THE SOUTHERN UONSERVATIVEI -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government-
Vol. II FORT WORTH, TEXAS, OCTOBER, 1960 NO. 10
History Repeats Itself And, We Must Again
Decide Which Is The 'Least Of Two Evils'
These Old Boys Could Have Given
Even Kennedy and Nixon Some
Good Tips On 'Social Justice'
Looking over old files of our paper and thinking about national
political conventions, we fell to wondering whatever became of the
group known as the Organized Hoboes of America, Inc., who used to
also hold national conventions, adopt a platform and put up candidates
The last one we heard of occurred in 1956 and was held in Britt,
Iowa, along about the same time the Democrats and Republicans were
holding their nominating conventions at Chicago and San Francisco.
At the time these wayfaring gentlemen were holding forth in Iowa,
we wrote an editorial on their gathering as follows:
While the Democrats at Chicago and the Republicans at San Fran~
c sco were ma ing vague and ambiguous promises to do everything for
everybody and were shaping hazy and indistinct platforms on which to
run for office, another national convention was being held which left no
doubt where its candidates stood.
This was the National Convention of the Organized Hoboes of
America, Inc. held in Britt, Iowa, August 2i and which attracted some
20,000 knights of the road all of whom are loyal, if not paid up, members
of the National Tourists Union.
Candidates put in nomination for the office of King of Hoboes were
Scoop Shovel Scotty, veteran hitchhiker on the American highways, and
Hobo Benson whose extensive coverage of the United States has been
made by the more luxurious mode of travel known as rid ing the rods or
a freight train. ·
While the Champagne, Scotch and Bourbon which inundated Chicago
and San Francisco delegates was understandably missing from the Iowa
menu, the absence of these stimulating refreshments was partially com~
pensated for by the presence of a large pot of Mulligan stew which
graced the festive board of the men of the open road.
The platform as it was finally adopted is believed to represent the
greatest and most powerful demand for social justice since William
Jennings Bryan made his "Cross of Gold'' speech.
It calls for a maximum of four hours of work a day, four days of
work a week, a three months' paid vacation in summer and the revision
of all welfare laws so as to provide $100 per month for all persons who
have been deprived, either by nature or the Federal Unemployment Compensation
Act, of all desire to participate in any form of physical labor.
It urges the picketing by accredited members of the guild, of the
back doors of private homes in all cases where a free handout has either
been refused or does not measure up in quality or quantity to the specifi·
cations of accepted Hobo standards.
Looking toward a long range program whose objective is to provide
more time for leisurely contemplation and restful relaxation on the
part of tired humanity, the platform calls for all self-respecting and responsible
Hoboes to gird their loins for a big push on Congress in the
interest of the passage of "Right·Not·To·Work" legislation and the adop·
1tion by the administration in power of a domestic policy which will guarantee
all Americans "freedom from toil."
The only deviation from regular political convention proceedings
was the decision of the body to by-pass the outmoded custom of selecting
the winning candidates by vote of State delegations and to settle
the matter by an open and above-board slugging match between the two
This rule was unanimously adopted and the proceedings came to an
abrupt end, along with Scoop Shovel Scotty's aspirations for public office,
as a haymaker from Hobo Benson knocked him off the platform and out
of the race.
For our lead editorial this month we are reaching back four
years and reproducing the one which appeared in this publi·
cation in September, 1956. This will confirm the tragic fact
that the caliber of leadership oHered the American people
during each Presidential campaign is steadily deteriorating
and party platforms more brazenly reflecting the degrading
philosophy of National Socialism. As between 1956 and 1960 ·
only the names are changed. Substitute that of Richard M.
Nixon for Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy for
Adlai Stevenson and the story of the gradual perversion of
the American governing system is brought up to date.
Fair Deal Democrats and Fair Deal Republicans have held
their national conventions at Chicago and Son Francisco,
respectively. Where once the deliberation, discussions and
conclusions of suc.h conclaves hinqed around defense of the
Constitution, exaltation of the Free Enterprise system and
recognition of the rights of Sovereign States to handle their
own aHairs, no word was spoken and no line written in the
Windy City or in the metropolis by the Golden Gate reaHirming
these beliefs in the basic institutions and governing
processes of the American Republic. Impartially, both
gatherings demonstrated that a Presidential nominating
convention is merely an occasion for the maximum exercise
of human vocal organs and minimum utilization of human
brains. Never were so many words employed by so many
speakers to say so little in behalf of anything worth while
, . . Meantime all that long-suffering taxpayers can look
forward to during the forthcoming campaign is a spirited
battle between two dedicated left-wing internationalists. It
will not be a fight for the restoration of Constitutional gov·
ernment; for the preservation of American sovereignty
against attempts by alien conspirators to destroy it; for the
reclamation of lost American prestige throughout the world;
for the maintenance of the rights, freedom and welfare of
the American people in all areas and sections of the land
but rather a life and death struggle for possession of the key
to the front door of the White House which both candidates
feel is in the keeping of Negro voters and other minority
Neither at Chicago nor San Francisco was there any indication that
the administration of the Federal government under the provisions of
the Constitution-rather than under the rules of psychology or the Com~
munist Manifesto-is to be made an issue of the campaign.
No planks were adopted at either place which are not already
familiar to the American people from first having appeared in the Social·
ist platform before the policies of that party were absorbed by the Demo~
cratic and Republican organizations which presently constitute our socalled
Also it is notable that no speeches were made and nothing said at
either convention, with two exceptions, that could be classed as a great
and outstanding pronouncement such as those once heard at official
gatherings of the nation's leaders and party chiefs.
The first exception was the r.'lasterly challenge which Georgia's
Governor, the Honorable Marvin Griffin, hurled at the closing session in
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Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It
Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE October, 1960
In Other Days Eaton Would !-fave History Repeats (f~o;t~:~:d1 ) I
Been Condemned As A Traator Chicago in which he vigorously protested the total disregard of parlla-
In spite of the fact that the in- Constitutional Government went by mentary rules and the denial of prerogatives to duly elected delegates
ternational bandit, assassin and the board and when loyalty to and in which he roundly scored them for the failure of any speaker to
mortal enemy of the United States, country came next to loyalty to even mention Constitutional Government and the Rights of Sovereign
Nikita Khrushchev, was banned God and to family. States.
from circulating in this country But so lightly is allegiance held The second exception was the brave effort of former President Her-wh~
le atten?mg the sesswns of_ the now that not only was Eaton's bert Hoover who made a gallant, but futile, attempt at San Francisco to
Umted Nations and was confmed depraved performance accepted by point the course of the Republican Party back toward .its original objec ..
to the New York area under heavy the public with a smile and a shrug, tives when he said:
police guard, he got the red carpet but some 200 other degenerate · "If you here calculate what will please this or that minor segment
t~eatment ~n~ay whtch wtll serve Amencans an? Canadtans sat down of our population and satisfy this or that pressure group or sectional
htf!i well m hts propaganda cam- at the L"!culhan feast and la~ped interest, you will be betraying your opportunity and tragically missing
patgn throughout the world. up the nch .foo? and rare wmes the call of your time. Today the greatest issue in America and all man~
A 76-year old character from even as ~ey tmbtbed the Red prop- kind is the encroachment of government to master our lives. If you
Cleveland, Ohio, named Cyrus aganda dtshed out by the guest of temporize with Socialism, in any of its disguises, you will stimulate
Eaton, entertained him at a lunch- honor. its growth and make certain the defeat of free men.''
eon at the Biltmore Hotel in New Eaton has been variously de- The convention cheered him lustily and went right ahead with its
York and so great was his admira- scribed in terms ranging all the purpose of "pleasing minor segments of our population, satisfying pres ..
tion for the Bolshevik dictator and way from that of a senile old goat sure groups and temporizing with Socialism to make certain the defeat
so strong his desire to pay honor who has no conception of the ef· of free men."
to the Soviet monster that he pulled fects of his overt acts on the tense There was only a single Instance during the Chicago and the San
out all the stops and went the limit situation now prevailing between Francisco sessions where human ingenuity, resourcefulness and inspired
in lavish hospitality. According to the Soviet Union and the United imagination caused the achievements of one gathering to soar above the
the press, the table service was States on down to an outright sym- accomplishments of the other and that was when California's Governor,
glittering fourteen·carat gold "from pathizer with Communist ideology Goodie Knight, gave a blow-out that made the shindig which Perle Mesta
the plates down to the butter- as opposed to the Capitalistic sys- threw in Chicago look like an ice cream social at a country church.
