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Transcript THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE -To Plead for a Return of Constitutional Government- Vol. 10 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, APRIL, 1959 No.4 Swelling Power of Federal Government Is Driving Nails In Freedom's Coffin DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION HEAD ALL SET TO HIT SOUTHERNERS BELOW THE BELT According to reports which come to us, Southern delegates to the so·called Democratic Convention at Los Angeles on July 11 are going to be about as welcome as a polecat at a picnic. Paul Butler of Indiana who is chairman of the outfit and whom the Create: endowed with a big voice but not an intellect to match it, has already shouted to high heaven that the South is not needed in the Presidential campaign of 1960 and has practically invited Southerners to get out of the Party and stay out. In addition, there is a character out in Los Angeles who wields prac­tically unlimited authority in Fair Deal circles in California. He will have charge of convention arrangements and, according to well founded reports, is going to exert his full authority in embarrassing any poor white trash from the South who may show up for the festivities. and At any rate, according to those who are observing the buildup for the convention in the City of the Angels, this Ziffren person is carefully laying his plans with a view of forcing through a type of Civil Rights plank which the Southern delegates not only cannot digest but can't even swallow. Perhaps it should first be explained (as if everybody didn't already know) that Los Angeles is fast becoming the black capital of the West Coast and colored people are swarming into the Southern California metropolis in about the same proportion that White people are flocking out of Washington, D.C. Galleries of the auditorium at political conventions have been known to exert great influence on the action on the first floor, even including the selection of candidates, and at Los Angeles this section of the con· vention hall is at least expected to contribute to the adoption of a Civil Rights plank which will relegate White people to their proper place in human society and to which the Supreme Court of the United States has already consigned them. It has been suggested that as a result of this frame-up, there will be quite a let-down in the quality of Southern delegates attending the con­vention this time, but we doubt it. Of course there are many honorable and self-respecting Southerners who, realizing how the cards are stacked, will refuse to attend. But, on the other hand, there are an overwhelming number who are so hide-bound and so hipped on "party regularity" and on retaining committee chairmanships that they will go right along and take the in­sults lying down and even if it were decided to go out into Skid Row and whistle in a wino as the candidate, they would fall in line and vote the ticket straight. It is the sacred obligation of every American who has something to say and knows how to say it to protest the official behavior of Wash­ington politicians in wasting taxpayers' money and suppressing their freedom. It may not do any good but it's certain that silence and apathy are not going to help the situation. The basic philosophy of those who tore their roots from English soil and journeyed across an ocean in search of freedom was that in the new country of their adop­tion every voter would be a Sovereign and every citizen a King. Supreme authority for the citizen and limited power for those who govern was the bedrock on which they were later to erect a Constitutional Government of the people, by the people and for the people and which they believed would endure so long as human beings loved liberty and rejected tyranny as an abomin­ation in the sight of God and man. This lofty and noble sentiment of early American patriots was crystallized at Co.1cord where "once the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard around the world.'' Much water has gone over the dam in the intervening years and every step of tho rugged path between 1775 and 1959 has been marked by a determined fight on the part of o o o • GH.en and to wrest from the peop le control of the pub lic p urse. Centralized authority has now reached the peak of all ages in the national capital and un~ess outrased Ameri .. cans launch a peaceful but firm revolution to regain their rights from power-mad rulers in Washinqton, trig­gered by the same zeal and fervor which ins;>ired the Men of Concord to repel an English tyrant, the citizens of this great Republic will inevitab:y join the lowly vassals behlnd the Iron Curtain who today mourn their lost freedom as they wa;k in their own personal Garden of Gethsemane. In the hands of small men, it is the greatest force for evil the world has ever known since thl serpent f roffered the apple in the Garden of Eden. When the Federal Constitution was submitted to the Virginia As~ sembly for ratification, Patrick Henry, one of the greatest statesmen to grace any lawmaking body in the history of time, issued a warning which today must haunt the minds of thoughtful and frightened Americans who are witnessing the dismal picture of a Federal government wherein power is all but absolute. The Virginia patriot felt that the Constitution as drawn and sub­mitted for ratification could conceivably pave the way for the assump­tion and abuse of power by those in authority which would c:mcel out the rights of the citizen and make a mockery of human freedom. "V.lhen you give power, you don't know what you give," he shouted to his col­leagues. "I dread the depravity c.f human nature. I wish to guard against it with proper checks and balances." In the debate that followed, he indicated loopholes in the document which was before the Assembly for confirmation. "The Constitution surrenders the purse and the sword to the Federal Government," he gravely pointed out to hi:5 compatriots. "In it the creature soars above the creator and if the power be infinite, what rights have the people (Continued on P.,ge 21 Millions of Americans Think It-The Southern Conservative Says It Pogo 2 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Apra, 1959 Only Way To Handle Communists Is To Kick Them Out Of The Country All this talk of "summit confer­ences" between Communists and Western leaders and the eternal yak-yaking with the Bolsheviks which never gets anywhere, must be thoroughly discouraging to those who have the common sense to realize that trying to ~ason with the Russian bandits is as purpose­less as a dog chasing its tail. The Communists have never kept a promise or treaty and never intend to and the only ones who don't seem to realize this are the leaders of government who arrange for the endless and futile talkfests. The tragic aspect of it is that the Communists could be disposed of so easily and International Com­munism given a lethal set-back that would halt its rapid ad v.a n c e throughout the world if those in authority only had the courage to do what is necessary. This would be the withdrawal of recognition of Russia and all its satellite countries by the United States and the cessation of all trade and every other kind of relations with the dirty bums. It would be a blow to Communist prestige throughout the world which can never be delivered so long as we continue to palaver with them and treat them as if they were a civil­ized nation. By doing this and demanding the withdrawal of all Communist dip­lomats and representatives in the country, we would then have only our own domes tic Communists to deal with. Removing the Russian Commu­nists from our boundaries would be like cutting off the head of the snake and would make the clean­up of our own brand of subversives immeasurably easier. Perhaps some day we will have leaders who will unders':.and Com­munist psychology and who will deal with the subject intelli~ently by kicking all Communists out of the country. They don't understand our lan­guage, our way of life or anything about us but if they were thrown out on their ear, they would get the meaning right quick. CLUB WOMEN MAKE MOST AMAZING CHOICE OF CONVENTION SPEAKER The invitation extended by the National Federation of Women's Clubs to Walter Reuther to address the group's forthcoming conven­tion in Los Angeles, has engen­dered so much opoosition that the belief is expressed in informed club circles that the invitation will either be withdrawn or that the labor racketeer, sensing the resent­ment, will decline to accept. First opposition to the proposal is believed to have come from Tex­as club members who were frankly astounded that a man whose po­litical philosophy would, if adopt­ed, put an end to Constitutional Government in the United States, should be invited to speak to a group aspiring to retain the nation­al prestige and distinction which the National Federation is gener­aHy credited with possessing. California Second in No. of Communists After two years of intensive study of the subject, the Commit­tee on Un-American Activities of the House of Representatives in Washington of which the Honor­able Francis E. Walter of Pennsyl­vania is chairman, has announced that California has the second largest concentration of Commu­nists in the United States. It was not revealed where the strongest concentration of