GEORGIA: Taps for Talmadge

To the polls last week went some 300,000 Georgians to settle the bitterest Democratic primary in a generation. Seeking renomination on a red-hot New Deal platform was 38-year-old Senator Richard Brevard Russell Jr. Seeking the Russell seat in the Senate on a platform of New Deal abuse was Governor Eugene Talmadge (TIME, Sept 7). Bawled Senator Russell night before the primary: "Election of Talmadge would be a slap in the face of the President."

Franklin Roosevelt's face was not slapped by Georgia because about two Democrats out of every three plumped for...

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