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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 5 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER, 1954 No. 9 A Stupid Foreign Policy Blows Up In American Diplomats' Red Faces Texas Voters Register Their Strong Disapproval of Government by Goons In spite of the handicap of a third-term bid, a custom not gener­ally favored by Texans, the State's popular and nationally-prominent Chief Executive, Allan Shivers, won his race for re-election in the August run-off primary by a ma­jority of almost one hundred thous­and votes. Pitted against him in the cam­paign for control of the State's governing machinery were the political Action Committee of the CIO, Americans for Democratic Action, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, gorillas of the late Sidney Hillman's Garment Workers from New York's Lower East Side, the fading South Texas political boss, George Parr and a ragged remnant of disgruntled Fair Dealers headed by Sam Rayburn of Bonham. The candidate whose name ap­peared on the ballot as the stand­ard bearer of these motley groups was Ralph Yarborough, an Austin attorney, whose campaign was pitched on the smear tactics out­lined by his sponsors. It was the victory of these left­wing forces in the first primary in which Wingate Lucas of Fort Worth and Ken Regan of Midland went down to defeat in their races for re-election to Congress, that alerted the people of Texas to danger and brought out the largest contingent of voters in the history of the State, in the August pri­mary. The overwhelming victory of Governor Shivers not only reas­sured the troubled citizens of Tex­as that Segregation would remain intact in the public schools of the State, but his continued firm hold of the reins of Party leadership in Texas and the South was hailed by national conservative Democrats as a strong potential weapon in the forthcoming fight to wrest control We Can't Win For Losing Strenuous efforts are being made in Europe to bring about a Nine Power Conference in which the United States, of course, will be expected to take part. We wish there were some way or the merican peop e to compe their leaders in Washington to stay at home in the event such con~ ference is held, for there is no greater threat to American secur­ity than that which lurks under the International Conference table, as we know by sad experience. Remembering Yalta, Teheran, Potsdam and Geneva we are will­ing to bet that if such conference is held and the United States repre­sentatives participate, Russia will make a grand slam and our diplo­mats will lose their striped pants and have to come home in a barrel. A Story With A Moral Concerning those deluded Ameri­cans whose hearts bleed for Mc­Carthy's 11victims", Willis Sheehan, Sr., of Houston tells this story in the Borger, Texas, News Herald: "About twenty years ago a fond mother took her small daughter to see a painting showing the early Christian martyrs being fed to the lions in the Arena at Rome. The little girl gazed at the painting for a while and then started to cry. The mother, thinking the chi1d was sorry !or the marytrs, said 'Why are you crying dear"? The little girl replied: 'Look, mama, one · poor little lion ln the corner hasn't got any Christian' "• of the party from the machine bosses and subversive minority groups who have dominated it since 1932. For years American taxpayers have stood still while Washington politicians picked their pockets of bil­lions of dollars. The loot from this legalized highjacking has been sent to the Socialist Countries of Europe with the announced objective of "holding the line against Communism" although there is not a particle of differ­ence in the two ideologies. The line didn't hold and, after bleeding us white, England and Fran~e have thrown in with Russia. The blow-up of EDC with a re­verberation heard around the world is the logical result to be expected when a Constitutional Republic ignores the fundamental teachings of its founders prescribing "friendly relations with all nations, entangling alliances with none", and renders its destiny dependent on the whims of a foreign power. There is small consolation in having been proved an accurale prophet when predictions of tragedy approach fulfilment. For those of us who have protested with all the vigor of our being and all the resources at our command against a suicidal national policy which took inlo consideration the safety, strength and security of every nation on earlh except our own, vindication is almost complete. But there is no place for elation in the hearts of thoughtful Americans who pled for a course that would have saved the Republic from humiliating defeat and from the ignoble destiny charted for it many years ago by its enemies abroad, in collaboration with traitors at home. • When disaster threatens and a nation's institutions and freedoms face extinction. all segments of the citizenship must suffer alike. The wise and the foresighted who tried to prevent it must pay the same penalty as the fools who brought it about. There is no time {or exultation or mutinous impulses to say "I told you so". There is only occasion for deep and silent grief and a prayer that, somehow, those who shape the nation's course may be rescued from the tragic results of their own mad folly. For twenty-two years the unbroken policy of the United States has been mapped with the sole objective of bolstering weak and totter­ing foreign countries at the expense of the safety, security and sub­stance. of the people of our own land. There is no system of accounting ever devised by human brain which could provide the taxpayers of the United States with any reason­ably accurate estimate of the billions of dollars which have been sunk in senseless projects scattered over the four corners of the earth. Neither can there be restoration of the hundreds of thousands of lives sacrificed by American boys on far-off batlle fields in causes hav­ing nothing whatever to do with the protection, honor and defense of the country of their birth. And there can be no Resurrection Morning for a crucified Constitu­tion nailed to the Cross by atheistic conspirators against a nation which was conceived in liberty, baptised in blood and dedicated to the cause of Christian ideals. (Continued On Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Sepfember, 1954 Senator Charges That England and France Have Their Own Little Private Pacts With Russia A move to kill off the foreign aid bill and to utilize the money which has accumulated in that fund for building up the American Air Force was made on the floor of the Senate by Senator George Malone of Ne­braska on July 30th when that mea­sure was up for consideration. Under his plan, two thousand heavy jet bombers and three thousand jet inter­ceptors would have beei. added to American Air Force equipment. Senator Malone made this sound proposal alter a lengthy speech to his colleagues in which he offered docu­mented evidence that American tax­payers are being imposed upon and American friendship abused by the recipients of this foreign aid money which totals $59,000,000,000 since World War II. Thi~ especially applied to Great Britain who, even as Senator Malone was speaking on the floor of the Senate, was sending a mission to Moscow and Red China, the expenses ot. which could well have been paid out of American funds, and to France who has proved even more adept at double-crossing her American "allies" than her sister nation across the channel. Senator Malone pointed out that while both England and France are stringing American diplomats along and bleeding American taxpayers for more and more money for defense against Soviet aggression, both of those countries have separate and independent mutual security pacts with Russia. There is a paragraph in each of the pacts, Senator Malone charged, which is practically a dupli­cate of the North Atlantic Treaty Pact. "They are signed up with both Russia and the United States" Senator Malone told his colleagues although he had tried to pound this information THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO into their heads time and again on previous occasions, and added that in the plot of our allies to bed down with Communist Russia and Red China, Uncle Sam was paying .for the bigamous honeymoon with more billions in foreign aid. "It is like a ballplayer signed up with the Yan­kees and the Giants and whoever wins the pennant, they are in the money," he concluded. When Senator Malone's motion to cut off aid to the pals o.f the Commu­nists and divert this money to the expansion of the American Air Force !or our own protection, there were only six members of the Senate, aside from himself, who voted for it. These senators who put the inter­ests of their own country and the wel­fare of the American taxpayers first were: Senator John Bricker of Ohio; Senator William E. Jenner of Indiana; Senator William Langer of North Dakota; Senator Milton R. Young of North Daktoa; Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin and Senator Herman Welker of Idaho. AU other members of the Senate who were present voted no. Many of these senators are back in their home states now and we hope those who voted against this motion are put on the spot so many times by their constitutents that they will wind up hopping like a Mexican jumping bean. They will do a lot of fast talking and hand out a hot line about "prev­ious commitments" a "matter of na­tional honor, keeping our word" and a lot of other hooey but we hope they don't get away with it. • It h3s come to the point where these alleged representatives of the American people are either for this country or they are not and it is high time those who elect them find out where they stand. Congress Eulogizes the Late Paul W. Shafer If ~e Only Had More ofThis Horse Sense in Washington! The Congress of the United States which can so ill iifford to lose a good man from its ranks will suffer from the death of Paul W. Shaler of Mich-igan who died recently. During nine terms in the House he was constantly alert to the danger of Communist infiltration of government and quietly worked to apprise the American people of this menace to their safety and security. The book "The Turning of the Tides" of which Mr. Shafer and John Ho+.oland Snow of New York were joint authors, painted a graphic pic­ture of the infiltration of American schools and colleges by Communist ideology. The book had a nationwide circulation and is being urged as text­book and reference material in the public schools systems of America. Shortly after his passing, his col­leagues in Congress devoted a part of the session of that body to paying tribute to Mr. Shafer for his long and honorable record as a public servant and for the service he rendered not only to the people of Michigan but to the entire nation. