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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government - Vol. 12 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, JUNE, 1961 No. 6 We're Nearing The End Of The Row Wh~n U.S. Officials Publicly Defend Acts Of Violence What Became Of Great Statesmen Who Once Served In The Senate Of The United States? As the situation worsens at home and abroad and the low quality of statesmanship which has brought us to the bottom of the totem pole in domestic and world affairs becomes clear to even the most obtuse among us, people are beginning to show serious concern about what has happened to our national leadership. What is the matter with members of Congress and what became of their political honesty, official integrity and vital interest in the survival of the Republic whose Constitution they solemnly swore to uphold? This widespread perplexity is directed especially toward the United States Senate, our lawmaking court of last resort, which once served as a firm stop-gap to wild, irresponsible and ill-advised proposals orig­inating in the House but which now outstrips that body in launching fuzzy, vicious and anti-American legislation the passage of which is distorting, twisting and perverting the original objectives of the American Constitution possibly beyond hove of reclamation. Where are the counterparts of the Webst<'rs, the Clays, the Ca\­houns and" otl1er eminent statesmen who i , u and innate love of their own country shaped the nation's laws in the interest of justice, freedom and opportunity for individual achievement and among whose primary concerns were the preservation of the Con­stitution, the maintenance of the prestige and dignity of the United States abroad and the protection of the sovereignty and internal security of its citizens at home? In our opinion, the answer to this agonized inquiry is partly general and partly specific. In general, it is largely due to the wave of International Socialism which has swept over the globe and denuded the lawmaking bodies and parliaments throughout the world and stripped them of men of stature, of character and capacity for original thought and action. In a totalitarian concept of government, genius is heavily suppressed and only the small, the incompetent and the weak are permitted to rise to the top. Specifically, intellectual rigor mortis set in in the United States Sen­ate with the passage of the 17th amendment to the Constitution pro­viding for the election of its members through direct vote of the people instead of by State legislative action as called for in the original Con­stitution. Under the latter plan great care had usually been exercised in the selection of those chosen to fill this exalted office and up until the pas­sage of the amendment, men of high standing, recognized mental stature and unchallenged ability dominated the Upper Chamber of the Senate. With the passage of the 17th amendment, a trend developed in the various States to lower the qualifications of voters under the fallaci­ous theory that the greater the number of riff-raff enticed to the ballot box, the more "democratic" the election process. The overall result of these two tragic errors of judgment within a few years resulted in populating the Upper House of Congress with a new species of low-grade lawmakers whose principal qualifications for the job consisted of the triple assets of guts, gall and the gift of gab. This is not to say that there are not a few dedicated, patriotic and able men in the Senate because there are but so tainted with Inter­national Socialism are the thought processes in the nation's capital that when one of these devoted public servants dares to enunciate the simple principles which the founding fathers set forth at the birth of the Re­public, he is set upon as a reactionary, a fascist and an enemy of the people in the New World Order. Briefly, International Sociafism decimated the ranks of honest, God-fearing and freedom-loving legislators in many sectors of the world and the death-knell of statesmanship in the United States Senate was sounded when the thirty-sixth State of the American Union ratified the 17th amendment to the Constitution. In order to gain a proper perspective of the case of the Ala­bama "Freedom Riders" and to bring into focus the incon­ceivable distortion of the functions of the Attorney Gen­eral's office which attended the incident, it is necessary to give imagination full sway. Let us try to picture, for instance the spectacle of several bus loads of Ku Klux Klansmen from the South boldly driving into the Harlem District of New York with banners flying and with the "riders" flagrantly violating the customs and mores of the area, openly defying local officials to do anything about it and throwing their weight around all over the place. Let us further try to visual· ize the Attorney General of the United States rushing out like a knight in shining armor to defend these inciters of public violence ond sending in 600 U.S. marshals to protect them from interference by objectors to the demonstration. Imagination will break down at this point, of course, because that could not happen; the machinery of government would simply not be operated in defense of White law violators and they 'would be summarily dealt with as they deserved to • • ' .J • • i i' ned in tt..1a .. bama when Communist-directed agitators from New York barged into that State in droves with the announced pur­pose of smashing customs, practices and traditions which have prevailed among the peaceable and law-abiding people there for almost a hundred years. And instead of crushing this civil revolt against law and order instantly as he would have done in the case of a Ku Klux Klan invasion of Harlem, the Attorney General let it be known that his full sympathy was with the "Freedom Riders" and that the facilities of his office would be exercised for the protection of the black hoodlums in their hate march through the South. When the weak-minded, irresponsible and unthinking element of the American people -which, unfortunately, includes a heavy segment of our current leaders of political, economic and social thought - are sold on an idea, they go hog-wild on the subject and don't let go until they have run it in the ground and broken it .off. They are in the category of sheep who must necessarily follow a bell-wether even if it means that they will eventually wind up on a bloody slaughter house floor. In the matter of the racial-mixing propaganda which is now, and has been for a long time, riding this nation like a pestilence, the bell­wether is the Kremlin in Soviet Russia. Every American with the mental equipment and reasoning power of a tadpole knows that long ago the Communists planted the idea in feeble and unstable minds in the United States that Southern Negroes were ill-treated and were being ground into the dirt by the cruelty and inhumanity of White barbarians determined to deny them the political, economic and social rights to which they were entitled. This was a Soviet lie out of the whole cloth. There was no "Negro Problem" in the South until the Communist apparatus created it and set it up as a vital and essential part of the Satanic conspiracy to foment trouble among the people of the United States and embitter them against each other, the better and quicker to take us over. To tho everlasting disgrace of the American people, this hellish (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It ~ge2<_ ______________________T ~H~E~S~O~U~T_H~E~R~N _C ~O _N_ S_E_R_VA~T-IV_E~~~--~~~~--~-J-un~e,~l:9~61 Internationalism Which Has Our Evaluation of the New If Communists Take Over Dominican Republic Gone Stark Raving Mad National Administration Watch State Dept. Restore Recognition The catch in the President's Practically every writer in the Youth Peace Corps is now out in country is trying to make an assess~ Raphael Trujillo, strong man of the open. ment of the new President and . the Dominican Republic, is dead. evaluate his aims and program There have been many versions The venture was going to be tried for the Republic over which he now of how he met his death and there on a temporary basis and would presides as President and we see probably will be many more but cost the taxpayers practically noth- no ·reason why we should not get that he was killed on orders of ing, as the "corpsmen" would 1ive into the act. Moscow will not be doubted for a It is pretty sickening the way we are constantly hearing about new "goals" for the United States as. interpreted by personalities and "task forces" projected into the scene since the Kennedy inaugura· tion. Committees and groups are constantly a d v s i n g p I a in Americans like us what the new "goals" are for which Washington is striving. When we want to know what the American "goal" is, we just break out the Constitution and renew our belief in freedom as the ultimate objective of a Constitu­tional Republic and we don't need any peewee politicians to help us along this line. ~nngd:-ir;~~~~;~n c~hned~~~~~r~n :~:~; Briefly, we believe there is no minute by thinking persons. Who they served. ~~~?te~f~;~s a~~f:~~~~~f t~~t~~~~ i~i;~s~ i~a~~~ ~~o~h~~~i;;~oa~~d ;:~; Now it turns out that each corps- Presidents who have oreceded him. never be known. ::'na; w;~.cosJr~s~J:~f"Yh•;: $!;~~~~ ~~t~~;~t~~!~~.~~~~~~ ·~~.;"~~: fe~."Yif·~~;rr~~~lo o"/.1~5 ~:~i~~~!