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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 10, No. 11-12, November-December 1959
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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 10 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1959 No. 11-12 Ten Years of Fighti~g Relentless Enemies of the American Republic FILLING UP THE CHINKS IN THE LEAKING IGLOOS OF THE ESKIMOS In the first edition of the Southern Conservative back in January of 1950, in order to inject a note of levity into the publication, we wrote a little column purporting to describe our social service activity in behalf of underprivileged members of the human race. Later, we were to regret the impish impulse which inspired us to include this bit of nonsense because a deluge of letters from all over the country demanded that it be con­tinued and it was some three years before we were able to dump it with­out violent protest from our readers. The little colul!ln was titled "My Night" and any resemblance be­tween it and the material of any other columnist, living or dead, was not coincidental. It was planned that way. Our first offering in the series went like this~ MY NIGHT I was very happy last night to have the privilege of attending a meet· ing of young people and listening to a report of their wonderful slum earance project in La land. Through cooperative ef orts among its members, this group has been able to set up a system of low·cost igloos for the benefi t of young mar­ried Eskimos in the lower income class. The primary purpose of the project is to demonstrate that we may promote the peace of the world and achieve a more friendly understand­mg between nations by going into each country and telling them what to do and how to do it. The group was only momentarily discouraged by a later report to the effect that the igloos leaked and had sprung loose at the joints allow­Ing the baby Eskimos to escape through the cracks and get lost in the snow. However, I was informed that this slight drawback is to be overcome In the future as these aggressive and resourceful young Americans have effectively solved the problem by providing for the wide circulation of a pamphlet entitled "Birth Control in the Arctic.'' Later in the evening I found time to drop in at headquarters of the International Cultural Society for Uprooting Outmoded Customs and Smashing Antiquated Traditions. I was amazed and delighted at the wonderful progress that has been made by these splendid men and women who have just selected one hun· dred New Zealand Head Hunters having the highest IQ in their tribe, who ·are to be transplanted in a Resettlement Project on Park Avenue. It was with a feeling of deep regret that I said goodbye to this in· teresting social group but I had planned to spend eleven minutes visiting some of my grandchildren in a nearby city and had to tear myself away. My secretary, Miss Hobson, whom I affectionately call Bobby, helped me to flag· down a taxi and by grabbing the last car on the rear end of a milk train, I was able to reach my destination only three and half seconds late. I was especially charmed and delighted with my little grandson, Josiah III, and am convinced by his behavior even at such a tender age that he has a great future before him. 1 have always felt that one should encourage self-expression among the younger members of one's family group and not suppress their per­sonality and freedom by supervision and discipline. As I watched him at play happily sawing the legs off the dining room table, I could visualize in him the characteristics which will qualify him as a great leader in planning our Brave New World of Tomorrow. With this edition of the Southern Conservative, we bring to an end a decade of vigorous editorial protest against a lusty and robust conspiracy to transform our ma tch­less governing system into an impotent unit in a One· World Collectivist State. We have never for a moment labored under the delusion tha t we, as one small voice in the wilderness, could exert any influence In holding back the onrushing tide of Socialism which is rapidly engulfing the nation. Neither d id we che r ish the hope that we could help to bring about the reversa l of Marx­ian policies of government t hat a re now routine to a Congress which has abdicated its responsibility to pre­serve the rights and fre edoms of the American people. We do, however, make the claim-backed by evidence in the form of hundreds of thousands of letters-that we have been able to alert a large segment of American citizens and have helped to put iron in their spines by reminding them that an appaUing number of our e\ec.ted rep resentatives In W a shin g ton o r e traitors f'O the r c-o un· try by reason of having thrown in with the enemies of Constitutional Government. For having done this we enjoy a measure of self-respect which cannot possibly be claimed by those who have stood idly by and watched the betrayal of their country without raising their voice in protest. During the past quarter century the sovereign citizens of the United States have been hoodwinked, deceived and defrauded by the slickest band of political confidence men ever to operate a legally·sanctioned skin game on the American Continent. Not only have the taxpayers been fleeced out of a grand total of more than $613,442,033,579.00 by means of the sixteenth amendment originally prohibited in the Constitution but later slipped in by European Marxists, but they have had a national indebtedness of almost $300,000,· 000,000.00 run up against them by dedicated wastrels in Washington apparently bent on bankrupting the Federal treasury. In addition, they are rapidly being swindled out of their individual freedoms and the Rights of the States and within the next few years well-laid plans may be expected to mature which could rob them of their national sovereignty and effect their sell-out into a totalitarian One­World Government where their permanent status would parallel that of the slaves now held in bondage in the countries beyond the Iron Curtain. By reason of gross squandering of the taxpayers' money, judicial rulings contrary to the Constitution and irresponsible Executive agree­ments, the Congress, the Supreme Court and the White House have be· come a triple threat to the. survival of our Republican form of govern· ment. As a result of the almost total collapse of political morals and the abject surrender of principle on the part of the governing forces in the three branches of the Federal government, there has been engendered in the minds of informed and thinking Americans a grave doubt that the (Cont inued on Page 2 ) Millio.ns of Americans Think It-The Southern Conse rva tive Says It [TENTlfAN.NiVe-RSARYJ. EDITION . -·-··-.. ~·· .. ··-.. -·-· ..............................- -.. --··o-•-·•-······--.. -·-·+·--·-·---··•··---·-·· .. ·•· ... - ..... --....... -............. ______. . .. . ..... --0·+-· Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November-December, 19!.~ WE ARE HIGHLY FLATTERED TO BE CALLED A 'DISCIPLE OF DISSENT' Almost invariably sponsors of the television program uMeet the Press" select for interview tricky politicians who talk out of both sides of their mouths and who evade rather than answer the questions p1·opounded. But even so, they didn't have to inflict James P. Mitchell, Secretary of Labor, on their viewers in a recent program. That was too much. The Mt. Vernon, Ohio, News makes this confession in an edi .. torial discussing crime: "The News has always been careful about the handling of crime news, eliminat .. ing the lurid side of the crime­if it has such a feature-and pub .. lishing only the facts. It also has refused to print stories of many criminal activities, especially those in which racial conflict is in .. volved." So have many other Northern and Eastern publications and that is why news about hor .. rible crimes resulting from racial integration in the schools is sup .. pressed and kept from the people. During the years in which we have published the Southern Con­servative, we have garnered a fair share of compliments for our humble efforts but never one which we treasure more than that which was unwittingly tendered us some­time ago and which has just been called to our attention. In a publication called Christi­anity and Crisis which is issued from 537 West !21st Street, New York, there is an article titled, "Disciples of Dissent, Texas Style," written by one Das Kelley Barnett. In his article we have the honor to be one of those in Texas who is classified by this Barnett person as a "Disciple of Dissent" because, as he points out, we "promulgate opinions adverse to the National Council of Churches and social lib­eralism." Other Texans who rank as .. Disciples of Bissent," according to the Barnett definition, are Lynn Landrum and Dick West of the Dallas News and Howard Pyle, edi-torial writer for the H o u s t o n Chronicle. We do not, of course, know how our fellow "Disciples of Dissent'' in Texas feel about being so desig­nated but right here we want to rise to remark that we are not only willing to admit that we are a "Di­sciple of Dissent," but are prepared to brag aqout it. Subconsciously, we have known all along that we were something like that but just never quite thought to put it in those eloquent and expressive terms. We thank Das for dose words. After all, when it is considered that we are living in a day of cow­ards and cravens who do not dare to "dissent" but abjectly approve all facets of the monstrous con­spiracy against the American Re­public and which is clear to all but dullards and fools, it takes charac­ter, courage and conviction to earn the right to be held up to public view as a "Disciple of Dissent." Under natural law, prog1·ess is achieved by eliminating the weak and substituting the strong. In pol­itics the rule is just the opposite. If you are behind on your sub­scription please send check by Jan­uary !st. if you want to continue to receive the Southern Conserva­tive. Any government which restrains the strong and subsidizes the weak is headed for the scrap-heap of oblivion. Ten Years- !Continued from Page 11 United States can long continue to endure as a Constitutional Republic. The able and far-seeing statesmen who founded this glorious country left us a form of government fortified with checks and balances and strict curbs against the concentration of power in the hands of any man or set of men which they were convinced would preserve the freedon:ts ot the American people against their enemies at home and abroad and m peace and in war for all time to come. In this conclusion, however, they reckoned without three consecu .. tive International Presidents who would so involve us in dangerous foreign a11iances and so heavily obligate us to the financial support of 'CUl.TURAL EXCHANGE' MEANS AMERICANS ~~:enin"c:'~~~~.