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U.S.'Jury Acts Against
High National Officials
Of Segregation Party

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Military Aides To View Scene

President Trusts City Crisis
To Birmingham Leaders
WASHINGTON (M-President John F. Kennedy last night ex-
pressed the belief that Birmingham leaders, working with his special
emissaries, can settle that city's racial problems at the local level.
After meeting with his two special representatives, Earl Blaik
and Kenneth C. Royall, Kennedy said in a statement that they will
go to Birmingham today "to be of whatever assistance they can in re-
storing good communications between the white and Negro com-
'munities in that city and in eas-

Eight Named
In Charges
Of Violene


Judge Decries

After Arrest
OXFORD () -~ Negro student
Cleve McDowell was suspended by
the University of Mississippi yes-
terday after being arrested on a
charge of carrying a pistol. ,
Sheriff Joe Ford said he found
the gun in McDowell's inside coat
pocket. He said McDowell agreed
f the gun was his but refused any
other statement.
McDowell was jailed on a charge
of carrying a concealed deadly
L, L, Love, dean of students, said
the suspension would remain in ef-
fect pending a school hearing on
the incident.
The hearing may be held tomor-
row, Love said, and McDowell
would be given an opportunity to
attend, even if he were still in jail.
"Precisely the same procedures
will be followed in this case that
are followed in all non-academic
disciplinary cases on the campus,"
he added.
The Ole Miss law student is
the only Negro at Ole Miss, now
that James H. Meredith has grad-

ing the racial tensions which now
Kennedy's meeting with Blaik,
the former West Point football
coach and Royall, former secretary
of the Army, was his third dealing
with the tense racial situation in
Birmingham during a busy day.
Civic Leaders
He also conferred with civic
leaders and Alabama religious
The six Alabama clergymen who
met with Kennedy just prior to
his meeting with Blaik and Royall
expressed the hope in a state-
ment that the two men's presence
in Birmingham "may prove to be
helpful and fruitful."
Earlier yesterday Birmingham
city councilman Don Hawkins said
Kennedy had offered to do what
he could to insure two weeks of
peace and quiet in that city so that
local leaders could try to solve
racial problems on their own.
Open Arms
William Hamilton, executive
secretary to Mayor Albert Bout-
well, said city officials will wel-
come the visit of Blaik and Roy-
all, scheduled for today.
Hamilton, one of the five civic
leaders who met with Kennedy,
said that Blaik and Royall "will
serve as a sort of catalyst" to
bring the forces together toward
reaching a better understanding.

BIRMINGHAM (P)-Eight white
men including a high ranking offi-
cial of the militantly segregation-
ist National States Rights Party
were indicted yesterday by a spe-
cial federal grand jury investi-
gating alleged interference with
school desegregation court orders.
Even as the defendants were
being arrested, United States Dis-
trict Court Judge Clarence W. All-
good was decrying "attempts to
influence and intimidate" the
grand jurors and court.
Named in the indictments were:
Edward R. Fields, information di-
rector and leader of the National
States Rights Party; Gerald Q.
Dutton, Jessee B. Stoner, party
attorney; James K. Warner, David
A. Stanley, Barney M. Carmack,
Jr., Jack Cash, and Ralph Le-
The indictments stemmed from
incidents which occurred when
three Birmingham schools were
desegregated, beginning Sept. 4.
Pickets appeared at each school.
There was no widespread viol-
ence, although several times police
officers had to use force in re-
straining pickets protesting entry
of the five young Negroes.
All of the men but Cash were
charged with conspiring to inter-
fere with "the due administration
of justice" and with wilfully at-
tempting "by threats and force, to
obstruct, impede and interfere"
with the court orders. The indict-
ment listed 26 overt acts of al-
leged interferences.
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By The Associated Press
ALGIERS - President Ahmed
Ben Bella threatened last night to
step up Algeria's socialization of
private enterprise if France ex-
plodes another nuclear test device
in the Algerian Sahara.
Ben Bella said such a blast
"would just hasten our socializa-
tion program. We would take over
their means of exploding more
bombs . ..
* * *
DAMASCUS-Reliable sources
in Damascus said yesterday that
the ruling Ba'ath Arab Socialist
parties in Syria and Iraq are
planning merger of the two coun-
tries into a federal state "within
the next few months."
These sources said details will
be worked out by a congress of the
two parties.
They said the Ba'ath executive
oommittee had decided Syria and
Iraq should take practical steps
towards unity despite Egypt's re-
fusal to join a three way union.
Post Office Committee unanimou-
ly approved yesterday President
John F. Kennedy's nomination of
John A. Gronouski to be post-
master general.
Gronouski, 43-year-old Wiscon-
sin tax commissioner, appeared at
a 25-minute public hearing to an-
swer questions before the commit-
tee voted.
Kennedy named Gronouski to
succeed J. Edward Day, who re-
signed to enter law practice here.
ROCHESTER-Rep. Neil Staeb
ler (D-Ann Arbor) has classed
himself as among the three or four
top contenders for the 1964 Demo-
cratic nomination . for governor
and says that the choice will prob-
ably be made by party leaders
within the next 60 days.
BIRMINGHAM - Charles Mor-
gan, Jr., a Birmingham lawyer
who blamed all Alabamians for
the bombing of a church which
killed four small children, replac-
ed Alabama Gov. George Wallace
as a speaker at Yale University
last night.

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