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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 12 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, APRIL, 1961 No.4 -Battle Against Communism Can't Be Won Until We Get The Churches On Our Side And We Thought It Was Just A Brainstorm When we wrote about the Youth Peace Corps last month, we never dreamed that anything so utterly absurd and ridiculous might actually become a reality. This too in spite of the fact that there are few bizarre panaceas for curing the social and economic ills of humanity which we have not heard advanced by ~wisted and distorted minds, in our time. We just thought that this Youth Peace Corps was the latest brain~ storm of some Harvard jerk who had run out of screwball proposals for the day and had just tossed it in for the heck of it and that it would be laughed out of existence. But now we find that the thing is actually being put into operation through an uExecutive Order" which is the new and modern method, along with judicial decisions, for enacting legislation. So, believe it or not, we are really preparing to send green college graduates across the ocean to "educate" people of other countries even though most of these students can't read, can't write and can't spell cat without using two t's. Out of a clear sky and without Congre ssional sanction or anything more than a nudge from Socialist college pro fessors, the President ''ordered'' the State Department to "establish. an agency in the Depart­ment to be known. as the Youth Peace Corps" and to "provide for the financing of this Youth Peace Corps out of funds available ••• under tho Mutval Security AGt of 1954." With no more authority than that, a solid phalanx of eager, panting guys and gals are now all coeked and primed to fan out into backward countries and "banish ignorance, poverty, disease and hunger" from the face of the earth. From all available Information the new Youth Peace Corps is to be a sort of streamlined version of Roosevelt's old CCC Camps, with a Harvard accent; but, whereas, the New Deal conception was a demo­cratie institution and took in bums, beachcombers and beatniks alike, and whose only chores were to rake leaves, ahop weeds and build privies fn publie parks, Kennedy's projeGt will draw its recruits from the educat- . ed elite, whose badge of admission is a diploma from a Pink unversity, and their chore it t-o re-vamp the universe, and revise social and economie patterns tohroughout the globe. One of the requirements for the "corpsmen" is that they adapt them­selv& s to ltving aonditions of the backward country to which they are assigned and it should be interesting to observe how quickly they adjust, let us say, to life in a mud hut of an East Indian village with a cowdung floor. This new and novel project Is sa!d to have the wholehearted approval of the people of the Congo and other citadels of African "independence" who are probably smacking their lips and licking their chops in anticipa­tion of some nice, juicy Fump roasts from fat and tender young American reformers. SerioUsly, the only extenuating feature of this Incomprehensible and Idiotic project is the certainty that the United States will lose no worth· while human material through the operation of the Youth Peace Corps. 'rhe onl¥ ones who will join up will be educated riffraff who would have t>Urned out to be eggheads any way and, thereforo, of no earthly use to normal sootety. No respectable and thinking American parents are going to allow a young son or daughter to take part in this clever scheme for m.ass lndoetrination of the minds of American youth in favor of Commumsm and a__gaitut the American Free Enterprise System. They aro already stuffed with Communist propaganda when they graduat-e f.rom the average university and away f·rom home environment, thei-r immature and plastie minds will lap it u.p like a hog swills slop. And there will be no chance for them to indoctrinate others with Ameri­can ideal~ beeause most of them will know nothing about the subject themselves. Surel;y enough oommon sense ean be conscripted in Washington to put a« &nd to this tragicomic proposal before we become any more the laughil\fl stock of tho world than we aro already. The most powerful forc:es in civilization for shaping spiritual thought and directing public: opinio11 Into moral onil righte• ous channels ore the Christi011 churches of a notion and no influence supersedes thcit whic:h dedicated ministers of the Gospel exert on the lives of the people. Trained propOCJand­ists for World Communism seized on this vital truth when they instituted the campaign to gain the support of religious leaders of the United States ill their diabolical conspiracy to enslave humanity. Their success in this field has been attest· ed by the fact that not only has an important segment of Christian influence i11 this country been withheld from the fight whic:h loyal Americans ore waging ogainst Commun­Ism, but the most powerful ond most highly organized church group in the nation, oc:tually subscribes to doctrines and Ideologies odvonced by the Soviet Union. Thousands of American c:hurc:h leoders with soft hearts and softer heads, have been led astray by the siren voice of the Soviets prof .. feri01g peoc:e as t e r warcl fO'I' c:ooperat!>::> and c:o-exist• enc:e, forgetting that the peac:e of Communism is the peac:e of death but without hope of. resurrection. Unless this mas­sive ec:c:lesiastic:al power c:an be rescued from the c:lutc:hes of atheistic: world conspirators and its strength diverted to the anti-Communist c:ause, the bottle of desperate American patriots to hold bac:k the Red Tide may be only a tragic: and f~tile gesture. As the horrible menace of World Communism continues to draw human subjects into its poisonous and swelling domain and to suck addi­tional vast territory behind the Iron Curtain, activities of anti-Communist groups in the United States are being whipped into renewed activity . Hordes of Americans who have heretofore shown little concern about what is happening to the Republic are becoming gravely alarmed over the terrifying implications of a potential Slave State which, at long last, they realize could be their fate just as it has been the fate of other smug, apathetic and self-satisfied peoples. But those who face the situation realistically and who refuse to stick their heads in the sand, concede that as long as one of the most powerful church groups in the United States continues to throw its force and influence behind Moscow-sparked social, political and eco­nomic proposals, opponents of Communism in this country face a long fight with a short stick and that the prospect for victory is bleak. We have reference, of course, to the National Council of Churches which has an almost unbroken record of support of the major issues in­volved in propaganda campaigns which World Communism has launched in this country. ' Theoretically, of course, the Council is opposed to Communism. It says so in its literature and in interviews by its officials to the press. And when it is preparing to endorse some such proposal as the admis­sion of Red China to the United Nations or the discontinuance of Con­gressional probes into Communist activities in this country, the Council emphasizes its opposition to Communism in stern and uncompromising language. But this does not alter the fact that if the Soviets could only muster enough "opposition" of the type represented by the National Coun.cil of Churches, Communism would soon overrun the whole world m~ stead of only a major part of it. {Continued on Page 21 Millions of Americans Think it - The Southern Conservative Says It P•ge 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE April, 1961 Rev. Pike Is Not A Card-Carrying Communist. He Just Acts Like One Here We Go Merrily On Our Way To The Bottom Poor old Uncle Sam who lacks almost $300,000,000,000.00 of hav­ing anything at all is going to be called on to shell out $394,000,- 000.00 to "depressed areas" as the result of a New Frontier measure recently passed by Congress. The purposes for which this money will be used indicate some rather startling innovations in the aims and responsibilities of govern­ment and especially of the Federal government. It is proposed that $100,000,000 of the amount be employed to cure "disaster" in urban areas by build­ing up the tourist business in such sections. Another $100,000,000 would be used to provide "public facilities" in order to make a locality "more attractive" to industry and to new residents. An additional $4,500,000 is allo­cated for the purpose of re-train­ing the unemployed in new jobs or skills where they have pooped in their old one. An additional $10,000,000 was made available to pay for the expense of workers up to 16 weeks while they are qualifying for a new job. Also $4,500,000 is provided for technical assistance uto alleviate or prevent conditions leading to un­employment.' What that means is anybody's guess. But what the whole thing means is that we are on the skids and, unless there is a general awaken­ing, we probably won't stop until we hit bottom. Washington With Heavy Neqro Population Gets Right To Vote ' Residents of Washington, D. C. can now vote for President and vice President of the United States, something they could not do un­der the origioal Constitution. But the approval by the 38th State recently of the 23rd amend­ment gave them this privilege al­though the political aspects of the amendment are indicated by the fact that citizens there cannot vote Jn local elections and the area is not given statehood. The District will have 3 electoral votes here­after in national campaigns and that seems to have been the idea. Efforts to pass this amendment have been under way for a hun­dred years, but apparently it was only when Negroes composed a majority of the population there that the matter had any chance of success. Thinking Americans had hoped that the 23rd Amendment would be repeal of the income tax and the