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Transcript THE · SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 12 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1961 No. 11-12 The American People Are Jarred Into Action On Learning That U.S. Is Arming Our Enemies United States Senate Should Be Given A Chance To Atone for Ghastly Error After sixteen long years of constant, ceaseless and futile bickering, the United Nations stands revealed as a complete and abject failure as a medium of keeping the peace of the world or providing collective security for its member nations. On the one hand, it is a feeble and squeaky voice crying out for peace and, on the other, a vicious sounding board echoing the perpetual war cry ot the Soviet Union. One of the principal provisions of the U. N. Charter is that nations holding membership therein must be earnestly devoted to the cause of peace and to putting down aggression throughout the world. And yet, as delegates to this tragi-comic set-up - and especially those from the United States - were seriously proposing disarmament and the restriction of atomic power to peaceful uses, the demoniac dictator in the Kremlin contemptuously responded by exploding a series of super bombs ot such fri ghtful force as to suggest his possible intentions of blasting humanity from the face of the earth. Another provision of the U. N. Charter calls for all nations to bear their fair share of the financial burden requh:ed to meet expen.es of the organization if they are to retain their membership. And yet, Russia is several million dollars behind in payments , not because that country Is unable to meet its obligations but through point blank refusal to do so, and at the same time practically daring U. N. authorities to do anything about it. If this makes sense to those administering American foreign policy, theh they are unfit to serve as leaders of a head-hunting tribe in New Zealand, much less of a great country like the United States. "Take the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States" is a chant which is increasing in force and intensity throughout the country as the atrocities of the Soviet Union become more blatant with each passing day and when this is done, the hope for survival of the American Republic will be immeasur­ably increased. The tragedy of the ages was the approval.of the United Nations Charter by the American Senate on that black day in August of 1945 but this unfortunate action is not irredeemable. No legislative action has ever been taken that cannot be rescinded by a succeeding session ot the same body. There were 96 members o! the Senate when the United Nations Charter was voted on. Only two of them had the foresight, judgment and patriotism to vote against it. Of the 94 who voted for it, only 19 remain in the Senate today. Not only should the 81 members who have never had the privilege ot expressing themselves on the matter be given the opportunity to do so, but the 19 men still there who voted for it should be given a chance to make atonement for their ghastly mistake. These 19 men are Aiken of Vermont; Bridges of New Hampshire; Byrd of Virginia; Capehart ot Indiana; Chavez of New Mexico; Eastland of Mississippi; Ellender of Louisiana; Fulbright of Arkansas; Hayden of Arizona; Hick· enlooper ot Iowa; Hill of Alabama; Johnston of South Carolina; Me· Clellan o! Arkansas; Magnuson of Washington; Morse of Oregon; Rus· sell o! Georgia; Saltonstall of Massachusetts; Wiley of Wisconsin, and Young o! North Dakota. If you are among those who gave money to the trick or treat kids representing "Unicef" on Halloween night, don't delude yourself that you were help· ing the "poor little children of the world". You were not. The United Nations, which is in the hole because of Russia's failure to pay her part, took this money to meet current expenses. In its steel, stone and glass palace on the banks of the East River in New York, the United Nations· harbors a hot-bed of Sov· iet spies who are being augmented almost daily as tribal clans from Africa, spuriously calling them~ selves nations, are added to its roster with the same influence, authority and voting rights as the United States. Yugo-Sla via is an ideological satellite of Communist Russia whose leaders have repea tedly warned us that they are going to bury us and whose continuing explosions of g iant nuclear bombs indicate that they are preparing to try to do just tha t. At the recent Belgrade Conference of so­called neutral countries, Yugo-Slavia 's Dictator Tito open· ly pledged support of Khrushchev's policies In Germany and elsewhere and he frequently makes pronouncements which re-affirm his friendship for his Russian masters which has never wavered in spite of a ll propaganda to the contrary. Yet t he government of the United States has given 2.28 billions of dollars, extorted from hard-working American taxpayers, to help build the economy and bolster the mifi. tary might of this staunch ally of the Communist world. This alone was a shocking act of betrayal of American in· terests and American security but the most incredible in· stance of a nation giving "aid and comfort to the enemy" was brought to light with the disclosure, and reluctant ad. mission y tb!lc Defense and Stat 9epartm nts, th ~ n<>t only are fighter planes, guns, tanks, rockets and other war materials being supplied to Tito but that Yugo-Slav pilots and maintenance men are being trained in American mifi. tory bases to operate this equipment in case the Commun· ists declare war against us. Friday, October 13, 1961, dawned like any other day in the United States and there was nothing to portend the tragic news that was soon to chill the hearts and the spines of the American people. Then they opened their morning paper and learned to their horror and dismay that those who have been warning of treason in high places and screaming to high heaven for years that we were being sold out to the enemy, were not alarmists, reactionaries and crackpots after all, but merely truthful chroniclers of events which were actually happen· ing as the people slept. For on that day it was revealed by an outraged patriot in the military service, and confirmed by the Departments of Defense and State ~'after they were smoked out" as the press described it, that the United States was not only furnishing vast stores of military equip~ ment to Communist Yugo-Slavia but that several Communist pilots and maintenance men were being trained to operate this equipment at a military base in Texas. Later alert and determined newspaper men in Washington brought out that scores of these Yugo-Slav Communists had already been trained in this country and that plans were under way to train hundreds more in the United States. Also it was revealed that not only was this country in the process of sending 135 Sabrejet fighter planes to Communist Yugo-Slavia but that in the past two years we had turned over to Tito ships, tanks, weapons, ammunition, electronics, components and air­craft and Navy jet trainers worth $693,856,000, plus $27.6 million in related services which did not include the cost of the Sabrejets and the Navy jet trainers. Included in the military equipment supplied to the enemy were mine-sweepers, sub-chasers, howitzers and over 8,000 two-and-a-half~ ton trucks. Knowledge of all this had been withheld from the American people until the truth was wrung from Washington officials. As this horrible disclosure was made, American women who were kissing their husbands, sons, brothers and sweethearts goodbye as they (Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It Paqe 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November.Oeeember, 1961 W~v Communism Has Been Able To Spread Out All Over The World The understanding by women of wotld conditions is amazing and would have been unbelievable a few years ago. The following dis· cussion of the appeasement poli­cies which have enabled Commun­ism to spread over the world is, we believe, as clear and factual as any presentation of the subject ever made. The communication is from a Fort Worth housewife and dedicated patriot: The Communist goal is world conquest, nobody will deny that. Their first land-base was made in Russia in 1917. Disregarding the fact that the coup which captured the Russian govern· ment in October, 1917, was head­ed by revolutionaries some of whom were from New York City, let us consider just the record of out government policy since then in relation to the suc­cess of communism over the world. In 1922-23 when communism was on the brink of internal col­lanse due to the effects of bru­tality and famine, our govern­ment permitted millions of dol· Iars worth of food to be sent in· to Russia under a commission headed by the Hon. Herbert Hoover, which appeared to be a great, humanitarian ef· fort. Anybody aware of com4 munist strategy, however knows that they use food as a ' , olitical weapon by award­' · ing it · ,to those who suO­, mit to, and by withholding it from, those who dare to oppose communism. In 1933, President Roosevelt in the dead of night entered into an Executive Agreement with the representative of Soviet Russia, recognizing her as a legitimate government and thus our Gov­ernment policy lifted Commun­ism up into a place of respecta· bility among nations. When Hitler attacked Soviet Russia, there was a good chance of CommWlism being wiped ftom the face of the earth and in do­ing it Hitler's Germany would have become so exhausted she would have been a threat to no­body. But What did our ~overn­ment do? They came to the aid of Rus.sia, and altho Communist Russia was then and still is the avowed enemy of the free capi­taEstic system and dedicated to jts destruction, she became our ally, and emerged from that war a veritable Frankenstein ready to destroy us. het defender and supporter. Out Lend-Lea~e aid to Russia following World War II is an open record, and for those who dare to face the truth our Gov­ernment's aid to Communism un­de.