GEORGIA: Hummon, 2; Thompson, 1

Georgia's Governor Herman ("Hummon") Talmadge was the butt of a joke last week. Hummon, the story went, called on a spiritualist to contact his pappy, the late Governor "Old Gene" Talmadge. "Pappy," cried Hummon, "how am I doing?"

"All right, son," replied Old Gene. "But son, go easy on that white-primary bill. They got a nigger fireman down here."

But Hummon had the last laugh. By week's end three Georgia judges had heard suits concerning his claim and the counterclaim of Lieutenant Governor M. E. Thompson to the governorship. The judges chose Hummon in two cases out of three.

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