removal of the Federal govern­ment from competition with private industry but that movement will now be known as the proposed 24th amendment. James A. Pike of California, theo­logical publicity seeker has once more shocked and startled many people with his defense of atheism and his repudiation of the Divinity of Christ in public sermons and lectures. Although his actions would indi­cate the contrary, we do not be­lieve that the Rev. Mr. Pike is a card-carrying Communist. In that capacity he would be of little serv­ice to the Communist cause and would be unable to attract the attention he seems to crave. Apparently he belongs in that in­fluential and extensive group of Americans who prefer to advance Communism in this country by re­maining outside the Party and ap­pearing to speak from the stand­point of a disinterested and un­biased non-member. He shouted himself hoarse in up­holding the right of the young Communists who attacked and broke up the hearing of the Com­mittee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives in San Francisco last year and seldom opens his mouth except to defend some action or policy of the So­viets. While we do not think Mr. Pike is a Communist Party member, we do think that both he and the Party are losing something every day he remains outside of it be­cause there is a congeniality of thought between them which should draw them together in a Inadvertently Mr. Pike is render .. ing a service to the American peo­ple for he is a living example that the charges that many professed Ministers of the Gospel in this coun­try are outright disciples of Karl Marx, are not exaggerated. A foreigner who didn't know any better on coming tO this country, and noting the publicity, would not know whether Arthur Goldberg or Jack Kennedy was President of the United States. If there ever was a headline hog, the Labor Commis­sioner is it. In a news release by the Associa­ted Press March 25 it was pointed out that "there would be no quick or easy victory for anti-Commun­ist forces" in the event there is fighting in Laos of a general na­ture. Well, Korea proved that wars are not fought to win any more. Examples of modern statesman­ship, State and National: The na­tional debt> is nearly $300,000,000,- 000.00 so Congress is to consider the passage of laws which call for the expenditure of so many bil­lions of dollars that nobody knows the total amount. The State treas­ury of Texas is in the red so the Senate Finance Committee of that body has recommended an appro­priation bill calling for expendi­tures of $2,500,000,000. Boy, with such brains in control, we can't lose! A committee of United States senators held hearings March 28 through the 30th to discuss the "Mentally Ill" and what should be done about them. From their rec­ord and their vote on Socia1ist leg­islation, many good Americans think the senators should be an­swering, instead of asking, ques­tions on this subject. "Socialism is Communism with­out the firing squad," says Tom Anderson of Farm and Ranch, Nashville. Tennessee. From an elderly subscriber ln. Houston who had hoped for the return of Constitutional Govern­ment in her time: "It seems I have spent a large part of my life ob· serving things that are destroying our country and I am getting weary of protesting • • • Only God cal) help us now.'' Congressman J. Arthur Younger of California says it is not true that JFK stands for "Jobs for kin· folks" and that despite all rumors to the contrary. Harvard boys are not taking all the Yale locks off the doors in the White House. Battle Against Communism ~~; In other words, if the National Council of Churches in the United States is the 'jenemy" of Communism, then the Soviets don't need any friends. They can do better and make more progress with the help, of their "enemies." This highly organized and financially secure church group, claim·. fng nearly 40,000,000 members has deliberately made itself suspect by the ~~ar~~dita::fn~~ki~n u~~~ i!ni~ ~~l~ssi~o~l~n~e~~n\t~h~e~~~~g~~~e~~~~1 its position on controversial issues which are tearing the Republic tq shreds - issues on which, as a professed religious organizaUon, it had no business taking a stand in the first place. Over the years the Council, Its committees, affiliates, committees or individuals closely identified with it have taken action which makes their claim of "opposition" to Communism an insult to public intelli.­gence. They have elected as their president on more than one occasion men with official Communist front records - men who have publicly asked for the release of Earl Browder, once Commu.nist party head Jn the United States; who have asked for "justice" for Morton Sobel~ convicted spy charged with stealing atomic secrets f-rom this count~ ~~~~eu;i~~.ie!~;d P;~;e;~~ar~f d~tie~~~:rr~~ H;~?d~;i~~=~· t~u~~~~~~ Communists from entering this country. Edwin T. Dahlberg, for one .• was in this classification. They have Issued a "recommended reading list" containing such publications as "Black Reconstruction" by Negro W. E. B. DuBois, with some 75 Communist front records and the recipient of a Soviet Peaca Prize; "The Negro iA Southern Agriculture" by Victor Perlo, listed in U.S. Intelligence agency documents as the head of the second mos$ important espionage group in the U.S. government and member of the f.ib~o:~;~h~~~;n~;i~~~;!~~~ :J:h~~~~t~~g~~~d~~i~: J!:~~~~t::r~ Christ has long been considered a classic of Communist literature·; "With- ~~t v~:gan;Jia;;s~:n:u~~~n~~~~;tsa~~o:c~~~M B~~~~otbo~~ ~~~~c~:r~~ The Council has made repeated attempts to discredit the film "Op· eration Abolition" which gives the authentic picture of Communist-led riots in San Francisco against the Committee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives, a legally-conotituted body investigating Communism i» the United States. Committees or officials of the Council have urged the admission ~e!~~sc~~~~g~~d t~~ ~~~~~t Nua:i~~~~ 0~~~u~~=t t=~~:;.~es~ o~~::J loyalty oaths pledging allegiance to the United States, approved the Communist program for racial mixing on all levels in this country where segregation has peacefully prevailed for almost a hundred years, attacked Capitalism and called for a planned economy and have yet to officially approve, publicly commend or express gratitude for the Amer· ican Free Enterprise System which is the basis of the financial security it enjoys and which provides the substance by which it is en­abled to carry on activities that give aid and comfort to the enemies of the American Republic who have sworn to overthrow this system. There is no point in issuing denials of the stand they have taken. The record is already written and the only way they can erase this record is to admit error and realign their forces with the Christian patriots of this country who are fighting valiantly to hold back the monster of Communism which is gradually reaching out to clasp the whole world in its evil embrace. A special day should be set aside in which all good Americans ear .. nestly pray for the re-conversion to Christianity of all their beloved ministers who have been won over to the corrupt and malignant gospel of Karl Marx and for their help in saving the American Republic from the sworn enemies of Christian civilization. At the same time prayers of gratitude should be offered up for the countless thousands of consecrated ministers of the Gospel whose steadfast faith could not be shaken and who have refused to be diverted from their work for the Master by the insidious forces seeking to abolish Christianity from the face of the earth. Apdl, 1961 THE SOU THERN CONSERVATIVE Speaker Says United Nations We Would 'Go Back To The McKinley Is Working For Our Enemies Administration' If We Could Have The United States has no policy The BlessinC)S That Went With It at a ll in fighting Communism ex-cept to support the United Nations Every American worthy of citizenship in this great Republic is a nd the U. N. is working for our praying that the dark clouds of war which are hovering over the world enemies, Dr. Robert Morris, Pres- will be dispelled and that a third tragic conflict will be averted. ident of the University of Dallas, Another world war would finish off civilization, regardless of the and former counsel of a Senate outcome. And in this country, if the bombs didn't get us a dictatorship ~~m~i\t~~ i:~~~~~~t~~Td C~:~u~~= ~~~!~y~nd there's no choice between complete extermination and total ence of more than 1000 in Houston on March 18. The occasion was the final meet­Ing of a four-week session of the Houston Freedom Forum, an active and militant group of anti-Com­munists in that city. Dr. Morris said that the Amer­Ican people can no longer sit back and let Washington continue to take no position at all on this con­spiracy and expect to win the bat­tle against Communism. This lack of national policy, the lndifferenee of the people and downright treason iR some areas are responsible for the fact that Communism Is advancing toward Its goal In this country and throughout the world, Dr. Morris said. He blamed the United States for the fall of Nationalist China and ~~';;;~~nl!'a~hi~: ::.tt~eeina:~~s~ until wo stopped them. "We dis· armed our allies," he added. 