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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Yol. 5 Fort Worth, Texas, May, 1954 No.5 IT· IS TIME FOR AMERICANS TO RECAP.TURE THE UNITED STATES We Need More Governors Like the Georgia Executive The last l~gislature of the State of Georgia passed a strong · anU-subver­& ion bill and that State was the first to reverse its former action approv­ing world government. Governor Herman Talmadge has also announced that, in the event of an adverse decision by the Supreme Court on segregation, the schools of that state will be abolished and a syStem o£ private schools set up. As long as Georgians have Tal­madge as governor, the upper-bracket pink fringe in Atlanta will be unable to do permanent harm to that great State. We need more governors like him. Death Blow to States Rights The ruling to abolish segre· gation in Southern public schools was first decreed by the small but powerful mi .. nority which dictates the po­litical action of governing bodies around the world. It was re·echoed by nine polit· ical puppets on the Social Agency which now passes for the Supreme Court of the Unit&'d States, iust as we went to press - too late for com· ment in this edition. New Style States Rights to Be Known As the Hart, Schaffner and Marx Brand With the exception of the case of General Douglas MacArthur, we have never known such na.tion4 wide resentment as was engender4 ed by the firing of Honorable Clarence Manion from a Presi­dential Committee set up presum­ably to determine the Rights of States and the conflict of Federal authority with such rights. As in the case of General Mac4 Arthur, Manion was let out for reasons having nothing whatever to do with logic, judgment or com4 mon sense. It was announced that Mr. Manion was fired because he urged the passage of the Bricker amend­ment, a position taken by all in­formed Americans whose primary concern is in the safety and securi­ty of the United States. Unless the Bricker amendment, or some similar measure, is passed, not only States Rights, but Federal Rights, are abrogated and only Global Rights are recognized as valid and authentic. So long as international treaties continue to supersede the Ameri4 can Constitution, it is silly and fu-tile to set UJJ Committees to study any kind of Rights as they relate to American units of government. They simply haven't any. Mr. Manion of course knew this and was performing the primary responsibility of his job by urgipg that a loophole in the Constitution be plugged through which inter­national treaties could wipe out both State and Federal Rights. He was attacking the root of the evil. And so, he was fired and we are now advised that the president has appointed, in his stead, a Chicago man whose name we do not re­member except that he is head of Hart, Schaffner and Marx, retail clothing merchants. We seem to recall vaguely an­other haberdasher in Washington who not only took a dim view of States Rights but who also looked with a jaundiced eye on even the Rights of the Congress of the Unit­ed States. At any rate, it should be highly interesting and enlightening to see what the Hart, Schaffner and Marx brand of States Rights will turn out to be. For years thi,s country has functioned politically and ideologically as a joint Colonial Possession of Communist Russia and Socialist Eng· land. Our domestic and foreign policies have been dictated in Moscow and our Declarations of War have been made in. London. Appeasement of the Soviets and concessions to the British have served as the basis of our official actions, motivated our diplomatic maneuvers and in­fluenced our national decisions. Soon we may surrender our last vestige of sovereignty to the United Nations as a final step in the transforma­tion of a once powerful and independent Constitutional Republic into a vassal state in a World Government. Only the Congress can now save the nation from total disintegration. In the elections of 1954, thirty-six members of the United States Senate and four huqdred and thirty-five members of the House ol Representatives must be chosen and the ballots of the American people will decide the momentous question as to what manner of man shall fill each of these important seats. In November, patriotic Americans will go to the polls along with a powerful and organized minority of both native-born and naturalized citizens who are shamelessly ranged against their own country and openly aligned with its enemies in subtle efforts to propel us further into internationalism and to accomplish the downfall of the government under which they have lived, prospered and enjoyed the blessings ol liberty. With the fate of the nation in the balance and with our executive leadership hopelessly involved in foreign intanglements, only the Con4 gress can rescue us from inevitable disaster by restoring our lost prestige, renewing the faith of the worid in our national honor and returning the nation to its original status as a Constitutional Republic. In direct contrast to the Socialist platforms on which many dema­gogues, radicals and outright subversives have climbed into the Halls of Congress in recent years, we present for consideration of candidates a suggested outline of an American platform to which American aspir~ ants for office .may subscribe in seeking el~ction to either House of the American Congress: As a prerequisite to my candidacy for this high office, I wish to publicly re-dedicate myself to Am.erican principles of govern­ment as enunciated in the Declaration of Independence and set forth in the Constitution of the United States and to re-affirm my undivided allegiance to the American Flag and to the Republic for which it stauds. In seeking support of my candidacy for this important position. I unreservedly subscribe to the basic tenet that the government of the United States was set up to provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty to the American people and their posterity and to them alone. While advocating good will toward other nations and friendly relations with all who merit respect, I will not assume that my oath of office as an American lawmaker commits me to legislate in the interest of foreign countries and to the detriment of my own. In striking contrast to the attitude of many of our elected national (Continued On Page Two) Millions of Americans Think It--The Southern Conservative Says It Page 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1954 Failure Truman of President to Order Baffles Revoke Americans The failure of the president to rescind the order by Harry Tru­man denying to investigating com­mittees the files on known Com­munist traitors constitutes perhaps the most incredible of his many baffling performances. This implied protection of sub­versives by the White House is, according to the best advice, due to decisions by presidential ad­visers whose determination to con­tinue Truman policies in effect has long been recognized. The refusal of the president to rescind this order of course great­ly handicaps the search for Com­munists in high position and we believe the time is coming when the president will have to take action in regard to it, much as he seems to shrink from offending his associates. Concerning the matter Honor­able Ralph W. Gwinn, Congress­man from New York said on the floor of the House of Representa­tives: "There is a mass of evidence and information on the hidden con­spiracy in Government which is still inaccessible to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to this sub-committee because persons who know the facts are not co­operating. "To date, only the highlights of these twenty years of treasonable betrayal in Washington have been sketched in the public record. Some day, when all the records may be examined, the whole frightful story of New Deal treachery, sabotage and espionage will be unfolded for public ap­praisal". The trouble is that it may then be too late. Meantime the president's contri­bution to the subject is his asser­tion that Communism will not be an issue in this Fall's Congres:>ion­al elections. We respectfully suggest that he will find out he ts mistaken when candidates for re-election get back to their respective districts. Russia Finally Acknowledges Its Own Illegitimate Baby Although the United Nations Edu­cational, Scientific and Cultural Or4 ganization, known by its pet name of UNESCO, is based almost solely on Communist doctrine and was for­mulated in its entirety by Communists and fellow travellers, Russian repre­sentatives in U.N. have acted coy about formally signing it. In fact, it was thought best that its parent let it operate as an illegitimate child until proponents could first get it established in this country, since a Russian signature would serve as a handicap in some quarters. Recently, in London, Jacob Malik, evidently feeling that the time had now come to brag about its Commu­nist origin, signed it for Soviet Russia and the Ukraine. We Can't Eliminate Commies By Denying That They Exist Much as we hate to disagree with a great and outstanding American like Martin Dies, we are forced to take issue with him. In a recent interview in the press, Congressman Dies is quoted as claim­ing that Communists inside the United States are no longer a threat and that Communism in this country is a mere shadow of what it was ten years ago. Mr. Dies' error is probably due to the fact that Communism was highly concentrated at the time he rendered such notable service as chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee back in the 1930's. At that time, most of the Com­munists and fellow travelers were holed up largely in labor unions and operated with the sanction and ap­proval of the White House. It was easier to spot them when the pack ran together and were easily distin­guishable from ordinary, loyal citi­zens of the United States. Since that time, however, they have spread out all over the country and have invaded the schoolroom, the pulpit, civic groups, the government, the Army and other branches of the military services while still main!ain4 ing their beachhead in labor UJ?!Ons, minority organizations and pra~hcall.Y every other organized group m thiS country. Mr. Dies may be right in regard to the decreased number of actual card-carrying members of the Com­munist Party but the Soviet leader­ship in Moscow long ago decided that their most valuable allies in this <'Oun­try were not party members but the molders of public opinion here who vigorously d en o u n c e Communism