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Title The Southern Conservative, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 1950
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Transcript Sec. 34.66 P.L.&R. U. S. POSTAGE P A I 0 Pe rmit No. 1665 Fort Worth, Texas THE SouTHERN CoNSERVATIVE -To plead for a retnrn of Constitutimtal Governntent- Vol. I Fort Worth, Texas, March, 1950 No. 3 RIGHTS OF THE STATES ARE PARAMOUNT TO THOSE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Southerners May Work For Return of Two-Thirds Rule States Have Constitutional Power To Abolish Congress II Page 2 Back To The Pulpit With Political Preachers THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE March, 1950 ' Instead of Reaching For the Stars Make a Federal Pension Your Goal March, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 3 Page 4 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE A Monthly Publication with National Circulat ion Published by the Southern Conservative Ida M. Da rden Editor Edito rial Offices, Fl•t iron Building, Fort Worth, Texn March, 1950 March, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 5 Truman Sees Allowable States Rights- Continued From Pagel Exemption As 11Tax Loophole II coming to our shores from foreign countries who have no understanding or sympathy with our form of government and who believe that all aUlJlority Tr~~x:n~~er:o~~;!P~o ;~arm~~~i~ifm~;~ Honolulu Hangs Up stems from a centralized agency. ~;~~=:~Y ~~i~rf~!s;~.o~;er::so/:~~va~! "No Work 11 Sign sorts1~;sd:~~:~;:"r:x~:i~~ i~~~~o~~!:1w~·~i~h~~s ;;a:~:d n~: ~~~rnr:,::~~ all industry. Honolulu the beautiful Paradise of Statesmen who drafted the Constitution had watched the operation of Neither do they need an illustration the Pacific until a snake entered in the decadent, rotten and mouldering governments of Europe and patriot .. of his greedy and grasping attempts the form of a labor racketeer and dis- ically and successfully sought to avoid the weakness, impotence and col'o to corral more taxpayers' money to rupted it~ serenity, reports that work- ruption of those systems in building our own organic structure and to avoid add to his already unprecedented ing cond1tions there are demoralized the very pitfalls into which we have now fallen record for squandering public funds. t<;~ such an extent that a "no work While Federal usurpation of power rightful1y belonging to the States His efforts to have the provision of ~~~~~:~~~~ si~o::s s~~:l:r~ac~~nupt~~ ::~eb;;~~k~~n ~~dR~;~:v~~rit~gt~~~~c~::n~~~~~;nt~! :;~:;~orwo~~~~~;~r~; ~e:~~t~e:7:~rroe;:;eur: ;;;~r;e;~!~~ mainland. from the States to the Federal government almost complete. depletion allowance, provide an ex- Thousands or war workers stra~ded He did this at the same time he was attempting to change the name of cellent example of both. f~:[a~l~~f~~~i~:v!h~;~aot;~sa o;u~\~~a~ the United States from that or a Constitutional Republic to that of a "Dem- This provision was put in the reve- labor and added to these are the ocracy" and while he was also reversing the revered American doctrine that nue measure to provide an incentive thousands of workers dropped during elected officials are the servants, and not the masters, of the people. for men to risk their money in ex- the longshore stri~e who have not yet That he got away with it until the day he died is tragic testimony to the ploration, production and extension been absorbed by mdustry. weakened moral fibre and degeneracy of the American electorate '\ hteh of the nation's oil reserves. As the number two Labor Czar of sank to the lowest depths of servility and groveling acquiescence under the It not only encourages the invest- the count~y, Harry ~ri~ges' capaci~y New Deal and which seems unable to lift itself to a higher level. ~uet"Js0!rf~\~ai~ ~aJ;t~laWo~~~v~~~~~fti ;~~o~~s~~{~gt~~~~~a~'t~:h~ct~t~~vi~~ There is no better time than the present for little political whippeP. by insuring that an adequate supply snappers in Washington who boast of the vast power of the Federal govern.. ~~s~00{e~~~r~~n~~i:\\'~~n3 f~~1:i~1~ ~rr One Commodity That's Not ~:;:rt~ ~r:~~~~~~:~r~~=~i~~i:~~~:~f~t~Ja~~t:::l t;t~nac~~~:;i~~~~ \~~i~~a~:~ importation might be cut. Stored Up In Washington system of government was founded and functions through its framework, In asking Congress to remove this "Policy makers" in the Department of the Constitution, to do away with Congress and the Federal governmt!nt al- ~~~fl c~~f!