar Hoover can This head-on battle for power be-lock 'em up. tween the federal and state gov- Since 1932 the Court has depart- ernments goes back to Noah. He ed from decisions previously ren- had to bring into the ark "of every dered on 35 occasions, whereas living thing of all flesh, two of there had been only 29 such re- every sort ... "If he had just forced versals in the entire history of the i n t e g r a t i o n on the boat, we court before 1932. So the recent wouldn't have all this trouble now. law of the land is sorta like a movie Just think of the possibilities: A actress' hair-whatever suits the woodpecker housed with a carrier mood and the occasion. The Con- pigeoh might have produced a pig­stitution is your hula hoop .to be eonpecker that not only would de­The reactionaries who have to be played with according to your liver a message across a continent pulled into the 20th century drag- fancy. but would knock on the door when ~i~;sti~~troJet~ t~~~ ~!~!~~!n;at~r~ er;~~~~i~~uth':~ks~~~~~~t~~"; ~~fn~~ it got there. ally can't understand you fellows. must be federalized if we are to The racists should take a more They're used to havmg judges on compete with Russian schools and tolerant view of racial amalgama­the Court They don't realize that things? Like the Kremlin, you must tion (they call it mongrelization). human rights are what coun.t to?a¥.. make all states under your doJ?ina- When we're like Brazil, Cuba and -not law-and that you JUStices tion conform to whatever national Puerto Rico everybody will be the were appointed because of your educational and social standards in same color. For amusement, we can social, economic and political back- your great wisdom you deem best have white-face musicals and 'Oooks grounds and ambitions. How could for the world and us. Back when like "Old Beige Joe" and uGrey you make America over, if you states and communities were free Beauty." There won't be any more were tied down to the rulings of ==-==-==.:::.:::_::____.:...._ ___ _:_ _____ _ past Courts, the laws of Congress Brush-Bearded Adolescents Are We Thought It Would Having Roman Holiday In Cuba Finally Come To This There should be some w~y to gag engages in a type of refined des­Washington politicians now pro­pose to set a limit on the number of deliveries the stork can make in a specified time. According to a recent press re­lease, the unpredictable Senator William Langer from North Dakota has offered a bill which would pro­hibit women government workers from having more than one "mater~ nity leave" per year. We have not done any particular research on the subject but we thought, off-hand, that this was a case in which nature had beaten the politicians to the draw and had regulated such events automatical­ly. And we still think, Senator Lan­ger to the contrary, that the odds against the stork making more than one visit per year to the recipients of his bundle of b1iss, are very heavy. New York female colummsts who potlsm and one who blatantly m­traipse over to Cuba and write vites the world to come and wit­reams of gushing drivel in praise ness the public execution of his po­ol the cold-blooded killers who litical enemies, we will take the have taken over that island. former. There is little doubt that Batista probably robbed the Cubans deaf, dumb and blind but does• anybody know of any government heads these days who are not bankrupting the taxpayers? We have no earthly use or re­spect for any dictator, but if we have to choose between one who The publishers a•• reported to have Issued a special edition of WHO'S WHO for use In Wash· lngton, D.C. In the nation's cap­Ital the volume Is said to be titled "WHO DAT7'' The pimply faced adolescents with the brush beards who are now having a Roman holiday in Cuba are the material of which Stalins, Malenkovs and Krushchevs are made regardless of the fact that New York sob sisters insist on re­ferring to them as deliverers of the people, and the saviours of "De­mocracy." It has been announced in the press that the ·Senate Committee on Monopolies of which Estes Ke­Fauver of Tennessee is chairman will be very active during the current session of Congress and will investigate many phases of the subject. We -will bet a twenty­nine- cent dollar, however, that the Paqe 5 an Ear Full Southerner Sammy Davis, Juniors on TV, 'cause there won't be any more Sammy Davis, Juniors. Ain't that fabulous? Isn't it unfair that citizens in some areas of the nation do not h~ve a~ equal opportunity to really miX w1th their colored brothers? Would you please pass a law re­quiring those little exclusive com­~~ ter towns around the big eastern ~1t1es to benefit by living with, go­mg to school with, working with and socializing with their share of Negroes? I am sure you'll agree that it's un-modern-American to let the N e g r o e s be discriminated ag~inst by