LOUISIANA: The Governor Goes Home

Locked in his room at a mental hospital in Galveston early last week, Louisiana's Governor Earl Long was raging. He wanted out, demanded that he be permitted to return to his home state. He hired lawyers; then he fired them when they refused to do his bidding. At length, he implored his wife Blanche to get him released, promised her that he would submit to psychiatric treatment in New Orleans. Blanche Long, worried about her husband's loss of weight and fearing for his weak heart, agreed. After Earl signed a paper releasing his wife and state officials from any...

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