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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 8 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FEBRUARY, 1957 No.2 Betrayal Is not Treason Any More It's lnterncitional Diplomacy Now Police Deny Little Pickpockets The Right to Rob the Big Ones Press reports from Washington last month told of the special de· tail set up by the District Police Force to ferret out and arrest pick­pockets during the inaugural festivities on January 21. It was hoped to keep this form of petty thievery to a minimum as the pomp and ceremony of a Presidential inauguration held the nation's attention. This. in our humble opinion, was a rather futile and unnecessary precaution since the amount which might have been pilfered from the participants would not have been a drop in the bucket compared to the "take" which would result after the.ball was over, the bands had stopped playing and the Master Pickpockets had gone into action. Any way, the mass victims who perennially get their pockets picked and their wallets frisked were not in Washington attending the inaugural ceremonies. They were back home making out their income tax returns. Smart Whale Louses Up cientific Experiment Out in Los Angeles a medical scientist had the bright idea of inoculating a whale with a powerful tranquilizer drug in the interest of scientific experiment. On January 20 he proceeded to put his idea to the test. Hiring a whaleboat and an experienced crew of men, the doctor selected the biggest specimen in a herd swimming off the Catalina Coast and let go with a specially constructed harpoon which injected 500 miligrams of strong tranquilizer into the spine of the 50-foot mam­mal in contrast to 2.5 miligrams usually administered to human sub-jects. · The idea was to exercise a strong measure of thought control over the deep sea monster, bring about his complete relaxation and then haul him in for experimentation purposes. But the whale apparently had other plans. Slightly stunned for a moment by the unexpectedness of the attack, the big fellow quick· ly recovered his (por) poise, hauled off and, in what is probably re· garded in Underwater circles as the equivalent of the. Bronx cheer, spouted a stream of water which. practically inundated the boat, flip­ped his tail at his tormentor and took off. At last reports, he was headed toward Honolulu and the medical scientist was left standing on deck w~th his harpoon dangling. Handley's Election Is Victory For Constitutional Government For the American people to be treated to expressions of sound Americanism in an inaugural address by an official of government these days is so rare as to make it an oc· casion of general rejoicing. Up in Indiana, the election of the Honorable Harold W. Handley is hail· ed by in[ormed citizens there as a step in the direction of responsible and stable government, so far as that State is concerned. In his inaugural address on J anuary 14, Mr. Handley got right down to fundamentals by attacking Federal Aid to education and let it be known that this Socialistic proposal will get no sympathy from him. "The perennial attitude of the Hoosier toward his Cine public school system is typical," Handley said. "No man is more ambitious for thorough education than is the citizen of Indiana. But he insists that this education must be under local ad­ministration. He demands home ru le. He will not tolerate nationalization of his schools, for he knows that only community con trol can give him the sort of instruction and textbooks that he wants. He wants no bureaucratic tampering with his most precious pos­essions- his children.'' In our opinion, there is a man to watch. If this nation is to be reclaimed from National Socialism-and we are not at all sure that it will be-it is fearless and courageous Americans like this new Governor of Indiana who will be largely instrumental in getting the job done. The Constitution defines treason to the United States as adhering to its enemies and giving them aid and com­fort. So rare were acts of disloyalty against this country in the early days of the Republic that the name of Bene­dict Arnold stood alone on the roster of infamy in the nation's glorious history of the past. For adhering to alien enemies and giving them aid and comfort, this traitor was forced to flee to Europe to escape the hang­man's noose. If he were living today and connived with foreign powers to the d isservice of his own native land, his behavior would no doubt be hailed as an act of in­ternational diplomacy and he would probably be ac­claimed as a great world statesm!Jn earnestly striving for universal peace. By the high moral standards which prevailed in a former era of sanity and reason when this great nation was still operating under Constitutional Government, loyalty to country was held as second only to allegiance to God. It required a quarter of a century of subsidjzed anti-American propaganda to bring about a reversal of the national attitude toward acts of disloyalty, to mitigate the stigma that attended them and to soften public contempt for any American, high or low, holding the interests and the welfare of foreign nations paramount to those of the United States. It is true that in the meantime the Rosenbergs were put to death and Alger Hiss and other minor enemy agents have been given short prison terms !or comparatively petty acts of espionage in stealing and giving away confidential papers of State and revealing to the enemy guarded secrets o! the atom bomb. But the individual, small-time spies and conspirators who have helped to run a dagger through the heart o! the Republic, nullify its potency as the leading power of . the world and to arm its enemies with the weapons for our ultimate destruction, constitute only a neglig­ible part Of the overall pattern of betrayal. It is coordinated, planned and organized acts of mass disloyalty in high-ranking governing agencies charged with defending the Re­public to the death, aided by extraneous educational, religious, social. philanthropic, charitable and other assorted groups of Americans head­ing up programs that give aid and comfort to the enemy, which is gradually serving to lay low the most powerful and mighty nation of the earth. Individual acts of disloyalty in the ranks have, of course, played a sh~meful par~ in the nation's betrayal as a Constitutional Republic and Its conversion to a National Socialist State, but it is planned and mass disloyaltY. in high commands to which foreign conspirators look for the eventual overthrow of the American Republic. . . By. stripping power, sovereignty and authority from specified ~nst~t~hons of go~ernme~t where the Constitution placed it and invest­mg It m Co~mumst-dommated world assemblies, high-bracket betrayers of the American peopl~ are contributing to the spread of anti-American and anti-Christian philosophies of government throughout the world. This gives aid and comfort to the enemy and. can it by whatever name you will, it constitutes treason against the United States. It would be hazardous and inexact to attempt to specify the time and place when national loyalty was first re·appraised and bracketed as an unnecessary concomitant of American citizenship or when it was discarded. as a hindrance in the conduct of our foreign relations. For the practice of American betrayal of American security is retroactive and goes back many years when evidence of domestic treason first broke out on many fronts, in many places and in many forms. No human agency or collection of mortal minds could draw an r~~u::~~~ft~~~~;e f~; ;~: :~~~~~oi;t~~n~~~o~~!~fcc:~ i~~~~lf:e ;~te~~t~ fact that such an organized conspiracy exists would hold no threat (Continued on Page 2) Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Say.s It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN C~O~N~S~E~R_V~A~T-IV_E __ ·----------~~~~F-eb_'"_"_Y·-'--957 A headline in the p1·ess under Mass Insanity of Integrationists a Washington date~line says: Inspires Desecration of Church Indication that the frenzied ac­tivity of professional integration­ists is not only a part of the clear­cut Communist conspiracy but that it is actually resulting in mental derangement of weak minds which have been carried away with the subject, has been given emphasis through disclosures made by a member of the United States Sen­ate. Holding in his hand pictures and newspaper clippings to substanti­ate his charges, Senator Richard Russell of Georgia told his col­leagues of an act of sacrilege in a New York church sometime ago that seriously challenges our right to be classified as a civilized so­ciety. Senator Russell had reference to a ser vice conducted in St. Phillips Church in Manhattan which had been called for the dedication of a painting to be hung in that edifice. The painting, by one Irma DeNagy of Pleasantville, New Jersey, showed the Madonna as a Negro with a little black Jesus in her lap. "The absurdity of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a Negro is revolt­ing to all who have reason of mind/' Senator Russell said and added: "When un-rational think­ing can change 2,000 years of his­tory, we need to think deeper". It is not known whether or not this dedication service had the ap­proval of the National Council of Churches which is solidly behind integration from the school room on up to the altar. If so, we may look for a program of vast propor­tions to get under way with the objective of either throwing all the sacred art of the world in the gut­ter or re-touching it with a sepia­tipped brush. Political psychiatrists who are scouring the world for subjects, would do well to get in touch with the psychotic degenerates who des­ecrated this House of God in New York. A virulent form of mass insanity is the only explanation for this unspeakable and depraved act. What a sad commentary on Am­ericanism tha t there should be a tug-of-war between opponents and advocates of uright-to-work" laws in this country and that law­makers should be besieged with demands for passage, or repeal, of such legislation. If there is a God­given right on this earth, it is the right to work and that the mat­ter has been allowed to become a political football is a reflection on the American people and on their elected leaders. Dr. W. N. Brigance of Wabash College complained bitterly at a Chicago meeting of educators re­cently that some garbage collect­ors and truck drivers get more pay than some teachers. But he neglected to add that some gar­bage collectors an.d truck drivers may be doing a better job than some teachers and are, thereby, worth more. We are thinking only, of course, of those teachers who are dominated