THE SOUTH: The Prick of the Bayonet

"This is the darkest day in Southern history since Reconstruction," vowed a speaker at a Kiwanis meeting in Marshall, Texas, whereupon the Kiwanians refused to give their customary pledge of allegiance to the flag. In Jacksonville an Air Corps veteran mailed his four Air Medals and six battle stars to the President for distribution among the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. In Columbia, S.C., Governor George Bell Timmerman Jr. resigned his commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve so that he could not be called into service. In Albany, Ga., persons unknown...

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