POLITICS: First Returns

Arkansas' Governor Orval Faubus had barely left Newport after talking to President Eisenhower when Harlem's Democratic Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Baptist minister, demanded a presidential audience for Negro leaders, to wit, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Ike agreed, leaving vague the time and place.

This week the Democrats got from Democrat Powell (who bolted to Ike in 1956) the first returns on how the Arkansas mess might sound in political language. Said Powell to his packed Abyssinian Baptist Church in Manhattan: "I must sharply condemn my fellow Democrats for daring to insert...

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