Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am
Act 5, passed during the Special Session of the Arkansas General Assembly in 1958, gave the state power to withhold funds to schools closed by the Governor. This act effectively allowed the Governor to use public funds to support non-integrated...