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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 9 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FEBRUARY, 1958 No.2 Everything Else Has Failed So Why Not Try Americanism For a Change? We Called Henry Wall ace A Nut But -------------------------=~-- We're Still Doing It The Same Way Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona has had a letter from a con­stituent placed in the Congressional Record which emphasizes the deplorable fact that our farm policy these days is essentially no differ­ent from that which prevailed when the New Deal was riding high, wide and handsome and Henry Wallace was plowing under crops and killing off pregnant sows. This Arizona farmer has decided, according to his letter to the senator, that the 11not-raising hog business" is about the most profitable and rewarding undertaking since the gold-rush days in Alaska. He wrote that a friend of his in an adjoining county had just received a check from the Federal government in the amount of $1 ,000 for 11nct raising hogs/' although the most this same farmer had ever been able to make in any one year for 04raising hogs" was $400. Senator Goldwater's correspondent, therefore, very logically de­cided that the smart thing to do was to get out of the 11hog-raising businf'ss" and get into the " not-raising-hog business." "What I want to k now is what is the best k ind of farm not to raise hogs on and what . is the best kind of hogs not to raise," he wrote. "I would prefer not to raise Razorbacks but if that is not a good breed not to raise, I will just as gladly not raise any Berkshires or Durocs. 11I plan to operate on a small scale at first and hold myself down to not raising about 4,000 hogs which means I will make $80,000. "Now another thing; these hogs I will not raise will not eat 100,000 bushels of corn. So will you pay me anything for not raising 100,000 bushels of corn not to feed to the hogs I am not raising?" We submit that this Arizona farmer by the employment of a bril­liant piece of satire has pointed up the tragic fact that the policies governing the great agricultural industry of the greatest country on earth are being initiated and carried out by fools and demagogues who know no more about the natural law of economics than a fan-tail pigeon does about higher mathematics. If members of Congress persist in this insane practice of paying farmers not to raise crops, then we should demand that a similar policy apply in the case of financial compensation to lawmakers. In other words, we should insist that the big salaries which they have voted themselves should not be paid to them for the service they are not rendering the people by not using the common sense they do not have. The 11.farm problem" is not caused by a surplus of products in the nation's warehouses but by a shortage of brains in Washington. · If the politicians will keep their dirty, cotton pickin' hands off the American farmer and let him run his own business, our agricultural economy will adjust itself. We'll Give 'Em To The Soviets And Not Ask Anything In Return Retiring Soviet Ambassador to the United States, Georgi Zarubin, is reported in an Associated Press release from Washington to have called on Vice President Richard M. Nixon on January 24 and to have pro­posed a new angle in the "exchange program" between the United States and Russia. According to the AP report of the incident, Zarubin suggested that we exchange some of our Congressmen with Moscow in return for some members of Russia's Supreme Soviet who would come here. Apparently Zarubin figured that it should be an even swap and he's probably right for in many cases, the views of our lawmakers and those of the Soviet officials are identical and if the exchange is made, nobody will likely notice the difference. Personally, we're not in favor of exchanging anything with Russia, but we've got a better idea than Zarubin's. We know of some members of both Houses of Congress that we'd like to give to the Soviets for keeps and we wouldn't ask for anything back, not even the return of the lawmakers. And just to show them that our heart's in the right place, we would even throw in a slue of Supreme Court justices for good measure. In a mad and reckless scramble for that ephemeral and elusive condition referred to as "universal peace" we have appeased, bribed and kowtowed to the inter. national scoundrels who are deliberately standing in the way of its achievement and, as a result, we are gel· ting nowhere fast. Among normal persons, common sense dictates that when one method fails in any under· taking, another is tried. In line with this age-old rule of human reasoning, it is •ime for our leaders to get up off of their stomachs, stand on their hind feet and start making like men. There is no better place to begin than the adoption by Congress, the nation's supreme govern· ing body, of a program of old-fashioned Americanism as laid down by the smart men who founded the Re­public, any one of whon1 possessed more wisdom and basic knowledge of fundamental principles of govern• ment, statesmanship and foreign relations than alt our current crop of fat-headed bureaucrats combined. Every adult American with the mental equipment of a two-toed sloth realizes that this country is in grave danger not only from an attack by a barbaric foreign enemy but that we are in imminent danger of losing every precious freedom which Americans have always treasur· ed above money and above price. What the great majority of the people don't know, however, is that the present catastrophic conditions have been contrived that it was all "planned that way" and that they are merely the suckers who will pay the cost with their contribution of dollars and their surrender of freedom. For we, of all people of the earth, have a form of govern· ment which, if it had not been abandoned, would have kept us out of the trap and we would still be the most powerful, respected and invul­nerable nation in the world, instead of a dependent province constituted of supplicants on bended knees, praying for the right to survive. When the Constitution of the United States was formulated every safeguard for peace, prosperity and continuous preservation of the national security was written into it that human intellect could devise and devoted patriots could anticipate for the protection of those who would come after them. It is only because of the breaking down of these safeguards and the voluntary surrender of the protective clauses in the Constitution that we are becoming hag-ridden with fear, scared of our shadow and helplessly dependent on the behavior of foreign dictators for our national safety and eventual survival. High on the list of warnings which able early-day statesmen gave us were the injunctions that we must, above all things, strictly limit the power of those who governed us and that we should keep out of entangling alliances with foreign nations who had been fighting and feuding since the beginning of time and would continue until the end of eternity. We have contemptuously disregarded the advice in both cases and are now paying the penalty. The founders of the Republic knew from tragic experience with a despotic English King that power is the headiest wine ever brewed by the alchemic processes of man and that the exercise of unlimited auth. ority by a nation's ruling head could only breed tyranny and spell the death knell of human freedom. It was, therefore, the iron-willed determination of the grea.t states~ men who framed the Constitution that it should grant maximum free· dam to the citizen and hold the powers of its leaders to the minimum. Outlined in every word, phrase and provision is the thesis that every American voter is a Sovereign and every citizen a Kint and that those elected to represent them are merely public servants whose sole and exclusive duty is to carry out their wishes. {Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Februery, 1958 On January 27 the U. S. State Department is reported in the press to have sigp.ed an agreement with retiring Ambassador Georgi Zarubin of Russia for a new and broader cultural exchange pro­gram between that country and the United States. That's all we need to fix us up good and proper -some strong injections of Soviet "culture''. The whole purpose of our poli­ticians in Washington today is to prevent any citizen from accumu­lating a surplus of money and the Sixteenth amendment to the Con­stitution aids them in this evil ob­jective. After all, it is surplus money that builds churches, uni­versities, hospitals, homes, rail­Toads, skyscrapers and which keeps the wheels of industry mov­ing. "With one stroke of the pen in 1954, the Supreme Court tore down what the American people have been building for hundreds of years when they handed down their infamous de-segregation rul­ing," says Will F. Evans, New Mexican author. "Talk about de­porting the black-hand Mafia; the Chief Justic and his eight left­wingers are far more dangerous than all the Mafia members in Sic­ily put together." It is estimated that there are from 4,000,000 to 7,000,000 illegal aliens in the United States and it took only 30,000 to overthrow the Russian Empire. Add this number of illegal aliens to at least 1,000,- 000 pro-Communists of domestic breed, and the result is blood-chill­ing. Also, consider how asinine it is for us to be concerned about Communism getting a stronghold in Europe. Everything Else Has Failed -tcontinued from Pag• 'l 'fhe history of civilization has been that when a nation's ruler has either been granted, or has usurped, unlimited authority and secun·d con~rol of the pub~ic purse, he instinctively out-grows his hat-bo:!r.d, asp1res to enlarge h1s sphere of action and, like Napoleon and Alexander the Great, sets out to rule the world. There is no exception. The ink was scarcely dry on the greatest document ever fashioned for the orderly government of men when the relentless and unending battle to wrest power away from the people and bestow it on national ~~=~e~!twi~s :;t~~~nd the eternal struggle to gain control of the purse I The passage of the Sixteenth, or Income Tax, amendment to the Constitution gave Washington leaders control of the purse and they \~ent on !ro.m there grabbing power every time they caught Constitu­t10rtally- des1gnated custodians of authority sleeping on the job. As a tragic example of the