THE SOUTH: A Call from the Neighbors

In the green valleys around Birmingham, Ala. one night last week, some 60 of the neighbors piled into their cars and started out to make some calls. In Brookside, Steve Marshlar was doing his usual business, serving whites and Negroes food and drinks in segregated areas of his dilapidated café. Marshlar is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Into his café marched the neighbors. They were garbed in white robes, masks and hoods.

They drove a score of frightened Negroes outside, where a cross was burning brightly in the Alabama night. "You've...

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