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 Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 12, No. 5, May 1961 Contributor Darden, Ida M. Publisher Southern Conservative Date May 1961 Language English Subject Conservatism Politics and government Place Fort Worth, Texas Genre newspapers Type Text Identifier OCLC: 10604411 Collection Houston Metropolitan Research Center Ida M. Darden Collection The Southern Conservative Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries. Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
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 Title File 001 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 comin1 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 Presiasted 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, wht­erance~ Mr. Shrive-r serrt a telegram back to Washingtoo telling 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<> 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 dt 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 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.) File Name pdf_uhlib_10604411_v012_n005_ac.pdf
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