while, at the same time, subscribing to its principles, and spreading its doctrines within their sphere of in­fluence. Within the past year alone, three hundred and seventeen influential Americans, including scores of teach­ers and educational leaders have ap· peared before an investigating com­mittee of Congress and have refused to answer when asked if they were, or had been, members of the Com­munist Party, and took refuge behind the Fifth amendment. We are convinced that 1\'Ir. Dies is sincere in the position he takes on this serious and tragic matter but he is definitely in error. Communism and Communistic influence is at an all-time high in the United States. Bruce Bates of Sherman, Texas, a radio gunner who serv~d under Senator Joseph R. McCarthy when he was Marine Captain in Hawaii, l\1idway, New Hebrides and Guadalcanal says that nobody can spot a phony officer quicker than an enlisted man. As one who served under McCarthy, he refer­red to the Wisconsin senator as "our favorite officer", who always was considerate of his men, was gentle-voiced and never got mad except at the enemy. Well, the senator is fighting a worse enemy now than when he was in the South Pacific and if he gets mad now and then, he is entitled to his bursts of anger. Time for Americans- (Continued From Page One) offici-als, and those aspiring to such rank, I want to go on record as an American of undivided loyalty, with no apology for waving the Flag so long as that Flag is the emblem of my own country and as one whose primary concern is for the welfare, safety and security of the United States. If elected, I shall urge complete severance of diplomatic rela­tions with Russia as a barbaric country morally unfit to associate with decent and respectable nations and for the forcible removal of her army of agents and spies operating in the American Republic. I shall also favor legislation outlawing the Communist Party in the United States, the placing of known Communists advocating the overthrow of the American government behind bars and strong punitive measures for those who join or knowingly lend their names to Communist front organizations. I favor the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations on the ground that this world organization constitutes an international conspiracy against the peace and security of the Unit­ed States and was so intended when it was set up by enemies of this country, in collaboration with domestic traitors, at San Francisco in 1945. I favor the passage of the Bricker amendment, or similar legislation, which will settle for all time ·to come the question as to whether the American people shall be governed by international treaty law or by the Constitution of the United States. I favor the repudiation of the Yalta and Teheran agreements and urge a re-appraisal of executive authority in committing this country in secret proposals without approval by the United States Senate as provided in the Constitution. The framers of this document also designated three separate and distinct branches of government which specified ana defined powers for the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial depart­ments. I strongly disapprove of any of these subdivisions of the Federal government encroaching on the authority of the other and especially do I oppose attempts of the Executive to dictate to the Legislative or to withhold from it, or any of its duly authorized committees, information vital to the security of the American people. This practice is wholly at variance with the intents of the Founders of the Republic who visioned three strong, coordinating arms of the government working together for the defense and perpetuation of a nation indivisible, under God. I shall advocate a strict observance of the Constitutional of the States of the American Union as provided in the .:""·~-..;...; Amendment to the Bill of Rights and, in the framing of legislation, shall strenuously oppose the brazen attempts of Wash-ington to override local authority in matters having to do with social and racial practices in the various states. With malice toward none and charity for all, I submit that it is immoral, un-American and in direct conflict with established Ameri ... can principles for officials of the Federal government, to single out certain segments of the American society for special benefits, class favors or preferred treatment. In this connection, I shall protest with every resource at my command, any further discrimination against white Christian American citizens, either in legislative enactment, judicial ruling or executive pronouncement. I also favor the sale of all Socialist government projects which have been set up in the past twenty years or are in the course of being set up now, to compete with private American industry and oppose any future appropriations for similar projects. If elected, I promise to give serious and profound study and con­sideration to the problems of the American taxpayer who has be­come the "forgotten man" in the nation's social and economic plan­ning during the past twenty-one years and who is accorded recod­nition only when he is summoned forth from obscurity to sign the checks which pay the bills for global spending sprees. Recognizing the passage of the Sixteenth or Income Tax Amendment to the Constitution as the most abject surrender of private property rights in human history, and realizing that it is the source of most of the evils from which we suffer, I shall work untiringly for its repeal and the substitution of one which limits the taxing power of Congress to a maximum of twenty-five per cent. I concede that robbery is a crime we will always have with us but I shall strenuously oppose a policy of government which makes legal thieves of members of Congress, gives them a permit to steal and grants them immunity from punishment when they hold up a citizen, frisk his pockets and relieve him of all his valuables. I shall cast my vote at all times toward the strengthening of our immigration laws and, instead of letting the bars down further to the undesirables of Europe who have flooded this coun­try to contaminate our political morals, debase our religious and educational leaders and corrupt the ideals of our youth, I will favor the deportation of approximately two million aliens who are already residing illegally in the United States. Believing that the disbursal of American taxpayers' money is a sacred trust imposed upon members of the Congress, I shall oppose the appropriation of one more dollar to any foreign country for any social, ideological or extraneous purpose whatsoever. I shall urge that the billions of dollars intended for foreign aid in future be applied to the reduction of the national debt, to the relief of over-burdened taxpayers and to building up the Air Force and other branches of the Armed Services for the defense of the United States. On this platform, I shall hold my head high, look my fellow Amer­icans in the eye and offer for public service without apology to any man or set of men. May, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pago 3 Mothers Should Fight Only for Demand Their Sons Their Own Country We wonder if the mothers o£ the Security Council. Suppose, this American boys who are being drafted into the Armed Services have any idea about which country their sons are being sent away to defend. The Charter of the United Nations, which has been recognized as having precedence over the American Con­stitution, has arrogated to itself the right to declare war and to disperse troops to points where, in its judg­ment, they are needed. In Chapter VII of the Charter, Art­icle 39, it says: "The Security Council (of the United Nations) shall deter­mine the existence or any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recom­mendations, or decide what measures shall be taken . . . to maintain or restore international peace and se­curity."' From the above, we find that wars shall be declared, n~t by any indi­vidual nation belonging to it, such as the United States, but by the United Nations through its Security Council. Even if the United States should be attacked, it could only defend it­self and fight back until such time as the United Nations took over. In con­firmation, read Article 51, Chapter VH "Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individu31 or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to maintain inter­national peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defense shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore inter­national peace and security." So we have even thrown away the right to protect ourselves even if attacked, without getting approval of What Do They Mean Let's Get Together? The Communist Party in the United States has just issued a pamphlet called "The . Ame7ican Way" which is 110w bemg wxdely circulated by mail. In this pamphlet, Communists propose that their party and the Democrats get together in an ef· fort to defeat the Republicans. The Red rats know that the Communist Party of the Unit­ed States and the Party of the New Deal and Fair Deal have been one and the same for more than twenty years, and that practically all planks in the Communist Party platform were put into effect in this country by RooseYelt and Truman. In the pamphlet put out by tbe Communists, defeat of "McCar­thyism" is strongly urged, which is understandable, since McCarthy is a deadly foe of this gang of hooded cobras. country should be attacked by some Iron Curtain country and we went running to the United Nations for protection and help. What if they decided we were in the wrong and held that the United States had com­mitted an act of aggression and the Iron Curtain country was merely de­fending its rights? In Article 39 of Chapter VII we find this provision: "The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or de­cide what measures shall be taken ... to maintain or restore internation­al peace and security." In Article 46 of that same chapter: "Plans for the application of armed force shall be made by the Security Council with the assistance of the Military Staff Committee." There are thousands upon thousands of words in addition to these outlin­ing the au!ttority of the United Nations to make war and send troops any­where, but surely these few illustra­tions should open eyes and wake up sleeping Americans. Most mothers would bravely speed their sons to war in defense of their own country when legally declared by the Congress of the United States but we believe they