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE ~lUST GO Referring to all the furor of fel­low travellers about Senator Mc­Carthy's "methods", Frank Har­ris, a citizen of the small town of Boaz, Wisconsin, says something that makes more sense than all the drivel of all pink politicians put together on this subject: ''Possibly I'm just a backwoods country boy who ain't supposed to think" says Mr. Boaz in a letter to the Chicago Tribune. "But I can't help wondering if these sup­posedly intelligent men ever thought of starting a debate over 'Communist methods'. The na­tional magazines are full of pic­tures showing beat up, · lash-scar­red, starved and emaciated prison­ers in various states of collapse due to the brutal 'methods' of their Communist captors. These atrocities receive only passing comment, but just Let McCarthy step lightly on a few toes and, wham, the whole vicious jackal pack of political cutthroats, hatchet men and smear artists goes into action". No A Ciood CIO or American Will ADA-Endorsed Support Candidate The National Democratic Chairman has made a plea for the election of his As the World Council of Fair Deal colleagues this Fall and the Republican National Committee and the President are asking that Republi­cans be elected. We have never endorsed any candi­date for office and do not intend to but we would like to make some general suggestions to voters for the selection of candidates for Congress. We do not urge them to vote for a Republican or a Democrat as such but to cast their ballot only for those who have demonstrated that they are Americans first. We know that there are good patri­ots in both political parties and we also knQw now that there are those in both parties who are capable of betraying us. So we suggest that Americanism, and not party label, be the yardstick by which an aspirant for office is judged. An unfailing rule for voters to fol­low at the ballot box is to scratch the name of any candidate known to have the endorsement of the CIO, the ADA or any other left-wing or Com- Churches came to the end of its sessions in Evanston, Illinois, it magnanimously decided we could keep our Free Enterprise system in this country. "Capitalism of today is very different from what it used to be", they said in a publicity re­lease. Which means, we assume, that we have drifted farther to­ward Communist ideologies in government policies than prevail· ed in 1948 when they denounced our system at Amsterdam. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT J OE MUST GO munist dominated group. A vote for any candidate carrying such endorse­ment is a step toward the continuation of the policies now in _effect which have so discredited our prestige in the world and imperiled our national security. Stupid Foreign Policy- (Continued From Page I) For seven years, we pursued the wild and visionary dream of "strength through weakness" by building our security on Eu ropean defense at the urging of '':liberals" in the government, in Congress, in th e p r ess, in minority groups and in the White House and channelled untold billions into Europe with the objective of "protecting ours through saving the Democracies from Communism" and now we are left holding the empty bag. The 11Democracies11 turned out to be just what that word implies and, in a showdown, demonstrated their preference for the slavery of a Socialist State when weighed against the freedoms of a Constitutional Republic. If, as we have been led to believe by the bird-brains and sub­versives in Washington, our national existence and security depended on alliances with Eropean powers, then we are sunk fOr the EDC Pact has been blown to bits and the Kremlin will call the shots in that unhappy continent from now on. Of course this line of reasoning was wrong, weak and immoral and our national safety did not depend on our coddling of, and cooperation with, Socialist Europe and if the billions of dollars which have been wantonly dissipated in trying to prop up decadent and falling empires had been converted to the building up of our own military defenses, we would still be the proud and invincible nation we once were and in­vulnerable to attack from any source on earth. If a comic note can he plucked from tragedy or a smile dredged up from tears, we can be amused in retrospect at the discomfiture of those well-meaning but brainless Americans who so blithely followed the Communist Party line and scornfully branded American patriots as c.isolationists", a 'term they. will now probably shy away from as long as they live. For we are real1y "isolationists" now and make no mistake about it. We are not isolationists by choice or because we didn't try to buddy up and bed down with every alien people under the sun, but because they have deserted us of their own free will and left us to our own devices in a state of isolationism from which we should have never de­parted. We hope it is not too late for us to marshal our forces, evaluate our resources and formulate· a new national policy in keeping with. that of the great leaders who steered a safe and sane course in the early days of the Republic but there is grave doubt as to whether we have the rugged and robust type of statesmanship necessary to make the adjustment. It is our fear that only a merciful Providence which tempers the wind to the shorn lamb and safeguards imbeciles against danger and harm, can retriev·e us from the folly, stupidity and fumbling errors of those who, either unwittingly or through design, have betrayed the Repubhc they swore to uphold and defend. Sep citi gra pU! in • leg tho pOl pU! adr Ro• tio• oul ed 19~ th' tin J as a! !~j zel w, ::J is: ,t y e ,e h e ·e Je d September, 1954 THE SOU THERN CONSERVATIVE Page l Washington Correspondent Implies That Blackmail Through Leaders The Federal Taxing Power Continues as a National Policy Openly The right of the Federal govern- "The Texas oil money became Communist Party by Congress of American Defy Law Passed ment to levy taxes against the the popular theme shortly after the citizens of these United States was epidemic of national publicity on granted by the Constitution for the H. Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint purpose of raising revenue only, Murchison, Sid ~ichardson, their in order to carry on specified and bank accounts and eccentricities. legitimate functions of that gov- "The talk however is significant ernment. from the political standpoint-and Under no condition was this au- it may very well pave the way for thority ever to be used as a wea- a reduction in the 27 12 per cent pan to reward the friends and depletion allowance . " punish the enemies of any political The 271_1 per cent depletiC:n al-administration. lowance in the current and former This was constantly done by the Federal tax measures was granted Roosevelt and Truman administra- to encourage new ventures in oil tions as we have so often pointed production in the interest of the out editorially, but those who vot- national security, but here is an ac­ed for a change in Washington in credited Washington correspond- 1952 fervently hoped and believed ent expressing the opinion that it that this policy would be discon- may be withdrawn from those who tinued. oppose Communism and approve Accordingly, it was somewhat of . Senator McCarthy's efforts to ex­a shock to read in the Congression- pose its infiltration in the Ameri­al Record of Thursday, May 19, can governing agencies. 1954, the reproduction of an arti- What the gin guzzlers on the cle appearing in the Arkansas Ga- Washington 11cocktail circuit" say zette by one Elizabeth Carpenter, or think is not of the slightest con­Washington newspaper corres- cern to any one except their own pondent, which indicates that this breed but when, as in the case of method Of reward and punishment this woman, an implied threat is is still in effect. The article was in- made against prominent citizens of serted in the Record by Rhodes Texas and attributed to responsi­scholar Fulbright who represents ble leaders in Washington, some­a certain segment of the people of thing should be done about it. that great State. Indirectly, it infers that mem- In this article, carrying a Wash- bers of the Republican-dominated ington dateline, was an implied Ways and Means Committee of threat against reputable citizens of Congress, with administration ap­Texas who support Senator Joseph proval, are employing blackmail R. McCarthy in his fight on Com- tactics to whip Texas oil men into munism, and if this Pink Lady of line who oppose the infiltration of the Press writes with the authority Communists in Washington gov- ;}~i~~d F;~~~!;~tc;:tc;~e;f ;~:.