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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 10 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, JUNE, 1959 No.6 Supreme Court Rulings Greater Threat To National Security Than Enemy's Missiles Senators Get Trapped In A Dead--End Tunnel Members of the United States Senate, like prairie dogs, seem to prefer to circulate through underground tunnels. The only difference is that the prairie dogs dig their own holes and know what they're doing. Recently the Senators spent three million dollars in having an under· ground subway built for themselves only to find that, like practically every other project which they launch, they had gummed up the works. When the unfortunate venture was halted, it was discovered that they had a nice cozy tunnel which reduced travel time by a wide margin but the catch was that it only had one opening and the only place it led to was nowhere. So the project had fizzled and the hard-earned tax· payers' money was flushed down the sewer. he e air cau ed th Daily Oklahoman to remark edjtorially: "In digging a brand new three million-dollar subway that didn't go any~ where, the Senate ended up about par for the hole." The big Idea in the first place was to save the valuable time of the statesmen by enabling them to rush from their offices into the senate chamber to vote without ever having to come up for air. We are sure that they were sincere in their belief that this intended time-saving device was in the public interest and that it is important tor them to arrive at their seats in double-quick time when the moment tor balloting on an important national issue has arrived. But from their past voting record, it is our considered opinion that ft a majority of them got lost and never arrived there at all, it would be too soon. WE DIDN'T RAISE ANY RICE EITHER AND WE DEMAND THAT WE GET PAID FOR IT All over the country the people are becoming thoroughly aroused and are shocked and amazed to learn that millions of their tax dollars are being paid by a Washington government agency to phony ~<farmers" for not planting any crops or doing any work. Personal'-·. we are not only shocked, we are downright furious be· cause we feel that we are the victim of a type of injustice which makes all this "discrimination" we hear so much about seem like preferred treatment and special favor. Recently the Agricultural Adjustment Agency in Washington was reported in the press as having paid a citizen in Arkansas and one in Mississippi one million dollars each. This money was not paid to them for growing rice but for NOT growing rice. Well, we didn't grow any rice either- not one single grain - and they didn't pay us a cockeyed cent. Not only did we not grow any rice, but we don't even own any land on which we could have not grown any rice and this should entitle us to an extra bonus in addition to the one million dollars which is right­fully due us for not growing any rice. For if they are morally and legally justified In paying a citizen for not growing rice, why In the name of Karl Marx can't they pay that same citizen for not owning any land on which to not grow any rice? This line of reasoning Is clearly In accord with the new law of eco. nomics as practiced by our modern statesmen and obviously we are the recipient of a dirty deal. · We want our money and we Intend to contact the cashier of the Soli Bank and demand payment. It was not by chance that the Constitution of the United States provided for life tenure for justices of the Supreme Court. And it was by design that their selection is through appointment by the President rather than by a vote of the people as in the case of those who serve in the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government. The decision to have members of the Ju­diciary chosen in this manner stemmed from the firm determination of founders of the Republic to lift those who administer final human justice to a lofty level of service where partisan considerations would not sway their judgment nor political, economic and social whims of the moment soil, debase and contaminate their legal opinions. In carefully erecting these safeguards around the nation's highest tribunal, early day patriots confi­dently believed that they were insuring the purity and -inco_rru,p.t_ib il-ity- olfo then Ben-ch-, Within their hearts was c-.... ~-­stacked with men possessed of a deep and profound knowledge of organic law, endowed with a full measure of personal integrity and committed, without reserva­tion, to the preservation of the institutions, traditions and internal security of the United States. There was no way for them to pierce the impenetrable veil of the future and envision a day when these exalted posts would be filled by men of Lilliputian stature who would hold in contempt the Constitutional rights of law-abid­Ing citizens but regard as sacred the Civil Rights of Communist saboteurs and Negro rapists. The President of the United States is tentatively planning to hold a "summit conference" with a murderous dictator within the next few months in the hope of saving this country from some future attack. Meantime, fearful Americans are wondering what it shall profit us to avoid having our physical structures leveled by lethal bombs dropped on us by the Communists so long as our basic institutions are being razed by deadly decisions hurled down by the Supreme Court of the United States. Of all the hostile forces which have conspired to liquidate Consti­tutional Government in the American Republic and make it impotent in resisting those who seek its overthrow, no element has done a more devastating demolition job than those who compose the nation's Court of Last Resort. One by one the rulings of these judicial vultures have stripped the Constitution bare of its priceless guarantees, denuded it of its basic authority over cherished concepts and have left this immortal document flapping in the wind as a gaunt and forbidding specter of the vital, living symbol of human freedom which it was designed to embody. The Supreme Court was created by the Federal Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789 and for the first century and a half thereafter its justices represented the cream of the nation's legal minds. Being human, not all of_ them were infallible in their conclusions but they were honest, able and experienced jurists who would have contemplated in sheer horror the handing down by the Court of a rigged ruling or the deliberate perversion of the Constitution to make it bolster an ignoble purpose. Their loyalty to the American governing system was beyond question and their personal Integrity unchallenged. (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE June, 1959 American People Will· Forget Statesmanship And Settle for A Little Plain Horse Sense If there is any consistency in the actions of our so-called leaders, we are totally unable to see it. At this time, our diplomats are In Geneva holding conferences which may, or may not, wind up in having American soldiers fight to protect the Germans from the Russians while a few years back, it was the other way around and American soldiers were dying while protecting the Russians from the Germans. There are many responsible citi­zens in this country who think that in World War II we should have let the Nazi Germans and the Com­munist Russians kill off each other and should have stayed out of it. But, of course, we sided with the Communists, gave them lend lease (which they never paid back) and otherwise aided them when they were attacked by Germany. And when we had the Japanese whipped we let them come in to take the spoils of war. Now we are paying the penalty for our folly. All of which proves beyond any shadow of doubt that early Ameri­can patriots knew exactly what they were. talking about when they warned against entangling foreign alliances. We have spent nobody knows how l'l'!any billions of dollars to protect f o r e i g n countries from Communism with no results what­ever except to help impoverish our own treasury and plunge the nation in debt which may never be paid. Scheming and unprincipled world p~liticians deliberately set out to make "Isolationism" a dirty word, and those who direct the destiny of the American Republic fell for it with the result that we are hope­lessly involved with so many alien brawls that our own sec~trity has been seriously endangered. For years the American people have been desperately crying out for some evidence of state~manship on the part of our national leaders which would put an end to the in­sane policy of supporting foreign governments at the expense of the American economy, but to no avail. Now they would settle for just a little plain, common horse sense and a realization on the part of those who frame our policies of government that self-protection il.1 the primary instinct of civilized hu­man beings and that national sui­cide will inevitably follow in the case of a country whose leaders flaunt this universal impulse for survival. A couple of Houston men have announced that they are going in­to the "foreign aid" business on their own. They plan to go to Okinawa to seek out young men who are capable and set them up in bw:iness, and lend them money to run it. If we were in their place, we would have looked up some deserving young Americans and set them up in business instead of journeying half way acrou the world to find subjects for our philanthropy projects. Their ac~ tion seem.s cockeyed to us. fired School Official Tells Only Half of Story It is perhaps only natural that when a person is fired off the job, he should feel resentful toward those who discharged him and want to discredit them. This apparently was the reaction of Mr. Virgil Blossom who was asked to resign as head of the pub­lic school system in Little Rock. His chagrin is understandable. It seems rather