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Bilbo Mad at Miami Daily
Threatens Bill to Ban Paper
SAYS EDITORIAL WRITER SHOULD RETURN TO
NEBRASKA OR OHIO
M iann Florida. August ,th—The Miami Daily News published
a letter from Senator Hieodore Bilbo (D. Miss.) today saying that
he was thinking “seriously of introducing a bill “to outlaw' and sur
press the publication of the Miami Daily News,” but in Washington
Bilbo told an \sso< iated Press reporter he had no such intention.
The New- said it lias decided the letter was "just another of the
Senator's wierd method* of ob
taining national publicity” un
til ne told Vi ashington Corres
pondent Thomas W. Hagan of
the news yesterday that he
thought the news was "the mean
est of a -paper in the
Bilbo s letter to the News said
“I have just read an editorial
in our paper of Julv 5, 1946 un
der the title "National Action"
i nwhi< h you advocate that the
Seriate refuse to honor the wish
and will of the majority of the
voters of a common wealth of the
union by refusing me a seat in
the United States Senate ail be
cause you do not like mv views.
1 am thinking seriously of in
troducin'. a bill to outlaw and
suppress the publication of the
M iami Daily News because I
don't like your views at all.”
Bilbo (old The Associated
Press that he had mentioned the
possibility of such a hill simplv
to “expose the silliness” of the
“The editorial 'o which Bilbo
referred, said in part:
.would seem that Theo
dore G. Bilbo will not fate a
run off election _perhaps the
results might have been differ
ent had the poll tax been elimin
ated and all eligible voters been
permitted to partic ipate.
—URGE SENATE ACTION
— it now rests with the Sen
ale to refuse to seat Bilbo if and
when he returns to Washington.”
“Hagan reported that he asked
Bilbo f he were serious or tare
titious in mentioning such a bill.
“Yes, I am serious if thev go
ahead the way thev are going.”
was the Senator’s reply.
The News said that Florida’s
two Senators. Claude Pepper
and C. O. Andrews, said Bilbo
would not get very far with anv
bill to outlaw publication of the
Said Senator Pepper: “The
edictilousness of the threat ap
pears on its face. I can assure
the Miami Dailv News that it
need not fear suppression by
Senator Bilbo or anybody else.
We happen to have a consitu
tion in this countrv that guaran
tees freedom of the press and A
merirans need not fear that that
preat right will ever be imperil
‘CREATE ONF. FOR
Senator Andrews said: “Bilbo
must be facetiliou*. He’s a great
nne for publicity, vou know..
Hazan teported that Bilbo told
him the News should get “a Sou
thern editor.” Hagan said he
rrplied that Hoke Welch, a for
mer Georgian, was the paper’s
“Pmbablv another Ellis Arn
all." declared the Senator.
Hagan said he told Bilbo that
the editorial was written bv
Francis P. Loscke, who formerly
lived in Nebraska and Ohio.
To which Bilbo replied:
“Ixxke should go back where he
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BY CLAUDE CLARK, Noted
Note to readers: At an early
age Claude Clark has exhibited
paintings on New York's famous
57 Street, in Greenwich Village
and in many other galleries thru
out the United States and Mexico.
His works have won acclaim from
art critics in leading dailies and
The recent death of Horace Pip
pin is mourned by many who knew
the man and hundreds of art lo
vers and artists throughout the
country who knew his work. The
world has lost a great artist. I
speak of Pippin because he was
a Negro who rocketed to fame at
the age of fifty in spite of severe
physical handicaps. His work
hangs in most of our major mus
Pippin was a so-called “primi
tive”. He was not absolutely free
from influences around him, but
he was certainly an untutored
painter. Most of all, he expressed
himself by painting the things he
knew best and the things that
were of importance to him. I
spent many delightful hours with
him and I knew him as a man with
a simple, humorous philosophy. He
was an artist who knew what he
wanted to paint and how he want
ed to paint it. He allowed no one
to interfere with his creative
Pippin’s paintings have already
made art history. As we see; them
in museums we should appreciate
them for what they are and not
for what we think they should
have been. When we approach a
new painting we should realize the
artist has expressed something
which was important to him. And
whether he is an academician, im
pressionist, surrealist, abstract,
uon-objective or primitive painter
we should" try to be aware of the
experience that the artist had
when he created the “painting.
