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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 10 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, JULY.AUGUST, 1959 No. 7·8 A Rebirth of Patriotism And The Revival of, Old-Time Religion Desperately Needed Today BORROWING MONEY TO GIVE AWAY IS NEWEST EVIDENCE OF MASS MADNESS On the front pages of the nation's daily newspapers on Thursday. July 9, was an announcement from the Treasury Department in Wash­Ington that the Federal government was borrowing $2,000,000,000.00 for which they were paying the highest interest rate in thirty-eight years. In those same newspapers and on those same front pages it was stated that Congress had passed a bill providing that this country would give away in foreign aid approximately $3,543,320,000 to various coun­tries around the world including some behind the Iron Curtain. It was not explained how a government which was forced to borrow two billion dollars could, on the same day, give away over three billion dolJars and the taxpayers who have to shell out the money to bolster such a fantastic program, are supposed to accept the insane situation without protest. Our suggestion Is that, in view of the gravity of the situation, an emergency be declared and a contingent of Boy Scouts be deployed to Washington to take over the affairs of government until some order can be brought out of the chaos now existing as a result of mass madness prevailing in the nation's capital. GHOULISH TAX LAWS TAKE THE SHIRTS OF THE LIVING AND ROB THE DEAD Recently an incident occurred in Texas· which was reminiscent of :he Brink's robbery, although this raid was strictly legal. Out of a clear sky and without warning a detail from the Department of Internal Revenue in Washington, according to press reports, swooped down on certain Texas banks and took amounts variously estimated from $10,000 to $200,000 which they claimed was due the government in the case of an East Texas estate the value of which has not been officially determined and which is still in litigation in the courts. Whether the amount was a mnlion dollars or only one dollar, the principle is the same. We are riot criticising the agents of the Internal Revenue Depart· ment. They were acting under instructions and their instructions were based on legislation passed by the Congress of the United States. We most certainly do criticise Congress for passing tax laws which authorize such vandalism as this and which license an agent of govern~ ment to perform in true gangster fashion. This money was confiscated under the guise of inheritance tax­the penalty which the man who owned the money had to pay for dying. Of course this act was involuntary as the East Texan didn't commit suicide and probably was as anxious as anybody else to live but the Federal Government not only confiscates the shirts of the living man but robs the pockets of his shroud when he dies. Tax-grabbing politicians don't do a blessed thing to help earn the money in such cases. When this East Texan was toiling and sweating to accumulate his fortune, they were lolling in ease and comfort in a lux­urious air-conditioned building in Washington but when he died they were in at the kill and wei-e ready and waiting, like buzzards, to plck the carcass clean. Our tax laws are a reflection on a free Republic and so long as we tolerate the principle of legalized robbery of both the living and dead by the Federal government, we dishonor th~ memory of thos~ illustrious American patriots who whipped the daylights out of English tyrants for imposing an unbearable system of tax~tion upon us. The American people are constantly being reminded by Liberal elements that we live in a changing world and t hat we must eternally look forward to the future and the progress It will bring. Since the Republic is on the brink of financial, economic and moral collapse, we suggest that we had far better look backward to the past and the principles we have lost. It's been a long time now since the nation's tax-paying citizens have been privileged to see basic doctrines of Americanism and Constitutional Government win majority approval of those delegated to represent us In Washington. By the same token, countless years have elapsed since fundamental tenets of Christianity have been thundered from the pulpit by leading ministers representing the country's largest and most influential churches. An appalling number of both the political and spiritual leaders of the nation have embarked on that dark jour• ney Jeadfng to International Marxism where sovereign citizens must bend .their necks to the galling yoke of slavery and surrender all the precious assets of human freedom. Meantime, in preparation for that universal state of serfdom, we are rejecting time-tested principles of the past a s we reach out to grasp untried theories of the future, thereby voluntar ily renouncing the bless· ings and protection of two of the greatest a nd most Immortal documents ever to evolve from the hearts and minds of history's noblest benefactors of the human race-the Bible and the Constitution of the United States. To undertake to make a comparison of old-fashiened preachers who ministered to their flocks around the turn of the century with some of the top· flight and sophisticated spiritual leaders of today who flit around over the globe and presume to settle all the political, economic and social problems of the world, would make those earlier servants of God seem countrified and corny and perhaps they were. But we dare any one to dispute that the average preacher of that era had more faith in God's word, more undiluted loyalty to his country and its traditions and institutions and more real, genuine religion in his little finger than, for instance, the slick and smooth theological politicians in the National Council of Churches all lumped together. These humble men of the cloth derived their inspiration from the Bible and knew nothing whatever, and cared less, about the Social Gospel of 1\arl Marx and if they had, they would have' promptly recognized and repudiated such doctrine as a device of the Devil for enticing men away from the path of righteousness and destroying his belief in the Christian religion. While it never would have occurred to these dedicated servants of God to take part in the solution of ·controversial political issues, they had an instinctive faith in the American free enterprise system and automatically accepted it as the most perfect plan ever devised for in· suring the prosperity, security and stability of a Constitutio~al Re~ublic. If one of their number had publicly declared, as promment f•gures in the National Council of Churches have asserted, that this great system was decadent, outworn and incapable of servfng human. needs in a modern economy or that it should be replaced by a New Soc1al Order, he would have been regarded as a mental case and would have been put away. (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think It-The Southe rn Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE July-Augu•l, 1959 KEEP ETERNALLY POUNDING AWAY AT YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND TWO SENATORS The two Houses of Congress seem to have a cute little system whereby they can placate com­plaining constituents and, at the same time, do nothing about ob­jectionable legislation. For instance there was a nation­wide uproar and protest against the abominable treatment of J. Evetts Haley, Jr., of Oklahoma, Stanley Yankus of Michigan and others who were hounded and fined because they planted wheat to feed their own livestock and chickens. So the Senate passed a bill pro­viding that wheat acreage was not to be limited in the event it was used for feed. But the House has not passed it and there is no indication that it will. By the same token the House passed the Supreme Court control bill which would restore States Rights in some of the matters in­volved in Supreme Court rulings. But the Senate has not passed it and it is a safe bet that they won't. At least Lyndon Johnson, majority leader, defeated it last session and will probably do it again. He is so busy issuing statements out of one side of his mouth to the effect that he is not running for the nomina­tion for President and on the other side giving out press releases out­lining his views which he hopes will give him the nomination, that he can't be bothered by a little thing like States Rights. When members of both Houses of Congress, however, want to ac­tually pass a bill, they get busy, confer with each other and line up support for the measure and get it passed. The answer is for taxpayers to keep eternally pounding and nag­ging both their congressman and their senators for a bill, of course, does not become law until it has passed both Houses and been sign­ed by the President. HOW MANY ARE WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE 'CAST-OFF CLOTHES FOR CONGRESSMEN?' Our heart bleeds for under-paid and over-worked members of Con­gress who, according to information in the press are going to ask for an appropriation which w ill give them $600.00 more per_ year each in order to make ends meet. These poor under-privileged public servants only get $22,500 annual salary and expense allowances averaging $53,560 per year and as any reasonable person will admit if they don't have a front porch to rent to the government, or a rich wife, they will go deeper in the hole each month. Perhaps the American public should initiate a drive on the order of "Bundles for Britain" and start collecting "Cast-off Clothes for Con­gressmen" for this down-and-out segment of our society who have done so much for so many taxpayers and have received so little in return. 