Com­munists is located but undoubtedly this black mark belongs to the State of New York. According to Chairman Walter the Communist conspiracy head­quarters in Southern California have ramifications in virtually every segment of society and their operations cover all areas of the State. Communists are under orders to wear a "new look," the Chairman stated, and are presenting them­selves as loyal American citizens who are peace-loving and humani­tarian in purpose. Chairman Walter reminds the American people that this nest of Communists in California is only one segment of a nationwide Fifth Column on American soil working feverishly in the in terests o f Inter­national Communism. From what we have read of the new Governor of California and some of the legislation he has spon­sored, as well as his far left lean­ings, we don't imagine the good people of that State can look to him to clean out this horde of enemy agents who are out to over­throw the government of the United States. He's too busy measuring, figura­tively, the distance between Sac­ramento and Washington. We deeply appreciated the ~nvi­tation to attend the Congress of Freedom in Colorado Springs on April 9 but were unable to do so. The Congress of Freedom is com­posed of a grand group of patriots who labor unceasingly for a re­turn of Constitutional Govern­ment in the United States. Judge .Akio Date of Tokyo, Ja­pan, is reported in the press as saying that the stationing of Am­erican troops in that cou"ttry is un­Constitutional. Judge Date is clear out of date. Doesn't he know that practically everything we do is un-Consti.tut{onal? Politicians who talk about levy­ing taxes "according to ability to pay" make us sick. Nowhere in the Constitution is there one word about "ability to pay'' taxes. All the emphasis in that document is on economy until it gets down to t he Sixteenth Amendment in u.•hich the whole conception of American principles of govern­ment is abandoned. According to Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia nearly forty mil­lion per.sons are getting direct pay­ments from the Federal Treasury this year. This degenerate and im­moral sitnation didn't develop all at once but crept up on the people while they slept. It started when Roosevelt put the nation on a "temporary" dole in 1933 and has spread like a cancerous growth until it has gotten completely out of hand. A public servant who fails to keep his pledge to the people who elected him is as guilty of a crim~ inal act as a man who passes a hot check. Any nation whose leaders ignore fundamental truths is headed for the rocks, and one of those eternal truths was expressed by Thomas Jefferson when he said: "That country is governed best that is go'Verned least." SWELLING POWER (Cont;nued from Page I) remaining? The time will come when our Legislatures will exhibit mournful proofs of their lost liberty without power to restore it." Haunted by the specter of a governing system across the ocean based on the Divine Right of Kings, and from which early American colonists had fled, the immortal Virginian contended that only the people themselves were endowed with Divine Rights and that the power of those who govern should be held to the minimum by strong and inflexible provisions of the Constitution which the assaults of demagogues could not change nor modify. It was largely because of the eloquent reasoning of Patrick Henry and other great statesmen of that day, to whom the Constitution was a symbol o~ freedom for the people and restraint for those who govern, that the ftrst ten amendments to the Constitution were added as a pre­caution to insure inherent rights of the citizen and limited authority of the Federal government. If they had stopped with the Bill of Rights as these first ten amend­ments to the Constitution were called, perhaps Patrick Henry's dream of a Constitutional Republic in which supreme sovereignty was vested in the citizens composing it, might have come true. But the eternal fight for power and the relentless contest for the purse did not cease with the adoption of the Bill of Rights and when the Sixteenth Amendment levying an income tax was adopted, the Federal Government won the battle for power and for the purse and the American people lost their freedom. The p assage o r this a m endment o p e n ed the door to pru~,; li cu lty every form of vice and corruption to which weak humanity is heir and the immorality and dishonesty of Washington politicians in their mad race to bankrupt the national treasury as a result of this mass grant of power has not been equalled in the written history of the human race. The amendment took title to property from those who owned it and vested it in political con men in Washington. It was a consignment of unlimited power and a surrender of the public purse and of property rights to. governing authorities which offered an inducement to the f·•ll play of the "depravity of the human race" of which Patrick Henry warned and which the recipients could not, and did not, resist. As a result of this bestowal of unlimited power on irresponsible politicians which gave them license to "tax and tax and spend and spend," the resources and substance of the American people have been dissipated and the past two decades have witnessed an orgy of extrava .. gant spending and unbridled corruption which is unmatched since the days of the dissolute Emperors of ancient Rome. History proves that retrieving unrestra·ined power from grasping politicians is like trying to turn back the tides of the ocean for once they have tasted the heady wine of unlimited authority, their excesses have seldom been checked except at the point of the sword. All over the American Republic today there is an insistent and grow .. ing dem~nd that something be done to restrain the burgeoning power of Washmgton bureaucrats and to restore some measure of the priceless freedom which the citizens have lost. There is nothing that could effect this wholesome objective like the repeal of the obnoxious and shameful Sixteenth Amendment and while this project has met with failure heretofore because of strong and bitter opposition by the human bloodsuckers in Congress who want to continue to bleed American taxpayers white, honorable and dedicated Americans are continuing the fight. As a new beginning, the legislature of the great and sovereign State of Wyoming recently approved a joint resolution memorializing Congress to "propose to the people an amendment to the Constitution of the United States or to call a convention for the purpose of abolishing in­come, gift and estate taxes." Because of the provision in the Constitution for amending that doc~ ument, it is within the power of the Sovereign States to force Congress to take action in this matter and if the States fail or refuse to discharge their sacred obligation then the direful warning of Patrick Henry will have reached its tragic fulfillment: "The time will come when our Legislatures will exhibit mournful proofs of their lost liberty without power to restore it.'' THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE - Page 3 HEAliNG THE NATION'S SICK ECONOMY IS OBJECTIVE -OF U.S. MEDICAL GROUP Since Hippocrates, the father of medicine, first launched the ethical treatment of disease as one of the earth's most honored professions, the physicians of the world have ministered to ailing humanity with the dedicated objective of prolong­ing human life. In the United States today, there is a large segment of physicians who are going above and beyond the call of duty and are undertak­ing to cure a sick economy from which their beloved Republic is dy­Ing. The name of this medical group is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons of which Dr. Louis S. Wegryn of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the newly elected president. Organized in December, 1943 to preserve quality medical care and insure the continuation of private practice, it set up a qualification for membership which provided that those joining the group must be members in good standing of their county and state societies and the American Medical Association. The Association held its six­teenth annual meeting in Fort Worth early in April where the highlight of the occasion was an address by Honorable Bruce Alger, Congressman fr_om D a II a s system is shared by few in the Jaw­making body in Washington where he is rendering outstanding and notable service not only to his dis­trict but to Texas and the entire nation as well. Many men high in the medical profession also spoke during the four-day session, as well as those in many fields of patriotic endeavor and the attendance represented all sections of the United States. Perhaps no clearer analysis of the objectives of the AAPS could be made than that which is includ­ed in their declaration of purposes which follows: Supports constitutional federal legislation and opposes all uncon­stitutional proposals. Gives support to proper volun­tary plans of sickness insurance and seeks to protect them and phy­sicians and their patients from ex­ploitation by unenlightened pro­moters both within and outside the medical profession. Interprets national legislation and its implications for physicians and their patients-and all Ameri­cans- and exhorts physicians and their patients to express their views to Congress. Reports succinctly and factually on