Radio: Egg Fry

The sound effecters in radio's pioneer days had a terrible time trying to make a "noise like a frying egg. They tried everything, go the story goes, from crumpling Cellophane to popping corn. At last someone held a mike close to a sizzling skille-ful of frying eggs. That was it.

This week, radio reached the end of another fried-egg hunt. Since her introduction to Fibber McGee's cluttered household in 1944, fat, jolly, colored Beulah, the housemaid, had been impersonated by two thin, tense, white men. Now, at long last, the new Beulah show (CBS, Mon.-Fri., 7 p.m., E.S.T.) had a Beulah that...

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