National Affairs: Hairsplitting in Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA. (pop. 178,500), historic site of Robert E. Lee's mansion, National Cemetery with graves of Civil War generals, and of 3,802 Negro refugees from Confederacy, Tomb of Unknown Soldier World Wars I and II; a pleasant bedroom suburb of Washington, D.C.; many Federal Government workers from North, many new white refugees from Washington's integrated school system, now 73% Negro.

Federal Judge Albert V. Bryan last year ordered five Negroes into all-white schools, later stayed his order pending appeals, last week heard out lawyers of the N.A.A.C.P. and the Arlington County school board. The school board's defense: the board had turned down...

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