Box 20, Folder 1, Document 18

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11South Cracks
I In Rights F. ght
WASHINGTON (UPI) ~ Mayor
Ivan Allen Jr. of Atlanta broke cc
the pattern of southern antago- ?
nism to President Kennedy's civil 1
rights program Friday by urging !
Congress to outlaw .racial discrim- 1
ination in restaurants, hotels and c
other private businesses, --At the same Senate Commerce 0
Committee hearing, Gov. Donald d
S. Russell of South Carolina said d
that enactment of the controver- e
sial public accommodations pro- tl
posal would aggravate race ten- ~
sions.
VERBAL CONFLICT
The hearing was enlivened by
another conflict between acting
committee chairman John 0 . P as- gr
tore, D-RI., and Sen. Strom Thur- at
rnond, D-S.C. The two engaged r
in a snappish verbal exchange 1
when Pastore accused Thurmond of
of asking "loaded questions to wh
catch tomorrow's headlines."
r
Allen testified that Atlanta has
made a start toward integration. !\
al But ihe said failure of Congress ~
al to pass an a.nti-cliscrimination Jaw ~r,
might encourage communities m
eg- where voluntary efforts have begun to lapse back into previous s
- - segregation practices.
ENDORSES BUSINESS
"Failure by Congress to take
defirute action at this time," the N
Georgian said, "is by :inference ti,
an endorsement of the right of pri- v
vate business to practice racial ti
discrimination and, in my opin- ty
ion, would start the same old f'
round of squabbles and demon- ,,
ihow- strations that we have ihad lin the
gges- past."
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