A Letter From The Publisher: may 26, 1961

MANY reporters have found that covering the current news in the U.S. South often calls for faster-thanusual footwork. Among them is one of TIME'S Atlanta correspondents, Calvin ("Bud") Trillin, 25, who has become a familiar figure to leaders on both sides of integration skirmishes.

With University of Georgia Dean of Men Bill Tate, Trillin choked on tear gas and dodged cannon crackers during campus integration riots, and was roughed up by demonstrating students. He was with Charlayne Hunter, first Negro woman admitted to Georgia U., when anti-integration demonstrators rushed the car in which they were riding.

At times his reception has taken a...

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