-t~~00~~~~~ ~~~u~7;. nation's fiscal and economic struc· GET INDOCTRINATED WITH COMMUNISM virtu!~e:dr:~~~~~s:~~~i ~:~~~~~ ~~a~0~~~e~o~~ds~~~l:~s~h~;i~i~~ Two spectacles which have been extremely sickening to Americans with knowledge of Communist s~rategy and memories of Com­munist treachery were the Com­munist Trade Fair held in New York by Russians and the Ameri­can Exhibit in Moscow put on by the State Department, with the aid of American Communist "artists." They both had to do with the "cultural ex c h a n g e program" which to the Communists means th2 indoctrination of American minds with Communist propaganda and, considering the type of ex­h ~ bits we sent to Moscow, seem, t~nfortunately, to mean the same thing to many highly-placed Amer· icans. Protests against both events and especially the holding of an Ameri­can Exhibit in Moscow, paid for by taxpayers' money, were voiced throughout the country and resent­ment ran high. Hard-headed American taxpayers have been unable to understand how the sending of paintings by Communist and pro-Communist artists in this country to Moscow would advance the cause of peace or contribute to Russian under­standing of American art. Congress­man Francis E. Walter of Pennsyl­vania who in his official capacity as Chairman of the House Commit­tee on Un-American Activities, has investigated many of these Com­munist "artists" said in this con­nection: "If our method of fighting Communism is to display in Mos­cow art works of American Com­munists and Communist fronters, our cause is lost." Any one who has the faintest idea that the United Nations is worth its salt as a protector of the oppressed is asked to consider, among other things, Hungary and Tibet. Taxpayers who are informed are also having trouble forgetting: the statement of William Z. Foster when he was head of the United States Communist Party: "Art is a weapon in the class struggle. Not only is art a weaoon but a very potent one as well." Mr. John T. Flynn writing in America's Future, gave the Ameri­can nitwits who look on such "cul­tural events'' with complacency something to think about when he said, in part, of the Soviet Trade Fair in New York and of the rous­ing welcome given to a Soviet butcher by officials in this country: of office, prostitute their exalted positions and barter away Constitu~ tional safeguards of the people in return for the support of labor unions, Negroes and other powerful minority groups in order to perpetuate themselves in office. They reckoned without Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States so uninformed of legal ethics, so void of understanding of their own limited authority and so scornful of the basic pattern of the Ameri .. can governing system that they would hand down decisions which would reduce the Constitution to a shambles and make a mockery of the ad· ministration of justice. During the ten years of its existence the Southern Conservative has, to the best of its ability and within its own limited sphere of in .. fluence, editorially opposed each and every policy deliberately designed to contribute to the eventual overthrow of our form of government and the substitution therefor of a Socialist Welfare State. O':lr editorials have vigorously denounced the organized propaganda camprugn of foreign and domestic enemies who have influenced our legislative and judicial policies and our Executive agreements and di .. rected our foreign spending programs with the objective of bankrupting "I do not know how to describe the richest nation on earth. the enormity of the State Depart.. In these editorials we have pulled no punches and no attempt has ment's surrender to Soviet propa· ever been made to spare the feelings of politicians, private individuals ganda aims in this whole episode. or so-called liberal groups who have contributed to the betrayal of the But think back twenty years - American Republic. when Hitler and his Nazi hordes The S~uthern Conservative is not particularly recommended reading were riding high in Germany. Sup· for congemtal cowards or for those weak-kneed Americans whose in .. pose we had invited the Fuehrer to herent lack of fortitude, character and courage makes them instinctively put on a Nazi trade fair in New tremble before usurped Federal authority much as the brow-beaten serfs York. Suppose a Nazi propaganda of Europe once bowed down in concession to the spurious theory of the ~1i% ~~~a~~~~~~r~na!{~~~~~s; Divine Right of Kings. all the newspapers. Suppose a Fas- .. The paper is intende~ ~ore to encourage red-blooded and patriotic cist ballet troupe-with Nazi agents Citizens to fully assert their nghts and freedoms under our Constitutional among its members -toured the system and to exert the spunk, aggressiveness and determination neces .. United States. Suppose Goebbels sary to preserve and defend them. or Goering had been officially in· . Perhaps the most that we-and all other objective and fearless vited to open the Nazi trade fair. wnters-have been able to accomplish during the past decade of treason Suppose Goebbels had his picture ha~ been to serve as sentinels and to warn our readers of the muJti .. taken, smiling happily as he ap-- far~ous acts of subversion at home and conspiracy abroad against the peared on the friendliest terms Umted. St~tes and to try to gauge, with more or less accuracy, the with the President and Vice Presi- po~entml hfe expectancy of a nation from the sound of the death·rattle dent of the United States. Had all m Its throat. this taken place, the screams of It IS up to the people to take 1t from there and 1f they fall or refuse, ~~~~Jt:~~~ f~~~ds~~:~~~~. ·~~~r~~~ ~ee:u~~~cd!~~~~;eo~~~ ~fc,~~~~~a~~: b~~~~!~rf~e:o~~ :~::~e~~!!~ ;~~i~u~~~~~~ a~f g~~~r,ei~· n~~t~~ee:£- ~e~t~(the editorials we have written have seemed bitter in their content, er, than the Nazi record." ~ It IS because ~hey were meant to be just that. In the philosoph~ of this editor there are no words, terms or phrases A revenue agent stands over ~o str~ng or denunciatory to apply to the traitors in Washington who, the death bed of every American t~~~~ ~~~~~e ::;ri~'s hi~:~i:~~~~;: and persistently betrayed their coun .. citizen of substance ready to For anything we .have said in the past in this regard, we have no f~~r1:h;;~a~~~k;: %o::y:hroud ~~';,';~~/nd for anythmg we may say in the future, we shall offer no November-December, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Literary Genius Is Pulled Christianity And Universal Down from His Lofty Perch Brotherhood - Then And Now It is a sad and tragic thing for any human being to be exposed as a fraud and a cheat and it is espe­cially deplorable when a member of an illustrious literary family like Charles Van Doren admits that he was a party to the great hoax per­petrated on the American public through the medium of the rigged television quiz programs. As one who is educated mostly "by ear" and whose knowledge and learning, if any, has been acquired ~Y th~ simple process of watching, hstel)mg and asking questions, we gaped in open-mouthed aWe, tinged perhaps by a measure of envy, as this great genius ripped off an­swers to questions dealing with practically every subject under the sun, with no apparent effort. How wonderful it must be, we thought at the time, to know all the answers to everything and to deliver them with lightning-like rapidity before millions of on-look­ers. At the same time we silently deplored our own slowness of up­take as we remembered how we sometimes hesitate, stammer and stutter if someone suddenly asks us for the time or inquires what day of the month it is. We are genuinely sorry for Mr. Van Doren, of course, and sympa­thize with him in the terrific em­barrassment and humiliation he must be suffering, but if someone bad to be unhorsed, w had rather It be a professor of Columbia Uni4 versity than a good, sound-thinking and conservative American. And this was, without dispute, a set-back for the egg-heads and the intelligentsia and a moral victory for us intellectual lowbrows. What is worrying us about the whole thing is: Will Mr. Van Doren make atonement for his sin by re­turning the money he won by chi­chanery, trickery and deceit? This, It seems to us, will be the final test of his repentance and of the regret he professes to feel over the unfortunate affair? To express sorrow for our mis~ deeds is easy and provides no par­ticular evidence of character, but to dig down in the old jeans and return good folding money as a matter of principle is quite another thing. As to the amount of money which the Internal Revenue Depart· ment took from Van Doren as its part of the loot, that cannot be ex­pected to be retrieved. No vulture ever willingly gives up its prey. As an American citizen, you are being robbed deaf, dumb and blind by the taxing agencies of your Federal, State and Municipal gov4 ernments and these taxes are con~ stantly increasing. The most vic­ious