People, Oct. 6, 1958

Pregnant and ailing with morning sickness, Jamelle Folsom, wife of Alabama's mountainous (6 ft. 8 in., 265 Ibs.) Governor James E. ("Kissin' Jim") Folsom, checked into a Montgomery hospital for treatment. Lumbering soon after her was Kissin' Jim himself, who sagged into a bed and summoned an old friend, Montgomery Advertiser Editor Grover Hall, for a hot scoop. The gubernatorial secret: although father of five by Jamelle (plus two by his late first wife, Sarah), sympathetic Big Jim gets morning sickness every time the lady of the house does. "Damn right," groaned he....

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