LOUISIANA: Coliseum Fracas

In 1930, the late Huey Long took over Louisiana State University, started a $10,000,000 building program. Last month Louisiana's Governor Richard Leche invited Italian Ambassador Fulvio Suvich, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace and Managing Editor Walter Harrison of the wealthy Oklahoman & Times to help dedicate the college's $1,200,000 Agricultural Center Coliseum. Last week, these oddly assorted dignitaries succeeded in turning the ceremonies into an interesting verbal fracas.

Fracas began when Ambassador Suvich was quoted in an interview as saying that modern Italy is a "high speed democracy." As first speaker...

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