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BY THE MAM IN THE TOWER
Editor of Tall Tbwers .. . Could you spare space in
your paper for a taxpayer to express views, probably a
lot of folks are thinking along the same lines, but when
not spoken, are never heard. Residents of Washington
Hill, without a doubt, are certainly feeling, if they will
let themselves do so—a little let down by the treatment
accorded to a few members of the Community Club who
visited our Board of Aldermen meeting—Monday night of
this week—regarding the sale of the Mulcahy School.
From the tone of the newspaper reports on this visit,
perhaps some of us are a little “thin skinned”—it would
seem the visit was not as cordial a# it might be, if it were
a little later in the year — The Republican side of the
Board was a little more friendly than some of the
others. Now, while some people may have an idea we
residents of The Hill “always have a chip on our
shoulder”, such is not the case—at least “not always”—
perhaps we are a little clanish—and figures certainly
show that we are at certain times, when our support is
really needed—we go “all the way to do our part” and
we certainly expect consideration likewise when we ask
a favor—at least one gets more with “molasses than
vinegar”. We people from The Hill feel—that our citi
zens who were born and raised within the shadows of
our “Hills” have been outstanding in nearly every walk
of life—and we can stick our chests out and say — “it
really is a good place to come from”—we certainly can’t
be hated for loyalty such as that can we. There must
be some way that Mulcahy School could be made use of
in such a way that everyone will be satisfied—if it is such
an expense to the school department—with trfie priorities
as they are today, and it is almost impossible to get lum
ber to do anything with—why can’t some of the Veterans
make use of it. There is a movement afoot to have a new
Y.W. in our fair city—the present Y.M.C.A. is crowded to
take care of everything it now has comfortably The
Silas Bronson Library has been reported worked to its
limit. We have boys coming back from the service with
no facilities to entertain them. It would seem that the
powers that be—could put some of the “brain-trust” here
in Waterbury to work and find a way to save Mulcahy
School temporarily at least. What if it does need a little
repairs? Don’t our taxes take care of something once
in a while? And can’t taxpayers have a little to say as
to what kind of public buildings will be with them 24
hours a day—every day in the year? Washington Hill
wouldn’t be the nice place it is to live in today, if we
didn’t all take pxart in keeping it so, and we may go so far
as to say—even improve it when and where we can. —
A Taxpayer.
-♦
The last letter written by Private Jack Barnes, the
son of a former Waterbury women, will be read over the
Catholic Hour broadcast tonight at 6 p. m. The soldier
lost his life in action on the European battlefield while
serving with the First Army on November 19, 1944.
His mother, Mrs. John Barnes, of Washington, D. C.,
is the former Ruth W. Monaghan of this city. Mrs.
Barnes’s sister, Mrs. R. G. Steward, resides at 85 Euclid
Avenue.... A machine gun, used in the historic battle
•f Iwo Jima, was named for a Waterbury girl, the
Tower has just learned. Corporal Frank R. Falcone,
formerly of 78 Geddes Terrace, who faced enemy fire
on the volcanic island for endless days, named the gun
'The Midge” in honor of Justine “Midge” Palomba, 44
East Liberty Street. Frank’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Falcone, recently received a letter from him
stating that he came through the bloody Iwo Jima
campaign without a scratch.

That was really a mighty fine gesture on the part of
the Unico Club presenting an American flag to the Juve
nile Court officials of the Waterbury district and dedi
cating it as an appreciation “of the devoted services of
Probation Officer Kathleen Crowley”. From our own
personal observation we don’t believe that Miss Crowley
needs any public expression of approval for her efforts on
behalf of youth—she derives a keener, personal pleasure
in being able to lending a helping hand. She is a pioneer
in the work in Waterbury and Connecticut and we know
of no finer or more altruistic work than that of trying
to set a course of action for young boys and girls to fol
low useful, productive and happy citizenship and all
the responsibilities the privilege involves. The fact that
a word of sympathy or the application of the proper kind
of discipline at the right time may save a youngster with
innate ability and potential good from the “scrap heap”
by the way of reformatory and state prison, is something
that inspires one to unusual effort. Miss Crowley has dealt
with thousands of young girls as a club director and su
pervisor and knows all types. She has had dealings with
scores of young boys and girls, perhaps of more critical
tendencies and she knows not only the type, but the an
swer to the problem involved. It is sometimes a thankless
job trying to reclaim a youth, especially when the youth’s
parents see no wrong, believe no ill reports of their off
spring, and resent “outside” supervision. Thanks to Miss
Clowley that feeling has often given way to a prayer of
gratitude for “service rendered.” Yes, indeed, the Unico
Club did itself proud in honoring Miss Crowley. It hon
ored not only her, but her associates and provided inspira
tion and incentive (for such is the power of appreciation)
to even greater efforts in combatting juvenile delinquen
cy and saving worthwhile boys and girls.
