POLITICAL NOTES: New Face in New Orleans

Political prophets in gay, gambling New Orleans always said the Independent Democrats would never elect a mayor until it snowed on election day. Last week, on election day, snow sifted over startled voters and Independent deLesseps Story Morrison beat Mayor Robert Sidney Maestri, the last office-holding henchman of the late Huey ("Lion in the Street") Long.

Handsome, athletic "Chep" Morrison, who moves in New Orleans' elegant society, was 18 when his father, "Old Chep," a state prosecutor, died in 1929. His mother went to work teaching French at Louisiana State University. Young Chep sold silk stockings to pay his way through...

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