Radio: Badgered Ballad

On her first full-hour show of the season last week, Kate Smith had a chat with Raymond J. Kelly, National Commander of the American Legion, who advised her that at their annual convention in Boston this week the Legionnaires would all be warbling God Bless America. Pleased, the chanteuse announced that her evening's rendition of the song would be dedicated to American Legionnaires everywhere. With Legionnaires singing it, Boy Scouts profiting from it. Democrats & Republicans using it as a theme song, God Bless America last week showed no signs of weakening after two years of pretty hard usage.

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