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Blackfoot Bingham County News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1941, Blackfoot, Idaho Saturday april 5, 1941 the Phoenix Index Phoenix Arizona focus nations attention on race is defense plight Marian Anderson Joe Louis Duke Louis Armstrong Bill Robinson in american labor practices flayed in sunday broadcast news of the theatres Ina new York critics rave Over Canada Leeds native son deep River boys Fly High i Sli / i is 4., Jim % kyj Firx Akawa v by. V j s. 1� r � � % � i the deep River boys famed National broadcasting company quartet after singing to a record breaking audience thursday night at at Lanta s municipal auditorium Are shown As they boarded an Airliner Early Friday morning for Washington d. C., where they were scheduled to open a weeks engagement at the Howard theatre. The boys appeared Here with Bill Robinson under the sponsorship of the South Eastern artists Bureau of which j. Neal Montgomery is managing director. Marian Anderson Joe Louis Canada Lee Eddie Rochester Anderson Bojangles Robinson Duke Ellington others heard Joe Louis worlds heavyweight Champion in an interview from St. Louis he is now training for the sixteenth defense of his title served As a living example of the potentialities of negro skilled la Bor. He described his experiences while working on the Metal lathe and Assembly line of an automobile factory m Detroit. Eddie Rochester Anderson in a cleverly written skit delivered a Sermon in few words As to the in Justice of american employers engaged in National defense production who persist in barring Ameri can workers of color. His Mes Sage was heard from los Angeles. Also heard in the West coast portion of the broadcast was Duke Ellington and his famed orchestra. The band which is rated tops in american Fiance music played Dukes new composition flamin go with a vocal being performed by Herb Jeffrey. From Detroit came the Golden voice of Ethel Waters the american negroes first lady of the stage rendering Georgia. Others Given top Billings on the hour Long show heard from five until six . Eastern Standard time were the Sterling trumpeting of Louis Armstrong and his orches tra the Golden violin of Eddie South playing dark eyes Eddie Green the close knitted rhythms of John Kirby and his orchestra the Fine tapping of Bill Bojangles Robinson who during his bit refer red to his appearance last week in Atlanta Edward Matthews Bari ton soloist and the Strong choir. Brief messages dealing with the plight of the negro american in the defense setup were delivered by it. Governor Harry Poletti of new York an officer of the National Urban league and Eugene Kinckle Jones executive Secretary of the league who was respond sick for the broadcast and Hubert t. Delaney new York tax commissioner. Americans must make democracy a living thing a a or. Poletti in a stirring address told the millions of hearers throughout the coun try. He pleaded for Fairplay for the thousands of american negro workers recalling that the negro has stood steadfast in his loyalty to the american Flag from the time of the nations birth to the present. An address scheduled to have been delivered by mayor f. H. Laguardia of new York City was read by or. Delaney Isi the May ores absence. The message placed the mayors endorsement on the Campaign being staged by the Urban league to secure Fairplay and Justice for negro workers. The program was produced and directed by Phil Cohan. Before the last notes had been sounded Tele phones in lbs stations throughout the country were ringing bringing praises to the network for its Fine example in americanism shown in its offering facilities to g 9 t across the message of the negro worker. Of its ninth annual vocational Opportunity Campaign. Canada Lee Star of the Broad Way Success native son served As narrator and announcer. Given the next to closing spot Marian Anderson recent Winner of the coveted Sio too Bok award was heard to Good advantage in two spirituals broadcast from Ontario Canada where she is now appear ing on concert tour. New York City s is nationwide attention was focussed on the in american Way negro workers Are being excluded from the National defense program Sun Day when through the facilities of the Columbia broadcasting system a big broadcast of the worlds leading negro artists was staged. # the broadcast was arranged and staged by the National Urban league As the concluding feature called biggest drama of the current season new York and drama critics of the metropolitan dailies were unanimous in their accept Ance and raise of the Paul Green Richard Wright adaptation of the lat terms Best Selling novel native son following the recent Broad Way opening Here. Such rave notices barring unforeseen antagonism and pressure from bigoted and reactionary groups practically assure the play a Good run. Richard Watts jr., in the Herald Tribune referred to the play As a taunt and almost con stantly arresting drama uncomfortably close to the ugly truth in its outspoken forcefulness and played to the Hilt by a first rate cast. The new York times Brooks Atkinson Ever a keen observer of the american theater galled native Eon the biggest drama of the season and referred to it As drama and theater with mind and style of its own. Given four stars four stars was the rating Given by Burns Mantle the daily news exacting critic. The result of Welles direction a he wrote is the Best and likewise the most sensational of this seasons dramas. It is he Welles who has seen that most of the acting is slow and impressive in Tempo that the speech is Clear the arguments sharply pointed the sympathies of a receptive audience effectively played upon. Unstinting too was the