kn~e::: used to be a word for be- ~~~ ;;rJ~~t ':;~~=m~~m rich beyond with ~~l~~:[!~t~i!~da~~e~~~l~~~:~l~~~~c~;;h?~uf~st~! ~~~~~~:t~!~
havior like that and the word was bei~es~~:i:~~n;~~mc~~~~~ c~~~:~ ~~~eb~~~wc~:~~:~~in~~~~ s~~!e~1:·i~~~:~~e~o ru~~t~n~ t;~ ~ggs~:e~~
~i~nuf;~a~:~ J'a~~ 0~i7~ ~e 3c~~~~: eating relations between the two loaders who fought, scratched and clawed their way into her swank
tution of the United States which countries by his obvious partiality soiree, Goodie is reported to have provided such quantities ot the spark·
describes the giving of aid and com- to this country's number one ene· ling giggle juice that his 10,000 guzzling guests finally wound up with
fort to the enemy as an act of trea- my. the stuff practically oozing out of their ears.
son against the Republic for which In the latter case, and if he is in After all, the prestige of the party in power must be maintained and
drastic punishment is prescribed. ~~~uf~s~~ss;~~d 0~0h~s :~~~1~~~· f~~ ~~e ~~~~ i~:inn::u~c;!!~~ ~=~: ~~~:[~g~h~o~:~~de\~~:~~P:~~;' s~~~
But that of course was before his offense. advantage to the opposition.
Otherwise the two conventions were much alike and with no dis ..
World Court To Get Six Several Exhilarating Days ~~;~~~h:~~o~":~~;~~ :hb~c~~~ oan:d a&~~;~~~\~ht~eo~~~ ~~~~cV:ai~ ';~~
New Members In february High In The T nn ee Sky ~~~~s~~1at;::,~dtha~ ;:~l~e ';h~~h a~·:ue.:'it~~.~~.th auditoriums was so
Those who are trying so hard
to rob this country of its sovereignty
and transfer this sacred
heritage to the United Nations
World Court are probably interested
in the fact that six new members
of the Court are to be named
next February, five to replace those
whose terms expire and one to take
the place of a member who died.
After all, those who believe that
alien judges should be given author·
ity to pass on questions relating
to the domestic affairs of the United
States no doubt also believe that
the more the merrier and that the
more foreign legal luminaries who
get a whack at us, the quicker we
will be whipped into line in our
obedience to a One-World power.
The five new replacements for
those whose terms expire will come
from Uruguay, Norway, Pakistan,
the United States and the Soviet
Union. The member to replace the
one who died will come from Great
Here are a few names picked at
random from the fifteen judges who
presently comprise the Court:
Judge Badawi, Judge Spirapoulos,
Judge Basdevant, Judge Ugon,
Judge Klaestad, Jugge Alfaro and
Judge Kojevnikov. _,
With names like that, we should
probably be assured that domestic
affairs affecting the Interests of
the people of Mississippi; Arkansas,
Utah, Maine, Missouri and all the
other States of the American Union
would be in safe hands and that
problems involving our national
welfare entrusted to the Court
would be resolved in accordance
with the Constitution of the United
States and with established tradi·
tions of the American Republic.
Maybe we should be, but we're
We did not have a regular vaca- Both heavily emphasized the 'give-away" motif and tried to out·
tion this past summer and stayed promise each other in the matter of generosity with taxpayers' money
on the job in the almost unbear- and in conferring benefits on a pan11andling public which sees nothing
able Texas heat of July and August. degrading in accepting Federal hand·outs.
However, we were more than
compensated by the privilege of a
long week end late in September
with friends at their fabulous and
indescribably beautiful summer
home atop one of the great Smoky
Mountains directly adjoining the
Smoky Mountain National Park
near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
We are still somewhat groggy
and up in the air from drinking in
all the natural and man-made
beauty of this earthly paradise high
up in the clouds and from the grand
hospitality of those wonderful Ten·
nessee friends which probably accounts
for the oaper being a little
late this month.
Our enjoyment of this brief vacation
was enhanced by the fact
that it was from the great State of
Tennessee that our father was
named to West Point by a congressman
of the Volunteer State.
That was in the days when it was
an outstanding honor to be so chosen
and when such a thing as divided
loyalty was unknown among the
men of that great military institution
who would have regarded as
rank treason the suggestion of
some of its products of today that
the United States abandon its
sovereignty and lose its identity in
an a1ien-inspired One-World Government.
not, and any American with a drop
of loyal blood in his veins will fight
to the last ditch against betrayal
by those who favor repeal of the
Bold bids were made by both conventions for the support of special
classes and voting blocs such as farm groups, labor unions and racial
minorities but there was no balm in Gilead for the millions of sound,
conservative Americans in this country, including 58,000,000 qualified
voters who failed, or refused, to vote for either Stevenson or Eisenhower
It is a fundamental right of the American people to have two candi ..
dates for President who represent opposite ideologies and in these peril ...
ous times with the future of the Republic hanging in the balance, it Is
doubly essential that we have this privilege.
We should be able to choose between a candidate who believes In
Constitutional Government without equivocation or exception; one who
boldly denounces corruption in government including infiltration of Com ..
munists or domination by labor unions or any other group or class; one
who is unalterably opposed to Socialism as embodied in the United
Nations and who is alert to the danger to our Sovereignty by any pow ..
erful world group; one who is outspoken in defense of the Rights of the
States to conduct their internal affairs including their social customs,
employment practices and any other rights and freedoms granted to
them by the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
We should, on the other hand, have the chance to vote for a candi ..
date who represents the opposite principles and who advocates outright
Socialism as practiced in this country for more than twenty years. '
This privilege, however, is not to be granted us for both candidates
hold such similar views on most vital issues that they had as well be
cross-filed on both tickets.
Texas Elector Refuses to
Pledge Support to Kennedy
The difference between Richard
Nixon and Jack Kennedy is about
the same as the difference between
tripe and chitlins, says Judge
George Charlton of Tomball, Texas,
who added, "! don't like either!'
Judge Charlton's remarks were
in answer to newsmen who queried
him on television recently as to
which candidate for President he
The judge was an elector from
Texas but with simple honesty and
straightforwardness which is rare
in these days, he told the Demo·
cratic Convention of Texas that he
would not support Kennedy and
that was that.
The veteran attorney was imme ..
diately replaced with a man who
promised to go all the way with
JFK and LBJ.
Judge Charlton, who was taking
active part in real Democratic con ..
ventions before many of the little
squirts now in charge of the party
in Texas were born, couldn't care
less that he was dropped from the
job and a figurehead put in his
He is still a Democrat in the real
meaning of the term.
October, 1960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page l
Governor of Texas Achieves Questionable
'Victory' At State Democratic Convention
We have attended many Democratic conventions in our native State
of Texas throughout the years.
We can even remember when these conventions were conducted
by Democrats; when there was not a fellow traveler in the lot and when
Socialists were people who spouted forth from soap boxes in the Lower
East Side of New York.
But never have we witnessed such prolonged, determined and sus~
tained "booing" on the part of accredited delegates to such conventions
as that which attended the September Democratic convention at Dallas
on the 20th of the month traditionally referred to as the "Governor's
In fact, in spite of the smooth-functioning steam roller and cooperation
on the part of most of the press in presenting the gathering to the
public as a ''victory" for the Governor, the boos outnumbered the bravos
from the start to the finish of the hectic affair and the statewide resentment
and bitterness toward the Kennedy-Johnson ticket obviously could
not be gavelled down.
The booing was especially pronounced at any reference to Lyndon
Johnson and was so deafening and vociferous that speakers had to carefully
refrain from the mention of his name or risk another hostile demon·
stration which would completely drown out their remarks. Convention
managers, therefore, had to content themselves with a resolution which
merely demanded "support of all party nominees-local, state and national."
They did not take chances on an endorsement of Kennedy and
Johnson by name.
Delegates with blood in their eyes had gone to the convention determined
to condemn the national platform .,.-.,.hich is almost universally
recognized as an authentic Marxist pronouncement.
