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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 5, No. 11-12, November-December 1954
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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 5 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, NOVEMBER.DECEMBER, 1~54 No. ff.f2 If the Find Senate Is Determined to 'Censure' They'll Some Likely Subjects Right Under Their Nose U. S. Plane Shot Down as Bohlen Drinks Toast to Reds As we go to press, another Ameri­can pfane has been shot down by the Russians. At the time ot the incident, Bohlen the American Ambassador to Moscow was toasting Molotov and the Chinese Communists in vodka at a banquet. although he had walke~ o~t on the Chinese at a former shmdtg in ~0t5~:~;me time also, the Ameri­can State Department was completing plans for sharing our atomic secrets with other countries, including Russia. We understand that the State De­partment will protest to Russia in something 1ikc these words: "Now you stop that, you old meanie", but. we will continue diplomatic relations with the Bolsheviks. What Happens When a Broad Gets a Free Trip Abroad? Santa Stassen, the Minnesota Marvel. who works while you sleep thinking up ways to spend American taxpayers' hard-earned money. has come up with a brand new idea. He is sending eight women from the United States to Europe to "study other women'' and their problems and report on then;t o.n their return here, although 1t IS hard to think of anything duller or more pointless• Why couldn't he give the old gals a break and let them study a few men while they are at it, since it wouldn't cost any more and no sane person is going to read what thev write anyway? He should have consulted us about who to send on the trip and we would have suggested you­know- who, since she is familiar with every cow-trail and back al­ley in the world and is highly ex­perienced in making such surveys by poking into Indian garbage pails. sniffing into Moslem cook­ing pots and plump~ng ma~tresses on Hindu beds. all 1n the mterest of Human Rights. She is a natural for the job and Handout Harold was very thoughtless in overlook­ing her. The women selected for the jaunt will get this wind-fall with­out cost to themselves as all ex­penses of the trip are on the house. It Shouldn't Happen Even to New York Averill Harriman who has per­haps the most perverted concept­ion of the functions of govern­ment of any living man, seems to have won the governorship of New York by an eyelash. One of his first o!ficial state­ments after it appeared that he haj achieved a slim victory was: "I shall restore government with a heart." Well that's not what is wrong with this country, Bud. What we need is "government with a bra-in" but there's not much you can do about that. Who Dat? Dat' s Who It now develops that when our great brains in the Senate ratified the United Nations Charter, they didn't read the fine print. This fine document gave foreign politicians the power to tax us when they run short of funds. At Geneva recently the W o r I d Health Organization of the United Nations known as WHO billed Congress for $350,000 which we had not authorized. When the lawmakers balked at paying it. WHO pulled the United Nations Charter on fhem and "we seen they had us." We will pay. We hope nobody attempts to sell our august statesmen the Brooklyn bridge. A Prophecy That Just About Came True In the Southern Conservative in October. we carried this predic­tion: "There is more than an even chance that some of the censure­minded senators may be in no posi­tion to censure anybody w h e n they get back to Washington a few days after the November elec­tion." We can think of several who fit nicely into this category. As members of the United States Senate absurdly de­liberate on whether or not they should "censure" one of their colleagues for exposing Communist spies in the army and the government, there lurks almost within the shadow of the Capitol a group of sinister figures openly committed to the objective of influencing the official actions of these same senators. Composed largely of known affiliates of Com­munist Fronts who were instrumental in rigging the investi­gation of Joe McCarthy, this active and malignant clique of fellow travellers maintains almost constant contact with the senile senator from Vermont who serves as their stooge in the current proceedings. In view of this, we submit that mil­/ ions of Americans would rest easier on their pillows at night and enjoy a greater feeling of security if, instead of directing its wrath against one of its most widely respected members, the Senate would train its guns on the National Committee for an Effective Congress. If the Senate of the United States should run short of subjects for investigation any time in the near future. we suggest for their Consider­ation a new cancerous, mushroom growth which has sprung up in New York with a branch in Washington, for the announced purpose of con­trolling Congress, obstructing normal legislative processes and sub­verting the elected representatives of the people, under the guise of makin~ them "effective." We have reference to the individuals who have associated them­selves into a super-smear organization called the National Committee for an Effective Congress. From its activities to date, including a telegram on July 23. 1954 to all members of the Senate asking for support of measures which wouJd stifle all Congressional investigations into Communism. the chief objective of the new group seems to be to take the heat off Soviet agents in order that they may operate without hindrance in this country. On record as unalterably opposed to probes into Communist activi­ties by either House of Congress while. at the same time. sparking the frame-up against McCarthy, these self-appointed supervisers of con­, e-ressional conduct would appear to be over-ripe for an investigation of their own vicious actions. A casual glance at their membership list will reveal that those comprising this NCEC represent every shade of political belief to be found in the United States-that is'7 if we limit the shade to Red with variations ranging all the way from pale pink to deep crimson. Running true to form of similar groups of its tvpe. this NCEC has selected a slue of putty-brained "liberals" to front for it whose phony prestige as outstanding Americans guarantees front-pllge mention in the pink press any day in the week. But the payoff is the working staff of the outfit- those who man the desks and typewriters in its Washington hotel office su,ite and who formulate the strategy. dictate press releases and keep intact the pipe­line connection which runs directly to the office of Fathead Flanders. To get a fair picture of the average rank and file member, it would be well to go back fourteen years and consider a New Deal gov­ernment economist. This gent bought a forged document which he per~ suaded a dupe in Congress to introduce on the floor of the House in a desperate effort to pry Martin Dies loose from the backs of big. time Communist spies who were then plymg their trade m some noted es­tablishments along Pennsylvania Avenue. The fall guy in the operation was a Michigan Congressman who blew up and screamed to high heaven when the document he had in· traduced turned out to be a forgery. The government economist was (Continued on Page Two) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November-December, 1954 Who Authorized State Department to Publish and Distribute Handbook Extolling World Communism? We have in our possession a 434-page document which is published by the Department of State in Washington. It is caJled: "Soviet World Outlook-A Handbook of Communist Statements." Cut Off Their Money and Watch Them Fall in Line Recently the Disciples of Christ Assembly met in Miami, Florida, and their chief topic of discussion was the subject of integrating Negroes into white schools in the South which all members attending heartily advo-cated. Some Patriots Fall Into Communist Trap The Communist policy of "divide and conquer" is getting a big boost from many so-called patriots through~ out the country. According to a note on the fly-leaf, this was first published in January, However some of the brethren in Several organizations, publications and individuals whose announced ob­jective is to fight Communism are devoting so much time to denunciat­ion of others similarly engaged that we wonder how they ever find time for anti-Communist activities. 1950, but it was revised, brought up to date and reissued on April 30, 1954. attendance pointed out that if they The memo says: "This volume has been prepared for the Division of Research persist in thetr determination to abol· for USSR and" Eastern Europe, Office of Intelligence Research, Department ~~~b~~i~~esg=~~~if~=~hir;;~r!o~:p~~~= of State, for the Coordinator of Psychological Intelligence, U. S. Information ed 00 to support their institutions of Incredible as it seems, communicat­ions have come over our desk from self-styled ~hampions of Americanism denouncing the Bricker amendment and its author Senator John W. Brick­er, Honorable Frank Holman, the Minute Women and other individuals whose integrity and devotion to American institutions and principles are beyond question. Agency." learning. From the Preface we quote this excerpt: "This compilation of quotationS ·'·- In other words, they believe in de­is intended to present a representative picture of Communist doctrine, particu- segregation but not to the extent that ~~~~ J:sd!~~:u~~~~ :yb~~:~i~~o~~";,7~~~s:~e~f c~~:r7:;i~u~~i~~· t~:i~~~~~i~~= :~:y ~:~e:il~~fc~o Og~;~n~~t~o~~ ~~~~~ ~:l~~~!~~~!