racket in the United States is the tax racket whose utake" is suppprting millions of parasites in luxury. Look over the list of proposed candidates for President, both sow called Democrats and so-called Republicans, and ask yourself hon4 estZy if you can vote for any one of them and maintain your self4 respect as a patriotic American citizen. We can't. A statement in the press recently to the effect that the great Pres­bytenan denomination in convention in San Antonio had asked for a budget of $10,000,000 for future activities set us off on making compari­sons between the financial resources and structures of religious groups now and those of an earlier day. When we were growing up and regularly attending the Presbyterian Church in West Texas nobody ever dreamed that there was that much money in the world, and one-room structures were the rule. Not only were the people too poor, but no one considered that vast space and luxury was the concomitant of worship. In the little village near the farm where we were born there was only one small church whose architecture indicated that it was built by the loving hands of its members. This little church was used by all denominations who rotated on ?ifferent Sundays. For i~stance, the Methodists used it the first Sunday m. each month, the Bapt1sts the second Sunday, the Presbyterians the th1rd and the "Campbellites," or Disciples of Christ as they are now called, on the fourth Sunday. In the months which had five Sundays, there was held what :vas called a "Fifth Sunday Meeting" in which all denommat10ns partiCipated and ministers of different denominations took turns in conducting Sunday morning services. On the third Sundays when the Presbyterians held forth, it was a sort of unwntten law that the preacher and his family would go to our house for dinner as the mid-day meal was called in rural areas. And, man, how that preacher and his wife and five children could whip down a pla~ter .of fried chicken and they went after those mashed potatoes, hot b1scmts and cream gravy like Grant took Richmond. . We children understood that we were not to be served until after the pastor and his hungry brood had had their fill, which probably ac­counts for the fact that we were half grown before we krtew a chicken had anything except a neck and a gizzard. . !here was no money and no fine churches then, but there was real rehg.ton and human charity and Christian Brotherhood had not been tarn1shed by the commercial and political angles which make such terms a mockery today. They had not yet introduced Rock 'n Roll music in the church as a replacement for old~fashioned hymns but an awful lot of spiritual ecstasy ;~\:,~~~! ~o~i:; off-key and untrained voices joined in extending "The tears of the sower and the songs of the reaper shall mingle together in joy bye and bye." A FEW FILLERS FROM THE FIRST EDITION Of SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The worst type of American is one who inherited a large fortune under the private enterprise sys4 tern and then works for the de­struction of that system. In New Deal circles, a tramp In the jungle commands more respect than a man who builds a factory, opens a mine or develops an in­dustry and a hole in the seat of the pants is a greater badge of distinc­tion than a callus on the palm of the hands. If National Socialism is the ideal government, why is it that England which has that system, can't sup­port herself but must depend on the United States, a Capitalistic country, to keep her up. There is no hope in either the Democratic Party or the Republi­can Party, as such. The people must depend on sound members of both parties to stand together and vote for the national welfare. Anyone who thinks it is possible to have Federal aid for schools without Federal control of schools, is in need of the services of a psy­chiatrist. Any American who has not read the Constitution of the United States is a delinquent citizen. Human vampires in Washington are able to suck the blood that sus­tains them because better men than they have dreamed and planned and achieved, Pendergast's Piano Player Preaches In Dallas Pulpit During his recent visit to Dallas to address a gathering of extreme left-wing Democrats, former Presi· dent Harry Truman, on invitation of the pastor, filled the pulpit on Sunday morning at a Methodist church in suburban Oak Cliff. It is hard for the average Amer­ican who is familiar with Mr. Tru· man's bourbon-drinking, profanity­hurling proclivities and his "give· em-hell" attitude generally, to rec­oncile these qualities with the seri4 ous, gentle and spiritual mien of those we like to think of as deliv­ering the Word of God from the lectern on a Sabbath morning. But the world, of course, has greatly changed and so have the moral and spiritual values of many re1igious denominations. So perhaps this occupation of the pulpit by a Pendergast politician who successfully made the transi­tion from St. Louis' political Ten­derloin to Washington's stately Pennsylvania Avenue without un­duly offending public morals, did not inspire the measure of revul­sion and nausea which such a sac­rilegious act would have engen­dered in days of stricter ethics. Mr. Truman must be given credit for exercising strong self-restraint and will power, however, for ac­cording to a local Dallas paper he wajted until he was outside the church yard and well out of earshot of the good brethren before yelling to a former New Deal strap-hanger who was lurking in the vicinity: ' 4Come to see me in St. Louis and I will buy you a drink.'' Politics - and religion- do In­deed make strange bedfellows. Paga :! AMERICANS URGED TO WALK ERECT AND IN FREEDOM ONCE MORE "Before our two major political parties became obsessed with an unprincipled lust for power, it was generally believed that God - and not politicians and bureaucrats - hung the moon," says A. G. Hein4 sohn, Jr., outstanding business ex­ecutive and patriot of Knoxville, Tennessee. "It was generally accepted that a man could keep what he produced and be protected in the possession thereof. It was generally believed that freedom was better than en­slavement; that solvency was bet­ter than bankruptcy; that it was impossible to be voted into wealth, health and happiness. "Would it not be considerable moral and spiritual gain if we be4 came again a nation of men walk­ing erect, trusting in God and in individual effort instead of drifting further and further into the status of taxpaying slaves, crawling on our knees and begging for hand­outs from the Federal feed trough?" Mr. Heinsohn's remarks were in support of the proposed repeal of the income tax amendment to the Constitution, a movement which is gaining momentum throughout the country following the action of the Legislatures of Wyoming and Texas in going on record in favor of such repeal. "There is available documentary evidence to show that the personal income tax can be repealed without affecting the Constitutional and necessary functions of the govern­ment, including the maintenance of the military forces," Mr. Heinsohn continued. "So simple and convincing is this presentation that the Legisla· tures of Texas and Wyoming, while in session this year, voted for the repeal of the personal income tax. It is expected that other State leg­islatures meeting in 1960 will pass the same resolution. In essence, everybody's feet would be taken out of the Washington feed trough at the same time by eliminating the feed trough. No special favors would remain for anybody." TAXPAYERS PAY DEARLY FOR ONE NIGHT Of 'CULTURAL EXCHANGE' In Walter Winchell's column of October !, he 'tells of State De­partment agents who, acting as pro­curers, paid party girls one thou­sand dollars each to entertain Khrushchev's entourage during their stay in Pittsburgh. While it is not clear just what form this "entertainment" took and how much service was rend4 ered by parties to the deal, the price seems a little stiff to us and we greatly fear that it is going to contribute to the spiral of inflation. However, since it probably came under the heading of ucultural ex­change" perhaps the taxpayers' money was well spent in this in· stance and especially if Khrush­chev was convinced that our do­mestic accommodations are on a par with those the Soviets might offer under similar circumstances. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Every paid subscriber b entitled to one free subscription to be sent to any person ofhisehooslnq.) Sent without cod to members of Congress, memben of State Legislatures, Governors, endotherpublicoffieials. A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powen not delegeted to the United Statu by the Constitution, nor prohibited ~r.,!t, ::,;~;fivs:r~:·~, ·~: ;h:·~:~P~:~ the Hate Organization Singles Out Louisiana for Attack According to Jack Gremillion, At­torney General of Louisiana, that State is scheduled for attack in the near future by the despicable, hate­mongering and crime-inspiring or­ganization known as the NAACP. The Pelican State is to be the next battle-ground in the struggle for integration of the races, Mr. Gremillion announced. There was encouragement and hope for the forces of decency, however, in the Attorney Gener­al's declaration on the subject: "I wish to assure the people of this State that I will, as Attorney Gen­eral -of Louisiana, resist to the ut­most these legal attempts to en­force Federal will upon the sove­reignty of the State of Louisiana!' Like labor unions, the NAACP has become bigger than govern­ment and it throws its w e i g h t around without fear of regulation or restraint by any Federal agency, Including the Congress of the United States. <~Isn't it time we had in Wash­ington an administration which knows how to keep expenditures down; which will put an end to waste; which believes that an un­balanced Federal budget is dang­erous to every one of us-and moves to bring that budget into balance."