To forestall this, the Governor had the Harris County delegation,
representing the city of Houston-and which, along with Fort Worth
and Dallas represented the stiffest opposition to Kennedy and Johnson
-banned from the floor until the last few minutes of the convention.
Also, he prevented a roll call from the State's 254 counties on any
Issue which, it is believed, would have brought to light the unyielding
opposition in Texas to the Kennedy-Johnson ticket from the rural areas
of the State. Public protest against the party's national standard bearers
so far has come largely from Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. It was
feared that a roll call by counties would reveal this opposition to be
As appeasement of the vast contingent of dissidents, the Governor
had his hand-picked committee write a State Platform which was almost
sound and conservative and which contained the minimum of Socialistic
provisions. It was his contention that this was sufficient repudiation of
the undesirable provisions in the national platform, thereby proving again
that timid, wavering and intimidated office holders are like that these
days and that they had rather compromise than squarely face an issue
any day in the week.
And so, while the Chief Executive of Texas may claim a wobbly
"victory" at the Governor's Convention at Dallas, there is not the slightest
doubt that State party leaders as they left the conclave were haunted
by the echo of boos, catcalls and hisses which, throughout the day, gradually
mounted into a crescendo of bitterness and resentment beyond any
ever displayed on similar occasions and which did not end when the
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the convention building
even after the chairman had suddenly decided to declare the convention
adjourned, to hurl vindictive threats at the departing politicos who
had vainly tried to stifle and beat down the most stubborn and rugged
defiance of a national Democratic ticket ever encountered in the Lone
Candidate Repudiated For One
Office. Accepted For Another
The most indefensible political
behavior on the part of any people
in history is represented, in our
opinion, by those Texans who are
shelling the Woods for the NixonLodge
ticket nationally and still intend
to vote for Johnson for the
United States Senate.
As a vice presidential candidate
committed to the most debased Socialist
platform ever offered for
support by American citizens,
Johnson is to be repudiated by these
voters and then embraced as their
candidate for a position which is
far more important in the fight for
a return to Constitutional Govern·
ment than tha~ of the vice presi·
dent could possibJy be.
If there is any possible hope for
reclaiming the American Republic
from the morass of National and
International S o c i a 1 i s m, it is
through the Congress of the United
States and especially through the
Senate which traditionally serves
as a brake on radical legislation in
the House of Representatives.
To infer that Johnson is not good
enough for vice president but is
acceptable as a senator from the
great State of Texas, is fallacious
reasoning of the rankest sort and
explains why the Lone Star State
is practically without representation
in the Upper House of Congress.
Demoralize the youth of a land
and the revolution is already won.
Savages From The Jungle Gradually
Gaining Power In United Nations
The United Nations has always
been a menace to the United States
since it was set up in San Francisco
by Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter
White and other American traitors,
following the original organization
meeting in Moscow, but today its
dangerous potentialities are becoming
evident to all.
As has been predicted by levelheaded
students of world affairs,
the recognition of scores of tribal
groups from Africa as "Independent
States" and their admission to
membership in the U.N. will automatically
reduce the influence of
the Western countries associated
with that group.
The recent vote on the admission
of Red China forcefully illustrates
the reduced strength of free nations
in that body. Whereas the
United States delegates have for
ten years been able to have the matter
of Red China postponed by a
heavy majority, they only scratched
by in the recent contest by
All the newly accepted "Independent
States" from Africa either
voted againsl the United States and
with the Communists or abstained
from voting thereby indicating
where their sympathy lies. Frorrl
this it is not hard to visualize the
day when a denizen of the African
jungle will head up the great "peace
organization" on the banks of the
East River in New York.
Also, it has been noted in the
press that Khrushchev has refused
to pay Russia's part of the money
for the expense of sending troops
into the Suez situation some years
ago and it is logical to suppose
that he will do likewise in the case
of the terrific expense involved in
sending troops into the Congo.
This will shift a heavy financial
burden on the shoulders of som~
respectable nation which does not
repudiate its obligations and it re ..
quires no genius to figure out what
nation that will be.
Getting the United States out of
the United Nations and the United
Nations out of the United States
would be the greatest service ever
rendered the American Republic if
only the members of the United
States Senate had the foresight , the
patriotism and the courage to do it.
People Must Pay The Penalty For.
Putting Little Men In Big Jobs
"Price Daniel pledges you to uphold
the decision of the people of
our local school districts on this
important (school segregation)
matter. I will put the arm of the
State around the decision of our
school districts and the officials of
our school districts to see to it that
no Federal force or any other power
is used to overrule our decisions."
The above were the big, bold and
brave words of Price Daniel when
he was asking the people of Texas
to elect him Governor when he
first ran for that office back in
But when the time came for him
to deliver on his solemn promise
to the voters who had elected him,
he collapsed like a sponge cake
with the baking powder left out.
In Septembqr of 1960, after his
third election as Governor the
Houston school board begged and
implored him to interpose the authority
of the Sovereign State of
Texas when an NAACP stooge sitting
as a judge on the Federal
bench ordered integration of the
public schools there.
In direct repudiation of the 'pro·
mise he had so gliblv made when
running for office in 1956. the little
man in 1960 whined to his consti·
"Under decisions of the present
Supreme Court, the State has no
There was a lot in the papers
last year about the suit by the Department
of Internal Revenue
against Adam Clayton Powell,
Negro Congressman from New
York for evasion of the payment
of his taxes. Now it seems to be
hushed up and many peoole won·
der why. Did the color of his skin
save him from the penalties which
white men must pay?
authority to interpose in a case
of this kind.''
He didn't know what he was talk·
ing about, of course, for the right
of a Sovereign State to interpose
its paramount authority in case of
tyrannical actions by the Federal
government which the States created,
is basic in our form of goy ..
But even if he had wanted to
serve the people of Texas who had
voted almost four to one against
integration of the schools, he had
meantime become so involved that ·
his hands were tied and he couldn't
so he had to wiggle out even if
he had to misrepresent the facts.
He had taken on the responsibility
of trying to carry Texas for the
national Democratic ticket on a
platform which demanded integration,
a policy which the people of
Texa~ have overwhelmingly re ..
So when he had to either doublecross
his constituents or Jack Kennedy
and Lyndon Johnson, the peo•
pie of Texas drew the black bean.
The defection of the little man
is nothing new in politics. It mere ..
ly emphasizes once again that the
peoole must always pay the penalty
for entrusting small men with
big jobs and the citizens of Texas
are paying in full for elevating to
high office a squirming politician
of diminutive stature.
It is reported in the press that a
committee of the Congress which
is investigating the Bang·Jensen
mystery may come up with some
startling developments. Does anybody
want to bet? Our guess is
that, because such information
would naturally reflect on the
United Nations, it will be suppressed
on orders from high-level
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THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO
THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES:
Herter Gives Hammarskjold
Measly Little $5,000,000
According to press reports, when
Secretary of State Christian Herter
appeared at the United Nations on
September 23rd, he handed Secretary
General Dag Hammarskjold a
httle check for $5,000,000 with the
statement that it was to be used
in the Congo.
Earlier, before Congress adjourned,
the State Department
asked for $100,000,000.00 for the
Congo. This request on the part of
that agency followed the horrible
rioting, raping and murdering spree
of the recently ''liberated" natives
in the Congo, who took their "liberation"
seriously by trying to murder
or mutilate everybody in sight.
Why Mr. Herter gave Mr. Hammarskjold
only $5,000.000.00 is not
clear. Perhaps it was all the change
he carried in his pocket at the
On the same date the President
was quoted as having assured Mr.
Hammarskjold that the U n it e d
States would contribute generously
to the nations of South Africa
in their new status as "liberated"
If any American taxpayers were
present to give the reaction of those
who have to dig down in their
jeans to finance the noble experiment
in "liberation" nothing was
said about it.
0 what a shame to have to pick
From wacky Jack or tricky Dick.
Our only source of comfort then
Is just to know they both can't
-G. R., Houston, Texas
THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE
Dag Had Better Keep His New- Cannibal
Members Well Fed Or He May Get 'Et'
As an American with an average knowledge of geography, have
you ever heard of the great nation of Chad?
Or of the noted empire known as Gabon?
Or of the great Republic of Togo?
Any American who is not thoroughly familiar with these important
centers of culture and civilization shows his ignorance for the United
Nations - that great instrument for peace and unity throughout the
world-has just accepted them and twelve other equally important
States into the Family of Nations.
