Clipped From The Pittsburgh Courier
by Schools in Boston and Louisville, Ky., ended the first week of court - ordered busing with attendance down slightly, but with tensions easing. But there was no indication in either city when large numbers of police soinig isviUb. would be withdrawn. In Boston, student attendance Friday was 68.4 per cent of the projected enrollment of 76,127, down from Thursday's 69.1 per cent, in Louisville, 74 per cent of the expected Bsteini 124,000 showed up, compared with 76 per cent Thursday. Since Monday, attendance in both cities had risen steadily. There was no explanation for the sudden downturn in attendance, but rain fell in both Boston and Louisville Friday and may have affected the turnout for the last day of classes. In Boston, Peter Meade, assistant to Mayor Kevin H. White, indicated he was pleased at the minimal violence during the first week of busing more than 25,000 students. "We're at the end of a week that no Publisher dies at 67 A graduate of Morehouse College, Jackson also held an honorary doctorate doctorate degree from Morehouse. He was active in many professional, civic and social organizations and had received numerous plaq'ies and awards. He was named Alabama Man of the Year by the NAACP in 1952. He was affiliated with the Birmingham Birmingham Chapter, Sigma Delta f - 'hj; ' Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, ii4l:l'?ima State Conference, nd NAACP. , Surviving are his brothers, Bernard Bernard E. Jackson, Birmingham,; William Weaver Jackson, Chicago; Marion E. Jackson, Atlanta, Ga., and Lovell Jones Jackson, Detroit; one in this world expected it to be how it was," said Meade. "We went through a week that shocked a lot of people. It's a great victory for the people of this city." For the first time this year, however, police had to enter a high school. They broke up a fight Friday involving four blacks and two whites at south Boston high school. Police battled gangs of whites Monday on the opening day of school and have broken up disturbances nightly, particularly in Charlestown. Friday, 1,500 white women marched in the rain in five sections of Boston to protest the federal desegregation order. order. Later, about 50 National Guardsmen called up for the desegregation of Boston schools demonstrated in front of the State House and White's nearby home on wealthy Beacon Hill because they had not received their pay checks. A guard spokesman said they would be paid Tuesday. The police presence in both cities remained strong. Boston officials declined to indicate when they would begin to withdraw the more than 1,800 state, local and metropolitan police that guarded schools and lined bus routes for five days. In Louisville, nearly 1,000 Kentucky National Guardsmen remained on alert. They were called out last weekend after antibusing riqtijb 10,000 persons. Kentucky State Rep. Dottie Priddy. an antibusing leader, said Friday "we are urging everyone to stay home last weekend. Violence is not going tc help our cause."