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GENERAL MOTORS MAY ENTER RADIO Fox Film Is Reported to Be Seeking Use of R. C. A. Patents. r BY MARTIN CODEL. •’ An official admission that General Motors Is negotiating with the Radio Corporation" of America for a patent licensing arrangement for the manu facture of radio receiving sets follows close upon confirmed reports that the Fox Film Corporation also proposes to so into the radio set manufacturing eld. To the radio public these develop ments betoken an even more intensive marketing campaign among the 12,000,- Variety, Volume and ValuTiiTnTiii n g Suites The Hub’s The Huh —Seventh & D Sts. N. W. If you have a suite of furniture which “Hank Simmons’ Show Boat.” An hour has outlived its usefulness, we’ll allow you w _ feature program on Station WMAL. S3O for it toward the purchase of a new one. IW to-rtee WjtoutDimng S.u,t Genuine WlllllUl] D1 nettC. 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General Motors would become a com petitor in the set producing and dis tributing field of the Radio Corporation of America itself, not to mention such manufacturers as Atwater Kent, Grigs by-Grunow, Stromberg-Carlson, Roi ster, Crosley and the score or more of other big firms now in the field. If it obtains a license, the General Motors Co. will have to pay a royalty of 7* 2 per cent on all the sets it makes to the Radio Corporation of America for the right to use the patents of that corporation. Nothing definite can be learned about the plans of the Fox interests, but it is said they have begun negotiations with radio broadcasting, radio manufacturing and phonograph manufacturing inter ests with a view to becoming a rival of the Radio Corporation of America in THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. P. Cm TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,. 1929. the radio and phonograph, as well as the amusement, fields. It is commonly .known that Fox is anxious to enter broadcasting in order to exploit his film stars and anticipate television, but his determination to en ter the manufacturing field has occa sioned much surprise. David Samoff, executive vice presi dent of the Radio Corporation of Amer ica. was quick to Issue a reassuring statement yesterday to dealers, advising them that the discussions with General Motors do not look toward a change in the distribution channels of the Radio- Victor Corporation, the Radio Corpora tion of America subsidiary formed re cently when the Victor Phonograph was merged. “Some articles recently have appeared in the public press,” said Mr. Sarnoff, “to the effect that arrangements have been made whereby the General Motors Co. will distribute the products of the Radio-Victor Corporation. For the ben efit of our trade channels, it is hereby stated that we have no plans for chang ing our present channels of distribution through which products of the Radio- Victor Corporation, including radiolas, radiotrons and Victor instruments, are supplied to the public. “Discussions are in progress between the Radio Corporation of America and ■■ r the General Motors Co. In connection with a licensing arrangement for the manufacture by the General Motors Co. of radio receiving sets under patents cf the Radio Corporation of America.” It generally is believed that General Motors proposes to go into the radio business to enable its automobile dis tributors to have a sales product during the dull season for motor car sales. Both radio and automobiles have seasons, the Winter being favorable to the former and the Summer to the lat ter. Moreover, General Motors, which manufactures certain electrical prod ucts, is believed to have at hand certain patents and devices of its own that would apply to radio production and that It desires to exploit. Fox Facilities Unknown. There also Is a possibility that Gen eral Motors will manufacture some equipment for distribution by the Radio Corporation of America, although this is regarded as remote. It is said that the products would be made In the plant of the Day-Fan Electric Co., at Dayton, Ohio, recently taken over by General Motors. As for the Fox interests. It is not known what facilities they would have either for producing or distributing, un less their plan contemplates taking over the unnampd radio manufacturing con cern with which they are said to be discussing terms. (Copyright, 1929, by News * t - , BANK TREASURER HELD. Maine Man, Alleging Hold-up, Is Arrested in Shortage. LEWISTON. Me., September 17 (/P). —Wilbur H. Davis, treasurer of the People's Savings Bank, who last night told police he had been trussed by two armed robbers who had taken $5,000 in currency and securities from the bank, was arrested today charged with robbing the institution of SIO,OOO. Police declared that a preliminary ex amination indicated that the bank might have lost between $50,000 and SIOO,OOO through defalcations, Davis has been employed By local banks for 20 years. He has been with the People’s for 9 years, 4 as treasurer. He Is married and the father of two children. ■ • Two American companies have prac tically taken control of the automobile tire industry of Denmark. SMALL AIRSHIPS END ' FLIGHTS FOR PRACTICE All-Metal Blimps of Navy Return to Xakehurst After Si*. Hours’ Cruising. By the Associated Press. LAKEHURST, N. J., September 17. The Navy’s contingent of small lighter than-alr craft at this station—the new all-metal ZMC-2 and the blimps J"-3 and J-4 returned to Lakehurst late yesterday as three free balloons drifted off toward the West. The airships each took training flights of about six hours. The “tin bubble," with Capt. Kepner, Army pilot, who brought it from De troit last week, at the controls floated over New York. The J-3 flew north up tne coast and the J-4 went over East ern Pennsylvania. • —— —•—-- Hurricane Damages Coast Towns. MEXICO CITY, Setember 16 (IP). — Press dispatches Sunday from Central Pacific Coast towns said that a hurri cane had done great damage along the i coast. Waves had been driving Into the town of Zlhuatanejo, in the State cf I I llnitrii S’latfH OIL BURNER "AS GOOD AS ITS NAME” Well regulated heat, with a due economy of Fuel con sumption. The United States Oil Burner has our fullest indorsement. 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