THE SOUTH: Unscheduled Appearance

To Birmingham's Municipal Auditorium, where stage groups may be mixed but, under city ordinance, not the audience, came 4,000 whites one evening last week to hear a variety troupe one-nighting through the South with Negro Singer Nat "King" Cole featured. For the musky-voiced baritone, born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, this was almost a home-town audience; he spiced Autumn Leaves with an extra lilt, then crooned into Little Girl. With the second chorus came pandemonium.

Somewhere in the auditorium there was a wolf howl. Then down the aisles, feet thumping the wooden floor, bounded five men. They dashed past...

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