Trouble simmered all over the South last week. When the Supreme Court decided (8-to-1) that Texasand, by implication, all Southern statesmust allow Negroes to vote in white Democratic primaries, the lid came off the race problem. At the end of a jittery, egg-walking week three facts emerged:
¶ On the white-supremacy issue, the South was still solid.
¶ U.S. Negroes had won a considerable moral victory, and had gained a little political ground.
¶ Everywhere south of the Potomac, the New Deal had lost a little more ground.
White Rule. Many a white Southerner...