Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The Southern Conservative, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1955
File 001
File size: 5.19 MB
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
The Southern Conservative, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1955 - File 001. 1955-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/southern/item/907/show/898.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

(1955-03). The Southern Conservative, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1955 - File 001. The Southern Conservative. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/southern/item/907/show/898

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

The Southern Conservative, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1955 - File 001, 1955-03, The Southern Conservative, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 19, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/southern/item/907/show/898.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1955
Contributor
  • Darden, Ida M.
Publisher Southern Conservative
Date March 1955
Language English
Subject
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
Place
  • Fort Worth, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 10604411
Collection
  • Houston Metropolitan Research Center
  • Ida M. Darden Collection
  • The Southern Conservative
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Item Description
Title File 001
Transcript I s~. H.M PL.&R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID Ptrmif No 1665 Fort Worth_ r.,._ THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. b FORT WORTH. TEXAS, MARCH, 1955 No.3 "Federal Aid" Means Bribery of Taxpayers With Their Money Too Bad Pay Raise Could Not Be Based on Merit The wisdom of raisil,g salaries of members of Congress and Fed~ cral judges is a debatable subject. If this increase could have been granted on the basis of merit, which it couldn't of course, there would ha'\·e been justification, in many cases, for a boost in pay. Both the judicial and Congress­ional positions are responsible and honorable posts which should be filled by persons of the highest character and best brains the country h.:as to offer, t'lnd full and adequate compensation is due them. There are those in both Houses of Congress and on the B~nch who :li'C' undoubtedly en­titled to better compensation. On the other hand, we could name plenty in both groups who would be overpaid if they worked for nothing, and whose immediate resignation would be of untold benefit to the general welfare of the country. From the overall picture as pre­sented in the current State of the Union, there is no concrete evi­dence that anybody has been un­derpaid. Rules Committee Insists On Fair Practice For Traitors The House Rules Committee of Congress following long-time at­tempts by <;libera ls'' to choke off investigation of Communist spies, has taken a long step in that direc­tion The committee has voted to out­law one-man hearings and to bar radio, television and photographs from any committee session, and has dcsfgnated their decision in the matter as a new ''code of fair practices". The Daily Worker is said to have endorsed their action wholf'heartcdly. Martin Dies. when asked by the Chairman of an investigating com­mittee if a rule to prevent one­man hearings would be the end of all im·estigations into Commu­nist activities emphatically replied that it would. So they adopted this rule. The only thing they have to do now when an important witness is scheduled to appear, is to fail to show up and leave the chairman high and dry. In that case, he is compe1led to release the witness and there you are. So, as far as actual, bonafide in­vestigations of alien spies are con­cerned, "you just can't hardly hold them no more." Foreign Aid Has Hit the Bottom Don't look now, but Harold Stassen has startca giving away tissue paper. We knew it was only a question of time until he got around to this because there wasn't much of any­thing else left to give away. Still and all, it was something of a shock to read in a press release that FOA (which is short for Fools. Oafs and Asses) had allocated $900.000.00 for the purchase of special chemically-treated tissue paper which is to be sent to Israel to be used in wrapping fruit pro­duced in that country. ln our opinion, there arc bette r uses to whkh ti1i:; ::ommodity could be put One of them would be to give it to American producers to be used in wrapping domestic fruit so long as the Washington government goes in for this sort of thing and considers it a proper function to supply tissue paper to the people. Another would be to parcel it out to American taxpayers to be used in wiping away their tears on April fifteenth after they get through kicking in the money to pay for such idiotic and indefensi­ble stunts as this. Our Diplomats Should Be Brought Down to Earth H there is anything that con­tributes more to the increasing state of confusion in the world than an international conference, it is another international confer­ence. One no sooner ends in Asia than another bobs up in Europe and the American Secretary of State, as a perennial participant in them, has marked up a traveling log that makes Ele:mor Roosevelt look almost like a homebody. It wouldn't be so bad if now and then we won one of these inter­national talkathons but, up to now, it looks like we just can't win for losing. It may be very braSh for a mere layman t~ suggest it but we think our interests would be better serv­ed if we could just get Dulles down out of the air and have him grounded for the next few years. The money applied to his travel­ing expenses could be used in re­ducing the national debt. No matter how violently they disagree at these conferences one decision is unanimous-Uncle Sam must foot the bilL The Federal government has no funds except those it takes by force from the citizens of the several States. Educators who prate about "Federal Aid" for public schools are either consciously dishonest and want to strengthen the stranglehold of a centralized govern .. ment over the people or they are congenital morons unable to see the immorality in a system which exacts billions in tribute from the States and dribbles part of it back as the price for their surrender to Federal con .. trol. The only legitimate service Congress can render to the schools of the nation is to reduce extortionate tax levies so that the States may collect their own taxes from their own taxpayers and finance their own schools. Of all the crimes committed by Washington politicians against the American Constitution in the name of " the public welfare" their at­tempt to take over the school systems of the country is one of the black­est. Hitler and Stnhn used fhe school roo l Germany and Russia as indoctrination centers !or implanting their respective ideologies in the plastic minds of the youth o[ those countries, but red-blooded Americans want no part of government-endowed educat ional systems whose curricula is prepared by One-Worldcrs on the pay roll of the Rockefeller Foundation. All Americans who believe in a separation of powers and jurisdic­tional authority as between the States and the Federal government, are unalterably opposed to the administration's proposal to subsidize local public schools by granting Federal money for the construction of buildings. No intelligent and inrormed person doubts that once the camel ~els his nose under the tent. full scale domination over the nation 's schools by the Federal government will follow. Americans have had vast and unhappy experience with Washin~ton "emergencies" during recent years and there has never been a temporary one yet that didn't stick around until it got permanent. The American people may be comoelled to swallow this unpala­table and nauseatin_g dose of Socialized Education if members of the Congress repudiate their oath to uphold the Constitution and pass it. But there are none who do not resent to the fullest being classed as imbeciles by the administration's solemn assurance that "Federal Aid does not mean Federal control". This is the equivalent of telling a person who is being murdered that killing him docs not necessarily mean that he is dying, and is about as logical. It belongs in the category of the angler's promise to the catfish as he prepared to clean it: "Hold still now. I'm not going to hurt you. I'm just going to cut your guts out''. In the case of the Federal Aid bill, as in similar Socialistic pro­posals. it is generally agreed that the President did not originate the idea. It was lifted from the o,·erall program of one-world propaganda t:>xperts whose basic plans rest on centralized control and whose spokes­men thickly dot the president's entourage. There is to begin with. of course. no such thing as "Federal Aid'' since the Federal treasury has no money except that which is taken by force of law from the people of the various States. Since this money morally belon~s to the taxpayers. it is impossible to defend a policy which "aids" them with their own funds. If the rumor about a Federal deficit is untrue and if the Federal treasury is bursting with a surplus of cash and Washington wants to give some of it back to the States, there is a more sensible, direct and honorable way to do it· - just quit taking it away from them in the first place. Here. for instance. is an example of how ''Federal Aid" operates. In 1953. the Federal go\'Crnment. under confiscatorv tax levies, took $2.272.857.627.00 from the people of Texas \vho, like all other Americans under the wording of the Sixteenth amendment to the Constitution , (Continued On Page Two) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Page2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE March, 1955 Killing Off American Free Enterprise Suppression of Report Opposing Is Objective of Reciprocal Trade Act U.S. Aid to Education Is Outrage The Reciprocal Trade Agreement which was first entered into in 1934, and whose three·year extension is now requested by the While House, is part of an international conspiracy to kill of! American Free Enterprise, re· duce the American standard of living for workers, make this country de· pendent on foreign nations for its war materials, and divide the wealth of the United States with impoverished aliens. This monstrosity was one of the first anti-American proposals origi· natcd by Russian agents who infested government agencies almost from the beginning of Roo,Si:velt's first admin­istration. It was presented to Con· grcss as an "emergency" measure and was accepted as sound doctrine by that body even though it constituted a planned assault on American Consti­tutional government by transferring the power of Congress 1 to "lay and collect duties. imposts ahd excises" to the President of the United States The President, in turn, transferred 1his power to the State Department nnd the State Department handed it on down the line to the various breeds oflibcrals,internationalistsandone­worlders heavily intrenched in that agency. It still operates that way. Like most o! Roosevelt's Socialistic proposals, the Reciprocal Trade Agreement depended heavily on the "emergency" angle to put it over, to­J! Cther \"ith the phony argument that it would increase world trade and get us out of the depression. Twenty-one Y<'ars is a long time !or an "emer­gcncy" tohangonandyctitsexten­sion for another three years is now <l<'manded This Act which any one with f'Ven n faint smattering o( knowledge con­c::! rning economics recognizes as hold­ing life and death power over the nation's economy, has already been :1pprovcd by tll(' House and is now before the Senate which hz.c:: been rC'questcdbythcWhiteliousetohurry jt through. In almost identical words which Roosevelt employed to urge its pass· age in 1934, Eisenhower asked its <'Xlcnsion in 1955 and accompanied his plea with a claim that Roosevelt, even though he had the gall of a ROVernmcnt mule, would not have dared make. Just as he told the Congress with a straight lace recently that Federal Aid to education did not mean