~t~roar~:~f 0£e~i~ ~~~t ;t:~n~et~~:~~e~~::e 0;0~:~:~:~~~~~~ ~et~!it~ grg~~n :::d n~~t~~~tr~~u:~:g·meeting ~~~~~~ls~~s prominent Soviet Leaders, as well as newspaper articles and :~!:g::~~~~Yit t!:~l;~i~~ :ee P!::~rc:~ at the school of which he was presi- The danger to the American way of Hie is too imminent and time too short for those who love this country to fritter away their time in carping criticism against those who should have their heartiest good wishes and cooperation. From page 1 to page 434, the book is entirely devoted to presentation of dent because it would mean the with­Communist ideology by Communist leaders in the glowing terms which Com- drawal of strong financial support. munists know so well how to employ to attract converts to their cause. There The question which he raised is the Js not one line or even one word from the first to the last page which has been key to the whole situation. If those added to refute these doctrines and nothing whatever to indicate that they who favor continued segregation will nre put out by the State Department for any other purpose than to give Com- refuse to give a dime to schools munist pronouncements wide circulation and publicity. There is no attempt to privately endowed which abolish seg­make comparisons between the Soviet slave system and the American Consti- regation, the matter will be quickly tutional government-just the complete and comprehensive statements of So- settled. Otherwise their efforts are of no value and more rapid progress can be made without them. viet ideology and its plans for ruling the world. Period. The nerve leading to the pocket We have no doubt that State Department officials have some glib excuse book is the most sensitive one in the for spending American taxpayers money on a book promoting the cause of whole human anatomy and, as we Communism but no matter what the Department may claim, on the face of it, have pointed out many times, subver­it shows that a book has been published presenting the Communist viewpoint sive ministers and other religious and that the publisher is the American State Department. leaders, can be brought in line right The Nuremburg trials will always remain a black mark against civilizat­ion and against the countries which participated in them. These mock trials by a Kangaroo Court punished only a few of the criminals and let others equally guilty go free to plan and participate in other wars. It would stretch our imagination to the breaking point to try to vis- quick by cutting off their donations. ualize-'the Kremlin publishing the American Declaration of Independence, the Their Communist - inspired "con­Constitution or the Bill of Rights without comment and' distributing it among victio11s" are not strong enough to the Russian people. withstand any such Wst as the with-but f~e;eo~~~! r;~:ei~e0;e;:r~ ~~~:~~~ ~~er~:~~~~~e the contents of this book, :~:;a~~. of funds by which theY. Truth lies in Karl Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin-and nowhere else. (P. 185) "Religion is the opium of the people. Religion is a kind of spiritual gin (vodka) in which the slaves of capital drown their human shape and their claims to any decent human life". (P. 181) "When we establish the dictatorship of the proletariat in our country in its full measure, and achieve the maximum unity of its forces within its van­guard and its leading party, we may expect the World Revolution". (P.113) "World Dictatorship can be established only when the victory of Social­ism has been achieved in certain countries or groups of countries ... and when these federations of Republics have grown finally into a World Union of Socialist Republics uniting the whole of mankind ... " (P. 117) "As soon as we are strong enough to defeat Capitalism as a w't!~· .we 5hall immediately take it by the scruff of the neck." (P. 10) "\Ve Communists must use one country against another . .. because we are doing so as a Socialist State which is carry.ing on Communist Propagan­da ... " (P. 367) "Let us hope that in forming our confederate Republic, we shall be creating a reliable bulwark against international Capitalism and ... another decisive step toward the amalgamation . , . of the whole world into a sin~le World Soviet Republic" (P. 378) ••why is it that Socialism can, should and certainly will defeat the Capital· Jst economic system? Because it can create higher models of labor, higher pro· ductivity of labor than the Capitalist economic system ... " (P. 367) We realize that there are many in this country who will not be averse to the State Department using taxpayers' funds to promote Comniunist idoology but those who object to having their money diverted to this purpose should write this agency, ask them how many copies of the volume were published, what it eost, how widely it was distributed and to whom. They probably won't get an answer but it will serve to warn the very odd persons directing that division of the government that they know about the existence of this very remarkable publication. 11Such practices as combinations !~nrai;~oa~~ct~~~ fi~r~ri~~~ o~11~~~i under our anti-trust laws-that is for all but labor unions. Which simply means that labor unions have special privileges under the Jaws of the land, and the rest of the people are second-class citi­zens" -Thurman Sensing, South­ern States Industrial Council. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? When, and if, Owen Lattimore is ever brought to trial he will not need an attorney to defend him. Luther Youngdahl who is supposed to be the judge of his • guilt, seems to be performing that funct­ion very effectively. From a Los Angeles lady: .. Tb-ank you above mere words for a super intelligent paper with its million-dol· Jars-worth of education for Amer­icans." WHO PROMOTED PERESS? ---------------------------------------- If The Senators~ (Continued From Page One) blasted into oblivion by the incident and very little was heard of him until he turned up, fourteen years and many Communist fronts later, as a member in good standing of the NCEC. In the meantime he had been cited as belonging to 23 organizations committed to the overthrow of the American government which natur­ally didn't bar him from membership on a Committee seeking to strike down Bnother American patriot engaged in ferreting out Communist spies. Fourteen years is a long time for an American who has been favor· ed with high government position to spend in trying to stop investiga­tion of subversive activites against it and indicates a single-minded determination to achieve this purpose. It is assumed that in joining up with NCEC, helltaw in it an instrument for attaining this end: Scores of others listed as members have been cited as belonging to various Communist Fronts but, so far as we can figure, the former government economist has them all topped when it comes to sheer num~ hers of subversive affiliations. Compelled by the Corrupt Practices Act to reveal the source of the money donated to them for political purposes, NCEC listed many ~1000 contributions from persons noted throughout the country as lean· mg so far to the left that they have to walk in a circle to reach a given point. In the interest of national security and the future of the American Repu~lic, we hope that the next investigating job is done on members of thlS group who are out to prevent the Congress of the United States from interf~ring . with the business of Communist spies as they ~~na~~~~;~~nst~nous undert.aking of trying to undermine the Ameri~ Such an investig:ati~n would probably not be expensive and the research connected With It would be very limited since the records and ~:~~~r~~~~if;~ s~f ~;;~~{ !~~~hc:~~~;~~~~nr~t~o~~i~t~~s wt;~~~lf: gatmg subversion. So, if the Senat~ is serio~sly concerned in ucensuring" those guilty o.f conduct unbecommg Amencans, they have the opportunity of a lif.e­tlme to pot-shot a whole raft of them all clustered in one cell if they w11l JUSt crack down on the Nahonal Committee for an Effective Congress. November~December, I 954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 1 Louisiana Newspaper Reveals Plot to 'Brainwash' American Details of an Amazing Business Executives The Monroe, Louisiana, Morning World whose forthright dis­cussions of political issues in recent years have attracted na­tion- wide attention carried an editorial on Thur!ltlay, Novem­ber 4th, titled "What is Arden House" as follows: Communists Ordered the Adoption Last week, a most unusual report was received from New York Of Our Income Tax · Amendment (Brooklyn) concerning a "unique" institution entitled "Arden House." One day later, the Morning World received substantially the same in­formation from Delaware, Washington and California. In times past, this newspaper has reported editorially about the curious philosophy which is presently held by so many so-called "Cap­tains of Industry'' in the United States, some of these people having c'shaded to the left" political philosophies. Could Arden House be one of the reasons for this new and certainly amazing (for any industrialist) philosophy. Read the following report: Arden House is a 50-room French Ren­naissance style mansion, located at Harriman, New York. It was donated to Columbia University in 1951 by W. ("Willing") Averill Harriman. Dwi,l:!ht D. Eisenhower, who was at the time, president of the university, described Arden House as "the most imoortant step taken in my posi-tion at Columbia" (New York Times). - • With its luxurious interior furnishings and its elaborate gardens, and surrounding park. Arden House is designed to impress even the wealthiest of visitors. The flag of the "United Nations" hangs over the main entrance. A plaaue is embedded in one side of the building's en· trance which acknowledges the donation by Harriman in memory of his father and mother and to be used for 11freedom of thought and ex­pression." Here is how the• 11house" is operated: A man from an important business or industrial organization is carefully selected to attend a semi­nar 11 0f the higher tyoe," conducted at Arden House. It is intended that his firm be flattered by the careful screening process used in the selec­tivitv and the "exclusiveness" of the entire deal. The firm is informed that the 11Course" will take six weeks. Those selected to attend 11must not be bothered with small business worries and must remain virtually 1incommunicado'" while there. There is a six months' careful ~<examination" period of a subtle indoc­trination so that when the student enters, lie is fired with all the enthusiasm of a college freshman. Moreover, he is greatly impressed with the importance of having been chosen to "have his brains picked dry" of ideas for "the better­ment of the nation's business." He is also highly impressed with the idea that his firm will be receptive to the policies he will suggest for future business transactions and in the lobbying his firm will do in support of tradP. and foreign policies and in their direction. During the first week, the "students" are cajoled into ~<expressing their ideas" about business and industry. Then, the brainwashing be­. e-ins. No Questions are reportedly oermitted because the "course" is so "thorough'' that all premeditated· questions will be answered in the course of the lecturing. One "lecturer," an expert on the Hreal" conditions inside Russia, pives an "exact" report on future market conditions expected within the coming five years Horovided" that the United States 11will wake un and do business" with Red China and Russia. Another lecturer moral­izes on the inevitability of Red China's admission to the "U.N." and the necPssity for U. S. cooperation to that end. Each lecturer impresses his students with his "expert authority." In the plush surroundings. and with the always subtle appeal of bein~ "let into the inner circle" and the "real know." the students are dismissed after six weeks with the reminder that "thev must now be im­portant voices in industry and in the determination ofU. S. policy in the years to come." It is also su.ggested that they be called back for "refresh­er courses" from time to time. It is requested that their ideas be sent from time to time to the President and the Congress. Thus, it seems that one of the most oowerful lobbies in the history of the United States is being formed. Moreover. it is already function­ing throug-h the brainwashin(! of many ton-flight executives. A seminar was recently completed which included 48 key executives and business­men from all over this nation and Latin America. It is interestine: to note that wives ·and "other outside interests are not permitted" while "other suitable entertainment is provided." As an example of the power of this new lobby, it may be remem· bered that in July the Congress killed an appropriation for 18 million dollars in ccu. N. technical aid." A four-day conference of Arden House "graduates" was cal1ed which was entitled "the American assembly." It formed resolutions on "nationalism" warning the U. S. to keep hands off Indo-China and South Africa, on 11neuclear weapons" (advising less talk about these thine:s) and on the ccUnited Nations" declaring it "es­sential to our way of life" and insisting on continuance of "U. N. Tech­nical aid." Resolutions from the "Assembly" went to the President and to the Con~~~s~ext day, the House voted ten million in 11U. N. Technical aid." The Morning World has received a most reliable report to the Up until 1913, the Constitution of the United States provided that Con­gress could not levy direct taxes on the people, such as the income ta x. Meantime, Lenin had issued this ultimatum on the subject: " ... The Social Democrats demand the abolition of indirect taxation and the introduction of a graduated tax on incomes and inheritances". Lenin made this demand in 1903 and within ten short years, the United' States had abandoned its Constitutional provision against the levying ol direct taxes and had adopted the Sixteenth Amendment providing for an income tax which is Socialistic and designed to redistribute the wealth. This program ot World Socialism or Communism or whatever you want to call it, is not new by any means, as this major accomplishment by Len in proves. At the time the 16th Amendment was adopted, ther~ was no general know­ledge in this country of plans for World Communism and the Leninists found it comparatively easy to bend American lawmakers to their will. It's harder now, of course, as millions of Americans have been alerted to this plan for Wor1d Communism, but practically every policy put in e!Iect in this country for the past twenty-two years has been dictated in Moscow. This is an irrefutable fact which can be confirmed by comparing our major economic and social legislation with the official pronouncements of the Communist Party. "We have curved and ducked and compromised for the last time From now on, we are going straight down the road and those who get in our way are going to be mowed down"-Thurgood Mar­shall, Negro attorney for the NAACP in an interview in the Communist Peoples World, May 21st 1954. Persons who make us sicke~t at the stomach are those who claim to be patriots fighting Com­munism but who nullify all their good work by asserting that they are a_gainst segregation. If they haven't sense enough to see that social mixing of the races is the most vital part of the Communist program. thev should just step aside ~nd let the Communists take over. To fight one section of the program and fall for another is as pointless as a cat chasin~ its taiL Who do they think started all the agit~tion aginst segregation, any way? .WHO PROMOTED PERESS? From a woman subscriber in Philadelphia: "When I think of giving up the fight, your paper comes a10ng and braces me up, but I do think we are lost even though I don't say so in public." WHO PROMOTED PERESS? Like any other good American we have very strong feelings against any one in this glorious country of ours whose total and undeviating allegiance is not to the United States. But we think that sentencin~ voung boys who were brainwashed by Communists in prison camps to Iong terms in the penitentiary is just a wee bit in­consistent. After all, the Commu­nists wou]d have to ao some if they did a better iob of brainwash­ing young Americans than is done in our Colleaes. Universities ~11d Churches and in many cases in the Army. too. A well known columnist who writes interestingly of most things but turns completely pink when any political or ideological sub­ject is discussed says in his col­umn: "Cuss me if I am not asham­ed of the South these days ... After reading about segregaion de­monstrations, I somehow can't be­lieve I was ever a Southerner ... " You weren't. Brother. You iust happened to be born down there and we arp sure th~t this fePlin[! of shame about the South is mut­uaL WHO PROMOTED PERESS? effect that the State Department operates a "house" on the same order somewhere in Virginia. Moreover, there has just been presented to New York University the former Gould estate at "Ardsley-On-Hudson," New York It will bear watching. Thus, another evidence that the Marxists in this nation are not all 1'downtrodden" is brought to light. This newspaper has long advised that they are in possession of 11big money" in the United States. The question is, where is the money coming from? This newspaper has an idea and has reported it to some extent in the past. The Morning World is sending a special copy of this editorial to the congressional leaders and to numerous key executives in the na­tion as a warning against such a new Marxian lobby as now exists at ~<Arden House." As Americans, you must never, never, close your eyes to this con­spiracy which wfll resort to any means to attain its end-your destruc­tion as free Americans. Page-,. The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF f l)ITORIAL OPINION WITH ,...ATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flat iron Building Fort Worth, Texos Phone FA·2089 Price $5.00 Per Ye ar IEveryp•i d tubscri b eri t er~titledtoOfle fr .. tubscriptio r~ to be se r~ t to •nv per~on ofhi•choosinq.} THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE There's a Long List of Names on The American Roster of Treason Returning from a three month's tour of Europe recently, Joseph P. Ken­nedy, our former Ambassador to Great Britain, told repo rte rs that our give­away program over there was a total flop. He pointed out that instead o( winning f riends for us, our senseless pro· gram of toss ing away billions of American taxpayers' hard·earned money has won us only the contempt of Europeans. It is simply a case of cause and effect and anyone with the brains of a chipmunk knew all a long what the result would be. Human nature is human nature and when you lavish gifts and money either on an individual or a na­tion, the payment will be a stab in the back, nine times out of ten. We can r est assured that even if the coffers of European governments were groaning with surplus money, they would never on earth adopt a blind and stupid policy of slouehing it off to any other nation. So why shouldn't they Sent .,.,ithout cost to memben of Conqreu, hold us in contempt !or this short·sighted and idiotic procedure. memben of St•te legislatu1es, Governon, It is estimated that we have poured approximately S30,000,000,000.00 ar~d other oublic offici•ls. ... down the European rat~hole since the end o! World War II but of course there A helpless $parrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. (ioody, (ioody. Maybe We Will (iet a Paid Vacation We are getting an itch to travel to far places. We have been reading the "Mu­tual Defense Act of 1954" hur­riedly passed just before .congress adjourned and we are mtngued no end by t h e provision titled ~~Fac ilities and Encouragement of Travel.u (We never needed much encouragement anyway, and now that faci lities are provided, it has just set us off.) It seems that along with the bil­ions the president is empowered ~o spend, $800,000 is to be used m bringing people from the Ryukyu Island Archipelago to the United States and he also desires ';travel by people of the United States to and within countries receiving as­sistance under this Act." Since we are giving "assistance" to practi­cally every country on the globe. the opportunities for travel would seem to be unlimited. Not being a Philadelphia law­yer we can't figure out just what our' statesmen were driving at but apparently we are going to enga~e in an international game of music­al chairs. We'll grab their seats and they'll grab ours. However, we don't particularly care about going to the Ryukyu Island Archipelago to swap places with some head hunter who might want to move over here. Just to be honest, we didn't even know there was such a place on the map. If it's just the same with our lawmakers, we'll take our part of the $800.000 and spend it on a trip to Hawaii and if things shape up here like it seems they are going to, we might even decide to stay over there permanently and take our chances in that island paradise often referred to as the Hog Heav­en of Harry Bridges. Americans who have not wired or written their two senators to vote against the " censure" of McCarthy for exposing Communists in gov­ernment, are shirking their responsibility as citizens. is no way of knowing the exact amount as American taxpayers get no account­ing of the money confiscated from them and given to foreign b~ggars. If we ever find t ime to get around to wondering why Russia is constantly gobbling up more territory and enlisting more people under her banner , wh ile we steadily lose friends, perhaps we may summon !orth enough common sense to appreciate that the answer lies in the fact that Moscow not onl y directs Kremlin policy but shapes ours as well. Their leaders said ages ago that the United States would spend itself out of existence and they promptly set ou t to sec that we did. who ~,1::; i~~~~~~·I::~:l~~· t~~se~;~~:ee:; ::!e i~,;~~~~~~~~i~Z:s i~,:v~s!