Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 21, 1948 · Page 8
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Page Eighf Labor Spends Huge Sum for Politics Washington. Oct. 20. —(UP) —A survey showed today (hut orga- nised labor has raised arid spent $2,000,000 so far in Ibis campaign, a record for union political activities. Union loaders said that for their expenditures they expect, at the least, to elect a Democratic: majority to the U. S. Senate and defeat proposed state labor control laws in Massachusetts, New Mexico and Arizona. The jnorc optimistic also expect to return President Truman to thf White House and gain up to 30 seats in the House to give the Democrats full control of Congress. . An official of the AFL political league estimated his organization alone would spend more than $1,000,000 before the campaign is over. He said this includes amounts raised by state and local branches of the league but will not .cover thousands of dollars raiser! and used exclusively in local and state elections. A spokesman for the CIO Political Action Committee hinted that its.-expenditures will run "way over" $3uo,ou0. In 1»44, when trus group was the most active la-bor political organization, expenditures of $403,157 were reported to the Congress. Unions in Massachusetts reportedly have raised more than $200,000 to Campaign against proposed State lacws which would outlaw the closed .and union shops Besides the AFL and CIO, six other national labor organizations are raising money to oppose members of Congress who voted for the Taft-Hartley law. Informed .sources said they will probably spend a minimum of $500000 They include John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers. Railroad Brotherhoods and the International Association of Machinists. -When setting up their political orgamzatons last year, the labor organizations appealed to their memberships to contribute a tolal of $18,000,000 to defeat supporters of the Taff.-H;irt1ov lav- 'Congribulions have been soliciated on a voluntary basis from individuals to comply with the law. About 800 millions matches arc used dually. nsu By the school teacher who risked death rather than return to Russia. (Copyright,' 1948, King Features Syndicate, fnc. Reproduction In whole or in part! strictly prohibited.) (In today's article Mrs. Ka- scnkina tolls of' her confused stale at the Tolstoy Farm, of the contents of her letter to Lomakin and the subsequent raid on the farm. She describes Countess Tolstoy's futile efforts to save her, the rkle back to the consulate and what she found there.) ^ SAENGER • STARTS SUNDAY caused by functional 'middle-age'! Do you ourter from hot flashes, weak, nervous. Irritable clammy reelings— due to the functional 'mlddlo-age' period peculiar to women (38-52 yra.)?,Theni)otryLydlaB.Plnkham's Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms! It alL'o has what Doctors call a^BtomachU tonic effect 1 ' VEGETOBU COMPOUND INSTALLMENT 24 By OKSANA S. KASENKINA Edited by Isaac Don Levine I did not dream that my letter .o the Soviet consul general would •esult in a raid on the Tolstoy Foundation farm to get-me and would bring Ambassador Panyush- «in to New York to take charge of my case, leading to an interna- .lonal incident. I was in a panic when I had .icnned that fateful letter to !he consul, after contemplating my position. My failure to sail on the Pobeda was tantamount to treason, a capital crime in Soviet Russia. Most of my possessions nad been shipped home, my savings were nearly gone. 1 had no American friends. And my shelter among (he Russian refugees was collapsing .about me. These were the circumstances under which I wrote the contro versial letter to the consulate. I followed the approved Soviet pattern for transgressors, made fa- milar by the confessions in the great purge, of paying homage to ihe regime and its representatives. 1 knew that this was the only way to save my life if I were to 'bo returned to Russia. I wrote that, what, happened had to be, that. I 16Vcd Thy country and my people, that' I was not a traitor, and that I had always hated traitors:. I., emphasized.,,that I had committed nd-rcrime agairisj, the government a7id ffijaf I had remained loyal to it ' while living under capitalism aboard. I recalled the fact that my lather was a workingman, and that—-I- had never acted against the regime and the dictatorship of the proletariat. To open a door back home, I fell that I could not omit a profession of loyalty to the dictatorship. 1 went on to describe the campaign of ostracism against me, how I had been persecuted, how my pupils, were, iriciled against,me, now I .was' Jab.ele'd before 'thorn 'as a thief, all'the. indignities, that h'ad been heaped 'upon me" in the school, and the 'fears I felt over my missing son. It had been, hinted to me that I. would lose my position as a teac'her'in ttussia; I complained, but the consul would not even receive me. After doing obeisance to the consul general as the representative of my government, I closed with the statement that my will had been broken and with the ' plea not. to let me. perish. ' " Family Needs a Home PLAN TO BUILD YOURS IN BEVERLY HILLS We have a good selection of choice lots available now — Don't wait — Buy Today — Al! utilities will be furnished and the cost included in the price of the lot — FOSTER-ELLIS REALTY CO. Phone 221 Announcement--- To our many friends and customers in Hope and this trade territory. Through our French Connections we have the exclusive rights on the Famous French Built IN HOPE AND THIS TERRITORY This Car can be seen on our lot Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 & 23 PLAN NOW TO SEE THIS OUTSTANDING FRENCH CAR TANDARD AUTO CO. Arkansas' Largest New and Used Car Dealers tost 3rd Street and Shover Phone 1003 I thought that I would sinko a human chord in the con;;ul;ij- officials who had once valued me as an able teacher, and that my k>t tcr would .serve as a bridije to my country. It war; a foolish notion which in rny suicidal mood did not seem so unreal. All that I expected from my letter was a reply by mail. The following day I telephoned Mr. Zenzinov and arranged to meet him on .Sunday. I intended to pour out my heart to him and seek his advice, although 1 realized that his material condition would not allow him to be of much help to me in the event I cii.