being forced on poor wh1tes only. The Burning Tree and Augusta National golf clubs, the DAR and the Junior League, Prince­ton and Groton must be Little Rocked. Aren't you worried about the clear and present danger that the Southern die-hards might really make a go of private segregated schools? Suppose Arkansas decided to refund to each student his or her per capita share of school tax money to be used to go to the school of his choice-couldn't you make a law of the land against that? Some pupils would choose an integrated school, some a wh~te. some a Catholic, some a colored . . . what a horrible un-mod ern~ American mess, freedom of choice! Some people who recognize that the Supreme Court-not the Con­stitution- is the Jaw of the land, say that integration is inevitable, we might as well accept it. Reac­tionaries say a people integrated against their will is a people unin­tegrated still. Abraham Lincoln said "To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men." But Abe lived a long time ago, before the Supreme Court Chamber became a mixing mortar -which is a bowl in which the ingredients are broken, crushed, .. and ground together-with all de­liberate speed. The hue and cry against uco­lonialism" which has gone up since World War II is a device of the Communists. Indonesia is a fair example of how ~~anti-Colon­ialism" operates. Up until 1949 the Dutch controlled that country and under their rule the people were happy and contented. When the "Independence Movement" for In­donesia started Washington got into the act and finaZ!y forced the Dutch out of that area. Indonesia then went to the Communists, and we are supplying them with money and arms to fight anti­Communist movements w h i c h break out there now and then. Another instance of our opposi~ tion to Communism. biggest monopoly in the United States will not be investigated by KeFauver's Committee. We are referring, of course, to the labor union monopoly which seeks a monopoly on the right of an Am- ~ erican citizen to work and would deny him that privilege unless he kicks in with membership due.s. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE r..brUOT)', .f{l59 AFL-CIO BEGINS ORANIZING SCHOOL TEACHERS' UNIONS We told in a recent edition how the AFL-CIO was planning to or­ganize policemen, school teachers, nurses and others whose oc~pa~ tions and responsibility to the pub~ lie make it imperative that they not be subject to orders by labor union leaders who can call them out on strike at any time. The first move of the AFL-CIO along this line in Texas has now been made. A small group of Hous­ton teachers have organized a local of the American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL­CIO. The Houston local was set up by one Henry Clarke, international representative of the T e a c h e r s Union, who came to Houston fol­lowing an election in which the people of Houston voted against a raise in taxes to increase teachers' salaries. He seized upon the oc­casion to bring a few teachers into the union and promised those who attended his organizational meet­ing "a sizable increase in salaries through c o 11 e c t i v e bargaining backed by political influence." In this connection, a brief review of the American Federation of Teachers is interesting and inform-ative. .. The Federation has had an un­savory reputation which dates back many years. In the beginning it was set up with funds furnished by the Communist-aiding Garland F u n d and was closely associated with the American Civil Liberties Union and stood for freedom to teach Social­ism, Communism and Atheism. In an article in the Saturday Eve­ning Post in 1939 Benjamin Stol­berg said that several h u n d r e d teachers withdrew from the Feder­ation following unsuccessful efforts We are advised that in Phoenix, Arizona, the FHA, after taking over houses from Negroes in so­called slum clearance projecu, is advising these Negroes to take the money received for theit- prop­erty and buy in white neighbor­hoods. If Nelson Rockefeller should ever be nominated as a candidate for Pr-esident of the United States -God forbid-we rould look for­ward to seeing Anna Rosenberg as the female E. M. HoU3e or Sherman Adams of his admin­istration. From an wtinhibited patriot in West Texas: "You and I need never worry over seeing the inside of a concentration camp. We have already said too much and told the truth too often. Braintoo.Shing us would be Wee painting over raised letters on a signboard. Be seeing you in the Uqu.id!Uion center." Nobody can say that Texas is not ri.ght on the beam and keeping in the forefront of modern govern­ment policy. The State Auditor has just announced that within a short time the State government will be out of funds and will be operating in the red. We just can't afford to let Washington get ahead of us. of educators to bring peaoe in the