unusual, how­ever, for a reputable publication to provide such a person with the medium for venting his spleen against those who offended him. In his series of articles on Little Rock in the Saturday Evening Post, Blossom devotes half his offering to proving how right he was and the other half to presenting the viewpoint of Negroes in the Little Rock school integration squabble. It is assumed that later the Post will grant equal space to some rep­utable citizen of Little Rock who is able to give an honest, unbiased and truthful version of the unhappy situation there. It would seem to be due the ovetwhelming number of white persons who compose Little Rock's population that this consid­eration be shown them. This excerpt is from a bulletin just issued by the State Depart­ment titled "Background" which gives what it calls .. Highlights of Foreign Policy Developments- 1958." "The interests of the United States, which our foreign policy would safeguard and promote, in­clude the lives and homes of our people, their confidence and peace of mind, their economic well-being and their ideals." Apparently the State Department has not thought clear through that statement. As to the "lives and homes of the people" being safeguarded, the Supreme Court has taken care of that by permitting anybody to enter a home for search and seiz­ure without a warrant. Their "con~ fidence and peace of mind" is riddled by the constant giving away of taxpayers' money to for~ eigners thus building up Commu­nist potential for striking us down; our "economic well-being" was shattered with the acceptance of the GATT agreement and as to our "ideals" they've been shot to pieces by the Supreme Court which has denied the citizen the right of association, destroyed his racial pride and denied him the right to find happiness and con~ tentment among his own kind. International Communism's con­spiracy against Christian civiliza~ tion and e!pecially against the United States, is so complicated, involved and widespread that no human brain can take it all tn and we only get it in piecemeal. There i3 no group or organized activity in this country which has not been infiltrated and the more powerful the group or organization, the heavier the attempts to infiltrate it. From a subscriber in Pasadena, California: "You are a fine exam­ple of the indomitable spirit. The way you keep fighting is magnifi­cent. Every time your paper comes, I admire it and admire you. You are doing a great piece of work and it gets better all the time in­stead of drying up as so many do. So many ru.n out of fuel but you­being a Texan-seem to be in­exhaustible." Harold Stassen who has been turned down for practically every~ thing finally was nominated as the Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia. His simian qualities are remarkable. You can knock all four feet of a monkey off a limb arid he will grab by his tail and hang on. Supreme Court Rulings f,~~·~;~:d I By common consent they lived and labored in a rarefied judicial atmosphere far above the storm, strife and dissension which attend the discussions in councils of State where men must face and resolve bitter partisan and controversial issues. Their functions were specifically laid out for them in the Constf~ tution and this they understood and respected. To discharge their lofty obligation required their full time, talent and attention and they held aloof from participation in extraneous activities in which lesser public servants might consistently engage. The American people expected them to perform in a manner be· fitting the dignity and prestige of their exalted positions and their ir· reproachable personal and official conduct was taken for granted. If one of them had stepped down from the Bench to address and bestow praise on a radical labor group, to testify as a character witness for a traitor accused of giving top-secret government documents to the enemy or used the treatise of an alien Marxist on which to base a ruling affecting the lives and freedoms of the American people, he would have had impeachment charges preferred against him before sun-down. It was during the Roosevelt administration when the evangels of International Socialism first gained the ear of a few members of the Court and convinced them that in a "changing world" their decisions should be geared to the New Order so as to establish social trends, pro .. mote the interests of minority groups and influence public opinion in favor of the Liberal cause. Three Internationalist Presidents in a row- Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower - contributed to the total disintegration of the Court as a judicial body and its emergence as a socia1-1egis1ative agency by naming as justices one low-grade political hack after another until today it is completely swamped with miserable incompetents who are brimming over with "social consciousness" but whose combined legal knowledge, with one or two exceptions, would not far surpass that required of the average Justice of the Peace. Until recently, perhaps the most vicious assault on the Constitution by these judicial imposters occurred in May of 1954 when they ruth· lessly struck down the Tenth Amendment and made the sovereign States the wards of the Federal government. But this deed of infamy was recently tied, if not exceeded, when they made their repudiation of the Constitution complete by ripping out that cherished provision which guarantees that a man's home is his castle which no officer of the law may enter wilhout benefit of an official search warrant. In the interim between these two major attacks on organic Ameri· can principles, they have handed down rulings which have emptied our prisons of Communist saboteurs thereby implying legal sanction to plots for overthrowing the American government; they have tacitly given assurance to Negro criminals that their heinous crimes against White women of the South do not necessarily subject them to the terrors of the gas chamber or a dangling rope; they have taken away from local school officials the right to fire teachers who are infecting the minds of American youth with the poison of Communism; they have taken away from State courts the right to bring seditionists to trial; have hampered the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its war on criminals and curtailed the power of Congressional committees to investigate Soviet spies. By bringing down on itself almost universal criticism ~or the un· ethical behavior of its members, including the condemnation of the American Bar Association, the Court has practically destroyed its ca­pacity to longer serve the American people in the role of a fair and un­biased judicial body commissioned to administer justice without fear or favor. At this time when the basic principles of the American Republic are under attack from many fronts throughout the world, the Supreme Court should be our first line of defense against our enemies and the nation's bulwark of strength in the fight to maintain the freedom which millions of Americans have fought and died to preserve. Instead of going to Geneva to fight a losing battle of words with Khrushchev, the President could make the American people feel safer and enable them to sleep better at night if he would take vital action in the fight against Communism here at home. This he could do by asking for the resignations of all members of the Court and replacing them with nine able and impeccable jurists who have a deep and abiding respect for the Constitution and a proper regard for the basic rights of all Americans - rather than those of a selected few - and who would restore that great judicial body to the high place it once held in public esteem. June, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3 Texas Lawmakers Act to Preserve Solvency of Federal Government Presbyterians Leave Religious Matters Out of Assembly Talks A Resolution was passed by both the House and Senate of the Texas Legislature recently which could become a vital instrument for pre­serving the financial solvency of the United States if a sufficient number of other State lawffiaking bodies take similar action. The Resolution provides that the Federal government shall discon­tinue engaging in any business ex­cept that specified in the Constitu­tion and calls for the repeal of the ratificatiori of the S i x t e e n t h Amendment to the Constitution after a period of three years. Following is the text of the Reso­lution: "Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, com­mercial, financial or industrial en­terprise except as specified in the Constitution. "Section 2. The Constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States shall not be sub­ject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment. "Section 3. The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purposes of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold. "Section 4. Three years after the r a tific ation ot this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/ or gifts." A similar Resolution was recent­ly passed in Wyoming and it is pending in several States where legislatures are in session. Action by 34 States will be necessary to compel Congress to submit the Resolution back to the States for ratification. Approval by three· fourths of the States will be neces" sary to make it effective. The passage of the Resolution jn the Texas Legislature was master· minded by the Honorable Jerry Sad­ler, East Texas lawmaker, who is widely recognized as one of the ablest members of the Texas House of Representatives. Texans who are properly critical of their representatives who vote for unsound measures should be equally vigilant in this case and highly commend their lawmakers for this act of statesmanship. From a Fort Worth subscriber: ((How, in the name of Heaven, do you do it? Each month when the Southern Conservative comes out, I am convinced that