~ Congress to make this ridiculous administration will see ,all the loose munist dictator, left in the Latin experiment in schoolboy diplomacy ends tied uo and the objectives ac- American countries and his assassi­a permanent institution and he comolished which were. be~wn un- nation followed as a matter of wants $40 000,000 as a starter. der Roosevelt and continued under It seems to us it would be more Truman and Eisenhower. practical. instead, just to give We believe also that the strong these diplomatic boy scouts $I5,000 man of the administration if not each and let them stay home where indeed the "strong arm" of it, is they could be preparing themselves little Brother Bbbby and that he is for a useful career at home and the man to watch. :u~i;e s~h~~e~~ul~o n~~~~ue~~si~~ He has all the traits of the true filtration. revolutionary, gleam in the eye and all, and, in our ooinion, will Former Congressman Hamilton be the Rasputin behind the scene Fish of New York recently said of who plays chess with the figures the proposed Peace Corps: in higher echelons of the admin- The proposal of President Ken- · istration. nedy to establish by executive order a Peace Corps ... is inter­nO\ tionalism gone stark raving mad. President Kennedy's n1otives, J :1.m sure, are unselfish, idealistic a'ld sincere and backed by the best intentions. But unfortunate­l. v he does not think the prob­lem through or anticipate its dis­a-: ~ rous reactions. The so-called I P.""ace Corps has nothing to do w.ith peace except for its camou­flage name. It is an extremely d"'ngerous project emanating from the minds of one-worJders w:w have comoletely failed to toresee its dire consequences. The advent of young Ameri­cans into Africa or Latin Ameri- 1 ca would automatically open the gates of darkest Africa and other undeveloped "!lions to highly trained and dedicated Commu­. nist agents. It would be playing directly into the hands of Mos­cow ..... That grand publication establish­ed by the great Benjamin Franklin, the Saturday Evening Post, is re­sponsible for some of the soundest and most Conservative editorials of the present day but when it comes to the contents of the balance of the publication- Ye gods! We wish that when the Post feels mov­ed to give its readers information about the South, it would for once -just once---employ a decent, re­soonsible White Southerner to write the article. Surely the South where the Post has many readers is en­titled to such a break instead of having its "problems" aired by in­tegrationist riff-raff of both races. Looking back to the Presidential campaign last fall, it is laughable to remember the fears in certain circles that if a Catholic were elect­ed President the Pope would take over the White House the next day. Out of the scores of members of minority groups whom the Presi­dent has appointed to high office, Catholics can almost be counted on one hand. So we can relax. Regard­Jess of who may "take over" the White House we c&n be assured It won't be the Pope, From a subscriber in New Or­leans: "Take heart my friend when you get discouraged and think no­thing is being accomplished. I re­member years ago you were tell­ing your readers about the Com­munist sympathy of officials of the National Council of Churches and no doubt many of your readers laughed. Today, many denomina­tions have found out that you were right. They are ~ither withdrawing from NCC or demanding that it mend its ways •rand get out of politics." Mark up another small but sig­nificant gain for Mr. Khrushchev. The Senate Judiciary Committee of the Legislature of California recent­ly approved le~islation voiding ra­cial restrictions in California real estate deeds. This means that any attempt by White people to live to themselves will be declared illegal. Assemblyman Clark Bradley, Re­publican of San Jose, sponsored this monstrosity. There should be a law or a Con­stitutional provision requiring that a President of the United States remain in this country during his tenure of office. A domestic policy of "stay at home and mind your own business" would probably do more to restore harmonious rela­tions between nations than all the "summit conferences" which could be held in a century. When Secretary of State Dean Rusk went to Oslo recently it was reported in the press that he took sixty representatives from the State Department along with him. If he knew what he was going to say in Oslo why would it require 60 Federal payrollees to go along with him to say it? There are few places on earth which are not swarming with repre­sentatives from Federal agencies in Washington. It would be interesting to know what the people of these countries actually think of sending these invading armies of small-time bureaucrats snooping and poking all over the place. course. At the present time his son is claimed to be in power but in these days, sons, somehow, do not seem to reproduce whatever strong qual~ ities their fathers may have repre­sented, and it is more than likely that the Dominican Republic will sooner or later fall to the hands of the Communists. If this should happen, it requires no great measure of wisdom and foresight to know that when, and if, such regime is set up, the Amer· ican State Department will hasten to restore recognition of the Re· public which was withdrawn last year because Castro and some of his Latin American fellow Com· munists didn't like Trujillo. propaganda caught on in this country like wild fire and has exploded • into a conflagration of unrest and hatred which even the nation's highest authorities may one day find it difficult to quench. Crafty and vote-hungry pdliticians seized on it as a new and ef· fective device for reaping a rich harvest of ballots for themselves and for their party; educational, religious and social service leaders saw in it new fodder for re-stoking their imooverished personal resources and as a fuel to rekindle the dying embers of their influence Jn their respec· tive fieldS. It was a program all made to order for the morally, politically and socially depraved among us and for years this slap-happy element of our citizenship has been riding high on a wave of black fanaticism to the end that their brains are so addled and their emotions so perverted on the subject that their thinking machinery has been put permanently out of repair. It was an issue which was sensational and inflammatory and with an element of misdirected human appeal and, above all, it provided the ingredients for whipping up the baser passions of men and stirring to action the forces which fan revolutions against established order and conventions of civilized society. As a result not only have the laws of nature been violated, con­ventions of decent society flouted and the nation's moral standards materially lowered but the disservice to the colored race has been so extensive and widespread that no corrective action of the foreseeable future could make atonement for the frightful wrong done these once lovable but simple and highly excitable people. For such is the Negro mentality that they see in all this organized agitation for their "rights," together with the flaunti:1g of those of White people, merely a license for them to murder, rob and rape at will without fear of punishment. In this connection, crimes by Negroes are at an all-time high and it is uni· versally agreed that in New York, WashingtOn, Chicago, San Francisco and other metropolitan cities no White woman may appear at night on the streets alone except at the risk of her life. Even in view of this artificially-created dilemma, however, the situation could still be handled through proper vigilance of local and State police authorities if backed up by strict jury verdicts and much of the harm overcome. Also there will probably always be a sufficient number of decent, fastidious and self-respecting White people to offset. this lunatic fringe of racial deviates, in the matter of social practices. But when the Attorney General of the United States lends his of­ficial sanction to Negro Jaw violators and undertakes to personally guarantee safe conduct to incipient criminals in their planned raids on peace-lovin~ and law-abiding communities, it is high time for an agoniz· ing reappra1sal of the whole messy situation and of our unnatural and degenerate attitude on the racial question. Since he has never tried a case, faced a jury or even been in a court room, the Attorney General could not be expected to understand the legal ethics involved but the disgraceful Alabama fiasco is a serious reminder that somebody must firmly brief him on the duties of his of .. fice and whisper in his ear that the proper function of the legal arm of the American government is to prosecute, and not aid and abet vicious and deliberate interstate acts against the public peace. I~ June, 196_1_ __________r_ H_E_S_ o_u_T HER N C 0 N S E R VAT IV E Page J Texas Editor Gives Us Credit For Trying Anyway The following appeared recently in the El Paso, Texas, Times, under the heading of "Every Day Events" by the editor W. J. Hooten. Decided Sunday to take a look at what that hard-hitting editor, Ida M. Darden, of the Southern Conserva.tive, published in Fort Worth, was having to say. I had not read her views very much since President Kennedy took office. What she had to say in her issue for May is interesting, whether we agree with her or not. Here is her front pa~e observation in part: "Certainly the harassed young President of the United States is deserving of the deep sympathy of all the people in view of the many terrifying crises arising al­most dai ly and in the face of which he seems. helpless, frus­trated and confused. "Already he looks many years older than the youthful figure who was inaugurated on last Jan­uary 20 and who apoeared .iaunty and confident as he took the oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. "His lack of maturity and his apparent inability to make deci­sions should not be held a~ainst him, however, because all this was brought out strongly and emphasized during the campaio-n and the voters, with their eyes wide ooen, chose him in spite of this unfortunate and serious han­dicap. So there is no point now in criticizing him for the lack of seasoned judgment which is so tragically essential in meeting and resolving the most serious problems which have perhaps ev­er confronted any American President in the life of the Re­public. "But what he certainly is to be blamed for is the low grade type of advisers he has drawn into his administration and for the small calibre of the men whose counsel he seeks. "In the situations involving Cuba, Laos and other trouble spots, for instance, where sparks could be ignited which would set the world on fire, he consult­ed and conferred with incompe­tent and shoddv ooliticians from New York to Missouri to Cali .. fornia, whose combined knowl­edge of military considerations would not eoual that required to earn a buck private a promo­tion to the job of corporal. "And in the background lurks a Harvard·ridden cabal of Presi .. dential advisers who not only have no comprehension whatever of intricate diplomatic and se­curity problems of a great