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Transcript Vol. 8 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MAY, 1957 No.5 'McCarthyism' Will Live As A Shining Symbol Of Forever! Loyalty, Democrats Would Have Us Pay for Right to Work A barometer of the degeneracy a nd decay which has eaten into the heart of our major political parties was the position taken by the Democratic Advisory Commi t~ tee meeting in Washington recent~ ly with Adlai Stevenson presiding. They announced that they are opposed to the right to work and officially put themselves on record as denying any American citizen the right to make a living without paying tribute to labor union rack~ eteers. As they arrived at this decision, the Senate Committee headed by Senator John McClellan of Arkansas was digging up infor­mation on union thievery and skulduggery that should have made even the New Dealers hesi­tate to proclaim, just at that par­ticular time, that a working man or woman must get the approval of such cha racters as Dave Beck , for instance, before they are priv­Ileged to eat. But the fact that any political party in this count ry would open­ly proclaim such belief and would deny an American citizen the most basic and God-given right he pos­sesses, reveals a measure of de­pPavity that would have been un­believable a quarter of a century ago. Don't Worry! There's Plenty More Where This Came From Down in Bela Horizonte, Brazil, according to an Associated Press r elease in the Baltimore Sun, some paper factory workers were re­cently stuffing scrap paper into the grinders when their attention was diverted by a bale of what looked like stage money. Happily they tossed it in with the rest of the junk and were re­lieved that the monotony was broken by the vividly colored wads of "scrap", which they chucked in the mangler by the fist full. Finally a foreman came along and decided to investigate. He found tha.t.th long gr •tWl-that had been collected from a trash can in the alley was good folding money from the Treasury of the United States. Ther e's nothing to tt! You lust can't beat these foreign aid pro­grams when it comes to influenc­ing people and winning friends. And if there are a few hundred ignorant Brazilians who think we are suckers with holes in our heads, that's a chance we have to take and constitutes one of the hazards of the job of financing tho world. Court Holds That Communist Affiliation Is One of Our American 'Vital Freedoms' Communists scored another of their many victories through Su­preme Court decisions when that tribunal ruled on May 6 that law­yers may not be forbidden to practice before State Courts merely be­cause they are former Communists or because they take the fifth amend­ment. In making two decisions, the Court based their rulings on "good moral character" required for licensing of attorneys In the various States. They held that when the Bar Association of New Mexico turned down an applicant for a license to practice law because of his alleged record of Communist membership, they were all wet. The applicant must be permitted to take the examination and try to qualify as an attorney of New Mexico, according to the ruling. The decision was unammous. In another case, the court split 5 to 3 in holding that a California man had the right to practice law in that State even though he had refused to state, under oath, whether or not he was a Communist. Hugo L. Black who wrote the majority opinion in both cases stated that "a bar composed of lawyers of good character is a worthy objective, but it is u nnecessary to sacrifice vital freedoms in order to obtain that goal." Two definite theses are set up in these opinions of the Court which the American people would do well to ponder. One thesis is that, in this country at this time, a man may be a Communist and still be a citizen of "good moral character'' and the other Is that the .right to af· filiate with the Communist Party is one of our "vital freedoms." The American Flag was permanently lowered to half mast In the hearts of patriotic Americans when the Ange l of Death tapped Joe McCarthy and summoned him home. And among t he rank and file forces of subversion, dis· loyalty and fift h a mendment Americanism, there Is widespread rejoicing that this country's number one enemy of Communism has been cut down in the heyday of life. Like pigmies dancing on the grave of a giant, they a re making wassail and revelling In the joyous hope for a n easier and ear lier victory of the Soviet Conspiracy against the United Sta tes. Understandably, it is humanly impossible for the stunned and sor­rowing millions of Joe McCarthy's friends and followers throughout the nation to accept the thesis that, in the mysterious ways o{ Provi­dence, all things happen for the best. But there is the dawning and consoling realization on their part that, in death, he may. secure for his beloved country the measure o! safety and security its enemies prevented him from achieving In life. His strong voice has been silenced forever but the insistent voice of a guilty conscience will disturb his traducers for a long time to come. And if there is any shred o! honest concern for the security of the Republic on the part of Lilliputian leaders who professed sympathy with his objectives while denouncing his umethods", the time is now here for them to prove their point and thereby re-establish their right to look loyal Americans in the eye once again. If they will develop a better umethod" and take up the relentless fight which cost McCarthy his l ife, partial atonement will have been made. Every charge he brought against those he knew to be engaging in un-American activities has been substantiated by the unfolding events of time. While many involved persons' reputations may have suffered by his disclosures, it was because of their own disloyal acts against the internal security of the United States and not because McCarthy lifted the curtain which exposed their treasonable behavior to public view. and !~e n~;ift~~ ~~~~~d ~~s~:S~~n~~o~~~~~ef,; ~~~s~~da~~;=~ti~f t~~r;: will - unless mysteriously removed from the public archives - bear eternal and incontrovertible witness to this fact. Some of his detractors in the Senate have already publicly apolo­gized for their InJustice and inhumanity to this great American and have expressed regret for their shameful part in the shabby and despicable frame-up against him- a frame-up engineered and financed by a shrivelled-souled renegade whose soiled record of collusion with subversive cliques and projects would bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of a Digger Indian. Some of those he accused of disloyal action have been whitewashed and even promoted to higher station but the black stain of their guilt remains un-erased and if there is any validity to the belief that truth will prevail in the end, their part in protecting proved traitors will yet be brought to light. Regardless of the medical term for the disease which took him away, Joe McCarthy was slowly tortured to death by the pimps of the Kremlin who operate unremittingly in every capital of the world, from Moscow to Washington, and whose concentrated hatred and fury were centered on him. His death was hastened by the human hyenas in tlle Truman and Eisenhower administrations who incessantly snarled at his heels a~ who were able to embarrass him but who could never quite humble him, deflect him from his course or make him afraid. It was aided and abetted by calculated social snubs administered to him by little men in high posts officially possessed ot the power to humiliate him and wound his pride but who were personally devoid (Continued on Page 2) M i II i o n s of A m e rica n s T h in k I t-T h e S o u t h e r n C o n s e r v a t i v e S a y s It Pogo 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1957 Over 30,000 Books by Communists Found in U. S. Overseas libraries There ha.s been a terrific clamor from the White House, the State De­partment and from various left-wing groups and individuals against any cut in appropriations for the Stale Department's USIA and Voice of America Program and for its various activities in other countries designed, according to its officials, "to advance the ideas of America in the struggles against Communism," E::.rly in 1953, the Senate Perma­nent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations of the United States Sen­ate, of which the late Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was chairman, made an intensive and far-reaching investiga­tion into the conduct of State Depart­ment libraries overseas, a very vital port of their program to "advance the ideas of America fn the struggles against Communism." These overseas libraries were set up under Public Law No. 402 under funds appropriated annually by Con­gress. These libraries were defined as reading rooms or information cent­ers to provide the people of the coun­tries wherein the libraries were Jocat~ ed with authentic facts concerning the United States and to reflect Amer­ican sentiment against Communism. The committee began ils hearings March 24, 1953 and continued for four montru. Thirty-three witnesses were called before the Committee a!ter lt was found that these over­seas libraries were stocked with pro­S o vie t, pro-Communist literature along with a !ew anti-Communist pub­lications which, according to one wit­ness, Freda Utley, had deliberately been miscatalogued so that it was very hard to find them among the Communist publications. reported added, it "placed the seal of the United States Government not only on the books but on their Com· munist authors, thus enhancing their prestige and professional standing." The Committee gave a breakdown of 12 of the authors of such books showing that they had been in the past "either identified under oath as having been involved or implicated in Soviet espionage or had acted in some important or confidential capacity in behalf of Soviet Russia." These 12 were listed in the report as Cedric Belfrage, Haakon Cheva· lier, Lauchlin Currie, Israel Epstein, Philip Jaffe, Owen Lattimore, Kate Mitchell, Harriet Lucy Moore, And· rew Roth, Agnes Smedley, Gunther Stein and Victor Yakhontof!. Infor­mation about these persons was not secret, the Committee report said, but was available to any one who could read the public press. Ott-er prominent Communists or Communist sympathizers whose books were found to be in the overseas libraries paid !or by American tax­payers' money were stated by the Committee to be: Hewlett Johnson, known as the "Red Dean of Canter­bury", Howard Fast, Dashiell Ham­mett, Earl Browder. William Z. Fost­er, Anna