~~t~o~~f;v~~~:rr~: t~r~~i~ ~g~~c~~tu~: ~~hru;~,~~0~h;!::~·;:~ ~vue;. together, if they were of a mind to take this step. provision as "one of the tax loopholes ter which was bought in 1949 to bolster The States made the Constitution and appointed the Federal gover~ which should be plugged." dairy prices. ment their agent. Obviously principals may alter, amend or abolish their By inference, those great pioneers One of the proposals of these custodians creature. in the world's most elusive, precarious of the national economy is to give the but- Under one of the ways provided for amending the Constitution. one. :~d l~~vpr~?~f:~:~: i~~~str:i;.:r~~I~~se~ ter away to. American. needy families. third or thirty-two of the State legislatures may pass a resolution memoria}.. "loophole" to cheat the government ~nothcr 1s to sell 1t abroad at cut-rate izing Congress to submit such and such an amendment back to the States of its just dues, even though the 271,-2. 1mces. for ratification. Congress must then submit this amendment and \YhC'n three~ per cent depletion allowable is part of A third one. 3nd whieh comes £rom us, fourths, or thirty-six, States have ratified it, the amendment then becomes the law of the land. is for the people to eure the situution part of the Constitution. Legitimate business men have been permanently by e\N·ting men to Congress Let us say that thirty-two States memorialize Congress to suhmlt an viewed as common criminals for so next F~ll who have 3 little ho~·se se~se, and amendment back to the States providing for the abolishment of Congress long by Wa~hington administrati~ns who w•ll put 3 stop to all th•s £oohshness. and the Federal government. Under the Constitution, it becomes mnnclatory that the public no longer takes notice This is one commodity at least of which on Congress to· submit such a resolution to the States. If three-fourths of the of unwarranted attacks on them, but. we do not have a surplus on hand in States ratified the amendment, it would automatically become part of the t~:mp~·~:i~~~~sly~~~l~:ith ct~~c~:~ut~! Washington. · Constitution. as written, is a new line of attack. Of course the iiJustration is strictly academic as no such action will ever There are some holes in Washing- be taken but it serves to point up the superior authority enjoyed by the ton that need to be "plugged" all States over that of the Federal government and the cheap imitators of AleJt-right, but they are not tax loopholes. ander Hamilton in Washington who are constantly seeking more centralized ~~~ ;;; ;~~r~31~0~~,~~a~h~~~ ~~: IF YOU REALLy ~f~·:; ;:3~r~Y ;~v~;~~:~d;td of it every time they pop orr about the prestige ~~~~r~~dm~~nee~y\\?~g~o~~o~~~r~e~fk}::~ WANT A GOOD the c~~~f~u~ds~~~~~~~lio~u~~bt~e <>Ji~~[s ~~i~~~sst~~e:1~~t~~et~:~:r~t~~~~r~ souandering jag. ment and realize that this is the last step in the destruction of our Consti. LAUGH!!! ~~~~~~] ~':fc~~i~d ~scl~o~r~~u~~~~~na t~0eci~~~~~a\at:~v~~n~:~tb~o a~~e ~~o;:: DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE (Submitted by a reader) Father must I go to-work? No, my lucky son We'relivingdownonEasyStreet On dough from Washington. We've left it up to Uncle Sam So, don't get exercised Nobody has to give a damn, We've all been subsidized. But, i£ Sam treats us all so well, And feeds us milk and honey, Please, daddy, tell me what the hell, He's going to use for money? Don't worry, Bub, there's not a hitch, lnthisherenob\eplan, He simply soaks the filthy rich, And helps the common man. But, Father, won't there time, When they run out And we have left then not a When things will go to My faith in you is shrinking, Son, You nosey little brat, You do too damn much thinking, To be a Democrat. -Anonymous. We still hove copies