Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 20, 1987 · Page 20
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 20

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, September 20, 1987
Page 20
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2Q-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1987 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- Kremlin war on idols strikes Lenin words MOSCOW (AP) — A Kremlin campaign for less talk and more action has pruned the Moscow landscape of some of its best-known political slogans and posters, including words and images of Vladimir I. Lenin. In the past few months, man-size neon letters that proclaimed Lenin's thoughts have been removed from the rooftops of apartments and factories. Until last year, the wall facing a busy thoroughfare near the Kremlin was occupied by the staring countenance of Lenin. But huge pictures of the Soviet founder have been papered over with slogans touting the merits of "pcrestroika," Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's campaign for a wholesale rebuilding of society and the economy. The scope and intent of the propaganda reform are not entirely clear, but recent articles in the state- run press suggest it is designed to conform with Gorbachev's call for "fewer words, more deeds." The average Muscovite still faces a good dose of Communist Party plicy during a trip through the capital's center. Soviet cities are nearly devoid of commercial advertising, but buses and trolleys exhort people to "drink fruit juice the whole year round," a plug for the official anti-alcohol campaign. Many buildings are decorated with slogans along the lines of "Long live the peace-loving Leninist foreign policy of the Soviet Union." The removal of some Lenin posters and axioms does not'necessarily signal a change in official views toward the first Soviet leader. Gorbachev cites Lenin's words and deeds in his speeches. Portraits of Lenin hang in every classroom and factory, and his statue stands at major intersections in nearly every city. The chief propagandist at a Moscow poster publishing enterprise said the removals are "not directly associated with politics." Instead, new forms of "mass propagandist art" are being prepared that will better illustrate current reform campaigns, V. Litvinov said in an article last month in the weekly political journal, Arguments and Facts. A Muscovite who signed his name as S. Kalugin wrote to the weekly Literatumaya Gazeta recen- tly to complain that propaganda gets more attention than production. "In a polyclinic where it is impossible to see a doctor, in a shop with empty shelves, in a factory which produces ugly clothes, one thing is always in good order — the vivid propaganda," Kalugin wrote. "I have noticed a strange pattern —the worse an organization works, the more posters and slogans there are on its walls." But Soviet citizens say they are largely oblivious to propaganda and that even new slogans go unnoticed. "The last person who read that was the person who put it up," one young Muscovite said when asked about the impact of a placard on a major boulevard promising fulfillment of the plans outlined during last year's Communist Party congress. While the new propaganda is more contemporary and placards are backed by more colors other than just the traditional red, some argue the messages are less than inspiring. "Workers of Moscow, let's broadly unroll a dignified welcome for the 70th anniversary of the great October revolution," declares a slogan covering the side of a five-story building overlooking Borovitsky Square. Two of the more prominently displayed Lenin slogans that have been removed were landmarks, but they also were among Moscow's more unsightly propaganda displays. Lenin's formula that "Communism equals Soviet power plus electrification of the whole country" stood for decades on top of a major power station across from the Kremlin. Workers dismantled the six-foot neon letters earlier this year, although the slogan "Glory to work" was left up. For years, Lenin's idea that "The newspaper is not only the collective propagandist and collective agitator, but also the collective organizer," was plastered across a building near the Byelorussion train station, clearly visible to the thousands of Soviets who pass through the station each day. It was dismantled during the past few weeks. A related change in propaganda technique has been the absence of large public portraits of Kremlin leaders. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 50%OFF Our client Elizabeth Olivas lost 116 Ibs. © 1987 Nutrl/System, Inc. We Succeed Where Diets Fail You.® nutri system Prominent Philippine leftist leader killed MANILA, Philippines (AP) Gunmen killed a prominent young leftist outside his office Saturday; hours after he called a mass rally to protest "the resurgence of fascist rule in the country." Supporters blamed President Corazon Aquino's government for the death of Lean Alejandro, 27, secretary-general of the militant New Patriotic Alliance. Alejandro had decried what he said was growing military influence 50% OFF Call today for your FREE no-obligation consultation. 1 I cttMto cjMta 468-3857 Crossroads Shopping Center Ukioh **KW the cost of ex cjMtan Nutrl$y»t«m . Condi nutri system . tap*. Condi- mt***» <*+m \^^ ^r> m I MOM apply. ' - I tAfXj/N' I in the Aquino administration. Rumors of troop movements in Manila and the provinces swept the capital after the shooting. Armed Forces spokesman Col. Honesto Isleta confirmed the military sent additional patrols throughout the city to prevent any attempts at dcstabilization. Three weeks ago, a coup attempt against the government failed. The government condemned Saturday's killing and Mrs. Aquino vowed to remain in office. Joe Castro, an associate of Alejandro, said gunmen in a white van fired from close range at the car of the former student activist as it was entering the grounds of his organization's office in suburban Quezon City. Castro said the men fired directly at Alejandro's face. Driver Roberto Panganiban was critically wounded. One of two women staff members in the back seat was grazed by a bullet and sent home after treatment. The assassination was expected to heighten tensions in a country still reeling from the aftershocks of a military coup attempt Aug. 28 and the government shake-up that followed. Alejandro's killers escaped. But leaders of •various student, labor, peasant and other groups affiliated with his organization said they held the government responsible. Baby Your Baby Sale ON THE-GO OR AT-HOME NECESSITIES. AT SAVINGS Sale 5.99 Infants' and toddlers' fleece jog suits Reg. 7.99. Toddletime" long sleeve jog sets for little ones on the move. Of comfortable, easy-care cotton/polyester, in an array of fresh new fashion colors and styles. For sizes 12-24 months and 2T-4T. Sale 6.99 Reg. 8.99. Infant/toddlers' acrylic fleece set. 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