LOUISIANA: Mourners, Heirs, Foes

All that was mortal of Huey Pierce Long was buried last week in a copper-lined vault sunk in the front lawn of the State Capitol at Baton Rouge. From the 33-floor tower of the Capitol which the murdered Dictator had built as a $5,000,000 monument to himself and which now served as his headstone, reporters saw that the vast funeral crowd had choked the roads for miles around. Below, ringed by 100,000 spectators, of whom some 200 fainted during the long wait before the services began, lay...

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