The Law: End of an Ordeal

Civil rights have come so far in Atlanta that no one bats an eye any more when Negroes are served side by side with whites at Krystal restaurants, a chain that sells 100 hamburgers all over town. Yet only 17 months ago, Connecticut College Coed Mardon Walker, 18, was considered such a menace when she joined a sit-in at a Krystal counter that she was arrested for trespass and hauled before Fulton County's terrible-tempered Judge Durward T. Pye.

For Mardon, the white daughter of a U.S. Navy captain, Pye meted out the absolute maximum sentence—a $1,000 fine, six months in jail and...

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