title of “Jayhawk Nazi.” HARGIS AND THE Christian Crusade do not peddle antiSemitism, but Hargis himself has acknowledged the debt he owes to Winrodon whom he called for help and guidance to begin his radio “crusade” against communism. Articles and letters by Hargis appeared on a number of occasions in Winrod’s anti-Semitic magazine, “The Defender.” Another to whom Hargis paid tribute was the late Rev. E. F. Webber of Oklahoma City, at one time an associate of Winrod’s and an evangelist who published a magazine which carried articles by notorious anti-Semites. When Webber died in 1959, Hargis wrote a tribute to him in “Christian Crusade” and acknowledged the help Webber, as well as Winrod, had given him. Hargis has also, in recent years, promoted materials written by Joseph Kamp, whose propaganda is filled with anti-Semitic innuendoes. He has had connections of one sort or another with other personalities who have been identified with anti-Semitic activity. Ed Hill of Tulsa, one of the trustees of the Christian Crusade, has been listed by Gerald L. K. Smith as a contributor of more than $5,000 to Smith’s Christian Nationalist -Crusade from 1952 through 1960. Allen Zoll, an anti-Semite who once headed American Patriots Inc., listed as subversive by the U.S. Attorney General, was identified as a staff member of the Christian Crusade “team” for a while during 1961. Earlier last year, the Crusade purchased Zoll’s files, reportedly started in 1919. Hargis told his flock they contained “the names of thousands of clergymen and educators who have chosen to affiliate with communist front organizations over the years . . . Willis Carto, formerly executive secretary of an outfit on the West Coast called “Liberty and Property” for some five years published an anti-Semite “newsletter” called “Right.” Now an official of a rightist group called “Liberty Lobby,” Carto was a featured speaker at a major Hargis affair last summerthe Christian Crusade third annual convention held in Tulsa in August, 1961. Two “friends” of the Christian Crusade are also worthy of note. One of them, Wickliffe Vennard of Houston, is the author of a book called The Federal Reserve Corporation which contains apologies for the Nazis, a defense of Hitler, and cites that old forgery “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.” The other “friend,” who served as chief business counsellor for the Crusade, was W. Y. Foster of Tulsa. Until his death in August, 1961, Foster was active in many ultra-rightist organizations and a contributor to Smith’s Christian Nationalist Crusade. As recently as April, 1962, when the publicity-conscious Hargis staged a conference of rightist groups in Washington to try to achieve some co-ordination of their activities, one of _those present was Mrs. Opal Tanner White, Gerald L. K. Smith’s long-time colleague and assistant. HARGIS has repudiated Smith but appears unaware or unconcerned about his association with certain of Smith’s colleagues and supporters. This lack of alertness or concern about the dangers of anti-Semitic taint and infiltration contrasts sharply with his repeated calls for alertness about the menace of communism, which he claims to see almost everywhere in American life. This line, which Hargis peddles on radio and TV, is standard radical right-wing ideology. It proclaims that the national government, the nation’s churches, clergy, schools, colleges, labor unions and other institutions of American life are controlled or strongly influenced by communists, their tools and their agents. That is the pitch contained in Hargis’ book A Communist AmericaMust It Beand it is the pitch contained in the baage of materials which pour forth from Crusade headquarters in a downtown Tulsa office building. In addition to his broadcasts, Hargis issues a steady stream of newspaper columns, article s, tracts, pamphlets, tape recordings, films, books, and record albums. He purveys the same line in his numerous personal appearances around the country. He is on the road 20 days a monthmostly in the West and Southwest. He travels in a luxurious land cruiser a converted Greyhound bus refitted to include living quartet’s, a drawing room, an office, baths and a recording studio. Cost of the conversion job is said to have been $50,000 and is reportedly being paid off at the rate of $800 a monthbut Hargis is a big man and spends money in a big way. This means he has to raise a lot of money every month if he is to save the nation from the evil troika of communism, liberalism, and modernism. Continued Next Week STRONG SOUTHWESTERN FOLLOWING Billy James Hargis Brings In The Sheaves We excerpt this interesting article by Jerome Bakst in the current ADL Bulletin, publication of the Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’Rith. Dr. Hargis, of course hap his Texas followers. Ed. In the radical-right constellation that dots the American political skies today, perhaps the most dazzling star of all is the Tulsabased organization called Christian Crusade, founded a decade ago and still led by evangelist and radio preacher Rev. Billy James Hargis. It took Hargis a long time to achieve first-magnitude ranking among the complex of the extreme rightthe self-appointed America-savers who have little faith in democracy but supreme confidence that they alone have the right answers, simple cries, to today’s most complicated problems. It took a long time, but the Christian Crusade’s annual budget reached $500,000 in 1960, then jumped to $1,000,000 in 1961 and, for the current year, stands at $1,250,000. If nothing else, the Crusade comes close to being big business. The energetic Hargis now claims to have some 100,000 faithful followers and that his monthly m a g a z i n e, “Christian Crusade,” is actually seen by 500,000. His total billings for radio time now totals between $400,000 and $500,000 a year. He broadcasts some 400 programs a week over 200 radio stations in 46 states, He is seen on a dozen TV outlets covering about 20 states. This fall he “goes national” via the Mutual Radio Network, and plans a drive to boost his following tenfoldto a million souls. THE 36-YEAR-OLD, 270-pound preacher has come a long way since, almost 20 years ago, he finished high school in Texarkana and set out for Ozark Bible College in Bentonville, Ark. He was ordainedat age eighteena minister in the Disciples of Christ denomination, and served several pastorates before “resigning” in 1950 to become a radio preacher, dedicated to fighting communism. He has not had a congregation since, and the International Convention of Christian Churches \(which merged with the Disciples he is no longer listed in its Yearbook since they consider that he is now “engaged