THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government-
Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FEBRUARY, 1960 No.2
Repeal of Connally Amendment Means
End of Freedom for American People
If Everybody Will Mind His Own Business
Most Of Our Troubles Will Come To An End
There has been so much damage done to the nation's political, social
and economic policies that it would take perhaps a half century's dedi·
cated effort to bring this country back to sound thinking and sane action.
It is not possible to blame this violence to our institutions and way
of life on any one element of our society but a lot of the harm is due to
too many people having given full play to that urge in human nature
which impels us to exercise dictatorship over our feliow men.
There are too many people who want to tell others what to do and
how to do it.
There are too many politicians in positions of power and authority
who are sticking their long noses into internal affairs of other nations
of the world while letting the economy of the United States go to pot.
There are too many planned programs and too much mass conform~
ity and not enough original thinking and independent action.
There are too many people who are hell·bent on being their brother's
keeper without first finding out whether or not their brother wants to
be a kept man.
In fact. there are too many voluntary do·gooders in the world and
their tribe js increasing so rapidly that they are running out of people
to reform and will soon have to start operating on each other.
So much that is wrong could be cured if every American citizen
would take an oath on the Bible to henceforward attend strictly to his
own business and let everybody else do the same.
It would be surprising how soon things would begin to right them·
LOOKING FOR A DAME TO BE SHOT INTO
OUTER SPACE? WELL, HERE SHE IS!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington
has let it be known that they are on a hush·hush hunt for an intrepid
female who would be willing to become the first woman ever to be shot
Into outer space.
At this point we get into the act to announce that we know just
the girl for the job.
Her name is Eleanor Roosevelt.
We've always suspected that there was some particular sphere of
activity where this talented lady would be useful but, until now, we
never could figure out just what it was.
We not only think that she would enter wholeheartedly and gaily
into this new experience but we believe millions of Americans would
stand on the ground and cheer her on.
That she is thoroughly qualified for this untried project cannot be
denied. She's been everywhere else and seen everything and since there
is no other place to go, she would undoubtedly welcome a chance to
give outer space a whirl.
In imagination we can just see her making herself right at home
with the inhabitants of Mars or any other planet on which she might
haooen to land and, after getting ino the spirit of the thing, going into
their kitchens and peering into their pots to see what's cooking. Later,
we can visualize her working them over and making valuable suggestions
for the improvement of their domestic, social and cultural life.
Being the first one there. and getting the drop on them, she would
be in excellent position to deliver a series of lectures on racial relations,
thereby boning them up on segregation, discrimination and other distasteful
practices which have caused her such distress on earth and putting
the kibosh on these evil policies before they got started.
What a fitting finale to the career of a woman who has trod prac·
tically every foot of the civilized earth's surface to be propelled by
supersonic power into new and undiscovered spacial territory where
she could meet new peoples, supervise their thinking, re-arrange their
lives and prepare them for world citizenship before they could think
up a way to resist.
As every thoroughly informed American knows, the
United Nations is the hub of an international conspiracy
against the United States ond the focal point of plans to
abolish our nationol sovereignty. Under the guise of a
great world peace organization, it harbors the master
minds who plot the overthrow of the governments of all
free nations and the establishment of a super world
state wherein the citizens of all countries will be levelled
to the status of universal slavery. At this time a gigantic
scheme to perfect the U.N. goal of total world domina·
tion is being pushed in the form of attempts to repeal
the Connally Amendment to a resolution committing the
United States to the jurisdiction of the World Court. It
is up to the United States Senate to circumvent this
diabolic intrigue against us but since that body is thick·
ly cluttered with one-worlders, international Socialists
and plain incompetents who couldn't smell danger if
their own clothes were on fire, responsible Americans
had better begin now to sno.w them under with an ava•
lanche of letters, telegrams and telephone calls in a last
final attempt to wake them up and persuade them, for
once, to earn their salt and do the job for which they
were elected---upholding the Constitution of the
On that dark day in the summer of 1945 when the United States
Senate voted to ratify the United Nations Charter, apparently only two
members of that body had read it and both of them voted against ratifi·
They were Langer of North Dakota and Shipstead of Minnesota.
Their wisdom and foresight has been vindicated many times since that
day but never so forcefully as now when we are facing a showdown on
World Court jurisdiction with the future freedom of the American people
at stake. 1
With ratification of the United Nations Charter, the United States
automatically became a party to the so·called International Court of
Justice set up by statutory enactment of the United Nations but a pro·
vision of the Charter provided that this country would not be obligated
to accept jurisdiction of the World Court unless and until our Senate
had voted in a separate action to do so.
This meant that a special resolution would have to be introduced
and passed by the Senate before this country became aligned with this
World Court which the United Nations had set up as a sort of Supreme
Court of the Universe.
Off-hand it would seem that it would be difficult to get a representative
of the American people in the Upper House of Congress to
introduce such a resolution but those who hold to that theory do not
know their Senate.
Wayne Morse, the political maverick of that body, accommodated
those foreigners and internationalists who wanted the United States
obligated to accept jurisdiction of the World Court by coming across
with such a resolution in November of 1945. This resolution, with cer·
tain exceptions, proposed that the United States defer to the International
Court of Justice as the supreme judicial authority of the world.
At this point a member of the Senate who had voted to ratify the
United Nations Charter suddenly came alive to the danger embodied in
Morse's resolution and proposed an amendment to it of only six words
but which was to mean, so long as this amendment remajned in effect,
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Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern (onservative Says It
Pege 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Fehruery, 1960
N t • ( • t f t ARE THE SOVIETS COMING BACK TO
0 OfiOUS .ommU~IS r~D ~r GET WHAT THEY OVERLOOKED BEFORE? Is Removed From Blackhst Khrushchev and his stable of treated like visiting royalty.
sp1es must have failed to get all Again we are reminded of John
Dalton Trumbo, a Hollywood
writer, was convicted of contempt
of Congress in 1947 in connection
with charges concerning his alleged
Following his conviction, Hollywood
producers, fearful of the effect
on box-office receipts, put
Trumbo on the blacklist. This did
not mean necessarily that he did
not continue to write scripts but
merely that he was given no screen
credit and his name did not show
as the writer of a motion picture.
However, according to press reports
on January 21, Trumbo has
been removed from the blacklist
and hereafter is to be given the
Otto Preminger, one of the major
producers, is reported in press dispatches
as being responsible for removing
Trumbo from the blacklist
on the ground that he, Preminger,
"does not go along with blacklists."
The Austrian-born producer says
that when his picture "Exodus" is
released Trumbo will be given full
credit as the writer.
Preminger's arrogance in the
matter no doubt resulted from recent
events which helped to take
the tarnish from the names of those
who heretofore have been accused
of affiliation with organizations
seeking the overthrow of the.American
government. Such as Khrushchev's
visit to this country where
he was treated as a conquering
hero, for instance.
Certainly Khrushchev is openly
for the overthrow of the American
government and makes no bones
about it and Preminger probably
figured that if the American people
could wine and dine and do great
honor to the top-dog Communist,
there ·was no point in penalizing
a little guy like Trumbo.
However, Trumbo was no small
potatoes in the matter of joi_ning
Communist fronts and had qmte a
list to his credit. The Fourth Report
Un-American Activities in California,
1948, lists him as being affiliated
with thirty-four such fronts.
Among the charming little outfits
to which he contributed his
particular talents were ::me P:ogressive
Citizens of Amenca wh1ch
staged a rally for the "Hollywood
Ten" Communist witnesses whom
speakers at the gathering referred
to as "great Americans" (see page
58 of the above report); Hollywood
Writers Mobilization whose speakers
referred to official investigations
of Communism "as an effort
on the part of the bosses to impose
thought control upon the nice, kind
people who only wanted to destroy
the government of the United
States in a bloody civil war" (see
t:t~r;:o;r ~~~v;ri;~:~; ·~~~~~~
sentative cross section of Hollywood
Stalinism" (see page 105 of
above report); American Committee
for Yugoslav Relief "organized
to support dictatorship of Soviet
puppet Tito" (see pages 131-132 of
above report); and thirty other outfits
with the same objective. Trumbo
also composed "Johnny Got His
Gun" which ran serially in the
Daily Worker, official Communist
Party organ. (See page 251 of the
So when you pay out your perfectly
good American Free Enterprise
money to see "Exodus" remember
all these things about the
writer of the script who does not
like that system.