usurpation and abuse of power by bureaucrats, we point to the amazing action of John Foster Dulles who rece~lly flew over to Turkey and, calmly appropriating authority be­longmg to Congress, verbally committed us to war in defense of the peopJe of the Middle East. Speaking to the leaders of the five Baghdad Pact nations in Ankara he reared back, threw out his chest and grandly announced that "the United States will support these nations with mobile power of great force" against any invasion. He added that we will "continue to provide economic aid to individual members of the pact ,:,rganization" thereby not only committing us to fight the wars of the Middle E:o>st but to finance the deal as well. By this reference we mean no personal disrespect to Mr. Dulles. He w?.s merely carrying out orders. Congress had tossed its Consti­tutional power to declare war to the Chief Executive and he, in turn, had pitched it on to the State Department and the Secretary was merely carrying the ball. In this incident we have a supreme and convincing demonstration of how abjectly the American people have surrendered both power and the purse which their forefathers tried so valiantly to place in their hands to have and to hold forever. In fact, so recklessly has the Constitutional authority io declare war been peddled around in Washington that about the only ones up there who do not now enjoy the right to commit American armed forces to go into battle are the page boys in the House and Senate. The Korean War started, not following a proper declaration by the Congress of the United States but is claimed to have resulted from the stimulating effects of a glass of Bourbon imbibed one midnight in the \Vhite House by a cocky little man already heavily intoxicated on strange and unaccustomed power and was later concurred in by the United Nations. The only time Congress got into the act was when the hour came to appropriate money to pay for it. The long road back to Constitutional government in the United States is a hard and thorny path and progress in this direction will be bitterly fought at every step by left-wingers, one-worlders and Inter­natio! lal Communists who have been calling the shots in our domestic and foreign policy for so long that they will battle to the death to keep what they have come to regard as their basic right. The Congress of the United States represents the nation's au.thentic governing agency since its members are directly answerable to the people who elected them as their publi'? servants to carry out the will of th~ electorate. It is, therefore, in that body that the switch must be !~~~~~'t t~fe t~:np~~;~e~r~~d t~~dp~~~~~a!~g f~~at~~ :~:l:~~~~d i~ f~:; repudiate their sworn oath to uphold the Constitution and refuse to repair the damage which subversive elements have done to Constitu­tional government in this country throughout the years, then we had as well start devising our own form of the Hammer and the Sickle which will soon be our national symbol. Just as Rome was not built in a day, so will it take a long time to re-build our own governing processes in the image of sanity and reason but there arc some basic steps that Congress can take toward this end and the American people must start twisting their arms until they take them. First, all power which Congress has given the President, or which he has assumed, to declare war, make secret treaties without the advice and consent of the Senate and the authority to lower or raise tariffs on recommendation of a bunch of International Socialists in Geneva, must be taken back and kept in Congress where such powers belong. Also the practice of giving the President unlimited millions of dollars for "emergencies" such as the expense of a troupe of Negro hootchy­kootchy dancers to the Holy Land, must be stopped and no money spent by the Executive branch of the government except that legally appro­priated by the Congress for specific purposes. Also an amendment should be submitted by Congress to the State lawmaking bodies for the outright repeal of the Sixteenth amendment or at least an amendment should be submitted limiting the amount of taxes which Congress can levy to a maximum of 25 per cent until such time as all the fool commitments we have made throughout the world can be discharged and the amendment eliminated entirely. Legislation should be passed returning this country to the gold standard which International Communists persuaded Roosevelt to abandon, and our gold reserves in Fort Knox replenished up to cur .. rency requirements. Every business venture in which the Federal government is en .. gaged in competition with free enterprise, including the TVA author­ity, should be sold to private industry or otherwise disposed of and labor unions should be placed under the jurisdiction of the anti-trust law which operates in the case of business firms and other groups. Every penny of foreign aid, economic, military or otherwise should be voted down as memQers of Congress are utterly without Constitu­tional authority to give money belonging to American taxpayers to alien peoples and they first have to become highjackers and thieves them!elves :md rob American citizens in order to pose as great bene­factors of humanity dispensing largess throughout the world. The Socialistic farm program should be repealed and the practice of buying votes of minority groups with other peoples' money forever discarded. The investigating activities of Congressional committees should be broadened to include the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency and other units of the Federal government and the resuJts made public so that the people of this Republic may know to what extent, if any, the policies of these agencies are dictated by e1.ements unsympathetic to the American form of government. As rapidly as possible, all members of our fighting forces scattered around the four corn~rs of the earth should be brought home and no American troops assigned to any area of the world hereafter except on orders of the Congress following an attack or threat of attack on this country. Impeachment proceedings should be brought against members of the Supreme Court on the ground that they have violated the "good behavior" p!'ovision of their appointment through mass outrages against the Constitution, the aid and comfort they have given the enemy through pro-Communist Court rulings and for their dastardly attempts to annul the tenth amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing the rights of States. All attempts of the Federal government to gain control of the nation's public schools through so-called Federal aid should be over­whelmingly rejected and no more legislation enacted which has as its objective the granting of special favors to minority groups. Heavy appropriations will have to be voted for American defense projects because traitors in our government, in defense plants and else­where have helped the Soviets build up their fighting equipment J.o the point where we will have to show equal strength in order to convince them that while we are a peace-loving nation, if they start anything with us we will blow them off the face of the earth. Strength is the only force they respect. These are only a few steps that the Congress can take to off-set our grave and tragic mistake in departing from Constitutional government and to nullify compounded acts of treason which have been committed in this country and brought us to our present sorry state, but their adoption, or even a beginning toward that end would do more to restore the confidence of the people in government and bolster our national security than ten thousand summit conferences, give-away programs or cultural exchanges. It would give the American Republic back to the American people. • After all, rank and file Americans, and not Washington politicians in the White House, the Supreme Court or the Congress, are specified in the Constitution as the masters in this country with absolute auth­ority to tell their public servants in the three branches of the Federal government what to do and what not to do. And if puffed·up, swell­headed demagogues in the House a11d Senate refuse to obey the com~ mands of the people and persist in pursuing the present suicidal course, they should be treated as any other dishonest, thieving servant and fired when they come up for re-election. It's time for a general stampede back to good, old-fashioned Am­ericanism under which we never lost a war, catered to an enemy-or trembled at the threats of a barbaric dictator. In brief, let's try Americanism for a change and let's don't hesitate to even go in for flag-waving so long as the flag we wave is the hal­lowed emblem of our own glorious Republic. What have we got to lose, except our heads? We've already lost most of our basic rights and freedoms and the rest are on the way out. February, 1958 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Paga 3 Communist 'Share-The-Wealth' Plan Women's Clubs Go On Warpath Boldly Demanded By Reuther's Boys And Head In Right Direction Congress May Tap Crooked Labor Unions On the Wrist Both the Republicans and the Democrats are preparing legisla­tion to be introduced in Congress this session which is supposed to curb the skulduggery in 1 a b o r unions as disclosed by the McClel­lan rackets committee of the Sen­ate. Regardless of whether the meas­ure sponsored by Modern Repub­licans or Fair Deal Democrats is finally enacted, one thing is clear and that is that when this pro­posed legislation becomes law, the offending unions are going to real­ize that they have been hit over the head with a bunch of wilted periwinkles, and that their wrists have been Sljlartly tapped with a velvet slide rule. It's really astounding the way that Congress of ours keeps right on the ball and is quick to ferret out and punish wholesale corrup­tion and especially when the of­fenders are labor unions or other minority groups with a sizeable bloc vote. The President even got into the act and outlined a proposed meas­ure which is designed to take care of the situation and make the old meanies in the unions behave. Go­ing way out on a limb and disre­garding political consequences to Modern Republicanism, he even suggested that the unions be made to file a report on their financial and welfare funds with the Fed­eral government. That ought to do it. Off-hand we can think of noth­ing more effective as a punitive