SUBURBIA: High Cost of Democracy

Looking out of her picture window one morning last week, Mrs. Morris Courington, wife of a Chicago merchandising executive, helplessly worried about the model suburban home going up across the street. "It just can't happen in Deerfield," she said. "It just can't." Like almost everybody else in Deerfield (pop. 10,000), a handsome, new North Shore suburb, June Courington was outraged by a homebuilder's plan to sell roughly one-fifth of an adjacent 51-home development to Negroes. That night her husband joined 600-odd other homeowners in a march on the town board meeting in...

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