National Affairs: Hoodlums in Arkansas

VAN BUREN, ARK. (pop. 7,300), once-important frontier post, stagecoach stopover on Arkansas River in north-central Arkansas, corn, livestock, truck-crop center, home town of Humorist Bob Burns, few Negroes.

Thirteen Negro youngsters went back to Van Buren High School along with 600 whites in Van Buren's second year of court-ordered integration. They expected little if any trouble. Last year even Governor Faubus boasted in his progressive moments about how successful integration had been in other places than Little Rock Central High School. Arkansas communities integrated last year: Fort Smith. Fayetteville, Bentonville, Charleston, Hoxie, Ozark....

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