Music: Caesar Dixit

Big-talking James Caesar Petrillo, boss of the 140,000 union musicians in the U.S., thundered out an edict last week that shook two giant branches of the amusement industry. He told the American Federation of Musicians convention in Dallas, Tex. that union musicians will be forbidden to make records for juke boxes or radio shows after Aug. 1. If carried out, this order would be a body blow to the coin-machine business, a serious problem to smaller radio stations.

Next day Tsar Petrillo melted somewhat. Said he: "We don't want to break the recording or transcription companies. . . . They have to...

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