A piece of art is like a new per
sonality. It has something of its
own to say. Therefore, we must
not judge it by an escape view
point, “I know what I like.” A
painting tells us something. We
learn to enjoy music by listening.
We look at a painting, not talk
to it. The brain ceases to develop
if it is prevented from having new
experiences. If one knows the tra
dition of art. he realizes that one
school of painting developed or
grew out of the one that came be
fore. Therefore, much of our con
temporary art is built on a solid
Coming back to the artist, we
know that there are many who
■get by” because of publicity
stunts and ambitious dealers. How
ever one should decide whether a
painting has a sincere purpose.
For instance a carpenter has plans
for a house. His plans may call
for a straw hut, a frame house,
a brick or stone house. If he sets
out to build a stone house and ends
up with a straw hut just because
he lacked the materials or the ab
ility to make the more sturdy
structure: he is not a good builder.
If a painter does an abstraction
for the sheer joy of emphasizing
line, shape, space or color; he
should be judged for no more than
that. On the other hand if an ar
tist affected by surrounding social
conflicts iall of us are! and with
the use of his craftsmanship, his
knowledge of the tradition of
painting, a constructive philoso
phy of life—integrates all these
elements into a single expression;
we should not separate his belief
from the art content in his work.
We should judge him for the kind
i °f house which he has build and
whether he has built it well.
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“Miss Brice Scores at Berkshire Festival . . . ” ^ S';
C^'Says Olin Downs, Famed New York Times Critic
Top left. Carol Brice and Dr.
Serge Koussevitzky. Kousscvit
sky is waning away autograph
seekers who were besieging his
young protege Carol Brice.
Top right, Dr. Koussevitzky em
phasizes to Leonard Bernstein who
is in total agreement with him
that Carol Brice is the greatest
contralto alive today. Note the
expressive quality of his hands.
Lower left, Carol Brice and au
t^ower right, Carol Brice shakes
hands with her first vocal teacher,
Frank Harrison, head of the vocal
department at Talladega College
where Miss Brice did her under
TECHNIQUE IS PERFECT
LIKE AN INSTRUMENT
“Carol Brice the great young
American Contralto, was soloist on
Saturday evening, August 3 with
the Boston Symphony Orchestra
in the second of the Brahms pro
grams of the Berkshire Music
Festival. Miss Brice performed
what is popularly called “Brahms
Alto Rhapsody” which the compo
ser listed as Opus No. 53 with a
setting of verses from Goethe’s
“Miss Brice broadcasted the
same work with the Boston Sym
phony over Station WJZ before an
estimated ten million listeners. A
side from the interest in this no
ble and rarely heard score, Dr.
Serge Koussevitzky provided an
ideal background for the quality
of Miss Brice’s voice. Her voice is
very rich and effective which is
characteristic of that type of voice
and Brahms music with the wide
skips so dramatic in implication,
from high to low tones, demanded
mucch of the singer.
‘Miss Brice's voice is fresh and
warm in all its registers and the
singer showed herself a musician
of intelligence and taste in her
treatment of the melodic line. She
did not emote or exaggerate in the
expression of the feeling which in
this music is not of the exterior
"Indeed, a nearly instrumental
maintenance of lie and consistency
of style goes far toward meeting
the effect that the composer evi
dently intedded. The voice was like
a gorgeous band against the tap
estry of the orchestral and chor
al sonorities. The music spoke for
itself as the composer intended,
in terms of grave emotion and
The above statements are the
profound pronouncements of Olin
Downes, the recognized Dean and
authority of American vocal crit
ics and techniques.
Mr. Downes who has been with
the New York Times for nearly a
quarter of a century has heard
and criticized favorably and un
favorably all the singers of our
day and to win favorable com
ments from one whose eminent
position is unchallenged in his
profession undoubtedly proves
that Carol Brice, at 27 years old is
one of the greatest singers of our
day. Most singers get started on
the real road to fame in their late
thirties and early and middle for
ties. It is a tribute to her music
al genius that she has accomplish
ed so much in so few years.