issues and programs of the gov­ernment, hospitals, labor bosses, insurance carriers, and other so­called third party interventionists who seek to control physicians and their patients. Distributes libertarian literature which upholds and explains the ad­vantages of our American systet;I Supplies Congress with informa­tion on pending legislation and per­suasive reasons why the voting de­cisions of individual Congressmen should be based on strict ad­herence to constitutional govern· ment and states' rights. Public Indignation Concerning Nepotism Embarrasses Lawmakers The continued revelation of relatives on the payroll of members of both Houses of Congress has aroused widespread indignation throughout the country even by those who seem to take the general wasting of the taxpayers money without protest. There was so much embarrassment caused to those participating in the practice of nepotism that officials of both the House and Senate have made it practically impossible for any more information on the subject to be given out to those investigating the matter. Before the lid was clamped down however, it was revealed that an Iowa lawmaker had his teen-age son on the payroll for $11,872. A Texas solon was also reported to have his brother on the payroll for $1050 per month and various other instances were cited which showed that the practice is freely indulged in by our great statesmen in Washington. The amount of money actually involved is infinitesimal when com­pared to the billions of dollars which are annually confiscated from the taxpayers and scattered all over the world to any group of beggars who hold out their itching palms to Uncle Sam. About the only thing involved in the practice of Nepotism is prin­ciple, or rather a lack of it, for it indicates that those who are honored with the vote of the electorate to these high positions are not above doing a little cheap grafting on the side. That they have larceny in their souls is generally accepted because of their wholesale theft from the public treasury but, somehow, the public is shocked when they descend to petty pilfering of taxpayers money. The overall policy of our govern­ment under Socialist administra­tion rewards failure and penalizes Redistribution of property by law is public theft and legalized burglary. Who Will. Be The Presidential Nominees In Nineteen Sixty? Many of our subscribers write us and ask our opinion on who will be nominated by Modern Republicans and Fair Deal Democrats for President in 1960. We, of course, know no more about it than the man in the moon but we have no hesitancy in making a guess just as many other Ameri­cans are doing. It is our private opinion, publicly expressed, that both of these So­cialist parties will nominate the very worst and least desirable men in their stable of candidates. This conclusion is based on their perform­ance for the past quarter century. As to who those candidates will be, that is on the lap of the gods. All we can safely predict is that they will be One-Worlders, racial mon­grelizers, and all-round strong opponents of Americanism and Constitu­tional Government. Our own personal belief is that the so-called Republicans will put up Nelson Rockefeller, one of the most politically dangerous men in the United States as their candidate. With billions of dollars at his command, Rockefeller is in position to buy the nomination and any one who does not think this nomination can be bought has only to think back to 1952 when trainloads of money from New York defeated Robert Taft and secured the nomination for Eisenhower. With Rockefeller in the White House the campaign to Socialize the world which has been carried on for generations with Rockefeller Foundation money would receive heavy impetus. All indications are that either Adlai Stevenson, two-time loser in the Presidential sweepstakes, or Stuart Symington will be the offering of the so-called Democratic Party, both of whom could be expected to plunge the nation further into the mire of Socialism into which it has been gradually sinking since 1933. When American voters have to choose between Rockefeller and Stevenson or Rockefeller and Symington, the matter could just as well be settled by the method used in the selection of Darius for King of Persia. n · · d a on · · f'Or' the throne c e on w: o arse e e rs s ou possess the kingdom. Darius' horse, which had probably been tipped off in ad­vance, beat his equine comrades to the draw with a quick short snort and so his master ascended the throne. Another time-tested device for settling arguments is the flipping of a coin and this is also recommended in the event the voters have to choose between two International Socialists because if the above cand i­dates, or others like them, are chosen for President, it is going to be a case of heads they win and tails the American people lose. Meantime, the only faint hope for decent, upright and Constitution­minded Americans is that the Elector Plan now being pushed in the South will succeed and the election thrown into the House of Repre­sentatives. In that case almost any White man who may be put up would be an improvement over those now proposed by both parties for the job. Movement Which Could Spell Trouble For 1960 Nominee Of Democratic Party The only rainbow of hope in the political skies continues to rest with the efforts which are being made to get the Southern States to abandon the traditional party loyalty oath and release presiden­tial electors from their commit­ment to national party nominees. Great impetus was given to the movement when Alabama's State Democratic Executive Committee recently voted 45 to 25 to throw out the pledge which had hereto­fore bound presidential electors to support the national party nomi­nee. This means that Alabama elec­tors will attend the National De­mocratic Convention in Los An­geles with open minds and a free hand and can withhold endorse­ment of any of the South-hating candidates which Paul Butler's gang of Fair Dealers may choose to nominate The fact that the States of Ar­kansas, Georgia and Virginia have enacted legislation w h i c h frees t b e i r presidential electors from their oath to support anybody the Democrats may put up, together with ~he expectation that several other States of the Deep South will do likewise, presents a situation which could result in throwing the election into the House of Repre­sentatives in ihe event such elec­tion is close. Those who are promoting the free electors movement figure that regardless of who might be elected if the matter were thrown into Congress, he couldn't be any worse than the specimens who, so far, have been paraded across the pub­lic stage as those most likely to be nominated. Practically anybody would be an improvement. Page 4 The Southern Conservative A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF ED;TORIAL OPINION WITH NATIONAL CIRCULATION IDA M. DARDEN, Editor Editorial Office~ Flatiron Building Fort Worth, Texas Phone ED 2-2089 Price $5.00 Per Year IEverv p.aid subscriber is entitled toone free subsenpt1o11 tobesentto.anyperson othischoosinq.l Sent without cost to members of Conqren, members of St.ate l egisl.atures, Governor1, .and other public offiei.als. A helpless sparrow can drift with I the wind but it takes an eagle to fly against the storm. THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES: The powers not deleg.ated to the United Stolltes by the Constitution, nor prohibited byittotheSt.ates.arereservedtothe St.atesrespecfively,ortothepeople. Communist Words Are Empty Sounds To Disguise Meaning Apparently the American people are going to have to witness again the humiliating spectacle of the President journeying to Geneva to ;:>alaver and harangue with the bar­Jarian, Khrushchev. A small measure of dignity might have been saved if the forthcoming "summit conference" were to be held in Washington as first antici­pated. But Khrushchev didn't want to make the trip and so vetoed the idea, and since what Nikita wants Nikita seems to get, Western lead­ers will go to Geneva or some other foreign seat of intrigue where the cards will all be stacked. Wherever the conference is held and whoever attends it, the millions of words exchanged between the participants will add up to exactly nothing and any promises the Mos­cow Monster makes to the con­ferees will prove about as firm and binding as a spider web. · The credo of the Communists is that words are merely empty sounds to disguise the real mean­ing of those who utter them. Somehow, the United States al­ways manages to lose the argu­ment at the conference table and if the Geneva confab takes place, only a hopeless optimist can anti­cipate that results will be any dif­ferent this time. In the fiscal year of 1958, the State of Texas paid to Washington in income tax $2,697,309,000. Dur­ing that period Texas received back through grants-in-aid $452,- 710,484 or 16.78 per cent. Any one who cannot see the evil of our taxing laws, is an imbecile, and this includes the educators who are screaming for uFederal Aid., THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Somebody G~vE~ Us A Big· Farm. And We'll Haul Down The Dough For Doing Nothing . It is believed that persons in the United States, seizing on oppor­tunities offered by corrupt Congressional practices, have developed a new racket which is making those who operate it