Memorie.al publishes the unknown story of the fierce conflict that took place in the press of the Zog Monarchy in the mid-30s between the director of the newspaper “Vatra”, Timo Dilo (originally from Labova e Zhapa of Gjirokastra) and Abdurrahman Dibra, Member of Parliament and former Minister of Education, Culture and Finance, who at that time was also the director of the newspaper “Besa” published in Tirana. All the mutual accusations between the two publishers which had a great echo at that time in the political and intellectual circles, as well as the statement of the well-known publicist, Nebil Çika, who sided with his colleague, Dilo …!
During the years of the Zog Monarchy (1925-1939) the ruling regime of that time, had implemented and adopted a very modern legislation for the time, which left nothing lacking even the legislation of the most advanced Western states that had a consolidated democracy for decades. One of those laws of the Zog Monarchy was that of the press, which functioned best by sanctioning and guaranteeing the freedom of expression for any Albanian or foreign citizen, which existed not only on paper (in the Constitution of the Kingdom), but also in fact in everyday life. Given that complete freedom of the press, (the law made an exception only for the Royal family, which could not be attacked in the press), in the newspapers of that time there were many articles, petitions, and various articles that directly attacked the highest officials of the state, from the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament, MPs, mayors, to the simplest employees of the local administration of the Kingdom. In those writings, senior state officials or ministers and deputies were openly accused of taking bribes, illegal profits, and various abuses they made with state finances or with the positions they held and held during the years of the Monarchy. Zogut. Most of these writings, which directly attacked high-ranking officials, were made mainly by journalists and newspaper publishers, who were in the current and daily contacts with people of political and public life. One of those fierce debates that took place in the press of those years was that between the director of the newspaper “Vatra”, Timo Dilo (originally from Labova of Gjirokastra), and the director of the newspaper “Besa”, Abdurrahman Dibra, who during During the period of the Zog Monarchy, he was also a Member of Parliament and a member of several ministerial cabinets, holding portfolios of Finance, Education and Culture. Without pretending to take the side of one or the other in that debate that took place at that time between them, but with the sole purpose of having a more complete idea of the freedom of the press and the degree of emancipation that existed in Albania in those years, a part of to the controversial one, Memorie.al is publishing it in full and without changing anything, considering it as a reality of the Albanian society of that time.
The article of the former Minister of Finance, Abdurrahman Dibra, in the newspaper ‘Besa’: “Life full of stains and betrayal of Timo Dilos”
Shame sleeps, God does not leave …!
From the day that Dilo made his quick metamorphosis, he shook and shook, I changed my skin and face, like a snake that changes its skin, we did not want it, it happened to us and vomiting, to touch it this filthy carcass lying at the feet of him and this and of every person who has offered him something more. In front of this carcass lying like this full of worms and full of stench, we grabbed our noses by the hand, and with a sigh and vomit we left with the revolt of the bowels of our bellies. We have been full for three months that this carcass lying between us and through our shame with the smell that we smell we are enduring, we are seeing and we are silent because in front of the carcass except nothing can be said, nothing can be said to show why the dead and rotten carcass, neither touch endures, nor knife accepts. This alone has been the reason for our silence which, if it is waking up today, is not our fault – as the people say: “When shame sleeps, God does not leave it”, so we are continuing.
Do not remove the noodles because the dish comes out …
This is how the people advise and with full reason … that if we remove the cabbage noodles we will see that the self-proclaimed representative of the “Albanian Boy”, of dynamism, liberalism, Occidentalism, etc., etc., is nothing but a Greek puppy raised and fed with Greek crumbs and bones and ready for any service. And here is how: Timo Dilo, director of “Vatra”, has no connection, no chain, no relationship with our Albania, why he came here only for trade, only for speculation, only for blackmail , only for destruction and, after completing this sacred mission (!) with full success, will return to where he is welcomed with open arms by his brother, Rako Dilo, prosecutor of Greece and in permanent service of this for uprooted and the last stone of Albania. Timo Dilo has nothing to do with our country, because this puppy raised with Greek bones in the lower Labova of Gjinokastra, except for his brother Rakos, who is in the service and at the disposal of the Greeks, does not have another in Albania, so for this destruction, paralysis, disruption and finally overthrow are sacred ideals to be realized.
What is Dilo?
