Forum, Oct. 18, 1976

Cool Dixie

To the Editors:

I applaud the special issue of TIME on "The South Today" [Sept. 27].

You made an excellent assessment of what makes a "new" Southerner a "real" Southerner. Perhaps until now I didn't know and thought no one cared.

Anne Cavin Walters Hampton, Ga.

Your issue was a delight, but in all those pages on the glorious emergence of the South, there was only the briefest nod toward the reason why we're booming down here. If it weren't for air conditioning, the South would be uninhabitable, by modern standards, for six...

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