1 The incredible manner in which business men refu.se to go actively into politics or .. to a.ssist those groups who are fighting their hearts out in behalf of Constitu­tional Government is reminiscent of the behavior of the same class of citizens in days of the Bolshe­vik Revolution. The leaders of the Revolution told the heads of the large concerns in Ru.ssia to lay low and do nothing and that after the Czarist regime had been over­thrown they would be permitted to conduct their business without molestation. The business men there did as they were told and uwent along to get along." The first heads to roll after the Revolu­tion was won were those of the stupid dopes at the head of busi­ness concerns who never lifted a hand against the Bolsheviki while there was yet time. I Any one who has any doubt that Cuba has gone Communist should read a re-print from "American Opinion" by Robert Welch tit.{ed "Fidel Castro, Communist." Mr. Welch is editor of American Opin­ion, Belmont 78, Massachusetts, and is one of the most highly in­formed persons in the United , States on the Communist menace. Southern political leaders who are supporting Jack Kennedy of Massachusetts for the nomination for President have a perfect right to do so, of course. But when they do, they forfeit their right to call themselves Conservatives or to claim that they have the interest of the South at heart. Kennedy is a bigoted, intolerant integrationist, as well as a Socialist, and is a pawn of Walter Reuther. He has gone along with Douglas, Hum­phrey, Morse and all other left­wingen in the Senate every time a measure detrimental to the South has come up for consideration. Any Southerner who supports Kennedy or any one like him is an enemy of the South, regardless of any claim to the contrary. We presume that American of­ficials who entertained Frol Kos­lov, Kremlin agent, during his stay in this country were too busy billing and cooing over him to ask him about the American prisoners still held behind the Iron Curtain. "Communism must be inserted into the masses gently, with vase­tine, but never by frightening them with the word that reeks of sulphur: Communism!" - Blas Roca, Cuban Communist in Vene­zuela speech during Communist Congress December 4, 1946. ''The greatest security risk in the United States today is not in any defense plant. It is not in some underground plotting center. It is in the Supreme Court of the United States." This was the very accu­rate assertion of Lynn Landrum of The Dallas Ne\03 who added: "What this country needs right now is another Joe McCarthy!' A paternalistic g o v e r n m e n t takes away from man all desire to work, ability to acquire and vision to achieve. Always remember that the aver­age politician is as slick and slip­pery as an eel in a barrel of olive oU and it's hard to pin him down. When you write your congressman or senators and, in reply, get a brush-off or a run-around, don't let them off the hook. Write them again and again and again. After all, you're helping to pay their fab­ulous salaries which most of them could never earn if they had a job which depended on their ability to deliver the goods. • A Rebirth of Patriotism (Continued from Pa<Je 1 I If another of the holy brotherhood of that day had denied the Virgin Birth and had sneered at the Divinity of Christ as a noted leader in the Council has done, he would have been unfrocked, repudiated and held in disgrace not only by the ministers of that period but by all those professing to be Christians. Million-dollar structures were undreamed or" in that era even in the larger cities and the idea of vast and luxurious houses of worship would have been looked upon as preposterous and sacrilegious as, in­deed, many people so regard them today. Any reference to the subject always brings to mind the little white church in the small town near where we were born and which served all the farms and ranches in the area and where four denominations used the structure on a rotating basis with no friction and a spirit of good will which is a commercialized commodity now but which was practiced then as a natural way of life. It all seems very primitive now what with church groups seeking places to invest millions of surplus dollars but we submit that the lamp of faith burned brighter in those days and there was a spirit of Christ­like humility and dedication to the cause of Christianity which is all but unknown in upper-bracket religious circles today. Those country preachers didn't know what professional "brother .. hood" meant and had never heard the word "togetherness'' used to ex­press love of their fellowmen but they would ride horseback across swol­len streams in the dead of night to attend someone who was sick or in distress or to offer comfort, hope and consolation to some sin-hardened and unrepentant old rancher who was hanging up his lariat and heading for the last round-up in the skies. Also candidates for high office in that day had to base their pleas for election on sound and important issues of government in order to stay in the race. If an aspirant for Congress, for instance, had promised the elector .. a~~ that he ~o~ld spend their tax money to build homes for private ~Ittzens; s~?sidiz~ public power and other private business ventures m competition With American free enterprise; pay American farmers ~o~ to plant or raise crops; pay laborers not to work; guarantee hvmg expenses to the poor; the indigent and the lazy; pay wo~en for the production of illegitimate children; let down the immi .. gr~t10n bars t? ~e trash_ and riff-raff of Eur?pe; force White and Negro children ~o ~~x m pubhc schools; vote bilhons of dollars for building up. the f~ghtmg forces of enemy countries so they could eventually tram the1r guns on us and perform generally in the interest of alien peoples and against the prosperity, security and defens~ of our land­if . such candidate had pitched his campaign along these Hnes, he not ~~~~~~uld have been laughed off the stump but probably horse-whipped We do not, of course, intend to imply that we would like to see sleek, prosperous ministers of today surrender their Cadillacs in favor of a sway-backed mare as a method of transportation nor give up their fabulous salaries in exchange for voluntary donations of butter. eggs, side-meat and used clothes as compensation for their labors in the Vine .. yard of the Lord. Neither do we wish to see the genuine progress, if any, which government may have made toward greater freedom for the American people or enfarged economic opportunity retarded and a retreat made ~:~: .. ~o what demagogues so scornfully refer to as Hhorse and buggy All we ask - and we believe the majority of the American people demand it - •s that the two most powerful forces in the United States today - the clergy in the National Council of Churches and the pali­ticians in Washington - stop right where they are and halt their un­Christian, un-Constitutional and un-American activities before they finally and irrevocably push the American Republic over the brink and into the black abyss of a Godless Socialist state. Every literate American realizes the precarious moral, economic and financial state of the union and the thoughtful and informed among them concede that the tide would be turned and half the battle won if our spiritual leaders would return to the Bible as the source of their sermons and our political leaders would re-adopt the Constitution as the basis of our policies of government. July-August, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page l Subversive Program Sneaked Into Houston IF SILENCE IS GOLDEN NO WONDER Schools Is Thrown Out By Irate Parents THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BROKE Is an agency of the Federal gov­ernment, the Department of Health Education and Welfare, taking a leaf from Hitler's GESTAPO and Stalin's OGPU and trying to con· vert American school children into informers against their parents? If that is not their objective, we wonder why the United States Of· fice of Education, a division of that agency, has initiated a "student talent test" asking questions and demanding an answer of young stu~ dents which not only have nothing on earth to do with education but which actually pry into family af­fairs of no concern whatever to tea­chers or other school officials. These questions deal with the most intimate details of family life in­cluding attitudes, habits, finances and other private matters never discussed except around the family fireside. Houston was one of the cities sought to be used as a guinea pig in this new field and the Texas agency selected to sponsor it in Houston was the Community Coun­cil, an affiliate of the United Fund. The Hogg Foundation, an institu­tion noted for its assistance to left­wing movements, financed the test~ lng_ The selection of Houston as a locale for the new venture remains a mystery to Houston residents who cannot account for the choice of that city in which to try out this bizarre experiment unless it was because promoters of the project felt that they had a secret ally in Houston's school superintendent, Dr. John McFarland. Dr. McFar­land put the "talent test" program into operation in the Houston schools without the knowledge or consent of the Houston school board. At any rate, the test was carried on for some time before Houston parents knew about it but when they learned of it, an avalanche of angry protests swamped school of­ficials with the result that the school board stopped the tests and ordered all questions and answers burned. Of course the whole sordid mess originally stems from UNESCO propaganda whose purpose is to alienate children from parental in­fluence, make them contemptuous of family ties and authority and prime them for citizenship in an atheist one~world State. However, since UNESCO has been so thor­oughly discredited, apparently the program has been transferred to a Federal government agency to give it respectability. In these tests children were quer­ied as to whether or not their parents owned their own home and if so, the value of it; if their par­ents paid rent, how much; how many bedrooms their home con­tained; how many cars the family owned; what language was spoken in their homes; did their mother work outside the home; how much education did their parents have; whether or not such child enjoyed soaking in the bathtub; whether their mother was a good