The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 20, 1968 · Page 9
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

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Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1968-9 Social Turmoil Delayed Moscow's First Night Club garded with suspicion because it is considered inconsistent with the whole philosophy of a country dedicated to the construction of a new life. Entertainment after midnight often tends to be considered both physically debilitating, spiritually distracting, and intellectually unproductive. Where theatres and concerts have an educational and propagandist value, floor shows in the early hours are considered a dead loss. It is a peculiar feature of this workers' state that so far leisure facilities have been almost exclusively connected with employment. The admirable system of sanatoria and holiday camps is run by the trade unions. livery profession seems to have its own clubs and cafes. carried a birthday cake to a celebrating group at a corner table. Downstairs there is a cafe called The Labyrinth. Opening of this new establishment has almost coincided with the introduction of the five-day week and follows an outcry about the absence of proper leisure outlets. Why, it was asked, was it assumed that night life was wicked, that any restaurant even without a floor show which remained open after 11 o'clock was immoral, while a night club was little better than a house of ill-repute? The delay in the appearance of the first night club reveals a great deal about Soviet society. First, the social turmoil of revolution and the disappearance of whole classes, togeth The House of Journalists in Moscow, for example, has one of the best and most comfortable restaurants and bars, but it is open to members only. The writers, the composers, the railwaymen, the actors and others have their own professional clubs. Now, however, people are beginning to think about more places of entertainment and leisure unconnected with one's occupation or place of work. An engineer at a tractor plant in the Siberian town of Pavlodar has developed a much discussed theory about the need for separating leisure and entertainment from work. He pointed out that, formerly, educated people easily found a place in society which conformed with their potential and were automatically pro- er with their experience of prerevolutionary life, has given rise to a whole mythology about capitalists and Russia's own prerev.)lutionary behavior. In many Soviet eyes a night club is almost a symbol of the wild excesses of the rich merchants of Czarist days and evokes association with gypsy girls and bucketfuls of vodka. Some well-educated Russians are surprised to learn that quite ordinary young people, and not only capitalists, can be found in Western cabarets, that striptease is not necessarily the prelude to an orgy, and that even in gay Paree nothing more shocking than someone quietly strumming on a guitar goes on in many night clubs after midnight. Secondly, night life is re vided with spare time contact with people of similar interests. Nowadays, unfortunately, many people had to be employed in jobs below their talents and qualifications. Not only were they very often dissatisfied with their work, but found themselves surrounded by people with whom they had little in common. When the system of clubs was set up, he wrote, their organization was "vertical," with the members considered as more or less passive consumers of culture handed down by the more intellectual organizers. Now there was a need for "horizontal" lesiure communications "where everyone has a right to express his opinion and develop his capabilities." The way out of the frus- DiiMtcIl X tht Tims. Ltndwi MOSCOW - A small crowd was gathered recently outside the new Arbat restaurant here, peering in through the large plate-glass windows on which the frost had already woven its first intricate patterns. With drum rolls and a crash of cymbals, a briefly-clad young lady was being tossed to the ceiling by a couple of gymnasts, to the delight of the onlookers in the street as we!1 as the many guests watching the floor show in Moscow's first nightclub. The scene in the split-level modern interior resembled cabarets in London or Paris. The gymnasts were succeeded by some singers, and when the lights went up the diners themselves moved onto the dance floor while a waiter tration and what he called "social overheating" was a system of clubs where a person could find others "like himself." Based on horizontal links, these clubs would allow people to find their like, irrespective of any professional limitations. This article was bitterly attacked for wanting to set up "closed" associations with entry regulated by some kind of qualitative criteria. The need 4 Parties Forecast BOLOGNA. Italy (UPI) -Pierre Salinger, President John F. 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