~~ ernment agencies. and punishment through taxation This Carpenter person should be is still in effect. placed under oath and forced to 41 Texas oil men who back Sena- r~:e ~:y~a:~ ~e~~s mCe~;:~t;! ~~~dJ~~~~~yRiu~c:;~~h;;i;;~yb~:::~ who are threatening members of their support may cost them the in- ;:;u~~e~e ~~~eJ:~at~ r~~:~} ~~= j~~'es~~l~r~:~~r;~ t~eeia:;~ ;~~ names of the Texas Congressmen opening line of her article. :~et~~et~;~;;~~ Tt~~tt~fo~er::t~~x~1~ "Members of the Ways and Means Committee who write the ;~:;~~s~~~t ~~n~er~i~~;~~~~te~o~~ tax bills and so far have warded such vital interest to them and ~~;s:·~~:t~~}~tt::p~:~~ ~~~:~i~~ which has been withheld from allowance permitted on oil income, them. are telling Texas Congressmen that It is a serious and challenging it has got to a point where a vote indictment against the Ways and for the depletion allowance is a Means Committee and if it is al­vote for McCarthy. lowed to pass without denial or re- "This turn of events is the result futation, we are perfectly justified of a buildup of resentment against in believing that her charges are 'Texas Oil Money', a term which true and that punishment through recurs frequently on the cocktail the taxing power of government is circuit here . . . still our accepted national policy. In the plans to form a South­east Asia Treaty organization, it is proposed to leave out the best friends we have in that area­South Korea, Nationalist China and Japan. More and more, it is becoming plain that the only countries who are able to win con­sideration from us are those who kick us in the teeth. If there ever was a bird that will bear watching, it is the character Mendez-France, premier of the country whose name he bears or vice versa. If he is not a plain, straight-out agent of the Soviet, we don't know what one is. He is delivering the goods to his Krem­lin masters in a big way. Counter Intelligence Agent's Work Is Sabotaged If apathetic Americans could only read even a small part of the shocking testimony available in Washin~ton , thPre would be a r e­vival of patriotism in this country equal to that which existed in the days when Lexington, Concord and Valley Forge were making the headlines. There are thousands of cases which make our blood run cold but the testimony of John Lans­dale, Jr., in the. Atomic Energy hearings last Spring, will give an idea of what we are trying to con­vey. Lansdale was in the Counter In­telligence Branch of the Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, War Department General Staff during World War II. On Page 270 of United States Atomic Energy Corn­mission Hearings on Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer in April and May, 1954, Mr. Lansdale testified under oath: "In the War Department, I was being subjected to pressure fr~m military superiors, from the White House and from every other place because I dared to stop the com­missioning of a group of 15 or 20 undoubted Communists. I was be­ing villified, being reviewed and re-reviewed by Boards because of my efforts to get Communists out of the Army and being frustrated by the blind, naive altitude of Mrs. Roosevelt and those around her in the White House, which resulted in serious and extreme damage to this country". Why the Soviets Regard Us as Fools Old Fathead Flanders' attack on Senator McCarthy reminded us of nothing so much as a little feist dog snapping at the flanks of a Great Dane. When he realized that he was too little to reach any vital spot, he gave up the chase and ran away. Meantime a who 1 e pack was sicked on the Wisconsin senator through the passage of a Senate resolution providing for another investigation to find out if he should be "censured" for depart­ing from the long-establi~hed Washington p o 1 icy of coddling Communists, and cracking down on the dirty skunks. This indefensible action by the Senate afforded a sickening spec­tacle to concerned and fear f u 1 Americans who can see in the nau­seating performance the discom­forting suggestion that the "Twen­ty Years of Treason'' era may not yet have passed. Down in little Guatemala where Communists were recently ousted from government control, the pres­ent administration has passed a Jaw to insure that the Reds do not regain power. Persons engaged in Communist activities in that country in future will be subject to penalties ranging from a year in prison to death. It is as simple as that. We recently passed a similar Jaw here too, but it has no teeth in it and Communist Party leaders in New York issued a statement in the press that they would openly defy the new legislation. They boldly asserted that they would continue to publish the Daily Worker, official Communist news­paper, that Communist candidates for office will continue to cam­paign and that Communist leaders will fulfill public speaking en­gagements, and they made it plain that we can take it or leave it. And how do they get away with open defiance like that? Well. the truth is that our gov­ernment has as good as officially notified them that it is much more concerned in stopping McCarthy's investigation of Communism than it is in getting rid of Communists. And any one who thinks that the Soviet conspirators in this country are not going to take ad­vantage of an opening like that is too stupid to merit consideration. The net effect of the attacks on the Wisconsin senator has been the creation of the widespread belief that the official policy of govern­ment is "Joe must go but the Com­munists can stay". Another Investigation Halted The Committee of Congress op­erating under the chairmanship of Hon. Carol Reece of Tennessee and which was charged with the re­sponsibility of probing into the activities of the large foundations suspected of extending grants to Communist individuals and move­ments, has' suddenly been discon­tinued. There was no explanation and deep mystery surrounds the ter­mination of the investigation into a group which has been under al­most universal suspicion of financ­ing subversive undertakings in this country for many years. We do not believe that the blame attaches to Congressman Reese who has giv~n every indication of desiring to probe into the subject thoroughly but who had the organ­ized opposition of powerful pres­sure groups and individuals. Next month we wilJ go into some of the activities of the Foundations and it may be that the truth about who stopped the investigation can be developed by that time. 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 FA·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year !Everypaidsubscriberisentitledtoone free subscription to be sent to any penon of his choosing) Sent without cod to members of Congress, members of State legisldures, Governors, and other public officials. A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the Un ited States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to theStatesarereserved to the Statesrespectively,ortothepeople. South Will Continue to Practice Segregation When the Supreme Court first issued its ruling to break down racial safeguards in the South, most thoughtful citizens were numbed to such an extent that it was difficult to take in the enor­m i t y of this legaHzed offense against the rights and dignity of a sovereign people. Since that time resentment has gradually built up in the South until the boiling point has been roached. This feeling has been heightened by flagrant behavior on the part of moral and social p e r v e r t s who applauded the Court's action including figures in the entertainment world who have ~rrang.td bi-racial television prog· rams that nauseate the stoutest stomach. As of now, majority opinion is that there will be no change in educational policies in most of the Southern States and that segre­gation will continue in effect. The State Board of Education or Texas has issued instructions to local authorities to conduct the schools on the same segregated basis as heretofore. Officials of Geor.gia have an­nounced that they will ignore the ruling altogether and Alabama, Jvfississippi, South Carolina and other states have indicated a simi­Jar determination to invoke their Constitutional privileges of run­ning internal affairs in accordance with the wishes of their own peo­ple. It has been the history or civili­zation that there always comes a breaking point when tyrants in government go too far in imposing T H E SOUTH ER N CONS ERVATIV E HOW MANY KNOW THEY HELPED TO BUY 100 LOCOMOTIVES FOR INDIA There may have been, at some a friendly ally and since Nehru is time in history, a more inexcusable a double-crossing old reprobate performance than the action of our ~~~. ;~is ~~;;~no~ t::pa~~~e~~~~; government in purchasing one by Washington officials to buy hundred locomotives for India, locomotives for his Socialistic but, if so, we can't think when it railroad is a violation of moral was. ethics and indefensible from any Idiotic stunts like this for the 1 point of view. past two decades have not only Those who are responsible for made this country the laughing it are guilty of a criminal act and stock of the world but have helped should be dealt with accordingly. to impoverish our taxpayers in ~c- And the heart-breaking aspect cordance with the instructions of of the performance is that the Marx and Lenin who wished us to American people, by a heavy rna­spend ourselves out of existence. jority, voted in November of 1952 There is not a legitimate reason to put an end to such insane be­on earth why we should purchase havior on the part of our national even the whistle on a locomotive