house­keeper; whether their parents at· tended church; whether the child had more problems than others in the neighborhood; whether the child felt that any one cared what happened to him or her; whether life was getting better or worse for them; whether or not it was fair to bring children into the world and if a girl gets into trouble during a date, should she blame anyone but herself? While the evil and subversive thing has been stamped out of Houston schools, it is understood to still be in effect in other schools in many parts of the nation. In this connection the Houston Chronicle said in its edition of July 4: Eastern newspapers and maga­zines are showing a lot of interest in the student talent tests which were given ninth grade students here and then were destroyed after parents raised the roof about it. It seems that the testing in Houston had considerable signifi­cance nationally. This was one of several cities chosen as gUinea pigs for preliminary sampling, indicating that the sponsors had some qualms about public acceptance. Another point being emphasized in the East is that the testing is the brainchild of the United States Office of Education, a division of the Department of Health, Educa­tion and Welfare. It was announced in Houston that the testing was being sponsored by the Community Council, an affili­ate of the United Fund, and was being financed by the Hogg Founda­tion. The national program. however, is being financed princioally by the taxpayers. It is a $1,000,000 program. The funds for it were in­cluded in the general appropria­tion for the Det)artment of Health, Education and Welfare last April. There have been reports that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare consulted some Hous­ton sources before the tests were given here. It would seem that Dr. John Mc­Farland, school superintendent, would have checked with the school board before allowing the tests to be given. This was not an educa­tional matter coming under his nor­mal jurisdiction, but rather an ex­tracurricular activity. Apparently the superintendent felt that approval from some local sources was sufficient. The parents of school children seem to think differently, however. The department has not said why Houston was chosen as one of the guinea pigs. This point is especial­ly interesting, in view of the fact that Houston parents have been more vocal than those in most other cities in opposing this type of thing. Many parents in Houston and Spring Branch complained that the tests didn't evaluate aptitude, but instead pried into the private af~ fairs of families and planted bad ideas in the minds of children, mak­ing them feel that the world isn't worth living in and that their par­ents don't care anything about them. There were complaints, also, that statements in the tests were derogatory of teachers and gave students a bad impression of their teachers. It was on these grounds that the Every good American is anxiously concerned with the horrible spending spree in which our national lawmakers have been indulging for years and naturally wants to see something done to halt this orgy of extravagance. We are no exception and in order to be of help in suggested methods for reducing expenditures we went into a huddle and have come up with an idea which will help a little bit, anyway. Beginning with the next election, we suggest that we should send only deaf mutes to represent us in both Houses of Congress. We reached this conclusion after reading the column of an astute reporter in the San Francisco Call~Bulletin, Frank Eleazer, who has a statistical mind and apparently a yen for digging up information the hard way. He has counted the printed words in the Congressional Record dur~ ing the current session and revealed some interesting figures. Members of both Houses of Congress have, so far, talked their way through 17,837 pages of the Record and have used 30,000,000 words in expounding their statesmanly views on current issues vitally affect­ing the American Republic. The only trouble is that they haven't said anything. As evidence, we point to the condition of the Treasury and the state of the union both of which are worse now than when the session started. It has been estimated, according to the reporter, that these pearls of wisdom cost the American taxpayers 51.4 cents per word for the printing alone which adds up to a tidy $1,800,000 which it has cost to publish the Record so far - and the end is not yet. More gas will flow during the remaining weeks of the session. Down at Austin legislators in a second special session, are slav­ing and sweating over a tax bitt on which they can't seem to agree. Apparently none of them. have considered cutting out some of the fool Socialistic projects which have been fastened on the State and which will eventually bank­rupt the treasury as they have in Michigan. The function of a government begins and ends with the respon­sibility to preserve and extend freedom of the individual and to prevent his possessions from be­ing seized by force. Ability, statesmanship and com­mon sense are three attributes most lacking in State and national legislative halls where they are so desperately needed. Let a housewife try spending herself prosperous, borrowing her· self rich and distributing her pos­sessions among her friends and neighbors and see what happens to her budget! Houston and Spring Branch school boards destroyed the tests. • The first controversy was not in Houston. Word of the tests leaked out last February at the national meeting of the American Assn. of School Administrators. Consider­able opposition was voiced there. The education commissioner from New Jersey was quoted as saying that the tests were another device of the federal government to get its nose into local school affairs. Reports from Washington are that the preliminary tests in other communities were successful. May­be the parents in those districts didn't know or realize what was going on. It will be interesting to see if the Department of Health, Educa­tion and Welfare makes any changes in the testing as a result of the Houston and Spring Branch actions. Taxpayers Pay Millions For Servants for 'Brass' Most Americans will stand firm­ly behind Congressman Kowa\ski. of. Connecticut in his demand that the use of enlisted men as the personal servants of brass hats be discon· tinued immediately if not sooner. It is costing American taxpayers from thirty to forty million dollars annually to pay for domestic serv­ants for senior military officers, ac· cording to the Connecticut con­gressman who charges that the equivalent of a whole division of trained men is being wasted on menial duties. It seems to be imperative that young men have to give years of their lives in the flower of youth to the preparation of war and to service in foreign lands but for them to have to act as house boys, cooks, chauffeurs and dishwashers for g e n e r a 1 s, colonels and what-not would seem to be a humilation they should not be called on to bear. Although Congress provides for the upkeep of the White House in a state of superlative luxury, Con­gressman Kowalski disclosed that fifty soldiers serve as chauffeurs • in the White House motor pool and that the navy provides sailors for messes at the White House. Unemployment is known to be a serious problem and with the sal­aries government officials and high ranking service men receive why can't they hire their own help? Also for many years there has been a tenden<;y in Washington to take colored people out of the do· mestic servant class and spread them out in industry and the pro~ fessions. The idea was to compel civilians to do without servants and ultimately bring about a "class­less society." So why not let the government officials and army brass get along without servants too and do their own work if they can't pay for it? Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Toxoa Pho"e ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (EvHY paid lll~mril:ler K entitlad to one free subscription to be .. nt to any ptnolt ofhltahcoting.l Sent without cod to memben of Congreu, mo~mbeu of St•le Ltghlatur .. , Governon, andoth1rpublicofficiala. 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 powtn not delegated to tha United St1h1 by th. Conditution, nor prohibited by It to the States are resarnd to tht Statu rupectively, or to the ptople. "PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, DON'T GO TO GENEVA" The Committee Against Summit Entanglements of which prominent business man and patriot, the Hon· orable Robert Welch of Belmont, Massachusetts, is chairman, is re­ported to be gathering momentum to an unbelievable degree in its pro­test against any further conferences with Kremlin gangsters, so far as the President of the United States Is concerned. Every American who believes in the inevitably disastrous results, for our country and for the remain· ing free world, of "summit" con· cessions and entanglements, is re­quested to implore the President to stay away from any such meeting which can only be a repetition of the 1955 fiasco at Geneva. 1 Those who do not have a petition to sign should send in their names to Mr. Robert Welch, 385 Concord A venue, Belmont 78, Massachu­setts indicating clearly that they, . too, join in the nation-wide plea: "Please, Mr. President, Don't Go." These names will be forwarded to Washington in a dignified and respectful manner and should have a dramatic impact on the thinking of those who will make the decision as to whether or not the President will go to Geneva. Those who insisted that Cuba had not gone Communist are re­minded that Castro has now start· ed in on uzand reformn in which large plantations are being cut up and the land re-distributed to small farmers. This is always the first proceeding when Communism takes over. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE SO THIS IS WHAT 'DO-GOODERS' REGARD AS 'SOCIAL PROGRESS' Red writers of magazine articles seem to dearly love to emphasize the fac_t that household help in the South is almost impossible to find and that servants in that and other areas are almost as extinct as the dodo bird. They're right about it and the colored people who do offer to take such jobs are arrogant, impudent and expensive. They make such un­reasonable demands about hours, wages, etc. that the average house­wife had rather do her own work. This exodus of Negroes out of the kitchen in Southern homes of course was sparked by certain obstreperous females in the early days of the New Deal who were looking for votes to perpetuate Roosevelt in office. And, naturally, their overall objective was to help level off the Americr.~ people and make a "classless society" such as Lenin and Marx · advocated In the long ago. Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak. Well, this program of do-gooders, aided and abetted by Federal and State governments, has largely succeeded but the results, morals-wise, are not as rosy as could be hoped for. When the Socialist Social Security program was set up in Washing­ton, and duplicated in most States, it was ·provided that a large share of the gravy would go to the mothers of illegitimate children. As a result illegitimacy has increased by leaps and bounds and is perhaps one of the most flourishing industries in the nation and especial­ly in the South where colored women by the thousands have latched on to the chance to get out of the kitchen and take to the alleys at a better rate of pay. Instances are frequent in official records where Negro women are drawing down good money for eight or ten illegitimate £hildren, each having a different father. It that's progress then we are really making it and the do-gooders should rejoice that their program to "rescue" Negro women from house­work has been highly successful. A true story told us by a friend sometime ago fits so aptly into the picture that we feel justified in repeating it. This friend had a Negro woman named Georgia who had been cooking for her for ten or twelve years. Georgia was highly regarded by the family, was well paid and kindly treated and everybody was happy. One day Georgia didn't come to work. Her employer figured that something unusual had happened and that she would return in a day or two and explain her absence. But Georgia never came back and when at last our friend became alarmed and went to her home to see if she might be ill, she found that Georgia had moved and left no forwarding address. A couple of months later our friend happened to run Into Georgia on a downtown street and of course asked her why she had quit her job without any notice or explanation. "Oh, I ain't doin' house work no mo," Georgia said happily and when asked what kind of work she was doing instead, replied brightly: "I'se accommodatin' now." Our startled and embarrassed friend , fearing that Georgia might go more into detail if pressed, refrained from asking any more ques­tions and hastilY retreated but not before deciding that she had learned a new definition for an old profession. Thousands of Southern colored women have secured jobs in fac­tories and industrial plants and all responsible White persons are glad to see them better themselves. But other thousands, unfortunately, have decided that work is for the birds and that "accommodatin' " is not only a much more profitable career but an eminently respectable one since it is subsidized by the Federal and State governments with taxpayers' money. Wisdom is not a gift within the power of the ballot and integrity is not a commodity that can be bestowed in the smoke-filled rooms of a national convention. Unless there is a unified demand on the part of the people for patriotic Americans as candidates for Presi­dent in 1960 the trip to the ballot box in the fall of that year will be a futile gesture, and the black mantle of World Communism may be draped around the corpse of our American Republic. Senator John Kennedy of Mas­sachusetts is quoted in the press as having said in Michigan re· cently: "The Democratic Party needs a Liberal candidate. I can't imagine the party nominating a Conservative." The tragedy is that this pin-headed politician may be right. The party has sunk so low that they will probably nominate an avowed Socialist like him. There's An Old Saying About Deserting A Sinking Ship It is reported in the press that the Senate majority leader, Lyndon Johnson of Texas, has repudiated his Southern citizenship and now calls himself a "Westerner." The astute politician is said to have de­cided there was more future for him in the latter role. We respectfully remind him that the South has not "sunk" political­ly yet and, in our humble opinion, is not about to so there was no oc~ casion for him to desert a section which has been pretty good to him, and which, when necessity demand­ed, was able to come up with some non-existent votes to help him climb into the Senate. In view of the senator's decision that he is a Westerner now, are we to assume, we hope, that he will move to New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada and run for the Senate from one of those states? July-August, 1959 A TELEVISION COMMERCIAL SENDS US INTO HYSTERICS Recently we laughed more heart­ily at a television commercial than we ever have at any professional comedian on the stage or screen. ~erhaps we have a perverted sense of humor. If anyone claims that we have, we won't deny it. Ordinarily we do not turn on our television except for some special program because we have found that too often the fare offered the public by that medium is either filth or propaganda. We never have a chance to view it in the daytime as we are always at the office. Recently, while out of town, we were in a home where the television was turned on at ten o'clock in the morning. Suddenly, after a sepulchral voice had announced: "Ladies and gentlemen, the former first lady of the land," or words to that effect, out popped Eleanor Roosevelt and said, as only she could say it: "When you sit down to breakfast, do you ever think of all the starving people in the w-e-1-d and wish that you could share your abundance with them, especially your yum· yum margarine?" At this point the announcer took over again and in solemn tones reminiscent of those of Milton Cross who used to broadcast the fWie.t:._als of high state dignitaries, informed a palpitating world that the voice they had ju~t heard was that of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt" who highly recommended yum-yum margarine. It wasn't only the lady's voice which invariably sends us into mild hysterics that put us in the aisle but the thought of what ghastly psychology she was using to plug something intended to be eaten. Imagine what an aid to digestion when you sit down to breakfast to start thinking about the starving people in India or along China's Yangtze River. Personally, such morbid contemplation would cause us to choke on our hush puppy and cause the yum-)fllm margarine to refuse to go down. Surely some­thing a little more cheerful than the thought of starving natives would better start gastric juices flowing. The whole thing lasted only a few seconds but when it was over we were practically rolling on the floor and we suggest that those dispirited Americans who ponder on the sad state of the world and who haven't had a good laugh in years, tune in and get a load of this fabulous offering. It's funnier, in our opinion, than Jack Benny, Groucho Marx and George Gobel all rolled into one. When Apelles was exhibiting a beautiful painting a cobbler called his attention to a fault in the shoe and the master immediately cor· rected it; the cobbler then criti­cised the shape of a leg and Ap­elles said: <I Shoemaker stick to your last." The advice of the paint­er is as good in government as it . is in art and if members of Con­gress would "stick to their last'' and legislate only on legitimate subjects and lay off social projects, Constitutional Government might be restored in the United States. July-August, 1959 T H E S 0 U T H E R N C 0 N S E R VAT IV E Pogo I --------------------------- -------------------------------------- ANGUISHED PLEA TO CONGRESS TO SAVE AMERICAN INDUSJRY AND WORKERS Both Houses of Congress have passed the Foreign Aid Bill and it has now gone to conference for the differences to be ironed out. Of course the majority of sound and sensible citizens of the United States are unalterably opposed to this insane legislation and the pro­test against it is gathering strength throughout the country. Fortunately, it is not too late for something to be done about it be­cause the mere passage of the bill calling for aid to alien countries is largely a formality which is of no force and effect until the appro­priations to carry it out are passed by Congress. Also the past;u"'e of some kind of a foreign aid m~!ac;ure was to be expected as sm='l.ll·bore politicians in both Houses who have no conception of statesmanship and no conscience concerning the tax· payers' money, had to set up a rec­ord for themselves to appease the Reds in this country who insist on foreign aid as one means of spend­ing the Republic out of existence. . They've done that now and the next thing is the appropriation of money which does not belong to them and members of both House and Senate should be the recipi­ents of such a barrage of letters and telegrams in opposition to this nefarious policy that they will be glad to cut down the appropriation to practically nothing. One of the most unanswerable arguments ever made against the continued squandering of American taxpayers' money in this indefensi­ble program has been made by a powerful group of representative Americans who have formed the Citizens Foreign Aid Committee. Members of this committee are not isolationists. They believe in the principle that commercial inter­course is of great importance to stabilize the world but they sup· port the expansion of interna­tional trade by means of the Amer­ican free enterprise system. In other words, their loyalty is to their own country first. In a brochure titled "Just a Min­ute, Mr. Congressman, ~efore You Vote our Money and our Jobs Away," are these reminders of what this infamous policy is doing to the United States and its people. Their earnest plea to the reason, pa­triotism and common sense of mem­bers of Congress foJlows: Within the next few weeks Congress must decide whether to continue the foreign aid program. The White House Crowd and the bureaucrats on the payroll of the State Department want it contin­ued indefinitely. They say it is good for us: they say that it prevents war, that it helps business and that it stops the spread of communism. Mr. Congressman, YOU must side either with the bureaucrats or with the people back home who do all the work, who pay all the taxes and who cast the votes. It may help if we give you just ONE specific example to show the fallacy, the failure and the in­justice of the program. 