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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 9, No. 11-12, November-December 1958
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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 9 FORT WORTH, TEXAS. NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1958 No. 11-12 Job Of Reclaiming The American Republic Must Be Done By Governors Of The States An Arkansas Physician Beats Fence-Straddler For Congress We haven't been so thri lled in years as we were when the Little Rock School Board member won the Congressional race in the Fifth Arkansas district over Brooks Hays who has held that position since 1942. Dr. Dale Alford is a Little Rock physician specializing in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat and up until a few weeks ago entering into a political contest was apparently the last thought he had in mind. However, as a member of the Little Rock School Board he had been helpless as other members of the Board had sought to integrate the schools in direct opposition to the wishes of the people of that city and he obviously decided to try for a position where he could wield in· fluence in segregation matters and render wider service to the cause. Hays has been a pussyfooting fence·straddler on segregation. play· ing both ends against the middle under the repulsive cloak of "modera· tion .. which means, in the final analysis, merely a cowardly way of passing the buck and letting others of more character and courage face up to the issue and dispose of it. Hays beat an opponent in the regular primary but met his Waterloo when Dr. Alford decided during the last week of the campaign to enter the contest as a write·in candidate. He won by a large majority. This method of getting elected is doing it the hard way but it just shows what can be done when conscientious and patriotic citizens decide they have had enough and make up their minds to do something about it. If several hundred members of Congress got the same treatment from their constituents it would give them a wholesome respect for the electorate and provide them with a forceful reminder that they are merely the servants of the people sent to Washington to do their bidding. A JACKASS CAN BRAY LOUDER THAN A LION CAN ROAR Paul Butler is a little pipsqueak politician from Indiana who current· ly heads the National Committee of the Socialist·Democratic Party. Emboldened by the disgraceful action of Congress in passing the Civil Rights bill and by the infamous decision of the Supreme Court on integration of the schools, he publicly hurled impudent and insulting re· marks at Southern Democrats recently and virtually ordered them out of the party. In a television program originating in Washington, he warned that there would be "no compromise" on the Civil Rights issue in 1960 and added that if Southerners don't like it they ca11 leave the party. This two-bit ward heeler from Indiana proved all over again that a jackass can bray louder than a lion can roar but disregarded an estab4 lished fact of history which shows that in a contest involving the relative strength of the two, the jackass always winds up as a mangled carcass rotting in the sun. It is true that Conservative Democrats are in the minority just now in the councils of the Democratic Party but they have right on their side and there is a ground swell of resentment throughout the country against subversives in both parties. It is not inconceivable that sound Americans may wrest the party of Jefferson from its enemies and make it the symbol of Americanism it once was. In this event, trashy imposters such as Butler would be thrown out and converted into insignificant has·beens which nature designed them to be in the first place. In the meantime, we would remind the cheap little political hack from Indiana that there is no Democratic Party for Southerners to leave. It long ago left them when it cast aside every principle in which true Democrats believe. It is now nothing more than a conglomeration of Socialists, labor racketeers and lame·brain intellectuals who have no more respect for the Constitution or understanding of the fundamentals of the American governing system than a retarded Chinese Coolie has for the law of gravity. The individual States of the American Union were orig­inally endowed with authority that was paramount to that of the Federal Government which they had created and vested with limited power. But the Chief Executives of the States for the past twenty-five years have, by and large, b.een constituted of s111:h weak and shabby ma­terial thaf they have allowed their basic official status to degenerate to that of political eunuchs. Not only have they not exercised their Sovereign Rights but most of them didn't even know they had any. Like paupers with tin cups in their hands, they have meekly trudged to Washington to humbly beg "aid" from a Federal Bureaucracy which has no money of its own and can only give that which it first takes by force from the citizens of the several States ofter knocking them un­conscious with the powerful weapon of an extortionate tax law. If Constitutional Government is to be restored in the United States, the heads of each of the Common­wealths must be educated in primary law of the Re­public. They must learn something which they should have known before offering for high public office and that is that the Governors of our Sovereign States hold eminent domain in the American governing system and are not penniless beggars grudgingly permitted to exist through the generosity of Washington Bureaucrats who charitably grant them Squatters Rights on the Federal Reservation. Unless and until each and every Chief Executive of a Sovereign State in this country familiarizes himself with the basic law of the Republic and recognizes and reclaims his organic power, they are going to continue to shudder, shake and shiver as Federal tyranny increasingly rears its ugly head. If the whole pattern of our governing structure appears too compli4 cated for them to assimilate, they have only to study and memorize the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution which will enable them to grasp the fact that the Federal Government can legally exercise only such authority as has been granted under this provision of that matchless document: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Con­stitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States re­spectively. or to the people"'. No grant of power, or assignment of authority conferred on a seg­ment of human society since the beginning of time was ever set forth in more direct and unmistakable terms, or more sharply defined, than this delegation of responsibility to the several States by those who founded the American Republic. Under this bestowal of supreme sovereignty on the States by the founding fathers, it should be clear to the most ignorant and unlearned among us that the Supreme Court, as a body, has no more right to rob the State of its authority than individual members of that Court have to sneak into the home of a citizen at midnight and steal his silver. It was the relinquishment of this sacred obligation by the nation's Governors which has caused Federal agencies to seize and usurp power not delegated to them by the Constitution and to set up a Dictatorship over the lives, freedom and property of the American people. Massed assault on State Sovereignty was begun under the New Deal when a horde of big blow-hards breezed into high Federal posts in Wash­ington on a blast of hot air generated by leftwingers, one·worlders and Communist sympathizers and who made their first order of business the repeal of the Tenth Amendment without benefit of Constitutional procedure. Soviet influence then, as now, largely shaped policies of government and Communist leaders had repeatedly impressed on their (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It P•g• 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Novem1ler.December, 1958 SOBER VOICE SPEAKS OUT Something Is Very Rotten In AGAINST FISCAL INSANITY Th G S f kl h DEFEAT OF MALONE BlOW TO GOOD GOVERNMENT An American citizen who made e rea+ tate 0 0 a Oma One of the greatest losses suffer4 ed by the forces of good govern­inent in the recent election was the defeat of the . Honorable George Malone of Nevada who was beaten by a Fair Deal nonentity in his race for re -election as Senator from that State. $2,000 per year in 1939 paid an in­come tax of $25 while in 1957 this same income was taxed $215 or 8.6 times as much, T. Coleman Andrews, former Commissioner of International Revenue, told a pre­dominantly Yale audience in New The Constitution of the United States has taken an awful beating in recent years but never perhaps has that document been so flagrantly violated as by a Federal Court in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Haven recently. Recently four Negro pupils, urged on by the hate-mongering NAACP, demanded to be enrolled in ;Jn all-white school in Okmulgee, and the Fed­eral judge there jumped through the hoop like a performing chimpanzee, and ordered the school to admit the Negroes at once. He said that at the rate we are going, by 1975 it will require an income of $10,538 to match a 1939 Of course this sorry performance on the part of Federal judges has become routine in many parts of the country but the case of" Oklahoma is exceptional. Because of his record of useful service in Washington, Malone was one of those singled out by labor racketeer Reuther for extinction and union money was said to have been diverted to that State in amounts out of all proportion to the State's size and magnitude. income of $2,000. He said that the Federal Govern­ment has embarked upon a program of waste, extravagance and spend­ing that is taking the nation to a general economic collapse. That State was admitted to the Union in 1907 and part of the en­abling act by which it became a State said: "That