MISSISSIPPI: . . . and to the Nation

Mississippi's Senator Bilbo was off again. He had received many letters protesting his intemperate filibuster against the Fair Employment Practices Committee (TIME, July 9). Now he sat down to answer his mail.

To Miss Josephine Piccolo, a Brooklyn textile inspector, he wrote: "My dear Dago: (If I am mistaken in this please correct me) ... Will you please keep your dirty proboscis out of the other 47 states, especially the dear old State of Mississippi?"

To Miss Helen Feldman, a Chicago secretary, he wrote: "I wired a bunch of these fanatics in New York, and told them if these Communists...

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