GEORGIA: Mr. Willkie's Uncle George

To folks down Atlanta way, Georgia Power Co. is "Uncle George." By & large, they think well of Uncle George. They also understand how Uncle George keeps politically fit. Georgians are not surprised when their lawyer-legislators after election get to be attorneys for the power company. Last year two out of five members of the important Legislative Economy Committee had been special attorneys for Uncle George; the Speaker of the House in Atlanta was a onetime power company representative. This system has been functioning well for upwards of 30 years. If let...

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