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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 12 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MAY, 1961 No. 5 GRAVE SITUATION :BRINGS -HAUNTING MEMORIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE The Measure of A Man's Greatness Often Lies In The Stature Of Those He Selects To Advise Him Certainly the harassed young President of the United States is de4 serving of the deep sympathy of all the people in view of the many terri­fying crises arising almost daily and in the face of which he seems help­less, frustrated and confused. Already he looks many years older than the youthful figure who was inaugurated on last January 20 and who appeared jaunty and con­fident as he took the oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. His lack of maturity and his apparent inability to make decisions should not be held against him, however, because all this was brought out and trongly emphasized during ~he cam~aign and the voters, with their eyes wide open, chose him in sp1te of th1s unfortunate and serious handicap. So there is no point now in criticizing him for the lack of seasoned judgment which is so tragically essential in meeting and re· solving the most serious proQlems which have pe:haps ever confronted any American President in the life of the Republtc. But what he certainly is to be blamed for is the low grade type of advisers he has drawn into his administration and for the small caliber of the men whose counsel he seeks. In the situations involving Cuba, Laos and other trouble spots, for instance, where sparks could be ignited which would set the world .o!l fire, he consulted and conferred with incompetent and shoddy polttt­cians from New York to Missouri to California whose combined knowl­edge of mi litary considerations would not equal that required to earn a buck private a promotion to the job of corporal. . And in the background lurks a Harvard·ridden cabal of Presidential advisers who not only have no comprehension whatever of intricate diplomatic and security problems of a gr.ea~ nation ~ut h~ve one·tr:ack minds geared on ly to the idea of estabhshmg Marxtsm m the Umted States and throughout the world. Instead of merely a short courtesy call on General Douglas Mac­Arthur to "brief" him on what was happening, the President could have added materially to his own knowledge and served his country im­measurably if he had figurative ly knelt at the feet of that towering intellect and military genius whose seasoned judgment and long experi­ence as a dedicated defender of American security on many fronts, would have been more valuable to him in clearing his mind of indecision, and steering him toward a proper course than the recommendations of a hundred seJf.serving ·politicians whose limited vision can encompass nothing more than personal ambition and political party advantage. The pages of history are splashed with the names of men without particular claim to greatness but who have achieved a secure niche in the Hall of Fame because they had the acumen to bulwark their own weakness with the strength of associates of greater stature. The American Republic will suffer great, and perhaps irreparable, damage because the new President has ignored t his unchanging verity of the ages and has chosen to clog his administration with men void of wit or wisdom in the exalted sphere of statecraft and in the delicate art of directing a great nation's destiny in its dark hour of need. At the alarming rate Federal government employees are increasing, the day is probably not far distant when the gap in numbers between them and ordinary working stiffs will be narrowed and there is one · loafing parasite on the Federal payroll to each sweating taxpayer who is hustling to provide that payroll. In awesome tones whic:h matc:hed the solemnity of the fright· ening dilemmas now confronting the Republic: on every front, the President of the United States issued this grim warning rec:ently to thousands of anxious Americ:ans who overflow· ed a vast auditorium in Chic:ago: "The survival of world civilization is at stake and the hour is late in the struggle against Communism." The hour was lote bac:k there in the early fifties, too, when another Americ:an said the same thing but there was still time then to have taken ac:tion whic:h would have averted the horrifying c:rises whic:h in· spired the anguished remarks of a bewildered young Presi· dent at Chic:ago. And whether Joseph R. Mc:Carthy was one of the greatest and most far-seeing statesmen of all time, as most Americ:ans believe, or a deep-dyed c:harlatan, as some have c:harged, he had the documented fac:ts on the Communist conspiracy against us, the vision to anticipate what was comin<J and the c;ouraqe and manhood to stand up and tell his fellow countrymen the truth. For this, he was the rec:ipient of sneers and insults from the White House while human jac:kals in the Senate yapped and snarled at his heels trying to trip him at every turn and finally suc:c:eeded in hounding him into the grave. His death stilled the most sten­torian voic:e ever raised in Washington against the Red Ter­ror, spurred the Soviets on in their bold marc:h toward world c:onquest and gave Communism its biggest shot in the arm sinc:e the fall of Saint Petersburg. That voic:e is silent now but troubled Americ:ans are thinking with nostalgia of the unheeded warning whic:h c:ould have saved us from the po­tential danger whic:h looms ahead. Weaklings in Washington who are begging for the answers which inexperienced and immature leadership cannot give in meeting the most tragic situation ever to face the American Republic, would like to keep the memory of Joe McCarthy sealed in the grave with him and to have the American people forget that he ever lived. But unfo lding events over which they have no control have resur­rected his image, projected him again into the public consciousness and reminded the citizens of th is nation that the appalling advance which World Communism is now making toward our shores was outlined in detail by the Wisconsin senator. This was done at a time when it was sti ll possible for the United States to pin-point its mortal enemy, corre· late its security forces, clean the Reds out of the State Department and build an impregnable defense system capable of withstanding any even­tuality that might ever be devised by pagan and uncivilized Soviet minds. But those in authority scoffed at his warning, belittled and mocked the man who gave it and the people, reassured by the attitude of their national leaders, yawned, turned over and went back to sleep. Now everything the martyred patriot predicted, and more, is threat­ening to come true. The Monster of Moscow has inched up until he is practically breathing down our necks while Washington flounders and fumbles in indecision and prays for a miracle which will turn back the Red Tide. The weakness of our position, of cou rse, is the strong Communist in fluence within our own country and the sad fact that the mainstream of our thinking has been poisoned by the Marxist sentiment which has largely dominated in shaping our domestic and foreign policies during Conti nued on Page 2 Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It P.ago 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1961 Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa C~aus And His Name 'Is Uncle Sam For years one of the worst scan­dals im the nation has had to do witll the vast hordes of Federal employes in Washington who were not hired because tlu:ey were need­ed, but to pay off a political debt to their father, uncle, brother, hus­band or what have you. As a result, all agencies are stuffed with parasites who stumble and fall all over each other•s feet aod who have no eu1bly concep­tion of what they're doing aside from taking llP spau and dr:awing a salary which tbey eouldn't earn anywhere else. From time to time spasmodic efforts have been made by mem­becs of Conuess to clear out tbis de&d,..,od, revi<;e tM Civil Sernce Jaw aod make --.s ~ to work for a living but tbey have g- nowhere aod th<! - result hu been a ternfic in<:aase in the numbec of fredoaden; on the go¥­ei'OJDeOt payroll. Apparently all attempts to dean up tbio mess have been pe-manent­ly abandoned and the ceiling on Federal employes, like that on the national debt. is to be unlimited as the expl<><fin« population of politi­cal job seekers in Wasbin,gton vies with the mounting birth rate of tbe Chinese mainland. According to late Washington news releases, the President has asked Congress to authorize 598 additional jobs paying from $15,000 to $18,000 per year; 313 jobs pay­ing up to $19,000 per year, and his total request for jobs in all grades is expected to number 40,000. Helbert G. Klein, wbo was press secretary to former Vice President Richard Nixon and who is now editor of tbe San Diego. California, Union, told a civic club meeting in Springfield, lllinois, recently that he believes the Kennedy ad­ministration is lJleparing a major attack on newspapers who are critical of the President and his policies. He feels that the matter orill be handled Uu-ough the At­torney Geaerai's Department and that little Bobby will invoke the anti-trust laws in the case of tllose wbG own chain newspapers and who operate radio and television stations. ••There is no grea.ter cen­sorship than government black­maiL n Mr. Klein said. If They Are A 'Fine Cross Section Of America' We'd As Well Give Up According to press reports. the State Department recently held a oooference with the National Stu­dent Association for the announc­ed purpose of getting tbei r jdeas on the new Youth Peace Corps. fers to "as a fine cross section of America": Frederick Mann, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Scott of the Na­tional Student Association, Clar­enoe Pickett of the American Friends Service Committee, Wil~ liam 0. Douglas of the Supreme And now many ·people are ask- Court and Lyndon Johnson. ing "Why tbe National Student As-sodation? u 'Why not the Young Americans for Freedom, for in­stance? 