-Quotes from remarks of Dwight D. Eisenhower on Sep­tember 30, 1952, at Columbia, South Carolina while campaigning for President. (Editor's note: It was time for such an administra­tion in 1952; it is past time now). THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE THE REAL OBSTACLE TO A SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATIVE GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT All the various attempts to consolidate Conservative forces into a vital and effective movement for restoring Constitutional Government in the United States are highly commendable and all responsible Americans will pray that these efforts are crowned with success. But before this is possible, Conservatives on all levels must be will­Ing to practice what the Liberals call "togetherness" to a greater meas­ure than heretofore and to put aside every personal consideration and unite in a determination to wrest back the country from the Socialist forces which have taken over In Washington, lock, stock and barrel. As it stands now, the greatest obstacles to the Conservative cause are so-called Conservatives in positions of leadership and power and by this we mean those members of both Houses of Congress who talk Con­servative and perform just the opposite. In other words, all the Conservative voters have to fear are Con­servative politicians. The appendices of the Congressional Record are full and running over with eloquent appeals by senators and representatives for a return to the sound principles of government on which legislation was once based. But when Presidential election year rolls around, these same ustatesmen" will cling like a leech to the party of their affiliation, no matter how far it has departed from such principles. The cold-blooded truth is that they don't want to give up their party prestige and nothing less than an atomic bomb could jar them loose from their committee assignments. Under such conditions, their assertions and protestations are utterly meaningless and empty; their performance does not square with their words. It is universally conceded that in this country at the present time we have one Socialist political party with two labels-Republican and Democrat-and it is also recognized that the great majority of the Amer· lean people are anti-Soclalla~. It, therefore, stands to reason that if every member of both Houses of Congress, Republican or Democrat, who has sounded off against the Socialist policies of his respective party would join' in a· deliberate and serious effort to bring about a political realignment so that we would actually have two parties-an authentic Conservative party and an au­thentic Liberal party-the Conservatives would soon be able to elect a true American patriot as President. Surely the American people are entitled to vote for either a Con­servative or a Liberal and to be able to make their choice between them rather than being forced-as is nbw the case-to vote for a Socialist regardless of his party label. Unless and until powerful political leaders who call themselves Con­servatives are willing to prove their faith by their actions and line up with an authentic Conservative grass roots movement, without regard for their own personal interests, we probably will continue to have an International Socialist in the White House and it doesn't make any dif­ference whether he shall call himself a Democrat or a Republican. We Bought $77,000,000,000.00 Worth Of Good Will But It Hasn't Been Delivered From reports !n the press, It appears that the President Is going to make an extensive tour in lands beyond the sea in an effort to "win the good will" of the people of the world for the United States. He even plans to visit India. in promoting this campaign-India, where the fence­sitting Nehru insists that he ain't mad at nobody and seems hesitant to take sides even when his country Is attacked. Ye gods! What Is the current buying price of good will, anyway? Along with millions of other saps, we thought we had already bought and paid for such a heavy tonnage of this commodity that we would have a good stockpile of It on hand. In fact, we expected that most any time, some of our purchase money would be returned with the Informa­tion that the supply of good will was running short since so many coun­tries have been selling it to us on the open market. Maybe we are just lacking in appreciation of values, but if the $77,- 000,000,000.00 we have spent for the purchase of good will since World War II has failed to produce it, we doubt seriously if the charm and affable personality of the President is going to get the job done. On second thought, perhaps we just thought we were buying good will when we gave this $77,000,000,000.00 to various countries. Maybe we were just leasing it and have to renew the lease ever so often. A good, seasoned old lobbyist once complained to us: 14The trouble with buying politicians is that they don't stay bought." Perhaps that is the trouble with us. The politicians heading the governments in the countries we have bought refuse to stay bought and expect us to buy them over from time to time. From a prominent business lead~ er of New Orleans: aYour paper is far and away the best of its kind that I have read. Your discussions of issues are classic and your sense of humor is tops." From a new subscriber in Dal­las: uwhere have you been all my life? Why wasn't I told that we had somebody like you fighting our battles with Washington spend­ers?, November.December, 1959 PUBLIC'S PATIENCE WITH LABOR IS WEARING THIN There is no doubt that Union Labor has lost face with the Ameri .. can public at large during the past year. This has resulted from many things including the heartless sub .. way strike in New York where the largest city in the world was jm .. mobilized and its people left strand· ed and helpless; by the steel strike which has partly paralyzed indus­try and caused workers to lose mil .. lions of dollars in wages which they can never recover and by the dis· closures of corruption on the part of labor racketeers made by an in .. vestigating committee of the Con .. gress. The one thing above all others which is wrong with organized labor is that It is built on and backed by force and violence and on the assumption that one class of American citizens is entitled to privileges and exemptions from laws not enjoyed by other <flasses of citizens. For instance, industry must abide by the anti·trust laws passed by Congress to prevent monopolies but labor is exempt from the pro­visions of this law. Labor unions mav collect funds to the tune or millions of dollars for the purpose of engaging in political activity and influencing the election of mem· bers of Congress. Business orga­nizations are restrained by law from doing any such thing, and would find themselves in dire trouble If they attempted it. Also, labor unions who do not own a penny's worth of stock in business concerns have as much to do with running such concerns as the own .. ers because. under legislation which allows workers to strike in a body, they can put an industry or a com­pany out of. business in five min· utes when some arrogant labor leader decides to pull the workers off the job. Every right-thinking person wants to see all citizens prosper and to enjoy a high standard of living but the spectacle of union labor enjoying special privileges and taking advantage of It by throwing its weight around is be· coming a little irritating to many Americans. When men of brains and states· menship form a majority of Con­gress, laws will be passed which are fair, just and impartial to every class and group and not designed to give union labor an advantage over other segments of the citizen· ship. If the United Nat ions is the great Temple of Justice that its propon­ents claim and if its mission is to prevent unfortunate people of the world from being imposed upon, why did they let the Arabs be thrown out of their homes where they had lived for a thousand years and be forced to become wanderers on the face Qj the earth? The home has been described as the pathway between Earth and Heaven and yet the objective of UNESCO and other Communist- ~~~~~S:~k~ ~hffd~!~~:t::a~~= of th• State. November.December, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page I Conservative Sentiment Is Widespread. Need Is For Mature and Wise Leadership Many Conservative movements are springing up all over the country and all good Americans will earnestly pray for the success of each and every one of them and for the ultimate victory of all of them collectively. The great danger to such movements is, as all informed persons know from sad experience, that Reds will worm their way into such Conservative groups if it is humanly possible, and it usually is. All that the Reds or Liberals have to do is to gain the confidence of some of the weak and inexperienced leaders in such Conservative movements and persuade them to engage in divisive tactics which will serve the purpose of splitting the Conservative cause right down the middle. That is the Red objective, of course. The first thing that Reds whisper into the pink ears of fumbling Conservative _leaders IS that they must fight shy of certain other groups of <;onservahves and that, above all, "controversial" issues are to be avOided ~t all costs .. The truth is, of course, that all policies of govern~ rnent which are causmg taxpayers to lose their freedoms and their shirts are ~ighly 14COntroversial" and ~f they're not, they are too inconsequential and mane to waste time on as topics of public discussion. Of course, Conservatives can't invade Red movements in this way and if they tried it, they wouldn't get to first base. The Reds are too politically astute to fall for the bait. They stick together and don't let Conservatives tell them how to run the job. That is why Liberals are in complete control of the three branches of the Federal