rich. The Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the Department of Agriculture in \Vashington administers the Agricultural Adjustment Act. While it is difficult for sane, honest and normal persons to believe it, this Act provides that the Federal Government will pay cash subsidies to farmers for not raising certain crops specified by fountain pen farmers on Capitol Hill. It also penalizes farmers who produce one bushel of grain or farm one acre of land above that allotted to them by the bureau­crats. This not only applies to farmers who were stupid enough to sign the pact but to any man who tills the soil for a living. Consequently, large corporations owning thousands of acres of "farm" land are springing up all over the country and drawing millions of dollars from the government for not doing anything but just sitting back and receiving_ the checks. \Vhile these "corporation farmers" never had it so good, thousands of small farmers all over the country who were in the business to make a living for their families are joining the dodo bird in oblivion. Recently Senator John Williams of Delaware revealed that the gov­ernment had sent a check for $1,167,502 to one of these farm corpora­tions which is owned in its entirety by a British firm, although its land lies in the State of Mississippi. The check was listed as a "price sup­port loan." This same•firm was also paid an additional $20,761 in 1957 not for raising rice but for NOT raising rice. A corporation which owns a farm in Arkansas also got a subsidy from the government of $1,460,902; a Mississippi farm corporation re­ceived a subsidy of $1,167,502 and a California farm corporation was the beneficiary of a subsidy check in the amount of $854,450, all for not raising crops on their land. The original purpose of enacting this legislation was inspired by a desire on the part of members of the two major political parties to cap­ture the farm vote and both have been playing football with the issue ever since. In view of the old saying that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, we wish that we could get in on this racket and make a pile of money. We are therefore earnestly requesting some of our well-heeled sub­scribers to buy us a large acreage which we will designate as a "farm" and start drawing down big chunks of other people's money without having to turn a hand. In that way we might be able to finance our paper adequately. As it is, we don't even have a front porch which we can rent to the government. POWERFUL WOMEN'S GROUP MEETS FOR DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC PROBLEMS As we went to press, Fort Worth was being honored as the site of the 26th annual convention of Na­tional Association of Pro-America which was meeting in a five-day session for serious discussion of such economic problems as States' Rights, freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press and other ques­tions of national import in which this great ·organization is con­cerned. Membership of Pro America, of which Mrs. John Howland Snow of Connecticut was re-elected presi­dent, is drawn from every State in the Union and is composed largely of women in the upper intellectual strata who have greatly curtailed lesser activities in favor of dedicat­ed study .of the serious problems confronting the American Republic as a result of twenty-five years of rapidly advancing Socialism in gov­ernment. The organization is non-partisan and is open to all women interested in good government regardless of their political affiliation. Pro America was set up in Seat­tle in 1933 and has steadily grown We have heard so many respon­sible persons express the hope that the Honorable Bruce Alger, Con­gressman from Dallas, will become a United States Senator from Tex­as, that we are wondering if a trend along this line may develop. Personally we doubt it because we just don't think anything that good could happen to Texas which for a long time now has had to make do with definitely inferior represen­tation in the upper chamber of Congress. in membership and prestige until today it is reckoned as one of the most powerful organizations of women on the national scene. Principal address of the conven­tion was delivered by the Honor­able George W. Malone, former United States Senator from Ne­vada and one of the foremost pro­ponents of Constitutional Govern­ment in the United States. Another outstanding s p e a k e r was E. Victor Milione of Philadel­phia, executive vice president of the Intercollegiate Society of In­dividualists. Apdl, 1959 Surely There's A Beiter Answer Than This One Some members of the Texas Leg­islature are trying to revive and breathe life into a proposed Con­stitutional amendment suggested by John Nance Garner many years ago in which Texas would be di­vided into five states, a procedure authorized in the State's Constitu­tion. Those favoring such an amend­ment argue that it would give the Lone Star State a much heavier representation in Washington and provide for ten United States sen­ators instead of only two as at present, thereby partly neutralizing Northern D e.m ocr at i c Party strength. That's true and if it's only quan­tity rather than quality that is needed to lift our prevailing stand­ard of statesmanship perhaps it would be a good idea. But the catch is that there is no assurance that Texas voters would exercise any better judgment when operating under five separate units than they have when performing as a whole. There would be the awful pos­sibility that we would get eight more senators of the same calibre as the two we already have. In our· opinion, that would not provide redress for our grievances. I t vvould Jncrcly be compounding a felony. Washington has a new mystery on its hands, according to the press, as well as a case of petty graft as distinguished from the usual type. A chair costing $200 disappeared from the House storeroom and turned up in the office of a police precinct captain. The captain hap­pens to be married to a congress­man's daughter, according to the press report. Mr. Verne P. Kaub of Madison, Wisconsin, and president of the American Council of Christian Laymen has protested the pro­posed issuance by Postmaster Gen­eral Summerfield of a stamp "for World Peace through W o r l d Trade." Mr. Kaub told the P.G. very properly that "World Peace through World Trade" has never been accepted as a settled policy of the United States. Also, he pointed out, the proposed stamp will carry a laurel spray and a globe which was borrowed from the Soviets. Such a stamp has no place in our American Republic, he added. The brutal murder of a little five-year-old boy in Milwaukee by a fiend in human form is re· ported in the press to have anger­ed the entire Mid-West. We only hope that it has angered enough people that there Will be a general squelching of the soft-headed do­gooders who are trying to do away with capital punishment and turn criminals loose to commit murder, rape and robbery to their heart's content. Apr;!, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE PageS SACRILEGIOUS PERFORMANCE IN NEW · · ENGLAND CHURCH SHOCKS THE NATION Th~ National Council of Churches is a political propaganda organiza­tion claiming a membership of 40,000,000 which takes keen interest in practically all subjects except religion. Throughou~ the years conventional Christians in various Protestant churches have been shocked and embarrassed by the policies of the Council which closely follow those laid down by the American Com­munist Party, but no organized protest so far has developed the strength to curb the unorthodox activities of the group. Serious-minded churchmen believe, however, that the recent dis­graceful and sacrilegious performance in St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, which was the scene of a "Jazz Mass" where sacred music was replaced by rock 'n roll and where a thumping four-piece combo substituted for the solemn tones of the organ, will do more to bring discredit to the NCC which approved the stunt, than all the left-wing political activities in which it has heretofore engaged. The bacchanalian spiritual orgy took place, according to press re­ports, on Sunday morning, April 5, and representatives of the National Council were on hand to observe approvingly the swing and sway of the younger communicants who tapped their feet and swung their hips as the hot cha cha and the blast of a jazz piano, drums, alto sax and bull fid­dle pierced the quiet and peaceful air of the calm New England sabbath. The Law Is The Law Is Huts Knaves May Reform (Fort Worth Press) Evetts Haley Jr. owes the gov- But Fools are Hopeless ernment $506.11 because he har­vested 473 bushels of wheat with­out the government's permission. And he'll have to pay, or else, be­cause the Supreme Court has just brushed off his argument that he had a right to grow grain to feed his own cattle. Out in Michigan another farmer still owes the government $2643 in fines for raisin his own chicken ~ (The gdV ment already has grabbed his $1701 bank account.) So this farmer, Stanley Yankus, is selling his farm and taking off for Australia, where he hopes he can run a farm his own way. This punishment for small farm­ers is being levied under the same law which permits the government to pay out nearly $1.5 million to a single corporation farm to prop up the price of the rice it produced. It is the same law