are going to rebel at the prospect of offering them up as a sacrifice to the defense of far­flung outposts of civilization whose names they can't even pronounce. Our congratulations to the Tex­as Technological College at Lub­bock , Texas, for the discriminating care with which they select speak­ers to address students there. A recent series of talks to the student body included such outstanding personalities as General Bonner Fellers, H o n o r a b I e Clarence Manion of Indiana and Frazier Hunt. author of the forthcoming biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Selection of speakers is understood to have been made by J. Evetts Haley of Lubbock, prominent in business. education and civic affairs throughout Texas and the Southwest. The University Christian Church of Fort Worth, located near the campus of Texas Christian Uni­versity and attended by students of that institution, invited Luther Youngdahl of Minnesota to address their group at its annual conven­tion recently. Youngdahl is the person Harry Truman appointed to a Federal judf1eship in a horse trade in which Youngdahl prom­ised not 1o run a~ainst New Deal Senator Hubert Humphrey of that state in return for the appoint­ment. Youn~tdahl is also the char­acter who threw out some of the counts in the indictment against Owen Lattimore charged with ly­ing in connection with his testi­mony to a Senate Investigating Committee. Earl Browder who was alleged to have been kicked out of the Commun­ist Party in 1945 because of his refus­al to go along with its Moscow poli­cies is reported to now be designating himself as a Democrat with a small D. Very appropriate, since the type of ''Democrat" he associates with is a Communist with a small C. Writer Tells of Roosevelt Family Racket Operated From White House How members of the Roosevelt family banded themselves together and operated an upper-crust Confi­dence game in selling executive in­fluence during FDR's !our terms, is revealed by a Washington newspaper man, Chesly Manly, whose best-seller 'The Twenty Yea r Revolution-from Roosevelt to Eisenhower·• is providing an interesting cut-back to New Deal standards of morals. In addition to $1,500,000 paid by American taxpayers to Roosevelt him­self in salary and "allowances," his wife, two of his sons and his daughter took suckers for more than five mil­lion dollars during the twelve years they romped in and out of the White House. The greatest individual "take'' by the operators o( this family racket was Eleanor who had an income of $7,500 (rom an estate when she en­tered the White House but who was well on the way to putting three million dollars in her jeans by the time she left it. Per-forming as a sort of socialite Ma Barker, Eleanor pointed the way for two of her sons and a daughter to cash in on the old man's job while the cashing in was good and to knock off the boobs seeking gov­ernment favors of those marked !or indictment by the Department of Justice. To the credit of Eleanor and the two sons, it must be admitted that they waited a reasonable time before cracking down on their victims but the daughter, Anna Dahl, got ants in her jodhpurs and jumped the gun. Shortly after the polls closed in 1932 and the fi rst editions were on the street announcing her old man's elec­tion, Anna hired her an agent who went forth to offer her wares to the highest bidder. It developed later, however, that she had nothing on the baH, had in­herited little of the Roosevelt talent for turning a fast buck and that her only legacy from the family was a set of Roose,·elt teeth, Practically all her ventures landed in the bankruptcy courts. Eldest son, James, began his racket­eering career by selling his name to a Boston insurance company where he was soon "earning" !ilty thousand dollars per year writing insurance policies for firms doing business with the New Deal. Becoming restless, he subsequently started out looking for more worlds to conquer and eventually landed on Dr. Donald Soper, head of Bri­tain's Methodist Church, is quoted by the Associated Press as saying that Soviet Premier Georgi Malen­kov is '1really more of a liberal than a Communist". Ye gods and little fishes! When asked whether or not he had ever been, or was still, a mem­ber of the Communist Party, a Colonel Leo. Sheiner, a Mi.ami, Florida, attorney told the Jenner Committee that he refused to answer and invoked his privilege under the Fifth Amendment. Dis­barment proceedings were im­mediately instituted against him by the Florida Bar Association and other bar associations would do well to copy in similar cases. the West Coast where he was one day to make large-scale conquests o! a romantic nature that were to earn him the title of "Romeo Roosevelt." His part of the "take' ' in the Roose­velt family racket is claimed to have been a million dollars. Elliott was a late starter, probably due to the fact that he was always busy gettigg married, but after he squared off and got under way, he did all right. His operations were largely confined to '·hot oil" men who had run afoul of production restric­tions and others who were on the hot seat including plans manufactur­ers with outmoded ships they wanted to sell to the government. During his career as a quick-monry boy, Elliott is claimed to have estab­lished two all-time records. He was able to get more big loans on un­secured or bad notes than any man in history and his fast jump from a buck private in the Army to Briga­dier General is a military feat with­out precedent in modern or medieval times. In his first inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt said piously: "The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple o.f civilization.'' Herbert Hoover was the "monry changer" who preceded Roosevelt. After his (our-year term as president ended, Mr. Hoover returned to the Federal Treasury all the money which had been paid him for his services as presiden t of the Un ited S ta tes. Roosevelt who was unable to earn a living be fore he got in politics came to the White Ho u s~ witJ1 a personal fortune of $600,000 and at h is death possessed a fam ily forlune of millions. AU this corruption is past history now and the statute of limitation has expired with respect to the mis­conduct of the Roosevelt family who chiseled out fortunes by peddling presidential power. The only purpose in referring to it at this late day is to point up the fact that the political immorality, crookedness and unethical behavior of an American president's family was re!lected in the depraved and sub~ versive type ol administration suffer­ed durjng his r~gime-a type of ad­ministration which, tragically, has never been abandoned in its essential points. Rhodes Scholar Fulbright of the Senate, who openly opposes investi­gations into Communist activities in the United States, and was the only member o.f the Senate to vote against allocation Of (unds Cor this purpose, said down in Georgia in a public ad­dress that he (elt "almost ashamed to be in the Senate with McCarthy." We wonder just how "proud" the citizens of Arkansas are of having a protector of subversives speak for them. David Dubinsky is rcp<Jrtcd to have organized 125,000 Puerta Ricans into a new garment workers union in New York. This addition to that eity's population should give Fair Deal can­didates in the next election a solid bloc vote of 125.000 even i( it doesn't do anything toward raising the stand­arc: J. of citizenship. To us there is just "One World'' all right, but that one world is the United States. Try as we may, we just can't work up a lather over the plight of some foreign count1·y as long as our Own is in its present d<'plorab1e state. .,•9• 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF EDITORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Offices Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone FA·2089 Price $5.00 Per Year (Everypaidsubu:riberisentitledtoone fr .. subscriptiontobeunftoanyperson of his choosing.) Sent without cost to members of Congreu, members of State legislatu•es, Governors, end other public officials. th:w~~!f~~~ ;r:~k~; a~a:a;l;\ow~~~ t~gainst the ,torm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not delegated to the United St.tes by the Conditution, nor prohibited byittotheStahs11rereserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Let's Save United States First Then Tackle Asia Even though it came from Eed China's Foreign Minister, Chou En-Lai, a statement issued at the Geneva Conference made sense to us. This yellow Communist de­manded that all foreign military bases in Asia be abolished and all foreign troops withdrawn, and a program of "Asia for Asians" be followed. The argument against this is that the Communists might take over but when it comes to a mat­ter of either saving Asia from the Communists or the United States from Communists, we think se­curity, like charity, should begin at home, and that our first concern should be to rid the United States o£ Communists and worry about Asia later. The number of card-carrying Communists in the United States may be relatively small in com­parison with the total population, but the number of Communist sympathizers are legion as we are reminded every day, and no town, section or city is free of this men­ace. Any one who is burning with the missionary spirit and wants to journey over to Asia to save them from Communism has a job all cut out for him, right here at home. Communists and Fellow Travellers are swarming all over the place. Here is a real head-sweller from an El Paso, Texas, citizen and since its receipt, we are hard to get along with: ul think you and and McCarthy are the best Amer­icans in the United States and if I had a million dollars, I would insist th:\t the Southern Conserva­tive go on a daily basis. I also think that your brand of ridicule is the best I have ever read". THE SOUTH ERN CONSERVATIVE May, 1954 Church (iroups Who Render a We Do Not Consider American Lives Disservice to Christianity Less Valuable Than Those of Asians A hate meeting designed to foment strife and hatred between different church denominations is always re­grettable and especially in these times of nationn.l peril when the whole Christian civilization is under attack by Godless forces, and when the need for all churches to stand together against a common enemy, was never greater. Such a gathering was held in Fort Worth recently in one of its leading Protestant· churches, under the aus­pices of something called "Protestants and Other Americans for Separation ol Church and