provision shall be made for the establishment and maintenance of a system of public schools . . . provided . . . that this shall not be construed to prevent the es­tablishment and maintenance of separate schools for white and colored children." He asserted that the new $79 billion budget was part of an alien plan to convert our country to the impotent level of the Communist Another provision in the enabling act says that the public schools of that State "shall forever remain under the exclusive control of the State or its governmental sub-division". Thus, in addition to the authority given the States under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the State of Oklahoma had double pro­tection in the fonn of the enabling act through which it became a mem­ber of the Union and which actually prohibited the mixing of the races in the schools. nations. If Generalissimo Chiang Kai­S1tek is as smart as we think he is, he will Mt be surprised if he gets another double-cross from Wash­ington. He is on Formosa today becawe of State Department treachery. There is only one conclusion to be reached in the case of the Okla­homa situation and that is that there must be very weak, submissive and incompetent leadership there or they would have fought to the last ditch before they knuckled under to this raid by a Federal judge on their rights so definitely defined by those who founded that great State. In many places children were not allowed to have their innocent fun on Halloween night. Instead they were subjected to brainwash· ing by the ever vigilant one­worlders and compelled to turn utrick or treatn night into a prop. aganda affair and solicit money for the benefit of youngsters of alien countries. Job of Reclaiming American Republic !Continued from Pogo II followers in this country that a nation made up of forty-eight composite units was practically impregnable while one with all power vested in a central government was vastly easier to overthrow. Striking down the Sovereignty of the various States in preparation for readying us for membership in a Soviet-dominated one-world govern­ment which was even then in the making, was the objective of Interna­t ional Communism at that time and it is today the aim of the same inter­national conspirators against the United States. The unfinished program of the New Deal for the erasure of State lines has been taken up where they left off by the present Supreme Court. Like the mythical Franken­stein who set up a monster that ultimately destroyed him, the States who created the Federal Government now face extinction by a hydra­headed monster of their own making. The elementary lesson which so many Americans, including Gov· ernors of the States, apparently never learned is that the States set up the Federal Government almost as an after-thought and purposely limited its authority in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution in ord-er to insure that there would be no strong and centralized agency comparable to the Throne of England from which country we had so recently, and at such tragic loss, wrung our freedom. Since the States created the Federal Government, instead of the other way round, it follows in natural logic that the authority and power of the States, as the creator, supersede that of the Federal Govern· ment, as their creature. To provide a double check and endow the States with the power to exercise the supreme authority granted them in the Tenth Amend· ~o~~:n~net ~C:~~~~ft~~es~~t~~ti~~~l~n :r~~~~ ~:e~t:~e~~l;~~ng~~~~~~ and act directly in forcing through a Constitutional amendment of their own. In Article v it is provided that when two-thirds, or thirty-three, of the Legislatures of the several States propose an am~ndlll:ent to the Constitution, it becomes incumbent on Congress to su_b_mit. this proposed amendment to the various State Legislatures for ratificatiOn and when three-fourths, or thirty·seven, Legislative bodies have acted favorably, the amendment becomes a part of the Constitution. Thus, according to a strict interpretation of that document, i.t is not unreasonable to contend that thirty·three States of the Amencan Union could propose an amendment abolishing the Supreme Court and when, and if, such amendment were ratified by thirty-seven ~tates, it would be in force and effect and the nine members of that hornbly per­verted Tribunal would be forced back into the field where they acquired their judicial experience and ~ompe1led to again start chasing ambu­lances, trying uncontested divorce cases and defending Negro crap4 shooters. The vast political power which the States were commissioned to exert has become dormant from disuse just as a member of the human body degenerates into a vestigial organ from lack of exercise and it will require almost superhuman strength of character, firmness and determ­ination on the part of the Governors of the several States to recapture their surrendered authority and make it function again in the interest of Constitutional Government. They can't undo all the acts of treason committed against the safety and security of the American Republic during the past twenty-five years by those in high posts of authority; they can't recover the billions of dol­lars which have been shamefully extorted from the nation's taxpayers and given to alien enemies for building war machines intended to eventu­ally destroy us and they can't retract the mi1lions of weasel words of appeasement of Communists which have been babbled by our diplomats ~ne~:"c~.ch have made a mockery of our pretended opposition to the Soviet But by effective, coordinated and intelligent action on the part of the heads of thirty-seven of the Sovereign States in the use of the amend .. ing provision placed in the Constitution for their benefit by men with foresight, vision and wisdom far exceeding their own, they could re .. assert their Constitutional rights and thereby clear away much of the black mass of corruption, subversion and treason which now hangs over the nation's capital like a blanket of fog. A virile, vigorous and lusty organization of Chief Executives of a majority of the Sovereign States, under robust leadership and set up for the sole purpose of keeping a careful watch on our public servants in Washington and immediately resisting any aggression against the basic Rights of the States at its inception, could become the most potent and dominant political force for the restraint and curbing of greedy, unprincipled and power·mad politicians ever devised for the protection of a ty ranny-ridden people in the history of the world. There is, of course, some sort of makeshift Governors Conference now wherein the Chief Executives of all States get together once a year and yak yak about who is going to be elected to what office but as. a medium of forc~ful, dynamic and effective political action, they wield about as much mfluence as old women who gossip over the back .. yard fence while hanging out the family wash. If the Governors of the Sovereign States are going to persist in sidestepping their Constitutional responsibility and continue to function merely as impotent. attendants in the Federcil harem, it has been sug­gested that we_ abohsh_ all State Governments entirely, save the billions o_f dollars r~utre? ~o fmance them and let Washington take us over and hne us up hke Sittmg ducks as we wait for International Communists to either shoot us down or conscript us as slaves in a Soviet One-World State. such~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~c~~fo'ns~s~0ci~tieo~~~~~~~ ~~~n~i o1°~~~~~hee~: Americans for D_emocratic Action, C?mmittee for an Effective Congress and other Marxist groups have their representatives right on the job in Washington the year round. But the Governors of the States who have been paged by destiny for a stellar role in the nation's governing system don't know what's going on there until after it happens and they have been stripped of the last vestige of their Constitutional Rights. At least once In the life of every great nation there comes a clarion call for men of conviction, of principle and of action to save that nation from despoilers within its own borders and to repel those who would betray it. That cali has now gone out to the Governors of the Sovereign States and th~ burn.ing question which troubles the heavy hearts of all true Amencans 1s whether or not they will face and accept the challenge. November-December, 1958 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3 South Not About To Surrender To Integration, Senator Insists In Augusta on November 7 a vast assemblage from Georgia and South Carolina heard an address by a memb2r of the United States Sen­ate who talked like an American, like a Southerner and like a man. The speaker was the Honorable Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and there was no note of comoro­rnise, of surrender, appeasemen-t or retreat in the fight on the Supreme Court which seeks to integrate the public school systems of the South. "The South will launch the most massive campaign of all-out, non­violent resistance ever witnessed on this continent if the Federal gov­ernment continues to press for in­tegrated schools," Senator· Thur­mond declared. "We are not about to surrender now or in the future. Instead, we hereby declare total and unremitting war on the Su­preme Court's unconstitutional usurpations and unlawful arroga­tion of power. "As the first step, let us make it grimly clear to the Court that we reject both its unacceptable altern­atives - that we will make an ade­quate system of mass education for all our people, either a public system or a private system". Thurmond admitted that he was fully aware that the course he ad­vocated will inevitably come into direct conflict with the orders of the Federal courts but added: "So be it," as the audience of several thousand cheered wildly. In introducing Senator Thur­mond, G~orgia's Governor Marvin Griffin told the assemblage that "contrary to whatever the long­haired liberals, the wild-eyed do­gooders, the radicals and the scala­wags might say - the Supreme Court of the United States does not make the law of the land." Such propaganda, he insisted, is an insult to the integrity and in­telligence of all American citizens. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! Unemployed Americans had bet­ter oil up their rakes and whet up their hoes because a big job is coming up. Following the crashing victory of New-Fair Dealers ~in the recent election, Senator Lyndon Johnson, who is nothing if not adaptable, met the situation with the announcement that a big Public Works program would probably be initiated soon after Congress meets in January. So now it looks like the spur to the nation's economy as a cure to the depression is going to be a vast program of weed-cutting and leaf-raking with perhaps a few CCC camps scattered around on the landscape to make the picture au­thentically reminiscent of the dear old days when the New Deal was going strong. It has not yet been announced whether or not Eleanor Roosevelt's friend, Myris Chaney, will be pluck­ed out of oblivion and commission­ed to teach ballet dancing to relief clients on the government payroll. Communist Affiliations of Sponsors of the ~AACP The pro-Communist background of sponsors of the National Associ­ation for the Advancement of Color­ed People has long been familiar to informed persons. However, since highly placed Americans have misrepresented the facts and claimed that NAACP was "fighting Communism" it has been necessary for responsible bodies to give correct information about this trouble-making organization whose domination of the Supreme Court has amazed and alarmed respons­ible Americans. The Georgia Commis~ion on Edu­cation, Atlanta, has issued bro­chures which contain the listings of the Communist affiliations of the leadership of NAACP, which are being widely distributed. There are scores of names in these brochures showing all the in­dividuals who, at one time or an­other, have been associated with the NAACP and the list is far too long for reproduction here but the following have the heaviest listings of Communist affiliations: Edward L. Parsons, Protestant Episcopal bishop, 108 listings; Robert W. Kenny, California attor­ney, 101; Guy Emery Shipler, Prot­estant Episcopal clergyman, 76; Earl B. Dickerson, Chicago attor­ney, 65; Roger N. Baldwin, 64; John Howland Lathrop, Unitarian clergy­man, 62; Algernon D. Black, Society for Ethical Culture leader, 60; Van Wyck Brooks, autltor, 59; Freda Kirchwey, editor of The Nation, 59; Eleanor Roosevelt, 56; Bartley Crum, San Francisco attorney, 56; George L. Paine, Protestant Episco­pal clergyman, 50; Henry Hitt Crane, Methodist clergyman, 46; Max Lerner, columnist and profes­sor, 43; Channing H. Tobias, Meth­odist clergyman, 43; James H. Wolfe, Chief Justice Utah Supreme Court, 43; Osmond K. Fraenkel, New York attorney, 41; Archibald McLeish, poet and university pro­fessor, 38; A. Philip Randolph, labor union president, 38; Frank P. Gra­ham, university president and ex­U. S. senator, 37; G. Bromley Ox­nam, Methodist bishop, 36; John Haynes Holmes, Unitarian clergy­man, 35; W. J. Walls, Methodist bishop, 34; Reinhold Niebuhr, cler­gyman and theological professor, 34; Roscoe Dunjee, Oklahoma news­paper editor, 33; Benjamin F. Mays, college president and clergyman, 31; Edwin McNeil Poteat, Baptist clergyman, 30; George S. Counts, university professor, 29; William Lloyd Imes, Presbyterian clergy­man, 29; Rufus E. Clement, univer­sity president and clergyman, 27; Lewis S. Gannett, newspaper col­umnist, 26; Oscar Hammerstein, II, theatrical lyrics writer, 25; John Hammond, businessman, 23; S. Ralph Harlow, college professor and clergyman, 23; Henry W. Hob­son, Protestant Episcopal bishop, 23; Albert Sprague Coolidge, uni· versity professor, 22; Edward L. Young, physician, 22; Hubert T. Delaney, New York attorney, 20; Horace M. Kallen, educator, 20; AI· Justice Department Promises Investigation of "Hate Groups" Bombings Are Part of the Overall Communist Plot The dropping of bombs which destroy property and endanger hu­man life is a horrible criminal act and is second only to the destruc­tion being wrought by the Supreme Court in wrecking the Constitution and abolishing the established gov­ernment of an entire nation. It is now very generally con­ceded that the disgraceful incidents along this line which have been going on throughout the South are the work of Communist agents whose job it is to constantly stir up trouble and engender racial an­tagonism in the Uinted States. Recently Mr. David Lawrence, noted columnist, wrote that "Bomb­ings in the South and the Middle West- Peoria, IHinois- and now Boston, are part of the nation-wide activity of those who want to make it appear the United States is deny­ing religious freedom . . . " He quoted a report of a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee which said in part: "The pattern of this present-day Communist activ­ity in the Mid-South is highly con­spiratorial, deeply cloaked in se­crecy. The Communist participants in the conspiracy have taken extra­ordinary security measures in order to protect their network from de­tection . .. " A bulletin of the National Re­view, dated October 18, said: 11The U.S. Communist underground has been ordered to carry out acts of violence, sabotage and arson in the South, wiU1 the expectation that they will be automatically blamed on 'racial extremists' ". Under these conditions, it is go­ing tp be extremely difficult to stop these outrages because, in the un­likely event that officers of the law are able to pin the blame on the Communists where it belongs, the Supreme Court - if past perform­ance is indicative of future action - will turn them loose. From a reader in Washington, D. C.: "Every conse1·vative Re­publican in Washington who has had a chance to read your paper says something like this: 'Say - that woman can write. Who is she any way?' Then they sit down and read ~t over again to savor the wit ·and satire and fun you. poke at the fools and the nine nitwits on the Supreme Court." Well, the answer is that we are just a plain every­day American who is concerned in the survival of the Republic. bert C. Dieffenbach, Unitarian clergyman, 19; Loren Miller, Los Angeles attorney, 19; Frank King­don, Methodist clergyman, 19; Nor­man Thomas, Socialist leader, 19; Albert E. Barnett, theological pro­fessor and clergyman, 16; H. Claude Hudson, Los Angeles educator, 15, and Henry Smith Leiper, Presby­terian clergyman, 15. Very few of the above are Ne­groes since the great majority of those sponsoring this hate-inspir­ing organization arc recruited from the ranks of rich white trash. Some of the most welcome news to come out of Washington in a long time is the announcement from the Department of Justice, and the Postoffice Department, that ac­tion will be taken against the use of mails to incite violence against racial and religious groups. We are assuming, of course, that official action against such hate groups will begin with the NAACP which has engendered more hatred between the races than any other force in history and which has pro­duced a type of antagonism be­tween White and Colored people of the South which was unknown un­til these purveyors of hate spread out all over Dixie and poisoned the minds of Negroes against their White friends who have stood by them through thick and t~jn. We are sure also that these two departments of government will strive earnestly to put an end to the stream of Communist litera­ture which is flooding the country and that they will look into the text books which are used in schools many of them being written by Communists and Communist sym­pathizers who are the master hate­peddlers of the ages and who seek to instill hatred for the American form of Government and disrespect for the American Flag in the minds of innocent children. There is a wonderful field for action along this line and we sin­cerely wish both Departments much success at weeding out hate­mongering in this country and ear­nestly trust that in this worthy ob­jective, they do not allow them­selves to be diverted into extrane­ous channels but, instead, hew to the line and get at the root of the evil. From a member of the Italian Nobility: "Your paper is wonde-r­ful! It j.s like a vigorous, fresh breeze. It is so truthful, clever and fearless. Every success to yot:: College Humor. From a bulletin of the Texas Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta Sorority at Texas Tech at Lubbock: "The United States has announced today that a brand new satellite is now in outer space. Costing fourteen miltion dollars, this sphere is the last word in engineering genius. It is en­tirely electric. It's a two-million­dollar satellite with a twelve-mil­lion- dollar extension cord." There are various "days'' for this, that and the other, some of them worthy'" of recognition, some of them not. In this connection, we hope that all good citizens in the various communities throughout the country will set aside a "Little Rock Day" at which time money will be collected and sent to the "Little Rock Private School Corp­oration, Trust Department, First National Bank, Little Rock, Ark­ansas.'' A news article in a Texas paper says that Lyndon Johnson wilt have a much finer, bigger and bet­ter office in the capital beginning with the next session. Too bad we can't have a finer, bigger and bet­ter senator to occupy it. The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Ed;tor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year IEverv paid subscriberisentitledtoor~e free subso;riptiontobesenttoanyperson othischoosing.) Sent without cod to members of Conqress, membtrs of State Legislatures, Governors, end other public officials. th: w~:f'b~~ ~f~:k~7 aC::.,;I:\:~~~ against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: This Is "Liberalism" With A Vengeance Of course mature Americans re­member, to their sorrow, the type of gent who predominated in Con­gress when the New Deal was in its heydey and Sidney Hillman was calling the shots in all political ac­tion of the time. Now it's Walter Reuther who is to boss the job for the next two years. Millions of union do1lars went out over the country to fi­nance the campaigns of his stooges and most of them were elected. Scctes of tnstances could be cited but the case of Gale W. McGee of Wyoming who eased out Republi­can Frank Barrett in the senate race there in the recent election is typi­cal of the queer characters who wi11 dominate the Senate in the immediate future. McGee is a history teacher at the University of Wyoming at Laramie. According to the Laramie Boom­erang of October 28, 1958, McGee on September 4, 1957, made the suggestion that the University of Wyoming "hire a real live Com­munist professor." Also, according to that same publication, he suc­cessfully "led a movement to bring as guest lecturers into the Inter­national Affairs Institute in Lara­mie, collectivists such as the Rus­sian Revolutionary Alexander Ke­rensky, the Socialist Norman Tho­mas and the Socialistic professor Sidney Hook." The Boomerang also quotes Mc­Gee as attacking "professional pa­triots" as the "most dangerous group of all". So it looks like Neuberger, Morse, Javitts and others of their ilk are going to have to move over and yield the palm to this dashing young liberal crusader from the plains of old Wyoming. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE IN FORMING NEW PARTY We have always maintained, and still do, that no Third Party in this country can be successful and especially when such party is formed by private citiz-rns in scattered areas of the country with no political know-how and having no political influence. With the two major parties having a firm grip on the present political machinery, only powerful political elements with an appreciable num­ber of electoral votes can hope to present formidable opposition to the two Socialist Parties now operating under Democratic and Republican labels. However, since there is seething resentment not only throughout the South against Federal tyranny as exercised through the Supreme Court, but manifesting itself in many States of the Union, we believe that 1960 will present an opportune time for the forces of good govern­ment to organize and challenge the right of the t~o major parties to continue to exploit the resources and dissipate the freedoms of the Ameri­can people as both are now doing. This will necessitate an almost solid line-up of the Southern States as the basis of a new party, joined by those of other sections who are showing increasing disapproval of a centralized Socialist government in Washington. It would mean that Southern members of Congress would have to disregard the risk to their committee chairmanships and consider the overall good of the Republic for a change. Such chairmanships are going to be only a ho11ow mockery anyway in the future since Northern lib­erals are now as thick in Congress as fleas on a sharecropper's hound and will out-vote Southerners at every turn. It will also mean that Southern Governors will have to assume the leadership which the Constitution provided that they should exert and show some concern for the restoration of the Rights of States. If twelve or fifteen States, including those of the South, wi11 go to the Democratic National Convention with a delegation solidly pledged to the restoration of Constitutional Government in the United States and refuse to let the liberal forces out-think and out-trade them, they can hold the balance of power in the 1960 election. By that time the people will be as disgusted with the Fair Dealers as they are now with Modem Republicans and may have developed the intestinal fortitude to go to the polls and vote their wrath and con­tempt. Meantime a coalition of sound Republicans with Southern Conserva­tive Democrats in Congress, such as that which staved off total Com­munism during Roosevelt's and Truman's administrations should operate to prevent a complete wreck of the economy and social customs of the country during the next two years. The only catch to that is that it will take a finetooth comb to find any sound Republicans in the next Congress but maybe the Modern Republicans have learned a lesson from the stinging defeat administered to their forces on November 4 and will fall in line and work with Southern Democrats in a final attempt to keep from being liquidated completely. Thinking Americans have been insisting for a l~ng time that the natio~tal situation would have to get worse before 1t gets any better but no sane person can now deny that in the matter of national represen­tation and leadership we are at the bottom of the heap. What could we lose by the formation of a Third Party that we haven't already lost anyway? PATRIOTS, INC •• IS NEW MONTANA ORGANIZATION One of the latest organizations to come to the defense of Ameri­canism is Patriots, Inc., of Billings, Montana. One of the first activities of the new group is the issuance of a pungent and informative pamphlet giving valuable information in con­densed form, titled "When are we going to get smart"? Patriots, Inc., is sponsored by leading citizens of Billings and knowing them, as we do, we pre­dict that the new organization will be of invaluable help in awakening the apathetic citizens of _tha~ ar~a to what is going on at th1s tlme m the way of subversive activities. Those who wish to secure the literature of Patriots, Inc., or to make financial contributions to their work may address them at P.O. Box 1941, Billings, Montana. We are indebted to the great business executive and dedicated American patriot E. F. Hutton for this quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt during the heyday of the New Deal: "Now to bring about Government by oligarchy masquerading as Democracy, it is fundamentally essential that prac­tically all authority and control be ~;!~~!ized in our national govern- A wonderful patriot in Memphis, Tennessee, demanded of his news­paper there that each time the pap­er carried Eleanor Roosevelt's column they print along with it Mrs. Roosevelt's 56 Communist front connections. In this way he felt that readers could evaluate the contents of her column more intelligently. It goes without say­ing that the paper will not comply. November~Deeember, 1958 New Yorkers Had To Make Choice Between Two Evils While it probably does not make much difference who is elected Governor of New York which is practically a foreign State in all respects except physically, the race between the two multimillionaires for that office created nation-wide interest. There is absolutely no difference in the ideological beliefs of Averill Harriman and Nelson Rockefeller -both are confirmed Socialists and One-Worlders. But Harriman is merely a plain practicing Socialist who is content to apply Socialistic theories to any job he undertakes while Rockefeller is a crusading So-. cialist who wants to set up Marx· ism throughout the world. _A~so Rockefeller has many more m1lhqns than Harriman which makes him far more formidable as an enemy of Americanism and a Socialist protagonist because he has the means to spread his vicious theories of government over a wider area than Harriman could hope to cover. While we hate terribly to find ourselves in Harriman's corner, it was because he had less potential capacity for harm to the Republic and because he was the least vicious of the two evils that we wanted him to win the race. There is no more dangerous char­acter under God's great canopy, from the standpoint of political morals and good government, than a multimillionaire with a "social conscience" and it is unfortunate for the minority o f good Ame ricans who .live in New York that they had no other choice than these two dyed·in-the·wool Marxists as a can­didate for Governor of the Empire State. Rockefeller's election has pro· jected him as a candidate for Presi· dent which causes all good anti· One World and anti-International· ist Americans to shudder with hor- Demand For Washington School Report Increases The District of Columbia Com· mittee of the House of Representa­tives has announced that it has had to order an extra printing of its 1956 school integration report be­cause of a heavy demand for it in recent weeks. A committee spokesman said that the requests for the report came from all over the nation. Conditions in W a s h i n g to n schools, now made up of about 74 per cent Negroes and 26 per cent white, are shown in the report to be almost unbelievable with knif­ings and sex offenses composing the major part of the crimes which almost daj)y take place in the pub­lic schools there. Meantime, the quiet exodus of white people from the capital into nearby segregated States continues without let·up. It has been more than five years now since the Trumbull integrated housing project was set up in Chi­cago and racial violence has been almost constant since then. A full detail of police is kept stationed around the p-roject day and night. That's in Chicago too and not the South. November-December, 1958 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pl'lqe 5 NEW YORKERS TELL WHAT THEY Not Religion But Principle Is DON'T LIKE ABOUT THE SOUTH Vital In Selection of President Two New York Lawmakers, from a State where criminal acts as a result of integration of the schools constitute nothing less than a night­mare, made a two*day trip to the South and decided what was wrong with Dixie and what the people there should have. What is needed, said Jake Javitts and Kenneth Keating, is a Federal Jaw to make the South behave. They indicated that when Con­gress re-convenes they will intro­duce such a law. It was as simple as that. From a Pullman window they diagnosed the situation and suggested the remedy. Of especial concern to them were the bombings which have gone on in Atlanta and other Southern cities, outrages which no decent American