- the Yalta and Potsd:1m Trea· ties and Agreements simply re· veals our continued suoport of Communism. As a result, Com­munism took over Eastern Eu­rope, and in Asia was given a foothold from which Commun­ism has now all but comoleted tht! conquest of that continent. Our betrayal of China fills me with shame, and when I see those persons responsible for that betrayal being reinstated in im­portant positions by the present administration I am burned up with righteous wrath. The Arab world had tradition­ally been our friend until literally driven into the Communist bloc by policies adopted by our gov­ernment. The European nations with Colonial territories in Africa were pressured into prematurely releasing their colonies, and our government played a tremendous part in bringing this about. As colonial powers have been driv­en out of Africa prematurely, thus creating a vacuum, Com­munism is moving in and in some instances being aided by the United Nations, financed large­ly by taxes taken from you and me. In many of those colonies where see:regation was common, we were found beating the drums for "integration"; whereas in An­gola where integration had work­ed well and was perfectly syn­chronized to every day life, we drummed up confusion and con­flict and turned upon our friend, Portugal, and by our govern­ment oolicies driving her from our side. Castro's communist record was well known, and whereas Trujillo's ant i-Communist record was just as well known, our State Dept. helped to put Cas­tro in power in Cuba and our J!OVernment policies were large­ly responsible for destroying the Dominican Republic and turning it over to the f:ommunists, the last stae:es of which we are now witnessing. In South America, our govern­ment has held out a helpin~ hand wherever a oro-Communist dic­tator, like Betancourt of Vene­zuela, came fornrard to oppose an anti-Communist dictator. Ev­en today our government is pre­paring to give financial help to Cheddi Jagan of British Guiana because "we don't know wheth­er' he is pro-Communist or not, and we can't take a chance." Well, he is not only pro-Com­munist, but according to hi~h­ranking citizens of British Gui· ana both he and his wife are Communists. Our government has fot a number of years been pipine into the Communist stronghold of Yugoslavia, which is merely the pioeline to Russia, all sorts of strategic material and training all kinds of skilled mechanics. flyers and scientists, which is only added evidence that Com­munism has been helped - not hurt - by those charged with the handlin~ of the foreign pol­icy of the United States. Even today, when Khrushchev defies nublic world ooinion and sets off continued and ever' in­creasing nuclear blasts, and ev­en laughs when he admits they "made a mistake and released a bigger' one than planned," do we find the leaders of our nation breaking diplomatic relations or even suggesting that Russia be expelled from the United Na­tions, which is language even Russia could understand? No! They only express a few words of indignation and continue train­ing Communist flyers, supply· ing military and atomic material and helping the economy of the Communists in a hundred dif· The American People- (Co~~~~·~ tom left for training camp were faced with the added anguish of realizing that if war should come and their men were killed, it could be at the hands of an enemy trained and equipped for the job by the government which had drafted these men into service. For nobody but plain, un• mitagated and unregenerate morons believe that in a conflict between World Communism and the forces of freedom, Communist Dictator Tito would line up on our side. Civilization offers no parallel case where a nation has used its resources, its tax money and its know-how to prepare the enemy to shoot down its own fighting men and terrified Ame'ricans are still gasp· ing in disbelief that this could actually happen here. We didn't know, of course, about this act of perfidy on the part of out governing officials for if we had we would have published it. But on October 10, in the drop head of our lead editorial in the October edition of the Southern Conservative which was placed in the mails three days before the horror story broke. we said in part: 14It is a heart-breaking experience when a country has been defeated by the enemy but if its people have stood solidly together and fought with their last ounce of blood, sweat and tears in its defense, there is something ennobling and glorious even in defeat. But when a nation is betrayed and overthrown by its own leaders, shame, dishonor' and despair are added to the humiliation of its conquered people." Little did we realize the tragic significance these prophetic words would assume within three days. . The Constitution of the United States defines tteason as "giving rud and comfort to the enemy" and if the furnishing of military equip· ment to Yugo-Slavia and the training of Communist pilots and main­tenance men to operate them in the face of threats of a Communist war against us at any time, is not tteason, then there is no such thing as treason and the word has been obliterated from the language of the United States_ . The disclosure of the infamous situation was made by Harry G. Kmckerbocker of Dallas, a business executive and a major in the Air National Guard, while on a casual visit to Perrin Air Base at Sherman, Texas, where he had gone many times before in a futile attempt to secure planes of a similar type for his own branch of the Service. While there he was horrified to see several Yugo-Slav pilots milling around and on inquiring as to what these men were doing in an Amel'i­can military base, the sordid truth came out. Major Knickerbocker no doubt was aware of the risk to his future career in the Armed Setvices and especially in view of what had hap­pened recently to another military man who had dared to inform his troops of Communist tactics, but he did not hesitate. He promptly con­tacted a few prominent Texans, and things began to happen. Indignation meetings attended by thousands were held in Dallas for six' consecutive nights followed by others in Houston, Fort Worth and other Texas cities. The movement is spreading throughout the coun­try as this is written and if some scalps don't dangle from the belts of outraged Americans as a result, it will not be because public indignation is not at the boiling point. President Kennedy and former President Eisenhower have been busy passing the buck back and forth between each other, each deny· ing that he was responsible for authorizing this ghastly arrangement and we don't blatne them for it is the most incredible act of betrayal ever committed against the sovereign citizens of any country on the face of the earth. The American people may expect no action in the matter by the Whi.te House for they have learned about Presidents by this time and reahze that for the past quarter century American Chief Executives have been so interested in One-World Government that the individual security of the United States is not one of their major concerns. Also they know that impeachment of a President for any of­fefl: se whatsoever is a lost art in this country, so there is no hope of rehef from that quarter. Besides the responsibility for this terrible atrocity against the American people lies directly at the door of Congress whose members are elected and paid to protect us from such acts of betrayal as have just been brought to light. If they didn't know about the Yugo-Slavia affair, they were derelict in their duty and if they did know about it and kept silent, they are guilty of criminal negligence. Meantime, they should be deluged with such a shower of denun­ciations and protests that they will be literally frightened into action pending the time when Washington can be cleansed of Communist sympathizers and patriotic Americans placed on guard. ferent ways and in many dif­ferent spots. But Treason remains treason, whoever performs the act - and this continued support of Com­munism could not have happen. ed by accident. From a physician in New Mexi· co: "Please know that we respect the integrity of your small voice in this howling wilderness of folly and treason that we call our gov­ernment". November-December, 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVA T IVE Page 3 Unswerving Loyalty To Country Now Ranks As Punishable Crime The past , two decades of history have witnessed many instances of shoddy and indefensible official action in Washington which have caused decent Americans to blush with shame for the depravity of our national leaders. But seldom has the record of those in high authority been so blackened, sullied and befouled as in the recent case where a uniform with its accompanying decorations was sadly surrendered by a great American General who had given thirty years of honorable, distinguish­ed and loyal service to his country and whose only offense - let's face it - was that he was bitterly opposed to Communism and openly fought it. Major General Edwin A. Walker who remembered with heart­break the incapacity of his uninformed and undisciplined soldiers in Korea, tried to overcome this handicap by indoctrinating his troops in Germany with the ideals of Americanism and acquainting them with the strategy and tactics of the Communist Conspiracy whose announc­ed objective is to "bury" the United States. For · this General Walker was humiliated, demoted and hounded until he finally decided to offer his resignation in order "to be free from the power of little men who, in the name of my country, punish loyal service_ to it." In the matter of unquestioned allegiance and unshakable devotion to his country which could not be diverted or turned aside by scurvy tactics of mental dwarfs in the Pentagon, General Walker now stands alongside General Douglas MacArthur who also rebelled against Wash­ington pressure to let the Communists win and for which he, too, got the axe. We predict that General Walker, freed from the restraints which Washington imposes on those who display qualities which lift them above their fellowmen, will now take his place in