THE CONGRESS: Southern Statesman

As unique as its cooking is the South's propensity for sending strange characters as its ambassadors to the U. S. Senate. Because of the political degeneracy of the one-party system, the incompetence of the Deep South's voters or the type of man who there goes out for public life, the Senate has in late years suffered such people as Alabama's Heflin, South Carolina's Blease, Georgia's Watson, Louisiana's Long, Mississippi's Vardaman. Mississippi, where Jefferson Davis lived, where the illiteracy rate is fourth highest in the U. S., where poverty is said to have...

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