by the National Education Association and who consider themselves not as teach­ers but as political instructors whose responsibility is to make "world citizens" of their students. Such teachers would be overpaid even if they got no salary. " Everybody talks about Ike's bud· get but no one's doing anything about it." And the chances are, they won't either. If history is re­peated, they will blow off steam in both Houses of Congress and denunciation of reckless spending will echo throughout the corridors of the stately building on the Hill, Long dissertations on the wanton waste of taxpayers money will be entered in the appendix of the Congressional Record for con­sumption back home but when the bill comes to the floor, the pre1· sure is put on and the flick of some powerful Simon Legree'• whip is applied to their sore backs, most of them will ago along to get along". l A cartoon in the Fort Lauder­dale, Florida, Sunday News de­picts Earl Warren as the "Mad Bomber of Washington". Stink bombs he has dropped on the Southern States were shown as "School Integration Problem", "Beach Integration Threat", uBu~ Integration Hassle" and " Train Integration Trouble". Warren is shown gloating over them and boasting "Ha Ha Ha . •. and I made them all myself". Betrayal Is Not Treason Anyinore (Conti••••FromPagel) of eventual disaster if the patriotic ranks in this country were tightly closed and American allegiance were solidly behind uthe American Flag and the Republic for which it stands" as it was not so many years ago. But that is not true now and the tragic fact confronts us that the most potent and deadly foes of Americanism are Americans-Americans who wield wide influence on the lives, actions and thinking of other Americans and who are exerting this influence in a manner and toward an end which gives aid and comfort to the enemy and which will, unless checked, eventually spe11 the end of this country as a nation of free men. Without the active and aggressive cooperation of domestic traitors in the United States, alien foes could never have made a dent in our strong, firm and supposedly invulnerable governing system based on the Christian principles of individual freedom and dignity, on the right to work, to earn and to own and conforming faithfully to the con­cept that all just governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. Alter all. greed and malice are universal attributes and the envy and hatred of foreigners toward the richest and most powerful and prosperous country on earth, and their resentment of our perfect form of government as opposed to their own base and corrupt slave systems, is but the outward expression of this inherent defect in the human race. The conspiracy of hostile nations against us, therefore, would have remained merely an empty gesture of frustration, futility and defeat! It would have continued to be but a sterile plot, without form, substance or meaning, if our own citizens had not provided it a fertile soil in which to become rooted, to grow and to spread. It became an ominous threat to our future existence as a free na­tion only when vast hordes of Americans, in the highest, the lowest and all intervening levels of life, deserted to the enemy like rats from a sinking ship and trailed off after strange and alien social, political and economic philosophies of government which were imported to these shores for the very purpose of indoctrinating, brainwashing and subverting the faint-hearted, the weak-minded and the soft-headed among us. The poison of these alien doctrines has been gradually injected into the American bloodstream and has seeped into every form of organized activity in which Americans take part, the most vital of these being the government, the churches and the schools. The deadly effect of this alien virus in undermining private morals, perverting educational st~ndards and uprooting spiritual values is beyond human power to compute but its contribution toward the im­paired integrity, honesty and principle of the nation's top governing authorities is reflected in such official fiascoes as the Conference at Yalta where our friendly allies were betrayed into the hands of the Soviets in return for Russia's participation in a war that was already won. It was reflected in the number of enemy agents who were har­bored and hidden away in Federal government agencies and protected from exposure until the statute of limitation had expired and they were exempt from prosecution for their treasonable crimes. It was reflected in the betrayal of Chiang Kai-Shek, a friendly ally of the United States. when China was allowed to fall to the Communists by the American State Department "without letting it appear that she was pushed", and by our neglect to furnish adequate military aid to the Nationalist government while there was still time to save that great empire from frustrating exile on a bleak and lonely isle. It was reflected in Korea when orders from Washington turned back American forces at the Yalu River in order that the Chinese Communists might win and by the recall of America's greatest general because of his basic belief in the principle that "in war there is no substitute for victory." It is reflected in the endless parade of intellectuals, educators and assorted subversives before Washington investigating committees who cover their worthless hides with the fifth amendment in order to conceal acts of treason against the country of their birth or adoption and by the hundreds of thousands of pages of printed matter on Jile in the National archives attesting to acts of disloyalty on a scale without equal in recorded history. It was reflected in the action of the American Congress in sur­rendering its Constitutional authority to levy tariff duties to the Execu­tive branch of the government with the eventual reposing of this author­ity in a foreign clique of internationalists at Geneva who are using it to gradually smother American Free Enterprise and kill off private industry in the United States. It was reflected in the action of members of the United States Sen· ate who, without the consent of the governed, voted us into the Commu­nist- controlled United Nations with its terrifying implication of super­seding authority, paramount sovereignty and overriding power to order American troops into battle in any and every sector of the world. It is reflected in unconscionable grants of foreign aid. reckless and irresponsible squandering of the taxpayers money and in the building up of an unprecedented national debt piled up for unborn generations to pay in line with the program laid down by Marx and Engels for bringing Capitalist Republics to an inglorious end. It is reflected in the shipping of billions of dollars worth of stra .. tegic war materials from this country to so-called allies with the secret understanding that much of these goods would be re-shipped to Russia for building up the Soviet war machine. It was reflected in the disclosure by. an official committee of the Congress that 8,000.000 American GI's were subjected to brainwashing during World War II by pro-Communists in our own army and who were on the pay-roll of the United States. It is reflected in thousands of secret treaties and agreements enter­ed into by this country with foreign nations without the approval and consent of the United States Senate as provided in the Constitution and without the knowledge of the American people who must put up the money to finance the commitments which these secret treaties and agreements involve. To enumerate, one by one. official acts which have reacted against the interests of the United States and to specify the groups and individ­uals who have succumbed to anti-American propaganda, joined in the crusade by international conspirators to overthrow the American form of government and who have given their support to programs which give aid and comfort to the enemy. would require one hundred times more space than this publication affords. That task being impossible, our purpose would be served if the rank and file of American citizens could be jarred into a realization that it is not merely the "liberal" element in Washington, in the churches. the schools, in the entertainment industry, in labor unions and in social, literary and cultural groups, whom they must fight. If this were true, their battle for the restoration of Constitutional Government in the United States would be greatly simplified and the chance for eventual victory materially enhanced. They are fighting a worldwide apparatus compounded equally of foreign enemies and domestic traitors who have salved their conscience, if any, by divesting disloyalty of its evil meaning and clothing it in the bright and shining vestments of international cooperation, world brotherhood and universal good will. Th~Y. are fi~hting international conspiracy in the foreign field and lnd1v1dual disloyalty and collective treason on the home front. February, 1957 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE We Now Write 'Finis' Campaign For Sound Government To A Very Poor Joke To Swing Into Action Soon As we were sure it would, our editorial last month in which we told of the bright suggestion by some of our readers to the effect that since we were a mere woman and not ex~ i*Cted to know the fine points of politics, there must be a male "ghost~ writer" who did our stuff, touctled off rome amusing reactions from those who have known us a long time, as well as from more recent friends who know us only through the columns of the Southern Conservative. Some of the communications con~ cerning it can't be reproduced because of unflattering references to those making such suggestion but a few ex­cerpts may be interesting: From a seven-year reader of our paper in San Francisco ''Where are these "ghost" fellows to be had? I could certainly use one and especi­ally if he can write like yours'~ (You can get them by applying to the "Ghost Exchange" or just bidding for them on the open market). Strong impetus has been given to the national protest against So­cialist policies of government by the heads of four large Southern banks who have asked support of the program of the Campaign for the 48 States which seeks to restore Constitutional Government in the United States. Specifically the presidents of four of the large financial institu­tions in Memphis, Tennessee, where headquarters of the Cam­paign for the 48 States is located are seeking to work up interest in passage of the Byrd-Bridges amendment to the Constitution which is one of the announced ob­jectives of the Campaign program. Amendment the Campaign for the 48 States hopes to see four other amendments to the