strife-torn organization and added: "Since then the Stalinists have had it all their own way, both nationally and in the important New York Local. The American Teacher {the Federation's official organ) and the New York Teacher (official organ of the New York Local) and the College News Letter are virtually house organs of the Communist Party." Bella Dodd~ former Communist leader who left the party and gave valuable information in exposing Communist tactics~ testified at length concerning the Federation >(>hich may be found beginning on page 145 of the 1953 Report, Un­America. n Activities in California. Miss Dodd's testimony was to the effect that the New York local to which she belonged while a Com­munist Party member. was heavily infiltrated and influenced by Com­tnLmists. Robert Graham of Smith College testified before the Committee on Un-Amerkan Activities, House of Representatives,. Washington, D.C., in 1953 to the effect that policies of leadership in the Federation were handled by Communists. Barbara Hartle, a Communist Party member, testified before the Committee on Un-American Activ­ities in 1954 and told of the infil­tration of Communists in the Fed~ eration in the Pacific Northwest Aside from the ethics of organiz­ing school teachers into a union, the above would suggest that it is also a dangerous procedure as edu­cators, as everyone knows, are the natural targets of Communists in their campaign to infiltrate the ed­ucational field in the United States. Even while Russia wa.s our rratfy'" during World War II, that country gave important secret in­formation to the Japs concerning American plans to Liberate the Philippines according to Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morrison in his latest volume of a history of Naval Operations in World War II just reteased. It is incredibLe how the besti~ Communists were trusted by American leaders with vital secrets during that period, all of which were used against us. While we are sloughing off bil­lions of dollars to so-oa.Ued "u.nder­privi. tegedn nationr of the earth, we .should remember that under­privileged men have been the greatest and most valuable citi­zens in the history oj Civiliz:a.tion. Christ was a carpente,-; Moses was a slave; CoLuf'l'l.obus was a -candle­maker; Watts was a dishwasher; Franklin was a printer.; Whitney was a school teacher; Patrick Henry was a bartender; Lincoln was a rail-splitter; Burbank was a farm hand; Edison was a telegraph operator and Ford was a day lab­orer. None of them were pensioned or- guaranteed a livin9 bll govern­ment. POLL BY POLING EXPOSES THf PHONY VIEWS OF NATIONAL CHURCH COUNCIL Patriotic Society Honors U.S .. Senator From Georgia On February 3 in Washington the American Coalition of Patriotic Societies, in keeping with their .an~ nual ou.stom of honoring outstand~ ing Americans, paid tribute to Senator Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia. President Milton Lory presided and Colonel William E. Warner of the Ohio division of the organiza­tion was moderator. The ACPS might have searehed the nation over without finding a more worthy recipient of this tri­bute than the great United States Senator from Georgia. EMPLOYERS SHOUlD HAVE RIGHT TO FIRE HElP fOR ANY CAUSE More and more it _is becoming difficult for American employers to fire ttJ.ose who work for them although from a common sense viewpoint, they have the same right to fire .as they do to hire. This ls often true in industry where the head of a business con­cern often <iispenses with the ser­vices of an undesirable employee only to have this same employee bounce back on him like a rubber check when some labor wtion ob­jecfs to such discharge. It is also true in the firing of Federal government employees, school teachers, and many others. As has been widely published, the National Council of Churches or rather the leadership of the out­fit, bas gone on reoord in favor of recognition {)f Communist China by the American Government. Recently some Protestant Clergy­men, headed by the Rev. Dan Poling of Philadelphia, took a nation~wide poll of the pastors of Protestant ministers in the United States on the subject. The poll revealed that 7437 of B5V2 ministers of all Protestant de­nominations answering the poll and expressing an opiniion, oppose the reoog.nition of Red Cbina by the United States. This proves that the vast majority of the leadership of American Pro­testant churches is not In harmony wH5h the views of the National Conncil of Churches and that the tatter in asking for recognition of the Red Chinese are merely Teflect­ing the views of the little clique of Communist sympathizers which controls the policies of NCC. So it turns out that the politic­ally powerful .national church group no more represents the sentiments of American Protestantism than politicians in Washington represent