People: The Way Things Are

A.F.L. Musicians Boss James Caesar Petrillo was deeply annoyed when he heard that one of his boys, Conductor Artur Rodzinski, had made some unauthorized (by Petrillo) recordings in Vienna last March. Now, getting wind that Maestro Rodzinski might cut a few more longhair platters in Europe, Little Caesar thundered: "If he wants to scab, he'd better get out of the union. And if he leaves...he won't be worth a plugged nickel. He'd walk out on the stage and [our members] would walk out on him. That's what would happen to the great Rodzinski!"


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