'The Fate Of A Nation Wa Ri in That ight' Officials of the Paul Revere Painting Fund of Old North Church In Boston, Massachusetts, are ask­Ing for funds to keep this famous symbol of liberty from falling into the hands of private collectors. Edward L. Bigelow, Treasurer of the Fund, has issued the follow­Ing appeal< The famed W. R. Leigh painting of Paul Revere's Ride is on exhibi­tion at Old North Church, Boston. It is hoped that the painting will remain permanently in this histor­ic shrine of liberty for the inspira­tion of the hundreds of thousands who now visit the church. The painting, however, is only on loan, and unless some $7,000 is raised Within the next few months, this patriotie symbol of the birth of America by Leigh, who with his wife founded the Traphagen School, will become the possession of a private coJlector. Generous dona­tions and small gifts to date amount to approximately $7,000. Let us unite in undertaking to raise the balance and save this dramatie can-r. t• ~~~:m~e~~~~! ~1a;h:d~~:;; ~ntributions to: Paul Revere Paint• lng Fund of Old North Church, Ed· ward L. Bigelow, Treasurer, State • r~~e~~a~~~~ ;~~e£r~~oo<;.o~~~~: sachusetts. Acknowledgements will be made to the men, women and Children who contribute. Gifts oo the fund are tax deductible. Statisticians estimate that each family's share of the national debt Is more than $6,400. Nice heritage to leave• our children and our chil-· dren's children! It is to war that internationalists and one-worlders look to put their regimentation programs into effect and it matters nothing to them how many human lives or how much human freedom is sacrificed in the process. Another good stiff shooting war would be just what those boys want for it would ripen the United States up for world dictatorship through World Government. Regimentation is the very essence of war which is always seized upon to put it into effect and, like war-time taxes which are never re­pealed, regimentation will never be lifted once it is again imposed on us under the alleged necessity of war-time regulations. It is a favorite cliche of the liberal elements who promote world government to assert that those of us who oppose incessant meddling by one nation into the internal affairs of another-which is the direct or indirect cause of all wars-are "isolationists" and that also we "want to go back to the days of the McKinley administration." Looking over the state of the world at this writing, we freely plead guilty to both charges. At least in that period of the nation's history it seems there was peace and dignity throughout the world and mutual respect between all nations. Every country on the globe was not all triggered up and ready to shoot without particularly caring in which ·direction their guns were pointed. No one nation tried to buy the friendship of others with taxpayers' money nor considered that the elected head of their country was neces­sarily a uworld leader" and qualified to tell other countries what to do and how to do it. A President of the United States respected the rights and prerogatives of those who held similar positions in other nations and demonstrated this respect by attending strictly to his business, trying to keep his own country safe, solvent and uninvolved in entangling foreign alliances, thereby earning and winning the admiration of the whole world. There was no world conspiracy called the United Nations which had been dumped in our midst composed of the most undesirable ele­ments of the countries from which they came, bent on destroying our Constitution and our national sovereignty and who by spying, meddling and bickering among themselves kept every nation on earth on edge and stirred up until they were constantly at each other's throats. One of the most immortal slogans of the ages is that "familiarity breeds contempt" and this holds as true of nations as of individuals. There is even more virtue in "apartness" than there is in "togetherness" and by disregarding this eternal truth and trying to force our free independent and Constitutional Republic into a brawling family of Socialist nations and pretending political, economic and social congenial­ity where none exists, we have bred a contempt for us which has nulli­fied the exalted position we once held in the assemblage of nations. Yes, we are an isolationist and we would like to ugo back to the days of the McKinley Administration" if only for the sheer joy of living in a land whose national leaders were men of discriminating judgment, dedicated patriotism and recognized political integrity and whose con­cern in the welfare of foreign nations did not supersede their interest in the security of their own and whose loyalty to the American Flag and the Republic for which it stands was not open to challenge. Ohio Students Strike Against 'Injustices' At University At Bowling Green State Univer· sity in Ohio, on March 28, 2,000 students attested to the superior advantages of higher education by a performance which is becoming more or less routine among the intelligentsia in our institutions of learning. They went on a rampage and, fig­uratively speaking, shot up the lit­tle town of Bowling Green in pro­test, their leaders said, against "conditions" at the university. Pressed to name these condi~ tlons, spokesmen said that they op­posed the ban on drinking on the campus, prohibition of necking par­ties late at night In front of the girls' dormitories, and a ban on "freedom of speech." Their rloting took the form of blocking the U.S. highway which goes down the main street of the According to newspaper reports on January 23, the Development Loan Fund is going to lend $125 million for the building of a steel mill on the Turkish Shore of the Black Sea near the Russian border. At the same time it was announc­ed that the American steel mills are operating at a little over 39 per cent capacity. What we would like to know: Is this a sound policy of government or is it utter in­sanity on the part of those in po~ sitions of leadership? town and highway l?atrolmen had to be called on to dispel the mob. Reading of all these collegiate disturbances which seem to have blossomed out all over with the coming of Spring, we wonder how many of them, or their counter­parts, will be taken into the Youth Peace Corps and just what brand of culture they will instill into the people of backward countries? Pogo J Minister Sets Standard For Christian Behavior A Fort Worth Protestant minis .. ter who conducts a weekly column in a local newspaper undertook to tell his followers in his column re .. cently what they should do to be­come Christians. "They must come to the realiza­tion that when they pray the fa· m1har _words 'Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is i':l Heaven' they are uttering a peti­tiOn for drastic changes in personal relations and in the present social order. Thus we must do penance b~fore God for racial segregation With all its injustice and cruelty." So much in behalf of the Soviet campaign for integration. "We must make confession to God and implore His mercy be .. cause we continue to build our na .. tional economy on the competitioO. of selfishness and carry on the pro• cesses of production and distribu· tion in accordance with the strat• egy of the battlefield." So much against the American Free Enterprise system under which the good minister has dono fairly well. "In deep contrition we must turn from capital punishment based as it is on the sub-Christian policy of an eye for an eye and place our dependence on the prevention of crime and the detention of crim­inals for the purpose of curing and restoring them as good members of society." So much for helping the Soviet­inspired campaign to protect the civil rights of criminals and defeat the ends of bourgeois justice. Through some oversight, or per .. haps Jack of space, the good man neglected to ask his communicants to pray for the admission of Com­munist China to the United Na .. tions. And Too Many Hangovers From Too Much Liquor Mr. Paul Harvey, noted colum .. nist, points out the "horrible suffer­ing" which Americans are undergo .. ing in one of his recent articles. "No other country in the world suffers so much political and eco­nomic trouble because of a food surplus - too much grain in stor .. age; and too much apple pie in their overweight bellies," says Mr. Harvey, who adds: "No other country, past or pres• ent, here or elsewhere, has ever suffered wages so high and good workers so hard to find and hard· er to satisfy. "In no other nation do people take so many holidays, work so few hours, stop work for so many cof. fee breaks. "No place else is there such widespread hardship among per .. sons unable to find a place to park. uAmerica suffers as no other na• tion ever suffered." The Navy is reported to have invented a device which will en .. able men to study conditions undet the ocean for long periods of time and our ventures into outer space are said to be making great pro .. gress. In other words, we are get• ting along all right under the wa­ter and up in the air. It is only on land where we are not doing so well. Pago 4 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE ------------------------------------- The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDW, Edaor Editorial Office:> Flatiron Building ~ort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Every D<~id subscriber is entitled to one free ~ubscnpl•on to be sent to .tny perwn ofhisehoosinQ.I Sent without cod to members of Conqreu, membeu o+ State Legisllltures, Governors, endotherpublicofficiels, A helpless sparrow can drift with the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The cowen not delegated to the United State1 by the Constitution. nor prohibited . ... yittotheStateserereservedtothe ')tatesre\pectively,ortotheoeople. lll•hu.,..Pnt Of !moeilr.hment Is A Dead Duck In The U.S. There is a nation· wide movement said to be on to bring about the imneachJ"lent of Earl Warren, Chief JuStice of the Suoreme Court of tre United States ·and the petition demanctif!P hie; imoeachment is said to cof!tain a list of names several miles lon,g. As desirable as that would be, we do not believe it will ever be ac­comnl; shed for the simple reason that· the section of the Constitu­Von providing for imoeachment of Feder?! officials is a dead duck and there i'> Pot enouPh courage in Con­gre. c-s to i'1voke it even in the case of tre81C>On. If there were, or had been for the n~st twenty-five years, there wopld have been wholesale im­poachment in all three branches of g0vernment for violation of the American Constitution, once an imneachable offense, has been so universally indulged in that it has become the rule ra"-hor the~n the exception. If everv hi,~h official guilty of "givi.,.,. aJd and comfort to the en­emy" in recent years, either in