of GENTLE­MEN OF THE HOUSE by Ida M Darden which was published in 1948. This satire on o lawmaker in action will put you in the aisle It may be hod by sending two dollars to THE NAYLOR COMPANY, PUBLISHERS NORTH ST. MARY'S STREF.T SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS status as a creature of the States with power to act only within its Consfi.. tutional authority. And since this is still a government of forty-eight groups of people, tbe citizens themselves are the ones orf whom the responsibility must rest of re. asserting, re-establishing and preserving the immortal principle of the Righta of the Stales. Fortunately, we are one of the few remaining nations of which this can be said. In Russia and other countries behind the Iron Curtain, the people have absolutely no recourse against this, or any other form of tyranny. They are stuck with their rulers until death-or a bomb or bullet­ends their term of office. In this country, on the other hand. the people themselves arc the Court of Last Resort and. under our form of government, every voter is a Sov­ereign and every citizen a King. If this supreme authority and final responsibility of the people to com­pel their elected servants to respect and obey established Jaws underlying our governing system, are recognized, accepted and reflected at the ballot­box, there is still hope of restoring our Constitutional Republic to the full vigor enjoyed and exercised by it upon its creation by the States. Get JJock Lf!SS ways, but T repeat it as a premise for my Tltftll ¥()If G11ve :r~:a~~~e:~n~~egnotv~~~~c~~~! ";~l~ ~:~:<:~~:;: We are indebted to a reader for calling The government can only give back to yoq to our atlcnlion the following thought pro· that which it first took away an<l in the voking quotation. ll comes from a speech process of taking it away, money is spent, given last fall in Quebec by Robert E. Di· and in the process of giving it back, money neen, superintendent of insurance in New is spent, so you always get back less tha York state, before the Life Insurance you gave." Agency Management associations: In this day of pressure for a sceminglf "There is an interesting thing about it unending list o£ "free" services from the that I want to say to you. You have been go\'f'rnment, these words may merit a little ,._ ________ __, ·told it 40 different times in 40 different pondel'ing.-Milwaukee Journal. t ~ ~·~6~------------------------~T~H~E~S~OU~T~H~E~RN~C~ON=S~E~RV~A~T~IV~E----~~~=-~~~~::~--~r_ch_,1_9_50 Now It's Our Time To Federal Government Boasts SOMEBODY LIED AND IT Tell A Funny O-ne Of Power But Can't Use It 1 SOCIALISTS Once again the American people ISN T THE have bad a demonstration of labor's · The President devoted practically byP:rl;>~;ti~~=nb~i1~slaj~~:a~vhetr ::~: ~~~tr:: ~~~h~3~a~~;tlo~~m1i:~:tr~~~~ SUPPRESSION OF all of his speech at the uJackson Day and who didn't mean to be funny, was union leader is bigger and more pow- EVIDENCE IS A ~i;t~~·~ ~nrs:~~~~n~~0~0~~at~c ct;;:~ ~he ::ee:i~:~:~:::~e:~~:o~h:: ~~~:~: erful than the government it~elf. CRIMINAL ACT is now shot through with Socialism. j:it as much as any one else and Th~ partiality shown to thiS cla~ ~f The Pres1dent's mcred1ble action m wttb In fact, he protested so vigorously that fears of interference by his ad- Amcrt_cans by the ~oosevel~ admmts· holding evtdcnce from regularly conslttuted agamst thts charge that he worked D'linistralion with State schools which t r a t 1 o n , a pohcy continued and authorities concermng ~osstblc trat_tors m himself up to the point where he would receive Federal aid under leg- ~~r~~;t~;~:~o'; ~rfum:n·;~:~~:~~~~~~ ~~;e;:~n:~ltese~i~~~i:se~~sm~~~::~o~~~n~n~ alm.ost convinced himself that he was islation he has proposed, were ab· which not onl ignores and defies the public servants. . . tellmg the truth. solutel~ groundless. . Federal gover~ment but is well on the pr!