0\-her great world powers added to the SO-member United Nations
group include Cameroon, Federation of Mali , Malagasy, Somalia, Belgian
Congo, Dahomey, Niger, Upper Volta, Ivory Coast, French Congo. Central
African Republic and Cyprus.
To show that the great World Organization in New York is right
on the job and not overlooking any bets. U. N. talent scout, Dag Hammarskjold,
snapped them up a couple of hours after they had been declared
"indeoendent nations" and before the opposition could sign them
uo for the Moscow circuit. The two hours margin of time was allowed
them in order to prove their total capacity for self·government.
Of course it may be a little humiliating and disconcerting to the
United States since fourteen of these new member nations are composed
of savage tribes from the dark continent of Africa but they will be on
an equal basis with this country in the General Assembly and will cast
fourteen votes to our one in the settlement of the serious problems now
confronting the world.
Also, they probably will not be able to put up their pro rata share
of the money for the upkeep of the United Nations since most of them
still use shells and crocodile teeth as their medium of exchange.
But this disadvantage should be more than offset by the fact that
new blood will be brought into the U.N. which political psychiatrists
tell us is desirable in the formation of our Bright New World and it will
also give emohasis to some new cultural enterorises not previously represented
such as witchcraft, cannibalism and head·hunting.
It is believed that the Secretary General's action in giving these
tribal nations the rush act was inspired by his conviction that their experience
in fighting with the lat.est model spears and bows and arrows
would make their advice valuable in the settlement of the disarmament
Not to be outdone by the U. N. in its concern for the welfare of
dark-skinned races, the American State Department immediately asked
the Congress of the United States for $100,000,000.00 which, it is understood,
will be used, among other things, for the purchase of shiny
new Cadillacs for tribal Chieftains in the new States with perhaps
enough left over to cover the cost of a couple of additional wives for
each one. ------------------------------
"Let Him Who Is Without
Sin Cast The First Stone"
It is our considered opinion that one of the most sickening and repulsive
spectacles ever presented in any campaign for public office,
high or low, was witnessed in Houston during the visit of a presidential
candidate there when several hundred ministers called him up on the
carpet and badgered, browbeat and intimidated him for more than an
hour because of the church he attends.
We certainly hold no brief for Senator John F. Kennedy. In fact
because of what we consider his subversive political views, we would
not vote for him if he were the last man on earth.
Neither do we presume to speak for Catholics as such.
We were born and brought up in the Presbyterian Church by Christian
parents who, when we were growing up, would have rendered us
incapable of eating without standing up for a week, if we had criticised
or questioned the good faith of another because of the religious denomination
to which he belonged.
It has always been our understanding that the men and women
who settled this Republic of ours fled from the gilded cathedrals of
Europe and chose rather to worship God under a tree because of the
desire which burned in their hearts for absolute religious freedom.
And so we can't help but wonder just who do these conceited,
bigoted and self-righteous members of the clergy think they are that
they should set themselves up as an Ecclesiastical Court with authority
to place an American citizen in the pillory, hold his religion uo to public
scorn and question his moral and spiritual fitness, because of it, to hold
office in tf1e United States.
One of the strongest injunctions in the ·Bible warns that only those
who are without sin may cast a stone. So until, and unless, members
of the Houston Ministerial Inquisition disassociate themselves from, and
openly repudiate, the National Council of Churches whose subversive
political activities are legion and which maintains one of the most expensive
and powerful lobbies in the nation to influence the passage of
Socialist legislation, it comes with poor grace for them to express fear
that some extraneous outside force will acquire control of the government
of the United States.
Not only was the Houston performance un-American, un-Christian
and in bad taste, but a few more stunts like that could enlist sympathy
for their target which will help elect him.
Politics Is Not Restricted To
Those Who Run For Office
Here is a little serial storiette
which proves that the subtle game
of politics is sometimes engaged
in by others than those who are
candidates for office:
On Wednesday, July 20, a Dallas
newspaper carried a five-column
headline, photographs and an article
telling how Mrs. Lyndon B.
Johnson flew into Dallas and made
a bee-line for a noted establishment
there where she purchased
an extensive wardrobe for herself
This particular store is so widely
known throughout the nation that
it needs advertising like Eleanor
Roosevelt needs a press agent.
However, when a Lady Bird who
happens to be the wife of a candidate
for vice president of the United
States drops down out of the clouds
and lands practically on the doorsteps
of a certain store to the accompaniment
of widespread publicity,
it is worth a million dollars
in advertising to the owners in any ..
body's langua~e. Surely some compensation
is due for such preferential
treatment of one establishment
over its competitors.
On July 27, the same Dallas
newspaper carried the announcement
that the president of the favored
Dallas store had "accepted
membership on the Businessmen's
Committee for Senator John Kennedy
and Senate Majority Leader.
Lyndon B. Johnson.
This would seem to be a very
gracious return of the compliment
paid the fabulous store by one who
aspires to be second lady of the
land and one which was well de ..
But, after ali, there are scads of
rich Reoublicans in Texas who also
make their purchases at this glittering
emporium in Dallas.
On July 28, one day later, the
same Dallas newspaper carried the
announcement that the store's ex ..
ecutive vice president, and inci ..
dentallv the brother to the presi ..
dent of the establishment, had "accepted
membershio on the Texans
For Nixon Executive Committee."
End of storiette.
Grouo Of Protestant
A large group of Fort Worth
Protestant ministers recently took
action which reflects great honor
on their exalted calling and which
should inspire allied groups to similar
These good men went on record
as unalterably ooposed to any pastor
trying to tell his congregation
how to vote in a presidential election,
and projected the theory that
a man's personal reli~ious conviction
is irrelevant to his qualifications
as a candidate for high office.
"We agree with the principle
that just as no hierarchy has a
right to tell the president what he
should do, no minister has a right
to tell his congregation how to
vote," a statement by the ministers
Before next January 20th, the
American people should demand
once and for all to be told "Who
October, 1960 THE SOUTHEkN CONSERVATIVE Page 5
Great Proiect Under Way Which Violence In The Congo Reminiscent
May Revolutionize Human Destiny Of The Tragedy Of The Old South
Mr. Paul Hoffman will be remembered as a man who, following one
monumental failure after another in the business world, was set up as a
sort of lay statesman highly qualified to help frame economic policies
of the Federal government and to determine who should and should not
be admitted to membership in the party of his political faith.
lf memory serves us right, the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, as
well as all others of conservative leaning, were designated by Mr. Hoff.
man as being unfit for acceptance in the ranks of this sacre.d clan on the
grounds that they were not in accord with the forward-lookmg objectives
of Modern Republicanism.
Mr. Hoffman has been absent from the headlines for some time now
but if any one has missed him, they may rest assured that his great brain
has not been idle and that he has been engaged in research which should
prove of incalculable value to a distressed world in its hour of peril.
In a plush office on the 29th floor of the United Nations Building,
surrounded by a formidable staff of assistants and backed by a fund
of more than $3,000,000.00 the genius of Mr. Hoffman is being concentrated
on a proble)ll on whose solution may depend the fate of nations
and the peace of the civilized world.
He is delving into the complex subject of the sex habits of the desert
Since sex in any form seems to be of paramount importance at this
juncture in world history no doubt the sex habits of desert locusts hold
the answer to heretofore insoluble questions which have baffled the
United Nations in its search for universal peace and human understanding
throughout the world.
At odd times and during the intervals when Mr. Hoffman's brilliant
mind is not centered on the amorous activities of desert locusts, he is
making a survey of mineral deposits in Uganda as well as. exolori.ng
the possibility of setting up a training school for plumbers m the c1ty
For fear that American taxpayers who provide most of the money
for these important exploits do not realize the signifi?ance of the un?ertakings,
attention is called to the fact that the Pres1dent of the Umte'd
States on his recent visit to the United Nations appeared before the General
Assembly and pledged American financial backing for a 42 per ce~t
boost in the special fund which underwrites Mr. Hoffman's great humamtarian
With executive leadership like this devoted to the broadening and
extension of valuable research such as Mr. Hoffman is engaged in, what's
to keep us from achieving the high goal which destiny has set for us?