~r~~~~ Roster of Treason which once contained onl y the name of Benedict Arnold. The.., Used to Call Them Fools and Jesters Now They Call Them Presidential Advisers A custom of medieval kings was to surround themselves with jok­ers to divert their minds from the cares of state. King Henry V paid his fool a princely sum for his services and King Richard II knighted his royal jester, but the sole responsibility of these functionaries was to amuse and entertain. Never , under any circumstances, were t hey granted power to govern or shape policies of state and if they had t ried to assume this authority, their heads would have been oromptly looped off. In this country we have set up a modified form of thi s ancient cus­tom but in our case they are called Presidential advisers and none of the restrictions placed upon the jokesters of ancient kings are imposed on these modern funny men who are given power to ~overn. authority to frame foreign and domestic policy and unlimited license to play pranks on the American people. Roosevelt had his Harry Hopkins, Truman his Harry Vaughn and Eisenhower his Sherman Adams. The difference is that the king's of antiquity selected their own clowns while a president of the United States has his court jesters forced on him by powerful minority pressure groups, representing the invisible forces who now govern us. A Courageous Colorado Captain Puts Watkins Committee on Spot For expressing the contempt which most responsible persons feel for the Watkins Committee, we don't believe a letter written to that Committee by retired Captain Eugene R. Guild of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, can be improved upon. Captain Guild lost his only son in the "Police Action" in Korea and, sub­sequently. all respect !or the conscienceless hypocrites in Washington who aid and abet, by their official actions, the barbaric enemies who slaughtered American boys in that farcical performance. During the sessions of that committee when its members were aiding Com­munism by framing McCarthy, Captain Guild wrote Watkins. the chairman: ' ·If. as you say, every member of the Senate has bias on McCarthy, and you do not except yourself, it cannot fairly judge him. You, thcre!orc, should resign from the tribunal". To Johnson of Colorado he wrote: "You are supposed to be a friend of the American GI. remember? And now you a..re on a packed court to crucify the only man in the Senate with the courage to stand up against Eisenhower and advocate the rescue of hundreds of Red ·held Gls". To Carlson of Kansas: ''How can you, a close supporter or 1\IcCarthy's bit­ter enemy, Eisenhower, judge !\IcCarthy fairly? Hadn't you better resign from the tribunal?" To Stennis, Ervine and Case: "We don't know your record on McCarthy One thing we do know is that none o! you has had the guts to defy the president's edict of silence, as McCarthy has. and advocate the rescue o! the men who lost their liberty fighting for yours. So what business have you trying to judge a better man than you are?" To all six members of the Committee: "If the Senate cannot judge Mc­Carthy impartially, why try to judge him at all? The voters of his State have already judged him; are you trying to disfranchise them? The GI risks his life for his country; Joe McCarthy is risking his job for his country. What are you risking for your country?'' November.Oecember, 1954 We Still Don't Know Who Promoted Peress While on a visit to Texas army posts, Secretary Rober t Stevens was invited to address a civic club in this state, November 11. In our opinion, this group made an unfortunate choice of a speakw er . Regardless of h is personal standing, as a public official Stev­ens has shown weakness, indecis­ion and a spirit of appeasement in dealing with Communist infiltrat­ion which is lamentable in view of t he danger posed to the nation from this source. Some of those attending the luncheon where Stevens spoke were hopeful that he would give some authentic information con­cerning t he promotion and honor­able discharge of F ifth Amend­ment Pere~s but he cont ributed nothing to the solution of this deep mystery. From a member of the United States Senate: " I have been read­ing each edition of your publica­tion with interest. I get great satis­faction from reading the Southern Conser vative." From a N e w Mexico citizen: "Your latest edition was a corker. Th is paper is for persons of in4 tellectual stature and may be dis­counted on that account by nitwi ts who are so numerous in many avenues of life. I thank God for it and hope it is going to all our Congressmen." From Plain Vanilla Into a Knight Although Queen Elizabeth II ex~r ts little power in her make believe Kingdom and merely goes through the motions of exercising authority over her subjects, she i~ a first-class magician. When Anthony Eden knelt at her feet recently, he was just a plain, middle-of the-road Socialist disguised as a Conservative but when he arose he was a "Knight of the Garter" entitled to be ad4 dressed as .. Sir." The pretty Queen accompl ished this legerdemain by merely pok­ing him in the ribs or something, with a sharp sword , muttering in her beard, and ordering him to get up off the floor. It is really amazing how adult human beings can kid themselves. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? Major General Kirke B. Lawton served faithfully in the Army of the United States for thirty. five years and was passed over in the matter of a promotion and retired, while Captain Peress, a Fifth Amendment Com­munist was promoted to major before being honorably discharged. Boiled down to cold analysis, this means that those who serve the interest of Russia in the American Army get a better break than those who arc loyal to the United States. Somebody high up is responsible for this and many millions of Americans are curious about it as evidenced by the appear­ance of stickers popping up every­where inquiring "Who promoted Peress?•• November-December, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE P•g• 5 Events Leading Up to 'Censure' Movement Boiled Down to Cold Facts (Because it contains valuable background information not hereto­fore made available to the American people, we are reproducing a com­munication recently addres.sed to the members of the Ultited States Senate by Helen Thomas of Houston- Editor.) TO THE MEMBERS m: THE UNITED STATES SENATE: I realize that you are charged with the responsibility of resolving all matters falling within senatorial jurisdiction. In the American tradition. however, any citizen is conceded the right to petition you for redress of wrongs and certainly the people of this nation and the Republic itself have been grossly wronged by the manner in which the Watkins Select Committee has performed in the investigation of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. Perhaps in the press of state matters and the constant demand ';lP­on your valuable time, you may not have been able to re.ad the fme print of the six hundred and twenty-seven pages of Hearmgs by the Watkins Committee or the three hundred and twenty-nine pages of exhibits. I have. It does not require a legal mind to understand that Senator Mc­Carthy- whose chief offense is that he vigorouslv opposes infilt:ation of Communism into American Instituti,.ons- is to he jude:ed by his col­leag- ues on evidence that would not stand up in the trial of a case in­volvin! 4 a chicken thief. The Watkins Committee recommended that Senator McCarthy be censured on two counts: 1. "He was contemptuous, contumacious and denunciatory without reason or justification toward the subcommittee on Privilege~ and Elections, its members, and toward the Senate and was obstructive to legislative processes." 