-inKi.-cl my residence. Yet I was making plans in that direction. But -iai.e w.iie- otiiorwisu. Early Saturday afternoon, while I was in the kitchen shelling egcs, I was dumbfounded to find Consul Lorna- kin, Vice Consul Chcpurykh and Anastasia Trofimova, Chief Clerk of the Consulate appear nt my side. The blood drained out of me. "We have the police with us." he announced, as he addressed miwarmly: "Dear Oksana Slcpa- nova, : got your letter. Come, come with us quick." When I climbed up the stairs to the porch to gel my things, Countess Tolstoy attempted to prevent the raiders from entering. "Don't go. They'll shoot you!" she cried in distress, trying to hold me back. "K they shoot me, it may be the best end for me," 1 replied. Lomakin had indicated to me that there was another car in his pai\y, bringing the police along. There was nothing for me to do but to pack my grip and fetch my briefcase upstairs. I had time to destroy an article I had written for UK- anti-Communist Kussian newspaper. 'Ihcre was no struggle over me and no battle, such as Consul Lomakin was reported t'j have mentioned to the press. The picas of Countess Tolstoy and Mrs. Knutson did arouse some disturbance among the inmates, of whom there were few able-bodied men. When f was escorted to the consul's car and put next to the fat Scmasliko, the chauifeur at the wheel, some threats were hurled at the raiders. A couple of stones were thrown after the automobile as it sped away, but without causing any damage. The consulate's station wagon, 1 learned irom the conversation, wiih a group of additional men, had apparently fallen behind. On the way back to New York f wa^ asked no questions. Chepunivkn was boasting how he got into "the. house without his identity bemi' suspected. "f wasn't taking any chances of having rny nccic wrung," he laughed, "so f announced myself as Samarin, saying that I came with some friends to call on Coum- ess Tolstoy". There was an out burst if hilarity at Chepurnykh's clever trick. That the impersonation worked did not surpirse me, as Chepurnykh could be taken for my colleague Samarin. Both are strapping blond men. ft was clear, however, that the Soviet officials expected real resistance, and they were pleased at the success of the ruse nacl the ease with which they had carried off their quarry. Only later, when I was already at the consulate, did I learn that instead of having the police on their side, the station wagon with the Soviet otiiciuhi had been stopped by the police after Countess Tolstoy had sounded an alarm over my seizure. Upon inspection of the consular papers, the cur and its occupants were permitted to proceed. Although it may not be correct to describe- my seizure as an abduction, 1 know that I would not have chosen the Soviet consulate as my abode ot my own free will, in tne circumstances, there was no choice for me but to niakj (he best ot a precarious situation. It seemed to me that my salvation lay in not resisting Lomukm's party. In loss than an hour we were at the Soviet consulate, 7 East (jlst Street, off f''Hlh Avenue. How greai was rny surprise when 1 was led upstairs and ushered into (hi 1 prc:,- cnce of Ambassador Panyushkin hjnuelf. He had obviously be-in waiting for his boys to bring tin. catch home. It was a portent ot Uiings to cnine. (Continued tomorrow! HOPE STAR Girl Band Leader May Aid Industry By JOHN ROSENBURG Now York (UP)—Tin Pan Alloy wonders whether "bow" and the "TV look" will put the nation's billion-dollar dance band industry back on its feet. Barbara "Mot.ht r" IV.'llc, the Alley's comely, 23-year-old musical phonomenon, is certain they will. "When a business fails," she said, "there are reasons for it. And the dance band field is no exeep- HOPE, ARKANSAS Thursdoy, October 21, 1948 lion." She said there arc three reasons why dance bands have been in the doldrums during the past year. "Most people," she said, "feel that it is because of a recession in Die entertainment field and the recording ban. I don't think so. I think it is the fault of (a) the music: (b) high costs, and (c) presentation." She says popular music has become "too serious, repitious and stcrcothpod" and that dajice fans can't stand the tariff demanded by many name orchestras. Miss Belle, writer of hit tunes and manager of some of the na- lion's biggest bands, says music needs more "blow." "The dancing public is ripe for some new, lively music. When Be- Bop came along, we thought wo had it. li-;t Ihc interest died and we're just as .badVoff as ever. Give a band some -'IjJjSfr;' high and wide, and the dance ^will be back at the top of the 'enicrtaifmont field." She says th,s{f'bands should also drop the conventional 1 18 pieces to 12 in order to cut costs and that they chould build .toward the TV, of Television look. "The day of the bearded, unkempt, baggy-eyed musician j.s gone," she predicted. "A band should build today with an eye toward looks and "then to ability." She said she knows her ideas are sound because "I've already tried them." "While the Alley fretted and worried." she said. "Gene Williams a practically unknown leader, and I put together an orchestra. Rearranged current tunes, incorporated some of the features of "the bigger bands, then sat back to watch the results." She said the band played at Philadelphia's Click Club, which features the biggest orchestras throughout the year. "The boys were booked for 12 weeks, the longest booking any band ever received there. That's proof enough for me," she said. 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