Sirs: Your usually accurate and impartial publication has swallowed in one gulp a whole cup full of the juice of."sour grapes." Apparently without making any effort whatever to check his story, you have printed a lengthy letter from James Backton of Hollywood, Calif., with regard to his arrest in Mississippi which does bitter injustice to the people of this expanding Southern Slate (TIME, April 19).
Delay in answering Mr. Blackton's letter was occasioned by an investigation of these charges, which was instituted here immediately following TIME'S publication of them.
Mississippi does not...