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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 9 FORT WORTH. TEXAS, APRIL, 1958 No.4 Loss of Christian Ministers to Marxism Worst Blow Yet Suffered by the American Republic Who 'II Support Foreign Beggars When "Capitalist" Well Runs Dry? If there is one thing that loose-lipped politicians do better than anything else, it is talk when they should be listening and that is exactly what Mr. Sam Rayburn was doing, in the opinion of many Texans, when he let go with a blast at "capitalists" in a recent speech. The occasion was a meeting in Washington of the National Con­ference on International Trade which was called in correction with the spectacular campaign in behalf of the Foreign Trade program launched by the Madison Avenue boys who are self-admitted authorities on all subjects of national and world import and who have the process of packaged-thinking down to such a fine art that they can turn out copy ,___......._RtVi,a;:l;,•w,,-;·~50,ar;:t'a~Thse~~l co;~nr~u~f~~~~~~~ was to deliver the principal address thereby bolstering the program with the prestige which goes with the office of Speaker of the House. In some way, he got his wires crossed and had himself billed for two addresses at the same time so a colleague was conscripted to deliver the inspiring message to the Washington group in his behalf while he journeyed out to the hinter· lands to rally "bi-partisan" support for the program launched by Roose­velt and continued by Eisenhower and whose objective is to build up trade for other nations while destroying the industry of our own country. In this speech delivered in Mr. Rayburn's name, ' 1capitalists" were presented as being upotentially more dangerous than Communists" al­though one would think that the Speaker would have made a more ef­fective comparison since nothing he has ever done would indicate that he regards the Soviets as any particular menace so far as we have ob­served. An amuslng angle to the Speaker's denunciation of 11Capitalists" stems from the fact that in these parts he is not exactly regarded as a pauper himself. There are many misguided characters hereabouts who regard his vast holdings of land, real estate and cattle, to say nothing of his top-bracket salary, as having all the makings of a "capitaJist" as the term is generally understood. As he dashes around Washington in his shiny black limousine, Mr. Sam does not quite give the impression that when, and if, he ever retires from the job he will have to go on relief. Also, it is difficult for many of his constituents to view him as an expert on the subject of 11trade" since all his ideas of industry, govern­ment and economics have been acquired, not from experience, but from the vantage point of a soft berth on which he has reposed for what constitutes an average lifetime. He- has never produced anything except hot air, has never been an employer or met a pay-roll with his own money and has probably never done a full day's work since he was a boy in short pants on a Fannin County farm. The only implement he has ever used to make a living is his tongue. Israel Putnam is said to have laid down his plow to go fight the British but Sam Rayburn laid down his plow to go shoot the bull. More than half a century ago, he connected up with the public teat and has been sucking it without ceasing from that day to this. "capft~li~t~' ~sanei~ ~o~ilil:1la y,~o~:~c:~!r!rlu~~l~b~~! ::e~a~r~:n;h: poor house and two jumps ahead of the sheriff but we have a deep and abiding respect for capitalists and for the capitalist system which is tha basis of our American economy. We resent it with every ounce of our being when fat-headed Socialists in Congress, or out, make dirty cracks about a system which enables these parasites to live in luxury as they bite the hand that not only feeds them but suports hordes ollazy foreign bums in whose interest they are so vitally concerned. The heavy infiltration of the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government by the agents of International Communism during the past twenty-five years has resulted in weakening the Constitution, dis· crediting the Free Enterprise system and replacing basic American governing principles with National Socialism. As deadly as these assaults have been against the Amer· ican way of life, they deal only with material things which can be overcome once we again elect dedicated American patriots to Congress and to the Presidency. But the conquest of thousands of Christian ministers of the Gospel by the f<>rces of International Communism con· stitutes a body b1ow to Christian c.ivi\iz.ation from which there may be no recovery~ No matter how ominous the clouds that darken the horizon or how menacing the threat to the safety of an imperiled nation, the American people would still feel a heartening measure of security if the organized religious forces of the country were solidly lined up in behalf of the sound and invincible principles of government on which the Republic was founded. Since the Dark Ages the test of a nation's greatness has been measured by the spiritual values of its people and by the strength, faith and courage of its religious leaders. From the beginning of civilization, the Church has been a harbor ln time of storm, a refuge in spiritual stress and an anchor when strife and conflict endangered the physical, moral or religious unity of a nation. Along with love of family and loyalty to country, reverence for the Church and for Ministers of the Gospel has been the dominant emotion and guiding impulse of a majority of the American people and the strongest contributing factor in making the United States the recognized leader of Christian Forces throughout the world. Those who laid the foundation of the American government were devoted. patriotic and God-fearing men with a song in their hearts, a prayer on their lips and a deep and abiding faith that they were build­ing a Republic under the guiding hand of a Divine Creator· which would endure throughout the ages. As they labored to erect a structure as free from earthly frailties as it was humanly possible for a man-made institution to be, they were secure in their belief that this country, under God and with a form ot government based on Christian principles and human freedom, would live eternally as a model Republic dedicated to the dignity of the individual and the right of the citizen to achieve his economic destiny by his own efforts. In that period of the nation's glorious history, Communism was unheard of, there wasn't a Socialist in the land and no stronger de· fenders of the faith or more earnest champions of the American way of life or the Free Enterprise System existed than the consecrated men who delivered their inspired messages from the pulpit. Although in the main they restricted their services to ministeri~g to the spiritual needs of the people and held themselves and their sacred profession aloof from distractin~ and worldly issues, .th~lr loyal defense of Americanism once saved thts country from atheistic Total­itarianism which now threatens the Republic on every hand. {Continued on Pt~~ge 2) Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Pago2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE April, 1958 Soviet Propaganda Is Freeing Our Criminals and Emptying Our Jails One of the principal objectives of Communist propaganda in the United States is leniency toward all types of criminal characters and the release of thugs and gangst~rs to prey on the peOple of the American Republic. Of course in the Soviet Union, it Js a different story. Criminals are not only dealt with harshly there; they are not even given the benefit of the standards of justice which pre­vail in civilized areas of the world. Trial by jury is unheard of. When a qime is committed, and many times when a person is guilty of nothing more than thinking contrary to the Communist formula, such person is liquidated. Period. It is only in the United States and other Western countries which they have not wholly conquered yet, in which they advocate a policy of com­passion for criminals of all types. That their proPaganda is bearing fruit in a big way in the United States is proved daily as thousands of deep­dyed criminals are turned loose on society. Not only has the Supreme Court practically emptied the jails and pen­itentiaries of murderers, ' rapists, thieves, seditionists and narcotics ped­dlers but judges and juries are proving more and more that their sympathy is for the perpetrators rather than the victims of bestial crimes. The addi­tion of women to juries has not help­ed; in fact, in many instances they are proving pushovers for 'the sob stories of criminal slobs. At the present rate of soft senten­ces, running concurrently, and of in­discriminate "not guilty" verdicts for arch fiends who kill for the thrill we can foresee the day when soft­headed juries will award medals, rath­er than prescribing the hot-seat, for the nation's criminal element. Modern Republicanism Perpetuates Ruinous New Deal Tariff Policies Every American who is con­cerned in the future of American industry and, consequently, the very survival of the Republic, should read the wonderful book "Mainline"' by Honorable George W. Malone. United States Senator from Nevada, although the heart­breaking story told therein will not be conducive to their peace of mind. "Mainline" is the saga of the betrayal of a sick nation in the early 1930's by the passage of the Trade Agreements Act - an Act which took away the market for Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts recently told a press conference in Los Angeles that he is strongly opposed to «right to work" . le!]islation. Those who might' ha'IJe ffacl some idea tkat this two-bit politician had presi­dential possibilities should dismiss the thought immediately. Imagine ony one who had such aspirations daring to assert that the right of an American to work does not exist. Such a person is unfit to be public weigher. American producers and gave it to The Academy Award affair in foreigners. It was an Act in which Hollywood in which "Oscars" are the Congress abdicated its Consti- conferred on those selected jor tutional right to levy tariffs and the honor by studio politicians allowed non-elected personalities went "One-World'' in a big way in the Executive branch to take at its latest ceremony. Although over the responsibility. Ultimately presumably an American event, this power to regulate American the award winners covered the ~~~Yo~:':~~~~:! o;:~ut~ ~~:~~~ ~~~e.diftii::~t\oanu~~!