Good Night.
Whot Can You Spare
That They Can Wear?
BRING YOUR OLD CLOTHES
to the nearest Fire Station for the relief of suffering
victims of war torn Europe.
-oOo
786 EAST MAIN ST.-TEL 3-0101
*
Curt Riess, On Daring Trip To Unoccupied Germany, Discovers:
Nazi Chiefs Give Up War As Lost—
Speed Wehrmacht Retreat To Alps
The following story U the fruit ef a during trig into unoccupied
Germany made by Curt Mem, noted author ef “The Nadi Go Under
ground" and ether hooka en German internal affair*, who la in
Europe en aaeignment for NEA Service and The Waterbary Democrat.
By CURT RIESS
(Copyright, IMS, NEA Service. Inc.)
Berne, Switzerland, April 6—Adolf Hitler and other
Nazi leaders have abandoned all hope for a successful de
fense of the Reich.
This news I bring back after making a secret trip into
unoccupied Germany.
A decision to recognize the hopelessness of the German military posi
tion was reached in a meeting at Berchtesgaden, on March 29, between
Hitler, Himmler and three generals—one of whom was Kesselrlng.
Retirement of the elite troops into Redult, the German stronghold In
the Bavarian Alps, has begun. This move was planned and organized
long ago, and the retreat is going on with the greatest possible speed.
EVACUATE KIGMARINGKN POPULACE
During the week commencing April 1, an important conference was
held in Slgmarlngen, so that all details connected with this latest devel
opment oould be discussed and cleared. Officially, the meeting was one
of SS leadership. The official program is the ‘Report of the Reichsfuehr
er SS on Past and Future Developments." The Reichsfuehrer is Himmler.
All important personalities of the SS and all Gauletiers, as well as
key personnel of the Bormann party machine, were present. For the
last two weeks most of the population of Slgmarlngen has been evacuated.
Pilgrim Fellowship
To Rehearse Sunday
Second Congregational Group Planning Play; Junior
Choir Minstrel May 4
The Pilgrim Fellowship of the
Second Congregational church will
rehearse Sunday afternoon at 3 foi
their play, “Take the Air". Fol
lowing the rehearsal they will meet
ir. Davenport hall for their usual
Sunday meeting.
The Coombs Fellowship will meet
Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock in the
chapel with Mr. and Mrs. William
Olander supervising.
The junior choir minstrel show
to be presented in Davenport hall
Friday evening, May 4 is well un
der way. The choir has been prac
$15,000TRANSFER
VOTED BROOKSIDE
Renovations to Be Made
at City's Home; Treasur
er Files Statement
The board of finance yesterday
approved the transfer of $15,000 In
the budget of Brookside Home for
necessary repairs and renovations at
the institution. Supt. Matthew Doyle
had requested the transfer. Brook
side Home for the past five years
has been accredited as the foremost
Institution of its kind in Connecti
cut.
A treasury balance of $1,037,441
was held by the city as of March 31
it was reported to the board at Its
meeting yesterday by city treasurer
Serge Belanger.
City budget director Arnold E.
Furlong reported that $7,720 in back
taxes has been collected during the
past four months in the current
drive headed by Thomas O’Brien. A
total of $2,985 was collected in
March.
City controller Neil F. Maloney re
quested the transfer of $2,000 for the
purchase of a new bookkeeping ma
chine for the controller’s office
pointing out that the present one is
over 10 years old. The request was
approved by the board.
A transfer of $130 was approved
in the budget of the Veterans Ad
visory Office for liability insurance
on the new quarters at Central av
enue and Grove streets.
Controller Nell Maloney recom
merried the remaining of the Citi
zens Sc Manufacturers National
Bank as active depositary account
for the city's funds. Named as de
positaries were the Waterbury Na
tional Bank, Colonial Trust Co.,
Waterbury Trust Co., and the First
National Bank of Boston.