Lollise Strong, Gene Welt­fish, Corliss Lamont, Scott Nearing, Maxwell Stewart and others. The books with Communist or Com­munist front authors were placed in the overseas libraries during the time that Dean Acheson was Secretary of State but they were still there more than a year after Dulles replaced him and, so far as Js known many of them are still there as lt was brought out during the hearings that unless an author was definitely proved a Com- Twenty-three of the thirty-three munist, and a demand made for the witnesses either refused to answer removal of his books, they remained questions or took the fifth amendment on the shelves of the oversea_, libra­and one, Harvey O'Connor, wa.s cited ries. for contempt of the Senate and in­dicted by the Federal grand jury of the District of Columbia. The Report of the Committee, pub­lished by the Government Printing Office January 25, 1954, revealed that 30,000 or more books by Communists or Communist sympathizers had been found on United States Information Center shelves In overseas librarie.s­librnries which were set up and paid for by American taxpayers to promote the light against Communism. The Committee pointed out that ''the purchase and use of works by authors who are either known Com­munists or who were long and con­sistent supporters of the Communist cause, by these special-purpose librar­ies to combat propaganda is obvious­ly inconsistent with the legally de­fined purpose of U1ese libraries." It was also noted in the report that such autiwrs received royalties for their books, part of which was turn­ed into the coffers of the Communist Conspiracy. By the State Department purchas­ing and displaying such books, the From. a nationally-known wo­man potriot in New York: "I know how discouraging t h i" fight to save our Rq>ublic U and many times rve felt like giving up but you and other patriots have been the inspiration I've needed. Too many lost their seme of hu­mor and you provide thi.s for us. I have hem·d much praise for your ability to write .to entertainingly about the mess' ... There i.s no reason to asswne that Dulles would have these books re­moved since his ideological beliefs and !hose of Acheson are practically identical as the public pronounce­ments of both, time and again, will attest. Complete information on the sub­ject of the investigation of the over­seas libraries and the works of Com­munist writers carried on the shelves of such libraries will be found in the report of the Hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investi­gations of the Committee on Govern­ment Operations of the United States Senate, First Session of the 83rd Congress, Part 1 to Part 8. Any one who reads the full report of the hearings will, we believe, agree that not only part, but all, of the appropriation for this and similar types o! activity by the State Depart­ment should be rut out as it is clear tha't this agency of government cannot be trusted with "fighting Commu­nism" abroad, or anywhere else. From a Portland, Oregon. min­ister: "The Southern Conservative i.J a.J a cool breeze in a hot desert ... it help& to defeat one of the most effective means by which the enemies of American freedom within the gates, gain their ends by shutting off the avenue of pub­lic communication to tho.te who oppo.re the betrayal of the United States ... to the extent to which it reaches out, the Southern Con­servative blasts that weapon out of their hands". History Will Be More Interested In McCarthy's Aims Than Methods (THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE) Few figures .;n American history have made suoh an impact as Sen. than stupidity invoLved in the loss ot China to the Communists. ::;etr::: ip ~~;:sr~; ~!s~~~~:s~n~:~ When McCarthy, after the famous States Senate. The vital part of his speech at Wheeling, W.Va., centered career was concentrated into four his fire on the State Department and years, between 1950 and 1954. So began naming names, the uproar strong a character was McCarthy that started. It was then that the liberals he aroused violent feelings, for and set out to destroy him, as they have against him. Only the objectivity of tried to destroy other vigorous anti. history can give McCarthy his proper Communists, like Martin Dies. The place in this era. It is probable that liberals have never found anything to historians, remote from the vitriolic like or praise in any anti-Communist. smears made on McCarthy by tPe lib- Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hamp. eral propaganda brigade, will credit shire said of McCarthy, "He literally him with being a catalytic force in gave his life to preserve freedom for alerting Americans to the subversion all Americans." Vice-President Nixon of their government · :~~; ·:~e~~: :~!kp::sn bet!or:v:~:a;e~ McCarthy's enemieS! succeeded In objectively, but his friends and many making him relatively ineffeetive of his critics will not question hit after the famous Army-McCarthy devotion to what he considered to be hearings and condemnation by his the best interests of his country ... " Senate colleagues. But they have not Sen. John McClellan of Arkansas, who succeeded in erasing from the minds often clashed with McCarthy on the of Americans the stimulation of investigating committee, said, "I found thoughtfulness which McCarthy evok- him to be a man of strong convictiont ed. and on occasions when I may have dis· McCarthy accused a small clique in the federal government, chiefly in the State Department, of causing 600,000,- 000 Chinese to be subjugated by the Communists. The targets of McCar­thy's attack blamed 1t all on Chiang Kai-shek, while some of their defend­ers admitted their blunders but claimed the errors were made through bad judgment. McCarthy convinced millions of Americans there was more From a prominent West Texas rancher: "Your April edition came when I wa.s way down in the dum.ps and I have read it through with my usual approval and re­vival of spirits. How right you have been throughout the years and how little do people yet heed! I think, howeveT, that we are get­ting close to the showdown. This madness mu.!t have an end." McCarthyism agreed with him I am happy to uy there were never any personalities in· volved.1' Taken together, tile statements give a good evaluation of McCarthy. Hit sincerity was not questioned. McCar· thy's detractors used the clever ap· proach, "We like hi1 objectives, but not his methods." History probably wJll be more concerned with hht ob­jectives and what they accomplished, than with his methods. From a prominent restaurateur in New York: "Our heartiest con­gratulations for your forthright Americanism. We came upon a copy of your newspaper at our restaurant here in New York where not one of our ten odd daily newspapers will print the truth. Enclosed is check for sub­scription." (Continued from Page 1) of those qualities which would restrain persons of innate culture, good breeding and exalted stature from converting a social function into a weapon !or attacking a political foe. It was accelerated by the cowardly jackals of that craven portion of the American press which defers to heavy advertising accounts, and who obeyed orders to smear and slander him and to slant every written line involving his magnificent fight to break Communism'• letha] hold on the institutions of the country he loved and sen·cd. F.ven in death, they reverted instinctively to the smear pot and spattered their editorials with venomous reference to his "methods", to his "censure" by pro-Reds in the Senate and to his "rise and fall" in popularity, deliberately flaunting the now obvious fact that in the hearts and minds of un-intimidated and worth while Americans, he never toppled but held his enduring place in their respect, confidence and affection until fate rang down the curtain on his glorious but tragicalJy brief career. In _an age when the twin specters of international conspiracy and do~estJc collaboration stalk the councils of the mighty, when known traitors have been permitted to serve as American Presidential aides in time of war and when a spirit of unswerving national allegiance is brus~ed off as the maudlin sentiment of weaklings and fools, it was lnevitab.le, perhaps, that Joe McCarthy should walk alone and stand as a solitary sentinel against the forces of darkness sworn to destroy American defense. But when his unslanted record is set down on the pages of history ~~c~i~~~, th~ smear and slander which trailed him to the grave, . Y w11l emerge as the synonym for patriotic service and the ra~Ia~t symbol of undivided loyalty to country which, in the final analys1 ~· IS the supreme test of fitness for citizenship in this Christian Repubhc and the ultimate factor which determines a man's moral right to the protection of the American Flag. M•y. 1957 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE On With the Dance and Let Spending Be Unrestrained The Administration in Washing­ton has let it be known through all means of human communica­tion , with the possible exception of the carrier pigeon, that it wants no reduction in the biggest peace­time budget in history, and es­pecially in the $144,000,000 re­quested for the State Department's USIA which sponsors the "Voice ofAmeriC'a". Any slash in appropriations for this and other agencies will elimi­nate uessential services" which the American people demand, ac­cording to the White House. Ad­ministration spokesmen and other sponsors of unlimited squandering warn that these vast expenditures are absolutely imperative in our "battle for the minds of men" and in order "to keep freedom's cause alive in the world". A close and se.archlng examina­tion of the Appropriation Bill as submitted to Congress has left members of that body "all shook up" as they contemplate with amazement the State Department's interpretation of "essential serv­ices" which the people are sup­posed to be demanding and the manner in which diplomats go about fighting the "battle for men's minds" and the odd methods they employ in "keeping freedom's cause alive in the world". In addition to building badmin­ton courts in Iraq, night clubs in Indonesia and beach huts in New Guinea, there are swimming pools, ski runs, cabin boats, club houses and cabanas now dotting the land­scape in remote parts of the world which the State Department has thoughtfully provided in order that tired diplomats may relax and throw off the cares of State. Also there is the little matter of $531,780 tucked away in the bud­get earmarked for the spreading of terpischorean culture through­out the world and which is going to cause the Burmese people to fairly drip with the