1. The government in Wash· ington, through its confiscatory income tax, seizes about one­third of the earnings of the American people.. 2. The government in Wash­ington uses this money to ac­quire most of the American cotton crop. 3. The government in Wash­ington then sells this cotton to foreigners at several cents per pound less than American man­ufacturers can buy it back from their own government. 4. The government in Wash· ington then permits foreign mills, paying but a fraction of American wages, to sell their products here at prices below the American cost of produc­tion. This unfair competition causes American mills to run short time or to close down. Mr. Congressman, how does it help American factory employees to be put out of work? How do these idled factories help American investors? How does this transfer of jobs and payrolls to foreign lands help the storekeepers of Amer­ica? Then on top of all this, you have given the State Department bureaucrats the power to use our tax money to build new factories in "under·developed" lands to compete with us even further. • Read for yourself in the words of Nathaniel Rafler, a bureaucrat on the payroll of the State De­partment's International Cooper­ation Administration, how this bit of doublecross works: "Confirming my comments of this morning, I wish to re­iterate the International Co­operation Administration is prepared to render many forms of assistance to any one or more of your members who may be interested in establish­ing textile J?lants in Indonesia. "International Cooperation Administration would be pre­pared to make loans from its New Development Fund. We would also be prepared to in­sure such investments against the political risks of expropri­ation, inconvertibility of cur· rency, and war damage. "Furthermore, we would fur­nish technical assistance by financing on·the·job training in Indonesia, or training here in America for Indonesians, in technical and managerial skill. "We also might be able to finance the installation of pub­lic facilities such as power, transportation, etc. if not other­wise available." For Heaven's sake, Mr. Con­gressman, did we send YOU to Washington to vote our jobs and our money away in this ab .. surd attempt to reform and up· lift the human race all over ihe world? How can It stop other coun­tries from going communist If CAN'T REPEAL WAR TAXES BUT CAN GIVE AWAY BILLIONS TO FOREIGNERS We thought that World War II had been over for fourteen years and that Truman's Police Action was ended six years ago and we imagine many Americans thought the same thing. But it turns out that we are just a bunch of nit-wits who don't know what is going on in this bright new world of ours. That we are still in war status was proved officially when the Congress of the United States re­newed the legislation which levied taxes on many necessities of life and which we were assured was necessary to "win the war." Of course, in the first place, we didn't "win the war" and those tax levies on necessities would have been unnecessary if the mea­sure of economy, thrift and com­mon sense had been exercised which the American people have a Officials in Washington have announced that ifs perfectly all right for Americans to continue to display flags with only forty-eight stan in them. Thanks, pals, that's what we were doing any way; in fact , flags with forty-eight stars on them are the only kind we ever intend to display. Congress continues to vote America into bankruptcy, self­destruction and bureaucratic en­slavement? Since the end of the war, 72 billion tax dollars have been given away in all parts of the globe by an army of bureaucrats now num­bering over 12,000. From foreign-owned factories built with our gift dollars now comes a flood of manufactured articles that displace our goods, not only abroad, but here at home. For the first time since 1865 England fiells us more than she buys from us. Day by day this displacement of our goods threatens American jobs and pay­rolls with contraction or extinc­tion in the following industries, besides textiles: Iron and steel mill products; pulp and paper pro­ducts; fertilizer; cement and oth­er non·metallic minerals; non­ferrous metals and products; cop­per; lumber and lumber manu­facturers; machinery and equip­ment; motor vehicles; engines and parts and freight cars. Members of the Citizens Foreign Aid Committee of which Walter Harnischfeger of Milwaukee is chairman are: Hon. T. Coleman Andrews, Rich­mond, Virginia; Han. Spruille Bra­den, New York, New York; Mr. Frank C. Brophy, Phoenix, Arizona; Hon. Howard Buffet, Omaha, Ne­braska; Mr. F. Gano Chance, Cen­tralia, Missouri; Mr. Robert B. Dres­ser, Providence, Rhode Island; Mr. E. M. Elkin, Pittsburgh, Pennsyl­vania; Hon. Guy George Gabrielson, Bernardsville, New Jersey; Mr. Lu­ther 0. Griffith, Huntington, West Virginia; Mr. Robert M. Harris, For· est Hills, New York; Mr. A. G. right to expect of their leaders, but that is beside the point. The cold-blooded fact is that we still have war taxes to pay and the probability is that, judging from past performance, they will never be repealed. When we take into consideration that there is enough money given away to foreigners, squandered on extravagancies in which govern­ment has no moral right to engage and just plain stolen from the tax­payers in one year to absorb these wartime tax levies, the pill is all the more bitter to swallow. Only a people who have had their brains washed to a point ....... which has reduced them to a state of unconcern, apathy and imbecility would stand for the treatment be-ing meted out to them by the Social·minded Congress of the United States. We will always wonder if it'• true as reported that some one informed the Red Chinese if they swa1·med across the Yaht River into North Korea that the United States would not retaliate even if th.ousands of U. S. soldiers were sLaughtered. If so, who was it who told them this and by whose authority? Heinsohn, Jr., Knoxville, Tennes­see; Mr. R. A. Hummel, New York, New York; Mr. Clarence Budington Kelland, Scottsdale, Arizona; Hon. James S. Kemper, Chicago, Illinois; Han. J. Bracken Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mr. William Loeb, Reno, Ne­vada; Mr. R. Chesley McCormick, Wichita, Kansas; Mr. William L. McGrath. Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. Sterling Morton, Chicago, Illinois; ~~s~i:u~~n~~;:?td ~~h~~!~·c:d;: ~' erstown, North Dakota; Hon. Sam­uel B. Pettengill, Grafton, Vermont; Mr. J. Howard Pew, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chief Justice M. T. Phelps, Phoenix, Arizona; Mr. Hen­ning W. Prentis, Jr., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Col. Willard F. Rock­well, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Mr. Hubbard S. Russell, Maricopa, Cal­ifornia; Lieut. General George E. Stratemeyer, Winter Park, Florida; Mr. Ernest G. Swigert, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Garvin E. Tankers­ley, Bethesda, Maryland; Dr. Char­les C. Tansill, Washington, D. C.; Mr. E. MeL. Tittmann, New York, New York; General Albert Wede­meyer, Boyds, Maryland; Hon. Bur­ton K. Wheeler, Butte, Montana; General Robert E. Wood, Chicago, Illinois; Dean Clarence Manion, South Bend, Indiana; Brig. Gen. Bonner Fellers, Washington, D.C. Every American who is more con­cerned in the survival of American industry and in preserving the jobs of American workers than he is in contributing to the prosperity of foreign countries, including Com­munist nations, should join with these intrepid American patriots and write his congressman and two senators to vote against any ap­propriations for foreign aid. Pogo 6 ENGLAND REFLECTS BOTH ROYALTY AND SOCIALISM (The current visit of Queen Eliz­abeth to Canada and the United States reminds us as always of the ironic situation in England where the British insist on keeping up the illusion of royalty while maintain­jog a Socialist form of government. In this connection, the following editorial appeared in the Southern Conservative in September, 1953. -Editor) There is no sadder sight in civil­ization than the deterioration of a sovereign nation and England's frantic efforts to employ any meth­ods, honorable or otherwise, to re­coup their failing fortunes and dwindling prestige is enough to touch the heart of any witness to its gradual decay. However, we find ourself with no inclination whatever to sit down on the curb and cry about it. It is the fault of the people of Great Britain that their country has fallen from its high estate just as it is the fault of Americans that our country has slipped several notches in universal esteem. While maintaining all the pomp and circumstance of royalty and keeping up the pretense of a sove­reign ruler on the English throne, they have voted for years for na­tional Socialism, the rottenest form of organized government on earth and have consistently deserted the principles which made that country great and enabled them to proudly claim that "the sun never sets on British possessions." We are sorry for them of course. However, our first sympathy is for the United States where the same Socialistic menace threatens, and if we have any left over we will get around to worrying about the British. Negro Ralph Bunche, perpetual trouble-maker, barged into the Forest Hills tennis dub headquart­ers recently demanding that his son be allowed to join, knowing full welt that his application would .