The civic reformer was older now, with thinning hair, but he had lost none of his bounce. His was still the challenger's zeal as he confronted the voters of the State of Louisiana and announced that he in tended to run for governor. "The people have told me from one end of Louisiana to the other," said Mayor deLesseps ("Chep"). Morrison of New Orleans, "that they want a new face, that they seek capable, energetic leadership."

Chep Morrison, reform mayor, was getting into what looked like a tight and noisy fight. Earl K. Long, brother to the late Huey and...

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