American Bar Association Should
Explain Identification Mix-up
At its recent annual meeting the
American Bar Association elected
Mr. Whitney North Seymour as its
The selection of the head of this
great organization of legal luminaries
is extremely important to
the American people for he exerts
powerful influence, as head of the
nation's top-ranking group of legal
experts, in shaping economic policies
of the Republic and in decisions
affecting internal security matters.
For this reason attention is called
to an unfortunate angle in the case
of Mr. Seymour about which something
should be promptly done to
prevent confusion and misrepresentation
in regard to Mr. Seymour's
Apparently, there are two persons
bearing this distinguished
name and in justice to the Bar Association
and to its president, this
fact should be made clear to the
From official records we learn
that back in the days of the Roosevelt
Dynasty when it was practically
deemed imperative to belong
to a Communist Front in order
to get national recognition, there
was a Mr. Whitney North Seymour
whose name adorned the files of
the committees and agencies which
exposed those engaged in subversive
and un-American activities.
\Ve have been furnished with official
documents showing that a
Mr. Whitney North Seymour has
been reported as belonging to sev-era!
organizations cited by the Attorney
General of the United States
and Committees on Un-American
Activities as being Communist and
subversive. A Whitney North Seymour
appears on pages 470 and
474 of the 1944 Report of the Special
Committee on Un-American
Activities; on pages 109 and 357 of
the Fourth Report of the California
Committee on Un-American Activities,
1948 and a Whitney Seymour
appears on page 170 of the same
We realize of course that many
organizations these days have no
hesitancy in selecting former Communist
Front members to head up
their groups but it is inconceivable
that the American Bar Association
is among them.
We are convinced that any man
selected to direct the affairs of that
great body would have first been
so thoroughly screened that unless
he was found, like Caesar's wife,
to be above reproach, he never
would have been elevated to that
Because of the unfortunate similarity
of names, we think it imperative
that the American Bar Association
make it known to the American
oeoole that the Mr. Whitney
North Seymour recently honored
by election as president of their
organization is not the person of
the same name who was involved
with subversive groups in this
country several years ago.
By Dr. Ruth Alexander
Whatever the outcome of Congolese
violence may prove to be,
it could serve a worthy purpose
for our America. It re-enacts before
our very eyes the socio-politico
economic aspects of the reconstruction
period in the South, 1864-
1876, and close observance and
analysis of it could lead to a sympathetic
and comprehensive understanding
of the southern position
today. The horrors of the "tragic
era" are within the memory of living
men and are the bas1s of southern
resistance to similar force bills.
The South remembers how it fared
when the Negro had the franchise
and is understandabl.v reluctant to
risk it again. For twelve years, the
Negro was the full eQual of the
white men in blue and the absolute
master of the white men in
Mississippi had its Negro lieutenant
governor, secretary of state
and superintendent of public instruction.
Alabama's capital at
Montgomery was packed with duly
elected Negro officials, "gorged on
peanuts, soaked with whiskey, and
quarreling among themselves with
murderous intent''- even as Congolese
tribes todav. Louisiana was
forced to open all public convey~
ances. theatres, schools and universities
to Negroes. most of whom
could neither read nor write. And
Arkansas, perhaps a portent of
things-to-come, was a veritable baronv
of the most astute and cruel
of the caroetbaggers, whose fullyarmed
all-Negro militia moved
mercilessly a~ainst the whites at
the faintest sign of dissatisfaction
with his regime.
Atrocities. such as those described
by eyewitnesses as occurring in
the Congo today, were commonplace
thruout the South. Men were
castrated, women raped, young
girls ravished and mutilated, homes
burned and pillaged, the very earth
scorched and barren. The official
northern position prior to, and during
the war, was that the South
could not, and, therefore, had not
seceded, hence the term "civil" war.
But once the South had been forced
to its knees by unconditional surrender,
the official position changed.
The South was classified as a
hostile and alien enemy, which had
seceded, de facto if not de jure,
and was to be treated as a separate
and conquered nation.
lt may be objected that the Negroes
of the reconstruction and
those of the Congo represent different
levels of civilization. But
they were precisely at the same
level - illiterate, primitive, savage.
Witness the understanding of
the concept of "freedom" characteristic
of both. Southern Negroes
brought a sack to get their free dom:
Congolese brought a box to
get theirs. To both, freedom meant
freedom from work- whence else
the boon? - and liberty meant license
and licentiousness. The Congolese
fear not men but witchcraft.
The southern Negro feared not men
but ghosts, hence the origin of the
Ku Klux. under fear of which they
became industrious and law·abidine.
for a time, until the KKK, itself,
fell into lawless hands
Obviously, the Negroes of today
cannot be compared with their ancestors
two generations ago, 1hanks
to the costly efforts of the impoverished
South to train and educate
them. But in many places they outnumber
southern whites by large
maiorities and the South cannot
forget how they had it. Perhaps
events in the Congo will help us
better to understand the ineradicable
fear of our fellow·countrymen
of the South.
(Editor's note: The above which
appeared in the Colorado Springs
Gazette Telegraph on September 4
is reprinted by special permission
of the author, Ruth Alexander Ph.D;
LL.D, of New York, one of the
most able and forceful editorial
columnists of this generation.) ...
What Became Of The Poor Saos Who
Worked Their Way Through College?
Since a Socialist Congress passed
the National Defense Student
Loan act last year, approximately
135,000 million students in colleges
and universities have been given
$60,000,000 of taxpayers money
which, of course, finances this program.
The information concerning
the number of students and the
amounts paid out was given out
from Washington by Lawrence G.
Derthick. United States Commissioner
This is a far cry from the time
when American young people who
wanted an education and couldn't
pay for it, hauled off and worked
their way through college. The program,
of course, is part of the overall
plan to tie the Federal government
in with education and give it
control over the nation's schools,
including institutions of higher
Young men who once knocked
on the front door and enlisted the
sympathy of housewives with their
The Federal Government does
not have the least vestige of authority
for eng:;~ging in business
enterprises such as the Tennessee
Valley Authority :tnJ thousands of
~imilar projects in c0mpetition with
private industry lnd we defy anyone
to point to 1.ny provision of
the American Constitution which
licenses such business activities.
story of working their way through
college by selling magazines are
going the way of the dodo bird and
The new species merely sit dowq
and draw a draft on Uncle Sam.
Only squares any longer wash
dishes, wait on tables or stoke fur~
naces while pursuing their studies
at the university or college ot
It's a great world - this Social~:
ist Paradise - and it's going to
continue to be until the bubble
bursts and then -
Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE October, 1960
Why Are Communist Fronters Almost
Invariably Selected For High Honors?
I Widespread publicity has been given to the fact that Carl Sandburg,
poet, has been selected to collaborate in writing the script for the movie
"The Greatest Story Ever Told."
Since this book, written by Fulton Oursler, depicts the life of Christ
and deserves the most accurate and careful handling by qualified students
of the Christian religion whose belief In the Divinity of Christ is
unquestioned, the selection of Sandburg to write the screen version appears
little short of a caricature on Christianity and a travesty on those
things which Christian Americans hold sacred.
The selection of Sandburg was made by the 20th Century-Fox
Studios whose officials would not be expected to regard pro-Communist
activities as a deterrent in a work of this kind but that the Christian
people of the country would not unite in publicly denouncing this blasphemy
is something that can be explained only by the vast barrage ot
anti-Christian propaganda which has flooded this country for years.
Is the American Republic so spiritually impoverished as a result of
this propaganda that no writer of unquestioned religious probity could
be found for the job and that they would have to search the files of committees
investigating un-American activities to find one who could perform
The Communist Front affiliations of Sandburg have been publicized
so often and so widely that a repetition may seem redundant but here
are some of the organizations he is reported to have been associated with
and in view of the Communist attitude toward Christianity, none ot
these associations would seem to qualify him for the delicate task which
has been assigned to him:
Listed as a correspondent of the Federated Press which was cited
as a Communist-controlled organization financed by the notorious Garland
Fund and the Robert Marshall Foundation, both of which are principal
sources of funds for Communist enterprises. See Files of the Joint
New York Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities, State
of New York, 1920, page 1997.
Listed as a messenger who carried money for the Finnish Information
Bureau into this country where he was searched by Federal authorities
on arrival who confiscated the drafts found on his person for the
above-mentioned Bureau. This information is found on page 631 of the
Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities,
State of New York, 1920.