~s:~ ::id:~~e w;~i~~st~u;~;t~la~: ~~~ . A lit~le_later offi~ials of ~he authen- One ts often tempted to wonder ~f way toward destroying one of Amer- victed Alger Hiss at a time when Hiss mtght ~IC Soctal~st Party m a nattonal_meet­he has complete command. of all hts ica's largest industries. have been given a more severe penalty. mg at Milwaukee, loused up his gag faculties and especially when he lets While John L. Lewis was continu- . ~ Colorado Judge recentl~:sk:!sforui\~e by officially announcing that. they go .with cr~de an~ absurd utterances ing a strike which threw around a mil- ~~~~c~7~:~P~~ga~isa~~~~~~~o ev~de pa:men~ would put out no mo~e cand1dat~s whtch are d1ametncally opposed to the lion men out of employmen~ through- of income tax, which, at worst comes only but would go along wtth Truman s evidence and his past performances. out the country, caused r_atlroads to under the head o£ a lawyer's advice to his program which is highly acceptable to As the Dallas Morning. News points ~~~n~;u~~f;~ro~n:'~~~!~s01\~s ~Jff~1; eli~~~ infinitely wom loc the Pcesidenl ol the most radical Socialist. out: Prestdent Truman s statement from cold, the Prestdent of the Uruted the United States to withhold testimony Vtsittng m Dallas later, Norman that he opposes Federal control of Slates was calmly insisting that there and suppress evidence against those sus- Thomas, who has run for President the schools will not convince those \~as no ~me.rgency, and at the same peeled of disloyalty to this country. so often he has lost count himself, who have studied his re<:ord. He has ~~ed~~~~!~g1f~~e l~~o;~f~~J~·r~~~ "i~~ . In °~; bo~k t:;:r~;t at~a:U: £~~:~~!~ :~~ also confirmed the decision of the been advocating controls in alm~st under which he could have stopped ~:;~s:'co~;en~ is for the best interests of Socialists to disband by announcing every other field. He refuses to give the strike in the beginning. other countries as opposed to that o£ our that he ~as throug~ and that he up warti.me ~ontrols that should have In other words an administration own · ;'~1~1~ni~1t;!'rees~~:!lia~1~ai~~f::fe. as 3 been relinqUished long ago. He wants which has insisted on the right of la- . . . to extend rent control after the need bor union members to strike, is ut· SENATE PAYS TRIBUTE Followmg the dmner and hiS denial :~; ~o~;~e;sast:e~~n::seh~edb:~~ :~~~ ~~~ly p~~~i~P~~~:r:srt ~~~! s\~J'e~ot:~~ TO VICE PRESIDENT ~~n~0~=~f~a~~ ~~s t~!rt<'vhiree :~~~~ t.rol over public health. He dem_ands out of hand. Members of the Senate paid tribute ~~~at~~~k s~~ia~~e~e M~~i~~~~ 0~~cfat even more drastic retgns on busmess The great big, bold national leaders recently to Vi.ce ~resident Alben ized Education, government' control and industry. II Mr. Truman's rosy who boast that th_e pow~r of the Fed- Bar~ey for havmg p~led up. a rec~rd of business through FEPC Legislation, :;;e~~~i~7r~e~~s~~~~ ~~~t·:~;~hw~~~d ~rtla;~~';;;~~~~t ~~t~"J':i~;'e 0~~~ t~h'! f~ ~~;r;~~~~~.Y;;~~ ~~ ~o~~~~~f;~~~ ~1n~f~a~~~~=~ Ia;~i~;ctt~~e ~:i~i~~~ era! grants to the States ha~~ not been ~~a~e~fh~~ft~h~l]~e~!J~:a'\" e~~r~~~~~ ~~~ffr::~r!~7ha~~~~~kinJa!~~l f:te~ ~~;~a~~!{';,r;~e h~~s!~f:e~ sfh~ff~au~~i1 fo~:~·~v:~ :::~o~:~ ~r~ken prom· ~;~irh~o~~~~~~~~~k t~~~t~~k~. ~~ea~t~~~ as .;~~e ~~::,·~~;~ng vice president and climbed on his bandwagon. ~~~r~~ ~~ ~~~~~"c,~~ ~r t~!3:ar~~~ ~~~gb~e ~~~~~~ohn L. Lewts every- :ft~ t~~ ~;~t~f\~~~· ;:~ ~~~ ~~; The "Sucker" Who Must ~~tc~fth~~~\ci""i~.:'rfc~~.Fitd~:~ ~~f; !o~r:n::~:n;t ~~~~~ ~:;:uf~~d~;e~~ ~~1~\'::~~:;t:~.~~~P~o~~~r~~}~~ "Succor" the World temporary and would be abandoned able to tie knots in the nation's econ- Senator Scott Luca~ who said. . The Madisonville Sidewalk Cattle­when the "emergency'' passed. omy, scuttle one of the country's larg- . "Few men hav~ gtven more 0~ their men's Association, a fun-loving organ- ~~ 1~48, the Feder~ I N?_vet"~fn} r~~; i~~~:~~;e~~;e~;~l~~tb :~~lenod~i:; ih~id!~~s ~~fi~~s l~e~hueb~:~~~O~l~~.'?f !~~~o:a::;ethaen~ma~h~cht ~:;ash~~~;:! ~~n ~~ f~~~· !~or~% ~~ig~(co/"tl~e it. . . me~: b~at";eg~o a~?:f th~t~~~~~:t;i~~ ~f:::.~:~~t ;tsc~~~~~~\e~arfi~~. ha~"j~~: e;~:;.:n~~~ Washington politicians em~~~~ ~~~~';f.~.~~~v:~~t,;;~i :;:: n~:?e:.~a~~~~itol0~ta~:;~n~;s~\~a•~~~ ~~~fJ.~c~~p~?::t ~~~~a~e~. seeking the !~;P ,~(hir f~0~~~ec~ b~ft '::r~?~;s~~~~~ ~~~i~~d d~:~;~;'!::e:v!