State." This group, we find, was set up to fight the Catholic church and the majority ol ils officials have long and impressive Communist front records, according to investigating committees o! Congress. They include Edwin M. Poteet with seven Communist front citations; John A. Mackay, with sev­en; Charles Ctayton Morrison with four; J. M. Dawson with four; L. D. Newton who was on the Committee to welcome the Red Dean to this country, as well as G. Bromley Ox­nam whose affinity for Red groups is well known, and others. Publicity for this POAU gang is handled by Paul Blanchard whose claim to fame is his published state­ment: 4'We will abolish the American Constitution if we Socialists gain con­trol of America. We propose to ac­complish th is revolution peacefully if the American power class will permit. I think there should be some blood­shed. The church's survival depends on whether the military has the cour­age to rise to the moral level of Socialism." We are not familiar with the be­liels of the Catholic church and do not know what it has done to en­gender hatred on the part of the POAU outfit but, at least, we do not believe that any group which favors abolishment of the American form of government is in position to cast stones at others. The host and all who attended the meeting, in our opinion, have no cause to be proud of their actions in connection with the lamentable af­. iair. What Goes On Any Way? Being of an enquiring nature, we are eternally pondering ques­tions to which there seems no answer. One of the puzzlers constantly stabbing at our consciousness con­cerns the matter of the draft. The United States is not at war and the Congress has refused to pass a Universal Military Training law. And yet, in peace time, young men are steadily being drafted in­to the Armed Services and re­serves are being ordered to report for duty. What duty? Where? Whose war are they going to fight and where does it concern us? Also, by what authority does Selective Service continue to draft young men when Congress has not authorized them to do so? It is hard for us to believe our own eyes when we read in the press, as we did recently, that the president will not "allow" South Koreans and Nationalist Chinese to fight Chinese Commu­nists in Indochina in the event of intervention by this country. Syngman Rhee is president of South Korea and Chiang Kai-Shek is the Generalissimo of the Nation­alist Chinese on the Island of For­mosa and, as such, would seem to be the final authority as to the disposition of their troops to points affecting their respective safety and national security. As we understand it, it has never Looks Like One of Moscow's Promises Is to Be Fulfilled Well, it looks like Russia is going to keep one of its promises, at least. It will be remembered by those who have watched the progress of Communist infiltration in this coun­try from way back in the Roosevelt administration that Moscow put out tracts along about that time promis­ing Southern Negroes a lot of things. One of them was that the situation would be reversed in the South after the "Revolution" and that Negroes would be the "masters." and white people the servants. Now we learn from an Associated Press dispatch with a dateline from Boston, center of American culture, that the Pullman Company, the nation-wide sleeping car service, is planning to hire Negro train con­ductors and white porters in future. The article said that this agreement stemmed Irom a complaint of a Negro worker who had claimed he was discriminated against by the Pullman Company. The Massachusetts Com­mission Against Discrimination came into the picture with the result that the 90-year rule of the Pullman Company may be changed. Apparently, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is concerned only in the colored race and sees no discrimination against white people under such an arrange­ment. We don't know who owns Pullman, but it would be interesting and in­structive to study the background of characters who would make any such concession. been the policy for an American president to dictate to any foreign power as to whether they could, or could not, prosecute a war in which their own destiny was in .. volved. We do not think that our Constitution confers on an Amer­ican president any such right or responsibility. If we are undertaking to exer .. cise authority over these two coun­tries because we have given them money, how about England and France who have gypped us out of billions and who double-cross us at the drop of a hat but, still, are not told by us whether or not they may fight when, where and whom they please. Maybe we are way off the beam but, to us, the idea of Asians fight­ing their own kind is far more to be desired from the American viewpoint than the prospect of slaughtering or torturing young American lads. We are funny that way. Why Talk About War When We Have the U. N. To Protect Us? We are constantly being warn­ed by Washington officials of the danger of World War Ill. This is especia lly true when it is desired to hand over big lumps of money to some foreign country on the ground that we are doing so in self-defense. What we would like to know is why is there danger of a third World War since we have the United Nations to "prevent ag­gression and maintain peace"? If our leaders really believe in the United Nations, they should stop threatening us with another war but, on the other hand, should assure us that we have protection in the United Nations into which we are pouring millions of dol1ars to insure that protection. If they don't have faith in the United Nations to save us from World War III, then they should say so and get us out of it fast. We defy any human being to prove that this is not a logical as­" The foreign policy of the Tru­sumption. man administration was singled out b;t the Republicans for special A press report from Washington cnbc1sm durmg the ~ampa.rgn of predicts that Secretary Stevens 1952. After the Rep~bhcan v1ctory, ~f the Army will resign after the our foretgn pohcy :va~ not McCarthy hearings. It pointed out changed. We . ~re contmumg. to that Mr. Eisenhower was "serious­make . vast m1htary and foreign ly annoyed" because it was co~mrtments largely through e~e- brought out that Stevens had "co­cutrve agreem:nts that have pm- operated" with Senator McCarthy. ned us down mall parts of the Well the White House can take world. O_ur fore ign p~licy IS as consolation in the fact that there much an. ISsue t~day a~ m October, has been no cooperation from that 1952-~Id Hardm, Edmburg, Tex- source with the senator in his as, radio commentator. fight on Communists in important posts. Just the opposite. Washington press correspondents re­port that the president will press for a "liberalized" foreign trade policy and a continuation of the Fair Deal tariff policy of free trade, as opposed to the traditional Republic protective tariff. Generally speaking the free trade policy is designed to help other countries and a protective tariff benefits American industries. It is as simple as that. The Illinois Congress of Parent­Teachers, the Chicago Association of Commerce and the Chicago Civic Federation have asked that the fluoridation of water be held up for further study. These groups are concerned over the danger to older people by fluoridat-ion of water and pointed to various medi­cal authorities who oppose it. May, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 FBI Information on Spies Was Ignored hy Washington Agencies There are a lot of people who seem to resent the fact that an American senator has the temerity to inquire into subversion in government agen­cies and into the Army and other branches of our fighting forces as well. Before they pop off and talk out of turn, tl"\ese persons had better se­cure a copy of Part 16 of the Jenner Report on Interlocking Subversion in Government Departments and ac­quaint themselves with the facts. They will find that the heads of all government agencies, as well as Army, Navy and Air Force heads were warned by the FBI in some cases as far back as 1945 about suspected Communist spies in various agencies and that they sat on the information like it was top-secret, instead of doing anything about it. Beginning at the top, Harry Tru­man was advised by the FBI not only about Harry Dexter White and Alger Hiss but scores of other sus­pected Communists in strategic po­sitions but the information seems to have disappeared into a pigeon hole. Also, soon alter he became president, MacKenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, made a trip to Washington to inform him, Truman, of the confession of Igor Gouzenko, Soviet code clerk in Ottawa who told of a vast Communist spy ring which was operating in Canada and the United States and which had a direct contact in the office ol the American Secretary of State. All such information was brushed aside by Pendergast's protege as a "red herring." Not only Mr. Truman but practical­ly all heads of the various agencies of government and the armed services were informed by the FBI, at one time or another, of the names of the many suspected subversives op­erating in Washington but instead of revealing or acting on this informa ­tion, they developed a bad case of lock-jaw. Most of the heads of those agencies are out now but responsible Wash­ington commentators tell us that the policy-making personnel remains the same and especially in the State Department. Here, according to the report of the Jenner Committee, are a few instanc­es of warnings by the FBI of Under­ground Soviet Espionage and some of the agencies who received them: The White House, letter to Harry Truman delivered to George E. Allen, December 16, 1946; White House, let­ter to Harry Truman delivered to liarry H. Vaughn, December 17, 1948. Department of Justice, letter to Attorney General delivered Novem­ber 27, 1946; letter to Attorney Gen­eral December 2, 1946 and another December 6, 1946. Department of State. Letter to Sec­retary of State delivered November 25, 1946; letter December 12, 1946, J>ersonal1y delivered; letter to George C. Marshall, December 21, 1948, de­livered to C. II. Humelsine for Gen­eral Marshall. Department o! Defense. December 21, 1948, letter personally delivered to Colonel Wood. Department of Air Force. Letter to W. Stuart Symington, Secretary, De­cember 21, 1948 and one dated De­cember 22, 1948, both delivered to him personally. . National Security Council. Letter to Rear Admiral Sidney W. Souers, Executive Secretary, December 21, 1948, delivered to J. P. Coyne. Atomic Energy Commission. Letter to David Lilienthal, Chairman, per­sonally delivered to him December 22, 1948; letter to Administrator Lew­is L. Strauss, Atomic Energy Com­mission and personally delivered to him December 22, 1948. - Department ol the Army December 21 , 1948. Letter to Major General Stafford L. Irvin, Director of Intel­ligence delivered to General Bolling, Intelligence Division of the Army. Department of the Navy. Letter to Rear Admiral Thomas B. Inglis and personally delivered to him Decem­ber 21, 1948. Department of the Air Force. Let­ter to Major General Charles P. Ca­bell, Director of Intelligence, and personally delivered to him Decem­ber 22, 1948. Central Intelligence Agency. Letter to Rear Admiral Roscoe H. Hillen­koetter, Director CIA and personally delivered to him December 22. 