the Sul')reme Court, the White House or C'or'.,.ress, had been impeached the t p•·nover would have been stag­germ~. Bl't we won't impeach anybody for doinP: anything and we had just as well admit it. The very left-wing Marquis Childs writes in his column that the religious issue in the Federal Aid to Education Bill which is one of the President's pets, may de­feat that legislation. Let us hope that it does. Police State May Be Set Up In The Public Schools Of Texas We hear lots about vio lation of property rights, repudiation of free­dom of choice and all the other restrictions which are being placed on suffering humanity since regimentation became our national policy but it now looks as if Texas might lead in this field. The Police State is going to be set up in the schoolroom, if present plans are carried out, and an educational OGPU or cultural Gestapo, composed of psychological experts established which will develop and keep on file a secret record of students during the years in which they attend school. A dossier will be kept on each pupil concerning his family back­ground, his aptitude, his social environment, his attitude on this, that and the other and miscellaneous personal information concerning him will be a~sembled in greater detail than any goose-stepping Nazi had to endure in the days of Hitler's Germany. This decree came from Dr. J. W. Edgar, Commissioner of Education for Texas but the nig,ger in the woodpile was exposed when it developed that the "Counsellors" who are to supervise this classroom Police Action and snoop into the private lives of the pupils will be provided with a six-weeks training course by the Federal government (which never seeks control of public schools even when it furnishes Federal Aid. Oh, no! Of course not!). The principal function of these ''Counsellors" it seems will be to make a psychological study of each student and tell them what profes­sion or craft he . or she must take up when school days are over' and the problem of making a living confronts them. Thus Johnny who has always dreamed of being an accountant, a teacher or a structural engineer will be tapped on the wrist by the "Counsellor" and told: "Forget it. You have no aptitude for the calling you have chosen. A study of your traumatic reflexes proves that you must take up slcin-diving as your life's career." And little Susie whose ambition has always been to become a dress designer, a nurse or an airline hostess will be confused, discouraged and disappointed when an all-wise "Counselor" informs her that her tempera­ment qualifies her only for the job of basket weaving. Dr. Edgar's edict was issued last July but was kept under cover so far as the public was concerned until February of this year when an alert organization, Texans for America, broadcast it to the people of Texas and sparks began to fly. A bill has been introduced in the Texas legislature to prevent this fantastic proposal from being imposed on the youth of the Lone Star State and the fight to prevent it from being put into operation is expected to rival the Battle of the Alamo, when irate parents go into action. lt's been a long time since we walked three miles to attend classes in a 2·room schoolhouse in a little West Texas town but, in imagination, we have tried to roll back the years and visualize what might have happened if a Washington-trained "expert" had been sent to tell us country girls and boys what we should do to make a living in the years to come. The gap in time is too wide to bridge with accuracy but if memory serves us right concerning the usual punishment meted out to petty offenders in that area, we would say that a load of birdshot aimed at a strategic point of their anatomy, would have been the minimum. Johnson's Committee To Act As A Colored Employment Agency Now that he is vice president and does not have to walk the tight rope on which he has balanced during hi-s entire legislative career, Lyn­don B. Johnson of Texas has found his level and can be himself. The President has shunted him to a Committee on Discrimination in Government or some such name where h~s responsibility is to see that employers who have Federal money shoveled out to them in contracts, must liberally sprinkle Negroes among the White men on their payroll. Johnson pointed out that a contract may be terminated for failure to hire Negroes who now comprise an appreciable part of the voting population. Also the names of those who fail to comply and hire Negroes can be published in the press. He didn't say that this was a form of official blackmail; we're just adding that. In cases of 40Serious violations" the Johnson committee may refer the offenders to the Justice Department and little brother Bobby will take it from there. We are sure that the former Texas senator will find his committee work congenial for it will relieve him of the further necessity of denying his part in the government-financed campaign to swing the nation's Negro vote to the Party of the New Deal, the Fair Deal and the New Frontier. "Every time we bring a farm bill to the floor of this House and pass it we get agriculture in a little big­ger emergency than it was before" -Congressman Page Belcher, Ok­lahoma. When government is in posses­sion of the purse, Property, States' and Individual Rights are in dang- Apdl, 1961 Minimum Wage Bill Is Victory For Socialism The papers have hailed the wage bill advocated by the President which lost in the House, as a de~ feat for the administration and a victory for the Republicans. This is not true. The bill was not a victory for anybody except the Socialists because the Repub­lican bill passed in its stead only differed in degree from the Social~ istic measure prepared by the Ken­nedy forces. The two bills differed only in amounts and not in principle. Both were Socialist proposals as are all measures which assume that the Congress of the United States has the Constitutional right to fix prices or hours of work. Under a Constitutional Govern­ment, those matters are resolved by management and workers and politicians have no more right to decide it than they have to setNe how many hours a citizen may de­vote to eating, sleeping or kissing his wife. Kennedy's bill would have set $1.25 an hour as the minimum wage of an American worker and the Re~ publican bill called for $l.l5. The worker has nothing to say about how much he will work for or the employer how much he will pay under either bill and if that is not pure, undiluted Socialism we do not understand the meaning of the term "freedom of choice." We'll Be Glad W~P.n We Whip Nazis And Start On Commies We want all enemies of this country exterminated, of course, but we'll sure be glad when the war against the Nazis is won and we get around to doing something about the Communists. Right now, the government is fighting to deport one Laszlo Jmre Agh, a Hungarian whom they claim tortured members of a minority group in a Hungarian labor camp during World War II. Mr. Agh says he didn't do it and claims that his leadership of an anti-Communist group in New York during the Hungarian upris­ings is responsible for what he calls a Red plot to get him out of this country. The government attorney who is prosecuting him is named Mr. Irv~ ing Appleman. The President has announced that he wants to put Foreign Aid on a Five·year plan and a lot of people are wondering why five years? Why not a four-year-plan or a six-year-plan? Surely we don't want to copy the Soviets who were the first to put their economy on a "five~year" basis and to have put into effect one five·year-plan after another. Surely it would have been a little more original to have selected some other period of time rather than this unfortunate choice. And what a bang the Bolsheviks will get out of it. It is good that the situation in Laos seems to have improved and chances for war appreciably les~ sened. But before we turn any handsprings over it, we want to know what secret agreements, if any. were made in the matter. AprH, 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pogo 5 Ban On Communist Propag~n~a Throu~h American Mails Lifted By White House Preachers And Professors Oppose Oath Expressing Belief In Supreme Being American citizens whose alarm over the Communist menace is in­creasing by the hour were left gasp­ing with amazement and unbelief at the public announcement that the President had ordered the cen­sorship of all unsealed Communist mail coming into the United States, removed. The censorship of unsealed So­viet mail has been in effect for thirteen years and, even so, the flood of Communist propaganda throue-h this channel has been ter­rific. T~e ~eneral e~ryectation would seem to be that if the President were going to take any action in the matter, he would have stren~­thened, rather than remove, the censorshio. More than 2500 oro­tests from one Texas tQwn alone are reoorted to have gone into the White House and if this ratio holds up, the President should have a pretty good idea of the reaction of the peoole in the matter. The President acted, according to the press, after conferrin~ with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Sec­retarv of the Treasury Douglas Dil­lon, Postmaster General J. Edward Day and little brother Robert. declared to have been made fre­quently by political science pro­fessors of universities who com­plained that they needed Soviet publications in their work but the chief objector aooears to have been the American Civil Liberties Un­ion which had several suits pend­ing in the Federal courts challeng­ing the Constitutionality of the cen· sorship. For lack of any explanation of the President's astounding action, it has been suggested that he felt that when these suits pot to the Supreme Court, Warren wou1rl en­gineer a decision favoraJ)1e to Com­munists and which woulrl. ori'?r the censor~hip stop.9ed and th:lt he, himself, had inst as wPll beat War­ren to the draw and get credit for it. OUR 'RULING' MAY NOT BE B!NDIMG, BUT IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL Since the Supreme Court usurp­ed the authority of the Congress to enact legislation , perhaps it was not too much out of line that the American Civil Liberties Union should usurp the power of the Court to hand down rulings. At any rate, the ACLV has gone judicial and has just handed down a "decision" to the effect that it is un-Constitutional for the Fed­eral government to grant aid to education in so far as it re lates to loans for private and parochial schools. Their decision did not ap­ply to public schools which is all Sealed first class mail from the right in their book. Soviets has never been. se~zed and ; Their "decision" holding this n?w that unse al e~ mail IS to be part of the program illegal states g1ven the green h~ht, the merry that it would conflict with the pro­flood of CoP"mumst prooaPanda vision of the First Amendment that will probably bt,rPeon to such pro- "Congress shall make no law re­portions that additional poc;tal em- specting and establishment of re­ployes will have to be hired and in- Jigion." creased appropriati~ns made by Since everybody else is getting Congress to handle 1t. into the act, we see no reason why Objections to the censorship is Ye gods and little caviar! we should not jump in too and we are doing that very little thing. 