Texas: A City Disgraced

Adlai Stevenson paused patiently time and again while scattered hecklers hoo ed and booed during his United Nations Day speech in Dallas' Memorial Auditorium Theater last week. When one crude superpatriot interrupted to shout a question about Stevenson's beliefs, Adlai, unruffled, replied: "I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance."

When he left the auditorium, a jeering flock of pickets swarmed around him. Many lugged anti-U.N. and anti-Adlai signs. The crowd began to jostle Stevenson—and a woman clunked him on the side of his head with a card...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!