FLORIDA: Word Against Deed

In balmy Boca Raton last week, Florida's sunshine-spirited Governor LeRoy Collins found another opportunity to ladle out the easy-does-it philosophy that carried him to the chairmanship of the Southern Governors' Conference and a national reputation as one of the South's staunchest moderates. Collins urged convention-gathered members of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association to "develop and defend a public atmosphere free of racial fears and bigotry." Declared he earnestly: the South must stop fighting the Supreme Court, discard the idea of massive resistance, "seize the opportunity to clear the emotional atmosphere and undertake our rightful responsibilities."

Three days later the Washington...

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