that particular edition is the best yet. Then the next time it will be just as good or better. I can't understand it." We were deeply pleased when a prominent Episcopal Bishop in a Southern State ordered 1225 copies of the Southern Conserva­tive for May with the explanation that our lead editorial on Min­isters who have defaulted to So· ciaZism should be read by as many church leaders as possible. SCIENTISTS WARN THAT "TOLERANCE" MAY BE ENFORCED BY A POWERFUL DRUG "We may be very close now to the possession of a drug which we could give youngsters at the age of two and forever after throughout their entire lives, they would be free from racial prejudice." The above is the horrifying and blood-curdling statement made over television by one Dr. Frankel recently on the occasion of a pro­gram discussing "human engineer­ing" and participated in by political psychiatrists, social relations ex­perts, representatives of the Na­tional Education Association and other freaks and screwballs of hu­man society. The bizarre program was alleged· ly put on in the interest of "mental health" which covers a multitude of propaganda projects, although it is hard to think of any one any more in need of bonafide psychi- Michigan Farmer Leaves To Seek Freedom In A Foreign Country The last sordid chapter in the story of Stanley Yankus has been written and the Dowi~:ac, ,M.ichi~:an, farmer with his family has moved to Australia where he hopes to be able to earn a living from the soil without government interference. He was driven out of his own country and forced into exile by Federal government agents who confiscated his farm machinery and garnisheed his bank account under the authority of a Socialistic farm program enacted by members of Congress for the purpose of garner­ing farm votes for their respective political parties. In our opinion, Mr. Yankus would have been wiser if he had stayed here and joined with other patriots who are fighting their hearts out for the re-establishment of Constitutional Government in the United States. Anyway, he will not likely find the freedom in Australia which was denied him here for the govern­ments of all countries in the world, 1ike our own, are now administered by Socialists and individual rights of the citizen no longer exist. When •Mr. Yankus finds, as we are sure he will, that the rule of World Planners extends to the country Down Under no tess than to our own, we hope he will come back home and make the good fight in behalf of sound principles of government in which. more and more Americans are joining each day. There is no such thing as "token integration" any more than there is such a ·thin9 as "partial preg· nancy." Both u·ilt show up for what they are in the end. atric treatment than those who par­ticipated in it. If this Frankel person k n o w s what he is talking about and such a thing is in process of being per­fected, then the jig is up for all normal persons for it is certain that the Reds sponsoring racial mixing would not hesitate to make use of it. And if they can administer a drug which would prevent a child from growing up to oppose im­moral racial practices, then they could also dope him with one which would prevent him from having any prejudice against murder, ar­son and rape. International Communism em­ploys many strange and devious ways to advance its cause, but this proposal is perhaps the most fan­tastic yet advanced for compulsory mongrelization of the races. We Take Great Pleasure In Crossing the Picket Line In her inane column which is still carried by some of the nation's less discriminating newspapers, Eleanor Roosevelt continues to refer to the fact that she "nev crosse a ick­et line," tiut tars to remind h er readers that she is not so fastidious about the color line. As to the picket line, our reac­tion is the exact opposite to that of the lady often referred to by the disrespectful as "The Black Widow of Hyde Park." When we see pickets parading before a business firm, to us it rep· resents brute force and lawlessness in its most violent form and re­minds us of blackjacks, beatings and bombings which have so often followed the exercise of the unions' "right to peacefully strike." In such cases we march across the picket line, enter the "struck" concern and, if possible, buy some­thing whether we need it or not. Our belief is that any person has a right to quit a job when it be­comes distasteful to him but that the ganging up of employees for the purpose of injuring the employ­er who signs their paycheck con­stitutes an attempt at restraint of trade and that such actions should be punished by the application of anti-trust laws. One of the biggest laughs of the year was the denial by bureaucrats that the death of the monkey which was shot up in the air sev­eral hundred miles in a rocket, was caused by his aerial joy-ride. They are so accustomed to making de­nials that they just do it automat­icaUy. and ret the facts faU where they may. The primary function of organ­ized government was to protect the individual from robbery, slav­ery and tyranny Jf a superior fo1-ce. How the tenets of Christian faith have been destroyed in some Prot· estant churches of this country by the forces of International Com· munism, both at home and abroad, was forcefully illustrated at the re­cent Presbyterian Assembly held in Indianapolis. The candidate for the Presidency of t.he denomination's theological semmary at San Francisco was openly accused by a small segment of t~ose in attendance of having publicly expressed disbelief in the Virgin Birth of Christ. The minister in question, Rev. Theodore A. Gill of California, did not deny the charge. Editorials were read which he had written when he was asso­ciate editor of the Christian Cen­tury, a publication frequently re­ferred to as the theological edition of the Daily Worker, which con­firmed the charges made against the Rev. Mr. Gill. The matter was laughed off by the majority in attendance and Rev. Gill was elected. Anti-Christian forces in this country have repeatedly boasted that they are breaking down such "superstitions" as this and that they furnish much of the literature used in study courses of Protestant Sunday Schools and Churches. Some of the extremely peculiar subjects which were discussed at Indianapolis and which, incidental­Jy, did not inclu<Je. any matt;erg touching on r eligion, were Bi rth Control, Sex, NAACP, Feder a I grants to education, right to work laws, abolishment of capital pun­ishment. Federal housing, and the admission of Communist China into the United Nations. How free Is This 'Home of the free?' Recently when a Protestant con· gregation in a Western State at­tempted to build a church, they were asked by church officials au­thorized to grant permission for the building whether or not they were members of the National Council of Churches. In California, where they have a "fair trade" law, a druggist sold a bottle of Alka-Seltzer for fourteen cents, which was less than the price asked by other dealers. For this "offense" the druggist was thrown in jail for twenty days. In Minnesota, the chairman of the Governor's Human Rights Com­mission demanded that the mayors of five cities in that State where a respected Oklahoma Evangelist was scheduled to hold meetings, cancel his speaking dates and not allow him to use "tax supported buildings" for hi& sermons. The Oklahoma minister has been guilty of the heinous crime of preaching from the Bible instead of from the Communist Manifesto and of mak· ing a vigorous fight against Com~ munism in the pulpit. His name is the Rev. Billy James Hargis. Oh yes, we are free in this coun­try all right - about as free as a caged baboon. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Edaor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year !Every paid subseriber hantitledtoone fr" 1ubseription to be sent to eny per1o11 of hh ehoosinq.) Sent without eod to memben of Congress, memben of State le;islaturn, Governon, andotherpublieoffieials. A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not dele;ated to the United Statu by the Conlfitution, nor prohibited by it to the Statu are reserved to the Statesrespeetively,ortothepeople. Alabamans Don't Want Race Propaganda in the Nursery Those who are inclined to brush off the incident of the children's nursery book to which Alabama legislators objected and had re­moved from library shelves, should not be too hasty in their judgment. The book in question showed a "rabbit wedding" in which a snow white and a coal black bunny par­ticipated and while there may have been a time when such an incident would have had no meaning, it would be a mistake now to assume that it was not deliberate. Small children and teen-agers are the principal targets in the never-ending campaign for mon­grelization of the races and this book in Alabama is only one of many in which brainwashing of in­fants is subtly sought to be ac· complished. The author of the book has pub­licly stated that he was perfectly innocent in the matter and had no intention of planting any integra­tion thoughts in the minds of chil­dren when he wrote the book, but of course no informed person who is familiar with propaganda be­lieves him. Propagandists for subversive movements invariably deny any in­tention of wrongdoing. Their in­structions are to make such denials. Anyway, even if there had been no racial bias in the book, how stupid to emphasize weddings in literature for babies in the nursery since a child just out of the cradle is hardly expected to be marriage­conscious. Surely there are more fitting subjects for assimilation by their tender minds. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE WISDOM AND INTEGRITY OF GREAT MEN OF THE PAST IS SELDOM REPRODUCED Benson Ford, grandson of the great Henry Ford, was in Fort Worth recently where he made a speech advising business men to go into poli· tics to offset the vigorous efforts of other groups to discredit the Ameri~ can Free Enterprise system. This is excellent advice but, unfortunately, it would take a lot of doing on the part of conservative business executives to overcome the damage to the Free Enterprise system which has resulted from the expenditure of Ford millions to subsidize opponents of that system and to Socialize not only the United States but the whole world. It has often been noted that genius seldom reproduces itself and that the sons and grandsons of great Americans who have built up vast fortunes under the greatest system of government ever devised, are using the money left to them to break down that system. To us, one of the unexplained mysteries of life will always be why men who have the responsibility of spending fortunes which they had no hand in amassing, seem to feel a guilt complex because their fathers and grandfathers were good Americans and successful business men and who feel that they must appease the Socialist sentiment of today by making contributions to those institutions which sustain it. If they only had sense enough to realize it, these second and third generation incompetents need not apologize for the foresight, wisdom and integrity of their forebears. Instead, they should strive to emulate the qualities and attributes of character possessed by their fathers and grandfathers who helped to make this the greatest country on earth and should get down on their knees and pray that they may prove worthy of those great men whose name they bear. Old Commie Formula For Integration Is Adopted It has been announced through the press that Atlanta, Georgia, has "quietly" integrated its public li­brary system after a "closed" ses­sion of the library board. The chairman of the board, one Hix Green, said later that the board had "hoped to get over the integra­tion hurdle with as little fanfare as possible." He gave that as the explanation as to why integration was put into effect without any public announcement until it had been accomplished. That's good old tried and true Commie procedure alright. All Soviet literature on the subject ad­vises that such things be done as "quietly" as possible and that the people not be advised until after such steps have been taken. There are three libraries in At~ lanta for Negroes exclusively and they were perfectly satisfied with the situation, it is reported, until Red agitators started clamoring for admission of Negroes to the White library. Spineless members of the library board being in the majority, the trick was accomplished. From one of the farmer victims of the Agricultural Adjustment Act: "Your appraisal of the farm situation under the Agricultural Adjustment Act is 100 per cent accurate. On the entire battlefront of Socialism versus Americanism the farm sector is. I believe, one of the most critical. We farmers have very nearly had it. The only factor that is now staving off the power of the Police State is the support we are getting from the nation's press and the ever-increasing sup­port of public opinion. Thank you again for the support of your fine paper." The primary test of integrity in government is the preservation of the citizen ·s right to his posses­sions. Senate Takes One Step In The Right Direction Perhaps in a gesture of atone­ment to a good American who was driven from his country through persecution of agents of the De­partment of Agriculture, the Sen­ate has voted to eliminate the pro~ vision in the Agricultural Adjust· ment Act which limited the acre­age which American farmers are entitled to plant in wheat in the event it is raised for non-market purposes. It was in administering this Act that agents of the Federal govern­ment confiscated the bank account and farm machinery of Stanley Yankus, Michigan farmer who in heartbreak, discouragement and disgust left his home and moved to Australia. This is one small step in the right direction on the part of the Senate but only by the elimination of the whole sorry statute will they be able to clear their record of Social­ist leanings in the passage of this legislation. And the chances are that the House will never concur even in eliminating the wheat acreage pro­vision. It is too thickly cluttered with Socialists. In Texas where a proposal was made to investigate the expendi­ture of $685 ,000 by the Texas State Teachers' Association, the executive secretary of that organ­ization, a man named Tennyson broke into the press with the start­ling announcement that it was none of the public's business what the association did with its money. The storm which resulted from the 1·ash and ill-timed remarks of the executive secretary was summed up in this editorial admonition to Tennyson by the Fort Worth Star­Telegram.: "This country is lit­tered with the archaeological re­mains of organizations which im­agined their operations were none of the public's business." June, 1959 Federated Clubwomen Are Given Some Facts of Life The delegates to the convention of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in Los Angeles were told by one of their speakers that an appalling number of Ameri· can high school students believe that Socialism is a better form of government than our American sys~ tern. He said that a recent survey re­vealed that fifty~five per cent of the students contacted believed in the Socialist slogan "From each ac· cording to his ability and to each according to his needs." Why shouldn't these particular students, and all others, be Social­ists? It was "planned that \.vay" wasn't it? For twenty-five years education· alists have drummed it into the heads of young persons that Marx· ism is the ideal economic pattern. Through subtle propaganda, learned from the National Educa· tion Association, they have influ­enced the minds of students against the American system of Free Enter­prise with the deliberate intention of converting them into One-World Socialists. And on Sunday these same students have heard Marxism preached from the pulpit in a tragic number of cases. How could they be anything but Socialists? And since Socialism and Com­munism are identical, where does that leave this country in the mat­ter of its citizens of tomorrow? Most Americans have remained passive while this infiltration of their children's minds was taking place and those of us who have shouted a warning about the situaw tion for years have largely been regarded as some strange specimen from another planet who was speaking in an unknown tongue. For that matter what have the women's clubs, by and large, done in the fight against the horrible menace of Marxism? They have the facilities and the organization but lesser subjects have taken prece­dence. We wonder if they came away from Los Angeles with a feeling of guilt and a determination to en· list in the fight being waged by hopelessly outnumbered American patriots. To us, it is regrettable that a minister who has been a member of nine organizations cited by of­fici_ al investigating cmnmittees of Congress as Communist fronts, should have been selected to of· ficiate at the funeral services of John Foster Dulles. That is the record of Rev. Roswell P. Barnes, Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Of course if it was felt that it was necessary to have some one from the Wortd Council, it would hltve been difficult to get one from that group who did not have similar affiliations. But since Mr. Dulles was held up as a vigor~ ous opponent of Communism, it seems incongruous that a Comw munist Fronter should have been permitted to participate in his funeral rites. J "_"•_._19_s_9 ____________________T_ H_E_ _s_ o_u_r_H_E_R_N_ _c_ o_N_S_E_R_V_A_T_I_V_E ______________________P •9e5 Is District of Columbia Puppets of International Communism Are A~~~to~s~ri~toor0~01~~bi~~~~:~ Active in Many Areas of United States bad way and the situation there is In Minneapolis, on recent Sun- in such neighborhoods. Similar ac­; e~~~~c~~u~~te~r~~~t, r~~~~~~i~~o~ day mornings, an astonishing type tivity is also reported in Denver, Washington recently. of "pledge card" was found in the Colorado, and many other cities pews by the worshippers in local throughout the United States. Cities churches who attended morning with small Negro population, how­services. With a line for the signa- ever, are the main targets. In the first place, the District is fresh out of money and they don't know where any more is coming from. The reason for this is that with the removal of so many white people from downtown Washing~ ton, tax sources are drying up since a heavy percentage of the Negroes who have replaced White people are on relief and are not potential taxpayers. The majority of Wash­ington residents now are colored. The District of Columbia Com~ missioners who run the city are weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth because Washington is lagging behind the rest of the coun­try in growth of income, employ­ment and retail sales. The Commissioners who have al­ready imposed an income tax and a sales tax are considering the levy­ing of a payroll tax and there is a prospect that they will have to in­vePt new forms of taxation which will bring in revenue and yet not scare the rest of the White revenue­producing citizens away from the city. The financial angle, bad as it is, Js only part of the sad story of the city on the Potomac. Serious health and welfare needs have arisen in the wake of the heavy influx of colored people from the South, trainloads of whom are arriving each day. The high rate of illegitimacy "constitutes not only a moral threat to this community but also a significant financial drain." In 1957, for instance there were 3,732 illegitimate births in the Dis~ trict, all except 345 being Negroes and since the Socialistic custom of paying women to have illegitimate babies has been incorporated in government policies in this coun­try, it takes a mint of money to subsidize the surplus production