a high sphere of service to his countrymen for which he is so obviously fitted. Incidentally, and as a matter of comparison between the personal integrity of those involved in the tragic incident, how many Washing­ton stuffed shirts, who are living off of the American taxpayers, and who clutter up the national capital like flies swarming over a rotting carcass, would willingly sacrifice a salary and emoluments amounting to around twenty thousand dollars per year for life, in order to defend a principle? Comedian From Mexico City Drafted To Help In U.S. Congressional Race Texans like everybody else, re­alize that all's fair in love, war and politics and that almost anything is justified within reason in a hot political campaign. "You can't quarrel with success" is a political truism which few challenge. However, we believe that New Frontiersmen would be surprised at how many people there are in this State, both Democrats and Re­publicans, who take a dim view of a burlesque show in connection with a Congressional race and es­pecially at a time of great national peril when the matter of survival of the Republic is at stake. There is said to have been many lifted eyebrows on the part of the better class citizens of San An­tonio who, while in the minority, represent that city's powerful cul­tural, social and intellectual ele­ment when the Vice President of the United States, during the re­cent campaign, came to town and pero::onally conducted a sideshow in the streets of the Alamo City. His chief performer was Cantin­flas, Mexico's hi~hest paid come­dian who receives more for one performance than a U.S. Congr~ss- We can't win for losing. The President sent a message of "con­gratulations" to the Kremlin on the 44th anniversary of their over­throw of the Russian Government. And Adlai Stevenson attended a shindig at the Russian Embassy in Washington commemorating the same infamous event. man receives in salary for a year. He was brought from Mexico City by Mr. Johnson for the occasion although whether the cost of the expensive entertainment was per­sonally borne by the Vice Presi­dent or paid by the taxpayers has not been revealed. The imported comedian was flanked by local dark-eyed senor­itas doing the Twist and the Cha Cha Cha and together they are said to have provided some lusty en­tertainment that drew Latin Amer­icans to the polls in droves. Most of them didn't know what it was all about but they liked what they saw and went for it in a big way. The disapproval, however, of upper class San Antonions is per­haps of little concern to New Frontiersmen since it merely rep­resents the old-fashioned sentiment of fuddy duddies who cling to the out-moded belief that the nation's top-bracket officials owe some concession to the dignity of the office and that they should be possessed of the necessary person­al breeding and good taste that would oreclude their patricipation in a public vaudeville show. Not only is the United Nations financially insolvent and morally bankrupt, but the only function it now performs is to serve as a transmission belt for Communist propaganda of the Soviet Union in its announced determination to conquer the world. Newly Named federal Judge Comes Across With Expected Decision Texas University Gets Unsavory Publicity The University of Texas has re­cently beeen the recipient of some unwholesome publicity which is to be expected in the case of any ed­ucational institution which inte­grates the races. When the first black man was admitted to Texas University sev­eral years ago, it was argued by bleeding hearts, advocates of rac­ial mixing and other assorted hu­man weaklings that the move was in order that Negroes who could get special training offered by that University nowhere else should be admitted as a matter of justice and that there would be no social mixing of any kind or character. This was a laugh to any sensible Texan who realizes that if you give a Negro an inch he will take a mile and that is now being proved in a big way. Recently a bunch of Negro men and women barged into the lobby of an all-white women's dormitory at the university in protest against "discrimination" in such dormitory and refused to budge when told by officials of the school to get out. When they finally got ready to leave, they did so and not be­fore thereby demonstrating typical Negro insolence yvl).en. a\\owed t o et ou of and. · · · ' Recoqnize These Facts And Puzzle Will Fall In Place The Greater Cincinnati Chanter of the Minute Women of the USA points out five fundamental facts which the American people must study and recognize in order to understand American Aid to Yugo­Slavia and practically everything else that is taking place today which is rapidly destroying the American form of government. These five fundamental facts The great majority of appointees in policy-making positions in the Executive branch of our present administration are Fabian Social­ists. Fabian Socialism and Commun­ism are identical in purpose-the establishment of a one-world soc­ialist government. Fabian Socialism and Commun­ism differ only in method - the former being committed to sub­version by stealth, the latter re­sorting to violence when neces­sary. Fabian Socialism and Commun­ism work as partners when their interests are coordinated. They pretend to be perpetually at war, but their real conflict is only in the area of the determination of the ultimate master. For that reason, Fabian Social­ists are destroying the American free enterprise system, while pre­tending to strengthen it. For that reason, Fabian Socialists are not weakening, but are strengthening, Communism at home and abroad, while pretending to fight it. Fort Worth is one city which has been remarkably free from racial trouble and the good people of this city have been grateful that they have not heretofore been subject­ed to agitation regarding the Com­munist- instigated policy of inte­grated schools. Negroes have facili ties equal, and in some cases superior, to those of White students and members of both races were satisfied. The city has taken great pride in the fact that excellent"' racial relations pre­vailed here and that racial trouble was at a minimum. Then President Kennedy appoint­ed a local attorney and close polit­ical associate of Lyndon Johnson as Federal Judge. It wasn't long until the usual pattern was followed. A Dallas Negro lawyer, and of­ficial of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, barged into town to try a suit filed earlier by another Negro who was also an outsider located at a nearby airbase. The Dallas Negro said. with a straight face, that he did not reoresent the NAACP but onlv the plaintiff who had demanded that his children be allowed to attend a White school. It goes without saying that the newlv·aooointed Judf!e ruled in fa­vor of the Negro and decreed that beginning next Seotember the whole orderly pattern ·. of Fort WOrth schools must •be , ch~R'J'd. and Negroes and Whites. must be mixed in the class rooms. The Fort Worth school board will probably aopeal the case to stacked higher Federal Courts and it does not require three guesses to decide what the final outcome will be. Newsoaper reoorters designated the political rul ing as an "historic decision." Another amusing angle of the affair was the report in the press that the Judge stayed up all nioht preceding his decision, ostensibly pondering the merits of the case, pro and con, trying to reach a just conclusion. It's too bad that the Judge. lost a night's sleep instead of making the decision right off the cuff be­cause there is a widely held belief that a Federal Judge these days knows pretty well what his ruling will be in any matter involving Negroes, not only before the case is tried but before he is appointed to the job. On October 26 in a New York Times press release with a Bel4 grade dateline was this informa­tion about "Neutral" Tito of Yugo~ Slavia to whom we are furnishing fighter planes and providing train­ing for pilots to operate them on the theory that this Communist country is friendly to the United States: "President Tito declared Wednesday there was no differ­ence between Soviet and Yugo­Slav Communism as to ultimate aims. The dispute between them, he said, c o n c e r n e d only the methods by which those ends should be achieved . . . " And one of those aims, we have been as­sured again and again is to bury the people of the United States. Pogo 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fori Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year !Everyp11idsubscriberisentitledtoone free subscription to be sent to eny penon ofhischoosing.l Sent without cost to members of Congreu, memben of State legislatures, Governors, udotherpublicofficials. Invitations To Speak Are Showered On Gen. Walker General Edwin A. Walker who was forced into resigning his com­mission in the army because of his outspoken opposition to Commun­ism, would have to be triplets or quadruplets if he complied with all the requests for speeches which the press reports as pouring in on him from all areas of the country. Apparently he has accepted none of them so far and has announced that he has no definite plans at present but is subject to the wishes of the Subcommittee of the Senate which is investigating the factors surrounding his withdrawal from the armed forces. One Texas political writer hinted that General Walker might be con­scripted to run for Governor of Texas but surely this is based on pure speculation and has no basis in truth. The American people have a right to expect that the talents and special ability of the General will be utilized in fighting Communism and certainly the governorship of Texas would offer no opportunity along this line. Any way, this position is not the glamorous and respected job it was in former years when big men held it, and it would have to be built up to its earlier glory before a man of General Walker's attainments could be induced to consider it in our opinion. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE 'The Most Dangerous Man In The Country Is The President Of The United States' A noted Constitutional lawyer of Dallas recently made a deep and profound statement in a public address which should be pondered by all Americans. He is the Honorable Sydney Latham and he said that the President of the United States is the-most dangerous man in the Republic. He was not speaking of Mr. Kennedy particularly but of all Pres­idents, regardless of his party or his identity. The reason the President is the most dangerous man in the country, as Mr. Latham pointed out, is because he has more power than any other individual and there is nothing on earth more dangerous than excessive power in the hands ot one man or set of men. What Mr. Latham did not say is that the power which is so blat­antly exercised by modern Chief Executives has been greatly augment­ed by the usurpation of vast authority from the Le&isl~tive branch. of government which is not sanctioned by the ConstitutiOn and w~Ich the founders of the American Republic never intended that any Amencan President should take on himself. Franklin D. Roosevelt who considered himself as ranking along with deity and who sincerely believed that divinity had conscripted him to rule the world, was perhaps the worst offender in history in the matter of taking on himself powers not belonging to the executive, but, taking their cue from him, every President who has come after him has been equally guilty of this crime against Constitutional govern­ment. We hope that the man who now sits in the White House comes finally to realize the awesome responsibility of wielding vast power and reverses the current trend to exert it against the interests and security of our beloved Republic. We hope that he refuses to use this power to destroy the greatest governing system ever devised in the interest of human freedom. We hope that he refuses to employ this power to help bring about the election of cheap and shoddy demagogues to both Houses of Con­gress for the sole reason that they happen to be of his political faith. We hope he refuses to let his great office be used to put into effect further Socialist policies designed by the enemies of the United States to break down the American free enterprise system which has given us the highest standard of living any people have enjoyed in the history Of mankind. W ope he refuses to exert this power in bringing about the establishment of a One-World Government through the medium of the United Nations which would forever consign the American people to human slavery and t}_ylt he refuses to let our deadly enemies in that body persuade him to disarm us and junk our weapons and leave us at the mercy of international gangsters. We hope that he refuses to use this vast power to down-grade the White Race which has been solely responsible for the building of Chris­tian civilization and that he refuses to join in the world plot to exalt nations not long out of savagery and cannibalism to a powerful position of world leadership. We hope he refuses to continue to use the power of his high office to bleed the American people of their resources and drain off their sub­stance by inducing Congress to pass extortionate tax legislation and appropriations and by the dangerous and debilitating policy of channel­ling billions of taxpayers' dollars ~o alien enemies or allocating it to domestic failures who are fast commg to regard government as merely a crutch to support the lazy, the incompetent and the wea~. . In brief, we hope that he refuses to any longer exercise excessive power and usurped authority for an~ purpose whatever a_nd that he exerts his legitimate power to help bnng about the restoration of Con­stitutional Government in the United States. We hope! Hollywood Producer Reaches New Low In Deliberate Insult To The South One of the worst insults ever extended the South since the days of Thaddeus Stevens, was offer­ed by a Hollywood character named Otto Preminger, a motion picture producer, recently. The South is used to being used as the whipping boy of Red sympa­thizers but this case was tops in its line. The Preminger person proposed to cast a rabble rousing Negro racial agitator, Martin Luther King, in the role of a "senator from Georgia" in one of his pro­ductions, Advise and Consent. It seems that the Negro had more judgment than Preminger and was hesitant about accepting the assignment but it was reported that the depraved arrangement will be carried out any way with this, or some other black man, in the role. It is hard to discuss those who furnish cinema entertainment fair­ly because, it must be admitted, many of them are not the nation's most desirable citizens. Preminger is especially offensive. He has flooded the screen with filthy, im­moral and s h abby produc­tions for many years, frequently insisting on using writers with Communist front records to pre­pare his scripts. So his selection of a Negro to portray a Southern Senator is right in character. We are sure that even many of his associates in the industry must have been embarrassed by this latest crude attempt to slur and humiliate the citizens of a great Southern State by this arrogant, foreign-born master of insult. November-December, 1961 Everything Is Lovey Dovey Between Truman And Kennedy We must have an evil mind for we are always recalling things which should perhaps be forgotten. For instance, the press recently pictured the happy scene in the White House when all the Trumans were dinner guests of the Ken­nedys and everything was Iavey dovey and compliments flew thick and fast. Instinctively our thoughts flew back to the last National Demo· cratic Convention in Los Angeles at which time Mr. Truman gave out an interview to the press from his home in Independence in which he employed traditional Truman terms to express his contempt for the audacity of the "inex'perienced young man" who had won enough primary elections to put him in the running. The former President became so infuriated at the mounting support for Kennedy before the convention started that he flat refused to go to Los Angeles, the first national convention of his party that he had missed within memory. He stayed at home and sulked and never stopped aiming barbed darts at the Massachusetts senator until after the convention was over and the campaign started. Now he not only sips through the same quill with the President but showers him with such ex .. travagant compliments that one would t hink that the latter was the personal choice of the man from Missouri, and that he sponsored his nomination. Of course we realize that all pro .. fessional politicians are two-faced but it is amusing how much crow poor Mr. Truman-as well as Elea .. nor Roosevelt-has had to eat con .. cerning one whom he considered an impudent upstart. Whose Victory? (Fort Worth Star Telegram) The addition of Memphis to a number of other Southern cities racially integrating their public schools has brought from a U. S. Department of Justice official the comment that ''this was a year of great progress for the white mod­erates of the South." It has been a great year for the Justice Department, but that is about all it has been a great year for. The incongruity in the official's remark, however, concerns the matter of whom in the South he considers a moderate. This designation of moderates is not the South's. Most Southerners fail to see the operation of mod .. eration in a situation in which a region is compelled to change its educational practices in response to judicial orders stemming from a Suoreme Court decision. The Justice Department'S" defini· tion of a moderate apparently is one who does what he is compelled to do. Since the U. S. government demonstrated by the dispatch of Army troops to Little Rock that it can and will enforce integration, there has not been much place for true moderates. The Justice Depart· ment can call the situation what it wishes, but if it imagines the Southern people are happy with the new state of affairs and would con­tinue it without the implication of federal force it is mistaken. November.Oeeember, I 96 I Deporting One Socialist At A Time Won't Get Job Done A well·intentioned gentleman in Houston, Mr. Robert E. Nesmith, is reported in the press to have got· ten rid of one Socialist by paying the $560 fare to Australia of Char· Jes Hugh Dillon of Dallas. It was a one·way ticket and Dillon is ex­pected to remain forever out of the United States as his part of the bargain. This is a nice gesture on the part of Mr. Nesmith and all right as far as it goes but this pot·shot method of ridding the nation of Socialists is not going to get very far. If Mr. Nesmith were also pre­pared to provide transportation out of the country for all of the New Frontiersmen and all of the Modem Republicans in Washing­ton, as well as a majority of the members of both Houses of Con· gress, all members of the Supreme Court, heads of government agen­cies, teachers, preachers and other assorted Socialists who are selling the country out to the Commu­nists, we might get somewhere. Watch Communist Jagan Get The Money He Wants! As if there had not already been enough disclosure of American financing of Communist countries, the belief is expressed in Wash­ington that we may give some $200,000,000 of American taxpay· ers' money to Cheddi Jagan, prime minister of British Guinea and a stooge of the Kremlin. During his appearance on "Meet the Press" and on other public occasions during his recent visit to the United States, this repulsive Red openly admitted that he was a follower of Karl Marx, father of Communism and frankly stated that his regime would operate in accordance with this vile system. Later he called on the President of the United States to beg for money where it is claimed that he used the magic formula which al­ways brings in the cash. He told the President that if the United States did not give him the finan­ces he wanted, he would apply to Russia for assistance. Does anybody want to bet that he won't get what he asks for from us with perhaps a few extra mil­lions thrown in for good measure? The question which this and similar cases poses to the Ameri­can people is how long can the Republic survive under such cor­rupt diversion of national finan­cial resources and open violation of the Constitution of the United States which specifies that money shall be appropriated by the Con· gress only for the legitim_ate ex­penses of the American govern­ment? According to Congressman Hal­lack from Indiana, the Department of Commerce recently upped the stuff being sent to Russia, includ· ing articles that could be potential war material, by 800 per cent. And this, too, while the "Berlin Crisis" was at its peak. When we consider that Mr. Luther Hodges is consid­ered as the "conservative" member cf the administration, we can't help wondering what the admitted "liberals" in the official family of the President may do to us. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE If He Can't Handle The Job He Has Why Should He Be Governor Of Texas? The Public Relations Department of the Kennedy administration is apparently working overtime to create a boom for John Connolly, Secretary of the Navy, as a can~ didate for the nomination as Gov­ernor of Texas in next Spring's Democratic primaries. So far as we can gather, the re­action in Texas seems to be that if the President is so anxious to unload Connolly after only a short try at the Navy job, he should fol· low the usual Washington proce­dure and shove him off on the United Nations or one of the fore· ign embassies and not bounce him back on the people of Texas. As a matter of fact, Mr. Con· nolly was little known in his na­tive State except as a paid func· tionary of Lyndon Johnson and there was a lot of local tittering last January when the man chosen to direct our ships on the high seas was conscripted froq1 the great "seaport" city of Fort Worth where the only visible water Is the slug· gish six-foot deep Trinity River. We don't say that Mr. Connolly will not be nominated as Governor of Texas or that he could not be elected for we have learned through observation, much of it recently, that almost anybody can get elect· ed to a high office provided he has plenty of financial backing, admin­istration support and a Socialist platform. What we are trying to say is that we cannot find any sentiment in Texas for Mr. Connoily to re­turn to the State and run for Gov­ernor and especially before he has warmed the seat of the _iob which was so recently given him. Not Recommended Reading For Those .Who Don't Care What Is Happening With this edition we end eleven years of publication of the Southern Conservative. Editorially, we have always shot from the hip and have pulled no punches in telling of bi·partisan socialism in Washington which is making a shambles of our great Republic. When we consider the current State of the Union, we must admit that nothing much has been accomplished. On the other hand, the fact that most Americans now realize what is happening to their coun­try is heartening and we like to think that we have had something to do with this awakening. During the years we have been grateful beyond expression for the splendid assistance and cooperation of those of small and moderate means jUst as we have found it incredible how little inclined those of immense wealth are to enlist in any patriotic movement even though they have everything to lose. We could think of scores of instances but one will illustrate our meaning. Back in the early days of our publication, one of our editions so intrigued and pleased a certain multimillionaire that he wrote us a letter overflowing with heady praise. To show his further appreciation he enclosed a check for one hundred dollars. We were deeply grateful for that one hundred dollars just as we have been grateful for every penny contributed to our work. We believe it will be understood why our gratitude was slightly diminished one week later when it was announced in the press that this same man had given TWO MILLION DOLLARS to one of the Reddest universities in the country whose instructors carefully instill in their students hatred and contempt for the system of government which had --enabled this man to become a multimillionaire. It would seem that if this good man had $2,000.100 to give away, he would have made a less disproportionate division of it as between those who were earnestly trying to do their bit to help save our great Consti­tutional system and those who were deliberately seeking to destroy it. It occurred to us then, and we still believe, that so long as men of extreme wealth express their approval of Socia1ist institutions in terms of millions and restrict their support of patriotic groups to empty praise and paltry sums, the fight for survival will remain an unequal contest with dim chances for winning. And so we make this public plea to those who are richly endowed with worldly goods to change their pattern of giving in the Holiday Season just ahead. Instead of donating to so many glamorous social or charity causes, most of which are always over·subscribed, give to some patriotic individual, organization or publication, all of whom are working desperately to rescue our vanishing American rights and freedom. If you don't care for us and do not regard our work of value, there are scores of others with radio, television and lecture programs, pub· 1ications, organizations, seminars and various other patriotic activities and who would be immeasurably heartened by a friendly and helping hand. · After all, you can't take it with you and if the national trend continues in the same direction, it won't be too long until you can't keep it here either. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ida M. Darden-Editor Page 5 Official Action Which Defies Human Belief The case of the Savannah, Geor­gia, postman who was fired, and then rehired on instruction of the Postmaster General who bitterly criticized him and then took it back on orders from the President, de· fies belief. It simply could not have happened, and yet it did. But before we go any further let us explain that the offending postman was a Negro. If he had been a White man and had been guilty of the offense charged to him, he would have been kicked out without any further ado. But when anything happens to a Negro, there are reverberations clear up to the White Hot.ise, because the colored vote is at stake and it's going to be needed. Any way this Negro postman probably had a lot of "Liberian" in him because he committed the same offense of which the girl member of the Youth Peace Corps complained - he used the street for a bathroom. In fact, he used the front lawn of one of the fami4 lies to whom he was delivering mail, as a bathroom. Actually, by this act, the Negro was merely showing his contempt for all White oeonle which the blacks, under the New Order, are taught to do and he was just Jiving up to the Code. The postal officials in Savannah, of course, fired him and he was lucky that nothing worse h a ppe n~ ed to him. Then the Postmaster General in Washin?.,ton was ordered to re4 instate him which he did under protest saying at the time that "he would not want a man like that delivering mail to his family." The President who expressed no opinion on the behavior indulged in by the Negro, Jet the Postmaster General know that he didn't like his criticism of the colored man, so the Postmaster General erased his derogatory remarks about the Negro from the record. Period. Anti-Communist South Africa Is Target Of United Nations South Africa is one of the few countries in the world whose lead­ers have kept their sanity on ra­cial matters. There is practically no racial trouble there, except that foment­ed by outside Communists, be­cause of the sound policies which keep the white and black races separated. So it was natural, of course, that South Africa would be bitterly con­demned by the United Nations through a resolution passed by the General Assembly's Political Com4 mittee for Racial Policies. Making the black races of the world dominant, and relegating Anglo·Saxons to second place is part of the overall objective of the One·World organization. Naturally, the United States joined in the condemnation pro­ceedings against South Africa. What can be counted on without fail is for our representatives in the U. N. to do the wrong thing. A resolution condemning Portu­gal for something or other was passed at the same time. South Africa and Portugal are both strongly anti·Communist. If they had not been they would not have been condemned. Page 6 T~is Seems To Call For Another Let Us Have More And Bigger 'Indignation Memorandum By Senator Fulbright Meetings' Until Our Republic Is Saved There is scarcely a literate American who is not familiar with the The tragic rise of Castro to pow~ Communist nation and ally of the manner in which the Pentagon dealt with Major General Edwin A. er in Cuba and in Latin America United States. Walker for his efforts to indoctrinate his troops in Germany with Amer- was made possible because of the icanism and to warn them of Communist tactics designed to deStroy cooperation and assistance from the United States. the American State Department which invariably sides with Com­But probably very few know about the treatment accorded another munists in various conflicts be~ person recently who holds views directly opposing those of General tween the Soviets and the forces Walker. of freedom. Dr. Vera Micheles Dean, born in Petrograd, Russia, and now on the staff of the University of Rochester, New York, has a public record of Communist Front affiliations which is available to any Amer­ican citizen who cares to take the trouble to look it up. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle of October 17, 1~61 , ,Dr. Dean faced a dilemma which had to be resolved. She had engagements to deliver addresses at Maxwell Air Force Base in Mo,ntgomery, Alabama, on October 18 and another in Syracuse, New York on the following day which were so close together that she could not meet both schedules by using regular commercial planes. Clearly this posed a serious problem for a woman whose teachin_es and public speeches have done far more to inspire a favorable attitude ...,. toward Communism than patriots like General Walker have been able to accomplish in the opposite direction. So what did the Air Force which is under the jurisdiction of the PentaP.on do in the emergency? Says the Democrat and Chronicle proudly: "The Air Force will send a plane for her to New York City, fly her to Montgomery and, after her lecture, take her to Syracuse." The transportation problem was solved as simply as that! But a lot of nosy patriots are probably going to insist on knowing why this particular woman was invited to address men at an American Air Force Base and to try to find out if no American-born speaker with­out a Communist·Front record was available for the job. Perhaps the answer can be supplied by United States Senator Ful­bright of Arkansas who takes such a deep and abiding interest in the military and its policies in dealing with the menace of Communism. There Are Plenty Of lnvestigations But Nothing Is Ever Done About Them Acting on the theory that GI's have been conscripted to serve their country in a military capac~ ity and not as bartenders, maids, cooks and valets for high military officials, Congressman Frank Ko­lawski of Connecticut has demand­ed a sweeping investigation of the subject. Mr. Kolawski claims that be­tween 3,000 and 5,000 enlisted men are assigned to jobs as house­hold servants for officers. The Connecticut Congressman who has been crusading against this practice since he came to Con­gress in 1958 may get the investi­gation he requests but, if ,so, it will probably go the way of all Congre~sional probes. Nothing will co;r~~t;~~ly everything that ls go­ing on in Washington is being in­vestigated, but it does not mean anything. Nothing is done about it after the investigation discloses all kinds, sorts and conditions of skul­duggery. For instance there is no finer investigating body anywhere than the House un-American Activities Committee. They have held hear­ings which have covered hundreds of thousands of pages and have turned up so many traitors engag­ed in trying to destroy the Ameri­can form of government that it would be a human impossibility to give the total number of these criminals. But, since they are Com­munists, there is no follow-up with prosecutions by the Department of Justice and if there were, the Su­preme Court more than likely would turn the offenders loose af­ter they had been convicted. Investigations have been going on forever. There was the investi-gation of the Institute of Pacific Relations which showed a thor­oughly organized movement,' aided by the American State Depart­ment, to turn China over to the Communists and that was that. There was also the investiga4 tion of the tax-exempt Founda­tions which was sabotaged by an Ohio Congressman who objected at every step of evidence that the Foundations were trying to, and succeeding in, bringing about In­ternational Socialism. The Founda­tions are still going strong and are still tax-exempt. The Bang-Jensen affair was in­vestigated and a report made of it but this report was smothered to death with words. Washington seldom lets one word suffice when a thousand can be worked in and the Bang-Jensen report suffered from this excessive wordage. It wore the reader down to learn something that was already known -that Bang-Jensen was murdered, from the evidence, although the official verdict was suicide. That Dag Hammarskjold fired Bang­Jensen because the latter refused to surrender the names of Hungar~ ian Freedom Fighters to the United Nations so the Communists could liquidate thes~ freedom fighters. B:ut in the long run DaP. Hammar­skjold was posthumously lauded as a great world patriot who was dedicated to peace. And so it goes. Investigations come and go but nothing is ever done to correct the evils which they bring to light. And the chances are good that the pending investigation into the gagging of the military by the ·Pen­tagon will be a farce and will brush the whole thing under the rug. Castro was just a dirty ragged smelly Communist bum who had been agitating for his Soviet mas­ters since his days at the Univer.­sity of Havana until his allies in this country, and especially in the State Department and on the New York Times gave him a big pub~ licitv build uo as the "deliverer" of Cuha and the George Washing­ton of the Caribbean. At the same time this build-up of Castro was goin~ on, all eco­nomic aid was withdrawn from the Batista administration since the latter was strongly anti-Commu­nist and our record for taking the Communist side in such cases is almost one hundred per cent. Similarly economic aid to Chiang' Kai-Shek was cut off when he was in a lif~ and death stru~gle with the Communist outlaws in China who. thank~ to assists from the American State Department, were finally able to take over that great Republic which was friendly to the United States but is now one of our most implacable enemies. Also our representatives in the United Nations were instructed to vote with the Communists who headed up the revolution against the Portuguese in Angola, al4 though Portugal was a strong anti4 Give Us Plain Christianity Without Any Qualifications Strange new words and terms are constantly being coined and ,good Americans would do well to be suspicious of them., We are thinking, just now, of the term "Judeo- Christianity'' which is currently being flung around and usually by left-wing­ers. We don't know what "Judea­Christianity" means and cannot find it in the dictionary. As we understand it the two unconnected words have equal mention in the Bible but there is nothing to link them together. They are exactly Opposite in meaning and cancel each other out. To us, there is no necessity what­ever for anybody to put an adjec­tive before Christianity or to hy­phenate it. Just pure, unadulterated Chris­tianity will serve for those who believe in the Christian principles on which the American Republic was founded and which are under heavy attack at this time by anti­Christian forces throughout the world. For the record, we are one of those Americans who had rather be dead than Red. Our withdrawal of recognition of the Dominican Republic, a pro­nounced anti-Communist country, was accomplished largely through influence of Latin American Com­munists, including Fidel Castro and the record of American participa­tion aiding the Soviet in its climb to power could be cited almost in~ definitely, while, at the same time, 'Vashington goes through the mo­tions of opposing Communism on all fronts. There are many who firmly be­lieve that the crisis in Germany was deliberately manufactured to take the mind of the American peo­ple off Cuba which offers the most serious threat to invasion of this country by Soviet forces. Not only are there Communist bases in Cu~ ba in an unknown number but also it is serving as the headquarters from which are being launched movements to Communize the whole of Latin America. All this adds up to something and that something does not augur well for the future security, or even the survival, of the American Re­public unless there is concerted ac4 tion on the part of the peoole of the United States which will rep­resent a sufficient show of strength to compel Washington politicians to reverse their policies in favor of this country, for a change. All patriotic Americans will hope and pray for more and big4 ger "I n d i g n a t i on meetings" throughout the country and which will continue with unabated inten· sity until the job of salvaging our betrayed Republic is accomplished. Think This One Over In Your Spare Time The nation's big business men would do well to emulate the ex­ample of the Coast Federal Serv4 ice of 315 West Ninth Street, Los Angeles, which is widely distribut .. ing a card by Willard Wilson, Sec­retary American Petroleum Insti• tute of New York, which says: "If you feel you are too busy to take an interest in government • . feel that getting mixed up in politics is beneath your dignity or bad for business - then, at least, take time for one thing: Teach_rour children to count in rubles. They'll need to with the in­heritance you'~e leaving them." One of the biggest "cultural" events of the Washington social season was the White House affair in which the chief attraction was Pablo Casals, noted Spanish cellist. Casals left Spain many years ago because of his hatred for Franco who is notoriously anti-Communist. The great musician does not like anti-Communists a p p a r e n t l y • Among guests at this great "cui· tural" event were David Dubinsky, head of the Garment Workers Union. November.Oeeember, 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 Personal Memories Of The Good Old Days Which Unfortunately Have Gone Forever In the days when we were a child on a West Texas farm, the main social event of the commun­ity was the "fish fry" given on Sat­urday once a month during the summer season. These rural affairs were held in a shady grove on the banks of Deep Creek and Hubbard Creek alternately and were attended by all residents within a radius of fifteen or twenty miles, some of whom had to start at dawn to drive that far. There were no con­venient "roadside parks" in those days kept up by the State or Fed­eral governments and the sites chosen for the festivities had only the natural attributes of shade, a view of the running creek, plenty of fresh air and sunshine and a nearby thicket for required pri­vacy. By some sort of grapevine ar­rangement, for there were no ru­ral telephones, five or six men would get together and go to the spot on Friday night and set out a half dozen or so "trot lines." They would also carry a deep iron wash pot to the grounds which would next day be half filled with boiling fat into which the men would drop the fish after having cleaned them in the clear water of the creek, and rolled them in salt and corn meaL These men usually camped out all ni.e:ht on the spot to arrange all details and serve as a sort of welcoming committee when the guests