0 A • 0 t• s b II We hereby hand down a ruling ur mer1ca: per a I On crew a ~~ ~fd ef~~ct ~~i~~~.ot ~~y ~~;.,~~~~~ The following is reproduced with the special permission of the au­thor, Dr. Ruth Alexander, national­ly known columnist and which ap­peared in the Colorado Springs Ga­zette- Telegraph recently: The American people are accus­tomed to falling for anything which advertises itself as new - new - new or fast - fast - fast, whether it be a can of soup, a cure for the common cold, or a government pol­icy. Our latest aberration is a fast­fast- fast acceptance of Kennedy's new-new-new Peace Corps of live­in teen-agers, and others, out to change the distorted image of the U.S.A. which the foreign policies of the last 28 years have produced. It sounds like just another Opera­tion Screwball. Experienced doctors, teachers, and technicians have always been needed in over-populated countries, where lack of individual self-dis­cipline, and governmental integ­rity, or the existence of ancient caste consciousness, rank them as underdeveloped. They are not nec­essarily poor countries. Many have resources and people of a wealth untold in the United States. But the rich minority refuses to share with their own poor minority in India, China, Brazil etcetera ad in­finitum, and the United States, for some inexplicable reasons, feels ohligated to share our wealth, for­cibly, with the poor of other weal­thy countries. It does not make sense but it is widely accepted on the assumption that if we don't, the Communists will, fast-fast-fast. We have always shored up the victims of every major disaster on earth and now we feel called up­on to support their economies. Even that, we are told, is not enough. We must not only help. We must mix and mix up. We must send the eager-beaver flower of our youth to live in mud huts, eat, per· haps, seasonally disguised human flesh , and be subjected to fatal and hideously disfiguring diseases, such as leorosv, for which the white minority has not developed the rel­ative immunity of the dark major­ity of the earth's peoples. Tire very newness of the Peace Corps is that they must perform the basic func­tions of life in common with their hosts - to eat, sleep, and repro· duce - the latter of which will follow as day follows night. Make no mistake on this. The Peace Corps must also soeak the same language, of which there may be fifty different dialects. but which they are presumed to have learned in their boot training of six weeks to six months! They must also be a specialist, skilled in per­forming and teaching an occuoation uniquely suited to the area of their assignment, including scientific ag­riculture, scientific home econom­ics and baby care, scientific civil, electric, and electronic engineering, and fast-fast-fast changing of dia­pers as part of scientific sanitation. Their terms of service will be short, so they will not be around long enough to observe the full fruits of their labors. But long enough for the youngsters to make plenty whoopee for the oldsters to shed plenty tears over the futility of trying to force ancient and resist­ant ways of life into the mould of the new-new-world at too fast-fast­fast a speed. Rep. Frances Bolton, the disting­uished congresswoman from Ohio, in a. recent speech call s the con­cept of the Peace Corps <~a terrify­ing thing," which "will wreck the world if we do it badly." (Applause) And why not badly?" It could not be otherwise on the basis of unrealistic:: terms acceptable only to adventuresome amateurs, which seasoned veteran specialists have long since rejected as Operation Screwball. schools un-Constitutional but Fed­eral Aid to public schools is ille­gal also since it violates the Tenth Amendment which says that: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor pro­hibited by it to the States, are re­served to the States respectively, or to the people." The power to run the public schools, or to interfere with their operation in any way, was not dele­gated to the United States in the Constitution and therefore remains the sole responsibility of the States. We submit that our "ruling" is the only one based on the law since it is backed up by the Con­stitution in a provision of that doc­ument which is meant solely to de­fine the power of the Federal gov­ernment as distinguished from that of the Sovereign States. The First Amendment served no such purpose. Columnists ~ho cover the enter­tainment world say that almost all the movie actresses recommend­ed for ''Oscars" this year have roles portraying them as prostitutes or other dissolute characters. This, however, is no more the fault of the movie industry than it is of the customers who patronize the filthy and obscene productions which outnumber clean shows by a heavy majority. The nerve lead­ing to the pocket book is as sensi­tive in the case of movie produc­ers as it is in the case of those in any other line of industry, and if dirty pictures were not patronized, they would soon not be produced. It's as simple as that. The greatest triumph of the peo­ple in government was in the sign­ing of the Declaration of Independ­ence and the writing of the Amer­ican Constitution. Both documents definitely restricted the power of rulers over the lives of the citizen. A bill which would require State employees and teachers in public schools and State-supported col­leges to "acknowledge under oath their belief in the existence of a Supreme Being" was approved by a committee of the Texas House of Representatives at Austin late - in March. Such measures have become nec­essary in recent years because of the strong influx of atheistic senti­ment into the schools and govern­ing agencies of the various States and are designed to halt the inces­sant attacks of anti-Christian for­ces against the religious, education­al and Political institutions of the United States. A public hearing of this bill caus· ed quite a stir in Texas' capital city when swarms of college professors, preachers and other assorted left~ wing elements swooped down on ' the committee and violently pro­tested its passage. The opposition was composed of the same element which can always be depended upon to oppose loy­alty oaths in.dicating allegiance to this country as opposed to allegi· ance to a world collectivist ap:ency. At this writing the fate of the bill is not predictable but the gen· era! feeling is that since the right of Atheists these days to hold re­sponsible posts in educational and governmental fields is held quite sacred and especially by those pro­fessing to be leaders of Christian­ity, the measure faces hard sled­ding. Our guess is that the bill will be killed quietly and subtly some­where down the line, according to the usual procedure in matters of this nature. ''We planned it that way," is still the explanation for the very queer things that happen to our States and our Nation. Peace Corps Doubts (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) The questioning of R. Sargent Shriver in a Senate hearing on his · confirmation as head of the Pres­ident's proposed Peace Corps turn­ed into rather an examination of the Peace Corps idea itself. And the inquiry opened some holes for the entrance of doubts. When President Kennedy con· ceived as a decidated organization of young Americans living in na­tive villages of backward countries about the world "under primitive conditions and great financial sac­rifice" has begun to assume the outline of an expensive and com­plicated operation. Senators have suggested that the privations of the corps members will have to be alleviated by Amer· ican food, sanitation, hou sing, med­ical care, severance pay and later perhaps salaries, health and acci· dent insurance, service-connected disability payments and pensions. Maybe the prospect is a little O'l­erdrawn, but it is becoming obvi­ous that the problems inherent in organization of the corps and its operation have not been suffici­ently examined. In absence of such a procedure the nation should not "")I be astonished if the Peace Corps turns into a project vastly differ­ent from the first vision. Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Apdl, 1961 Has The Congress Surrendered Its Authority To Enact Legislation? One of the most unanswerable inquiries ever directed to members of Congress, in our opinion, is that of the organization known as the Tennessee Independents with head· quarters in Sevierville in which they wrote that State's delegation in Congress and asked this ques· tion: "In the Republic of the United States of America, is the lawmak­ing power vested in the Congress •.. Surely Congress has not trans­ferred its lawmaking power to the Executive nor to the Supreme Court. If it has, then why not adjourn and come on home"? The Tennessee Independents were referring in this case to the action of the President in issuing an Executive Order that no Amer­ican might purchase gold in for­eign countries but the question is one which might well be asked by every citizen in the United States every time the President or the Su· preme Court enacts a law either through Executive Order or Judici· al Ruling. After all we still have a Con­stitution in name if not in fact and that document very clearly and ~o~r:~!t~~a~~ \~~a~f~~g~:: of the Republic and gives no such authority to the President or to the politicians on the Supreme Court. If this authority has been trans­ferred from Congress to the White ;House or to the Cour , tlien a Con­stitutional amendment should be passed making this transfer of pow· er legal or else we should just tear up the Constitution and quit hypocritically pretending that it any longer has any force and effect. Until we do one or the other, any legislative action on the part of the President or the Supreme Court is nothing more, in our opinion, than a flagrant usurpation of power which nullifies every basic law on which the Republic was founded. If the legislative function has actually been taken away from · Congress, then we join with the i'ennessee Independents in de· manding that the members of that body adjourn and go home. Most of them are being paid bigger salaries than they could ev­er have hoped to earn in private !~b~:~~:~. ~~~~ ::: g~~t\n~o;;:;n!~ under false pretenses. Paying labor union members not to work is a pretty well establish­ed custom in this country but the American people are under no ob· c~:;i~~ t~~~n;r~~~al~hs~p~~~! ~~r:~ elected to do a job and then turn it over to somebody else. Also, the money saved would pay off the national debt in no time at all. From a Fort Worth subscriber: ~In your March edition you sug­gest it might not be up to par be­cause of sickness, etc. I have read every line in the whole eight pages and if there's any apology due, I can't see it. In fact, in my opinion fOUr worst writing would be bet .. - \er than most people's best." (This subscriber is apparently a wee bit biased in our favor). President Reaping 'Harvest Of Shame' Over Appointment One could almost feel sorry for Mr. Kennedy over the embarrass­ment which the Ed Murrow fiasco must have caused him if it were not for one thing. That is that Murrow is typical of the appointments the new President made and is no worse and no better than all of the others. If he were an exception, his per· formance might be overlooked but they are all cut from the same pat­tern and ali dedicated Welfare Staters and many think that the President didn't deserve anything except what happened. The great mistake, in our opin· ion, was not that Murrow begged the British Broadcasting Company not to show an embarrassing tele· vision production put out by Mur .. row some years ago purporting to show the plight of American mi .. grant workers and which has been claimed to have been doctored and rigged to suit Murrow's purpose. The mistake was not even in Murrow making such a pfcture and fa lsely showing it as typical of labor conditions in this country and calling it "Harvest of Shame." The great mistake was in Presi­dent Kennedy appointing a man of Murrow's proved calibre to pre­sent the image of America to the world when Murrow's own image of his country is so blurred and perverted that he would broadcast a television production indicating that American workers were little more than peons. As long as the President saw fit to dredge up left-wingers, and Wel­fare Staters in almost one hundred per cent of his appointments, he should not be surprised at embar· rassing incidents. There could not have been any great argument against selecting a half dozen sound, conservative, Americans out of the hundreds named to assist him but he didn't do it and, accordingly, when one of his selections blunders and blows up in his face, there a,e a lot of responsible and solid Americans who are not going to shed any tears over it. The performance put on in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by 3500 Eas· ter vacationing college students didn't do much to &dvance the cause of higher education. Accord· ing to press reports these young learned thugs became offended be­cause an unlighted beach where they wanted to go with their girl friends and drink beer, was closed. They put on a first class riot by ly· ing down flat in the streets and stopping all traffic. Firemen and police had to turn hoses on them and threaten them with tear gas. Beer bottles were hurled at police and other hoodlum tactics employ· ed. In spite of all the hullaballoo about education these days, we in· sist that money spent on such po· tential gangsters as these in sending them to college is wasted. They should be brought home and put to work digging ditches. Bold Angle Of World Conspiracy Is Revealed ly Noted Columnist The Joint Economic Committee of Congress is studying a plan which proposes the issuance of a new international currency to replace the American dollar and the monetary units of other countries, it has been revealed. This plan is sponsored by Professor Robert Triffin of Yale but em­bodies practically all the features of similar schemes proposed by John Meynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White during World War II accord­ing to columnist Alice Widener who told in detail of this latest angle of the world conspiracy in a recent column. Under the plan the United Nations Monetary Fund, known as IMF, would be turned into an international super·central bank known as XIMF, and this new super·central bank would issue international cur­rency to take the place of that now used by different countries, accord­ing to Mrs. Widener. She points out that the scheme actually sets forth new excuses for carrying out two old plans hatched prior to the Bretton Woods Confer­ence of 1944 embodying the Socialist plan by Lord Keynes for an international currency to be issued by a super·bank and the Interna­tional Stable Fund plan calling for international currency presented by Harry Dexter White described in Congressional documents as "a member of the Communist conspiracy" and a "Soviet agent." While the Triffin plan proposes that the United States tum over all its gold to XIMF, there is no suggestion that Soviet gold be likewise surrendered. While the first reaction to the above Is that no committee of Congress would seriously consider recommending such an obvious surrender to the World Conspiracy, we oan't be too sure. After all, the Triffin plan stems from similar proposals made by a late Soviet agent in the United States Treasury Department and for some unaccountable reason known only to dark and devious minds, such things seem to have an appeal to those shaping American policy. Mrs. Widener has given the tlp and the American people would do well to watch and see what the Joint Economic Committee of Congress has to say about the plan, it anything. The chairman of thts Joint Economic Committee Is Paul H. Douglas of 1\linois, incidentally, and this fact gives no assurance that the worst eou1dn't happen. We Thought Only Congress Could Appropriate Money The broadcast of Fulton Lewis Jr. on May 23 must have fallen like a bomb on thinking Americans; if not, they have passed the point at which they can be shocked and numbed with the atrocious events which compose current history. Mr. Lewis said that it has been brought out that the Central Intel­ligence Agency, a super-secret agency in Washington which has successfully defied all attempts to investigate lt, had given $18,000,· 000 to a group of Cuban refugees in Miami. Regardless of whether these ref· ugees are anti·Castro, or pro·Cas· tro, the staggering thing about the incident is that a government agen­cy can by-pass Congress and 88· sume authority in appropriating taxpayers' money for any purpose at all. Where, after all, did the Central Intelligence Agency get $18,000,000 or $18 or any other amount to con­tribute to any cause, good or bad, and by what Constitutional author· ity does it function as a sub·division of the Treasury of the United States, and pay out money for any reason whatever except in meeting the financial obligations of its own department? It Is shocking enough that Con­gress has lost Its Constitutional power to legislate to tho White House and the Supreme Court but If its authority to appropriate money has been abrogated and transferred to a non-elective agen· cy of tho government, it's high tlme the citizens of this Republie either band together to demand For reasons best known to him­self, the wily Nehru likes to refer to India as a "neutral" country in the squabble betweeA the Soviets and Western nations. As a "neu ... tral" India has received uncount­ed millions of dollars from the United States and this vast eKpen· diture presumably keeps that coun ... try from "going Communist". The Charleston, South Carolina, News and Record reveals the disconcert .. ing fact that India showed how "neutral" she is by her vote in the United Nations in the last session, as oompiled. in the Near East Re· port. India voted 6 times with the United States delegation and 50 times with the Soviet bloc. Some neutrality! "Here we see a delegation from a territory wallowing in chaos and savagery, reverting back to can• nibalism, and actually existing on Western handouts and aid, being seated in the United Nations New York. offices to influence and di· rect the world's education, science and culture" - Canadian Intelli .. genee 'Service bulletin concerning the acceptance of the Congo into UNESCO, a United Nations affill· ate. restoration of Constitutional Gov­ernment or throw itt the sponge and call it quits in the fight for sur­vival. The last tlme we read the Con­stitution it said in section 9: "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of ap .. propriations made by law." Maybe while we've been drows .. fng, that section has been amend· ed and these words added: "or by the Central Intelligence Agency," April, 1961 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page J Is The State Department Working For The United States Or For Foreign Countries? (Editor's note: Because of the so-called "recession" which prevails in the United States and the "depressed areas" which politicians are talking so much about, we are reproducing a lead editorial from the Southern Conservative June, 1957, discussing the part which the American State Department has played In bringing about the troubles which now plague American industry). Although the American taxpayers put up the money to pay the salaries of its vast and far-flung personnel, the State Department's pri­mary concern seems to be for the industry of foreign nations and top officials of that agency appear singularly disinterested in the welfare of American producers. Under the usurped legislative authority to fix tariff rates and regulate foreign commerce which the Department now exercises, American business concerns which are unable to meet the increasingly unfair competition that the arrangement imposes, are gradually folding up and going out of business. Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States says that: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, Jmposts ••• to regulate commerce with foreign countries." This provision in the Constitution has never been repealed or amended through regular processes yet Congress has lost the authority thus delegated to it by those who wrote our basic law and the State Department, whose proper functions lie solely in the diplomatic field, now exercises this authority through a diabolic trick played on the American people more than twenty years ago. When this country was still operated under Constitutional Gov­ernment, tariff legislation was written in the Congress and was framed either by the Democrats or Republicans, according to which political f:~.~~se~~t1v;~;· j~~~~f:t ';;~~~c~~;n~;r;;,~tiXr::!r~~a~a~~~se;~!~t1 1~~: lng that period). At that time the two major political parties were separate entities and had differing views on major issues including the tariff. Republicans ally were for a tariff which would protect American industry while Democrats believed in free trade and, except in special items, allowed products from other countries to come in duty-free to compete With those of domestic producers. When the New Deal came to power, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was a puppet of the Internationalists, too, persuaded a weak-kneed Congress to transfer authority to pass tariff legislation over to the White House. This was done not only in violation of the Constitution but of the rights of American producers and manufacturers who would thereby be forced to compete with the products of poorly-paid labor In foreign countries turned out by plants and factories which, believe it or not, are built with money given them as "foreign aid." This adds insult. to injury in the case of American business firms. This unconstitutional transfer of authority occurred during the depression when Americans by the thousands were practically falling over each other in the mad stampede to Washiflgton to get a hand-out from. Roosevelt whom they saw as a little tin God and in the confusion attendant .thereto, very few Americans realized that this great swindle was being put over. Roosevelt transferred this authority to the State Department and top bureaucrats if\ that agency vested it, in turn, in a Commission composed of international jug-heads and which is now called GA TI (interpreted by many thoughtful Americans as meaning "Give America the Treatment) and which sits in Geneva and makes decisions concern­Ing imports to the United States which the Constitution .delegated Con­gress, and Congress alone, to make. When Eisenhower came to office with his big promises to clean up the messes, he not only did not clean up this one but became bogged down in it up to his ears. Instead of attempting to reclaim this authority a?id Relp restore it to American Congress where it belongs, he whole· heartedly approved the GAIT arrangement and has asked for an extension of it. Being a thorough·going internationalist, he could hardly be expected to understand the immorality involved in the transfer of Constitutional authority from the American Congress to a Commission in Switzerland composed of one-world eggheads. In the meantime, the two major political parties have ceased to be two separate units with differing views on major issues and have become, instead, one International Socialist Party operating under two names and, having sacrificed the principles which once distinguished them, neither has made the matter a party issue or attempted. to erase this disgraceful blot on the integrity and honor of the Amencan gov­erning system. Individual members of the Congress have violently protested the matter and Senator George Malone of Nevada has carried on a one-man campaign for years to get this authority restored to Congress and has held hearings in connection with it and testimony concerning the harm-ful effects of the plan on American industry covers hundreds of thous• ands of pages in official government files, but nothing happens. Meantime, many American business concerns who are unable to compete with foreigners in whose favor the whole thing is rigged have gone out of business. This is especially true in the case of the mining and metals industry and one entire village in the State of Washington whose economy was dependent on copper, which is now being allowed to flow into the United States from Africa, will fold up and become another "ghost town." Recently the Associated Press carried a Holden, Washington, dateline stating that nearly one hundred private home1 there which cost an average of $3,000 were being sold for chicken houses at one dollar each and being carted away by the purchasers, ae practically all residents of the town prepare to move elsewhere. Recently a bill has been introduced in Congress by Representative Cleveland M. Bailey of West Virginia and others which would fix the import quotas to be allowed in this country as a means of establishina some sort of regulation of foreign commerce. Immediately the State Department set up a howl of protest on the, theory, presumably, that Congress was infringing on the State Depart~ ment's right to enact tariff legislation and, instead of being laughed out of the picture, that agency's arguments are apparently being given great weight by members of Congress whose capacity to think for themselves has long been surrendered along with other fundamental rights. The Secretary of State himself, of course, said nothing as he was buzzing around in the air over some foreign country. He seldom lights on the ground long enough in Washington to discuss anything, but one of his assistants came through with this clincher: ''This Department believes that the President alone is in position to weigh the various considerations of domestic and foreign policy which should be taken into account before any measure potentially as far-reaching in its impact on our foreign relations as an import quota, is established . • • The enactment of this legislation would not be in ac• cord with the program of the President." These are not merely the impudent words of some little squirt in the State Department who wrote them but the established policy of the administration and of the Federal government in relation to the pro­tection and the welfare of American Free Enterprise, as opposed to its deep concern in that of foreign business ventures. And imagine the audacity of the State Department's claim that only the President is in position to decide the matter when nowhere in the Constitution is the President mentioned in the delegation of this author­ity to Congress. Congressman Bailey, on receipt of the message, paid his respects to the State Department in well-chosen words, none of which were compli• mentary. That agency, he said, would .. drive Congress out of its own domain and reduce it to a state of mumbling futility" ... What notion the Department could have about the functions of Congress as defined­in the Constitution "mus,t remain a mystery unless the Department holds the Constitution and the people whose rights it defines, in very low esteem," he said and added: ..Congress cannot renounce doing what the Constitution says it is to do. Nor can it authorize the executive to make international a_gree .. ments that will impair, ensnarl or compromise this express power fixed by the Constitution." Congressman Bailey is exactly right in his premise that this can• not legally be done but the cold fact remains that it is being done and the executive is, through the State Department, exercising functions that Constitutionally belong to the Congress. It is like the Negro who phoned his lawyer that he had committed a certain offense and had landed in jail. "But they can't put you in iail for that," the lawyer told the colored boy to which the latter replied: ''But, boss, I'se phonin' you from the jail." The average American shies away from discussions concerning the tariff and shuns it as a sub_iect that is complicated, uninteresting and boring. This may be true but the principle involved in the present tariff set-up in which our country is involved is something that every citizen needs to study, to understand and t? protest. It boils down to the simple fact that the right of Congress to pass tariff legislation and fix duties on imports, which responsibility was imposed on it by the Constitution, has been surrendered and is now in the hands of a bunch of internationalists in Geneva. Every citizen can understand that. This surrender of its Constitutional functions by the Congress or* the United States and the side-stepping of its delegated functions is not only treason but is a long step toward preparation of the American Republic for quiet burial in an international graveyard. · Pogo 8 TH! SOUTHERN CONSERVATIV! Men With The Pointed Next United States Senator From Heads Blunder Again Texas Will Be A Conservative ch~~~~h~p f~:j~~e ~~i~~~r St~:~ !exas cons~rvatives are jubilant over_the results of theJirst primary when it voted for the United Na- e.Iectlon f?r Umt.ed State~ senator where_m two _conservatives out of a tions Security Council's resolution fteld of s1x leadmg candidates led the f1eld. Th1s means that John G. demanding that Portugal bring Tower, Repub~ican, and Willi~m A .. Blakley, Democrat, will compete about reforms in its African terri- for the offi_ce m th~ second p~Imary m June. tory of Angola. com:'o~a:h~s s::C:~ct ~;~~~~;.t·T~x~e~fl ~:~e t~a~o~~~~~~~~!