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“Governor Talmadge Not at Home-Coming; Spends Day at Farm,” November 29, 1935


(The following article is from the Nov. 29, 1935 issue of the Atlanta Journal.)

Governor Talmadge Not at Home-Coming; Spends Day on Farm

by Associated Press

Georgia’s Governor Eugene Talmadge, a critic of the national administration, was absent Friday as thousands of southerners tendered President Roosevelt a thunderous ovation at a home-coming celebration here.

The governor had been sent tickets to the celebration, but spent the day on his farm in Telfair County.

He telephone the following message to one of his secretaries here:

“I am spending the day on my Telfair County farm hunting and farming—hunting something to plant that there’s not any processing tax on.”

Some time ago the governor said at the Capitol: “I will go to hear the President of the United States speak if I am in town.”

[Note: Talmadge and Roosevelt were bitter political enemies]

Atlanta Journal, Nov. 29, 1935