in a private enterprise.” Along the road to his present eminence, Hargis hasin bizarre educational progressionpicked up a Doctor of Divinity degree in Puerto Rico; Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees Seminary in Colorado; an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Belin Memorial University in Chillicothe, Mo. \(now located in MaDoctor of Laws degree from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C., operated by Bob Jones Sr. and Bob Jones Jr., friends of his. Burton College and Seminary and Belin Memorial University are listed by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare as “degree mills.” \(The department defines a “degree mill” as “an organization that awards degrees without requiring its students to meet the educational standards for such degrees established and traditionally followed by reputable educational instituPuerto Rico was an enterprise cf the late Rev. Gerald B. Winrod of Wichita, Kansas, a notorious ant i-Semite of the 1040’s whose bigotry ea rned him the dubious LEGALS NOTICE THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: J. R. Hunnicutt and Mrs. J. R. Hunnicutt, and the Unknown Heirs of H. P. Hunnicutt, deceased, and the Unknown Heirs of Thos. B. Clark, deceased, and all persons entitled to claim by or through H. P. Hunnicutt, deceased, and by and through Thos. B.Clark, deceased. Defendants in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You and each of you are hereby given notice that on or after the fourteenth day after first publication of this notice a commission will issue to take the written deposition of E. Wayne Thode, whose residence is 5104 Fairview Drive, Austin, Travis County, Texas, the interrogatories having been filed on the 22nd day of January, 1962, in the 98th District Court of Travis County, Texas, in Cause No. 99,740, in which, The AUSTIN NATIONAL BANK, Independent Executor of the will of HICKLIN P. HUNNICUTT, Deceased is Plaintiff: Thomas D. Moorman, of Travis County, Texas, individually and as administrator of the estate of Helen Mar Hunnicutt, deceased; R. C. Wilson, of Travis County, Texas; John D. Cofer and G. Hume Cofer, each of Travis County, Texas, individually and as members of the law firm of Cofer and Cofer; J. R. Hunnicutt, of Austin, Travis County, Texas; The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a religious and educational corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal offices in Travis County, Texas; The Board of Annuities and Relief of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, a religious corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Georgia, with its principal office at Atlanta, Georgia; The Scottish Rite Educational Association of Texas, a charitable corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in Travis County, Texas; Ersell C.Duke, Francis J. Amsler, and Claude D. Wilson, the Board of Trustees of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, an unincorporated religious association, located in Travis County, Texas; The Shrines Hospital for Crippled Children, a charitable corporation, duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Colorado, with its principal office at Chicago, Illinois; The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, a charitable corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal offices in Dallas County, Texas; The Grand Lodge of Texas \(Ancient Free and Accepted duly incorporated and existing by under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in McLennan County, Texas; The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas, a fraternal corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in McLennan County, Texas; The Grand Chapter of Texas, Order of the Eastern Star, a charitable corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in Tarrant County; The Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, a charitable corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in Travis County, Texas; The Texas Colorado Lakes Council of the Girl Scouts of America, a charitable corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in Travis County, Texas; The American National Red Cross, a charitable corporation, incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of Congress, with an affiliated office \(Travis County Chapter of the American National Red The Childrens Home of Austin, a charitable corporation, incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Texas, with its principal office in Travis County, Texas; George Moorman, of Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois; Edwin A. Moorman, of Irvington, Moble County, Alabama; Frank W. Moorman, Major General U. S. Army, now stationed at United States Army Element, SHAPE, A.P.O. 55, New York, New York; Harold N. Moorman, Colonel, United States Army, now stationed at United States Army ROTC Instructor Group, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Vernon Moorman, of Clifton, Passaic County, New Jersey; Wynaut Moorman, of Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Alma Mae Moorman Davis and husband, R. K. Davis, of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Fred Moorman, of Buena Park, Orange Count y, California; Catherine Moorman Wineland and husband, D. Wineland, of Hamburg, Calhoun County, Illinois are defendants; Thomas D. Moorman, individually, and as administrator of the Estate of Helen Mar Hunnicutt, deceased; George Moorman; Edwin Moorman; Frank W. Moorman; Harold N. Moorman; Catherine Moorman Wineland, joined by her husband, C. Wineland; Vernon Moorman; Wynant Moorman; Alma Mae Moorman Davis, joined by her husband, R. K. Davis; Fred Moorman; John D. Cofer and G. Hume Cofer, composing the law firm of Cofer & Cofer; and R. C. Wilson are the cross plaintiffs; Austin National Bank, individually and in its representative capacity, and all the other defendants in this cause other than the Moorman defendants and their attorneys, J. R. Hunnicutt, Mrs. J. R. Hunnicutt, and J. R. Hunnicutt, Jr., the legatees and devisees under the will of Thomas B. Clark, deceased; and the unknown heirs of H. P. Hunnicutt, deceased, and the Unknown Heirs of Thos. B. Clark, deceased are cross-defendants; WITNESS, 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this 6th day of June, 1962. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Geraldine M. Rippy, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: hereby commanded to appear before the 53rd District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 23rd day of July, 1962, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 126,739, in which Horace
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