Columnists: More Than Color

"My conviction is that few men should put in more than four years in Government at a stretch. With rare exceptions, it isn't good for the man, and it's not good for the Government." This is not an opinion shared by Presidents, but last week, after 4½ years in Government—as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Ambassador to Finland, and USIA director-Carl Rowan took his own advice and went back to journalism.

The first Negro to attain so many high public offices, Rowan, 39, will now become the top Negro syndicated...

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