National Affairs: Three Virginia Cities

Virginia's hedgerow of statutes against school integration, designed as a model for the South to follow, moved toward the critical test in three cities, all prosperous and relatively moderate on the race issue, all sorely torn between the opposing legal requirements of state and nation. The three:

ARLINGTON (pop. 178,500), a white-collar Washington suburb less than four crow-flight miles from the Supreme Court Building, faced a showdown this week. Orders to accept five Negro pupils in Arlington's schools (total enrollment: some 9,000 students) were handed down last year by U.S. District Judge Albert V. Bryan. These five, plus some of 25 more...

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