medium than for labor racketeers to write a report of their activities and file it with a Federal govern­ment agency. In that way, it should get nation-wide publicity and especially in an election year. Another h e I p f u I suggestion mac;le by the President was that a new office be set up within the Labor Department to be known as "an office of Commissioner of La­bor Reports." If there is one thing this country is in dire need of at this time, it is additional Boards, B u r e au s and Commissions of which there is an alarming short­age in our national capital. The fact that neither the bill proposed by the White House nor the Fair Dealers m en t i o n s the ghastly strikes in Wisconsin and elsewhere accompanied by vandal­ism and murder or proposes send­ing in Federal troops to put down violence in such cases, as was done ln Little Rock, and the omission of any proposal to put labor unions under the anti-trust laws under which all other groups must oper­ate, is probably due to oversight on the part of our alert and dedi­cated statesmen. After all, the United States is just one among many nations they must look after. There are fifty or sixty .others claiming equal atten­tion, and our leaders cannot be expected to distract their brilliant minds with details, and remember every little thing. Three thousand shouting union­ists at the United Auto Workers convention in Detroit recently, went on record as favoring the Communist program originally set forth by Marx and Lenin by vot­ing to demand that auto companies who make a substantial profit share it with the workers. Walter Reuther who was trained in Moscow and apparently ac­quired his economic theories there addressed the gathering and warned that Hl958 negotiations will be rough." In his plan to compel auto con­cerns to <~share the wealth" with the workers and allow the unions to run their business, Reouther has it all figured out to a fine point. His profit-sharing proposal calls for a division of the company's profits above ten per cent on net capital before taxes. In a burst of unprecedented generosity, Reuther says he will allow fifty per cent of the profits above the ten per cent to be retained by the com­pany for its stockholders and ex­ecutives; twenty-five per cent to be divided among the firm's lower paid employes and twenty-five per cent to be given to consumer s in the form of a rebate at the end of the year. Although Reuther seems to have spent months, perhaps years, working out his plan in detail, oddly enough he overlooked one vital point. Although he stressed that auto firms must share their profits with employes, he didn't say a thing about sharing their losses. Apparently, when the phony bubble of prospertiy bursts and the auto firms come upon lean times Reuther's boys will be look­ing the other way and be em­ployed elsewhere - pro b a b 1 y throwin~ stink bombs in the win­dows of private residences to in­jur~ the f~milies ,o,f men .who ex­ercise their God-given r 1 g h t to work, as was done in Kohler Wis­consin. Texas Voters Should Not Forget These Four Names Four members of Congress from Texas deserve a place in the Hall of Fame for voting right on a bill on January 23rd. This was the measure passed by the House of Representatives in­creasing the national debt limit from $275,000,000,000.00 to $280,- 000,000,000.00 by a vote of 328 to 71. The Texans who had the cour­age to vote right on this matter were Bruce Alger of Dallas, Wal­ter Rogers of Pampa, John Dowdy of Athens and J. T. Rutherford of Odessa. Congressman Martin Dies of Lufkin was ill at his home at the time and, therefore, did not vote. All other Texas representatives trotted right along and voted for the increase in the debt ceiling. Re-Print On Mental Health Quacks Gets Around World Last April, our 1 e ad editorial was entitled "II You're a Good Conservative American Patriot­Let's Face It-You're Nuts." The editorial dealt in detail with international political psychiatrists who have gone into a huddle and come up with the conclusion that anybody who does not believe in One-World Government is insane and needs psychiatric treatment. We didn't deal too gently with these rotten q u a c k s who have made a racket of one of the .. med­ical profession's noblest branches and who have prostituted the term "mental health" until all thinking persons are becoming suspicious of anything so designated. We had to have re-prints by the thousands of the editorial and it has gone pretty well o v e r the world and has been reproduced in places as far away as Capetown, South Africa. In January, nine months later , good friends in the Canadian Par­liament at Ot tawa ordered copies for each member of that body as well as all members of the press galler y there. Too much cannot be said in con­demnation of the crooks who seek to tamper with human minds and make them subse:z::vient to corrupt political theories, and the sooner they are exposed and repudiated, the sooner will a wholesome and normal state of Mental Health be achieved. When you boil it down juv enile delinquency is merely the result of the prevailing philosophy in Washington which, in the final analysis, adds up to disregard for the rights of others. Outside of a few minority groups, the Con­gress, the Supreme Court and the White House show no concern whatever for the rights guaran­teed ... the American people as a whole by the Constitution. Taking their cue from the leaders, juven· iles also feel no respect for the rights of others and so they go on killing, robbing and raping sprees. It is merely a case of corruption frcnn the top seeping down to poison and degrade those all along the line. Adults have a lifetime of discipline to hold them in re­straint. Juveniles' tendency is merely to imitate that which they see going on around them. Our position is that Conserva­tive Democrats were swindled out of their Party by Roosevelt's po­litical confidence men in the 1936 National Convention at Philadel­phia and that if these Conserva­tives have the initiative, the brains and the determination they can recover this stolen property at the 1960 Convention. First, they will have to lay the groundwork in every precinct of every state in the Union to prevent another In­ternational Socialist from running away with the Presidential nom­ination. The big steal of the Party was accomplished once by political thugs; why can't it be achieved again by Conservative Americans? Nothing which has happened in recent years is more indicative of the awakening of large groups of Americans to the danger confront­ing us than the action of the Sec­ond District of the Texas Federa~ tion of Womens Clubs at a recent session. The position taken by Womens Clubs has not always been sound and, like other important segments of our society, they have too often been persuaded to lend their con­siderable influence to strange and alien philosophies of government. However, recommendations made by the Second District Board members in January, backed up by the Dallas Women's Chamber of Commerce, constitute a program for future action which, for sheer Americanism, cannot be excelled. First, they propose to work for legislation or an amendment if necessary which will insure that a Supreme Court justice must have served not less than ten years as either a judge of a State Supreme: Court or of a Federal court. They will also s u p p o r t an amendment to the Constitution to amend the Six teenth, or Income Tax, amendment w hi c h would limit taxes to not more than 25 per cent of income. They would also prohibit the government of the United States from engaging in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution. They will ask Congress to place labor unions under the same anti­trust laws that govern industrial concerns and will oppose Federal aid to the schools of the nation. These recommendations will be submitted to a district convention of Womens Clubs in Denison in April and to their State Conven­tion at Fort Worth in May for adoption. At this point politicians who have been pulling the wool over the eyes of the people and playing fast and 1 o o s e with taxpayers' money in the big scramble to keep themselves in office had better brush up on the old saying that "you can't fool all the people all of the time," and act accordingly. For a long time, they have made suckers of large segments of the American people i n c 1 u d i n g Womens C I u b s but if the good women in all sections finally real­ize as those in the Second District of Texas have, what is being done to them and t h e i r children by Washington confidence men, there are going to be some changes made and make no mistake about that. When a highly organized group of indignant women realize just what actually is going on in the nation's capital in the way of per­petual and sustained robbery of the family purse and the over­throw of precious and inherent rights and freedoms, things will start popping. Crooked and corrupt politicians in all three branches of the Fed­eral government will think that a nest of hornets have been released and have settled right inside their shirts. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Everypeidurbseriberisentitledtoone fru t u b~eri pti on to be sent to any penon othi1choosinq. l Sent ~lthout cod to members of Congreu, members of Stet. legideturel, Governor•, endotherpubllcofficiels. th: w~:Jt~: ff::k~; a~4 :a;l~fttow~~~ against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited byittotheStetesarer1nervedtothe States re~pectiuly, or to the people. Chicago Experts Advise City Officials To Tax Everything I Fort Worth governing authori· ties ran out of things to tax and so they imported some Chicago ex­perts to think up new sources of revenue, for a fee of fifty thousand -dollars. The Chicago high-binders went into action and came up with a tax-everything-in-sight program. Their argument was that if the tax-grabbers took everything from the citizen which is not nailed down, Fort Worth would not be "out of line" with other cities of its size. They are so right. The tax racket is the most widespread, vicious and immoral one being op­erated in the United States today and constitutes common theft of the citizenship by Federal, State and municipal governments. It used to be, when public offi­cials had some sense of decency, that experts were hired, if at all, to bring about economy, thrift and efficiency in the undertaking they were hired to appraise and made suggestions for saving, rather than squandering, the peoples' hard­earned money. On with the dance and let spending be unrestrained! And in no time at all, we'll prove what a wise guy old Lenin was when he said , in effect, that American tax­payers were suckers who would spend themselves right out of the picture. "We are in dire need of new do­mestic and foreign policies aimed at the overall protection of our own nation" , says Maryesther Williamson of Indinapolis. "This can only be achieved by the nom­ination and election of genuinely dedicated, freedom-loving Ameri­cans who have no internationalist tendencies or tie-ups". She can say that again. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Writer Gives a Flash-Back To Era Of Honesty In Government Nostalgic Americans may take a short sentimental journey back into the past when economy, responsibility and simple integrity were demanded of those who represent us in Washington, by reading a recent article in the Saturday Evening Post. This article is by Beverly Smith, Jr., and appeared in the Post February 1 of this year. It tells of an official trip to Havana io 1928 by Washington officials and newspaper correspondents headed by President Calvin Coolidge one of the few fundamentally honest men who have occupied the White House in modern times. At that time the national debt was $17,000,000,000, the government was spending $2,900,000,000 and every possible attempt was being made by the frugal-minded Chief Executive to reduce the indebtedness as rapidly as possible. During that period there were no Modern Republicans, and no Fair Dealers; the United Nations was not even a gleam in Alger Hiss' eye and Sputniks had .not been invented. Lawmakers, by and large, were the best material a State or district had to offer and not rubbish from the political dunghill. In those days a President of the United States was satisfied and honored to be simply that and he never kidded himself that he was General Manager of the World. Also the Federal government was administered by those elected to do the job; no out4 side propaganda agencies were allowed to dictate policies or formulate legislation and Supreme Court rulings were based on the Constitution and not the Communist Manifesto. Best of all nobody had ever heard of Earl Warren or Sherman Adams. It was a glorious era. Mr. Smith's article is not a profound discourse on fundamental 'Principles of government. He poses no problems which beset the nation in the period of which he writes and presents no comparisons between the statesmanship of that time and this. He merely gives a side-splitting report of a routine assignment on a Presidential tour which is something like a fresh breath of air in this period of history when very few Americans are able to laugh at anything connected with Washington doings. Those who fail to read it are missing a rare treat in the way of brilliant and sparkling humor. Anything Can Happen In Little Rock and It Seems That It Did The invasion of Little Rock by Federal troops to force the mixing of the races in the schools has been heralded throughout the United States by responsible Americans as perhaps the baldest infringement of the Constitution in history and the most infamous example of the abuse of power since the Republic came into being. ~en ~~re~a~ i~~uir~~s~~~;s:~ t~:e;~s s~!h t~=p~~=p~~~a~~~ea~fea~~. ~~~ now we find that we didn't know the half of it and that there were facets to the incident which add to the infamy of the whole proceedings. It was general knowledge that the sending in of Federal troops to a Sovereign State to handle a local matter except on invitation of the Governor of such State was un-Constitutional and it was clear that Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas extended no such invitation. Now we find that there was not only usurpation of authority at the Washington end but in Little Rock also. In the latter city there was a little two-bit, fourth-rate politician serving out a lame-d~ck term as mayor, the people there having voted him out of office at the last municipal election. According to copyrighted articles in a New York newspaper, this jack-leg political hack admits that it was he who took it on himself to order out Federal troops. He accomplished this, according to his version of the affair, by getting in touch and collaborating with a Presidential assistant in charge of minority questions in the White House and who operates under a different name than the one with which he was born. This Presidential assistant established communication with the golf links at Newport and the rest is history -history that is ugly, repugnant and offensive to those who have an iota of respect for Constitutional government. What a wonderful thing if by some trick of magic we coUld blot out the whole disgraceful incident and wipe the slate clean. In the feverish movement to re­verse all customs, change all tra­ditions and do everything just the opposite from the way it has al­ways been done, it must be ad­mitted that Hollywood is right in there pitching and holding up its end. Recently the press published the picture of a glamorous movie star and announced that she was taking a trip around the world with a Chilean count. It was add­ed that later they would marry. People used to marry first and go on a honeymoon afterwards. Commenting editorially on un­speakable conditions in Brooklyn public schools where the Grand Jury recommended the placing of police in the halls or class rooms and where a recent outburst of violence resulted in the apparent suicide of the school Principal, the Dallas Mo1'ning News said in part: "It's a fine educational system in New York. Everything is integrat­ed according to Gunnar Myrdal and the Supreme Court. Instruc­tion wilZ continue if there are enough Grand Juries and police to supervise it. In the meantime, New York advice to the South is letting up. New York is busy at home." February, 1958 Ohio Farmer Knocked Down By The Hammer and Sickle A good American who knows what it is to be knocked down by the Hammer and Sickle thrown at him by the American Department of Agriculture is Dr. P. S. White­leather of Minerva,. Ohio, a prac­ticing physican who operates a farm as a hobby and as a week-end retreat. The doctor and his good wife in 1943 bought a run-down farm of 150 acres for $2,500. The farm had not been worked for years and was useless for production purposes. With true American initiative, however, the new owner in his spare time built up the soil to the point where his crops were among the best in the area. In 1950 without previous warn­ing up jumped the Devil in the form of an agent of the Federal Department of Agriculture who informed Dr. Whiteleather that he was violating the law by growing wheat and who i m mediate 1 y slapped a fine of $850 on him. The doctor not only had not joined in the farm program or signed any agreement to plant a certain quota but he had put up a sign on his farm posting it against trespassers including gov­ernment agents but this did not prevent him being classed as a criminal and treated as such by his government. The physician refused to pay the fine and has since refu sed to ac­cept any _mail from the "Agricul­ture Stabilization and Conserva­tion" unit of the Department of Agriculture w hi c h handles the Hquota system" of the farm pro­gram and which is based on the Soviet method of controlled pro­duction. He says that he loves his farm on which he has spent many hours of hard work but that1 as a matter of principle, he will not pay black­mail to the government in order to keep it and that he will give them the farm rather than pay a fine for exercising the God-given right of an American to plant grain on soil which he owns. So far nothing has been done and the matter is in status quo but the chances are that, finally, the long arm of the Federal govern­ment will reach out and claim the land of an American citizen who refused to participate in the vote­catching scheme which corrupt Washington poI it i cia n s have hatched up with the nation's farm­ers as the victims. U. S. Pledges $95,000,000 More In Aid To Communism Buried way back among the want ads of daily newspapers on February 5 was an Associated Press release from Washington an­nouncing that 11The United States has agreed to provide $95,000,000 in new economic aid to Poland. This is the same total granted the Communist regime last year." This impudent defiance of the will of the American people bor· ders on treason for there is not one person in the United States worthy of citizenship in this Republic who would willingly give one thin dime to promote Communism in Poland or anywhere else. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Paqe 5 Troops Should Be Transferred From Little Rock To Brooklyn Horrible racial c o n f 1 i c t in Brooklyn integrated schools and at John Marshall Junior High in par­ticular, reached a tragic climax late in January when the principal of the latter institution apparently committed suicide. A Few Reactions To The January Edition From a woman subscriber in Fort Worth: "I almost burst with so Ir~~pean~~ a~fa~i~:;oC:ly~~c:~~l~ appreciation and gratitude for this and especially at John Marshall last edition of your Wonderful that the Principal had appeared paper. The Southern Conservative before the Grand Jury and asked is the brightest light burning in ~~fs.~~~c~eR:!