As a lawyer and a comparatively moderate Southerner. Virginia's Attorney General J. (for James) Lindsay Almond Jr. recognizes that the Old Dominion's posture of "massive resistance" to integration has a limited legal future. But as an astute politician hopefully headed for the governor's chair, Lindsay Almond, 59, recognizes something else as well. Massive resistance is the brain child of apple-growing, economy-minded U.S. Senator Harry Flood Byrd, and no Virginian has won statewide office in a quarter-century without Harry Byrd's blessing.

Faced by this situation, Candidate Almond took the obvious course. Accepting...

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