Riots are noisier than reason. The public, concerned over race tension in Detroit and New York, paid no attention last week to one of the most hopeful steps ever to be taken in the U.S. toward better race relations. Significantly, the step was taken in the South. In Atlanta met 29 Southern leaders — 16 white, 13 Negro. Purpose of the meeting: to set up a Southern Council on Regional Development. Purpose of the Council: to do "the most and the best that can be done here and now" in bringing about equal...

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