THE SOUTH: New Accent

THE SOUTH New Accent

The South had never seen anything like it. The Republican candidate for President, traditionally a figure who leaves the South to the Democrats, flew across the Mason-Dixon Line, winged over the cotton and tobacco lands of four states, dropped into six cities, spoke to 100.000 Southerners, showed himself to half a million.

"Eee-Yow!" Dwight Eisenhower's first stop was Atlanta. At the airport, he stepped from his chartered Constellation to be greeted by Georgia's Democratic Governor Herman Talmadge and Atlanta's Democratic Mayor William B. Hartsfield. As Ike rode along...

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