The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1949 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THBEB THE NATION TODAY !uss/an Musician, Now m U.S., Apologizes for His Work, Says •fe's Sorry for His Mistakes By James Marlo\r WASHINGTON, March 30. l/l'i—A Uiln, sensitive, 43-ycai-olct genius ttveled all the way from Russia to (he United Stoics and aixtlogi or his \vork. Dmitri Shostakovich, who lias written s >me oj trie finest music ot nr time, said he was sorry. He hiul made a mistake in Ins music. Ills music didn't fit the Communist Pnviy line in ttussm, where the line extends to telling musicians what to compose. He came here with six other RUS-+ Death on Park Avenue sinus for the "cultural and scientific conierence for world peace" at Madison Square Garden. What he had to say was read for Him, although no one in this country knows whether he wrote It himself or had It written for him. It doesn't matter much, judging from jiast experience. He had :'.iaclc the same apology before and he wouldn't say anything that »ould cause him more trouble in Russia. There, some time ago. he slapned down by the Central Committee of the Communist Party which has slapped down with c<mn fervor other musicians, writers scientists and economists, one aftei another. Says He is Sorry When that hppened to l\im Shostakovich, who seems to want tc continue writing music, said he wai sorry (or beinK a bad boy am wouldn't do it any more. since that Central Committee fc*lls Russians what to think an •flo, if they want to stay out o trouble, it could be expected he' conic here and speak his piece ove again. Why the crackdown on him n olher scientists and artists?Because the Russian Communist who claim to have a great inter national spirit, have bccolne II: most national-minded group 1" U ; world, demanding that influence or ideas from outside Russia t kept out and Russian culture plaj ed up. So here he said the criticism tiie Central Committee, made i of Communist politicians, had hel] cd him "bring his music forwarc But whether or not Shostakovich statement was written for him. the | language in it was typical Com- j rmmist language that can mean anything or nothing and has been used -so long anil so often that it lost its meaning. Choice of Wonts Stildcil The committee cracked down on him, he said, because of the revulsion of the Russian people toward anything that looked like "petty. , subjective, individualistic introsuec- jp'tlon." ~' He said he had been guilty of "formallstlc" music whereas he should have been composing ''iTal- istic" music. Ho he. recanted the "bourgeois formalism" of some of his work. At the same time he .condemned the "cosmopolitanism" of the West. "Cosmopolitanism" seems to be a Communist word in current favor. It was used also by Alexander A \deyev, secretary general of the lion of Soviet Writers and head the Russian delegation here. The dictionary defines "cosmo- ilitanlstn" as "belonging to all the orld; not restricted to any local- f, field of activity or sphere of lought." In other words, inter- itlonnl. Ironically. Shostakovich was given scroll signed by 42 prominent •presentslives of the music world ere. ft said: MU.SJC is an mlernnllonal lanjj- age and your visit will .serve to ymboli/.e the bond \vhieh music can rcale among all sieoples." Valentine, a Cornerman, | Successfully Opposes Suit Over Rift in Lor* Affair l.OS ANOELBS, Mnrcll 30, M')— With a name llko Valentine and n picture llko "Love Is Hit? Huslnws," how clso could thla little liome.stlc Rlovy end? Joseph A. Valentine, academy a\viird-wlnnlng cameraman left the si't of "Love Is Big Business" yesterday for a court room. He opposed his wife's separate uiiimtenanco suit with & divorce notion. After a conference ivllh Bii piM'Lor Judge joe Rnycrnft, Valen tine hurried to n telephone, lila »o oi> .il» «rm. He called their two-year-old son nnd said: "Hello, honey. Daddy and Mom are coining home right away. ndustricil Jobs Show Increase During February LITTLE ROCK, March 30. (/T, Industrial employment in Arkaims last month was 11,403 greater thai it wr.s in February, 1EJ48. * The Arkansas Employment Se curity Division and the U.S. Bu rcau ot Labor Statistics reiiortci that ihe slate's Industries, exclud ing construction, employed a tola of 270400 pci.soi ; last month. Non-manufacturing employment increased 10.250 and manufacturing employment 1,150. Employment Security Admints- tratoi Homer M. Adkins said employment increased in all non- manufacturing industries. In the manufacturing group, gains were showit by apparel and leather industries. The administrator described a 3,100 decrease of workers in lumbering :ft ".seasonal." Head Courier News Want Ails Constant growth of our buslnetv haa m*de It to incrpane our telephone facilities. Thto necessitated changing our number. Our telephone number win be EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 1946 UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY "The Friendly Insurance Service" First & Main — Ingram Building We Insure Everything WE M ok 9 All Type LOANS - Cecilia Cnsey lies In Park Avenue »t Btith street m flow "York niter she was hurled from axi to her death. Vincent Campo clutches her hand as his wife, Gmcvn <U'ft>, comforts the dead woman's