government and Conservatives are on the outside look­ing in. There is no lack of enthusiasm for the Conservative cause as Ameri~ cans are becoming alerted in droves to the menace of National Socialism whose hold on the Federal government has gradually been tightened throughout the past quarter century. To assemble and intelligently and effectively direct this Conserva­tive sentiment and translate it into victory at election time, it is vital that leaders of Conservative movements be men of experience, judgment and political know~how and who can avoid the traps into which im­mature, naive and hot-headed persons may fall. It is especially essential that an overall appearance of coordination of Conservative forces be preserved. Any public display of disunity is water on the Liberals' wheel. Congressional Committee Investigating Television Has Just Scraped The Surface By now practically every Amer­Ican has some idea of the type of person who operates the television networks which provide the sole entertainment of many people in the United States. The exposure by a committee of the Congress of the rigged quiz programs was perhaps a service to the people in that it shows a lack of Integrity on the part of those who operate the networks but the Investigation stopped far short of Its obligation to get at the heart of the matter and hold up to public view what part this medium of communication Is playing In the ~verall conspiracy against the American Republic, Its institutions and way of life. It Is the management of tele­vision which is responsible for the encouragement of juvenile delin­quency by presenting practically every hour in the day programs which emphasize crime and Instill In the minds of children the Idea that shooting and murder is routine In the grown-up world just ahead of them. It is management which makes the decision as to whether filthy sex~ridden films which have been turned out by the hundreds by the motion picture Industry, shall be re·run on television or not. It Is management which Is re­sponsible for the fact that approxl-mately nine out of ten of ,the com­mentators who discuss public is· sues on that medium slant the facts and present the extreme left.wing viewpoint in all public issues and that the same ratio prevails among political figures who are invited to be interviewed on television. It is management which takes on Itself the responsibility of Insisting that Negroes shall be generously mixed with white performers on certain types of programs and who change the context of songs of long·dead composers as a conces­sion to propaganda advocating mongrelization of the white and black races. It is management which is re­sponsible for the programs present­Ing the horrors of Nazism which died with Hitler In 1945 and who fall to offer corresponding pro­grams depicting the terrors of the very real Communist menace which threatens the world at this time. If the committee wants to render a real service to the people of the United States In connection with television, let them get at the facts and reveal just what part this me­dium Is playing In the propaganda which Is now flooding the nation and whose objective Is to destroy Christian morals and soften up the people for the acceptance of a One-World Socialist State. We are compelled to remove from our list the names of those who have not responded to request to pay their subscription. Unless such delinquent subscribers pay at once, their names will be removed on January !st. NOTED MEDICAL SCIENTIST SAYS MIXED . BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS CAN CAUSE DEATH F0r many years alarmed Ameri~ cans, including this writer, have protested the unspeakable practice of mixed racial blood stored in bloodbanks for use in transfusions. The Red Cross has been perhaps the worst offender in the matter for which it has been bitterly criti~ cized and has lost many contribu~ tors. Now a noted medical science re~ searcher and blood specialist, Dr. John Scudder of New York in an address to , the American Associa· tion of Blood Banks meeting in Chi~ cago warned that it is extremely dangerous to give transfusions of mixed racial blood. Giving transfusions of mixed ra~ cial blood often leads to shock, death and sterility, Dr. Scudder said, and explained that the trouble comes from uneven racial distribu· tion of certain factors in blood composition. Persons receiving transfusions should by all means be given blood from members of their own family, if possible; if not, at least from those of the same racial group to avoid dangerous reactions, Dr. Scudder said. In expressing opp_osition to the practice of mixing White and Negro blood for transfusions, we knew nothing, of course, of the danger from a medical standpoint. It was strictly from the moral view that we opposed it and because the thought of a White person be­ing injected with Negro blood, and vice versa, is repulsive and intoler~ able to decent members of both Dr. Scudder's warning was given front page space in the nation's newspapers and it is hoped that the abhorrent practice will be stopped. SMEAR TACTICS AGAINST CONSERVATIVES ARE THE SAME ALL OVER THE WORLD Editor S. E. D. Brown of the Capetown, South Africa, Observer, has so accurately described the sit­uation in this country while dis~ cussing affairs in his own, that we are borrowing a few quotes from his lead editorial in one of his re~ cent editions. He is discussing the condition in South Africa where a virulent cam· paign is being carried on in behalf of racial mongrelization by ' Eng~ !ish-speaking n e w s p a p e r s and which is being directed against South Africa's Prime Minister. He points out that the purpose of such campaigns is to pry con~ servative leaders away from their people, leaving them leaderless and easy to dispose of. "The method 'PEACE LOVING' NA liVES KILL 200 OF THEIR FELLOW TRIBESMEN Do·gooders are a surplus com­modity in Africa as well as in the United States, but occasionally their activities are halted by events over which they have no control. For Instance while exponents of racial mixing in Belgian territory of Africa were holding forth re~ cently on the social injustice against Negroes prevalent in that area, a pygmy tribe of Ruandas were joining up with giant Watusi warriors in a pitched battle with Bahutu tribesmen where the sav~ age fighting lasted for days. When the skirmish was over, it was found that more than 200 per­sons had been killed with the An­cient spears, bows and arrows and blow guns which the opposing tribes had used to annihilate each other. They weren't fighting for "social justice." They were just fighting. Period. But It put a crimp in the arguments of white advocates of racial mixing in the area to the effect that these poor, peace-loving natives were being denied their ' 1human rights." we are learning more about every day is: heap odium on the leader, smear him, identify him with any~ thing and everything people have already learned to fear and dislike and sow doubts which will loosen up the cement of men's love and loyalty," says the editorial. "It is not only in politics that we find this evil trick being per~ petrated; we find it wherever the protagonists of 'equality,' 'human~ ity' and 'world brotherhood' are in conflict with men who can read the secret hieroglyphics of their designs. "Let us face it-good, honest, in· telligent men are daily deceived by these tactics. And why so? Pre~ cisely because the Western Euro· pean mind, unless specifically trained, lacks the cunning and the built·in distrust that would make It proof against such tactics. Hon~ est men cannot easily find in them~ selves such devious malice and so they are disarmed, failing to seek it in others. "In short, such tactics do not be· long to the Western European mind at all; they are an oriental impor~ tation into the political world of the West, doctoring with a gang­renous infection the clean, sharp blades that Western man has al· ways used in his fights ... " There are very few Americans who can read these words and not associate them with dastardly at~ tempts to smear men of courage and patriotism in this country, such as the late, great Joseph R. Mc­Carthy for instance. This evil thing of which the South African editor writes is ram~ pant all over the world and smear tactics against great and good lead~ ers of the various countries are all of a pattern shaped by the Satanic figures in World Communism. From a uconservative" candi~ date for President, Lyndon B. Johnson: "The world needs anoth~ er voice like F. D. R.'s to give hope to the suppressed people/' Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE November-December, 1959 Authentic Students of Government Realize That Our Stupidity Is Catching Up With Us It is not coincidence that so maRy spokesmen of the two political parties are sounding the alarm about the precarious financial condition of the country and publicly demanding that other countries assume part ol the burden of "aid to under-developed nations of the world." It is because they are finally scared out of their wits about what may happen as a result of mass stupidity in Washington over the years. Even the press and Liberal columnists are joining in the chorus and pointing out what a horrible drain on the treasury it has been for the United States to support the economy of countries who are in much bet­ter financial shape than ours. They also call attention to the channeling away of our gold reserves through the trade deficits which have resulted from our incredible aid, trade and tariff policies. GAIT, for instance, represents one of the most senseless and destructive policies ever con· ceived by civilized persons. Some of the Liberal writers even hint that this country may become isolationist again and levy high protective tariff duties once more, as if that would be a catastrophe. Even labor union leaders are reported as cautiously suggesting that maybe a