ELECTIONS: Mississippi Mud

Mississippi, the South's lowest ranking state in per capita income and educational spending, last week took its place in the political scale. Winner of the Democratic nomination for Governor (and automatic election next November) was as bitter a racist as inhabits the nation, Ross Robert Barnett, 61, who had tried for Governor twice before and lost, won this time by a vote of 230,000 to 195,000 over Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin, mostly on the basis of statements such as: "The Negro is different because God made him different to punish him. His forehead slants back. His nose is different....

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