LOUISIANA: Second Look

Back in Baton Rouge from a nightclubbing 17-day vacation in Texas, Mexico and Arkansas, Louisiana's Governor Earl Long abruptly called his state legislature together in special session to consider a slate of 21 bills he wanted passed. The "urgent" agenda ran from vengeful bills against Long's political enemies, through pork-barrelling campaign provender, to a whimsical item that would have barred airlines from grounding stewardesses when they got married. The legislature at Baton Rouge last week just as abruptly answered the Governor's call: it adjourned 20 minutes after it had convened—the shortest...