Paderewski Assails Fascism; Urges Poland Respect Individual Rights

TOTALITARIAN REGIMES WERE BITTERLY CONDEMNED BY IGNACE PADEREWSKI, FIRST POLISH PRESIDENT AND WORLD FAMOUS CONCERT PIANIST, IN AN INTERVIEW CALLING FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT AS VITALLY NECESSARY TO SOLVE THE GRAVE POLITICAL SITUATION PROVOKED BY THE RECENT SERIES OF VIOLENT PEASANT STRIKES, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

THE INTERVIEW, PUBLISHED IN TWO NEWSPAPERS, WARNED THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DANGER OF A CIVIL WAR, WHICH, HE SAID, WOULD IMMEDIATELY AROUSE THE CUPIDITY OF THE NEIGHBORING POWERS.

(WARSAW NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHING THE PADEREWSKI MANIFESTO WERE SUPPRESSED BY POLICE, THE NEW YORK TIME REPORTED, BUT, COPIES OF HIS STATEMENT WERE CIRCULATED SECRETLY FROM HAND TO HAND, CREATING A PROFOUND IMPRESSION. THE STATEMENT WAS REGARDED AS A BLOW TO COLONEL ADAM KOC’S PARTY, THE CAMP FOR NATIONAL UNITY).

THE RETIRED STATESMAN EMPHASIZED THE URGENCY OF FOUNDING “A VERITABLE consolidation of the nation based on respect for liberty and individual rights.”

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