Federal control o! the schools or that his Health Re-Insurance Plan did not mean Socialized Medicine. Mr. Eisen­hower gave Congress solemn assur­t~ nce that "no American industry will be placed in jeopardy" by •.he cxten· siono!thisact. We are convinced that the Presi­dent was sincere and believed what he was saying but, once more, he neglected to give himsel! the benefit of!acts,andr.t'ceptedsuggestionsof his internationalist advisers on an­other o! the many things about which they know so litUe. Available to him were appro~d­matcly fifteen thousand pages of doc­\! mented proo! of not or.ly the danger to American industry but the threat to our national security through this stupid policy but the persuas1ve argu­ments of one-worlders and interna­tionalists on his staU outweighed the India. the "neutral" country, has jtLSt signed an agreement with Chou En-Lai under which Nehru's government will nceive seven­teen million dotlars wortl~ of silk and cotton goods and, in return, will send seventeen million dollars worth of rice to Peiping to feed the Chinese Red army. There's no­thing like having a good ~<neutral" country on your side when you're getting ready to fight. When Dean Acheson was t:isit­ing Harry Truman in Missouri re­cently he is reported in the press to have held a news conference but what he said was not news: "The foreign poticies of the Tru­man and Eisenl1ower administra­tions are basically the same'', printed evidence and the President stood !irm. This documented evidence was in the form of an oC!icial report of the Subcommittee on Materials of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the United States Senate, o! which the Honorable George Ma­lone of Nevada was Chairman. The extensive data and in!ormalion in this report was compiled alter months and months o! hearings by the Malone Committee and this ma­terial was later condensed into one volume of less than four hundred pages-Senate Report No. 1627-and the Presidential staUof advisers owed it to the President to digest it and give him the benefit of its !indings. Obviously this wasn't done and an· other chance to clean up a very vital part of "the mess" was passed over. It would be humanly impossible to compress the plan, the objectives and the results of this Reciprocal Trade Agreement Act and its operations as the Malone Committee developed them, intothispapcreven if all eight pages were used. Bric!ly, it sponsored a sort of com­munity pool of all nations into which the strategic and critical materials necessary in war and in peace were to be dumped and distributed on the Marxian basis of ''from each accord· ing to his means and to each accord­ing to his needs" and was the result of proposals made by the World Ma­terials Con!erence which had pre· viously held many meetings and "planned it that way." At !irst there was a "Buy Amer­ican'' clause in it which demanded that aH materials produced in this country must be purchased for the "pool" before going into the markets o! other countries but one day the slackssalesmnntromMlssour!decided that this provision should be discarded on the theory that the United States should cOTJscrvc its materials and that materials !or the "pool" were to be imported from foreign States. Th:s had the effect of closing many Amer­ican mines and other sources of sup­ply !aster than a strike by Joim L. Lewis' coal diggers and this surrender o! American markets to !oreign rna· nipulators is claimed to have so im· mobilized the domestic sources o! supply of critical and strategic ma­terials as to make us absolutely help­less in the event o! war. As one o! many illustrations o! its operation against American industry, Senator Malone tells how cute little Harry Dexter White was able to whisper in Morgenthau's pink ear and convince him that this country was in short supply on seven or eight critical materials and that we should send <i10,000,000 to Russia to pur· chase them. Senator Malone, who is one of the thinking rncmbcrsof the Senate, pret­ty well summed it all up in a few words: "It was the Hisses and the White who proposed the two ap­~~~~ c:,es Cor the destruction of this "The first was the political ap. proach, beginning with the recogni­tion o! Russia in 1933, without any safeguards whatever. The other was the economic approach by means of the 1934 Trade Agreement Act." The CIO and AFL go ahead witl~ plans for a vast mel'ger of the two organizations with no fear whatever of prosecution under the aJ.ti-trust law which exempts them from. its provisions. Althoug1t they are operating in 'trestraint of trade" every time they call a strike, they are above the law and can't be punished for their crim­inal acts, thanks to scheming pol­iticians in Washington who will go to any lengths to snare large bloc votes. We get the liar 1\Jatusow and the Chinese island of Matsu mixed up and we wtll be glad when both are disposed of. Personnel of Supreme Court Is Getting No Better Fast Protests from all over the country have !lowed into Washington against the appointment of an international­ist on the Supreme Court but the chances are good for the Senate, which acts largely as a rubber stamp in such matters, to confirm Johrt MarshallHarian. If there is any group of political appointees in this country ...,hose pri­vate and of!icial conduct should be above reproach, it is the nine men on the highest Court in. the nation. Up until Roosevelt started packing the Court with social rc!ormers. in­cluding foreigners who had no sym­pathy with Constitutional government, every precaution was taken to select for this great judicial body only staunch Americans whose private or public record could not be ques­tiooed and whose knowledge of and devotion to the American Constitu· lion guaranteed an interpretation of its provisions without bias or favor to any group or political clique. Since that time there has been no appointment made which re!lected credit either on the White House or the Court and the bottom of the bar­relhasbeenscrapedinsecuringpo­litical puppets who are willing to swap a judicial ruling for a plushy lile-time job. About all the consolation to be had from this appointment is the fact that Harlan couldn't be worse than others already sitting on the Court. Generalissimo Chiang Kai·Shek of Formosa and Syngman Rhee of South Korea continue to assure us that they can regain their respec­tive countries if permitted to do so and given the material and equip­ment. They further insist that they can do it with their own men and that the loss of American Hves will not be necessary. But this program does not fit in with the blueprint which world rulers have mapped out for eventual one­world government. So these two strong Nationalists who want to recapture their homelands do not get the green light. (Houston Chronicle) Whoever is responsible for keeping secret the report o! t"Je education sub­committee of the President's Commis­sion on Intergovernmental Relations has done a disservice to the nation, The report should be made public im~ mediately, since Congress now has before it President Eisenhower·s pro­posal for the federal government to spend $1,100,000,000 on grants to education and school construction. It is pretty obvious why the report has been suppressed. One of the sub­committee's conclusions was, ''We have been unable to find a state which cannot afford to make more money available to its schools or which is economically unable to sup­port an adequate school system:• The report indic&ted that the federal government is in ' worse financial con­dition to make the grants than are the states. That is the stand The Chronicle took when the President's plan was first an. nounced. There is not a state, and probably no school district, in the nation in as bad a !inancial mess as the !ederal government. The subcommittee stated its opposi­tion in principle to the system o! !ed­eral grants in aid and recommended that the government get out of the school lunch program, withdraw most o! its contributions to the vocational education program and steer clear of any aid to community libraries. Because some outstanding personal­ities were on the subcommittee, it probably was feared the report would have an adverse ef!ect in Congress on the President's proposal. It probably would have remained secr<!t i£ nn en­terprising reporter had not managed: to get a copy and write a story about it. It is especially interesting that the U. S. commissioner o! education, Dr. Samuel Brownell, was a member of the 15-member subcommittee which made the study. One wonders if he concurred in the majority view. since it is the department he works under which worked un the Eisenhower pro­posal for a billion-dollar give-away. It is heartening to see a groun like th~ subcommittee show a realization of the !act that !ederal aid is only get­ting usdeeperintofinanciz.I chaos and that the only money the federal government has to give away is that which we, the taxpayers, provide. "Federal Aid" - (Continued From Page One) are as helpless as rats in a trap and who would have to cough up one hundred per cent of their earnings if Washington politicians decided to take it away from them. These same taxpayers of Texas got back exactly $227,899,606.00 in "Federal Aid" during that year. To Uncle Sam, as the middleman, ~~eth~s~~uand~~mission of $2,044,958,021.00 for handling and disposing We subn;it th.at hopelessly incurable inmates of a lunatic asylum could more mtelhgently transact the fisCal affairs of the American people. The Federal government can render one service to the nation's schools and ~nly one and that is for the Congress to quit .(riving money away to foreign governments which ri(Jhtfully belon(Js to the American people, reduce taxe~ to a decent level and let the States collect their own taxes !rom their own taxpayers and finance their own schools. .. Ta:;-: reduction. as a slogan has b~en screamed from the hustings =~~t;'e~~Te~sas~=~gi~~;t:o~~~c!~ft:~~~ldent, but nothing ever happens Reducing taxes is the last thing that our national leaders intend to do and an.Y proposal by members of one party to lower dis~raceful ~~~i ~~~~·~· ~~~~~~ras:~~~g~ll~~~m p~~i~i~!h:t~d t~~astuf~1·~~~~~~a~~~~~~~se~i, Washmg~on? And. what morP forceful exhibition of "cheap politics" could be I_ndulged m _tha~ for Federal politicans to grab for more power by pluggm.