This will probably add to your
enjoyment of the picture if you are
the type of American who does not
mind having subversives provide
A POWERFUL POTENTIAL FORCE WHICH
COULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY
(Southern Conservative, September, 1955)
We are advised by those whose
opinions are backed by several
years of research on the subject
that there are in the United States
at this time approximately 28 mil~~~
s. politically displaced Ameri-
They were abandoned and left
without political affiliation when
both the Democratic and Republican
parties were absorbed by the
Socialist party. Holding definite
and inflexible convictions on principles
of government, they have refused
to accept the lesser of two
evils in voting for a candidate for
President and have chosen, instead,
to stay away from the polls in the
last several national elections.
They are men and women who
have never been, and could never
be, tempted to become associated
with Communist front organizations
or to engage in any type of
subversive activity against their
country and are able to recognize
Kremlin propaganda no matter how
subtle or cleverly disguised.
They share with all good Americans
a feeling of disgust and contempt
for such groups as Americans
for Democratic Action, NAACP,
National Education Associa~
tion, National Council of Churches
and other propaganda transmission
belts, but continue to remain aloof
and do nothing about it.
In brief, they constitute a powerful
potential political bloc which,
if it could be mobilized into a solid
unit, would be able to cleanse both
major political parties of corruption,
control selection of a Presidential
candidate and help to restore
Constitutional Government in
the United States. ·
Editor's note: These conditions
have not materially changed since
the above editorial was written.
the top·secret information they T. Flynn's speculation about what
wanted out of this country when might have happened during the
they visited here last Septem?er tension between this country and
because t~ey apparently are gomg Germany, if some of Hitler's highto
try agam. . ranking officials had been invited
On January 26, 1t was announced to the United States and asked to
in the press that twelve top-level make themselves at home and en ..
Communists from Soviet Russia, joy themselves.
including several heirs to Kremlin
power, were going to fly here for
a tour of the United States on January
29th, which they did.
The Communists were invited
here by the Executive Committee
of the U. S. Governors Conference
and any American who does not
know the background and activities
of that outfit is not as informed
as he ought to be.
It is presumed that everything
will be thrown wide open to the
Bolsheviks and that they will be
There would have been such pop~
ular and widespread resentment
against such a procedure that the
lives of the visitors would have
been in actual danger.
That was as it should be, but now
we've been too brainwashed to
care how many enemies invade our
shores, how many conspiracies may
be hatched against the Republic or
how much top-secret information
may be carted off to later be em~
played in blowing us into bits.
REPEAL OF CONNALLY AMENDMENT
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the difference between retention of our national sovereignty and its sur ..
render to a foreign power.
This was Senator Tom Connally of Texas who by his acute percep ...
tion and alert action saved his country from immediate absorption by
a Communist·dominated One-World cabal and also thereby erased largely
his own previous record of New Deal subservience and earned the right,
in this case at least, to be called an American statesman.
A provision in Morse's resolution recognized as "compulsory" the
jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in all matters except
those concerning ... "disputes with regard to matters which are essen~
tially within the domestic jurisdiction of the United States ... "
Senator Connally's amendment inserted at this point contained the
following six words "AS DETERMINED BY THE UNITED STATES"
and caused Morse's resolution committing us to the World courrroread
as follows: (except) "Disputes with regard to matters which are
essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of the United States, AS
DETERMINED BY THE UNITED STATES." (Emphasis ours.)
Whereupon Morse and others of his ilk in the Senate fought like
demons to defeat the Connally amendment but the Morse resolution in
its original form was too much even for those who had voted for ratification
of the United Nations Charter to swallow.
So the Connally amendment was passed by a vote of 52 to 12 on
August 2, 1946 and the plot of conspirators to dismantle American sovreignty
and propel us immediately into One-World government was
But now the President of the United States, whose overweening
ambition is apparently to advance the cause of One-World government
before he leaves the White House, has urged Congress to repeal the
Connally amendment to the Morse resolution and let the World Court
have complete say-so about what is and what is not a domestic issue.
In this he has been joined by Vice President Richard Nixon, Attorney
General William P. Rogers, Secretary of State Christian Herter and a
swarm of other advocates of American judicial authority being trans~
ferred from the United States to The Hague.
To bring about the repeal of the Connally Amendment Senate Resolution
No. 94 was introduced by Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota who
was quoted in the press recently as having declared that he "will not
vote to ratify any East-West treaties or agreements unless Chinese Communists
are signatories." This attitude makes his action in introducing
Re~olution No. 94 more understandable.
The World Court is composed of fifteen judges appointed by the
United Nations for terms of nine years and as a faint indicatiort of how
much understanding they might be expected to have of our domestic
problems and how much sympathy they might feel toward American
internal affairs one should get hold of a list of these judges with the
jaw-breaking names, including two Communists, and study it for a few
minutes; then ask himself what chance a domestic issue would have
of being solved in the interest of the American Republic after running
the gauntlet of that motley aggregation of international Socialists.
The Senate has been holding hearings on the Humphrey resolution
to repeal the Connally amendment and will probably vote on the matter
within the next few weeks.
Knowing the Senate as all good Americans should and recognizing
that body's unfortunate propensity for almost habitually voting against
the best interests of this country, it would seem to be imperative that
every responsible citizen get busy and give his two senators a Paper
Shower of such overwhelming proportions that they will remember
the event to the end of their political careers.
Fobru.,y, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo l
THE ENEMIES OF THE SOUTH STRIKE
ANOTHER BLOW AGAINST STATES RIGHTS
One of the boldest and most flagrant advances in further abolishing
States Rights and tightening Federal control over local voting machinery
yet made was the action of the United States Senate on February
2 when that body voted to submit a Constitutional amendment which
included outlawing the poll tax.
'Regional Government' Has No
Place In The American System
The vote was 70 to 18 although only 59 votes were necessary to
put the measure over. The eleven surplus votes should give encouragement
to enemies of the South as it indicates their growing strength in
The amendment must now pass the House but if the Senate which
is traditionally regarded as a stop-gap for ill-considered and unwise
legislation can take this jab at States Rights, it is easy to imagine what
the House with its large contingent of wild-eyed radicals will do.
There are only five States which have the poll tax law, Alabama, Ar·
kansas, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia. There are forty-five states who
do not have it (if we must count Alaska and Hawaii as "States") and
now these States which don't have the poll tax are to be given a chance
to tell the five States which do have it that they must give it up.
New York Senator Jacob Javits, apparently feeling that it was a
waste of valuable time to go through Constitutional processes introduced
a substitute bill which would have killed off the poll tax by a simple
majority vote of Congress. Surprisingly enough it was voted down 50
to 37 but we are unable to understand why. It would have been quicker
and easier to disoose of the poll tax in this manner and, anyway, who
cares about the Constitution any more?
Besides this proposed Constitutional amendment is loaded to the
hilt and is assured of passage in advance since the five States which
have poll tax are probably the only ones who will vote against the
amendment. It requires ratification by three-fourths of the States and
they have more than that to start with so they might as well have
adopted Javits' bill and saved wear and tear on the voting machines in
forty-five State legislatures.
Texas' two senators voted for the amendment, Johnson probably
because he figured it would strengthen Northern approval of his nomina~
tion at Los Angeles and Yarborough because nothing better is to be ex·
pected of him.
There were two other provisions in the proposed amendment but
the poll tax feature was paramount as this voting- requirement in five
Southern States has been the target of enemies of Constitutional Gov~
emment for a long time.
One of the other provisions would grant the right of suffrage to
the Ne~ro capital of the world and allow the people of the District of
Columbia to send delegates to Congress.
The other provision would give State governors the power to fill
vacancies in the U.S. House of Representatives in the event more than
half of the House members should perish in an atomic attack.
