"Each member of this court is acutely aware of the customs and traditions of the people of this section of our country," U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Rives, and U.S. District Judges Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and H.H. Grooms wrote in their ruling, according to a United Press International wire service report. "We enter this order in this case with the full realization that [ . . .] the student body in the Sumter County school system will, in all probability, be composed of only Negro students."