LOUISIANA: Up & Down

The news from Louisiana was that Governor Earl Long, after only seven months in office, was slipping. "Old Earl" looked like brother Huey, talked like Huey, and tried to act like Huey. But he was no Huey. By last week, Louisiana was pretty well fed up with him.

Earl had all of Huey's lust for power and none of Huey's sure sense of how to use it. Huey had soaked the rich and paid the poor. Earl taxed rich & poor alike. Because of his taxes, cigarettes cost 27¢ a package, gasoline 29¢ to 31¢ a gallon....

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