Education: Restoration in Louisiana

Huey Long took Louisiana State University ("The Old War Skule") from an Army man in 1928. Ousting the University's nominal president, Colonel Campbell Blackshear ("Blackie") Hodges, then West Point Commandant of Cadets, Huey installed instead a political henchman named James Monroe Smith. L. S. U. went on a fabulous binge.

The binge ended two years ago when Smith and some of his underlings went to prison for stealing. Last week L. S. U.'s new supervisors met to finish the job of de-Hueyizing their university. They elected as president Blackie Hodges, now a major general. A group of undergraduates, irked at getting a...

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