GEORGIA: Strictly from Dixie

Southerners had adopted Buicks and bubble gum, telephones and two-pants suits, and even hired college athletes from Pittsburgh. But there was still a South the rest of the U.S. could not quite understand. That South loved buffoons, corny oratory and the smell of violence; its prophets were demagogues like "Tom Tom" Heflin, Huey Long, Senator Bilbo and the late governor-elect of Georgia, turkey-necked "Old Gene" Talmadge. Last week it got a new one—at least temporarily. Old Gene's heavy-lidded, 33-year-old son Herman (pronounced Hummon) claimed that he was now the governor of Georgia....

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