THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Week Closes With Peace, Quiet in Little Rock
Police Suspect Arsonist
In Negro College Blaze
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.), as chair-
p riot train-
)bed in the
serted campus. It was a strikingly;
quiet end toan historic and turbu-
lent week in the high school.
- Attendance of white students
rose during the day to 1,450, up
200 from 'Wednesday's low. The
school normally has 2,000 students.
Units of -the crack 101st Air-
borne Division have ringed the
school during daylight hours since
their arrival last Tuesday on or-
gers of President Dwight Eisen-
hower. They have been relieved
during the night by federalized
units of the Arkansas National
Meantime, the Central High
School Mothers League made an
appointment for today with Fau-
bus to plead that "the governor
close the school."
Mrs. Margaret Jackdon, vice
president of the group of white
"Inasmuch as they (the schools)
are supported' by our tax money,
we- have an unquestionable right
to this. Federal dictatorship is not
conducive to educational activities.
Furthermore, we feel that the very
lives of our, children are in great
danger in the school. They are
attending classes under the watch-
ful eyes of hardened soldiers, who
are acting under stern orders."
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. WP)-Gov.
Orval Faubus said last night that
he has no immediate plans to call
a special session of the State Leg-
islature in connection with the
A reporter obtained a short in-
terview with the governor before
his address in order to check on
reports that Faubus might call a
special session within hours.
"I do not have any such plans
now," Faubus said, but added that
there is a "possibility" of an
ALBANY, Ga. (P) - A $300,000,
predawn fire was set deliberately
at the Albany State College for
Negroes yesterday, officers re-
But whether the arsonists were
white or Negro, investigators did
Varying reports placed a blond
white man in a red-checked shirt
and three 17-or 18-year-old white
youths - all unidentified - sus-
piciously at the scene between 3
and 4 a.m. But a city fireman de-
clared that three men whom he
saw running from a flaming
building were Negroes.
Wiped out was the $250,000
brick, one-story Hazard training
school, attended by some 250 ele-
mentary pupils and used by the
college to train, young Negro
Arrangements were made to
continue the school at other
buildings of the two-million-dol-
lar college plant.-'
While the. training school
burned down, flames spewed up at
nearby Caroline Hall, combina-
tion auditorium and administra-
tion building. Damage th
placed at between $25,0
$50,000 by W. H. Denni:
president. of the state-si
coeducational school of 8
City Detective W. M,
said the auditorium stage
underneath the curtains b
doused with an inflamir
quid, probably gasoline, t
the fire obviously was inc
Two'members of the Univers
faculty will speak;'at \a dist
meeting of the Michigan Edi
tion Association to be held
Cheboygan on Tuesday, Oct.
Professor John V. Field of
journalism department will si
to high school publications
visors, and Alexander L. Picli
instructor in art education,
speak to art teachers presen
le Rock in-
now if mil-
Le South is
t to have a
,n they got
DAILY COVERS LITTLE ROCK -- Editorial Director James
Elsman, Jr., tells other reporters how he slipped into the newly-
integrated Little Rock Central High School. This Associated Press
photo appeared yesterday in newspapers across the country.
Faubus Chargyes Called
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-Daily-James Elsman, Jr.
BEFORE THE CALM-A grocery boy, who told The Daily his
name was Ivory, found shelter in a white lady's ,home after his
bike tires had been slashed. He said he would return to thank the
s To Wage War on Argentine 'Fire Ants'
TENN. ¢*** . N.C..
WASHINGTON (P-FBI Direc-
tor J, Edgar Hoover accused Gov.
Orval: Faubus of, Arkansas yester-
day of "disseminating falsehoods"
by, saying the FBI had held teen-
agers incommunicado in Little
Rock for hours of questioning.,
Hoover issued the following
statement: "The statement' of
Gov. Orval Faubus last night that
FBI agents held teen-aged girls.
incommunicado for hours of ques-
tioning is as false as his recent
statement that the FBI tapped his
"No teen-ager or anyone else has,
been held incommunicado by the
FBI for hours of questioning.
"We of course have talked to
students, including those whose
names have been furnished to us
by Gov. Faubus' counsel for the
purpose of securing information
with respect to possible violence.
"Had Gov. Faubus been inter-
ested in securing the truth rather
than disseminating falsehoods, a
telephone call to the Little Rock
office of th& FBI or to me would
have provided him with the facts."
Faubus told a television audi-
ence Thursday night that:
"Literally swarms of FBI agents
have been operating throughout
the city . . . Teen-aged girls have
been taken by the FBI and held
incommunicado for hours of ques-.
tioning while their frantic parents
knew nothing of their where-
Hoover's remark that Faubus
had said earlier that the FBI tap-
ped his telephone goes back to a
Sept. 4 incident when the governor
sent a telegram to President Eisen-
hower saying, among other things:
"I have strong reason to believe
that the :telephone lines to' the
Arkansas executive mansion 'have'
been tapped-I suspect the $ederal
Chia Talk Today
The Round Table Conference
on Chinese-American Cultural
Relations will be held at the Un-
ion today in an effort to further
inter-cultural relations between
the United States and China.
Welcoming the participants will
be Un i ve rs ity VicePresident
Marvin Niehuss and Dr. Chih
Meng, Director of Ghina Institute
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umans, the tiny flame-
has sent its legions ou
forays into Mississip-
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p0 Louisiana, Alabamn, Georgia,
eastern Texas, and Florida
To a lesser extent, it has also
been reported from scattered 10-
cations in Arkansas, South Caro-.
lina and North Carolina and the
southwest tip of Tenctessee..
First , elorted near Mobile. Ala.,
in 1930, the ant is generally be-
lieved to have come to this coun-
try from Argentina. For some
years it was little more than a
minor pest; then suddenly it ex-
ploded into a major infestation.
causing millions of dollars in dam-
By way of illustrating the rapid,
exnassion of the threat, the Agri-
culture Department says that up
to 1949 the fire ant had infested
only nine coun~ties in Alabama:
but 'had spread to 26 counties by;
1953 and to 51 counties by 1957.
Rep.. Roberts (D-Ala) told a
House agriculture subcommittee
the ants have infested more than
13 million of Alabama's total 321/2
"This is a much more serious
problem than the boll weevil," he
Rep. Elliott JD-Ala) said it was
estimated the fire ant had already
caused more than 25 million dol-
lars worth of-damage in his state.
"It is really a terrible thing,"
Rep. Boykin (D-Ala) told the sub-
committee. "The fire ants have
killed worlds of quail on our place,
wild turkeys and also calves and
"If we don't watch out it is go-
ing to- cover the whole United
Expert testimony supported
Boykin's warning that the plague
could become a nationwide prob-
"It is our belief it would spread
to any part of the United States
where farming is conducted," said
M R. Clarkson of the Agriculture
Department's research division.
The fire ant, he explained, builds"
its homes as deep as five feet un-
derground or ":ar below the frost
level" in most American farm
So far, the pest has been spotted
as far north as Wake County,
Ranging in size from one-eighth
to to one-quarter inch long, the
Argentine ants have won some-
thing of a reputation as "fifth col-
Entomologists say the ants pro-
babh arrived in this country as
cargo stowaways from South Am-
erica and spread out by flying and
crawling, drifting downstream on
on logs, and by traveling aboard
cars trucks trains and planes.
Tonight and Sunday
7 and 9 P.M.
In homes the ants eat meat,
butter, cheese and nuts.
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