Constitution approved by the necessary ma­jority of the state legislatures. These are the Reed-Dirksen Amendment to place a ceiling on income taxes, the Mundt-Coudert amendment for the reform of the electoral college, the Reed-Walter Amendment giving to 36 states full power to amend the Constitution without the intervention of Con­gress, and the Bricker Amend­ment to prevent the overriding of our Constitution and our domes­tic law by abuse of the treaty power. Under the slogan "Is America worth a penny a day to you" ?, the Campaign is seeking public financial support in the amount of $3.65 per year per capita and in order to acquaint the American people with its program is put­ting on a series of television films, each one dramatizing one of its sponsored amendments. These films are to be shown in many major cities throughout the country. Page 3 Is There Only One Side In Civil Rights Issue? Out in Stockton, California , a Negro man sailed into a barber­shop operated solely for white people and demanded a hair cut. He was, of course, refused. He sued the owner of the shop and a character on the Municipal Bench awarded him "damages" of $200. Half of this was for viola­tion of his "civil rights" and haH was for the "humiliation" he suf­fered . Now, the owner of the shop would have suffered untold "dam­ages" if he had cut the Negro's hair because of the loss of white customers, to say nothing of the "humiliation" he would have un­dergone in performing such a serv­ice. So, what about the white man's ucivil Rights11 or doesn't he have any? Are "Civil Rights" the sacred and exclusive prerogative of per­sons with black skins? We again respectfully warn law­makers that it is dangerous and portentous business to view any is· sue that comes before them as hav­ing only one side and especially in a matter with such potentiali4 ties for widespread catastrophe. From a Tulsa business man: "Just whose leg do you think you are pull .. tng when you state that the joke bon you. No person with the intellect of a moron would permit the thought of a 'ghost-writer' as it relates to your fine Jlaper to enter their thick head. Your style of writing, along with the spice that is mixed Into every phrase can only come from experience and from a fertile mind that is honest in its convjctions. A 'ghost-writer' who is honest or has convictions does not exist. You are to be commended for your excellent work in 'reporting what the smart guys do'. That kind of re­porting takes a keen mind, a sharp eye and e-ar and the inclination to use them honestly and with a pur­pose ... What I am trying to say is that God gave you a good mind and you cultivated it and it bears fruit. Keep up the good work." (Thank you very mu ~ h. We will try to keep it up as long as possible or at least until our 'ghost' runs out on us.) This amendment would require annual balancing of the Federal budget except in times of national emergency and in urging that it be adopted, the Memphis financial leaders wrote prominent bankers throughout the nation pointing out that this proposed amendment sponsored by Senators Harry F. Byrd of Virginia and Styles Bridges of New Hampshire will help to curb inflation. "We, as custodians of the currency wealth of this country, have a profound responsibility to resist further de­preciation of our currency" the letter said in part. Foreigners Given Destroy American Power To Industry From a Fort Worth friend and sub~ scriber: "And now I have heard every­thing! A 'ghost' of Ida Darden. Would that there were many such and that they all had a Southern Conservative. May the 'ghost' in your future remain as real as the 'ghost' in your past". (Thanks a million). From a long time friend in San AntQnio "Tell me this. Did the same 'ghost-writer' you use now write 'Gen­tlemen of the House' which caused me to split my sides in 1947 and 'My Night' in 1952 which also put me in the aisle. They all sound alike to me". (No we had a different 'ghost' for each job. You have to catch 'em as you can when they're not busy on a similar assignment). From a subscriber in New Orleans: 11What I want to know Is how do you go about contacting a 'ghost'. Do you meet him on Friday night near a cemetery in the dark of the moon, or what?'' (No, he comes to the of­fice in broad daylight disguised as a peddler with a long white beard and a pack on his back. We carefully lOck the door, accept his 'ghostly' copy, pay him off in Confederate money and he then crawls down the !ire escape. It's very simple). From a former lawmaker from a Southern State: "Thanks for the mark~ ed ropy of the editorial in your paper concerning the ridiculous suggestion about a 'ghost-writer' for one of the most brilliant persons with a pen that I have ever known ... I found my­self thinking of the wonderful address which our late friend, . . . , made at the auditorium of the Brown In addition to the Byrd-Bridges Government begins and ends with the ability to preserve life, liberty and possessions from seiz­ure by jo1·ce. The American peo­ple have been unable to do this and the result is totally disorgan­ized economy and an unstable government. Palace Hotel in Denver some years ago. I have forgotten the subject mat~ ter but recall that he bro'iKht down the house. What I have always re­membered is seeing you sitting there, dead-pan, in the audience and ap­plauding with all the rest. This stuck in my memory because later, while having a drink with the speaker in his suite, he told me confidentially that you had written his speech. I am sure you remember the occasion to which I refer". (We had forgotten the in· cidcnt but thanks for reminding us. It helps to heal our wounded pride). From a personal friend in Austin: "1 read in your own paper several years ago a phrase which I cut out and kept because it struck me as being so well expressed. This phrase was 'Envy al· ways snarls at the heels of distinc­tion'. Could it be that litis applies in the case referred to in your edi­torial?" (We can think of nothing about us to incite envy in others). From one of our good friends and contributors in Chicago: "If there is a man who can write as you can­and frankly, I don't think there is­why would he noL use this great God-given talent to his own glorifi­cation instead of letting you have the credit?" (Perhaps the guy is a convert to the new school of thought and wants to share his intellect tal wealth with one who is mentally un­der- privileged ), There were many more communica­tions but the above are typical and, any way, we are sick of the subject. It doesn't seem funny to us any more and we shall never refer to it again. There are too many important and pressing things to discu9S, Americans who have r egar d and respect for the American free ente r ­prise system must have been aghast at the deadly blow dealt the great American text ile industry the da~· alter the Presidential Inauguration. It will be remembered that the right of the Congress of the United States to write tariff laws, as speci· tied in the Constitution, was sur­rendered by that body to the Presi­dent during Roosevelt's first term of office. He transferred this authority to the State Department which then, as nowr was clogged with interna­tionalists, one-worlders and assorted eggheads with pro-Communist l ea n ~ ings. Eventually, this authority was taken entirely out of the United States and invested in a nest of interna­tionalists in Geneva and there it re­mains today under the name of GATT. These Red birds have all the say-so in tariff matters and if their decis­ions result in harm and disaster to American business and to the work­ing people of the United States, it is just too bad. It was planned that way. One of U1e disastrous eHects of this insidious one-world set-up, is that Japan is flooding American markets with certa-in textiles produced with cheap labor in that country U1ereby providing unfair competition which threatens the future of the American textile industry. It was the creators of the wealth of the United States who made this the strongest and greatest na­tion on earth. The Federal gov­ernment produced nothing but administrators of that gove1·nment would now take over this wealth and re-distribute it over all the world. Such behavior is the pre· lude to the fall of any nation un­less the people rise up in righte­ous anger and demand that the evil and immoral policy of giving away their substance be forever halted. There is some k ind of a gimmick in this GATT thing called an "escape clause" under wh ich the P reside nt of the United States can revoke GATT decisio w,Pen, ln his opinion or that of the U.S. Tari!£ Commission, American industry is being harmed by foreign imports Officials of the textile industry protested the Japanese importations and gave figures and data proving that the American textile industry could not survive without relief from this unfair competition. The Tari(f Commission agreed with the textile manufacturers and recommended that Japanese imports be cut down. This information was furnished the Pres­ident before the election and his re­action was that he wanted to "study" the situation and would postpone his decision until later. His decision came one day atter inauguration and the textile manu­facturers were told that he had de­cided no relief was needed. lie added however, that he felt sure the Japa ­nese would voluntarily res tri ct the ir importations if requested to do so. And so the future of a great American industry built by the brains. initiative and dreams of ta:-<paying American citizens is subj ect to the whims and fancies of Asi atics who may, or may not, grant it the privi­lege of continuing to exi st. When will the Ameri can peo ple come to their senses, realize what is beginning to happen to them and take back their country before it is irrevocably lost? It would be indeed regrettable if the press reports coming out of England concerning a possible rift between Queen Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edin­burgh, should prove to be true. But there are many who would feel that it would be a sort of poetic justice for the Royal Fam­ily which dealt such miseTy to the Duke of Windsor and Princess Margaret. 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This law was passed after five ously approaching an open invi­years of careful study of all phases tation to enemy agents to swarm of immigration and is regarded by into the United States. unbiased authorities as one of the best measures yet devised to allow With heavy pressure on Con­proper quotas of immigrants to en- gress from certain sources, it is ter this country and at the same expected that it will require super­time protect the internal security human efforts by patriotic mem­o! the United States. hers of that body to prevent It is an established fact that the amendments to the law which heavy. influx of foreigners under would seriously endanger our in­previous immigration statutes is ternal security. theA w~:it: ii'~~~~: .