na­tion but have one·track minds geared only to the idea of estab­lishing Marxism in the United States and throughout the world. "Instead of merely a short cour­tesy call on General Douglas MacArthur to 'brief' him on what was happeni'hg, the Presi­dent could have added material­ly to his own knowledge and served his country immeasurably if he had figuratively knelt at the feet of that towering intellect and military genius whose sea­soned judgment and long experi­ence as a dedicated defender of American security on many fronts, would have been more valuable to him in clearing his mind of indecision, and steering More And More Presidents Are Coming To Regard Themselves As Supreme Monarchs Writer David Lawrence is disturbed and wonders out loud in his column what President Kennedy said to Khrushchev at Vienna during a three· hour private conference between the two men, and what Khrush­chev said to Kennedy. Mr. J.awrence feels, and rightly so, that the American people are entitled to information on this subject but seems to doubt that they will get it. . Perhaos he is thinking of other executive conferences along this hne such as the one at Yalta where the American people were kept in the dark concerning the secret agreements between Roosevelt and Stalin until many years later and after the damage to American prestige re­sulting from the agreements had already been done. Secret Executive agreements between American and foreign heads of State are responsible for most of the trouble in the world today and for the fact that people all over the globe are at each other's throat. Also e~ecutive orders which. have come to take the place of orderly legislative action are responsible for the low state of domestic affairs within the Republic. It is only in a Monarchy where one·man rule and one·man diplo­macy has any legal status and the fact that American Presidents are rapidly assuming this monarchial authority bodes ill for the future of the American Republic. Under our form of Constitutional Government the Congress of the United States is the suoreme governing body and the President is em­powered to act only with the advice and consent of 'the Upper House of that body. The fact that more and more in recent years the Congress has shown__regrettable and criminal subservience in surrendering its author­ity to the Executive branch of government is responsible for the un­wholesome situation where Chief Executives have come to regard them­selves as supreme rulers rather than as public servants. For Presidents are only human and, like minority units of society everywhere, if given an inch will take a mile. Castro Ready To Trade Human Flesh For War Materials There has perhaps been no more bitter opposition to anything in a century than to the proposed plan to submit to blackmail by Fidel Castro and send him heavy duty trucks to ransom prisoners who are not even citizens of this country. Although the hare-brained idea was instigated by wild·eyed liber­als outside the government, the President jumped in and asked pri­vate citizens to donate to the fund which these crackpots were assem­bling tC' buy the trucks. thus in­volving th£> government in the plot to pay blackmail to a bandit. Not only was the universal op· position to this silly and ill·advised proceedin~ inspired by the fact that it is un-Constitutional a:nd against the law - the Logan Act - for any individual or private group in this country to treat or negotiate with a foreign power but most of the resentment and suspicion was engendered by the fact that Elea­nor Roosevelt was associated with it. To a vast number of liberalism's lunatic fringe she is ''the first lady of the world" but to most thinking Americans she is Public Nuisance No. l. She can no more keep from meddling in things that do not con­cern her than she can refrain from breathing but usually her activities Tower Su!lQorters Were Watchful To Prevent 'Dead Mexican' Vote Membershi_p In ~~ec~~~~h~~~f~:; ~~~r;:~~s~c~~e~~; During the rec nt close contest between John G. Tower and Will· iam Blakley for the United States Senate seat which became vacant when Lyndon Johnson was elected vice president, there was said to be some apprehension on the part of Tower's suoporters that the "Dead Mexican" bit in Duval, Jim Weiis. Starr and a few other coun­ties in former political Boss Parr's kingdom and which was respon­sible for Johnson's election to the Senate in 1948, might be repeated. When on the day before the elec­tion Johnson himself suddenly ap­peared in the State near panic is said to have resulted in Republican quarters and the watch on the of­fending counties was redoubled. However, nothing happened and while Parr's lieutenants turned in the usual one·sided majorities, re­turns in other parts of the State were sufficient to overcome it. From a friend and subscriber in Montana where we have spent two glorious vacations: "Don't think ihat your paper does not register up and down the Stillwater Valley. More and more people are looking forward to it each month." him toward a proper course than the recommendations of a hun­dred self·serving politicians whose lim ited vision can encom­pass nothing more than personal ambition and political party ad­vantage." Editor Darden believes iii. keeping right on punching even after the election is over. She may not accomplish very much, but she keeps right on try­ing just the same. And a great many Americans think like she does. CORE Means A regarded as the vaporings of a per- ' Conflict Of Interest'· ~~~~:.!'r0 ~: ~~~~j.~~~v~~\:'::~~~~ I recent years there· has been much talk about "confli~t of inter­est" when any Ame rican is named to high office and such appointee is supposed to divest himself of connections or holdings which might be regarded as being in con­fl ict with the duties of the pos1tion which he has assumed. Usually this sacrifice is demand­ed of men who own stock in per· fectly legitimate and respectable American corporatjons which, since we became a Socialist nation, seem to have connotations of evil. No matter what the financial sacrifice, a man named by the President to positions in the government must dispose of his stocks, bonds and securities and practically pauper­ize himself to become eligible for the supposed honor conferred on him. For this reason, we have been watching carefully to see if Mr. Arthur J. Goldberg, the new Sec­retary of Labor, resigns as a mem­ber of the Advisory Committee of the Congress of Racial Equality otherwise known as CORE, the literature of which organization lists him in such capacity. There are no financial considera­tions involved in this connection but there are things of far greater d~nger to our national security at stake sine€' CORE and its Advis­ory Committee is heavily staffed with persons whose un·American activities over a long period of time are a matter_ of record. In view of the .l~rg~ nlmiber of hard-core Communist Fronters identified with CORE Mr. Gold­berg's association with it consti­tutes a "conflict of interest" in matters of our internal security and if he has not already done so he should res1gn at once. she assumes a ro\e that ~roper\y belongs to a department of govern­ment. it's time to call her hand. It is reported, but not yet con­firmed, that when Mrs. Roosevelt has completed her diplomatic Cu­ban mission, she is going to begin a campaign to swap wheelbarrows for Freedom Riders who are now confined in Mississippi jails. Congressman James F. Battin of Montana says that $89,000 was spent by the Public Health Service during the past year in research and issuing a detailed report on people's behavior at cocktail par· ties. This should be valuable infor­mation which will go a long way in solving the troublesome prob­lems which now confront :the United States on every hapd. Al'so, we imagine that Public Health staff members stood in line in applying for this particular "research" job. Backdoor spending of Federal money which means the unconsti­tutional practice of spending money borrowed from the United States Treasury, instead of Congressional appropriations, has reached 58.6 billion dollars and more billions are being added to this total annually. Only about half of this money ~as been paid back to the treasury ac­cording to statisticians. The Con­stitution provides that no money shall be spent except that appropri­ated by the Congress but during ~he Roosevelt regime this provision, along with many others, was toss­ed overboard. The Constitution be­longed to "horse and buggy days" in Roosevelt's opinion and that con4 viction has prevailed in administra­tion circles ever since. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1961 Page 4 -------------------------------- The Southern Conservative Influence of Johnson and Rayburn In Texas Politics Gets A Terrific Jolt 'MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building ~ort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year !Every paid subscriber b entitled to one free subscrcption to be sent to anyperMin ofhischoosinq.) Sent without cost to members of Conqren, members of State legislatures, Governors, and other public officials, [ A helplen 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 United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited ~fat~s ~:,:::ti;:~~~~r ~~~: ;h:";:~p~~~ the Why Were There No Guards At Utah-Nevada Defense Stations? A lot of Americans knowing that almost a hundred billion dollars of taxpayers money has been frit­tered away on foreign aid are ask­ing more and more why some of this money was not held out to pro­vide guards for expensive defense equipment in this country. On May 28 the nation was shock­ed to read that saboteurs had cut an important nerve center in Amer­ica's civil defense communications system by setting off dynamite /!