LOUISIANA: Death of a Dictator

One morning last week the New York Herald Tribune published a cartoon by Jay ("Ding"') Darling captioned "The Fates Are Funny That Way." It pictured a wreck at a railway crossing ("36,000 Die in Auto Crashes Every Year!"); a scene in an operating room (''Prominent Senator Succumbs to Emergency Operation!"); a street accident ("Pedestrian Killed Crossing Street!"); a row of dead lying beside a table ("Poison Food Kills 469 at Old Settlers' Picnic!"); a volcano erupting ("Earthquakes, Floods, Cancer and Pestilence Kill Thousands Every Day!"). Beneath this billboard of horrors appeared...

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