~·~.~;~\:~~ I This Christian Spirit Should Dallas Citizens May Have ' 9'instth .. to•m. Help Calm the Troubled South To Put Out Their Own fires THE fENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The power' not delegated to the United Statu by the Constitution, nor orohibited byiftolheStatesarereservedtothe Stetnre5pecfiflly,ortothepeople. Southern Conservative Gets Around the World Just as we were going to press, a communication was received from an Indian newspaper man with a news service association in Bombay, India. "Having read with interest of your journal, I am desirious of having it regularly" he writes. 11As a press man, I write herewith for my name to be put on its mailinx list for the future. In return, suitable items will have publicity". While we don't imagine the things we have said about Mr. Nehru will get much publicity in India, we are glad to accommo­date the Indian gentleman of the press and are putting him on our exchange list. Meantime, our curiosity is over­powering. Where on earth would a newspaper man in Bombay, In­dia, 11read with interest" about our little publication way down Deep in the Heart of Texas? We are enormously flattered even if this far-away member of the fourth estate did address us as "Sir". We are used to that. Prime Minister Macmillan of England has announced that he has cancelled his plans to pay a visit to Russia and Tito of Yugo­, o;lavia says he has abandoned his intention to come to the United States. These m·e moves in the right dtrection. If every leader and diplomat of every nation would stay at home and have no com­munication whatever with those of other countries. most of the troubles of the world would clear up tDithin a y_ea_r. __ _ ··In the wars of the European pow'ers in matters relating to tlwmsell~es , tee have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy to do so'' - President James Monroe. author of the Mon­roe Doctrine. Brot11er, if you only k11ew what our policy is now! The following assertion did not appear in the Daily Worker or in Pravda nor was it a declaration by the American branch of the Com­munist Party of its position on in­tegration. It was carried in a widely-cir­culated Protestant Church publica­tion, the Christian Century, :which is sent by mail into Christian homes all over the United States: "Once more, every morning, the paper brings pictures of the action of viciously obsolete minds, the racial superiority fanatics, whether they are just citizens defying the United States in white men's coun­cils or hooligans parading in night­shirts. "At a time when our country, in­cluding emphatically the South, is sruggling with a difficult problem, these bedraggled Rip Van Winkles live in a world that has passed them by. They are survivors of a savage world, belated Yahoos who go around throwing stones at lit­tle children and shooting men and women in buses. They bear the date "B. C." This intemperate outburst in a publication which constant I y preaches "tolerance" was not pub­lished as a letter from some de­generate guttersnipe from Skid Row, but was the offering of one "Simeon Stylites" who conducts a regular column in the Century. The name, of course, is obviously fictitious adopted by one who is too cowardly to write under his correct one. Examples are legion but this is one of the most vivid which shows the depths to which the Houses of God are being dragged by profes­sional church politicians who, masking under the guise of re­ligion, are mustering every avail­able influence to effectuate Com­munist demands for the humilia­tion and defilement of the White people of the South. "A cdsis threatens this country that could be at least as great as t11e crisi.s the PTesident told Con­gress exists in the Middle East. It is a. crisis caused by runaway spending - National Economic Council. Our fat·orite of all television personalities is .Mae Craig on Meet the Press whose wide-eyed and saucy manner of needling pol­iticians appearing on. that program is priceless. Dallas firemen, after a long court battle, have won the right to join a union and are now being organized according to the Dallas News. Whatever merits, or evils. there may be in organized labor, for in­dustrial workers, there is certain­ly no justification for municipal fire departments to become in­volved in union politics, and tac­tics. When some dispute as to hours and wages arises between the fire­men and the city of Dallas, the people of Dallas are going to be out of luck so far as fire protection is concerned, if union procedure is observed. If a disastrous fire breaks out, and these fitemen run true to union form, they will refuse to put out the blaze or to let any one else put it out. They will form a picket line around the burning building and if any non-union firemen from an­other town or city should dash in and try to extinguish the fire, they will get. clobbered over the head with a blackjack. She's Just as Good as Sprung If You Ask Us Mary Knowles the Pennsylvania librax1i.an who was indicted on fifty-two counts of contempt of Congress has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and fined $500.00. The indictment grew out of her refusal to answer questions pro­pounded to her by a Committee of Congress concerning her alleged Communist affiliation. She was one of the most arro­gant, insolent and uncooperative witnesses ever to be intecrogated by those probing into the net-work of Soviet activities of the United States. She is now out on bond and has given notice that she will appeal the case to the United States Su­preme Court and very few Ameri~ cans are so stupid as not to realize what that means. Any way, we are betting that she never serves a. day or pays a dollar in fines. Mixed-up Americans who are beyond our understanding: Those who bitterly abhor corrupt and un-Americon policies of govern­ment but just "love" those who put them hlto effect. Tie Stassen to A Bed Post "It is a fallacy to believe that merely 'getting closer' to other people is the way to end wars; the greatest conflicts have been be­tween the closest people - be­ginning with Cain and Abel" - Columnist Sydney J. Harris. In the;;e few words, this writer has pinpointed one of the greatest misconceptions of the age. On every hand we are showered with propaganda concerning "World Brotherhood" the need to cultivate other peoples including the Rus­sians and are assured that the most infallible prescription for peace is to make buddies of all foreigners. This is pure, undiluted and un­adultered bunk. Just the opposite is true and it is because we have poked our long meddling nose into the affairs of all nations of the world that we are on the verge of war today. As long as this country followed the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other na­tions, as laid down by our great -statesmen of an earlier day, there was peace on earth and .'!'ood will among men.· It was only when Roosevelt came along with his Marxian theory of "sharing the wealth" and his proposal for a one-world government in which the political, social and. economic policies of all countries would all be thrown into one pot, that nations began to hate each other. As a result, the United States, which was once the most respect­ed and feared nation on earth, has plummeted to the bottom in inter­national regard and esteem. There has never been invented any sounder slogan than that im­mortal phrase which tells us that "familiarity breeds contemot" and this applies equally to a couple of old women who get chummy and gossip over the back-yard fence and then end up in a fight and nosey· diplomats of a government who poke, probe and pry into the internal affairs of another nation and wind up in name-calling, charges and counter-charges with mutual hatred as the end result. If it were possible to put a gag in the big fat mouth of every in­ternationalist in Washington and chain the Secretary of State to his desk for the duration, we would make amazing strides toward real peace in the next four years. Since many lawmakers l i k e other segments of the American people have gone mildly insane on the subject of acivU rights" for Negroes, one of the measures on the subject introduced in Con­gress is something to "curl the hair" of advocates of orderly gov· ernment procedure. Reversing all previous conceptions of admini~ strative justice, this m e as u r e would punish perpetrators of a crime before the crime is commit­ted. Anticipating that some Ne­gro might be denied the right to vote through disqualification or other causes, it would allow the Federal government to !leek court orders in advance of an election and use its injunctive powers to prevent what they think might happen. Under present law, a crime must be committed before it is punished. Even though there is "nary a man, around the place and never has been, almost half of the let· ters we get begin with uDear Sirs'' or "Gentlemen". !T t- ;" F_• _br_••_;'Y_· 19-S7_ __________T_H _E_ _s _ o_u_T_H_E_R_N_c_o_N_S_E_R_V_A_T_I_V E ___________P ago 5 - Something Must Ciive When Nothing Sadder Than Conservatives Heads Outgrow Hat-Bands The disgraceful performance of Ia- Ciiving Aid and Comfort to Liberals bor union racketeers before the Mc­Cic• llan Commitltee of the Senate should be a for ~eful reminder to Con­gress that this arrogant minority group's illusion that its authority su­persedes that of government, must be checked before the illusion becomes fact, if, indeed, it has not already No American objects to organized labor when its behavior is limited to its announced objective of benefit­ting the working men and women of the country in legal and orderly pro- But the cold-blooded fa;::t is that labor leaders do not represent the best interests of union membership and are concerned principally in building up a pO'litical empire to sub~ vert the American. form of govern~ ment and set up a Socialist~Commun­ist system in t.his country. '!'hey have beaten their way into power with the aid of blackjacks, and by the same token, they are goin~ to have to be clubbed back in line and made to understand that this government is the government of all the people and not of the selected few. When special favors of government are extended to any one segment of the citizenship, that segment inevitab­ly outgrows its hat-band and· envis­ions itself as a force which is above the law With the divine privilege of riding rough-shod over the rights of all other units of humhn society. Said Raymond Moley in his column on January 21, the day of President Eisenhower's inaug­uration for his second term as President: "The President's bud­get creates an issue that trans­cends party and sectional differ­ences. It is, in effect, a program for a welfare state not quite so complete in detail as that which the British Conservative Party in­herited from the Socialists in 1951, but much more expensive. A President who promised in 1952 to make strenuous efforts to Teturn some of the functions of government from the Federal government to the States and lo­cal communities and to restore some of the tax sources which have been stolen by Congress to r· "'lr them, and who brought c ··e creation of a commission to · plans for that purpose, -has ~...