leaders. for India even if that country were ------ 'Backward, Oh Time, Turn Backward, in Your Flight ... ' In connection with the recent their vacations in Europe or live meeting of Red churchmen in in luxurious air-conditioned homes. Evanston, Ill inois, we fell to think- They were grateful for the mod­ing of some- of our modern minis- est contributions given them by ters in comparison with t hose of members of their flock when the another day. crops were all gathered in the F all We had in mind especially the and the economic highlights of bold, breezy and blustering type wh o whiz around in a Cadillac, zip across the ocean in a plane to attend world conferences and who smugly propose solutions of every economic, political and social prob­lem that baffles the human race. He is poised, self-assured and confident and radiates every hu­man quality except that of spiritu­al grace. Somewhere along the line he has lost the attributes of meekness, humility and pious de­votion associated by tradition with his sacred calling-perhaps sur­rendered them at his "liberal" theological seminary which sub­sti tuted the "Social Gospel" for t he Word of God in training him for t he ministry. In direct contrast to these new­fangled exponents o[ a "changing s o c i a 1 order" were the gentle, kindly and compassionate men of the Cloth in the days when we were young. Perhaps they lacked much in education, culture and polish and certainly they were totally with­out that certain something which has come to be known as social consciousness, b u t they were steeped in religious tradition, held the literal teachings of the Holy Bible in reverential awe and in­spired in their fellow men a simple faith in a Christian God. They didn't haul down ten­thousand- dollar salaries, spend repulsive and degrading measures on their unwilling subjects and it could well be that the Court's un­fortunate and ill-advised ruling has precipitated this re\'olt. their existence were the "pound­ings" given them by f r iends and neighbors who showered them with freshly-baked bread, home­made cakes, smokehouse sausage, butter, eggs, bacon and side-meat. They rendered Christian service as they were given to understand it, expected no worldly emolu­ments and were compensated by the consciousness of a good job well done. They baptised babies, officiated at weddings and buried the dead and they were committed to the age-old precept that their solely prescribed mission on earth was to bring erring sinners b.ack to the fold and save the souls of men by pointing the way to Sal­vation and Light. They are not around any more -bless them-but the record of their humble Christian labors is written large in the hearts of those who learned the simple story of the Man of Galilee within the hal­lowed walls of a little unpainted country church. And we wouldn't swap the mem­ory of their devotion and dedicat­ed Christian service for the privi­lege of listening to all the social sermons of all the poditical pul­piteers in all the million-dollar structures throughout the land. No great nation from the days of Babylon has been able to re­sist invasion or to hold an empire together by any other means than through the strong ties of national­ism and patriotism on the part of its people. September, 1954 Bleeding Hearts Weep And Wail Over Negress The suspension of Annie Lee Moss from her position with the Signal Corps pending further investigation into charges against her, is another confirmatiQn of Senator McCarthy's accuracy in pinpointing Communists in government jobs. Annie Lee is the Negress who was identified by Mary Markward, under­cover agent for the FBI, who testi­fied under oath that the Moss woman was a dues-paying member of the Communist Party. Miss Markward·s tec:;timony was corroborated by the sworn statements of other responsible witnesses. When Senator McCarthy heard this testimony before his committee and advised that the Negress be relieved of her duties in the important job she held, bedlam broke loose and there was double wailing on the part of the "liberals" and bleeding hearts. Not only did they deplore the expose of a Communist in a sensitive job but the exposed person was colored which added to their anguish. Senator Stuart Symington of Mis­souri, a member of the Committee, wns especially incensed and a(tcr she was suspended from her job as a transmitter of government messages, he invited her to come up and see him sometime and assured J).Cr that he would give her a job if she was not taken back into the Army. Soon after, she was taken back but was put in a non-sensit ive posi­tion, whereupon the Reds jumped up and down with glee, and pointed this out as one of McCarthy's ''mistakes" in which he had accused an '·inno­cent person." N w the Army has Jecn compelled to suspend her from even the non· sensitive job in view of the evidence piling up against her concerning Communist affiliations. Another substantiation of the Washington attitude that ··commies may stay but Joe must go!·' THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO Criminal Sadist Is Vindicated In Three-Man Court Martial Sgt. First Class Richard J. Whit­back of Wellington, Ohio, who shock­ed civilized persons recently by mak­ing trainees in his charge stand at attention for more than an hour in 92-degrce weather, was acquitted by a three-man court martial. Immediate­ly following his acquittal, he posed for photographers and the pictures show him grinning like a cheshire cat. This criminal sadist was following the line of "progressive" educators who hold that on any infraction ol rules by one person the whole group should be punished. It was reported that because of laxatics of some o! the new men, he out them all through this inhuman ordeal but was vindi· catcd by his superiors. He should have been severely pun~ ished and we hope that those so brutally mistreated, do not forget it when they get out of the Army. September, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pa;e 5 World Communist Propaganda Organization Holds Its Convention in Evanston, Illinois The \Vorld Council of Churches competition" of Communism and which, was permitted .to meet in an Christianity and some of its leaders American City, Evanston, Illinois, re­cently, is the "Ware Cell" of Prates­taoism which is working through re­ligious bodies to primarily destroy the American and all other nationalist governments and bring about a Com­munist World State. At its first meeting in Amsterdam in 1948, it condemned the American system of government by passing a resolution against it and while they went through the gesture of including Communism in the resolution also, it was only lip service for all of its precepts are based on Communist ideology. It has come-because of those as­sociated with it and of the things for which it stands-to be recognized by all persons of intelligence and per­ception as an outright Communist propaganda organization. At the Amsterdam meeting and joining in with the condemnation of his own system of government was a representative of the Union Theolog­ical Seminary of this country, Dr. John C. Bennett who said recently in the Christian Century, left-wing church paper: "Communism wins power because it has much 'truth in its teachings, because it speaks to the loyalties and not primarily to the cynical self interests of men. As the Chris­tian studies Communism, he will find many things to approve in it. I refer to the Communist criticism of capitalism and imperialism, the Cotnmunist practice as regards rac­ial discrimination, the Communist goal of a clnssless society and the generous motives that inspire many people to give themselves to Com­munism with selfless commitment." Present also at the original meet­ing wns that seasoned old Communist­fronter, Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam who justified the criticism of "Cap­italism" on the ground that there is a definite "trend from competitive struggle to cooperative endeavor; from selfish nationalism to sensible internationalism" and all the other fellow travelling prenchers of this country who have swarmed to the Karl Marx movement in church cir­cles, and which is of such dimensions that it is fast taking over leading Protestant denominations in the Unit­ed States. The World Council of Churches sponsors "co-existence and peacefu l Senator Suggests We Give Stassen to Britian On...: of the most practical sugges­tions to come out of Washington in years and one which will have the hearty approval of millions of Amer­icans, was that of Senator George Malone of Nevada in a speech on the Senate floor on August 17. In a lengthy nnd brilliant discus­sion of the various giveaway schemes thought up by Harold Stassen and his hnndout crew designed to finally bankrupt American taxpayers, Sen­ator Malone offered this pertinent observation: "I h:tve long considered it unfortu­nate that among our gifts to Britain we did not tender to them Mr. Stas-so stated at its recent meeting. It also advocates abolishment of aU racial safeguards in this country and the promiscuous social mixing of the white and black races. The group favors international con­trol of aJI armies and navies; the complete abandonment of "isolation­ist" policies; strong limitations on na­tional sovereignty; elimination of all tariff restrictions on world trade and a universal system of money although it is difficult to understand wh~ any of these matters should be of the slightest concern to the ministry. They have made insistent demands for 11freedom of immigration" and repeal•or revision of the McCarran­Walte; Immigration law to the end that Communist spie.s and subversive agents from all countries may flood this country with propaganda. Inci­dentally, this Jaw had to be by-passed for the moment in order that these propagandists in the Council could attend the Evanston meeting. There has been consternati01\ in many quarters that John Foster Dulles would permit them to be issued visas to come here but that is understand­able since Dulles, himself was one of the officials of the old Federal Coun­cil of Churches (now the National Council of Churches) which helped set up the World Council, as was Harold Stassen to say nothing of Al­ger Hiss who also served on that Council. Even if Mr. Dulles were not per­sonally involved with the outfit, he would have perhaps been helpless to do anything to prevent the alien propagandists composing it from com­ing here. After all, this World Council is a strong and vital part of the world conspiracy whose invisible leaders dictate, and are not dictated to, con­cerning the actions of mere heads of a government. Even if he had been disposed to bar these Communist agents, he would have been powerless to do so. The greatest damage to American society from the gathering, of course, lies in the attendance of many min­isters of the United States at the con­vention where they were re-indoc­trinated with the Communist ideology and who will spread the contamina­tion among their congregations. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO sen. This could have been done pre­ferably under some sort of a lend­lease arrangement which would have assured us that we would not get Mr. Stassen back." If Senator Malone's plan could be carried out, it would save the Amer­ican taxpaYers many millions of dol­lars although it would not enable them to recover the $59,000,000,000 of their money which has already been pooped off by Stassen and two other knuckle-heads before him-Av­erill Harriman and Paul Hoffman­since 1949. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO We'll Worry About 'Juvenile Delinquemy' When 'Adult Delinquency' Is Eliminated Civil Aeronautics Board Knocks Out Security Rules One of the various changes made in fundamental and traditional procedure for the protection and security of the United States, and of which the American people generally 11ave been kept in ignor­ance, is found in revised air regu­lations. Up until recently any applicant for a certificate to operate air­craft in the United States was ro­quired by the Civil Aeronautics Board to be an American citizen of undisputed loyalty with allegi­ance to the America" Flag. It's not that way now and such certificates are issued to any in­ternational bum of any country regardless of loyalty or allegiance. On March 23, 1954, Section 21-12 of our Civil Air Regulations was ammended in these words: "21-12 Citizenship. An applicant for a pilot certificate with an air­line rating may be a citizen of any country or a person without na­tionality." All other sections deal­ing with various types of air trans­port have been amended in the same identical language. The action of the Civil Aeronau­tics Board in opening up this "loop­hole" to our enemy is pointed out in a bulletin issued by the Closer Up-Don Bell 'Reports from West Palm Beach, Florida, a research and writing team who have un­earthed scores of similar shock­ing and unbelievable documented performances f r o m government files. Roy Cohn Is Out but John Adams Remains on the Job The scant respect which the Amer­ican people have for Pentagon poli­ticians was not heightened any by the dishonorable manner in which they handled the case of John Adams. The impression wns deliberately left that he would be forced out of his job in the Pentngon as a result of a trade between the Army brass and the leftists on the committee which ''investigated'' the McCarthy-Stevens affa ir, whereby RoY Cohn was com­pelled to resign. Cohn who wns one of the most val­uable assistants McCarthy had in tracking down Communists has gone while Adams who is not worth any­thing to anybody so far as national security is concerned remains on the job. This underhanded performance by Pentagon brass strengthens the rumor that Adams is secure in his job be­cause of the iniluence of a powerful female who once dominated the De­fense Department and who still is re­ported to have important contacts there. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE ~lUST GO The case of the four New York teen-agers from good homes who sud­denly went on a criminal rampage an.d killed two persons and savagely beat several others hns emphasized the rising tide of juvenile delin­quency in this country and the need for action. Personally, we do not think that juvenile delinquency cnn be reduced as long as adult delinquency is at an all-time high. When we consider the performance of mature citizens for two decades, we cannot, in all honesty, blame the youth of the land for becoming con­fused, frustrated and bewildered and, with all moral and spiritual props jerked out from under them, for reverting to the behavior of savages. They have acquired the idea, through the Communist ideology which has pervaded the chu rches, that there is no God, and no here­after and thnt religion consists merely of a •·social Gospel" devoted to the advocacy of pensions, fair working conditions and adequate housing here on earth and that the hope of a Mansion in the Skies is an ignorant and superstitious concept of a bourgeois society. They have been convinced by our internationalist leadership thnt it is wrong to love their own country, their own Flag and the institutions of the United States, and that their loyalty belong~ to some nebulous one­world government now in the mak­ing. They have been taught in the schools, through UNESCO and other subversive programs, that they must throw off the influence of home and parents and try to live down the les­sons in obedience, morals and good citizenship instilled in them a1·ound the family fireside. Their pride in their race has been destroyed by agitators and subver­sives holding responsible posts in American society who have spread Kremlin propaganda for the soc ial mixing of whites and blacks with the objective of ultimate mongrcli­zation of both. So let's face it. Through our abject surrender to the teachings of "liberals" in matters of government, of religion, of polit­ical action and social behavior, we have almost completely destroyed American youth's belief in God, loyalty to their country, devotion to home and parents and respect and pride in their race. So what did we expect? That all our young people would automati­cally turn out to be perfect models of personal behavior and paragons of good citizenship when once they were knocked loose from American ideals and weaned away from the American wav of life? How gullihle, irresponsible and idiotic can we get and still demand recognition as worthy citizens of a Constitutional ChriStian Republic? Let's tackle "adult delinquency" first and its natural offspring "juve­nile delinquency'' will take care of itself. Word comes from Washington that new evidence has been un­earthed against Owen Lattimore to prove that he lied in his testi­mony before a Congressional Com­mittee, when he said he had not consorted with Communists. They didn't need any new evidence. They already had enough and we will believe they are going to do something about it when they do it. Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE September, 1954 Georgia Methodists Suspend For Denouncing Communism Minister in Church Girl Scout Leaders Are Reported to Have Restored Americanism to Their Material The time was not 1692. The place was not Salem, Massa­chusetts. The occasion was not the trial of a few helpless females charged with witchcraft. The place was Atlanta, Georgia and the time was 1954. The oc­casion was the trial of a small­town Georgia Methodist preacher and the charge was ~~imprudent and unministerial conductJJ. Rev. Blake Craft of Clayton, Georgia editor of a monthly news­p a p e r called "0 n e Methodist Voice" was being tried on charges preferred by the Annual Confer­ence of his church while thirteen 11liberal" preachers of his denomi­nation sat in judgment. The offense of which the Rev. Craft was admittedly guilty was ..,. the bitter denunciation through the columns of his paper of the in­filtration of the Methodist Church by Communist ideology and the membership of numerous minis­ters of that faith in Communist Fronts. The Ministerial Court, after due deliberation, rendered a verdict in which he was suspended "from the exercise of the functions of his of­fice, effective from this date to continue until the opening date of the Annual Conference of the North Georgia Conference in the year 1955". In the meantime, the Rev. Craft is prohibited from filling the pul­pit in his home town by an edict of this clique of over-fed and under­bred theological hypocrites who have never ofiered a word of pro­test as their colleagues have spout­ed Communist doctrine under the guise of the Gospel, or raised their hand against the subversives who have swarmed into that and other denominations like a plague of seven-year locusts. Evidence of a total and complete lack o( a sense of humor on the part of those composing this Ec­clesiastical Kangaroo Court was offered in an assertion appended to the verdict in which this highly amusing claim was made: "We point out also that the Methodist Church is definitely against Com­munism". Yc gods! Now we will expect Americans for Democratic Action to come ou.t and proclaim their loyalty and devotion to the Con­stitution and the American form of government. As a nation, we are a glutton for punishment. After EDC blew up, Dulles turned his attention to set­ting up something in Southeast Asia which it is proposed to call SEATO. Well, that's a