~?t:~~r fhi: omists in Geneva who exerci.se su- proceedings as so few of the par- ~r~~r~c~~n~~~~d~~=~s t~~d d~:~7ra~: ... ticipants could speak English. turers. This Trade Agreements Act was instituted and passed by a Demo­cratic Congress in 1934 when the New Deal zealots were running wild in their haste to get their crackpot theories enacted into leg­islation. When the Republican party was returned to power in 1952, it was confidently believed that the Act would be repealed and that Con­gress would reclaim its abdicated rights in tariff levies. Instead the Eisenhower adminis­tration has followed the identical policy of the New Deal crackpots and the President is now asking that the Act be extended for five years. From a New Mexico subscriber: ul read even) line in the March edition of the Southern Conserva­tive at one sitting. Praise the Lord and pass the Southern Conserva­tive so that more Americans m.ay read it." In opening his broadcast of Wide, Wide World on April 13, Dave Garroway 1·emarked that once the Federal government was a long, long way from the people. We imagine that most of his listeners reacted as we did and uttered the fervent wish that it would go a long, long way from the people again and stay away. It is universally conceded that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear but Fair Dealers are trying valiantly to make an elder statesman out of a two-bit punk politician. Disregarding the fact that he failed ignominiously at every job he ever had from neck­tie salesman to President, Harry Truman b now bobbing up all over the place like a jack-in-the­box giving his opinion on just ex­actly how the government should be run. What has happened to the peoples' sense of humar, for heav­en's sake? Loss of Christian Ministers (Continued from Peqe 1) In the late Seventeenth Century, a sect of European Liberals and intellectuals known as the "Illuminati" advocated a form of World Socialism designed to destroy Christian principles and morals and to oppose Free Enterprise as a system of government. This movement brought on the French Revolution and its next objective was the United States where a new Republic had lately been launched based on this type of economic system. So effective, however, was the opposition of Men of the Cloth in this country to this godless ideology that it was beaten back before it could gain a foothold here. In the years which have passed since then, however, the movement for World Socialism has been strengthened and rendered more appea14 ing by its leaders who have cunningly invested it with spurious claims to Christian service and World Brotherhood designed to snare the gullible and less mentally alert members of the clergy. This has resulted in misguided ministers from all over the world, including the United States, being drawn to its pagan and godless banner. The ~entury-old attempts of subversive world forces to capture the Amencan ministry and to enlist church facilities and influence in spreading Communist propaganda received its greatest impetus at Amsterdam some years ago when religious leaders from all over the world were induced to meet in that city and formulate a New Social Order under the sponsorship of the World Council of Churches. At that meeting a scurrilous attack was made on the American Free Enterprise System by implication when resolutions were passed lumping Capital ism in the same category with Communism and con~ demning both systems of government. Their denunciation of Communism was, of course, insincere and intended only for propaganda and publicity purposes since the meeting was called by World Socialists and there is, of course, no fundamental difference between Socialism and Communism since both ideologies set up the State as Supreme and relegate the individual to the position of a mere cog in its vast machinery. Beginning with that meeting, the movement has gathered strength and force in this country until today the National Council of Churches claims to exercise control over more than 40,000,000 Americans affili4 ated with the nation's various Protestant churches. Its well-oiled Communist propaganda machine for One-World Gov­ernment was so, firmly established and was operating with such Jethal effectiveness• that it was years before it was recognized for the menace which His. Today it offers a greater threat of destroying the American form of government and of wrecking the faith of the American people !~~e~upreme Being than the Soviet apparatus whose objective is the Communism, as an ideology, does not tolerate a belief in God and its leaders have sworn to destroy all conception of a Christian deity in order to reduce the people to the proper depth of moral degradation where they will wiHingly accept this degenerate theory of a Super State to rule the world. Why Christian ministers who have taken an oath to expound and uphold the Christian faith would surrender to an ideology based on atheism is a question which is beyond the ken of human understanding. But that they do is attested by the fact that the National Council of Churches, the largest organized religious group in this country, is on record as being in complete accord with practically every policy laid down by the Soviets for the announced objective of overthrowing the American government. Pte most charitable conclusion is that in deserting the pulpit for the strange and alien field of world politics and economics they have ven­tured beyond their depth and have become so helplessly the prey of scheming world planners that they cannot escape without publicly con­fessing inherent weakness which induced them to succumb to evil temp4 tations of which they had so often warned others. • Also, they are probably-like frail humanity from time Immemorial -so thrilled by the unaccustomed feel of power and so flattered that their talents and theological influence are being employed to shape a new social and economic order that they have overlooked the fact that the policies involved are in direct contrast to the Christian principles to which they were committed when they took the sacred vows of the clergy. No responsibility of Americans today is more pressing than that which demands that they drive preachers out of the political forum and force them back to the pulpit. Otherwise, the threat to the continued existence of the United States as a free nation assumes alarming proportions for when the church suc­cumbs to subversive doctrines and ministers of the gospel capitulate to a totalitarian ideal, one of the strongest bulwarks of the American econo~ my is shattered and there is little hope for survival. (Editor's note: The above editorial is a re-print from the February, 1953, edition of the Southern Conservative. Because the forces of Iiltcrnational Com­munism are stepping-up their attempts to strengthen their hold on the min­isters of Christian churches as a means of perfecting One-World Government, we felt that the subject was timely enough to justify reproduction of the editorial.) Even the robbery business is getting "integrated". At Dallas a Negro and a white man teamed up to hold up a grocery store for $150. f(Texa3 is one of our States whose record of patriotism and other virtues makes New York look like a Soviet republic." - Westbrook Pegler. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo] ADA Making Big Play To Capture The Just How Stupid Can People Get When Democratic Party Machinery In Texas Selecting Speakers For Local Groups? The agencies which book Com- affiliated with the Freedom From munist Fronters and Fellow Trav- Fear Committee on page 240, Cali­elers throughout the country are fornia Fact-Finding Committee on active twenty-four hours a day Un-American Activities, 1948 Re­and unless a thorough investiga- port. The Freedom From Fear tion is made of speakers chosen to Committee was cited as "one of the address local groups. subversive Communist Party's latest Fronts lecturers are go i n g to increase which came into being in Holly­rather than diminish. wood and New York" and was cre­Americans for Democratic Ac­tion are making an .all-out effort to capture the Democratic Party machinery of Texas in 1958 with the objective of getting that State's support for a Socialist labor candi­date for President in 1960. ADA is working through a radi­cal group in Texas known as De­mocrats of Texas, or DOT for short. This DOT is a hodgepodge of unionists, Negroes, and a scat­tering of rich and influential So­cialists but they are active in all sections of the State and Conserv­atives realize that they have a fight on their hands. ADA is said to be 'pouring money into Texas and is especially active in organizing Negroes in areas where the colored population is heavy. The Presidential candidate who is expected to be the recipient of all this ADA activity is John Ken­nedy of Massachusetts who is so ambitious for the Democratic nomination that he is apparently willing to abandon all pretense of supporting Constitutional Govern­ment and is going all out in behalf of a Socialist Labor government. On February 6 of this year he Introduced S.B. 3244 in the United States Senate which is one of the most dangerous measures ever pro­posed in that body as it would com-eM- troy all State employ­ment security systems and abro­gate all existing State labor laws, including the right to work legis­lation now in effect in some