This was the silliest one of all and must have been stuck in for
window dressing Or to fill up space.
Khrushchev is not going to drop any bombs on the Congress of the
Why should he?
There are so many angles to the
overall plot to whittle away the
American governing pattern, Fed~
era!, State and local, that it would
be utterly impossible for any one
human brain to comprehend them
all. We've given up trying long ago.
So the safest plan is to be mistrustful
and suspicious of any plot
or proposal to mutilate or change
in any way the basic policies laid
down in Federal and State Consti·
tutions with respect to carrying out
the functions of government.
In all proposals for changing the
forms of American governing systems,
the outstanding objective is
for "consolidation" and concentration
of authority on the plea that
it makes for better government and
that it is less expensive to the taxpayers.
This has been the siren song of
tyrants from the beginning of time
-when they plan to take away human
freedom they invariably predi~
cate their snatching away of the
peoples' rights on the proposition
that they are conferring great benefits
on those they propose to rob.
The attacks on the Federal Constitution
and attempts to subvert
it are constant and never-ending
but proposals for changing local
governing authority are almost as
For instance, at Austin, the State
capital of Texas, recently a gathering
of chuckle-headed liberals,
spurred on by the usual aggregation
of college professors, decided
that the day was not too distant
when Fort Worth and Dallas would
have to be operated under a "re·
gional government." There is, of
course, no provision in the Texas
Constitution for "regional govern·
rnent" but that means nothing to
half-baked reformers whose basic
Let's Get Busy Now And
Finish The Clean-Up Job
According to a recent article in
Newsweek, Dr. Edward Vieth Sittler.
a highly qualified teacher of
philosophy holding degrees from
several American and German universities,
has been kicked out of
six United States colleges in the
past ten years, the last one only
SOME GOOD LADIES WHO DON'T WANT
THEIR MINDS CONFUSED WITH FACTS
His offense is that he is a former
Nazi, although he claims that he
has seen the error of his ways and
has thoroughly repented.
Perhaps this attempt to clean out
the teaching staffs of American in~
stitutions of higher learning means
that we will go on from there and
now kick out the Communists and
Communist sympathizers who are
alleged to litter up practically
every college and university in the
United States and who are instilling
into the minds of students a contempt
for the American system of
government and selling them on
the benefits of Marxism as a way
of economic and social life.
That will be the day.
We are informed by some who
have atended them, that "home
study" meetings are being held by
local councils of Protestant church
women and we learn that these
gatherings are being stepped up in
One of the principal subjects
which the good women are studying
is the United Nations and the
instructions given them for the con·
duct of these "studies" are side·
The dear ladies are told that in
order to get the truth about the
United Nations, they must study
only a book put out by the National
Council of Churches, copies of
which are furnished each group.
They are warned that there are
a "few" persons here and there who
object to the United Nations but
they are not to pay any attention
whatever to such crackpots but to
accept only the view of the subject
as laid down by the National Coun-cil
of Churches which knows all
The lady bell-wether at such
meetings rides herd on her audience
of "students" and makes sure
that no literature other than that
of the NCC is bootlegged into the
study room for fear the one-track
minds of the good sisters get clut·
tered up with accurate information
and confused with facts.
If anyone were looking for arguments
as to why the nineteenth
amendment should be repealed and
us womenfolks gently eased out of
politics and firmly propelled back
into the kitchen, he might find some
good ones by dropping in on such
How many executive agreements
are there now in effect
which the people do not know
about including the "Spirit of
Camp David"? This should prove
a valuable research field for good
philosophy is that anything that has
ever been done before is bad and
that every untried experiment is
good ancf should be adopted.
Such persons as those gathering
in Austin are typical of similar
groups all over the country who
are making the same proposals.
They didn't originate the idea, of
course, and are merely following
along with a planned program of
whose objectives and ramifications
they haven't the faintest understanding.
The big idea is "Metro govern~
ment" which means control first of
city government, then broadening
out into "regional government"
which includes several cities or
counties and then inching on up
little by little until vast areas are
taken in by these small dictator~
ships. The more centralization we
have, the easier it will be for us
to be taken over, as a nation, ac~
cording to our Soviet friends who
don't like the idea of so many seg~
ments of g o v e r n m e n t and
want them gradually incorporated
into larger "regional government"
Tied in together is Metro Gov~
ernment, Urban Renewal, Gruen
Plans, Slum Clearance and any
number of catch programs for snaring
the unwary and enlisting their
support in consolidation of the dif~
ferent units of focal government
which. looking way ahead, means
One-WorJd Government in the end.
The idea of the founders of the
American system was that government
should be brought as close to
the people as possible and spread
out as widely as possible. If they
had wanted "Regional Govern~
ment'' and concentration of author~
ity in a few hands they would have
An unknown candidate for President
who tried to get on the
preference poll in the New Hampshire
primary to be held March 8
was ruled out on the ground that
signatures on his vetition were
those of dead men. We didn't know
that was any crime. In fact, we
have heard of men being elected
to the United States Senate with
the help of dead men's balLots.
Owners of television networks
have declared their intention to
clean up their industry by offering
a educational, programs. This
means of course a heavier shower
of propaganda than formerly such
as that contained in "The Great
Wall" and others recently released.
If you ask us, we'd rather have the
rigged quiz programs. Their only
harm is to the reputations of the
participants and not to masses of
Thonl.a.S Jefferson said: "Let us
hear no more about trusting our
officials but bind them down by
the chains of the Constitution,',
but what is a nation going to do
whose rtofficials" have riddled their
Constitution all to pieces?
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THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO
THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES:
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'KEEP YOUR FREEDOM'
PR!NCESS IN EXILE
We were delighted and honored
to h<lve the charming Roumanian
Princess in exile, Catherine Caradja,
call on us at our office recently.
The Princess won the admiration
and gratitude of the American
peo~le during World War II when
she hi1 American airmen who landed
on her estate in Roumania from
bo;·h the Nazis and Communists
and was instrumental in helping
them later to get out of the country.
She has been lecturing in the
United States to schools, civic clubs
and other grollps during the years
she has fl"! ede her horne here and is
credited wi th having awakened
many indifferent Americans to the
menace of Communism and the
conM1nt threat it offers to the free
Having experienced at first-hand
the horrors of Communist invasion
and the loss of freedom, the Princess
is peculiarly well fitted to advise
the American people to resist
with every force at their command
a similar tragic fate at the hands
of the brutal Soviets.
She is doing wonderful work and
should be helped and encouraged
by every American who values the
priceless gift of freedom and appreciates
her efforts to help them
Her address is Princess Catherine
Caradja, 4000 North Charles, Baltimore
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
THE SWASTIKA IS AN EVIL EMBLEM
THE HAMMER AND SICKLE IS WORSE
Being a loyal and un-hyphenated American, we pay allegiance
solely to the American Flag and the Republic for which it stand~ and it
is our opinion that the emblems of ruthless and degenerate d1ctators
should be consigned to the fires of Hades.
By this we mean not only the Swastika but the Hammer and Sickle
as well. Both represent everything that is evil, depraved and corrupt
and there is not a particle of basic difference in the satanic policies of
government for which these two vile banners stand.
For this reason, we are totally unable to understand why the
Swastika would inspfre jeering in this country and the Hammer and
Certain individuals, groups and organizations went into a tizzy over
the appearance of a few Swastikas around over the world but did not
raise their voice in protest when old killer Khrushchev, representing the
putrid Hammer and Sickle, paraded through American cities in the most
disgraceful spectacle ever staged in the United States.
And the section of the press which is controlled ran a temperature
when Swastikas were painted on fences and buildings here and there
but they gave hundreds of columns of space to the visit of the bestial
Soviet dictator, thereby enhancing his prestige throughout the world.
Also, in New York a judge named Milton Solomon threatened to
order charges of treason filed against two young hoodlums who proclaimed
themselves Nazis although it is generally conceded that the
crime of treason is practically a dead letter in the United States and no
pretense has ever been made of subjecting hundreds of Communists and
Communist fronters to the penalties prescribed for this crime although
they have openly advocated overthrow of the American government.