1be answer is clear. Tbe Nation­al Sb.ldent Association is a very left-wing group. The Young Amer­icans for Freedom are loyal Amer­icans. Aod tbe Adult Advisory Group on the Youth Peace Corps. Ye gods! Here are the ones compris­ing it and wbom tile President re- A friend in McGregor, Texas, writes us that tbe horrible mess resulting from our meddling in th~ affairs of every nation on earth re­minds bim of wbat one strawberry said to another: "If we hadn't been in that bed together yesterday, we wouldn't be in this jam tnday." When a new President takes of­fice and his crew of raw recruits take over their va.rio11S posts, there is always a contest to see which one will tum out to be tbe biggest jackass, and pull the most boners, In tbe present case. we are betting that honors will go to Stewart Udall. Secretary of the Interior in K~nedy's cabinet. He's p a head start. It looks like another impene­trable secret has sprung up in Washington which may rank with the mystery of who promoted Pe­ress. The recent f.iasco in Cuba ic said to be due to the fact that some• one in Washington tipped Castro off as to just where and when the invasion forces of tbe rebels were going to land. Who was it? GRAVE SITUATION ,c-;-.~ ,_ ·-" the tenure of three successive ·Presidents with strong Socialist leanings and a <livided allegiance between the American Republic and a One­Wcn1d Co\\ectivi.st State and a current c~ef executive who be1ongs to the same S<hoo\ of thought. It is an instinctive and natural impuJse for tbe American people to have faith in tbose who govern tbem and to resent implications that our national leaders are not loyal to this country. In order to keep their sanity in hazardous times such as these, they have got to believe tbat most of tbe disastrous bluoders in Washington which have served to advance the cause of World Communism and which have recurred with such frequency as to form a definite and con­tinuing pattern. are the result of error and stupidity rather than of intent al'\d design. But wbetber naivete or knavery is back of tbe nation's betrayal and its surrender of advantage into the hands of the enemy. there is little or oo pretense oow that we're not in danger aod almost every literate Amerlcao has decided that it's time to quit kidding ourselves. As most of Southeast Asia, as weU as Cuba and much of Latin America, gradually slides toward tbe periphery of the Iron Curtain, and with Mexico jammed so full of Communist agents that there js scarcely standi.ng room, it is imperative that we gear our thiflking to reality and leave illusion to those wbo can find comfort in it. To do this it is necessary to consider a few events which have brought us where we are and which have reversed glorious American history and taken away the power. prestige and standing which was once in the sole and indisputable possession of the United States and transferred it into the hands of the vilest enemy Christian civilization has ever known. A favorite alibi of appeasers of Communism is that Russia was our ally in World War II and that it was only natural that we should make great concessions to a country closely identified with us in fighting for the cause of .. freedom and Democracy." The spuriousness of that claim lies in the fact that Russia was our ally in name only and to serve her own purposes. There was no congeniality whatever in the ideologies of the two countries since ours was bought at a cost of blood sacrificed for the purchase of freedom and theirs was acquired by brute force and rests on a basis of human slavery. Russia was our ally only because we were willing to join in fighting the only nations of Europe who were genuinely anti-Com­munist. The Soviet blueprint for world conquest was prepared while they were fighting by our side and was all finished by the end of the war· with the United States scheduled as one of the main prizes to be shaken down "like overripe fruit" at the appointed time. (And one of our of~ ficial actions during this period was to extend them a "loan~' of $11,~ 000,000,000.00 which was largely used in preparing their kick-off prop­aganda campaign for conquest of the world, including the United States). The Soviets first struck at the jugular vein of the American Repub­lic wben they infiltrated the Federal government and bored into policy­making agencies where their campaign for overthrowing the American governing system and loading our statute books with Marxist Jaws was aided and abetted by hordes of fuzzy-headed young brain trusters who were dustered around the machinery of government Jike slimy worms clinging to a damp log. Red sympathizers in Congress then set out to re-design American policies of government to conform to the ideological pattern of the Soviet Union and have had such overwhelming success that, for years, no major piece of legislation has been permitted to get by in either House of Congress which does not bear the Marxist imprint and that is still true today. If any member of that body is inclined to dispute this, let him have a simple Resolution introduced in either the House or the Senate which re-commits this country to any basic principle on which the Republi4 was founded and see how far he gets. And even now when the nation is conoeded to be facing what may be the most crucial time in history, the flood of Marxist bills continues to flow into Congress just as fast as weasel-brained college professors can dream them up. Clever tyrants like Khrushchev who seek to invade a country rare· 1y resort to direct attack, preferring rather th~ more subtle method of in .. filtration, subversion and brainwashing of the potential captives which makes the final act of conquest little more than a matter of form. Many of the Balkan countries were projected behind the Iron Curtain with the aid of a small minority of local citizens and the great majority of people did not know what was happening until it was too late. Students of the subject betieve that the majority of tbe people of aU nations of the world are basicaUy opposed to Communism and that !!:!n~ove of freedom is firmly entrenched in the hearts of all civilized It is always a few unprincipled key leaders of a nation aided by the willing cooperation of hordes of lame-brained do-gooders and dupes who bring about its betrayal and it is through such tactics that the Soviets have made ~uch alanning progress in the United States. The small groups who have a1ded Communism in getting its stranglehold here are limited in number· but they had such powerful and interlocking influence in aU areas of our society that suddenly we must face the fact that there is no phase of economic, political, social, civic, labor, cultural. educational or religious activity in this country that has not been infiltrated by the Communist apparatus. At any rate, practically all the people have been awakened at last to the danger threatening our survival. not particularly through the ef· forts of alert and discerning patriots to warn them but because of the undeniable and cold-blooded fact that the Soviet Police State has set up shop within a few miles of our shores. That, fortunately, is something the most stupid among us can understand. including Washington politicians. E T J D c u E1 tl IE tl b 0 tl A u Sl tl ~ "p ~ ai g ()( tl g tl u Moy, 191>1 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Poge l Kansas Congressman Would Turn Congress Should Be Enjoined From Bloodletting to Taxpayers' Use Robbing Americans For Benefit of Afiens For years the Ways and Means Committee of Congress, which writes all tax legislation, has been drawing blood from human turnips and now recently-elected Conserv­ative Congressman from Kansas. Walter L. McVey, proposes to turn this cruel. inhuman and medieval form of bloodletting to the advan­tage ot poor, downtrodden. mis­treated and beleaguered taxpayers. Instead of having Congress pig­stick the citizen like a wild boar and forcibly remove from his veins the life giving substance which en­ables him to go about his daily chore of providing money for Washington politicians to give away, Mr. McVey would have the taxpayer donate this , blood volun­tarily and directly. The bill introduced by Congress­man McVey proposes to amend the internal revenue c11de of t 954 by treating blood donations as thar­itabJe contributions. In other words, blood would be treated just like money contribu· tions to charitable purposes and would, therefore, be deductible from ~ss income. '-rhere are many people who would like to donate to charity but feel that they are financially unable and my bill would not only give these people an opportunity to donate some thing more valuable than money but would give them some retief from thelr tax burden~ .. Congre man McVey up!ained. No doubt there are ma"v Amerl­eans who WO'"Jld be wilting to give up their last drop of blood if, in return, they are allowed to keep a few dollars to call their own. Government To Havt Triple Role of Planfiff, Judge And Jury A move apprurently desigped t<> disabuse Arn.e..riian citizens of the­misguided idea that they have any Coostilutional rigltts remaining under the present CQnce.ption of Fedelral government authority in the United States has been laun£hed by the little brother of the Presi<ilent. Bobby Kennedy. ooyi.sh oocupant of the Attorney General's of!ice. Acting. under the prodding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, little Mr. Kennedy decided to smash precedent and tear custom to shreds by proclaiming. himself a ntO·piaint.iff"' in a suit tG force sovereig11 citizens of Prince Ed­ward CoWlty, Virginia. to re-open public schools tllere which have been closed for years because of almost uni'le1:sal opposition to ra · !'lal integration. The little man b>asted thai the- g~>-.mrnrrumt had Often inteJ:Vened as a ''friend of the court.. l'>~>t was app"""ntl\)r pleased wltbJ the fact lha:t he was the filrst to twist the law to permit the gpvermment t<> become a.. "plain­tiff' as well as the judge and! j""l". 