(! f?r le_gislatiOn that puts the oublic schools within their clutches and gives them control over the mind of American youth? It would make for a ~igher class of future citizenship if we just close~ th~ schools and let the nation's children grow Up without formal learmng m preference to having the public schools subsidized by the ~ederal governmen~ and their instruction supervised by international­IS~ \~hose conc~ptJOn ~f <~education" is to direct young Americans' thmkm~ along lmes wluch spell disloyalty to their country, disrespect for the1r Flag and contempt !or their form of government. b• th pi pl R m Vi tc ~ R R sl •I ti Mmh, 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Award of Medal to Negro With Communist Leanings Protested Sometime ago the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association presented an award for "distin­guished service" to the Negro, Ralph Bunche, fo llowing which Mr. Archibald B. Roosevelt, mem~ her of the responsible branch of that family, hit the ceiling. I n a letter to Oscar S. Strauss, president of the Memorial which presented this award, this Mr. Roosevelt, who is the son of for­mer President Theodore Roose­velt, didn1t mince words. "To say that I was horrified to read in a news item in the New York Herald-Tribune that the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial As­siciation was presentin,g to Dr. Ralph Bunche the Theodore Roosevelt medal for distinguished service for the year 1951, as an award_ for his work in interna­tional affairs, is putting it very mildly indeed," Mr. Roosevelt wrote. "It would seem to me that if the Board of Trustees of the Theo­dore Roosevelt Memorial Associ­ation considers these medals evi­dence of distinguished service. a very careful checkup of the re­cipient's record should be made. HQf course I realize that to the average man in the street who reads the Times and the Herald­Tribune only, and hears such com­mentators on the radio as Edward R. Murrow, Barry Gray or Elmer Davis, it would seem that Dr. Bunche is a great a nd good man who has been persecuted without reason. But when such honor is being bestowed on him as the Theodore Roosevelt medal, I would think that the Trustees should not be satisfied with simply n(;'wspaper statements on the qual­i ties of any man, particularly about such a controversial figure as Dr. Bunche. Any committee bestowing such an honor should hav~ made it c; point to find out that both in Congress and other places there is a serious question as to whether Dr. Bunche should be a trusted servant of the Gov­ernment of the United States." Mr. Roosevelt's letter to Strauss covers three single-spaced pages and the m<'mo wniC'h he enclosed revea1ing the subversive record of the Negro who has been appointed to responsible positions in govern­ment and otherwise honored, in-eludes forty-nine pages of single­spaced matenal. P r e faci n g h is repor t on Bunch e's subversive record, Mr. Roosevelt wrote: "This report in­t ends to prove, without a shadow o: doubt, that Dr. Ralph Bunche for a number of years had ex­pressed himseU in writings, speeches and organizational ac­tivity in a manner which paral­lelled the Communist line in its major aspects. Further evidence is hereby presented to prove his expressions were of such a nature that they could only have been arrived at as a result of his going through a thorough indoctrina­tion in Communist methods and techniques. It will also be shown that his affiliations and activities were such as to fill the require­ments necessary for a top-level op­erative of the Kremlin appara­tus." The report which Mr. Roose­velt attached to his communica­tion to Strauss contained innum­erable documented charges of Bunche's support of Communist movements and his adherence to Soviet doctrine including his de­mand for the elimination of the Capitalistic system, his support of class war, his adherence to the Communist program in regard to Negroes, his denunciation of the loyalty oath, the publication of his articles in Communist publi­cations, together with praise from such publications, his part in the betrayal of China, his defense of Hiss, membership in various Communist front organizations and h is a ctivities in various parts of the world in behalf of Soviet policy. "Actually, the evidence of Com­munistic writings and OI·ganiza­t ional activity by Ralph Bunche is greater overa ll tha!l the combined evidence that government agen­cies had when they first began to get interested in Red activities of Alger Hiss, Remington, Harry Dexter White and the Rosen­bergs," Mr. Roosevelt pointed out ~nd added: "Bunche's Commu­nistic utterances and connections are there as a public record and it is a great puzzle as to why our government officials have not tak­en appropriate action. Instead, it seems there is an effort to hush up the entire matter." Immoral Practices And Violations Of Law Recommended To Americans Any one who thinks that church groups and especia lly the professional church organizations arc travelling a ~~~~~~:n~~~~~~~~%mr~;~l;t~~nuti~~r For instance the meeting of the World Council o! Churches in Evan­ston, Illinois. last August made sug­gestions concerning social behavior that should cause decent people. white or colored, to hang their heads in shaml', and these recommendations are even yet being reproduced in church publications. One or the reports of the World Council which did not, understand­ably enough, rceeive much publicity. except in church papers in this coun­t ry declared that "the Christian Church cannot approve any law ~~~~~~~ r~~~~~s~i~~u;:~~r!~~~r~:~~~~~~ primarily a union between two indi­vidua ls before God. which goes be­yond the jurisdiction of the state or of culture." Of course down South weak mem­bers of the clergy who have been plugging /or abolishment of segrega­tion have been as busy as a hog in a turnip patch explaining to their mem-bcrs that "integration'' docs not mean socialmixingoflhc white and colored races and arc always careful to say that if it did, they certainly would oppose it. Those or us who have insisted that itdidmcanjustthathavebecnclassi­fied as alarmists always looking !or a bugaboo under the bed but now the top-bracket church councils come out and demand not only social mixing but intermarriage. The All Church Press or Evanston, Illinois, sometime ago published ex­cerpts from the Wor ld Council de­clarations in that city last August which said: " It is the duly of a Chris­tian to break the law when he fee ls that he has reached the point where honor and glory of God demand him to obey God rather than man. The church cannot approve any law againstracialoreth11icintermarriage" and it added that there is no Biblical basis to support any such law. This lewd material urging church mcm~ hers not only to violate moral prin­ciples but to break civil law appeared also in the Texas Methodist News and the Texas Christiatl Advocate. Correcting Some Wrong Ideas About Army Secretary Stevens NEA Defends Filthy Books In Public School Library In ihe October edition of South­ern Conservative we ran a half page editorial on the frightening conditions in the public schools of Marin County, California. We told of the unbelievably lewd, filthy and subvers~ve boo~s which had been found m the li­braries of the schools for ref­erence by the students in that area. Since that time the full story has been told through many pub­lications throughout the country and Americans all over the nation have been alerted in the hope that similar conditions in other schools may be eliminated. Although the books were filled with such obscenity that any one reading them over the air would be subject to a jail sentence and a ten thousand dollar fine, the books were retained by school of­ficia ls who offered the explana­tion "educators are best qualified to judge the suitability of the books.' The National Education Asso­ciation claims the authority to supervise' the American public school systems and when local dis­sension occurs in any American city in regard to schqol adminis­tration. the NEA sends its "Edu­cational Gestapo" into the area to "investigate." Did the NEA send r epresenta­tives into Marin County to inves­tigate an unspeakable condition which shocked the nation? Don't be sil1y. In the NEA Defense Bulletin of J anuary 29, 1955, th is statement appears: "A courageous stand bv the Board of Trustees of the Tarnal­pais High School District. Mill Val1ey. California. halted an ef­fort to have certain books re­moved from the library shelves on the- allegation that they were sub­versive or obscene. The Board aft­er an investigation into the back­ground of those maki~ the attack and after study of the books them­selves, released a statement which cleared the books of charges and ordered that they be retained on the shelves." In view of the NEA's endorse­ment of the slimy, lascivious and filthy books, we chal1enge them to back up th eir endorsement by printing in their literature for dis­tribution excerpts from the books to which Marin County parents objected. II there is noth ing- wrong with the books, NEA should have no objections to publishing the. offensive paragranhs and let their readers have full information in the matter. It is strange how closely parallel perversion and subversion run and how those who are commuted to the Communist ideology will in­stinctively defend immoral and lewd practices whenever and whcre\'er disclosed. Just as the NEA Bulletin made its appearance, we rece1ved a ccmmunication from one of our subscribers in Mill City, Califor­n ia, wh ich wound up with this paragraph : "It has reached a point here in Marin County where we can eith­er sell our homes and get out or sit h elplessly while subversives run everything their own way. . . . They control the churches, the papers, the Par~nt Teacher organizations and every school or­ganization •• •: During the Army-McCarthy hear­ings, as wcl1 as before and since, it has o!lcn been stated that the Secre­tary of the Army, Robert T. Stevens, was a plain business man who was thoroughly unfamiliar with politics and easily lost in the labyrinthian maze of oi£icial red tape. This was offered by his aoolo~i s ts as an excuse for the mess he has made or his job and of the blundering pr.r­/ ormancehc turned in at the Hearings. However, accordin~ tc the 1954 Britlannica Book o! the Year which l1as been c1llcd to our attention by Pauline Minahan of Fort Worth. Stev­ens is anything but a political babe in !he woods and his f'vac:ive action at th,-. hearin tts was nrobablv the rl."­sultofh ic: former,..'<OPt"ience in aP'"'n­cics of the New Deal whosl' poli<'Y was alwavs directed toward the sup-pression of facts In Hl2l he got a bachelor's degrcC' from Yale University. later becoming pr<'sidcnt of J. P. Stevens & Co. establi shed by earlier members of his: f;~mil v. As a second lieutenant durin~ World War If, he was director or purchases for the Quartermaster corps. However. in !he early da ys of the New Df'al. Stevens was a st1Cf member o! the National Recovery Ad­ministration, a New Deal agency which was so oUcnsive to Amcriian concepts that the ~uprcme Court threw it out as un-Constitutional. In 1940, he served with the Na­tional Df'(f'nse Advisorv rommic:•don and in 1941 with the OHicc of P ro­duction man<l gcmcnt. Ire was nonointed Secretarv or the Armv in 1952 but was far from thP political nrwicc he was rcpr{'sl'n t('d as bPintt when confirmed hv the Sen­ale following his nomination. State Lawmaker Makes A Fantastic Proposal This absurd bill will probably bf' buriC'd in a Committee pigeon hoJebut the fact that a measure proposes to whittle away rurthcr at the inherent rights of a sovereign State indicates how !ar-rcachin'! organized propa­ganda toward this end has become. Ol course we mav be doing_ th(' author an injustice. He may be totally unfamiliar with current trends in the dir::-ction pointed up by his proposed bill and his action may have been inspired merely by some personal gru-'fdc toward an individual member ol the Ranger Force. Any way, it is about the most ridiculous measure ever offered be­fore a legislative body which has had some honeys tossed into the hopper. Also .when anybody objects to An institution. policy or principle on the ground that it h; a "relic of horse and buggy days'' that person will bear watching. This phrase was originated by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he first went on a rampage against Constitu­tional government and has never been reiterated by anybody except extreme leftists who think that American his· tory started in 1932. Page4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN. Edaor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building FortWorth,Texas PhoneFA·2089 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE How Long Would "Brotherhood" Hold Out When Put to Practical Test? During ';Brotherhood" week beginning Sunday, February 20, the propaganda represented by this efficiently promoted movement was carried into the public schools with the announcement that "Brother­hood is designed to reach all men, but must depend on children to succeed." They are right about that for there is no more fertile field for initiating off-brand ideologies than in childish minds as Hitler and Stalin could have testified. Price $5.00 Per Year !Every peid , 11bscriber ;, entitled to on• The "Brotherhood" movement. as all informed people know. is a free ,ub,criolion to be sent to ,nv person very clever part of the all-inclusive plan which is seeking to eliminate of his choosing I Christian civilization and the leveling down of the white race lhrou~h mixture of all cults, colors and creeds into one common strain and the ~·.n~b:i:,:oi~ !!E:'~:~E·:;~~;:'1~:~:;~:::: ::~~i~v~f;ha~~;v:~:~~;~:~~~ ~~~~r~;gt~:~iz1~;~ beliefs into one identical A helpless sparrow can drift with I move~~~~ j~0~11 i~nn~~e~~et~~ j~!osti~i~:~~mb;l~~~fo~~e~!