Environment: New Towns in Trouble

"We don't have anything to hide or anything to fear," said a spokesman for Soul City, N.C. His confident declaration was in answer to a recent call by two members of Congress for a Government audit and investigation of the federally assisted "new town." Developers of the community, led by former CORE Director Floyd McKissick, may indeed have nothing to hide—although critics question how some $5 million in federal funds have been used on the project. But Soul City, which now consists of a few roads, some mobile homes and a nearly completed...

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