My mother was eventually accepted into the WASP program and graduated in July 1943 from one of the early training classes. She had a pet cocker spaniel named "Hap" in honor of Commanding Gen. Hap Arnold, whose efforts got the WASP program off the ground. Hap the dog would fly with her whenever he could. Assigned to tow targets at Camp Davis in North Carolina, Mom recalled live ammunition rounds coming a bit too close.
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Henry Clay once wrote: " I know of no South, no North, no East, no West to which I owe my allegiance. The Union is my country. " Henry Clay was quite alarmed by the division faced by America. He worked hard to keep the Union together but as we shall see, he failed.
While many early jazz musicians were African-American, other ethnic groups in the city also contributed to this exciting new multi-cultural music. There was considerable input from Latin Americans, as well as from New Orleans' large Italian-American community. Led by trumpeter Nick LaRocca, the Original Dixieland Jass Band [their spelling] made some of the very first jazz recordings in 1917. Trumpeter and singer Louis Prima, whose career spanned the 1930s to the 1970s, became one of America's most popular entertainers. Prima's vast repertoire included jazz, blues, and swing, with vocals in English, along with traditional Italian material played with jazz arrangements and sung in Italian. Prima's music has always remained popular in his native New Orleans, and a recent resurgence of interest in swing and big bands has brought his work back to national prominence. Today, the term dixieland is sometimes used to refer to older traditional New Orleans jazz styles; in some circles, it specifically denotes white jazz musicians such as Pete Fountain and the late Al Hirt. As with most terminology, though, dixieland has many meanings.