Civil Rights: A Zealot's Stand

Ever since Cambridge, Md.'s racial demonstrations began in December 1961, the avowed goal of the city's 4,000 Negroes has been acceptance at white restaurants, bowling alleys, taverns and other public accommodations. Last summer's madness, sparked by a June 11 riot in which three whites were shot and three white businesses firebombed, led to a truce that met many lesser Negro demands—desegregation of all Dorchester County schools, hiring of a Negro in the state employment office, and creation of a biracial commission. Still hanging fire was the public accommodations issue.

Last week a public-accommodations measure—in the form of a city...

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