GEORGIA: Death of the Wild Man

Last autumn, just before he got elected Governor of Georgia for the fourth time, turkey-necked, 62-year-old Gene Talmadge was taken with a stomach hemorrhage and went to the hospital. The doctors made him eat poached eggs and he began to recover. Then he rebelled against the doctors. During the Thanksgiving holidays he drove 200 miles to his farm at McRae, Ga. to get some fresh air, healthful exercise and belly filling vittles. He ate fried chicken, ham and grits with red gravy and plenty of hot biscuits. Then he went out with...

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