the views of their constituents. lawmakers Crne Space And Privacy 1n Deliberations The idea that legislation is the business solely of lawmakers and that the taxpayers' only part in the transaction is to supply .the money to put it into effect, is increasingly taking hold. In washington when a govern- Not only does there seem to be ment employee is fired., even a disposition on the .Pa~ _of those though his loyalty may be in ques- who make the. laws to hmtt debate tion~ the matter often beoomes r on Important l~S?es, but apparent­national incident and in :SOme cases ly th-e l-ess publiCity a n:eas_ure gets the Supreme Court gets into the the better Its aut'hors hke 1t. act and orrlers such employee re- We were reminded of this recent-stored to the job with back pay. ly when a member of the Texas And the firing of a school teach~ Legislature from San Angelo made er, regardless of the merits of the an attempt to bar newspaper men case, &equen«y starts a feud in from sitting at the press table on local circles which makes the Hat- the fl<>or of .l!be House of Repre­fields and the MOC<>ys seem like sentatlives at Austin. He claimed emissaries of unity and peace. that the Rouse was too crowded and wanted l!he press table removed wa~ ~~~~ 'ir~~ ~~~~c~ w~~~~ to another part of the building. city government .after she had If they are suffering from lack criticized her superior in an inter- of room. we know a better way to view 00 the press. Naturally she acquire more space and .r:ender the should have been fired for loyalty State a service at the same time. :~:biT-t~:::~~~~!~ They oould remove a passel of ployment in a free society. voting members and let the gentle· Any person whG is dissatisfied = of the press stay where they :'~~hlo~~of~rh:~o~~:rr~~{ti~~ ~:~~ fa~~:e ~r:p~~~:~t ';~~n~~~r:~~~ ih:~clfnJn~ ;l',:~~ht~ ::~~~ than what some lawmakers say. on the payroll is something that should not be tolerated. In the Fort Worth case many citizens took sides in tlhe matter and flooded tile press with letters <>n both s.ides of the issue. an ilildusey or a government or •chool official- ,;!wuld have the ul'lquemoned right to fire any em­ployee for any cause which may seem satisfactory to the one who ·is o.11thori<ed to da the hil'io,g .and This is wrong in principle and the fillio,g. disgraceful in application. There is far too little respect In this ~ountry the empl~yer- shown for aut'hority and for those whetn..- an indimual, the head of who sign the payroll checks. 159 •d. es It­Of >y iY­og le bt >f e­ld l,Y_ ,y, THE SOUTHfRN CONSERVATIVE Page 1 THE NUMBER TWO MONSTER OF MOSCOW IS ACCLAIMED AS CONQUERING HERO The American pe<>ple have ob­served many disgusting happenings in the past degenerate decade but to our mind the. most sickening spectat:le- ever w1tnessed was the manner in which a tertain sector of the American populace wined and dined and pawed over Anastas I. Mikoyan, the number two Mon­ster of Moscow on his trip to this country. It is understandable that persons like Eric. Johnston, Adlai Stevenson and Walter Reuthe• should lin<! his presence- pleasant and congenial for there is little difierence in the color of thei• political beliefs and his_ Undoubtedly they had much in common with the repl!esentative of a gang of international bandits whose opposition to the American form of Constitutional Government is no more pronounced than that of many Liberals in this country. But. that leading inclustrialists of the nation should join in h€lnoring one who is a symbol o£ vicious an-­tagonism to the bee enterprise system under which they have pros.-. pered is a sad reflection on their l~yalty to the institutions of the country which have crowned their hopes and efforts with success be­yond their fondest dreams. As to the mothers along the way wh<> offered up thellr little children to be fondled by one who has helped to make orphans oi millions of youngsters behind the Iron Curtain, n£t words are adequate to express the contempt which suclt behavior inspires. OnlY' ignorance of such vast propertions as to be beyond human understanding can excuse thm perlormance. NaturaiTy all responsible Ameri­cans deplore any attacks of vio­lence against the visiting Botshevik even though understanding the re­sentment which provoked them. · It it was nece~sary that this agent of the Krein.lin should visit the Unit­ed States, and if any purpose was· served thereby. he should have been received by those in Washington delegated to meet and talk with foreigrr emissaries who llave any­thing to say. If it was tl\ought advisable to let bim inspect the operations of in­dustry, recreation and entertain­ment in thrs country, he shoutd have been provided with guards to insure his safe conduct who would attend him in dignified silence until he made his exit from our shores. Instead the red carpet was laid down, the