'The diminutive but cocky ltead of the Justice Department left no doubt that he is Ollt t<> sll.aw !lie American peopl" who"s. boss, and Maybe Ridicule Will Do What Horrors Of The Congo Being Logic Failed To Accomplish Repeated In The A1190la Area It seems that there is now a bare possibility that the proposed Youth Peace Corps may be laughed out of existence and that ridicule may do what logic and common sense have failed to accomplish on the part of opponents of the project. A newspaper story witb. a W~ ington dateline recently revealed a priceless joke on Mr. Sargent Shriver the one who drew the black bean assigning him to head up the Youth Peace Corps when jobs to the Kennedy clan were be­ing parcelled out and which proves that this young m:an is learning the hard way that unprincipled pol­iticians are the same the wOrld over and that the double·crosS is their universal trademark. Just e-xactly as we predicted, Communists, with the approval and vote of the American State De­par1' 1)1ent via the United Nations. have started their propaganda in Angola in Southwest Africa and we can rook for the horrible atro-­cities of the Congo to be repeated. A resolution in the United Na­tions recently demanded "freedom" of the blacks of Angola from anti­Communist Portugal. Heretofore, there has been no trouble in that Portuguese colony. Moscow couldn't stand this, so they started propagandizing {or "freedo:n" there .aad f<>r rel"'!!e qf jhat comrtry fro111 Portuguese "c&­\ Onialism." And lhe American State . Department fell rigqt ill \ine and In his bubbling enthusias·m to get fn~cted the :~merican repres~n~ going the Corps director started , tatives to vote with tho Reds, wht<h looking for backward countries for -they dtd, of course. his students to "educate" and took off for Ghana, a new "Independ­ent .. tribal nation with a slick and tricky politician nar:'!ed Kwame Nkrumah as its President. He enthused over Mr. Shriver's proposed program as a "splendid idea" and made all sorts of noises indicating that teachers, plumbers. electricians and volunteers gener­ally to bolster their national econ ~ omy was just w hat Ghana needed. Practically bursting with exal>­erance~ Mr. Shrive-r serrt a telegram back to Washingtoo telling <Jf his­great progress in the Negro <apital. But Mr. Shriver had no sooner sktpped town until the wrly Nkru­mah also sent a telegram which was addressed to one Ffdef Castro in Cuba congratulating lrim for crnshing the- recent "invasion"" and adding: "We see- the same darrger threatening the peace and security of Africa today." • P112Zied Peace Corps- officials- are said to be s:cratching their heads and pondering: OIT whether or not the Ghana !"resident means that he would regard the proposed Youth Peace Corps as •'fnvade'r's.""' Meantime-, It is reported that membetts of Congttess a~e laking a norther hard look at the matter and are- wondering if, in sending thes-e innocents abroad to tackfe­problems which: are b..rllling ex­perienced diplomats of the world, !hey would not be- guilty of cruel amf inhuman actiorr. that no stone will be left unturned to ptove. to any deluded citizen who may still cling. to 1lhe bope tha1i freedom. still lives in the American Republic, that lte is all wet and iso going to be put in his proper place. The people of Prince E'd'ward County have earned the deepest respect and sympathy of alL rigjlt­thinking citizens, of the United States !U!d there are- thos" wh<> still belie'le that the lla•d'Jr advocates of States Rigllts- in that ""'" of th-e OhJ Dominion shoald not be coorrt­ed out yet. The fact that Portugal is an anti­Commrrrrtst nation and a strong ally of the Urrited States meant ·Jess than nothing and our record far helping Commurtism to increase its holdings throughout the world was maintained. Less than three weeks later, an Associated Press release told of Negroes with scarlet-painted faces attacking and killing Euro-peans- in unknown numbers in t h e Ango\a d:i.miw!t. aked savage" brauwsh• ing long knives moved in to the Luarrda area and p«rfonned as all savages released from "colonial~ ism" aLways do. They started mur­dering every white perSon within sight. After killing the Whites, the ter· rorists footed and then set fire to the homett of their murdered vic­tims.. And in Johannesburg, the A.sse»­ciated Press also told of African terrorists aml'mshing and killing P'ortnguese soldi'ers in that are'a. Bands of ma>raucfers were report­ed carrying out _widespread de~ stnuction of bridges, blocking roads an"d looting of homes abandoned by Whites after attacks by native·s. Yes, tll:e United State~ repre­sentatives irr the despi"cable United Na'tions voted for these conditions to be brou·ght about and tl\e:y prob­ab ·ly fe·el that they hl!Ve taken a s~ep towa>rd "ptm-ce" ~nd are proO­abfy very proud of tllem:reh•es as the untivilized blacks in Angora. cerebrate tire prospect of "freedom from Portrrgrrese Colonialism" by going on a ranrpage of murd'er ~ robbery ami rape, The rumor persists that the rea­son Southern members of Congress are su.ppol'ti.ng so• many ofi tfile Ken~ ned'jr Socialist bills, to which t'lre greail!. majori~ of Soutl\em people "'"' unal~erably opposed', i~ because of a. tlvade in which the adlm"inistt'ro­tion has promised !O go easy on Ci.vit. Rights· bills in vetuFn for votes:­to put the other provisions of the New Frontier. over .. It this is tu:ue !lie!h we i'" the' SolLtft don:t ha.ve statesmen.. to nepresent us in. Wasft,. ihgtor..- Ali we. na-va iS. some: sfick: horse tnad:ers. Recently. according to press, ra .. dio and television news reports. there were scores of places througiJom the world wbere anti­American demonstrations were held, COH.Sulates attacked, and other activities indulged in to in .. dicate hatred of the United States. Of course there is no way of securing accurate information on the suoject but it is a safe bet that in each and an instances where these incidents occurred. millions of dollars had previously been poured into the area by Waming­ton squanderers under the guise of "foreign aid." But if this active mustration of the futility and idiocy of the give­away program had any . -repercus-­sions in Washington it was- not ap· parent as the President still p~essed for an Increase of $4,000,000,000 to be shoveled out to any foreign­ers~ frtend or enemy,. who have. their hatt<l perpetually held out for our hard-earned American dollars. There should be some law by which honest American citizens coold secnre an injunction against thieving members of Congress to restrain them from any further rob· bery or the taxpayef5 for t~ e bene­tit of chiseling alien nations. Whatever Became Of Our Great 'World Peace Ot!Janization'? In aU the huUabal<><> about Laos, Cuba, South Africa and a doz~n other trouble spots of the world over wMch American leaders are. tearing their hair and running aroum in circfes, has itt ever oc­curred to anybody to wonder what. the great United Nallions is d<llng to settle some of these global con .. fli"cts? Dic:!n't we !rear a big spiel along about the time th'e United Nations. was being set u~ abo~>t how the great "world peace organirzation" was going eo hand!.,. aH the~e mal· ters and po.t down all lhTeats to worfd peace in short o-rde1r? All the United States was tq do was sh'dve·I in the money and the United Nati<'Jrrs wouldl take it from there and' whilp tl\es-e little trouble' makin-g: nation·s into lin-e. Now we're stlill sh<'J"Vefling i'n lfut money and apparently doing all· the work and taking all the responsibility too. As far as tllat lousy nest of inter­nationar spies known as the United Nations is concerned, it had as. well no"t exrst. There ill' nothing that any indi· vid\:taf ov na!ie!1' g>ets into rliat they shoufa no~ l!>e a:1\le t<> g>et out of and it's high time we withdrew from Chat aggregation. of interna~ tionaL do-notfung"' ami applied thor money on. helping to pay the na­tionaL cfebt. Taxpayers sllould demand of th~" sen<tto~ that l!hey employ the same· legis-latiore method in get .. !img uS' ooo of it l!hat. l!lrey used im gellting, us into it. 'They lia.ve the· same alLtftorit:w tc vote' us, ooo that they fta\i to vote. us. im.. Page 4 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Moy, 1961 ------------------------------- The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Officei Flatiron Building !=ort Worth, Texas Phoria ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (E,.ry paid subscriber is entitled toone free subscr~pt1on to be sent to any per~on othischoosinq.) Sent without cost to members of Conqreu, members of State leqislatures, Governors, endotherpublicofficiah. 