~";mrently changed his mind. Instead of strengthening state and local responsibility, this program, if accepted, would weaken it per­haps beyond all hope." Mr. David Lawrence says in his column that London should- some day build a monument to Mr. John Foster Dulles uthe man who saved England from economic collapse in 1956". How about them building a monument to the suck­ers over here who have been sav­ing them from economic collapse for years and putting up the money for t1ti.~ economic salva­tion? He said further that in the Suez matter "it was Eisenhower and Dulles who saved the world from disaster'•. When a nation is in debt nearly three hundred bil­lion dollars, that sounds like that nation is perilously near disaster and economic collapse to a dope like us. Maybe if we could get them to take a look at this hor­rendous debt of our own country, they might pitch in and save us. Strangely enough, it is not only subversives who drop blockbusters in the path of patrio.tic citizcng who are trying to alert others to the perils facing the nation in this dark hour of history. Many who regard themselves as patriots and Conservatives are also contributing their bit to discourage all organized or Individual activity in the interest of restoring Constitu­tional government. In some instances, more time must be spent by those concerned in the future of the Republic in keeping so­called Conservatives in line than in combatting the subversive action of Liberals. Their methods of procedure might best be described as "delaying tac­tics." They hold an over-cautious at­titude where boldness and aggressive fiction is called for; they express fear and doubt where confidence is im­perative and have an apparent ir­resistible impulse lo throw a monkey­wrench in the machinery when any group or individual gives evidence of making headway in the exposure of corrupt policies in government. One of the favorite devices of such timid and chicken-hearted Americans is to whisper the warning: "that issue is controversial" or "that organiza­tion is controversial" or "that indi­vidual b controversial" and, some­how, they are able to convey the im· pression that "controversy" and "lep­rosy" are invested with the same meaning. Ye gods! What in the name of all that's Holy is going on in the world now that is not "controversial," with good Americans lined up on one side and Reds on the other? And if the issue is not "controversial" what point is there in discussing it? Why support patriotic movements at all if we are going to shy away from tht. dicussion of dangerous policies of government because we may offend those on the other side? Why not just sit back and play canasta, go to the movies or catch up on our tatting? As for us, bring on your "contro­versial" issues and the more "contro­versial," the better we will love wad· ing in with both feet. We may get knocked down stepped on and our eye blackened but when we get 1,1p, dust ourself off and apply raw meat to the shiner, we will still have a deep, profound and abiding respect for ourself, a feeling which human ·weasels will never be given to ex-perience. We will have the consolation of recognizing in ourself an independ­ent, unintimidated and unafraid American citizen daring to plead for the principles in which we believe and not a scared human rabbit ready to dart away and run for cover at the first sound of a breaking twig. Enforcement of Basic Law Rather Than New Legislation Is Answer Many bills have been introduced in the Texas Legislature at its cur· rent session cOncerning Segrega­tion. The purpose of this legislation, o! course, is to defeat the evils of race-mixing as decreed by the Su­preme Court in its notorious rul~ ing in May, 1954. Texas already has a provision in its Constitution, as well as statu­tory legislation, providing for sep­arate schools for Whites and Ne­groes and since the Supreme Court has no authority whatever to leg­islate or to amend State Constitu­tions, additional legislation would seem to be superfluous. In our opinion what all Southern States need is not more legislation on the subject but more courage on the part of those charged with ad­ministering the laws of such States and a little fundamenal knowledge concerning the American Consti­tution which invests them with authority to run their own affairs. From a member of the Congress of the United States: " I feel that you are doing a great service to constitutional government, liberty and freedom, by publishing the Southern Conservative.,. F,-om a memP._er of the National Press Club in Washington: "You surely are turning out good copy and I enjoyed the January edition especially. It has a point, which so much in print today lacks. It is so different from the weaseling of neutrals and the treacherous logic of the internationalists. God bless you and keep you always." Sponsors of 'Rush' Act Legislation Called Down Every citizen of Texas owes a debt of grati_tude to a prominent Fort Worth attorney who, almost single­handed and alone, is making a fight against further encroachment of gov­ernment on the rights of the people. The attorney is the Honorable Gil­lis Johnson and the measure he at~ tacked before legislative committees in Austin recently is a bill spo9sored by the State Highway Department which would make it easier for a citizen's property to be condemned and taken away fl·om him for the purpose of building the multi-million dollar Federal highway aid program. The State already has adequate laws on the subject but highway officials, perhaps trying to ape Washington be­havior, want to whittle away State statutes in favor of Federal proce­dure in the matter. Repeating the old saw which has been worn threadbare, State Highway Commissioner, DeWitt Greer warned that .. it was necessary for Lhe SLate to administer the buying program be­cause if it doesn't, the Federal gov­ernment will". Mr. John.:;on was unimpressed with this argwncnt and des.:ribed both Federal and State action in terms that could not be challenged: ''One holds the properly owner while the other one operates on him and the two ·do a perfect job". 'l'he "rush act'' legislation which the State Highway Department is demand­ing will put the landowner at the mercy of this agency, Mr. Johnson charged and added: '·The proposed law will enable the Slate to file a proceeding and thirty minutes later, to chase the landowner oU his property with a bulldozer". An Example of Deficit Spending Gone to Seed The Federal government is over .. $280,000,000,000.00 in debt and this obligation grows steadily each year. And yet the demand for Federal aid to school legislation is based on the theory that some States of the Union are not financially able to build the schools they need. The States generally are in good financial condition and can build their own schools. If school author­ities, prodded by the National Edu­cation Association, would keep out of it, the agitation for "Federal Aid" would die down and be !or~ gotten. But as it is, the Federal Govern~ ment which is in debt $280,000,- 000,000.00 argues that it is the responsibility of the Federal trea~ sury to build schools for the bene-fit of the States who are, generally speaking, not in debt and can handle their own building pro- .. ~ grams, or, if they can't, can make do with wh<lt they have. We submit that such a line of reasoning can emanate !rpm only two sources--one o! them is Wash­ington and the other is an insane asvlum. It took some doing but the Su­preme Court managed to come up with a ruling in favor of Russian~ born Ben Gold who had been con~ victed of filing a false non-Com­munist oath .1mder the Taft .. Hart· ley law and sentenced to prison for from one to three years. By his own admission Gold was a Communist for thi1·ty yean and was once a member of the Party's Central Committee. The High Court OTdered a new trial for Gold on the ground that uan FBI agent had talked to the jurJJ that convicted him~' and that this was "an invasion of the privof'l/ of the jury". Three Justices d;ssPnted and said this had no effect on the jury. But the point is Golrl is not going to prison unless a verdict in a new trial so directs. An Alabama· Negro sentenced to death for burglary with intent - to rape has been 1·escued by the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Warren said in handing dr·•m the ruling which snatched the Negro baclc from the elect1·ic cTtair: "The totality of the circumstances that preceded the confessions in this case goes beyond the allowable limits''. He said also that the Con­stitution had been violated in use of the confession of the Negro in the trial, but he didn't say a thing about what the Negro had viola~ ted when he broke into a woman's home and attacked her. Three jus­tices dissented. ------ Latest headache for the "Eisen­hower doctrine·· is the 1·ejusal of the Israelis to abandon t11e Gnza strip. The United States helped to drive the Arabs out of their homes and financed the new nation whose leaders now turn on their - benefactors and refuse to play ball. Tlte tragedy is tlwt all the trouble in the Middle East and all other sectors could have been avoided if this country had just attended to its own business and let every other nation do the same. Meddling and interfernce in tll.ings that do not concern us is a suicidal policy and even though this will not be admitted, it is being proved every day all over the world. Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE February, 1957 ----------------------------------------------------------- Minister Wants to Senate Rushes Controversial Arabian King Snubbed Make Murder Legal Nomination Through in Hurry By New York Toadies Our contention that anybody The mayor of New York, Robert Rev. John Howland Lathrop of Brooklyn, h e a d of the Euthanasia Society of New York, a group which advocates the killing off of hopelessly Jll persons has secured the introduc­tion of a bill in the New Jersey legislature which would put this in­human practice Into effect. No reason was given as to why New Jersey was selected but it could be that since high-ranking school auth­orities there have predicted publicly that within a few years the singing of the National Anthem or any religious observances of the Birth of Christ In the schools will be against the law, it Is considered a fertile field for the experiment. Unbelievably, 166 New Jersey physicians sponsored the ghastly mea­sure although the State Medical As­sociation is reported to have opposed it. It Is hard to understand why mem­bers of a profession dedicated to heal­Ing the ills of the htlman race should come out lor such cold-blooded mur­der but it is possible that these 166 physicians had patients who were be­hind on their payments and they figured that their insurance money would settle up the accounts in full. As hard as it is to understand the attitude of the physicians, it is im­possible to conceive of a minister o( the gospel heading an outfit which is a sort of modified version of Murder, Inc. What a jolly prospect for a person to contemplate becoming ill, having •orne quack pronounce his case in­curable and then seeing a white-robed executioner mArch in and announce: "Brother, this is it." :ril~h~eu~ft~~oS~~te~Y wt~~ses~~~= F. Wagner and the New York gov-is sent in was confirmed on Janu- ernor, Averill Harriman, announc­ary 30th when James D. Zellerbach ed that King Saud of Arabia would was approved as Ambassador to be openly snubbed when he arrived Italy. in this country and they proceeded In spite of protests lodged with the Committee on nominations and with the Senate as a whole by cer­tain groups and individuals includ­ing the American Legion, testi­mony concerning Zellerbach's con­nection with such left-wing outfits as the Committee for an Effective Congress, World Federalists, Ford Fund for the Republic and Insti­tute of Pacific Relations, and other affiliations, his nomination was rushed through and the matter closed. Arguments in favor of his nom­ination consisted of testimony to the effect that he could order a meal from a menu writen in Ital­Ian. It will be useless to try to get a record of the vote of members on Zellerbach's confirmation for no record vote was taken. In a very peculiar action and one al­most unprecedented when a nomi­nee is controversial, he was ap­proved by voice vote. Just to prove our contention, we wish a nomination would come thuough naming Alger Hiss as Chairman of a Commission to Make Ground-hog Day a National Holiday, and see what would h ap­pen. to do just that. This attitude on the part of New York officials is un­derstandable since they want to be elected again and know what it takes. It was a concession to votes, not defense of a principle. In Washington, the Arabian of­ficial was given a royal welcome but we doubt that the canny Saud considered all the hoop-la in his honor constituted atonement for the part the United States played in selling the Arabs out, driving them from their homes and depriv­ing them of their "Civil Rights" as well as of their property. King Saud is a powerful figure in the Middle East and who can blame him if he exerts this power in the interest of his own people? All responsible leaders do, or should do, that. We Shudder to Think Who The Next One Will Be Stanley Reed, a member of the .Supreme Court, has resigned. Honest Federal Government Official Deliberately Cut His Own Throat Naturally Southerners are de~ lighted when the membership of this body as presently consti tuted is reduced even by one but their joy is temper ed by doubt and there is little Balm. in Gilead for those who deplore the low calibre of men making up the present Court. Whoever is appointed will prob­ably be worse than the one who is "! am today giving the following stepping down and out. strictly personal statement to the representatives of the American. press. II this exercise of free speech is deemed a breach of discipline, I am prepared to accept a request for my resignation from the U. S. foreign service staff'', With this forthright admission that he anticipates his disassociation with his foreign service post immediately i! not sooner, Charles Edmundson, American government information of. ficial in Tokyo since 1949, proceeded to put his head in a noose rather than remain silent in the face of what he considers a dangerous and suicidal policy of this country con­cerning the Middle East. First, he made it clear that he con­siders the President's "call !or a blank check to make war as he sees lit" a demand that Congress abdi­cate the duties and prerogatives in­vested in it by the Constitution. "l( America is ready to take such a chance of war, we should have taken it in Hungary where the moral imperative would have been clear", Edmundson stated and conlinued· ''Neither President Eisenhower nor - any other American would think of ''A Policy of Peril ... It is a fact that a two-thirds vote of the United Nations General Assemblu can conumt the United States mil­itary forces to action anywhere on the globe. Our Joint Chiefs of Staff violently objected to this as endangering the best interests of America. Nevertheless, the above is still the policy of the United Stat"s Got~ernment."-The Amer­ican Me1·cury. letting atomic bases be planted in close proximity to us. We have no moral or inherent international right to plant them thousands of miles from our own shores, under the noses of other nations." For good measure, Edmundson threw in a criticism of the State De· partment for refusing to let Ameri­can reporters go to Red China and ventured the reason was "that the State Department fears that news correspondents might reveal opera­tions of the Central Intelligence Agency or other intelligence person­nel active there". While waiting for news that this fearless government official has been drawn and quartered by Washing­ton and his remains thrown in the Potomac, we are wondering who slipped up and allowed an outspok· en, !orthright and honest American citizen to become connected with the State Department payroll, any way. If the one who hired him Is still around, he will probably get the heave-ho, too. (Editor's note: Our prediction came true. Scarcely had the wires carrying Mr. Edmundson's frank statement cooled off until a request for his resignation came from Washington). One of the things that is beyond our understanding is that this country should have objected so strenuously when England an d France invaded Egypt and yet the President of the United States is asking for authority to do the same thing? By what line of reas­oning is it wrong for those coun­tries to send troops into the Mid­dle East and right for the United States to go in and take over. Concerning the e:rpenditure of public monies, the Constitution of the United States says in Art­icle I: "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in conse­quence of appropriations made by law; and a regulm· statement and account of the receipts and expen­ditures of all public money shall be published from time to time". To find out whether or not this pravision is being followed, call on any elected official in Washing­ton, from the White House on 'down, and demand as a citizen and a taxpayer that you be sent a balance sheet showing, for in­stance, how much money was re­ceived, from all sources, by the Federal Government for the fiscal year of 1955 and how much money was expended by all branches of the Federal government during that year-not just part of it but ALL of the expenditures for ALL purposes-every penny--and this means money given away to for­eign countries, to one-world or- ~~¥~~itnJE~~Q ~:~t~~tr~~~~7~~ ular programs like Voice of Am­erica. All of it. And see where you get. You'!! get the brush-off be­cause no man, nor set of men, can give that information and if they could, they wouldn't. In suggesting that Congress may have to fix Ote price of oil, Sen­ator Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wy­oming said: "Everybody will agree that, as objectionable as price-fix­ing is when carried on by the government, it would be far worse if carried on by private operat­ors."' Karl Marx could not have said it any better. We K11ow About Zwicker but Who Promoted Peress? One of the first recommenda­tions to Congress by the President at the beginning of his second term was for the promotion of General Ralph W. Zwicker to major gen­eral. Zwicker, it will be remembered, was in command of Camp Kilmer New J er sey in 1954 when investi~ gators alleged that enemy agents were swarming all over the place. The matter was hushed up when Communist sympathizers in the Senate were able to get the fire diverted from these alleged enemy agents to Senator Joseph R. Mc­Carthy whose committee had made the disclosures. Any way, this requested promo­tion of Zwicker revives the still unanswered question concerning Irving Peress one- of those who was closely associated with Zwick­er at Camp Kilmer and who re­fused to answer 9uestions as to whether or not he was a Com­m unist. That question is: Who p romoted Peress? Schools not Welfare Agencies Says Noted Texas Schoolman The Superintendent of the Dallas Public School System, w. T. White has made a sound analysis of some of the evils which prevent the schools from rendermg the serv1ce of wh1ch they are capable. The schools should not be made welfare agencies the noted school ad­ministrator said and pupils in need of the services of wcU'arc agencies should be sent there directly. He pointed out that it is not the proper function of tHe school to feed, clothC" and provide housing and medical care to school children. While he feels that teachers should remain conscious of the needs of the indigent, he believes that the care of and help to these children should be provided by the agencies designed for such purposes. He expressed the opinion also that the school should not serve as a semi-penal institution. "When the young people become so offensive in their criminal intent or incorrigibility that the welfare, morals and well­being of the rest of the student body are endangered by their presence, they should be separated from the institu· lion." Mr. White asserted .and added that presumably the State has other means and methods of handling in­corrigible and criminall y - inclined youth. This wholesome viewpoint is es­pedally encouraging coming as it does from an outstanding educator many of whose colleagues in the profession bold opposite views. One of the reasons for the break­down in scholastic standards is be­cause far too many teachers have a perverted conception of their jobs, and have greatly exaggerated their re­sponsibility in the schpolroom. This misconception is the result of propa­ganda of the National Education As­sociation which has sold many teach­ers on the idea that it is their ftmction to shape the social and political think­ing of students and "prepare them for citizenship in the world of tomorrow." The parents also musl accept a large share of the blame for not de­manding the immediate firing or resignation of any teacher who de· parts from his exclusive role as teach­er of prescribed subjects and seeks to exercise thought control over the pu· pils entrusted to his care. Re-distribution of wealth and property by !aw is public theft and legalized burglary. Although this indefensible condi­tion was not news, it became another hot issue when a member of Congress, Hon. Usher Burdick of South Dakota had the information printed in the Congressional Record and released it in circular form to the people of his state. Pointing out that nobody bui Russians had ever held this position. Congressman Burdick· said· This means that since the Secur­ity Council was organized the Rus­sians, through the secretary, have had close touch with all military plans. 