The young singer’s next appear
ance will be at the Lewisohn Stad
ium in New York City on August
16, where she will sing a benefit
program for Isaac Woodard, the
1 blind veteran whose eyes were
gouged out by Aiken, S. C. police
men. Miss Brice will then take a
vacation before beginning her con
cert tour in middle September.
Miss Brice is Chairman of the
Isaac Woodard Benefit Commit
tee with Joe Louis serving as Co
Chairman and Mayor Wm. O'
Dwyer of New York City serving
as Honorary Chairman.
Phone Us Your
Social’ Local News
SLAUGHTER, FOE OF '
F. E. P. C. DEFEATED
IN MO. ELECTION
(Continued from page 1)
question of permitting the bill to
come to the House floor for de
bate. The vote sentenced the till
to death' it never escaped the
hands of the Committee. Far from
accomplishing its purpose of
speeding the democratic processes
this committee, through vvhic i
every piece of legislation must
pass before it can be considered
by the nouse, has sabotaged the
^ntire legislative machinery by
consistently denying Congress of
its right to debate the issues. Rep.
Slaughter was among this hand
ful of men who have successfully
tnwarted' the will or the ptople o:;
many progressive steps attempted
in the House.
The PAC head condemned him
for his unwillingness to remove
all obstacles tofreeand equal use
of the franchise by American ci
tizens as expressed by his oppo
sition to the anti-poll tax bill; ror
his efforts to dismantle the OP A;
and for his enthusiastic support
of all legislation to restrict labor
The nation, Mr. Krool asserted,
owes the voters of Missouri’s 5th
district, .and particularly the Ne
gro voters who turned out in very
large numbers and lined up solid
ly behind Mr. Axtell.. a rousing
vote of thanks, 'ibis marks the
end of one man’s four year war
against the common man; it means
tne . e iov 1 of one of the promin
ent obstructions to legislation of
much needed reforms as urged by
President Roosevelt and now by
his successor. Above all, it dem
onstrates the heights of achieve
ment to which our nation esn rise
through the harmony of all pro
^ -/es v/orlilng in unison for
p-»»-~nn goals. Thus reaf
firmed in the belief that the peo
ple are intent on progressive leg
islators and legislation, the CIO
PA will redouble its determina
tion to see discriminatory practi
ces er~sed from America.
By H. W. Smith
The boys senate of the Ameri
c-'n Legion enjoyed a very lovely
visit in Washington, D. C. during
^eek of August 5th at the
US Supreme Court and the US
Naval Academy at Annapolis and
were guests of President Truman
on August 9th.
T>e*Mfwt Truman signed the
bill extending the RFC until June
30 1947 on August 8.
The 1946 cotton cron is estima
ted at 9 million, 249 thousand
The president of the Federation
of American Scientists has dis
closed that isotopes is a boon to
hay fever victims.
David Stein, a salesman, died
from a heart attack on the At
lantic City race track on August
8. They found a ticket in his poc
ket at a hospital on the daily
double that won $786.
Seven thransports arrived in the
US on August 9th with 11,500
troops August 9 in New York,
San Diego and San Francisco.
Also at Seattle. Wash.
A girl student pilot of Anaba,
Michigan waved to her relatives
as she was flying low and the
Putting the heat
on “busy” signals
Drops of hot solder by the million
seal the connections on telephone
equipment such as this.
Before it can take its place with
ether equipment to help relieve today’s
heavy load of calls, a lot of intricate,
time-consuming handwork must be
.The building of equipment for civil
ian needs was nearly at a standstill
during the war but now we are work
ing without letup to make up for those
years and to get ahead of the game,
To meet this pent-up demand
and to expand and improve service
requires a program that will cost
well over $100,000,000 • » • to be
spent in the next few years in the
five states in which this company
This money must come, not from
“war profits”—for the telephone eom'
pany made none—but from investors
attracted by earnings comparable to
those afforded by similar investment
NORTHWESTERN BUI TELEPHONE CO.
plane crashed and one of the
wings dipped killing her.
