LOUISIANA: Ole Earl's Downfall

"Ole Earl" Long, three-time Louisiana Governor and heir to the political dynasty founded by Brother Huey, last week slid toward oblivion as the reigning force in Louisiana politics. Barred by law from succeeding himself and harried by doctors as he was chased in and out of mental hospitals (TIME, June 15 et seq.), Ole Earl, 64, tried to get himself nominated as next Lieutenant Governor in the free-for-all primary, put a hand-picked successor in as Governor. He cagily passed a bill to change the Democratic primary date from traditional Tuesday to work-free...

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