Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 10, 1958 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 10, 1958
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. fiteento .10* .1911 'Conflict in Rights Probe Dramatic ng At ROSS I Musical Ihslhirheh! § Musical ly ftgj fHMAl 4 MofoTGOMfcflV, Ala. (AP) — The Civil Sights Commissibft said •Mtfay ii \W11 ask the Justice tie* PrfHhieht to take cotu-t dcliott if JieceSai-y to cottifjei witnesses id testify a nd jjf-odUce i-ecofrds fof- its heaHHg ofi votiHg rights in Aid' bafrta. The two-day heafihit ehrled aftef the eofntttission's sldtemeftt. Six public; offitials refused to testify Monday abeHit Vole? regts* iratioh fn-ocedui-e, aMd five ai thein declined cVch to be stooi-H &§ Witnesses, Still another, Cii-dltit ^ctge George Wallace, tefltscd even to ajD&ear, The Southern reSisl.ahci! kebt the dohihiissioh froin getting Voief registration recoids in ahy of the six counties Where the files haVe been subpoenaed. The records had been taken over by sta^e courts or state officials, The commission got records from the probate judge's office in Mncott County, but they showe't only the names of voters already -llgistered and contained none of the requested- information about prospective voters Who have been turned down. Commission Chalrmaii John A, Hannah announced the decision to seek court action in a climax tn two days of testimony which produced repeated statements by Negroes who said they had tried in vain to register. The commission has no author^y under the Civil Rights Act trt Bu directly into court, but must do it through the attorney gener- :al's office, •: The hearing produced a dramatic conflict between two launch Southern segregationists — Commissioner John S. Battle, former governor of Virginia, and 37-year- old Atty, Gen. John Patterson, governor-elect of Alabama and leader of the resistance against the commission's fact-finding in- ffliiry, "After the federal group had spent several hours Monday persistently trying but generally failing to obtain voter registration records and testimony, from officials of six Alabama counties, Battle made nn unusual plea for bettor cooperation. In a statement at the close of the first day of the commission^ first public hearing, the. tall, white-haired Virginian emphasized « at no one believes more strong- than he in racial i segregation as a way of life' in the South. • But, he said, the Alabama officials arc not making a good impression by what looks like an effort to cover up their actions on Negro voting, He pleaded with them to reconsider, obey subpoenas^ to deliver their records and .cease' to withhold testimony lest "our enemies" capitalize on the sltuatiorj, , f Northern congressmen,' -he" said, ill -use Alabama's defiant attitude as an arpument for a' tougher civil rights law, But Patterson would have none of it, In a bristling statement he j-oiected the cooperation ' appeal, saying, "there can be no surrender principle to expediency. The time for retreating ha? come to an end." He asserted that the Alabama officials have performed their diir ^j,es according to the- law and have nothing to hide, But, he went on, they are judicial officers and i cannot legally comply with the commission supoenas and orders, Striking back vigorously, he charged the' commission with an unlawful inyasioj-i of the rights of the county officials, jyid with vio- latin? the u,s, Constitution, The commission received abuhdr 'ant testimony from Negro-wit' nessps—gome of them highly &\\* %Hed faculty members of famed Tuskege Institute «—, that they were-''denied the „b.ijlpt Jn fifapcn County for no other "reason than their yace and color; ' \ • . 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