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    THE TRIAL OF SEGREGATIONIST JOHN KASPER STARTED IN THIS COURT HOUSE BUILDING IN HASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (place - source) THIS MORNING.......

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    THE TRIAL OF SEGREGATIONIST JOHN KASPER STARTED IN THIS COURT HOUSE BUILDING IN HASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (place - source) THIS MORNING.......THE CHARGE......INCITING TO RIOT DURING THE DESEGREGATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HASHVILLE LAST FALL. KASPER HAS ALREADY SERVED A TERM IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CONTEMPT OF A FEDERAL COURT FOR HIS PART IN DEMONSTRATIONS AT CLINTON HIGH TWO YEARS AGO. KASPER'S LAWYER, ARRIVING IN A CAB, IS FORMER JUDGE RAULSTON SCHOOLFIELD (CQ), WHO WAS CONVICTED ON THREE IMPLACEMENT COUNTS IN THE STAT SENATE LAST JULY IN CONNECTION WITH REVELATIONS BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE RACEETS COMMITTEE. KASPER, SEEN HERE IN THE COURT HOUSE, TRIED TO SUBPOENA ABOUT 225 WITNESSES FOR HIS DEFENSE. BUT A DEPUTY CRIMINAL COURT CLERK SAYS THAT SOME OF THEM HAVE COME INTO HIDING. KASPER AND HIS LAWYER TRIED TO EXCLUDE THE JULY PANEL DRAWN FOR HIS TRIAL ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE PROSPECTIVE JURORS DID NOT INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS, WHO LIVE IN AREAS AFFECTED BY SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. THIS WAS OVER-RULED BY THE JUDGE. THE PROSECUTION HAS CALLED THESE HASHVILLE SCHOOL TEACHERS AS WITNESSES AGAINST KASPER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28BXIZ0U6BQ2FEZ2UPZE30IB2
    Media URN:
    VLVA28BXIZ0U6BQ2FEZ2UPZE30IB2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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