very ap­propriate name for that is just ex­actly where our Uncle Sarn-o will get kicked. Members of Supreme Court 'We Cio for Joe' Movement Deserve Mass Impeachment Launched in California When the Supreme Court issued its unfortunate ruling that Segrega­tion must be abolished, there was a document in the files in Wash­ington available to them which would have made any decent and respon­sible man, or set of men, hesitate a long time before deliberately placing in the hands of our enemies a weapon which these same enemies openly said would be valuable in enabling them to take over the United States. The document is in the form of a tract issued by the Communist Party in 1912 and which was circulated among its members in this country who were few in number at that time as they had not yet acquired a strangle-hold on Washington and the idea of directing American economic, political and social policies was still just a gleam in a Bolshevik's eye. This document said in part: "We must realize that our Party"s most powerful weapon is racial tension. By pounding into the con­sciousness of the dark races that !or centuries they have been op­pressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Com­munist Party. The terms 'colonial­ism' and 'imperialism" must be featured in our propaganda. In America, we will aim for a sub­tle victory. While inflaming the ~:g~~il;-"~~~~~¥voarg~~ns;n;~i~l '7~i\~s~ whitC's n guilt complex for their exploHation o( th<' Negroes. We will aid the Negroes to rise to prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negroes will be able to inter-marry with the whites aod begin a process which will deliver America to our c·ause." How thoroughly they planned this program and how effectively they sold it to suckers in this country was forcefully illustrated when the Supreme Court delivered its blow against the pride and dignity of mem­bers o( both the white and black races in the South. Some o .. the members of that Court acted deliberately and with full knowledge of the horrible potential­ities involved in their decision; others performed as simple dupes of subtle forces who outranked them in men­tality, maneuvering tactics and stra­tegic planning. And all Of them functioned trai­torously in behalf of an enemy's an­nounced plan to disrupt the morals of this country as a prelude to taking it over. They should be impeached in a body. Saudi Arabia informed Washing­ton on August 13 to discontinue its foreign aid program in that coun­try. They have an oil income of $200,000,000 annually and say they can manage their own future af­fairs. We have a thirty-man mis­sion stationed there and have been spending $1,632.000 per year in that country. Whether our offi­cials will discontinue the program as ~equested or insist on continu­ing to help them even though they don't want it. was not disclosed, but it's a safe bet that we will give up reluctantly, if at all. Out in South Pasadena, Califor­nia, Irene Western, a patroitic and intelligent housewife, has started a movement with the slogan "WE GO FOR JOE" which has assumed such proportions that she has had to spend sixteen to eighteen hours per day answering the telephone, and signing up her friends and neighbors who want to join the group. ~~our purpose is tq support Sena­tor Joseph R. McCarthy directly and indirectly in his fight against Communism by word, thought and deed" Irene says, and adds: "During the McCarthy-Stevens . hearings we houswives got a break denied our husbands. We were for­tunate enough to be home instead of on the breadwinning job. We pushed our television sets near the outside window as we did our yard work. We shoved them as close to the kitchen as we could hear while ironing, cooking or washing dishes. We hurried to get the housework and washing done between the morning and afternoon sessions. As a result we found out just what was going on and then we did something about it". The Pasadena lady, who a Is o finds time for her religious duties in a local Protestant church, says that the slogan "WE G 0 F 0 R JOE~~ is offered as a counter-thrust against the noisy little set of Mc­Carthy haters in Wisconsin who unsuccessfully promoted the "Joe Must Go11 movement. Copies of Educational Reviewer May Be Obtained Lucille Cardin Crain's wonderful publication, The Educational Review­er, which rendered invaluable senti­nel service in warning the American people of the enemy within our edu­cational institutions, is no longer lo­cated at 112 East 36th Street in New York. The target of attacks by subversive groups committed to the communiz­ing of American schools, including the National Education Association, the Reviewer continues to have a wide distribution, although the former headquarters are no longer main­tained. From her apartment at 238 East 23rd Street, New York, Mrs. Crain continues to furnish information re­quested of her by those concerned in the maintenance of Americanism in our public schools. Copi~s of the Reviewer still may be obtamed from Mrs. Crain by writ­ing her for information concerning quantities, dates and prices of the publications which she has for distri­bution. Sometime ago the Illinois Amer­ican Legion passed a resolution with­drawing support from the Girl Scouts organization because leaders of that group had deleted the American Constitution, Bill oi Rights, the United States Flag, and the National Anthem from their literature and had substituted a lot of one-world and United Nations tripe in their material. • The resolution said that the Legion would withdraw all support "until such time as the Girl Scout leaders restore the time-honored American patriotic and historical ideals to their teachings." Now it has been announced that officials of the Girl Scout movement have corrected this horrible blunder and have included the symbols of America in their published literature. A regrettable thing about the inci­dent is the statement of Irving Breakstone of Chicago, Commander of the illinois Legion, who termed the resolution passed by the Legion as "unfortunate" and said it had been passed in a "highly emotional situation." He is all wet and it certainly was not unfortunate. The Illinois Legion rendered a very definite service by the resolution since it seems to have ~otten the job done and caused the Girl· Scout leaders to reverse their disgraceful action in eliminating ref­erence to American documents. No apology was called for by Mr. Break­stone, and it was in very bad taste for him to express regret for an action on the part of the Illinois Legion which commanded the respect of all decent Americans. We 3re particularly interested in the matter as we were one of the first to come out of the corner fi,e:ht­ing when the Girl Scout leaders first started following the Communist Party Line in February, 1953. In the "Girl Scout Leader," official publication of that group or that date, Girl Scouts were advised to read the books of Langston Hughes, Negro Communist. and Dorothy Can­field Fisher, a white one. The closing paragraph of our edi­torial said: "If American parents want their children's views on citizenship in­fluenced by black male Communist Fronters or white female subversives, that seems to be \Yhat they are get­ting, but if they don't, they had better take a good long searching look into what is going on." We are glad to read that Girl Scout leaders have corrected this situation and hope that it is true. Texas Loses Two Ciood Men In Congress, Wins Two The spending of millions of dol­lars of outside money in a Texas election resulted in the defeat of Congressman Wingate Lucas of Fort Worth, who usually voted right and Congressman Ken Regan of Midland, one of the most valu­able representatives ever sent to Washington from the Lone Star State. They lost out in the first primary. On the other hand, two outstand­ing Texans were elected in the second primary with unimpeach­able records for sound public serv­ice, John Bell of Cuero and Wal­lace Savage of Dallas. There is no doubt that their election will add to the stature and dignity of the Texas delegation in Congress. September, 195~ •THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 Documented Case Ciives ·Tip-Off as Top-Bracket Washington Politicians to Why Refrain of Is 'Joe Must Cio' When the machinery of the Federat government and the facilities o! the Senate of the United States are employed to discredit a prominent public figure like Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, there is some deep and underlying reason for their remarkable action. The reasons in his case are important in the extreme, not only because their revelation would vindicate Senator McCarthy and prove that the ani­mosity he has engendered on the part of his accusers is based on their efforts to cover up the Communists he has sought to expose, but because scores of Americans are frdnkly baffled by it all and confused in trying to evaluate the matter accurately and with fairness to all. A book with thousands of pages would be required to outline all the cases never made public in which Communist spies have been identified with gov­ernmental operations having to do with the safety and security of the United States, often with the knowledge and protection of responsible officials of government, and of outstanding laymen prominent in national affairs. For our purposes, one such case will prove the point, and we will take the J. Robert Oppenheimer affair not only because he held one of the most responsible positions in the development o.f our atomic energy weapons, but because less information about his case has been available to the public than in any other instance of Communist infiltration into strategic posts. Oppenheimer was Director