Also, at practically the same time, representatives of the United
States government in the United Nations moved for U.N. condemnation
of the painting of Swastikas on bujldings in various countries as a
"threat to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples"
and warned that the "world international community cannot stand aside
when this kind of thing happens."
And yet, even as this warning was being issued by the United Nations
at the request of representatives of the American government, the
President of .the United States was going ahead with plans to visit the
Soviet Republic where the damnable Hammer and Sickle floats over
Red Square as an eternal reminder of Soviet degradation, injustice and
human slavery such as the civilized world has not witnessed since the
beginning of history.
In our frenzy over the Swastikas, let us remember that the Beast
of Berlin is dead but that the Monster of Moscow is very much alive
and, like a cobra, is tightening his hold on the few remaining free nations
of the world in a final attempt to squeeze out of the human race every
vestige o_f freedom initiative and independence in order that he may
perfect h1s plans to conquer the world.
Let us despise the Swastika and all that it stands for but let us
harbor even greater hatred for the Hammer and Sickle and recognize it
as the greatest menace ever to threaten not only Constitutional government
but Christian civilization itself.
Mr. Eisenhower somehow appeals
to our sympathy by appearing
to be Mr. Joe Average stuck
in a situation that is just a little
over his head. He has an easygoing
way, an amiable smile and
as the crash of each succeeding
administration blunder 1'everberates
through the headlines, sealing
the doom of increasing minions
under red tyranny, one is tempted
to think 'Oh, well, he's doing the
best he can. Let's not shoot the
pianist'. But as we face the eighth
year of such disasters, the thought
keeps sneaking back that, to quote
Mortimer Snerd: 'It ain't easy to
be that dumb!' "-Father Ginder
in Our Sunday Visitor, November,
From an attorney in Denver:
" It seems to me that you, more
than any other patriotic editor,
are always highly complimentary
of other conservatives and especially
of other editors and writers
in your field. I am glad to see this
for I think that only by working
together can the conservatives
hope to accomplish anything." Our
rule has always been and will continue
to be that our barbs shall
be directed exclusively at the
liberals and if we can't praise other
conservatives and their work, we
will remain silent.
We Can't Afford Any
We have been fed propaganda to
the effect that the more money and
properties we give away to other
more prosperous we will be and
at the same time we will contain
Now I might have the wrong
slant on things but I believe we
have about reached the point where
we can not afford any more friends
(the kind we buy) and can not afford
to become more prosperous.
We have become so prosperous
the past few years that we have
amassed a debt of over $290 billion
which is a matter of record, besides
those billions of which there is no
~~~~~~i~hi~ rn~~:~n;:~dy 'b~y t~!
amount you owe has me a little
bewildered. The more you owe, the
more prosperous you are. I'm glad
to find these things out though. I
have been worrying lately about
obligations but now I am at ease
since finding out that in reality
they are assets in disguise.-John
W. West, Muleshoe, Texas.
Why Spend Money For
Things They Get Free?
The American people are indebt.
ed to Intensive research by Henry
N. Taylor of the Scripps-Howard
staff which enabled him to make
the disclosure in a special story of
the vast Soviet spy net-work which
has been launched against the
United States from Its headquar·
ters in Mexico City.
The diplomatically immune So.
yiet e~ba_ssy in the Mexican cap ..
Ital With Its 125 employees is the
alleged seat of this activity against
the American Republic with United
States air bases as the principal tar•
Personally, we can't understand
why all this activity South of the
Border is necessary on the part of
the Soviets. Don't they recognize
opportunity when it stares them in
the face? What with their top
agents being invited by authorized
officials to visit this country and
inspect practically anything and
everything and with our politicians
and intellectual eggheads falling
all over each other in the mad rush
to ,e:et to Moscow and chum around
with the Bolsheviks and with " cultural
exchanges" between the two
countries growing by leaps and
bounds - why should the Communists
spend any money setting
up an espionage system to spy on
us from down Mexico way?
It doesn't make sense to us. We
thought they were smarter than
SYMINGTON BIDS FOR
The most outstanding demagogic
utterance in a long time was that of
Senator Stuart Symington of Mis ..
souri just prior to a trip he made
to Africa sometime ago.
To make sure that liberals and
pinks among the voters had the full
benefit of his views, he came out
in the press with the asinine statement
that he would not visit any
place in Africa where there was
racial segregation or Negroes not
afforded full privileges with white
His trip to Africa was very short
because there are not many places
which come up to his specifications.
Being a typical politician, Symington
of course was merely trying
to influence the Negro vote in this
country in the event he should turn
out to be the dark horse selected
by the New Dealers as their candidate
What he was saying in effect
when he made his silly pronounce·
ment was that the Dutch, English,
French and other white settlers
who have built a civilization on the
dark continent are in a class with
the savages in the African jungles,
including the murderous Mau
Maus, and should treat the latter
as their equals in every way.
That the senator should even be
considered as a remote possibility
in the Presidential sweepstakes is
an indication of how low the requirements
for that job have sunk.
February, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5
BECAUSE OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S LACK OF DOES ATTORNEY GENERAL CARRY OUT
KNOWLEDGE, WHOLE NATION MUST SUFFER SENATE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS?
On June 24th, 1957, President
Eisenhower addressed the annual
Governors Conference at Williams~
burg, Virginia, at which time he
made a remarkable proposal and
one which demonstrates his unfortunate
lack of knowledge of the
American Constitution and the
American governing system, and
which partly explains the severe
blows which have been dealt States
Rights during his administration.
At that time, he proposed the setting
up of a Federal-State "task
force" TO FIND WAYS AND
MEANS TO RE-ALLOCATE THE
FUNCTIONS (emphasis ours) and
revenuet of the two levels of government.
The governors who should then
and there have put the President
right on the subject not only didn't
do it but two days later approved
Mr. Eisenhower will be retired
next year and should have plenty
of time for reading and informing
himself although it will be too late
for his country to get the benefit
of his belated education.
He will find that the separate
functions of the State and Federal
governments were very clearly,
definitely and unmistakably set
forth by a superior "task force" in
an earlier day whose brains, foresight
and patriotism could not be
excelled, nor even matched, by an
entire aggregation of all the figures
who hold either State or Federal
To acquire accurate information
on: the subject he will merely have
to read the Constitution of the
United States which he took an
oath to uphold when he assumed
the office of President in 1953.
There are more than sixty
groups representing churches and
temples lobbying in Washington
today according to the Methodist
Challenge. Most of them are subversive
in that they are opposed
to the American Constitution,
American institutions and the
American way of life. Their objective
is a One-World Marxist
government which is the arch enemy
of Chdstianity. Do you support
financially a church which belongs
in this group? If so, you are
as guilty as they of treason to
the United States.
A political economist has actually
made a sensible suggestion.
R. J. Sauliner, chairman of the
President's Council of Economic
Advisers has come out with an
appeal to business to help curb
inflation. This can be done, he
says, if business firms and concerns
will start cutting prices instead
of raising them. We beat
Mr. Sauliner to the draw because
we said the same thing in this
publication a long time ago. Of
course, not being a government
economist, our appeal was of no
effect but perhaps the President's
adviser will be able to persuade
wholesale and retail concerns to
take this sensible step.
Since no one can serve two
masters, it becomes self-evident
that loyalty to the United Nations
is treason to the United States.
Spenders Should Hot Bite
The Hand That Feeds Them
A UP! press story from Washington
on January 21 titled "Tax
Collector Cracks Down" embodied
a threat to the tax-paying citizens
of the United States which would
have been unthinkable in the days
of Constitutional Government.
"Uncle Sam may make such an
example of some (business men)
that they and their bosses will wind
up paying a tax on their real income
that is more than their salaries,"
the article stated.
Internal Revenue officials in
New York were quoted as referring
to certain taxpayers as "characters,"
"this bird" and "this guy"
and it was indicated that "embarrassing
questions" will be asked on
an increasing scale during 1960 of
those who furnish the money to
keep the Washington give-away
boys in spending money.
Internal Revenue officials explained
that they are being driven
to drastic action because of the
need for additional revenue.