Changes were recommended by
Fire Marshal Denis Lahey, Build
ing Inspector John Hartley and
Electrical Inspector Martin
O’Rourke.
A request from the board of ed
ucation for a transfer in the bud
get to erect a new fire escape at
the Chase School was returned to
that board with the recommenda
tion that they $sk the setting up of
a new item to finance the fire es
cape.
WHEN you need money /»
• hurry, phone ut (or a loan.
We'll arrange io give you
our promptest service when
you come in for the money.
A LOAN or tIM.oa COSTS
se.io ir REPAID IN IS
WEEKLY INSTALLMENTS
OF S4.00 PLUS INTEREST
A loan of 1100.00 cotta flt.SS
when promptly repaid In IS
monthly consecutive Install
ment*.
Guardian
Loan Corporation
•f Waterbury
20 EAST MAIN ST.
ToL 4-S6S4 Licence No. 4dl
L. H. Whltely, Mr*.
ticlng Fridays under the leadership
oi Mrs F. B. Webster, Mrs. Ade
line Russell and Henry Lie beck.
Robert S. Walker will show his
colored moving pictures on "Nature
Studies” at the Evening Department;
meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at it
p m. This is a program meeting
and members and friends are cor
dially invited.
Crayton F. Carpenter, senior dea
con and Henry F. Liebeck will be
the delegates from this church to
the South Congregational church of
Waterbury on Sunday, April 15 at
7:30 p. m. at which time the South
Congregational church will be re
ceived into the fellowship of the
Congregational churches.
The Church Aid will have a cov
ered-aish luncheon on Wednesday,
April 11 at 1 o’clock followed by a
sewing meeting.
The Mr. and Mrs. Club will meet
on Wednesday evening, April 11.
Covered dish supper at 6:30 p. m.
followed by an all-color illustrated
lecture on Hudson Bay by Douglas
M. Brown of Meriden. Please call
Mrs Roger Tarpy, 5-2113, not later
than Monday, April 9 if you plan
to attend the supper. The fol
lowing day the Mr. and Mrs Club
will have a rummage sale in the
gymnasium beginning at 9 a. m.
Contributions may be left at the
church Monday, Tuesday or Wed
nesday. Mrs. Arthur 8. Rogers is
(he chairman of the sale.
The calendar of events next week
at the Second church, announced
this morning by Rev. Dr. John C.
Walker, pastor, follows:
Sunday, April 8, 10 a. m.—Church
school. 10:15 a. m—Communicants’
class. 11 a. m.—Morning worship.
2:30 p. m.—Orchestra rehearsal.
3:30 p. m.—Miss and Mr. Club. 4:30
p. m — Pilgrim Fellowship. 6 p. m.
—Coombs Fellowship. 6:30 p. m.—
Young People’s choir rehearsal. 7:30
p. m.—Forum.
Monday, April 9, 2:30 p. m.—
Week-day School of Religion. 4 p.
m.—Cubs. 6:30 p. m.—Father and
Son banquet. 7:30 p. m.—Senior
Girl Scout Mariner Ship.
Tuesday, April 10, 4 p. m.—
Brownies. 7 p. m.—Boy Scouts. 7:30
p. m.—Air Scouts. 8 p. m.—Evening
Department.
Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a. m.—
Surgical dressings. 1 p. m.—Church
Aid luncheon. 2 p. m.—Church Aid
Sewing meeting. 4 p. m.—Girl
Scouts 6:30 p. m.—Mr. and Mrs.
Club. 7:30 p. m.—Sea Scouts. 8
p. m.—Girls’ Sorority at the church.
Thursday, April 12, 9 a. m.—Rum
mage sale in the gymnasium. 1 p.
m.—Red Cross sewing. 7:30 p. m_
Second Church Knights.
Friday, April 13, 4 p. m.—Junior
choir rehearsal. 7:30 p. m.—Senior
choir rehearsal.
