Foreign News: Pfui!

American popular music, from groaner's moan to Dixieland jazz, is a highly exportable commodity. So the State Department has learned from its new international disc jockey, Martin Block, whose weekly half-hour of music and informal chatter has become the Voice of America's most popular program. Even behind the Iron Curtain, where Communists are furiously attacking "decadent American music," thousands of recalcitrant Slavs continue to carry a torch for Dinah Shore or Gene Autry, Benny Goodman or Lena Home. Last week the Czech government skirmished with some of these incorrigibles and came off badly...

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