1948. With information by the FBI de­livered to all these department heads years ago, why are not these agencies clean as a hound's tooth so far as Communists are concerned today? And since they are not, why shouldn't they be investigated and why, in heaven's name, would they object to being investigated if they are sure of their ground and feel that no Communists are being harbored within their departments? The truth is that the system is the same and hasn't changed at all. New personalities head the offices from the White House down, but the policies remain largely the same. The Communist conspiracy is so deeply involved with the Federal government that it would take a lifetime for all the angles to be brought to light. Here's one small and insignificant incident when considered in relation to the more far-reaching and important as­pects of Soviet penetration of the American governmental set-up. Harold Glasser, holding an impor­tant job in the Treasury Depart­ment was identified by former Communist agents in sworn testi­mony as a member of the Soviet under~tround. And yet John Sny­der, Truman's Secretary of the Treasury praised Glasser extra­vagantly and expressed deep re­gret when he resigned. Such cas~s are multiplied by the hundreds m information now being brought to nublic attention. Socialist politicians are under­taking to set up a miniature T. V. at Niagara Falls and Thomas E. Dewey who back in 1949 was de­nouncing competition by govern­ment with private enterprise, is spearheading. t?e. mov~ment for this new Soc1ahshc proJect. A New York friend suggests that• the proposal to p a s s a . Con­stitutional amendment perm1ttmg eighteen-year-olds to vote will probably be included in the fine print of some fpre1gn treaty, such as one with Thailand on the ex­change of rice, for instance. Could be. Stranger things have happen­ed. Uflited Nations Experts Skip Ahead to 1984 and Ignore Present World Crisis While the whole world seethes ---------­with hatred and unrest and as diplomats flit from here to there holding conferences, guess what the United Nations has been do­ing? That is the great world organ­ization that was going to prevent aggression and insure world peace, remember? An Associated Press dispatch re­veals that its experts have been busily engaged in the preparation and publication of a 416-page book called impressively ~<The Detri­ments and Consequents of Popula­tion Trends", just released to the public. In this book, the experts wasted none of their valuable time con­sidering present world crises and made no reference to efforts of Communists to gobble up the globe. Instead, they concerned them­selves with the problem which will confront us in 1984 when, they predict, the world's population will reach 4,000,000,000 with the possi­bility that because of "ignorance, greed, strife, superstition and blind tradition" production may not keep up with demand and people won't have enough to eat. That's an unhappy prospect, of course, but since we don't expect to be around to suffer from t he 1984 food shortage, we are ir­reverent enough to ask why our representatives_ in United Nations don't yank the experts back from their exploration of the dim and distant future and demand that they do somE: thing now? Such, for instance, as informing Russia that if she does not call off her Chinese Communist dogs in Indo-China, the full force of United Nations' wrath will be turned against her? This was the idea advanced at San Francisco in 1945 when Unit­ed Nations was set up by Alger Hiss and his comrades. This great world organization was going to stop aggression ~nd insure world peace and nothmg was said about writing books on who would eat what in 1984. The "Schine case" illustrates force­fully how agencies of government, and the Army, can be, and are, rsed as weapons for punishment. Since we are not at war and there is no general conscription of men, no per­son in his right mind believes, for a moment, that Private Schine would have been drafted if he had not been engaged in the work of the McCarthy committee and was ixposing Com­munists in critical positi9ns in the Armed Services. It will be interesting to see how McCarthy-haters in the administra~ tion wiggle out now that it has been disclosed that the White House ad­visers started the whole proceedings and that the "Nigger in the wood­pile" was Sherman Adams. McCarthy: was going about his business of expos­ing Communism until he got stopped. Now we know who stopped him but it will be a long time before the whole story Is told. Just to Keep the Record Straight According to the Associated Press, the president stated on May 12 that it was "reprehensible !or any Army intelligence officer to have supplied confidential information to Senator McCarthy without authorization." This was in reference to testimony in the McCarthy~Pentagon hearings to the effect that an Army intelligence officer had supplied the senator with classified FBI material. As the average American under­stands the duty of the FBI, it is to compile information on subversives and provide it to all responsible of­ficials of government, and if Senator McCarthy is not a responsible official of the American government and a responsible representative of the American people, then we haven't any. The only difference, according to authenticated records, is that when information from the FBI concerning dangerous subversives goes to Me~ earthy, he does something about it. When it goes to other agencies, the recipients often hide it and pray that it is never made public. Any one who doubts this is asked to read Part 16, Interlocking Subver­sion in Government Departments, Hearings before the S ubcommittee to Investigate the Administration of tile Internal Security Act and Other In­ternal Security Laws, ol the Commit­tee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. November 12, 17, 18, 23 and December 2, 3 and 16, 1953. They will find out what happens to FBI reports when sent to some places in Washington, and "repre­hensible'" doesn't half express it. Three hundred CIO Unioneers journeyed to Washington several days ago and demanded of Con­gress lower taxes for "lower brackets", a raise in minimum wages from seventy five cents to a dollar and two bits higher wages in general, more unemploy­ment compensation, a housing program of two million units per year, larger social security bene­fits and a big scale public works program. What, no gold-plated bathtubs and diamond-studded faucets? Facts Forum, a radio and tele­vision panel which gives listeners both sides of important public issues, applied to tke National Broadcasting Company for permission to carry its program over NBC stations. David Sarnoff, board chairman of NBC said "No." Certainly not. That would be a violation of NBC's policy ot edit­ing, slanting and distorting all news, views and discussions presented to the American people through that communications system. There are two vast structures in the United States which should either be razed in the interest of the national security or re-con­verted to useful and peaceful pur­poses. One· of these is the United Nations building in New York and the other is the Pentagon in Wash­ington. Pogo 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Moy, 1954 United States Must Withdraw From United Nations By HOMER TOMLINSON (Homer Tomlin110n i~ a Fort Worth publi11htr aud ia one of the inerca.sin~~: numi)cr of _the spiritual hour, I grasped their "Star of Hope." On each and every trip to New York following the actual sign­jog at San Francisco I never failed to set aside at least one day to sit in on the United Nations sessions. I went to Flushing. I went to Lake Success-several times-! watched al­most !rom the day of ground-break­ing the construction of the present magnificent United Nations building in the heart of down town New York --on the very site of the old New York slaughter houses. I was there when they first began to explain to visitors from a little miniature model erected in the main lobby. I have bought copiously of their books in their book store. I have listened to their lectures. And I have thru the years, painstakingly and with an open mind and eager heart, studied its who enter here must leave your na­tionality outside." li~~~~f~£] "Whoever for any cause, Sccketh to take or give Power above and beyond our laws Suffer it not to live. "Holy State or Holy King Or Holy people's will, Have no truck with the senseless thing Call out the guns and kill." These immortal lines of Kipling depict more forcefully than any prose ot mine the real issue lacing the people of the United States. There is a "thing"-a senseless thing, to again borrow the words of Kipling-that has now been let loose which "seeks to take and to give power above and beyond our laws," our municipal laws, our State laws, our Federal laws and even our Con­stitution - that instrument that William Gladstone, British statesman and prime minister, once called the "most remarkable political document ever produced by the human intcl-lcct." "1 shall exert every faculty I possess in aiding to prevent the Constitution from being nullified, destroyed or Jmpaired and if I should see it fall, I would still, with a voice feeble per­haps, but earnest as ever issued from human lips, call on the people to come to its rescue." Those are the words ol Daniel Webster. They are also my senti­ments and, I hope, of every true, loyal citizen of the United States. For make no mistake, that is the issue in the question as to whether or not we should remain in, or withdraw from, the United Nations. The issue is not do we want war or do we not want war. Korea proved that! The issue is do we want to live under the United Nations Charter or do we want to live under the Constitution of the United States. We cannot live under both. I have watched the progress of the United Nations :from its prenatal beginnings at Dumbarton Oaks. I think that in those early days there was not a person in America who looked with more longing eyes and a tnore eager heart to the ''Star or Hope" we were assured was rising over the troubled horizon. I served in World War I. I had two sons in World War II, one in the Battle of the Bulge in the Air Corps, another in the Navy at Subic Bay in the South Pa­cific. My daughter's fiance-now her husband-was in the Battle of France. I had two nephews in that conflict, one of whom was killed in a bombing mission over the Skagerrak ncar Den­mark, not to mention \'arious other ncar and dear relatives and close Irit.