protective tariff which would spare them from competition with poorly paid peons throughout the world, might not be such a bad idea. There is not much percentage in saying, "We told you so," but a lot of us disregarded and unheeded squawkers did just that, and we've done ft time and time again. The truth is that our asinine and indefensible financial, social and trade policies are catching up with us and the outlook is jolting the re· sponsible and irresponsible alike. Since 1960 is an election year, office seekers on the national level can't bear the idea of the bubble bursting in their faces and some of them are beginning to talk sense now when it may, or may not, be too late. Competent students of government outside of political circles and whose names rarely reach public print, say frankly that anything can happen within the next few months. They believe that unless level·headed leadership can be Cornman· deered from some source and common sense t"Ules of self·preservation applied to ward off disaster, International Communism may close in and force us into One· World Government. It isn't a pleasant picture and the tragic part of it is that the Ameri· can people themselves are responsible for whatever dark contingency the nation faces. With only scattered and token protest, they have allowed their elected representatives in Congress to run wild in a shameful orgy of spending and giving. away taxpayers' money which has made us the laughing stock of the world. Let us hope and pray that at the session of Congress which meets in January, the brains of fiscal leaders in both Houses which have been allowed to degenerate into vestigial organs, will be reactivated and start There Goes Christmas! By HUBERT KREGELOH (In American Opinion) It is a logical tactic of the Com­munist conspiracy to undermine all the pillars of freedom. One of the techniques now being applied by the Reds to weaken the pillar of re· ligion in our country is the drive to take Christ out of Christmas - to denude the event of its religious meaning. American one·worlders are deter­mined to exploit even the holiest of Christian observances to make it a propaganda vehicle for the United Nations. Fleming Authority On Other Things Besides Cranberries Dr. Arthur S. Fleming, U.S. Sec­retary of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, is paid a salary which comes from the pock .. ets of all the people and while the office which he holds was set up to do things which would better have been left undone, he is sup~ posed to devote his time to that job, Instead, according to press re~ ports, he was in New York recently sounding off on the issue of racial mixing which has nothing what· ever tq do with his job. Certainly nobody would claim Attending a "Reformation Fes· that the UN is a Christian organiza. tival" at the Fifth Avenue Presby· tion. Yet, its promoters have braz· terian Church in that city where enly latched their propaganda onto he acted as lay preacher, he ex­Christmas. horted the 1,000 persons in attend· What they now want to put over on the American people is simply this: Department stores throughout the country are to utilize UN sym­bols and emblems as Christmas dec· orations. ance to join in "a crusade for Chris .. tian unity in opposition to bias of race, creed or color." He said tha,t "Christians should not stand idly by while our fellow human beings are deprived of realizing their high· est potential because of race, creed There is no reason to assume or color." f~:st !~~up~n wil~ not succeed un .. - Who is it that is being denied do sometftin:e~bo~:ri~. a~~5~0~~ anything ,because of :·race,. cre~d practical thing to do is for individ- or col~r and espe~tally m hts uals to write to stores. If enou?,h own ctty of V:~shm7,ton, D .. c., ~ftto~~~~t~~~~r i~?~:~~ ~~~~~~~{, ~:ee;eth!rj~~~to~n~ot~;ivr~: t~~~! and will buy nothing in a store people out by the hundreds of thou· which drags the Godless UN into sands. the celebration of so holy a season, A majority of the American that store will think twice before people who help pay Fleming's sal­supplanting its traditional Christ.. ary are opposed to the ideology in mas decorations with United Na· which he believes and, anyway, tions insignia. what right has a so-called public But the time to start voicing such servant to go traipsing over the objections is now, before the stores country expounding his own social have committed themselves. views instead of staying on the Here are a few suggestions which good Christian patriots who are willing to register their protests might keep in mind: 1. Make your letters short. Busy executives do not have time to read what amounts to an article. job for which he is paid? An Angle of 'Togetherness' Which We Refuse To Discuss functioning at long last in the interest of the United States for a change. 2. Express your sentiments clear· A reputable citizen of Dallas writes us requesting that we dis~ cuss the Methodist Conference on Human Relations which met in that city at Southern Methodist Univer­sity sometime ago when white, black and mulatto persons mixed on aU levels, and where the mulatto Thurgood Marshall, was one of the principal speakers. A News Story That Won't Make Many Front Pages Displaying more judgment and common sense than the white people of the area, a colored min· ister of Littlefield, Texas, Rev. Wal­ter Griffin, pastor of a Negro church there, asked trustees of the Independent School District to "de· integrate'' the schools and put col· ored children in elementary grades back in a school of their own. Other Negro leaders of the town joined with the minister in the request. Griffin told school officials that the lack of a separate school for Negroes is "working a hardship" on their children and added: "! think the lack of a school of our own is degrading our community." The colored minister said that he had no exact figures but that large numbers of Negro children had refused to attend white schools and were getting no education· at all. He expressed the opinion that from fifty to sixty per cent of these truants would return to school if given a building of their , own. School officials have promised to take the matter into consider· ation. Meantime, all honor to this col· ored minister and may his tribe ly but courteously. A void sounding The moral strength of a nation hysterical because what you are lies in those who work for their writing about hasn't happened . .. keep and a!! the ills of humanity yet. stem from the idle and slothful who, like the lilies of the field, rrtoil not, neither do they spin." We still insist that the best description of Harry Truman ever offered was that by the inimitable Tom Anderson of Farm and Ranch at Nashville who referred to him as the little guy who played the piano in the parlor without ever knowing what went on upstairs. Marxist Gunnar Myrdal's book u An American Dilemma" on which the Supreme Court of the United States based its integration ruling did not fade from the picture after t'hat great contribution to racial mongrelization. The United States Information Service, paid for by American taxpayers, has it on dis­play in libraries in various coun­tries. increase, and shame on white school officials there who yielded to pressure from minority groups and Communist forces to compel the unnatural association of the races in their school system. 3. Remember that some execu· tives might show your letter to members of the UN p r e s s u r e groups. Avoid anything which might help these UN "salesmen" to dismiss the letter writers as "crackpots." 4. Make the emphasis of your communication a reasoned appeal for understanding and CO·Operation, explaining briefly but politely why you think it would be inappropri­ate to drag the UN propaganda into the celebration of Christmas-and why, therefore, you would regret­fully stop patronizing an establish· ment which did so. Above all, do not just "let some­body else do it" or nothing will be done. The matter Is far too im .. portant for any such neglect, for the plot to associate the UN with Christmas and have it replace the religious aspect of Christmas is part of a diabolical plan not only to promote the UN, but to destroy all religious beliefs and customs. If we allow the one-worlders to start changing Christmas, we. shall wind up with something called the "United Nations Brotherhood Fes· tival'' or the 110ne World Peace The Dallas citizen especially re­quests that we discuss the sleep­ing arrangements of the delegates who were housed at SMU during the gathering. He claims that black and white women bedded down to· gether in the women's dormitory and black and white men did like­wise in the men's dormitory. Since we are unabl; to believe that even dedicated white integra· tionists would be guilty ol such nauseous conduct or would be will­ing to engage in such degenerate practices to promote "together .. ness" among the races, we refuse to indulge in any discussion of the subject whatever. We believe, ·and hope, that the Dallas citizen was misinformed. Festival" in place of Christmas. We will add neither to brotherhood nor to peace, but will merely take one more of the steps, insidiously planned for us, in the Bolsheviza­tion of the United States and the world. tJovember-December, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 7 WHY DESTROY A SYSTEM UNDER WHICH THEY HAVE GROWN STRONG AND WEALTHY? Dr. E. Stanley Jones, missionary and lecturer, has been invited by the Methodist Church to conduct a <~prayer life mission" in Fort Worth during the week of Novem­ber 20 to December 4, according to an announcement in the local press. Church officials who have in­vited him designate him as a "mis­sionary extraordinary" and prom­ise that during the time he is here "there is a week of spiritual growth in store for all who feel the need of strength beyond themselves to meet the demands of these days." What they didn't say is that the Rev. Dr. Jones has been publicly identified as having been a member of the notorious American League for Peace and Democracy, among other things. The American League for Peace and Democracy was cited as Com­munist and subversive. "Estab­lished in an effort to create public sentiment on behalf of a foreign P.Olicy adapted to the interests of the Soviet Union," said a former Attorney General of the United States, Francis Biddle. Of the League the House Com­mittee on un-American Activities said: "The largest of the Commu­nist front movements in the United States ... An examination of the program of the American League will show that the organization was nothing more nor less than a bold advocate of treason." Rev. Jones is also cited as having signed the "World Tomorrow" Poll which voted in favor of Socialism, a drastic increase in inheritance and income taxes and a "coopera­tive commonwealth" instead of capitalism. So far as we know Rev. Jones has never denied his Marxist lean­ings and his antagonism to the American free enterprise system. In order to do so, he would have to destroy or repudiate the numer­ous books he has written and which have had wide sale through- THE SERVICE WE HOPE TO RENDER (From the first edition of South­ern Conservative, January. 