ARKANSAS: Bomber's Fate

"This man has the sympathy of the State of Arkansas and the sunny South," said the defense co-counsel, gesturing toward Segregationist E. A. Lauderdale Sr., 48, charged with masterminding the Labor Day bombings of Little Rock's school board offices, the mayor's business office and the fire chief's city-owned station wagon (TIME, Sept. 21). "Don't let New York or Chicago or TIME Magazine tell you what to do in this case," cried the attorney before the all-white jury.

His fiery appeal was not enough in the face of the evidence. The nine men and three women needed only an hour and...

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