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?K:OL290O EXPERT SERVICE MON _ CH i \l>w SHOP 1817 Adams Mill Road MAZDA Iectric^y£ht“ Mored Lights 98* Electric 911 SfVSNTH 51 N W N«,. 0512. ^ BEN I H IN II LEY <~ilOOB^ TIB ES Ub«r»l Allowinci on Your Old Tiro* 3438 14th ST. N.W. ADAMS 8100 ^JJOAt^SrrsMCJ—Ch«r£eAec<umtll^ TONIGHT 8:30 WMAL This exciting half- | hour parade of hu man event* re-enact ed with vivid realism is as unique and fascinat ing as TIME, the Weekly Newsmagazine, itself. FROM RAILS TO RICHES Romantic Rise j MORTONi DOWNEYj From "news butcher’’ on the New York, New Haven and Hartford to the $10,000 a week Minstrel of the Air. The Get - Rich - Quick Tenor from Wallingford, Cono, who married the danc ing daughter of Richard Bennett. Read the ro mantic rise of Morton Downey in this week’s issue of RADIO GUIDE. Follow the meteoric climb of the Prince Charming whose voice is a Silver Flute. m READ I RADIO GUIDE THE ORIGINAL, COMPLETE, NATIONAL ILLUSTRATED RADIO WEEKLY • ON SALE NOW AT ALL NEWSTANDS • AJ programs for the entire week— with names of sponsors, stars and announcers • Pictures and Personalities erf Your Favorite Stars • The Inside Information on the Latest Studio "Doings” • Rodio Comment, Criticism ond Gossip • Radio Facts Obtainable in No Other Publication « TALK TO BE ON WRC Committee of Regional Plan of New York to Broadcast Over WRC Tonight. The address of Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York at a dinner to night of the Committee of Regional Plan of New York will b<* broadcast by WRC and a network of other National Broadcasting Co. stations. Gov. Roosevelt is expected to lay down a general policy on public works State and municipal officials from three States will attend the dinner, celebrating completion of 10 years of research and study in the regional plan i of New York City and Its environs Frederic A. Delano, chairman of the committee, will preside. Mario Chamlee. world-famous tenor and former Metropolitan Opera star, is to be guest artist In the program at 9:30. The instrumental background will be provided by Leo Reisman's Orches tra. Chamlee will sing Tosti's “Parted," Memory.” by Ganz, and Toselli's ‘ Sere nade.” Dr. Rockwell on Air. jjoc wocKwcn. vauaevme comedian, and B?by Rose Marie, ju'. mile crooner, will contribute to the Theater of the Air program at 10:30. Milton Schwarz wald s Orchestra also will take part. A varied program, ranging from classical to popular melodies, will be presented during the Service hour, fea turing Rosario Bourdon's Orchestra, Jessica Dragonette and the Revelers' | Quartet. The principal numbers will be "Mother Machre?," "Procession of the Sardar” and selections from "Prin cess Pat" and “The Cat and the Fid dle.” Miss Dragonette will sing "La Monteria" and "Indian Love Call,” from "Rose Marie.” Seven popular numbers make up the program of A1 Kamons and his orches tra. to be broadcast at 6:15. Among them are "The One-Man Band," “Chimes of Spring” and a medley from the "Vanities " Moe Baer and his orchestra will draw on the "Laugh Parade" for the prin cipal number of its Southern concert at 7:15. In addition the program includes "Save the Last D">nce for Me” and i “You Try Somebody Else.” The Radiotone Quartet, directed by William Abernathy, will present the Dj-namic program at 7 45. "I Don’t Know Why," "My Sweetheart Sere nade” and “Dream a Little of Me” are the chief quartet numbers Abernathy will sing a bass solo, “Bells in the Lighthouse ” Hitler to Be Topic. Activities of Adolph Hitler, leader of the German Fascists, will be dramatized during the March cf Time program to night over WMAL and associated Co lumbia Broadcasting System stations. Other dramatizations include the break up of the second round-table confer ence and its relation to the difficult Indian situation. Representative Britten of Illinois, chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee, will