which got a California corporation farm $854,- 450 in 1957 for growing cotton - and the same corporation another $125,942 for not growing cotton. It is the same law which in 1957 gave sums ranging from $10,000 to $322,000 each to 2422 large-size farmers who took land out of pro­duction. It is the same law which has piled up such a hoard of sur· plus crops that it costs the taxpay­ers $1 bil1ion a year just to store them. The farm bloc diehards who in· sist on keeping this anti-consumer, anti-taxpayer, anti-farmer law on the books loudly proclaim it is ·for the benefit of the "little" farmer. It sure is. A small farmer in Indiana had his tractor seized because he plant·· ed 16 more acres of wheat than the government said he could. A small farmer in Pennsylvania was fined $404 for raising 24 acres of wheat to feed his cattle, and threatened with sale of his farm If he didn't pay. Mr. Haley is being socked for raising 43 acres of wheat and Mr. Yankus is leaving the country be­cause the government wouldn't let him run his egg farm the best way he knew how. It's the law, all right. But it's crazy. The most dangerous element of citizenship in the United States - not even excluding card-carrying Communists - is the vast assem­blage of dupes and fools in the three branches of the Federal gov­ernment, in educational institu­tions, in the churches and religious fields and in private life who are unwittingly helping to promote Comm · · U it They are infinitely more of a menace than those who are delib­erately plotting for a Communist world of the future because they are heavily in the majority and, with typical stupidity of the do­gooder, they are convinced that they are ·engaged in a cause de­signed for the betterment of man~ kind. It would be comparatively easy to deal with outright Communist Party members but the dupes and the foOls who ar~ their pawns con­stitute a hazard to national secur· ity which is frightening to con­template. The Honorable Joseph Weldon Bailey, former United States sena~ tor from Texas, once said that if he were forced to choose between a knave and a fool, he would unhesi~ tatingly select the knave. He reasoned that a knave is usu­ally a villain from choice and that in his case there is a chance for reformation but a fool is a product of nature which denied him his rightful share of brains and he is, therefore, hopeless. If the patriots of this country only had to combat the knaves of Communism, their task would be comparatively minor. It is the fools and dupes who present the almost insuperable barrier to good govern­ment and national security. The (/National Defense Educa­tion Act" requires students receiv­ing loans to sign a loyalty oath. Senator John Kennedy of Massa­chusetts has introduced a bill to remove this requirement. Why, we wonder, would he do ·that? What's wrong with a loyalty oath? Or rather, what's wrong with Sen­ator Kennedy? Senator More Concerned A-i· Threat Of Outrage Than At Outrage Itself On March 26, the Senate Rackets Committee in Washington investi­gating racketeering on the part of labor unions in the Miami area de­veloped an alleged plot to use racial tensions as a weapon in labor dis­putes. A Miami official of the Team­ster's Union was revealed, accord­ing to evidence in the hands of the Committee, to have threatened to locate Negroes in \Vhite neighbor­hoods in that city in order to in­timidate contractors with whom the unions were having labor dis­putes. The scheme, according to the committee, was originated by a per­son named Bennie Rubin, the head of three Miami labor union locals. The plan was for the union head to take $15,000 of labor union funds and march into a housing project where White persons were negotiating for residence and offer to buy the house for the Negro who accompanied him. This usually brought the contractor into line, it was stated. Several senators became hot un­der the collar at the "outrage" re­vealed in the investigation and threatened to take the matter to the Justice Department and to the Civil Rights Commission for proper action. Senator Frank Church of Idaho was especially reported to be in­censed at this "exploitation of the minority race" but that seemed to be the only phase of the subject to arouse his anger. If the Idaho senator thinks it outrageous for a person to "threat­en" to locate Negroes in White neighborhoods, why is he unable to see how much more outrageous it is for this step to actually be taken? There have been hundreds of cases since Communists first started agi­tating for racial mixing where Ne­groes have been moved into White neighborhoods but we have seen no objection on the part of the "" Idaho senator to this disgraceful procedure. But he goes into a tizzy when a smart labor union racketeer merely threatens to take this action in order to gain his point. Any way, what does a senator from Idaho know about the Negro situation as it relates to a State in the Deep South? According to the last census, Idaho had a population of 588,637, only 1,050 of whom were Negroes. No Greater Wisdom Than This ol rt Straining at a Gnat Swallowing a Camel Mariner S. Eccles, former head of the Federal Reserve System, has appealed to Congress to try to win back full "public confidence" by passing legislation which will put an end to the disgraceful padding of payrolls with relatives by the nation's lawmakers as pictured in the headlines in recent weeks. Mr. Eccles thinks the p eo p I e throughout the country are thor­oughly aroused over the situation and feels that American voters are "beginning to doubt the good judg­ment of our lawmakers." If this is true, then American voters are straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel because these same lawmakers have been taxing them out of house and home for years and, in the majority of cases, getting re-elected by these same voters. Mr. Eccles appeared before a joint Committee of the Senate and House to make his plea for a cessa­tion of this petty grafting being in­dulged in by many members of both the House and Senate. The pay-off was that three mem­bers of that s~me committee - Sparkman of Alabama, Patman of Texas and Boggs of Louisiana - themselves have relatives on their payroll. Perhaps Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee should be awarded some kind of medal for originality and genius in analyzing and pin­pointing the factors which lead to inflation and for proposing a sure cure for it. Inflation, the legislative wizard from the Volunteer St?te informs us, is brought about through price increases. Now why couldn't we have thought of that? Here we've been _ figuring all along that the cause of inflation was falling prices, and the practice of economy in the conduct of the affairs of government. Along with his amazing discov­ery of the causes of inflation, Sen­ator Kefa4ver has unerringly hit upon the way to end it. He proposes to create another Cabinet post called the "Depart­ment of Consumers." If there is any quicker and more effective way to contribute to the cause of good government and sound economy than to add an­other bureau, board or commission, it has not yet been discovered and Senator Kefauver is to be congrat· ulated for his acumen and firm grasp of the subject. When the senator gets this new agency set up with a passel of civil service employees to keep it tick- · ~ ing, we have no doubt that inflation will take off like a Texas steer running from a swarm of heel flies. short of drastic treatment at the polls where the only possibility for - Mr. Eccles has been around a general clean-up rests. Washington long enough to realize To handle the situation in any that corruption is too widespread other manner is like trying to kill and deep-seated to be eliminated an elephant with a squirt gun. · Page 6 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Apdl, 1959 When We Run Out Of Places To Go We'll Attend A Book Review t Man~ women consider it smart and a mark of culture to go in for book reviews. Sometimes it may be, but many times it is just the opposite. 