~f~~~li~/~~ t~h;: the .wind but it takes an eagle to flyj they are being used as window-dressing much in the manner of shills agamst the storm. in front o( a carnival. Homey pictures of clerical representatives of diametrically opoosed THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO relie;ious doctrines are shown all buddying up to_e-ether in proof that THE CONSTITUTION OF THE relivious prejudice is dead and that a great spirit of tolerance and UNITED STATES: brotherly love has come to take its place. The powers not deleq<~ied to the United All right. let's see how this new "Brotherhood" scheme would work i:::!•: ::s};?.iv~j~~:~:~;;";£:;::i~J~bi~h: as a ~=~t~: ~~:;:~~.i~:1r ~~~:~~~~~~a~0~!1t~c~f the major political parties should take the Constitution at its word and assume that comolete Mental Therapists Weep f!1~g:~j~;r~=~t~~ ~~~r:i~~~~e~~!~nc~~~\r~~;e~~~f~a;~:ta 0~:n°~~hoo~~ fullv aualified to be president in every way. whose intregrity and Over Woes of Traitors patriotism is unchallenged but who happens to be a Catholic. Phychiatrists and mental thera­pists attending a meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Asso­ciation in Chicago recently painted a very heark·ending picture of great distress and suffering on the part of a certain group of Ameri- They said that those who had been accused as "security risks" sometimes become psychotic and th.::ll the charges against them eause "nightmarish terror" and set off a chain of shattering events ('ausing them to become "with­drawn, hostile and panicky". That sure is sad and just the thought o( it made us want to sit right down on the curb and cry and we would have, too, except that we remembered that these psychiatrists and mental thera­pists at their annual conventions have been opposing investigations into Communism right from the dart, and want to discontinue them. j So we just held back our te~rs and decided that the only thmg we will cry about along that line is the irreparable damage these security risks have done to our country by stealing confidentia.l secrets and handing them over to enemy agents. 1 If they have now become "psy­chotic" and have "nightmarish terror" it is nothing more than they deserve. From a rnember of the United States Senate: "I have just read ·with interest your article under tlte heading 'Promote the General Welfare Is Fatal Clause in ~.onsti­tution" in the February edthon of the Southern Conservative . .. I congratulate the Southern Conser­t ·ative on its continuing fight for Constitutional government and hope for the day when Southern Conservatives and Northern Con­servatives can build a bridge against the chasm. of meaningless political affiliation ••• " From a Member of Parliament, House of Commons, Ottawa, Can­( lda: ··would you have available a not her coptJ of the February edi­tion of the Southern Conservative. Jf so, 1 could use it to advantage. .May 1 congratulate you on the im­portant material you have in your paper?'' Under those circumstances, how lon{! does anyone think that the ~<Brotherhood" racket would hold together and "prejudice" remain buried? The welkins would ring with denunciations. chare:es and counter­charges as Protestant preachers warned all who would listen that the Pope was preparin~ to pull up stakes in Rome and move into the White House. "Tolerance" would fly out the window and "Prejudice" would be back on the throne again and especiaJly within the circles of those piou.r;: clergymen now shoutinl! the loudest !0r "Univer.r;:al Brotherhood" and for the elimination of prejudice and intolerance in human relations. As a non-Ca.tholic we would vote for any man we thought quali­fied !or president and would not even ask what his religion was, al­though we never take part in anv "Brotherhood" movements. but how many of those who do 'vould s·how the same tolerance and lack of ''prejudice" when the chips were down and they had to put their preaching into pra.ctice? A Patriot's Dream of An Ideal "State of The Union Message" Mr. H. W. Totten, manufacturer of Sherman, Texas. has written an ima.ginary "State of the Union Message" which he would like to see delivered to the Congress of the United States: Fellow Americans, I am going to speak to you on a very grave sub­ject. A situation exists which must be remedied at once, if we are to survive as a free Republic. I am President in name only, agents of my invisible masters 3re all about me within the United Nations, the Stale Department, the Pentagon and even the White House. I now wish to denounce these evil doers and show them up for what they really are. They constitute a sinister force alien to our free enterprise system. They control the press, the radio and TV. Their plan is to so weaken us by wars, depres­sions and internal stri fe th~t we can easily be led into bondage. I wish to dispel most of the present hysteria regarding an atomic bomb attack against this country. All our metropolitan areas are so alive with the enemy and their property holdings so valuable they would not dare risk such a loss. With prompt action as Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces and with the help of all good Americans, there is yet time for us to save this nation. Senator Joseph McCarthy, our symbol of Americanism, and J. Edgar Hoover can name every traitor within our midst. After all these perpetrators of treason have been apprehended , each will be dealt with a.s justice dictates. We must then return to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as a basis for dealing with one another and our neighbors. Only then will we rega.in our rightful place among the nations of the world. as well as our own self respect. By remaining continually alert in the future. we can leave to our children a free country they will be proud to inherit. We hope our readers will be tolerant of any mistakes in this edition. The wonderful young woman, Ruth P. Davis, who graci­ously reads proof for us each month is ill in a Fort Worth hospital and the job fell to us. While we can spot a typographical error immediately if we are reading some other newspaper or publication, we are com­pletely unable to catch them in our own copy. We hope Mrs. Davis will soon be well, not only because we need her but she is a grand patriot and the world needs more like her. March, 1955 Is This Maybe Another Mission to Moscow? A greatdcalo!ama7.emcnt has been expres~ed that William 0. Douglas, a Justice of the SuprC'me Court. is planning a trip to Russia as recently announced in the press. Why his visit -to the Soviets should occasion any surprise is not quite clear, since his unethical bchavoir has been pretty well publici7.Cd in the past and the American people should be prepared !or anything he might do. In a speech on the floor of the SC'n­ate on May 27. 1954. the Honorable James 0. Eastland told his colleagues how Dou.'!:las so far abandoned judi­cial dignity and impartiality that he journeyed out to Portland. OI'C'gon, in 1948 to make the principal address to-e£ all things-the CIO National Convention. The CIO, the Senator pointed out, is always up to its neck in politics and vitally interC'SIC'd in the segregation is:suc on which Doug· las was later to rule. Senator Eastland quoted !1·om the New York Time~. December 12. 1952, page 37 which told of the prcscnta· lion by the CIO of a $1000 award for "meritorious public service'' to Doug. las. This award was from the Sidney Hillman Foundation and was prC'sent­cd by Jacob S. Potofsky of Uw Amal· gamated Clothing Workers Union. On November 16, 1953 the CIO News said on pa_ge eight that the CIO was helping to finance the light for se_gregation and had contributC'd $2,- 500 to the NAACP for this purpose. It is not necessary to refer to Doug­las' vote on the segregation issue later when the Supreme Court as­sumed jurisdirlion in this Malter. It is written large on a black page of American coRtemporary history. There we- have the picture. Dou_glas makes a partisan speech to a CIO convention. the CIO later bestows the SlOOO Sidney Hillman award on him; still later the CIO announces it has contributed $2.500 to the fight against segregation and !inalty Douglas votes on the issue. So whnt 1norc lo~icol l'lCC\U<"'nce o events than for Doughll!l to now maR' a trip to the Sovi :>t Union? Arter all, while the SuprC'tne Court issucdwhatthcyC'onsidC'risntinal mling on the matter, thC' origin:~l de­cision on it was handed down in Mas· Beauty Is Very Seldom Accompanied by Brains It is becoming a custom ror mC'm­bcrs o! Congress to complimeut the appearanceofwomenwhomthC'ycon­sider long on looks and short on brains. Senator George !\Ialone of Nevada who charged on the floor of the Sen­ale recently that there is and has ~~~~:~: 5t~~~~ty~t~oa;~,~~~~o~. s~=[~i~~ our Ambassador to Italy in the same address· "Little Mrs. Luce, o11e of the best ~~op~i~r1n~mb~~~~~d~~1~ ~; ~~~.v~~~v~~f~~ tees, which had under consideration the m-called Reciprocal Trade Law and its extension, testified in favor of free trade. which is what the so· calledrcciprocaltradereallyis." Mrs. Luce's statement to the com· mittee to which Senator Malone re­ferred was: "Mr. Chairman. the Hal· ians will not understand it if you do not extend this act, and thus permit them to sell in the United States the good"s produced in ltaly at plants es· tablished there with funds coming from the United States taxpayers". Such an asinine a~sertion as that didn't leave Senator Malone anything to compliment the lady about except her looks. What do we core whether the Ital­ians understand an action taken by the American Congress, or not? What Luce should be worried about. but isn't. is that the American people do not understand the C'Xtcnsion o[ an act which, as Senator Malone says, des· troys American producers. From an El Paso business man: "I got lots of laughs out of the February edition of the Sout1tern Conservative and to be frank with you, it keeps me going from rnonth to month and I regret that you. do not publish it weekly." tl ,g, 1- ,IY, It ,lo, March, 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 Information On Southern Conservative Is Always Available For The Asking A Screwball Wants to Be King Of a Big Bunch of Screwballs Sometime ago we received a communication from a Washing­ton bureau requesting informa­tion, on behalf of unnamed mem­bers of Congress, concerning the Southern Conservative and ex­pressing the hope that we would help them to furnish this data to the lawmakers. To provide this information to any others who may have curiosi­ty along this line and to save them the trouble of going through a third person to get it, we have de­cided to publish our reply: I must apologize for my long de­lay in replying to your letter of sometimeagoinwhichrourequest­ed me to supply information con­cerning "background on my organi­zation, history of my group, and Jist of directors or board of trustees" fortheinformationofcertainm em­bers ol Congress who had directed you to make this inquiry. I have been very busy preparing copy for my next edition and have no help which is for not replying sooner do not think I have in the matter. Since the only activity engae;ed in by the Southern Conservative is the publication of a monthly paper by that name which has b~en going to all members of Congress for over five years, I am deeply flattered that they are so impressed with its contents t11at they should decide it requires a "group, an organization, a list of directors and a board of trustees" to get it out. I hate to disillusion them but the !acts in the case demand that I must kt lhC'm down with a jar. I h:.1vc no org:mization, no group, no di rectors and no board of trustees And I am sorry to say in answer to a question they apparently had in mind but did not voice, I have no organized tinanci<ll backing either Only editors of publications dedicated to the evential overthrow of the American form of got·ern-ment are prot•idcd with unlimited funds to operate, while one like myself who believes wholehenrted­Jy in the American Con~;titution must practically go out and stand on the street with a tin cup. I think the curiosity of these Congressmen about the Southern