Courage in Clinton

"Is it wrong to believe in the Constitution of the United States?" asked the editorial in Tennessee's Clinton Courier-News last week. "Is it wrong to try to preserve peace in your community, to try to prevent individuals from being led astray by irresponsible rabble-rousers?" From Editor-Publisher Horace Wells these were not rhetorical questions. His weekly paper's remonstrances against the hooligan-led integration riots in Clinton last year (TIME, Sept. 10) have spurred threats against Wells's family, a dynamiting near his home, attempts to get a boycott going against the paper. But the paper has...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!