Clipped From The Daily News-Texan
BY JOHN G. \\ARNbR NE\\ ORLEANS (UP!) -Two groups of white women today battled over an integrated school-one determined to spirit white children inside, the other cursing, spittinr and hurling stones to keep them out. About 40 neighborhood housewives cal'led "The Cheerleaders" by watchful police have set themselves to trying to keep white parents from takinr. their children to Uilliam Fran!,: School so lone as Ruby Bridges, fi, Negro, attends. They roughed up bv standers standers and newsmen Thursday when a Baptist minister took his two children in to join those of Methodist minister Andrew Foreman and a meter reader's wife, and the total white attendance rose from two to six. "I'm afraid all hell might break loose," said a spokesman spokesman of the other group, Save Our Schools (SOS), an organization organization made up mostly of mothers of white schoolchildren schoolchildren throughout the city. But SOS pledged to help other parents run the 'cheerleader" 'cheerleader" blockade. As one SOS woman drove Mrs. Daisy Gabrielle and her daughter home from Franu Thursday someone in the "Cheerleaders" crowd threw a broken piece of brick, crackin.- the car window inches from the driver's head. "\\e realized the danger when w e offered the rides," Mrs. Mary Sand, SOS president, president, sa^d. "\\e aren't afraid and will find rides for any mother who needs one. "This may be all that many of them need to get their children children back m school," she said. The other integrated city- school, McDonoeh 19, has been boycotted by white students this week and three Nepro eirls have had the building to themselves. Police were unable to prevent prevent the stonine of the car or other incidents, including the kicking and pummelinp of a colleee student and the chas- in;: of newsmen, three elderly elderly women and bystanders the Cheerleaders said were inte- gratiomsts. "I've never felt so much hatred directed toward me," said an SOS woman riding in the car with Mrs. Cdbriclle and her 6-year-old daughter, Yolanda. The woman, who asked that she and her friend driving the car not be identified, said the brick hit the window as the Gabnelles were gome toward the apartment house with two The women also attacked New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Jerry Hopkins. One woman claimed he hit her. Hopkins .said later be bumped into someone while taking notes in the crowd. He fled .under a barraee of pummeling and kicking by the furious women and made a et-taway in his car. Sidney Lancston Goldfinch, 21-year-old white Tulane University University graduate student, x*as similarly routed when the mob outside the school identified identified him as the leader of cafeteria sit-ins and church kneel-ins by Negro equality demonstrators. Goldfinch, a native of Douglas, Ga., and son of a Baptist missionary, later displayed skinned shins and a button torn from his coat as evidence of the infighting. He faces charges of criminal anarchy for his participation in a lunch-counter sit -in. Two reporters for Time and Life magazines, Ken Snelson and Greg Shuker, became quarry for the furious women after Snelson asked one, "Why do you oppose interracial interracial marriages?"