WATR PROGRAMS
1320 Kilocycle*
3:30—The Smoothies
3:45—Music Box Matinee
4:00—Time Views The News
4:15—Taft Discusses The Peace
4:30—lteport Prom Abroad
4:45—Hop Harrigan
5:00—Terry And The Pirates
5:15—Something Por The Boy*
6:30—Jack Armstrong
6:45—Melody Hevue
0:00—Yankee Network News
6:15—Music For Dining
6:30—News: Interlude
6:46—Pleasure And Profit: News
7:00—Headline Edition
7:15—Raymond Gram Swing
7:30—Phone Your Answer
7:4G—Waltz Time
8:00—Stars Of The Future
8:30—This Is Your FBI
9:00—Famous Jury Trials
9:30—Spotlight Bands: Coronet
Story Teller
10:00—Tangee Verities
10:30—The Doctor Talks It Over
10:45—Club Whirligig
11:00—Yankee Network News
11:15—Hay Henle
11:30—Pages Of Melody
1590-WBRY-96
3:00—Mary Marlin
3:15—Swingtime
3:30—Sing Along Club
4:00—House Party
4:25—News
4:30—Feature Story
4:45—Danny O'Neil, Songs
6:00—Servlco Time—First in the
Air
6:30—Council on Foreign Relations
5:45—Swing for your Supper
6:00—Quincy Howe and the News
6:15—Jimmy Carroll Sings
6:30—News by E. Christy Erk
6:45—The World Today
0:55—The Meaning of the New*
7:00'—Treasury Salute
7:15—Duke Ellington Archestra
7:30—The Nutmeg Melodeers
8:00—The Aldrich Family
8:30—Adventures of the Thin Man
8:55—News Highlights—Charles
T. Lynch
9:0C—It Pays to be Ignorant
0:30—Those Websters
10:00—Moore and Durante
10:80—Voice of the Army
10:45—Hasten the Day
11:00—John Daly, News
11:10—Local News
11:45—Joan Brooks, Songs
11:30—Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
11:45—Caesar Petrlllo Orchestra
12:00—News
12:05—Sign Off
/
Hitler, Kesselrlng, Himmler . . . they'll try to execate Plan K.
Petaln, Laval and the whole Vichy crowd now are installed in Garm
lsch Partenlclrchen. Sigmarlngen is filling rapidly with Gestapo agents
and other personnel connected with Himmler’s and Bormann’s machines.
Evacuation of the population and particularly of the Vichy crowd,
was ont for the purpose of this one meeting. Sigmarlngen has become the
new Nazi military headquarters. All movements, such as retirement of
the German armies, transport of men and material into Reduit, and or
ders to surrounded holdouts as to how long to continue the fight, will be
coordinated here.
The program of the meeting had two main points. One was the plan
nlng of continued retirements on the eastern and western fronts. The
other was organization of the retreat Into Reduit. This retreat was worked
out some time ago, down to the smallest detail. Nothing has been left .
to chance. 1
“PLAN K” COVERS EVACUATION
All this is covered by “Plan K.” Plan K Is a prefabricated plan of
the evacuation of Oermany with every move fixed for a certain hour
relative to zero hour. During the meeting at Sigmarlngen, aero hour was
established. Then the retreat will begin In full swing.
Most Nazi big shots already have moved southward nearer Reduit.
Himmler’s residence Is Chateau Wohlfurt, near Bregenz. Ooerlng is es
tablished In Prledrlchshaven near Lake Constance. Ooebbels Is at Lake •
Constance Itself. The Foreign Office is somewhere In Thuringia, but Is
supposed to be moved further'south soon.
It Is also definitely established that not all Nazi leaders are to be
saved by admission to Reduit. Some will have to remain and defend im- •
portant points until the last. I was also told that one of the most Im
portant Nazis will remain outside Reduit and thus sacrifice himself for
reasons of morale of the German people. Supposedly, Goebbels felt
that this was absolutely necessary. Who has been chosen? I couldn’t es- g
tabllsh the Identity of the Nazi who will be sacrificed, but there's likeli
hood that Ooebbels himself will defend Berlin until the last.
According to my last Information, 100,000 troops are already In
Reduit and more than 300,000 troops are concentrated between the Black g
Forest and Lake Constance, ready to move In.
