Defense Boom in Dixie

Southern businessmen last week looked straight at a big question mark: did the defense program mean the industrialization of the South? Under the mild Southern winter, the defense boom was shooting up faster than anywhere else in the U. S. From Georgia's Tobacco Roads through the Mississippi Delta out to the oil and cattle country in West Texas, there was many a town which had doubled in population since last spring's census, many a village which had multiplied so many times over that no one could keep track. New towns had sprung up where none had been before. Farmers left...

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