2. "The conduct of Senator McCarthy toward General Zwicker was reprehensible and for that he should be censured". To understand the background of the senatorial conspiracy against Senator McCarthy which finally culminated in recommendations to censure him it must bE> remembered that the original attack by a mem­ber of that body was launched in 1951 by Senator William Benton who, at the first election thereafter, was ovPrwhe1mini!ly defeated !Jy the voters of his own State of Connecticut. ThP attack by Benton followed McC:uthy's exposure of Reds in the State D epartm~nt. . Benton's antagonism toward a man concerned m the secunty ~nd preservation of the United States may be better understood by takmg into consideration Benton's own attitude toward his country as he ex­pressed it to members of the National Commission for .u~ESCO at its first meeting in September of 1946: "We ~re at the b~gmmng ,?fa l.on~ process of breaking down the walls of national sovereumty. . . (Umted States-United Nations Information Series 14. oage 25.) In 1951 Benton introduced Senate Resolution No. 187 which "au­thorized" a committee to investie-ate Senator McCarthy from the time of his election to the Senate in 1946 and 11to determine whether or .not it should initiate action with a view toward exoulsion from the Umted States Senate of the said Senator Joseph R. McCarthy" . (page 59, part 2, W~t:~~~n~e~~~bi~tion contained no allegations nor charges against McCarthy, it was not aporoved by the Senate b~t was referred to. the f'Ommittee on Rules and Administration which m turn referred It to the subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of which Senator Guy Gillette was chairman. The subcommittee consisted of five members. (pag;.~~2 s:b~t~~~Ftt~~r~n;~~~ie~es and Elections, to~ard which Mc- Carthy is charaed with bein~ "contemptuous, contumaciOus and .denun­ciatorY withoUt reason or iustification". opera~ed in an unbeh.evable manner. It conducted a judicial proceedmg w1th unswo.rn testimony. It included in the testimony matters unsupoorted by evidence. It put in hearsay reports. The committee's investigative sta~f exceeded the scope of the resolution under which they were purp~rtmg to act. Later the body acted without authoritv and with total disregard of Senate ruless~~~~~c~~r~~r~P~~= 5o~ t~;s~u~::~~~t~:a~ne~b~:;,t ;~iused to serve after protesting that it was heine: used for oohhcal purposes. Sen­ator Gillette the chairman later resie:ned as did Senator Monroney. With the res.ignation of these three subcommitt~e. members-Wel~er. Gillette and Monroney-the subcommittee on ~nvJleges and Elections as it was approved by the Senate ceased to exist and th~re was the.re­fore no official subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of wh1ch Senator McCarthy could be "contemptuous etc." (pages 51 , 293, 294 Watk~:~i~le~~~~~~;,a~;s~;tant counsel to the su~committee r~leased a statement to the press. December 27. 1951.. asserting t?at he discovered right off that "I was exoected to substantiate Benton s charges and to discredit McCarthy at the expense of tru.th". Buckley,turther stated that his investigation "completely demohshed Benton s charges and thoroughly proved Senator McCarthy's account of the facts to be truth-fuL" 1~:e~e t~~~~ ~;~~i;~;;¢':;'~r~~~~%~!~ers of the subcommittee on Privileges and Elections resigned, Senator Carl Hayden, c~~1rman ~f the full committee on Rules, without any attempt to.get ~ff1cial confuma­tion or approval of his action. procee~ed to app?mt h1mse.lf a member of the subcommittee. (page 292, Watkms Committee Hearm.gs, part 1.) Since it required the full committee's approval to appomt Senator Hayden a member of the subcommittee on Privileges and Elections, and this was not done, the subcommittee now consisting only of Hendri ck­son. Hayden and IIenninf!S, with Hennings acting as chairman, auto­matically became a sort of senatorial Kangaroo Court. 1 Recently when Hayden appeared before the Watkins committee and was asked to explain under what rule he was ouerating when he appointed himself=\ member of the subcommittee without ;mnrnval. he replied: "Well. iust the plain rule of common sense" . (page 365 Watkins Hearings, part 1.) (Following the Hearings, chairman Arthur V. Watkins held a one­man hearing with the Senate Parliamentarian who decided that such irregular proceedings were legal but when examined by McCarthy's counsel. he side-stepned and back-tracked. (page 540 A to 540 G, Wat­kins Hearings, part 1.) One of the charges on which the Watkins Committee based its claim that McCarthy was "contemptuous" of the subcommittee on Priv­ileges and Elections was that the Wisconsin Senator rPoeatecllv r e fused to appear before the subcommittee whPn requested to do so. This charge was completely disproved by the record and evidence presented by Sena­tor McCarthy and his counsel but which never found its way into press releases. The fact is that the subcommittee on Privileges and Elections went out of existence on the 20th of November, 1952, with the resi~nation of Senator Monronev. the last of the three ori~inal subcommittee mem­bers mentioned above. On the 21 day of November. 1952, the un­authorized subcommittee ooerating without Senatorial sanction and con­sisting of Hayden, Hendrickson and Hennings, sent a telegram to Sena­tor McCarthy requesting him to aopear before them between NovembPr ??.nd and November 25 , 1952. McCarthv was on " deer hunt in the Wisconsin North woods, did not know about the t Plegram anrl did Pnt receivf" it until hP returnPd to Washinaton on November 28, 1952. (page• 290 to 299 Watkins Hearings, part 1.) This telel(ram was the first request that Sena tor McC•rthy had P" er receivPd to aopear before the subcommittee on Privilej!es and Elections, all previous communications havin 11 informed him that he was bein~ afforded an opportunity to apoear if he so desired. McCar thy did not desire to aooear since the members of the ~ubcommittee WPre beyond their jurh::rliction. He reoeatedly as!'ured them howPver that he would appear if ordered nr subpoenaed. He was never subnoen ;;~Pd aPd he was onlv "reoue~ted " to appe::rr when it was certain that the tolP~TTam rontaining the " r equest" could not be delivered to him. (pages 290-299 Watkins Hearings, part 1.) As to the charges concernin~ McCarthy's alleged disrespectful re~ marks regarding Senator Hendrickson, the full facts wil1 reveal that the«e ouips were mild when the offense of whirh Hendrick!;on was mliltv. is taken into account. The unauthorized Hendrickson-Hayrlen- 1-fePnings subcommittPe had gone ahead and written a report of its findin(t~ even though there were no witnesses to substantiate the hear­say evidP.nf'e. The only sworn testimonv in the entire 52 paQ"e rPnort f'Onsisted nf four pa~tPS by BP.nton himsell. When McCarthy asked Hen­rlrir. kson if he would sign this false report. Hendrickson admitted he had not read it. did not ayree insofar as it differed from oroven facts, but woulrl sif!n it anyway. Later when a reportpr asked McCarthy what he thouJtht of Hendrickson for signing it, the Wisconsin senator is al­]"'! ged to have renlied with what m::tny Americans consider a gross un­derstatement: "He is a living miracle in that he is without question the onlv m;:~l'l in thP world whn has lived so long with neither brains nor guts". (Page 306 Watkins Hearings, part 1.) The statement attributed to McCarthy concerning Hendrickson was made outside the Senate Chamber. As to the alleged statement to General Ralph Zwicker attributed to McCarthy by the press: "You are not fit to wear that uniform , Gen­eral". I have before me a copy of the Hearings when Zwicker appeared before 'T'hf' Perm;mcnt ~uhcommittee on Government Operations, Feb­ruary 18. 1954. What McCarthy actually said was: " ... Anv man who has hPen given the honor of being promoted to General and who says, 'I will protect another General who protected Communists' is not fit to wear that uniform , General." (Page 153. Communist Infiltration in the Army, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1954.) This remark which was general and not personal could have been prompted by the evasive manner in which Zwicker replied to questions propounded by Senator McCarthy in an effort to get at the truth about the promotion and honorable discharge of a Fifth Amendment Com­munist. Major Irving Peress had claimed the fifth Amendment privi­lege at an earlier hearing when Senator McCarthy had asked him if he was a member of a Communist cell at Camp Kilmer and if he pt­tempted to recruit soldiers into the Communist Party at Camp Kilmer, also how much of his salary did he then contribute to the Communist Party. (Page 115, Communist Infiltration in the Army, U. S. Printing Office, 1954.) . Senator McCarthy tried time and again to get Zwicker to reply to a question so simple that a five-year-old child could understand it, but Zwicker equivocated in a manner so maddening that it would have tried the patience of Job. The question was: "Do you think, General, that anyone who is responsible for giving an honorable discharge to a man who has been named under oath as a member of the Communist conspiracy should , himself, be removed from the military?" After interminable hemming and hawing, Zwicker finally said: "I do not think he should be removed from the military." (Pages 152 (Continued on Page 6) Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November·Deeember, 1954 'McCarthy Will Emerge Greater Army General Approves Brother, You Ain't Book Promoting Communism Seen Nothin' Yet Than Those Who Vote Against Him' E. M. Btrrers of Houston, member ---------­of the Hoover Commission on Reor­ranizatlon of Government, sees in the persecution of Senator McCarthy a boomeranr which will react against those who are out to uget" him. In a recent letter to members of Ho Hum! Tweedle Dt!e And Tweedle Dum th~o~en~~e~n~~t:;rr;::r:at~merican lnconsistencies of politicians taxpayers have witnessed all sorts of · should occasion no surprise and wiil1ul and foolish waste of our tax amusement but, somehow, the act­money. ion of American Ambassador Bob- But none to equal the spending of len and five or six other diplomats millions in an effort to erase one lone from various countries who walk­Senator who has the courage to bring ed out on a party in Moscow be~ ~:~e t~~eor!'e~u~~~eed 0 !ntht~;h~~~:ei~ cause Chinese Communists were yes, even guarded by the White House. present, has us in stitches. And now the spectacle of a very It seems tpat Molotov and some costly Special Session to hear TWO of the other bigwigs in Moscow charges against that Senator-charges were throwing a shindig about two !