LOUISIANA: Political Algebra

Earl Long was never much shucks in school. But Earl, like his late brother Huey P., is hot stuff at political algebra. Last week Louisiana's latest Governor gradually unfolded before the lackluster eyes of his citizens a complicated new formula for solidifying his power. At first the succession of events made no sense: only by week's end did the political algebra begin to solve out.

Under blunt Police Superintendent Louis F. Guerre, State troopers tramped into the office of David M. Ellison, Attorney General. Capt. J. A. Holliday called out his militia, saying...

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