1948_article suggests distribution idea
TN ADDITION to this population shift, which has its own impact upon the South's economy, there is the impending srrlval of the mechanical cotton picker on a mass scale When that happens, we shall see thousands of human cotton pickers forced out of agricultural employment Many of the recent emigrant to the North and West belong to this class, and some may have gone in anticipation of approaching events Wider distribution of the colored population could have the effect of easing racial tensions in the South, since a dispersal of the Negroes throughout the nation would reduce the number now resident below the Potomac, and would at the chance. A group of reactionary House leaders kept the bill from even coming to a vote in the Mouse. same time give our Northern end Western friends a greatei appreciation of the difficulties which arise with any blracial civilization. At all events, the South has made iin-poitant forward strides in the past decade Serious problems remain, f course They can he solved, insofar as solutions are possible, if we address ourselves to them with determination, ability and tolerance. It is good to have the Raleigh newspaper's encouraging balance sheet, and to see tint the South is marching steadily ahead.