condones. Javitts was es­pecially concerned in this phase of Southern criminality and says he will make it a Federal offense. All we have to say is that if he does, he may get some of his con­stituents in deep sorrowful trouble because there is little doubt that the bombings were the work of .. planners" of racial incidents who probably live right in New York City and Southerners have nothing to do with them. Couole of Bri!lht Spots In Otherwise Drab Picture One of the bright spots in the re­cent election picture was at Dallas where the Honorable Bruce Alger won a third term in Congress. While he was elected on the Re­publican ticket, this is not to be confused with Modern Republican­ism. Never during his four-year service in Congress has he sacri­ficed principle or stultified himself by alignment with the left-wing im­posters who now head the Party of Lincoln even as left-wingers have captured the Party of Jefferson. Bruce Alger represents in the truest sense that breed of vanishing Americans known as statesmen and the people of Dallas, and of Texas, are fortunate to have a man of his calibre in the Halls of Congress. The re-election of Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona was also an occasion for rejoicing by those who have reverence for Constitutional Government. His victory was a re­buke to Walter Reuther who, other­wise, made almost a clean sweep throughout the nation. Reuther's nation-wide success however, will not materia1Iy change the official behavior of Congress nor lower the standard of legisla­tion which that body enacts. No~ thing could be much worse than the performance of both Houses during the last session when the profession of law-making touched an all-time low. At any rate the victory of Con­gressman Alger and Senator Gold­water proves that men of principle and integrity car;t still be elected regardless of the scum which came to the surface in the backwash of the November 4 election. One phase of the November 4 election which has caused more people to titter with amusement American Taxpayers To Be Recipients of Great Honor Here's some great news for American taxpayers who will no doubt be thrilled to their fingertips to know that they are going to have the wonderful privilege of taking part in another big European proj­ect. On October 24th details of Amer­ican participation in "EURATOM" were leaked in Washington and the plan in its entirety will be placed before Congress in January. And of course Congress will not let us down but will adopt the plan in its entirety. "EURATOM" for the information of those who are not up on Wash­ington idioms, is the European Atomic Energy Committee whose primary aim is "to start a nuclear power industry in Europe by 1963 with six power reactors and a ca­pacity of a million kilowatts". Wonderful benefits are expected to result from this project to the countries of France, Italy, Belgium, West Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and its promoters in the Eisenhower administration claim that it will prove "a great forward thrust for the develop­ment of economic nuclear power and nuclear technology in Europe". Also it is "designed to reduce the relative dependence on fuel imports by the six nations and help toward a solution of Europe's threatening energy situation". Just think of that! But we have saved the best part until the last and the greatest thrill is yet to come. American taxpayers are going to be permitted to pay for it! The project is only going to cost $333,333,333.33 to begin with but we must not be discouraged at be­ing permitted to contribute only to this small extent. Such undertak­ings invariably double or triple in cost before they are finished and we will no doubt have the honor and the glory of donating several billion in the end. Ain't world leadership grand? Industry Acts To Protect Itself Against Unions The mutual aid pact entered into by six of the leading air lines of the country is regarded as a sensible and essential step in protecting this particular transportation industry from domination by labor unions who have no hesitancy in tying it up with vicious strikes. It is an example which will prob­ably be followed by other industries who will be forced into some such arrangement as the strangle-hold of unions on the country's economy becomes more pronounced under the expanding "liberalism" of both­major political parties. than anything else, is the fact that after Modern Republicans had stultified themselves and degraded their party by bending over back~ wards to kowtow to Negroes, the colored vote went almost solidly to the Fair Deal Democrats. WELL, MR. ROGERS? (Indianapolis, Indiana, Star) Attorney General William P. Rogers said in a recent speech that no public official has a right to defy decisions of the Supreme Court which interprets the Constitution. And every citizen, he said, has a duty to obey such decisions. We gather he was expressing the thought that when the Supreme Court has spoken with respect to the Constitution, its word is final. The same thought would apply to a lower court interpretive decision which is not carried to the higher court. A Federal court in Minneapolis has issued a decision interpreting the Four­teenth Amendment which is intended to be binding on the Minnesota Legislature. The ruling instructed the Legislature to act on its 1959 session to reapportion its representation. What happens now? The members of the Minnesota Legislature are public of­ficials. Rogers says public officials have no right to defy the court. Yet for 35 years these legislators and their prede­cessors have been declining to pass are­apportionment measure. Suppose they still decline? Is every member who fails to vQte for reapportionment to be summoned into Federal court on a charge of contempt? The Minnesota Constitution, like the Indiana Constitution and like the United States Constitution, includes a clause providing that for any speech or debate in the legislative chambers no member shall be questioned in any other place. That provision would apply also, we should think, to the members' voting. A citation for contempt of court might not get very far. Shall more direct and drastic measures be employed? Shall Federal troops be sent to St. Paul to form a ring of steel around the legislative chambers? Shall an armed soldier escort each member to his seat? Shall a resolution of reappor­tionment be impaled on a bayonet to be carried to the clerk's desk? Shall the members stand to vote with canted bay­onets pricking their backs? The Federal courts have the power to invalidate an action of a state legislature on the ground that it violates the United States Constitution. But that is a nega­tive power, like the power of a governor to veto a legi~lative act. It is quite an* othermatterforacourttoorderalegis­Jature positively to take a specified ac* lion, just as it would be another matter for a governor to order a legislature to pass a certain bill. It is reaching even deeper for a Federal court to issue such anordertoastatelegislature. Can a Federal court mandate a legisla­ture to perform a legislative action? lf it can, something new has been added to the American form of government. Whether the Minnesota Legislature gets reapportioned, in 1959 or some other year, is Minnesota's business. But for the sake o( the principles of republican government we hope the Minnesota legis­lators do not knuckle under to this court edicl If the court order stands, and if the 1959 Minnesota legislative session comes and goes without a reapportion* ment act, we will then find out whether or not a Federal court decision can be defied. We defy any American citizen to get from any Washington agen­cy a correct answer to the ques~ tion as to how much American taxpayers were gypped by Roose~ velt's Lend Lease1 Truman'.s Mar~ A woman subscriber in Boston writes us: "I am surprised that you are so opposed to Senator John Kennedy as a candidate for Presi­dent. I have always had the impres­sion that you liked Catholics". We like Catholics just as we like Methodists, Episcopalians, Baptists, Presbyterians and members of all other denominations and that is when they are good Americans first. We have always hoped to see a Catholic President if for no other reason than to prove that religious freedom prevails in this country but we don't want a Catholic Presi­dent regardless of what else he might be. We would have considered it an honor and a privilege to have voted for Joseph R. McCarthy for presi~ dent of the United States but we­consider it sacrilege to speak of that great man and Kennedy in the same breath. The only thing they had in common is that both were Catholics. Kennedy represents something that is abhorrent to us. He is a millionaire Socialist which is the most dangerous type and far more capable of harm to the Republic than soap-box Socialists in the slums. If he were elected President, he would not make a move without the okay of Walter Reuther and labor racketeers would have the run of the White House and dictate the policies of his administration. May the good Lord spare us from having Kennedy as President or anybody faintly resembling him. "The Mills of the Gods Grind Slowly" From the far-off vantage point of ~~:g?~!:i~n~e~o~~i~e o~anth~eefa~~ of the late great Joe McCarthy. Four of his arch-enemies who thwarted him at every turn in his fight against Communists in gov­ernment have had to bite the dust. . The President who went out of his way to humiliate the Wisconsin Senator and to handicap him in his attempts to expose Communists in high posts, suffered the most sting­ing defeat ever administered to any President in history by having three successive Congresses of the o~ position elected during his term. Sherman Adams who stood at the President's elbow advising him to withhold vital information from McCarthy has gone from the White House in disgrace. Watkins of Utah whose perse~ cution of the Wisconsin statesman during the latter's trial by fire mad~ dened and infuriated millions of pa· triotic Americans, went down in ignominious defeat in his bid for re·election as senator from Utah. Flanders of Vermont, a pitiable figure who served as a stooge for Paul Hoffman, Americans for Dem--. ocratic Action, Committee for an Effective Congress and other Com­munist sympathizers, is out of the Senate. He didn't run for re-election knowing he didn't have a ghost of a chance. shall Plan and Eisenhower's For­eign Aid? Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November-December, 1958 Reuther's Next Assault Will Be Onl ADA Audience Had To Listen States With Right-to-Work Laws To Facts They Don't ·Like To Hear The State of Kansas adopted the Americans for Democratic Action ~~gn~~i~~-t:;;~r~n ';;:~~!~~~t4 ~hi~~ INTEREST CENTERS ON WHETHER OR NOT ~~~~~ein~i~~~s~f~r~hcc~~~·;~~: :;:a~~i~~ne;~e~~:;7~a~f ~7~z~~ioi~ ROCKEFELLER PROVES FLASH IN THE PAN ~~~~~~~~\!e~i~~~r~~t~.;>r:;:i~: pnvtleged to earn a living for his tee, to address a gathenng of that family without paying tribute to The regular Republicans in New are being employed to Socialize the group. labor bosses. York are claimed to be furious with world. It is rather difficult to understand However, because five states fail- Nelson Rockefeller for side-step- If Rockefeller had been a real why this invitation was tendered ed to adopt this amendment in the ping the party organization in that Republican, his refusal to have this particular speaker but at any same election, Walter Reuther is State and pursuing his campaign anything to do with the President rate it is claimed to have resulted feeling his oats and during the for Governor with the assistance of and Vice President on their trips in many red faces within the ranks coming sessions of the various leg- professional Madison Avenue pro- to New York just prior to the elec- of ADA. islatures, it is rumored that he meters. tion, would be commendable. In "Your chairman stated in his in- ~~~::~':.~~~~ ~(~:~~/:;~yt~~.;'\:~ as ~~~~7~~sh~o';;;~n~~re~~~ ~e1 ~:~ :~a;v~~d,eh~o;;';~~~na~f:: o'f"!~~~ ~~1i~~t~~y't~~e~::e~so;~~;i:g0~ie~: and undertake to bring about its publican nomination or will prove d~[.n RepUblicanism" in his bid for and I assume that I am supposed to re;z~lih no one denies labor unions to be merely a flash in the pan like o ~~~- the truth is that "Modern begin by thanking you for 'tolerat-the right to exercise their proper :en~elln~~~7!~Ywha0n;a~~~ti:~~~ ~;g~:~icaf~i:m~0~5ke7~re;.'m~~~~~ ~~~d~et~ ~i~r~~r~n~~~n;lse o~;;:i~~ func•ions, the right. of a man to through the same ballyhoo tactics thatphilosophyofgovernmentgoes ued: .... ~~~ t~rc~~~~t~~;~i~~~si:o \~~~[~;~ ~!m~i~~ist~n b~~:~~~ professionals, most of the way into Socialism, "As in inviting me you must have ~~~~: ~~=~~~{;~~~~i~:::::::: u/~~p~heth~~0~e0~~~: ~~~"~I~ ~~; :~r~~!~~:~!:i:::~~i;~~:~~g~~~ x1!~~~~~J~ir~~ v~~~lu~~:~:r~ that there would be need for legis- ~~~~cin at~~ s~~w.:~re ~~~~;'.,e~r~~ beliefs to work on the New York gu.~;t ::e~~~:e:::lycou;pteposi:~ to lativc enactments of this kind but total oblivion and eclipse of their economy or whether he is clever t~~~ri~n t~~s t'a~~n~~i~~e oire~n;~~ f~:i!i:e~t!;"~i:~~~~ ~o~~~~e~~~~~n~ =~t~~g~e ni~t s~~el~P h~~~ h~~dinu~~~ ~~~ :t::,~t ;t~'ti'.:~gfu~:y ':':r~s~ Hfo;c ~f the Brav~ that the passage ment than either Willkie or Dewey White House which is, of course, ~~~;~?~~e~h!;i~~n;o~f ~~~:~~st~~~~ ~ssa~~ i~o~:~~k toa~~~;c~7se ~:~~ what with all his millions which his Jong-range objective. tributed to the gains made by the monopoly from riding roughshod atheistic Communistic conspiracy over the rights of the people. Not Important Who Conspirators Are, But in the world. In these campaigns in the several "Instead of militantly supporting l~kt~t~vla.cteg;sjlUaStturaessi.tmdoindeiynwthiellcfalom~ Vital That Congress Protect Us From Them Nationalist China as .a bastion against Communism, you and those r~:g2~n~~e:~~n v~!o~atf~;_~i~~:~~ m;~~~,~~n°~~e:d:~n:~~e~:e b~c~"u~; ~~~df~~sc~~sf~~~;i~~i;i~~i7~~.~=d r~; 7efl 0 u:h.:::-~ .~~u~~~~~~~'ii :~~e'i:h\~ tion since the Reuther philosophy we don't "place the responsibility throwing in with the conspirators nese Communists were different subscribes to the belief that no man where it belongs" for the conspir- and furthering their plots to destroy and merely desired agrarian reform. is without his price. acy against the United States. Often us. Through the influence of this warn-kc:~ l :o~l~s~m~~it~~nso~r~u~~e~e~~ f:~~fn~~n i~~~~=~i~~c:U:~ w~edo~~ So our fight will continue in the ~~at:e~~~!~rm~~t ~~ ~r;a~:lli~~~ r~~e~~:ti~:!ti~::s~o;e!~~a~~~ df~~j ~~?:'a~~.t the source of such con- ~~~~~e:! ~~h~s~ p!~~t~e~s~ ff~~:; :~~~.:~~e ~~~~!~::d oi.,!:~~~aR:~ad support to those who oppose any We never have, and never ~~~ ~ns~r:~;i~g~~~~i ;~~A~~:i~ allowed the Communists to come ::Z,~~~n;::tsfor repeal of Right-to- ~r:~~· :res;;~~\e g~~~P o~: ~=~~e~: can Republic to vanish into thin air, to 6::'~~ · d~mestic front you say TEXAS HOT HAVING ANY ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE Texas voters had to pass on a Constitutional Amendment at the recent election which would have provided that the Legislature meet every year instead of every two years and that members be given regular salaries of $7500 per year. I The amendment was snowed un­der as it should have been. The leg­islature meets now every two years for a 120-day session and members are paid $25 per day for each day they are in session. In that short period of time, the law-makers have proved that .they can think up enough silly proposals and do enough damage without be­ing in constant session. I Those favoring the amendment advanced the argument that it would bring about the election of . higher class men in legislative po­sitions but we doubt seriously if it would have done so. With rare exceptions, the Amer­ican people seem to vote for the worst riff-raff on the ticket and send them to Washington and to their State capitals to make Jaws and we doubt that a raise in salary sponsible for the conspiracy to regardless of who framed it. you want to fight Communism ... overthrow the government of the We don't pay anybody else to yet you are attacking just about United States because we know protect our rights and freedoms. any one who has fought Commun­that the enemy of Americanism is We do pay members of Congress ism and Communist left-wingers ... International Communism and that to do that job, as well as honoring When the Supreme Court came out International Communism is com- them with our vote and our confi- with decisions you didn't like years pounded of many races, colors and dence, and we have a right to de- ago, your kind wanted to pack the creeds including some of our so- mand that they make good. Court and superimpose new Jus-called best people in the fields of There have been many conspira- tices on the old ones. But when education, religion and politics. cies against the Republic since it the Supreme Court today comes out To us the important thing is not was founded and there will prob- with decisions that every layman who hatched the conspiracy against ably be many more but such plots knows are violative of the spirit the United States. What is vital to against us can only succeed when and letter of the Constitution of the our survival is that the Congress our paid public servants turn trai- United States, you are all for the of the United States whose mem- tors and betray the American peo- Supreme Court and bitterly attack hers are elected and paid fabulous pie into the hands of such conspira- those who dare to criticize it ... salaries should protect us from any tors. "Your activities have aided Com­would have made much difference. Take members of Congress for instance. Their salary was raised to $22,500.00 a couple of years ago on the theory that better men would offer for those jobs and look what we have to look forward to in the next session - a bunch of labor union stooges who have been pur­chased on the same basis as a housewife would go in a super­market and buy a cut of round steak. There are exceptions of course but let some good American try to pass a law through Congress curb­ing the goons and racketeers in unions and what happens to it will prove what we mean. At the last election Texas voters approved an amendment to the Constitution providing for social­ized medicine for old age pension­ers and others totaling 34(),000 persons. The Federal government will put up .~3 for each $2 provided by Texas. The next legislature which meets in January will have to rustle $8,000,000 from some­where, the amount required to put the program over each year. It is a case of the Federal government getting its foot in the door in the interest of socialized medicine, a practice w h i c h is constantly spreading out over the nation. munism, not fought it. There is no useful purpose to be served by your continued existence.'' While it is certain that these forthright remarks made no dent on the convictions of the dedicated Communist sympathizers who make up ADA, it would have been Worth a lot to have witnessed their reaction to having the truth hurled in their teeth. A State Department official said in Washington that hundreds of a soldiers of the enemy" are travel· ing abroad on American passports, a privilege which the State Depart· ment no longer has the power to deny since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Communists in the matter. November-December, I 958 Negro With Long Record Speaks At Colored School That colored schools are sub­jected to the same barrage of Com­munist propaganda constantly flooding white institutions of learn­ing in this country is frequently demonstrated by such incidents as one which occurred in Houston re­cently. The Texas Southern University is a Negro school there which is supported by State funds. When the University's third li­brary was dedicated in September, the principal speaker on that oc­casion was Dr. E. Franklin Frazier, Negro, professor of