~~ ~r::ci.~~t"r~ ~~~~e~~~~~ ~¥~10Sta~~ct ofd'kt~~i~gky ~~ "We want to bring that fellow to ~~~! i~o ev~~ti~~le w/;;c!\.at~e~t ~~f. the ~~f~\h~\;tjog! ~~eth~n~fe~t~.~~~~a~ ~;:t ~~~=n u::;; ~~~t hiRo~a::ve:lt a~~ t~~! ~~::;s~~~~et;nr~n[;,s~ee ~'::at a~~~~~ ~eal ~andt~ates, therr prm.cip~l talk· place, after the taller had dehvered ~~happy an~ se~ tf.":e can get m on .And of course Truman kno_ws th?lt I.ng pomt will be :'l~bor'~ gams' under an insulting message to .the Congress It' one of thetr publictty releases itn- Wl~h the passage of Federal atd le~ts- the Truman adnurustrabon. concerning a tax bill which he vetoe::d nounces. lation,. ~ocks of Federal education and which was later passed over hts They further point out that in this r.~i~~:'t~~ ~~~\~ f~~~ ::,"t~ 0:h::~~~: w~~~:~ ... ~·~~;',,:~~~~!;'hen the weak by ve~e hope that the vice president :\::;;';~nt~"gf r,;~ ;~~e~~~rs"'i~~~~~h~~~ :~~s sc~~;~r;. to 1m pose Uteir w11l on do·~~0,~i~·:::':~ ... help small men by teacing ~~~s 11t~e?~1 'U~~a~e~ ~~?v~t~s ;itt"f.f.Y 1~:t ~~~~~te~i'm~~ ~r h~~a~~~~~~~h~~ And knowing that he knows this "You cannot help the poor by destroymg • • py taxpayer. ~adke~11 ~;sw~~:Je:h:o~~ft!~e ~ro;e iit~ th?,Y~~h~:nnot establish security on borrow- AA CaArportohon Without We hate to ~ay anythiJ:'g calculated all there ed money." ny sse 5 to dampen their enthusiasm or to · The CCC is a huge corporation in which throw a monkey wrench in the works, the taxpayers o£ the United States are but we do not think they are going to compulsory stockholders. find any such animal. The Southern Conservative, Flatiron Building, Date ........................ itsltm~~~s ~~~.~~~d.~n~:· .~~s.;: ~!~~::,: is ~?:ht~/~n~e~~r~ b~~ h~~!nor ;!~r~ for. the storage 0~ agn~ullu.ral products chance to jangle it in his jeans, and whach should be ctrculatmg. m the marts which goes to pay a lot of parasites in Fort Worth, Taxa$.. ol c.ommerc~ [or the beneftt of the con· Federal government agencies for do- :~E;~J~:~;~·~:~:~~~i.i.~'~~i~e~sp:p,';;: ~~~ •• ~hings which should be left un-cent broadcast: Not as long as we have an amend- Enclosed 1s check for $ ............. to help increase the circula- The CCC holds $4 billions worth of !arm ment in our Constitution which allows tion of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE. Please add the attached ~~;P~f ~~~~~t~it~~ldcse~:50~i!~:n ;~~~~ :n~sh~~g~~~~dp~~~ic~~~l~ ~of ~~e~font'~ names to your mailing list to receive the paper each month, ............. · N~~~ cit).' ................ slai~ crop, and valued at $990,000,000. It holds income and which they have come 510 million bus11els ol corn-14 per cent of perilously close to doing in some cases. ~~~d:~~~~~r;;~~~~~~ ~!t~07;,3 ':!:~ha~ Not as long as we have a President a third o£ the 1949 crop and valued at :VVhO ha~ squandered $191,081,394,191 $955,000,000. rt holds $200 millions worth m folding_ money extracte~ from the of flaxseed and linseed oil; $151 millions tax~ayers 111 less than fiVe years worth o£ tobacco; S89 millions worth of agamst a ~otal of $1 /9,620,1~3,645 dried eggs; $60 millions worth of butter; ~pent by thirty-two p~eVIO~IS presidents $53 millions worth o£ wool, and $42 millions m one hundred and fifty-sue years. worth of dried beans; also $27 millions And finally not as long as this coun­worth of dried milk and ~240 millions of try is the 11sucker" who is compelled other commodities, includmg peanuts and to "succor" a large part of the world's '------------------------------' soybeans. population. : : : ! : : ' I • : I,=., !f II March, 1950 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Page 7 President's Rose ~o;;,~~:Ys:~:;~u~! With Bears Other Name In a record studded with world-a ·r··m w~ n .. u.. Mornin& Ne"'" l shaking achieveme!lts, experts in the pl~o~~a~i~v:~~t;~o;:l:I;I~~~dT;;~~,::~ ;~~:s~ ~~~tt~~;.n~~iuY!