CIVIL RIGHTS: New Instrument

After encountering some wary refusals to serve, President Eisenhower last week named the six members of a bipartisan Civil Rights Commission created by this year's Civil Rights Act. Since the commission is a new instrument of Government, no one dared predict just how much it could accomplish, but almost everyone agreed that Ike had staffed it with earnest and judicially minded men. ΒΆ Commission chairman: former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stanley F. Reed, 72, who retired last February. Kentuckian Reed concurred in the Supreme Court school-desegregation decision of 1954, wrote the majority...

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