Netdless to say, It Is by no means established that everything will
go according to Plan K. It stands to reason that Informed Allied Head
quarters will make some countermoves. Perhaps this Is the reason for the m
hastily arranged conference at Sigmarlngen. *
Phil Baker, shown here, quiz
master of ‘‘Take It or Leave It,"
takes his CBS series, radio's most
popular quiz, into its sizth year,
with the broadcast Sunday, April
22. To date, the $64 question has
been answered correctly nearly a
thousand times. t
New York
Stations
WJZ—770 — W ABC—880
WEAF—640 — WOR—710
WHN—1050 — WQXR—1560
4:00—WEAF—Backstage Wife
Woll—News, J. Gambling
WJZ—News, W. Van Voorhls
WABC—House Party: Art
Linklettcr; News
4:16—WEAF—Stella Dallas
WOK—Jay Johnson, Songs
WJZ—Tell Me Doctor
4:30—WEAF—Lorenzo Jones
WOK—Food Forum; Dr.
Walter H. Eddy
WJZ—Donald Coe, London
WABC—Feature SLory
4:46—WEAF—Young Widder
Brown
WJZ—Hop Harrlgan
WABC—Danny O Neil, Songs
5:00—WEAF—When a Girl Marries
WOlt— Uncle Don
WJZ—Terry and the Pirates
WABC—Service Time:
First in the Air
5:15—WEAF—Portia Faces Life
WOK—Superman
WJZ—Dick Tracy
5:30—WEAF—Just Plain Bill
WOK—House of .Mystery
WJZ—Jack Armstrong
WABC—Edward It. Stcttlnius
6:45—WEAF—Front Page Farrell
WOK—Tom Mix Adventures
WJZ—Captain Midnight
WABC—Wilderness Road
6:00—WEAF—News, D. Hollenbeck
WOK—Paul Schubert
WJZ—News; W. Kiernan
WABC—News, Quincy Howe
6:15—WEAF—Serenade to America
WOK—Duke Ellington Oreh.
WJZ—What Are the Facts?
WABC—Jimmy Carroll Sings
6:30—WEAF—State Income Tax
WoH—News, Van Deventer
WJZ—News; Whose War?
WABC—Sally Moore, Con
tralto
6:46—WEAF—Lowell Thomas
WOK—Sports, Stan Lomax
WJZ—Peggy Mann, Songs
WABC—World Today; News
7:00—WEAF—Supper Club
WOK—Fulton I.ewls Jr.
WJZ—Headline Edition
WABC—Jack Kirkwood
Show
7:15—WEAF—John W. Vandercook
WOK—The Answer Man
WJZ—Raymond Swing
WABC—Tommy Dorsey Orel?
7:30—WEAF—A1 Roth's Orch.
WOlt—Keep Ahead:
Variety Show
WJZ—The Lone Ranger
WABC—Friday on Broadwaj
Frank Parker
7:45—WEAF—H. V. Kaltenbom
8:00—WEAF—Highways in Mel
ody: Dorothy Kirsten
WOR—Cecil Brown
WJZ—Stars of the Future:
Lawrence Brooks
WABC—The Aldrich Family
Dick Jones
8:16—WOR—Curt Massey. Songs
8:30—WEAF—Duffy's: Ed Gardnei
Sandra Gould
WHO—Freedom of
Opportunity
WJZ—This Is Your F. B. I.:
Case Histories
WABC—Adventures of the
Thin Man; News
8:00—WEAF—Waltz Time: Frank
Munn, Others
WOR—Gabriel Heatter
WJZ—Famous Jury Trials,
Dramatic Sketch
WABC—It Pays To Be Ignor
ant, Tom Howard
9:15—WOR—Real Life Stories
0:30—WEAF—People Are Funny:
Art Llnkletter
WOR—Double or Nothing:
Quiz, John Reed King
WJZ—Spotlight Rand:
Jerry Wald; Story
WABC—Those Websters,
Comedy Series
X0:0<>—WEAF—Amos 'n' Andy:
Comedy Sketch
WOR—Boxing:
Tony Janiro vs.
Humberto Zavala
WJZ—Sammy Kaye Orch.,
Paul Wlnchell
WABC—To Be Announced
10:30—WEAF—Sports, Bill Stern
1 WJZ—Doctors Talk It Over
WABC—Stage Door Cnnteer
Raymond Paige
10:46—WEAF—Eric A. Johnston
WJZ— Letter to Service Man
11:—WEAF—News, Lyle Van
WOR—News, Van Deventer
WJZ—News: Will. Gallmor.