sociology at Howard University, Washington D. C. A review of Frazier's record re­veals that he has nine citations as having been connected with Com­munist front groups. He is reported as having been af­filiated with the Southern Confer­ence for Human Welfare, cited as a Communist front; signer of state­ment defending Earl Browder; af­filiated with Washington Commit­tee for Democratic Action, cited as subversive and Communist by the Attorney General of the United States; sponsor of Mid-Century Conference for Peace, cited as Com­munist front; sponsor of Second World Peace Congress, cited as a Communist Peace Congress; spon­sor of Stockholm Appeal Petition; signer of statement urging defeat of the Mundt bill; member of Plan­ning Committee of the "National Committee to Repeal the ;M.cCarran Act'' and Director of the Southern Conference Education Fund which is the new name for the old South~ ern Conference for Human Wel­fare. There must be colored educators who are free from such affiliations who could have helped dedicate the library at this colored university but those who direct these matters usually managed to send such per­sons as Frazier to take part in school activities, both white and colored. Smathers' Reply Is Worse Than No Answer At All The lame and inane answer which Senator George A. Smathers of Florida made to Paul Butler when the latter indicated that those Southerners who do not believe in mongrelization, must leave the party is worthy of the utmost con­tempt of the people of the South. Getting down on his stomach and crawling, Smathers predicted that the South would accept what­ever platform was offered by left­wingers in the 1960 convention and said that he was confident that "if the platform committee drafts a reasonable and restrained Civil Rights plank, there would be no walkout by the South". This was equivalent to saying that no matter what insults are of­fered the South in 1960, Southern­ers will take it lying down. Smathers, thank Heaven, does not represent Southern sentiment as he is largely of the same calibre as Paul Butler. If such renegades are authorized to speak for the South then the Southern cause is doomed. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The Ten Pillars of Economic Freedom Editor's note: The basic principles underlying our nation's economy, have, in our opinion, never been so forcefully expressed as in these fundamental precepts set forth by the American Economic Founda­tion. Because most of us can improve our defense of the conserva­tive viewpoint, we are going to run these Ten Pillars of Economic Wisdom for the next several months. Good as they are, they might be even better, and we invite our readers to make any suggestions that come to mind. 1. Nothing in our material world can come from nowhere or go nowhere, nor can it be free: everything in our economic life has a source, a destination, and a cost that must be paid. 2. Government is never a source of goods. Everything produced is produced by the people, and everything that government gives to the people it must first take from· the people. 3. Government is never the source of valuable money. The only valuable money that government has is that money taxed or borrowed from the people's earnings. Government money created out of thin air by bank borrowing, dilutes the value of all existing money in the nation and places an unnecessary debt burden orr the people. 4. In our modern exchange economy, all payroll and employment comes from customers, and the only worthwhile job security is customer security; if there are no customers, there can be no payroll and no jobs. 5. Customer security can be achieved by the worker only when the "boss" is allowed by the worker to do the things that win and hold customers. Job security, therefore, is a partnership problem that can be solved only in a spirit of mutal under­standing. 6. Because wages are the principal cost of everything, wage in­creases, without corresponding increases in production, simply increase the cost of the goods and, in a short time, penalize even the workers who received them. 7. The greatest good for the greatest number means, in its material sense, the greatest goods for the greatest number, which in turn, means the greatest productivity per worker. 8. All productivity is based on three factors: (1) natural resources, whose form, place, and condition are changed by the expendi­ture of (2) human energy (both muscular and mental), with the aid of (3) tools. 9. Tools are the only one of these three factors that man can increase, and tools come into being in a free society only when t there is a reward for the temporary self-denial that people must practice in order to channel part of their earnings away from purchases that produce immediate comfort and pleasure, and into new tools of production. Proper payment for the use of tools is essential to their creation. 10. The productivity of the tools - that is, the efficiency of the human energy applied in connection with their use - is highest in a competitive society in which the economic decisions are made by millions of progress·seeking individuals, rather than in a state-planned society in which those decisions are made by a handful of all-powerful people, regardless of how welt-mean­ing, unselfish, sincere, and intelligent those people may be. SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE SOON GOES INTO TENTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION On January first we will go into the tenth year of publication of the Southern Conservative. We started the paper on January first, 1950, on nothing and have largely kept it going the same way. In spite of its limited finances, however, we think we can truthfully say that it has attracted nationwide attention and from the letters re· ceived, we know we have awakened many thousands of Americans to what is happening to them in Washington. Our material has been picked up by syndicated columns and carried to millions of American readers; our editorials have been reproduced in the Congressional Record and have been carried in newspapers as far away as South Africa. We are often tempted to quit and call it a day but, so far, we haven't. After all, it's not much fun working seven days a week trying frantically to make Americans aware of the danger to their rights and freedom when so many of them don't actually care whether the Republic endures or goes down the drain. And it's not very encouraging to have rich men shower us with praise and then give their money to educational and religious groups who teach and preach Communism. We have never in all the years gone in for the soft touch or delicate approach to issues we have tried to discuss. We haven't an iota of re­spect for those who are selling out the Republic to its enemies and it is not possible to show respect when you don't feel it. If there are those who feel that we have done a creditable job for nine years under heavy financial handicap and who would like to make the task easier by giving us a contribution at year's end, we will be deeply grateful. Pogo 7 Ohio City Witnesses Communism In Action If American students who are supposed to learn all about the Re­public in which they live were given the true picture they would be i_nformed of some strange hap­penmgs which are now taking place in this Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. There are hundreds of instances which would make the point but in this case we are referring to the action of the Department of In­ternal Revenue whose agents re­cently descended on the farms of peaceful Amish farmers in an Ohio community and seized 27 horses to be sold at auction to satisfy so-ca11· ed delinquent self-employment taxes which the Department claim­ed members of this religious sect owed. The fact is that these Amish farmers, along with millions of other Americans, don't want any Social Security of the Washington brand and prefer to provide their own. But under the near-Soviet sys· tern now prevailing in the Ameri­can Republic, the citizen is com· pelled to participate in this crook· ed Socialist insurance scheme of the government whether he wants to or not. Freedom of the individual has lost its meaning after twenty· five years of creeping Socialism in the nation's capital. So the horses confiscated from the Amish farmers were shameless­ly auctioned off to the highest bid­der in the streets of Canton, Ohio, and the money pocketed by an agency of the Federal government. Meantime dazed and helpless citi­zens stood by and looked on at this disgraceful seizure of private prop.. erty by agents of a dictatorial gov:: ernment and were powerless to do anything about it. The only protest came from Ruth Clindaniel, a little human dy­namo and practicing patriot from Indiana who is not a member of the Amish faith but who as a rep­resentative of an Independent Farm Group manages to be on hand whenever and wherever tyrannical acts against those who till the soil are committed. This fearless Indiana farm wife and an associate or two carried placards during the sorry perform­ance bearing these words: "This is Communism in Action", Another . Commie Will Probably Be Sprung According to a Communist paper published in New York, Colonel Rudolf Jvanovich Abel who confess .. ed sometime ago to espionage against the United States and was convicted, has hopes that his I I troubles may soon be over. I " '- The Supreme Court of the United States has consented to review his case, according to this publication, and since that Court has already ruled that it's no crime to plot to overthrow the Government of the United States, friends of Abel may hope to see him back in circula­tion again soon. Pogo I THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE ROLLING TO DEFEAT Triumph Without Glory. E~l~~to~~e~!!