Days passed and Louisianans waited —waited for their Governor Huey P. Long to deny charges leveled at him publicly in the papers of Col. Robert Ewing, Democratic National Committeeman from Louisiana. The charges which Governor Long was challenged to deny read:
"First—That Governor Long frequently appears in New Orleans in public resorts and engages in drunken debauches.
"Second—That Governor Long is a visitor to the so-called studios of New Orleans.
"Third—That Governor Long plays the role of the singing fool in cabarets and other places.
"Fourth—That Governor Long's bedfellow...