Clipped From Mt. Vernon Register-News
(ConJlnucd from page one) 6 PATRONS UNHURT IN COP BLAST 'the to it was "a persona? matter and had nothing to do with the integration situation," The 450 residents of this town, 125 miles southeast of St. Louis, are about half white and half Negro. The town once was a coal mining center but the mine has been abandoned. The three white members of the school board have resigned since the board voted 4-3. along racial lines, to consolidate the previously all • white and all - Negro grade schools. Colp children of high school age attend an integrated school at nearby Herrin. 40 Whiter Leave Some 40 white children from Colp enrolled in the nearby Carterville grade school after the county school board granted a petition permitting the white children to be taken into the Carter ville district. A group of 25 Colp Negroes filed suit in circuit court asking that this decision be set aside. No loil- ing is expected before February. Hatchett merely .shrugged when asked whether he had any idea as to the identity ol the bombers h!nftrt.mageTclub^"TOs|',^^^^ Ses me."'Hatchett said, •Til is Pellot he probablv leave it like that." , Sheriff Carl Miller expressed be- lief the explosi;e was a bomb. He noted the damaged room normally is used only on weekend.'! and" said the I m apparently knew this The sheriff asked the Illinois state crime laboratory to send a bomb expert to aid in the investigation. Local authorities a.sked an FBI agent stationed at nearby Carbondale to examine the scene but said there was no official request for the FBI to enter the case.