States. Kennedy was one of the Demo­cratic members of the Senate Rackets Committee who is tepm;t­ed, together with his brother, Robert Kennedy, Committee coun­sel. to have sabotaged the investi­gation o! Walter Reuther and his goons in the Kohler strike. Consolidation Will Confer Vast Power on Soap .Man There has perhaps been no more alarming or disquieting event to occur in this country so far than the President's insistent demand that the Army, the Navy and the Air Force be placed under one-man rule with the Secretary of Defense given absolute power and author­ity over the fighting forces of this country. This move for a solidified com­mand of the three units is another phase of the stepped up plans for unification on all fronts, and is recognized as another long stride toward softening up the American people for One-World government or a part of "Operation Take­Over." Opposition to the move by top­ranking military and civilian au­thorities who are fully informed of the potential danger to the nation­al security in this proposed cen­tralization of power in the hands of one man, is said to be at a high pitch in Washington. However, since the President is quoted in the press as saying that he was going to bring it about re­gardless of what anybody thinks and since it is known that he is ready to throw the full force ·and power of his high office behind it, there is grave doubt that the op­position in Congress will be able to thwart his plan. In the event he is successful in concentrating these three Depart­ments of the Army, Navy and Air Force into one head, Neil H. Mc­Elroy, former executive of a Cin­cinnati soap compay, will perhaps wield more power than any other American in the history of the Re­public. Dallas Business Man and Rancher Announces for United States Senate Conservative Texans who have long bemoaned the fact that they have practically no represen­tation in the United States Senate are reportedly overjoyed by the announcement of William A. Blak­ley of Dallas that he will run for the seat now occupied by Ralph Yarbrough. Mr. Blakley who is a business man and rancher, served four months in that job as interim sen­ator following Price Daniel's resig­nation to assume the governorship of Texas. He was appointed by former Governor Allan Shivers and is known to hold sound views on issues of government. It is the belief of the solid ele­ment of the State's citizenship that should Mr. Blakley be successful in his race, he would restore to the office a measure of dignity, stature and statesmanship which the post commanded when such men as Joe Bailey, John H. Reagan and Char­lie Culberson represented the Lone Star State in that great office. We saw the new Attorney Gen­eral of the United States, William P. Rogers, on the Meet the Press program and the impression we got was of an eel slithering around in a bucket of lard. His replies to questions propounded by mem.bers of the panel were masterpieces of evasion and equivocation and his manner indicated plainly that he holds himself in high esteem. It will be a great day for this country if we ever have in that important office an outspoken, forthright American rather than an eely pol­itician who talks all day and says nothing. However, if Conservatives run true to form they will get several of their number into the race while the Reds, of course, will have only one entry. Conservatives have the proper perspective on government and subscribe to sound principles but when it comes to political action, it sometimes seems as if they have holes in their heads. The strange part of the proceed­ings is that the more questionable the record of a lecturer, the more impeccable his or her sponsorship. Those with Red leanings seem to have no trouble whatever in get­ting good people to back them, thereby giving them more prestige and investing their remarks with greater dignity. For instance, Agnes De Mille has been booked to speak in Houston soon and is being brought there by the alumni of an Eastern College and while in Houston is to be en­t( O'rtained by prominent people of that city. While she is not speak­ing in a tax-supported school and a hall has been hired for the oc­casion, many school o{ficials and teachers have been invited to hear her and no doubt will. The promi­nence of her sponsors also insures attendance by many who would stay away if they were familiar with her record. Miss De Mille was the signer of a statement protesting Washington Hearings on Communist Fronters issued by the Committee for the First Amendment as revealed on page 210 Un~American Activities in California, 4th Report, 1948. The Committee for the First Amend­ment, it will be remembered, was cited as a "recently created Com­munist Front in the defense of Communists and C om m u n i s t Fronters and Fellow Travellers by the California Fact-Finding Com­mittee on Un-American Activities, 1948 Report, page 210 which said that "its immediate purpose is to create fa-vorable public opinion for the Communists who refused to testify before the House Commit­tee on Un-American Activities in Washington. She is also listed as having been ated "to raise funds for the de­fense of the nineteen unfriendly witnesses before the Congressional Committee on Un-American Activ­ities' Investigation of Communist activity in Hollywood, ten of whom were indicted for contempt of Con­gress." This appeared on pages 35 and 239 of the California Fact­Finding Committee on Un-Ameri­can Activities, 1948 Report. She is also listed as a sponsor of the Independent Citizen's Com­mittee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions on page 262, California Fact-Finding Committee on Un­American Activities, 1948 Report. This Independent Citizen's Com­mittee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions has been cited as a Communist Front by the Congres­sional Committee on Un-American Activities, House Report of 1954. In addition ,she was cited as having been affilated with the Na­tional Council of American-Soviet Friendship on page 538, California Committee on Un-AmPrican Activ­ities, 1949 Report. The National C o u n c i 1 of American - Soviet Friendship, as any informed per­son knows, was shown as subver­sive and Communist by the Attor­ney General of the United States in 1948. Why persons who regard them­selves as responsible citizens of the Republic would invite characters like this to address them when good sound-thinking Americans are available, is one of the unsolved mysteries of the ages. Until local citizens begin making a thorough investigation of the speakers sent into their midst to spread propaganda, they have no right whatever to complain of the encroachment of Communism on American institutions. Georgetown Sets Award-Giving Business Back A Hundred Years Whatever honor that has at­tached to the' granting of awards by schools to so-called "noted for­mer students" has been greatly tarnished and such bestowal now means less than nothing following a farcical performance along this line by Georgetown University in Washington, D. C., recently. A little two-by-four Judge from North Dakota whose only claim to judicial distinction lies in his de­liberate violation of the Constitu­tion and of the Bill of Rights, has been named as Georgetown's "most outstanding alumnus" and an award is to be presented to him on May First. (It should have been on April First.) The name of this small-time legal misfit is Ronald N. Davis who attained the first public notice of his life by his un-Constitutional be- There has never yet been a more unanswerable assertion than the statement of Thomas Jefferson to the effect that "that country is governed best that is governed least." All the trouble! which beset this Republic and which threaten to dest1·oy it stem from. big gov­ernment with so many agencies and so many employes and bur­eaucrats that they are falling all over each other's feet. havior in the notorious Little Rock segregation ruling. If Davis is the best that George­town has produced, may Heaven help the lowest specimen which that institution has turned out to prey on the rights and the dignity of the American people. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron BuildinCJ Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year lEver., peidsubscriberisentitledto one free subscription to be sent to eny penon ofhlschoosinq.l Sent without cod to members of Congreu, memben of State leghlatures, Governors, andotherpublicoffic.iels. 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: Disillusioned "One-World Citizen" Crawls Back Home Garry Davis whO, ten years ago, left the United States, renounced his citizenship and declared him­self a "citizen of the world," has come crawling back asking that his citizenship be restored. According to an Associated Press article on April 13, he had only eighty cents in his pocket when he left Naples, Italy after borrowing the money for his ticket home where he expects to be supported by his father in New York until he gets a job. As contemptible a specimen as he is, one cannot but feel sympathy for this poor, misguided young man who is a product of the phony educational and political theories which have run rampant in this country for a quarter of a century and which have given half-baked young radicals spurious ideals, false values and phony logic con­cerning all the fundamental issues of life. Davis will have to go through the same procedure as an alien to get back his citizenship but per­haps the incident will be a lesson to other dim witted young Liberals who have been given a low opinion of the American way of life by those entrusted with their educa­tion. During the time Davis was wan­dering around in Europe trying to be a "citizen of the world," he was kicked out of a half dozen countries who naturally had no respect for a man who would renounce the land of his birth. From a business man in Chicago: "The reason I take the Southern Consen1ative year in and year out is that there is no paper in the United States which can touch it for honest and entertaining report­ing of what goes on in Washing­ton.'' THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Apdl, 1958 The Southern Methodist University Teachers In Integrated H F I k d Detroit Schools Are onors ormer Dai y Wor er E itor Pleading For Protection Reactions r.anging all the way from shocked disbelief to downright Charging that discipline has got-contempt and disgust greeted the announcement that a dedicated Com- ten out of control, leaders of the munist, John Gates, had been invited to address the student body of a Detroit Federation of Teachers re­supposed Christian institution, Southern Methodist University at Dallas, cently appealed for police protec· in April. tion in that city's forty-two high thickp~~~si!sfr~e~llt~;e~e~~~o~t~~e hbJv!r~;!