National Affairs: Arkansas Whoopee

In most states the adjournment of the legislature is an incident of interest only to the politically-minded. In Arkansas a fortnight ago it was a capital event, at least to the Haley Potato Chip Co., whose manager placed in the Little Rock Arkansas Gazette this advertisement:

WHOOPEE! HURRAH! The legislature has adjourned! Let's all close up and celebrate! At one o'clock this afternoon I shall close my potato chip establishment. I shall hang out my American flags and as they kiss again the air of freedom unpolluted by the foul breath of the legislative bribe takers, the boodlers, the demagogues...

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