Radio: Fire on Air

Not content to wait for television to convert radio into eye and ear entertainment, U. S. broadcasters strain the microphone by trying to make it report inaudible events at second hand. Sponsors' favorite among the second-hand reporters is Oddities Collector Robert Ripley, whose Believe It Or Not programs have missed only one broadcasting season since 1930.

Last week the Ripley program took its microphones to Manhattan's Rockefeller Center parking lot to tell listeners that a Hindu mystic, Kuda Bux, was walking barefoot over burning coals. When Kuda Bux demonstrated his fire-walking to British...

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