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: A Cute And Clever Little Gimmick To Hoodwink The Stupid Voters The voters of Texas are not supposed to be aware of the ''catch" in the incident we are about to relate so please don't anybody tell them the painful facts. When Chancellor Adenauer of Germany came to the United States some weeks ago allegedly to find out from the President what the new administration's policy would be with respect to his country, the Amer­ican people accepted his visit as a perfectly natural procedure whose objective was the welfare of West Germany. But while he was here something happened which surprised and puzzled many Americans. He was loaded on a plane and whisked out of Washington by Vice President Lyndon Johnson and taken down to Gillespie County in Texas near where the Johnson ranch is located. Why Texas, many persons inquired? Why not Alabama, Virginia or Montana? What has Texas got to do with the troubled situation in West Germany where the Soviets are hovering near and waiting to gobble up that territory? Even bragging Texans admitted that there was noth­ing they could do in the matter. Then Admiral Chester Nimitz, a greatly respected German Ameri­can citizen, whose home was formerly in . Gillespie County, was rounded up and flown in from San Francisco to join the party. Of course poor old Adenauer didn't have the foggiest idea why he was being taken for this ride way down deep in the heart of Texas but being a visitor he graciously acceded to the wishes of his hosts, even though he was impatient to get home. The good German citizens of Gillespie County were startled at this sudden and unexpected honor which had been conferred on them out of a clear sky but proceeded to put the little pot in the big pot in enter­taining the distinguished visitors. Answer to the puzzle: There is a senatorial election coming up this month in Texas in which a Democrat is pitted against a Republican. Gillespie County is a Republican stronghold and at the election last fall the people there cast 2,687 votes for the Republican candidate and St:~.e' Pb~w~h'e nC~n~:ir:u~~:~~ ::, •;;o~b\!:~ _8I...,.6_fo_r_th_e_D_emoc_ra_tic_no_m_in_ee_. ---------- ~~at~s ~:,:-~~H:~~t·e'o/rt~ ;h:e'~:~p~~~ the Episcopalians Indicate Desire To Withdraw Vagrant and Fleeting Thought About New Youth Peace Corps It is our understanding that the President's new Youth Peace Corps which is now recruiting its forces to go forth and do battle against "poverty, ignorance and disease" is to be coeducational and that many young women will march in the r?nks of this youthful army of global reformers. According to leaders of the movement, the great majority of stt1dents prefer Africa over all other countries as the locale from which to pitch the battle against these triple enemies of mankind. In this connection we cannot help wondering what the reaction of an American mother will be when her young dau~hter sallies forth to the Congo and other areas of the Dark Continent where in recent months the treatment of w h i ~o e women by newly "liberated" blac''· men has not been exactly gentle. But perhaps we are just old­fa sh;oned and reactionary and be­long to a generation which wants to put stumbling blocks in the pathway of progress. Just the same, we don't envy such a mother her innermost thoughts and especially in the still hours of the night when sleep will not come and the human mind is inclined to face the stark realities of life which can be forgotten or brushed aside in the daylight hours. from The National Council Of Churches Movements being taken by mem­bers of the Episcopal Church in Louisiana, Texas and other Stafes to withdraw from the National Council of Churches are receiving the hearty approval of those who see in the NCC a formidable han­dicap in the fight against Com­munism. According to announcement over the radio by commentator Fulton Lewis, Jr., leading Episcopalians in Louisiana have instructed offici­als of that church to begin steps looking to a discontinuation of membership in the national body. Strong resolutions introduced at a recent meeting of the Episcopal diocese of Fort Worth and Dallas demanded withdrawal from the Council. The resolution was de­feated but only after a substitute resolution was agreed upon asking the NCC to refrain from taking of­ficial positions on political, social and economic matters and to quit committing the membership of that denomination to policies which do not represent the sentiment of its members. According to Life Magazine, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, while in Senegal recently, left his party and went into a farm community where he kissed all the startled little black pickaninnies in .sight. Hold on to your chair as you read this excerpt from a letter in Harpers Magazine for April, 1961, signed by one Arnold Jacob Wolf: " . . ~ The greatest men in America today are likely to be black." This the Council will not do, of course, as its policies and objectives are formulated by powerful forces intended to sway political, social and economic action and who are little co:~cerned in matters having to do with the advancement of Christian principles. Perhaps the most forthright ac­tion by any individual Episcopal leader was that of Rev. John R. Leatherbury, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, universally respected by members of all denominations in this city, and who announced in a notable Sun­day morning service recently that his church was not asking per­mission to get out of the National Council but, was getting out. Period. The members of St. John's are said to be one hundred per cent back of their Rector. We predict that as the national situation leads to increased con­cern over the Communist menace and its advancement in this coun­try, more dissatisfaction will be registered by member churches of the National Council whose pro­nouncements generally have cer­tainly not been unfriendly to the Soviet plans for promoting Com­munism throughout the world. A British diplomat, George Blake, confessed to spying for Rus­sia for the past eight years and was sentenced in old Bailey Court in London to 42 years in prison. This sentence was too lenient to a traitor. Anybody who betrays their own country deserves to be shot. Test For Mentally Retarded Comes Many Years Too Late Members of the State Legisla­ture of Texas have introduced a bill in that body whose long range objective is to reduce, through sci­entific processes, the number of re,tarded children born in the State in the future. The measure is known as the "diaper test" bill and would make mandatory that this test be ap­plied to all )nfants. Three drops of a certain chemi­cal would be placed in the baby's wet diaper during the first three months of life and if the diaper turned green, it would mean that certain elements were present in the child's system which could later cause it to be mentally re­tarded. Through this test, proponents of the bill claim, medical science can take over and remove or circum~ vent these adverse conditions. If there is merit to the bill an~ the medical profession approves it, it certainly should be passed for the subject is one which touches the heart of all mankind. Like all boons to humanity, how· ever, this discovery has come too late to correct many of the ills which now afflict a bedeviled country. For instance, if this law had been in universal effect for the past three quarters of a century and all members of Congress and State legislatures had been compelled to take the "diaper test" in infancy, we would still probably have a solvent Constitutional Republic composed of Sovereign States ad4 ministered by sane men of sound judgment rather t han a centralized Socialist State trembling on the brink of disaster because of the aberrations of mentally retarded lawmakers. Accordin~ to his interviews to the press, Secretary of State Dean Rusk is delighted that the Algerian Revolution against France failed. His position was that this failure would keep France a strong nation and, as a potential ally of the United States, it is desired that France remain strong. All ·this is true but what about the American State Department's position in re· gard to uprising of African and Asian natives against the Dutch, against Belgium and against Por­tugal, and other countries who were our strong allies? The State Department was all for the "revo· lutionaries" in those cases on the ground that "Colonialism" was :~~0~e~~~e~~~~~ o~~ofi~~e?~ t~~ case of Algeria? Maybe State De­partment policy is not supposed to be consistent or to make sense. If the American people have not completely lost their sense of hu· mor, the Youth Peace Corps will be revealed to them as the greatest joke of the century when they real4 ize that yourig people who are vic­tims of "Progressive Education" in this country are to be sent to older civilizations whose educational sys­tems have not been emasculated and mutilated, to "educate" the people there. Surely sane minds will prevail to keep this farce from being effectuated. M•y. 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE He Will Use The 'Big Stick' If Necessary, Warns Johnson "First try persuasion, then swing a big stick." This is the new motto of Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Washington on May 3. Just back from an extended tour of Senegal in West Africa where he is reported to have cut a wide swath in sepia social circles and to have endeared himself to the natives by hinting that the door of the American Treasury swings wide open, Mr. Johnson is appar~ ently going to devote himself to his assigned job of bringing about forced racial mixing with renewed vigor. Bolstered by the inspiring co­operation of a great champion of the American free enterprise sys· tern and defender of Constitutional rights of American citizens, Mr. Arthur J. Goldberg, Mr. Johnson called into Washington 48 repre~ sentatives of the nation's biggest defense contractors whose fortunes fluctuate according to their favor~ able standing with the heads of Unbelievably Brazen Or Incredibly Uninformed? - certain Federal agencies who de~ cide who does, and who does not, get government contracts. Behind closed doors the matter of hiring Negroes on all Federal jobs was gone into. Mr. Johnson noted that his committee has the power to "cancel contracts, hold investigations in public, blacklist firms from future contracts, or seek court in iunctions to force compliance with the order." After the meeting the vice pres­ident indicated that all present had agreed to his demands and added happily: "I do not think that this prob­lem will be solved by threatening peoole or by bullying them." Oh no, of course not. Letting these poor suckers know that they're liable to have their con~ tract cancelled in the middle of a job, be publicly in"estigated and smeared, put on a blacklist or haled into a kan~aroo court is not "threatening or bullying" them. That's just friendly persuasion, Frontier style. Aliens Seek To Break Down Immigration Restrictions (Chattanooga News-Free Press) The opposition which clear­A plea that Americans "be true thinking Americans registered to !