WABC—News and Analysis
11:16—WEAF—Richard HarknesB
WOK—Herald Tribune News
WJZ—Korn Kobblers
WABC—Joan Brooks, Songs
11:3—WEAF—World's Great
Novels, Madame Bovary
WOR—Hal Aloma's Orch.
WJZ—Pages of Melody:
David C.heskln Orch.
WABC—Jlnlmy Dorsey Oreh.
11:45—WOR—Sunny Dunham Orch.
WABC—Caesar Petrlllo Orel.
The United states and Brasil are
cooperating In a five-year health and
sanitation Improvement program In
the Amazon and Rio Doce valleys.
s
WAVELETS
By BILL FARRINGTON
Frances Greer and music ar
ranged and conducted by Raymond
Paige will be a feature presented to
night by the Ford Motor Company
starting at 8:00 p. m., over WATR
the Blue Network. Miss Greer, young
Arkansas soprano, will be assisted
by the Ford singers.
A No. 1 name In conducting and
arranging, Raymond Paige has add
ed his original scoring to Innumer
able alrshows during the past dec
ade. One of his most recent radio
successes has been the "Stage Door
Canteen.’’ Other well known Paige
programs Include ‘Salute To Youth.’
“99 Men and A Girl,” and “Holly
wood Hotel."
“The State Versus Danny Ross,”
an exciting courtroom drama involv
ing a supposed triangle of love, will
be reenacted on Famous Jury Trials
tonight at 9 p. m., over WATR and
the Blue Network.
Danny Ross, defendant, admitt3d
on the witness stan d his mad Jeal
ousy for his sweetheart, who had
married another man. Circumstant
ial evidence revealed many incidents
damaging to Danny, but tha pre
servance of a conscientious attorney
for the defense brought to light the
real truth.
Sammy Kaye hires a psychiatrist,
mistaking him for a lawyer, and be
comes involved in legal problems
with Jerry Mahoney, dummy stooge
of ventriloquist Paul Winchell, dur
ing the WJZ-Blue Network broad
cast of Sammy Kaye’s Tangee Var
ieties, Friday, April 6, at 10 p. m.
Judging by results of a poll con
ducted by "America’s Town Meet
ing” following its recent discus
sion, “Should Organized Sports Be
Abolished for the Duration?" a ma
jority of civilians favor abolition of
professional sports until victory,
while a majority of servicemen fa
vor their continuation. Of the men
in uniform responding, 53 per cent
were for, 47 per cent against con
tinuing sports. Civilians took the
opposite viewpoint by an almost
identical margin, 54 per cent for
abolition, 46 per cent for continua
tion.
Yes sir! It’s lucky 13 (and on
Friday at that!) for Jerry Mann,
radio’s newest laugh sensation, who
makes his thirt t nth appearance on
the Chesterfield “Supper Club’” to
night at 7 p. m. over NBC. Jerry
has been making the "Supper Club”
audience split their sides for 12
weeks now and each week his pop
ularity rises. Get in on tonight’s
funfest and hitch your wagon to
this new Chesterfield star—Jerry
Mann, the mad-Mann of comedy.
Perry Como, who causes a Convo
tion everytime he sings, will intro
duce a new ballad. The usual “Sup
per Club” gang, Including Mary
Ashworth, The Satlsfyers, Ted
Steele and his band and Martin
Block, will be on hand for this eve
ing’s fiesta.
Smooth sleuth Nick Charles
plants a fatal kiss on a beautiful
belle who drops dead and he is
snarled in “The Case of the De
lirious Daisy,” on “The Adventures
of the Thin Man” over CBS Friday,
April 6, 8:30-855 p. m.
Les Tremayne and Claudio Mor
gan star as Nick and Nora; Hi
Brown produces and directs; music
by Fred Fradkin and orchestra.
If the age of reason begins at
seven years, then Jerry Wald met
music and reason simultaneously.
Jerry, whose band will be heard
Friday night (April 6) on “'Ihe Vic
tory Parade of Spotlight Bands” at
9:30 WATR-Blue, began tooting a
clarinet when he was live years old.
He was an adept clarinetist at seven.
David Ross is about convinced that
he has a steady job in radio.
Ross, who is heard on “Songs by
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affiliated stations Monday through
Friday at 12:15 p. m„ entered radio
by accident. A broadcaster friend
of his experienced an injury and
David pinch-hltted for him by read
ing poetry. Ross Is now celebrat
ing his 20th year In radio.