The 18 year old daughter of a
' hv denart’ ient store owner
~>f Evanston, 111. has been miss
ing since August 3. She was homo
n a vacation and she attended a
A rat on a Detroit trolley car
created a commotion and passen
gers stood on the seats.
East and West baseball classic
on August 18 may draw a crowd
of 50 thousand.
Council Bluffs will sponsor the
Southwestern Iowa Baseball Tour
nament from August 23 to Sept.
District Conference at Clair Cha
pel church in Omaha was a com
plete success. All delegates made
Mr. V. S. Wheatly, prominent
businessman, was spotted on No.
JAh St. Aug. 10.
Mrs. Mary A. Drleek of Cleve
land, Ohio, wealthy widow, died
August 8th. She will be buried in
a $2000 casket and will have a
$1000 tombstone. She left a sum
of money for two churches. She
was a Negro.
A San Francisco cab business
man married a Negro woman to
get a birth certificate for their
15 year old daughter. They were
married in Mexico.
Tony Lazerrio, former New York
Yankee baseball player’s funeral j
was held in Ran Francisco Aug.
10. He was buried in Berkley.
The Railroad boys are really on
the ball with serving on rails.
Paxton hotel headwaiter and
booted crew improving on very
fine service at all times.
Waiters at the Hill totel very
much out in front on the job.
Waiters at the" Plush Horse
Room at the Blackstone hotel are
serving with a smile.
Fontenelle hotel waiters taking
very good care of the service and
George Lipton, a top notcher in
the front line.
Melvin Brooks and his brother
meet in a Northside business
Mr. James Ward, the very popu
lar maitradee of the OAC, enjoy
ing a much-needed vacation.
Dave Morrison and Smith had a
friendly chat on 24th Street.
Mr. Isiah Jones of the White
Horse Inn very much out in front.
Mr. Gabby Watson and his very
high powered car on 24th and Lake
WALTER WHITE SPEAKS AT
THEATRE PROTEST MEETING
NEW YORK—The cast of Anna
Lucasta called a meeting of fel
low actors and actresses on Aug
ust 6 at the Belasco Theatre to
arrange a benefit and to act in!
other ways against mob terrorism i
particularly the Georgia lynchings
and the blinding of Isaac Wood
ard. Walter White addressed the
gathering. Other speakers were
Herman Shumlin, Harry Wag
staff Gribble, Alan Correlli of The
atre Authority, and Frank Silvera
a member of the cast of “Anna
Lucasta”, who also presided. An
other speaker was Captain Martin
Kamin, New York publisher, just
released fro mthe army
All of the speakers urged that
action be taken to stem the rising
tide of hate in the south Walter
White told the group specifically
what is being done in the case of
the Georgia lynchers and about
the offer by the NAACP of a $10,
000 reward for information lead
ing to their apprehension. He re
vealed that NAACP investigators
have secured evidence against at
least six of the mob which has
been turned over to the Justice
Department. Information leading
to the arrest of the men who blind
ed Isaac Woodard is also in the
Federal Government's hands.
The group voted to form a com
mittee to stage a monster benefit
to raise funds to assist in the
fight for justice.
NEW JERSEY HITS
NEWARK, N. J. —(Calvin's
News Service)—New Jersey em
ployment agencies were in for
tough sledding for the state has
joined New Ybrk in a crack-down
on unethical practices of agencies
followiwng the much discussed
The state’s 147 agencies were
warned by the License Commis
sion as to penalties for violation
of employment laws.
Meanwhile the agency, H & M
Modern Employment Agency that
supplied Ward Beecher Carrawav
as chauffeur-butler is under fire
by Benjamin Fielding, License
Operator. Inquiry as to the back
fir0}^ of Carraway has shown
tnat he was dishonorably disch
arged from the army because of
an AWOL and petty larceny re
Fielding called together 34 re
presentatives of 185 employment
agencies in a closed meeting and
won their support to maintain all
operations of the employment a
gency business in the proper ethi
cal manner in the public interest.’"
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