Radio: McCarthy's Rival?

A wooden-faced doll named Judy Splinters muscled in on Charlie McCarthy's business on NBC's Eddie Cantor program last week. Furthermore, she is coming back this week and may be around for some time.

Judy Splinters' substitute for an Edgar Bergen is a 16-year-old San Francisco girl, Shirley Faye Dinsdale, who, says the real Bergen, is "the best natural ventriloquist I ever saw." What impresses ventriloquists most is an unusual accomplishment—Shirley Dinsdale can actually make her puppet sing, in a clear, sweet soprano.

Shirley made her first public appearance last year at a San Francisco...

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