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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
. 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
. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Newsoaper reoorters designated
the political rul ing as an "historic
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Everything Is Lovey
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
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
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
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
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.
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"The American peoPle should
"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
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
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
"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 ,
"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
"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
"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
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
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
But he was a strong personality
and inspired warm friendships in
both major political parties and his
personal friends were numbered in
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
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
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 ..
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
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
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.
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
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
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·
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
"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
The United Nations is now sus~
tained financially by the United
States but is run by the Soviet
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.