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This handbook is one of the products of a cooperative program of study of government in the South. For several years the Universities of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, along with the Tennessee Valley Authority, have been working together in an effort to obtain more information about governn1ent in the southern states, and to 1nake that inforn1ation available to public officials and other interested individuals. The General Education Board, a philanthropic foundation, has helped finance this progran1, and those who have participated in the enterprise greatly appreciate 'its assistance.


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