LOUISIANA: Twelve Years (Concluded)

Sam Jones won.

Earl Long was brooding, morose, tense.

After twelve years, the powerful Long machine was wrecked.

Except for a single bulb burning in a downstairs office, the lights went out in the great white Governor's mansion in Baton Rouge, the night Sam Jones defeated Earl Long in the primary run-off for Louisiana's governorship. Five uniformed officers guarded the grounds, chasing away small boys who tried to plant anti-Long signs in the shrubbery. Outside, the night was clamorous: whistles, bells, automobile horns, the music of six bands rising from a parade two blocks...

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