began to arrive. Meantime the women had taken no chances and were not trusting to luck. Each of them would pre­pare and pack into a clothes hamp­er enough food to feed a starving refugee family and bring it along just in case the fish were not bit­ing, although we do not remember a time when they didn't bite and the trot lines were always full. We have said that these events were attended by aJl residents within a radius of fifteen or twenty miles but this was not strictly true. Those attendin~ were from the cattle ranches and wheat farms in the western part of the county and the 41sandy-land" farm fami­lies in the Eastern part were never included as there was a very dis­tinct social line drawn between the two groups which was never vio­lated. The residents of the sandy­land section who raised peanuts and cotton. were looked down on as "poor white trash" because they seldom sent their children to school, their girls went barefoot until they were practically grown and worked in the fields alongside the men, a practice which was frowned upon by the ranchers and wheat growers where women's work was restricted to household chores. There were no feuds, quarrelling or harsh feelings. The two elements simply represented different ways of life and by common consent they remained two separate and distinct units of the local society. The community polic~ was "to each his own'' and everybody was satis­fied. Nowadays it is regarded in some degenerate circles as smart for the so-called elite to mix and mingle with gangster types, with notori· ous Hollywood characters and ev­en in some perverted instances to fraternize socially with Negroes. Speaking of Negroes, there were none in the county of which we speak as they were not permitted to live in any West Texas county at the time. Any Negroes having legitimate business in the area were welcome to come in and transact it during the day but it was an unwritten law that when the sun set, they must be out of the county, or else, and they al­ways were. Incidentally there was no major crime in the county during the time that we can remember. There were no murders, no rapes, and no rob­beries and switch - blade knives were unheard of. The only crime was an occasional case of cattle theft when a young heifer or steer would be hauled off during the nieht but although it was usually laid to a marauder from the sandy­land district, there was seldom a prosecution. The ''Westerners'' may not have been as socially tol­erant as they could have been but they were open-handed and chari­table and they figured the stolen animal had been butchered and parcelled out among those who needed it worse than the owner from whom it was stolen. But to get back to the fish fry. When the tantalizing aroma from the frying fish and other moun­tains of food had become almost unbearable, every one gathered around the long impromptu plank tables set up on sawhorses and covered with white table cloths suoplied by the good ladies, and fell to. But not before a local min­ister from the village had offered a (to us children) long-drawn-out and practically never-ending pray­er in which he invoked blessings on the food, on the participants and on all within his acquaintances who were in need of spiritual aid. It was good for our souls, of course, but tough on our hungry stomachs and by the time he fin­ally finished we ravenous country kids would have eaten anything that didn't bite us first. An important part of these ru­ral festivities were the speeches which inevitably followed and since our parents were the only two persons in the county who were college educated, our father, a tall, goo<;l-looking Tennessean, was us­ually chosen to discuss the leading issues of the day. But if it was election year in Texas, anywhere from one to three candidates for State office would show up and always arrive just in time to eat. These community fish frys were a special delight to them since the fare usually available to candidates at public speakings in those days were bull­neck barbecue and pinto beans. Consequently, when they had a chance to attend a fish fry, they attacked the good food like Grant took Richmond and could whip down a platter of fried chicken in nothing flat. About thirty minutes after these aspiring statesmen had eaten their way through mounds of hot fish, 'We Need A Man On Horseback But Mr. Kennedy Is Riding Caroline's Tricycle' Mr. Ted Dealey, publisher of the Dallas News has probably made his last visit to the White House, at least during the present admin­istration. Mr. Dealey was among 19 Texas newspaper men who were invited to have luncheon with President Kennedy recently and discuss with him grass roots sentiment on na­tional affairs, insofar as Texas is concerned. While most of the other Texas editors present at the luncheon­most of whom were from small towns and were overawed and im­pressed by their surroundings - were handing the President a lot of pap and soft-soaping him about how popular he is in Texas, Mr. Dealey let go with both barrels and told him the truth. In order to get his message over and to avoid any misunderstand­ing of grass roots sentiment in Texas as he saw it, Mr. Dealey read his forthright memorandum to the President which was as follows: "The general opinion of the grass-roots thinking in this coun­try is that you and your adminis­tration are weak sisters. ''Particularly is this true in Texas right now. "We need a man on horseback to lead this nation and many pea­people in Texas and the Southwest think that you are riding Caroline's tricycle. ~ • "The American peoole are arous­ed and rightly so. They are, as a body, way ahead of Washin.gton. If you don't believe this, read the Letters From Readers column in most United States newspapers. "The attitude on the part of the public should be cultivated, not dissipated through conciliatory gestures on the oztrt of Khrushchev or by unfounded statements of re­assurance from Washington. "The American peoPle should stay aroused. "They do not want to see this nation make any concessions to Russia. They do not feel we need to. The people are convinced that we are so far ahead of the U.S.S.R. in every respect that we should ~e:s~.from strength, not from weak- "We are not cowards and will not wallow in the sloughs of deg­radation. "We do not want to be lulled to sleep any more. We are awake and angry and intend to remain so. "We can annihilate Russia and cold fried chicken, stuffed eggs, potato salad, cakes, lemon pies and such they would start sounding off on the State of the Union. This part of the event was al­ways distasteful to us because we children were forced to leave off playing tag, leapfrog or whatever happened to be the popular game of the moment, and sit down and listen quietly to these candidates uview with alarm~> or "point with pride" according to whether they were "outs" trying to get in or "ins" seeking to hold their job. We didn't know what they were talking about at the time, of course, but we will guarantee that if they had given expression to some of the Marxist views which most can­didates, State and national, spout should make that clear to the So­viet government. 4'This means undoubtedly that they can simultaneously destroy us. But it is better to die than to submit to communism and slave­ry. This is the American tradition. 41lf we stand firm, there will be no war. The Russians will back down. 4'We want desperately to follow the administration as long as the administration disolays courage, but we will not follow its oolicies like a bunch of driven sheep if it gives in to Russia one iota. 41The American people are sick and tired of bein~ bluffed. of ne­gOtiations when there is nothing to negotiate, of making concessions that should not be made. "These state meetings with the press should not be social meet­in~ s. You cannot proselyte the newsoaoers of America and win them to your side by soft soap. 'They. more than you or any grouo in Washington, are the guardians of our freedom. 41We want to know the truth and want to tell the Amerir~T1 peo­nle the truth, bitter though it may be. "We want to tell them what constitu~es nnr national and inter­n~ tioTlal policies forthrightly and clearly. ~. , • "The peonle wi!J not be satisfied with less. We are not morons to be led around by the nose by an , invP.sted bureaucracy. "So let the administration put all its cards on the table face up - no more secrecy, no more rnuzzlng the military, no more half knowl­eMe and half truths. "Everything possible should be on the record. No small _group should delegate to itself the au­thority to speak always off the rec­ord. ''The American oublic wants to know the facts and to share in the ultimate decisions. "We do not want, of course, to publish information that will en­danger the national security and we will not do this. "This is voluntary censorship on our part. "But we do want to know and to be privileged to print the whole story within the limits of pat:onal security on the one hand a'ld the public's right to know on the o•her." forth today, they would have been horse-whipped if not lynched be­fore they had a chance to get away. Those were the good old days, all ri~t. It was also a simple and uncomplicated era and, according to modern interpretation, the peo­ple of that day were provincial and old-fashioned. Many of the customs that prevailed then are obsolete now, and properly so. But there is much that today could learn from yesterday con­cerning the simple virtues of per­sonal integrity, individual respon­sibility and widespread respect for the conventions of decent human society which are time-tested and ageless and which can only be sacrificed at the ultimate peril of mankind. Paqe 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Legions Mourn The Passing Khrushchev Adds Grave-Robbing Of Speaker Sam Rayburn There is almost universal sorrow throughout the nation, and especi­ally in his home State of Texas, over the death of Mr. Sam Rayburn whose doctors had pronounced him incurably ill on his return from Washington two weeks before the adjournment