of this human crop. Tuberculosis and alcoholism are mounting problems and unemploy­ment, especially among Negroes, is terrific. The heavy majority of Ne­groes who flock into Washington have practically no money, no job and no prospect of getting one. But hotels, restaurants, theaters and s c h o o I s are de~segregated and when the poor black people get hungry they can tighten their belts and take consolation in that. Meantime, politicians who have been playing a game with Negroes as the pawns are learning f~st. They are finding out that the col­ored race is largely non~productive in everything except children and that as potential taxpayers, on the whole, they must be counted out. They come in handy as bait for politicians to use when fishing for votes or plugging for a social cause but when the chips are down, they must rely largely on the White race for support. Colored folks in the South were doing all right until the Soviet prop­aganda campaign went into action and they always knew that, in a ture this card said: "I will welcome into my neigh­borhood any person of good char­acter. regardless of race, color or national origin." The sponsors of the cards, ac~ cording to a press report, are the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, an affiliate of the Na­tional Council of Churches of Christ and it is frankly admitted that the objective is to break down the barriers of residential segrega­tion in the desirable areas of the leading cities of the United States. At the same time these cards ap­peared in Minneapolis, similar ones popped up in pews of Protestant churches in Palo Alto, Santa Clara and several other California cities. Also in Philadelphia, Hartford, Con­necticut, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Champaign, Illinois local churches have helped to obtain hundreds of signatures for full~page newspaper advertisements proclaiming the willingness of the signers to have Negroes for neighbors. And in order to break down re~ strictive real estate covenants which seek to keep property values up in exclusive -neighborhoods, churches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have asked their members to sign "open occupancy covenants" to permit Negroes to buy residences Carib Magazine published in the Dominican Republic tells of the frightening spread of Communism in the Caribbean area with Cuba heavily infiltrated. George W. Cornell, left-wing religious writer admits that the National Council of Churches has a battle on its hands following at­tacks on that organization frt;rm many sources as a result of its position on Red China. The Coun­cil has also lost financial support, he said. From a Washington correspon­dent: "Don't think that members of Congress don't read the South­ern Conservative be~ause they do. The ones who like what you say chuckle, the ones who don't look sour. Keep pouring it on." (We imagine there are more sour looks than chuckles.-Editor) pinch, their White friends would not let them down. But they moved away in droves, mostly to Wash· ington and are now on their own. Anyway, the Commissioners who run the District of Columbia have a black bear by the tail and it will be interesting to see how they work out of their dilemma. Meantime, scheming and unprin­cipled politicians and do·gooders who are responsible for the sorry plight of the Negro should sit down on the curb and .do a little thinking for a change. Anyone who thinks that such movements which suddenly spring up simultaneously in such widely separated areas are locally inspired are so incredibly stupid that they should not be trusted to venture across the street without help. The campaign for mongrelization of the races which has been carried on with such vigor for more than a decade in this country requires the expenditure of billions of dol~ Iars and only a world organization with unlimited finances could have put it across. The world organization which is behind mongrelization and which has so effectively carried it on is, of course, International Commun~ ism and the willing puppets of the movement are ministers associated with the National Council of Churches and its affiliates. Church members who want to promote mongrelization of the races are perfectly free to do so, of course, but they should engage in this nefarious undertaking with their eyes open and should realize that Christianity has nothing on earth to do with ·l bu that on the o t h e r hand, Jt is sponsored by world atheists whose objective is to destroy Christianity in the United States and throughout the world. In his newspaper column writ­ten in Geneva, David Lawrence in­dicates that nothing will come of the Conference there of Foreign Ministers, nor from a Summit Con­ference if one is held but no in­formed person ever expected that anything would come of it except stalling and double-talk on the part of the Iron Curtain bums. Concerning all the furor in Pop­larville, Mississippi, we wonder if there is any one so naive as to think that if the man who was murdered there had been a White man instead of a Negro FBI men would have swarmed in to investi­gate the matter. Like fun they would. Juvenile delinquency is report­ed by authorities to be steadily in­creasing and the horrible crimes committed by teen-agers are ap­palling. However, imitation is one of the strong characteristics of youth and unless something is done to curb adult delinquency on the part of the nation's leaders in the three branches of government who are robbing the taxpayers, murder­ing freedoms of the people and raping the Constitution, not much progress can be made toward con­verting youngsters into desirable and law-abiding citizens. Berlin Trouble Result Of Blundering Leadership The trouble over Berlin all stems back to the blunders and naivete of allied leaders following World War II. At that time they practically fell over each other in granting con­cessions to the Communists in the matter of occupation of Germany and nobody seemed to pay enough attention to the matter to realize that all traffic to Berlin by road, by rail and by air would be subject to the whims of East German Com-munists. Hundreds of incidents have oc­curred since then in which all sorts of convoys have been held up by the Communists and transport to West Berlin has been made as com­plicated as possible. Very few of these incidents have been reporled in the Western press. Our attitude toward Russia was largely influenced by Harry Hop­kins who was elevated from a flop­house to the White House where he was top dog for years. He looked upon the Communists as the cream of the earth and our policies were shaped accordingly. Now we know that they are the most cold-blooded killers in all history and that they are the worst enemies this country has faced since it became a Re­public. Weak leadership makes for in­security, fear and constant threat of war and we've certainly had weak leadership for a long tim=-_ Historic Old City Is Victim Of Racial Mixing Agitation One place where the dastardly effects of racial integration agita­tion is being felt in the greatest de­gree is in the beautiful and historic old city of New Orleans. One-third of the population there is colored and before Moscow launched the campaign for racial mixing in the South, racial relations in New Orleans, as in all the rest of the South, were friendly and peace­ful. Now the Negro crime rate there is said to be terrific and since the mayor of the city is playing for the Negro vote and refuses to let the police department crack down on colored criminals, the situation is alarming. A good friend there writes us that women would not dare go out on the streets alone at night and even men have to be especially alert against attack. All this Is grist for the Com­munist mill and must afford a great thrill to the beasts in the Kremlin who started it all. About the puniest excuse ever voiced for continuing price sup­ports on farm products is the one advanced by spineless solons that so long as other industries are subsidized, farmers must get their share. If Congress had not gone completely Socialist, these subsi- ... dies and price supports would be eliminated one by one until the whole disgraceful Marxian mess had been cleaned up. P o g o ~ THE SOUTHERN CON S ERVATIVE Have A Confidential Little Twin Threats to the Internal T~~e~~t~h!oi~~u~e~~:1~s~:~~ Security of the United States aries of the United Nations whose James R. Hoffa, shake-down art- al hopper are as thick as fleas on objective is to extract money from ist of the Teamsters Union at a dis- a sharecropper's pot-hound, none American taxpayers is something trict convention of the Internation- of them apply to the bombs planted called SUNFED. al Longshoremen's Association at in strike-ridden areas by labor Offidally its name Is Special Brownsville, Texas, reiterated the union goons. United Nations Fund for Economic th reat recently voiced by Austral- In addition, 43 per cent of the Development and its purpose is to ian Communist Harry B r i d g e s members of the House and 26 of feed money - American money, when he told his Brownsville audi- the 36 senators elected in 1958 owe that is - to any and every "unde- ence that transportation unions their victory to the financial help veloped" country on the face of the could "call a primary strike all of COPE union labor's political ac­earth. And from the amount of across the nation that will straight- tion committee which is just as im­money proposed to be channelled en out the employers once and for moral and indefensible as if they through this agency, there is no all time." had achieved victory through the type of country anywhere in the News of Hoffa's threat to the in- support of the NAACP or the Ku world except those which are "un- ternal security of the United States Klux Klan. Their hands are com­devloped." was reported in press dispatches pletely tied so far as any remedial During