National Affairs: Strong Hand in Kentucky

Albert Benjamin ("Happy") Chandler, the sometimes clownish governor of Kentucky and the first announced candidate for President of the U.S. in 1960, has his faults—but racial demagoguery has never been one of them. Under Chandler the number of integrated school districts in Kentucky rose to 92 (out of 217) by the end of the 1956-57 school year, and Louisville became a model of its kind. Last week seven more Kentucky districts began integration—including coal-mining Union County, where a Sturgis (pop. 2,300) mob last year turned away Negroes trying to enroll in high school.

The Sturgis crowd was on hand again for last...

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