SOUTH CAROLINA: Palmetto Stump

Only a very few highly literate and exceptionally inquisitive South Carolinians know who Joseph Warren ("Tieless Joe") Tolbert is. Those who do recognize this unkempt, unshaven oldster from Ninety Six as the Republican leader of the most overwhelmingly Democratic State in the Union, regard him with political scorn and social contempt. To most decent whites he is guilty of South Carolina's supreme sin: trafficking with Negroes for political purposes. Nevertheless, in one day last week "Tieless Joe" Tolbert and his black-&-whites turned a trick the like of which it takes the...

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