National Affairs: A SOUTHERNER FACES FACTS

As the South seethed and rumbled around him, Mississippi-born Publisher Mark Ethridge of the Louisville Courier-Journal, speaking at the University of Florida, had some telling words last week for his fellow Southerners. Excerpts:

DESEGREGATION, integration—call it what you will—hangs like a dark cloud over the South, and no editor can dare ignore it as a major editorial problem. Unfortunately, even tragically, the supreme court decision has set in motion some of the evil forces and evil actions which are too reminiscent of our dark est days. Councils have sprung up throughout the South that are, despite the feelings of their respectable...