LOUISIANA: Back in the Saddle Again

All through the hot morning they streamed into Baton Rouge—wool-hatted farmers, "Cajuns" with whiskey on their hips, gamblers, cattlemen, oilmen, old folks and bobby-soxers. They came by train, bus, automobile and even on yachts. The Longs were coming back into power: Huey's greying, gravel-voiced brother Earl was being inaugurated governor of Louisiana.

Barrels of ice water awaited the thirsty on the Louisiana State University campus. At L.S.U. stadium, where 10,000 assembled to watch the inaugural ceremonies, there was free food & drink for all—200,000 hot dogs, a quarter of a million buns, 8,000 gallons of buttermilk, a quarter of a...

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