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10 NEW YORK AGE Uptown's newest and most exciting Restaurant and Supper Club September 19, I And Clyde Reid Says if You Hf Arc JU Elected This being primary week, and all the men we predicted would win just didn't, here are a few suggested ways in which those who back the men who make the laws, can win favor with my profession reporting nitelifa activities. SIRS: THERE AUGHT TO BE A LAW That would stop pretty barmaids (who sit on stools and chew bubble gum) from calling all men That would make waiters check three times with the customer to determine if he has finished his meal (before carting it away). That would prohibit musicians from playing above a gentle purr, after three in the morning and waking the paying patrons. That would make it illegal for two single girls to enter a club together making it difficult to determine if they desire male company, That would make loud and boisterous customers (who want to trade punches with the MC's) join the union or else. That would require all waiters to put a flash light on their checks, so that the patron might at least have a fighting chance.

That would discourage smoking in any part of the club because smoke disturbs non smokers (and I am a non smoker). That would prohibit the telling of obscene jokes which only embarrass me because I can't understand most of them anyway. Reports have it that Ella's Apollo opening (her first in five years) was not up to her usual. However later dispatches reveal she warmed up and had them rocking by the day's last performance. On Sunday, the Chauncey Northern Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians is presenting Melbourne Reid in a Town Hall recital.

The money raised will be used for scholarships. I'm not plugging one of the family, Melbourne and I are not related. The backers of the "Tamango" have written to say the picture is a smash success. I have no doubt of this. The theme of a white slaver and his Negro mistress would appeal to many.

I may not have gone overboard for it, but I definitely feel "Tamango" is something to see. What was Pete Long, Assistant Producer nf the Randall's Island Jazz Festival doing at the Mayor Of Harlem meeting last week? Incidentally he reports the Festival was a tremendous (uccess. No truth at all to reports that Harry Belafonte's former wife Margurite is going into the singing business. She seems much to busy buzzing about with the NAACP plus I don't think she can sing. Too bad comedian Nipsey Russell wasn't on the scene when those stickup men caught the boss of the Baby Grand for a cool five grand over the weekend.

I understand he's as good with his fists as he is with the fast talk. Two top Broadway producers are bidding hard for the New Lorraine Hansberry play. The play may not deal exclusively with Negroes. If and when it is produced, more than likely Miss Hans berry will go along with Phil Rose. Duke Baldwin, one of the candidates for the Mayor of Harlem title, doing more door to door campaigning than the others.

However, I'd say the only lady in the race, Anna Arnold Hedgeman is the one to watch. 3219 Broadway (comer of 129th street) Where the finest American Cuisine spiced with the tops in Jazz reflects the elegant surroundings of the Prelude's famous Mirror Room. Cocktails Dinner Supper Attractions from 9 p.m. on Starting September 10th CHARLIE SHAVERS QUARTET for reservations call: MO 2 1 833 your hosts: Horace James Michael Hedley credit cards honored no 20 tax Free Parking To Sponsor Porgy Bess The Deborah Sanitarium and Hospital will sponsor the Philadelphia premiere of Samuel Gold wyn's motion picture production of "Porsy and Bess" at the Goldman Theatre on Wednesday, October 7th. Deborah maintains its hospital and research laboratories in Brown Mills, New Jersey, where it accommodates tuberculosis and other patients and is currently doing important cancer research.

The premier will be formal. Tickets will sell at $10 and $15, with the hnspilal expecting to raise approximately $10,000 from the affair. An invitation to atleml has been sent to Producer Goldwyn, who is expected to bo in the East at that time, by exhibitor William Goldman and the officers of the Deborah Hospital. Afro Aiis Theater Fetes Artists Afro Arts Theatre in collaboration with the Youth Council of the 28th rrecinct, recently held the first annual official reception for participants of New York City's inaugural "World Wide Children's Out Door Art Exhibit." On August 27th this historical occasion took place at 116th St. and Bradhurst Ave.

the site of the Exhibit. Because nf the outstanding quality of paintings submitted by the children artists of the world, this cultural organization present ed gifts of painting kits from the Grumbacher Art Company. Accept Gifts Mrs. Carmcl Mar, representing the United Stales, accepted a gift in the behalf of all children of North America; Mr. Aly Kamel, of Egypt, accepted in behalf of the Children of Africa; Mr.

