LOUISIANA: Triumphant Minstrel

Music lovers chose the Governor of Louisiana last week. The choice was a blow—1) to the remnants of the Huey Long machine, 2) for music.

The victor was tall, twangy, easygoing James H. ("Jimmie") Davis, 43, a fancy-dressing hillbilly tenor, and composer of such eminent sockeroos as You Are My Sunshine, Nobody's Darlin' but Mine, and It Makes No Difference Now. The losers were egg-bald 67-year-old Lewis L. Morgan, longtime public chairwarmer in the state's pre-reform days, and other "old regulars" of New Orleans Mayor Robert S. Maestri's machine. Tenor Davis, supported by Governor Sam Houston (''Sweet-Smellin' Sam") Jones, gave...

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