~~~07°~~~s~e silly coming from little weeks ago for various foreign dig~ The same powers that tried to "get" nitaries accredited by their ,govern· Lindbergh, Hoover, Dies, Taft, Brick- ment to the Capital of the Soviets. er, Manion, et al, seem happy to waste Just as they were bending an more millions trying to "get" Joe elbow for a toast in vodka, accord- M;,~aerrt:y~re those among you who ing to press releases, Bohlen, re­will be brave enough to vote your presenting the United States and honest convictions. To you, I say, God other Ambassadors from the "De­bl<> ss you. mocracies" noticed that several There are those among you who Chinese Communists were present will not be governed by fairness and and participating. Promptly, the by reason. To you, I say, go ahead and diplomats put down their drinks "censure" him. and walked out in protest. At the Joe McCarthy will emerge a great- same time they apologized to Mol- ~~a~~~;ic~~na~~~ ;h:r!~!:~ ~;:f~~i otov profusely and assured him him, for time has a way of writing they meant no direspect to him. History that will Root allow great men What wowed us was this fine to be forgotten, while it blots out the distinction between bandits. What, small ones. in Heaven's name, is the difference From a new subscriber in Spring Valley, New York: "A friend sent me the Southern Conservative and I am delighted to see that some one has the courage to print such a paper. It looks as though more women have what it takes to save the country than men." From a well known author of best sellers: "I send my prayers to you and my very best wishes for your growing success. You sure have a paper that hits hard, and every Southerner should subscribe to it." between a Chinese Communist and a Russian Communist? No self-respecting person, re­gardless of nationality, would be caught dead at a social event given by either. From a Texas high school student: "Some unknown friend sent me a copy of the Southern Conservative through the mail. I now rate the American Mercury and the Southern Conservative as two of the best pub­lications to be found in the United States." Events Leading to a Censure- (Continued from Page 5) and 153 Communist Infiltration in the Army, Government Printing Office, 1954.) William J. Harding, a New York business man, testified under oath before the Watkins Committee that he was seated directly in front of Zwicker in the audience while Peress was being questioned by McCarthy. At one point the Senator directed a statement to Zwicker, then Harding testified that Zwicker directed this remark to Senator McCarthy: "You S.O.B." (Pages 178-179, Watkins Hearings, Part 1.) How many of you would relish having this epithet applied to you when you were trying to get at the truth about who promoted a Com­munist and gave him an honorable discharge from the American Army? Senator Jenner, the late Senator Pat McCarran and Congressman Velde, all of whom are thoroughly fam~liar with Comf!lunist t~ctics and have long dealt with those engaged m the Commumst conspiracy against this Republic condemned the Watkins recor:nmendations as a national disgrace. (Chicago Tribune, AP News Servtces.) J . Edgar Hoover in an interview with the San Diego Evening Tribune, August 23, 1953, said: "I never knew Senator McCarthy until he came to the Senate. I 've come to know him personally. I view him as a friend and I believe he so views me. Certainly he is controversial. He is honest and he is earnest. Whenever you attack subversives of any kind you are going to be the victim of the most extremely vicious criticism that can be made." The Communist Daily Worker on September 29, 1954, hailed the Watkins Report as "good news for America." As members of the highest governing body in the land, you must either cast your vote on the side of the Daily Worker or take your stand with Jenner. McCarran, Velde and J. Edgar Hoover. On your decision may depend the future security of lhe Republic you are pledged to defend. Bonafide investigations into Com­munism are a thing of the past of course but some of the disclosures during recent years are interesting. There was the case of General Richard Partridge, for instance, who testified before the McCarthy Com­mittee that he didn't know anything about Communism, or recognize Com­munist books although he was in com~ mand of G-2 Army Intelligence, in the Far East. From 1951 to 1953 intelligence of­ficers in the Far East were provided with n book called "Psychological and Cultural Traits of Soviet Siberia." A Major Donald E. Allen of the University of Missouri, who was com~ missioned by the Army to study the subject and write a book on it, was the author. Whether no background study of Allen was made or whether it was imp~ssible to get a university professor who wasn't pink, is not dis­closed. At any rate all the book did was describe the ideal life in that Soviet Paradise and practically all his s6"urce material was from Communists or their sympathizers in this country, in~ eluding Lenin, Stalin, Ernest Sim­mons, Board of Directors member of American Russian Institute, Commu­nist Front, Bernard Pares, identified as an American Communist, Corliss Lamont and others. When the book was first published a good American in the Army, a Major Samuel C. Wilson, read it and called it to the attention of the proper authorities, pointing out that it con­tained almost solid Communist mate­rial, with no explanation that it was Communist propaganda and with no comments to refute it. A committee ol three was appoint­ed to "review" it but when they had cut through Army red tape and "re­viewed" it, it had already been sent out to our intelligence officers in the Far East. Senator McCarthy, one of our few public servants with the brains, pa~ triotism and nerve to buck stuffed shirts in the Army who play footsie with the Communists, hauled Part­ridge be!ore his committee and ques­tioned him at length. He !ound that this general knew WHO PROMOTED PERESS? Responsible Americans are of­ten dumbfounded at the antics of Wayne Morse of Oregon, but just wait until they get a load of the new senator that sovereign State is· sending to Washington in Jan­uary. • In comparison, we believe -the "wild jackass of the Senate" will probably be made to appear as a model of conservative .. American statesmanship. In spite of much evidence to the contrary, we still insis• that there are thousands upon thousands of good Christian American citizens in the beautiful State of Oregon. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? From a woman subscriber in Los Angeles:' "I simply love your sense of humor. There are times these days when it's hard to hang on to it." From a Washington newspaper man: "Congratulations on the October edi­tion. It is just about the best you have yet turned out and you have produced some wonders." little more about Communists propa4 ganda than a 10-year·old child and although he was in cQmmand, knew nothing about the book in question, cared Jess, and expressed the opinion that the ,distribution of the book was perfectly all right. He blandly remarked, in finishing his testimony, that he would not favor withdrawing a book from circulation just because the author was a Communist. So, although there will be no more interfering with Communism in the Army or anywhere else. probably, Americans will find plenty of read~ ing matter along this line from the reports in hundreds and hundreds of similar cases developed by committees of Congress when red-blooded Amer~ ican patriots headed them. Delaware Displays Attorney General Racial Prejudice Perhaps no more forceful example of the low state of political mor­als of the present day has been presented than that exhibited by the Attorney General of Delaware, one H. Albert Young. . Recently this legal representative of that State brought action In the Court of Chancery against an association known as the National ~s~ociatio~ for the ~~vancement of White People alleging that it had VIOlated Its charter by opposing integration of Negroes into white schools in Delaware. We know nothing whatever about the National Association for the. Advancement of White People but we do know something of the activities of the Communist-dominated National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Also we know that this organization has been active in Delaware for many years, as well as all over the United States and that it has been more resl?onsible for. racial discontent in this c~untry than any other factor, wtth the possible exception of Eleanor Roosevelt. And throughout his term of office, this H. Albert Young has never raise? his vo_ice agains~ it.s activities. and its efforts to carry out Mos­cow mstructions for stirrmg up ractal hatred and animosities in this country. Obvio':lsly, this atto~ney general feels no sense of responsibility toward wlute. people .and IS c?ncerned solely in the ambitions of Negroes to worm thetr way mto white schools which is against all decent in­stincts of members of both races. Clearly he is suffering from "racial prejudice" and the white race is the victim of his biased thinking. of ust the te the >ill of L :.os o! ~ed pa­nd on, ~re the ly, •d­he o! ~es er-or­he )n ,a! •d te ne oe re as 1)' tis ty ovember·December, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE rmy Officials Help ROTC tudents to Sidestep Oath The Huntington Park Daily of September 23rd, reported that the University of Cahforma had found a loophole by which students in eserve Officers Training Corps could get out of signing a loyalty oath. Army and Air Force officials in Washington advised the Univer­sity it can enroll "unofficially" in ROTC those students who refuse to sign the loyalty oath. The Chancellor of the univer­sity, Clark Kerr, said the non~sign­ers would not wear ROTC uniform and insignia but will receive credit for the military course and satisfy the military training requirement for graduation. By the time they get to be of­ficers in the Army, they will no doubt rank along with the noted Major Peress. Promise and Performance Don ·t Seem to Square Up SAILORS IN SKIRTS TO GET THE BOOT Admirals in the Navy have announc­ed that a program is being instituted in that branch of the services which is designed to take sailors in petti­coats out of the Navy and leave the business of manning ships to men. This will be encouraging news to those who have never held with the idea of women joining up with our fighting forces. This ungallant practice was not initiated in this country but was im­ported from Russia. Harry Hopkins, one of Roosevelt's top Confidence men deserves the credit, or the blame, for the custom. On his first visit to his beloved Stalin he saw Russian peasant women in Army uniform digging ditches, cooking, washing, and rendering other services to Soviet fighting men and he could hardly wait to get home and introduce the custom here. The Ladies Found What In connection with the recent They Wanted to Find defeat suffered by Republicans at the polls, it is interesting to re- The League of Women Voters has read their platform for 1952 and announced that eighty-nine per cent of note these planks: "We believe the American people favor the United that the States should carry the Nations and want the United States chief responsibility for mainten- to remain in that subversive world ance of civil rights ... " ... "Re- organization. publicans will overhaul the loyal- To support this claim they took a ty program making sure that no "poll of sentiment" in four or 'five ~~d~, ~n:il.