LOUISIANA: Ole Earl

LOUISIANA Ole Earl

Dressed in white pajamas and bathrobe, Louisiana's fleshy, silver-haired Governor Earl Kemp Long received a visitor in Galveston's John Sealy Hospital last week. It was Galveston County Deputy Sheriff Gerald Leslie. "Well," cried Earl Long, "I'll be damned. Here's a Texas Ranger! At least I know the law is on my side. Sit down and let me talk to you, Ranger." The deputy told Long that he had come to serve a writ. Said Governor Long: "I'm glad to know you're helping me. Now, son, sit down and read those papers you have to me." The papers...

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