This may be true and it is possible
that the extravagant spending
and throwing away of money
all over the world to friendly and
enemy countries alike makes it
necessary for further bleeding of
the taxpayers, but surely it is not
necessary to add insult to injury
and to threaten and intimidate
American citizens and treat them as
if they were galley slaves, even
though they belong in that category
so far as exorbitant taxes are
Couldn't the same results be ob·
tained if taxing officials treated the
paying customers with a little courtesy,
politeness and consideration
and refrained from referring to
them as "characters, birds and
On March 18, 19 and 20, 1954,
the subcommittee of the United
States Senate to investigate the
Administration of the Internal Security
Act held hearings in New
Orleans "respecting subversive influences
in the Southern Conference
Educational Fund, Inc. _ •• "
The Report issued by the Committee
following these hearings was
signed by the Honorable James 0.
Eastland, chairman and the following
members of the subcommittee:
Olin D. Johnston, John McClellan,
Price Daniel, William E. Jenner,
Arthur V. Watkins, Herman Welker
and John Marshall Butler.
This Report said in part: "The
Southern Conference for Human
Welfare was conceived, financed,
and set up by the Communist
Party in 1938 as a
mass organization to promote
Communism throughout the Southern
States. Earl Browder, former
general secretary of the Communist
Party in the United States, in a
public hearing, identified the Southern
Conference for Human Welfare
as one of the Communist Party's
'transmission belts.' Under date of
March 29, 1944, the Southern Conference
for Human Welfare was
cited by the Special Committee on
Un-American Activities as a Communist
front and on June 12, 1947,
by the Congressional Committee on
Un-American Activities as a Communist
front organization 'which
seeks to attract Southern liberals
on the basis of its seeming interest
in the problems of the South' although
its professed interest in
Southern welfare is simply an expedient
for large aims serving the
Soviet Union and its subservient
Communist Party in the United
The Report further adds: "The
Southern Conference Educational
Fund, Inc., was initially an adjunct
to the Southern Conference for Human
WelfR.re. After the exposure
LESS PATERNALISM IN WASHINGTON AND
MORE IN THE HOMES OF THE NATION
(From Mary Cain's column in
the Summit, Mississippi, Sun)
Beloved Ida Darden, whose ra·
pier-like wit so delights readers of
her "Southern Conservative," pub~
lished at Fort Worth, Texas (Flatiron
Bldg. - $5.00 per year) announces
in the current issue that
the paper is celebrating its tenth
year of "fighting relentless enemies
of the American Republic." We join
her countless friends over the nation
in paying tribute to this truly
remarkable woman and wishing her
many more years of striking blows
Typical of. Ida's comments is this
one, picked at random from the
"The Department of Agriculture
in Washington has spent $31,000,-
000,000 since 1953 on the farm program
and farm surpluses have increased
each year. Now the department
has been given another
$4,686,000,000 to squander the
same way. Could this happen anywhere
else except in America or in
an insane asylum?"
Relating the story of the Atlanta,
Ga., Negress who admitted she had
12 illegitimate children and, via
the welfare department, they were
her only source of revenue, Ida
"The matter got into the papers
and created much unfavorable comment
concerning the policy of using
taxpayers' money to subsidize
ille.gitimacy. Whereupon the local
Welfare Dept. came up with the
"They would, they said, change
their method of keeping records
and in the future would not ask
these women whether or not their
children were illegitimate. This,
they figured, would show a heavy
drop in the number of illegitimate
births reported. In other words,
what the tax-payers don't know
won't hurt them and by failing to
of the Southern Conference for
Human Welfare as a Communist
front, it began to wither and was
finally dissolved but the Southern
Conference Educational Fund, Inc.,
continued. The official paper, the
Southern Patriot, which was published
by the Southern Conference
for Human Welfare was taken over
by the Southern Conference Educational
Fund, Inc., which professes
the same ostensible purpose ..••
An objective study of the entire
record compels the conclusion that
the Southern Conference Educational
Fund, Inc., is operating with
substantially the same leadership
and purposes _as its predecessor organization,
the Southern Conference
for Human Welfare."
The subcommittee, in the last
paragraph of its Report, made this
recommendation: "The subcommittee
accordingly recommends that
the Attorney General take the
necessary steps to present this matter
before the Subversive Activities
Control Board in order that a determination
can be made as to the
status of the Southern Conference
Educational Fund, Inc."
In view of revived interest in this
outfit as a result of Fulton Lewis'
broadcasts concerning it, the speculation
naturally arises as to
whether the office of the Attorney
General of the United States carried
out this recommendation of
the subcommittee of the Senate
and "took the necessary steps before
the Subversive Activities Control
Board" which the subcommittee
The present Attorney General
seems to be taking a keen, and
what many regard as undue, interest
in the affairs of the South and
the question is being asked in many
quarters whether his concern is for
alleged subversive activities in that
area or whether his interest centers
solely on the "civil rights" of certain
minority groups in that section
of the country.
Various groups throughout the
country are alarmed over the increasing
filthy and obscene literature
which is clogging the mail
and the news stands but are handi.
capped in their attempts to correct
the situation. The Supreme Court
is against them in their fight to
clean up this mud and slime and
has so ruled. It is difficult to understand
the working of minds like
those of the Justices who oppose
the elimination of pornographic
books, pamphlets and pictures
which are available to children.
Perhaps the old goats enjoy reading
this filth themselves and get
such a vicarious thrill out of it that
that they can't be bothered about
its moral effect on adolescents.
keep record of illegitimate births,
all such things will appear to have
vanished. It was not disclosed whe~
ther or not the order to make this
change came from Washington, but
we imagine it did. It sounds like
typical Washington idiocy."
In short, what Ida and all libertarians
want is what someone has "'""described
as "less paternalism in
Washington and more in the homes
of the nation."
Page~ THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE February, 1960
.. Sizzling Sixties .. Version
Of The Little Red Hen
(The following revised edition of
a venerable nursery tale was writ4
ten by Honorable Bennett L. Smith,
prominent Fort Worth attorney,
with a delightful sense of humor.Editor.)
The grandfather finished reading
THE LITTLE RED HEN to his preschool
"That ending has anti-social implications
which conflict with present
ideologies," he mused. "This
tale could corrupt the young."
So a revised ending and a new
sequel occurred to him, to bring
the antiquated denouement into
line with progress in social engineering.
It will be remembered that the
little Red Hen planted a grain of
wheat, reaped the wheat, carried
it to the mill to be ground into
flour, made the flour into dough,
and baked the dough into bread.
At each working stage from planting
to baking, she asked help from
the duck, the goose, the cat, and
the pig. Each alwavs refused to
aid the little Red Hen with her
work. When the bread was ready
for the eating, she asked who would
help her eat the bread. The duck,
the goose, the cat, and the oig each
offered to help the Little Red Hen
eat her bread. In the folk tale, the
little Red Hen ate all the bread
herself. That ending has here been
reversed to fit the Sizzling 1960s,
and a ~equel with opposite dialectic
Seouel: "And now," asked the
little Red Hen. after she had finished
baking the bread. "who will help
me to eat the bread?"
"I will!" said the duck.
"I will!" said the goose.
"I will!" said the cat.
"I will!" said the pig.
"No. I will eat it myself!" said
the little Red Hen.
But she did not!
For at that exact moment, fortunately,
there entered an Internal
"Have you reported and paid an
income tax on your farm income?"
the a~•nt asked the little Red Hen.
"She has not!" said the duck.
"She has not!" said the goose.
"She has not!" said the cat.
"She has noU" said the pig.
"Then I assess an income tax
deficiency against you and attach
this bread as security," said the
Jnteri'"\1 Revenue agen.t.
And he did!
uwhat is the 'New Republicanism'
that President Eisenhower
talks about? According to his own
description of it - judging from
his messages to the Congress - it
is a program that will bring into
being a welfare state with unlimited
spending, centralized power
in Washington, taking more
and more of the taxpayers' earnings
through taxation, and building
up a vast bureaucracy to do
for the people what they should
be doing for themselves . . . Essentially
Ike's New Republicanism.
is a form of bribery, a prowam to
buy votes with the voters' own
money.'' - Republican Congressman
Noah C. Mason of Illinois,
speaking in the House of Representatives
January 30, 1957.
