The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1955 · Page 7
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1955 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW* Integration Decision Must Come Soon By JAMES M.4KLOW AutocUted Tress News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court — almost a year after outlawing racial segregation in public schools — must now really chew over the problem of how and when to end it. The nine justices must give an answer before starting their vaca tion in June or wait until they return next fall, after the start of the next school term. That would almost certainly mean another year's delay in ending segregation. The court ruled unanimously last May 17 segregation was unconstitutional. Instead of ordering an immediate stop to separate white and Negro schol systems, the justices gave the stales time to adjust to the idea and prepare for the change-over. Steps Taken What happened might have been expected. In some states which had segregation — Kansas, Delaware, West Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri, Maryland and the District of Columbia .steps have been taken toward abolishing it. Other states — particularly Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina — either made no move to comply with the court's ruling or stood firm against it. Those four have indicated they would end iheir public schools altogether before putting white and Negro children in the same classrooms. North Carolina told the court "bloody race riots" might follow a sudden ending of segregation. Direct Gases The court's ruling last May was given directly in cases involving the District of Columbia and four states: Kansas, Delaware, Virginia, SoutJi Carolina. Nevertheless, it affects all other states with double school systems. Suppose the court finally sets a ! time limit for ending segregation in those five original cases. The other states not directly involved might start court suits or use devices that would end in court suits. Their purpose would ebto keep the high court's ruling from applying to them, They'd lose in the end, no doubt, since the court's ruling Ls national in effect. But their tactics might postpone integration in their areas for some more years. 3 Mnin Questions The Supreme Court appears to face three main questions: End segregation at once or gradually? Give detailed orders itself for carrying out the decree? Or turn the problem of details over to the judges of U.S. district courts in the states? To get the thinking: of those involved the cpurt this week held hearings. Lawyers for Negro parents said segregation should be ended everywhere by the start of the new school term next Septem- ber but in no case later than Sc lember 1956. Lawyers for Southern state pleaded for time. How much time They were indefinite. One of then S. E. Roers, of Summerton, S.C said he wouldn't be "pinned dow to five years" and indicated might be thinking of 90. Both sides seemed agreed th high court should let the distri judges work out the details, bu with this big difference: Lawyers for the Negroes w.ante the Supreme Court to lay down time limit for those district Judges lawyers for the stales didn't wai a time limit. The Eisenhower ministration urged a middle groun of "moderation" with "firmness. Weighty Twins PEOR1A, III. (.^j-Twin* with combined weight of more than 1 pounds were born to Mi's. Ann Renfro, 31. The twins, a girl an boy, weighed 8 pounds 2 J ,i ounce and 10 pounds l ounce. MONTGOMERY WARD Phone 3-4591 Payroll Checks Cashed 406 West Main WEEK-END SPECIALS SAVE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS Reg. 39c Boys Blazer 3 pr. 87* Mercerized cotton, gzy colors, size 6J-i - II. Reg. 3.98 Ladies SPRING SKIRTS The latest fabrics, colors and styles. Complete sizes. I 50 Reg. 1.98 Ladies Dresses 57? 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