LOUISIANA: Innocent Shushan

To Louisiana's Longsters, depressed since their leader's assassination, life once more seemed good last week. In New Orleans' Federal District Court a jury had just pronounced the late Senator's crony. Abraham Lazard Shushan, not guilty of dodging Federal income taxes (TIME, Oct. 21). Happy "Abe" Shushan, who, a few hours before, had been sobbing brokenly as his attorney pleaded for his wife & children, glimpsed three news photographers snapping their cameras at him.

"Get them — — —!" shrilled he,

and a gang of onetime Long bodyguards leaped to the attack. In the...

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