1950.) In the matter of circulation, we obviously cannot hope to cover the masses and shall try only to reach those leaders who help to shap.e public thinking. This takes in State officials In the South, members of Southern legislatures, all members of Con­gress and individuals whose views carry influence and weight in vari­ous circles and groups throughout the United States. Also, we hope to inspire to re~ newed activity those who think straight and who are keenly alive to the danger, but whose efforts have become dormant out of sheer discouragement and despair. It was not the tyranny of Nero who fiddled while Rome burned which was responsible for the de· struction of the Eternal City, but the apathy and indifference of the out the United States and especi­ally in religious circles. For instance, on page 66 of his book, "Choice Before Us," this "missionary extraordinary" said: "Of all those supreme things (Nazism, Fascism, Communism and Capitalism) Capitalism seems to have the cheapest and most tawdry goal." And on page 56 of that same book he said: "To each according to his need and from each accord­ing to his ability, is an ultimate idea in economics as much as two and two make four is ultimate in mathematics." That theory is the heart and soul of Socialism and was enunciated by Marx and Lenin as an unanswer· able argument why Capitalism must eventually be destroyed. Rev. Jones was merely reoeating the mouthings of the Godless atheists who have shaped his social, eco­nomic and political views and can claim no originality in advancing this subversive sentiment. It seems unfortunate that the good Methodists can't send out on lecture tours now and then a "mis· sionary extraordinary" who can in­spire a 11Week of spiritual growth" and at the same time have a whole­hearted respect for Americanism and the American free enterprise system throu~h whose ooeration the Methodist Church has been en­abled to shore uo vast financial re­sources. rather than almost invari· ably ~electine: those whose names llave been linked with movements designated as "bold advocates of treason," and whose obiective has been to "advance the interest of the Soviet Union." We believe that if those who book these lecturers would search diligently enough they could find among those co m p o s in g their sneakers' bureaus some patriotic Christian spokesmen who would want to preserve, rather than dis­tort or destroy, the American form of government. There is a lot of argument as to whether it was Adlai Stevenson who inspired the coinage of the word uegg-head" or whether this dubious distinction should go to Hubert Humphrey. Both have oval-shaped heads. citizens who were too lazy to try to put out the fire. And it is now, in the face of the current peril, the responsibility of the people themselves to respond to the call of duty and help save the Republic from the folly and corruption of its leaders. If the Southern Conservative can only serve as a sentinel in alerting the unconcerned and unthinking citizens of the danger to our van­ishing American institutions and way of 1ife, we feel we will have justified our existence. Those who would like to help in­crease the circulation of the South­ern Conservative and in that way strengthen and broaden its scope of service, are cordially invited to do so, provided they have anything left over after the annual raid on their treasury by the Federal tax collector. HARD FOR A CANDIDATE TO RUN WITH THE HARE AND TRAIL WITH THE HOUNDS The political neuter gender status of Senator Lyndon Johnson is kick­ing up on him and causing some embarrassment as he vigorously pursues his campaign for President by making speeches, dedicating shrines and attending homecom­ings in his native Texas and en­gaging in so many unrelated activi­ties as to cause one waggish news· man to remark that he was "ex­tremely busy in not running for President." The encomiums, eulogies and tributes being showered on him by his followers in Texas were rudely shattered by fierce criticism heaped upon the great compromiser by Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois and William Prokmire of \Visean­sin, liberal stalwarts who went on television to announce to all and sundry that the tall Texan simply would not qualify as the Demo­cratic candidate because of his .. conservatism," and because of his association with the ·oil and gas industry. At the same time, Governor Pat Brown of California, Mrs. Eleanor of everywhere and Americans for Democratic Action chimed in and denounced the Texan as unaccept­able because of his views on civil rights, although it is hard to under­stand how he could be rejected on this count since he played right along with the Liberals on this issue. The incident points up the diffi­culty confronting a politician who elects to travel down the middle of the road in the hope of prevent­ing a head-on collision with princi- WELFARE PEOPLE USE HOCUS POCUS TO MAKE ILLEGITIMACY DISAPPEAR A novel way has been developed to deal with the increasing number of Negro women who make their Jiving by producing illegitimate children. For each of these children they are paid a certain amount of money by their State and Federal government and the practice is be­coming big business in many areas of the country. In Atlanta, Georgia, recently a colored woman was hauled into court for disorderly conduct who admitted that she had twelve ille­gitimate chi1dren, and indicated that this was her only source of revenue. The matter got into the papers and created much unfavorable com~ ment concerning the policy of tax­payers' money being used to sub­sidize illegitimacy. Whereupon, the local Welfare Department came up with the an~ swer. They would,· they said, change their method of keeping records and in the future would not ask these women whether or not their children were iliegitimate. This, they figured, would show a heavy drop in the number of illegitimate births reported. pie, and who classifies himself as a "moderate" to avoid coming to grips with issues and taking a defi· nite stand on either side. To the extreme Liberals of the Fair Deal Party, he is too conserv­ative and to real conservatives he is about as "conservative" as Hu­bert Humphrey or Jacob Javitts. Meantime, at an old fashioned fish-fry near Bastrop, Texas, the senator reiterated his usual state­ment that he was a candidate for no office except that of United States Senator from Texas. Empha­sizing his firm position in the mat~ ter and bolstering his contention that he has no ambitions alan~ this line were a half dozen "Johnson for President" banners on the grandstand with him and signs COV· ering a half acre proclaiming such neutral attitudes as "All the way with LBJ" and "Lyndon in '60" while, in the back~round, a brass band blared the old New Deal war chant "Happy Days Are Here Again." In case there was any lingering doubt in the minds of some of his listeners that his sole concern was in re-election to his present job, the senator, between bites of cat~ fish, made this very definite, clari~ fying and emphatic statement: "I shall place the interests of my country before the interests of my party or myself in the full knowledge that when you do your best for America, America will do what is best for you." That seemed to settle the matter and rnal~e everything as clear as the muddy water in the Colorado River flowing nearby. The Department of Agriculture in Washington has spent $31,000,- 000,000 since 1953 on the farm program and farm surpluses ha"Ve increased each year. Now the De­partment has been given another $4,686,000,000 to squander the same way. Could this happen any~ where else except in America or in an insane asylum? When planes suddenly explode in mid-air, as happens all too frequently, there is great fanfare and promises of investigations which wm get to the bottom of it. But nothing ever happe'ns and no explanation is given to the public. One thing is for sure-those planes don't explode without cause. What is the cause? and by failing to keep record of illegitimate births, all such things will appear to have vanished. It was not disclosed whether or not the1 order to make this change came from Washiogton, but we imagine it did. It sounds like typi .. cal Washington idiocy. In the meantime, the business of producing children for profit con· tinues to flourish and especially among thousands of colored women of the country who don't pretend In other words, what the tax- to have any other means of liven .. payers don't know won't hurt them hood. Pogo 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE 'The Spirit Is Willing' SO YOU THINK YOU ARE A FREE But The Flesh Is Weak AMERICAN