Marie McGraih Takes to Air
After 14 Years at Switchboard
After 14 years In radio, Marie
McGrain has finally gone on the
If you were listening to Station
WTOP this morning around the
time the sun was cooping up, that
was Marie’s voice you heard. If you
called the station last week, Marie
answered the phone.
The transition of telephone op
erator to announcer was decided on
several weeks ago as a vacation re
placement for “Uncle Bill' Jenkins,
who regularly occupies the 5:30 a.m.
to-7:30 a.m. spot.
Marie, who refuses to tell her age
but admits that she is “no spfing
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MISS MARIE McGRAIN.
—Star Staff Photo.
chicken,” came to the radio station
when it was WJSV. She was hired j
on the recommendation of Capt. j
Harry Butcher, author of "My Four
Years With Eisenhower,” who then
was vice president of the Columbia
Broadcasting System in charge of I
the Washington office.
"One of these mornings I’ll have j
to play ’The World Is Waiting for j
the Sunrise,’ ” she said. "I used!
to play it a lot in the earlier days j
when I filled in on piano when pro- j
grams ran short. But I abandoned;
it after an experience a few years
“Rushed in to fill out a show, I
played my number—and went back
to a switchboard buzzing with calls
from network officials in $Iew York,
It seems I’d used the song to fin
ish out a program sponsored by the
Due at the studio at 5 am. today
she said she had two alarms set for
four o’clock at her home at 3800
New Hampshire avenue N.W.
An institution at the studio, Marie
is a most accomodating person. Re
cently she read a whole “soap opera"
script to a listener who’d missed the
program the previous day.
“We aim to please,” was Marie’s
Although she’s the first woman in
the studio’s history to announce an
early morning show, Marie says the
broadcaster has one advantage over
the switchboard gyd—he’s in a posi
tion where people can’t talk back.
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Plan for Museum in
Plans for establishment of a Mont
gomery County museum are being
considered by the Montgomery
County Historical Society, it was
i disclosed today.
John N. (Jack) Bentley of Sandy
Spring, former major league base
ball pitcher, said in his opinion
! establishment of the museum would
[become a major project of the so
| ciety, of which he is an active mem
"Of course, it will take a-lot of
I time and a lot of money," Mr. Bent
ley explained. “But I feel it is one
thing our county should have."
Mr. Bentley pitched for the Nejr
York Giants during the 1920s after
long service with the Baltimore
Orioles. He opposed Washington’s
. only world’s championship team in
Establishment of the museum was
proposed at the last meeting of the
j Historical Society by Mr. Bentley,
(who described his visit to a county
museum in Pennsylvania,
j The Pennsylvania museum he
| described included exhibits of early
modes of living in that area, a black
smith shop model, tools of the early
sutlers and paintings of distin
guished people who were bom there,
“Montgomery County has the same
heritage of accomplishment to dis
play in a museum,” he added. “Our
new citizens will become better and
more loyal members of our com
munity if we can build an educa
tional and historical museum for the
Mr. Bentley suggested appoint- •
ment of committees throughout the
county to collect data for the
museum. In addition, he said, “I
would like to see what interest
could be aroused in regard to county
help, and where the most desirable
place would be for its location.
He said several possible museum
locations had been considered but
were found unsuitable.
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Is Due Here on Tour
Brig. Victor C. Secombe, Engi
neer-in-Chief of the Australian
Army, was to arrive in Washington
today for a five-day' study of how1
♦he Army Corps of Engineers here
uses the latest engineering develop
Brig. Secombe will then visit
other installations throughout the
Brig. Secombe. accompanied by j
Maj. Gen. J. A. Chapman, chief of
the Australian Military Commis
sion, will visit Lt. Gen. LeRoy Lutes,
chief of the Service of Supply and
Procurement, at the Pentagon
Tuesday morning. With Gen. Chap
man and Lt. Co). L. Y. C. Rank,
also of the Australian mission, he
will call on Lt. Gen. Raymond A.
Wheeler, Army Chief of Engineers,
at the latter’s headquarters at
Gravelly Point, Va., on Wednesday.
A visit to the Engineer School at
Fort Belvoir will be made by Brig.
Secombe on Thursday to study edu
cational techniques used in in
structing engineer officers. He Will
observe the development of earth
moving and other heavy equipment
Friday with members of the Army
Col. Roland C. Brown, Office of
the Chief of Engineers, has been
designated by Gen. Wheeler as tour
officer to accompany Brig. Secombe.
Kon-Tiki Raft Crew •
May Sail to Panama
The secretary of the Kon-Tiki j
raft expedition reported yesterday!
that the five Norwegians and one'
Swede who compose the crew of the j
raft may return from Tahiti on the
Sagitaire, a French ship which
makes a regular run between Tahiti
and Marseille. The men would de- j
bark at Panama and come to the I
United States by air, Miss Gerd j
Void said. j
The six men now en route from)
Raroia Island, in the Tuamotu
Archipelago, to Tahiti. They are
aboard a small French naval vessel
sent out to get them by the Gover
nor General of French Oceania
after their raft ran aground on
Rarcia Reef, approximately 250 j
miles short of Tahiti. The raft, in |
which they drifted 4,360 miles from
Peru to Polynesia in 101 days, is
being towed by the vessel.
Miss Void failed in earlier at
tempts to enlist the aid of Howard:
Hughes, among others, to fly the :
youthful scientists back to the (
United States. They will probably j
leave Tahiti on the Sagitaire inj
about two weeks, arriving in Pan- :
ama about October 1.
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