Conservative, therC'fore, Is perfect­ly natural since most of the publi­cations, movements and propaganda groupswithwhichtheyarcfnmiliar are well supplied with nil these supporting mediums in which I am lacking and they probably can't un­derstand how one individual would just haul o!C and singlc-handedly make a pitch for fundamental prin­ciples of government for which the Southern Conservative stands. It is hard for them to understand :m American whose devotion and concern is exclusively for this Re­public, who wants its institutions preserved, is unnlte1·ably opposed to policies which protect the interests of other nations at the expense of our own, and who is willing to go to bat for this philosophy. It all boils down to this: I am the Southern Conservative nnd the Southern Consel'valive is I, al­though I have justilication for the conviction th:~t it voices the senti­ments of millions. A file of letters accumulatcd throughout the years is the proof on which 1 base this as­sumption. In future, I would respectfully suggest, any inquiring Congress­manmayaddl'cssmcdircct. andnot impose on your v;zluable time. They will be surprised how willingly I willtellthemali there is to know. In the mcantimc, if they have contact wilh any patriotic.. A.lpcd­c;~ ns with money to contribute to a good cause nnd wiiJ furnish me with the ir names, I will hit them up for a donation for make no mis­take about it, I will take money from anybody, any time, anywhere -provided there nre no strings at­tached to it. This Is Merely A Preview Of Worse That Is to Come Some one has s:ent us a c6ver page torn from a back edition of a magazine and has asked us to comment on a picture thereon. This picture snows a film fe­male who emigrated I rom a Southern tenant farm sever a 1 years ago and is now dripping glamor from Hollywood to Africa and back. Shown with her is a male Negro performer from the film capital who is dangling a glass of whiskey in one hand and has the other arm draped around the shoulders of this glamorous refugee from a cot­ton patch. Well, there is no comment we could make which w o u 1 d ade­quately take care of the subject and, at the same time, be permit­ted to go through the mails. Anyway, isn't this sordid spec­tacle of human depravity a typi­cal example of the objective which bleeding hearts and social reform­ers are striving for as they parrot the Moscow demand for the abol­ishment of segregation in this country? Isn't it the ultimate aim of the National Education Association, the National Council of Churches, Americans for Democratic Action, the CIO, the advisers to the Presi­dent. the Supreme Court and all the other extreme left-wing forces w.ho have..joined in pushing Soviet propaganda for br eaking do w n r acial safeguards in this country and br ingi ng a bou t social mixing of the white and black rnces. Houston Students Will Get Both Sides of the U.N. Story or None Isn't this revolting exhibition just the advance billing o( the so­cial degeneracy which will engulf the nation when a new generation grows up with teachers, preachers and politicians having crammed their young heads with such nause­ating pap as "integration". "racial tolerance" and "Christian Brother­hood"? Eleanor Rooseve1t has been on the prowl again and, as usual, stir­red up trouble and strife. She came to Texas and address­ed the United Nations Council of Houston composed of local left­wingers and dupes who plug for one-world government. Since Eleanor refuses to partici­pate in any undertaking which does not include Negroes, it was quite difficult to secure a building in which to hold the proceedings which included a luncheon. No white hotel. of course. was available to a mxed group and Houston colored hotels are too re­spectable to permit such behavoir in their establishments. So they settled for the YWCA where any­thing goes so long as the cause of international Socialism is served. Following Eleanor's departure, the UN Council of Houston speed­ed up their attempts to get Hou­ston school orricials to sponsor an essay contest on the United Na­tions, a proposal which they had rejected last year. Materials for these contests are prepared by the American Association for the Uni­ted Nations and the contests are one of the mediums through which one-worlders hope to indoctrinate American school children with in­ternationalism. Spokesmen for the U.N. group gave assurance that the "kits" con­taining the material for the con­tests presented only "factual and unbiased information about the structure of the U.N." although they fai led to produce any of these "kits" for inspection. As to the picture, we have vast­ly more respect for the black man holding the glass of whiskey and hugging his companion than we have for the shameless and trashy white female who is a willing par­ticipant in the disgraceful per­formance. The Houston school superinten­dent appointed a committee to study the matter and decide whether or not the contest should be approved. A staunch advocate o! the U.N. ((Til is movement to integrate the on the committee undertook to schools of the South is loaded with railroad the proposition through mo1·e racial dynamite than ap­and get quick approval of the idea. pea1·s on the surface and the Negro An a lert and patriotic high school will be the one who is blown teacher. however. stopped the away."-Davis Lee, Negro pub­proposition dead in its tracks by lisher of the Telegram, Newark, informing the committee that she New Jersey. was not about to approve the con- - ----- test unless she could see the ma­terial to be used in the contest and see what she was supposed to pass on. She pointed out that she had seen one of these "kits" in 1952 when a similar attempt was made to get the Houston schools to sponsor it and that it contained, at that t ime, material that was slanted, distorted ~md downright subversive. Her firm position in the matter prevented any decison from being reached. Meantime, a nationa11y-known patriotic organization began to lay plans for sponsoring a contest in the Houston schools which would give the other side of the picture, in the interest of fairness and in order that the students might have both sides of this highly contro-thing the promoters of the U.N. contest wanted and as soon as it was disclosed that Houston school children might get the truth and factual information, the U.N. group withdrew their proposal that the contest be held. Instead, young­sters may go to the YWCA in Houston. pay fifty cents, get a ''kit" and enter the contest. How­ever, this same contest was held by the YWCA in 1952 after the school authorities had turned it down, and only one lone girl showed up to participate. But this slight set-back won't feaze Eleanor and she will break out again in some other place. She is a trouble-shooter in its worst versial subject. She shoots into a town and This was, of course, the last trouble starts. The San Frrmcisco N e w s on February 17, carried an article about a Bishop who wa11ts to be a King. The Bishop is R~v. H. A. Tomlin­son of New York "·:::;~neral Over­seer of the Church of God" and who further asserts that he is "King of the Righteous of the World". He says he wants to be "King of the United Nations." Accompanying the article in the News was a full length picture of the Bishop wearing a "royal robe hand-sewn by Chinese members of his church". On his head is a crown of gold leaf and he is draped with a purple sash and other habil-aments of Royalty. , He gives as his qua1ifications to serve as "King of the United Na­tions" the fact that he can speak seventeen languages and "could learn any language on earth in three weeks". He promises that he would bring the wisdom of Solomon to the job and would pray for guidance in handling problems as they arose in the United Nations. From all this, it is clear that the man is just plain nuts and not in possession of all his marbles so, offhand, it would seem that he is just made to order for the job he seeks. However, his offer to "pray for guidance" completely disqualifies him for the job and he would be well advised not to put in his ap­plication. Prayers are taboo at the anti­Christian United Nations and all doors are barred to the }.ian of Galilee. Although bars and cock ta i 1 lounges appear at practically every turn in the corridors and are openly and heavily patronized there is only one small cubby­hole where a delegate who is so inclined may sneak in and indulge in prayer on a sort of bootleg basis. The Bishop had better look else­where in his search for a throne. We Usurp the Prerogatives Of a Theological Seminary We wish to make a corr<'ction of an error that appeared in the Febru­ary edition of the paper in which we conferred a Doctor of Divinity dcJ:(ree on a mere layman of the Episcopal Church. We arc in receipt ol a good-natured reminder from Mr. W. H. Kellogg of Huntsville, Texas, explaining that he made the address which we published but insisiting that the heavy volume of mail which has come to him a!'; a result of the editorial addressing him as "Reverend" is a wee bit of ovcr­statment since he is not a minister. We hereby apologize for making a preacher out of him without benefit of a course in a theological seminary but the fact that he is only a plain, innocent, dues-paying layman in the church does not in the least dctrad from the excellent and forceful de­nunciation he made of the National Council of Churches as pre~cntcd in the February edition. Mr. Kellogg oHered thi~ con~oling thought in connection with our stupid error: "Any way, it shows that your paper really gets around." HThe drive for co-existenc~ and to immobilize Chiang Kai-Shek and his forces are all part of one dastardly master plan-to give the Communists sufficient time to build up enough atomic and hy­drogen bombs and enough trained Asiatic armies so that this nation can be overwhelmed and reduced to slavery!'-William Loeb, edi­tor Manchester Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshire. Page 6 TH E SOUTHERN CONSER VATIVE M,uch, 1955 Senators Adopt Odd Method In Handling Juvenile Delinquency New York Senator Pleads for Ratification of "Genocide" Ordinarily the Southern Conscrva~ tive does not concern itself with ac· tivitics of state lawmaking bodies ex. ccpt as they relate to national issues but keeps its sights trained on the Congress and our entire time is de· voted to observing political skull· duggery on national and world levels. However, action by Texas legisla~ tors recently in connection with a bill designed to keep teen-agers out of taverns and tighten up restrictions against operators of such places who iellliquor to minors, amazed us be­'-" use of the policy laid down by the solons in the matter. Briefly. this policy makes it clear that teen-agers who buy beer in Texas and commit crimes as a result are to be prosecuted but that blame in n-.: way attaches to the tavern-keeper who illegally sold them the drinks. As the law now stands a ta\.