The World: THE WHITES:'TIRED OF RUNNING'

Spring has arrived in Rhodesia, gracing the rich, rolling farm land and the still oddly serene streets of Salisbury (pop. 569,000), where jacaranda trees are in spectacular purple bloom. This spring, however, is like no other in the country's history: it marks the crumbling of white colonial rule, which has lasted nearly a century. TIME Correspondent Lee Griggs filed this report on the scene in the Rhodesian capital:

The week-long Jacaranda Festival is in full swing. The thoroughbreds are running at the Borrowdale Race Course, the stores are holding sales, and whites out...