Nation: How to Cool It

Something was in fact being done to avert racial violence in the slums this summer.

In Tampa, Fla., Dayton, Atlanta and Boston, all of them already scarred by riots this season, city officials and Negro community leaders have hit upon one device that is at least promising: the formation of "white hat" patrols, young Negroes enlisted to police their own neighborhoods, thus reducing hazardous friction between ghetto dwellers and police.

"Uncle Tom." At the height of the Tampa riots this month, Community Relations Commission Director James Hammond cannily located five Negro gang leaders, all...

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