Music: Harvest Moon

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Morton Downey received last week $4,500 from the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Camels) for singing, in his high, cajoling tenor, half a dozen songs into the radio every evening. The week before he got $5,500 for appearing briefly on the stage of Manhattan's Paramount Theatre. Six weeks ago he closed his supper-club in the smart Delmonico Hotel. For last week alone, the royalties on his own song ''Wabash Moon" (which, until he recently adopted "Carolina Moon" because Camels are made in...

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