stuff when a vast auditorium we are planning there is completed and the De­partment's proposed square danc­ing program is launched in Ran­goon. Another quaint custom in the State Department which always fails to amuse some lawmakers when they stumble on it in the ap­propriation bill is a gimmick known as a <~ transfer allowance" and which provides that when a diplomat is transferred from a hot climate to a cold one, the Amer~ ican taxpayers must buy him new clothes from the skin out, presum­ably on the assumption that a shak­ing. shivering diplomat with chat­tering teeth does not properly re· fleet the "Voice of America". In 1955 this item of "transfer allowance" which provides new and smart wardrobes for the val­iant fighters in the 0 battle for men's minds" amounted to $75,- 800; in 1956 it jumped to $595,000 and now they are asking for $632,- 594 which indicates either that the number of our diplomats is in­creasing by leaps and bounds or climates are getting colder. If there is one thing the State Department does better than to send out a "special mission", it is to send out another "special mis­sion". Last year it conscripted an outsider named Allie Ritzenberg, put him on the payroll at $1133 per month and with the secrecy usually attending a hush-hush dip· lomatic pilgrimage, bundled him off on a special assignment in Port Au Prince. When members of Congress were delving into the appropria· tions bill, item by item, they stum­bled on the Ritzenberg deal and were curious to learn what part he played in the battle for men's minds and in keeping freedom's cause alive in Haiti. It turned out that he had been hired at this fabulous salary and sent to that backward Republic to teach barefoot, hungry and ragged Haitians how to play tennis. In 1956 the State Department division which handles passports requested, and received, $250,000 from Congress which was to be used to purchase certain equip· ment that would save manpower in the State Department, thereby lessening the burden on the tax­payers. When examining the ap­propriations for that agency this year, members of Congress made interested inquiry about the new equipment and wanted to know if it was successful in eliminating as many employes as had been claimed. Imagine their surprise when they found that although the $250,- 000 had been spent, no equipment had been bought for the very good reason that the type of machinery the Department had in mind when requesting the funds, had not yet been invented. The $250,000 had been used in paying salaries of new employes which the Departinent had taken During the summer of 1956, the people of Belgium are going to have a big Fair in Brussels with performing clowns, pink lemon­ade, shell games and everything. Fairs are wonderful events and are usually staged by the people of a State or Nation to indicate that the Horn of Plenty has been turn­ed upside down and its contents dumped in their lap. That's prob· ably the way the Belgians feel as the celebration is going to cost them nothing. Everything is on the house and in this case the Ameri­can taxpayers are the "house". The Sta~ Department is planning to erect a huge building at an un­determined cost, in which the Fair will be held, and which, when the Fair is over, will be razed. (Our suggestion would be that they don't tear the building down but retain it as a sort of sub-station of the U. S. Treasury in order that the paying out of Foreign Aid money may be expedited and the customers not kept waiting.) To make sure that the Fair is a whopping success and to prevent the party from dying on the vine, good old State Department is plan­ning, at a trifling cost of $540,000, to provide musical comedy enter­tainment. To this end, they are going to send along "Annie Get Your Gun", with Annie and the whole troop thrown in. Guys and Dolls, Carousel and similar attrac­tions, all done in English, will also be presented for the cultural bene­fit of the Belgians who don 't speak any English but it is confidently believed that the universal feel­ing of love, peace and world bro­therhood will overcome this slight drawback. In keeping with the State De­partment's conviction that aggres­sion can be halted, wars eternally outlawed and peace restored to all nations of the earth, through the medium of Rock 'N Roll music, that agency recently paid Negro Dizzy Gillespie at the rate of $103,- 000 per year, as well as all ex­penses of his troop of hep cats, and shipped him across the ocean to wow the people of Europe and the Near and Far East with the music of his cool jazz band. Dizzy himself modestly admits that his grand tour in the interest of friendly relations, world under­standing and universal brother­hood was a diplomatic victory and that he influenced people and won friends for the United States. In fact, according to the best thought in "Modern Republi­can" circles, so effective, con­vincing and dynamic has been the State Department's new bump and grind diplomacy that it is general­ly believed that Kruschchev is seriously figuring on tossing his atom bombs into the Volga; that Nassar is planning to make Israel a present of the Suez Canal and that Mao-Tse·Tung is about ready to surrender and turn his armed forces over to Chiang Kai·Shek. Page l Newspaper Man Pleads for More Facts From the Press There would be no such thing as ' 1goons and racketeers" dominat­ing the Washington scene and we would not have the "Dave Beck fifth amendment spectacle" if newspapers discharged their obli~ gation to give full facts to the public. This was the belief expressed by J. Q. Mahaffey of Texarkana, a director of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association in an address to the annual conven­tion of the Texas Association of Sigma Delta Chi at Fort Worth recently. Too many editors try to win popularity contests instead of per­forming the function which be­longs to them, in Mr. Mahaffey's opinion and he expressed the view that they cannot do that and pre­serve the conscience _of their com­munities. He added that in too many cases the policies of news­papers are dictated by advertising and business management depart-ments He is so right. One of the principal reasons why we have never accepted ad­vertising from the beginning is that we knew we could never ac­cept the conditions which go with such arrangement. Throughout the years, we have had offers of advertising which would have meant much to us fi­nancially but we have felt com­pelled to plod along in lndependent poverty rather t h a n sacrifice forthrightness in our editorial pol­icy. Since we go after a subject with hammer and tongs and no holds barred, we knew that there was danger of a disapproving ad­vertiser taking issue with us, in which case we would have had to tell him to take his advertising and go jump in the lake. Church Council Approves Plan For Overthrow of Local Police The Christian Century, official undenominational church publica­tion and whose editorials frequent­ly run parallel with the views set forth in the Daily Worker, reports approvingly in its May 22 edition on a proposal by the Massachusetts Crime Commission for a super governing body to overrule local law enforcement agencies. This extraneous agency would have power to overthrow action by local police and would "see that all laws were enforced" and would in effect, be much on the order of Hitler's Storm Troopers. "The State Council of Churches is supporting this and other of the Commission's recommendations,'' says the Century, and adds that this agency would be composed of "citizens whose integrity is be­yond question." Since the proposal !or a super Police State to divest constituted authorities of their power and put it in the hands of a private clique is Fascism, Communism and Naz­ism all rolled into one, it can be imagined just how much "inte­grity" would be possessed by those named to such an agency. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Priee $5.00 Per Year (Everyp•ld•ubserlberl•entitledtoone fr .. •ub1cription to be 11nt to eny penon ofhischoo1lng.) Sent without cod to memben of Congress, memberl of Stele Legi•letures, Governors, endotherpublioofficlall. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The pow1r1 not delegeted to the United Stetu by the Contfitlition, nor prohibited by it to the Stet•• .re r•••rved to the Stafetretpectit~ly,ortothepeople. Beck Is A Minnow In Labor Rackets The revelations by the Subcom­mittee of the Senate of which John L. McClellan is Chairman, continue to amaze the American people as instances of graft, cor­ruption, theft, prostitution, gam­bling and other vices on the part of officials of the Teamsters Union crop up. Dave Beck who looks, acts and lives like King Farouk has hidden behind the Fifth Amendment so many times to keep from talking himself into the penitentiary that he automatically took cover under this provision when a member of the Committee asked him for in­formation about his own son. However, Beck is small fry and bush league material in the over­all picture of labor unionism, in our opinion, no matter how many millions of dollars in union funds he may be charged by the commit­tee with having diverted to his own use. We are going to get all lathered up only when they go after the deep-dyed scoundrels in the move­ment who may or may not be ex­torting money from the poor work­ing suckers but who are part of a wor1d conspiracy to rob American citizens of their freedom and to sell them out to International Communism Any way. all the corruption and crookedness of racketeer leaders which is now being called to pub­lic attention occasions no surprise to us, as any reader of the South­ern Conservative knows. Also, it should be no surprise to the Committee which is now inves­igating the smelly mess. West­brook Pegler, who spent years in exhaustive research on the sub­ject, painted a clear picture, time and time again, of the vice rackets with which these union thugs were identified and, for his trouble, had his column cancelled in some cases. So when the committee gets through with the minnows and brings in a few whales, we are going to prick up our ears, not before. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Supreme Court Opens Up the Grave and Enjoins A Corpse Having down-graded the dignity and debased the social concepts of the living, the juridical ghouls on the Supreme Court now seek to project their mandates against segregation into the realm of the dead. In the latest and most distorted of all their grotesque rulings, they have reached down into the grave, opened a casket and post­humously enjoined a corpse from disposing of his own private property. In 1831 Stephen Girard, a French-born American citizen, died. in Philadelphia leaving his money to a college bearing his name wtth the stipulation that only male white orphans were to be admitted to the school. For one hundred and twenty-six years, the school has been operated on that basis and until Gunnar Myrdal and his Negro Com­munist cohorts were set up by the Supreme Court of the United States as final authority in American judicial procedure, no tribunal in the land questioned the inherent and God-given right of an American citi­zen to dispose of his earthly possessions in any manner which seemed to him just and right. And now comes Earl Warren and his goose-stepping subordinates on the Supreme Court and decree that the trustees of the Girard Estate must repudiate the last will and testament of the man who accummu­lated the fortune which endowed Girard College, and open the school to Negroes. In addition to their mass depredations against the Constitution and the basic traditions of the American Republic, the mongrelization­mad shysters on the Supreme Court are now guilty of the crimes of desecrating the dead and of committing judicial rape on the Goddess of Justice. Was This A Meeting of Agents Of Invisible Rulers of U. S.? It is to be hoped that wide-scale investigation and publicity will be directed toward the secret meet­ing of a group of domestic and in­ternational political figures whose ideological views represent all shades from pale pink to violent red, ln order that whatever par­ticular objective that promp~ed the gathering may be made known. The meeting took place on an ob­scure island off the coast of Geor­gia in February but it is only just now that its import is being par­tially realized by a public so far kept in the dark concerning it. Nothing whatever has been di­vulged concerning the purpose of the highly secret conclave where those in attendance did everything possible to protect their identity except wrap thel'\lselves in bed­sheets but the disclosure of their names by three or four papers has been sufficient to so frighten and alarm loyal Americans that it will probably be more difficult now for whatever scheme against Ameri­can Constitutional government they may have hatched up, to be put into effect. There were 69 present, about half o[ them from foreign coun­tries. It could not have been co­incidence for these shadowy fig­ures, most of them outright So­cialists, all of them one-world in­ternationalists and none of them identified with movements pro­moting Americanism to have all dropped down on an obscure is­land at the same time and to no purpose. It's a cinch they didn't fly from across the ocean and journey from all parts of the United States From. the· head of a patriotic organization in Fort Wort1t: "If the entire voting population in this country could be privileged to read the Southern Conserv.~ tive ... I sincerely believe that the rude awakening 10hich must sure­ly come. might come in time to save this nation ••• '' Just to drop in for a social visit and it is doubtful if their aim was to view the scenery, play soc· cor ball or fish for barracuda. There were nuclear scientists, foreign princes, notorious Marx­ists, leftist college professors, Pres­idential advisers, International bankers, leftwing churchmen, leftwing Generals representing the Army, representatives of large Foundations, left wing members of the United States Senate, liberal publishers and editors, who pub­lished nothing about the mysteri­ous gathering, leftwing writers and commentators who wrote nothing and made no comments on it, ex-cabinet members, and as­sorted other characters from seven or eight foreign countries and the United States. Why can't the American people, if this motley crew was up to any good, be told about this peculiar assembly? Who called it, who presided, what was discussed and what decisions were reached after the two days of deliberation and why there was no publicity given out concerning it, although care­fully screened newspaper publish­ers were present? We sincerely hope there will be some investigation made of the affair and full publicity and in­for~ ation concerning the meeting available to the sovereign citizens of the United States. In the meantime, we shall con­tinue to entertain the suspicion that this secret conclave off the Georgia coast comes as near to pinpointing the agents of Invisible Rulers as it would be possible to pot-shot in one place at one time. From a Fort Worth attorney· fiThe cause ?'"-ay be hopeless but: if so, you w1.ll go down with your colors flying and your head un­bowed- may the Lord give you strength, health, peace and hap­piness during the years to come". May, 1957 Judge in Old Dominion Says There'll Be No Integration Judge William Olds, a Virginia circuit judge said in an interview to the press that his State has adoped "massive resistance" in· eluding interposition, and that al­though the State is under a Fed­eral Court ruling that grammar and high schools shall be integral· ed in August, this will not be done. The State motto of the Old Do· ininion is "Sic Semper Tyrannis" and any concession to the Com­munist- inspired drive to integrate the public schools as directed by Gunnar Myrdal of Sweden would forfeit the right of Virginians to continue this shibboleth. "In the event that any colored child is placed in a white school or a white child placed in a colored school, that school will be immedi· ately closed" Judge Olds said in the Tampa, Florida, Morning Tri­bune. "The Governor will proclaim an emergency exists and take over the schools." Judge Olds said that Virginia has had plenty of orders from the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal district courts and added: "But we don't have a single colored child in a white school". All it takes to resist the tyranny of a Supreme Kangaroo Court in Washington is a few stiff-spined officials in each State who are familiar with the American Con­stitution and the prior rights of the State in all matters which have not been delegated to the Federal government, and with the insides to stand up and defy the inter­lopers who seek to break down, by un-Constitutional rulings and with the help of Swedish Marxists, the basic rights of Sovereign States. All tyrants are cowards and will run at the drop of a hat. Stalin would have been cut down like a blade of grass under a scythe if the leadership of France, England and the United States had been of a caliber to stand up and chal· lenge him instead of letting him intimidate, bulldoze and bluff them clear off the lot. The same principle applies to the usurpers of authority on tha Supreme Court. Jimmy (Romeo) Roosevelt in­troduced a document in the Con­gressional Record he said was ex­tremely important. It turned out to be a report of the National Sharecroppers Fund devoted to a. denunciation of the South a sec­tion "which has produced the most bigotry and the most easily arous­ed white mob". On the other hand, according to this "report" the Ne­gro "has demonstrated a dvilized restraint in the face of severe provocation". Roosevelt said the document was sent to him by the Hon. Frank Graham whom he de­scribed as a "distinguished citi­zen of North Carolina". Incident­ally, Graham will be remembered as having said pathetically, when accused of belonging to some two dozen or more Red fronts some years ago, that he just didn't know what these fronts were. It always adds. A fact we can't deny: That crooked labor union leaders have a stranglehold on the Federal and State governments which will not be pried loose until Big Labor is subjected to the same regulations and restrictions imposed on Big Business. '57 fS 1ia .n· al· >d­ar •I· be lo­is" m­Ilo by lid to ·ed >ol ed di­in 'ri- :tla ;he ral we ild ny in .ed m­ol ove raJ les ~ci ;ts, . gn rill lin • a if nd !en .al· Jm uff to :he in-ex­> ut nal ec­ost us­nd, !~'e·d­ere the the de­iti­nt­red me ow lYS hat 1ve md not ·is OTIS Big May, 1957 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 Okay for Reds to Urge Overthrow Are Farm Votes on the Auction Of U.S. Government Douglas Says Block for the Highest Bidder? In advocating the overthrow of fhe American government Com­munists are merely exercising their Constitutional right under the first amendment, William 0. Douglas said in a lecture to stu­dents at Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster, Pennsylvan­ia, on May 7. Douglas is not, as it might ap­pear, an organizer for the Com­munist Party nor a professor at the University of Moscow. He is one of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He told the Pennsylvania stu­dents about a Court ruling ten years ago in which it was held that the nation's top Communists were justly convicted of advocat­ing and teaching the overthrow of the government. He proudly ex­plained to them that he dissented from that decision because he thought it was inconsistent with ''Democracy''. Douglas' peculiar attitude and strange antics have taken odd turns many times in the past as he went merrily about trampling ethics and dignity of the Court un­derfoot when the Court still pos­sessed dignity and observed ethics, that is. In addition to his often express­ed sympathy for Communists, Douglas made judicial history by accepting a fifteen hundred dol­lar award from the CIO for his contributions to the "liberal" cause, and has made speeches to many groups reported to have strong Communist leanings. Ever so often he becomes affJict­ed with ants and the urge to travel to far places and fraternize with queer types of people. He goes into remote sections of Asia, where he spends weeks eating and sleep­ing with a tribe of mountain peo­ple known as Kurds, inhabitants of a small country called Kurdi- ~~ar~l~~i~,rf:~tly in Turkey and He explained in the magazine section of the New York Times after one such excursion that this was the only way in which he could "refresh his soul" and he went to great pains to praise the Kurds' way of life and to poi_nt out how superior it was to exis­tence in this country. Unfortu­nately,' he didn't stay there. He came back to the United States with its backward and decadent customs. Come to think of it, the United States is perhaps a bit decadent because it is the only nation on earth where political morality i_s so low that an off-beat character like this would be permitted to continue, in view of his conduct, as a member of its highest Court of Justice and presume to inter­pret the laws under which normal citizens must live. In this connection, since we're so hipped on "foreign aid", why couldn't some program be figured out by which we could send Do~~­last as a gift to some under-pnyt­leged