~~~o~~e Victory Without Honor in this country by discussing pow­erful issues and offering sugges­tions for the solution of national problems, but not any more. Now they campaign by cutting capers and performing stunts. In the recent election Senator William F. Knowland of California got down on the ground and rolled in a sack in some sort of potato race while Nelson Rockefeller of New York entered an eating con­test and is said to have almost con­sumed his weight in pizza pie. How much more effective, if any, this modern method of campaign­ing is over the old way has not yet been proved, however. Knowland lost and Rockefeller won so it seems to be a draw. Just how far candidates go in the future in playing pranks remains to be seen but the development of -._-monkey~shines to a fine art is not expected to make any notable con­tribution to the nation's economy. ~ Whether a candidate rolls his way to defeat or eats his way to victory is not one of the major problems of the Republic. Scatterbrained Eggheads Will Attack Filibuster Rule l The first damage to responsible and orderly government which will be attempted when Congress re~ convenes in January will probably be an assault on free and full dis- 1 cussion of issues which come be­fore that body now insured under the filibuster, a long~established in~ I stitution in the American legisla­tive system. l The next Senate will be running over with scatter-brained egg-heads who are imbued with the strong conviction that they know all there I is to know and that there is no use for long~drawn out discussion of I ~~~~\~~;f :~~e;~~ie~~~ t~rn~ri~~ tain legislation is best who are the taxpayers to deny their lordly _ 1 claims? .....-, f The filibuster has been the shield and the protection of the Republic against ill-advised legislation for ; time immemorial but the lame- \ ~~~~~e if~:~~~~~~!na~~e ing~~n;ua~ 'like wild bulls from the pampas and try to wreck it and they prob­ably will. i The hope has been expressed by I thoughtful Americans that, given enough rope, the wild~eyed radicals who will dominate both Houses of the next Congress will hang them­selves and that by 1960. the voters of the nation will have decided that they've had enough of both Fair Dealers and Modern Republicans and will use the ballot to restore sanity and reason to the American governing system. Any one desiring to contribute to the patriotic citizens of Little Rock, Arkansas, who are trying to maintain their schools against great odds, should send a check to HLittle Rock Private School Corp­oration, Trust Department, First National Bank, Little Rock, Ark­ansas." No money will have ever been contributed to a more worthy cause. In our opinion, the action of the voters on November 4 in dealing Republicans a resounding blow, was no tribute to the Democrats. There was no great public issue on which the two parties differed and over which voters could line up and take sides. It was merely a con­test of two opposing gangs for the privilege of spending the loot in the Federal Treasury. Like little boys in a neighborhood fight, speakers for the two parties threw rocks at each other and called their opponents dirty names and both sides were telling the truth. For surely no person in his right mind regards the Fair Dealers who will control Congress at the next session with a larger majority any less corrupt or any more concerned in the well~being of the Re~ public than the Modern Republicans who tried so hard to capture this plum. The heavy vote against Republicans was, in our belief, a direct slap at the President and the little coterie of One~ World Socialists who advise him, for perverting the party of Lincoln and making of it a pale replica of the Marxist Democratic Party. It was an expression of general resentment against the President for breaking practically every cam­paign promise he made to the American people prior to the election of 1952. It was thorough repudiation, not of the great Republican Party rep­resented by such patriot~statesmen as Taft and McCarthy and other staunch Americans who remained faithful to its principles, but of the vile thing known as Modern Republicanism. It was a slap at the President for his repudiation of the revered precept that "Government derives its just power from the consent of the governed" when he forced his obnoxious Civil Rights program on the American people and in which certain Southern scalawags in the United States Senate were induced to go along with him. Also, it was a slap at the President for over~stepping his Consti­tutional authority and sending troops into a Sovereign State of the Union to enforce at bayonet point, compliance with an illegal ruling by nine men on the Supreme Court whose sympathy for Communists has been attested by their decisions time after time. It was a slap at him for appointing low-grade politicians to high judicial posts whose experience in the administration of justice was less than zero and who had no knowledge or understanding of the law and no respect for the Constitution. It was a slap at him for his unspeakable treatment of the beloved Joseph R. McCarthy from whom he withheld vital information in the latter's magnificent fight against Communists in agencies of government and in the Army. It was a slap at him for such unforgiveable acts as refusing to invite the Wisconsin Senator and his lovely wife to the White House functions and then going out and posing for pictures with Negroes having a Com· munist-front record a yard long and who had their arm draped lovingly around the executive shoulders. 1t was a slap at him for his undeviating loyalty to the United Nations and One~World Government and for sending billions of American tax­payers' dollars to Communist countries which may come back to us in the form of bullets and ammunition. The tragedy of it is that no matter how the election had gone on NoVember 4, or whether the ballots had favored the so~catled Republi­cans or so-called Democrats, the American people would have lost in either event. Under heavier Democratic majority now in Congress, the same brand of corruption will still prevail, extortion will still be committed against the taxpayers and billions of dollars will be squandered at home and abroad. Regardless of the protest vote on November 4th which projected New and Fair Dealers to victory in alarming proportions the majority of Americans will vote Conservative when they have anything to vote for. This was proved in 1952 when the Conservative vote put Eisenhower in office under the mistaken belief that he would clean up "the mess" and attempt to restore Constitutional Government to the Republic. In­stead he went the New and Fair Dealers one better and came up with "Modern Republicanism" which was a venture into Socialism to an ex­tent that even Roosevelt and Truman never dared commit us. Apparently the electorate decided, in rebuttal, that if we are going to be ruled by Socialists we will let the old pros do it who are expert at the job and not trust it to amateurish imitators like Modern Republi­cans. As the Wall Street Journal so aptly put it: "The Democrats didn't win the election; the Republicans committed suicide". Aside from our contempt for members of the Supreme Court for having violated the Constitution, we despise them for having de~ stroyed friendly relations between the races in the South and caus­ing Negroes to look on their white friends as deadly enemies. Americans concerned in the na­tion's financial matters should write to Washington authorities and ask how much of the $11,000,- 000,000.00 uzend-lease" to Russia during World War II was paid back - and see what answer they get. November-December, 1958 BARTENDER WITH NO BAR TO TEND WINS ELECTION IN NEBRASKA Fair Dealers had so many candi­dates in various races around over the country ta the recent campaign that they sort of ran short of rna .. terial. In the State of Nebraska an un .. employed part-time bartender got the surprise of his life when he waked up on November 5 and found that he had been named State Treasurer. Richard R. Larson not only did not make any campaign, deliver any speeches or put out any litera­ture but, not having any bar to tend at the time, he did not even have a telephone or permanent place of residence. Also, he was not listed in the city directory. Friends had a hard time locating him on the morning after the elec­tion to inform him that he will hereafter be in charge of all the money in the Nebraska State treas­ury. As Larson blinked his eyes and pinched himself to make sure he was awake, he was informed that he had beaten his Republican op-­ponent, State Senator J. Monroe Bixler, by 2,567 votes. Bixler is said to have been a "Modern Republican." Some time ago a subscriber call. ed u.s on long distance from an­other Texas city to tell u.s an inter .. esting experience. While :in Lon· don recently he dropped into the office of a prominent barrister as English lawyers are called. When the American was admitted to his English friend's office he found the latter reading a paper publish­ed in TeXas. It was the Southern Conservative! ult is an expression from the hearts of the people for the preser· vation of our American traditions and ideals, the maintenance of States Rights and the sincere de .. sire through legislative processes to curtail the illegal powers as­sumed by the U. S. Supreme Court." - Dr. Dale Alford of Little Rock explaining his stun­ning defeat of veteran Arkansas Congressman Brooks Hays. A Washington columnist pre .. diets that Potter Stewart who was appointed by the President as a Supreme Court Justice will have trouble being confirmed by the Senate at the next session of Con .. gress. We are not a Washington columnist but we predict that he will sail through the process of confirmation like an outer space rocket. The only qualification for any appointee seems to be that they don't have a police record. HDear God, out of all Thy avail .. able men, grant us a Cleveland or a Coolidge again," pleads Charles Parsons of Kenneb1tnk, Maine. This will be the final edition of the paper for 1958. Next edi· tion will be out in January.
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