of Congress. Mr. Rayburn had been Speaker of the House of Representatives for a longer period than any other man in history and wielded a mea­sure of political influence, both State and National, seldom enjoy­ed by an American office holder. We would be hypocritical if we praised Mr. Rayburn as a great statesman for we have never so regarded him. In our opinion his first allegiance was to his political party and this loyalty often trans­cended his interest in the general welfare of the country. If he had stood firmly by the princioles in which he once believ­ed and which he acquired from his polit;cal mentor, the great Joseph Weldon Bailey, Constitutional Government would have had a powerful ally and may not have been so nearly abolished in the United States. But he was a strong personality and inspired warm friendships in both major political parties and his personal friends were numbered in the thousands. There is probably no man on the Washington scene whose absence will be more genuinely mourned and it will be difficu lt, if not im­possible, for any immediate, or fu­tu'fe, successor to duplicate the strong leadership which he exer­cised. A ~mall Incident But A Real Principle It was a comparatively smaH job from which a Fort Worth man resigned recently but the principle involved was as big as government itself. Mr. G. B. Gibson, from suburban - Richland Hills. notified the Tar­rant County Water Supply Cor­poration Board of his immediate resignation from that body ube­cause the Board voted to accept $50.000 in Federal aid." "It is not the responsibility of citizens across the nation to help pay for a sewer system in this area," Mr. Gibson said with a mea­sure of wisdom and official integ­rity which is sadly lacking in most of our public officials from nation­al level on down. To those in Washington who see nothing wrong in robbing the citi­zens of one section of the country for the benefit of those in other localities, we recommend consid­eration of the honesty and moral­ity involved in Mr. Gibson's action. From a subscriber in Philadel­phia: I keep all your back papers and recently I have been looking over editions of several years ago and comparing some of the things you said then with what has now happened to our great country. I am ashamed to say that there were times when I did not believe you but I now apologize and hope you will forgive me". We forgive you. It is hard to believe even now what has happened after we know it's true. To His Crimes Against Humanity If the President of the United States needed any further demonstra­tion of the hopelessness of attempts to deal with the Kremlin beasts on a civilized basis, he got it on October 29th when Khrushchev proved that in his frenzy to terrorize the world by his insane actions, he is not above attacking a corpse. On that date he had the body of his fellow fiend, Joseph Stalin, snatched from its place in Red Square in Moscow where it has lain since the death of that arch-criminal in 1953 and taken to an undisclosed destination for reburial. This ghoulish act was supposed to "de-Stalinize'' the Communist party and to firmly impress on Soviet slaves the fact that Khrushchev is all-powerful and will brook no opposition even from a long dead co­conspirator. As the ghastly and weird proceedings were taking place, this devil in human form vented his sadistic spleen further by detonating a nu­clear test explosion with a force estimated to be equivalent to more than 4o,opo,ooo tons of TNT. And yet this perverted maniac is given all the consideration ac· corded civilized heads of State, is "negotiated" with, invited to visit various countries and his gang of international thugs are allowed to play the dominant role in the United Nations, the great "peace" or .. ganization. Also, the President of the United States, backed by the Congress, offers to disarm and cancel out our security forces and leave this great Republic at the mercy of the promises of this monster to do likewise. If there was ever a time in the history of the world when the Creator should be implored to save a great nation from the insane folly of its leaders, that time is now and that country is the United States. New Congressman Will Lend Color If Not Distinction To Texas Delegation Except that they are now subject to interference by Federal officials and their wives, the people of the Southern States, as of this writing, still retain their right to hold their own elections and choose their public officials. In keeping with this privilege, the voters of San Antonio went to the polls on November 4 and elected a Congressman to take the place of Mr. Paul Kilday who resigned to accept a Federal judgeship. Their choice was one Henry Gonzalez whose political beliefs are somewhat to the left of those of Karl Marx. Gonzalez is a fiery Mexican radical who cannot only be expected to vote for any and all of the Socialistic proposals of the New Frontier right across the"f>oard but will probably be able to add some fancy twists that Mr. Kennedy and his Harvard eggheads never thought of. Although Gonzalez had more than token Republican opposition in the person of John Goode, Jr., San Antonio business man, the outcome was never in doubt for a moment by those who know Texas politics. That the opposition got 45 per cent of the vote in Bexar County must have been decidedly alarming to the bosses long in control of that hot-bed of political intrigue and who, up until recently, would have been amused at a Republican daring to challenge their right of eminent domain. Although there are thousands of fine, patriotic American citizens in that city, San Antonio has long been recognized as one of the staunch­est left-wing strongholds in the State with its heavy contingent of Mexicans, Negroes and Federal office holders, together with its loca­tion in an area which has furnished some peachy voting scandals in the past. Also, the notorious political kingdom of George Parr who has been known to produce some miracles at the ballot box in a pinch, is not far away. Gonzalez, as State senator and a leader of Bexar County's Demo­cratic delegation has long been a thorn in the side of such "moderates" as Lyndon Johnson and Governor Price Daniel who have called him many names, some of them unprintable, but both of these dignitaries with the unblushing inconsistency which motivates practical politicians when party interest is at stake, dashed to his rescue in the recent cam­paign with gushing praise and support. Outside interference in local elections is traditionally resented by Texans but in view of the fact that former President Dwight D. Eisen­hower journeyed to San Antonio to campaign for the Republican candi­date, much of the edge of such opposition was taken off when President Kennedy, Vice President Johnson and the latter's wife, all got into the act in behalf of Gonzalez. The difference in the influence exerted by these outside factors, however, lies in the circumstance that San Antonio's economy is heavily based on the vast military installations there and the former President was in no position to pass along the whispered threat that these installa~ tions would be removed or appropriations to maintain them would be withheld if his candidate were not elected. At any rate, the people of San Antonio have elected themselves a Congressman and when he bursts on the Washington scene next January, it can be guaranteed that he will lend color, if not distinction, to the Texas delegation in that body. November-December, 1961 The Same Uniform Pattern Is Used All Over the Country There is an interesting twist to the recent ruling of the Fort Worth Judge demanding integration for the Fort Worth schools beginning next September. A few weeks previous to this ruling, the Fort Worth City Coun­cil passed an ordinance prohibit~ ing the gathering on the streets of more than three persons. Notice of this ordinance was buried back among the want ads in the local papers. The ordinance provided a penalty for groups who gather at any point in town and refuse to move on when told to do so by police. At the time we called an official at the City Hall and asked him what the deal was and were told it was just routine and was passed simply to prevent a religious sect from clogging up traffic on a street near the Court House. We were not to be put off so easily however. So we asked him if he were sure that the ordinance had not been passed to forestall citizens gathering to watch when integration was forced on Fort Worth and Negroes started going to White schools. He assured us that this was not the case. We per~ sisted, however, and asked if the word had not come down from Little Bobby Kennedy in Washing­ton that ·such an ordinance would be needed later when schools were integrated here. He also de· nied that. We didn't get anywhere by argu ... ing, of course, but it was some satisfaction to us to let the gentle­man know that they weren't put· ting anything by us. It's the same uniform pattern that has been followed elsewhere when cities were integrated and Police State methods used to im· pose Federal will on the American people. "If you're a government em .. ployee, it's safer to be a Commun· ist. All you have to do is plead the fifth amendment and you get a raise''-Counterattack. The United Nations is now sus~ tained financially by the United States but is run by the Soviet Union. The similarity of the two major political parties is proved by the fact that with Eisenhower, we had Harold Stassen and now we have Kennedy and Soapy Williams. From a subscriber in Los Ange .. les: "You have been a voice cry~ ing in the wilderness for so long, i\ must be good to find people lis­tening a little now". Yes, it is and we hope it's not too late. TO OUR READERS We will be out of town for the next fifteen days. Those who want extra copies of the paper before our return may write Mr. Lee Hillger, Southwest Mailing Company, 715 Jones Street, Fort Worth, and they will be mailed promptly. Our next edition will be out in January.
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