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    WHO IS THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA THIS MORNING?
    THE MAN, WHO IS STILL CLAIMING THE TITLE,?

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    WHO IS THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA THIS MORNING?
    THE MAN, WHO IS STILL CLAIMING THE TITLE, IS EARL LONG, THE ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE SIXTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN, WHO HAS HELD THAT POST FOR THREE YEARS.

    BUT THIS MORNING LONG IS A PATIENT IN A LOUISIANA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL AT MANDEVILLE (place - source) -- AND FOR AN INDEFINITE STAY.

    GOVERNOR LONG WALKED OUT OF A NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL YESTERDAY -- MADE A DASH FOR HIS CAPITAL AT BATON ROUGE, BUT WAS OVER-TAKEN BY AUTHORITIES, WHO MADE AN ON-THE-SPOT PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION AND HAD HIM COMMITTED. REPORTER JIM HUGHES, OF A LOCAL PAPER, WAS ARRESTED WHEN HE TRIED TO INTERVIEW THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS FINALLY PULLED SCHEMING AND CURSING FROM HIS CAR. THERE WAS SOME CONCERN IN LOUISIANA OVER WHAT LONG MIGHT HAVE DONE IN REVENGE IF HE HAD REACHED HIS OFFICE AND TAKEN COMMAND OF THE STATE POLICE AND NATIONAL GUARD.

    SO WHO IS THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA THIS MORNING? THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS CLEAR -- A GOVERNOR REMAINS IN OFFICE UNTIL DEATH, RESIGNATION OR IMPEACHMENT.

    HOWEVER, LETHER FRAZER (CQ), LONG'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, HAS ASSUMED THE POST OF ACTING GOVERNOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5H518MHDQD5BBJEAQZ0KI6YOK
    Media URN:
    VLVA5H518MHDQD5BBJEAQZ0KI6YOK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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