SOUTH CAROLINA: Byrnes on the Barricades

The governor of South Carolina, James Byrnes, is a distinguished politician who was once an undistinguished Secretary of State and an even less distinguished Justice of the Supreme Court. He knows the temper of his state. He and South Carolina's legislature are cheek to cheek on the question of "white supremacy." They would abolish the state's public-school system rather than give up the segregation of Negroes and whites.

At Columbia last week, the house of representatives, following similar action by the senate, voted in favor of a popular referendum to repeal a section of South Carolina's constitution that provides free...

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