~it~t~o~~~ai~ p~~nr~~~~~ 0~n~urw~~;h ~=ii i~c;u~~a~e~f of1 ~~~a ;~~ri~aa~ every citizen should heed. Presi- Union is being more than justified dent Kennedy made such a plea in in the opinion of Jeanette Colbrunn a telegram Saturday to a Civil a dedicated youn_g patriot and seri- ~ife~~atfo~~mission conference on ~~!s s:~d~~~~~i:.oT~dn~:~~':.· who But Mr. Kennedy followed it up 23;~,e s:~~~~~e%~~ ~he~\t~r ~~l~e~: with a reference either unbelievably ing of Alaska would radically brazen or incredibly ill-informed emasculate our immigration law for a President of the United States and eliminate the national origins -particularly one who is supposed system which was so carefully to be a student of history. Mr. worked out after years of study of Kennedy referred to the "constitu- the laxity which permitted Com­tional requirement of desegrega~ munists to come here in droves tion" in the schools. and set up their apparatus. The Now, it goes without saying, of Gruening proposal would nullify course, that neither the Constitu- all this precautionary legislation. tion of the United States nor any . Senator Fong of Hawaii has ~lso of its amendments carries any men- mtroduced a me~sure she remm.ds tion of desegregation, much less .. us, S .. 3225,. wh.Jch :vould revise any "requirement" of it. The only ?ur Onentaiimmi~ratiOn quota and "requirement" of school desegre4 mstead ?f. allowmg t~e present gation has been contained in clear- 2,000 AsiatiCS to come m annually Iy unconstitutional decrees of the would open the bars and let 45,000 Warren Court. And Mr. Kennedy of them troop in including Hindus, has no grounds for assuming that P?lynesians, Koreans, Indonesians, the court's illegal desegregation or- Stamese~ Burmese, Mala_yans, N~p~ ders have become a part of the alese, VIetnamese, Laott~ns, Ch~~~ Constitution, because there is sim~ e~e, Japanese, Cambodians, Fth­ply no constitutional provision en· pmos ~nd ~~mbers of other ass~rt-abling that to take place. =~o~~~IOr0a~~~~s who may be Iymg Rather than try to force school It was of course the worst pas-integration through a "constitution- sible thing that could have hap~ al requirement' which never exist~ pened when we took these two ed, Mr. Kennedy should take a areas in as American States but closer look at the lOth Amendment, now that it is done, we can expect which states: "The powers not del4 the thinking of their representa~ egated to the United States by the tives to be alien to the ideals of Constitution, nor prohibited by it the United States. to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the peo- From a reader in Minneapolis: pte." - "You frequently point out Roose­Information Service of South Africa, 655 Madison Avenue, New York 21, N. Y. is set up to give facts, not propaganda, on that country. Those writing will be sent literature which should be of inter~ est to those wanting information on the situation .. in South Africa. velt and Eisenhower as having pro­jected us into Socialism but you say little about Truman. Don't you think he was equally guilty?" Yes but he was such a nonentity that one scarcely thinks of him at all. He was something like a filler in a newspaper - he just took up space. 'This Is A Republic - Not A Democracy. Let's Keep It That Way' Recently a business executive in the East sent us an article ap­pearing in the New York Post Sun- · day, April 23, 1961. It was titled ''P.O. Seeking to Bar Birch Slogan on Mail" and was written by Peter J. McElroy of the Post staff. We read the thing three or four times before we could believe our eyes and had to remind ourselves that we are in the American Re­public and not the Soviet Union. From it, we gather that a depart­ment of the Federal government is seeking to deny American citizens the right to use slogans proclaim­ing (truthfully) that the United States is a Republic instead of a "Democracy" which it is not. And if anyone thinks we have lost our marbles in making th is as­sertion, they are invited to read the following excerpt frorh the long article as it appeared in the Post: The Post Office Department has taken steps tu halt the use of a John Birch Society slogan as "advertising" on metered mail, the Post learned Satur~ day. Since last Fall this slogan has been appearing on meter­ed mail sent by firms in States as widely separated as Ten~ nessee, California and Penns y l~ vania: "This is a Republic, not a Democracy - let's keep it that way." This i§ 'bne f lhe- rall;9ing cries of Robert Welch, found­er of the extremist, right~ wing society. Pitney-Bowes, Inc., the largest postage meter firm in the nation, identified Welch as one of the users of the slogan on his mail. Pitney-Bowes owns and leases some 300,000 mailing rueters to private firms and groups throughout the nation. The Post Office Department permits use of an advertising message alongside the meter­ed "stamp" but requires that the message be monitored by the company that owns the machine. According to a Post Office spokesman, the department "cannot delve into censorship of tl:e message to be carried," but there is a regulation which includes the statement that We loved the gag in Vernon Lou­viere's Washington column to the effect that the latest story going around is that Kennedy is about to demand a recount in five States so Nixon can be elected and rescue him. If the tragic situation in which this country now finds itself as a result of the fearful blunders, in­eptitude and stupidity of its lead­ers, proves nothing else it does serve to remind us of the wisdom and sagacity of men like Jefferson who said, "That country is gov­erned best which is governed least" and Washington who implored that we always avoid entangling alli­ances with foreign countries. "slogans must not be objec­tionable and misleading." '·Because a great many peo­ple may consider the associa­tion of the slogan with the Birch Society as -being ob.iec­tionable, we have asked the particular company to recon­sider." The Post Office reported that Pitn ey~Bowes has decided to halt the use of all plates car~ rying the Birch slogan. "In the future, we will , on an informal basis, ask them to submit to us what might be considered controversial ma­terial. We do not have that le­gal right now," said the Post Office spokesman. (Editor's note: What does he mean NOW? Does he mean they are going to get it soon?) In Stamford, Connecticut, James Turrentine, an official of Pitney-Bowes said: "When JNe received the or­ders for these plates last fall there was no indication that this slogan involved anything such as a controversy." He pointed out that at that time the society was "indeed secret" and had been given little or no publicity. "There is no clear cut definition as to a difference between a Re­public and a Democracy," he added. "In fact, some diction4 aries define a Republic as a Democracy. It seemed rather meaningless. Under Welch's interpretation, however, De­mocracy is equivalent to mob rule. Turrentine said: "Jn the past we have refused any ads con­sidered partisan politically. In the future we will not pass ads with any political intonation at all. It is difficult for us to believe that the Liberal Post has inter­preted the situation correctly. If it has and an American citizen cannot proclaim the fact that we live in a Republic and not a De­mocracy, then the concentration camp is not far away. Meantime, let us all remember "This is a Republic, not a Democ­racy - let's keep it that way.'' Dr. M. E. Sadler, chancellor of Texas Christian University at Fort Worth and one of those "I AM AGAINST COMMUNISM, BUT" Americans made a speech to a Dal­las civic club recently in which he made it clear that he regards "super~patriots" as a distinct men­ace to this country and considers that they are doing more harm than good. Fortunately for the peace of mind of the good doctor he has very few, if any, "super-patriots" in his own institution to cause him '\· distress. From a subscriber in Jackson~ ville, Florida: "It is not only that you give us information we get nowhere else but your brilliant and ~ humorous way of writing which makes the Southern Conservative the best publication of all." Page 6 College Boys Brawl Like Street Bums At Galveston As every informed person knows, one of the strongest weapons used by revolutionaries for stirring up trouble throughout the world is the use of students in universities and colleges. These immature and easily excited youngsters can pro­vide riots on practically a moment's notice and with no organizational expense to the promoters of such disturbances. All that is required are a few hard·core leaders who will make mountains out of molehills and magnify the most insignificant in­cident into an imagined insult to a whole student body and the riot is on. Ninety-nine per cent of the poor little simpletons don't know what is happening and just follow along in­stinctively when public brawling begins until finally thousands of seeThing, bitin~ clawing young ac­ademk hoOdtbtns are involved in ~ ffiob action and being clobbered over the head by police. This is aU grist to the mills of the Communists who. now that they regard the World Conspiracy as nearing fruition, are stepping up activity among students all over the globe. In Texas, the latest incident along this line occurred in Galveston dur­ing "Solash Day" the official open­ing of the city's bathing beaches which in other years has provided wholesome, clean fun to thousands of students, as well as adults. This year, as 'if on signal, a riot started and thousands of visiting students fou~h.t all up and down tbe bead). The \oca\ police of 400 :'n' uof~~~r;0 ~~~len~~b~tu~i~ii~~ were brought in as well as the Texas Rangers, also police dogs from a nearby prison. This was just a small facet of the overall picture but it .fits in with plans of World Conspirators to create disunity and strife in all areas of the globe and thereby hast­en t.Jle take-over by a Communist world dictatorship. "I was born an American; I live an American: I shall die an Amer· ican and I intend to perform the duties incumbent upon me in that character to the end of my career. I mean to do this with absolute disregard of personal consequences. What are ·the personal conse­quences? What is the individual man, with all the good or evil that may betide him, in comparison with the good or evfl which may befall a great country and in the midst of great tnnsactions which concern that country's fate? Let the consequences be what they may, J am careless. No man can suffer too much. and no man can fall too soon, if be suffer, or if be fall, to the defense of the Liberties and Constitution of his country." -Daniel Webster There is talk that the President's unconventional, free and easy tele­vised press conferences where he assumes to answer without consid~ eration great questions of State~ are not turning out well and may be discontinued~ Some of h~s advisers think that in answering off the cuff .