>lasts that shattered three unat· t<mded microwave and cable relay communications stations in Utah and Nevada. Why these stations were unat­tended is something that is not clear. It can't be lack of money since we have billions to give away to any forei~n country that asks for it and rhe President is_ asking bil­lions more to pour down foreign ratholes. Isn't there a responsibility in so"'1e department of government to see that valuable installations which are paid for by the taxpayers are at least provided with guards to keep them from being blown up by saboteurs? In other words, shouldn't we show as much concern for our own defense as we do for the welfare of alien people? So far as we can learn, General \V·· lker is still going to be permit· ted to salute the Amerigan flag. The Sovereign State of Texas surprised and startled the nation on May 27 by electing the first Republican to the United States Senate since 1870. In those dark Reconstruction Days the breed was known as "Black Republicans" due to Negro domination of the ~arty. Today the Democratic Party is every bit as "black" as its Republican counterpart in racial matters so this question had no bearng on the recent election. In fact, the contest was not waged particularly on issues since ~oth candidates were Conservatives and both regarded as honorable, high­class and respected citizens of the State committed to policies in which the majority of the people of Texas believe. This was in refreshing con­trast to many other elections when the voters have been forced to choose the lesser of two evils. In the absence of issues, therefore, and since there are simply not enough Republicans. in Texas to elect a United States Senator, the late campaign developed into a struggle between two factions of the Demo· cratic Party, one of which voted for Democrat William Blakley, the interim senator, and the other lined up with Republican John Tower although party affiliation was not mentioned by either candidate. The latter faction being more powerful and numerous, it can only be con­cluded that dissatisfied Democrats are responsible for the victory of the winning candidate. Bluntly, the result was not a Republican victory as such but rather was a direct slap in the face for the political Gold-Dust Twins, Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn, whose rule over Texas has long been .absolute but which has now suffered a body blow. It was a flat repudiation of these two vest· pocket czars whose double-crossing of the people of the State in the interest of party expediency has become increasingly re· volting and whose high-pressuring of measures through Congress which bled the taxpayers white - although the personal fortunes of neither suffered during the process - has built up a heavy backlog of resent· ment which finally exploded at the ballot box. One of the taunts hurled at the winning candidate during the cam· paign was the threat that if he were victorious, Texas would have one Senator and Arizona three. This waS inspired by a visit of Senator Barry Goldwater to the State who urged Tower's election but did not take into consideration that if all the money spent on long distance calls from powerful Democratic officials in Washington to influential oil men and other Texans during the campaign threatening reprisal if they did not support Blakley, had been applied to the national debt, it would have reduced that obligation very materially. Anyway, since the responsible and conservative element of T~x'.'-s has had less than no representation in the United States Senate wtthm recent memory. we could well afford to be generous and share the new Senator with the people of Arizona and still come out ahead on the deal. We are too experienced as a political observer to make any pat predictions about the future performance of the newly·elected candidate. We have seen far too many men conduct themselves brilliantly on the stump, promise the electorate full support of sound policies and staunch­ly champion Constitutional Government and then, after a peri?d in Washington, become contaminated by the noxious fumes of Socialism in that stifling citadel of Marxism on the banks of the Potomac. We can only hope that this does not happen in the case of Mr. Tower but many strong men have gone down under Washington pressure. 1f he gives an inch and starts "middle-reading" the people of Texas on Federal Aid to education, civil rights, foreign aid or any other issue in which they are concerned, then his recent victory will not only have been a joke on Johnson and Rayburn, but on all the citizens of Texas who voted for him. -------------------------- Why Should State Department Act As A Theatrical Booking Agency? Congressman B a r r a t t ·O'Hara from lllinois recently arose on the floor of Congress and roundly crit­icised the State Department for paying actress Helen Hayes $2,500 per week to perform in a series of plays being ··given under the auspices of that agency. Miss Hayes is currently in Rome and later the State Department plans to send her to Latin American coun· tries, according to Mr. O'Hara. The Jllinois Congressman hinted that if Miss Hayes wanted to per­form in the interest of her country, she should join the Youth Peace Corps and work for nothing. We are in agreement with Cong­ressman O'Hara's criticism but we think he is criticising the wrong thing. It is not what the State Depart· ment is paying Miss Hayes that is important for that is probably her price and she has a right to demand it. - What the good Congressman should be objecting to is the fact that the State Department sends Miss Hayes or any other performer abroad at the American taxpayers' expense at any price. After all, the proper functiQn of the State Department is to handle the diPlomatic relations of the gov­ernment and nowhere in our gov­erning processes is there any au­thority for this agency to act as a theatrical booking agency. The fact that it is doing so is just another evidence of how cock· eyed our national leaders have be­come in the administration of a government whose principal mis· sion is to preserve freedom and not to engage in show business or provide entertainment for the peo­ple either at home or abroad. Communist Party Officials Openly Defy Supreme Court Decision For some reason which is not clear, in the light of their past per­formances, the Supreme Court fin­ally got around to han(iing down a verdict which makes it manda­tory that the American Communist Party make public its membership list. This matter has been hanging fire in the courts for almost eleven years. Following the announcement of the ruling, Gus Hall the Communist P~rtv's General Secretary announc­ed flatly and without equivocation that the court order would not be comolied with and said the party's officials would not make oublic their membership under any cir­cumstances. As he made his statement, he was flanked by a battered old female Communist, Elizabeth G u r I e y Flynn, veteran of many strikes, sit-ins and general acts of diwrder and by Negro Beniamin J. Davis, national Communist Party secre­tary. In view of the party officials' ooen defiance of the court ruling, there was much speculation as to what steps would be taken to force comoliance. It will be remembered, of course, that when the people of Little Rock "defied" a court order by simoly insisting on continuing to run their schools according to the;r own ideas, they felt the sharp prick of bayonets in their backs. And when the people of Alabama resented the intrusion into their State of Communist-insoired agitators, the attorney general immediatelv asked for the enactment of special Fed­eral laws to punish them. Neither the peoole of Little Rock nor those of Alabama involved in the two incidents are Communists but law-abiding, peaceable tax­paying citizens and we assume that they were not singled out for spec­ial treatment and that the Commu­- nist Party officials will be given the same measure of punishment. From a business executive in San Diego, California: "Has any one ev­er told you young lady that you are the best political writer in the United States?" No, we've had a few small bououets tossed in our direction but not quite such eX­travagant praise as that from the San Diego gentleman. However, we're not sure that we're any more flattered by his comment on ?ur writing than by the fact of bemg called "young" lady. That's really stretching it. A bill was recently introduced in the Texas legislature making the theft of a dog a serious offense sub­iect to a heavy fine and a prison ierm. We're not going to get excited about it, however, or run a tem­perature. What we are looking for· ward to with keenest anticipation is that day when a bill is intro­duced, and passed, making the theft of taxpayers' money a crime pun­ishable by a penitentiary offense for the legiSlative robbers who insti· gate such crimes. ·----------- President John F. Kennedy has come up with a bold and imagina­tive cure for juvenile delinquency and guess what it is? He wants Federal Aid for social workers and others dealing with juvenile crime. is ~ fr th kl T< b• ol ir T G F J~ ·-··~·-1~96_1~~------------~----T_H_E_ _s_ o_u_T_H_E_R_N_ _c _o N_ S_E_R_VA T_ IV_E_ _____________________~ t•g•> Adult Corruption At Top level 'Savs One Difference Between Us And The Is followed By Juvenile Delinquency Soviets Is They Know What They're Doing Being a firm believer in sarcasm they are governed by elected offi­Eisewhere in this edition, we have given a hint of the strong pres- and ridicule as effective weapons cials. ~~~~ti~~=~;~~~~~ ot~;i~~c~~~ ~;~i~=~ti~ia~::~~~~{c~~f~~~P~:~hi~~1~~ ~~atc~~b:~n:.~~ JF~;~~;~~n ~~i~~! th~: s~~~ld g~~~;~el ut~o ~~~~v~~~ was of such t~reatenmg dimensiOns as to almost constitute blackmail. name of admm1st~nng the govern- They are making great strides ta-l~ fact, smce January 20, 1961, when the administration of the ment of the U:mted. State?, we ward their goal in spite of the c~~~~3~o~~~=r~:re~~o:'ea~n a~~~i~~sb~f t~~th~~i~~e~% ef!;~~~· t~r!~~ ~~~e~u~j~:t01 ~~w~; ~=~r~ti~~p0e~ ~~n~~~at~~;t~:t1i1~np~fc~~e0 ~~~~e~ of reprisal in bringing about the objectives of the New Frontier, whether land of Silsbee, Texas, which re- States of America. ~n~:e~n S~~~e:t:~~~~~r o~r ath~o~~~~~~~~n~lf ~oe:,m~;er~is\h~o~!~f:!o~Y o~h: ~~~\~'prf~:eared in the Beaumont th!t :da:a~::~e~~c~~sas~ci!~is!el~~ Congress. There is a struggle going on in this country until that archaic doc- The machinery of the Federal government, in the new conception, t~e world today between two na- ument could be put aside, and we is not to be ooerated in the interest of all the people but rather as a hens, or two groups of nations. are now in the last stages of that weapon for rewarding the friends and punishing the enemies of those One group is I~d by t~e United proc~ss. Before the next election in power. States of Amenca and JS known It will be possible to replace our whic~h~~ri:s ~~ n":~~~el~o~a~;:;~~s s~~~~(~u~fsi!