-- · ::;v~~ ~~~~!~~: ~sisif~~fo~;f ~~~ other hassle about " racial discrim· ination." In Washington jumping­jack Jacob Javitts was ready to make a Federal case out of the in­cident. He was joined by four or five other dim-witted liberals in the Senate and such hate-monger­ing g1·oups as the NAACP, and al­together the incident is serving, as Bunc1te intended, to keep the race issue at boiling point. Bunche's pro-Communist record has been compiled by the Honorable Archi­bald Roosevelt and covers many pages of interesting information. Tom Anderson, editor of Farm and Ranch, Nashville, Tennessee, suggests that we give Red China a seat in the United Nations--our seat. The quickest way to make slaves of sove1'eign citizens is to allow the Federal government to exercise unlimited taxing powers. When a government has the power to seize anything it wants, any time it wants it, and without respect to the rights of the tax­payers, we have descended to the .level of the beasts in the jungle where might makes right and the strong prey on the weak. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE July-August, 1959 West Texas Town To Methodists Run Tolerance, SOCIALISTIC HOUSING BILL Poison Water System 0~~~~ti:~t! !:t:e ~~~e~~: and 1~!.Al~~~an~~~na~eE;a~~~ the We are informed that out in the objective hit a new high-or low- multi·million dollar Federal hous­little West Texas town of Cisco, recently when the North Texas ing bill which the President prompt­near our birthplace, the city offi- Methodists, meeting in Dallas, or- ly vetoed. The President claimed cials are preparing to poison the dered a full-fledged study of the that the bill would authorize the water with fluoride. Helpless citi- infamous resolution by the Nation· spending of more than two billion zens there have writen us to ask if al Council of Churches favoring the dollars while he had asked for a there is anything that can be done recognition of Red China," says a bill calling for "only" the spending about it. bulletin from Texans for America. of $810,000,000 for the building of We are afraid not, unless there is a general awakening in that area about the whole program, who started it and its objective. As the American people were in­formed by Major Racey Jordan, an American patriot of World War II, the Soviets used this method to deaden the brains of the people of Russia which greatly lessened op­position to the building up of the strong Communist dictatorship in that unhappy country. Naturally, American Reds were quick to put the force·s in motion to put the same program of mass poisoning into effect here and it has been done in many places. In other cities, the opposition has been too strong and it has been aban­doned. Of course the program is so well disguised that by the time it gets down to city officials all trace of its origins has disappeared. Local officials would do nothing which was dangerous to the people of their community if they knew what they were doing. But the trouble is they don't know. Information has come from such apparently re­spectable sources that they don't question but that such program is good for the citizens' teeth. Anyway, we have just about all we can do to try to alert the Amer· ican people to similar action in Washington where politicians are poisoning the minds of the citizens with deadly Socialism and others will have to do the job with respect to issuing warnings about poisoned water systems. TRAGIC SITUATION IN LOUISIANA There are perhaps as many vary­ing opinions about the "Long af­fair" in Louisiana as there are people who express them. Whatever the truth is, it is giv­ing Northern newspapers another opportunity to blast away at a Southern State and they are mak­ing the most of it. At any rate, it is the affair of the people of Louisiana and we are hoping that persons of standing and responsibility there will take a hand and bring to an end the whole un­pleasant and regrettable affair. After travelling over much of the United States, Frol Romano­vich Koslov, agent of the Commu­nist murderer Khrushchev, an­nounced as he left for home that he firmly believes this country is headed for a political system like that of the Soviet Union. Brother, you're not kidding. We are not only heading for it but we are about half way there! We have been saying this for yearS. Now we have the authoritative voice of an expert on Communism pro­claiming the same thing. Maybe that will awaken the people from their Rip Van Winkle sleep. "For this purpose they unctuous­ly set up a committee of 'scholars familiar with the problems of doc­umentary analysis, lawyers famil­iar with the rules of evidence and preachers familiar with Methodist policy,' to study and report on the recommendations that we take the thieving, lying, murdering Chinese regime to our national bosom. "As an added public service, we would like to suggest that the learned gentlemen of this commit­tee render an analogous decision on the following question for applica­tion on the local level, namely: 'Why shouldn't our home-grown racketeers, rapists, murderers and liars be made pillars in the Meth­odist Church?' "Why not dispense with the com­mittee and just ask any decent, honest man?" DETROIT MAYOR REFUSES TO WELCOME SOVIET AGENT Our congratulations and deepest respect to the mayor of Detroit, who calmly announced to one and all that he would not welcome First Deputy Premier Fro! R. Koslov on the latter's visit to that city. There are few more sickening things than the sight of United States officials pawing over and kowtowing to these wandering Bol­sheviks who are constantly coming to this country to prowl and snoop around as they prattle about "friendship" for the U.S. while Khrushchev, in Moscow, tells the truth and says that their real in­tention is to plow us under . Also, we think that Americans who journey to Moscow as an­nounced unofficial "good will am­bassadors" are hard up for some place to go. They are accomplish­ing exactly nothing as Communists have their plans all cut and dried and all the gushing Americans who make over them in the hope of changing their attitude are not only wasting their time but making fools of themselves. Government owes no man any­thing except freedom and an op­portunity to work, achieve and ac­cumulate property and possessions and to insure that such property and possessions are safe from seiz­ure by those with no legitimate claim to them. The writers of ''Potomac Patter" in the Washington Daily News claim that the nation's capital is so booze-conscious that you can't get a cup of tea which is not spiked. Every tea party, they claim, turns out to be just another cocktail party. What does it matter if offic­ial Washington gets soused to the gills and stays that way? They couldn't do much worse than they do when they're cold sober. private homes. Members of the Senate were re­ported to be greatly upset by the veto and majority leader Lyndon Johnson is quoted as having said that the President is "trying to tell Congress how to legislate." Congress needs somebody to tell it how to legislate, but obviously the President is not qualified for the job because he favorS Social­istic projects just as members of Congress do and it is only in amounts where they differ. The President has no Constitu­tional right to recommend, and the Congress to pass, any shape or form of legislation providing for houses for private citizens. Any man who advocates, or votes for, this kind of legislation is a Socialist, pure and simple, regard­less of the name of the political party to which he belongs. In connection with the veto a member of the Senate gave vent to one of the most demagogic utter­ances ever recorded in the press. It was Joseph S. Clark of Pennsyl­vania who made no attempt to de­fend the Socialist legislation but ad­mitted frankly that its passage was designed to get votes for the Fair Dealers when he said in connection with potential plans to override the President's veto: "We ought to lnake the try. It will be a big help to us in States where this is an important issue." What a statesmanly argument for the passage of a bill which calls for the expenditure of billions of tax­payers' hard·earned dollars. COLLECTIVISM IN THE CHURCHES ISSUED IN PAPER BOUND EDITION It will be interesting to readers of the Southern Conservative to learn that the powerful book of the Honorable Edgar C. Bundy, Col­lectivism in the Churches, has been re-printed in paper-back form and can now be had for $2.00 instead of the former price of $5 for the hard­bound edition. Mr. Bundy is one of the most vigorous and effective opponents of Soviet attempts to infiltrate Ameri­can churches now active in that field and his book has been widely Circulated throughout the United States. More than one hundred favorable reviews have been written on Cot:.. lectivism in the Churches and it is fast earning a place as an authentic text-book on Communism in Amer~ ican religious institutions. The volume is dedicated 01to the thousands of faithful Protestant pastors who have sacrificed build­ings, prestige and pensions rather than bow to the orders of the So­cial Gospel hierarchy." Collectivism in the Churches may be purchased from the Church League of America, Wheaton, Ill. 159 LL the us­pt- 1ed the ion ·a ing of re­the ion lid :ell :ell sly for al­of in tu­ihe or :or :es a rd­: al a to ss. r~: •d- 1as :t.ir on he to ,lp an :rs to he }l­en nd of ·d- •St of ri­at ly ed is :ic July-August, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Senate Provides Example of Prince Edward County Takes Practical St!~e:::~~~~s 1:n~~::!s!at Step To Avoid Horrors of Integration it was wholesome and healthful for All Americans, except rabid in- ~~ ~;~~t~!a~~~h~e;:!:id~n~~~~ Don't Let Belated Actions of i~;~:ti~;~s~i~~~w ~~a~:tt;:~~s ;~ ~a~~~c~o~:1~~sn~~~~:f.or the job Supreme Court Fool You ~~~~~so7~~en~:~t~u;~~~~ i~!