Listed as having been affiliated with the Friends of the Soviet Union,
which was cited as Communist by Attorney General Tom Clark, now
member of the Supreme Court of the United States. See Appendix IX
of the Dies Reports.
Listed as a sponsor of the American Rescue Ship Mission, also cited
by Attorney General Tom Clark as Communist. See Appendix IX of
the Dies Reports.
Listed as a sponsor of the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade,
cited by Appendix IX of the Dies Reports as an organization completely
controlled by the Communist Party.
Listed as having been affiliated with the Hollywood Writers Mobilization
cited as subversive and Communist by Attorney General Tom
Clark and by Appendix IX of the Dies Reports.
Listed as having been affiliated with the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee
Committee cited as Communist by the Attorney General and Appendix IX.
Ncr'man Thomas Sees No Difference
In Two Presidential Candidates
It is often said that politics
makes strange bedfellows and
there must be something in it for
we find ourselves in odd company.
We agree with a recent statement
of Socialist Norman Thomas, candida
te for president of the United
States on the Socialist t icket from
1928 to 1948 when he gave up.
The Democratic and Republican
parties by that time had stolen
the Socialist thunder so Thomas
stepped aside and let them take
it from there.
In a recent speech at Cleveland,
Ohio, when asked his choice as
.... between Richard Nixon or Jack
Kennedy for President of the
United States he said he had no
preference and he couldn't care
less which one was elected.
uNeither Nixon nor Kennedy is
bothered with excess baggage in
~.. the way of principles," Thomas said
in what was probably the understatement
of his career.
He has the assurance that re-
One of the nation's most outstanding
citizens, the Honorable
Clarence Manion of Indiana, warns
in his widely published column that
unless this country takes a positive
step to outlaw Communism by
breaking off diplomatic relations
with all Communist countries, it
will be too late. He is exactly right
of course but the present administration
only breaks off diplomatic
r e I a t i o n s with anti-Communist
countries like the Dominican Republic.
As Mr. Manion points out,
Communist countries have no legal
status as nations and do not represent
the people over which they
are now r uling with an iron hand
but apparently there is no consideration
on earth that would make
the President see it that way.
gardless of how the election goes,
the policies so often laid down by
the Socialist party will be carried
out and he should worry.
New Angle On A Campaign Mystery
Brought Out By Dallas Newspaper
There have been many conflicting
versions of how Lyndon B.
Johnson came to be on the Democratic
ticket as a candidate for
vice president and the story has
usually varied according to the interest
of the one who was telling it.
Johnson partisans, including the
candidate himself, have carefully
built up the illusion that he accepted
only after John Kennedy personally
called on him and begged
him to accept the assignment. According
to that version, Senator
Johnson was greatly surprised at
the invitation and agreed to accept
only after great deliberation on his
However, it has been revealed
that not only was a flat prediction
made by one of Johnson's strong
supporters, in advance of the convention,
that the Texas senator
would take second place, but it is
also charged that Johnson had
quietly agreed to a second place a
week before the convention opened.
This information was contained
In an article in the Oak Cliff Tribune
on July 18th concerning Manuel
DeBusk, secretary of the Dallas
C o u n t y Democratic Executive
Committee who admitted before
leaving Dallas for Los Angeles
that he had been assigned the job
ot seeking a second place on the
t icket fo r Johnson in the event of
It isn't Important particularly. of
course, what the circumstances
were tn connection with Johnson's
decision to accept second place on
the ticket with the most liberal
candidate in the history of organized
politics. The incident merely
emphasizes the Texas senator's apparent
inability to be open, forthright
and above-board with the
people whom he seeks to represent
In high public office.
The Tribune article on July 18
said in part:
"A flat prediction that Senator
Lyndon Johnson would take second
place on the ticket behind Senator
John Kennedy was made in advance
of the convention by Manuel
DeBusk, the Democratic Executive
Committee secretary from Dallas
_County who served as an alternate
j'In by-lined articles for The Tribune,
which he serves as secretary
and legal counsellor, Mr. DeBusk
They'll Do It
When Killer Khrushchev first announced
his intention of attending
the United Nations and the State
Department issued an ultimatum
that his movements would be restricted
to Manhattan, there was
general agreement that the old
scoundrel should be so restricted.
With one exception.
From London where she was visiting
at the t ime came Eleanor
Roosevelt's response to the suggestion
and, in true Rooseveltian
tradition, she registered a thundering
It was uperfectly silly" for the
State Department to restrict the
Soviet Premier to Manhattan, wire
services quoted Mrs. Roosevelt as
wrote in the issue of July 11:
'While most of the Texas delega~
tion feels that a Johnson-Kennedy
ticket would be the strongest the
Democratic party can offer, we do
not want to overlook the possibility
of a Kennedy-Johnson ticket.'
''While most ot the convention
seemed stunned that the young
presidential nominee would tap the
Texan-including the majority ot
the Lone Star delegation-DeBusk
explained that Johnson had quietly
agreed to second place a week before
the convention opened.
"At a meeting last Thursday night
in Oak Cliff, just hours before he
emplaned for Los Angeles, DeBusk
pointed out that Johnson had much
to gain and nothing to lose as vice
"Should the Democrats prevail
in November, the Majority Lead·
er's post would largely be cere•
monial with the administration calling
the shots, DeBusk declared.
''Since Texas law was amended
so Johnson can run for both Senator
and for Vice President, if the
Republicans win he would still be
Majority Leader of the Democratic
"Another factor which was considered
at length was the fact that
Senator Johnson would be only 59
should Kennedy win twice ... and
still a distinct presidential possi·
"It would appear certain, DeBusk
continued, that Senator Johnson
would have a clear advance understanding
from Senator Kennedy
about the responsibilities of the
Vice President in a Democratic administration.
would be of a consequential nature
which would enable the Texan to
mold an image that would later be
acceptable to the party liberals and
"The Tribune attorney admitted
before he headed west that he had
been assigned to the job of seeking
a second place slot for Johnson.
In the July 11 article, DeBusk predicted
that Kennedy had better
than 50-50 chance of carrying the
convention on first ballot.
"We Texans are inclined to be
guided by our hearts instead of our
heads," wrote DeBusk in predicting
a Kennedy sweep. "Personally, I
think the chances are better than
ever Kennedy will be nominated
on first ballot."
When on earth is a National Ad ..
ministration in Washington going
to crack down on the Reds in
the State Department and stop all
the oro-Communist projects which
originate there, and which are paid
for by taxpayers' money? How can
we combat Communism abroad until
we have stamped it out here
saying in London. uKhrushchev's
already been all around the United
States. How in blazes can we now
tell him he's restricted to Manhattan
Island? It's nonsense, just nonsense."
To show her contempt for this
treatment of the Bolshevik thug,
Mrs. Roosevelt entertained him in
her apartment in New York following
her return from England thus
maintaining the family record of
pro-Communist sympathy on any
and all occasions.
October, I 960 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 1
"THE SOCIALIST PARTY HAS NOT LOST AN
ELECTION IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE 1931'
The incomparable Tom Anderson,
editor of Farm and Ranch,
Nashville, Tennessee and who has
a worthwhile opinion on everything
and is not afraid to express it, in
his column "Straight Talk" gives
his views on both candidates for
President. His conclusion, in brief,
is "A plague on both houses." His
comments are reproduced below:
Southern Conservatives (and
American patriots anywhere) who
stay in the Democrat Party remind
me of the two skeletons in the closet.
One turned to the other and
rattled: "What are we doing here?"
.. I don't know," the second skeleton
replied, '"but if we had any guts
we'd get out!"
John Kennedy is a ruthless, cold
and cocky kid trying to buy the
office with his daddy's money.
(Presidential elections have been
bought before, but not by one famIly.)
I am a Methodist, and if Kennedy
were a poor, mature Meth·
odist hishop from Mississippi, I
wouldn't vote for him for dogcatcher
because I'd be afraid he'd either
socialize the kennel or give it to
some foreign country. I think less
of Johnson. an AU-American hypocrite
of such unusual ability he's a
modern American menace.
The issue is not Republican vs.
Democrat. The issue is not seggregation
vs. integration. The issue
is freedom. Both parties are moving
toward an all -powerful international
Socialist dictatorship. A
centralized welfare state brings
slavery, not freedom. Property
rights is the very basis of "human
rights." The right to self·determinatipn
of associates is the essence of
•·human dignity." Forced equality
is not democracy but dictatorship.