be the speaker in the Liberty program at 9:15. His topic is "Why We Need a Navy.” Theo Karle, tenor, will sing “Just a Weanin’ for You” as a feature of the Pageant program at 10 o’clock Toscha Seidel, violinist, also will be heard In this program. He will play "Orientale” and the "Serenade” from Lehar’s 'Frasquita.” “Leathernecks,” a play depleting the activities of the United States Marines in the West Indies, will be presented by the Northern Dramatic Co. tonight over Station WOL. The play is the work of a trio of Washington playwrights—Ed James Irvine, C. M. Roach and Ronald Dawson. WJSV tonight will carry a blow-by blow description of the Singer-Battelino featherweight scrap, in addition to its regular features. The station’s main musical presentations will be a concert ay the Shoreham Orchestra and dance music by Schramm's Orchestra. i-——-—-—. Folks Behind The Mi cxophone ____ j BY THE RADIO EDITOR. IRVING KAUFMAN'S friends call him “Kauffie,” but on the radio he’s known as “Salty Sam, the Sailor.” The origin of his radio title is unknown ! because he’s never been to sea. The “salty” part of it might be due to the fact that he was born in Syracuse, N. Y., the “salt city," but even that's a guess. At any rate, Kaufman was a minstrel as far back as his boyhood days, and spent most of his spare time entertain ing the crews of the freight trains on a branch line running out of Syracuse. Kaufman took to long trousers and a derby hat long before most boys. The records show he donned this attire at the age of 7 to take the role of a Rus sian midget in a theatrical production. That was the beginning of his profes sional career. Later he joined a circus and afterward turned to vaudeville and musical comedy, and then Broadway ac claimed him for his character sketches in two editions of “The Passing Show.” Now', however, radio claims his atten tion. Not only does he appear as “Salty Sam, the Sailor,” but in a number of other Columbia presentations in w'hich I his identity is not disclosed. * * * * DISTANCE apparently means little to ' the modern commuter. There's 1 Edna Kellogg, soprano, for in- j stance. She has a farm In Michigan, j to which she travels each week after j completing her appearance before an ; N B. C. microphone In Chicago. Her i hobby is speed horses, for which her farm is becoming noted. * * * * ADDITIONAL details for tomorrow’s worldwide broadcast in honor of Marconi provides for transmission in the United States over the combined N. B C. networks The program will j be opened from New York by David SarnofT, president of R. C. A . after an introduction by M. H. Aylesworth, president of N B C. During the two hour-and-a-half broadcast it will be switched back and forth to 16 countries. * * * * A SERIES of broadcasts from lunch eons of the National Republican Club are to be carried by an N. B C network, beginning tomorrow and ending February 6...The Funnvbones, a male trio, are to appear on Columbia each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoon.. .The last program under auspices of the National Music League on N B. C. is to consist of the Quarles Instrumental Trio, three sisters, from Denver... Paul Whiteman composed "Chicago Carnival March" espeoiallv for the Chicago Carnival of Nations, to be broadcast tomorrow night over an N B. C. chain. GROUP THANKS PRESIDENT Liberal Arts College Leaders Pre sent Book at White House. President Hoover yesterday received a group of leaders In the Liberal Arts College Movement, who called at the White House to thank him for partici pating last month in a Nation-wide radio program designed to emphasize the importance of Liberal Arts Colleges. | The group, headed by Dr. A. N. Ward, j president of Western Maryland College, I presented to the President a hand 1 somely bound book, in which were in cluded letters from 260 college presi dents thanking Mr. Hoover for his in terest in the movement. ‘ Today on the Radio (All Programs Scheduled tor Eastern Standard Time.) 315.6 Meters. 