National Affairs: Answer Yes or No

A name and a face were all most voters had to choose from; in some states, however, voters last week also got a chance to answer yes or no on the specific kind of government they wanted. Some of their decisions:

¶ South Carolina voted overwhelmingly to abolish (as a prerequisite to voting) its ancient poll tax of $1 a year. *

¶ Georgia turned down Governor Herman Talmadge's power-grabbing proposal to count general election returns, as Georgia primary votes are counted, on the basis of county units instead of popular vote.

¶ Arizona refused to ban segregation of Negroes in its public schools.


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