~g;t~~~~~re have mad.e day night. lt was one of those assertions Announcement comes _from t~IS that not his most severe critic would chat- agency that the master mmds on 1ts lcngc for a single moment. rt was a sen- s~ff have made a valuable contrib';l· tence of rare honesty for a politician. The bon to the woJ•Id at large and to this sentence might cmTy a bit of that double nati<;m's eco_nomy in . particular by meaning that used to go with the utterances co~mg up With a substitute for potato of the Oracle of Delphi. But the Oracle of Chip~. Washington (and Pendergast Missouri) -~Ith the potato market. flooded, doubtless knows which meaning he has in millions_ of pounds rottmg and mind, when he affirms: ~ountams of spuds stacked up so .. , _ . . . h1gh that they can't see over them, 1he_ d1fhcult thmg 1s to ":'a"ke the coun- this farm variety of brain trusters pro­try bel~ev~ th~t the DemocralJc party stands ceed on the theory that there is a for soc1ahsm. shortage of this product. calmly put Quite true, Mr. Truman, quite true! Also, their heads together and work out a as you say, it is your political opposition sub~titute. that has been trying vainly since at least One of the unsolved mysteries of 1936 to convince the country that what your the ages has always been that there prede cc~r. yourself and your party stand are more horse's necks in the world for is socialism. than there are horses. Search as we may the writings of Mr. wh~eth'rsa~: s~o a~~et~:}~~ ~~ ~~?~~~~~ !to::::l~s~i~~~l:s 5;;~, :aonw~:;e uit~er~;~::. i~ ~h_i; ancient _ri~d~e, but ~e do f_eel ~~ns:~i~fi~~ld :;~~~e~~ti~c;t~~-n :l~a~;i~i=l~~!~ a~1~ ~e~;Jr~~leo~ ~~~eer:~~j~~~~ ~=k~~~ yourselves and the party sponsor. Upon give them som~ tnfor~ahon abo~t i~r~~~i:t~:rrhatte~-:u h~:e n~~enb:l';:~~e~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~s !~~in~=~~~on':~~~~I~~ be0 ~ou1~d~ favor or practic~ socialism, that you are ----------1 :;~~ated to the principle of free enter- No Laughing Matter ~f~~lf~~~~~~ ~~~E~~~~~~~?~~~ . of surplus potatoes whtch the Department ~~~k~Lw~:~:f;£' ;12~~:~~~-~;f·.~: :::~t~~;~1~~I:::;~~~r:~J::f~:;z:f~~;~ Socialism: A policy and economic theory "experts" who induced Congress to take oJ· social organization ba~cd on collective such action, have cost the taxpayeu mJl· or government ownership and democratic lions oi dollars by interfering' with the laws management of the essential means for the or Nature and those of supply and demand. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES OF THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE The following principles on which the Southern Conservative is founded will appear in each issue of the paper hereafter: Those of us who are responsible for initiating the Southern Conservative plead guilty to the charge of being hopelessly old-fashioned as we love our own country with a blind and passionate devotion, .1bove all others on earth. We find ourselves without the slightest desire to change our form of govern· ~!IJ. to conform to fo[:eign ideologies or to attempt to re-shape it in the Soviet instr"::.ea:te f:~nt~~c;:v!~~~~~~s:f w!:nf~~:~e:e:~;:d R::u:~~a~a:i~~-the greatest We wish to deny, before it is made, the charge that we are subsidized by any special interests or that our undertaking is just another scheme ,dreamed up to attract the support of big business. In our discussions of State and National issues, we shall show no mo,.. partiality to the Tycoons of Industry than we shall to the Czars of Labor. In fact, we seem to remember that some of the biggest business men in the nation teamed up with labor union racketeers in playing ball with the New Deal 2~~;•~~~~gJ!~?::.~ vi~~:~i:-'c:Va;t::~!~g c'~:reC:t~;t aadn~i:i~;:ri~~n~ih:egdo::r~~::~ The courage, integrity and patriotism which must be commanded if the Re-o public is to survive will not be found exclusively among representatives of big businessorleadersoflaborunions. of g!