of the laboratory in New Mexico that perfected the atomic and hydrogen bombs. In this capacity, he had access to various critical activities of the National Security Council, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Army, Navy and Air Force, the Central In­telligence Agency and other top-secret units of government. Several years ago Senator McCarthy came into possession of information indicating that Oppenheimer was a security risk because of his personal as­sociation and social contacts with Communists but he was later to learn that this was not the half of it. He went to proper government officials with the information he had and was persuaded by the White House not to pursue the matter .. for security reasons" and having his hands full in investigation of subversives in other agencies of government and the Army, McCarthy agreed to leave it for other authorities to handle. But he knew that Oppenheimer was suspect which meant that eventually, if others didn't act, he would. This kind of information in the hands of Joe McCarthy spells danger to those in government who have the same information but don't act on it. Meantime, let us go way back to 1941 and see what Oppenheimer was doing along about then. On a night in July of that year, an important and closely guarded meeting was being held at No. 10 Kenilworth Court, Berkeley, California. Participants in the gathering were members of the Special Section of the Communist Party, a division of that Party which is so highly secret that even the persons composing it do not know each other's real names and who hold such strategic positions with the Party that no membership cards are issued to them. Their identity is protected at all costs, and their value to the Kremlin is beyond the power of the Western mind to evaluate. / The occasion for the meeting was that a switch had been made in Commu­nist Party policy in Moscow which had to be transmitted to members of the Special Section in this country and the meeting on that particular night had been called for this purpose. Later when FBI agents investigated the matter, they found that the home at 10 Kenilworth Court, Berkeley was owned by a member of the faculty o:f the University of California, but he had nothing to do with the meeting and did not even know that it was being held. He had leased his home for the summer through the Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Company who handled the transaction for him. The name of the person who leased the home which was in a secluded section of the Berkeley Hills and could only be approached by a circuitous road, was Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and investigation by the FBI at the utilities company showed that he paid the utility bills throughout the entire summer season. The man who delivered the lecture at the Special Section session that night to explain in detail the change in Communist Party pelicy was named Paul Crouch, for seventeen years a top functionary in the inner councils of the _ Communist Party. He also was a member of the District Bureau, one of the most important party units in the country covering California, Arizona and the Hawaiian Islands. When Crouch became disillusioned with Communism, he sought to make amends for his connection with this treasonous conspiracy against his country by giving all information in his possession to authorized investigating com­mittees of Congress. In 1950 he, together with his wife, Sylvia, testified under oath to the above circumstances and identified Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer as having been pres­ent at the session of the Special Section members. Crouch swore that he was taken to the meeting that night by a Kenneth May, educational director of the Communist Party in Alameda County, California, and that the event occurred about one week before the Communist District Meeting in San Fran­cisco. Both Crouch and his wife further testified that later they were at var­ious social gatherings arranged by the Communist Party where Oppenheimer was present. That testimony was in the hands of Washington authorities from 1950 on, but it was in the Spring of 1954 before action was taken to remove Oppen­heimer. Meantime Russia's stockpile of.. atomic weapons kept pace with our own and some authorities have publicly claimed that it has surpassed that ol this country. Also, in comparison with the affluence and well being of those who have protected Communists in government and have given testimony in behalf of subversives, Paul Crouch is reported, as a result of his testimony, to be without a job and unable to get work. An Associated Press dispatch from Washington sometime ago re~orted Ct:ouch as claiming that an official of the Department of Justice had ordered him "banished" to Hawaii as the result of the introduction of copies of testimony into the records of the Army-McCarthy hearings. Two fellow traveller newspaper columnists in Washington are also reported in the same Associated Press article as trying to make Crouch pay heavily for his cooperation in exposing Communist Party "methods." When the Personnel Security Board in Washington finally took up the matter o! Oppenheimer's loyalty in April, 1954 and held hearings for many weeks, he was barred from any further secrets in connection with atomic projects but was gratuitously pronounced a "loyal American." Testimony in those hearings is highly illuminating but since it covers 992 pages, there is not much danger that it will ever be read by the general public. It will be remembered that Oppenheimer secured his job in the first place partly through the intercession o! James B. Conant, former head of Harvard and who was appointed by Eisenhower as High Commissioner in Germany. It was Conant who said: "There are no known Communists on the Harvard staff but if there were, the damage that would be done to the spirit of this academic community by an investigation aimed at finding secret Communists, would be far greater than any conceivable harm such a person (Communist) • might do." He also made the brilliant assertion in Houston on his last visit there in a public statement: "Private schools for rich people's children should be abolished. There should be one public school for all." Presumably he wants to concentrate them in one unit so they can be educated in the school of polit­ical ideology subscribed to by his friend. Oppenheimer. Arthur Compton, now Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, listed in Appendix IX in Washington files as having been affiliated with such Communist Fronts as American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom and the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, was also instrumental in securing the job for Dr. Oppenheimer. The late Karl T. Compton, national sponsor of the Communist Front Na­tional Council for American-Soviet Friendship was another who helped Oppenheimer secure his responsible job in atomic energy projects. Harry Tr.wnan. and Vannever Bush, President of Carnegie Inst-itute, had high praise tor Oppenheimer and his "service" to his country. Wiiliam L. Borden former executive director of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy of the United States Congress, however, in testimony to the Personnel Security Board Hearing referred to Oppenheimer because of his access to new weapons being developed in this country as "in a position to compromise more vital and detailed information affecting the nationaf de­fense and security than any other individual in the United States." "As chairman or an official or unofficial member of more than thirty-five important government committees, panels, study groups, and projects, he bas oriented or dominated key policies involving every principal United States security department and agency except the FBI'' Borden stated in a com­munication to the FBI which was placed in the official testimony at the hear­ings. "This opinion considers the following factors, among others: He was contributing substantial monthly sums to the Communist Party; His ties with Communism had survived the Nazi-Soviet Pact and the Soviet attack upon Finland; His wife and younger brother were Communists; He had no close friends except Communists; He had at least one Communist mistress; He be­longed only to Communist organizations, apart from proCessional affiliations; The people whom he recruited into the early wartime Berkeley atomic project were exclusively Communists; He had been instrumental in securing recruits for the Communist Party; He was in frequent contact with Soviet espionage agents." And yet he was kept on in top-secret positions in the atomic weapons laboratories until it was impossible to longer ignore his affiliations with enemy agents and even then he was given a pat on the back by the Committee which said: "he was a security risk but a loyal American." There is reason to believe that there are more Oppenheimers in sensitive defense positions of our government who will not be smoked out until their affiliations can no longer be ignored. Senator McCarthy probably has access to more confidential in.formation from accurate sources than any other individual in the world and if the con­tents of his vast files were exposed, it would probably do more damage politic­ally than the explosiOn of a Russian bomb could cause physically. Multiply this affair by hundreds and it will be easier to understand why so many highly-placed personalities in government are promoting the idea that "Joe Must Go," and why so many simple-minded persons on the outside who have no more understanding and knowledge of what is going on than a cock·roach, are ready to fall in line and join the chorus. No, the fight against the Wisconsin senator and the eC!orts to discredit him emanating from so many sources are not spontaneous bursts of indignation at any action on his part. They result from a cold, calculated and designed plan to render him ineffective in his investigations of Communism but, above all, to nullify the ' danger inherent in information he possesses which could conceivably blast many careers to bits. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO Page 8 New Communist Control Bill Gets Horse Laugh In the closing days of the 83rd Congress a bill to outlaw the Com­munist Party was p a s s e d over strong opposition from the White House but as the measure, as final­ly passed, would outlaw the Com­munist Party but let the individu­als who belong to it go free, it is regarded a little more than a joke. and especially by the Communists. The boys in the Kremlin must have popped their buttons off laughing at it. The Fair Dealers jumped into the act too in an effort to make campaign thunder for this fall's election which added more comedy as Fair Deal Democrats want a Communist control bill about like we want a hole in our head T.hey were in power twenty years hands running and during that time their record on Communism was written • and can't be erased so anything they say or do now about the sub­ject is just blowing off steam. As we have said so often it has become a chant, the real peril to this country is not Communist Party members hut champions of Communist ideologies who never have and never will be members of the Party. While the bill as passed won't do any harm, it won't do any good either. Neither will any legislation which may be passed in future un­til something can be figured out that will wipe out such groups as Americans for Democratic Action, th~ National Education Associa­tion, the National Co unci I of Churches, powerful minority group organizations and several thousand individual Americans in high places, all of whom are pro­moting Communism far more ef­fectively in this country than Mal­enkov could do if he were person­ally directing the job. "If it's 0. K. to teach Commu­nism in the schools to show its evils, then why shouldn't they also teach safe-cracking, opium smok­ing, pandhandling, street walking, swindling, guzzling, horse-handi­capping and crap-shooting to show how bad they are too" asks New York columnist Lee Mortimer and we defy any addle- brained de­fender of "academic freedom" to answer that one. Publicity on the meeting of the American Bar ASsociation in Chi­cago during August pointed out the address of Earl Warren of the Supreme Court as the high point of the association's 77th annual convention. We wonder what the low point was. TUE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Senator Warns Supreme Court It Has No Power to Enforce Segregation Ruling The utter absurdity of the Supreme Court decisions on Segregation and its complete inability to enforce it was presented on the floor of the United States Senate by Honorable James 0. Eastland o( Mississippi. Pointing out that there are 11,000 segregated school districts in the United Stales and that each one of the districts would have to be cited in contempt proceedings and a judgment obtained against that particular school, Senator Eastland predicted that any serious effort to enforce de-segregation would result in a '·Century of Litigation". Expressing amazement that many people in the North think that the South will comply with this decision, Senator Eastland said in part: "The opinion delivered by the Supreme Court will not change public opinion. The Court has merely antagonized the people. A court decree is worthless unless it is supported by public opinion. A court decree to which the vast majority of Southern people are openly hostile will be worse than useless in the South ... This decision will fall of its own weight because it is opposed by the vast majority of our people. It will take force to bring compliance with the decision of the Court. Where is that force? The Court cannot supply it' "Here is what would happen: A school official, where the State school laws have been adjudged unconstitutional in a case in which the State was a party, and the judgment was against this particular' school district. could be cited for contempt by the Supreme Court, if the school official refused to comply with and resisted the decree of the Court. He could be put in jail until he carried out the Court decree. "This, however, will not apply to a private citizen. A private citi­zen, not a party to the suit, would not be in contempt and could not be proceeded against in a contempt action. What will happen, therefore, is that private citizens will not permit racial integration of their schools. They have the means to prevent it, and in my judgment will do so. Senator Eastland further pointed out that any attempt by the Department of Justice to prosecute private citizens under the Federal Civil Rights statute would be confronted by the fact that the indictment must be returned by a grand jury in the State involved and the accused convicted by a trial jury in the State involved. '·For one to think there would be indictments or convictions in most areas o[ the South is an absurdity" Senator Eastland asserted, and added: "The police power of the State under our system of Government is supreme and absolute ... The Governor or a sovereign State can use the force at his command, both police, civil and other, to maintain public order and prevent crime and riots. In fact it is his duty to preserve order and prevent turmoil and strife within the State. Should he fail to perform such duty, he would be subject to impeachment. He is ac­countable to no one except the legislature and the people of his State. He is the Governor of a sovereign State and the Supreme Court cannot control and direct his actions, under the American system of Govern­ment. If the Court could do so we would not have a dual system of government, with its division of powers. The Court could not cite him for contempt and if it did so, he would ignore the summons. "The only weapon possessed by the Court is the citation for con4 tempt and that is an ineffective weapon. It is an impractical weapon because the Supreme Court cannot operate the schools of the Southern States ... " Caryl Chessman, a thief,. rapist and all-round hardened criminal was sentenced to die in San Quen4 tin early this year. But he wrote a book and California authorities gave him a stay of execution and his stuff is now running serially in many newspapers. Who said that crime does not pay? Whatever became of the United Nations? We haven't heard a chirp out of them in ages. They were the ones who were going to take care of all the trouble spots in the World and make everything just dandy, remember? Even though he had nothing to go on but the opinion of nine men whose thinking has been dominated for years by left-wing groups, the Principal of the Hobbs, New Mexic~, public school system, Charles L. Mills went right ahead and jumbled up 3600 white children and four hundred negro children on the opening day of school. In one case at least a negro teacher was assigned to teach classes composed partly of white children. Mills took this step even though he was warned there might be violence. It would be interesting to trace his background and learn where he acquired his racial views. September, 1954 Tut Tut Old Comrades' Just Keep the Change Just before Congress adjourned, the attention of the Senate was called to the fact that a small er­ror had been made in figuring the total amount of aid to England dur­ing the past several years and that the mistake had just come to light. It seems that in the rush of get­ting off to a Washington cocktail party. or some other equally im­portant gathering in the national cap i t a 1 , somebody accidentally slipped a little matter of $4,000.- 000 ,000.00 more to England under this program than had been al­lotted to her or that she had ex-pected to receive. We read on and on in the Con­gressional Record which told of it to see what, if anything, was go­ing to be done about it but nothing more was said of the matter. However. in the same edition of the Record we read of the con­troversy Mr. H a r o I d Stassen, whose official job is to give away money, was having with some of the countries over there who have informed him that they don't want our money and who have ad4 vised him to get lost. So far. he has refused to take their advice to go home and is still arguing with them that they do, too, want our money and is waving it in their faces to show them how pretty and green it is. So maybe. this plan of giving them four billion dollars more than they are sch_eduled to get is just a clever device to outsmart them and beat them at their own game. After all, we peons are not ex­pected to understand the workings of the brilliant minds of our diplo­mats and leaders and what do we know about high finance, any way? THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO Some editorial writers in this country express the fear that the defection of Otto John from West Germany and his subsequent ap­pearance behind the Iron Curtain where he is broadcasting cOmmu .. nist propaganda, may seriously im .. pair the confidence of the German people in the Adenauer govern­ment. Maybe so, but it hasn't work­ed that way here. We have had Communist spies identified with the American government in such numbers that it would be impossi­ble to enumerate them. When they desert, or are exposed, nothing happens. Nothing, that is, except to those who expose them. THE COMMIES MAY STAY BUT JOE MUST GO
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