~vn"..no~'i';~tl!~~ ;;r: :~o~~eis"~;~w~o;;d,,'~or:~~nfs\~~.; ~~~~t;~~t~:d ~;~~~,i~f~~~~in;e m;,:: many. an~ IS led mamly by the Sovtet s~bl~ for us to advance toward so~ . !he, very ~a~e-~p of our Constitutional. Republic presupposes that Un~~~iet Russia, the principal Com- ~~~~\~m e~~a~ ~~t~x~e~i~~a~i~f coe~; a Citizen s vote IS mvwlate ~het~er he cas~s It for ~en or for .m~as~res, munist nation, is a large country Russian friends. and any attempt ~y tho~e. m ht~h .authonty to th1eaten. or mttmtdate with a very powerful central gov~ Everyone in this country can a. man m the exerctse of It IS a cnmmal act as well as morally reprehen- ernment. The leaders of that coun- help our government overcome the Sible and should be so treated. try do not describe their govern- Constitution, and thereby help our In regard to the senatorial campaign in Texas recently this excerpt ment as "Communistic," but prefer nation outstrip Russia in the race from an editorial in HUMAN EVENTS is illuminative of the high- to say that their people live under for socialist supremacy. Each one pressure tactics that were exerted from Washington: 'socialism.' of us should decide what form of In the Tower-Biakley campaign just ended, the Johnson-Ray- In the United States of America socialism we most desire, and then burn dictum to the Big Money was phrased about as follows- after we find a large country with a write our representatives in Wash-all the double-talk has been screened out: "You want, do you not, to very powerful central government. ington requesting the same. keep all the military bases and all those defense contracts that Tex~ At one time the term ''capitalist" Many forms of socialism are as is loaded up with? Some of you want big urban renewal appro~ was respectable over here, but that available, and it should not be priations from Washington to rebuild the run-down value of your word has fallen intQ disrepute and hard for anyone to find an appro-property in downtown blighted areas. Well, then, remember that nowadays it is not uncommon to priate cause to support. If we are next to the President, Mr. Sam and Mr. Lyndon are the Big Boys hear that we are "becoming more not farmers or veterans or mem-in Washington. They don't like being crossed. Better do what Mr. socialistic." bers of a minority group, we may Sam and Lyndon tell you." If there is any difference between be small businessm.en, or large It was our impression _ and stop us if we're wrong _ that the the philosophies of the "free businessmen, or members of a !a­money which builds our military bases was provided by the taxpayers of world" and the "Communist" na- bor group. If we are not any of the nation as a whole and that Mr. Lyndon and Mr. Sam furnished only tions, it is definitely not so clearly these, we may be able to qualify such part of it as would be the just proportion of the tax on two men defined as the difference between as aged, and if we are not aged o hav~ grown rich in public office. We did not know that these bases "capitalism" and "socialism." Both we can certainly well say that we which have been erected at enormous expense could be snatched away sides appear to be against capital- are getting older all the time. from a city on the order of a couple of politicians who want to vent ism, and in. fact it is difficult to If none of these will do, we are their spleen on the people of the State wherein such bases are located. tel~e';';~~~ ~~~: ~~uTdor:a;of~~~si~~ r;~~:a~'~i~n t~c=~~~aat7~n:V:n~au ~: knewA~~t i~:s ;~f~~y;~; ~~n~~atlo :ua~~c c~~:~~~dn=~~::h~g t~aet ~!~~~~~ socialist Russian government ap- fail even in that we are probably renewal" is not a humanitarian plan for taking poor people out of slums pears to know what it is doing, totally and permanently disabled, but actually a clever scheme to "rebuild the value of rundown property" ;~::~~~e~~e dos~sci~~stt a~~:~ic~~ :~:t rr~e.can get some help along of wealthy owners. know what it is doing. That is to I would like to urge everyone When such corruption runs rampant at the top-levels of govern- say, in Russia the economic sys~ to get busy on this right away, ment, it is not to be wondered at when juvenile delinquency increases tern is owned and operated by because our government needs in frightening proportions. those who govern, and everything every one of us to help it help us. which that country may be seen With its immense taxing power, Two Influential Church Groups Ask Withdrawal From National Council After completing a ten-months study of the subject, the vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the largest Episcopal church in the Lou­isiana Diocese, has passed a reso­lution asking for the withdrawal of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States from the Nation~ al Council of Churches. Claiming that the NCC has been an aid to the Communist conspir~ acy even though it is not Com­munist in nature, the report con~ eludes fhat the national church group is a "harmful and danger­ous institution" which undertakes to speak for 39,000,000 American Protestants. The repo.rt points out that many NCC officials have been involved in Communist Front ac­tivities which is not exactly news as many of us have been pointing this out for years. The Texas Synod of the Missl!uri Synod of the Lutheran Church has also called upon its governing Sy­nod to break all ties with the Na­tional Council of Churches on the ground, among others, of un-Bibli- As a stupendous show rivaling the "King of Kings" and other Hol­lywood spectaculars, the glittering display in the ancient Palace of Versailles honoring the Kennedys, must have been quite impressive. Fifty million Frenchmen nov.r know that we have a handsome young President and their style-conscious ladies undoubtedly gasped in envy and admiration at the fabulous clothes and the exotic hair-do of America's first lady although it is reported that her hair ornament of flashing diamonds which strang· ely resembled the diadem usually affected by British Royalty on sim­ilar occasions, rather startled some staid citizens of the French Re­public who have been fed a lot of tripe in recent years to the effect that the United States is a "De­mocra_ cy:.._.'_' ----------- cal and non-Lutheran teachings at some Lutheran institutions which have resulted from association with the National Council. Other similar action in widely separated areas of the country in­dicate that it may not be too long before the walls of this heretofore impregnable left-wing political or­ganization may begin to crumble. to do can be ascribed to the will the federal government is now the and purpose of the small group of source of all wealth in our nation men who direct its affairs. today, and if we as citizens do not In our country, on the other help Uncle Sam decide where to hand, those who really govern us spend the wealth he is creating, are forced to be more discreet in he is apt to think we don't want order not to disturb the illusion the mon'ey, and then he might do common among Americans that something foolish with it. He Believes That U.S. Communists Should Be Exposed The Hon. Edgar Eisenhower, prominent attorney of Tacoma, Washington, recently wrote a let­ter to a new group of Americans which has been formed to fight Communism in which he said: I believe wholeheartedly in the declaration which you have made relative to the purposes and the procedure of the com­munists. I think every loyal, patriotic American should make a public declaration· of where he stands in relation to the communi'sts and should do everything with­in his or her power to expose the people in this country who are engaged in furthering the pur­poses of the Kremlin. I believe many of the programs THIS IS A REPUBLIC­NOT A DEMOCRACY­LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY initiated and promoted by both the Federal Government and the States, are leading this country down the path outlined by Lenin, as a part of his creed. I sincerely hope that your pro· gram will receive immediate re­sponse and in great volume, and that it will be effective in help­ing to alert the people to the problem. It is unfortunate that this mem­ber of the Eisenhower family was not a confidential adviser to his brother during the time when Joe McCarthy was trying to expose Communists in this country and in the government and the Army. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1961 T re~chery Will F~gure Heavily In Fe~eral A~d To School legislation Although the majority of American citizens are unalterably op~ posed to the Socialization of the nation's schools through the passage of a bill authorizing Federal Aid to education, responsible newspaper­men in Washington predict the measure will pass this session after having been staved off for years by popular opposition. The passage of such legislation of course will mean the removal of the public schools from the jurisdiction of the States and local school boards and place their control in the hands of Federal bureaucrats. Also it will constitute the greatest victory yet achieved by Khrushchev in his Cold War against the United States since the breaking up of fifty separate educational units and uniting them in one head obviously re­moves a formidable roadblock against the Communists' march toward world domination. For years there was loud and vociferous denial that Federal Aid meant Federal control on the part of proponents of this les;islation but, now that passage is almost assured, they don't bother to insult the public intelligence any longer by such claims. They admit that it will mean total and absolute control of public schools by Washington, and, in effect, add: "So what are you going to do about it?" The movement for Federal Aid to schools has long been spearhead­ed by the National Education Association which is heavily dominated by hard-core Marxists and whose multi~million dollar lobby in Washing­ton constitutes a transmission belt for spreading propaganda which has proved irresistible to many weakminded members of Congress who are incapable of thinking for themselves. But the major blame if this legislation passes, according to