CITIZEN! DON'T BE SILLY! In his book describing what the Chicago Tribune calls ''Life with Father," James Roosevelt reveals that he and his brother, Elliott, once seriously considered horse· whipping Westbrook Pegler. Apparently deciding, however that discretion was the better part of valor, they abandoned the project. Why they figured it would take two Roosevelts to whip one Pegler was not explained, but the Trib­une's observation on the subject Is clarifying: "We are not sure, even so, whether it would have been an even mat<11 for the valiants." Silence Of The Grave Closes Over the Secrets of General It is regrettable indeed that the mantle of silence which enveloped General George C. Marshall during the last years of his life was still draped around him at his death. Most Americans concerned in the security of the country had hoped that he would unveil the mystery attending the attack on Pearl Har­bor and disclose where he was and what he was doing on that fateful day of December 7, 1941. They also hoped he would reveal his motives in advising Western leaders to abandon the patriot Mi­hai lovich and surrender C~ e ch os l o ­vakia to Communist Tito; they were curious about his part in the sell-out of China to the Soviets during the long period which he spent in that country as a repre­sentative of the American State Department; they wondered how much influence he exerted in bring­ing Russia into the war against Japan after victory was already in American hands and the J~panese were waiting to surrender. All these questions and more were unanswered by the General whose silence leaves a gap in his­tory which may never be bridged. The liberal press has pulled out all stops in an effort to make him a national hero, but the big black question marks which surrounded him in life now hover above his casket. There are two schools of thought among patriotic Americans con­cerning the General and his official actions - one is that he was a willing participant in the events for which he was so severely criticized and the other is that he merely did as he was told and never quite realized what was going on. By his consistent refusal to clear up the mystery concerning his of­ficial actions, the General will re­main beyond the grave, as on earth, the great enigma of American hi_s­tory. In Lincoln, England, an official at a modern art exhibit highly praised one of the displays for its wonderful texture and simple de­sign. He had no comment later when he learned that the udisplay" was an ink-stained stencil which a stenographer had thrown in the waste-basket and which had been retrieved by a practical joker and entered as one of the uart" ex­hibits. One of the greatest illusions ever indulged in by members of the human race is the belief of the American people that they enjoy the free ­dom which is 0eir heritage from those who founded the Republic. It is true that they still have certain privileges such as free speech, traveliing when and where they please, voting for one of two Socialist candidates of their choice and a few other advantages which have not yet been taken away from them by one or the other of the three branches of the Federal government. · But when it comes to fundamental and basic freedom which means control over the purse, they are in the same class with the slaves in Soviet Russia and other countries behind the Iron Curtain. The American people voluntarily surrendered their freedom with the passage of the Sixteenth or Income Tax Amendment to the Constitution which was slipped over with only token protest against the biggest steal in human history. In this amendment we, the people, surrendered control over the purse into the keeping of shiftless and irresponsible politicians in Wash· ington who began playing ducks and drakes with our money In 1933 when it first dawned on Roosevelt advisers that this instrument could be utilized to rob the taxpayer of his last penny and, at the same time, redistribute the wealth as Karl Marx commanded. By allowing this vicious amendment to become a part of the Con· stitution, the American people signed a quit claim deed to their earnings, their property and, inevitably, their freedom. For no man is free when power-mad politicians have prior claim to his lifetime earnings and hold· a mortgage on his property. Any American who is so empty-headed as to think the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution does not confer such authority on mem· hers of Congress need only to read it with half of his mind on the subject: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States and without regard to any census or enumeration." It does not say how much tax can be collected. J ust that Congress can "Jay and co11ect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived." This means that the sky is the limit and no holds barred. Any time the mood strikes them, they can reach out their little hot hands and grab one hundred per cent of your income. They are already taking ninety-one per cent in some brackets and only have nine per cent to go before hit­ting the jackpot. And if you don't pay off like a slot machine, they can confiscate your property and put you in jail. So, if you happen to be one of those who are given to bragging that you are a free American, hold it! You're not. You never will be until this foul and noxious provision is removed and control of the purse rests once more in the hands of the citizens of the United States. WHAT ABOUT THE 'CIVIL RIGHTS' OF WHITE MEN? The President's Civil Rights Commission, backed by weak-minded reforrriers, is reported to be going to push hard during the next two years for racial mixing in the housing area. Instead of a chicken in every pot or two cars in every garage, the new objective is a black family in every white neighborhood. When a colored man buys a house next door to a while man and moves in, the value of the white man's property is automatically reduced seventy-five per cent. In such a transaction, the colored man is exercising what Liberal politicians, do-gooders and Communists call his "Civil Rights," but what about the white man? Perhaps he has spent the greater part of his adult life in paying for his home with the honest belief that the value of his property would in­crease as the city in which it is located grows and expands. At the time of the purchase, he takes into consideration, of course, that his home may be destroyed by fire, flood, tornado or other act of God and tries to protect himself with such insurance as is available and which he can afford, against these disasters. But there is no insurance policy covering the loss when the Con­gress of the United States yields to pressure of powerful minority groups and pro-Communist forces and sets up a politically dominated Com­mission authorized to recommend action that wipes out seventy-five per cent of the value of a citizen's property which he bought and paid for in good faith. Nobody but an imbecile or a degenerate will argue that there is any justice or "Christian tolerance" involved in any such proceeding. In pressing for this arrangement, the Commission will be merely emphasizing the conception prevailing in American Communist circles that black men have "Civil Rights" but that white men have none. November.Oecember, 1959 IT TAKES MORE THAN LUXURIANT WHISKERS TO MAKE A STATESMAN The Cuban beatnik, Fidel Castro, whose primary and pressing need seems to be for a shave, a hair-cut and a bath, has been running wild on the bases for many weeks and bitterly accusing the United States of every imaginable crime against the peace, security and well-being of his Caribbean stronghold. What the addle-brained adoles­cent does not know, or care, is that this country has been bolstering the Cuban economy for ages through the purchase of sugar at exorbitant prices and that the Com· munists who are directing his ac· tivities are not about to replace the United States as Cuba's chief bene­factor. The Soviets just hit and run; they don't stick around to pay for the damages. There inust be many sensible and level-headed persons among Cuba's population who are going to get fed up one of these days with the childish and immature reasoning of their boy dictator. By and large the Cubans are a temperamental and hot-headeEI people and can go all out for a new leader. But they are also equally quick to turn against him and take out after a new one who strikes their fancy. This was proved in the case of Batista who was a hero one day and a heel the next. So we predict that unless this poli tical cub scout of Cuba behaves himself, he is liable to turn up some morning minus his head, bushy beard and all. Bracken Lee Now Regarded As A Man On The Way Up Utah's "Moderate Republicans" are quaking in their boots over the election of the Honorable J. Brack· en Lee, former governor of that State, as Mayor of Salt Lake City early in November. In that contest, left·wlng Demo· crats joined with Eisenhower Re· publicans in an all-out attempt to put to sleep forever the political ambitions of a man whose stature has grown to national proportions as a result of his fight on corrup­tion in government, with special emphasis on the income tax angle. His smashing victory for mayor of the State's largest city has re· awakened the fears of his oppo4 nents in both parties that he is a man to watch and that his ultimate destination is the United States Senate. Utah could certainly use a man of Bracken Lee's qualifications as that State is presently, and has been for a long time, making do with the minimum in ability and statesmanship on the part of its spokesmen in the Upper House of Congress. Next Edition Out Middle of January In keeping with our usuo!ll! cus­tom, we are issuing the November and December editions of the paper jointly, for reasons which have to do with finances. Our next edition will be out in January.
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