The Press: News on the Editorial Pages

In Virginia last week readers of the state's most influential newspapers found the biggest news in weeks on the editorial pages. Long advocates of "massive resistance" to school integration, Richmond's Times-Dispatch and News Leader had decided that the commonwealth's maze of pro-segregation laws was foredoomed to failure. Editor Virginius Dabney's Times-Dispatch called for an assembly commission to think up new defensive tactics, and Editor James Jackson Kilpatrick's News Leader even talked about the possibility of limited, local-option integration. When the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch

& Star also backed away from massive resistance, all the state's major newspapers were on the record for a more...

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