little pot was put in the big pot and he was treated as a conquering hero who. returns from the. wars to receive the plaudits of the mul11i.tude_ Meantime the hopes <lf the slaves behind th" Iron Curtain for Amer­ican undernanding. sympalh)< and assistance- must have plummeted to zero. The Urri.ted States Tuasury has re:pmrte.d that the National De.bt is now the hig,h.est in_ history having re£U:hed the magnijicent tota! a.f $280,851,429,657.06, but th.ey can stop bragging right now. The real spenders are the New Congress and they should be able to top this figure without eve• trying'~ URBAN RENEWAL LAW IS HYDRA-HEADED MONSTER (Editor's note: In the little city of Brownwood .. Texas, not long ago local Liberafs, reported to have been aided by Federal funds, engaged in a campaign to put an Urban Renewal program into ef· feet there. Shortly before the election right-thinking citizens, headed by attor­ney Gib Callaway, instituted a counter· campaign and' gave: the truth to the voters or that area. Urban Renewal was defeated 1200 to 800. The following circular, whiclr other towns simi1arfy threatened, might use to advantage, was giverr wide dis· tribution in Bl'ownwood:) Urban Renewal is a hydra-headed monster. lt is not a. wolf in sheep's cloth­in~. I~ is a wolf in wolf's clothing, With 1ts fangs bared for all to see. AU y0u have to do to realize this is to read the law. . Under its express provisions, the C1ty Council can employ a commit­tee of five to nine men. paid an un­limited salary with YOUR MONEY. This hireling can, without a writ and against your will, kick down the door of your home. insult your wife and order you to move. The proud boast that "A man's home is his castle" is gone. You are the helpless victim of an ignorant com­mitteeman, with unlimited power. What can you do about it? Noth­ing. THAT IS THE LAW. Don't let them insult your intelligence by tell· ing you this is an exaggeration. It is just a small part of truth. This is the most sinister. the most un­American, the most un-Democratic. and the most tyrannical law that has ever been perpetrated on the American people. The only argument I have heard made in its defense, is that the Federal Government will pay two· thirds of the cost. By that they are saying to us: "We are selling you a rope with whieh to hang yourself. This IOpe costs three dollars. We will pay two dollars of this cost, out of the money we have already robbed you of so you can't afford to miss this bargain." The law gives the City Council ·authority to collect taxes to pay it. It could cost you from a hundred thousand to a million dollars per year to operate, depending on the uncontrolled whim of the manager who is running it. The more homes he condemns· and the more he spends, the larger his salary and those of his army of helpers- The potentialities of this thing for evil are absolutely unlimited. If we let it be adopted here, we are stuck with it forever. The only way you can avoid be­ing saddled with this incubus is to kiU it with your vote on August 5th. There is no use to complain it you sit still and let them do this to you- VOTE-An amusing aftermath of the recent election was the published reports that England and France were pleased with the Democratic 12ictO'J'Y in the United States be~ cause they felt the Democrats were stTonger Internationalists than the Ptesiden.t. How any one could be. mor.e. of~ One-Worlder and Inter­nationalist tha-n the .Plre.rident is beyond us. Church Gathering Chooses Panel Member With A Long Communist Front Record In all the thousands of pages of subversion as developed by official investigating committees, very few names more thickly dot the record than that of Cuey McWilliams. Not only is he revealed as be­longing to more than fifty Com­munist fronts but he was also re­ported as a Communist Party mem­ber. . In view of this unsavory record, It was no doubt quite a shock to good Americans to Jearn from the Texas Churchman, the official or­gan of the Episcopal Church, that at a meeting of the Division of Racial Minorities of the Home De­partment of the National Council of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, January 20 Carey McWil­liams was listed as a panel member. Austin is the home of the Epis~ copal Theological Seminary of the S o u t h w e s t, an institution long known as harboring left-wing pro­fessors on its staff but it is be­lieved that this is the first time an actual former party member has been invited to officially take part in denominational gatherings. The Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representa­tives, Washington, D.C., in its pub­lication entitled "Review of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace," published in 1949, on page 36, says: "Of the over 500 sponsors of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace at least 22 are either