National Affairs: Preaching & Practice

With many a pear-shaped preachment, Florida's Governor LeRoy Collins has built a reputation as a civil rights statesman, won favorable mention as a Southern moderate who might do nicely as a Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1960. But Collins' practice falls far short of his preachment: not once during his three years as Governor has he proposed even a token program for admitting Negro children to white classrooms in Florida's 100%-segregated public school system.

Last week LeRoy Collins again struck a statesmanlike pose, called for "bold, creative, constructive leadership"—and brought forth a scheme for nullifying the rule of law on civil rights issues....

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