country? Kurdistan, for Ill­stance. Instead of always sending money and other things of value why n~t give them something we don t need? If This Is Right Why Were Calibre of Supreme Court The Rosenbergs Liquidated? Justices Remains Unchanged Several years ago when_Senator Joseph R. McCarthy ~f W1s~on~in, as chairman of an mvest1gatmg committee of the United States Senate, was probing into Com_mu­nist infiltration of the Amencan The most terrifying proposal ever submitted for consideration of any lawmakers, in our opinion, is the treaty now before the United States Senate for approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under this treaty we would send the potential material for making atom bombs to 80 other countries, friend and enemy alike. That national leaders would even suggest such a procedure is enough to chill the spines of Amer­icans who see in this dangerous experiment the realization of the wildest hopes of the enemies of the United States for the utter destrucion of this Republic. The Rosenbergs were put to decith for giving away secrets of the atom bomb and what we can't understand is the difference be­tween that crime and giving away the material to make atom bombs. ~~~e~li:~n!;t~d ~~;~inp~:::;,r r~:~~ was nation-wide excitement con­cerning the matter. There was scarcely a literate American who did not line up, on one side or the other, with the line clearly drawn between loyal Am­ericans a n d p r a-Communists. While the rank and file of Amer­ican citizens were sympathetic to the Wisconsin senator's fight for the internal security of America, the Reds then, as now, were hig~­ly articulate and bitter in th~1r denunciation of attempts to dts­lodge enemy aliens from secu~·e and strategic positions in thIs country. Certainly, there was almost uni­versal discussion of the matter and How could it be treason to give When any American publicly de­away the formula to the enemy nounced "witch-burning", it _didn't and patriotism to furnish them require the mind of a genms to with the material to make these figure out what he me~nt and on bombs? which side his sympathies lay. "One of the most tragic pheno­mena of South Africa's political life is the role which the English press and many Christian Clergy­men are playing in the field of integration and multi-racialism," says the South African Observer of Capetown and what a familiar ring that statement has. That the integration movement is one of the worlds most highly financed and well-organized propaganda programs is apparent to the most obtuse mentality. In every coun­try in the world min~sters of the usocial gospel" are betng gathe:ed into the clique which is peddltng the integration line and even Af­rica is no exception. The Observer continues: uczergymen in South Africa have learned the short cut to fame. They have. on~y to ~tta~k the principle of ractal mt~gnty m order to receive the maxtmum of publicity and encouragement of our English press." We know what you mean! The fiscal Federal budget for 1958 carries $5,273,000,000.00 for "Federal Aid" to State and local governments. Accor~ing to M~­LeZZan Smith, Washmgton publt­cist if this vast sum were changed int~ one dollar bills and plac~d end-to-end, it would form a strtp 1 997 348 miles long, enough to girdl~ the eartl~ at the equator nearly sixteen ttmes. Put another way those dollar bills stacked one on the other, would form a colu~n 28 miles and a couple of ctty blocks high. The Ford Foundation has .been making contributions to. Anzona hospitals lately. Concernmg ~hese donations, one of _our ~u?scnber~, ~o~~~d ~r7t:~ic~~a~n t~i~kt~~~a~~~ reminds him of the way a farmer will atoll a shoat up. in front of the scalding barrel wtth an ear of corn before drawing a bead on him with a .22." He is not fooled about the methods. of the .Foun_da­tions, in approadnng thetr obJeC­tives. During that time William J. Brannen, a superior court judge of Red Bank, New Jersey, mad~ a speech in Boston in which he sa1d: "There are some practices in the contemporary American scene which are reminiscent of Salem witch hunts". On other occasions he was known to have made criti­cal reference to investigating com­mittees of Congress . In the fall of 1956, this same William Brannen was appointed by President Eisenhower to serve as a justice of the Suprer"?e Cou~t which, as presently const1~uted, Js ~i~~ p;:tbc~~~~n?~tte£o!~:i~~s a:~~~ in fact, it allowed a Swedish. Marx­ist to dictate one of its ruhngs. There was strong opposition to the nomination of Brannen by those who remembered his public­ly- expressed_ ~en~ime.nts on t~e subject of mvestlgatmg co~~t­tees who probe into the a~t~v1hes of these vermin but the atnng of his views by his opponent~ mer~ly served to cinch his conf1rmatlon by the Senate of the United States. When the Senate judiciary com­mittee was considering the ques­tion of Brannen's confirmation (a mere formality, of course) Senator McCarthy, although not a member of the Committee, asked and re­ceived permission to question Brannen. When he asked the former New Jersey judge if he was referring to congressional committ.ee'~ i_n­vestigations into Commumst mftl­tration in this country when he made the Boston speech about "witch-hunts", Brannen said cer­tainly not. He was, he insis~ed, just making a general observation. What an unfortunate and omi­nous beginning for one who is to serve on what was once the most honorable and impeccable judicial body in \he world. We believe that even his enemies would have re­spected him more if he had frankly answered in the affirmative. There are many in this country who will feel more secure because of this man's nomination and con­firmation. There are more whose apprehension of future rulings will be deepened. The House Committee on Agri­culture, with apparent reluctance, has disclosed that farmers around over the country have been col­lecting "federal insurance for crop failure" on land for which they have received soil bank payments not to grow any crops. In other cases, they found that farmers were being paid good money by the government for not planting corn on land on which they were "legally forbidden'' to plant that crop. Mindful of balloting potentials in the farm areas, members of the committee attributed these slightly off-color transactions to what they called "lax handling" of Federal funds although the majority of American taxpayers were unaware that Federal funds were ever han­dled any other way. The affair will no doubt be writ .. ten off as just one of those un­usual circumstances in which nei­ther those who paid out the money or those who received it were in­tentionally defrauding the tax payers. All of which is a lot of pure, un­adulterated poppycock. It is pos­sible, of course, that the bureau­crats who issued the checks didn't know what they were doing; they seldom do. Also, they are so used to displaying generosity with other people's money that they would probably write a check automatic­ally on request of any passer-by. But our private opinion , public­ly expressed, is that those sharp farm boys knew just exactly what was going on. They were prob­ably just city-slicking the city­slickers and who can blame them for feeling that as long as money from the Federal treasury is be­ing thrown around like confetti, they are as much entitled to it as camel drivers in Arabia, rice grow­ers in Cambodi, or rug peddlers in Tangier. Roosevelt started the custom of buying farm votes and paying cash on the barrel-head and Truman and Eisenhower improved on the system. Republicans and Dem­ocrats have been trying to out-bid each other for the rural ballot for years and have promised the farm lads everything except to provide them strip-teasers for milk maids and that there are not more irregu­larities in these fancy farm pro­grams is not only remarkable but astounding. That Eleanor Roosevelt's strong hold on Negroes does not extend to those in the upper intellectual brackets was indicated recently at a hearing of a special committee of the Louisiana Legislature in Baton Rouge. A colored research worker in the Department of Justice, Manning Johnson, after presenting evidence establishing that Mrs. Roosevelt is or has been connect­ed with 38 Communist fronts, de­nounced her as 1'among the strong­est leaders of Communist front organizations" and added: ''Some­body ought to muzzle her nnd put her in a cage." The incident is related on page A-1958 of the Con­gressional Record, March 12. If the sorry and pitiable State of the Union reflects the workings of "Modern Republicanism" we'll set­tle for a large dose of the old horse and buggy kind. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVI May, 1957 Civil Liberties Union Denounces UNESCO Decides United States Group Opposing Lewd Literature Must Kick in With More Money Two different Associated Press articles· appearing in newspapers on May 6 were closely related, even beyond the coincidence of their publication on the same date. One concerned a denunciation by the American Civil Liberties Union, noted for its defense of the "civil liberties" of Communists, against the National Organization for Decent Literature, a Catholic group. The ACLU's complaint against the National Organization for De­cent Literature was that the or­ganization is "seriously violative of the principles of freedom" be­cause it strives for the suppression of lewd and obscene literature and especially seeks to keep such filth out of the hands of the nation's youth. The other article carried a state­ment from the Senate Juvenile De­linquency subcommittee in a pre­pared press release claiming that, 1 000 000 children will be brought b~for~ American courts in 1965, based on the figures showing the rate at which juvenile delinquency is increasing. This statement pointed out that the sale of pornographic material sold in this country may bring in revenue of more than a half bil­lion dollars. So the American Civil Liberties Union goes into action, not to help suppress the lewd literature but to denounce a Christian organization for its efforts to do so. Of course one of the principal objectives of World Communism is to contaminate the minds of Amer­ican youth through the widespread distribution of obscene publlca- :~~n~,r~;~s~~~~c~,s~u;fidn;:~~w~; and every other form of depravity tending to break down morals and religious principles. The ACLU claimed that more than 150 "prominent figures" in the fields of "publishing, literature and the arts" signed the statement denouncing the Organization for Decent Literature and as an illus­tration named playright Arthur Miller, theologian Reinhold Nie­buhr and- Eleanor Roosevelt. It seems Incredible