avowed members of the Communist Party. U.S.A, or their membership cards or party affiliations have been made part of a sworn public rec­ord." Then foilows a listing of these 22 persons, Carey McWil­liams among them. The 4th Report, Un-American Ac­tivities in California, page 375, 1948 describes a Communist front or­ganization Jrnown as the Sleepy Lagoon D e f e n s e Committee in which it says: "This organization is one of the off-shoots of Inter­national Labor Defense and was utilized to agitate among Mexican youth in Los Angeles County and, of course, for collecting funds for the Communist Party." Carey Me~ Williams is listed as national chair­man of the SLDC. Incidentally, according to the Texas Churchman. one of the panel discussions at the Austin meeting was titled "Social and Civil Inequal· ities Experienced by Latin-Ameri­cans." The discussion was led by McWilliams, and two others. Hearings held by the Committee on Un-American· Activities held in Washington in 1947 were featured by testimony from a witness named Roy M. Brewer, International Rep­resentative of the International AI· lianceofTheatrical Stage Employes and Moving Picture Machine Oper­ators who testified under oath con­cerning a strike at Warner Brothers Cyrus Eaton, the pro-Communist Cle.veland multimillionaire, has just returned from a visit to Mos­cow with high praise of the Sov­iets a-nd their way of life. He said that Krushchev was an honest man a'ftd that the Hungarian Revolu­tion was a phony issue provoked studio in I945 and who said: .. There appeared at Warner Brothers studio mass picket lines which, according ~e;~ed:~~!~eJnt:~~:e~~ei;y ~~~~~r: cal force any one from going through into the studio. As a re-­sult of these mass picket lines, a complete state of anarchy was cre4 ated at Warner Brothers studio. The management of that studio could not get into his own studio. The police department attempted to cope with it, but found them· selves completely unable to do so with the result that pressure was brought to bear on various groups and eventually the strike was set· tied." According to Mr. Brewer's lengthy testimony, some of the most unbelievable acts of violence which have ever happened in the American labor movement were C?mmitted. A subsequent investiga .. t10n by California found evidence of Communist activity behind the strike. Mr. Brewer named Carey McWilliams as one of those in the picket line. Another man taking part in the Austin meeting, according to the Texas Churchman. was Dr. George I. Sanchez who is with the Depart­ment of History and Philosophy of Education at the University of Texas. Dr. Sanchez -is listed in AppendilC IX, Committee on Un-American Ac­tivitie~, House of Representatives, Washmgton. D.C. as having been affiliated with the First Congress of the Mexican and Spanish-Ameri· can Peoples of the United States. Of this organi1ation, Appendix IX says: "Among the Communist fronts for racial agitation" which also served as "money-collecting medi~" and as "special political or· ganizmg centers for the racial mi­nority they pretend to champion:• Sanchez was also a speaker at a meeting in Houston at the YWCA on May 17, 1955 sponsored by the Southern Conference Educational Fund. Inc., which succeeded the old Southern Conference for Human Welfare cited as a Communist front. The Houston meeting at which Sanchez spoke was headed by Aubrey Williams and James Dombrowski, both with long affili­ations with Communist fronts. t Surely, there will be strong re­action from rank and file Episco­palians throughout the country when it becomes generally known that such men as McWilliams and Sanchez were invited to take part in an official meeting of that great denomination. ~ Also, we assume that responsible leaders of the denomination will go thoroughly into the matter and find out exactly who is responsible for inviting a former Communist Party member and a Communist­fronter to address an official con-. ference of the Episcopal Church. , .,..,. by the United States. If he were 1 a citizen of Russia (and we wish he were). made a trip to the Unit· ed Sta.tes and returned with higTi praise of the American form of government, the Bolsheviks would \.:::" probably shoot him. Page I THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE WHY SOME WOMEN ADMIRE AMERICAN READERS GET SAMPLE OF HER AND WHY WE DO NOT JOURNALISM AT ITS LOWEST LEVEL Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was scheduled to speak in Dallas on January 14 at Southern Methodist University where she would have no doubt delivered her usual tripe about the United Nations being the ''world's gr~atest hope for peace" and for good measure thrown in some race·mixing propaganda on the side. Because of weather conditions her plane was grounded at Chicago and she couldn't make it and so the proposed address was postpon· ed until a date