~~Init~e G~~::lb~~n~ehii~ sc~or~~:~mably the Detroit Federa-propaganda message to SMU was first made public, but there was no tion of Teachers is an affiliate of backing down. ;.~: ~~~~i~~~ !f1~e~:t!~~~~~~~~~~ . The invitation was extended by the Student Center Forum, accord- went on record stroPgly in favor mg to the press, but the president of the school backed them up. one o-r the Supreme Court's ruling or· hundred per cent. They did cancel out the dinner which the brain- dering integration of the schools washed young ~ocialists had decided to give in honor of the former which is causing all the trouble in editor of the Da1ly Worker, but that was all the concession the school Detroit, and in hundreds of other or the students made to public indignation over the disgraceful affair. American cities, now. President Willis Tate ~ragged out the thread-bare argument of the The Detroit teachers threw up Reds as justification for his incredible act in approving a Communist their hands and asked for the pro· as speaker before students in what is regarded as a Christian instit~- tection of the police when various tion. He said that to deny Gates the right to speak, and to deny stu- schools there found young Negro dents the right to hear him, would violate "academic freedom." boys armed with switch-blade He insisted that the whole point in having Gates make his talk ~~!~es and other dangerous weap­was that students might have the opportunity to question him and to This same thing is happening all compare Communism with our form of government, to the detriment over the nation and will get worse of the former. as time goes on , although it is he- All of which stamped Tate as being about as familiar with Com- ing suppressed by a certain section munist tactics as a turkey buzzard is with outer space and even less of the Press which plugged for so for, after a11. a vulture does operate in aerial surroundings and has integration and hates to admit how first-hand knowledge of how to keep himself afloat while SMU's presi- wrong it was. den~ would obviously be completely outclassed in any contest with Soviet propaganda. This same argument is used by those who advocate teaching Com­munism in all schools. They contend that American youth would there­by be informed of this dangerous philosophy and in position to repudi­ate it. They totally ignore the fact that a heavy majority of our current day educationists are sympathetic to Communism and would present the subject to immature students not for the dangerous doctrine which it-is, but as a perfect system of government which provides justice for all. This they can do in a thousand subtle ways and anyone who doubts that most of them would do it, is soft in the head. And that is just what Gates did. He is a dyed-in-the-wool Com~ munist highly experienced in projecting his message to the gullible and the Spiritually under-privileged and he no doubt gained converts among the addlepated young students at SMU whose already half-in­doctrinated minds are ripe for the plucking. SMU is the institution, it will be remembered, which re[us·ed to invite the late great Senator Joseph R. McCarthy to address its students on the ground that he was too "controversial." thereby leaving the inescapable conclusion that on SMU's campus a Communist is not "con­troversial." In refreshing contrast to the action at SMU was that of William V. Houston, president of Rice Institute at Houston who, when impor­tuned by half-baked radicals on the campus to have Gates also speak at that school responded with an emphatic 01no." There is no use beating around the bush and speculating on why an alleged Christian school would select a Communist to address its students. When a Communist is invited to speak to a group o[ Ameri­can students in a college or university, there is one reason, and only one reason, for it. It is because the majority of the students and the faculty members are sympathetic to, or at least tolerant of, Communist ideology and any argument to the contrary is pure and unadulterated hog-wash. Conservatives Win Smashing Victory In Canadian Commons All good Americans were de­lighted with the victory of Con­servatives in the recent Canadian election in which Liberals in Par­liament were heavily defeated and the Conservative's rolled up the biggest majority in history. The Conservatives gained 209 of the 265 seats in the House of Commons for a new record. Liberals were reduced from 106 seats before the election to only 4 7 after the polls closed. The election constituted a smash­ing defeat of former Prime Min­iser Lester P e a r s o n known throughout the world as a friend of Communists. The new Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, will be in a powerful position for the next five years. Th.e way the new Soviet Ambas­sador to the United States is b€­ing gushed over and invited to ad­dress this group and that is very sickening. No one knows why the Communists selected an entirely different type of representative this time but whatever their mo­tive, the suckers are falling jor the bait. From Boise, Idaho: "Some one sent me the March edition of the Southern Conserv·ative and a finer publication I have never had the p1·ivilege of reading. If only I had the means of seeing that thousands of others received this paper!" From a subscriber in Denver: 11What a truly grand and cour­ageous lady you are in expressing your deep love and admiration for our great Republic." Texas Counties Must Doll Up Jails For Fastidious Crooks The Legislature of Texas, at its last session, passed a law setting a minimum standard for jails which is designed to convert the State's clinks hereafter into bnildin~s which are more comfortable than a roadside motel and slightly less luxurious than Mr. Hilton's hotels. Thirty per cent of the buildings must contain one-man cells, the law says, presumably on the theory that there may be fastidious crim· inals who do not want to associate with other hoodlum!? and who pre· fer a room to themselves. So far as we could learn there are to be 'no private baths and there is no maid service. All this, of course, is in keeping with the spirit of the times. The big idea in the first place is to be lenient with criminals. The main thing is to get their convictions thrown out if possible and turn them loose to commit similar crimes. If, by chance, they are con­victed, then the term should be as light as possible and there is al· ways the Supreme Court if every· thing else fails. For those who are unable to beat the law and must serve long terms, conditions of life should be made as pleasant as possible in the jail or pen which they honor with their presence in order that there may be no bad "psychological" effect on the prisoners. We must be made wrong, or something, for we absolutely do not hold with the Communist be-­lief that all criminals should be turned loose to prey on society. And in the case of cold~blooded murderers who kill for the thrill, all our sympathy is for the victim who ended up in the grave and there is not an iota left for the killer. - The only expense our plan would call for would be for oil to grease up the chair for vicious criminals who murder, rob and rape for sheer love of defying law and order, and who hold human life as of no more value than that oi an animal in the jungle. A_P_ •i_I,_19_S8_ _____________________T _H_E_ _s_ o_u_T_H_E_R_N_ _c o_ N _S_E_R_V_A_T_IV_E~---------------------Paqo5 We Refuse To Shed Any Tears Over American Insult To Romania The people of Communist Ro­mania are reported in the press as being outraged because Washing­ton ha~ sent a Negro as United States Minister to that country. It is an insult all right for the American government to send a Negro as a high-ranking diplomat to any country outside of those in Africa where the population is en­tirely colored, but, in the case of Romania, it is a well-deserved in­sult, and the Romanians deserve no sympathy whatever. They willingly submitted to the Communist yoke and offered little resistance when Stalin annexed them as slaves of the Soviet and with the exception of a few pa­triots there, they have fitted right into the Communist orbit with a minimum of protest. Since the Communist creed holds that the Negro should mix socially with the White race and that there should be no "discrimi­nation" in any area of human ac­tivity against the black man, and since Romania accepted this phi­losophy when it went behind the Iron Curtain, why all the squawk­ing now because a Washington ad­ministration which entertains "Sim­ilar views to the Communists on the subject of race, has sent a Negro Minister to Bucharest? The answer to that is that all Vfh1 e races automatically resent forced mixing with Black races when it comes down to cases and in Romania and the Soviet Union they merely advocate such vile practices academica11y and not ac­tuaiiy. They want other nations to adopt absolute social equality but have no intention of doing so them­selves. We have groups and cliques in this country who scream to high heaven that it is 11Un-Christian" to refuse to mix socially with Ne­groes while they have no intention of doing so. For instance high