Dinah Shore, singing star of ra
dio and a GI favorite in the pin
up parade, will be Andy Russell’s
guest during the youthful crooner’s
half-hour musical stanza, the An
dy Russell Show, Saturday, April
7, at 10 p. m., EWT. over WJZ
and the Blue Network.
Bowing musically to Dinah, Andy
will sing "Sleigh Ride In July,’’
which she brought to national po
pularity in "Belle of the Yukon.’’
Two young singers have reached
the goal of all operatic artists by
winning first place awards in "The
Metropolitan Opera Presents” au
ditions in ceremonies broadcast
from the stage of the Metropolitan
Opera House In New York last
Sunday night.
Both won cash prizes of $1,000
and contracts with the Metropoli
tan Opera Company. The winners
are Robert Merri: baritone of
Brooklyn, N. Y., and Thomas Tlb
bett Hayward, tenor of Kansas
City, Mo. Two other singers, ,’ler
rette Alarle, coloratura soprano of
Montreal, Canada, and Joseph Vic
tor Laderoute, tenor of Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario ,won scholarships of
$500 and were optic .ed by the
Met. Awards were made by Arthur
W. Steudel, president of the Sner
win-Willir.ms Company, which
sponsored the auditions for the
tenth consecutive year. More than
500 singers were chosen to sing on
the air, and seven reached the fi
nals. The winners were chosen
from these seven.
Edgar Hoover, director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
will be heard on This Is Your FBI
when the program, featuring dra
matizations of authentic cases
from the FBI’s official files, is in
augurated over WATR and the
Blue Network on Friday, April 6,
at 8:30 p. m., EWT.
Hoover will tell what the FBI
stands for and how the program
will serve to further the cause of
justice in the United States. Also
heard with him will be Thomas
Parkinson, president of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society, which
is presenting This Is Your FBI as
a public service.
Henry and Homer twist the eter
nal triangle into a polygon when
they compete for pin-up pictures
during "The Aldrich Family’’ com
edy broadcast over CBS on Friday,
April 6, at 8:00 p. m., EWT. (Re
peat Midnight, EWT.)
Subtle Henry, with his interest
focused on the prettiest girl at Cen
terville high, writes to all the girls
in town asking them for pictures
for his wall. Pal Homer, however,
Met Opera Tenor Donald Dame,
shown here, will guest star on
MBS' “Steel Horizons” from April
8 through May 6, replacing star
John Baker, baritone, whose
heavy schedule with the Met dur
ing its spring tour will prevent his
returning each Sunday to New
York for the broadcast.
is more direct, and the young lady
is quick to Jump at an opportunity
to alienate both swains from theii
“steady" girl friends.
Prank Munn, tenor star of NBC’i
“Waltz Time,” has picked four top
tunes of the week to highlight the
program tonight, 9:00 o’clock,
EWT. They are “Every Time We
Say Goodbye,” “More and More,”
"Someday, Somewhere" and “Just
a Prayer Away.”
Contralto Evelyn MacGregoi
sings “If I Had My Way' and
“There Must Be a Way”. Abe Ly
mans’ orchestra plays “You Belong
to My Heart” and “Sweetheart of
All My Dreams.”
Radio Pre-Views: “Black Market
Billions” are Investigated by “Ths
FBI in Peace and War” (over CBS)
.Saturday, April 7, at 8:30 p. m.
“Blondie’s Polar Bear,” Dagwood
Bumstead, braves icy waters to gc
swimming (over CBS) Sunday,.
April 8, at 8 p. m. Kay Kyser’a
“College of Musical Knowledge"
airs from the Camp Anza, Calif.,
embarkation center over NBC, Wed
nesday, April 11, at 10 p. m. The
Andrews Sisters, starred on their
own series over the Blue, visit Ab
bott and Costello, the clowns, over
NBC, Thursday, April 12, at 10 p.
m. The story of our super-fortresses
is dramatized on "Weapons for Vic
tory” over CBS, Thursday, April 12,
at 5 p. m. Music composed by
women is played by women when
Phil Spitalny’s “Hour of Charm”
all-girl orchestra Is heard over NBC
Sunday, April 15, at 10 p. m.
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