1 One of the most effective mediums for brainwashing the American people is through book reviews where professionals make a career of it and which are becoming so widespread and numerous as to constitute a leading public institution. At the present time scores of subversive books are being "reviewed'' by those who, either through ignorance or design, are promoting propa­ganda for United Nations, UNESCO, One-World Government, racial in­tegration and practically everything else under the sun except Ameri­canism. It is unbelievable how many persons, and especially women, who will foregather to hear some touted book reviewer discuss the latest non·ficdon "best seller" and the interpretation such reviewer will give of the volume. And nine times out of ten these women will leave the review chattering like magpies about how they have acquired a better grasp or a subject they have not heretofore understood. Personally, we have always had a very unconventional opinion of book r~ views and book reviewers. \Ve look upon book reviewers as egotistical ~nd opinionated per· sons w.10 feel qualiiied to direct public thought; and we regard those who attend book reviews as suckers who. are unable to think for them­selves. There are very few persons in this world whom we would trust to read a book and interpret its meaning for us. If we are too busy or too lazy to read it ourselves and make our own appraisal of the message it convey.:;, then it will go unread so far as we are concerned, because the chances are that the ideas of the reviewer would not jibe with our own concepdon of the subject under discussion. Having made a long and painful study of the fine art of propaganda, we see not only the printed word but, from long habit, are able to read between the lines and to spot the subtle phrases and nuances which are designed to shape and mold public opinion in preparation for the "new world order" which is ,peing prepared for us. These women who flock to teas and other events where the main attraction is a book review had better familiarize th em selves with the book to be reviewed in advance or else they are liable to come away with their pretty little heads chock full of propaganda of a nature which will be of no help whatever to them in carrying on as good American citizens. So far, we have been able to successfully fend off all invitations to such events with the simple and uncomplicated crack that we con­sider them, at best, silly and boring and, at worst, sinister and subversive. Have You A Little 'Depression' In Your 'Area'? If So, Here's Answer Acting under the inspiration of one of its frequent bursts of con­structive statesmanship, the United States Senate recently passed the ''depressed area" bill designed to pep up stricken communities and provide a crutch for unemploy· ment. The President had asked for such a bill but had requested that the measure carry an appropriation of approximately $55,000,000 but the august statesmen in the Senate to whom any suggested appropriation less than a billion dollars is a bald insult, promptly upped the figure to seven times the amount desig· nated by the White House and rec­ommended $389,500,000 be allot­ted for putting the program into effect. l After all, what are a few million dollars, more or less, between friends and especially with an elec· tion coming up in 1960? And the unemployed have to vote for some· body, don't they? I Personally, we'd like to get in on the deal and think we are entitled , to. The "area" around us has been ~ ~~~~;::~oe~" t~~~a~~n~0 nt~ t~~~o~: permanent. We are "depressed" Bills have been introduced in the United States Senate by Eastland of Mississippi which would amend the Immigration and Neutrality Act to provide for the deportation of aliens who became Communists while residing in the United States and which would permit the State Department to refuse passports to Communists and others engaged in subversive activities. The strong­est opponent of this legislation wilt probably be Justices of the Su­preme Court whose official rulings have made such legislation neces­sary. The supreme test of the morality and efficiency of any government is the care which those who ad­minister it exercise in preserving the individual and property rights of the people who support such government. not only from lack of money but from having to study, year after year, the depressing record of the political maniacs in Washington who are doing their dead-level best to bankrupt the treasury and de­stroy the economy of the Ameri· can Republic. Rackets Committee Probe Has Only Covered One Half Of The Subject The Senate Rackets Committee of which the Honorable John L. McClellan of Arkansas is chairman has done. very fine work in expos­ing crooks in the Teamsters Union and in turning up various forms of corruption on the part of small­time criminals in the labor union racket, but it would seem that it is a waste of time and money for his committee to continue its in­vestigation so long as it sidesteps vital angles of the subject. The great disappointment of the public lies in the fact that Walter Reuther and his goons have escaped scot free In the probe with the ex­ception of a perfunctory examina­tion of the CIO Czar early in the investigation when he used the oc­casion to hog the limelight with pronouncements of his Socialistic theories of government and an~ swered practically no questions. No informed American will deny that Senator McClellan is an hon­orable and upright lawmaker but Button, Button Who Got The Button? Here's a case for the experts to figure out. The City Council of Fort Worth acce pted $100,000 fr om th e Fede r­al Government as a sort of ad­vance payment on Urban Renewal projects which the Council felt sure would be passed on favorably by the voters. The voters fooled them, how~ ever, and turned the proposition down cold and by an overwhelm­ing majority. Meantime the council had gone ahead and spent $57,550 of this money in making a "survey" in a Negro section of the city where their fir.st project was to be car~ ried out. The Council says that the bal-ance of the money is to be returned to the Federal Government, but what about the $57,000 which had already been spent and can't be returned. Of course we realize that in a transaction involving only $57,- 000 which is regarded as mere chicken feed, the Government probably will not lower its dig­nity enough to try to recover it, but what became of it. Who was the loser besides the taxpayers and who got the money? Isn't there some sort of ethics it also can't be denied that he is a politician first, last and always. Also, 1960 is approaching and Wal­ter Reuther's unioneers are expect­ed to come through with the neces­sary votes to put the Democratic candidate for President over the wire. The failure of the McClellan Committee to subject Reuther to the same going over which was ap­plied to Hoffa, Beck and others may be smart politics but it's dirty pool and also political immorality of the first order. It has been published time and again that in the 1956 national cam­paign COPE, Reuther's political ac­tion committee, and some individ4 ual unions spent $ 1,079,852 and that over ninety-six per cent of this amount went to the campaigns of Democratic candidates for the House and Senate. It has also been published that Reuther's United Auto Workers spent $725,000 in the interest of the campaign of Sen· ator Patrick V. McNamara of Mich4 igan alone. Either these charges are true or they are untrue and it would seem to be a responsibility of the rackets committee to let the people have the facts and settle once and for all whether or not in this country a powerful group like COPE can pur­chase House and Senate members as casually as a customer would buy a bag of potatoes. Vle have no illusions about our suggestions being considered by our statesmen in Washington but that does not cause us to hesitate for one moment in making them. Accordingly, we suggest that unless the McClellan Committee is going to do a whole job on the unions, they just drop the matter and take up some more useful study such as, for instance, trying to figure out how far a peanut will have to fall in order to break a tin roof. The battle cry of uacademic freedom" which has been used in this country in support of the right of schools and universities to teach Communism to American students is now ringing throughout the wilds of Africa, according to a writer in the South Africa Observ­er in Capetown. Which proves, all over again, that the Communist propaganda campaign is world­wide in its scope and that the same methods, and even the same t erms, are employed in aU countries. involved in a deal of this type and It was in 1934 when Roosevelt wasn't somebody responsible for was in the White House that Con~ holding this money in trust until gress abdi:ated its authority to it could be legally used and when write tariff legislation and dumped it could not so be used, wasn't this authority on the President somebody in honor bound to return who had asked for it. The purpose it to the s,ource from which it of this transfer was to destroy aU came, not just a part of it? . industry in this country while buildinq up that of foreign coun­tries. The objective of ki!ling off American industry has received greater impetus ander the Eisen­hower administration than during the two previous ones. It's a small matter and we would not mention it except there is a big principle involved and it poses a question which should be answered. April, 1959 THE SOUTHERN CONS!RVATIVE Page 7 DIVISIVE TACTICS WHICH REDS USE IN I WISCONSIN SOCIETY OF D.A.R. TAKES BREAKING UP CONSERVATIVE MEETINGS SOUND POSITION ON NATIONAL ISSUES Every American who has ever True to the traditions of the attended a patriotic meeting is fa- S d h "f S W"ll" H I Daughters of the American Revo .. ~~i~~ct':i~~~fo"'y;~~t~e o~~~d~~~vf~ pen t r1 t oapy 1 1ams e ps ~~~~~ ~~~~~i~~~i::,g~~i~i~~o~~f! break up the gathering. T 0 Bankrupt State Of Michigan ~~a;f~e~~e~~w~~~~~· 4~\aa;Ja~~ An interesting discussion of the The d e 1 i b e r a t e attempts to reaffirmed the position of the ~~~~~~t~ ~~s~~l~z~:e~~ ~t ~ ~f~~~ The perpetual threat to the sov- f~~s"rnes~~:!~~~~~rf~ees~~ns~~~~o:ned ~:~~~~~~ ~~ ;~a~~~~di,s~~=~c~t :~~ who has conducted a wide study ~~~ig~~~e~~~;:t;t~~~~ b~n W ,:~~~~; slap-happy politicians who head statesmanlike as to put to shame of the divisive tactics engaged in ceasing. The President is reported them has been tragically demon- our national lawmakers who pos· ~~ds~~~:t~~~~~ i~~~~r~:~o;/~~~na1 in the press to have told the Ex- strated in the case of Michigan. !~~sa~~ ~~~~nu~~eJ!