gov­ernment officials in Washington who have gone an out for integra­tion, send their own children and grandchildren to private all-White schools. It is our considered opinion that neither Romania, nor any other Communist slave state, has any right to object when the evil poli­cies for which they stand are put into ef!ect against them. Here Goes Another One Of Our Fundamental Rights The American people have seen their rights, liberties and freedoms taken away from them one by one during a twenty-five year reign of International Socialists in Wash­ington but up until now, they have felt that they at least had control over their own persons. Now a Dr. Frederick Stenn of Northwestern University in Illinois proposes to change even that and place control of the human body in the State. In an interview in the Chicago Daily News March 29, this Dr. Stenn repeated an assertion he had previously made in the Illinois Medical Journal to the effect that he favors re-writing the law which holds that a person's person is his own. Laws which forbid a physician to operate on a patient who does not want to be operated on must be changed, Stenn insists, and the whole mater left up to the doctor. The family or relatives of the pa­tient should have no say-so in the matter either and s h o u 1 d be brushed aside like flies when they question the wisdom of the all­knowing medical man, Stenn is convinced. We have the highest respect for the medical profession and think that in serious illness there is no sight so welcome as the face of the family doctor or the specialist but when it comes to whittling on the human body we believe that the owner of the body has a serious equity in the decision, and the right to make it. After all , we must not forget that all human beings can make mistakes, including doctors, and there are innumerable instances where physicians have informed a patient that they would not live six months without an operation, only to have such patient stub­bornly refuse to be operated on and then outlive the doctor who prescribed the operation. At any rate, it would seem only fair that an American citizen be permitted to have the final say-so, along with his family, when it comes to a matter of carving on the carcass. "Brother Edgar" Takes Another Crack At Ike's Official Behavior "Brother Edgar" has stepped for­ward again and has once more proved that there are some frag­ments of sound judgment in the family. On February 21 he was quoted in the Associated Press as express­ing the opinion that his brother, the President, received some poor legal advice when he ordered Fed­eral troops into Little Rock. During a meeting of the Ameri­can Bar Association in Atlanta, the Taco m a, Washington, attorney made a fervent plea for a return to States Rights and charged that it was a .csad thing that the Fed­eral government has taken away so many of the States' powers." Asked how he reconciled the President's expressed opinion that certain rights and responsibilities should be returned to the States with his action in sending troops into Little Rock to enforce inte­gration, Edgar replied: "It is a little hard to understand. The authority for enforcing a court decree rests with Federal marshals and not with troops." ApparentJy Constitutional gov- U. S. Completes Task of Building Up Yugoslavia's Fighting Forces Panhellenic Group Frames Declaration for Freedom Characteristic of the thirty-one Greek letter Sororities which con­stitue the National Panhellinic Conference, is a long history of loyalty to country and allegiance to God. During the years of its useful service the Conference has accepted its share of responsibility to preserve and protect that herit­age against ephemeral sociological and psychological theories calcu­lated to distort the Constitution of the United States and destroy basic freedoms of citizens, accord­ing to its published literature. At their biennial meeting of the Conference last November the high class young women composing it issued this Declaration of Free­dom: "Statements are f r e que n t 1 y made advocating the teaching of the theory and practice of com­munism. Because of our devotion to our country and allegiance to God we agree with those who em­phasize that before communism is studied there must first be thor­ough and accurate education about the Constitution of the United States and the debates that dealt with its purpose to avoid concen­trated Federal power ~n sl th e in­sistence upon·the principles which became the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Such knowledge is essential to the preservation of freedom in contrast with its de­struction under totalitarian sys­tems. "The freedom 'peaceably to as­semble' stated in the first amend­ment to the Constitution makes possible a great array of clubs, so­cieties and organizations known as voluntary associations which pro­vide diversity of interests and sat­isfactions to members. We are vol­untary associations. We are dedi­cated to the preservation of free­dom of citizens to choose their as­sociates, which is a freedom char­acteristic of civilized cultures, a freedom protected by the Consti­tution of the United States, and sustained by the courts of our country since the time of its found­ing. "We, the members of NPC, agree that we have a responsibility to contribute to accurate and thor­ough knowledge about the Consti­tution of the United States and the Bill of Rights and to know the ide­ologies destructive of our Coun­try." From a subscriber in F ria r s Point, Miss.: "To me the Southern Conservative ls the most outstand­ing publication in the whole world. Is it out of place to say I would like to hug you for what you say and how you say it?" ernment would not have suffered such a body blow as has been in­flicted on it during the Eisenhower administration if the President had by-passed his baby brother Milton and had gone to his older brother for some sound, common horse­sense advice. Just to keep the record straight, we remind Americans that during the past six and one-half years, they have given $750 ,000 ,000 , or rather have had it taken away from them, for the purpose of equipping and training the Armed Forces of Communist Yugoslavia. The training program there has been completed, according to a press dispatch from Belgrade and Major General Mercer C. Walter, who was in charge of the program, is on his way home. The end of the program, accord-ing to this Belgrade press release, leaves the Yugoslav army with twenty-two divisions, e i g h t of which were wholly equipped by the United States and virtually all the combat-worthy planes in the ,.., Yugoslav Air Force were supplied by the United States. Presumably, with the successful completion of this program, Yugo­slavia is now in position to haul off and shoot the daylights out of us when, and if, the occasion should arise when it is to her interest to do so. As Walter was departing, Yugo­slav officials intimated to him that they did not know who was going to pay for all the spare parts for this equipment whereupon the General is quoted as saying: "We should be willing to sup­port on a minimum basis the force in being in which we have already invested three quarters of a bi11ion dollars." "If we can maintain those forces in a state of readiness for less than 1 per cent of the original cost each year-and I estimate that's what it will cost- it seems a good in­vestment to me. Otherwise our whole investment inevitably goes down the rathole with the attri­tion of time," Walter said. Ye gods and little fishes! Regardless of Its Source This Is Plain Common Sense We are the last person in the world to regard Estes Kefauver as having any attributes of statesman­ship bu~ we do believe in giving the Devil his dues and in admitting t~at even a blind hog occasionally fmds an acorn. At any rate, the Tennessee Sen­ator made a suggestion for pulling the country out of the recession which, so far as we know, is the only practical down-to-earth pro­posal so far to come out of Wash~ ington concerning the matter. He said the only way for end­ing the recession was for produc­ers, wholesalers and retailers to begin at once to cut prices right straight across the board. If there is any simpler and more practical way to cure inflation and depression than for cutting prices .... we can't think what it could be. Instead, prices of every com­modity which the people must use go up practically over night and a product we buy this week will have an additional five or ten cents tacked on to it next. week thereby - '"1 creating a vicious ctrcle of spiral-ing inflation. We think the Tennessee Senator Ior once, has something. ' Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Apr~. 