The Press: Anti-Long Merger

A marvelous thing is the crawfish. He revels in mud and in slime. He wallows in gutters, this raw fish, And has a most wonderful time. . . .

With editorials, cartoons and jingles (such as above) the New Orleans States fought the rule of Huey Pierce ("King-fish") Long in Louisiana for the past five years. The wily Kingfish did not take this sort of thing lying down. He won over the Item and Tribune, whose Publisher James Mcllhany Thomson (son-in-law of the late great Champ Clark) had formerly opposed him. by...

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