"A Glorious Daybreak"
IN LATE OCTOBER the white establishment in Montgomery joined hands with a most unlikely ally—staff members of a labor union magazine, the Alabama Labor News—in a new maneuver to stop the car pool that had successfully operated for ten months.
Jack D. Brock, the editor of the labor publication, told the Advertiser that he and other staff members were ready to swear out warrants against the car pool operators. They were represented by attorney John Peter Kohn, the same outspoken lawyer who had given his services free of charge when Virginia Durr had been brought before Senator Jim Eastland's committee in New Orleans.
A ramrod-straight, board-thin scion of an old Montgomery family who was given to wearing Panama hats and seersucker suits in the summertime and a fedora with tailored tweeds in the winter, Kohn marched to the beat of his own drummer. In his later years, Kohn wrote a scathing satire of his community called The Cradle, which he published privately. Of his representation of Virginia Durr, he said, "I was defending Southern