• Short Summary

    FORMER MAJOR-GENERAL EDWIN WALKER RETURNED TO DALLAS ON SUNDAY...FREE ON BOND ON CHARGES OF INCITING?

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    FORMER MAJOR-GENERAL EDWIN WALKER RETURNED TO DALLAS ON SUNDAY...FREE ON BOND ON CHARGES OF INCITING AN INSURRECTION AND SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI.

    HE FLEW HOME FROM THE UNITED STATES MEDICAL CENTRE AT SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, WHERE HE HAD BEEN COMMITTED FOR PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION. HE WAS RELEASED ON A 50,000-DOLLAR BOND PROVIDED THAT HE UNDERWENT PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION WITHIN FIVE DAYS.

    ABOUT 200 SUPPORTERS OF WALKER, AN ARDENT SEGREGATIONIST, GREETED HIM AT THE AIRPORT. SOME WAVED CONFEDERATE FLAGS (BANNER OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY THAT REVOLTED AGAINST THE UNION IN THE MID-NINETEEN CENTURY). SOME CARRIED PLACARDS URGING WALKER TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 1964.

    WALKER WAS CHARGED WITH PLAYING A PROMINENT ROLE IN THE RIOTING AT OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI, LAST WEEK WHEN JAMES MEREDITH BECAME THE FIRST NEGRO STUDENT AS THE UNIVERSITY. WALKER DENIED HIS GUILT. THE PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION WILL SEEK TO DETERMINE WHETHER HE IS MENTALLY COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADU4VGQXWZ74D9I6MP2GEC1A8H
    Media URN:
    VLVADU4VGQXWZ74D9I6MP2GEC1A8H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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