~;';~~e~~ :~ac~:t f~~: ti~a!e:~~te g;~:::, ~~ "t~e~~srn:l:~~b~ensr;~~ ::k w"::~i~: save and to keep a reasonable share of the fruits of their toil. We are against the domination of government either by big business or big labor and we maintain that favoritism to either group on the part of a State or National administration is un·American, immoral and a flagrant abuse of power. As to political affiliations, we acknowledge allegiance to neither of the two majorparties. • As presently constituted, both are so shot through with radicalism as to render them incapable of resolving the serious problems confronting the Republic. We acknowledge our indebtedness to the courageous and patriotic Coalition Block of sound-thinking Democrats and Republicans in both Houses of Congress which has prevented Communistic influences from complete domination of our Federal government. We are opposed to the reckless squandering of the taxpayers' money by incompetent, irresponsible and improvident public officials and we contend that taxes should be levied for purposes of revenue only and not to punish the rich~ reward the poor or redistribute the wealth. We are firmly committed to the principle of States Rights and we hold th.1t the people of any part of the United States are entitled to maintain their own social customs and traditions without interference from politicians seeking vote$ to perpetuate themse-lves in power. We are unequivocally in favor of Free Enterprise as opposed to government ownership of business and insist on the responsibility of every American to seek toimprovehissocialandeconomicconditionthrough initiative, energy and thrift rather than leaning on the arm of government for support. Weconcedetoeverymanthe right to work .1ndtheopportunity of profitable employment regardless of whether he does, or does not, belong to a labor union. On the other hand, we claim for the employer the irrevocable right to hire and fire his employees without instructions from any government agency or intimidation by Federal Police. and ~~ef;e~r~~~s a:e~~ii~;r~:i~!f~~':~c~n ;~~·~~?~;!n~~~":~~:~~v!x~h~t ;.,~v;;P:r~•;:'i "..... within their power to help preserve our republican form of government, our Free Enterprise system and American way of life. We shall exert all our ~nergi~s to that end. These are the sentimenb of the SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE and although our~ may t.e only one sm•l.l voice crying in th• wilderness, we will fight for fundamental American princi p les, as we under~ta"d them, without apology to any manorsetofmen, production and distribution of goods. Also. The whole transaction, from the inde· -------------------- a policy or practice based on this theory. fensible act of subsidizing the P?tato crop, We do not believe, Mr. President, that the in the first place, to the inexcusable action nation as a majority of its whole favors of dumping them in the garbage, in the socialism, or would vote for it if it were second place. cannot be justified by an MY NIGHT By the Editor oHercd to the country under its own brand argument based on logic or common horse A few nights ago, J had the pleasure of addressing a meeting name. Nor, Mr. President, do we think that sense. of the organization known as the Young Workers Jnternalional Trade you so believe. A saner solution of the problem and Union whose inspiring slogan "'More Pay For Less Service" has been It is difficult to recall any people that one which would be ol ,·astly more benefit a great stimulus and incentive to those of us who are striving to have traveled freely and in full knowledge to society_ at large, would be to dump the maintain labor's gains throughout lhe world. ~~~vn~~:~d ~~~;. ~~uds;c:~~is~;~~; o~t t~:s: ~~f::~~s. m the garbage and save the of t~~l~~::,~tc!:e/~li~os~v~~g t~n)~~~lkmle g:::s~~:n~o~~g a~;n s~~~~e~'t:~: that have made that dolorous journey. Did 1----------1 the nature of the queries propounded to me were of .c;uch broad and general concern ~~:~. ~~~~v f:~~atit t~~:n~:el~e t:o!::fev~r t~~~ Southerner Formulates :.~~:n=~:;cad r!~~r au;:i~o!~c~:P~fals~i~Y a;:lu~~::;an interest that I have decided to those who had led them were guiding their Platform of Principles Q. 1 lost my boy friend in world War II. He s urt>ft,ed the Battle of the Bulge :~ien:tu~~~;s~:~hi;~; the morass that they Pointing out that the statemen~ of p~in- but ~te~ f:~~:o:l;a::l~~~:l t=!~n:e~m~;a~t:e t~'~Y ;::r~l c::v::~::~~ :~:t~d be set dst;a~n;"dc:;lfto~-~~soc~;~.-~,:;.,iem:_n~Wh:.'",. •· yotnh~'e:y;opnt','.:;;;ntedd;oet;o! ~.