People, Jan. 22, 1940

Shreveport, La. radio officials several times silenced parts of a campaign speech by Governor Earl Kemp Long, Huey's brother, because of his hells, damns, other profanities. Finally, political prudence getting the better of discretion, they gave up and let him rip.

To his distinctions of being retired unbeaten world's heavyweight boxing champion and a friend of the literary great, James Joseph ("Gene") Tunney added the honor of being one of the best-hatted men of 1939, so chosen by Hat Style Council, Inc., which presented him with an assortment of a dozen.

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