1959 Plan To Destroy Local Units of Government Is In Full Swing Dishonesty and Deceit of Supreme Court Is Becoming Widely Recognized The sordid story of the perfirly and treachery of members of the Supreme Court of the U n i t e d States in the integration cases back in 1954 is gradually dawning on the people of the country with the result that opposition to the Court's Communist-inspired policy of ra­cial mixing in the schools is stiff­ening throughout the nation. All over the country, there are movements to consolidate local units of government such as the lumping together of the governing machinery of a city and the county in which it is located. This is just one phase of the overall movement by invisible forces to break down the Consti­tution and destroy all forms of the American government- national. state, county and city. The same thing is being done with respect to State's Rights and to cancel out the sovereignty of the forty-eight commonwealths which make up the American Union of States. The purpose is obvious, or should be, to the most unthinking \-- American. By breaking down these separate and independent units of government, advocates of One­World Government have come a step farther in taking us over. Un­derstandably the fewer local gov­ernments there are to deal with, the easier it will be when the time for the great consolidation comes and the United States is absorbed into one-world super state. The plan is the product of the minds of Social Scientists who are working like beavers for this type of consolidated government which will turn the control of local gov­ernment over to "experts" rather than officials elected by the people to do the job. Any city or county official who Js entertaining this preposterous proposal can get the whole fright­ening story of the organized plot by these Social Scientists to ac­quire control of municipal govern­ments by reading a copy of the Don Bell Reports, February 21, 1958 edition, P.O. Box 2223, Palm Beach, Florida. We guarantee that this full and faithful report of the plan will make a Christian out of any Amer­ican who may think the favors the amalgamation of city and county governments. Our Confidence In a Great American Is Unimpaired Several of our subscribers have called our attention to a statement in Mr. J. Edgar Hoover's book "Masters of Deceit" which has amazed them. He is credited with having said In that volume that "The NAACP's national leadership has vigorously denounced Communist attempts at infiltration." Since the files of the FBI are filled with the records of those who set up NAACP and who had Communist front affiliations rang­ing from three to seventy-two each, it is difficult to reconcile Mr. Hoover's assertions with the re­cord. However, Mr. Hoover is and has always been one of our greatest public servants and his service to the Republic is incalculable. Our r e g a r d and respect for him is unbounded and we refuse to sur­render any of our admiration for this great American because of what we consider an error in judg­ment. What Luther and Daisy Need Is a Dose Of "Southern Justice" The vicious Negro trouble­maker, Martin Luther King, Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama, has been so pawed over by white subver­sives and projected as a hero in the press by the Reds for so long that he is beginning to regard him­self as some sort of a privileged character who can indulge in any sort of public misbehavior without fear of punishment. His latest escapade was to lead a group of 2,000 ignorant Negroes to the Ala bam State Capitol build­ing in Montgomery recently where he indulged in a tirade against usouthern justice" and held forth on the subject to all who would listen. Maybe he doesn't realize it but this black agitator is extremely lucky that 41Southern Justice" is not operating in his own case. In a day when the world was a more decent place than it is now, his trouble-making tactics would have been stopped before they be­gan and he would have been ad­ministered a lar_ge dose of "South­ern Justice'1 that would have pUt him in his place and kept him there. Out of all the hundreds of thou­sands of good, respectable and peace-loving Negroes in the South, it is unfortunate indeed that he and Negress Daisy Bates of Little Rock are becoming recognized as typical examples of their race when, as a matter of fact, they are outcasts and pariahs among the re­spectable element of colored people in the South. Wby Senate Will Shy Away From Labor Rackets Law The so-called "investigation" of the U A W strike against the Kohler Company in Wisconsin, with its re­sultant vandalism, bloodshed and wholesale destruction of private property might just as well never have been held so far as results are concerned. The Labor Rackets Committee of the Senate wor.ked together ef­fectively in the investigation of the thugs in the Team§.ters Union and in other gang-ridden units of the labor movement and uncover­ed shocking instances of theft, em­bezzlement and misappropriation of u n i o n funds on a mammoth scale. But when it came to Reuther's h o o d 1 u m s, the Moscow-trained racketeer was too much for the committee and succeeded in prac­tically smothering it by talking it to death. The mere asking of a simple question by a member of the Committee set off a string of words of excuse and explanation which would run for fifteen or twenty minutes before the Detroit racketeer ran out of breath. His Moscow training came in handy. As to securing legislation to cor­rect the corruption in labor unions. it is the best thought in Washing­ton that no such legislation can ever pass the Senate for a very simple reason. Reuther has fi­nanced so many senatorial cam­paigns that he practicaly owns, soul and body, enough senators to keep down any le~islation sorely needed along this line. This is an ugly picture indeed but when this session of Congress ends without any remedial union legislation, it will have been con­firmed as an accurate one. Pauling Group Fears Atomic Fall·out But Sees No Danger In Mongrelization Court action to prevent any more nuclear tests in the United States, Russia and Great Britain is being sought by a group of One­Worlders headed by scientist Linus Pauling. Other off-beat characters joining in the movement are Nor­man Thomas, American Socialist, Bertrand Russell, of England and Dr. Brock Chisholm of Canada. The plan is to file suits in the District Court of the District of Columbia and in a London Court. Since Rusisa does not have any Courts, the group will file a com~ plaint with somebody called the "procurator general" of Russia. Of course these International Socialists have no idea of getting action from Russia and don't even expect it. The big idea is to have nuclear tests stopped in the United States and England and leave the Soviets free to carry on their cam­paign to subdue the world. Linus Pauling is chemistry pro­fessor at the California Institute of Technology and is so far to the left that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an 11honor" that is usually given only to those whose Liberalism is indistinguishable from subversion. One of the complaints against nuclear tests is that atomic "fall­out" will have a dangerous effect on future generations of the hu­man race, and Dr. Pauling and his group are greatly concerned on this score. The joker is that Pauling, Rus­sell, Thomas and Chisholm are strong advocates of mongrelization and have never raised their voices to warn the world that the social mixing of the white and black races will mean the end of white civilization. After all. what does it matter if "future generations' 'are going to be exterminated any way, whether it is done by "fall..out" or "mon­grelization"? Pauling and his pro-Communist associates are not fooling anybody by their professed interest in what may happen to future generations of the American people. Some facts that were hazy and indefinite then are becoming clear now. For instance, the Court was asked to rule only in cases in five states- Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kansas and the District of Columbia. Because we had never had a Supreme Court in all history .com~ posed of men of the type on the present Court, it was easy for them to fool the people who had always trusted, not the members, but the Court itself and who had regarded it as an impeccable body of high class jurists dedicated to the Con­stitution and the law. Accordingly, ~hen the Court ad­vanced the theory that it had the right to inflict its twisted, warped and distorted social views on the schools and that they were em­powered to proclaim "the law of the land," they got by with it. The general public did not realize that no Court, including the Supreme Court, has continuing jurisdiction nor did they know that the Court can only pass on each case as it comes before them and that their decisions apply only to the case on which they have been asked to rule. In the 1954 rulings, their juris­diction began and ended with the five individual cases named above and could not legally be construed as applying to any other. It was when the Court was able to bluff the people into thinking it had the authority to issue a blanket ruling that the Communists jumped into the act and played up the situation for all it was worth. Sniffing out the Reds on various school boards and in Parent Teach­er groups, the Commies had sev­eral hundred schools "integrated'' before local citizens could get their bearings and decide. on a course of action in keeping with the Rights of the States as guaranteed in the Tenth Amendment to the Consti­tution. Even in two of the five original cases on which the Court ruled - in Virginia and South Carolina - the schools ignored the Court's findings and h~ve never integrated and are not gomg to. Which proves that when the people of the various States have a little courage, back­bone and determinattion to defend their rights there is not one thing the Supreme Court can do about it. The citizens are wiser now and in m~ny cases they deeply regret jumpmg in and integrating their schools merely because the Krem­lin had ordered that this step be taken. We preclict there will be much less hasty action on the mat­ter in the future. April, 1958 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 Soviet Propaganda Subtly Woven Into Mammoth Dallas Art Exhibit From now until May 25, a mam­moth art exhib~t is being held at Dallas and the bulk of the showing is said to be magnificent. Scat­tered among the works of authen­tic artists, however, are Commu­nustic, atheistic and perverted of­ferings, always to be found on such occasions, and which constitute an effective part of Soviet propa­ganda, and a portion of their hide­ous plan to contaminate the minds and morals of mankind. A comprehensive summing up of the subtle propaganda of the Soviets incorporated in the Art Exhibit has been made by Eliza­beth Staples of Dallas which. we reproduce herewith: The exhibit, Religious Art of the Western World, currently filling the entire Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, is a very impressive collec­tion. Chief space is allotted to paintings, carvings, altar pieces, and other items which reflect sin­cere, and sometimes sublime, re­ligious feeling and