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Wallace says Alabama to remove state officers from university

MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 12, 1963 (UPI)-Gov. George Wallace notified President Kennedy today he would remove all state law enforcement officers from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa within the next four days. The governor pulled out 527 officers toda Meanwhile, at Tuscaloosa, two Negroes enrolled at the university under the protection of federalized National Guard troops went to their classes today without incident.

Vivian Malone, 21, of Mobile, Ala., strolled across the tree-lined campus with two white coeds, chatting as they proceeded to their first class of the summer term.

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She waved to a U. S. marshal who was in a car near the building.

Ten minutes later, James A. Hood, 21, of East Gadsden, Ala., strode briskly to he sociology-the only course he is taking.

Several U. S. marshals were scattered inconspicuously about the campus where the two Negroes were registered yesterday after Gov. George C. Wallace bowed to the presence of the troops President Kennedy had federalized.

Only a few students were standing outside Comer Hall, where Miss Malone had her first class in political science. They showed her only mild curiosity.

Wallace's capitulation represented the shattering of the last segregation holdout state.

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The governor risked jail for contempt of court, but apparently no one was ready to push for his arrest.

Soldiers with fixed bayonets on their rifles stood guard duty all night at the entrances of the dormitories where Hood and Miss Malone were quartered.

State troopers working in concert with the Army manned roadblocks and patrolled the campus for stragglers.

Active duty national guardsmen patrolled the campus area in jeeps. But evidence of military force was lacking as the Government attempted to give local and state police full sway in maintaining order.

The governor, who returned to the capital city of Montgomery after bowing to what he called "the might of the Federal Government," is not expected to protest the admission of a third Negro to the university tomorrow.

The Negroes on the main campus spent a peaceful night in their dormitory rooms, ate at dorm cafeterias with other students, picked up their books at the student center and prepared for their first classes.

President Kennedy ordered the Alabama National Guard to active duty yesterday after Wallace refused to permit the Justice Department of enroll the Negroes. The governor apparently refused to assure the President that he would not use the National Guard for his own purposes.

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Only a token force of 100 soldiers, including men specially trained in dealing with riots and insurrections, was brought to the campus.

After preparing for the chance of violence akin to the integration efforts of Autherine Lucy here in 1956, the smooth chronology of events yesterday almost was anticlimactic. Wallace made his stand at the university when U. S Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenback asked him to stand aside and allow Miss Malone and Hood-who were left sitting in a car nearby-to enter Foster Auditorium for registration.

Wallace stepped peacefully but vocally aside when Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, a Birmingham real estate dealer in civilian life, came to the auditorium door with Katzenback and four beret-clad special forces men.

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