The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 1968 · 12
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12 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, WJnkly, July 10, 196 Gov. Maddox Discusses 'Lester, the Cartoon Character9 LAGRANGE, Ga. W - Gov. Lester Maddox took a verbal gwipe at editorial cartoonists Tuesday by Introducing himself as "Lester, the cartoon character who appears daily in the Atlanta newspapers." The governor's remarks came In a speech to a civic club. Maddox, who on many occa sions has criticized Atlanta newspapers for what he terms "organized opposition" to his administration, told his audience "Some of you may not have recognized me with these little spectacles and my ears taped down. "But," he continued, "I thought I ought to try to look my best since I was going out of town for lunch." The governor said he believes there is a lot of unconscious symbolism being put Into the caricatures of him and said the cartoonist, "in spite of instructions from an ultraliberal editor to 'make 01' Lester look as silly as you can, still lets a little bit of truth come through." Maddox said he is usually pictured in his shirtsleeves because "everybdoy knows I am a working governor and not just a fancy figurehead who looks pretty and talks pretty . . . "It was shirtsleeve work that shoveled nearly a century's accumulation of mismanagement and unethical politics out into LESTER BY BALDY the open and made way for the establishment of a truly modern penal system in Georgia," he declared. He said, too, that shirtsleeve work brought a pay raise for teachers, Improved the interstate highway system, built a complex of regional mental health centers and brought about a 10.3 per cent increase in state revenue this year. "You might have noticed," Maddox said, "that the car- County in Iowa Is Land of Lakes DES MOLVES, Iowa (UPI)-Spirit Lake, in Dickinson County, is Iowa's largest lake. Spirit Lake covers 5.684 acres. Four of the state's 10 largest lakes are in Dickinson County, in northwest Iowa. mumm Knots raw miter Matte! & are r. 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