that moral laxity would be so prevalent in this country that public figures like this would dare to come out openly aga,inst attempts of Chris­tian groups to suppress vile and lewd publications, even with the backgrounds of these three. Miller was questioned by a Congression­al Committee sometime ago and was reported to have admitted his former Communist front connec­tions, Niebuhr has been reported as a member of more than a dozen Communist front organizations and Mrs. Roosevelt's sympathy for Communist groups and causes is too well known to require em­phasis. But even so, it must require terrific pressure from powerful sources to compel Americans who supposedly represent responsible segments of society to publi~ly condemn attempts lo suppress m­decent literature. From the nationally·known author of a best selLing book: (;Getting back to that " ghost­writer'' again, if he decides to Zea1:e you or you. fire him, will you please put him in touch with me? I could use some of (his' in­cisive style and should be glad to buy it by the bushel". Removing Root of Evil and Just to Keep the Not Budget Cuts Are Answer Even a cut of $10,000,000,000 in Record Straight the Eisenhower budget would be nothing more than a dose of sooth~ ing syrup in the opinion of Ten­nessee industrialist, A. G. Hein­sohn, Jr. of Knoxville. Nothing short of the repeal of the Sixteenth, or income tax, amendment to the Constitution which gives Congress unbridled license to appropriate American taxpayers' money and re-distri­bute it to foreign countries and which inspires outrageous and in­defensibie budgets by the execu­On May 9th, the President, ac­cording to the Associated Press, said at his press conference when asked whether or not his next Secretary of the Treasury might ease the administration's "tight money" policy: "The monetary policy of this government is mine and no one underneath me is going to change my policy". tive department, will give the cit- The President is right in saying !~~~s s~ef~~~s~s 0! ~;~~It~~etsh~~f~ that no one underneath him is go-ious amendment, Mr. Heinsohn be- ing to change his policy. But in lieves. claiming it as "his" policy, we be- Mr. Heinsohn is urging that lieve he made a slight exaggera­hearings be held on House Joint lion. ~~~o~~:t~~ ~~~;:2 ·~~J[~~~~e~ob! The monetary policy of the gressman from Michigan's Fourth United States is set not by the District, for repeal of this provis- President but by the international ion of the Constitution. He has bankers and other figures behind been informed by Congressman the one-world government pro- ~~~~~~h m~~~~:~: ~~~~;' oio[:~ gram. Committee of the Judiciary that If any one man could claim re­he has urged the chairman of the sponsibility for the U.S. monetary :o~rs:S~~:f~;t!~~~~:~~~;sd~~i~~~ policy (and no one man can) it earliest possible moment. would perhaps be more accurate to "I can think of nothing that say that man is Paul Warburg. would be of greater service to this country than having persons such as Clarence Manion, J. Bracken Lee, T. Coleman Andrews, Willis Stone of the American Progress Foundation, Fred G. Clark of the American Economic Foundation and others appear before this com­mittee and submit evidence which would open the eyes of the peo­ple," Mr. Heinsohn added. Modern intellectuals are skilled at pulling things apart as children tear apart their toys but are in­ept to put the Humpty Dumpty's together again says Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. He might have added that this skill to tear things apart is not confined tO our fuzzy-brain­ed intellectuals. It is also an art with t1wse who are elected to govern us. They have torn apart our Constitution, our institutions, our economy and our social cus­toms and not only are unable to put them back together again, but have no intention of trying. Senator William F. Knowland of California has led a strong fight against the sending to Communist Tito of Yugoslavia a fleet of jet fighter planes but it appears that recent history is going to repeat itself. When White House advisers hear from their advisers and set out to carry out some policy, they carry it out. And it matters not how much opposition develops. If approval is not forthcoming, then it is done without approval. But the point is that it is done. Period. The last time the United States Senate sat as a Court of Impeach­ment was from Monday, April 6, 1936 to Friday, April 17, 1936. The proceedings were in connec­tion with the t1·ial of a Florida Federal district court judge who was removed jrom. office. Since that time no im.peachment pro­ceedings have been held and this weapon has become a sort of gov­ermnental vestigial organ. Membership in the Communist party in the United States means absolutely nothing. The vermin who carry a card are not doing anything against the United States and Constitutional Government in comparison with pro-Communists who do not belong to the party. Our real enemies are those who pretend to respectability and oc­cupy high places in society but who promote Communism as af­filiates of the Democrat or Re­publican parties. Speaking of World Government, Andrew Carnegie said: uDo it by peaceful means, if possible; if not, then by war, not by one big move but little steps, one by one." In these words this enemy of Amer­icanism described the manner in which aU subversive changes are made-do it a little bit at a time, so the people won't notice. This is the philosophy of all the dirty, sneaking scoundrels who are rob­bing us of our rights, our freedom and our sovereignty. When Mary Knowles the Pen­nsylvania librarian was sentenced to prison for 120 days and fined $500 for refusing to tell the Sen­ate Internal Secur-ity subcommit­tee whether or not she had ever been a Communist, she had quick reaction from back home. The Library Committee of the Wil­liam Jeanes Memorial Library at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, which had employed her got to­gether and raised her salary. The Committee also announced it would support Knowles' appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. However, they are wasting money unnecessarily. The Supreme Court feels just like they do about the matter and will protect the "civil right'' of Sister Knowles without being prodded. As if our own spenders can't get rid of American taxpayers' moiJeY fast enough, a one-world anti­American group has stepped in to hasten the process. At a meeting of the United Na­tions Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization held in New Delhi, India, delegates from 27 na­tions went into a huddle and de­cided that the United States con­tribution to this UNESCO thing must be raised and voted accord­ingly, with the U.S. delegation casting an opposing vote. Congressman H. R. Gross of Iowa who on April 16 offered an amendment to H. R. 6971, fiscal 1958 appropriations for the State Department and other agencies, which would cut the appropriation for United States contribution to international organizations, called the attention of the House to this attempt by international authori­ties to increase expenditures of the Federal government, without American consent, and renewed his plea for the adoption of his amendment. The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee has referred to UNESCO as "by far the worst danger spot from the standpoint of subversive activity among Ameri .. cans employed by international or­ganizations''. Congressman Gross reminded his colleagues that six of the na­tions voting at New Delhi for in­creased contributions from the Unite~ States are delinquent in their own UNESCO contributions and are thereby shifting a burden in which they are delinquent to the shoulders of the taxpayers of the United States. In this connection the Boston Daily Record said editorially: "When nations that do not bother to pay their own share in the cost of UNESCO can and do pass the whole load over to the American people, then the old appellation of 'Uncle Sugar' and 'Uncle Sap' have new and unpleasant mean­ings. "The enormous and sometimes wasteful expenditures of our own government are notorious, but at least they are made with the au­thority of the American people, however mistakenly. "This illuminating experience with UNESCO suggests that we are not so far as we thought from the days of the Boston Tea Party, when taxation without representa­tion touched off the bonfires of national indignation". The American taxpayers who have to put up the money should watch closely and see if the in­ternational stooges in Congress fall in line and increase the ap­propriation to UNESCO. Of course if we had responsible representation in the majority in Congress, the evil thing would not get a penny. The reason we don't believe the Soviets will ever drop a bomb on this country is that they would destroy too many of their own kind. Marxism. puts forward interna­tionalism to replace all forms of nationalism-Lenin. f et 'Y ti-to a­> d a­e­n­> g d-of m a! te ~s. >n to •d 1is ri­he ut ed liS y to -st of ri· ed .n­he in en to of on ly: oer >st he an of •p' tn- 1es wn at m­' le, om ty, ta­o! ~~ in­ess ap-ble in not the on uld THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE All Honor to the Negro Research Worker Says NAACP State of Florida And Communists Are 'Hand in Hand' Following the example of the Florida Supreme Court's recent decision couched in respectful but firm language to the effect that such Court would use.its own judi­cial discretion in the matter of Florida educational institutions and the integration thereof, the Legislature in Tallahassee is dis­playing the same sort of independ­ence and courage. Both Houses have passed an in­terposition resolution which sets out that Florida does not recog­nize the Supreme Court's ruling in school segregation matters and makes it known that the Sunshine .State will handle its own internal affairs, including educational mat­ters, under its Constituional au .. thority as a Sovereign State of the Union. In taking this action, Florida is joining with seven other Southern States whose officials have the courage and the manhood to resist tyranical decisions of a high Court which has no authority whatever to step in and dictate policies, edu­cational or otherwise, in matters relating strictly to the internal af­fairs of such state. It is inconceivable that every State in the Union has not taken similar action for the invasion of States Rights by the nine leftists on the Supreme Court will not be confined merely to segregation. If they are allowed to get by with that, it is logical to assume that they will go on from there and not stop until State lines have been