The Press: Southern Hospitality

"Does the city desk know where to reach you at all times?" New York Post Editor James Wechsler asked nervously, as he sent his Reporter Ted Poston, a Negro, to Montgomery, Ala. for a series on the plight of the Negro there. But, as Poston's series made plain in the Post last week, there was no cause for alarm. Reporter Poston, 49, who was roughed up while covering the Scottsboro case in 1933, explored the city of the 6½-month-old Negro bus boycott for three weeks and found no danger, little tension—and plenty of help and hospitality from his white colleagues on...

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