Next there appeared a Department
of Agriculture agent.
.. Did you have an acreage allotment
for your wheat?" this agent
asked the little Red Hen.
"She did not!" said the duck.
ushe did not!" said the goose.
"She did not!" said the cat.
"She did not!" said the pig.
"Then I fine you for growing
wheat without a permit and confiscate
your bread," said the Department
of Agriculture agent.
And he did!
"Who will give bond for this
delinquent little Red Hen?" asked
the Internal Revenue agent and the
Department of Agriculture agent.
"Not I!" said the duck.
"Not l!" said the goose.
"Not I!" said the cat
"Not I!" said the pig.
"Then we will take this reactionary
to jail where she belongs," said
the two federal agents.
And they did!
"We must use this surplus bread
in the free school lunch program,"
said the Department of Agriculture
And he did!
"Who will eat this bread in the
free school lunch program?" asked
the Department of Agriculture
"I will!" said the duck.
"I will!" said the goose.
"I will!" said the cat.
"I will!" said the pig.
And they did!
"We have redistributed the
wealth!" said the Internal Revenue
agent and the Department of Agriculture
agent in unison, shaking
And they had!
"We have taught that reaction~
ary little Red Hen a lesson she
won't soon forget and made her
an example for other capitalists!"
declared the two federal agents.
And they had!
"Haven't we taken from the one
according to her ability and distributed
to each according to his
need?'' asked the two federal
"You have!'' said the duck.
"You have!" said the goose.
"You have!" said the cat.
"You have!" said the pig.
And they had!
Moral: Better it is now to consume
than to produce!
We repeat what we have said
so many times and that is that our
criticism of public officials is
strictly confined to their actions
as representatives elected by the
people and has no personal implication3.
More and more there is a rumor
that Democratic bigwigs are not
satisfied with any of the candidates
for the presidential nomination
now in the limelight and that
they are privately planning to
bring out a dark horse at the Los
Angeles convention. This might
not be such a bad idea if we could
only be sure they would bring out
all of the dark horse.
Few Politicians Ever We Could Go Further But We
Mean A Word They Say Pr:.~:~1! ~:~!d::~s~:~ !::~~
It seems that Nelson Rockefeller in recent statements to the press
was playing it cagey and didn't intimated that he just might haul
mean a word of it, after all, when off and run for President himself.
he made like a prima donna and Well, as the hilarious comedian
gave his farewell performance in on Steve Allen's show says: WHY
It developed 1ater and after he Morse has been known as a Re-had
announced his firm determina- publican, as a Democrat and as an
tion not to be a candidate for the Independent but above all, he is a
nomination for President on the deep-dyed International Socialist.
Modern Republican ticket, that he
was just playing dead like a possum.
He still has his 70-member staff
of egg-heads, pinks, and liberals all
set to go in case his organization
can generate some political lightning
and have it strike him in the
right place at the right time.
It is our opinion that his much
publicized withdrawal from consideration
as a potential candidate for
the Presidential nomination was all
a grandstand play and that he plans
to stick around and wait, hoping
that Nixon will trip on his beard
and fall flat, and he will grab the
And don't let any candidate on
either ticket, including Rockefeller,
tell you that they would refuse to
acceot nomjnation for the vice
presidency. lf offered to any of
them, they would take it so quick
it would make your head swim.
His antics throughout the years
have earned him the title of the
wild man of the Senate but, according
to currently accepted standards,
he should be as well qualified
for the job as any of the others
who have either announced or who
are waiting hopefully around for
somebody to snatch off their hat
and toss it into the ring.
Morse's methods might be a little
unorthodox but when the chips are
down and his voting r e c o r d is
checked with those who call themselves
"moderates," they'll just
about even up.
Also, there are many who believe
there is no chance for this
country to be retrieved from Inter~
national Socialism until we have
hit rock bottom and the people are
given the shock treatment needed
to restore them to sanity.
Maybe Morse is the one who will
do the iob and shove us clear over
the cliff from which we have been
Goody, Goody! Soon We'll All ~!~~i~:ne~ ~~:r:.oes for the past
Be Numbered Like Convicts THIS COULD NOT BE THE
~~c~n~ft i~a':~a~?n~inf!~ri~~~ ONE WE'RE THINKING ABOUT
citizens are gradually bei~g relegated
to the status of glorified convicts,
it was perhaps only natural
that some department of the Federal
government would finally decide
we should all be given a number.
The Internal Revenue Service has
announced the happy news that
under a plan which is now being
worked out each citizen is to be
given a tax number which he will
keep always as a sort of indication
that he is serving a life term.
The IRS believes that this is
necessary in order to enable that
agency to do a better job of clipping
the suckers and of making
sure that no one escapes.
"If we don't do this, or something
similar," said one of the officials
of IRS, "we are going to be
buried some day."
While most Americans probably
don't think it would be a bad idea
if they were, it would seem that
some way would be found to carry
on their complicated job without
resorting to methods now employed
in the nation's prisons to keep
track of the culprits.
Following the appearance of the
Soviet State Symphony at Carnegie
Hall in New York January 3,
it was announced that the building
will soon be torn down to
make way for a commercial enterprise.
Too bad it wasn't torn down
before the symphony performed.
That would have saved the disgusting
spectacle of thousands of
so-called Americans shouting, applauding
and jumping up and
down in ecstasy over the spies and
saboteurs who dominate all Soviet
There must be two Mr. Dwight
D. Eisenhowers in this country because
the only one we know about
simply could not have given utterance-
with a strai~ht face-to the
remarks attributed to him by the
press in his speech to the GOP dinners
recently and which went as
Personal, political and economic
freedoms of the individual
are his most precious possessions
and they are inseoarable. If any
one of these is lost, all others
Government must refrain from
unnecessary meddling in the
daily, normal problems of living
We are opposed to those extremists
who argue that the fed·
eral government should become
the master mechanic of our
economy - with sweeping authority
to tinker with the free
processes of the competitive enterorise
Power belongs to all the
people, and citizens should never
permit its excessive concentration
in any hands - industrial
combines, labor groupments, or
Already too much power and
responsibility - and tax money
- have drifted to Washington.
A man in Chicago who is described
as a perennial candidate
for President on an uAmerica
First" ticket was ruled off the
preference poll ballot in New
Hampshire recently. He's got the
wrong slogan. He should put
"America Last" and he might get
February, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE P•g• 7
THE MAKING OF A
(By the Rev. John Clarence Petrie,
Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal
Church, Clewiston, Florida. This
article appeared recently in Christian
Left-wing parsons are not born
that way. Somewhere along the line
between boyhood and ordination
they become indoctrinated with
Marxist ideas. Probably no two
have the same story to tell. One
man became a Socialist while in
college. He is still one, very influential,
whose editorials in the church
paper of which he has been editor
for several decades, never cease trying
to make friends for the Soviet
Union. "I entered the seminary,"
he told me, "because I saw the
Church as the best soap-box from
which to advance socialism."
My own experience was quite
otherwise. Reared to look upon
socialism as sinful I entered a seminary
of the Episcopal Church which
was honeycombed with Marxism.
Like most men with clerical vocations
I had an abhorrence of social
injustice. From childhood I had
looked on in admiration at the annual
Labor Day procession in my
home town. My father's one employee
was a union man. I was put
out to board, my mother being dead,
with families whose male members
belonged to unions. Thus my sympathies
were always with the working
class. But I never dreamed of
As I look back I can think· of
nothing predisposing me to socialism
and welfare state-isms except
that sympathy with the "underdog."
Then I was suddenly catapulted
into the atmosphere of a
theological seminary literally saturated
with left-wing talk. I say
talk instead of thought for it seems
as I look back that there was little
real thinking involved. Everybody
was disturbed over social injustice.
