U.S. At War: Exit Gene Talmadge

The usual election-night whoops & hollers from the Atlanta headquarters of old vote-gettin' Eugene Talmadge were strangely absent. Ol' Gene sat glumly by the radio, staring suspiciously through his horn-rimmed glasses at the voice which told him his days as Georgia Governor were numbered. A news photographer entered, asked for a big smile in case the trend changed by the morning editions. Ol' Gene snapped: "Git yore pictures and hurry up."

The trend did not change. The count gave Talmadge 117,731; whiz-bang young Attorney General Ellis G. Arnall, 162,889. Despite the Palace Guard...

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