Education: Lynching in Georgia

Not since the Tennessee monkey trial had there been such clownish witch-hunting as went on in Georgia last week. Cigar-chewing, red-suspendered Gene Talmadge ran amok through Georgia colleges, chasing furriners (i.e. non-Georgians) and Negro-befrienders. "There was a lynching in . . . the Capitol of Georgia Monday," said the Atlanta Journal, describing the ouster of Walter Dewey Cocking as dean of University of Georgia's College of Education (TIME, July 21). At week's end the Governor had knocked out two more important Georgia educators and provoked serious retaliation.

Dean Cocking, a furriner born in...

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