~~~~ We have been heartily ashamed Good Americans should not al- responsible leadership, and that the of members of the Senate when low themselves to become excited great majority of Southern people they have performed as rubber because some members of the Su- are unalterably opposed to the idea. stamps and confirmed without pro- preme Court are making like con-test the shoddy specimens which servatives. the. President has named to high Nevertheless professional do-off1ce and we are convinced that many others felt likewise. So they finally got around to re­jecting a nominee, but with the typical blundering for which our august statesmen in the Senate are noted, when they decided to turn an appointee down, ~hey trained their guns on the WrOilg man. It is pretty well understood that the lynching of Lewis Strauss was engineered by the friends of Robert Oppenheimer who was kicked off the Atomic Energy Commission by Strauss because of Oppenheimer's admitted association with Commu­nists and contributions to Commu­nist causes. Oppenheimer is said to have sworn vengeance against the man who fired him and, Oppenheimer being what he is, he naturally had strong supporters in the Senate which showed its colors in the mat­ter of Communism by its treatment of the Republic's bitterest oppo­nent of the Soviets, the late Sen­ator Joseph R. McCarthy. So the Senate was confronted with two factions, one headed b.y Lewis Strauss, a non-Communist, and the other by Robert Oppen­heimer, a pro-Communist and, true to the tradition which they have set for themselves in such matters, they sided with the pro-Communist. It's as simple as that. We believe the Senate would have commanded more respect if it had turned down, for instance, Earl Warren when he was named to the Supreme Court and who had nothing to commend him for the job except a personal itch for a plushy lifetime job; William J. Brennan, named also to the Court and opposed only by Senator Jo­seph R. McCarthy, who accurately predicted the type of court justice he would make; Simon Sobeloff, appointed to a judgeship in Vir­ginia which, in view of his ex­pressed hatred for the South and its institutions, was a direct insult to the people of the Old Dominion; and James D. Zellerbach, named as ambassador to Italy, who was shown on the literature of the In­stitute of International Education to be a member of that organiza4 tion which is listed in Congression­al records as the American Branch of the Communist Internationale. It should not be surprising that the head of the Olympic Commit­tee decided to boot Nationalist China out of the organization and take in Red China. Sports is as heavily infiltrated by Communist agents as any other activity in the United States. Communist propa­gandists long ago urged that the field of sports was productive soil for the propagation of Communist ideals and the job has been well taken care of by American Com­munists. Recently they have split on their gooders continue to insist that they decisions and have issued minority will have their way and force a reports. Also, they have seemed to situation on the South which is back-track on their pro-Communist repugnant and unacceptable to all rulings, even conceding that maybe decent Americans regardless of the States, after all, do have some · section of the country in which rights. they reside. Many reporters have taken the position that the Court is tUrning conservative but, in our opinion, they are doing no such thing. It is our belief that they simply could not take the gaff when re­sponsible individuals and organiza­tions, including the American Bar Association, denounced them for their unethical behavior and their un-Constitutional rulings, and they want to get off the hook. Apparently they want to escape the charge of collusion which was hl!rled at them when so many of their decisions were "unanimous" as in the case of the nefarious seg­regation ruling. It is even rumored that they have decided among themselves that there will be no more "unanimous" decisions and that hereafter there wiJI be dissenters on alJ questions thereby giving the impression of earnest and mature deliberation of the issues which come before them. There is one way, and only one way, in our view, in which they can redeem themselves and that is to reverse themselves in all rulings they have handed down which run counter to the American Constitu­tion and its clear position on the Rights of the Sovereign States. Otherwise, in our book, they will remain the worst judicial stinkers in an the history of the American Republic. An instance of the "success" of the Communist-inspired plan to in­tegrate the schools is afforded in Prince Edward County, Virginia, which was one of the districts orig­inally involved in the Supreme Court's original desegregation de­cision in 1954. Having exhausted every means of sidestepping this infamous rul­ing of the Court, school authorities in Prince Edward County have now declared that all of the county's twenty-one public schools will be closed in September rather than submit to the indignity of integra­tion. This means that 1300 White chil­dren and 1000 Negroes will be de­prived of the privilege of contin­uing their education because of in­terference with orderly segregate<,~ schooling by irresponsible and ill­informed persons who are taking their instructions from agents of Moscow. However, it is far better that these and all other school children receive no formal education than tbat they be subjected to the im­morality and obscenity which in­evitably follows where forced mix­ing of the races prevails. LAW OF NATURE WHICH APPLIES TO NATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ALIKE Secretary of State Christian Her­ter, in his first press interview, com­plained that cuts in foreign aid to cou~tries along the Chinese border had weakened our relations with them. He indicated that he was very disturbed over these cuts and the resulting loss of friendship be­tween these nations and the United States. The Secretary's position bears out what all intelligent citizens have contended and that is that nations whose friendship is bought and paid for with money do not stay bought. As soon as the money stops flow­ing in this phony friendship goes down the spout. Respect for private property is fast disappearing and nowhere on earth today, including the United States, does a citizen en­joy unchallenged ownership rights. This is not only true with na­tions but with individuals, for hu­man nature is involved in both in-stances. Anyone who has ever given money to a down-and-out friend and later has found it neces­sary to discontinue such as­sistance knows that gratitude ceas­ed when tbe giving stopped and that beneficiaries of such gifts will stab the former donor in the back at the drop of a hat. Why the chuckle-headed Inter­nationalists in Washington who are dead set on giving away all the American taxpayers' resources to ungrateful foreigners can't under­stand this law of nature is beyond comprehension. No greater error can be commit­ted by the citizens than to grant unlimited powers to government which at best is only a common carrier and at worst an enemy of the pub lie interest. !'ago 7 GREAT CAUTION SHOULD BE USED IN HIRING OUTSIDE "ADMINISTRATORS" The people of tbe South should be cautious about hired administra­tors from the outside because this can prove to be a loaded proposi­tion with dire potentialities. This is especially true in the case of officials of schools and city gov~ ernments who go outside their State for men to fill these local po­sitions. In the case of the schools, far too many imported administrators prove to have close connection with the National Education Association and its numerous affiliates under various organization names. If they have this connection, practically their first order of busi­ness will be to start scheming to bring about integration of the races in the school system and they will usually be advocates of Federal Aid to schools. In the case of city gover 't'lents, outside administrators should be carefully checked to see that they do not belong to a group called "Action" which is a national or­ganization committed to spreading propaganda for Urban Renewal. Ur4 ban Renewal of course is a scheme designed to bring cities and towns under Washington control through the proposal for the Federal gov­ernment to finance two-thirds of the proposed "renewing" of such cities and towns. Also, city government officials should make sure before they im­port some big shot outsider, that he is not affiliated with the "Metro Plan" group which is holed up at 1313 East 60 Street in Chicago. The "Metro Plan" for cities pro­poses the erasure of county lines and local units of government just as Washington is trying to obliter­ate State lines and centralize all power in the Federal government. There are very few cases where good administrators of the schools and city .governments cannot be found in the localities involved and who have first-hand knowledge of the area and its people and who will be less likely to instigate pro­cedures that are abhorrent to South­erners or to commit the taxpayers to expensive Socialistic projects dictated by Washington. We congratulate the Honorable Bruce Alger, Congressman from Dallas for the great honor and distinction conferred on him by the AFL-CIO which named him as the only member of the Texas delegation who has voted against each and every one of the 14 bills sponsored by that group during this session of Congress. There are thousands of Texans in aU parts of the State who feel that Mr. Al­ger is the only representative they have in Congress although he is not from their district. It is not the function of govern­ment to give an able-bodied man a cru.tch - just freedom to hew out his own destiny. Rewarding failure softens the fibre of man and penalizing thrift frightens success. Pogo 8 We Must "Woo" The Africans, Says Champion Wooer Of All Time In Kansas City recently, Mrs. Eteanor Roosevelt went to town .. on her favorite subject. She was addressing the American Associa­tion of University Women whose ideologies and moral concepts largely