His Honor Speaks

A jug-eared little U.S. Senator filled the tank of his sleek, grey Cadillac and drove 1,000 miles to address the Legislature of his own State. Home to campaign—for 1946—was Mississippi's red-necktied Theodore Gilmore ("The Man") Bilbo, who boasts, at 66, that ladies still find him fascinating ("I don't expect to reach my prime until I'm 75).

Before he had finished his long (1 hr., 18 min.) anti-Negro harangue, some of Mississippi's listening Senators, Representatives and assorted littlewigs had propped their feet on legislative desks, were deep in the pages of the Jackson...

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