~ ?~ :~: ~~~: Portugal, an ally of this coun- ate. Both Tower and Blakley stressed their opposition to Federal Aid try and an anti-Communist nation, to education, increasing the minimum wage law, the Kennedy Peace promotly let the U.S. know of its Coros and were outspoken generally against the Socialistic proposals resentment at this vote and very of the New Frontier. - properly insisted that its affairs Tower led the ticket by more than 135,000 votes. The heavy Repub­in An~ola were not the business of lican vote was attributed partly to the strong sentiment in Texas for the United Natiofts. a two-party State and partly to widespread resentment against Lyndon Communist leaders are trying Johnson for refusing to resign as senator when he made the race for hard to manufacture another situa- the vice presidency. His resignation at that time would have permitted tion like the one in which Beleium his successor to be elected in the general election in November thereby was forced to pull out of the Con- saving more than a million dollars in the expense of two special elections. go, whereupon the black population While there were 70 candidates in the recent race, only six were of that area immediately became a serious contenders, the 64 others receiving only a few thousand votes howling mob of murderous sav- combined. ages committing every form of at- In addition to Tower and Blakley, those in the contest were Con- ' rocity known to uncivilized minds. gressman Jim Wright of Fort Worth, Will Wilson, Attorney General The plan is to force Portugal of Texas, both of whom classed themselves as "moderates" but who likewise to give up their African are generally regarded as liberals and Maury Maverick and Henry colony of An2;ola and unloose an- Gonzalez of San Antonio, both extreme left-wingers. ~r~~ra~1oact~0°~t~:;b:~i~n~rl~;o~~~: ~~~s \:~b~~;J:i~~!i~t~:~~r~:~zrs¥:~;~~~r~~f~~~:~~ i~~ :~~r J~b:~{~ ~afrL~r~~~t~~:~~. of anarchy in the liberals and fence straddlers as their repr~sentatives in ihe United States Senate and augurs well for a further tlean up at the appointed time. The men with the pointed heads who represent the United States in the United Nations, naturally, and instinctively voted with the Soviet Union and the Asians and Africans in supporting the resolu­tion and the fact that they were offending an ally was entirely be­side the point. The resolution was defeated in the Security Council but in some way it was maneuvered into the General Assembly where it passed and where the U.S. again support­ed it. Now watch for trouble to pop loOse in the African colony of An­gola where for years the peace has been kept and everything was or~ derly under Portuguese rule. It is the same old bugaboo of "Colonialism" raised by the So­viets and taken up automatically by the United States with the same re­sults of benefits to Russia as hap­pend in the cases of Laos and the Congo. As might have been expected from our treatment of the Arabs, King Saud on March 17 advised the American State Department that the United States must give up its airbac;e at the Dhahran Airfield on the Persian Gulf Coast of Arabia. The agreement now in force is that our rights there expire in April 1962 unless renewed. King Saud said the agreement would not be renewed. Some more evidence of the brilliant statesmanship of our policy makers in Washington who could not foresee that the Arabs' resentment over being driven out of their homes with the approval of the American State Department would react against our interest in the long run. Congress is going to be asked to raise the ceiling on the national debt for about the fourth or fifth time and of course they will do it. It seems to us that instead of con­stantly lifting the ceiling higher and higher, it v...~uld save wear and tear on the members to just haul off and remove the ceiling alto­gether and let 'er rip. We Suffer Irreparable Loss In The Death Of Two Friends The late Bernie L. Anderson, Fort Worth cotton man and the late Dr. Charles Crocker of the historic California banking family did not know e-ach other and our reason for referring to them collectively Is that these two great Americans, who died within two days of each other re­cently, were staunch and unfailing friends of this paper and their deaths are an irreparable loss to us. Both represented a fine and exalted type of citizenship which made this the greatest nation on earth and both exemplified in their separate careers those qualities of initiative, self-reliance and rugged individualism which was a man's badge of superiority over the weaklings and drones of human society until Socialism was substituted for Con .. stitutional Government in the American Republic. It is the passing of such men as these which is pleasing to the forces of regimentation which are now in control of all nations of the earth, including the United States. It is their boast that they have captured the minds of the younger generation and that when the older ones have gone from the scene, they will shape the world to their own pattern. Unfortunately, when great Americans die these days, their attributes of strength, character and integrity die with them and all too seldom is there any one to step in and take their place. Thus is this great country being drained and depleted of the human resources so tragically needed to fight for the American Republic and our cherished institutions as the common enemy gradually, but steadily, closes in and takes over. We are grateful for having had the confidence, esteem and respect of these two great and good men and of having had their approval and encouragement of our poor efforts in behalf of Constitutional Govern~ ment. Citizens Of Texas Town Qualify For First Place On Nation's Honor Roll The city officials, the newspaper editor and the people of the small town of Italy in Ellis County, Texas, deserve a lasting place on the nation's Honor Roll of patriotic and conscientious American citizens. Recently a tornado struck that little town and destroyed property in an estimated amount of $500,000 and left scarcely a buitding un­damaged. Whereupon Washington officials offered to classify Italy as a "disaster area" and send money and supplies to take care of the situation, The editor of the Italy News Herald, Mr. Russell Bryant, as spokes­man for the people of that area must have set Washington spenders back on their haunches and given them the shock of their official lives when he wired them reminding them that the Federal Treasury was in far worse shape than Italy and suggesting that any money intended for storm sufferers in his town be applied on the national debt. Every man, woman and child in the Republic owes the spunky and non-chiseling people of Italy, T-exas, a rising ovation for their courageous example of Americanism in its most exalted meaning. Apdl, 1961 Fight Against Christianity Has Many Varied Angles A Methodist pastor presiding ov4 er a circuit in Kentucky and Ten .. nessee has violently protested the current movement to take age-old gospel songs out of church hymn books and replace them with tunes more nearly in keeping with the musical tastes of a rock-n·roll gen­eration. The Rev. Roy Delamotte who op­poses this desecration said in a recent church publication: "[ fully expect that in our next hymnal, masters of music will have dutifully snipped the last tenuous ties that bound the heart strings of the com­mon man to Methodism - our gos• pel songs and hymns." Already removed from most hymn books are such perennially favorite sacred songs as "The Old Rugged Cross," "Bringing in the Sheaves," 40Amazing Grace" and many others which &fl qlder gene· ration held almost in as much rev• erence as the Bible itself, The removal of these songs from church hymnals is, of course, due to the influence of powerful and highly organized anti-Christian groups who are making attacks on Christianity from every angle, in· cluding the banning of Bible read­ing in schools, in some States, the prohibition of school plays based on the life and death of Christ and ali other sacred customs and rit­uals which run counter to Soviet atheism. Rev. Delamotte ls to be com· mended for his courage but the chances are that he won't get any .. where. He is fighting a force of whose organized strength in the United States he probably does not dream. SO-CALLED 'NEUTRAL NATIONS' AR~ JUST PLAYING US FOR SUCKERS We are so sick and tired of read­ing about our need to give Ameri· can taxpayers' money to "neutral'' countries to prevent them from go· ing Communist, that we could scream. In the first place, if a country can be influenced in Its position on a matter of principle by the amount of money poured into its coffers, it's not worth saving any way and we're all for letting the Communists have it. In the second place there is no such thing as a 40neutral" coun .. try because there lo no half-way ground between freedom and slav• ery and any country whieh is wav• ering en the brink between these two ideologies is an outlaw among decent nations. There are some countries which call themselves "neutral" but they aro merely playing both onds again9t tho middle and taking money from both sides. And when they finally flop one way or the other, the side whioh gets them is the lose•. Foreign Aid to such oountrle• is untenable it not criminal and cannot be defended from any stand­point or logic,
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