RHODE ISLAND: The Fearless Four

The fires of revolt, which flared up in Athens, Tenn. a fortnight ago, broke out anew last week 865 miles away in tiny, shabby Central Falls, R.I. (pop. 26,000). Again it was Army & Navy veterans who set the blaze; this time, four rookie policemen. But there were differences: 1) the rookies had never meant to light the torch of civic reform in the first place; 2) they fired no shots, broke no laws in waking up the town.

What the Central Falls veterans had started out to get was a 20% pay...

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