GEORGIA: Off Again

Eugene Talmadge, Georgia's bang-browed cracker Governor, cracked off again last week. The three-week-old news reached him that 30,000 hale, hearty and draftable Georgians had been rejected by the Army because they were illiterate. Quick as a gallus snap, "furriner"-hating Gene up & said: New York is "the most illiterate state in the Union." He knew it, he said, because he'd been there, and had heard waiters who could hardly talk English. Without bothering to point to the census facts (in 1940 Georgia had 30.1% with four years or less of schooling, New York 12.1%), New York City's Mayor LaGuardia snapped...

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