many Washington observers, will lie with the treachery of Southern members of Congress whose renunciation of principle and repudiation of the wishes of their constituency since the advent of the New Frontier in Washington provides an example of subservient surrender by elected officials to bureaucratic power which is a disgrace to the Republic. Southern leaders in both Houses who have been largely responsible for holding back this Communist-inspired legislation are now reported ready to vote for it, and the stacking of the Rules Committee of the House at the opening of the curref!t session is now recognized as hav­ing been maneuvered largely in the interest of placing schools under Federal control. This Is A Republic And Here's One Who's Doh\~ Kis Rest To Tr To Ke lt T La ~ ~ month we reproduced an article !rom a New York paper tell­ing of the attem!)tS being made to suppress the use of postage meter plates n::='.ding: "This is a Republic -not a Democracy-let's keep it that way." The article also told how Postal authorities had decided that the expression was controversial and should be discontinued. Accordingly, the company, Pit­ney- Bowes, which has made some 300,000 of these meters and leas­ed them to various companies be­gan calling them in on the ground that they were "controversial." They were successful in recalling them until they bumped into a full­fled- ged, two~fisted and unintimi­dated American named A. G. Hein­sohn, Jr. of Sevierville, Tennessee, who uses the postage meter plate on all literature issued by the Cher­okee Textile Mills of which he is President, and there they struck a snag. After numerous letters, telephone calls and personal visjts from rep­resentatives of the Pitney-Bowes Company, Mr. Heinsohn made known his final decision in the matter in a communication to of­ficials of that company in which he said: We believe the time has come Judged by the fiscal standards of Washington which s.eems to set the ·pace, the State of Texas is making progress. On May 9, the deficit was $69,641,536 while fif­teen days later it was $75,342,854. At that rate it should not be long before we spend ourselves into prosperi ty. to call a halt to this senseless ring­around- the-rosy. Your phone calls and your letters cause us to be more determined than ever to continue using the postage meter plate you made for us, reading: "This is a republic, not a democracy­Let's keep it that way." In our humble opinion a state~ ment of historic fact does not be­come "politically controversial" be­cause the New York Times, or the Daily Worker, or Pravda so decrees. Your pompous statement, "This is in all cases determined by the attitude of the public - not our­selves" is contradictory, :;ince you presume to determine what the public thinks. · Or, are we wrong? Does some hidden New York Times character tell the Post Office to tell you to tell us what he thinks the public thinks? If you do not act as censor yourself, then turn over the rock and let's see who is hiding under it. In any event,. we request that you write us no more letters on the subject, because we will use the plate until you, or the Post Office, or the New York Times, or Khrush­chev or someone stops us by court order. Period. - ----- - ---- -- Amerjcan ~axpay.ers can kiss $500,000,000 more of their money goodbye. The President recently signed a bill giving this amount to Latin American countries who are busily engaged at the moment in playing footsie with Fidel Cas­tro. ------------------------- Senate Committee Report Revea;s Sabotage At Defense Mi$sile Plants Opposition to Political Church Organization Continues To Mount Opposition to the National Coun­cil of Churches, purportedly a re­ligious group but actually seeking to influence Ameri~an political, economic, social and other policies having nothing whatever to do with spiritual considerations, is gradu­ally growing throughout the coun­try. One of the latest moves against NCC was made by Saint J-ohn the Divine Church in Houston, largest Episcopal group in that city, which went on record recently as object­ing to the National Council's public stands on controversial political issues. "Many of our communicants be­lieve that the making of such polit­ical pronouncements and the pub­licity frequently given to them tends to create the public impres­sion that Protestants everywhere support the positions taken and that there are no Christian alterna­tives to such positions," the church's rector Rev. Thomas W. Sumners said. The same position is being taken by many Protestant ministers th roughout the country but whether this o pposition stems from sincere conviction on the pa rt of the min­isters or is dictated by the mount­ing resentinent of their members who pay t h eir salaries is not known. At any rate, it will be a fortun­ate day for the forces of Christian­ity when, and if, the National Coun­cil is compelled by an indignant public to either re-organize as a religious body or go out of exist­ence. Scientists report that within a few years they may be able to bring about a system of weather control which will make for a more or less unified climate in the world. And why not? The objective for y~ars has been to level off and make conformists of human beings so \YhY not the weather? Personal­ly, we had thought that this was one jqb which should be left to the Creator but when World Planners square off and go into action, no­thing is exempt from being Hregu­lated." Alvin York was a World War I hero whose exploits in capturing the enemy single-handed made him renowned throughout the world. However, he fell upon bad times, became ill and had other misfor­tunes including financia l t roubles. The Internal Revenue Department charged that he owed them several thousand dollars in back taxes and demanded its pound of flesh. Friends, neighbors and admirers contributed to a fund for York and the back taxes were paid off. Adam Clayton Powell of New York was also claimed by the Department of lnternai Revenue to owe several thousand dollars in back taxes cov­ering many years. His case was dismissed. York is White; Powell is a Negro. The Subcommittee on Investiga­tions of the Committee on Gov­ernment Operations of the United States Senate of which Honorable John I.... McClellan of Arkansas is chairman has issued a 354-page re­port on the stoppage of work at missile bases in this country by labor union bosses. The committee does not exactly call it sabotage but that is what it is and if any lay American reads this report-which they probably won't-they will have less heart in fighting Khrushchev when they have finished it. They will figure that it's no use as long as labor hosses are allowed to indulge in practices which jeopardize a pro­gram supposedly dP.signed to en­able thi~; nation and the free world to survive. Exorbitant charges for work mn­ning up to as much as $14 per hour by emoloyes at these missile plants, strikes, jamming the machinery to slow down production anrl other skuldugiery to hinder the program is told in detail in the report which ~~~=~:. testimony of fourteen wit- Legislation to take care of the Situation, however, is not in pros­pect because too many members of both Houses of Congress are in bondage to labor unions who have paid their campaign expenses. The report will probably gather dust like so many others and noth­ing wiH be done. Within recent years enough paper has been used by various committees in Washing· ton invcztigating all forms of cor· ruption, including treason, to reach around thE' world but nothing hap .. pens. The Federal government has threatened action which should go a long way toward settling the troublesome questions which beset this nation and the world. It has seized a quantitv of cheese and announces that Wisconsin cheese manufacturers and prOcessors may be prosecuted for punching holes in their Swiss cheese by artificial means. This is deceiving the public, the FDA charged. Oh boy, if this were the only deception being prac­ticed against the American public wouldn't we be in hog heaven? Teachers in 77 integrated public schools in Chicago announced re­cently that they feared for their lives and never knew when they left home in the morning whether they would get back alive at night. But it is of course "Alabama" which is giving this country a bad name with other nations of the world. The current farm bill before Congress sponsored by the hack politician, Orville Freeman, defeat­ed Governor of Minnesota and Ken­nedy's Secretary of Agriculture has been bitterly denounced by every responsible farm group in the coun­tr~ The bill, if passed, would set Freeman up as an absolute czar of the nation's farming industry and reduce the farmers to the status of serfs. So the bill will probably pass. J~u_n•~·_I9_6_1 _____________________T HE SOUTHERN CONSERV_A_T_Iv E __ _____________________Pa _g e _7 New Jersey Gets A Tragic Dose Of Hard-Hitting Columnist Gives Views 'Freedom Riding' On A Small Scale On The John Birch Society What might be described as a miniature "freedom ride" by two Negro men one night recently in Union County New Jersey ended up in one of the most ghastly crimes in the history of that State. These two black fiends had re­cently come up from the South and were enjoying a new form of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happi­ness" in New Jersey, one of the most "integrated" States in the Union and where a White man is held in almost as much esteem as a Negro. These two didn't try to break down racial barriers because there are none left in New Jersey to break down, but decided, instead, to start their criminal activities on a top·level basis. Driving along a dark road out­side the city of Union, they saw two lone white women whose car had broken down. So these two black beasts got in the car, ripped the women's clothes off, criminal· Jy asaulted them and then killed them by driving the victims' car over their bodies. The fo!Iowing detailed confession of one of the fiends appeared, not in a Southern paper, but in the New York Journal American on Sunday, _l\1ay 28, and was written by Dom Frasca, staff-writer on that publication: Here is the confession of Lo· rell Parks to the murders of Mrs. Eleanor Ewell. 49, and Mrs. Eleanor Tyson. 