•nds various raml!ications. I cannot now recall the exact mo­ment when I first began to have mis­givings. I think it was when I stood in line at the Cafeteria at Lake Suc­cess. I watched while the paid Secre­tariat ate lunch and took their noon hour. Never in all my life have I seen so many eyes with so many "gleams'' : Were those eyes and tl\e souls behind them drawn there to carry on the creation of a new world of peace? Somewhere in the back of my mind a bell of danger began to ring, and an uneasy feeling crept in. Why I cannot exactly explain. All I can say .for sure is that it did. It was not until much later that I learned that this staff-these people who actually DID THE WORK of the United Nations­was communist co:Q.trolled. On another occasion when I visited the United Nations, literally carloads of books and pamphlets were stacked out in the halls addressed and waiting shipment to all the four corners of the earth. I'm in the newspaper and advertising business. I have been all my lile. I know something about print­ed matter, if I know anything about anything. Well, I examined these pam­phlets, or at least the titles, etc., as much as I could in the time at tny disposal. I'm not too smart-I know that-but as I say this is my field, and I give my word that if there was a single thing in any of these truck­loads of pamphlets that could be re­motely calculated to "prevent war and keep the peace" I was too dumb to catch it. Certainly the incident tend­ed to add to the misgivings that had now begun to arise. That was quite a jolt! I love the United States-my Country-! wasn't then-and ) am not now, about to give it up for anybody's. Well, along came Korea-with its more than 150,000 American casual­tics- the third most costly war in 1ives and treasure ever endured by the American people. And the only one, incidentally, that we ever failed to win. That I confess decidedly shook my faith in the United Nations as an instrument o! peace. But I still clung to my faith-my hope. Surely we needed something. Maybe the UN wouldn't prevent war as they told us it would. But at least it showed to the good God in heaven that we were trying-trying to make the old world a world of peace. Maybe even if it wasn't doing any good, may­be it wasn't doing any harm. Oh, it was costing us a pretty penny in various ways, but what did that mat­ter, sorely taxed as we now are, if there was even a glimmer of hope in it-a hope for peace! And so on that basis I stood firm. I still feU that w~ had besl. string along with the UN, and strl.ve to im­prove it. Then came this "New Concept of Law'', as Frank E. Holman, past Pres­ident of the American Bar Associa­tion, so a bly and a ptly describes it. A concept which takes advantage of what Senator Bricker describes as a "loop-hole in our Constitution." There is a provision in our Constitution, Article VI-a provision which says that "TREATIES ARE THE SU· PREME LAW OF THE LAND." Un,­der that heretofore little used clause, treaties by the hundreds, yes thou­sands, are being ground out-treaties and so-called executive agreements. These treaties and executive agree­ments are NOT subject to our Con­stitutional Legislative processes. They are not subject to review by the Courts. They do not have to be passed by the Senate AND the House and then signed by the President: Oh no! In the case of treaties the Courts and t.he House are by-passed entirely. And in the Senate only a two-thirds vote of the Senators PRESENT and VOT­ING- get that-present AND voting­and the signatvre of the P resident are necessary. The record shows that sev­eral treaties have been passed with only one or two Senators on the floor. The very important treaties with Tur­key and Greece were passed with only three Senators present and voting. In the case or Executive Agree­ments we don't even have that little protection. The President writes a letter--or as a matter of practice, one of his various aides writes a letter­the President signs it-and Bingo, you have another law!-A law that supersedes all of our Fort Worth laws, all of our Austin laws, a ll of our Texas laws, all of our other State laws, and Surely, I thought, there must be some answer other than wnr ns a solution to mankind's problems. •·The United Nations is the Solu­tion'' said those who were our lead­t'rs then. And eagerly in this darkest These misgivings were heightened later when I first stood befot:e the beautiful model of the United Nations set up in the uncompleted headquart­ers building. There a very intelligent young lady undertook to explain the things to be found in the buildings. She told us much. but two things stick in my mind to this day. First, al­most every other room-ar so it seem­ed from what she said-was to be a cocktail room! Now don't misunder­stand me-some form of stimulat~t may be necessary to relieve the ten­sion of prolonged sessions-but I con­fess that I did begin to wonder if the cause of peace was going to be fur­thered to any appreciable degree, or the threat of war abated by minds addled and twisted by round alter round of cocktails~ And second, she left m)· wift' and me both with the \'Cry df.'rinite impression that "all ye our Federal laws-the Constitution and the Bill o! Rights! Oh, they can talk all they want, and they can "hem and haw"' about what I've just said (and the lawyers o! the State De­partment and ti1e UN do talk and hem and haw)-but as Senator Brick­er has said: "If they-these State Department and United Nations law­yers are right, then 90% of the rest of the lawyers of the United States are wrong.'" I must confess that at this point I began to shy clear away from the United Nations. But hope springs eternal! I say to myself that it's just an oversight. That nobody, not even the most devout lovers of the UN, would want our own laws set aside in favor of anybody's laws. They don't want over-riding laws that can be passed by the whim of any one man­Dictator- like-regardless of who that man might be. And certainly the American people do not want to eliminate the House of Representa­tives- the body that is after all closest to the people and most amenable to their wishes. But did they? Did they pass the Bricker Amendment? Did they listen to Senator George? Did they do anything-anything at all­to allay the nightmarish fears that have come to dwell in the minds and hearts of all of us who love America? You know the answer as well as I . They did not! At that moment I realized what had happened-and I NOW CONFESS IT! I HAD BEEN DUPED: They had SOLD ME A BILL OF GOODS: From that instant I have known that there was but one thing left, one course of action open to those of us who love our Country and who appreciate the priceless heritage bequeathed to us by the sacrifices at Concord, and Lexington, and Valley Forge. The only thing left for us was to withdraw from the United Nations. To withdraw definitely, finally and unequivocally . I , therefore, want to present a Bill of Particulars on which I base my stand: It is my firm conviction that we should get out of the United Nations NOW-before it is too late, first be­cause:- All available evidence indicates that the Charter was, for all practical purposes "conceived in Moscow," and that its Chiei Architect was the con­victed perjurer and oft accused Com4 munist, Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss was at Dumbarton Oaks where the Charter was incubated. He was the man who consulted about it in Moscow before it was written. He was Secretary4 General of the meeting at San Fran­cisco at which the Charter was adopt· ed. Alger Hiss has publicly claimed it as h is handiwork, and it was he, Alger Hiss as its Custodian-Father who flew it from San Francisco to its home in Washington. 0! course the Charter was the "work of many minds," but the "words"' themselves are l argely the words of Alger Hiss. Any document with a parentage like that is UNSAFE for the American people to use as the supreme arbiter of their destinies. For, as many be­lieve the ''hidden meaning'' oi many words, surreptitiously inserted by Alger Hiss, have not even yet come fully io light. We should get out of the United Nations now because: Except in its brief World Court Chapter, the late Senator Arthur Vandenburg tells us that "The Dllmbarton Oaks formula from which the United Nations sprang DOES NOT ONCE MENTION JUS· TICE AS A GUIDING OBJECTIVE OR AS A RULE OF CONDUCT." Any instrument that thus ignores "justice" is NOT a safe instrument under which the American people should be forced to live. We should get out of the United Nations because: The United Nations (Continued On Page SeYe.n) :s st '1, le . t May, 1954 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page) Senators Urge Break He Should Move to Mos(ow Rockefellow Foundation With Soviet Russia Where His Sympathies Lie Form in Half Million Runs Dollar True to Grant Senator William Jenner of Indiana and Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada have jointly demanded that the Con­gress take action to effect a break­off in diplomatic relations with Russia whose leaders they denounce as "vile oppressors.'' They charged further that the Kremlin has 20,000,000 spies spread out in a deadly fifth column around the globe. The position of these two statesmen is as sound as the American dollar used to be but, unfortunately, for that very reason, their remarks will be ignored and their advice unheeded. There are not enough red cor­puscles in Congress to inspire such a fearless stand. Appeasement and ac­ceptance of insults is easier. U. S. Must Withdraw From United Nations In a recent article in a weekly magazine by a noted minister, reference was made to a state­ment by Dr. John A. Mackay which appeared in the New York Times May 30, 1953. Dr. Mackay is the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church and author of the infamous "Letter to Presbyterians" defending Commu­nism, broadcast to members of that congregation and which was violently protested by thousands of that faith. In his New York Times state­ment Dr. Mackay said: "Anti­Communism is just as dangerous as Communism and sometimes even more so". That's laying it on the line, all right, and leaves no doubt,. if there ever was any, concernmg his devotion as a citizen, his allegi­ance to his own form of govern­ment and his qualifications to oc­cupy an American pulpit. (Continued From Page Six) tiona! Law at Columbia, tell it as he is essentially a "War Baby." It was does in his book "A Modern Law of ~tncaei:~~ i:;::· ;;:.s b::~: ,~::; Nai~o~~~~ book he discusses what he NOT normal. At a time when they calls an unavoidable collision between were not capable of thinking and a Universal Bill of Rights and Article reasoning sanely and dispassionately. 