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Key Figures Missing?

August 14, 1994

Regarding Jervey Tervalon's review of Melba Pattillo Beals' memoirs of integration, "Warriors Don't Cry," (Book Review, July 3), I can clearly recall the Little Rock incident, and as it occurred during the period of the sedate '50s, it was quite an earth-shattering incident indeed!

However, I thought Tervalon's review was truly lacking in that there was not one mention of the two men who figured so prominently in the affair: the still very much alive Orville Faubus, the governor of Arkansas who was projected from relative obscurity into worldwide prominence overnight, and President Eisenhower, facing one of his few genuine challenges during his eight years of virtual "status quo" presidency.

EDDIE CRESS, LOS ANGELES

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