~~fn~n!it~o~; Americans who may assemble to ~~~t~:nJe~r:;::!tt:~a~f u~:le~~vte;:~ af~~t~~~~~:s ~~=~: ~~n~~;~; \t~f: problems confronting the Republic. ~~=~ a;n~nv~~":.:p~~k~o~~~t~~o~~j ~:::g~;~:d~~ta:t~~o~;:s~:~d !~';;~; ~fn~! ~i~~eha:e b;i~~t o~e~a~=n~~~~ te~hr~fugo~:h:o~ndf~f:~d a~o~~t'::"; Government. compulsory federal standards." ernor of that great State, Michigan Kohler, State Chairman Resolu­Following the address and dur­ing an open forum when orderly questions are to be asked, a strange man in the audience will jump up and get the floor under the pre­tense of making a legitimate query, says Mrs. Staples. Instead, he adroitly brings up a counter~sub­ject and heads the discussion to­ward extraneous matters having no place on the agenda. Meantime, and before question­er No. 1 has taken his seat, another man who has been planted some distance away is on his feet, per­haps taking issue with the first­at any rate prolonging the cross­current which has been started. From opposite positions in the. audi­torium, two other strangers join in smoothly and unexpectedly, obvi­ously to sidetrack the platform _......,,.._. ,·~ liltabli.-bed -theme, to help control the forum and to in­timidate questioners who, though sincere, are not over-bold. Sometimes one of the intruders will even grab the floor and sound off violently against a group, a creed or a race-his purpose, of course, being to brand the assem­bly as a bunch of crackpots and race haters, even though there was not even the vaguest intention of those who called the meeting to indulge in any such discussion. The net result is that the audi­ence leaves the meeting exhausted, confused and frustrated and is thereby discouraged from taking part in similar gatherings of the future. Accordingly, the next time ef­forts are made to get a discussion group together, it is extremely dif­ficult as most of those who attend such meetings do so with a sincere desire to learn and not to become embroiled in extraneous discus­sions. In the meantime, declares Mrs. Staples, Communists will have chalked up another victory in the Cold War which Russia is gradu­ally heating toward the boiling point, and the attitude of the aver­age American is that there is no point in attending meetings and trying to get results in view of the headwstart which the Russians have on us, a fact which is constantly blazoned in the controlled press. Communist tactics in breaking up a gathering of loyal Americans are not new and have been suc­cessfully used since the early twen­ties, according to Mrs. Staples who And if any of the Governors re- is fresh out of money and desper- tions Committee of the Wisconsin minded the President that this ate measures must be employed in Society DAR, we have been fur­matter was strictly a State affair the emergency. Issuing scrip to pay nished with a copy of the proceed­and none of his or Congress' busi- school teachers is even being sug- ings of the meeting and while the ness, there was nothing said about gested, this scrip to be reclaimed document is too lengthy for repro­it in the press. at a later date when, and if, Michi- duction here, a review of their re­gan ever gets back in the black affirmation of policy on national If the United Nations is fulfiU­ing the promise of its founders, including Alger Hiss, and is a com­pelling force for world peace why has it been necessary for the Unit­ed States to spend $200,000,000,000 for the defense of this nation and the free world from Communist conspirators since the end of the Korean war which is the figure named by Congressman Gordan H. Scherer of Ohio in a speech to Congress recently? points out some of the tricks of the trade. When a patriotic meeting has been called and indications are for a heavy attendance, a minimum of three glib talkers will enter the hall where such a gathering is to take place. They take sea',s in a triangle pattern--one down front, one well back on eac:1 side and often several others wJl bz scat­tered throughout the audience. When the time comes, they cue each other to create delay and dis­order. They may pretend to disa­gree and so cause disturbance. They have a picked and experi­enced leader strategically placed and wl~o calls the plays like a dis­guised quarterback. There's no chance for positive action from an audience after the trained trouble-makers take over. Sidney Hillman's Political Action Handbook will have instructed them thoroughly in procedure and they seldom fail to create disorder, chaos and confusion sufficient to break up a meeting when the "team" is going strong and is hit­ting on all cylinders. Mrs. Staples has hit the nail squarely on the head and it would be well for those who sponsor con­servative political or patriotic meetings to be prepared for these off-beat characters in the future. The first requisite would seem to be to get a few bold members of their own group who are wise to such tactics to deal with the intruders and expose them to the .audience. If this does not serve to pipe them down, a committee with good strong muscles should be quickly named from the rostrum to bounce the bums out and lock the doors. again. questions is given below: Apparently the one remedy Active support ot our churches, which is not being considered is a schools, civic groups and law en­program of economy since the ir- forcement agencies in combatting repressible Soapy has submitted juvenile delinquency. a budget which exceeds by forty~ Continued support of the Immi .. four million dollars, the one for the gration and Nationality Act as our last fiscal year. first line of defense against Com .. And still certain New Dealers have had the effrontery to project this man as a possible candidate for the Presidency of the United States. That would seem to be scraping the bo'.:tom of the barrel with a vengeance. Speaking of Stanley Yankus, the displaced Ame1·ican farmer who was forced. out of business and out of the country by the Agricul­tural Adjustment Act, The Creek County Adviser of Sapulpa, Okla­homa, said in part: "Yankus is but one of millions who have been driven from their farms under laws which pretend to have been conceived and enacted for relief of the farmers. Had the Supreme Court of the United States not been corrupted, had the Constitu­tion limiting the power of the fed~ eral government been respected, had we adhered to a sound policy of government by law rather than by vain dictators posing as super­men, we would not be in the fix that now confronts us-hurrying along the road to a Sovietized Am­erica, bribed with our own money to part with that freedom and lib­erty which in other days cost our forebears through long generations blood and sweat and sacrifice and tet;trs--and is worth all it cost, and more." The Pentagon has only 3.7 mil­lion employees, and only a $40,- 000,000,000 budget so they had to farm out part of their work. They sublet their Training School for Officers Assigned to Foreign Aid to The American Institute for Re­search of Pittsburgh, whereupon the Institute spent $274,000 of tax­payers money in renovating their headquarters before they could undertake the job. The economy of Washington agencies and the care­ful manner in which bureaucrats conserve public funds is really re­markable. No wonder we are rec­ognized as world leaders. munist infiltration. Opposition to the recognition of Red China and its admission into the United Nations. Endorsement of the fundamental principle of the original Bricker Amendment. Reaffirm our opposition to United States participation in GATT. Urge that examinations requir­ing a thorough knowledge of the Constitution of the United States and American History be made mandatory for graduation from all high schools and colleges in Wis­consin. Oppose legislation requiring the registration of privately owned firearms. Continued opposition to partici­pation of the United States in the International Labor Organization (lLO) where we are outvoted 36 to 4 by the Soviet bloc of nations. Urge the Congress to vigilance in the economical operation of gov­ernment. ·1 Unaltered opposition to the en­try of the United States into any form of Atlantic Union or World Government. t;j Continued opposition to UNES .. CO which advocates World Citi­zenship and undermines the nation­al allegiance of our teachers and students. Uphold the Freedom to Work and oppose compulsory member• ship in any organization as a con .. dition of employment. 1 Oppose "Summit" m e e t i n g s which serve as propaganda outlets for Soviet Russia and are detri­mental 'to the free world. 1 Reaffirm our stand against the so-called Atoms for Peace plans. 1 Urge repeal of the criminal juris­diction provisions of the Status of Forces Agreement. ContinUe our opposition to Fed­eral financial aid to education and its inevitable government controls. Page 8 THE SOUTHERN CONSERVATIVE Pulitzer Prize Winner's Wife Distorted Political Conception G~:c~r~~!: ~! ~!:t~a~~:!