- questions which require mature de­liberation. he is setting a trap into which be himself may later fall T H E S 0 U T H E R N C 0 N S E R VA T I V E May, 196 I -------------------- The Biggest Joke In A Politidan's This Should Help To La nguage Is Th e Wo r d 'E mergency • Whip Inflation Too With a line of reasoning whicn New emphasis has just been given to the fact that when an evil ~ont;Je~~dha~u;:~ed u;~=~t~:~~n~ adjunct has been added to the burgeoning Federal bureaucr:acy in Wash- it mandatory that workers in cer­ington, it clings like a barnacle to the bottom of a rotting ship and can- tain crafts be paid $1.25 per hour pot be shaken off. and added 3,620,000 to the list of One of the cleverest, most despicable and deceptlve devices of those covered by this legislation. cheating, cunning and conniving politicians is to secure the passage Since one of the announced ob­of baleful legislation under the pretense that it is an "emergency" act jectives of the overall Kennedy when the sponsors know full well that it is their intent that it be per- New Frontier program is to step manently fastened to the statute book and do not propose to let any- up employment over the country thing jar it loose. which is claimed to be sagging to In this connection, President Kennedy bas called not only for a new low, we are apparently asked the continuation of the National Defense Education Act which is due to accept the theory that since em­to expire in 1962, but demands that it be greatly expanded, its powers players are now compelled to pay broadened and that it be adopted as a permanent policy of government. workers more money, they will hold ~e J;~r~:,;t g~~~~:'~~t~n°fth~0~:~~~~s t~ch~lst0w~~~;e~n~~ hir~=~~r~i.:,~t~as an executive the Constitution, are an exclusive responsibility of the States, and to proposal and came from the Har· hasten the time when Washington will exercise total dictatorship over vard campus on Pennsylvania Ave­education in the United States. nue, the Congress is to be blamed }fe doesn't know, or at least he does not say, what the proposed for it is that body which is respon· expa11d¢ program wou)d cost but $400,000,000 has already been frit- ~~b~/~~~Z~".:'t~~pl~h~s i~t!,';;~l! !:~~ ~ea~:~e~i~a~~~~i~ew;~J~~e~o:r~d ~e~~:~~ta~~s~~ rather than favoring any one class laughed as frustrated suckers in W~shiil.gton reacted. by going into a and their duty to refuse to ap­tailspin and increasing the shower of currency in all directions like ~~:~~ ~;~~~:~n o:-tb~f ~~a7ws the confetti at a country church festival. When we consider that men of There was no calm, profound and thoughtful leadership to counsel this type of intellect and capacity with the Congress and remind them that the space propaganda of the for thinking compose the majority Soviets was "planned that way" and had no earthly value except as a of lawmakers in the American gov~ prod-pole to shove us further toward the brink of national bankruptcy ernment nothing that happens to ~~i~gt~id~cauTe ~~e: n~~f~n h!~~~h ~~~r~~o~~n~~~t:t:~c~P~~t~/~~~pa~~~~ !~~c:epublic should come -as a to understand its proper functions and to perform them in its alloted Southern members of both share of space on earth. Houses, with a few exceptions, It is the earnest hope of clear-thinking Americans that all good voted for the measure which lib~ citizens of this country will demand of their representatives in Wash~ eral newspapers have labelled a ington that this National Defense Education Act not only not be expand- "thumping victory for Kennedy" ed, but that it will be allowed to die a natural and dishonorable death in which, when translated, means that 1962 and that it be buried and forgotten as another of the innumerable it will line up more labor votes and miserable blunders of lawmakers who haven't the faintest conception for the Democratic Division of the of their obligations um;ter a Constitutional-Government nor the slightest one big Socialist Party which we idea of bow to go about discharging them. now have in the United States in Who Originated The Idea That Eggheads Have Any Common Sense? 11The saddest men in Washing~ ton these days are the intellectuals on the White House staff who helped deal with the Cuban issue, McGeorge Bundy, former dean of the faculty of Harvard, Walt Whit­man Rostow of Massachusetts In~ stitute of Technology and Arthur Schlesinger. Jr., the Harvard his~ torian," said James Reston of the ~~~. York 'I;imes in a recent col .. And the saddest people in the United States should be those Americans who have been so lax in their responsibilities as citizens that they have contributed, through the ballot, to a situation in which muddle-headed and foggy-brained eggheads are drafted and brought to Washington to make decisions which may mean the difference be-. tween the survival and the death of a great Republic. Where in the name of all that's Holy did the idea ever originate anyway that great slues of vision~ ary and absent-minded college prQ.o lessors should be dragged into the nation's capital to consult and con~ fer on vital affairs of government when they have less actual under­standing and knowledge of such matters than perhaps any other subject on earth? If the members of any one cer­tain group of Americans were go. ing to be singled out and conscript­ed for service In helping to run the government, to the exclusion of all others, the interests of the "We will find our most fertile field for infiltration of Marxism within the field of religion, because religious people are the most gul~ lible and will accept almost any­thing if it h couched in religious terminology."-Lenin. their contest at the next Congres~ sional election with the Repubfi .. can Division of that same party. Why Do Unions Hinder Our Missile Race With Russia? Parents cannot always depend Labor Unions are helping to on school officials to be watchful throw the victory to the Commun~ of Communist propaganda so it is lsts in the missile race. according important for them to keep a wary to testimony before a subcommit .. eye on plays and programs given tee of the Senate. which has devel· in schools. Such outfits as UNES- • oped some starthng thmgs m con• CO and the United Nations will nection with the program. sneak in plays to be given in local A Convair cost analyst testified schools which promote the cause that what h~ . called com~nsation of World Communism. There is a for spectal JObs, but whtch was whole book of plays put out by really blackmail, totaling $692,000 the United Nations which includes had to be paid to union employes such propaganda plays as "The Ac- to keep them from striking during cident of Birth," "Turning the work on the Atlas missile. Tables" and scores. of others. Un· It was also brought out that an less American parents want their elec~ician at . Cape Canaveral. children's minds infiltrated through Flonda, was pa1d $675 per week the medium of subtle and cleverly4 as a result of a nggmg ?f rules at written plays, they had better the plants by labor un_tOn agt;nts watch the entertainment program who pr~ for fantastic overtime of their local schools with the eye and premium payments for work­of a hawk. ers while holding over the defense Republic would have been just as well, and perhaps better, served if the President had settled on bird watchers, piano tuners or baby sitters. M a y be the under-privileged countries we talk so much about are handicapped by the ignorance and poverty of their people hut what the United States is suffer­ing from is a surplus of educated fools. And It's a toss-up as to wliich Is the worst affliction. plants the threat of a strike if they did not comply with tbese bold-up tactics. Ironworkers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California re• ceived $520 a week; an apprentice eleetrician at Cape Canaveral $748 a week, common laborers $287 per week and a foreman got $26,843 per year. This is, of course. sabotage of the defense effort in this country and no doubt would be thoroughly gone Into by the Attorney General's c;lepartment if that agency could spare time away from its school suits demanded by NAACP. May, 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 Boston Writer Tells How Communists' Tricky Diplomacy Is Defeating West The following article which ·gives in detail the picture of the Com­munist apparatus and how it is operating to the utter frustration of the West is from the column of George Minot appearing in the Boston Herald, Sunday, April 9, 1961 and IS reprinted with his spec­ial permission: There isn't any sense in post­poning the bad news as so many apparently want to do. The fact is that Laos now is rapidly coming under Communist control. It has been lost to the West. Worse still, South Vietnam is doomed, and with it aU, or almost all, of Southeast Asia above Malaya. Repercussions will be felt in many lands from Japan and Korea to the Philippines. Some of the big, high powered writers kept calling this a family fight, a civil war with chocolate soldiers, a comic opera affair. They were the same ones who kidded us along for months about Castro and his intentions. If they only would remember how the Communists work they would know better - but very likely they do. All