~7~!~u~7i~a;;vcC:~:e~~ ~i~~l: t~:~~:~e:s ~~~~su;~~u:o~~s noa~~ Federal compulsory health insur- ion. ance as costly, wasteful and bu- As an example, one of the cities reaucratic ... " "Republicans will was Portland,Oregon, and if there limit foreign aid" ... "Secret Com- is any more radical stronghold in the mitments made at Yalta by the nation, it would be hard to find it. late Franklin D. Roosevelt will be There are, of course, some good repudiated" ... "Republicans will Conservatives there as everywhere measure our foreign commitments else, but they are in a hopeless minor­so that they can be borne without ity. Along about 1948, left·wingers endangering the economic health moved in on Portland and took over. ~~~te!~~- ~inances of the United A6'~~ ~::·~e:;~!u:f 1~0~~nA~i::s~ lik~e=~~!tt~ bg~~~ np~~f:;~t t~ouks~ the American Veterans Committee Wonder when they decided to and other minority group organizat-ditch it and who made them do it? ~~~.s th~a:aj~:i~p~eft~~e ~:~i~:i:~~:~~ Not since the First Century Christians w e r e thrown to the lions in the Coliseum at Rome has such a spectacle of persecution for propaganda purposes been staged as the "censure" trial of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the two ~pectacles are practically identical In purpose, says Verne J. Kaub of Madison, Wisconsin. Second Lieutenant Charles C. Anderson of St. Louis was arrest­ed at Camp Gordon, Georgta, re­cently charged with having order­ed subordinates to hang a trainee by the feet from a limb of a tree. The Communists are reported to have done things like this to our '!>oys who were prisoners of war 1n North Korea but it seems rather premature for this young monster to start their torture while still in training camps in the United States. There should be a law to prevent People from changing their names for sinister reasons. It may be all right for people in Hollywood to change theirs but in records of Committees of Congress investigating rubversion, Fifth Amendment Communists seem to have a whole string of names, one for each different activity. and have held them captive ever since. In other words, these left-wing ladies fOund what they wanted to find and knew where to look for it. In the Negro Republic of Liber­ia, only Negroes can become citi­zens and only citizens can own land. Obviously the people of that country want to keep it for themselves and their descendants and for this they are to be com­mended for they have displayed a type of judgement not possessed by the leaders of all nations. During "Brotherhood" We e k, President Eisenhower is reported in the press as saying "Bigotry and intolerance, racial or religious hate and discrimination are spirit­ual acts of treason." Without argu­ing the point we add that there are so many physical acts of treas­on going on right now that there is not much time to consider the spiritual aspect of the matter. General Zwicker was the Com­mander at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, where Peress was pro­moted and discharged. Who pro­moted Peress? Utah's Governor Proves He Can't Be Pressured Governor J. Bracken Lee of Utah refused again this year as he has in the past to proclaim a ...U nited Nations Day for which all genuine, liberty­loving Americans owe him a debt of gratitude. An Associated press article on Oc­tober 20th tells of strong pressure put on Governor Lee by the White House in an effort to get liim to change his mind but he is one governor who does not "pressure" easily and he remain­ed adamant on the subject. He pro­claimed October 23rd as United States Day, however, which should be._ and is, the only day of that nature that real Americans should even cele­brate. In this same Associated press re­lease it was intimated that there were six other States whose chief execu­tives had failed or refused to proclaim United Nations Day although the names of these states were not given. We wish we knew which States they are as we would like to write their governors a letter of appreciat­ion for their patriotism. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? When General Kirke B. Lawton named seven universities which were turning out Reds, he was disclosing no secret but for giving out informat­ion already generally known, he was retired without promotion, while the Fifth Amendment Communist Peress was promoted before being honorably discharged. The seven institutions of higher learning referred to were: The University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Massachusetts Tech, Harvard, University of Minnesota, Columbia University, and College of the City of New York. AnybodY with sense enough to come in out of the rain knows that not only are these seven schools infiltrating the minds of students with Communistic ideologies but that a majority of institutions of learning in the United Statt:s are do­ing the same thing. We congratulate the television in­dustry which, for once, offered a great production to the American people with practically no propa· ganda in it. It was the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of L i g h t honoring Thomas A. Edisqn. Mostly it was a record of seventy.five years of prog­ress made by white Christian Amt'r­ican individualists who were respon­sible for the wonderful growth and prosperity of the Republic up until the time the Socialists took over. The production would have been improved if reference to Einstein and Oppen· heimer had been deleted. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? Even little tots are subject to One­World propaganda it seems. Now they are asked to convert Halloween into a "trick or treat" gimmick for the bene­fit of children of foreign countries. Aren't American taxpayers forced to contribute to the upkeep of aliens in sufficient amount that babies need not be pressed into service as bill collectors? Let's keep Halloween clean and preserve it as the traditional institution of childish fun it was in­tended to be. WHO PROMOTED PERESS? Pogo 7 Don't Ask Our Opinion Unless You Want It Straight An attorney on the West Coast writes: "More and more Ameri­cans are awakening h e r e every hour that passes but, at the same time, thousands and thousands of aliens are being brought in every month to off-set this gain. Do you think there is any possible chance for this country to escape the plot to take us over?" It all depends on what is meant by being ~<taken over." We do not think that this country will be bombed by the Russians because in so doing, they would destroy hundreds of thousands of their dedicated followers and they are too smart to kill off their own kind. Or, if they should attack us with bombs, New York, Washington, Oregon and California would not be among their targets, in our opin­ion, since the heaviest concentra­tion of their representatives, both native-born and alien, is in those areas. As to an ideological 11take over" in which we adopt Communist po­litical, economic and social poli~ cies, that is practically accomp­lished already, as any informed person can readily confirm simply by reading official records of what has already been done. For instance we are in the Unit­ed Nations and are not going to get out of it before August, 1955, and after that it will be too late as pro­posed amendments which will likely be adopted stipulate that no nation, once a member, can with­draw. The United Nations Charter, written largely by Alger Hiss and other top-level Communists, was based almost word for word on Communist policy as laid down by Lenin, Stalin and other high-rank­ing party leaders. The UNESCO, ILO, Human Rights and Genocide Conventions are all copied prac­tically verbatim from the rules of procedure laid down by the Krem­lin. Any American who doubts this may, if he can read, confirm it by comparing the United Nations Charter, and those of its auxiliar­ies, with Soviet Doctrine. And if they don't know where to find an authentic book on Communism, our State Department should be .