totally erased and the peop1e made serfs of a vassal State in Washing­ton. Our heartiest congratulation~ to Florida and its legislature wh1ch, in spite of lack of executive sup­port, has dared stand up in defense of Constitutional government. Supreme Court Knocks Out Ban On Obscenity The people of Michigan will prob­ably have to give up in their long fight to bar obscene and lewd litera­ture from public sale in book stores and news stands in that State. First it was the National Council of Churches which objected to ob­scene sex books being banned and this organization was able to get such objectionable volumes restored to tales counters in Detroit. Now the Supreme Court has ruled that Michigan's law making it a crime to sell books deemed to con­tain obscene language, is unconstitu­tional and one Felix Frankfurter, Au.strian·born member of the Court, threw in the cute little witticism that to bar books because they had ob­scene language therein was "to burn down the house to roast the pig". In their proposals for Communizing the United States leaders of Interna­tional Communism have declared time and again that youth is the place to start and have advocated the print­ing and distribution of obscene liter· ature and especially that dealing with sex as one of the most effective ways to break down the morals of bour­geois youth in thls country. And still we are asked to cough up billions of dollars to save the Middle East from Communism. The temporary injunction against the NAACP which the former attor· ney general of Texas, the Honorable John Ben Shepl)f'rd, had asked a Dis­trict Court at Tyler to make perm­anent, was settled recently in what most Texans regard as a compromise. The outfit may continue to operate in the State "in compliance with the law." As a matter of fact, it had not ceased to operate in the opinion of many as its representatives contin­ued to inspire law suits against the schools in behalf of Negroes wishing to be admitted to white schools, al­though claiming to act as individuals. The present attorney general of the State is generally regarded as wishy­washy on the subject of integration if not actually io sympathy with those who seek to mix white and black children in the public schools. In this connection the views of two colored men as disclosed to a special committee of the Louisiana legislature (as recorded on page A-1957 of the March 12 Congressional Record) is interesting as it gives the viewpoint of the better class of Negro concern~ ing the NAACP. "Johnson, a highly educated man now employed as director of research for the Department of Justice in Washington, electrified the audience, composed ol both Negroes and Whites, who heard his first-hand revelations o! Communist activities in the South­land" says the Record quoting an article with a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, dateline March 8. "A big family quarrel is going on in the upper echelon of the NAACP," Johnson is quoted in this article as saying to the committee, "between the white liberals, eggheads, Socialists and Communists for the control of the Negroes of the United States." Johnson, who was a member of the Communist Party until 1949, said that whatever brand of party label the NAACP may adopt is not import­ant "but that they are all anti·Amer­ican, against capitalism, and are based on the doctrines of Marxism." "The Communist seeJ the NAACP Any one who thinks "Modern Republicanism" is the invention of the White House, the President or any of his associates is mistaken. It is the brain child of the present Prime Minister of England, a So­cialist who calls himself a Con­servative just as many of our lead­ers in this country do. When he was a Member of Parliament in 1938, he wrote a book caUed "The Middle Way" setting forth a pro­posed new doctrine which he call­ed moderate but which is Marxism pure and simple just as New Re~ publicanism is. The name of the Prime Minister of England who wrote the Socialist book is Harold MacMillan. Over thirty thotfsand people at­tended funeral services for Sen­ator Joseph R. McCarthy in Wash­ington and Wisconsin and hun­dreds of thousands of letters and telegrams have been received by his family. It is doubtful if there is any other figure in public life in the United States who could command such tribute in death and stili some newspapers we~t out of their way to say that hu hold on the people had lessened since his ~<censure." as a national liberation movement from Maryland to Texas, through the nation's black belt" Johnson testi­fied. "They have pounced upon the NAACP because it is one ol the most influential, mixed-breed organizations in the country." He said the Southern Regional Council and the Southern Confer­ence on Human Welfare are "trans­mission belts for Communism in the Southland" ann described Howard University for Negroes in Washing­ton, D. C., "a hotbed for Commu­nists." AU these, he said, are trying to get at the Southern Negro but warned that the average Negro "knows a red light when he sees one." Johnson added: "It reminds me of the man who killed a fiy on his baby's head by using a sledge hammer." Johnson said that Rev. Martin Luther King, Montgomery, Alabama, preacher-agitator is "a dastardly mis­leader who is creating a psychosis of hate, leading Southern Negroes down the road to bloodshed and de-struction.'' He said that the Communist Party and the NAACP "stand hand in hand" in attempts at wrecking the security of the United States. He described W. E. B. Dubois, first Negro in the NAACP as an "evil, frustrated old man, sucking the teat of the Old Red Bear, looking to the devils in the Kremlin for vindica­tion and salvation as he nears the end." Johnson gave it as his opinion that the NAACP "has outlived Jts useful­ness and has become a vehicle of the Communist party designed to over­throw the government of the United States." Leonard Patterson, a Negro hack­driver and longshoreman in New York, corroborated Johnson's testi­mony and told ol the infiltration of Southern Negro churches by Com­munists. From a prominent rector of an Episcopal Church in a large Ten­nessee City who subscribed for the paper: "It is erroneous to assume that all Episcopal or Anglican Clergy are (pink' in their sym­pathy. A whole lot of us do not go along at aU with UNESCO, the United Nations, Integration and all this liberal hogwash." And aU good A mericam can thank the Heavenly Father that this is true. Senator William E. JenneT of IndianaJ one of about two dozen men in the United States Senate who are capable of thinking straight, points out that during the Korean fighting when American soldiers were transferred into the "United Nations Forces" and the Chief Executive of the United States became a mere official of an international political body, a dangerous precedent was set. It put men sworn to defend our country under an international command and the President of the United States in the attitude of defying the Constitution since that document forbids American offic­ials from accepting office or hon­ors from any other government. And the tragedy is, as Senator Jenner pointed out, that precedent still stands. Page 7 The Higher the Target The Lower They Fall Speaking of the "Interracial Conference" held at Indianapolis on May 6th, the Christian Century of May 22 says in an article signed by one Leonard E. Pearson: ''Pos­sibly the most amazing thing abo~t the entire two days was the diS• passionate way in which the sub­ject of interracial marriage was considered. After calm discussion, the meeting adoped a report stat­ing: 'Fear of interracial m~rriage is greatly exaggerated. W1th re­spect to intermarriage, our society imposes heavy problems on the marriage partners. However, there is nothing un-Christian in inter­marriage.' " When Communists first started. the agitation for racial integration as it relates to Negroes and White people in the United States, and a few weak ministers began fall .. ing for the bait, they hastened to explain that they were only inter­ested in equal educational, health and economic facilities for the col~ ored race. Any idea of social mixing was beside the point, they insisted, and as for intermarriage that was out of the question. The church, they promised, waul~ never sane~ tion any such unnatural and ab­horrent practice. But as the propaganda campaign advanced, influential c h u r c h groups were organized around the subject and heavy financial contri· butions from large Foundations and other integration sponsors began to flow into religious insti­tutions in noodtide proportions, their scruples faded, their mora1s became warped and their Judg­ment and reason abdicated. Fin­ally, mongrelization became their all-consuming objective, and so dedicated to this end have they become that they can now say un­b1ushingly that there is nothing "un-Christian" in a white woman marrying a black _man. And the tragedy is that this mor· ally and spiritual1y bankrupt sec~ tor of the clergy are the ones to whom mi1lions of our young people must look for guidance. A newspaper columnist, Andrew Tully, says in one of his articles: uQuerying the (man in the street' about anything these days is pret­ty hopeless because he usually says what he thinks is expected of him". That's because the average (man in the street' has had all the originality and independence prop­agandized out of him by the pro­fessional thought molders. In school he is told how to think and what to think by pink professors and in church by pink preachers and on top of this a Socialist gov­ernment further confuses him with its Marxian policies headed toward a one-world government in which all citizens of the world will be on the same level, act alike, be treated alike and conform to a uni­form pattern. There is very little capacity for original thinking left in this or any other country. They \ follow the leader and let others do their thinking. From a young man in Anchor~ age, Alaska: .. As a young person, I admire you more than I can say for trying to help preserve Ameri­ca for our generation and other generatiom of the future. All my buddies and friends read your paper with much interest and 10 many are beginning to see the light". Page 8 Extra Help Hired to 'Hold the Budget Down' Last year, Congress was asked by Percival F. Brundage, Director of the Bureau of the Budget, for increased funds for the purpose of employing more people so they could help him hold down the size of the budget. Congress granted him these ad­ditional funds. Imagine t heir chagrin when he bobbed up with a budget this year that not only exceeded that of last year but was the largest one ever submitted to Congress