10 of the Draft Covenant of the UN, I have all of the speeches of the which permits denial of right of trial various delegates and dignitaries be- :~s~~ryU~n~r:a~~~lew~~c:f ;::v~:~: fore, at, and after the Sessions at and I quote: "Trials shall be WITH­San Francisco. A careful reading of OUT jury." That's what's potentially these speeches proves this conclu- ahead of us on the right of trial by sively. A document born under the jury, a right won in 1215 by ~~r psychosis of war is NOT a safe in- ~onhg~o-;:x~~a:o~~~ca~~i~~mpl~li~ ~~s~ .strument under which we can afford outside London called Runnymede. to trust our lives. On Freedom of the Press-another We should get Out of the United fundamental basic right, always here­Nations because: It is NOT clear. tofore enjoyed in America since the The American Bar Association, offi- days of Peter Zenger-listen to cials of the UN, U, S. Senators, Article 14, paragraph 3 of one of members of the House, Presidents and the Human Rights Covenant drafts. Eleanor Roosevelt have been engag- It says: ing in constant argument as to its "If necessary for the protection meaning since the earli~st days of of national security, public order, Dumbarton Oaks and these argu- safety, health or mor?ls, or o~ the ments have continued ever since the rights of others, they (1.e., the n~hts Charter itself was signed in San to freedom of press) may be with- Francisco. After all this time they drawn." are certainly no nearer to agreement As a publisher I assure you that as to actually what the words in the no would~be dictator could ask for United Nations Charter say, much a more effective club over the news­less what they mean. I'm in the ad- papers of his country. vertising and newspaper business, I But here's the real joker: Article 2 ~~~1 i~:C~~ds;,N:V~rha~~i:e sas~in~h!~ say~:Maann~ I oiu~~~: rights ostensibly what you write can be understood- guaranteed in the Covenant includ- . always write so that it cannot be mis- ing freedom of the press, MAY BE understood." I sat for one whole WITHDRAWN DURING AN EMER-afternoon at Lake Success and heard GENCY, 0 F F I C I ALLY PRO-the delegates of the various countries CLAIMED BY THE AUTHOR-argue as to the meaning of "should, JTIES." would, and will." To me those are In heaven's name how much pro-simple enough English words. But tection is that? Surely it is in time the delegates never could agree as of "emergency officially proclaimed" to what the words meant. I sub- that the people most urgently need mit that there is something radically the protection that Freedom of the and fundamentally wrong with an Press gives them. organization functioning under an as- On Freedom of Religion-and to sortment of words that even the ex- us in the United States at least, th~t perts cannot understand. Where does is the most vital right of all-for m it leave "common folks like you and GOD WE STILL TRUST. On this me?" We'd better get out now while point our Constitution says: "Con­there is yet time, and if need be gress shall make NO LAWS .r~spect­start all over again, and this time ing the establishment of rellg1on or let the words be written by patriotic prohibiting the free exercise there- ~~e~fsa:~s:~?at~~-t by an Alger Hiss of.~hat does the UN Covenant say: We should get out of the United Well it does NOT say "SHALL NOT." ~~~~o~s a~~ca~~=~ ;;es~~~~esth~~a/~~ It ~~~:~edom to manifest one's re-cur basic rights guaranteed to us un- ligion SHALL BE SUBJECT ONLY der the so~called Bill of Rights. In TO SUCH LIMITATIONS as are our own Constitution the right of necessary to protect public safety, trial by jury is unequivocally guar- order, health, morals, or the funda-anteed. Under the proposed Cove- mental rights and freedoms of nant Of Human Rights-well, let Dr. others." Phillip Jessup, former representative And who pray is to judge as to to the UN and professor of Interna- whether or not MY religion ~d the way I want to worship is going to endanger somebody's ''health or morals"? We should get out of the United Nations because: The ILO-Interna­tional Labor Organization-thru its conventions which threaten to act as UNIVERSAL LAW-ties the labor­ing man in the United States and his high standard of living to that of the peon laborers of the world whose low production and correspondingly low standard of living would be devastating to the lives of all who work in these l:ni.ited States. We should get out of the United Nations because: It destroys our U. S. sovereignty, and sets up in its stead a socialistic welfare world State. The major cost of this part of the program-some 70 per cent ot it to be exact-is scheduled to fall upon the already sorely pressed Am< ..lX P; But to even this we would not ~oo seriously ob­ject if in fact a socialistic welfare State ever had, in the entire course of history shown any signs of per­manently or appreciably raising the level of man's well being, Such a Socialistic program would indeed ul­timately bankrupt the United States, and a bankrupt United States would be the greatest possible tragedy, not only for ourselves, but for the entire world. To sum up: The United States should get out of the United Nations NOW-now before it is too late, now before the United Nations Charter is revised by One-Worlders, now before man in this Socialized World~ Welfare State is made, in truth and in fact, a CREATURE OF STATE instead of a CREATURE OF GOD. This then is my bill of Particulars: WE THEREFORE, as represen­tative citizens of the United States of America here assembled and appealing to the Supreme Judge of the Universe for the rectitude of our intentions, do hereby solemnly publish and de­clare that these United States are, and of right ought to be, AGAIN FREE AND INDEPENDENT: that we are henceforth absolved from all allegiance to the UNIT­ED NATIONS as now constituted, and that all political connection between us and the so-called United Nations is, and of right ought to be, totally dissolved, and that once again, as a free and independent sovereign nation, we should again have full power to levy war, conclude peace, con­tract alliances, establish com­merce, control our own internal domestic affairs, acknowledge the existence and divinity of a Creator~God, and to do all other acts and things which we, as an Independent Nation may, of right do, under the terms of OUR OWN CONSTITUTION. AND for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Prov­idence, a protection ignored in the United Nations Charter-we do mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. "For of what avail the plow or sail uor land or li!e if freedom fail." The Rockefeller Foundation which has billions of dollars to give away and which enjoys a Federal tax-exemption status, has just made another grant. In this latest donation the Foun­dation runs true to form and main­tains a policy prevailing among all the large Foundations, with the exception of the Mellon Founda­tion and a few smaller such groups, who do not subsidize subversives. The Rockefeller grant was for half a million dollars to be used in setting up1 not an American, but a 11world1 ' organization to be called the "General Staff School for the World's Army of Chris­tians". Its objective is declared to be to pick a group of global lead­ers to formulate strategy for spreading modern religious doc­trines, and 11COmbatting current ideological foes''. Spelled out in plain English, it means that the money will be used in defense of the increasing num· ber of ministers who have aban­doned the principles of the Bible and who preach Socialism from the pulpit. The movement originated at Union Theological Seminary, natu­rally, and the head of it will be Dr. Henry P. Van Dusen, an old and experienced traveller along the Communist Front circuit. We often wonder what would happen if one of these large Foun­dations should, through some error of calculation, happen to finance a movement intended to promote the cause of pure, unadulterated Americanism. They would probably call a di­rector's meeting and cancel the grant. Speaking of "influence" on behalf of privates in the Army, Walter Tro­han of the Chicago Tribune tells of the son of Lewis Douglas, Truman's minister to Great Britain during World War II. Douglas didn't want his son to go to Korea naturally, so he began at the bottom and worked ~;:Y i i~~~~n ~~fl;n~~ ~~aeflb~~ ~~~ • not go to Korea. H. Struve Hensel, assistant Defense Secretary who figures in the Mc­Carthy~ Stevens, Cohn-Adams hear­ings, was first appointed to high de­fense posts under Roosevelt and con­tinued to serve in confidential posi­tions under Truman. On July 22nd of last year, Eisenhower appointed him as assistant Defense Department General Counsel and he has recently been promoted to Assistant Secretary in charge of "international'' security. Only a few top officials have been removed from the State Department and those who made policy under Roosevelt and Truman are still there acting in the same capacity, accord­ing to Fulton Lewis, Jr., universally respected news commentator. When a newspaper editor attempt-ed to probe into suspected Communist ...._ activities in Antioch College at Zenia, Ohio, he was forced to suspend op~ erations. Editor Ralph Shupe says officials at the college high~pressured all his advertisers into withdrawing ~·~=~n:u~J~~; fr~!!:1 th':e C~~~uan~~~ Pagt 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE We Me~sed Up Korea and Sidelines on the Fight That McCarthy May- Repeat in Indochina Did not Start but Is Going to Finish In view of the