in April. But even though she didn't get to Dallas, that city's leftwing fe· male contingent broke out in a dither of compliments for their Idol and spread out the verbal red carpet for her reception. On that date a few local women came out in the Dallas News with a whole column of praise for the · pin-up glrl of the pinkos. The pack was led by Judge Sarah Hughes whose leftish leanings have carried her so far that she can't proceed another inch without going overboard. She declared that she admired Mrs. R. "because she was unselfish and untiring" and because she "de­voted her boundless energy to the cause of peace". A Mrs. Stakhakos Condos, Pres­Ident of the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs chimed in that her admiration was based "on the courage and fortitude she displayed during her young adulthood in ac­cepting and conquering physical and emotional problems." To a Dr. Nina Fay Calhoun, past president of Altrusa, Mrs. Roose­velt is to be admired because "she is a well informed woman who is willing to serve her fellow men at a personal sacrifice, and to Mrs. Leon S. Price, national committee chairman for the National Congress of Parents and Teachers she has .. intelligence and charm with a great caring for all people regard­less of their race, creed or color". There wasn't any invitation ex­tended for the vast majority of Texas women to say why they don't admire Mrs. Roosevelt but since we're not timid where this intrepid lady is concerned, we will just )>reak right down and tell why our respect and admiration for her never veers above the minimum. Here, very briefly, is why we definitely do not admire her: She can take the most depraved policy of government or the most degenerate social proposal which human minds can devise and clothe them with words which cause them to appeal to the unthinking multi· tudes as doctrines of divine inspira­tion. And although she is a woman of recognized standing in wide circles whom fate endowed with almost limitless opportunity to exert wholesome influence on her fellow Americans she has chosen, instead, to make perhaps the most notable contribution to corrupt economic theories and abhorrent social prac- ~ tices of any woman in contempor­ary history. In spite of its spurious claim that it presents all viewpoints on issues of vital importance to the American people, Reader's Digest has always been a left-wing publication which has donated its space liberally to those advocating National Socialism and sparingly to those who would preserve Constitutional Government in the American Republic. We do not believe, however, that it has ever before allowed its pages to be soiled by such literary offal as that embodied in an article in the February edition concerning Governor Orval E. Faubus of Arkansas by an unknown Little Rock reporter with a depraved and distorted con­ception of public service. That beleaguered Southern city has moce than one degenerate journ­alist who would have to use a step-ladder to reach the level of a sewer but it also has plenty of high-class and informed members of the Fourth Estate who know how to discuss the situation there with dignity, fair­ness and intelligence. The Digest would have reflected more credit on the judgment of its editors by selecting a writer of such calibre. Governor Orval E. Faubus is the Governor of a Southern State and is doing everything within his power to protect the sovereign rights of that State and whether the editors of Reader's Digest like him personally or not, they owe it to their readers to present his position and viewpoint by those capable o! giving factual information rather than by an ignorant backwoodsman who has obviously never lifted himself above his original environment. In its rise to financial affluence, Reader's Digest has been materially assisted by the people of the South who have subscribed and purchased its publication through subscription and from news stands and who have read its contents, which is often little more than trashy propaganda, with a minimum of complaint. One would think that common gratitude would deter the management from repaying such support with vile Insult to a Governor of one of the Southern States. Our guess is that Southern resentment will be expressed in no un­certain terms and that the circulation of Reader's Digest will be materially reduced in Dixie. NEW MOVEMENT LOOMS IN TEXAS TO OFF-SET POWERFUL LEFTIST FORCES "Nobody ever lobbies for economy in government." This assertion in the press by one of Texas' soundest-thinking mem­bers of the House of Representatives in Austin, Hon. Frates Seeligson of San Antonio, together with a warning by a prominent industrialist of the State has generated a movement for better government which prom­ises to become state-wide in proportions. Closely allied with Representative Seeligson's pronouncement