the coming ten years SUNFED proposes to give away $55,000,000,000. Of this amount they intend to pluck $35,000,000,· 000 from taxpaying suckers in the United States who have already been picked clean. Under the simple philosophy of self-preservation taxpayers should have a little confidential talk with their congressman on the subject before voting to re-elect him in 1960. The chances are that they will find that he doesn't know anything about SUNFED - or about much of anything else, for that matter - but they should tell him about it and remind him that he was elected to serve as congressman from his own district and that the people of the "undeveloped" countries of the world never cast a vote for him and are not paying a penny of his salary. He may not know anything whatever about the Constitution and less about the science of eco­nomics in a Constitutional Repub­lic but he makes a life study of the ways to win an election and noth­ing will likely influence his official conduct as much as some straight talk from his constituents. No sane and reputable business firm would continue to hire an ac­countant who is stealing them deaf, dumb and blind and certainly tax­paying citizens should exercise equal judgment and common sense in hiring their public servants. High Degree of Culture Sought For Students At University of California Parents of students at the Uni­versity of California at Berkeley should be grateful that their sons and daughters attending that insti­tution are given every possible ad­vantage in their search for culture and higher learning. We are thinking especially of the great privilege afforded them for an excursion into the higher intel­lectual stratosphere recently when they were permitted to hear an ad­dress by Jimmy Hoffa, head of the Teamsters Union, who was invited by school officials to address the student pody. There is one law which is big­ger than the politicians and that is natural law which will operate for­ever and eternally. And one day it will catch up with the bureau­crats and the penalty we will have to pay is beyond compTehension. from Washington as having caused legislation in the labor union field consternation in Congress although is concerned. it is difficult to understand why. And the wishy-washy Kennedy After all, it is the Congress which labor bill is an insult to the intelli­has elevated Union Labor to a place gence of the American people since where it is more powerful than gov- it was written under the supervis­ernment itself and why those who ion of labor racketeers, and does have erected this Frankenstein nothing whatever to curb the cor­monster should be alarmed that it rupt political practices or the dan­now threatens to destroy the coun- ger to the internal security of the try that has permitted it to flourish, United States posed by the com· is beyond comprehension. bined transportation unions of the Congress deliberately exempted country. Labor Unions from the provisions Together, union labor racketeers of the anti-trust laws and that same and members of Congress con­Congress condones the participa- trolled by them present a double tion of labor in political campaigns threat to the internal security and while denying the same right to national defense of this country employers and although "anti- which is going to have to be met bombing"· bills in the Congress ion- and resolved one of these fine days. No New Amendment Needed Socialism Tightens Its Hold Just A Little Back-Bone On American Government United States Senator Herman Talmadge of Georgia has intro­duced an amendment to the Con­stitution which, if adopted, would be the twenty-third amendment to that document. The text of the amendment is: Administrative control of any pub­lic school, public educational insti­tution or public educational system, operated by any State or any po­litical or other subdivision thereof, shall be vested exclusively in such State and subdivision, and nothing contained in this Constitution shaH be construed to deny to the resi­dents thereof the right to determine for themselves the manner in which any such school, institution or sys­tem is to be administered by such State and subd ivision. It's a • good amendment all right but totally unnecessary as the Tenth Amendment takes care of the situation fully. What is needed is not new amendments but strict enforcement of those already in the Constitu­tion. Not one school in the South can legally be integrated under the Con­stitution and if State officials in the South had the integrity, cour­age and stamina they should have not one single school would be in­tegrated. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution says: "The power not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." There it is as clear as a bell in twenty-eight simple words. Why The United Stales was plunged deeper into the mire of Socialism with the passage of a bill, signed by the President, giving a ten per cent increase in retirement bene­fits and a twenty per cent rise in unemployment benefits to railroad workers who already have their own system of pensions, unemploy­ment and sickness benefits, as well as aid to survivors. The private system of benefits, however, is legitimate social se­curity since it is a voluntary ar­rangement by the railroads and their workers. Socialists in Congress were de­termined to run the government in on the deal even though it means higher payroll taxes for both the railroads and the workers. The thing went into effect June 1st, and the present tax of 61,4 per cent on both carriers and employees went up immediately to 6% per cent and on January I, 1963 it will go up to 71,4 per cent. The march to w a r d Marxism couldn't proceed any more rapidly if the Father of Socialism were present in blood and flesh to direct \Vashington policies in person. try to cloud it up wjth a wordier amendment at a time when both Houses of Congress are running over With small-bore politicians who would not submit such an amendment to the people under any circumstances? Southern State officials who have iron rather than foam rubber for spines don't need any reinforcement of the Tenth Amendment to keep control of their schools. Juno, 1959 Do It Quietly and the Suckers Won't Catch On As everyone remembers who reads the newspapers, revelations of unprecedented corruption on the part of members of Congress who hire their fam ilies and pay them exorbitant salaries, startled and in­furiated the American people just a few weeks back. But in this country memories are short and taxpayers are tolerant. The hullaballoo died down, as hul· laballoos do. And so the House of Representa­tives approved an appropriation bill carrying 44.4 million dollars for its own salaries and upkeep for a year. This included money to continue hiring members of their family. The bill was rushed through the House in a few minutes with no op­position and all the brothers, sis­ters, cousins, uncles, aunts, step­fathers and mothers-in-law will continue to draw salaries which they could not hope for in any other job. The technique used was that de­veloped by the Communists and which is gaining increasing popu­larity in this country. The Commies teach that if some· thing to which the people are op­posed is to·be put over, do it quiet· ly, quickly and with no fanfare. The House demonstrated that this is the safest way. We Could Tell In Advance What This Ruling Will Be The Supreme Court has agreed to review the "Constitutionality" of two Arkansas city ordinances which require the National Asso­ciation for the Advancement of Col· ored People to file its membership list and make financial statements. The decision to make this review came on the same day that foreign .. born Court Justice Felix Frankfur­ter lectured his associates on the Court for "hearing too many cases that are important only to the liti­gants." He urged that they stick to the <~cases for the adjudication of which this Court exists." But he didn't disagree when the Court decided to mix into the busi­ness of Little Rock citizens and re­view something which is of no con­cern to the Court whatever. The reason for this is because Negroes were involved and when they play the tune Supreme Court Justices always go into their dance. The Court was requested to re­view the matter by two Little Rock Negro women, one Daisy Bates and one Birdie Williams. If the Court runs true to form, the "review'' will be largely a for­niality and the findings will of course be in the interest of the col­ored race. Recently, according to newspap­er reports, Adlai Stevenson said that raising the standards of back­ward countries by sending them. American dollars is more import~ ant to the United States than even our own defense. There was a time when a man who made such an unpatriotic utterance would have been given what he deserves. June, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WHICH GIVES BILLIONS TO FOREIGNERS REFUSES PAYMENT OF DEBT Taxpayers Being Fleeced By Gang of Political Con Men There is a fight raging in Con­gress over the provisions of the Marxist Federal Housing bill, but there is no movement in that body to put an end to this rotten Social­istic legislation and to prohibit the Federal government from continu­ing to engage in the real estate business. In our opinion the saga of R. B. DeWitt, a Dallas geophysicist, is one of the most side-splitting reve­lations ever committed to paper even though it tragically portrays the strange behavior of the Ameri­can government toward one of its sovereign citizens. Mr. DeWitt has a very real griev­ance against the powers that be in Washington who for more than forty years have refused to grant him redress for the wrongs he has suffered. Having exhausted every resource short of direct appeal to the United Nations which could be employed to secure payment of money due him, Mr. DeWitt listed his woes in a 64-page brochure which he has addressed