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THE CAPITAL [[text cut off]], Friday. Nov. 13. 1959-3


(Written at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Ariz.) 

NEW YORK is moving into the distance in this vast desert of sky and mountains. The kindness of New York people, however, remains close - the last evening was with Dorothy Liebes, America's foremost designer of fabrics, and her distinguished husband, Relman Morin, for years a top correspondent of the Associated Press.

At dinner we talked of Khrushchev. We agreed that Khrushchev accomplished his mission which was to establish commerce between the United States and Russia.
"As to his statement regarding capitalism evolving out of feudalism, and communism out of capitalism, he took that directly from Lenin in 1904," Mr. Morin declared. "It was not his own conclusion. He does not understand that an American of a small town in Pennsylvania is at the same time a land owner, a capitalist, and a worker in a factory. Khrushchev makes divisions where there are none.
"American people are completely integrated individuals. You cannot pull them apart from a complex social system embodying many systems which do not conflict with one another.
"You could not begin explaining this to Khrushchev. He thinks in terms of stratified social systems. It is true that the U.S.S.R. is stratified communism. This thought is correct. America, however, is free of any stratification -this he cannot understand."

RELMAN MORIN is a highly respected newspaperman. His reporting on the Little Rock troubles won him a prize. He bears a strong resemblance to President Eisenhower with as dignified a bearing.
His wife, Dorothy Liebes, is also [[all?]] blonde and handsome. She loves her work as a creative designer and weaver, and she has revolutionized the whole field by her individual use of materials in fabrics. She freed the rigid standards of weaving. Her work is always imaginative.
Dorothy Liebes designs and makes fabrics for Du Pont. She has supplied materials not only for house furnishings, but for industry as well - planes, steamships, automobiles, restaurants, theaters. Her colors are bold, yet harmonious. Freely using gold and silver, she was the first to introduce metallic thread in fabrics. Dorothy Liebes uses any material she feels will give a beautiful texture. As a matter of fact, she was the first to introduce texture in fabrics. Mr. Wright liked her work.

THIRTEEN YEARS ago, shortly after my daughter Svetlana's death, Dorothy Liebes came to the desert to inspire me once more to weave. I had woven for some years - learning by my own experience.
I remember so well Dorothy sitting on our Sun Terrace with her golden hair coiled in doubled braids about her head like a crown. She worked the loom and shuttle with the precision and feeling of a musician playing the keys of a piano. She spoke of various techniques of weaving - of beauty of colors and new textures. She did all of this for me with love and understanding of my loss.
Dorothy Liebes is coming in a month to Williams, Ariz., a center of the Indian Reservations in Southwest, to teach the Indians the advanced methods of weaving on horizontal looms.
"I would like to come to Taliesin West and give a few lectures to your students to get them all excited about weaving. We need to keep handweaving alive in America," spoke sweet - voiced Dorothy Liebes.
Of course I knew that once more she was coming with the same love and understanding - this time to help me in my work with the young people