MISSISSIPPI: Jobs for a Price

For the second time in its long and rambunctious history, Mississippi discovered last week that it was infested with scalawags & carpetbaggers. The new crop of chiselers were patronage peddlers, coattail riders and easy-money boys of the Truman Administration.

They were exposed when a Senate Investigations subcommittee set up shop in Jackson, Miss, to examine charges that a pro-Truman Democratic State Committee, which began dispensing the state's federal patronage after the Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, had been peddling jobs in wholesale lots. The charges turned out to be true enough. A steady parade of smalltown postmasters and rural mail carriers told...

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