The sunny, glamorous South, home of hominy, " 'taters," "ok'ry," gumbo, mint juleps, has many lures for the motor tourist, but July and August have never been the conventional months for visiting it.

Nevertheless, two perfectly normal gentlemen, seldom known to do the exotic, started off last week on a Southern automobile trip. One was Speaker Nicholas Longworth, big-chested, blushing, back-slapping Republican leader of the House, natty Presidential hopeful. His gasoline buddy was C. Bascom Slemp, of Virginia, "gleaner and harvester of Southern delegations to Republican National Conventions."

Political observers recalled Mr....

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