AMERICAN SCENE: Yazoo City: South Toward Home

Yazoo City, Miss.; pop. 11,732; 40 miles northwest of Jackson; site of a Confederate navy yard burned down but never captured by Union troops. Principal industries: cottonseed oil, lumber, fertilizer and clothing.

It was to this fiercely proud, well-mannered community that Jimmy Carter journeyed last week for a sweltering 90 minutes of questions and answers with 1,500 of the local citizenry in the high school gymnasium. Yazoo City had turned out five more votes for Gerald Ford than for Carter last November (2,330 to 2,325), but still folks could hardly have been happier to have him as a guest. Among...

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