~~~~~~ry~hs~h~~i \ America today." board, however, being a political From a St. Louis business man: body and cognizant of the heavy "Every time I get my copy of the Negro-Puerto Rican vote in that Southern Conservative I think: city refused to have police officers 'this is the best yet and she simply stationed at the schools. can't equal this one in future' but Following two cases of rape of white girls by teen-age Neg r o brutes, and the suicide of the Prin­cipal, the Police Department of Brooklyn decided to post patrol· men at forty-one of t,hat city's in· tegrated schools, in spite of the school board. Strangely enough, even though the stabbings, rapings, a suicide and other forms of crime all oc­curred in such sequence as to con­stitute "mob violence," no Federal troops were sent to Brooklyn to restore order although just a few months previously the President had been so concerned that he had even left the golf course to see that paratroopers were on their: way to Little Rock to guard the schools although t here was no vio­lence at all in the Arkansas city compared to what was happening in Brooklyn. In Washington, the Honorable John Bell Williams, congressman from Mississippi, wondered out loud where the President's Federal troops were and why they were not sent to Brooklyn: Said Congressman Williams: "There is no comparison be­tween Little Rock and Brook~ lyn. No students have been raped in Little Rock, no stu· dents have been stabbed in Little Rock, no students have beaten up teachers, and there are no organized c r i m i n a I gangs roaming the streets of Little Rock." Wililams said that eastern politicians who were "so vo­ciferous d u r i n g the Little Rock episode" now are "silent as the tomb." He added: 11Where are the paratroop· ers? Why is it that the Presi­dent has not federalized the New York National Guard? Are our armed services to be used solely in the Sout)l to make sure that the President's private definition of 'peace and order' is achieved?" As an indication of how sincere all the talk in Washington about economy is, the State Department has asked Congress for an appro~ priation of $1,000,000 which for­eign service officers abroad may use to buy whiskey and other in­toxicating drinks to be used at parties they give for foreign dip· lomats and their guests. That's just half of it - the other half is that they will get the money they are asking for, or the biggest part of it. you can and you do. Your under­standing of the proper functions of American government is amaz­ing. Would to God our paid rep­resentatives in Washington had your knowledge and courage. In that case, there would be no prob­lem of Communism in the United States." From a s~bscriber in Pirtleville, Arizona: "You conservative Amer­ican patriot, you are beautifully calling the strikes, turn by turn, in the terrible and ruinous game they are playing against us. Please ac­cept the thanks of an old man for what you are saying to them." From an out-spoken American in Billings, Montana: "Your ~ead article on the front page is excel­lent and I only regret that you don't have a million or more cir­culation. I just wonder what, and how long, it will take to awaken the American public to the danger w hi c h is surely getting mighty close. For all intents and purposes our government is full-fledged Communism now and n o t h i n g short of real distaster will make the people realize that, as you say, we have adopted Communism here at home." From a subscriber in Mesilla Park, New Mexico: "Your Janu­ary edition of the Southern Con­servative was r e a 11 y a fighting number for Am e ric a. God has blessed you by giving you a forth­right way of expressing yourse ~~ which no other editor possesses in my opinion." From a subscriber in Salem, Virginia: "The Southern Conserv­ative is the most unique, original, desperately-needed and devastat­ingly c I ever publication in the United States." From a nationally-known New ¥ark business man: "I was very much impressed with the material in the January edition of the Southern Conservative. It is most encouraging to note that you have . not allowed the present propa­ganda- created panic to veer you from your worthy objectives." From a subscriber in Univer­sity, Alabama: "You certainly have a talent for hitting the nail on the head. Your lead editorial this month 'Why try to Stave off Communism in Foreign Countries while adopting it here at Home' should be taken to heart by every congressman. It is amazing that somebody in Congress-where you should have a good many sympa· thizers-hasn't risen up and de· manded an answer to that long ago." If They Really Want To "Contain Communism" Here's A Job All Cut Out Lest We Forget The Great American Tragedy At least once a year, we should read excerpts from the speech of the immortal Joseph R. McCarthy delivered on the black day when his colleagues in the Senate cru­cified him for his magnificent and matchless fight against Commun­ism. This is the opinion of Edna Bell Seward of Oakland, Califor­nia, who has forwarded to news­papers certain passages from that speech with a request for publica­tion: "My fellow Senators, I would be misleading you if I were to suggest that the Watkins committee made up its mind on the basis of the petty charges contained in the Flanders resolution - even my bitterest en­emy will admit that these matters would not have been given a second thought if someone other than Mc­Carthy were involved. I ask the Amer­ican people to consider the shocking truth that when the Watkins com­mittee announced their commenda­tion of censure, the communists made no attempt to conceal their joy - their headlines read: 'AID THE SEN­ATE FIGHT ON McCARTHY.' "From the moment I entered the fight against subversion back in 1950 at Wheeling, W, Va., the communists have said that the destruction of me and what I stand for, is the number one objective of this country. I would ask the American people to remem­ber the anti-anti·communists profess opposition to communism, but spend most of their time trying to discredit those who burt communism - they represent a greater threat to America than communism itself - they call anti-communism "McCarthyism" and I am honored by it. When the advo­cates of softness towards communism get their way, the only real victor is the communist party. There is noth­ing more frig.h tening to me than the Americans who have accepted the dic­tum that the communist party is small and ineffectual; they have now extended their tentacles into the U. S. Senate- the Watkins committee has been its unwitting hand-maiden; in its reports it initiated communist meth­ods - as it distorted, misrepresented and omitted, in its efforts to manufac­ture a plausible rationalization for advising the Senate to accede to the clamor for my scalp, ''When this vast communist con­spiracy could make an American pres­ident turn over the fruits of war to international communism at Yalta­and the Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, turn over the mainland of China to the Red Chinese - it is more than frightening, In view of this pattern of communist success, can anyone doubt the security of this country is in danger? I ask my col­leagues to ask themselves who has won the vote of censure. Some day you will say: "We lunged at the discloser to appease our own con­sciences'." As the new Congress gets under way and the President, his advisers and certain members of both Houses start figuring how they can bleed the taxpayers for more money to send across the ocean to "contain Com~ munism", we would remind them of jobs along this line that are crying to be done right here in our own coun­try. For instance, one of the vilest cells ever set up for the dissemination of Communist propaganda and for ad­vancing the Soviet cause is operating at full speed in Marin County, Cali­fornia, with young school children as the victims. The school libraries there are fill-ed with vile books by authors cited - by State and Federal government of­ficials investigating committees as either Communists or members of Communist fronts committed to the overthrow of the American govern­ment. Many of these books not only contain Communist propaganda but are so unspeakably obscene and vile that excerpts from ·them sent through the mail would subject the sender to a ten thousand dollar fine and a sen­tence in the penitentiary. One lone young woman out th ere has been fighting since April 1954, for the re­moval of this Communist fil th and perversion from school libraries. She could sure use some help from those fn Washington who are itching all over with the desire to "contain Com-munism". There has been no Federal Aid, no Foreign Aid or any other kind of aid given to Mrs. Anne Smart of Lark­spur in Marin County in her long and fruitless battle to "contain Com­munism" at least in the school where her son is a student. Not a single Foundation has come forward with a grant to enable her to advance the cause of education by cleaning out the filth, although the Fords, the Rockefellers and the t:arnegies pro­fess a deep and abiding interest in all matters relating to education. Mrs. Smart has a special permit to transmit lewd excerpts from this un­speakable literature thrOugh the mails without fear of arrest and we only wish that she could be enabled to send some of the choicest and most salaci­ous and lascivious excerpts from the collection to the President, to each of his advisers and to every member of both Houses of Congress. It would not be the kind of ma­terial they would relish perhaps but surely it would shame them to the point where their all-out efforts to "contain Communism" abroad would be dropped until they had "contain­ed" it in this small town here in the United States. "We know now that any pa­triot who dares to dig deeply into this labyrinthian tunnel of trea­son is inviting his immediate dis­grace and eventual destruction. The pervasive and invisible Com­munist apparatus will whip up a hue and cry against the 'methods' of any such excavating patriot while somebody in the Treasury Department will proceed to rake over his income tax returns" - From article by Clarence Manion in December, 19571 edition of American Mercury. Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE February, 1958 This Is Just Another Of Those Unexplained Mysteries Of Life A Memphis, Tennessee, cotton man includes this paragraph in a communication to us: "Why don't some of those patriotic, oil-rich, 9D-per cent tax-paying Texans start a radio and televison station, as you suggest, and give the people a chance to hear and see some de­cent programs instead of the sorry ones we get?" We really don't know. All we know is that some of them have made generous contributions to Crusade for Freedom, an interna­tional radio program which, ac­cording to documented evidence £;es;~i~~n toL~~is~j~~icfs0 ~~~~;~ combed with Communists. And please don't anybody ask us why men who have the brains, initiative and ability to build up vast fortunes are willing to con­tribute to a program designed for the ruin of the form of econ­omy which enabled them to ac­cumulate this wealth, because we don't know. They are funny that way. Benson Is Just Another Good Man Gone Wrong Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft B e n s on was mercilessly grilled by a bunch of two-bit poli- 1icians in the Senate recently be­cause of his fight for lower farm price supports. The truth is that Benson prob­ably comes nearer to being an honest man than any one connect­ed with the Eisenhower adminis­tration and, in his heart, is op­posed to the Socialist farm pro­gram and all this paying out of taxpayers' money for land which lies idle and for crops which are not planted. We have always felt that if he expressed his own conviction, he would condemn the whole Social­istic plan which is called our agri­cultural program but of course if he did that, he wouldn't be Secre­tary of Agriculture any longer. Arter all, Clarence Manion was one White House appointee who dared to be honest and say what he thought and look what happened to him. Nobody in his right mind, aside from a vote-hungry politician, would agree that farmers, or any other minority group of the citi­zenship, should have special favors from government and we do not believe that Secr~tary Benson fa­vors such tripe as price supports, soil banks or what have you. Benson is merely another good citizen whose political morals have been perverted and his personal convictions surrendered by accept­ance of a high-level job in Wash­ington. When we take care of the do­mestic or home-grown variety of Communists clustered in Washing­ton, in the colleges, universities, churches, on' the lecture platform and in other strategic places in this country, we will have Internation­al Communism licked and not be­fore. Co-Ops Should Be Taxed Like Other Enterprises Members of the Ways and Means Committee of Congress were told something recently that they need­ed very much to hear althoUgh it is doubtful if it will do any good. Their attention was called to the disgraceful situation in which co­ops are enjoying special tax privil­eges thereby strangling free enter­prise and cutting off many millions of tax dollars that should go to­ward helping to fight the menace of Communism. _ A. L. Reed, Dallas attorney, test­ified before that committee about the effect that farm co-ops in Tex­as and other States are having on privately-owned cotton gins, com­presses, warehouses and oil mills. Reed said the untaxed profits of the co-op gins, compresses and other operations are used to ex­pand their business in unfair com­petition with tax-paying compan­ies. Many have been forced out of business by t h i s procedure, he pointed out. Witnesses representing other lines of i n d u s t r y bolstered at­torney Reed's charges that tax-free co-ops are having a devastating ef­fect on private industry and de­manded that these operations be treated in exactly the same way as other forms of business in the mat­ter of income tax. Students of International Com­munism know that co-ops are a very vital part of the Soviet plan for bringing about a universal pro­gram of "sharing the wealth" and for this reason it is going to be a difficult matter to get anything done about these tax-free opera­tions in this country where they are firmly entrenched and enjoy special privileges from the Federal government. Experience in connection with the Tennessee Valley Authority proves that once these Communist projects are set up and in opera­tion in competition with private enterprise, it is all but impossible to dislodge them. Nothing short of a complete clean-out of pro-Communist lead­ership in Washington can elimin­ate such evils as the co-ops and the TV A and return the economy to the firm basis of competitive private industry. Discussing the attempted grab of the Tidelands from Texas, The Dallas Morning News says editori­ally that <~the Federal government cannot expropriate any part of any sovereign State". How come it can't? Of course the News is speaking from a Constitutional standpoint, but what does the Con­stitution mean to Washington, for Heaven's sake? Present adminis­trators of the Federal government proved that they can do anything (as in the case of Little Rock) and get by with it. They have no re­spect for the Constitution and do not propose to let it stand in their way of grabbing anything that is lying around loose. What Would They Have To Do To Get Turned Down By The Senate? They Can't Say We Didn't Give 'em Advance Warning In the September edition of the Southern Conservative we pub­lished the proceedings of a hush­hush meeting in Nashville, Ten­nessee, April 25, 1957, attended by a group of Southern Episcopal ministers of the South whose an­nounced objective was to bring about integration of Negroes into white churches and educational in­stitutions of that denomination in Southern States. The group was headed by the Reverend Das Kelley Barnett, As­sociate Professor of Christian Eth­ics and Moral Theology of the Epis­copal Theological Seminary of the Southwest at Austin. Barnett is­sued a confidential pamphlet dis­closing the proceedings of the secret meeting and in this pamph­let he stipulated that the informa­tion therein was not to be given to the secular or religious press under any circumstances. We don't know which classification we come under, but a copy was given us and we published a lengthy report of the proceedings at the Nashville meeting at which it was decided to cleverly bring about integration in all Southern Episcopal institu­tions. Members of that church throughout the South were natur­ally shocked on reading our editor­ial for, by and large, they are high class, discriminating and fastidi­ous persons and don't go for Soviet :t;acial mixing propaganda. In fact, in one or two cases we had to come up with the documented proof which of course we had or we never would have referred to the matter in print. Even then, it was hard for many good Episcopalians to believe that any such degrading movement would get anywhere or that it would be taken seriously. In his confidential pamphlet, Barnett stated, on page 5, that he had previously discussed the mat­ter with Bishop John E. Hines of the Episcopal Diocese of l'exas and inferred that he had the Bishop's approval in holding the meeting. On January 24 in opening the first business session of the 109th Council of the Diocese of Texas, Bishop Hines came out flat-footed not only for integration of the churches in Texas but asked that Negroes be allowed to attend sum.: mer camps which the church main­tairls. The Bishop used the old thread­bare argument which Communist agents initiated when their cam­paign to mongrelize the American white race first got under way many years ago-that integration of the races is the "Christian" thing to do even though it is hard for the human mind to conceive of any more i m m o r a 1 and un­Christian act than the social mix­ing of whites and blacks and espe­cially among impressionable youth in the intimacy of existence in summer camps. This is anether case where it gives us no pleasure to be in po­sition to say 41I told you so" or to point out that we correctly called As we write this it is report­ed in the press that the President's nominee for Attorney General of the United States, W i 11 i am P. Rogers, may have trouble in being confirmed by the Senate. It is our prediction, however, that by the time this appears in print Rogers will have been confirmed and that the anticipated flare-up will be nothing more than a small blast of hot air. The Senate has proved too often that its members will con­firm anybody. In Rogers' case, there is basis for the belief that he was instru­mental in getting the President to commit the un-Constitutional and indefensible act of sending Feder­al troops into Little Rock to en­force the un-Constitutional and in­defensible ruling of the Supreme Court which integrated the races in the nation's schools. There was a very simple method of measuring Rogers' fitness for the job and it should have been, in common honesty, used for the protection of the rights and free­doms of the people of the United States. If he favored such procedure, he should have been t u r n e d down unanimously. If he expressed op­position to this illegal course on the part of Federal authorities, then he should have been con­firmed. It's as simple as that, or would have been if we had men instead of mice as the controlling majority of the Senate. And yet in the Associated Press release to the nation's newspapers on January 23, Senator John Mc­Clellan of Arkansas was quoted as saying: ur don't know of any rea­son at this time to vote against his (Rogers') confirmation. I think he is a very able man." It the elected senator from the State where disgraceful invasion by the Federal troops occurred­and who prodded public school stu4 dents in the back with bayonets­saw no reason why he should vote against one of those who instigated such invasion, it gave other mem· hers of the Senate the cowardly way out. The country is apparently go­ing hog-wild about scientists and the general attitude in Washing­ton is that they should be turned out in assembly-line proportions. While scientific research on prop­er subjects is of inestimable value to humanity, their actit.'ities have been far from all to the good. We can't forget how many of them have appeared before investigating committees and clammed up when. asked about their subversive ac­tivities. Personally, we have felt for a long time that, instead of developing more, we should de­clare an open season on those we have. the shot on something that was going to happen but we did give the full facts in advance and warn of the infamous plot that was be­ing hatched against a great Prot­estant denomination. Feb•u••Y· 1958 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 7 Book Tells Of Pincers Movement Closing In On Us From Two Sides They're Bringing Truman Back Mink Coats, Deep Freezes And Everything Senator George W. Malone of Ne­braska is one member of the United States Senate who is a statesman, an informed patriot and who is interest­ed primarily in the security and pres­ervation of the American Republic. He has always seemed to us to be one of the few in that great body who never talks, votes or takes any other action relating to the interests of the American people until he has availed himself of all documented and factual inlormation concerning the subject involved. In these columns we ha~e frequent­ly called attention to the invaluable service he is rendering not only to the people of the State he represents but to those of all sections of the coun­try. We predict that a book he has written titled "Mainline" will be eagerly welcomed by those Ameri­cans who are greatly disturbed con­cerning the present State of the Un­ion. According to those who have seen the manuscript, the senator has done a