Radio: For Listeners Only

When the New York Herald, Tribune asked Reporter John Crosby to write a radio column, he had two strikes against him: he knew nothing about radio; he did not even own a set. Last week, less than three months after Crosby bought a portable and began an ear-aching routine of constant listening, the Trib decided that his five-a-week columns were too good to keep, signed him for September syndication. Said Managing Editor George Cornish: "He turned out to be a damned sight better than I had any right to expect."

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