'I1le directives to MacArthur and the reports coming from him passed through the hands of this secretary. Now can you realize what MacArthur was up against in trying to win the Kor'ean War? Can you imagine what the commander of the United Nations' troops in the Suez zone is up against? In Article 47, paragraph 3, the United Nations Charter states: "The Military StaU Committee shall be responsible through the Security Council for the strategic direction of any a'rmed forces plac­ed at the disposal of the Security Council." On January 10, 1957, the State Department informed me that .. the Military Staff Committee is made up of the Chiefs of Staff of the Security Council, five in num­ber. Its chainnan rotates every month in alphab._etical order, and therefore once every live months Another evidence of the fine racial relations which the new spirit of mongrelization is building up was presented in San Francisco recently. The eighteen-year old wife of a Presidio soldier was grabbed by a Negro man and slashed repeatedly across the face with a razor when she refused to get in a car with him. The black criminal was assisted by another who came up and held the young white woman while the first one continued to mutilate her. uwe·u teach you to treat colored people right, one of them shouted as they jumped in their car and sped away. Full details of the dastardly attack were carried in the San Francisco News January 29th. A very fine and outstanding member of Congress who retired on January 3rd, not having run for re-election, writes us that he had received the Southern Con­servative for so long while in that job that he could not get along without it now. He sent a check for subscription and paid us the great compliment of saying during his long years in the Congress, during which time he was a mem­ber of a powerful Committee of the House, uthe Southern Con­servative was not only a source of information but a source of en­couragement11. Such appreciation for our small efforts is genuinely heart-warming. If all the other reasons I have given for the ouster of the Russians from the United Nations are swept aside, this last reason is unanswer­able. U we continue the practice, we can win no war that might start if it is to be checked by the Se­curity Council. What is the use of declaring war or engaging in another Korea n catastrophe? Haven't we common sense, or are we playing ball with the Russians, and a_t .the same time talking about stoppmg the spread of communism? What will happen to our troops un­der this set-u,p if we give the Pres­ident the power to send them into war without the consent of Con-gress? If we have the least glimmering hope of bringing about world peace, let us oust the Russians and get down to patriotic business. We are in a situation where we are engag­ed in a cold war against Russia, with a Russian at the helm, getting all the information about troops and supplies, ammunition, and the size of our forces, where they in­tend to attack, and when. I don't suppose I can awaken the sleeping guards of this country to a situation that is steeped in be­trayal. A:re we men or mice? Secretary of the TreasurY Hum­phrey announced, following the submission of the budget to Con­gress by the President in which he asked for almost $72,000,000,- 000.00, that unless sharp slashes are made in government taxation and spending this country is in for a depression "that will curl your hair11. So, it looks like a lot of permanent wave operators are going to be put out of business because the President is not about to call a halt on spending, taxes or plans for one-world govern­ment. Over in Liberia, there is a law which prevents a white man from even voting in that colored country. There is a job all cut out for the chuckle-heads in the United States who are so deeply concerned over racial"discrimina­tion". We wish they would all take off for Liberia where they would find a wide field for their talents, except they never get worked up unless the Negro is the object of "discrimination". White persons don't count. When unlimited and unrestrain­ed taxi~g power is granted to government, freedom is crushed to earth and slavery takes its place. In view of the fact that practica11y all schools in Houston, both white and colored, have temporary buildings on the grounds and that many white chil­dren have to ride the bus much longer than fifteen minutes to reach their destination, the flimsy deception ap­parently made little impression on the judge. He refused to Jssue the temporary injunction on the ground that the plea was n()t a proper subject for a temporary injunction and announced he would set a hearing for the case on its merits in May or June. Certain newspapers who invariably twist, distort and slant all articles having to do with their favorite sub­ject of integration, carried headlines indica ting that the hearing was a vic­tory for the Negroes and that colored' students would be allowed in Houston schools beginning with the Spring term . This was the exact opposite from the truth. When asked on the "Meet the Press" program recently if the Federal Government did not have 2,500,000 employes on its payroll, the Honorable George M. Hum­phrey replied that he did not know. After all, he is merely the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, an agency whose function it is to collect t1ie money which has been fleeced from the taxpayers to pay the salaries of this army of human barnacles on the Ship of State. The American Association of University Women, in its Legisla­tive program, announces support of "federal aid under state con­trol" but they failed to make clear what conditions could possibly exist under which a State that took federal aid for its schools could continue to exercise control. Women of education such as those comprising this group generally, are too intelligent to swallow any such tripe as this and it must be the case with that organization, as with so many others, that a few pinkos are running the show. Bruce Alger, Congressman from Dallas, is growing in stature, as time goes on. He voted against the Mid East Resolution H. R. 117 which would authorize the Presi­dent to send American armed forces to any place of his choice. Mr. Alger viewed this, very pro­perly, as un-Constitutional and voted against it. Period. During his entire adult life, he has lived off a salary from the govern­ment, has never been a producer or a business man and, until recently, has not ben a property-owner. There is something stabilizing about the possession or property, the neces­sity of meeting a payroll and In wrestling with the problems of pro­duction and those who have had no experience along this line too often acquire a biased and slanted concep­tion of the nation's economy. Also, it is largely from this class of non-pro­ducers and exclusive consumers that Socialism recruits its victims. The President's long experience ln Army camps and on fhe battl efield contributed nothing toward funda­mental knowledge of established prin­ciples of the American governing sys­tem and it was probably a realization of this fact that caused him, in a burst of honesty in 1950, to warn that no military man should ever be elect­ed President of the United States. There are many also who reel that he was sound in his views at the be­ginning but that he was too naive and' politically inexperienced to withstand the pressure from the hordes of Joft­wingers who, almost without excep­tion, have served as his advisers from the day following his inauguration in 1953. But whatever the cause of his de­fection, the tragic ract remains that his major policies deviate little from those or Roosevelt and Truman nnd unless Congress takes and maintains a firm stand in defense of Constitu­tional Government, the future o{ the Republic is clearly outlined to all who care to read the signs. When any material comes to our office, regardless of how inter­esting or intriguing it may seem, if it does not have the sender's full name and address thereon, it goes straight to the waste basket. We do not deal in anonym.ous tips and get our information f r om authenticated records, only. There are enough documented facts available to shock the American people into action without 1·esort­ing to whispered rumor. Also, we can tell a fake docutl:tent a mile away and do not intend to be tricked into reproducing them. Any person who is afraid, or ashamed, to put his correct name and address on the envelope has no information that we want. From the wife of a Southern Congressman: "We surely enjoy your paper and look forward to reading it each month". Page 8 'To Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution' Newsmen in Washington and representatives of other communi­cation mediums were furious over the denial of admission to the pri­vate inaugural services of the Pres­ident and his apparent determina­tion to make the event a family affair. Charges were openly made that this was a petty form of dic;tator- ~~~p ri~~~s i~1~~~t~deo~~:~~~! :~~ American form of government. 