Equal men are not free and free
men are not equaL
Nixon and Kennedy are young
opportunists on the make, riding
the Socialist wave as far as it will
take them. Neither has the necessary
character - but then we
haven't had that in any President
I have been a littJe unfair at
times in the past, saying the difference
between the Democrat and
Republican Parties is merely "which
twin has the Toni?". There is a
difference, particularly now that
John Kennedy has taken over. But
the difference is not enough to get
my vote. I don't believe in creeping
Socialism any more than I do in
Depend on Nixon-Lodge to save
this country from the international
Socialists? Nixon reminds me of
the airplane pilot who, with both
motors on fire, donned his parachute
and soothingly purred to the
passengers: "Don't anybody panic!
I'm going for help now." Nixon is
a politician. Politicians can't save
this country. They brought it to
this brink of disaster and defeat.
Norman Thomas, who should
know, has said that we've made
more progress toward Socialism
under Eisenhower than even under
Truman. Facts support this statement.
Norman Thomas got 267,-
420 votes for President in 1928 and
a little more than half of that in
1948. Thomas now says that both
candidates are satisfactory to him.
Nixon is lesser-of-evi1s. Lesserof-
evils is a wasted vote. Voting
for lesser-of-evils is an endorsemen
of evil. There is no way to win,
voting for lesser-of-evils. You are
silencing your voice, di.sinfranchising
yourself if you vote for lesserof-
I'm not sure a Kennedy victory
would be catastrophic. Just like
I'm not sure the nation wouldn't
have been better off if Norman Thomas
had been elected in 1932, or
Stevenson in 1952. These candidates
are for what they call "human
rights," the brotherhood of
man, the welfare state. They are
for international Socialism, although
some haven't the courage
to call it that. If Thomas, Stevenson,
or Kennedy or their like should
get a chance to install their allpowerful
federal state, then the
people would have a choice. An
opposition party would arise. (Of
course, we might never be able to
unscramble the Socialist egg.) As
it is, there is no real opposition
party. Both major parties are infiltrated,
dominated and owned by
Socialists, one-worlders, welfarers
and fellow travelers.
We can't save America by dragging
our feet to slow down the Socialist
toboggan. We can't win by
choosing lesser-of-evils, by givingin
a little at a time, by surrendering
our freedom piecemeal, by defaulting
each succeeding skirmish
as it occurs. In fact, it may be better
to join full-scale battle nowwin
or lose-than to surrender on
the Installment plan. Otherwise,
there'll be no final major battle to
win. Just the firing squad. I believe
in staying in any organizationand
that includes my church--only
so long as there is a chance to
save it. The Democrat Party is not
even worth talking about saving.
Evidently Senator Goldwater thinks
he can save the Republican Party.
A party owned by Nixon, Dewey,
Percy, Rockefeller, Lodge, Keating,
Javits-can't be saved from Socialism.
Goldwater has as much chance
of returning the Republican Party
to Americanism, Constitutionalism
and states rights as Neville Chamberlain
had at Munich.
A platform is worth no more
than the man who runs on it. And
that makes both platforms virtually
valueless. A platform is like a
wedding dress: used only once, and
even then it sometimes flies false
I went to both conventions. Delegates
at both had this obvious characteristic:
The Party comes first.
Many of them would support a Castro-
Cyrus Eaton ticket if it would
get the most votes. The delegates
of both parties are primarily selfseeking
politicians, influence peddlers
and limelight junketeers without
integrity or the courage to buck
the tide. Letting these people decide
who should save our country
in these times is like letting Beverly
Aadland be Housemother in a
In some states it is relatively easy
to get somebody to vote for on the
ballot - an independent candidate
or unpledged independent electors.
Your clean-cut dissent in this way
makes your voice heard.
Deadly Assault Against American Security
Is Due During Next Session Of Congress
Close friends and associates of President Dwight D. Eisenhower
during World War II revealed early in his term that his principal objective
before he left office was to bring about One-World Government.
His actions since becoming president have more than borne out this claim,
Through some sort of confused thinking, he seems convinced that
it is only in this manner that peace may be assured in the world. The fact
that in the process the United States would lose its sovereignty and become
a mere province in a One-World State does not appear to hold the
horrible potentialities for him that it does to other loyal American citi ..
If there was ever any doubt as to where he stood on the subject, It
was dispelled when he appeared before the American Bar Association at
its annual convention in August and pleaded for that organization to exert
Its influence In helping to bring about the repeat of the Connally amendment.
When the United States Senate declared our adherence to the World
Court, set up by the United Nations and composed of one United States
member against fourteen Socialist and Communist country members,
the Connally amendment made our adherence contingent upon this
country deciding what were and what were not domestic issues and
therefore not subject to the World Court's jurisdiction.
It is our only protection against an alien Court which could declare ,._
such questions as immigration, foreign trade, the Panama Canal, foreign
aid and any other subject the Court might decide to be International
rather than domestic issues.
In view of the potentialities tor disaster to the economy and security
of the American Republic inherent in repeal of this amendment, it has
been difficult for the average informed American to understand how the
President, the Attorney General, Vice President. the Secretary of State,
the Solicitor General and other high-ranking national officials could take
sides with those who favor repeal of this amendment.
With this powerful battery of national leaders, as well as many
prominent members of the United States Senate, committed to this dan ..
gerous proposal, it is going to take an almost solid phalanx of determined
loyal citizens to prevent this safeguard to our liberties ·from being taken
As soon as Congress convenes in January, it is understood that an ..
other assault will be made against the amendment in the Senate and as
the advocates of repeal do not always fi ght fair and are not above
attempts to sneak such legislation by under various guises, all good citi ..
zens must be eternally on guard to prevent betrayal of the Republic into
the hands of its enemies by way of the World Court.
A World Court with unlimited power over the citizens of this and
other countries is the first essential to the setting up of World Government
as any literate American knows and it is the responsibility of all
patriots to see that our national sovereignty is not surrendered to this
From a physician in Yonkers,
New York: ''Your publication continues
to fascinate me as no other
ever has. It certainly is a blessing
to read the facts and not propaganda."
From a retired business executive
and his wife in Houston: "Our
compliments to you for helping
America wake up."
"Your paper packs a powerful
lot of punch," says a student at
the University of Oklahoma at Norman.
If Kennedy or Nixon can be kept
from getting a majority in the
Electoral College, the election
would be thrown into the House of
There could be 57 free electors
from the South. It takes 269 electoral
votes to elect a ticket. In 1948,
if those 57 votes had been taken
away from Truman, he'd have been
20 votes short. In that event, the
House could have elected Strom
Thurmond President. Unlikely? Yes.
But there is a small chance. And
I'll take that, however small, in
preference to voting lesser-of-evils.
Some people say a Third Party
can't be successful. That's not true.
The most successful political party
in this country is the Socialist Partv
Tt hasn't lost an election since
Senator John F. Kennedy is quoted
as defending his sponsorship
of the minimum wage bill by saying
that Hpeople at the bottom of
the economic ladder" should be
helped. Maybe they should but
there is no more Constitutional
authority for using Federal law
to help them than there is for
helping people at the "top" of the
economic ladder or people in the
"middle" of the economic ladder.
He also said he feels the Federal
government has a responsibility
to see that workers are paid a decent
wage. He, of course, has the
Constitution of the United States
mixed up with the Manifesto be·
cause there is no provision for setting
anybody's wages in the American
Constitution. That is only the
business of the employer and the
Richard Nixon is quoted in the
press as saying in an interview:
"We recognize that our independence
and freedom cannot be considered
as separate from those of
other nations." Why can't our independence
and freedom be con·
sidered as separate from those of
other nations? By what Constitu·
tional authority does any Amer~
ican leader dare tie our destiny to
that of foreign countries? This
statement alone is enough to cause
responsible Americans to vote
against Nixon for President, even
though they may gain nothing by
suooortine: his onnonPnt
Page I THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV! Oelober, 1960
'One-Man Legislation' Makes We Give The High Cou.-t A Little Conspiracy For 'Take-Over'
T~tai~s ~~ .. s~o~~a~~~L~~k::m- Help In Disposing Of Its Docket Is T~ed::~t~e~ne~n~~h::re~!~!.
bers of the Texas Legislature made Among the cases which the Supreme Court will be called on to tive government has been sounded
laughing stock of the Lone Star decide during its current term are some highly interesting Constitutional in the State of Connecticut. Thus is
State by passing a law which per· questions to be settled. forged another link in the conspir·
mitted a candidate to run for two acy known as "Metro Government''
offices at the same time. Since the great judicial experts on the Court have such a heavy to centralize units of local govern-
No secret was made of the fact
that this statute was passed for
the exclusive benefit of Senator
Lyndon Johnson who intended to
try for national office but wasn't
sure of himself in that field and,
in event of defeat, wanted to hold
on to his Senate job.