·!n~dl~~doc!c,l~ah•,C·,hn:gsC:_1,~~~.ncae:,"c:ly:S~aynt0~5etld•e;<:i~5Pu~g';aa<1• ;_ puopi ntto. dAeaml awlgiathm aptreodb lCemousn tlrikiees yiso ugrisv ibnugt speerriohuaps sa nwde parroef.o nuont dy esttu eddyu ctoa tevda riuopu st os otchiaatl candor instead of double talk whether that coated Socialist "'me too" platform, Judge ~~:~~i:~ 0~n~lo~~~sm~t~:e p!y h:~ :~~~~~it~; :~i~~:. ~:w:;~;~~~:~e r~:~~:~hli~~t~~:: ~o~~~n~ ~~lfs~l~i~~:~l~gt:o~:~~:~:.hey might ~t::: ;:;rt~~~=~~~~~r:!a~a~:~e~r!~~~i~~: gamated Countries move slowly, while Blondes are fast workers, and it might be well ----------Ia plague on both houses and has written for you, in the meantime, to be looking around for another boy friend. Washington Agencies Fight ::Csu!~:~~:~ P::u~:1:st7tuil~:n~~ a;~::~sn:;:~~~ lwveQ~enAs~o~~~~~ ;;;:_:~pa;~~: c;!11 ;~~,ts~:: ~:~~Y::;a:;nt~ed=t~e~~o~~n a!;~t ycu. YOll Among Themselves an~i~u;u~o~;:~C: ~slat~k:e f:~es:~v:!position else ~~ysl a~~u~o!~ns;~:~;a~ ~~:;e~;;as~~le~~i~gth; ::,~es~~:~:sc~~~m;~:t f~~~~~: t~': Various agencies in Washington are pass- party are: even adverse publicity is preferable to none and 1 shall begin to wony only when ing the buck back and forth, each accusing (1) Stand boldly for corfstitutional gov- 1 quit getting any at all. Besides, my sons don't light with anybody except their the other of being responsible for the blun- ernment as it existed prior to the Roose- own wives. ders which have resulted in a vast accu- velt administration and repudiate the Unit- Q. Yo-u seem to like to mix with all so-rl.s and types of people, the low as well mulation of rotten potatoes, spoiled eggs, cd Nations and other international organ- as the high. Why is this? rancid butter, curdled milk ·and other valu- izations; A. J think that perhaps this is because I like to regard mysel£ as a WaJking able farm products lost to human con- (2) Punish the traitors by death and con- Delegate of Democracy and because I feel that I have a much better chance of getting sumption. fiscation of property as provided by our my theories o( government and social customs adopted if I am presented to my publie There is an old saying that when thieves common law and banish the communists; as a gregarious character who takes equal delight in dining one night with Roya1ty fall out, honest men hear the truth and (3) Establish and require the Federal in Buckingham Palace and the next night with bums in Skid Row. on this basis perhaps the taxpayers will Reserve System to maintotin a fair and just Q. My father is a retired Russian spy, my mother a former 1tndercot1er agent now have the privilege of hearing the poli· price and wage level; for tlte Soviet Secret Police and I am in this c01mtry Otl a forged passport. Do you ticians call each other what we have been (4) Prohibit strikes and lockouts; think T can get a job with the State DeJ)Ortment? calling them, from the first. (5) Restore the protective tariff; A. I see no reason why a person of your obvious intelligence and rcsourcefu1ne88 ----------I Co~~~r~~?:~d:~d t~~ ~~bos7:~:~~~!~n Finance ~heo:~:t,::~t.be1 ~i::; :l:a~~ti~~t ~:;~t c;;, ~:v:r~n;:~;a~~. e:~:~;~n~x:i~~ ~~: ~!:: "Yo~ cannot build charact_er and courage (7) Repeal Section I of the 14th and 15th opportunity for employment to the young people of other countries that we accord by takmg away a man's imtiative and in- Amendments to our National Constitution our own, and that there should be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, dependence!' and limit the 16th Amendment; ' national origin or loyalty. It has been my privilege in the past to help shape the "You cannot help men permanently by (8) Recover the mineral wealth of the brilliant careers o! several proteges with qualifications such as you possess whicll doing for them what they could and should Dead Sea and surrounding countries, which perhaps accounts for the tender reeling I ha\'e for young persons with backgrounds do for themselves." is ours by right of conquest. similar to yours. Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE March, 1950
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