Paul Newman, Activist


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September 9, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 46

Paul Newman, Democrat

Villager Paul Newman, stage and film star, plays two roles these evenings until September 15. While he can be seen on Broadway in “Sweet Bird of Youth,” he can be heard electronically from a sound truck touring the area for the Village Independent Democrats. On the recordings Newman interviews Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, former Senator Herbert H. Lehman, former Air Force Secretary Thomas K. Finletter, and VID candidates Charles McGuinness and Gwen Worth. Mr. Lehman will also speak to Villagers in person tonight (Wednesday) 9:30 p.m., at One Fifth Avenue.

Thanks from a Lamb

Dear Sir: Please convey the thanks of one Trembling Lamb from all the woolen lost, to Allen Ginsberg for his honest and appalling and compassionate article on America’s nervous breakdown [Voice, August 26].

This week we will have had exactly 20 years of the psychopathic god, and to celebrate I am burying Ginsberg’s alarm in the earth together with W. H. Auden’s alarming and beautiful “September 1, 1939,” to show interested future degenerations that some among us were not entirely unaware of what was not happening.–William Packard, Hastings-on-Hudson

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