Radio: Newscaster Abbe

Veteran Photographer James Abbe, father of Patience, Richard and Johnny (whose Around the World in Eleven Years was a best-seller in 1936), turned up in Portland, Ore. last week as that city's first full-time radio newscaster. Now 59, tiny, egg-bald Abbe began a two-a-day stint for the Oregonian's twin stations KGW and KEX. Said he: "All my life editors told me to photograph or write but for God's sake stop talking. Now I can talk."

Background for some of his talk was provided by the eleven years in Europe described by his children....

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