(for those who require one)
And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
John Roselli, a reputed underworld figure from the days of Al Capone, arrives under tight security to appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to testify about his connection with the CIA and an alleged 1961 plot to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro. (1975)
Mississippi -- Elmer Kimbell of Glendora, Miss., being held for the shotgun slaying of Negro service station attendant Clinton Melton on December 3rd, has refused to say "whether I did any shooting or not." Authorities say he earlier claimed to have shot in self defense. Kimbell was wounded himself but a witness says Melton was not armed at the time of the shooting. (1955)
Grayland -- Three nuns play in the ocean surf near Grayland, Washington. They were part of a group of seven nuns who were able to spend a week at the seashore as part of a new vacation program. (1960)
Reno -- Sammy Davis Jr. offers cake to Bill Harrah, from an exact replica of Harrah's 250-room, $27 million hotel-casino. Davis acted as master of ceremonies at the dedication luncheon, Nov. 10, as his wife, Altovise, looked on. (1973)
Placards at Entrance to White House Grounds.
Washington -- Several placards were carried by women, seeking the release of political prisoners at the entrance of the White House grounds recently. The General Amnesty Committee is behind the movement, and presented the President with a petition on July 20 said to have been signed by one million people throughout the United States. (1922)
Chicago -- Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to members of 18 rival gangs in a youth center in Chicago, June 9. Gang leaders sat in the front rows and their lieutenants and members took seats behind them. "Jesus was a tough guy," Graham told them. The teen-agers, some 175 in all, listened quietly and not one of them left until Graham had finished. (1962)
New York -- A striker points out something of interest to Rev. John M. Corridan, S.J., Associate Director of the Xavier School and adviser to dock strikers. The Rev. Corridan, a recognized expert in labor, said the Wildcat Dock Strike is largely a revolt against Joseph P. Ryan and the racketeers and mobsters along the waterfront. The Rev. also predicted that even if strikers return to work "an explosion is brewing on the waterfront which will make this strike seem like a picnic." (1951)
Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #35
Stephen Vincent Benét
Burned-Up Suitor Burns Girl's Home.
Detroit -- William Sykes, a little man of mighty passion (he weighs 105 pounds) is shown, hands on hips, as he talks to detective Fred Wilkinson, who weighs somewhere between 300 and 400 pounds, questioning him in connection with a fire. The fire was in the home of Mrs. Lisette Adams who had kept company with Sykes while she was separated from her husband. Then she went back to hubby, William C. Adams. Mr. Sykes was spurned. He burned and finally set fire to the Adams home. March 3 (1955)
Maidens of Hiroshima Look Ahead.
New York -- The Hiroshima Maidens, a group of Japanese girls brought to this country some months ago for plastic surgery to repair the scars inflicted by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, have begun their long medical ordeal at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital. At left is Soyoko Kumatsu, who eats lunch from a tray brought to her by nurse Lona Miller. (1955)
Hollywood -- Two of Hollywood's most dependable horror experts, Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi, combine their terrorizing talents in the new "boy meets ghoul" chiller, "The Black Sleep." It marks Lugosi's return to the screen after his recovery from the narcotics habit. Lugosi, who achieved movie immortality as "Dracula," will play a mute in his comeback effort. (1956)
London -- American actor Clint Eastwood finds himself at the mercy of three gun-toting gals upon his arrival at London Airport to promote his latest film. From left to right, the bare-legged banditos are Sandra Marshall, Anita McGregor and Susan Melody. (1967)
No. 40 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Randolph Scott was born on January 23rd, 1903, in Orange, Virginia, and comes of an old Virginian family. His father was an engineer and he was destined for the same career, but on leaving college, he served in the Great War, and on demobilization, did not feel inclined to settle down to steady work straight away. While on holiday in California, he was given a job as 'noises off' in a film, and decided up on acting as his future career. After eight months with the Pasadena Community Theatre, he was given a film contract, and made his debut in Sky Bride. His latest talkies are The Last Round-Up and Wagon Wheels.