Nation: March on Gwynn Oak Park

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"I Must Do Something." Several of the clergymen were immediately freed on $103 bond; seven chose to spend a night in jail, but at week's end all had been released. Along with the other demonstrators, the clergymen plan to fight the charges, demand jury trial. Explained Bishop Corrigan of the Negroes who demonstrated: "These are my fellow citizens. Being able to go into the park is important to them; therefore it's important to me. The time has come when it's not enough just to say this. I must also do something." In other cities across the country last week, the civil rights struggle spread on. Items: ∙ CHICAGO. Seven Roman Catholic nuns joined a chanting, hymn-singing group of Catholic students as they picketed the Illinois Club for Catholic Women in protest against alleged discrimination there. The nuns carried placards that read CATHOLICS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE and THE CHURCH IS FOR ALL MEN.

∙ ENGLEWOOD, NJ. The state commissioner of education ordered Englewood's Lincoln School to adopt a plan for ending de facto segregation before September, thereby signaling an end to a nine-year-old dispute. In 1954 the city school board redrew school boundaries in a way that concentrated Negro students in the Lincoln district. Negroes have fought the move since.

∙ NEW YORK. Demonstrators demanding that the Long Island state park commission hire more Negroes and Puerto Ricans squatted in a roadway leading to Jones Beach on Long Island. Two groups managed to halt traffic for a few minutes at three different times, but cops hauled them bodily off the roadway before they could create a real New York-sized traffic jam.

∙ CHARLESTON, S.C. Police arrested 123 Negro demonstrators as they marched through downtown Charleston. The Negroes had paraded every day for a week without incident. But this time, police said, they had blocked traffic and refused to obey orders to move on. Later 17 sit-in demonstrators were arrested and charged with trespass.

∙ NEWARK, NJ. Protesting discrimination against Negroes and Puerto Ricans on construction jobs, more than 50 pickets blocked the way of 35 construction men as they arrived for work at the site of a new high school. The construction workers charged. For ten minutes they battled the pickets, some of whom were white, before cops broke it up with billy clubs. No one was seriously injured. Two of the pickets were arrested.

∙ GADSDEN, ALA. Negro leaders agreed to suspend the mass demonstrations that kept Gadsden on edge for more than three weeks after city buses were desegregated, and white civic leaders agreed to negotiate other integration demands.

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