National Affairs: Vicious, Deplorable, Damnable

Shifting his quid of tobacco from one cheek to the other. Senator Tom Connally of Texas last week laid before the Senate a 14,000-word report on the conduct of the 1932 Louisiana Democratic primary which John H. Overton won, which Edwin S. Broussard lost. Those who expected the Democrat-controlled Senate investigating committee to soft-pedal party scandals in the Pelican State were disappointed. Chairman Connally described the Huey Long machine, which elected Mr. Overton, as "vicious, deplorable and damnable." "I advise anyone who thinks he knows something about politics," said the Texan, "to go...

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