•ern­keepcr may be punished who "know­ingly" scllsintoxicantstoyoungstcrs but so widespread has become juve­nile delinquency that law enforce­ment officials urged the amendment or the law to eliminate the word ''knowingly'' tins putting the burden ofprooronthcdispcnsersofliquor who too often claimed they didn't ''knowingly" commit this offense. The proposed amendment to the bill was killed right quick by the Crim· ina! Jurisprudence Committee of the Senate, with seven members voting against it and only two in favor. We could not, byanystretchofthe imagination be regarded as a pro· hibitionisl or a reformer in any sense, but the rl'jl'ction of this commonsense proposal to halt the practice of liquor. drinking by children seems to us the ultimate in irresponsible legislatig,g. It is our considered opinion that majority sentiment in Texas favors safeguarding youthrul morals as against preserving a tavern·keeper's source of profits. We- c:m only conclude that thls ft~n­lastic d('cision by the Cornn!ittce was either due to their total unconcern ovl'r mounting juvenile delinquency or that their mental machinery was immobilizC'd bythehypnoticinfluence of a couple of lobbyists whom we remcmbrr as being endowed with special persuasive qualities and pos­iCSscd of great personal charm. They arc also said to be very gen­erous in the distribution of free sam­ple. s of the product they represent. Rights of Subversives Are Given First Consideration It is very clear that the new rules shaping up in Washington in regard to conducting investigations of Com· munist infiltration into Americariin­stitutions arc going to provide more security but, unfortunately, not for the- Republic or its loyal citizens. Practically everyoody is contribut­ing guggcstions for protecting the rights of the SUSJX'Cted subversives while the security of the United States which !':hould be of major concern in the matter threatens to become lost inthcshuWe. All practical and effecti\'e investi· gative procedures were discontinued when Joe McCarthy was halted by Communist stooges and this powerful element means to keep all questions directt'd to Communist agents in fu­ture on the basis of a guessing game at a church social. It i!'lundcrstood thatJ. Edgar Hoo\'­er regards the demands that a wit­ness should be confronted by his ac­cuser as suicidal to his department which must necessarily keep the sources o( its information secret but he is just a man who knows all there is to know about It and consequently Js ineligible, by Washington ethics, to have any say~so in the matter. It is a problem for experts, intcl­lecluals and social scientists to solve and God ht'lp America when they get through with it. From n nationally known wom­an patriot of Portland, Oregon: '·You get more information out tvhere it can do more good than any person I know.', "Back Door" Approach To We Texans Can't World Government Proposed Brag About This Because of the general disrepute in which the United Nations is coming Texas, always jealous o£ competi­to be held, the internationalists, one· tion and who never likes to be out­worlders and leftists genera1ly who done on any front, has developed a want to do away with the United scandal in its State capital which States as a Republic and make it a promises to rival some of those which minor state in a World Government, have raised the rafters in Washing­seem to be concentrating on Atlantic - ton. Union as the next most e!fective med- While the amounts involved are ium for accomplishing this objective. small by national standards, and may To this end, concurrent resolutions total only a few million dollars, and have been introduced in the Senate no mink coats have yet shown up, we and House of the Congress proposing have had some witnesses who invoked that the President invite delegates the Firth Amendment thereby prov· of NATO countries to meet in con- ing that Washington hasn't got any­vention with United States delegates thing on us. to agree on some fortn of Federation The scandal broke out in connec­which Mrs. Frances B. Lucas of the lion with the Veteran's Land Program national OAR calls a "back door" authorized by a Constitutional amend· approach to world government. ment in which the State purchased NATO was organized as a military farms for GJ's allowing them to re­alliance for security purposes but, pay the money within a forty-year as in the case of the United Nations, period. they now propose to make it a polit· While the program is Constitution­ical alliance with a common govern- al, it put the Stale in a paternal posi~ ing body for all the member states lion and made real estate dealers out within it. of politicians. As in all such cases. Chic[ ramrod of the proposal in the there was opportunity for graft and ~~-~~~en;~r~~~c~~~~a~;~~~ra~~~thbes~~~ ~:turally the fast-money boys dived peeled to tag along with any proposal Some of the regrettable by-products for dissolving American sovereignty of the investigation will apparently such as Flanders, Humphrey, Jackson, be the shattered career of one State Lehman and a dozc11 others of similar official and the loss of their job by caliber. some members of the legislature who, The Public Is Fed Up With This Dirty Heel Harvey Malusow who recently' ad­mitted that he was a congential and in('urablE:" liar and then proceeded to proveit,eouldb('disposcdoffastif newspapr-rs\VOtlldquitgivinghimthe publicity on which he thrives. There is no longer any doubt in the minds of informed persons that he was a plant from the start and that the domestic Commies who precipi­tated the fight on Senator McCarthy were stage.managing this low-lived character's every move from the be~ ginning. I( he could be qui<'tly indicted, tried and put away without any further fanfare in the press, the public in­terest would be served but of course too many members of the pink press are sympathetic with his antics to give him the "quarantine treatment'' they know so well how to mete out to good Americans. Pravda And Izvestia Banned But Daily Worker Remains The Postoflice Department. backed up by the Department of Justice. has stopped delivery of the Soviet publi­cations Pravda and Izvestia to most rubscribers in the United States ac­cording to an Associated Press story recently. Postal officials are destroying co· pies of these publications in an effort to choke oil Communist propaganda. the A.P. article said but added that regulations adopted in the Postal De­partment would allow the publica­tions to continue togo to "government agencies and educational and research agencies." Our opinion wasn't asked in the matter but. offhand, it would seem to us that it would be better, as be· tween the two, to let the subscribers continue to get them and keep them out of the hands of the educators and the bureaucrats. Not many Americans can read Rus· sian any way but practically every. body can read English so we wonder why the Daily Worker is not also suppressed since it is obviously a vio­latiOil of the anti·Communist law against advocacy of the overthrow of the American government. Maybe the Postal Department and the Department -<lf Justice will get around to that next, we hope, having voted for the measure, were Constitutionally barred from· partici­pating in its benefits but who did not let a little thing like that stand in the way. Alabama Senator Performs As a Tight Rope Walker Lister Hill o( Alabama said in an interview with newsmen that the segregation issue has no place in Fed­eral Aid to schools legislation when Irving Ives of New York indicated he may propose an anti·scgregation amendment to the administration measure which is seeking to subsi­dize American public school systems. What a laugh! Of course the segregation issue has no place in this legislation or in any other except in the case of a State Legislature which might decide to t::asson the matter. For that matter, neither has the proposed Federal-aid-to-schools bill any rightful place in legislation con­sidered by our national lawmaking body. Both are issues completely out­side Federal' jurisdiction. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution clear­ly stipulates this, or hadn't they heard? Ifitwcrenotforthetragieconse. quenccs to the nation, nothing could be funnier than for two characters who haven't even nodding acquaint­ance with the Constitution to argue about something being un-Constitu­tional in a measure which, itself, is completely un-Constitutional. Senator Hill occupies a perilous position in assuming to represent Ala· bama which makes it imperative for him to engage in political acrobatics much of the time. He goes along with the Socialist program of his Party and gets away with it. but he dare not go so far as to embrace their Mos· cow-dictated plan of racial mixing in the schools and elsewhere. The voters of Alabama would kick him out so quick it would make his head swim, and he knows it There is nothing much more in­congruous than for a politician to favor Socialization of the public schools which Is proposed in the Fed· eral·aid·tO·education bill and at the same lime be forced to oppose anti­segregation programs which go hand· in-hand with such Socialistic propos­als, That he has been able to perform in this capacity for so long is a tribute to his dexterity and adroit maneuver· ing and if he i.s ever defeated, he should be able to get a job with a circus as a tight-rope walker. There are those who still insist that the United States has ratified the Genocide Treaty of the United Nations, although this is one of the indignities that has not yet been visited upon this country as we have tried to point out time and again. Those who persist in sending out literature to the effect that this in­famous treaty is in effect in the United States would do well to read the Congressional Record for Feb· ruary 11th, pages 1242·3. They will find that Herbert Lehman of New York made two speeches on the subject, calling for the Senate to take up the matter of ratification and debate it. "We must press (or the ratification of the genocide convention, in order to demonstrate to the world our con­viction and determination that the destruction of national, racial or re­ligious groups must be placed beyond the pale of international law and punished accordingly," this interna­tionalist, one-world spokesman said, and added: ... It is my hope that the Foreign Relations Committee ... wiii move this year to report the convention to the Senate, so that it may be de~ bated on the floor and acted up­on ... " An editorial in the magenta-tintcd New York Times which is his Bible, was introduced into the Record by Lehman. The editorial bemoans the fact that this treaty has "languished" in a subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee for four years and winds up with this plea: "After leading the right for this treaty in Paris back in 1946, shan we now allow our leadership to go by de[ault to the Soviet Union? ... Let's get ~~tl~~;~io~~ job. Let's get on with Laugh of the Month· A Te:ras newspaper runs a sho1·t column which flashes back tewnty-fit"e years and tells of events of that period. Recently it told of a stir­ring speech made by Franklin D. Roosevelt in behalf of States Rights in 1930. The Negro magazine «Brown" for March, 1955, heartily recom­mends John Marshall Harlan. the appointee of the President for a place on the Supreme Court: «John M. Harlan II, the newest justice of the Supreme Court is being hailed as the most liberal judge ever to sit on the benc11. Negro leaders are confident that Harlan will push the integration issue to a successful conclusion. Many feel Ike couldn't have done better even if he had appointed a Negro justice.'' One thing that never fails to send us into a mild case of hys­terics is Westbrook Pegler's ref­erence to Eleanor Roosevelt as tlte girl of his dreams. Somebody, some day may make a funnier crack but so far, this heads the list in our book. From a new subscriber in Clarksdale, Miss: "To say that my husband and I wholeheartedly agree with you on all counts would be the understatement of the year. So, in citing our viewpoints we would be robbing you of precious time and I would be running out of space_ In short, may God keep you strong and in good health for many years to come.', March, 1955 THE SOUTHERN CONS ERVATIVE Texas Mother Asks Militant Church Press In Fight Against Communism --------- perience in this sort of thing, you Catholics as a general rule have put up a strong fight all over the world against Communism but in some cases their ranks have been infiltrated. Also they have their Bishop Sheils just as Protestant­ism has its Bishop Oxnams. Communism is no respecter of creeds, sects or denominations and the atheistic propaganda prepared especially in Moscow for con­sumption by American church dig­nataries has been showered on those of all religious faiths alike. It is for this reason that we are reproducing a letter written by a good Catholic woman in Texas and addressed to Bishop Thomas Gor­man of Dallas. At her request, we are withhold­ing her name but we personally know her to be one of the most devout Christians, dedicated pa­triots and conscientious citizens to be found anywhere-Editor YOUR EXCELLENCY: I am not from your diocese, but I understand that you are the Bishop who is in charge of the Catholic