SOUTHERN RHODESIA: Upset North of the Limpopo

When ex-Missionary Garfield Todd was dumped two months ago as Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia (TIME, Feb. 24), the move was based on a hardheaded political calculation. Todd's own party, the Southern Rhodesian division of the United Federal Party, decided that Todd's vigorous advocacy of racial "partnership" between blacks and whites in the Central Africa Federation (Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland) had alienated white voters.

As Todd's successor the party picked Sir Edgar Whitehead, 53, the Federation's Minister in Washington, an Oxford-educated moderate whom no one had tarred with the label...

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