The Nation: The Golden Egg

Each of the 16 chief executives who assembled in Atlanta last week for the Southern Governors' Conference received, courtesy of various Georgia industries:

A set of bed linens and blankets, a box of chicken, ham with pecans and peanuts, a polished-granite desk name plate, a baseball signed by Hank Aaron, a decorative wall carpet, a wristwatch, three bottles of liquor, a marble-headed golf putter, tennis rackets, fishing gear or hunting outfits, a box of King Edward Imperial cigars, and a real goose egg decorated with gold-leaf filigree and imitation pearls. The Governors' wives...

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