you have to do is to look back and see how the take-over develops. First there are cries from little cities and towns that outsiders, hard as nails and armed to the teeth, are attacking, penetrating, invading. The placid, the lazy and those bought and paid for, investi-and the alarm is labeled hys-r--'"" ricol. Then the cries are repeated in a month or so. By that time it is too late. Volunteers, saboteurs, spies, technicians and paratroops have flocked into the doomed coun­try. With them come arms, the latest in high powered ammunition, tanks, even planes and uniformed monsters. By this time, thoroughly alarmed, the part of the West with courage and ideals cries "Halt! There must be a cease fire or else." The Reds want to negotiate first, then cease, but finally agree. It really doesn't matter. They simply are staiJing for time and two or three months' ne­gotiations are invaluable. Mean­time the penetration gets deeper. While the world breathes a sigh of relief that there isn't going to be a world war and that the West isn't going to have to send in troops after an, the Communists continue to solidify their gains. In town after town they get control of the police force, the school board and the town council, if there are such things. Their bosses use the negotiating table as a sounding board for propaganda and pretty soon you find yourself really be­lieving what so many want to be­lieve- that the little land has been established as a "truly neutral country." Anybody who thinks that is what the Russians are working for is batty. In the case of Laos you believe ft because you want to so badly, when down in your heart you know that when the Communist plague strikes a country there won't be any peace there in your lifetime. Moscow based its tactic from the start on the West's fear of war. They knew for certain that the British and French wouldn't figbt for Laos and we had said we wouldn't go in there all by our­selves. They got additional assur­ance when the SEATO allies re­fused to commit themselves to move their respective armed forces into Laos. They all said they want­ed "to retain their future freedom of maneuver," whatever those weasel words mean. So it was obvious from the start that Khrushchev had nothing to Jose by agreeing to negotiate. It bought him more time, and it quiet­ed down everybody. Obviously ne­gotiauon 1s better than fighting, and ~ven better than name calling. And ~~ always keeps the oppositiob guessmg. Within the last week for in­stance, you learn from Washington that the Kennedy administration is seeking to determine Soviet inten­tions in Asia and elsewhere. These naive people pretend they don't know whether Moscow wants k> negotiate seriously, to ease ten~ sions or simply to gain time to achieve their 'OWn ends without fighting. Well if Mr. Rusk and the newcomers in tbe State Depart~ ment and White House don't know the answer to that they are due for what is known as a rude awaken-ing. They might as well know today as any other time that the Com­munists never do anything unless it is to their own advantage. In Laos they now want a many-na­tions conference, one that will last months. Their propaganda agentS will be busy <;onfusing you, but long before it is over you will be­come aware that bribery, intimida­tion, thuggery, bluff and bluster have paid off again. Another "neutral" country will be dominated by the Communists, and we will not have lost a man. It just will have been the case of another happy hunting ground so far as Communism is concerned. -·Negotiations" are just another instrument of warfare to the canny Commies. A good example is the Congo, where Moscow continues to argue in the United Nations, while refusing to pay dues, and at the same time keeps on sending arms and supplies to so-called .,neutral" states there. There was a time when the word uneutral.. was looked upon with horror by freedom loving persons in the West. That has gone by the board and today we welcome the term as being better than facing up to the facts of life. Usually it means that in . these places the Communists are getting by diplo­macy, negotiation and trickery what they otherwise would have to obtain by going to war. Now Laos is a long way off- 10,000 miles or so. It's a hilly, stony, swampy land about the size of the state of Idaho, and by itself it isn't important to us. The trouble is that it illustrates problems that we have much closer to home, prob­lems that we have been ignoring because they are so frightening and because we don't know what to do about them. Our setback In Southeast Asia wiJI have repercussions far across the oceans. It will give the Com­munists confidence and ammuni- Unrestricted Authority Coupled With Unlimited Funds Spells Corruption . The ineptitude, blundering and stupidity of the CIA which is cl~uned tt? have brought about the debacle in Cuba is humiliating and pnde-sea:mg, of course, to the American people but it should occasion no surpnse. For years without number, infonned patriots have harped on this subject until it has practically become a theme song. They have shouted themselves hoarse in protest against the Congress of the Unjted States all~wi_ng a non-elec:tive body to exercise unrestricted authority and spend unhmtted funds Wlthout accounting to anybody. To expect anything but error and corruption to result from such can:Iess allotment of power and such wild distribution of money is askmg more of human nature than we have a right to demand. When any individual, or collection of individuals. is surfeited with ~~er and. en_dowed ~ith the right to pilfer the public purse without hmtt, a butlt-m delusiOn of grandeur ensues and the idea. which once underlay a belief in the Divine Right of Kings is born anew. The CIA not only was never investigated or supervised but those In control let it be known that any effort in that direction would not be tolerat~ and would be held as an invasion of its God-given right to operate m secrecy and with no responsibility to any man-made &«ency, .. Now, without any investigation, but through its own crass bumb­~ ing and miscaJculati~ns concerning a dangerous and critical situation, 1t stands exposed as JUSt another aggregation of crude and power-mad Washington bureaucrats who don't know what they're doing or why. As all the world laughs at us because of the CIA's fiasco in Cuba, it Will be remembered that observant newspaper men have written reams of unheeded material on this comic opera appendage to the Federal government and have told how its trench-eoated master sleuths have chased around all over the world spying on each other until some one finally tapped them on their padded shoulders and told them that they were all on the same pay-roll. Then they would scent new prey and take off down another tratl but it has long been a gag in authentic spy circles of the world that the members of the American CIA, either individually or collectively, could not catch a cold much less an enemy agent. . All that perhaps is water over the ~am and the mil\ions upon mil­Jwns of dollars· and years of wasted time and effort w ill have to be marked off the ledger. But we believe the American people are going to demand to know why these cloak and dagger .men arrogated to them~ selves. or were given, the authority to conduct military operations and finance revolutions when we have a Defense Department charged with the responsibility of protecting the security of the United States. Certainly no one questions our right to intervene in Cuba where the Monroe Doctrine . is being violated and an alien enemy is invading the Western Hemisphere within ninety miles of our shore. But to normal minds, this is a task for the Marines who could cut the bearded beatnik of the Caribbean down to size in forty-eight hours and is cer· tainly no responsibility of the amateur sleuths in CIA's spy squad. Sometimes, it seems that only the intervention of a Divine Provi­dence can save us from our own folly. As we go to press we read that another new agency has been set up in Washington. This is the "Spe­cial Operations Center" which wiU .. gather on a 24-hour basis all in­telligence and operational data available to the United States gov­ernment regarding situations of ur­gent concern." It will be composed of bureaucrats from existing gov­ernment agencies with a fonner State Department official as head. His name is Achilles and all the American people can do is hope that he keeps his heels well pro· tected. Another brother-in-law, Stephen E. Smith, was dredged up out of the Kennedy pool to act as assistant to Achilles. tion to fight similar battles in the Middle East, in Africa and in Cen­tral and South America. Nobody knows how many trained Com­munist trouble makers there are in Mexico and the Panama Zone, for instance, or how many offices they hold in town, city or state govern­ment. The State Department is known to hold that in four Latin Ameri­can countries the Communists have made such headway in the last \ John F. Kennedy was elected on an outright Marxist platform and perhaps, under the circumstances, it is only fitting that he perform accordingly and clog the legislative hopper with all conceivable kinds and conditions of Socialist legisla­tive proposals. But he doesn't have to make public speeches about .. moral ethics" and .. moral codes" in government. He could keep still on that. There is certainly nothing moral nor ethical about any of his major legislation now before Con· gress. It is degrading Marxist tripe based on the Communist Manifesto doctrine of government. five years that an explosion may occur any moment. Brazil and Ar~ .gentina are hotbeds of intrigue and literally infested with Red gang. sters. t - Cuba is now a Communist dom .. inated country. In the Caribbean and ·south of it the Monroe Doc .. trine is being viola ted every day, Those who are worrying so much about Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Malaya and the Japs, the Koreans - and the Filipinos, should look deep­er at what is happening in our own back yard. Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSE RVATIVE May, 1961 What Do We Get For If We Are To Consider Patriots 'Ridiculous' The Death Of A Little Dog This Four Hundred What Should Be Our Attitude Toward Traitors? Brings Heartache, Sorrow Million Dollars? At this time in the world's his- Now we've shot 8 man into out- Because of the nature of our apparatus is readying other smears tory when there's chaos, confus-er space at a reported cost of publication, we do not join any or- on similar patriotic organi zations ion and treason to claim our time !~~~,O~~~O~~t b~~~ghJo~~min b~~~ ~~~:i~~ii~~·w!h~~d~ w~"eni:V~~~:a~i: ~h~~ht~~e n~~~e1~~~~e.to be launch- ~~~t ~~~e~~i~t~ ~i :~ft~: ~~':~~~~~~ place he started from. So what? ed publication and we have adher- However, when this happens we bring sadness and sorrow but that m;;;; !~~er~~ant:e~ho ar:reju:; i~~ ~dantt t~t b~i~bos~\u~:~~e~;~n.to :~ ~~~~~;~~:; ~r~:a~~~~~a:'.ter~e~~~: is ;:r:: :a:s :a~~~;:::~ Manchest­~~~ a~~ ~~o:e ;~~trtd i;~~ ;'b~~~ E~~5a~~r o0r~~~?z"a:~~h~~t g~~~:~~ :~:dc~~e t~f {~:)o~~t~i;~~ S~~tie~; er who has lived with our family ~~:~~~; e!~t .. ae~~~~£:h~e~~~ ~~;::e:~s:~::.:~e::ta~:e o:::d~ ~;~:~~r~~~:i~=~~h:~~:i~~~e ~~~; ~~:~.o~~:~;ns~~~~sh:g:a~~;~t~o~= st ratosphere with a human bullet? member of the John Birch Society attack is unleashed. We refer to He never knew that he was a Will the American people now or any other organization or group. the members of Congress who took dog and all he cared for was his ~~~;:edo~~i:ndre~;;~si~i~i~:~ d~~ ou~~7~~=rfa~: t~~~ ~h:e~~i~~~tb~?t~ pa~tt::g~~: d:;::~::f~~::r;:~::~~~ ~~~~s80sd~~fe~u::~efa;i!~~~c~he~~ 50 ~~~ig~u~i~~zaednes:s perform their ~~~k~i~~a~kan~n bl~~t u;rfnant~:t~~~ ~~~~ens~a~~k t~~m~a~r~~~=i~~~ ~~ f~~~!~n~nw~~~~r a~0 s~:: =~r~n~: sworn duties with more fidelity to faces of its detractors. them and since politicians are no- breed from another planet. ~~~cc:u:~dofC~~=~~~io~~~io~~~:~~: As a resu lt of this Communist- ~~~nngce~f a~~\h~~t~h~~n~:~u~~k!h: Back in 1945 and 1946 when ra .. ment? inspired attempt to smear an active powder during the next smear and ~~~2i~fs ~:~y s~i~aif s~~~e~t~~~~~~ r .se~~~ t~~~i~~s~ ~~t r~~:~in~ ~~: ~[~t~Pis0 fre~~~~ti~JsioJ~~~e B~~c~;~; ~~~tr~~~r!~:~ i!~~~ f~~esw~heenm.any there were enough stamps for the national debt, restoring State and new applications f<;>r membership They won't defend whatever pa- family or not. property rights, strengthening our that local chapters are hard put to triotic organization may come un- We are no dog lover in the ~=~:~~~;n;e~:~~l~iy o~~a:~~~~n~~: ~~f~~. t~~~nda~~· ~r"dth~r.P~~i~~f~ ~:~e~~t~ci~ ~h~; j:~~t~~\hi! ~~e~~~ ~=~~t1 :Ce:~~~dofa tri~ti:r:ni~;l 0f~~ system which has been allowed to group, is said to have so many After all, being re-elected is more fifteen years and not love it and go p~~s~~~lly, we think this $400,- ~~i!~i~~~s ci~fes sr~:t iti:o~~~~t:~ ~7~~~ta;!p~~li~h=~d ~~:nla:~r;~~:~ ~~s i~~:si~hg~t we grieve deeply at 000,000 could have better been ap- many years to accept them all. they want to do at this time when pl ied on what we owe but if it will We knew for many weeks in ad- the whole tribe is in disrepute for accomplish all, or only a few, of vance, as did many others, that its despicable and disastrous bung­the above objectives then we're this smear was going to be launch- 1ing of the national economy is to all for it and would be willing to ed but we could not foresee what bring down additional wrath on be fired out into the great blue the reaction would be and that the their empty heads. yonder ourselves to help the cause members of the Society would The most deplorable aspect of along. stand up and fight the smearers the whole sorry perfo rmance was But if it was in tended merely to to a fini sh. This has not always the action of little brother Bobby prove something or other to the been the. case in the past. Kennedy who jumped into the fra~ fl/~~~e 8cifdt~: s~l~~0ae~~\\t~hnet~ Heretofore patriotic groups have ~~~t~i~~l ~~~ i~e~~dlto~i~~aioi:!i~ we . think the money spent for it been small and unorganized and for him to attack publicly a group was t~rown away. · d h ~~:~nr::%d~~e~~ ~~~~:~;h~sb~h:~ of Americans who had done noth- ~o~fd a~p:~ewera~~e ~~~~~rnl~ke t : feared a rattlesnake. Usually they ing to bring themselves within bunch of little street urchins who tucked their tai ls and ran when at~ !~e:h~~~ie:e ~fr:~~e~~partme~t ov­are standing around trying to see tacked. which one can spit farthest. But the John Bi rch Society cov- Senator J. W. Fulbright of Ar­kansas, Rhodes scholar and great genius who presides over the Sen­ate Foreign Relations Committee sees nothing wrong with the fact that the United States has sloughed off nearly $100,000,000,000.00 since World War U in Foreign Aid which has. "aided" nobody much except the Communists, according to what we could · gather from his recent remarks on "Meet the Press." The only change he would make is to schedule the program so it w0uld cover five-year periods instead of dish ing it out year by year. And then we wonder why we're in the shane we're in. "Either some Caesar or Na­poleon wi ll seize the reins of gov~ ernment with a strong hand; or your Renublic will be fearfully plundered and laid waste by bar­barian~ of the Twentieth Century as tht- Roman Empire was in the Fifth - with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who rav­aged the Roman Empire came from ~ without and that your Huns and Vand::tls wi ll have been engendered within your own country . .. " said Lord MaCaulay in discussing the United States government in 1858. He was right. Our Republic is be­ing fearfu lly plundered and laid ""~ waste and the "Huns and Vandals" who are doing it are not from an­other country but are home grown products. ers the nation and its membership includes the elite of many com~ munities whose local standing is above reproach and whose influ­ence is not to be disregarded. So the smearers soon discovered that they had bitten off more than they could chew, and began backing up. The John Birch .group got a m il ~ lion dollars worth of wholesome publicity when it was developed that it had nothing to hide and that its sole objective was to try to p re ~ serve the American form of gov­ernment from Khrushchev's gang which has publicly boasted that they will bury us. The average American does not want, nor i n ~ tend, to be buried until his time comes and the job is performed by a licensed American undertaker. Aside from Red magazines, Red newspaper chains and a few other recognized dupes of the Soviets, public seJ)timent lined up on the side of the loyal Americans who form the bone and sinew of the John Birch Society and the at­tempted smear which was intended to injure the organization seems to have actually helped it. It is known that the Communist Have energetic, ambitious and hard-working Americans lost all the pride they once had? Don't they ever get tired of helping to sup~ port the bums, parasites and chis­elers of foreign countries who care nothing about us? It didn't take him long, however, to discover that be was barking up the wrong tree and so he re­treated with such grace as he could muster with the mumbling explanation that there was no le· gal action which could be taken against the John Birch Society. Before }?owing out he offered the gratuitous advice that the Amer­ican people should ignore this So­ciety and regard it as " ridiculous." In view of the Attorney Gener­al's att itude toward patriotic or­ganizations which he classes as "ri ~ diculous" how about him giving us his views on subversive organiza­tions which outnumber patriotic ones by an estimated ratio of about twenty-five to one in the United States? In other words he has just dis­cussed one-half of the subject when the citizenship is entitled to full coverage. So, if he regards patriots as "ridiculous" what is his opinion of traitors? The American public is entitled to a full, frank and forthright an­sw~ f· We seem to remember that MF. Kennedy had a lot to say during the late campaign about the dwind~ ling prestige of the United States. We wonder If he feels that this prestige has been improved during the first three months of his ad­ministration. Marse had a happy and amiable disposition but when it came to a question of his rights he would stand up and fight for them with a ll the spirit and vigor of a dog ten times his size. When we saw him last during a recent visit to Houston we had. o c~ casion to test his determi.nation along this line. He liked to sit in a particular living room chair and so did we. Usually when we would say: "Get up Marse and let me have the chair," he would hop dow!\ and make himself comfort­able somewhere else. But on this occasion he was not about to give in to us. Perhaps he was already conscious of the fact that the end was near and felt that certain con­cessions were due him in his last days. At any rate he reacted in a way he had never done before. He bared his fangs and refused to budge, and we found another place to sit. As a member of the family said, ••Marse died as he lived- like a little canine gentleman." He was only a li ttle th ing, less than a foot high but his going has left a sadness which will be long in the healing. Last year there was quite a lot in the press about the government suing Negro Congressman Adam Clayton Powell of New York for thousands of dollars which he al .. legedly owed in income tax. The first trial resulted in a hung jury and whether he is to be tried again is up to the Attorney General. Since the Negro Congressman was largely responsible for swinging the heavy colored New York vote to Mr. John Kennedy In the late campaign this puts little brother Bobby in somewhat of a spot. How­ever, he is known to 9e as slick ~s an eel in a keg of olive oil and he will probably work his way out from behind the 8-ball without dif­ficulty. (Later we have heard over radio that this suit ha~ been quiet .. ly dropped.)
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