LOUISIANA: Lonesome Man

One of the loneliest men in Louisiana last week was New Orleans' Mayor Robert Sidney Maestri. Gone were most of his henchmen, gone were most of his pals. Some 200 had been indicted by U. S. and Parish (County) Grand Juries, charged with sundry tricks of fraud, graft, income-tax evasion. Three had killed themselves. In U. S. courts five had pleaded guilty, five more had been tried and convicted. Among the head men of the Maestri machine (which once was Huey Long's), only Maestri himself and Huey's loud little brother, Governor Earl...

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