When Congressmen from below the Mason-Dixon line speak up, southern womanhood rarely lacks champions. Georgia's Fifth District last week sent the House a woman to speak for herself.

No fragile magnolia is rangy, fast-talking Helen Douglas Mankin, who beat 17 male opponents. She drove an ambulance in France in World War I, became a successful Atlanta lawyer and five-term veteran in the Georgia legislature.

An ardent follower of progressive Governor Ellis Arnall, Mrs. Mankin was supported by the local Political Action Committee. On election night, she was running behind until the ballot box from Atlanta's Ward 3, Precinct B, was...

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