was the comment of the Honorable D. A. Hulcy, chairman of the board of the Lone Star Gas Company at Dallas calling attention to the apathy and laxity of the nation's business men toward legislation affecting their particular industry. "Business leaders must get into politics actively if they are going to help write the ground rules under which they must live and operate,"­Mr. Hulcy told a state meeting of the Texas Manufacturers Association recently. He added that there are powerful forces who shape economic policies because they schooled themselves in politics as it is played at the grass roots and in smoke-filled rooms. These forces are steering our economy to the far left, he pointed out, while there are no comparable organized groups working as assiduously in the promotion of sound policies of government. Above and beyond the inspiration provided by the views of the two great Texans mentioned above in the formation of the proposed move­ment lies the fear of the invasion of Texas by Walter -Reuther and his goon squad, and a sincere desire to head off the calamity of labor govern­ment for Texas. Emboldened by his success in getting many of his stooges into the present Congress, Walter Reuther is known to be casting sheep's eyes toward Texas with a view to making it the locale of his next conquest. Texas has a right-to-work law which merely provides that a citizen shall be entitled to work and support his family and contribute to the support of government and civic institutions with or without joining a union. Only the most depraved political thought holds that this principle should not be incorported into the statutes of every State but the CIO-PAC is said to be ready to make a massed assault on the law In Texas. We hope the new movement materializes and flowers into full strength and that a rugged and vigorous group of reputable and substant· ial citizens come together into an organization, with or without a name, which shall prove an effective force in the advancement of sound govern­ment in the Lone Star State. February, 1959 Federal Action Which Might Have Taken Place In Moscow There are scores of cases which could be cited but three separate incidents occurring recently make it extremely difficult for an Ameri· can citizen to distinguish between official actions of those represent­ing the Federal Government in Washington and those representing the Soviet Union in Moscow. In one of these actions, a Michi· gan Farmer, Mr. Stanley Yankus, was compelled to abandon his chicken-raising business and seek other means of livelihood when a Federal agency confiscated his working capital and his farm imple­ments because he had committed the heinous crime of planting wheat to feed his chickens in amounts considered excessive by Washington politicians. The second action which is de­plored by all right-thinking Ameri· cans was the massed assault on the public school system of Virginia where Governor Almond is striving against heavy odds to maintain States Rights in connection with their educational institutions and to hold back Communist forces who are back of the integration move­ment. The third spectacle which makes good Americans hang their heads in shame was the action of a Feder· al judge in Montgomery, Alabama, in haling former Circuit Judge George C. Wallace before him to consider whether or not Judge Wal­lace was in contempt of court be­cause of the latter's staunch de­fense of his rights in withholding records from Federal snoopers who are without authority to interfere in the affairs of a Sovereign State. Judge Wallace was not cited for contempt but it was a regrettable and sorry sight to see him haled into court like an ordinary criminal when, as a matter of fact, he was performing his duty to the people of Alabama in keeping records of his court inviolable. Being President of United States Is Full-Time Job Mr. John Foster Dulles repeated­ly takes the position that this coun­try must play the leading role in the troubles of the world and that the President's position as a world leader becomes more evident each day. What millions of Americans would like to know is who selected Mr. Eisenhower to be a world lead· er and why should the United States assume the burdens of the world? Being President of the United States is, or should be, a full time job and there are so many un­resolved problems in this country that it's nothing short of stupid to assume that the President has time to serve as ruler of the world. Any way, in assuming this posi­tion he is infringing on the prerog­atives of the United Nations which is collecting many billions of dollars under the widely held belief that this organization was set up to supervise the affairs of all nations and keep peace in the world. They can't both work the same side of the street.
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