terrific job of writin_g and has pro­duced a volume which should dis­sipate the apathy and indifference of that vast segment of the citizenship which has slumbered as corrupt in­ternationalists have played games with their destiny and that o! their children and their children's chil-dren. He has taken GATT, the Trade Agreements legislation, on the one nd-t.be-Status o! Forces agree­ments on the other, and set them out as a huge pincers movement which is pressing us from two sides. He shows, coldly, clearly and with impressive documentation, how we are being made dependent upon dis­tant sources for materials critical to our defense; how industry after in­dustry is being hurt; how agricul­ture is being forced to suffer; and -vitally-how this Nation is being prepared within for a federalized type o! socialism even as it is being led into a world socialist ,state, in strange contrast to the free and untrampled genius which erected the American Republic. He notes that foreign-made machin­ery is being installed in tax-paid gov­ernment projects here, while "coun­terpart funds" - obtained from the sale of surplus products abroad - are being used to pay off foreign na­tions' debts. But the essential thing, the con­structive thing, is that Senator Ma­lone claims we can put an end to this pincers movement and that there still is time for us to do so. His thoughts in this regard will be welcomed by all who love our Constitution, and by every citizen who believes in and un­derstands States' Rights. Every American should write for a copy of Mainline. Library Edition $3.00; Paperbound edition, $2.00. Long House, Inc., Post Office Box 3, New Canaan, Connecticut. All the billions of dollars which have been given away to foreign ingrates during the past two de­cades would have, if kept at home and spent for our own protection, made us invulnerable to attack from all the combined nations of the earth. Let us laugh that off if we can. Readers Will Find This Data Is Tragically True As we go to press with this edi­tion, we have received from the Honorable Edgar C. Bundy of Wheaton, Illinois, copy of a new book of which he is the author titled ucollectivism in the Church­es." As its title indicates i't is a doc­umented account of the political activities of the Federal , National and World Council of Churches each of which, under the guise of religion, haS done so much to pro­mote the pro-Communist cause throughout the world by vigorous­ly advocating Marxian policies in its published literature. We have had time to do nothing more than glance over it but as we are fairly familiar with the subject and also know the cour­ageous Christian patriot who wrote the book, we have no hesitancy in suggesting to our readers that this book will probably give them as clear a conception of the partly successful attempts of the Soviet to indoctrinate American churches and destroy Christianity in the United States as they will be able to secure !rom any source. Collectivism in the Churches, by Edgar C. Bundy. $5.00. The Church League of America, Wheaton, Illi­nois. Head of Texas A&M Says No Co-Eds Welcome There We have a very great admiration for Dr. M. T. Harrington, President of Texas A&M College who has put his foot down firmly against allowing women to enter that fine institution which has been an all-male school from the beginning. There is no occasion to make. it co­edu::: ational but some bold female has been making violent threats in the press about crashing its gates and insists that she will take the matter to the courts. Dr. Harrington finally took note of her ravings and said that there would be no change in policy We are sure that the young woman is not interested in the educational angle and is only trying to stir up trouble. That is an old story these days-break down every custom, every trad"ition and institution and if the dissenters just scream loud enough aJ'ld long enough, they finally build up a following and the changes get made. Our onlY surprise about the whole matter is that it is a white gal who is trying to crash in; it's a wonder they didn't put up some black woman in which case the Commies would have come rushing to the rescue, and made all sorts of trouble for one of Texas' finest schools. We Find Out That Inflation Whatever The Motive Is Worse Than Reported Sputniks Are Getting The Joh Done Last summer, we wrote in one of our editions that we planned to put leading editorials in the Southern Conservative over the past eight years into book form and publish it. We should have found out first how inflation has advanced the cost of su:::h a project before mentioning our intention. We now find out that prices are prohibitive in this .field unles9, of course, Carnegie or some other big Foundatio-n subsidizes the proposi­tion as in the case of Gunnar Myrdal who wrote American Dilemma for the Supreme Court's information. We don't believe the Carnegie out­fit, however, would consid"er helping out in our "dilemma" so we will have to postpone the project but hope, someday, to go ahead with it. Good Americans will not take seriously these injunctions which are flying thick and fast from the left-wingers to the effect that we should be free from hatred, preju­dice and intolerance. We should not be any such thing. We should cor­dially hate that which -is wrong such as attempts to change the American form of government; we should have a wholesome preju­dice against subversion which manifests itself in efforts to sur­rende1 · our sovereignty and merge into a One-World government and we should be highly intolerant of the Communist movement to mon­grelize the white race through in­tegration. The right kind of hatred, prejudice and intolerance is far more righteous, moral and uplift­ing than the wrong kind of love, acceptance and tolerance of evil practices. Whether the Soviet sputniks were set in motion to conquer outer spa :e or merely to cause the impoverish­ment of the taxpayers of the United States, they seem to be making pro­gress in the accomplishment of the latter result. Sputniks have been used as a pry­pole in prodding the national debt ceiling up $5,000,000,000.00, in upping the national budget to a new hig_!l in American history and' now the Presi­dent is using them to get legislation through Congress which will give the Federal government control of the public school systems o! the nation. The American people, by and large, are opposed to Federal aid to educa~ tion, the Congress has turned it down and it has been proved that no need for such aid exists but none of this makes the slightest impression on the Whtie House where advisers keep shoving bills at Congress and demand­ing that money be appropriated to su)>sidize public education. Whatever their original purpose, the Sputniks have certainly come in handy as instruments for prying money out of the taxpayers' pockets. Another function of the Sputniks is that they probably cause the So­viets to split their sides laughing at us. Any minister of the gospel of whatever denomination who ad­vocates the mixing of the white and colored races on intimate so­cial levels is utterly without mor­al conception of right and wrong and should be ~ driven from the pulpit. We had not realized that there was such a paucity of leadership among Fair Dealers until their re­cent announcement that they werj!: going to drag Harry Truman out, fumigate him and re~activate him for service during the coming cam­paign. During the last national conven­tion and since that time, those prominent in the councils of the party have seemed to regard him as some sort of decayed vegeta­tion, or something, and he has been welcoriied at their gatherings with about as much cordiality as a polecat would be accorded at an ice cream social. Now they announce that he will be the principal speaker at their money-raising shindig to be held in Washington during February and that he will dust off his "give 'em hell" speeches for delivery during Congressional campaigns in the Fall. There are two possible explana .. tions for this scraping of the bot­tom of the barrel for leadership material; either they are fresh out of front men or they are so sure they are going to whip Modern Republicans that they don't care who gets into the act. Texas Doctor Tells About Socialized Medicine Trap The a bsurdity of the attempt of Socia list reformers to place the doc­tors of the nation under the Social Security system has been forcefully pointed out by a Texas physician, Dr. John M. Smith of San Antonio. In a recent communication to mem­bers of the medical fraternity, Dr. Smith said: The Social Security system is the a :::cepted mechanism through which the proponents of socialized medicine hope to accomplish their objective. Medicine's approval of compulsory coverage would tend to neutralize our continuing struggle against socializa­tion of medical pra:::tice via am!!nd­ments to the Social Security Act. Active support by the mediCfll pro­fession of compulsory coverage would make the profession vulnerable to the charge that it is. willing to accept a little bit of socialism for personal gain, but is opposed to other bits of socialism designed for the general public. Few physicians would benefit !rom the retirement features of Social Se~ curity. Most doctors do not retire at sixty-five. The doctor who earns as much as $1200 a year following age sixty-five and up to age seventy-two would receive reduced or no S. S. payments. Physicians who are interested. in Social Security primarily because of the survivorship benefits should re~ alize that those benefits have many gaps and deficiencies whieh can be avoided in private insurance plans. Und·er Social Security there is no contract, no guarantee, no cash sur­render value, and no opportunity to voluntarily withdraw from the syst­em. In 1957, for the first time, benefits paid exceeded Social Security tax income. Social Security on a compulsory basis would mean that physicians of today would be committing the doc­tors of tomorrow to an enforced taxa­tion in return for uncertain beneftis. Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE February, 1958 Pink Press Has a Field Day We Are About T 0 Give Up Another Temporary Lull Only Means In North Carolina Incident Big Chunk Of Individual Freedom They Are Following Orders Whenever we have mentioned It seems to be the general opin ... the Ku Klux Klan, it has been in One of the biggest con games in history is getting under way and ion that the lull in suits filed by terms of condemnation. We have before long it will hit all sections of the nation. It is a gyp in which the NAACP in the South to force the same antipathy to it that we the citizens will be the suckers and big-time promoters will clean-up the admission of Negroes to white have to the NAACP, ADA, NEA, and go to town. schools is due to the shocking in­NCC and any other group or or- It is known as Urban Renewal nationally and locally as the Gruen cident in Little Rock when Fed~ ganization which subscribes to Plan. Operated under the current craze for changing everything until eral officals violated the Constitu­anti- American policies. nothing is recognizable, it will seek to convert the downtown areas of tion and public morals by invok-­But we were thoroughly dis­gusted at the manner in which the press and the officers of the law handled the incident between the KKK and some Indian bucks in a minor clash near the small North Carolina town of Maxton recently. The facts were these: A Baptist minister and a few associates rent­ed Gt field of land near Maxton for a meeting to speak against de­segregation of the races in public schools. Apparently those present were members of the Klan but there obviously was no violence planned. However, when the time for the meeting arrived there were more re-porters and photographers present than members of the Klan, it is reported. Obviously, the situa­tion provided the occasion for pub­licity which could not be passed up. A nearby tribe of Indians, ap­parently hopped up on firewater, decided to break up the meeting which they did. Who prodded them to action is not clear but at any rate there was a lot of firing of guns by the Redmen with ap· propriate whoops and yells. This provided a field day to reporters and photographers and the "vic­torious" Indians were shot in every conceivable pose. Subsequently ed­itorial ink flowed freely. Newspaper accounts of the af­fair were slanted so heavily that disinterested onlookers were un­able to recognize in the printed reports any resemblance to what actually happened. Also, police of a nearby city arrested, not those who were firing the guns to break up the meeting, but those who were trying to hold it. The point we are trying to make is this: if it had been a group of Negroes in the NAACP trying to hold a meeting to promote integraw tion, rather· than opposing it, the officials would have thrown a cor­don of police around them to pro­tect those in attendance in their right to peaceably assemble and if armed outsiders had come in to shoot up the place. the invaders. instead of the participants, would have been arrested and put in jail. That's what is so disgusting about the incident. Aside from the fact that the affair shows up the bias, prejudice and hypocrisy of those involved, the whole thing was too unimportant to mention. Toward those who assume to represent the American people in this dark hour of history, we hurl the charge that only the corrupt, the dissolute and the morally des­titute among them will any longer disregard the nation's material well-being and endanger itS in­ternal security by stripping the people of their substance and bankrupting its treasury for the defense of ungrateful and treach­erous foreigners whose swords are perpetually pointed at our throats, and who would double-cross us at the drop of a hammer and sickle. cities into a sort of drawing room with air-conditioned sidewalks, wall· ing bayonet rule to force racial in-­to- wall carpets across the streets and with parking meters replaced tegration. with pot plants. That is largely true, but there is There is even a rumor that cozy little uncovered tea-rooms may another reason for the halt in the be installed on the sidewalks but, considering the pigeons who insist mongrelization program which a on roosting on the ledge of our office window, we think we would few months ago was being prose­prefer to patronize an inside Greasy Spoon. After all, pigeons have cuted with vigor, force and via­very little social consciousness and they might decide to show their lence. ~~?~~~~p~a~~d. the Gruen Plan by making a nose-dive right into the tio~:tte~o~%~~fsi~s s:~celn~~~~: Back of the scheme are the Federal government, the Rockefellers, and Lenin's day, have always ad~ and high-powered real estate operators, and local yokels are falling for vised caution in the infiltration of the id<'a in droves. Property will be condemned right and left and the a nation by a Communist program owners will be stripped of what few rights they still have. They will such as social integration of the proceed according to the ideas of the professional do-gooders who will white and black races. They have plan every move, or else. And naturally, racial integration, will have pointed out that there were even top priority as it always does in any case where the Federal govern- times when the better part of valor ment horns in on the act. was to seem to retreat until con- There is probably nothing anybody can do about it because of the ditions were more favorable at naivete of local community officials who are swallowing it hook, line which time their agents were to and sinker without having a faint idea of all the ramifications and again go into action to put their complications involved in the plan and the further restriction which it program through. will ;~fso~:to:u~u;u:::~:h~:gg~m;:~~~ f~:e:~:.s.it because there are It is clear that orders have come far too many other idiotic procedures being taken against the Amer- down Jrom high places for a tem­ican people at this time to which normal citizens should give attention porary cessation of integration ac~ but we did look into the background of one of those who stand to tivty in Southern schools u n t i 1 profit in millions of dollars by this bizarre program and we were not ~~~t~,l i~~<tu~~~: !~r~~h~!r;~~ surprised at what we found. ministers in the churches, have Vidor Gruen is a foreigner who landed here in 1938 with his big done a Iitle more home-work on ~~~~ a~~t~o~~~u~a~~z~~~hi~p~~alt~:3~~~:: ~on~~~;. ok:ifsk!~~ ~~nw~~ the subject. Adolph and Elizabeth Levy Gruenbaum of Vienna, Austria, but he After that, we may expect the shed the "baum" when he hit American soil. mongrelization program to be re- He is a smart cookey all right and in the few short years he has newed with a stepped-up tempo. t~~~;~~e:,;h~'~s ~~~-~~1~e s~o~~e~~ah:: ~:: t~~~.t :Jt ~~~~s:ee~:~.~ understand is why these smooth-operating foreigners don't stay home and try their screwy schemes out on their own people inst~ad of making us the victims. We all concede that property should be improved and that all sec­tions of American cities should be made as attractive as possible ,but these steps should be taken by individual property ?wners according to their own ideas and not on order of some outsider who had no hand in accumulating or paying for such property. After all, any red-blooded American worthy of citizenship in a fre-e Republic had rather enjoy individual freedom in a tumblewdown shack than to submit to human slavery in a gilded palace. Outside of those in Texas, three cities have a firm place in our affections. They are Knoxville, Tennessee, Indian~ apolis, ' Indiana and Billings, Montana. Grand Americans in those three wonderful cities have largely provided the fi­nancial support which has kept the Southern Conservative going. We are deeply grateful to every one in the United States who has helped us and we can never re­pay them, but friends in those three places have stood by} with­out solicitation, on a year-round basis. Those who praise the paper should give silent thanks to these three sources of help which have never failed u.s. Subscriptions, of course, do not sustain a paper of this type. The attempt to share by force the possessions of another is based on a trait inherited from the ani­mals. No animal ever made a kill that the pack did not come snarl­ing and try to rob him of the car­cass. It is the responsibility of government to back the individ­ual who is defending his property, and of the Congress to pass laws to keep the pack away. A more pitiable spectacle than Harry Truman made of himself on Ed Murrow's televisions pro~ gram on Sunday, February 2nd, would be hard to imagine. The lit­tle man was having his day in the sun and he made the most of it. He blamed Andrew Mellon for the collapse of his shirt business in Missouri, seemed pleased l4S punch that he, an infantry cap­tain, had the pleaure of firing the greatest general in the history of the Army and after each boast he would grin like a jackass eating a thistle. He made one statement that was undoubtedly true, how­ever, and that was that when he met Stalin at Potsdam, he was im~ pressed with the dictator. Most people already know how he stood on Stalin, from his actions. Every nation which has gone down to destruction has done so by blindly fo!lowing corrupt lead­ers. Think it over! Redistribution of property or money by law is public theft and legalized burglary. The right to own is a natural right. Who Dat? Dat A Man Who Ain't Taking No Chances American citizens have been vi­olently criticized for journeying to Washington to beg for Federal projects in their districts but it is seldom that the people get one thrown at them which they didn't ask for, didn't want and didn't even know about. The local newspaper at Harlin­gen, a small city in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, received a tele­gram recently from R a 1 ph Yar­brough, serving out an unexpired term in the Senate from Texas, ad~ vising them that a hearing had been set on the "Harlingen dam project" for a certain date in Feb­ruary. The startled editor, with a pre~ monition of not only having been "scooped" but double- crossed, hastily made inquiry all over the area but nobody knew of a dam project in the district or of any at~ tempt which had been made to get one. There was quite a bit of local curiosity for a time as to how a hearing could be held on an imag­inary project and w i t h nobody present to be heard but the inci­dent was finally laughed off as an overdose of election year zeal. We have the greatest form of government on earth. It is the ad­ministration of that government by small men who have no un~ derstanding of, nor sympathy with, its Constitutional functions which has gotten us where we are to­day.
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