Radio: Synonyms Snipped

Manhattan's WOR-Mutual purveys eleven different melodramatic thrillers, principally to juvenile listeners. Recently the station got a letter on the subject: "So very many scripts make facial or bodily disfigurement the synonym for wickedness and brutality. . . . The effect this may have on young America now, with so many of our servicemen returning disfigured, is certainly not the effect such a powerful influence as radio should have." Last week, by executive decree, "scarfaces" and "gimps" had been ruled out of Mutual's children chillers.

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