Nation: Chilling Shift

Floyd McKissick, the new national director of CORE, stretched out on the bed in his room in Washington's Sheraton-Park Hotel one evening last week and languidly shut his eyes—as if bored beyond all tolerance with the two white men earnestly pleading before him.

"My God," argued Baltimore's Republican Mayor Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin, stretching his arms out emotionally, "I've been fighting for the same thing CORE wants since 1927. I've sent open-occupancy legislation to our city council three times, and three times the Democrats have killed it. There are many things that need to be changed in our city, and you can help...

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