Pres!! Division of the National Catholic Wel­fare Conference and the matter on which I am writing, though it con­cerns the Church generally, has spec­ial pertinence In the field of the Catholic press. It is a matter of Communist infil­tration into Catholic groups and its effect on the Catholic press. For al­most ten years now I have quashed ever-growing doubts and distress about certain sure signs of propagan­na o! the Left, always telling myself that these were only indications of extreme viewpoints, that some people just didn't "understand," always mak­ing excuses. After ten years. however. and the mergence of this pattern with all the other aspects of World Communism, I must honestly admit what I see with my own eyes and what I have heard first-hand-that a very great part of this SO·Callcd "Liberalism" is being deliberately led, maneuvered by per­sons who know full well what they are doing, and its total effect is to "brain·wash" our Catholic Americans. I have seen some of this indoctri· nation right in my own home in what were purely social gatherings and in what I believed were just discussions of honest differences. The full force of it struck me the day one of my closest friends, and a devout Catholic, came to our home and got into a vehement argument about an Issue of the day. This was a mnttcr of Communist conquest and the case of the Institute of Pacific Relations and my friend was stoutly defending Owen Lattimore as a man ~ho was being treated unjustly and Judged guilty before even being tried (he sti11 hasn't been tried. and one wonders if he ever wil1 be). There was no compassion for the enslaved People of China. no sorrow at the Plight of that nation, no thought for the persecutions going on there. Only sympathy for Lattimore. And all kinds of abuse heaped on our Congressional committees. And he waved copies of the New York Post and pointed out paragraph after paragraph in it. If you know the New York P~st, You know it is just a first cousin to the Daily Worker. Here was my good Catholic friend, for all practical purposes, defending :~~ ~~~'l~~{~~g a~t~.c~'::u~~~~. li~t~ tacking the forces of law and order, attacking our own Government. Nor was that all. When my hus­band quietly protested his arguments and got deeper into the discussion and brought up the matter of loyalty to one's country, we were even more shocked to have ridicule and scorn heaped on us for being "patriotic." If You have not had personal ex-just can't realize how diligently some people are at work to confuse Catha· lies about Communism, and about many other things too. When the in· filtration took place-! don't know. Possibly in the mid·Nineteen Thirties. But the second stage, the "brain­washing," has been going on since at least the late Nineteen Thirties and early Forties because I've been wit­nessing it all that time (only never opened my eyes, always excusing it on one ground or anothE:r). One of the earliest Party lines dis­seminated among Catholics was (and still is) "Being anti·Communist is negative." Also, "Catholic papers which are anti·Communist are nega­tive." They proposed lots and lots of good worthy causes for Catholics to occupy themselves with, anything and everything-except resisting Commu­nism. The reperc.ussions of this in its later stages are ominous. This is how it works out with even devout Catho­lics, good people, people who consider themselves loyal to the Church and wouldn't dream of supporting Com­munism. They will positively not even read a Catholic newspaper unless it is "Liberal." To them "liberal" news­papers are the only good ones. The word "conservative," the smearword, is tagged on to any militantly Cath­olic paper. And any Catholic news. paper which is anti·Communist is "negative." Today being anli·Commu­nist is being Fascist, reactionary even Hitler·tike. So far have they gone with this thing. They have made great strides with this propaganda in the Catholic press. The very thing which should be a weapon of truth, one of the most pow­erful weapons of the Church today, in her defense against enemies that ravage her. They have used the Cath­olic I=ress shamelessly and malicious­ly. 'First of all. in the Catholic pres!! all Catholics could have been alerted to the peril of Communism. If noth­ing else, the encyclical on "Atheistic Communism" tells us what we need to know and tells it clearly and ef­fectively. It should have been given constant attention through these years; especial1y the parts that warn the faithful of the deceits, and snares of the Communists, of their aims and their works. But how many Catholics don't even give Communism a thought? How many have been lulled into apathy and indifference? Your own paper, Your Excellency, is not to be count­ed among those apathetic, lukewarm, indifferent ones. (I have seen num­bers of copies of the Texas Catholic. In fact, I was reading this morning your talk to the parishes of their organizations that reminded me again of how the Leftists try to alienate the people from their parishes, their pas­tors.) Some of these papers, though they will not put up a fight against Com­munism, will give SI=ace to writers who parrot the life-line about World Government, UN, Congressional com­mittees being witch-hunts, and so on. Others simply suppress news of perse· cutions or timely addresses by the Hierarchy. Where the deliberate i~· filtration ends and the dupes begm is something for wiser heads than mine to learn. Your Excellency, in view of the world-wide persecutions, in view of the Commtmist war on the Church, does it not seem logical that all Cath· olic papers at this stage of the game would be militantly anti-Communist? Would be fighting back? Would be f~f;~~Y~ugre~~~ i~s~~e:e;~;o 3i~;~:~~~~~ togctthetruthinmostofthesccular ~~:~~~ ~ir:n:f o~urn~~~~~~!~. ~~cf: ~~t wrong? J After al1, Your Excellency, homey spirituality is all well and good, but if we concern ourselves with this exclusively and ignore tbe on·coming satanic scourge we are going to lose everything - our newspapers, our homes, our churches. And more than New Book Tells Why Our Prestige Abroad Is Now at All • Time Low An inquiry that is made more frequently with each passing day -is this pertinent one: Why are atomic bombs constantly being ex­ploded in this country? These bombs cost millions to build and the general idea was that they would be dropped, if at all, on enemy ter·ritory and not in the United States. Scientists explain that their devastating effects may be felt for many years and many miles away. We. too, would like to k--now why these expensive and devastating weapons of destruc­tion are not saved for protective purposes. After all, they are not fire crackers or Roman candles. The Internal Revenue Depart­ment is planning to use ucomic cartoons" in its tax collection pro­gram. Our idea of a man with a highly developed ~ense of humor is a man who can lauqh at a cartoon wb.en he's paying his in­come tax.-Southern Lumberman. The same evil forces who have tried to stifle Nationalism in the hearts of Americans have also sought to kill personal ambition aad pride on the part of the citi­zens and make them dependent on a ce11.tralized government for their security and support. It is all part of the world pattern for equaliz­ing and levelling off human beings to make them eligible for world citizeaship. The appalinQ thh.g is that any single individual in this country should "be too stupid to uaderstand what is being done to his country, and its peoPle. temporal or physical losses, our very souls are in peril. Surely, the souls o! our children. For Communism, the mystical body of satan, wants to ab­sorb us completely and seeks to drag every soul into hell. Lip service to anti·Communism Is nothing. In fact, it is disgraceful in a Catholic paper. It Is worse when it goes on to attack Congressional com­mittees, and play the Party line. Your Excellency, His Holiness Pope Pius XI gave specific instructions (battle instructions I call them) to the Catholic press regarding Commu­nism. He said: "It should, too, supply accurate and complete information on the activity of the enemy and the means of rcsis· tance which have been found most effective in various quarters. It should offer useful suggestions and warn against the insidious deceits with which Communists endeavor, all too successfully, to attract even men of good faith." (Encyclical "On Atheistic Communism''-Paragraph 56.) The Catholic people are terribly ignorant of Communism. Or they are confused about it. They have been Jed into many Communist objectives in many cases where their own press could have shown them the truth. It is not right to sit back and be neutral about this. There is nothing neutral about the Communist con­spiracy. It will stop at nothing short of complete world·widc domination. It is as tile Holy Father pointed out, a struggle "between man and 'all that iscallcdGod.'"Howcanourpress,so much of it, be so complacent about this? All over the land Catholics arc building new churches, new schools, instructing others. There is no end of Catholic activity all around us. But cannot some of this activity be put toward a resistance to Communism? Are we to occupy ourselves with everything else under the sun and say nothing while our fellow Cath­olics in land after land are crushed under the diabolical heel and while Eugene W. Castle has written a book on our favorite subject which he cans "Billions, Blunders and Ba­loney." It is the story of the uncounted billions of doliars taken from Amer­ican taxpayers and tossed down the rat holes of European and other coun­tries and of the bungling foreign pol. icy generally which has lost us the friendship, confidence and respect of the world. The far-flung operations of Harold Stassen's FOA are given a good going over and the useless expenditures of this agency are presented in horrify­ing clarity. Illustrations in the book show cas­tles in various European countries once belonging to Royalty but which are now occupied by representatives of the State Department and other Washington agencies who live in a state of luxury sadly at variance with an unbalanced budget at home. The United States Information Ser­vice is credited by Castle with having reduced our influence and prestige abroad to a new low. "The more tens of millions we spend on U. S propa­ganda abroad, the more hatred we ~ea~~e t~b:r~e~,e:~~p~~~s~g~~~s\e~~·; ~~e:tos~~~ag~~nd~er a~~oa~m~~~~f ~~~ day have the impact of a Texas tor­nado at the height of its destructive fury." The book was written after the author had gone to each country d"iscussed in his book and spent long periods of time studying the situation there and the impact of our behavior on the natives of such countries. Every American who helps S\lPPO.tt with his taxes the so-called Foreign Aid programs should read "Bi11ions, Blunders and Baloney," by ali means. It is put out by Devin·Adair Company of New York. the enemy g!'Ow~ c::tronger and strong­er in our own midst. We need the Catholic press so bad~ Jy. We need it to keep us united, organized, informed. Because the Leftist groups I spoke of earlier are no longer mainly concerned with in. doctrinating-they are now on the offensive. They have their final ob­jective in sight now. To purge. To silence all Catholics who do not con­form to the Left. To brand as heretics all Catholics they label "reactionary" "Right-wing," etc. The "Liberal" school of thought and its Left-wing propaganda will seek !rom here on to dominate the Catholic press com­pletely and suppress any other side. And they arc very daring. They stop at nothing. When I have asked some of them why they have not listened to and acted upon the recent statements of Cardinal Spellman I was told, "He is a reactionary." Even our Hierarchy! Please understand, Your Excellen­cy, my motives in writing. It is dis­tressing to see what is happening. But it is also fearful. I am ready to !ace anything myself in the nature of the peril and the dangers approaching. But I !ear terribly for my children. I have eight young children-the oldest is only ten. I tremble when­ever I think of what might happen to them in the dark days threatening us. I have spoken here in my home to a missionary priest now expelled !rom China and he tells the same story as the others, "The older Chris­~ i~~ss .will remain true. But the little They are taken from their ho~nC's, from tbe church, and handed over to those devils-my prayers these days, and every day :J.t M<lss (and we all go d<lily), is that God will grant us any amount of physical suf. Cering, but don't let these little ones lose their souls to the Anti·Christ! It is a desperate, heartsick mother who writes to you. May the Holy Spirit enlighten you and all the other members of the Hierarchy and inspire ~~c~o~0rt~~i~~~~!