~!! Of The American Right To Own Evening Star of March 20, a promi­nent woman in the nation's capital was brutally attacked in broad day­light in Rock Creek Park and re­ceived injuries which sent her to 1the hospital with a broken nose, an arm injury and contusions on the head and knee. The woman was Mrs. Edgar An­sel Mowrer, wife of a Pulitzer prize winning columnist, and her attack­ers were three Negro girls ranging from ten to fourteen years of age. HI was walking toward home over the path I had used 100 times when I noticed the three girls," Mrs. Mowrer stated from her hos­pital bed. "Suddenly they sprang on me from behind, one putting a foot in front of mine and pushing me to the ground. It was obviously not their first experience. I went down like a ton of bricks." The victim's purse was then rifled of seventeen dollars after which the assailants disappeared before help arrived. It was stated that it would be necessary for the injured woman to resort to plastic surgery to re­store her broken nose. Since the lady is the wife of a Pulitzer prize winner, it is to be assumed that she is not a pro­nounced opponent of social racial mixing as Pulitzer prizes do not go to those who combat Communist racial propaganda. This surprise attack on her should make her more careful in the future as vicious assaults on White people by Negro thugs are taking place practically every day all over the country and in spite of efforts of the pink press to play down or suppress all mention of t hem, these beastly crimes are showing a tremendous increase. I The psychology back of increas­ing Negro crime is simple and clear. They can neither take, understand nor deal with a situation in which they are coddled by vote-seeking 1.White politicians and their natural reaction is to exercise their baser Instincts to the fullest without fear of proper punishment. Only the people of the South un­derstand Negro psychology and they were able to hold them in check unt il the barrage of propa­ganda for social racial mixing was trained on us from Moscow and taken up by a worthless class of colored people and soft-headed White reformers in the United States. The full penalty which must be paid for this exhibition of mass in­sanity is something which only the future can reveal. A member of the Texas Senate recently put in a station to station call from Austin to his home in a nearby city. His eight-year-old son answered the phone and the fol~ lowing conversation took place: "Hello, son, whe1·e's your moth­er?" uShe's gone after me." "What do you mean she's gone after you? You are there aren't you?'" uYes, but she don't know it." The action of the Honorable Stephen M. Young in disposing of $234,000 worth of valuable stock in order to technically qualify in the "conflict of interest" ballyhoo in connection with his new job as United States Senator from Ohio, has been widely commended by his colleagues and by the press. To us, however, it seems a silly and senseless procedure since it constitutes a concession to a very unwholesome and un-American senti­ment which has been fostered by demagogues in this country and which holds that the possession of property and money is something sinister and that it brands the possessor as an undesirable citizen. This subversive idea should be stamped out and not encouraged and catered to unless we are ready to admit that such philosophy is part of our national pattern and that it is a disgrace in the American Republic to own property and have money in the bank. If we are prepared to adhere to that line of reasoning, then we must also concede that a tramp in the jungle is the ideal citizen and that he occupies a more honorable status than we are willing to accord a man of wealth. We, for one, repudiate such idiocy. We, personally, are inordinately proud of the American Free Enter­prise system and of such initiative as has been left to individuals in this country to accumulate wealth to the extent of their ability. We believe that every other healthy-minded American feels the same way. Also, we honor those who have the judgment and business acumen to acquire their full share of this world's goods through the proper exer­cise of their ingenuity. As to Senator Young, we have far more respect for him because he came into office as a man of achievement and substance than we have for the human leeches who spend their lives drawing sustenance from the public teat because they can't make a living any other way. Perhaps Senator Young would have been more politically acceptable as a lawmaker if he were in such straitened financial circumstances that he would have to rent his front porch to the government in order to -make both ends meet. Any American who claims to look down on persons because of their wealth and who denies that he, himself, would like to be rich is a rank hypocrite and is lying through his teeth. The desire to own is a normal human impulse and those who rate failure above success and pay political homage to a shiftless bum on the relief rolls which they deny to a top-ranking business executive have a twisted brain and a distorted conception of life's proper aims, ideals and dreams. As a political tenet, this false philosophy is base, contemptible and untenable and will be rejected by all honest American citizens. Travesty Of Professional Brotherhood Is Denounced One of the most sensible, sane and wholesome statements concern­ing "brotherhood" to come from a religious leader in a long while was that of The Reverend John R. Leatherbury, highly revered and universally respected Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, which ap­peared in St. John's official church paper, The Tribune, on February 27. In his editorial in that publication, Rev. Leatherbury said in part: "This past week we have seen and heard a great deal about 'broth­erhood.' In fact, children in the public schools have been compelled to listen to a great deal of dribble from professional religious teachers. Since many of us advocate the separation of Church from State, there is absolutely no foundation for Brotherhood Week to be stressed in the Public Schools. This is just another gimmick of 'do-gooders' to confuse the issue. No doubt the men who gave the talks were sincere and yet, they were talking with tongue in cheek and stressing attributes which they do not believe nor do they teach in their separate denominations ... " Rev. Leatherbury pointed out what a travesty it was for Priests, Rabbis and Protestant ministers ''to stand on the same platform and say 'all men are brothers' and then to return to their own churches and preach contrary doctrine." ''I, for one, believe that church teaching belongs in the home and in the Church so that it can be carried into the world properly," Rev. Leatherbury said and added: "Those of us who are parents must take a definite stand and see to it that the Public School is not a sounding board for politics, do­gooders, one-worlders and the great classification of 'oddballs' who have arisen in the last 25 years." This good man's sound philosophy will be resented by the "odd­balls" to whom he refers and their followers but all right-thinking Christian citizens will honor him for his forthright and honest dis­cussion of the subject. AprH, 1959 University Lecture Career Nipped In Bud By Mothers We have long realized that Eliz~ abeth Taylor, the Hollywood movie actress, was quite versatile and could play many different roles as­signed her but, somehow, we had never quite pictured her as exactly a person who would be asked to lecture to young university stu~ dents and give instruction and ad~ vice to America's citizens of to· But, according to press reports. that is exactly what Miss Taylor was invited to do by the University of California at Los Angeles. No sooner had news of Miss Tay­lor's impending appearance before UCLA students been made public than a veritable hornet's nest was unloosed on officials of the univer­sity. Not only from California, but from all over the country protests poured in against the project in such proportions that school offi4 cials gave up, cancelled the speak4 ing and ran for cover. For some reason a large per4 centage of American housewives and mothers don't seem to care much for Miss Taylor. Apparently they think she per­forms better as a cat on a hot tin roof than as a mentor in a univer­sity class room. Any. way, Miss Taylor had the last v.rord. When informed that her lecture had been cancelled, she re~ torted that she had never in tended to make the ta\k as a\on.~ about the time she was scheduled to ap· pear before the students, she would have urgent business in Las Vegas. With hundreds to choose from, it was typical that the President should select General Lyman L. Lemnitzer as Army Chief of Staff. Apparently his action in withhold· ing supplies from Korea which had been allotted to that country and which was widely publicized some years ago, was all in the day's work. In view of his appointment it can only be concluded that his performance in that connection had the approval of the admini~ stration. Because the printing of transac~ tions between the United States and foreign governments, full doc· umentation on our involvement in World War II, the Yalta and Te­heran agreements and similar com~ mitments, have been J ~lowed to fall in arrears and are not, there­fore, available to the American people, the Wisconsin DAR has urged Congress to insist that the: State Department fulfil! its obli­gation and proceed without delay to make full records available to the American public. The Income Tax amendment to the Constitution gave Government unlimited authority in tax levies and took title to private property away from the individual citizen and conferred it on irresponsible politicians in Washington. This amendment was perhaps the most evil act ever committed against a free people and should be repeal~ ed.
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