'We have no opinion about that phase of the subject for the mo­ment as our concern was centered around an entirely different aspect of the affair. We were deeply troubled over the solemnity of the oath which the President took to "preserve protect and defend the Constitu­tion" and puzzled as to how he is going to reconcile that solemn oath with the demands he has made of Congress; for it cannot be disputed that one cancels out the other. The President1 by no stretch of the imagination1 can "preserve, protect and defend the Constitu­tion" while at the same time, de­manding that Congress surrender its authority to declare war to him; calling for the establishment of a "Civil Rights" division of the De­partment of Justice which will deny American citizens their Con­stitutional rights of trial by Jury; asking for legislation which will remove the public school systems from State control and p lace them under the jurisdiction of the Fed­eral government and for confisca­tion of American taxpayers money to be used not in the defense and internal security of the United States but for the defense and in­ternal security of foreign nations. We pray for the day when the Presidential oath to 'defend, pro­ect and preserv~ the Constitution" will regain its sacred meaning and again become binding on those who take it. If we are able to read the signs right, subtle propaganda is be­ing launched in Washington for feeling out sentiment throughout the country for the nationalization of oil. It began with charges that the increase in the price of petro­leum products is unwarranted and will contribute to inflation. That was fo llowed by charges that the oil industry is taking ad­vantage of the crisis in the Suez Canal and is undertaking to pro­fit financially from the stoppage of shipment of oil through this canal. Nothing is being said about the increase in the price of prac­tically every product that the American people use and what that is doing to inflation. How­ever, if the oil industry is nation­alized and placed under Federal control, it will be hard for many Texans to shed any tears in view of the millions of dollars contri­buted to national campaigns of candidates for president by weal­thy Texas oil men as revealed in the press. If they had contributed this money to various groups fighting National Socialism, they would at least have been register­ing opposition to nationalization of thei1· industry instead of inviting it. It is an irrefutable law that no government can survive that de­nies the citizen the right to work, to earn and to own or which seizes the possessions or property of one class for the benefit of another. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Penitent American Makes Atonement For Sin Against the United States Twenty years ago, Dr. Bella V. Dodd was ~n educator in .~I:e Eas.~ holding degrees from Hunter College, Columbia, and other hberal institutions of learning. In such an environment, she was th~ natural prey of the human vultures seeking ~ecruits to the Com~umst ca~~e and, like so many of her contemporanes.she was .cau~ht _m the devtl s trap planted on practically every campus of all mshtuhons of learn­ing. Unlike most ..of her contemporaries, however, she was l~ter to escape and finally emerge as one of the nation's most valuable ftghters against this arch-enemy of civilization. For many years Dr. Dodd was a member · of the inner councils of the Party, entrusted with responsible posts held by only a selected few in promoting the Communist conspiracy in the United States. In 1949, after gradual disillusionment with the diaboli~ scheme of atheistic dictators to overthrow the government of the Umted States, her break with the party was total and complete. Since that date she has rendered invaluable service to her country by revealing to investigating committees of Congress the ~nner \~ork­ings of the Party and the subtle methods employed to mdoctru:ate individuals and groups of Americans with the virus of Commumsm. On last June 14, Dr. Dodd again appeared before an investigating committee in Washington, by request, and ~er testimony on that .o~­casion has just been released by the subcommittee of the Senate Judici­ary Committee to investigate Internal Security, which interrogated her. In this testimony Dr. Dodd gave further information about methods by which the Communist ~arty infi.ltrated both ~he ~ajor politic~l parties of this country, how It placed 1ts representatives m the mayors office under former administrations in New York, in the various con­gressional committees in Washington as. counsel and its at~empts to break down the sovereignty of the vanous States and brmg about centralization of power in Washington, and eventually to destroy the sovereignty of the United States. When asked by Senator Jenner of Indiana "what is your honest opinion as to whether or not the Communist Party is gaining, standing still or losing ground in America" the witness replied: "I think the Communist Party is gaining at an alarming rate. I think the Communist Party is not gaining that under the label of Communist, but by having its operators operate under many different labels under many different titles. But the people who were known to me' as either Par ty members or associates of the Party, are mount­ing to important positions in policy-making, on the industrial .level, on the communications level and on the governmental level. It 1s the most terrifying thing to watch and perhaps if I have nev_er suHer::d anything else, just watching th_is thing growing and. knowm_g the stg­nificance, is something by which perhaps I am bemg castigated for the evil that I have done myself". Members of the committee were visibly affected by the seriousness of this statement from an expert in appraising the matter, and Dr. Dodd was extended warm congratulaions by them for her aid. To a basically fine person like Bella Dodd, the years she spent In advancing the Communist conspiracy in the United States mu~t seem to her, in retrospect, a spiritual Gehenna where she walked w1th the lost and the damned but, in the end, her acts of atonement and her great service to her country are surely paying her debt in full. Pressure on Congress From Back Home Was Never Needed as Now In an action wh ich showed utter contempt for the Rights of the States, lack of u nderstanding and respect for the Constitution and a totally false conception of Federal power and authority, advisers of the President went right ahead and asked Congress to appropriate $1,300,~ 000,000 in Federal grants to help the States build new schools_ And in spite of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution which plainly states 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" and notwithstanding the fact that the Constitution did not delegate authority to the Federal govern­ment to run the schools, the Congress will seriously consider this re­quest from the President. Since an alarming number of the members of both Houses of Congress are equally guilty with the White House in flaunting the Constitution, many of them will go along with this usurpatfon of authority and plug for the passage of the bill. They may even pass it. And when, and if, they do the same invisible internationalist rulers who now shape American domestic and foreign policy will take over the schools of the nation and run them. The result will be a uniform educational propaganda program for every public school in every State which will hasten total mongreliza­tion of the white race, enlarge and extend National Socialism and ulti­mately bring about a Communist One-World government in which the United Stales is reduced to a satellite. It is planned that way and no honest and informed American can, or will , deny it. If your representatives in Washington don't hear from you, they will take your silence as approval. Write them now. February, 1957 Five Texans Stand Firmly for Constitutional Ciovernment Refusing to yield to strong pressure exerted by international lobbyists for the surrender or Congressional auth­ority to the Executive, five members of Texas' delegation in that body took action which it is hoped will be the beginning or an expanding move­ment for the restoration to Congress of its Constitutional powers. The five dissenting Texans voted against the Eisenhower Middle East resolution asking for a blank check for foreign aid and for the right to declare war without approval by the Congress which is mandatory in the Constitution of the United States. The five dissenters were Repre~ sentatives Albert Thomas of Houston, Bruce Alger of Dallas, Walter Rogers of Pampa, Olin Teague of College Station and J. T. Rutherford of Odessa. For their fearless stand for Constitutional government they ant entitled to the hearty approbation of all Texans who subscribe to the theory of government by law rather than governme.it by men. Eggheads Take Hair Down and Tackle Another Problem There is never a day in the year that screwball intellectuals are not holding a conference somewhere to discuss something and their dii!dicated determination to settle every problem in the world is rea11y something. In Mexico City on January 16, an egghead conference was held which would seem to end all egghead con~ ferences because there can't possibly be many more subjects left for them to wrestle with. At the Mexico City clambake the affair was titled "The North American Conference on Fertility and Sterility" and delegates were there from CUba, Central America, South America, Mexico and, of course, the United States. It was announced in the press that the purpose of the conference was 1'to discuss the various phases of fertility and sterility in humans and to ex­change experiences and opinions'' be· tween themselves. That sounds Interesting and cozy but we doubt the authenticity of th& opinions contributed since usually the top "experts" In such gath­erings include many lantern·jawed spinsters whose knowledge of the subject is assumed to be academic. One of the Impenetrable mysteries of the high realm on which intel­lectuals dwell is the thesis that the correct solution of matteTs having to do with child ~ bearing rests with women who have never had any. While being asked to approve the President's request for author­ity to, if neces.~ary , declare war in the Middle East and finance the deal with American taxpayers' money, no member of the Con­gress, so far as we can learn, has publicly proclaimed a very vital truth. That 1s that in taking over the situation in the Middle East, the President is admitting that the United Nations has utterly failed in its alleged mission. It was going to relieve aU of its member na­tions, including the United States/ of the responsibility of fighting wars. It was going to keep the peace all over the world and put down any threats to such peace anywhere in the world, at the first sign of an uprising. It hasn't done it and is not going to do it and it is now proved that this great world organization is a flop, a fraud and a fake operating an international confidence game and getting money under false pretense. Why should we hire them to do the job and then do it ourselves?
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