by any Pres­ident of the United States in a peacetime year, approximately $86,000,000,000.00. We shudder to think what the size of the budget would have been if Brundage had not hired all those extra people to help him hold it down. Houstor Negroes Want Others to Stop Agitating In Houston, sometime ago, Red agitators caused a suit to be filed to have Negroes served in the cafeteria maintained by Harris County in the Court House. The Federal judge acted like a Federal judge and automatically ruled in favor of tlie Negroes, where­upon the place was closed and later re·opened as a private club. This did not end the matter and further litigation was brought. Now nine colored employes of the eating place have appealed to members of their race to stop the agitation and have reminded them that they, the employes, also have some rights and that they want to keep their jobs which they can't do if the trouble· makers continue their fight for inte­gration. "We ara writing without any threats to our jobs but of our own free will to express our feelings and what our loss will be if you continue your lawsuit" the nine employes said in an open letter in a local Houston paper. "The final result will be the closing of the cafeteria and loss of our jobs. We stand to lose eight·hour days, five days a week, extra time off during the week, the best of working conditions and fair treat· ment by our employer." During the past year, according to the March 4 Religious News­weekly issued by the National Counci! of Churches, 3,000,000 bToadcast sermons and talks in pamphlet form weTe mailed out by that organization, under a million do!!ar budget. Why, oh why, can't we have just one President once again who will malce the United States the object Gf his first concern; who will surround himself with ad­visers who represent the great majority of white, native-born Americans of the Christian faith; who will respect the Constitution and the Rights of the Sovereign States: who will appoint only citi­zens of proved loyalty to high posts and who will unequivocally repudiate, on assuming office, the Marxian doctrine that the Amer­ican taxpayers are committed to the financial support of every country on the globe? We !iked the story of the Texas flood-bound farmer who wired Washington to give him a boat so he could go to town and coUect his drought-re!ief check. THE SOUTHE RN CON SERVA TIVE Why the Southern Conservative Is not A 'Permanent Institution' A good friend of the paper in New Orleans writes: uThe Southern Conservative is so definitely in a class by itself and its editorial ex­pressions so refreshingly different that it should be made a permanent institution. I hope that plans have been made for some one else to carry it on when you can no longer get it out". There have been, and there can be, no plans made for some one else to carry it on and we hope its readers will understand why this is true. The Southern Conservative is a one-person publication which has been built around our own impressions of politics and politicians and a particular style of writing acquired as a result of strictly personal factors which have influenced our thinking and have contributed to our individual manner of expressing our thoughts and beliefs. These factors include a background provided by educated and politically-minded parents who insisted that dinner-table conversa­tion hinge around interesting events of the day, that the children take part and that small talk and gossip be barred. They include an appreciation of quick-and-ready wit and an Irish sense of humor inherited from a maternal grandmother who had an un­erring instinct for detecting phonies and stuffed shirts and who laughed and ioked her way through life until her accidental death at ninety-two; an outspoken maternal grandfather who had the courage, to publicly describe Texas' popular governor, James Stephen Hogg, as a rank dema­gogue for going "Hog-wild" over regulation of the railroads and other public utilities and who joined with the opposition at the memorable Hogg-Clark Convention at Waco in 1892; paternal grandparents whose family produced one of Mississippi's best loved governors and a member of a Tennessee Court of Appeals in the days when the Law and the Constitution provided the basis for the administration of justice and Gunnar Myrdal had not yet been thrown in as a replacement. They include close and devoted association with a beloved brother who died the year the Southern Conservative was launched but whose rugged and unforgettable expressions on the hypocrisy and double­dealing of those who govern us seem to come back to us out of t he blue and pep us up when thought lags and the m inds seems hope­lessly s1umped. They include a long· time job with an employer who was a genius in the impressive use of the English language and who, although he, at long last, rewarded us with high praise of our work, never hesi­tated during the period of our training to enrage us and spur us on to greater effort by referring to something we had written as "rotten" and to suggest that it denoted "poverty of language" and an intellect that "was stalled on dead center". They include years of experience in later writing jobs under circumstances which gave us almost unlimited opportunity to become familiar with the inner workings of lawmakers' minds and the little tricks and shenanigans by which they pull the wool over the eyes of the taxpayers whose hard-earned money supports them in a style to which they had not previously been accustomed. All this experience, heritage, training and observation belongs peculiarly to us and is something that we cannot transmit to others. It is for this reason that we take the position that the Southern Con­servative is personal, t ransitory and of uncertain tenure. We hasten to add, however, tha t this is not written in vanity or conceit but in simple explanation and in a nswer to a question. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, who could do a better job and who can write rings around us and out-think us on most any subject but who, for the reasons above, could not duplicate a style which is es­sentially our own and which has made the Southern Conservative somewhat different perhaps from the average, run-of-the-mill publi­cation. And so, when we go, the Southern Conservative, for whatever it is worth, if anything, will go with us. That's gratitude for you! Eighty­two H u.ngarian refugees being cared for in a hostel in New­castle, England, rioted and went on a hunger strike and five others staged a sit-down strike and de­manded more money as laborers in PershoTe, England. They com­plained that they were better paid in Communist HungaTy. The ques­tion naturally arises: Why don't they go back there? I t's a toss-up as to which edi­torial on the death of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin was the most vicious and vindic­tive- that of the Daity Worker or that of Time Magazine. From a man in Naylor, Missouri, just as recelved: "Last September I got a samp!e copy of your paper and !iked It so dog-gone good I have almost wore it out a-reading it. I am by it !ike I used to be by a letter from my sweetheart, read it over and over and over. Now I am sending you the price of an­other sample copy". The nationa! debt of the United States is greater than that of all other countries of the: world com­bined, and yet we are asked to continue our senseless program of uforeign aid." How stupid can we get? May, 1957 Tragic Aftermath of Integration Propaganda Aside from the violence done to the Cons-titution and to States Rights by the Communist campaign for in­tegration of Negroes and Whites in Southern public schools, \Vhich cul­minated in the Supreme Court de­cision on the subject, one of the tragic by·products of the propaganda is the almost complete destruction of friend­ly relations between the two races. The whole vicious preceeding has been almost too much for the average Southern Negro to evaluate or under­stand and the reaction has been varied. Older Negroes, most of whom had no part in the agitation over the matter and do not want integration, are bewildered, uncomfortable and embarrassed over the whole thing. Their relations with white people have always been Criendly heretofore and they seem at a loss to understand what is happening. It is among the· younger ones that the evil effects of the Supreme Court's deplorable action is pronounccCI. Al­though the great majority of them don't know what the Supreme Court is, they seem aware that some power. ful force has let the bars down and granted them license to act their worst without fear of consequences. As a result they are impudent and overbearing and the once happy smila on their faces hu been replaced with a sneer. They appear to have the Impression that discourtesy to Whit& people is somehow expected of them and that a display of rudeness and arrogance stamps them as worthy of their new "freedom". The &ituation is aggrevated by the attitude of common white trash who see nothing wrong fn the "new order" and who go out of th eir way to deter to Negroes who are thus inspired to hold the Whites ln even greater con­tempt. When the phony piosperlty bubble breaks and employment cannot be had for the asking, some of the worst features of the horrible situation will be automatically taken care of. A Negro preacher, Rev. Milton Perry of Jersey City, has threat­ened in an inteTview carried by the Associated Press, that if Pres­ident Eisenhower does not speak out on "racial violence" in the South, he and other members of the clergy will carry the matter direct to the United Nations. We didn't know that individuals could appea! to that body and thought that only member nations were entitled to bring problems befoTe it for solution. But that probably only applies to white individuals. In Houston a rich Negro ran afou! of the Federa! tax laws by failing to report a little matter of an income of $97,171 between 1946 and 1949. At his tria! in Austin it was brought out that he gave large amounts to charity. The Federal Court acquitted hi.m and, in effect, told him to think nothing of it. He should thank his stars that he isn't a white man. We are informed by one of our Philadelphia subscribers that the City Council there has set up a baby-sitting service which is get­ting a big play from Negroes. When one of them must make one of their frequent trips to the ma­ternity ward of a hospital, our in­formant writes, the city furnishes a fifty-do!lar per week baby sitter to take care of the brood at home. That's giving usocial service" with a vengeance.
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