National Affairs: Martial Law

Martial law was declared in Georgia last week. No criminal disturbance had taken place. There was neither epidemic, catastrophe nor race riot. Governor Eugene Talmadge was simply having it out with a political enemy, Chairman John William Barnett of the State High-way Board. In every chain gang camp, office, garage and supply depot belonging to the Highway Department militiamen were posted.

Georgia's Talmadge showed a flare for the spectacular as soon as he was inaugurated. He had a barn built in back of the Gubernatorial Mansion on Atlanta's Prado so he could be near...

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