~ts and words we ., I lj PageS Business Executive Talks Cold Turkey Being o! that comparatively small school of thought in this country which believes in speaking right out and not beating around the bush, we adore a letter written by a member of a local Republican Executive Com· mittcc in a certain State in reply to a letter from Leonard Hall soliciting - funds !or the National Republican Committee: "Dear Mr. Hall: Perhaps I should not answer your letter of February 5th, 1955, as I definitely am not a member of the Eisenhower team. I am a Republi· can. ''You ask for helpful suggestions in lieu of any contribution I might want to make. Permit me to say that so long as Mr. Eisenhower follows the recommendations of General 1\lotors. Barnard Baruch, and Henry Ford. I think you should get your money (rom them-they have plen· ty. "Unfortunatelv, like Mr. Roose­V<' lt, in 1932, Mr. Eisenhower has completely ignored the platform on which he was elected. Some of us, who atlended the National Conven­tion and saw how certain delega· tions, notably that of Texas, were taken away from Mr. Taft, by what we considered very reprehensible means, had our apprehensions con· ccrnin~ Mr. Eisenhower. but I gave him my full support in '52. Of this, likf' Jo(' McCarthy, I am now sorry, as I nersuadcd people to vote for Mr. Eis('nhower under a miscon­ception that he would carry out his plRtiorm and return to the con· servative principles for which the Republican Party has always stood. Instead of that. he has gone further to the lc!t; and is more internation­al, than any President we have ever had. "I am not ashamed to call myself a Nationalist and I believe this country i!! growing more in that di­rection all the time. I am frank to say that if Mr. Eisenhower is re­nominated in '56 I shall not support him. I( I had known the direction Mr. Eisenhower was going to take, I would have voted for Stevenson, because if he had been elected we would still have preserved the hard core o£ conservative opposition to New Fair Deal policies, which had been developed by reason of former Democratic Presidents. Instead, we were lulled to slcep,-thinking that Mr. Eisenhower would follow Re­publican principles, and we saw sev· eral o£ our fine Republican Sena­tors, like Senator Ferguson, be­guiled into the international camp, when he does not think that way at all. P.S. By the way, who really did promote Peress?" Cherished Praise From An "Elder Statesman" We have received communications from time to time from some out· standing members of lawmaking bod­ies in this and other countries in con· ncction with the publication of which we are the editor but never one more appreciated than one we had recently from a ninety.year old man who served long years as a member of his State Legislature: ''When I reach the end of this let­ter, I would like to sign myself "your friend'' for I would rather have you for a friend than any woman I have ever heard of and that is saying some­thing for I number some great women among my friends. "You have a mind and the nerve of the greatest man my State ever sent to Washington nnd one of the greatest who ever sat in the United Slates Senate. THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE We Fear That 'World Planners' Have Bitten Off More Than They Can Chew The people of Texas who, generally speaking, are strongly al­lergic to the idea of surrendering national sovereignty and accepting, in its stead, a policy of supervision by international agencies over their private affairs. were greatly heartened following the recent visit of a Mrs. PhiUip Pillsbury to the State. Mrs. Pillsbury, it turned out, is vice president of the c. International P lanned Parenthood Federation" and in this capacity it is logical to assume that she could conceivably exert wide influence on one segment of our vital statistics when the global state is fully perfected and gets under way. However, when she spoke in Houston during a fund-raising drive for the cause, she allayed much of the fear which existed in the minds of Texans concerning their future status and individual rights under one· world government. and indicated that she is prepared to be very gen­erous so far as her program is concerned. For instance, she assured her audience that the International Planned Parenthood Federation is not going to tell any one how many babies they may have and that, if possible, the Federation's program will be kept on a 41vo1untary level." Regardless of our individual views on World Government. we are forced to admit that this is mighty white of Mrs. Pillsbury and her Federation. She went so far as to express the hope that even in those countries most plagued by over-population. "government restriction" may be avoided through mass education of the heads of families. This program of education will be carried on in each community by a staff composed of "a docto'Q. a minister, a lawyer and a social service worker,'' Mrs. Pillsbury explained to her listeners. Why the three 1atter functionaries should be included in the pro­ceedings which seem to be largely medical, was not made clear by the l ady but it is assumed t hat the reinforcements w ill be added out of defere nce to the fea the r-bedding poJicies of labor unions which demand a stand-by force in any understaking, such as insisting on the employ­ment of three extra horn-tooters when one piccolo player is hired. At first blush a minister would seem to be somewhat miscast in a role of this kind in view of tradition which has heretofore limited his participation in such matters to a christening ceremony later on, but perhaps a liberal interpretation of the new "Social Gospel" concept of religion now authorizes him to get in on the act a few months earlier, thereby reducing future chores to the minimum and allowing him more time to devote to the pressing problems of a New World Order. The social service worker's presence on the scene may be account· ed for by the widely held belief that an old maid makes an excellent marriage counsellor and is top-ranking authority on the problems of maternity and childbirth and the lawyer, no doubt, either goes along for the ride or to represent the other three before the World Court in any damage suits which might result if sotne householder with an in­nate sense of decency decided to challenge this violation o[ his privacy and kicked the whole caboodle down the front steps. While expressing confidence that this "educational program" will take care of the situation and keep everything under control, Mrs. Pills· bury darkly added this warning: "Some o( the most critically over­populated regions may have to attempt government control." \Vhile our personal concern in the subject is necessarily academic, we just can't help wondering-in the interest of our State's future population-just how "government control" of the flight of the stork is going to operate in territory which Mrs. Pillsbury's Federation may consider "over-populated'' and decide to designate as a disaster area. We are familiar, of course, with governmental attempts to limit the production of potatoes, wheat, corn, butter and other surplus com· modi ties and have even witnessed the plowing under of crops and the slaughter of little pigs by economic experts striving to balance supply with demand but we confess to a mild state of confusion over the pro­posal to apply this policy to babies. "I can't do without even one edition of the Southern Conservative. It is the best and strongest publication that comes ot my office. How do you get all your information? It is always so right and so true. We have naturally become somewhat softened up toward ''govern· ment control'' of the farm, the factory, the mine, the bank, the oHice, the schoolroom, the hospital and such but, so far, the bedroom has been exempt from Federal supervision and we hope we will be for· given for being slightly puzzled as to how a World Government will go about forcing compliance with its rule prohibiting over-production in the nursery. Will there, perhaps, be a Planned Parenthood Police Patrol, known and feared all over the world as the dreaded PPPP, and invested with authority to crack down and arrest offenders on the spot and haul them off to the pokey? "Recently, I passed into my nine· ticlh year but I am not too old to read and love the Southern Conserva­tive." March, 1955 Texas Teachers Try To Run School Board's Business In the suburban town of Irving, Texas, a big controversy develop~ ed over the simple firing of the superintendent of the schools by the School Board. This should have been a merely routine matter of no concern out­side that small city, but schools are not operated that way any Over a hundred teachers adopt­ed gangster methods of labor unions and walked out on their jobs be'cause of the superinten~ dent's dismissal, leaving the pupils high and dry. It has become almost as hard to fire a school official as it is to get a Communist out of a Washington ,government agency. and this School Board has been subiected to abuse and condemnation by the same irresponsible elements that always come to the front in such case~. (mQ:ender mass hysteria Rnd break into print with all sorts of wild charges. No information has been given out about the cause of the super­intendent's removal but the usual claims nf viol~tion of "acarlcmic freedom" and similar absurd charges will probably be made. The next thing. if preced~nt is followed. will be for rPuresenta­tives of the National Education Association to come bar,l!in~ into the picture in an effort to throw their weight around and tell a local Board how to run its schools. If this happens, we NEA meddlers get the ""•'=...,..­they did when they attemoted to take over a similar silu::dion in Houston and were practically run out of town. Ruml Runs With the Hare· And Trails With the Hounds In a high-priced fu1l page advertise· ment in Fortune MRgRzine, the Eco­nomic Development Association of the Commonwealth of Pucrta Rico pleads with American business firms to move their establishments to thnt island in order to benetit from low tax rates There is nothing remarkable about this except for one thing. The adver­tisement consists of a signed Rrticle by Beardsley Ruml giving ligures showing the great advRnbges of the Puerta Rico taxing system over th<~t of the United States. Yc gods! If memory serves, Ruml is the bird who originated the withholding tax adopted by the American Congress which adds to the misery of American business concerns by making them unpaid bookkeepers for the Federal government and which reduc('S A mer· ican citizens to the status of slaves whose earnings arc taken away trom them before they ever get their hands on it. And now this same Ruml sells his services to a government which is able to extend inducements to Amer­ican industry by means of a tRxing system which is fair and equitable be­cause he wasn't there to louse it liP. If that isn't playing both ('nds against the middle, we give up. He contributes his services toward making the tax levies of one govern· ment unbearable and then hires out to another and points out its Rdvan· tages over the one whose polici('S he helped to shape. Ruml is one of those ubiquitous Internationalists who like to, and do, have a finger in every pic Rnd whose name is to be round on the member· ship list of many one-world organiza­tions whose activities arc never sub· jected to the bright light of publicity and investigation.
File Name pdf_uhlib_10604411_v006_n003_ac.pdf