HUSBANDRY: Drop-a-Crop

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A loud rap-rap-rapping on his bedroom door late one night last month awoke Louisiana's red-headed Governor Huey Pierce Long from a sound sleep in the executive mansion at Baton Rouge. He sat up, rubbed his eyes, looked at his watch. It said 1:40 a. m. He said, "Come in." And in trooped legislative clerks, secretaries, photographers, newshawks. The Governor was handed a pen and a bill just passed by the night-sitting Legislature.

In his cotton night shirt, between cotton sheets, Governor Long signed a...

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