Education: Postponement

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision against segregation in the public schools, Joseph Francis Rummel, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans, and onetime (1924-28) pastor of a Harlem congregation, seemed destined to be the man to set his state an example. Last February he issued a pastoral letter condemning segregation as sinful, appeared ready to start general integration of the archdiocese's 75,000 parochial-school pupils* this fall. Last week the archbishop was forced to revise his schedule.

His troubles began when a group of Catholic segregationists formed the Association of Catholic Laymen to fight integration. The archbishop ordered the group to disband,...

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