imagination. They range, in varying tradi­tion, from Coptic through centur­ies of Roman Catholic, Greek Or­thodox, Judaic, and Protestant ex­pression. Whether primitive or so­phisticated, these works are with­out exception lucid and honest. Their creators obviously did the best they knew how· even the mis­takes Uley rna e rmg, be­ing rooted in a sort of earnest naivete, and laying the foundation (as we now know) for later art development. To view them is to be deeply moved. Then we come to the wing wherein are housed modernistic representations of Religious Art. Here. the bottom has dropped out of sanity and sincerity. Let's be specific, and inspect the nearly life-size statue, or effigy, of St. John the Baptist, by Kahlil Gibran. Executed in welded steel pipe, it's a standout in this mani­acal collection for its projection of an egregiously corrupt idea. John the Baptist appears as a wit­less tramp, without enough spirit or personality to have antagonized Heriodiade. Clearly, this is acrid, unjustifiable slander. The artist's position has been overstated, to say the least. And in modern art, over­statement (except in caricature) is theoretically banned. This piece is deserving of revision -probably into some good useful plumbing fixtures. Another gem of effrontery is Salvador Dali's "Assumpta Corpu­sularia Lapislazulina," or "The Bodily Assumption of the Virgin in Blue," which looks like frag­ments of wall-to-wall freehand drawing combined with bits of photography and a hatful of heter­ogeneous other scraps, glued to get h e r indiscriminately. Wild beasts populate the four borders; you may read into them what sig­nificance you choose. At center, the Virgin's distorted, elongated body apparently contains a foreshort­ened, adult Son on the Cross, ready to emerge from her womb. This I submit as the ultimate in vulgarity, and I warn that prolonged con-templation of this outsize painting may lead to mental imbalance. Equally offensive is the huge canvas by Abraham Rattner which purports to depict The Last Judg­ment. Its composition is distin­guished by wheels, spots, triangles, streaks, jagged lines, with severed hands and eyes afloat in livid chro­matic limbo. Would that it were indeed the last of its dynasty-but, never fear, the palette will again be hurled at unprotesting canvas, perhaps with even greater vituper­ation, in the future. This sort of thing does not end with "The Last.'' Forever, there is more. Behold injury added to insult, in a not-so-large (but large enough) canvas labeled "Crown of Thorns," by Alfred Manessier. The outpour­ing of this craftsman's psychotic subconscious conveys pain even unto torture. I object, however, to his defining the suffering as that caused by a crown of thorns. Quite as explicit would have been, "Kin­etic Study of Colors Assaulting Blurred Vision of Barfly Being Ejected from Bowery Saloon." Close evaluation of this riotous raid on the paint tubes convinces one that the thing was first per­petrated as secular art, later given a sacred twist because - who knows? - it might ride to glory on a wave of r eligious fervor. Among many horrendous offer­ings, the Crucifixion theme is re­current. In earlier paintings and statues we see the cruel truth treated with sympathy and rever­ence. Here, in contrast, grotesque, irreverent attitudes prevail. Each Crucifixion is more sneering than its neighbor, more eager to prove the subject a derelict, a degener­ate, who merited death on the cross and to hell with it. Those are strong words; I deplore using them; yet language mild and polite will not describe these inhuman, revolting manifestations of the tin­inhibited atheistic spirit. A malicious force is rampant in the world today, determined to crush all beauty, law and order, individuality, goodness, sobriety, rationality, and honor. The ruth­less power works overtime to stamp out the cumulative achieve­ment of civilization, to infiltrate and eradicate esthetics, govern­ment, education -all the values that make life worth living and provide a reason for being. Here, in this mad, grim section of an otherwise respectable and ad­mirable exhibit (a section which no doubt is merely a beachhead, de­signed to be magnified, next time, into something truly weird and still more defiant of logical inter­pretation), here blows the foul breath of dedicated communism, slyly on the job to degrade, con­fuse, and finally destroy the Amer­ican mind-which is the Kremlin's declared objective. In essence, this bold attempt to foist upon a guWble public a slew of monstrosities in the name of legitimate art, must properly be seen and catalogued as just one more strand In the tapestry of a worldwide plot. For this is not art. It is sheer propaganda. 25 Years' Violation of Constitution Is Responsible For Nation's Plight Because business men and in­dustrial leaders have been so in­timidated and browbeaten by those who are supposed to be their pub­lic servants in Washington, they have, by and 1 a r g e, become as timid as field mice and are afraid to call their soul their own. It is for this reason that an ex­ception to the rule is so refresh­ing. When a business executive re­mains alert to what is going on in the nation's capital and does not hesita~~ to speak his piece when the situation warrants, he com­mands the respect of his fellow Americans everywhere. Mr. A. G. Heinsohn, Jr., head o! the Cherokee Textile Mills in Sevierville, Tennessee, is such a citizen and it can never be said of him that he remained silent or cowered in the corner when the occasion called for some plain talk to fuzzy-brained members of Con­gress. Recently a sub-committee of the House Agriculture Committee, headed by Victor L. Anfuso, Dem­ocrat of New York, was moved to this profound observation: "Most American families are not eating as much meat as they would if retail prices were lower or their incomes were higher." This was too much for the Ten­nessee industrialist to take so he wrote a communicB.tion, copies of which were sent to all members of the sub-commitee mentioned. Mr. Heinsohn wrote: Your committee's findings that more meat would be eaten if prices were lower or incomes higher is so self-evident as to be on the juve­nile side. Meat prices, and all other prices, are high because Congress has destroyed the purchasing pow­er of the dollar by plunging us into ruinous debt. Incomes are low be­cause Congress has imposed upon us the confiscatory taxing system recommended by Karl Marx for our self-destruction. It is my humble belief that you and every member of Congress swore to uphold the Constitution of the Uited States of America. Unless I'm mistaken, the basic philosophy of this document is ex­pressed in our motto, "In God we trust" and the intent of the docu­ment was to limit the power of the government in Washington. For 25 years Congress has vio­lated the intent of the constitution by passing laws that permit our elected servants to acts as our self­appointed masters. Now has this been good for us? Is it good for government bonds, savings deposits, insurance poli­cies, retirement funds and charit­able endowments to be worth half of their original value because defi­cit spending and confiscatory taxes have made the dollar worth fifty cents? Is it good for farmers to be denied their right of jury trial by bureaucratic masters and made dependent upon hand-outs of money picked from the pockets of other citizens? Is it good to ex­change our freedom and our trust in GOD for the promise of a meas­ly hand-out from Washington? Is It ~:~o!~r ~:~o~~~~drth~0~~~~: We Personally Solved Problem of Hollywood Filthy Pictures A subscriber writes to complain of the vulgar motion picture now being shown throughout the coun­try called "Farewell to Arms" and thinks something should be done about it. She says it is as obscene as "Baby Doll", "Streetcar" and other trashy offerings from the Cinema Capital of the West. We wouldn't know about that as we have seen none of them and that is just the half of it. A long time ago we put on our own personal one-woman campaign a~ainst Hollywood filth by a very ~ s1mple process. We stopped going to movies and have not seen one in many years. If several million Americans would adopt this same tactic, the low-brow aliens who dish up this dirt to the public would have to go out of business. That's the only advice we have to give on the subject. D. C. Judge Holds Club Has The Right To Segregate All honor to United St ates Dis­trict Judge Burnita S. Matthews of Washington, D.C., who, although Jiving and operating right in the shadow of the Supreme Court, has the courage to adhere to the Con­stitution in her decisions. Recently Judge Matthews ruled that the Metropolitan Police Boys Club of Washington may operate its branches on a segregated basis. The Judge had been asked to rule that the Boys Club was an arm of the District of Columbia govern­ment which could not legally en~ force segregation. But Judge Matthews obviously has a legal mind of her own and so she held that the club is a pri~ vate institution even though some city policemen have worked full time for the club, and District au~ thorities have provided free facil­ities for it. 1 Backing up her very sound rul· ing, Judge Matthews said: "If each time a government lends assistance to a private institution, it were to acquire that institution as an arm of government, then government would indeed become a many­armed thing." It is to be hoped that the matter does not get to the Supreme Court which has established the policy that nothing is sacred except the rights of the nation's black people. nist threat, with a national debt of 280 billion instead of 19 billion? No man can stay drunk all the time. Politicians cannot maintain a war-time boom forever any more than they can force a square peg into a round hole, because its against the law of nature. If GOD cannot be brushed aside by politicians, then would it not be the part of wisdom and humility for Congress to repeal the unwork .. able man-made