LOUISIANA: Just Like Huey

The second Louisiana Hayride hit the road last week. Earl Long picked up Brother Huey's bullwhip and laid it manfully across the backs of his submissive legislators. In the driver's seat with him was the Kingfish's 29-year-old son, Russell. Governor Earl and nephew Russell were fixing to make hay just like Huey used to make.

Earl had some campaign promises to keep—$60 million in veterans' bonuses, $50-a-month pensions for the old folks. He also had some old scores to settle, principally with New Orleans' reform Mayor deLesseps ("Chep") Morrison, a longtime Long...

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