Val entin V. Lozinsky of Soviet Union accepted in the behalf of the children of Europe; Mr. Javal Abidin of the Federation of Malaya accepted in the behalf of Asia; Rev. George C. Violenese accepted for the Federation of The West Indies for the children of the Caribbean area.

The presentations were made in the respective order to these countries by the following per sons; Mrs. Clara W. Thomas, Rev. Mother Brown, Ptl. Zachery Sosis, Rev.

G. Violenese and Mr. bimon Bly, Jr. Tune in SUNDAY WRCA (Radio) Dial 660 THE JACKIE ROBINSON SHOW with GWEN VERDON The Jackie Robinson Show is presented every Sunday evening by Rheingold Extra Dry, New York's largest selling beer. lliPOPO GREENS f.

jj I IN toPPEa wmL Mm Where The Cool Ones Stdng RIGHT ON TOP Good news for lovely Yvonne Taylor and Tommy (Dr. Jive) Smalls who were notified this week that they are among the nation's top ten DJ's. Each will receive an award from the Artists and Models group on November 25th. ill i irrrrTtifrTin 111 it Ml mm ME cm fMHMGl tip MEM 1190 ON YOUR DIAL IAOIO CtNTH HOTIl THUISA 2090 Seventh Avenue, New York 27. N.Y.

5 II' (fZInmiMPii Tl 1 T. ii rmi iiiiit .11 LIKE, MAN, if you want to pick up on a cool pad where sounds art the everlasting end, say the teen agers fall on by the Record. Centre at 314 East 125th St. near Lexington. And, like, doesn't that cat in the pho to above look like Harry Belafonte? The shirt's a gasser, too.

(Clemmons Photo) Clara Ward Tops Program WWRL Gospel Show Pulls Into The Apollo WWRL'S Gospel disc jockeys Fred Barr and Doc Wheeler will bring the first Gospel Show of the fall season to the Apollo Theatre for one week only beginning Fri day. Sept. 18th. Fcaturcd in the cast will be Clara Ward and the Ward Sing crs, Frof. Alex Bradford and his Men of Song, The Spirit of Memphis Singers, Ruth Beattie, The Mighty Gospel Giants, Jimmy Jones, The Corinthian Gospel Singers and Herman Stevens at the organ.

Clara Ward whose recording "Somebody Bigger Than You and has become a classic in the Gospel Record World has just returned from a European tour where she was so successful that promoters have demanded return engagements by this wonderful group as soon as possible. Alex Bradford has always been one of the great Gospel favorites of the Apollo. His newly organized group is reported to be the uest singing group he Has ever had with him. His very first cording "The Life Boat" Is i ready one of the top sellers in the Gospel field. The Spirit of Mem phis will be making their first Gospel Caravan appearance at the Apollo.

Great Bass Jimmy Jones, perhaps the greatest bass singer in all Gospel music who was starred for many years with the Harmonizing Four, is now the leader of his own group, The sensations. iney will be making their first Apollo appearance on the strength of their recording "Comer On And Go With Me." One of the most exciting groups in the Gospel World are the mighty Gospel Giants of Brooklyn. The balance of the cast in cludes the young Corinthian Gospel Singers records of "Tis So Sweet," Ruth Beatty winner of the WWRL Aunt Jemima Gospel contest and last but not least, the King of the Gospel Organ, Frof. Herman Stevens. i V.

it MHMMIMMM Theresa Bar Is Presenting Jazz Pop Lane who looks and talks like David Ben Gurion is presenting the best jazz in Harlem these days. his son, Alex, he runs the Hotel Theresa Cabaret. Note the word "Cabaret." Pop, a jazz buff for over half a century, refuses to use the term nightclub or hire musicians who play progressive jazz. "It's not music," says Pop who speaks in telling monosyllables "It's chamber pots." He is cur rently employing the legendary Boyd Lee and his trio. Boyd, a young smiling hand some organ player and drummer has turned down offers from ev ery big name in the business to play for the venerable Pop Lane "I'm colored," says Boyd, grin ning amiably at Pop shuffling around the dark room, "I'm col ored but I'm prejudiced.