Praise for Canada Lee in the featured roles of bigger Thomas. As Man the said Canada Lee is a perfect selection for bigger Thomas modest reticent simple minded fumbling yet fired with a fixed conviction and eloquently pathetic atkinsons comment was in Canada Lee the authors and producers have an actor for whom they should be devoutly thank Ful. As bigger Thomas he gives a clean honest driving performance of remarkable versatility. As an actor he is Superb. Praise Canada Lee Watts had the following to say As for or. Leeds performance Iri the leading role it is so honest moving and generally impressive that it gives the play not Only Force but dignity and a wry sort of pity. Miss Anne Burr a new Young actress of much Promise plays with directness and entire Lack of any Appeal for sympathy in the role of the Rich girl who in her Well meaning Drunken arrogance leads bigger to a crime he never intended. Silver anniversary Houston a n p the Silver anniversary of the n. A. Franklin association of Beauty guitarist will be held in Houston May 4,5,it was announced this week by mrs. Abbie f. Jamison president of the association. I the definite Broadway stamp. This is alone True because of the presence of several veterans of the former Cotton club but also the manner of presentation the costuming the showmanship and not least important the Grade of entertainment All contribute to make a satisfactory evening. A lady from new Orleans j Dorothy Dandridge Petite sepia Beauty is shown As she appears with Ora Munson in lady from new Orleans. In addition to the Lovely miss Dandridge and mis s Munson who is cast in the title role the Republic film stars John Wayne and features Ray Middleston Henry Stephenson Helen Westley and a talented array of negro artists. T Hattie noels Berry Brothers with my a forgotten bridal bouquet delays actress 7 wedding new York life and the Best will Home Back o you her speech ended Over four Hundred students gave her an ova Ion snapped into a welcoming arc f waving Arm through which the ride and Groom were led in Triumph ind made the Assembly rooms raft ers ring with congratulatory cheers taking the Golden state limited it of Tucson or. And mrs. James _ Loyd Crawford left for Kansas lit there they were greeted by a con 1 nit tee of welcoming Friend s head to by Leo David and his charming vile Desdemona the Davies and Lattie started out in Denver some r ears ago with George Morrison s and As did Andy Kirk and several Titer of the nations top enter liners and Chester a. Franklin editor publisher of the Call diapers. Coming to Kansas City Wabske coming Home to Hattie where the had lived and worked an Long before her film the welcoming committee swollen several Hundred by now virtually bothered her and or. Crawford b Ith Flowers and congratulation is they alighted from the train no moved into the station during Hie Stop Over. Miss Mcdaniel a member of the Sigma Gamma Rico sorority St. Louis chapter immediately spotted in the welcoming crowd a score or so of her sortors comp to Felicitated in Hailem the journey eastward was with out further incident until the couple arrived at Harlem is hotel Theresa tuesday morning and were warmly greeted by admirers who were expecting them. Miss Mcdaniels appearance and Eddie Cantor s wednesday night miss noels recently completed a sizeable comic role in a Universal Hearst dailies together in slap at native son by Nell Dodson new York a n p the Hearst papers apparently resentful of negro dramatic accomplishment on Broadway were alone in their Adverse criticism of the stage production of native son which re re Fly had its premiere. Staged in ten episodes without an intermission the play Given by the Arcury theatre under the production of Orson Welles and John Hauseman was lauded by All press critics except those of the hears newspapers. John Anderson of the journal j studio picture cracked nuts. She is due to repeat at that studio when she finished her current assignment at Mem studio. In the sequence Curtis most yes famed blues blowers orchestra from the club al barn theatre Case Ben Carters singers Troy Brownjr Paul White the three iroc lorts and several other sepia players will appear. American gave Canada Leeds performance due credit but thought the play overwrought with a sort of monotonous hysteria phony in its argument and finally tire some. The article also linked the red race five theme making no at tempt to cover the critics accusation that the whole thing was a propaganda affair. The daily Mirror also a hears paper agreed with the journal viewpoint saying native son is a propaganda play. Those who liked the Book Are not Likely to like the play. Muddled in logic often tiresome. Digger s defense by a communistic mouthpiece sounds like a Page from the daily worker or new masses. Hartley Toots orchestra Leader killed in crash � fingers in the wreck and three other members of the orchestra suffered slight injuries. I the bus was in route from 1 Vicksburg miss., to Florence Ala., where the band was scheduled to play for a dance tuesday night. 1 Toots considered a wizard on lire string Bass was a native of Nas. Sau islands and a graduate of tal i Ladoga College. The orchestra will continue its present schedule under the direct s lion of one of its members. Hamilton Ala. Sons Hart Ley Anthony Toots band Leader was crushed to death Here Satur Day night when the bus in which members of his orchestra were Riding struck a tree. Occupying a front seat of the. Bus Toots became excited and i sprang through the door upon see ing the Accident was unavoidable. He caught Between the tree and door. Duke Huddleston featured Saxa phone player lost three of his Page seven

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