Wicked capitalism was at the bottom
of all our ills. The profit motive,
thoroughly selfish and unchristian,
was an ineradicable part
of capitalism. The remedy was for
the instruments of production to
become public property. There was
no attempt to offer arguments
against this Marxist line. No one
mentioned that only by confiscating
private property could public
ownership occur. No one pointed
out that public ownership actually
meant control by political officeholders.
No one suggested that perhaps
men who had spent their lives
in the United States Steel Corporation
were better equipped to manage
it than men whose main qualifications
were those connected
with vote getting.
Ours was a simple gospel- that is,
where social ills were concerned.
It was the gospel according to
Marx, fully inspired and infallible.
The American people have denounced
Federal Aid to schools
on every occasion where they have
had occasion to express themselves
on the subject. But Federal Aid is
constantly being sneaked to schools
through one device or another and
any attempt for taxpayers to find
out how much of their money is
being spent for this purpose leads
to a dead end street.
The dogmatic certitude of this gospel
was in startling contrast to the
Gospel which the Church had been
preaching for 19 centuries. Who
was Jesus Christ? What was the
nature of the Scriptures? What was
the Church? What of the Sacraments?
What of life after death?
What of judgment? The Church had
been giving clear answers to such
questions from the earliest Christian
centuries. But our seminary
was vague, full of doubts. The New
Testament was not taught us as the
product of the early Church which
had vouched for its inspiration. It
was a laboratory specimen to be
picked at and analyzed as something
utterly unrelated to anything
else. Proof that it was fallible and
in much error was sought by the
teachers. Within six weeks I had
come to believe that much of it was
mythology, some of it superstition,
and not a little definitely fraudulent.
Christ who was worshipped in
the words of the Nicene Creed as
"God of God, Light of Light, Very
God of Very God" became a misguided
fanatic who taught that the
world would end perhaps in His
lifetime. If not, then His death
would bring it about. The creeds
were so much human invention.
Life after death was to be doubted.
And since Christ was only a man
His marriage views were of no
value. In one class our professor
brought us around to justifying a
liaison between a married man absent
on a tong assignment with a
woma n not his wife.
At the end of my first year I
transferred out of that school to
one which was faithful to the teachings
of the Church and which had
no self-assured Messianic role to
bring in the kingdom of Marx. But
the harm had been done. It was to
take me 17 years to recognize that
Marxism means surrender of free·
dom; that government ownership
was a camouflage expression for
slavery to politicians. It was to be
another 13 years after that before
full faith in Christ returned. Meantime,
I had spent the best 30 years
of my life as an exile from the min·
istry for whose service I had been
I found soon on my return to
the Church of my ordination that
the laity do not at all follow the
Red clergy. It is something to gladden
the heart to know that not even
the prestige of Apostolic Succession
is enough to override the com·
mon sense and deep faith of those
who know from experience, though
inarticulately for the most part,
that the gospel according to Marx
is a phony and that salvation is
only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When the lazy and the indolent
can get Congress to vote them a
living, they lose all desire and incentive
If Thomas Jefferson was right
when he said, (tThat country is
governed best that is governed
least" think what a fix ours is in.
There are very few angles of a
citizenJs life in which the Federal
or State govermnents, or "both, do
THE MAN WHO KNOWS
ALL THE ANSWERS
(Editor's Note: The following editorial which appeared in the Chicago
Tribune, July 11, 1945, gives an interesting slant on one of the principal
architects of the United Nations. The American people would do
well to read and ponder this editorial, especially now that the Senate
is in danger of committing us, through Senate Resolution 94, to the final
objective of the U.N.-complete domination of the affairs of the United
States by a World Court.)
Our government sent six men and a woman as delegates to the re·
cent conference at San Francisco, but when members of the Foreign
Relations Committee of the Senate want to find out what is in the treaty
they don't ask the delegates. The questions are directed to Mr. Leo
Pasvolsky, a Russian born official in the State Department, who is the
man who knows more about the document than anybody else.
Mr. Stettinius headed the delegation, presided at a good many of
the public sessions, and at all backroom conferences. The hearings in
Washington started, appropriately enough, with a lengthy statement read
by Mr. Stettinius, but ~pparently written by Mr. Pasvolsky. When the
time came to ask questions Mr. Stettinius gracefully yielded the center
of the stage to the same Mr. Pasvolsky, who knows all the answers.
This is more than a little odd. Mr. Pasvolsky's expertism is said
to result from the fact that he wrote the original draft of the treaty, but
that was quite a long time ago and his work meanwhile has undergone
considerable modification. Nobody has yet explained why the depart-ment
entrusted the drafting of this document to a foreign born function.. t !:
ary, whose training has been in economics rather than diplomacy. It is
even more curious that the natives among our delegates, two of whom
are members of the Senate committee, did not assert for themselves the
right of interpretation.
The diffidence-if that is the word for it-of Mr. Connally and Mr.
Vandenberg, to say nothing of Mr. Stettinius and the rest, has given the
country the impression that it is really Mr. Pasvolsky's treaty, not theirs:
that he understands it and they don't; that men with a good deal of
experience in foreign affairs who were themselves participants in the
negotiations have only an incomplete grasp of the content and purpose
of this intricate and difficult document. They were at San Francisco, It
appears, to assist him rather than he to assist them.
As Mr. Pasvolsky seems to be the only man who knows what it is
all about, perhaps somebody sooner or later will ask him where the
charter leaves the subject peoples. If any of the enslaved nations rises
against its British, French, Dutch or Russian oppressor are we bound to
fight against the cause of freedom? Or is a distinction made between
the subjects of the three western colonial powers on the one hand and
the victims of Russian aggression on the other?
At any rate, as ma tters stand, it appears that this country is being
asked t o approve a t reaty which only one man, and he foreign born,
PRESIDENT IS MORE
CONSIDERATE OF CUBA
THAN OF SOVEREIGN STATES
The President, who is a dyed-inthe
·wool Internationalist and has
never before indicated any disinclination
to intervene in the affairs
of other nations, announced on January
26 that the United States "is
certainly not going to intervene in
Cuba's internal affairs."
Cuba is now pretty generally be·
lieved to be dominated by Communists
and perhaps this is the
answer to the President's hands-off
Since any interference with Cas·
tro's terrorism would probably offend
Khrushchev and since the
President is preparing to make a
visit to Moscow, he probably feels
that he could hardly afford to invoke
the ire of his host in advance
of the visit.
Meantime, Castro continues to
make threats against this country,
the latest being that "there will be
millions of cadavers if U.S. Marines
land in this country."
We just wonder in this connection
why the President would not
be as considerate of the Sovereign
States of the Union as he is of
Cuba and refuse to intervene in
their internal affairs also.
From a woman reader in El
Paso: "I love the Southern Conservative
even though I do not always
understand some of it, not
being very political-minded. But I
adore those personal things you
A Fort Worth American: "There
is in the Flat Iron Building a great
newspaper woman who courageously
warns our congress to beware
of the perils of babysitting
for the whole world and especially
playing wet nurse for every revolutionary
exploding country under
the sun. She writes vigorously of
'larceny by taxation~ and charges
that our income tax is shot through -...
and through with Marxian philosophy.
She can't spell the differ-ence
between a back-alley thug
with a !ength of !ead pipe and a
government that will deliberately
use its courts to rob its citizens.
Isn't she dumb'"-The Methodist
Challenge, Los Angeles) California.
If through some magic~ we could
have just one wish granted in con·
nection with our countryJs welfare,
it would be to have a quartet of
top.flight American patriots and
orators who have a deep and abiding
knowledge of the American
governing system address a joint
session of the Congress of the
United States, and each member
compelled to be in his seat. These
four American patriots would be
Clarence Manion of Indiana~ Dan
Smoot of Texas~ Tom Anderson of
Tennessee and Mary Cain of Mississippi.
What an education that
would be to that captive audience.
put in now and then and especially
anything about your life as a child
on a West Texas farm. You should
write a book about it. It would be
funnier than (Chicken Every Sunday'
Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
A California Judge Denies Be Thankful For What We've Got Left
Fundamental American Right Even As We Mourn Over What We've Lost
Congressman Wint Smith of Kansas
told on the floor of the House
on January 25 of a California Superior
Court judge, one Jesse J.
