CIVIL RIGHTS: New Instrument

After encountering some wary refusals to serve, President Eisenhower last week named the six members of a bipartisan Civil Rights Commission created by this year's Civil Rights Act. Since the commission is a new instrument of Government, no one dared predict just how much it could accomplish, but almost everyone agreed that Ike had staffed it with earnest and judicially minded men. ¶ Commission chairman: former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stanley F. Reed, 72, who retired last February. Kentuckian Reed concurred in the Supreme Court school-desegregation decision of 1954, wrote the majority...

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