Daily News from New York, New York on March 15, 1978 · 750
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Daily News from New York, New York · 750

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Wednesday, March 15, 1978
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to C 1 Coalition UN Rejects Pact On Rhodesia By RUSS BRALEY Staff Correspondent of The News United Nations With five Western powers abstaining, a coalition of African, Third World and Communist nations passed a resolution in the Security Council yesterday declaring "illegal and unacceptable" the internal Rhodesian settlement negotiated by Prime Minister Ian Smith and black nationalists. The resolution, passed 10 to 0, called on all nations to withhold recognition from any internal settlement negotiated by Smith's regime. The United States, Britain, France, Canada and West Germany abstained. U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young, asked before the meeting whether the outcome would make any difference to the fate of the Smith settlement, said: "No. it won't." He proposed specific changes in the Smith agreement to bring it into harmony with the Anglo-American plan, including participation of the Zimbabwe guerrillas in free elections under international supervision, participation of screened guerrillas in the security forces along with UN troops during the transition period, a transition arrangement not dominated by Rhodesia's whites and removal of a white veto on constitutional changes. Britain, which is held responsible for Rhodesia as its former colony, had been isolated in the council and had threatened to veto any resolution thai condemned the Smith settlement out of hand. Oil-rich Nigeria had threatened to quit the British Commonwealth if Britain used its veto. In the end, the hair-splitting resolution condemned any maneuvers by-Smith to retain power, but it watered down language rejecting the settlement. PETE HAMILL (Continued from page 5) would anyone want to close the Music Hall?' And this show, the Easter show, the audience has been fantastic. People are standing up avi yelling 'We're gonna miss you, girls' Tid the kids are getting all filled up. W 're out on the ramp, and trying to smile, but, you know . . ." Cittadino and the other girls carried their feelings into the second-floor room where the Board of Estimate usually sits in judgment on more coldblooded affairs. They listened to Lt. Gov. Mary Anne Krupsak make a strong appeal for landmark status, arguing that to the 240 million people who have visited the theater since 1932 it is already a landmark. A Cable From Ballerina "The efforts to save the interior of this great hall are not a mass indulgence in nostalgia," she said. "Its assets demonstrate valid historical, aesthetic and economic significance, completely in consonance with the law upon which the Landmarks Commission must base its judgment." She read a cable of support from the great Russian ballerina Maya Plesit-skaya; she reminded her auditors that the building's interior was a classic example of the Art Deco style; and she asked that it be saved for future generations. "The young have little past," Krupsak said, "except that which we preserve for them." She closed by quoting some words that were uttered when Radio City Music Hall was first opened: Applause and Laughter "I think the great auditorium is beautiful, soul-satisfying, inspiring beyond anything I have dreamed possible . . . The lobby is as distinguished and unusual and truly impressive as the theater itself These rooms are all of them interesting, unusual and distinguished to an extraordinary degree. There is a style and chic about the whole building which is impressive in the extreme." There was a big round of applause, and laughter, when she revealed that the words were spoken bbby John D. Rockefeller, Jr., whose chidren's agents in a painful way, were later to explain why they thought the hall was doomed. Krupsak sat down, and Henry Stern, the Manhattan councilman-at-large, replaced her. He said, among other things, that even a crummy movie could be etched in the memory because it was seen at tht Music Hall; in his case the crummy movie was "The Parradine Case." As he spoke, one of the Rock-ettes in the third row started to doze; another was having trouble with her false eyelashes; all of them had a full day's work ahead, and this had been an early call. Orin Lehman, from the state's Office of Parks and Recreation, added his fervent support ot preservation, and then Charles Hacker came forward to speak for what some people describe as the realities of life. He is the executive vice president of the Radio City Music Hall Corp. He said he wanted to talk about Radio City Music Hall and its history. "Radio City Music Hall," he said, with a clipped sense of drama. "The Showplace of the Nation. The largest indoor motion pictue theater in the world. A theater known the world over for its stage and screen presentations . . A theater. Not a building. Not a museum. But a theater." He sounded like an agent of Imperial Rome explaining to the Senate that the people were bored with lions eating Christians, and that the Colosseum was doomed. Total attendance had declined from 5 million customers in 1967 to 1.8 million in 1977. August was always the month with highest attendance; but from 1967 to 1977, August attendance had declined 43.3 . Slowly, the Rockettes left, heading for their first show of the day, as Hacker recited the now-familiar reasons for the decline: television, a movie rating system that keeps some customers out, the growth of the suburbs and fear of the city and, above all, shortage of product. In 1948, 398 films were produced; in 1976, there were only 174, and Those Bagpipes Found at Last Retired Police Officer Thomas Meagher, 78, will have his own bagpipes under his arm on St. Patrick's Day after all, thanks to a Bronx mechanic who found them stashed in the back of his auto repair shop. The bagpipes, which were in Meagher's car when it was stolen Sunday, turned up at Don Alacci's Parkway auto repair shop, 3019 Tib-bett Ave. The car had been found Monday. the producers who want to make fewer films are driving up the costs of renting them. "Star Wars" or "Close Encounters" should have played the Music Hall, and "The Wiz" is a natural; but the hall, with a $211,000 weekly nut before paying for the rental of a film simply could not compete for the smash hits. Some Suggestions "But we think a number of things can be done," said Cattadino, before going to work. "There have to be better movies. There could be TV specials made here. They could bring in headlin-ers, big-name acts, the way they do in Vegas. Something can be done." While she and the others went out in the rain to hail a cab, Alton G. Marshall, president of Rockefeller Center Inc. and a man of decent passions was saying that landmark designation would force him to act quickly. "It will leave me no choice but to apply for a permit to demolish the structure the day after designation goes into effect," he said, to loud boos, "so that at the end of 305 days I will be free to act!" As he spoke, his voice charged with emotion, the Rockettes were climbing out of cabs at Sixth Ave. and 50th St., getting ready for a long day's work. Four times during that day, the "giant curtains would open, the orchestra would rise from the pit, and those girls would come on, linked together, kicking their legs. The numbers of finance are real. But so are the Rockettes. And it's hard to think of a New York without them. JULES J. KARP, INC. 372 7th AVE. 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