EXPERIMENT IN DEMOCRACY
IN THE CAMPAIGN of 1942, many young people under the age of twenty-one took an active interest. They drew the fire of the spellbinders stumping for my opponent. The young men and young women in the colleges of Georgia were aroused by the loss of accredited status of the institutions. Many of them already were in uniform; many men were waiting calls from their draft boards; but between their interest in the war and their class work, they found time to canvass thousands and thousands of Georgia homes and ask neighbors and relatives and friends, and strangers they had never seen before, to vote for me and rebuke the demagogues who had attacked education.
As the campaign neared its close even the educator and the Negro found themselves supplanted, as denunciatory objects, by the "irresponsible young jackanapes and painted-faced little girls who think they know how to run Georgia." Worse names were used in private. Somehow it never occurred to the experienced and versatile management of my opponent's campaign