to "about Sixty-Four Per Cent of the United States Senators and Members of Congress" and mailed direct to them. Apparently the only compensa­tion he is going to get at this late day is the sheer joy of publishing the full story of the government's indebtedness to him and including therein some of the expenditures which have been made to alien countries even though his own rightful claim was denied. The story goes back to World War I and the Spring of 1918 when, as Mr. DeWitt points out, "There was a speaker on practically every street corner in the United States either selling war bonds, asking for donations to the Red Cross or for volunteers for the Army. We were being told in no uncertain terms that if we did not raise money and men in a hurry, the Kaiser would get us for sure. In fact, we were in more of a tailspin then than we are now about the Sputnik." Mr. DeWitt was County Auditor at Groesbeck, Texas, at the time and . since he knew practically everybody he was singled out for the distinction of raising and spon­soring a company of soldiers by a recruiting official who had breezed in from Washington to work up enthusiasm at the grass roots. "The only catch was that the sponsor would have to pay all the expenses until the soldiers were in­ducted," Mr. DeWitt ex pI a ins. Fired by the blaring of brass bands and by the patriotic slogans which had sprung up like mushrooms for "Saving the world for Democracy," Mr. DeWitt agreed to raise troops to fight for this desirable end. He didn't have the money himself but found someone who would advance it to him, so he borrowed it. Sev­eral pages of the brochure are de­voted to his efforts to get men to enlist and to the trips he made to surrounding towns and crossroads stores until he had finally mustered up an imposing company of raV{ recruits all ready and eager to go forth and do battle for "Democ­racy." The expense of feeding and· shel­tering the troops while enlisting amounted to $4,100, Mr. DeWitt writes. He made arrangements for a local cafe to feed them at 33-I/3 cents per meal per man and got the courthouse janitor to do their wash­ing. He rented a vacant building to serve as quarters which they oc­cupied until sent to training camps. "In the meantime I decided to take some of my own medicine, so I resigned as County Auditor and enlisted myself," Mr. DeWitt says. After finishing officers training camp he was ordered to prepare for overseas duty. Then, out of a clear sky the Armistice was signed and Mr. DeWitt and his company were caught with their uniforms down. It was at this point that the greatest badger game in history was played on an American citizen. Mr. DeWitt was left holding the sack and he's still holding it. After being h o n o r a b I y dis­charged he got his job back as County Auditor of Limestone County and started paying back the $4,100 he had borrowed to recruit a company for Uncle Sam's Army. There is not a man in either House of Congress who does not know that he is guilty of misap­propriation of public funds every time he votes to invest money which has been confiscated from the people in a private business venture. Members of Congress have no shoot any member of my family who even thought of such a thing. I wouldn't have held back a thing from you. I wouldn't have needed an attorney to kick my shins or pinch my - ear to let me know when to talk or to take the Fifth Amendment." Meantime, he prepared an item~ ized statement and attached origi- In this memorable document, Mr. nal receipts covering the $4,100 DeWitt ventured to suggest that it and filed the claim for payment. would have been far more honor­Nothing happened. able for them to have discharged The bill was kicked around from i~i~l~!t ~=~! ;~!~moi~~~ ~~;e~~~ one department to another and be- tures which he listed and which in-ft~~:~~/~~ e~~e~ hi~ ~e~1~~:e~~ eluded in part: When the statute of limitation was Sending a jazz trumpet player to about to expire, Mr. DeWitt foreign countries at a salary of thought of filing suit for his claim $111•800 per year. but was discouraged by his ad- Spending $39,500,000 to build visors on the ground that such ac- two dams in Afghanistan. tion would not be patriotic and that_ Se~ding enough dn.~gs, medical the government would certainly supphes and hypodermJc needles to pay its just debt finally. the little country of Laos to supply The years passed and the claim all Southeast Asia. was not paid and as late as 1958 Sending boatloads of expensive Mr. DeWitt was still working on it electric equipment to localities in although the money was no longer the Philippines where no electric important. He had spent more than power is available. the amount involved in expenses in Spending $18,000,000 on a hun­trying to collect. No doubt he con:. dred-mile strip of road in Thailand tinued to press the subject as a and $45,000,000 for a road through matter of principle and possibly to a jungle which nobody wanted or find out for himself if his govern- will use. ment, which distributes its money Paying the High Commissioner so prodigally to practically any of one little island in the Pacific foreign supplicant, would actually $61,500 per year to run his office, repudiate a debt of honor to a citi- or an average of $85 per native to zen of the United States. be supervised. The Secretary of the Army has Paying $4,000,000 for purchase approved Mr. DeWitt's claim as of trees for States that had not have several others high in the na- asked for them or $4,710 travel ex~ tion's armed forces and a House penses in the city of Washington Resolution was introduced calling looking for a site for the location for payment of the debt. Nothing of a monument to F r an k 1 i n D. happened. Roosevelt. The Chairman of the Senate Ju- Paying $40,000 for listing his-diciary Committee seemed to dis- toric points in Boston when such pose of the matter on March 5 of points had already been listed and last year when he wrote Mr. De- were being distributed free by ~J~~ t~at~~~~~:~~~~~ni~~~ ~~: ~=~it~~s, railroad and airline in ~i~~si~~r~~~e bi!l ~·::r b r:~so;f 0~e~: Increasing travel expense of the which have elapsed since the claim Bureau of Foreign Commerce by arose." 600 per cent. "Before I got too old to travel Spending $33,712,000 for a new to washington, 1 had hoped that museum "when all you can put in you might call me to come before it is a history of how we became your Committee and · explain this broke." claim," Mr. DeWitt wrote, and add- Spending $60,000,000 for a new ed: office building for members of Con- "I know it would have been a gress. pleasure to have a citizen appear Spending $30,000,000 in 1958 for before you who had never taken "The Pursuit of Love of Undesig­the Fifth Amendment. I would have nated C o u n t r I e s 1 1 which was given you my name without even stamped "Must" and ~~secret." consulting an attorney. I would Spending $40,000,000 to replace have even told you that I am not our stockpile of minerals which now a Communist, never have been were sold at a loss of $38,500,000. a Communist and would want to Spending $212,189 to count the Page 7 HAll victims of Southern lynch .. ing are at least accused of serious crime. Picket line victims are all innocent and unaccused."-West­brook Pegler. more right to build private resi­dences than they have to erect gambling halls or brothels and they know it but they will continue to do it in an effort to influence votes for their respective political partie~ unless, and until, they are stopped dead in their tracks by outraged public opinion. If the thick crust of stupidity which envelops the American elec­torate ever cracks, the taxpayers will wake up to the realization that they are being played for suckers by the slickest gang of political con men in all history. number of bales of cotton ginned on a given eleven days and then spending $105.000,000 to kill the undesirable information. Buying enough anchors to out­fit the Navy for 100 years and enough tire chains for all the jeeps for 100 years if we had perpetual snow, ice and mud. Spending more than $200,000 for a temporary residence for one of ?Ur deputy plutocrats to camp out tn overseas while looking around for something else to throw money away on. And $100,000 for furnish· ing this "shack." Paying a singer $55,000 to give twenty-four performances in thir­teen countries. Spending $9,350,000 on whiskey for entertaining. Spending $212,189 to count the number of monkeys that crossed a certain path on a certain number of days and another $105,000 to recall this information. ' Taking $97,231,000 out of pay­roll checks to send overseas for child health, leaving American ba­bies to cry themselves to sleep in hunger for milk. Spending $1,000,000 for the Baron Rothschild palace and $5,· 000,000 for a few furnished apart­ments in France for those waiting for rocks to be thrown at them, \ spat upon, cursed, vilified and told to go home. There are pages more listing un­believable expenditures of the tax­pa~ ers' money by a government wh1ch refused to pay a just debt of $4,100 to an American citizen. Thrown in was some very perU~ nent advice by the writer including the suggestion that the network of highways we built in uninhabited jungles of Asia would have been more substantial if the material used in building the roads had con~ tained a little more concrete and a little less camel dung. But, con· eludes Mr. DeWitt, usince these roads start nowhere and go no­where and nobody will ever use them" it probably makes little dif· ference. Mr. DeWitt's brochure which gives the sad but hilarious story ~ of his long wrangle with Washing~ ton is not for sale but anyone who will write him at 1426 National Bankers Life Building, Dallas, Tex· as, will, we think, be presented with a copy. The hour spent in reading it will + be, in our opinion, very rewarding and the chuckles afforded the read­er will more than compensate him for his time and