956 Kilocycles. 3:00—Woman's Radio Review. 4 00—“Decorating Notes,” by Betty Moore. i 4 15—“School for Scandal,” bv the Radio Guild. | 5:15—Charles Bates and Ralph Gar ron, pianists. 5:30—Santa Claus. 5 45—Russ Columbo and Orchestra. 6:00—Talk, under auspice* of the Washington Chamber of Com merce. 6 05—Correct time. 5 06—Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra. 5 15—A1 Ramon's Dance Orchestra. 6:45—The Stebbins Boys. 7 :03—Amos ’n’ Andy. 7:15—Southern Orchestra. 7:33—Alice Joy and Paul Van Loan’s Orchestra. 7 45—Radiotone Quartet. 8 00—Service hour, with Bourdon Or chestra and Cavaliers' Quartet. 9 00—Eskimo Club. 9 30—Leo Reisman's Orchestra. 11 no—Address by Gov. Roosevelt of New York. 10:30—Theater of the Air. 1! :03—Last-Minute News. 11:02—Marion Harris, "blues" singer. 11:15—Vincent Lopez Orchestra. 11:30—Jack Denny's Orchestra. 12:00—Weather forecast. 12:01—Ralph Kirbery, baritone. 12:05a—Coon-Sanders Orchestra. 12:30a—William Stoess’ Orchestra. 12:55a to 1:00a—Resume of the Lenz Culbertson Bridge Tournament. Early Program Tomorrow. 6 45a—Tower Health Exercises. 8 00a—Gene and Glenn. 8:15a—Morning Devotions. 8:30a—Cheerio. 9:00a—Le Trio Charmante. 9 15a—Tom Waring's Troubadours. 9 45a—Fcod program. 10 00a—Mrs. Blake’s Radio Column. 10:15a—Breen and De Rose. 10:30a—Hawaiian Serenaders. 11:00a—Two Seats in the Balcony. 11:30a—Keys of Happiness. 11:45a—National Farm and Home hour. 12:45—Army-Navy foot ball game. W'AJ 228.9 Meter*. ” 1,310 Kilocycle*. 3:00—Variety hour. 4:00—Tea Time Tunes. 4:30—Nonsensicallties. 5:00~Paul Gable, organist. 5:30—The Clothes Men. 5:45—Harriet L. Wagner, soprano. 6:00—Sportorial, bv Bryan Morse. 6:15—The Minstrel. 6:30—The Jones Family. 6:45—Varieties. 7 :00—Dinner Music. 7:20—News flashes. 7:30—Northern Dramatic Co. 8:00—Rhythm Kings. 8:15—Advertising feature. 8:30—Saxophone solos. 8:45 to 9:00—The Peacemakers. Early Program Tomorrow. 7:00a—Musical Clock. 8:00a—Chimes and Birthdays. 8:05a—Musical Clock (continued). 10:00a—Program by the Red Cross. 10:15a—Musical Interlude. 10:30a—Program by the Tuberculosis Association. 10:45a—Request program. 11:15a—Walter Reed Hospital program, i 11:45a—Luncheon Music. 12:15—Alvin Thaden, entertainer. 12:30 to 1:00—Dance Music. wmv 205,4 Met#r» Y 1,460 Kilocycles. 3:00—Ballad Hour. 3:30—Ss Ion Music. 4:00—Dance Music. 4:15—Walter Doe. entertainer. 4 30—Audrey Pern Brown, pianist. 5:00—Harrisonburg program. 5:45—Naval Hospital program. 6:00—Jimmy Nichols. 6:15—News flashes. 6:30—Mrs. Sandman. 6:45—Santa Claus. 7:00—Insurance program. 7:15—Dinner Music. 7:30—Insurance program. 7:37—Sports View's and Renews. 8:00—Shoreham Concert Orchestra. 8:30—Community Chest program. 8:46-—Studio feature. 9:15—Uncle Tom and His Hired Help. 9:45—Blow-by-blow description of the | Singer-Battelino fight. STAR RADIO Sflle! Genuine RCA Radiotron Tubes 49c UX201A UX227 UX226 UX171A UX280 w V0 VF STAR RADIO 1350 F St. N.W. 409 11th St. N.W. 3218 14th St. N.W. 10:15—News flashes 10:30—Schramm's Orchestra. 11:00 to 11:30—Shoreham Orchestra. Early Program Tomorrow. 9 :00a—The Treasure Chest. 9:45a—Insurance program. 10:00a—Peggy Clarke chats with Linn C. Drake. 10 :15a—Organ Melodies. 11:00a—Sacred hour. 11:30a—Gospel choir. 11:57a—Correct time. 12:00m—Luncheon Music. 12:30—Dance Orchestra. 1:00—Schramm’s Trio. 1:30—Ballad Hour. 2:00—Shoreham Orchestra. 2:30—Dance Music. 3:00—Modern Melodies. 3:30—Organ Reveries. 4:00 to 5:00—WJSV Jubilee. \ 475.9 Meters. 630 Kilocycles. 3:00—U. S. Marine Band. 4:00—Light Opera Gems. 4:15—“In the Realm of Society,’’ by Dolly Cameron. 4:30—Edna Thomas. 4:45—Dance Marathon. 5:00—Curtis Institute of Music. 5:30—Herr Louie and the Thirsty Five. 5:45—Correct time. 5:46—Flashes from The Evening Star, by Doug Warrenfels. 6:00—Weather report. 6:01—Dave Abrams' Orchestra. 