POLITICAL NOTES: Louisiana Odds & Ends

Last August Louisiana's Huey Long called his State Legislature into special session, had it pass 27 dictatorial bills. These gave him such control over the State's election machinery that he could conceivably perpetuate himself and his henchmen in power indefinitely (TIME, Aug. 27). Uneasy on his throne, the Kingfish last month summoned his Legislators again, put through 44 more bills in the constitutional minimum of five days. After that he could hire & fire local police and firemen throughout the State, fix utility rates, impose property taxes, run the State Bar Association,...

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