National Affairs: Oration at Columbia

On a clear, cold night last week some 4,000 South Carolinians converged upon the capital city of Columbia for the first statewide assembly of their Citizens' Council, a Southwide white-supremacy outfit. In places of honor in the Township Auditorium sat noted Southern leaders: former Senator, former Supreme Court Justice, former "Assistant President," former Secretary of State, former Governor James Byrnes; South Carolina's two U.S. Senators, Olin Johnston and Strom Thur. mond; and the principal speaker of the evening, Senator James Eastland of Mississippi. A retired Presbyterian minister, L. B. McCord, began the...

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