I'm pre judiced against bad music. I played for a certain band leader on the road and I hated every minute of it. This guy is probably the greatest showman in the bus iness today. He plays loud snoutin' hollerin' music. I like him and he's a fine, very generous man but me, I like, slow jumpy pieces.

love the blues." Played Blues Boyd played 53 choruses of the blues, his eyes closed as he played the mournful moving melody, each chorus a totally different variation on the same lovely theme. It almost sounded like we were in church with the electric organ booming out the chords majesti cally, the cymbals clashing be hind him. Sugar Kay Robinson wandered in wearing a shirt and slacks. He looked inquiringly at Boyd. The latter nodded and Sugar Ray jumped up on the bandstand and sat in on drums, slapping away with the brushes happily.

At 4 a.m. the next morning, Ella Fitzgerald was riffing with Boyd, using her mellifluous voice as a jazz instrument. The' counterpoint of his lush tones to her golden voice sounded like a Bach fugue in jazz. Boyd went to bed at 5 a.m. solid unreconstructed jazz.

FORT WORTH, Tex. (UPI) Eugene Poteete, 29, who was in jail last week on a bigamy charge, said he married wife number two because she threat ened to tell wife number one of their affair. 'I sure didn't want that to happen," Poteete said. Basic To Receive Gold Trophy Award Count Basie, who has won practicall, in the country will be presented inc Models Director, Baron Lindsey, on Nov. 25th, at the.

369th Armory. i Tu their firms may be represented the night of the affair. NOW fneort warmingl I itory of the ft teen age girl lUJ thril I and her diary III I aroused I I the world 1 Lli TUES NOW flu Mm Id still time for those The entire Ka Ban m.u thejr firmJ to be ing singer joe wimams rt Baron Lindsey Joe Williams will 011 hand to provide dance music all evening. William Morris, writer for Art ist Models, indicates a samu to the Top 10 Disc Jockeys ana the 10 Top Models will also oe arranged. Big business men and various sponsors realize me commrmn alue of such a spectacular Showcase and are contacting the Artist St Models Guild so that thp Purnle Manor, or Mr.

Mor ris at FLaza mdio xiension: 11409. Morris states, "ine aaiuie Jazz and Beauty will truly be the social whirl of the season." As of now the guest list includes Mayor Wagner, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Honor, able Bessie Buchannan, Mrs. Catherine Basie, Doris Duke Cromwell, Ed Sullivan, Frank' Sinatra, and Walt Disney. yj i mill 1 MA4UW I rne KIM FREDRIC NOVAK MARCH In PADDY CHAYEFf KrS CORINTHIAN SINGERS JIMMIE JONES inuc mn imcwniDC onin nin ninme tuc pktiupi rJT and the Sensations rXVGIDEOH OP SCOTLAND YARD JACK HAWKINS DIANNE FOSTER 'i i 0M1 1 Jf3l I Fred MacMurray "FACE OF A FUGITIVE COLOR STARTS WED. Harry BELAFONTE Inger STEVENS Mel FERRER "THE WORLD, THE FLESH and THE DEVIL" and Mario Lanxa "FOR THE FIRST TIME" in TMh.

jtJrV HARLEM'S HIGH SPOl AVj M.trtimirf 44496 ONE BIG WEEK BEG. 18th wwrl FRED BARR and DOC WHEELER fiQSPEL Clara Ward Alex Bradford MEMPHIS SPIRIT of RUTH BEATIE CARAVAN WARD SINGERS MEN OF SONO GOSPEL GIANTS HERMAN STEVENS Wed. Nile; Amateurs Sat: Midnight Show; ft i 'If he finds us 's. he'll kill uniil "You're nothing but white man's trashlV Luit nnu ruiuuununo uuiu mu unnma no i ml. ihjiiiu; Yiins sipry my said could naver bt filmed! 4K IN COLOR nuw rLATinv WMri I UL BWAT PARKINe 4 Hourf Br.rr Bv.

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