Radio: Idea Man

Up to a Mutual microphone stepped Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, to help auction off four pairs of Nylons, a Persian lamb coat, a bat autographed by Babe Ruth. They were some of the sideline booty (besides $105.000) which a sympathetic U.S. public has showered on Pfc. James Wilson, who lost both hands & feet in a plane crash. Private Wilson wanted to sell off his presents to give the proceeds to a hospital pal — a triple amputee.

This stunt sale was typical of a new radio program, Auction Show (Mon., 10 p.m., E.W.T.), thought up by chubby, energetic Dave Elman, who...

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