msbnncl. William. Campos and cascys were riding In cab which collided with a .;ccoiul nib. In center trctir) is Louis Dclapino who was injured in second cab. (AP Wlrcphoto.) Musical Mouse Makes Noises Like a Wren GRAYVILLE, 111. Wj—The sounds with a musical quality prompted .Mr. and Mrs. James Girot to peek nto their utility room. Possibly wren had got into the room somehow, they thought. What "they saw so astonished them that they called over a neighbor, Mrs. Miidrcn Wimsatt. They swear that a mouse was warbling and tweeting with all the gusto of a bird. Read Courier News Want Ads Belgian Colony, Population 38, Planned for Chile SANTIAGO, Chile. M'l—Chile's lonely but fertile southland Is to have a Belgian hamlet of 38 souls. The Belgians are on their way to their new home in the Murla River valley from Ihe southern tip of Chile and from Argentine, where they arrived some weeks ago. Their overland journey In motor trucks start- id after they received permission rom Buenos Aires to pass through \reenline territory. The Chilean government has •entcd them 10,000 hectares of land ind is considering their request for 90,000 hectares more. There the Bcl- _ians will grow livestock and saw lumber in the virgin forests. The colony is the result of a vi.sll one of its leaders, Paul dc Smct made to Chile about a year ago DC Smct came from his home In EppCKhem, surveyed the possibilities and chose the site. Now he i back with a co-leader. Gabriel de Hnlleux, of Brussels, and 3G othe: men, women and children. Home arrived at Punta Arenas 01 a British ship, others ot Bueno Aires on a Belgian ship. The brought everything they need t live independently—a priest, a dqc tor. a schoolteacher, motor trucks tractors, electric generators. H saw mill, even their household utensil For there is no town near the sll of the new colony. The Belgians have chosen to sel tie in an Audean valley near th large Lake Buenos Aires whic straddles the Chile-Argentine fron tier. Tiie site lies in wooded, rainy Aysen province whose 8,898,000 hectares are populated by only about 18,000 persons. President Gabriel Gonznles VI- dela Is especially anxious to colonize Ayscn province. >Hls minister' of agriculture, Victor Opaso, estimates it could produce a million head of cattle and two million sheep In live or six years. Curios del Rio, director general of land. 1 * and colonization, has ordered that 'cry facility possible he Riven the Belgian settlers, whose colony ay set an example for others. ritish Sailors Cold ROSYTH, Scotland. CAP)—lirll- ;h sailors of the aircraft can-lei 'cngeance back from the Arctic »rc omplaining ot the cold—in Suol- •uirt. They shivered l>ccause the Nuvy ook away the special protective lothing used In far north tests. Pennsylvania Repealing Horse Stealing Laws HAUHlSliURO, Pa.—(A 1 )—It may rane as n blow l<> Ihlol societies but Pennsylvania legislators are repenting u lUB-ycur-old kuv against horse stealing. It's part- of a move to rid th» stale's legal code of ancient, outmoded statutes. The house okayed a repealer ko \vliie out. "an act to encourage the [ipprehension of persons who shall have committed! the crime of lion* stealing." Also approved were bills repealing: 1. A law "prohibiting the: discharge from public posts of union soldiers ullhoiit reasonable cause." 2. 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What Do You Get for It? Aside from having the garbage picked up at. your; house afcaaionalfy (for • which you pay a spct-inl tax) and parking your cnr in certain parts of the business district (at five cents uiul hour when you can find a place to park) ... What Do You Get For All That N«w Money?. Tree Garbage Collections for Residences? NOI Hotter Police Protection? NO! , Belter Sanitation? NO! Cleaner Streets? NO! Belter Drainage of Your Streets? NO! Wider Streets in Congested Areas? NOI Lower Privilege Tax? NO! Reduction of ANY TAX? NO! Post Office Parking For Your Mail? NO! liellcr Overall Operation of Your City Affairs? NOI Increased Salaries anil Expenses? YES! Increased Cost of Operation Without Improved Service? YES!- What Do You Want To Do With It? t Do You Want to Take This $150,000 FREE MONEY and use it to • Do Away With the Garbage Tax For Rcsidenls • Widen Streets in Congested Areas • Keep Your Streets nnd Alleys Cleaner • Improve the Service. You Pay for Every Day OR JUST FRITTER IT AWAY AND KEEP ADDING NEW TAXES! ONE THING IS CERTAIN! When I am elected your Mayor, every single one of the things mentioned above will receive my personal attention. It's the fundamental function of a Mayor to sec to il that his boss (that's the taxpayer and voter) get full value received from the money available to operate their city government. My policy, as your Mayor, will be to render that kind of service. Above all, I will devote my time and ability to the job of giving you the kind fo city administration Hlytheville is entitled to ... and something will be done with this SliiO.OOO new money each year—something from which you will receive ami actually sec a real benefit. MOST CEUTAINLY you are entitled to that! Elect a Mayor who will see that you get it. Vote for DOYLE HENDERSON FOR MAYOR Tuesday, April 5 Tills Advertisement Fal* (or k» D»;l<

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