The Press: Progress

Twelve years ago, when Huey Long's political machine was abuilding in Louisiana, the Kingfish founded a weekly paper which he called Louisiana Progress. As Huey's horizon expanded, Louisiana Progress became American Progress, a daily.

So scurrilous was American Progress that no printer in Louisiana dared to touch it. Huey had it printed in Mississippi. He forced all State workers (including New Orleans' State-paid firemen and police) to buy subscriptions in job lots. Merchants who wanted to do business with Louisiana's government found it worth their while to advertise in Huey's paper.

When Huey...

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