Radio: His Excellency, Stooge

The limits to which a U.S. governor will go were pushed a little further last week.

Charlie McCarthy, world-famed ventriloquist's dummy, began a two-year U.S. tour in which he hopes to put all 48 governors on the air—as stooges to a blockhead. His first victim, Oklahoma's big, burly Governor Robert Kerr, proved that a statesman could be as good a straight man as anyone else.

Sample dialogue:.

Charlie (not recognizing Governor Kerr): Say, your face looks familiar. . . . Are you wanted by the state?

Kerr: No, not after my present term.

Charlie: Oh, on parole, huh?

Kerr: You might say. I've already served two years.


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