50. prominent New Jersey matrons. In it he tells in detail how he and his companion, Joseph Maxey, killed their helpless vic· tims. The copfession was made to Prosecutor H. Douglas Stine of Un­ion County, N. J. 'We had the urge - the urge to kill. We killed them all right. "We had six or seven drinks of t ye and soda in a tavern in Fan­wood, near Plainfield. "We met a girl in the tavern we knew. But Maxey didn't like her, so we drove her home and then look­ed around Plainfield for awhile. "As we were cruising around we saw this Cadillac stalled on North Ave. Two women were in it. A taxicab driver was behind the wheel trying to start the engine. "Maxey told me, 'Let's take a look.' We stopped and Maxey went to work on the engine. "In a few se<:onds, the motor turned over. 'I jumped into the Caddy, behind the wheel, and hollered to Maxey, 'Come on.' And I drove away, in the Caddy. "He got into his car and took off right behind us. 'The woman (Mrs. Ewell) was sitting in the front seat beside me, and the other one (Mrs. Tyson was in the back seat. "Mrs. Tyson kept saying-'What At first racial mongrelizers were howling against "discrimination" in education; then it was ''discrimina­tion" in industry, then in housing. Now a group of "minority race" students at Syracuse University are screaming out against "dis· crimination" in dating. What next, pray God? in the world do you think you're doing?' "Mrs. Ewell kept asking-'Good­ness, what is this all abuut?' "I drove down a dead-end street (Milton Pl. at Berkeley Terrace), and pulled the car into a lot there. ~~~ey was right behind me in his "He came running up to me and said, 'Gimmie one of them.' "Before I could tell him anything, he opened the front door on the right side and told Mrs. Ewell­' C'mon, get out.' "She was shaking all over. "I got into the back seat with Mrs. Tyson. The other woman was struggling so Maxey pulled her from the car. "Mrs. Ewell was screaming - 'Please leave me alone.' "Then Mrs. Tyson started to scream. 'You beasts • . , you beasts,' she was saying. "I saw Maxey pushing Mrs. Ewell away from the Caddy. "Then Mrs. Tyson opened the door and tried to get out, I pulled her bacic, and started to choke her with a necklace she was wearing. 'Oh, God .. . Oh God," she was saying, 'LP.t me live .. let me live.' "I loosened my hold on the neck­lace and I tore off her clothes and then-well, she was like in a swoon when I did it. "Maxey came back to the car and got behind the steering wheel. 'We have to kill them,' he said ... 'Make sure you kill her.' ''He started the car and «.Vent back and forth five or six times over an area of about 15 feet. "I knew he was running over Mrs. Ewell. "I took off my belt and looped it around Mrs. Tyson's neck, and pulled it as tight as I could. She stopped breathing. .. I told Maxey to get into his car and wait for me. I picked up Mrs. Ewell's purse and her wallet and keys. There was $26 in her wallet. "Then I remembered I left my belt around Mrs. Tyson's neck. I went back into the car and got it. "Maxey had the engine of -his car started, and was hollering to me to hurry up. "I ran to his car, got in, 'and he drove me home. •·oon't say a word about this to anyone,' Maxey said. "J know you're going to burn me, so it doesn't make any difference now. ''You treat us good here. Down South they'd string us up af­ter I told them what I just told you." (Editor's note: We believe the people of other States might profit by re-reading the last paragraph of this human fiend's confession_.) We could not help noticing how gently the newsmen - and woman -on Meet the Press dealt with Ed Murrow when he appeared on that program on June 4. It was in such contrast to their harsh questioning of good Americans on the rare oc~ casions when one of the latter is Invited to appear on their program. In spite of the fact that they're supposed to be unbiased and tough, they just oozed kindness toward Murrow. The following editorial is by Westbrook Pegler, one of the most outspoken, fearless. and d:r.na111ic writers of contemporary ~istory, and is reproduced through special permission from Mr. Pegler and from King Features Syndicate: A political vapor called the John Birch Society is being had up for ruin by ridicule at the hands of those who bait red·baiters. The op­position arises as usual in New York and Wash.ington. The chief criticism lies against Robert Welch, of Boston. who impugned the pa­triotism of General Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren but who hedged when accused. The political gravity of such a comment on these two is exaggerated by the clamor against Welch and the society. The very Constitution of the United States, far from precluding as un­thinkable, the proposition that a President, ex·President or Chief Justice could be guilty of impeach­able misconduct, did contemplate that possibility in Article II, Sec­tion 4, as follows: "The President, Vice President and all civil officers shall be re­moved on impeachment and convic­tion of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors." The founding fathers knew men. The common political literature of the last campaign included one routine book which contained an emphatic implication, if not, indeed, in a lawyer's judgment, a flat charge, that both lke and Warren made a deal that planted Warren on the bench as Chief. The truth of the transaction by which Warren got the job with the highest pay of his life, for the rest of his life, plus a legal but undeserved pension of $16,000 a year from the State of California as an ex-Governor, is not adjudicated here. It might be good for our morals and our under­standing to clarify for history the facts of that business and remind every individual in the nation that Presidents and all members of the court are all accountable under law for aberrations away from the code laid down to control the adminis­tration of their jobs. It would be fair to examine War­ren's attitude toward money in his personal affairs all the way from his first political position. He fre· quently disclosed shrewd, practical and, you may say, admirable sense. He couldn't afford to accept the job All the hoopla and pomp and ceremony in Paris where the Pres­idents of two countries palavered for three days did not accomplish anything from the standpoint of diplomacy and understanding that had not already been accomplished and which could have been con­firmed by the expenditure of a few cents in postage stamps. De Gaul­le merely reiterated his position that he would cooperate with the United States when it was in the interest of France to do so; other­wise not. Which Is exactly as It should be. He's the President of France and his first loyalty belongs to his native land. of Vice President at the going pay the first time the nomination was available to him because he had a large family of daughters who were just entering the most expensive age of daughters. We had nohonesi way to sweeten the pot and Warren backed off until four years later when he may have been iust as glad he lost as sorry he did~'t win. The pay was still insufficient. Eisenhower was one of the worst Presidents we ever had. It was clear to anyone who ever shot golf or pined for the leisure to play while Ike was idling his days awaYl that he was neglecting the job h8 was paid to do. The skulctugger~ ~a~h:O 1 ;:; ~~~;,e~:;h~~e C~i~~=g he was, Ike could not plead stu1 pidity as an excuse for this deal. 1 The John Birch Society's interest runs to communism In the United States. Ike's most emphatic actiorl was favorable to this evil, for all he rea1ly did was exclude Joe and Jeannie McCarthy from two of hiS boresome pours for members of Congress at the White House. The snub was uncouth, personal and an affront to the many Americans who had a better opinon of Me· Carthy than of Ike. The furor over the John Birch Society arose from the showing across the nation of an anti-Com .. monist film b<:~sed on the Red riot in the San Francisco City Hall which disrupted a session· of the l-ToPse Committee on Un-American Ac' ivilies. Con,ness itself was sit .. tinv in that Cit_v HaJJ at the time in the person of that committee and the communist commotion was just as offensive to Congress as thou,eh it had occured on Capitol Hill. Yet the rioters, not the com• mittee nor Congress, have receiv· ed the toleration and mitigation. And the cornwittee has been viJi .. fied with familiar formulated Red propaganda. Birch was a hero of the O.S.S. who died bravely at Chinesf' hands in China ten days after V -Day. General Claire Chennault acclaim• ed him in his biography, "Way of a Fighter," and yet, after all these years, Birch's name is fouled with scurrilities by individuals who claimed that he had died not as a brave patriot but as a brash four• flusher. The heat and vigor of the cam• paign tempt me to study the SO• ciety's program. Maybe that's fot me. Dean Eugene Rostow of Yale Law School is quoted by a colum. nist as having said recentlyr "Young men must be given an opo portunity to express themselves. Going out to sell deodorants just doesn't meet their needs. The Peace Corps does.'' The deodorants wiJI come later when the scandals which this venture into internation• al idiocy must be fumigated and cleaned up to appear as having been a successful humanitarian OP• eration, instead of a wild project launched to precipitate One World Government. Page 8 Secretary of State Gives Unique Definition Of The United Nations The United Nations has been call~ ed many things by man.y people, most of them uncomplimentary, but it has perhaps remained for Mr. Dean Rusk, present Secretary of State to give the most puzzling and unique definition of that One­World organization which has yet been made. When he was Deputy Under Sec­retary of State in 1949 Mr. Rusk said according to the Subcomm1t~ tee on the United Nations Charter of the United States Senate, docu­ment No. 87, page 834, Second session 83rd Congress: ''The (United Nations) Charter is our basic over-all agreement with the Soviet Union." Now what on earth could he have meant by that? The United Nations was brought into being and ratified by the Sen­ate of the United States on the assumption that it was an "agreP-­rnent" of all participating nations in a vast world-wide program of peace. But Mr. Rusk sees it as an ''agreement" between the United States and Russia and if that is true what did these two nations "agree" to? Since he is now the chief design­er (in theory at least) of American foreign policy, he should re-define his estimate of the United Nations or at least explain what he meant by saying it was an "agreement" between the United States and Ru..c;s ia. 