The cabbage noodle was removed by Timo himself and under that noodle appeared a varied dish with seven hundred things inside; see then:
Brother Rako Dilos – prosecutor, agent of everything in Greece – Timo Dilo the street, of immorality, without any culture, since he was little, to earn a living, first the polisher, and later as a servant, served in the office of Mr. Vasil Dilos, and then in the printing house “Omonia”, where Timoja sefte turned the wheel of the printing machine and then became the spokesperson of “Omonia”, in Greek. The servant of “Omonia”, Timo, after the occupation of Gjinokastra by the Italians, with the scholarship of this state was sent to Milan, to the Institute ‘Bocconi’ where he did not stay for more than six months and for immorality he was expelled from this institute and entered the service of Greece, in one of the consulates of this, from where for forgeries, for immorality, was driven out of the window and not out the door. And then Timo of these adventures and these immoralities, does as he do and enters the Ministry of Finance of our Albania, from where, after a while, he is unmasked and thrown in the middle of the mud cooked by him. After this strong slap of Albanian nationalism, when Timo was wandering around astonished and astonished, he was practicing his early profession, the Greek Bank came to Durrës, which at the same time took him in its arms and kept him with his pets and pets. deserved until it closed its doors. After the end of this dream, Timo jumped into the pool of this and that and finally decided to become an apprentice, apprentice, inseparable collaborator of the famous Çekrez, with whom I cooperate, interact both outside and inside the prison, and after his release, even when he left to prepare the comic tragedy of Fier. The team of Çekrez and everyone else who shows him the first slingshot, held the ion of the first government and was told by “Pope …, more Pope …”, until the printing house was bought, until they were given thousands and thousands of gold francs, to build his house, and until you pay the subsidy on these and uzo, and Greek mastic and the snack of articles full of praise, full of praise, full of titles and full of epithets in every case. And I really rewarded these and I stay loyal … So, he has every right to turn the page today on the other side … enough … here is Timo Dilo, today and see you tomorrow …!
It is planted here, it is harvested outside …!
If this Dilo of these shames, of these sorrows, of these sludges today and three months is foaming saliva over and over again, he is not doing this either for the good of the “Albanian Youth”, nor to protect the current Government, nor to fight those who have filled their pockets … or anything else, but only to discredit Albania, to dishonor Albanians and to prove our lack of capacity for a free and independent life, just as the enemies on the other side love and dream of him. So, he divides the epithets, the adjectives, the various pifs that Dilo is planting here, without any doubt trying to reap beyond the borders, because for him Tirana is a stepmother and a promised place of motherhood. And it is precisely this belief, this mentality that pushes Dilon to the day before yesterday in the issue of his letter (his newspaper, our note), to make a comparison between Istanbul and Tirana and in our country, as all his enemies describe it. side – to call it a small Turkey, but it is wrong that those who may tries to discredit do not resemble Dilos of his company who flock here to reap elsewhere.
Nuke katafere (!) Dot Qir Dilo!
The mess created by the hero of these shames and these black spots around the person of Abdurrahman Dibra, is a storm inside a glass of water, because Timo, according to his habit of blackmail and deception, first of all with dark phrases and implicitly said that: Mr. Salih Vuçiterni had in his hand a letter addressed to Mr. A. Dibra and in this he denounced it by asking what was its text. To such a grotesque lie, Mr. Vuernitern immediately responded, who slapped the lie in the face and said: slander that he neither sent me, nor do I have any such letter! So, the polisher Timo – as he says himself – did not ekataferioi (chew), dot this work and therefore was hoth on another branch: I benefit from the forgetfulness of Mr. Vuititerni started the avaz completely differently, but still could not do anything, because the information on the letter, allegedly sent by Mr. A, Dibra, to his relatives, which Mr. Vuititerni reports that he had not heard from Mr. Sul Shehu and this one based on the hearing of others, does not correspond to the truth: Mr. Vuçiterni was Prefect in Debar in 1921-‘922 and on December 22, 1922, after the overthrow of the deputies of Drini, together with Zz. Abdyl Sula, Fazlli Frashërin, Fiqri Rusin, Mehmed Pilkun, Rexhep Matin, was elected deputy of Dibra and in these elections Mr. A. Dibra was not a candidate. In the elections that began on November 26, 1923 for the Constituent Assembly, Mr. Vuciterni was not perfect in Debar. And only in these elections of the Assembly, when the deputy. The prefect in Dibër was Mr. Qazim Matraxhiu, the people there nominated ZA Dibra, who was unanimously elected miss (deputy) of the Constitutional Assembly and who at that time came to Albania, not provisionally as employee of Turkey, but as a representative of the Albanian people, severing any relationship even the smallest with Turkey, where there were employees in the rank of Prefect, and since then it has definitely been decided with the whole family.
The math stone on the little one
But for the yellow worm over black time that climbs everywhere and lives with it, it will not matter at all: Timoja has a mission: to put the pine tree once again to Albania, exactly as his relatives and friends put it 1914 and for this ideal he is striving and for this purpose, he has one foot here, the other elsewhere, and therefore he divides and divides, and therefore he kindles fire and pushes the bridges …! And as if the bridges lit by him until today in the navel of Albania were not enough to burn the existence of this, here is another fire: Dibranism …! And under this hiding canton with direction for Epirotism for Timon and company, math stone on the little one, only desolation and only destruction and for this gasoline and spica …! If Mr. A. Dibra has defended and supported the people of Dibra, within the limits of the laws, the betrayal has been done, Dibranism has been revived? What about the people of Dibra, these burnt fathers, desolate, massacred many times by the types of Timo, do not have the right to exist in this Albania built with their bones, bones and blood? Or Timoja denies to the Albanians without distinction the province of the class, the right of shaving and legal benefit in free Albania, just as his comrades denied them this right in 1914 in the South and in 1912 in Debar and in Kosovo? Ay who has not lost consciousness in the face of these worms of foreign propaganda, revolts and angrily shouts: Hosht, greyhound and do not bark anymore …, at the expense of those who throw bones only for the discrediting and destruction of our Homeland.