This was not only "class legis~
lation" which political demagogues
are so fond of denouncing but constituted
actually legislation in behalf
of one single individual for it
was never contemplated that any
other politician except Johnson
would benefit from it.
There was much opposition to
the measure at the time statewide,
but members of Congress who have
been in office any great length of
time manage to assemble an army
of stooges and bootlickers in their
home State Legislatures and Johnson
is no exception. The bill, backed
by the Governor of the State,
passed by a large maiority and has
engendered much ridicule through~
out the country.
To compound the comedy, Johnson
is running1 for vice president
on the national ticket as a "liberal"
and for United States Senator on
the State ticket as a "conservative."
If this amazing feat has ever been
d u olicated in t he hi s tory of po li t ics,
there is no record of it.
Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona
recently made humorous reference
to it in an address to more
than a thousand Democrats and
Reoublicans attending a luncheon
in his honor at Fort Worth.
He said he could foresee a day
when, following this practice to its
logical conclusion, a candidate
might be permitted to run for every
office on the ballot and under the
law of avera-ges would be sure to
win some of them.
He could then take his pick of
the one he liked best and toss the
The Arizona Senator said he had
long cherished a secret desire to
be a sheriff and that if his State
should adopt the Texas plan, he
would include that among the offices
for which he would announce.
There was a time when a man
running for the presidency of the
United States just hauled off and
ran-all by himself. Now the campaiP,
n is made on a family basis
and wives, children, mothers, sisters,
uncles, aunts, cousins and inlaws
are climbing all over the
podium in the mad scramble to
elect the candidate of their clan.
Everybody gets into the act except
the family cat and dog.
From a Chicago business execu~
tive: 1'That paper is peculiarly
yours. Nobody else dares let loose
with the broadsides you publish;
there are too many of us who are
conducting our campaigns against
what is wrong from under the bed.
You are a two~gun gal and willing
to take on all comers, so God bless
Our Ida - may her shadow never
docket with a big backlog of appeals, we are generously offering to help rnent which will make it easier for
them out by making advance decisions for them. those who hope for an eventual
This will not only conserve the valuable time of the great jurists but take~over in this country to realize
will tip off the litigants as to what they may expect under the modern the dream.
conception of justice. On September 30 the Associated
Our decisions will not be cluttered with legal terms and phrases Press had this to say of the tragedy
because we are ignorant of such things and besides when we are dump4 in the Nutmeg State: "The bells
ing the Constitution why not toss overboard the legal verbiage along toll at midnight Friday for Con4
with it? After all, if we are going to be modern, why not go the whole necticut's three~century-old system
hog? of county government. At the
stroke of 12 a form of government
evolved in Colonial Days will be
no more. Its passing was decreed
by the Democratic-controlled legis·
lature last year. It was doomed in
the interest of goyernmental effi4
ciency. Most of the county govern·
ment's responsibilities and its $22,·
:?,00,000 in buildings-will be trans·
ferred to the State •.. "
Our decisions also will differ somewhat from those which will later
come from the Court since we have jazzed them up a little bit to make
them conform to the new standards of value in the administration of
The following are among the important issues which the Court will
be called on to settle together with the rulings which we have bigheartedly
agreed to hand down for them in the interest of expediency
and we believe that these advance decisions of ours will vary little in
fundamental aspects from those which will come down later from the
great legal brains on the high Bench:
Question: Pennsylvanians want to know if reading the Bible in the
public schools of that State is Constitutional.
Decision: What's the matter with you guys? Are you crazy or
something? Of course it's not Constitutional. Let the students read the
Communist Manifesto, certainly, but the Bible is out.
Question: Louisiana people want to know if a State law requiring
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to dis·
close its list of members and contributors is Constitutional.
Decision: Don't be silly. Won't you Pelicans ever learn that no State
law is Constitutional when it conflicts with the NAACP?
Question: Citizens of Maryland want to know if it is Constitutional
to require a public office holder to decla re a belief in God.
Decision: Listen yo r glie Cls! Dido' you ever hear of bad psycho·
logical reactions as a result of outdated customs, practices and tradi·
tions? The requirement that a public office holder declare a belief in
God might tend to inspire a feeling of inferiority on the part of college
professors who subscribe to Atheism and is, therefore, contrary to the
Constitution as presently interpreted.
Question: Can the dues of a worker compelled tO join a union be
used for political purposes over his objection?
Decision: It's none of the worker's business what his money is used
for and the law governing Union procedure is anything the Labor Bosses
say ft is. Where do you working bums think the money is coming from
to re-elect labor's friends in the House and Senate, anyway?
Question: The State of Alabama would like to have the rights of its
Legislature to re-zone a district confirmed even if such re-zoning may
be claimed to affect the right of Negroes to vote.
Decision: Whatever gave the people of Alabama the idea that a
State Legislature, and especially a Southern State Legislature, had any
rights? Case dismissed.
We would like to help the Court further in its solemn deliberations
but our docket is crowded, too, and so we must adjourn until another
Delegates To United Nations May
Risk The Loss of Thei.- Dukes
A UPI dispatch headlined Bakwanga, Kasai Province, dated August
31, headed "No Prisoners Taken in Bloody War," gives us a fair idea
of the moral principles of the people of the new countries which the
United Nations is accepting for full~fledged membership in that body:
"Captives are killed out of hand by both sides in the round-theclock
fighting. Both sides are cutting off the hands of their dead adversaries
and sporting them as trophies on their belts. About 1,200 Congolese
troops are locked in a battle to the death with half-naked 250,000-
strong Baluba tribesmen fighting the Congolese army with bows and
Apparently these new black boys which the United Nations is collecting
in droves, play sort of rough and it is devoutly to be hoped that
they discontinue their cute little custom of whacking off human arms
below the elbow by the time they arrive at that gilded palace of peace,
untty and umversal brotherhood on the banks of the East River in New
. Maybe it would be safer if the pther delegates kept their hands
m their pockets unt1l their colleagues from darkest Africa become "housebroke"
and realize that this playful practice just possibly might be re~
garded as a violation of Human Rights.
The proceedings followed in Con ..
necticut were those which have
been pursued elsewhere since the
scheme was first rigged in the
of Metro Government at 1313 East
60th Street in Chicago and which
is spreading rapidly throughout the
Under the guise of "efficiency••
the plan calls for the replacement
of duly elected officials by appoint·
ive ones who have supreme author ..
ity in making major decisions with·
out regard to the wishes of tli8
citizens of the community.
One of the basic principles set
down by those who founded the
Republic was that government
should be spread out as widely as
possible and that centralization of
power locally, statewide and na ..
tionally, should be avoided at all
In his discussions regarding the
fundamentals of Communism, Lenin
made it clear that a nation could
only be taken over after local units
of government had been destroyed
and the greatest possible measure
of centralization had been achieved.
Metro Government was set up
to bring about this centralization
in local governments.
If there was any organized op~
position by the people of Connecticut
to the destruction of their
representative system of local gov·
ernment. there was no mention
made of it.
But after all, the great State of
Connecticut is largely dominated
by Mr. Chester Bowles and Gover ..
nor Abraham Ribicoff who seem to
have everything under control, so
what right have mere citizens to
All they are supposed to do is
furnish the money and ask no ques ..
The Social Welfare Director of
Jakarta, Indonesia, which is now
enjoying "independence" since the
withdrawal of the Dutch, is named
Muljads Djojomartono. Mr. Djojomartono
is reported in the press to
be preparing a bill for introduction
in the local lawmaking body which
will restrict Moslems there to one
wife each except in cases of "emergency."
It was not explained what
would constitute an emergency
which would make these extra
marital reinforcements necessary.