'W'tth some 90 nations as mem­bers of this outfit, to say that two of them had an "agreem<>nt" sounds extremely sinister to us. CAUFORNIA GETS DOSE OF ITS OWN MEDICINE Newspapers of the nation carried on their front pages June 10 a re­port of an incident in Los Angeles which, in view of California's offi­cial attitude on racial mixing, might be called poetic justice. The California Senate at Sacra­mento had just passed a resolution demanding that Negroes be allow­ed to live in restricted residential districts and that all attempts of White people to have exclusive residential sections where they could live to themselves, be de· clared illegal. Apparently hopped up by this new act of partiality to their race by American lawmakers, 20 young colored thugs decided to celebrate. Accordingly they armed them­selves with clubs, hammers and pitchforks and crashed a party be­ing given in exclusive Beverly Hills by members of a White high school sorority. The party broke up hast­ily as the young White boys and girls ran for their lives. Three of the guests were beaten and required hospital treatment and several others suffered minor in­juries. Four patrol cars arrived and po· lice arrested the colored hoodlums. When asked by an arresting officer why they had behaved as they did, one of the Negroes replied, accord­ing to the press, "We decided to go there to get some girls." THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE T~e Office Of President Of The Un~ted States Is A Full Time Job We believe that the vast majority of thinking Americans keenly regret that President John F. Kennedy fell into th.e t.rap. that ensnared several President.s before him and accepted an mv1tat10n to become Nikita. Khrushchev's victim in the cat and mouse game as played by the SoViet dictator recently in Vienna. During the campaign Mr. Kennedy solemnly promised that he would not make this m~stake and expressed the strong conviction that before any "summit meeting" was held, this country should build up its economic and military strength. The voters took him at his word. In the months since he has been in office the strength of the United States has not been increased militarily, economically, diplomatically or otherwise. On the contrary, the fiascos in Laos, Cuba and other trouble spots where we talked big and acted little left the President nothing but weakness from which to deal with Christian civilization's arch enemy from the Russian Steppes. But still he went to Vienna any way just as Eisenhower invited Khrushchev to this country in the face of nationwide and almost univer­sal opposition. This adds to the widespread belief that a President of the United States is no longer his own master and that his actions, like those of all other leaders of the so-called free nations, are directed by a powerful super-governing world body-of whose composition we do not yet know - and which moves the heads of government about like pawns on a vast chess board. The "summit conferences" with Khrushchev are always accompanied by rigged publicity for consumption in this country which gives com­forting assurance to the American people that progress was made, good was accomplished and advancement toward peace was realized, but later events have always borne out the fact that the American "con­feree" at the "summit" was lucky to have gotten home with his shirt and his pants. And any way, regardless of "summit conferences" with Khrush­chev or anybody else where in the Constitution is an American President authorized to be constantly circling the globe? It used to be that men were urged to "join the Navy and see the world" but now the same result is achieved by being elected President. In the opinion of plain vanilla Americans like us, the initial responsibility of an American Chief Executive is to stay on the job and first prove his wisdom, judg­ment and ability to conduct the affairs of his own country with sanity, solvency and common sense before he lights out for Europe and other far-off places to expound his views to the heads of other nations. This Mr. Kennedy has not yet done. Of course p rt of htS: itch Oir 1 j:Ienves rom t e new concept of his job and the inherited belief that he is a "World Leader" on whom the destiny of mankind depends although he has not yet "led" anything except a deadly assault against the empty United States Treasury. The administration of our own government is regarded, somehow, as just a sideline to be executed in spare time between global demands. Three Presidents before him had this illusion of "world leadership" too but it turned out that they were just good stamp collectors, piano players and golfers. The world is far worse off now than it was when they under­took to "lead" it. There is no more exalted or inspiring position in the universe than that of the office of President of the United States and it's a full-time job. We hope that Mr. Kennedy comes to realize this and that it is borne in upon him that while he has no commission from anybody to perform as a "World Leader," he has been given a lofty assignment by the American people which is a greater honor than that enjoyed by any reigning sovereign on the face of the earth. If he would only meet this sacred assignment by making his goal the strengthening of our national defense; revival of the Monroe Doctrine as an unswerving national policy; reducing the national debt and prac­ticing economy with the taxpayers• money; repudiating Socialism and the Welfare State in favor of a revitalized free enterprise system; re· storing the Rights of States and of property and returning to the citizen the lost freedom bequeathed him as his eternal legacy in a Constitution­al Republic, his name would be listed among the immortals of American history. In brief, if he would only discharge his moral and Constitutional obligations to the frightened, de$pOndent and heartsick people of the United States and put our own house in order, he would not have time nor the need to traipse around over the world attending "summit meet· ings." To those rich men who have donated their money to Red uni­versities, Red church groups and others dedicated to the destruction of the American form of govern­ment: We hope you're satisfied now that we're coming to the end of Constitutional Government and em· bracing World So.cialism of the Soviet type. You have contributed just as substantially to this end as hard-core Communists, and have proved a traitor to a system which enabled you to amass a fortune. You must be inordinately proud of yourselves. On February 13, 1959, Negro Ralph Bunche said in Birmingham. Alabama, that "White supremacy is rapidly declining," and warned that the colored races are catching up. He added: "The world of 1959 is not by any means a White man's world. Today it Is overwhelmingly a non-White world and one in which the power of the White man is rap .. id ly declining. New voices of yel­low, brown and black men com~ mand attention in the councils of the world." We got a similar warn­ing too about Communism but we failed to heed it. June, 1961 Karl Marx Scores Another Victory in U.S. Congress A legislative measure taken al· most in its entirety from the recom· mendations of Karl Marx a century ago has passed both Houses of Con~ gress and will be signed by the President. This bill provides that the Fed­eral government will build more private homes for individuals, build college dormitories, build houses for the elderly, order the clearance of slums "to rebuild the nation's cit ies" and engage in other private real estate transactions after first confiscating the money for the pro­gram from the taxpayers without their consent. It is the most deadly blow against free enterprise yet struck by the Socialist Planners in the White House and in Congress who puzzle what passes for their brains around the clock to find new methods of liquidating a free economy and sub­stituting in its place a total and complete dictatorship in Washing .. ton. There was no immediate estimate of what this vast Socialist program will cost but since the Federal treasury lacks nearly three hundred billion dollars of having any bal­ance such an estimate would have been strictly academic. No longer is there any inclina· tion on the part of the sponsors of such legislation to deny that they are following a strictly Marx .. ist program and their attitude in the matter has boiled down to this query: "What do the taxoaying suckers think they can do about it?" Every decent American should get a cooy of the Congressional Record showing the vote of each member of both Houses on this bill and either take a solemn oath to vote against them when they come up for re-election or just let them get by with it thus tacitly inviting them to continue and enlarge their thieving spree against the nation's taxoayers. He Was Smart Enaugh Ta Wait Until His Own Jab Was Safe Edward R. Murrow, appointed by .. President Kennedy to head the United States Information Agency, recently made a special appeal to Congress for $172,711 for the pur· pose, as he explained it, of "keep .. ing screwballs out of USIA." He would have psychiatrists ex­amine all applicants for jobs in the agency before such applicants were accepted but no provision appar .. ently is to be made for preventing 'screwball" psychiatrists from do .. ing the examin ing. The $172,711 is in addition to the $118.6 million already requested for conducting the agency's affairs for the next fiscal year. Mr. Murrow's request for the wherewithal to keep "screwballs'' out of the agency was made after his own nomination had been con .. firmed by the Senate. In view of the threat to the safe· ty and security and perhaps the survival of the Republic by the stepped-up program of the Soviets to conquer the world, we believe that a halt, or at least a truce, should be called in Washington's War of Hate against the South while our leaders take on such prob .. lems as Laos. Vietnam and Cuba.
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