effort. Pogo I THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Look Who's Going to Teach POWERFUL GROUP DEALS A KNOCK-OUT American Youth Economics Clinton Jencks will be remem­BLOW TO THE CAUSE OF CHRISTIANITY bered as the gent who was con­victed in Ei Paso in 1954 and sen­tenced to five years in prison for falsely signing a National Labor Relations Board affidavit in which he said he was not a Communist. At the time he was an official of the alleged Communist-led Mine Mill Union In New Mexico. It will also be remembered that he was one of those whose con­viction was reversed by the Su­preme Court on one of its many Communist-freeing sprees. Jencks disappeared soon after the Court sprung him and it was; generally supposed he had gone be­hind the Iron Curtain, but that turned out not to be true. I Instead, he is going to be a teach­er and instruct American students - Jn economics, according to a press release from Washington on May n He has been given a "fellowship" by the Ford Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation of Princeton, N.J. which will take care ot his expenses while he takes his necessary teaching courses. So American students may look forward to being instructed in "eco· nomics" by one who was convicted of lying when he denied he was a Communist. This shouldn't be too shocking, however, for the colleges and universities throughout the na­tion have many instructors on th.,ir payrolls whose ideologies coincide with those of this Jencks character. It is interesting to consider what Russia would do under similar cir· cumstances. If one of their number should be found guilty of advocat­ing freedom and a Republican form 'of government in that country, they would not subsidize him and pre­pare him for teaching their young­sters. They would shoot him squarely .between the eyes. News of Race Riot Limited · To Local Kansas City Papers A race riot occurred in Kansas City on April lOth but news con· cerning it was limited to small men­tion in Kansas City papers and the affair was apparently suppressed In outside publications. 1 The riot followed an ROTC cir­cus In the Municipal auditorium and while Kansas City residents de­clare that at least five hundred Negroes were involved, local ot­ficals undertook to dismiss the in­Cident as "rowdyism" on the part of a few white and colored stu­dents, and brushed it off as "ado­lescent misbehavior." Several were injured, windows were smashed in stores, motor cars were damaged and the melee which started in front of the auditorium . "Worked its way Eastward past ~ Grand A venue," according to the Kansas City Star. There have been many similar incidents all over the country since the Supreme Court integration de­cision which shocked responsible .... Americans in 1954, but news of such affairs is suppressed when­ever possible for fear that it will hinder continued efforts to inte­grate in the South. Those who have sworn to destroy Christianity in the United States, an avowed Christian nation, have made such alarming headway that it was decided to offer an amendment to the Constitution re-affirming that ours is a Christian nation. This amendment which is now before Congress reads: "This nation devoutly recognizes the authority and law of Jesus Christ, Saviour and Ruler of nations, through whom are bestowed the blessings of almighty God." In view of the purpose and the wording of the proposed amendment, it was not expected that it would meet with any appreciable opposition. But there was opposition - and from a very powerful source. This opposition did not come from the Communist Party of the United States nor from Soviet agents who work feverishly to infiltrate all churches and religious activities in this country. It did not come from any organization or group of atheists who would be expected to protest the adoption of such an amendment. The opposition came from the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. On June 5, the Associated Press carried a story with a Seattle date­line stating that the General Board of the National Council of Churches of Christ meeting in that city went on record, 59 to 1, against this amend­ment which would proclaim the United States as a Christian Nation. The Board was quoted in the story as basing its opposition on the grounds that such a step would "embarrass the relations of American churches and the nation with the world majority of non-Christians.'' If we are not mistaken, the Protestant churches of the United States have spent millions of dollars in the past century sending mis­sionaries abroad to convert "non-Christians" to Christianity. Now the self-proclaimed representative of thirty-five to forty million American Protestants, the National Council of Churches, repudiates and discredits the work of all the good men and women who have spent their lives in heathen cotHltries trying to convert natives to Christianity, by bowing to the "world majority of non-Christians" and refusing to admit that we are a Christian people. What are the heathens in foreign lands who have been converted to Christianity to think about such action? That they have been gypped and that Christianity is a fraud if its own leaders are ashamed to con­fess their belief in it? The Council's official action at Seattle is, we believe, the first time it has come out flat-footed against Christianity and in favor of Com­munism which of course also opposes the adoption of the amendment and no decent American can contemplate this action on the part of the Council without trembling in his boots over the future of Christianity in the United States. If the Council's claim as to membership is accurate and if the Coun· cit speaks for its members, it means that between thirty-five and forty million good Protestants in the United States refuse to admit they are Christians for fear of embarrassing "non-Christians." It this does not cause real bonafide Christians to demand that their denomination withdraw from the National Council of Churches, it means that the fight to destroy Christianity In the United States has largely been won. DEFEATED CRY-BABY CONGRESSMAN CAN'T TAKE IT WHEN HE LOSES We are wondering if the election ot a good American to Congress is against the law, or something. Or is it that when a conservative Is sent to Washington to represent his people, the powers-that-be feel that they must discourage such practice for fear it become a habit? Anyway, the House Elections Subcommittee has begun an inquiry into the 1958 campaign in the fifth district In Atkansas in an effort to find out if there wasn't possibly something crooked In the defeat of the Honorable Brooks Hays, the poorest sport who ever lost an election. Ever since the people of his district decided to swap off the wishy­washy, fence-straddling "moderate" for a man with a little backbone and elected the Honorable Dale Alford, the defeated candidate has been crying in his beard and insisting that he was "done wrong." It used to be that the American people could elect the candidate of their choice to public office but apparently Brother Hays thinks they no longer have this right. As a matter of fact, maybe they haven't. We've lost so many of our rights that this may be another which was taken away when we were not looking. The action of the Committee will Indicate whether or not this Is true. Juno, 1959 Addled Adlai Says Americ~n System On Trial For Its Life The utterances of Adlai Steven­son recently which implied criti~ cism of the American form of gov­ernment infuriated us, as it must have many people when our sys­tem is condemned rather than those who administer it. Speaking to a gathering ot fellow Socialists at Harvard, the perennial candidate for President warned business and industry that "the American economic system is on trial for its life." What is it on trial for and what is it accused of, may we ask? Is it on trial because it is the best sys­tem yet devised in the history of organized government and because, under it, the money is accumulated to support Marxist governments all over the world who are unable to pay their own way? And if it is on trial who are to be the judges? The foreign bums who are the beneficiaries of its generosity, the addle-paled intellec­tuals and Socialist creeps here at home who would like to see it re­placed with a total welfare State, or who? The Illinois egghead is mistaken. The American economic system is not on trial as it was long ago vin· dicated. It is under fire from lts enemies, but not on trial. This Was No Accident It Was Planned That Way To the surprise of practically no­body, it has been revealed that the American "art" exhibits sent to the Moscow Fair in Russia were large­ly paintings by Communist party members or members of Commu­nist fronts. The information was given to the press by Congressman Walter of Pennsylvania who, had he been consulted, would have in­formed the State Department of the affiliations of these "artists" pur­porting to represent the United States. It wouldn't have done any goqd, however. The State Department would not have done anything about it in all probability. Tho USIA, the agency under the State Department having'direct charge of the exhibits sent to Moscow, prob­ably selected these paintings by Communists deliberately. The Red leanings of USIA have been publi· cized time and again but nothing is done about it and never will be. To us, even worse than the paint­ings by American Communists sent to the Moscow Fair, is the fact that we sent anything at all there and that the Vice President ot the United States Is going to attend It and open the American part of the affair. Why can't we let the dirty bar­barians alone and give them the "quarantine treatment" which has been given to so many American patriots who exposed Communist infiltration In high places? By the way, did any one ever find out who promoted Peress?
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