A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 17, 1967

"HARRY JOHNSTON'S death diminishes the South." Thus one of the nation's leading editors, Eugene Patterson of the Atlanta Constitution, saluted Reporter Harry Johnston, who died at 48, of emphysema and pneumonia, in his fourth year as chief of Time's Atlanta bureau.

Editor Patterson published his warm tribute to Johnston in the Constitution, and since it says so much so well about the problems confronting a conscientious craftsman reporting on the troubled South, we quote from it here as a shared salute to the memory of a colleague: "He was no angry liberal in...

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