National Affairs: Common Practice

Last week the personification of Birth Control visited Georgia. Mrs. Margaret Sanger arrived in Atlanta to argue her cause. Up to debate with her arose lean-faced, white-haired Richard Brevard Russell, 70-year-old Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and father of 18 children.

Judge Russell's son and namesake is Governor-elect of Georgia. Declared the tobacco-chewing jurist, who still works on the State road for fun:

"Everyone in Georgia who needs to know about birth control already knows it. Furthermore its practice is common. Otherwise, how would the State have lost two Congressmen as a...

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