Response of the director of the newspaper “Vatra”, Timo Dilo: Open letter Mr. Abdurahman Dibra, owner of the newspaper “Besa”
We sang the article, masterfully advertised against our director, which you published in your newspaper the day before Saturday. When one thinks that you, who claim a dictionary like the one you used or allowed to be used worldwide in your newspaper, were once the Minister of Education that aims at the education and morality of the new generation of Albania, do not it is possible not to shake your head for a few minutes, and leave the gaze free from half-closed eyes to then disperse into space …! A great distance separates us Mr. Dibra, an era, a whole world. We do not go down, and we cannot go down to the level that your lordship went down with the item yesterday. Many reasons from hindering to follow your song. Let us mention just two. First: education. Respect for the public second. Not even further in ancient Turkey, where you lived until you were 11 years old, younger than you are today, we do not believe that they have a place in the newspapers with articles published with those dirty phrases that the e-resume servers serve on Saturday night Albanian, who waited on the contrary and rightly, to give credit to your promise, with sensational revelations of betrayal against a journalist who has been practicing the profession for almost 10 years in a row and who until that day if not known as a patriot, but was not dictated by no one for traitor. Ne j’u atakuam z. Dibra only for political life, and if we mentioned your confrontation, we did it because we were forced to prove to you the facts on which we based our attacks. In private we did not touch you. We did not use weak words. We were as much as possible, correct. Sometimes we have been strict, in your judgment. But also, the strictness is justified where you present yourself as a champion (champion, our note), of patriotism, when you have claims to present yourself as traitors of the Homeland, those who do not join your misfortunes, when you invest a thousand and one slanders and blackmail those who favor the current situation, which was enthusiastically accepted by the entire Albanian people. That you Mr. Dibra you all have the least right to present yourself as such and to act and write as much as you have written. You returned to Albania only in 1923, when all the dangers that had arisen up to that time and questioned the existence of the Albanian state had passed, when the heroic efforts of Albanians your age had ended successfully, when Albania was the most officially and solemnly announced by all the countries of the world. Then you returned, Mr. Dibra. And when he returned, he returned again with the conditions. An old patriot, Salih Vuçiterni, who had never heard his name until the minute he returned to Albania, confirms that if you had not been elected MP, you would have returned to Turkey to continue your duties as mayor. of the Municipality of a neighborhood of Istanbul. And a person who returns with such conditions and a person who returns at this time, we have every right to dispute the claim that he may have a different position from those who are being attacked today. But we attacked and disputed this claim for the reasons we told you the day before yesterday and which we repeat today.
Mr. Dibra, you as Minister of Finance have abused
When you ran the finance department, you scandalously helped your district. Muart your brother-in-law who served in another department and you appointed him General Treasurer without proper experience. You appointed him without respecting the law which stipulates that: the transfer of an employee of one department to another, must be done with the consent of the first. You appointed him scandalously violating the rights of so many career officials, with all the qualities to fill the vacant position of Treasurer General. You named and despised all the public opinion that revolted with this name. And when you Mr. Dibra you named your brother-in-law in this place, and when no payment was made without going through your control and with your authorization, I immediately start a payment referral to people who had relatives (relatives, here it means: corrupt), so much so that this referral , had become the object of conversation full of animosity between so many other creditors of the State Treasury, who had priority. Maybe you will make your lip on the gas when you sing the last rows. That you are rich, even though you despise the work, as you prove in your article against our director. Have a villa that they envy – but do not envy – everyone who knows you. So, you do not have to wait for a mandate to be paid. We are assuring you that the soul is really revolted when one is paid the mandate at once – we have many cases that were paid thousands of gold francs within 24 hours after the mandate was presented – and the tjatar who has the rope in his throat, the payment is postponed for a long time, when he too was the son of this homeland. Revolted, revolted soul Mr. Dibra and when you left the Ministry of Finance, all that unpopular world and with it a whole people, rejoiced immeasurably that such references are harmful and bring disruption. That is why we, the interpreters of this opinion, felt it our duty, on the first occasion, to attack you personally – also in political life – than we want you to not return to power, to have no more control nothing, that you admitted to us that when you have a tool you use it for disruption. We’re done, Mr. Dibra. Maybe just for today. You will probably throw behind your backs what we said above, maybe you will dare to deny them, there is no doubt that maybe you can answer us the day before yesterday that, -everything is done, – ay dictionary munt not to be over with just that and have it even richer. We are finished, and as you can see, we could not follow your path. We assured you before: a whole world divides us with all that you were once the Minister of Education that aims at the education and morality of the new generation of Albania. And you have been, if we do not err twice. Twice, then, you should shake your head for a few minutes and leave the gaze free from your eyes half closed to then disperse into space …! “VATRA” /Memorie.al