Frampton, ruling that advocating
a right-to-work law was unbecoming
conduct on the part of labor
union members and warranted their
expulsion from such unions.
Two members of the International
Association of Machinists, employed
at Lockheed Aircraft Factory
were thrown out of that union
for advocating passage of a measure
in the 1958 California election
that would have affirmed the right
to work of any citizen of that State
without being compelled to join a
The two expelled members sued
for damages of $50,000 each but
this partisan judge denied
their claim. He ruled, in effect, that
they deserved to be thrown out of
their union for daring to advocate
an American's right to work without
permission of union -bosses.
"How could this happen in
America?" Congressman Smith
asked of his colleagues but he got
no answer because the shameful
answer would indict too many of
\1is colleagues who have sold out
lock, stock and barrel to the unions
and who would not dare vote except
as labor racketeer bosses dictate.
Congressman Smith has introduced
a bill which would place the
labor unions under the Sherman
Anti-trust law and restrain monopolies
in labor just as it does in
business, but the cowardly puppets
of labor in both Houses will see
that such a measure never gets out
The California incident not only
illustrates the strangle-hold of the
unions on members of Congress,
but also points up the corruption
of the Judiciary in that instance.
We have always regarded Ed
Sulli··an's raciall11 mixed television
:nrogram as the last word in
poor taste on the part of a pub lie
entertainer but we are about to
decir7e that this dubious distinction
shovl1. be shared equally by Sullivan.
T)inah Shore and Perr11 Como.
Surely those who plan these offenshe
urograms have no conception
of the nau<;-ea they engender
in a majority of the viewing public.
We are opposed to the restriction
of individual freedom but since
this is the order of the day why
not ryo the whole hog and make it
a""ainst the law for a college pro.
fessor or a preacher to mix in political
activities. Almost invariably.
both align themselves with
the _forces of subversion and immorfllity
as in the cases of loyalty
oath<; and racial mixina. We don't
know why this is true but it is.
This Republic, somehow, survived
the "neace missions" of
Roosevelt to Teheran and Yalta; it
kept staggering on even after Truman's
"peace mission" to Potsdam
but what the "Spirit of Camp
Dat;id" will do to us is anybody's
In his recent message to Congress, the President suggested that the
American people should ''count their economic blessings" and among
these he included advances in housing, health and education, longer paid
vacations, and increased ownership of automobiles and electrical applances.
While it is difficult to understand why the President dwelt on these
subjects in an address to Congress, since practically none of them are
proper governmental subjects, he is right that we should be thankful
for these and all other blessings, and benefits.
We try to be grateful and thankful for everything that is good and
we believe all responsible Americans feel the same way.
However, there are a lot of things which the President did not mention
in his message to Congress that are proper governmental subjects
and we find it a little difficult to be grateful for many of the things
to which he did not refer.
We have trouble, for instance, in working up any gratitude and
thankfulness for the fact that the Federal government has exceeded
its authority and branched out into activities which are both unwarranted
and un-Constitutional to such an extent that the nation has been plunged
into debt in the amount of almost three hundred billion dollars.
And it sure is extremely difficult to be thankful for the fact that
every man, woman and child in the United States, because of our national
debt, owes approximately $1,800 each and that this horrible burden
is saddled onto every infant that is born in an American home.
It is hard to be thankful for the fact that as big government has
widened its field of operation, traditional rights and freedoms of the
people have dwindled almost to the vanishing point.
It is hard to get so thankful and enthusiastic that you feel like turning
handsprings because the Rights of States which were so carefully
enunciated in the Constitution have practically all been transferred to
Washington and it sort of discourages any feeling of gratitude to realize
that the people of any Sovereign State who insist on operating their own
schools like they want them operated run the risk of having a Federal
bayonet rammed in their backs.
It is almost impossible to work up a spirit of thankfulness over the
fact that taxes have climbed to such an exorbitant level that citizens
in some brackets are permitted to keep only nine per cent of their income.
It takes a lot of doing to be thankful for the fact that in all but a
few States of the American Union, a citizen is denied the right to work
and make a living for his family unless he pays a labor union for the
It takes more will power than most people possess to count as a
blessing the United Nations which is hovering over the Republic like a
waiting vulture ready to pounce and haul us into One-World Government
or to be thankful that Congress is even now considering a resolution
which will rob us of our Sovereignty and hand it into the keeping of an
alien World Court.
We will try to continue to take the President's advice and count
our blessings and be thankful for what we've got left even as we wipe
away the tears we can't keep from shedding over what we have lost.
We're Trying Not To Get
Our Hopes Up Too High
Ordinarily, we don't hold with contemporary political conferences
and when it comes to "White House Conferences" we turn cold with
fear because this usually means some new danger to Constitutional Government.
However, when we read recently that there is soon to be a "White
House Conference on the Aging," we pricked up our ears.
"Conference on the Aging"! Well, well, we meditated, this is right
down' our alley for no matter how much we may deny or ignore it, old
Father Time is creeping right up behind us and nudging us on. In other
words, we are getting no younger fast.
And, after all, sharp scientific experts have done many marvelous
things in recent years such as devising ways to shoot human beings into
outer space and considering methods by which they hope one day
soon to be able to produce babies by means of test tubes and without
benefit of father and mother and such like .
So maybe the time has come for the scientists to put their eggheads
together and give us old crows a break.
After all, who knows but what the experts and wizards have
found a way to halt time in its flight?
Who knows but what they have developed a method for squirting
something or other into our veins which will spin us so far back
in the opposite direction that worry over potential hardening of the
arteries will gi'9'e way to eager concern over the latest remedy for diaper
Yes sir, this is one "White House Conference" we are going to watch
with avid interest and in the meantime we are going to keep our fingers
And if it turns out that they can really flip back the calendar and
give us a new start on life's merry-go-round, our contempt and mistrust
of all "White House Conferences" will be slightly mitigated.
But only sli~htly.
Always Glad To Hear From
Gentlemen Of The Press
Last month we told of a member
of the Washington Press Club who
writes us frequently but refuses to
sign his name.
This month, we received another
communication from a Press Club
member but this one signs his name
in full and also tells something of
his background and journalistic af·
"You sure must have made
marks on the sands of time some ..
where or somehow, for I hear un ...
usually fine compliments on your
newspaper from writing men and
women - Damyankees you'd call
most of them - as well as from
Congressmen and commentators
who seem to be getting you regularly,"
he stated in his letter and
"I've missed something I am
sure not knowing you and your
publication but I'm intrigued with
casual talk in the Press bar and I've
heard a lot about your publication
and especially your tenth anniver·
sary edition. The world loves good
writing, honest commentary, salty
humor and crisp criticism - espe ..
cially of stuffy bureaucrats with
their thieving hands in the taxpay ..
ers' pockets - and I hear it said
that all this is there in your publf·
All World's Trouble Could
Be Cleared Up In A Hurry
There is no trouble anywhere in
the world today that is not inspired
by International Communists who
are active in every nation on earth.
This includes Algeria, Cuba,
Latin America and all other points
where trouble is brewing.
The capacity of Communists for
devilment could be stymied if this
and other so-called free countries
would withdraw recognition from
the Soviet barbarians but that is
the last thing that would be con·
sidered by Communist-appeasers
who hold power in a majority of
One of the greatest blunders in
human history was committed by
Roosevelt who extended recognition
to Stalin and then remained
putty in the old horse thief's hands
until the day of his death.
Our nomination for the most
factual and brilliant description of
Roosevelt's traqic condition when
he went to Yalta to be so cruelly
outsmarted by the brutal Stalin:
«Mesmerized from the start, Roose·
velt presented a spectacle that can
only be described as pitiful-this
fading President, floating slowly
out of life, outmatched and outwitted
at every point, mouthing
meaningless cliches and dripping
with flummery in the presence of
the dictator."- Gem·ge N. Crocker
in Human Events.
We love the remark in the col·
umn of a local newspaper man to
the effect that in the United State•
we have the best politicians that
money can buy.