6:30-—Interview with Hortense Alden. 6:35—Betty Richmond, entertainer. 6 :45—Bert Lown's Orchestra. 7:00—Myrt and Marge. 7:15—Bing Crosby, baritone. 7:30—Jimmy and Jane. 7:45—Morton Downey, tenor. 8:00—The Columbians. 8:15—“Singin’ Sam." 8:30—March of Time. 9:00—Radio Reproductions. 9:15—Liberty hour. 9:45—“Aviation News,” by Casey jones. 10:00—Tne Pageant, with Toscha Seidel, Theo Karle and Sam Lanin’s Orchestra. 10:30—Pray and Braggiottl. 10:45—Tito Gulzar. tenor. 11:00—Wardman Park Orchestra. 11:30—Cuban Biltmore Orchestra. 11:45—George Olsen's Orchestra. 12:00—Weather report. Early Program Tomorrow. 8:00a—Morning Devotions. 8:15a—Salon music. 8:45a—Vocal Art Trio. 9:00a—The Commuters. 9:30a—Tony’s Scrap Book. 9 :45a—Songs by Artello Dickson. 10:00a—Jewish Art program. 10:30a—Adventures of Helen and Mary. 11:00a—New York Philharmonic Sym phony Children's Concert. 12:30—Dance Marathon. 12:45—Army-Navy foot ball game. 4:00—Ann Leaf at the Organ. IV A A 434.5 Meters. 690 Kilocycles. 9:55—Time signals. 10:00—Weather report. «-..»—- "■ Dublin Has Flair for Films. Moving picture houses In Dublin, Irish Free State, are better patronized than in any other capital in Europe, j For its size it has more picture palaces than •*>ndon. On Sunday the picture ! houses are crowded to overflowing and one who has not sought a ticket several i days in advance is out of luck. Queues stretch for hundreds of yards down the i street hours before the evening per- I formance is scheduled to begin. In ail ! the principal cinema houses very many j seats for the Sunday performances are taken for one or two years ahead. Employment In border towns along: the Tweed River of Scotland is rapidly j increasing. . * - ' Levy on Receivers Now in Use Not to Be Sought, but New Machines Must Pay. BY ROBERT MACK. Pears that a tax might be levied on radio receivers now in use to help Uncle Sam regain his fiscal financial equilibrium were dispelled with the recommendations of Secretary of the Treasury Mellon to Congress for a new tax structure. Radio is expected to contribute a por tion of the new revenue, but not in that manner. A flat tax of 5 per cent on radio receivers, tubes and other acces sories. theoretically to be footed by the manufacturer, but actually to be paid by the consumer, is recommended by the Treasury to Congress. There will be a strenuous battle against the tax, however, on the ground that radio no longer can be classified as a luxury, or even a semi-luxury, but that it now is an Integral part of the modern living standard. many feared Tax. It is no secret that many radio lis teners have feared an annual radio set tax, like that levied in foreign countries to defray the cost of radio administra tion. This was evidenced as far back as April, 1930, when the decennial pop ulation census was taken. At that time census enumerators asked at every door whether a radio set was owned, simply for the purpose of determining how many radios actually were in use and the size of the radio audience. Many people, however, thought it was simply a check-up by the Government for tax assessment purposes. How much the Government expects .from a 5 per cent “manufacturers’ sales tax" on radio and phonograph equip ment and accessories has not been di vulged by the Treasury. Practically it would mean that a $100 set would cost $105, because the manufacturer woulG not absorb that $5 tax himself. The fact that the recommendation for a tax is made, however, does not mean that a tax will be levied. There will be hearings before congressional committees with respect to the general proposal that the so-called luxury taxes which were imposed under the 1924 excise provisions be restored, and there will be opposition from every quarter. The Radio Manufacturers' Association and the National Association of Broad casters already have resolved in formal resolutions to resist any such efforts. Revenue Would Be $15,000,000. The radio industry estimates that some 3,000,000 new sets will be sold this year. With the average price per set placed at $100, because of the large number of low-priced midgets on the market, the revenue would be approxi mately $15,000,000 for this item alone on a 5 per cent tax. Tube sales and other apparatus, both transmitting and receiving, would swell that figure per haps to about $50,000,000. The Treasury estimates a deficit for the fiscal year 1932, now current, of $2,122,683,865. Secretary Mellon said he hoped to realize $205,000,000 from the miscellaneous tax proposals for the six-month period from January through June, 1932. The increase for the fiscal year 1933 he estimated at $514,000,000 But many other items, like amusement taxes, taxes on checks and bank drafts stock transactions and* all toll commu nications would be called upon, along with radio, to make up this emergency iack-pot. A tax on telephone, telegraph, cable and radio messages of 5 cents for charges in the amount of 14 to 60 cents and of 10 cents for charges in excess of 60 cent* also ni recom-1 mended. Democratic lewder* In the House. 1 where tax legislation originates, inti mate that six months may elapse be fore a new tax schedule is drafted. (CoDrriKht, 1931.) Major Radio Features SPORTS. Description of the Slnger-Battalino fight, WJSV, 9:45. SPEECHES. * "Public Works,” by Gov. Roosevelt of New York, WRC, 10:00. DRAMA. Myrt and Marge, WMAL, 7:00; North - j ern Dramatic Co., WOL, 7:30; March of Time, WMAL, 8:30. VARIETY. Bing Crosby, WMAL, 7:15; Alice Joy and Van Loan's Orchestra, WRC, 7:30; Borton Downey, WMAL, 7:45; Service Hour, WRC. 8:00; The Columbians, WMAL, 8:00; Eskimo Club, WRC. 9:00: Leo Reisman’s Orchestra, WRC, 9:30; The Pageant, WMAL, 10:00; Theater of the Air, WRC, 10:30. DANCE MUSIC. Vincent Lopez Orchestra, WRC, 11:15; Cuban Biltmore Orchestra, WMAL, 11:30; William Stoess’ Orchestra, WRC, 12:30a. HIGH LIGHTS ELSEWHERE. 6:00—Raising Junior, sketch of domes tic life—WJZ, WBAL, WGAR and WHAM. 6:45—Topics in Brief; Lowell Thomas —WJZ, WBAL, KDKA, WBZ, WRVA and WLW. 7:15—Mme. Frances Alda and Frank La Forge—WJZ, WBZ, WBAL, KDKA, WHAM and WLW. 7:30—Phil Cook, comedian—WJZ, WBAL, WBZ and KDKA. 7:30—The Boswell Sisters—WABC, WGR, WNAC, WWVA and KMOX. 7:45—Robert L. Ripley In "Believe It or Not”—WJZ. WBZ. WBAL, WRVA, KDKA and WHAM. 8:00—Ross MacLean, stage star, and Nat BrusilofT’s Orchestra—WJZ, WBZA, WHAM, WREN, WBAL and WLW. 8:30—Billy Hillpot and "Scrappy” Lambert—WJZ, WBAL, WHAM WBZ and WJR. 9:00—Billy Jones and Ernie Hare and Will Perry's Orchestra — WJZ, WHAM KDKA, WREN, WBAL, WBZ, WHAS and WJAX. 9:30—Josef Koestner's Orchestra and soloists—WJZ. WHAM, WMC, KDKA, WBAL, WJAX and WREN. 10:00—Paul Whiteman and His Orches tra—WJZ, KDKA, WBZ, WSM, WBAL, WHAM and WJR. 10:30—Clara, Lu and Em, humorous sketch—WJZ, WHAM, WBAL, KDKA, WLW and WREN. 10:45—Waves of Melody; Victor Arden’s Orchestra—WJZ, WBZ, WBAL, WHAM and WJR. 11:00—Slumber Music; Ludwig Lau rier’s String Ensemble—WJZ, WBAL an$ WBZ. PLAN SCHOOL BUILDING Lansing Residence to Be Remod eled by Columbus IT, Under the chairmanship of Fred J Rice, new state deputy of the Knights of Columbus, the board of trustees of Columbus University met Wednesday night at the Mayflower Hotel and au thorized renovation of the former resi dence of Robert Lansing, Secretary of State in the Wilson administration, at 1323 Eighteenth street, as the univer sity’s new home. Work is scheduled to start immedi ately and is expected to be completed around February. The university ac quired the property last Summer. Order Your Radio From the Hub Now—Be Sure It's a •PHILCO* WORLD’S LARGEST SELLING RADIO $65.75 Complete Philco 7-Tube Highboy ‘65£ Balanced Superhet erodyne Seven tubes , (Pentode and screen grid)— tone control— eltctro- dyna mic speaker— illuminated re cording dial. 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