FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Excerpts of Remarks of Hon. Brooks Hays at the Statewide Civil Rights Informational Meeting Hotel Marion Little Rock, Arkansas December 7, 1964 10:30 A.M. No invitation I have had this year has brought me more gratification than the one to participate in this meeting. I have often referred in talks outside the State to my beloved home city. Certainly within the State and within the City I have a greater consciousness of my affection for and loyalty to Arkansas. I might add as a personal reflection although it is hardly relevant that I think I can be more helpful now that the pressures of political considerations are cast aside. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has become the law. Quite aside from any differences over details or the wisdom of National legislation in a field that many in the South have regarded as outside Federal jurisdiction, we must accept it as the law of the land. Since we are a law-abiding people, it is the part of wisdom to go about the business of determining how best to comply. I believe this attitude of compliance reflects the best thinking of Southern leadership. Just what is required in the way of technical procedures, I will leave largely to others and certainly, in this gathering, it is not necessary to labor the point that I have just made. Let me speak of moral considerations. I recall two comments that I would like to share with you. One was in a splendid address to the Arkansas State Society in Washington, D.C. in 1961 by Charles Murphy of El Dorado.