laws that conflict with the laws of nature? Pogo a THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Winos and Goats Form a New Psychiatry May Be Useful In Curing Juvenile Combination In Social Plan Delinquency But A Leather Strap's Good Also We had thought, off-hand, that practically every type of reform movement that could be invented by human brain had been tried out in the past twenty-five years but a new one has sprung up in Fort Worth. Social planners have signed an agreement with city authorities by which the Winos of the town are going to be gathered up and moved to a camp near Lake Worth and converted into goat raisers. Just what experience these poor bums have acquired in a life-time of hustling cheap wine which would qualify them for raising goats was not elaborated on. Also whether the movement was de­signed to rehabilitate the winos or lift the goats' standard of living to .... a higher level was not made clear. Any way, the reform is off to a good start and we wish great suc­cess to both the two-legged and four-legged participants in the new social scheme. However, we do feel that our Christian duty in the noble experiment is to warn the citzens who pass the area that they would do well to avoid the wind­ward side of the Camp, unless, by some chance, the social planners have gone thoroughly into the mat­ter and have developed some pro­cess by which the winos and the goats cancel out each other. Civil Rights Group To Set Up Gestapo The President's Civil Rights Commission whose confirmation was rushed through the Senate like sheep through a dipping vat, is making some ambitious plans. They propose to ask for a series of volunteer citizens' groups to act as informers in cases where there have been either real or imaginary violations of the "rights" of Ne­groes. It is hoped to assemble enough stooges to have a division in each - State, according to a press report from Washington. The new set-ups will be similar to the OGPU and the GESTAPO of World War II from all accounts. Two members of the President's Civil Rights Commission, it will be remembered, are shown in official records as 'being Trustees of an or~ ganization ~sted as "The Amerl~ can Branch o! the Communist In~ ternational." We presume that these two will take the lead in the formation of the local spy groups. The redoubtable c.9lumnist and lay statesman, Westl;rook Pegler, points out that '(the Negro is mov~ ing Northward into misery lured by a few hundred fat cats in a small midtown patch of New York 1'0' propaganda bureaus," and adds that the non~white population of greater New York has increased by 320,221 since 1950. "Now we will begin to see the real quality of the political fakers who enticed masses of bewilderd rural strang~ ers into a North which had neith· er the social disposition nor prac~ tical accommodations to receive them," he concludes. {Reprirot from fht Southern Conservativt, Ftbrutry, 1951) The wave of juvenile crime and vandalism by teen-age gangs has become so widespread and alarming that police officials in many cities, including some in Texas, are setting up special details to combat this type of law violation. It is a tragic and heart~breaking situation but we don't see how we could have expected to avoid what has happened in view of the examples which have been set before these youngsters. · Their brief span of life has been lived in the shadow of wholesale corruption on the part of those chosen to govern us; they have Seen labor union thugs bash a strike-breaker's brains out with a blackjack and escape punishment for their crime; they have, in many cases, learned in school that discipline is not important and that a pupil's own desire should decide his course of study, if any; they have been given first-hand lessons in crime over the radio, by television and in the movies; they have had sex information showered down on them from all sides; too often have they absorbed the impression from teach­ers and preachers that our form of government and way of life is all shot, that minorities are oppressed, that private industry is an evil in~ stitution, that patriotic devotion to their own country, pride in their race and personal fastidiousness in the selection of their associates are weaknesses that unfit them for citizenship. The impact of this immoral instruction and Socialist hog-wash on immature minds and undeveloped intellects has been more than they could assimilate, especially if they did not have the proper parental training and background to resist it, and the result is that we have turned up a generation with more than its full quota of young ghouls who are headed straight for disaster, if not for the electric chair. Primarily, of course, the blame lies with the parents or guardians for on them, and on them alone, rests the responsibility of formulating the character of our children. Those who shirk this sacred duty and leave it to educational and ~~~~~~0 ~~ ~~~~~s,r~~i~a~sc~~:~:~ v{~~1:Y~~rfh~r~k~a:1iWeJfe~~~:t~=t! their recently acquired distaste for our " Capitalist" economy by going out and shooting up the town. There is no classroom, pulpit or social agericy on earth which can replace a mother's knee as the shrine where children once knelt and where human character was molded, Christian principles instilled and respect for decent behavior implanted. Realizing the temptation to those of us of the older generation to look back with nostalgic longing on the days of our own childhood and view them through rose-colored glasses, we have tried to summon back in memory that period in our life and contemplate it in its proper perspective. Taking into consideration a small rural community with limited advantages, restricted communication facilities and no propaganda at all, as weighed against Cosmopolitan centers today with the luxuries of radio, televison, movies, space ships, atom bombs and hot rods, we still contend that human nature is the same and that fundamental principles are eternal in their applications. We probably had as many stinkers, per capita, then as we have to~ day and we are convinced that our cussedness, although expressing itself in a different form, was undoubtedly just as obnoxious as some of the current juvenile misconduct. Possibly, also, we had frustrations, libidos and complexes in those days but if so, we didn't know them by those names and neither did our parents. The difference between the two widely-spaced generations was not in the tendency of juvenile minds to resent authority and kick over the traces, but in the forthright and effective manner in which the situation was met and dealt with. When a young upstart got out of hand1 started throwing his weight all around over the place and performed like a hellion generally, he was not taken to a psychiatrist, placed on a couch and tested for his psycho~ logical reactions to some post·cradle experience or Incident. Instead, he was escorted to the woodshed, a leather strap was ju~ diciously applied to strategic points o£ his anatomy and laid on until his frustration had evaporated into thin air, his libido had melted like the morning dew, his complex had gone up in the smoke from the seat of his pants and he was more than ready to begin acting like a civilized human being again, Apr;!, 1951 We Wonder If Alger Hiss Is Next On SMU's List After having invited Communist John Gates to address the students of that institution, the Southern Methodist University seems to have thrown all caution, dignity and discretion to the winds in such matters. On April 8, the Perkins School of Theology which is a part of Southern Methodist University, had none other than Negro Ralph Bunche to address their group. Later Bunche met with students and faculty on the Southern Meth· odist University campus and the manner in which addle-pated fe· males cooed and gushed over the Negro is said by observers present to have been a sight calculated to make the angels weep. Honorable Archibald Roosevelt spent several years in extensive research compiling the record of Bunche and his pro~Cpmmunist ac~ tivities which covered scores of pages but from his Dallas recep~ tion, one would get the impression that he was some kind of national hero or something and a dedicated American patriot. At a night meeting, Bunche was entertained at dinner by the United Nations Association when blacks and whites sat down and cozily ate together. But of course. nothing better is to be expected of any out· fit connected with U.N. If SMU's policy of buddying up to Communists and fellow travel~ lers, black and white, is to become pennanet, it w ou\d s~ e\"'C\ \.hal.. il.. \9. time those who donate vast sums of money to the institution should step in and have something to say in the matter. Money talks and speaks the only language some people can under­stand, and we imagine those who dictate policies at SMU are in that classifcation. Sharing by force is a vice that has no standing even among the beasts of the jungle; they growl, bristle and fight when their right to enjoy their kilt is challenged by another beast. When a government snatches the savings of a citizen and redistributes it to the citizens of another country under the guise of "foreign aid/' it awakens the same antagonism which an animal feels when robbed of its prey. It is the function of government to protect the individual in his prop ... erty 1-ights and keep the pack at bay and not, like the beast of the jungle, to use sheer brute force in making off with the ukill'' of others. TO OUR READERS: The paper is late this month because of a terrific bout the editor has had with flu and complications following it. We regret the delay but since it is a one-person publication and we have no help, there was nothing we could do about it. For a time, we thought we would have to omit the April edition alto· gether but, somehow, we finally made it. We regret the delay and hope to be out on time next month. The Editor
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