coincide with her own views. Like a turtle sliding into the water. Mrs. R. was scarcely intro­duced before she was deep into a discussion of the colored race and what should be done about the matter. She gave her usual song and dance about how we must show what "democracy" can offer people if we are to win over the uncommit­ted areas of the world. The former first lady pointed out that Russia is "wooing" the Afri­can people and, ipso facto, we must "woo" them too. At least we must give her credit for consistency for no one can say she has not done her full share of the "wooing" along this line. It was announced at the meeting that an educational foundation sup· ported by an endowment fund worth nearly three million dollars was being e s t a b 1 i s h e d by the AAUW but there was no mention of where the money came from or who was putting it up. We are always interested in this phase of any movement because the ultimate purposes of any organized activity generally follows pretty ac­curately the political, social and economic viewpoint of those who finance it. Extra! Extra! Federal-Judge Makes Constitutional Ruling As we go to press, Federal Dis· trict Judge Ben C. Dawkins of Louisiana, issued a temporary re­straining order barring the Presi· dent's Civil Rights Commission from holding a hearing to deter­mine if Negroes have been denied voting privileges. The ruling followed action by Louisiana's Attorney General Jack Gremillion who filed a suit against the Civil Rights Commission ques­tioning the constitutionality of the law which set up the Commission in the first place, and asking for the temporary restraining order in the meantime which was granted. Of course there is not much hope that higher Federal Courts, most of whom have been thoroughly indoc­trinated with Modern Republican· ism, won't overrule Judge Dawkins but it is encouraging to find at least one Federal Judge who has basic respect for the Constitution and the law. The Civil Rights Commission, of course, has no moral or legal right to go snooping into affairs which belong exclusively to the States but that makes no difference to the judicial outlaws on Federal benches who hold otherwise. A government which denies the citizen the right to own property or accumulate possessions or which transfers the holdings of one class to another by means of the taxing power will be short in its life and violent in its death. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVe CHANCE FOR GOOD MEN Of THE CLOTH ·TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP As we reported in the June edition of this publication, a concerted drive, spearheaded by Protestant ministers, is being made throughout the country to induce Negroes to move into White neighborhoods and to persuade the residents in such neighborhoods to smilingly accept and buddy up to their black brothers. Pledge cards have been . placed in many churches for the benefit of Sunday worshippers which read: "I will welcome into my neighbor­hood any person of good character, regardless of race, color, or national origin." Members of the congregation are expected to sign these pledge cards and turn them in to the minister after the services and what he does with them is anybody's guess. Presumably they eventually go to the NAACP which is alleged to stand for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People but which has been interpreted in many areas as meaning National Association for the Advancement of Communist Plans. Because the movement is rapidly spreading and because ministers are obviously taking the lead in it, we assume that there are many of them who actua~ly feel that it is not only all right but good Christian principle for Wh1tes and Negroes to live in close proximity in integrated neighborhoods. While questioning their sense of moral values and their innate decency, we certainly do not deny their right to hold this view even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary such as stonings, bombings and the necessity for armed policemen on duty around the clock under such circumstances. But, while conceding their sincerity, we deplore their method of accomplishing their ends. If they actually feel that it is in conformity with a Christian spirit for White people and Negroes to dwell side by side, they can much more effectively bring this about by the powerful force of example, than by merely advocating it in the abstract. For instance, we know that these good men do not want to destroy property values in White neighborhoods for it is their White brethren and not Negroes who financially support the churches and keep their collection plates overflowing with good folding money. Also. we know, and they know, that when a Negro moves into a White neighborhood, the value of surrounding property plummets to the bottom. This is a fact, not a theory, and in their own interest, the ministers must face and accept it. So, to avoid bringing about a financial debacle which would ma4 terially reduce their own revenues, we suggest a much more feasible and practical plan in which property values of White neighborhoods would not be disturbed, the prestige of Negro neighborhoods be greatly enhanced and the ministers' "Christian" urge to mix and mingle would be fully satisfied. We suggest that all ministers who adhere to this racial view lm4 mediately move out of the White neighborhood in which ALL of them are now living in a modern house which the church provides for them, and locate in the middle of a Negro neighborhood, preferably a tenement district, where they would be entirely surrounded by colored people. It is one thing to preach; it is an entirely different thing to perform, so let these good men show their faith by their works and call a moving vall before the sun goes down. WE APPROVE PLAN TO REVERSE VERDICT Of HISTORY ON BENEDICT ARNOLD CASE According to the press the people of Connecticut are starting a movement to reopen the case of Benedict Arnold, American traitor, with a view to clearing his name. They have asked the President of the United States to start pro· ceedings which will reverse the verdict of history which held that he was a traitor because he tried to sell this country out to the English. We are one hundred per cent in favor of this movement. We would not only exonerate his name but would vote him a posthumous medal to ·boot. We grew up thinking that Arnold should have. been hanged because he betrayed his country to a foreign power but we really didn't know what treason was. We just thought we did. Now we are sadder but wiser. We have lived to see traitors in high positions of leadership selling us out not only to England but to Russia and other totalitarian countries in such numbers that a patriot stands out among them like a sore thumb. Also we have lived to see the day when treason is regarded as not much more of a crime than a traffic law violation. By all means, let us revive the Benedict Arnold case and give the old boy a break. When all the evidence is in and a comparison has been made be4 tween his puny efforts to betray us and the highly organized and co· ordinated plans to sell us out, now being promoted by our duly elected officials in Washington, he will probably emerge as one of the most loyal and dedicated American patriots in all history. She Demands Answer (Dallas Morning News) Ida M. Darden, editor of the Southern Conservative (Ft. Worth), doesn't grow any rice. Recently she read in the public press that the Agricultural Adjustment Agency in Washington had paid a citizen in Arkansas a million dollars for not growing any rice. It moved the lady to remark: "Well, we didn•t grow any rica either-not one single grain-and they didn't pay us a cockeyed cent, "Not only did we not grow any rice, but we don't even own any land on which we could have not grown rice and this should entitle us to an extra bonus in addition to the one million dollars which is rightfully ours. "For if they are morally and legally just!ified in paying a citizen for not growing rice, why in the name of Karl Marx can't they pay that same citizen for not owning any land on which to not grow any t:ice?" "In fact the lady was so indignant about the situation that she split her infinitive. Is there any bonus on not splitting infinitives? We'd like to somehow get in on that." (Editor's Note: Of course we de· liberately split the infinitive in the case mentioned in trying to make what we fondly believed was a pun, but we either fumbled the joke or the esteemed editor of the News missed the point. It has been sug4 gested to us that there may have been a wee bit of malice Involved in the matter because of the fact that in the same edition of the Southern Conservative, we took Texas papers to task, including those in Dallas, for deliberately or carelessly omitting mention of a great honor conferred on one of that city's distinguished citizens re4 cently, but we don't think so. At any rate, it is our contention that any decent American who can con4 template what the Socialist creeps in Washington are doing to the na4 tion's economy without splitting anything worse than an infinitive, is lucky. We shall probably split many more in the future for which we hope the erudite editor of the News will forgive us.) Walter Cronkite, television news analyst, predicts that the two nom4 inees for President in 1960 will be Nelson Rockefeller and Lyndon Johnson. If he is right, our prayer, in either event, is may God save America. Next Edition Will Be Out In September It has been our poliCy since 1950 when the paper was started to issue only ten editions per year. The. July and August editions are thrown together, as well as the November and .December editions. We have always had to do this in order to make ends meet financial4 ly and to keep the publication go· in g. In the meantime, we try to catch up on office work and, of course, the ever-present problem of raising money to carry on must be looked after. We hope to have the next edition out by the middle of September as usual.
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