Radio: Onions to You, No. 590

Baseball fans in Portland, Ore. got a hot earful one night recently when they tuned in on little KWJJ ("The Voice From Broadway") for the nightly roundup of baseball scores. What they heard was an indignation meeting held in disregard of the U.S. Censor's caution against "man in the street" programs. Its purport: that Portland police are too bloody rough.

Announcer on the impromptu show was Les Marcus, a long, lean, droopy-eyed newscaster. After reciting the day's results in the majors, Marcus declared he had seen "a very unsportsmanlike exhibition" a few minutes...

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