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 - Jay Pd Smgs (Continued from Pago One) greeting...
Jay Pd Smgs (Continued from Pago One) greeting each new guest with: "Folks, this 1 a great friend of mine, a great taxidermist and ladies and genUemen, this 1 the brother of an .Irish poet we're gettln' to be a regular JLeague of Nations here . . . The gueats at the party are quoted as talking in Negro dialect j a social function.. that he doesn't care ' so long a they don't come - downtown and stay In their place." . Revealing that he had instructed hi attorney to file suit immediately. Lieutenant Clifford said: "It was th first time that any whit guest in my house violated the canon of common decency and attempted to commercialize on It shows that " a a and the hostess "with a uucness Beaton is low - bred, unscrupulous' of Windsor coiffure, tips cigarette ftnd dishonest H crashed the ash into a biscuit tin." An octoroon girl is quoted aa telling Beaton: "I dislike the blacks more than the whites. They smile and pretend friendship, but behind my back they teU my .boss I'm black and I'm fired. And if whites get friendly they find out some time. I wish to hell I was pure white." Clifford insists that the Englishman was describing a party which the Cliffords gave for relative on February 11, and which Beaton crashed without an invitation.' Prominent guest at the party included Ethel Waters, Lillian Handy, Harold Jackman, Jimmy Daniels, Count and Countess Frederick Ledlbur of Vienna, Lady Olivia - Wyndham of London; Mr. - and Mrs. David Tenant, cousins of th Queen of England; Godfrey Rhlne - hardt, son of Max Rhlnehardt, famed theatrical producer; Mrs. Elsa de Bruen, poetess; Georgette Harvey and Georgia Burke. Clifford was even more Incensed, i nswiver, at dciiou a description oi Harlem and Negroes in general. At one point, Beaton wrote: "These people are children. Like children, they could hardly be expected to remember that on this day, many ' years ago, Abraham Lincoln was born. One doe not expect a child to realize the origin of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. coloured eggs on easter." ' Describing Harlem as "a Negro ' reservation in a white man's city," ! Beaton declares that Negroes shoot squirrels in the parks and sell the , fur, that they rent "hot beds" in three eight - hour shifts daily and live a carefree existence amid party" uninvited anyway and even had the eras nerve to write Mrs. Clifford a note from the Waldorf - Astoria telling what a fine time he had at our lovely party. "Snfitn ha1 Kn itlivnn! In . " . . ,.TL" " ..TIT. America by his vicious attacks on - ! their poverty. a; "Prosperous reldent of - : lem," he writes, "Negroes Har - who - spend then - lives doing their mining ial tasks house boys, liftboys, va - , - 1 riety artists, valets, cooks, parlour - j ; maids, lavatory attendant revel unhindered at the Savoy, letting off ' their individual steam." j Of race relations in New York ; City, he writes: j "Here in New York there is little j of the bitter hatred they have . to endure in the South. Back on Park avenue, the clubman's atti - tude to "the damned niggers' is Wo Building and and inspect AN An weathered gams Assets. in

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 23 Sep 1939, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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