ARKANSAS: Surprise in Little Rock

Little Rock, Ark., muddling along in its 15th month of school segregation crisis, last week elected a new board of education to replace five members who resigned Nov. 14, plus a sixth, Segregationist Dale Alford, who opposed and beat Congressman Brooks Hays in the general elections. The big surprise: three of the victors are moderates on the integration question, won despite hot-blooded opposition by Segregationist Governor Orval Faubus, who proclaimed on election eve that the three were really integrationists. Said defeated Candidate W. F. Rector, another moderate who was defeated by a pro-Faubus candidate: the moderates' victory "may give...

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