People: The Air Is Filled with Music

Louis ("Satchmo") Armstrong, king of jazz trumpeters, went back home for a brief reign as King of the Zulus at New Orleans' Mardi Gras. Buttoned into an outlandish red velvet tunic, and brandishing a silver scepter and a fat black cigar, Satchmo began his triumphal tour at 9 in the morning. Rumbled gravel-voiced Louis as he settled himself on the throne on his gilded float: "Man, this is rich." The parade stopped before the Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, and the royal party dismounted for a light lunch of turkey and ham sandwiches, pickles,...