way we messed up Korea, we would be rendering a serv­ice to Indochina if we stayed out and let them manage their own war. We like the way this matter was expressed by H. W. Totten, Sherman, Texas, business executive who said in a communication recently receiv­ed: ''When we became involved in Ko­rea, the administration then in office gave us the following reasons: First, to contain Communism. Second, we were under moral obligation to save Korea. We accomplished neither pur-pose. The Communists gained a decisive diplomatic, as well as military, vic­tory. After losing more than 140,000 of our boys, being responsible for killing and maiming thousands of natives, then blowing their country to bits, we left the Koreans to their fate. I! we should become further in~ valved in Indochina, what flimsy ex~ cuse can the present administration offer? "For years the French have ex­ploited the Indochinese. The majority prefer Communism to the colonial rule of the French. Are we goi,ng to save the French from the Communists? Are we going to save the loyal Indo~ chinese from the French and the Communists? Or are we just going? "Our leadership could simplify a very complicated situation by insist­ing that the French go home, giving the Indochinese their independence. Then Mr. Dulles, who loves to travel , could be parachuted into the trouble area to negotiate a peace with the two factions left in Indochina. "If in reality further involvement in Indochina is to relieve the tension of a business recession, we Americans prefer to weather a depression as best we can rather than purchase another business boom with the lives of our sons." Realizing that respect for the Velde Committee has appreciably diminished since its chairman al~ legedly consulted with certain groups who are responsible for much of the subversion which his committee is investigating, we hope that he makes a satisfactory explanation of his ac~ tion or that he is replaced. There may have been justification for his conduct which the public does not understand but it is his responsibility to clear it up or step aside. In view of widespread suspicion of his mo­tives, the former excellent work of his committee will be greatly im­paired. Repeated exposures by the FBI of subversive activities on the part of top treasury department officials failed to result in the firing of a single one of them, Senator William E. Jenner, chairman of the Senate In­ternal Security S u b com m i t tee, charges. Seven different reports were furnished by the FBI on Harry Dex­ter White and then he was not fired but promoted. For the life of us, we cannot un­derstand why an American Secretary of State should be consta{ltly traips­ing all over Europe begging, pleading and imploring nations over there to take steps to save themselves. To us it is about as futile as the attempts of an evangelist to rescue a "fallen woman" who has no desire whatever to be rescued. McCarthy, with the dogged determination which has made him the Nemesis of Communists outside, and sympathizers inside, the ad~ ministration:-refusing to yield an inch until he had clearly made his point ..... McClelland of Arkansas and Jackson of Washington making grandstand plays to the folks back home . . ... Stuart Syming­ton's inability to forget for a moment his desire for nomination to the presidency on the Fair Deal ticket .•••• Jenkins' jutting jaw in com~ parison with Stevens' receding chin ...•. Cohn'S obvious devotion and loyalty to his Chief ...•. The unfailing courtesy and unshakable poise of "Private Schine" ..•.. Dirksen's flawless English and perfect dic­tion employed far too seldom in protesting obvious campaign speeches of his colleagues ... .. Counsel Welch of Massachusetts who constantly attempted to be witty and only succeeded in appearing ridiculous ....• The Pentagon brass flanking Stevens' rear, with the military bearing and haughty mien of pompous jackasses ....• Mundt's obvious at­tempts to make rulings which would commit him to nothing ..... The pitiful spectacle of a Senate Committee under attack by Communist forces and too weak to stand united and fight the charges like men and statesmen . .... It has been difficult in the extreme for the American people of average intelligence to accept the fact that the important work of the McCarthy sub-committee of the Senate looking into Communist in~ filtration of the government, the Army and defense plants is being held up while a whole battery of legal talent, delves into the monumental mystery of who shined Schine's shoes and who cut whose face from what picture. So far as we can discern, the hearings to date have had two results, one good and one bad. Americans who have watched the proceedings on television have learned with amazement that they can put no dependence whatever in their local newspaper in the matter of accurate information when that paper depends on the Washington news services for coverage. Any acute observer watching the proceedings and listening to them over television and reading a report later in their newspaper got the impression, in many instances, that two different hearings on the same subject were being conducted, so totally at variance was the news~ paper report with the actual truth. This has been going on for years and slanted, biased and often outright false information has been disseminated by controlled press services, radio broadcasts and other communication mediums to fur~ ther the overall propaganda program to such an extent that it has be­come accepted procedure. We are glad the general public has now been let in on the deal. Storms of protest were sent in to local editors who were not always to blame except for having subscribed to these press associations who provided them with misleading information. In some cases, local editors had to refuse to accept any more telephone calls from irate citizens who had viewed the proceedings and wanted to know what the deal was. To that extent, the hearing has been beneficial. The disservice suffered by the nation through the proceedings lay in the fact that top-bracket Communists, and their allies in Wash­ington, achieved ~heir purpose which was to stall off McCarthy's probe of Communist activity by tying him up in this hearing. It was especially desired to hold him back from exposing the de­tails of a big scandal in Alaska on which his agents have been working, the discloS\Jres of which would topple some big reputations in Washing­ton, including those of some professional advisers to presidents and counselors on World Government. It is known that McCarthy was gathering information on the ex­tremely ugly situation there but that the statute of limitation would run oUt soon so far as punishment for those involved was concerned. So a hearing which would not only check McCarthy's probe into Communist infiltration of the government, the army and defense plants but would also throttle his Alaska investigation for the time being, seemed like a good idea and it worked. In this way, the Reds accomp­lished their major objective thanks to assistance by high-ranking per­sonalities in Washington. This cunning little conspiracy was directed not only against Mc­Carthy but, indirectly, against the membership of the whole investi­gating committee but instead of presenting a solid front in protest against the conspirators, many of its members fell right in with it and saw in the hearing nothing more than the opportunity of a lifetime to poke their puss at the camera. Left to his own devices, McCarthy could, single-handed and alone, handle the situation as it relates to treason and Communist conspiracy against the United States and he was doing a swell job of it. Whether he can continue to perform effectively if he is to be constantly ganged by Soviet sympathizers in Congress, in the State Department, in Americans for Democratic Action, in the Army, on the White House advisory staff and elsewhere, is a question which only un~ folding events of the future can answer. Texas Church Women Are Guilty of Common Error The good ladies of the Texas Coun­cil of Church Women, at a meeting sometime ago, vigorously opposed a proposal by Governor Allan Shivers to outlaw the Communist Party in Texas, a suggestion which was later written into law at a special session of the Legislature. "We refuse the assumption of guilt by association and of intention by implication" the ladies' resolution stated in the highflown terms whlch we seem to remember as having been used by some other certain groups lately in eXpressing disapproval ol attempts to dislodge Communists from important posts. A good lady in Yoakum, Texas, who is not involved with any subversive church groups, immediately put the question to them through the press u to whether or not they would con .. sider the driver of a get-away car in a bank robbery, guilty of complicity in the robbery, or would they ab~ solve him from all blame and regard him as a victim ot "guilt by associa· tion"? The tragedy of all this is that these women who inferentially defend Com­munists aod oppose efforts to expose the Communist menace in this coun· try, probably have no intention what· ever of doing that. They sim!Wy do not know what they are dojng and were talking when they should have been listening. We are living in perilous times which call for deliberate and pro­found thought and it is dangerou:t: for any group to speak first and think afterward. Communists First Entered Country Through Open Door of White House Information brought out by the Jenner Sub-Committee of the Judiciary on Internal security re­veals that the first Communist cell in the United States was set up in 1933, soon after Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President of the United States. This cell was located right in the nation's capital and had as mem· bers, or working in conjunction with it, many high officials in government agencies especially in the State and T€easury Depart­ments and had contacts employed in the White House. It will be recalled that along about this time, Eleanor Roosevelt was consorting with Communist Youth Groups and inviting so many card-carrying party mem· bers and sympathizers to the White House that they practically fell all over each other in the rush to get in. Franklin and Eleanor sowed the wind and we are now reaping the whirlwind and we can no longer refuse to face the fact that a President of the United States and his wife first opened the door to the enemy which is now terror­izing the world.
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