-.hie to furnish it to him as that agency spends taxpayers' money in printing and circulating books which carry the message of Com­munism and no other. Ask, for instance for the Soviet World Out­look. And while they are at it, Ameri­cans might also make a compari­son of all the major legislation which has been passed, or propos­ed, by our own leaders for the past twenty-two years, such as farm, labor, public power, immigration, foreign policy, Housing, Socializ­ed Medicine, education, and all the other "social" subjects that Con­gress feels it is its function to pass on, and see just how much basic difference there is and has been for years in Kremlin edicts and Congressional action. Meantime, unless loyal Ameri­cans get together in a body and do something to save the country they love, there is not too much point in wondering whether or not we are going to be "taken over." Brother, if you ask me, we've practically "been took" already. Page a Highlights on the National Election The surprise victory of Strom Thurmond of South Carolina in the Senate race was a boost to the lagging spirits of millions of vot­ers who, for many years, have been the losers no matter who was elected. The Roosevelt menace is still with us. Congress is rid of one of . the pests but another bobbed up to take his place. A Fair Deal Democrat beat a Fair Deal Republican in the race for the Senate in Kentucky and "Dear Alben" Barkley with his pretty young wife and his corny jokes will hold forth again at Washin(:ton cocktail parties. A familiar political figure will preside as Speaker of the House as a result of recent balloting. Sam Rayburn of Texas will probably continue to wield the gavel mter­rniltently in that body until he gets too weak to lift it. Joe Meek of Chicago who was hauled to the White House by Sherman Adams and ordered to soft-pedal his friendship for Sena­tor McCarthy in his race for .the Senate will have plenty of bme to ponder the wisdom of this ad­vice. He was defeated by the ad­mitted Socialist incumbent. In any election, there are al· ways things for which to be thankful. In the recent one, Amer­icans are fortunate that Glen Tay­lor the Idaho horseman, didn't rid~ into the Senate on his charg­ing steed. Another close shave for the American Republi~ was the defeat of Sam Yorty of California although why a State which is sending a security and a marital risk to represent them in Wash­ington would turn him down is one of the mysteries that make that State unpredictable in a na­tional election. The defeat of John Carrol of Colorado is another nar­row escape from disaster. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Our Humble Opinion on The Battle of Ballots In the recent national election in which both Houses of Congress appear to have changed hands, the Republicans were defeated-by the Republicans. With strong support from the White House advisory staff, the Americans for Democratic Action, and other powerful minority groups, made almost a clean sweep at the polls and one-party government was advanced a long step in the United States. By this we have no refer­ence to either one of the major political parties, neither one of which any longer exists in this country. We make no pretense of being a political analyst capable of inter­preting voter reaction but we do believe that some common sense deductions explain the changed attitude of the electorate in two short years which apparently decided that if we are going to have Fair Deal­ers in positions of leadership, it might as well be Democrats. All responsible Americans, of course, recognize Fair Dealers as political scoundrels with little respect for the American Constitutional form of government and no concern whatever in preserving it. In 1952, a great majority of good American~ thought they had voted them out. They saw in Eisenhower and a Republican Congress a God-given opportunity for a change and the restoration of the deathless principles under which the United States had reached a peak of greatness unsur­passed among governments of the earth. Following that election, the people sat back and relaxed. With a few minor exceptions, they didn't get any change. Fair Deal Republicans took up where Fair Deal Democrats left off and pushed us further toward National Socialism and One-World govern­ment. The rest of the story is history as written at the polls on November 2nd. Apparently Americans feel safer when the destiny of the Republic rests with a conservative coalition in the Congress than they do when either of the major political parties are in control. Obviously they are forced to rely on such a coalition again. Personally, our own hopes were not dashed because .we didn't have any. Our lack of respect for the integrity of the leadership of either party was clearly expressed in the first edition of the Southern Conservative in January, 1950, when we said editorially: uAs to political affiliations. we acknowledge allegiance to neither of the two major parties. As presently constituted, both are so shot through with radicalism as to render them incapable of resol-v'ing the serious problems confronting the Republic. We qcknowledge our indebtedness to the coura­geous and pah·iotic coalition bloc of sound-thinking Democrats arrd Republicans in both Houses of Congress which has pre­vented Communistic influences from complete domination of our Federal government/' We reiterate that position now and sincerely hope that this ef­fective coalition bloc will function again to save the American Republic from total obliteration in a Communist World Government, an impend4 ing tragedy that only a miracle can avert. Barn Door Is Closed After Horse Stolen At long, long last, the adminis­tration has turned its attention • to the very questionable personnel loyal in the sense of having any Communist affinity., While the seat of the late Pat of the State Department and, al­McCarran of Nevada can never be though a couple of years late, filled, the American electorate made a st~p toward its improve­should be grateful that his pro- ment. tege, Alan Bible, was elected to John P. Davies, a career dip- This trick method of heave-ho is the same that was employed in the case of Oppenheimer booted out of the Atomic Energy Com­mission with the explanation that "he was a security risk but a loy­al American." As we interpret this double-talk, it means that no membership card was found in either case. As was to be expected Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was way ahead of them in both instances and had long ago recommended that both be removed. succeed him. lomat, was fired, on the ground We favor a two-party system for the South and think it would make for cleaner politics but we are going to reserve judgment on the Dallas Republican who de­feated Wallace Savage until we find out what the combination was that elected him. Savage was a States righter's dream and could have been depended on to vote right and there have long been rumors about who controls Dallas. The results of the election pro­ject one fact with crystal clear­ness and that is that, as a pres­idential adviser and director of campaign strategy, Sherman Adams is a good wood chopper. WHO PRdMOTED PERESS? that "his continued employment would go against the interests of national security" although Dul­les who fired him hastened to add that neither he nor the Special Se­curity Board found Davies "dis- WHO PROMOTED PERESS? TO OUR READERS Each year, we issue ten editions of the Southern Conservative. The July and August editions are consolidated as are the November and December editions. We do this because we have to spend the balance of the time try­ing to finance the paper. Only those activities which are all the way from mildly left-wing to downright subversive, are able to get all the money they need, tax free, and all others have to hustle for theirs. Our next edition will be out early in January and in the mean­time, we will appreciate any help from those who feel that the neces­sity for such activity as we engage in has been intensified many fold. The Southern Conservative. November-December, 1954 One Worlder Is Placed In a Congenial Agency Before adjourning in August. the Senate confirmed one James Brad· shaw Mintener as Assistant Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Florence Fowler Lyons o.f Califor· nia who is one of the nation's fore· most experts on subversion, and es­pecially as it relates to UNESCO, points out some relevant facts about Mintener's career which 1nay, or may not, have been in the hands of the Senate members who voted to con­firm him. ( In recent years, it has been proved that the only persons who fail to measure up to that body's required standards are those who actively oppose Communism.) "Mintener was one of the committee who presuaded the Uniled States Chamber of Commerce to give UNESCO a 'clean bill of health' in regard to Communism and Com· munist personnel and in!luence months alter the second report of the Senate Internal Security Subcom­mittee told the nation 'there is a Com· munist Fiith Column operating in the United Nations Secretariat' and later named UNESCO specifically" says Miss Lyons. She points out further that Minten­er served as chairman o.f the United States Committee for the United Nations Day along with such one­worlders as Paul Hoffman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Chester Bowles, Dorothy Canfield Fisher and others with sim­ilar records in advocating the abolish­ment of the national sovereignty of the United States in favor of a one-world government. Much as appointments like this are to be regretted, H is certain that the new assistant o[ HEW will find con• genial associates in that Agency which plugs for Socialized Medicine, Socialized Education and all the rest of the subversive program which smart and c 1 ever world planners worked out for Americans of limited understanding and scant patriotism to promote. Fearless Negro Refuses to Be Part of the 'Master Plan' The overall Communist plot to force abandonment of segretation in the South got no sympathy from Rev. M. Nunn, a courageous and fearless Negro minister of Al4 exander City, Alabama. When a strange white man ac­companied by a Negro visited him at his home in the Alabama town recently and demanded that he "bomb segregation out of exist­ence" by blowing up a new $200,- 000 Negro high school there, Rev. Nunn responded by going straight to the police with the matter. The men promised to pay him well, the Negro minister said, and advised him that this was part of a "master plan" to be carried out in four other unnamed Southern States. We have pointed out for a long time that segregation was only a small, but very vital, part of the plan of Communists to take over this country. When any bombing goes on hereafter in p laces where Negroes are concerned, it would be well for officials in the case to look for the real culprit instead of blaming it on innocent people.
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