Radio: Listen Flatfoot . . .

Besides being an enduring monument to the bare-faced versatility of Producer Phillips H. (Seth Parker) Lord, the radio thriller Gang Busters is clearly the big-shot rackety rax on the U. S. air. Weekly for four years (now via CBS, Saturdays, 8 p.m. E.S.T.) it has tommy-gunned and tough-talked its way through U. S. crime files.

Gang Busters gets by broadcasting's self-censorship as a crime-doesn't-pay sermon, but some active law-&-order men think it is something else. Fiery Frank Xavier Reller, chief probation officer of the St. Louis Juvenile Court, tunes in regularly for two reasons: 1) to get a line on what tricky...

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