Cover Story: AFFLUENT BEDROOM Leawood, Kans.

To examine the four types of suburbs delineated in the Harris studies, TIME correspondents visited an example of each. Chicago Bureau Chief Champ Clark, who worked for six years on the Kansas City Star, went back for this report on a typical affluent bedroom community:

MORE than a decade ago, a bridge over a ravine carried heavy traffic outbound from Kansas City to Leawood and points west. Then the bridge collapsed under the weight of a truck. Though insurance money was available, the bridge was never rebuilt. The street now stops at one edge...

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