Radio: Mother's Helper

Under radio's hard, commercial breast beats a heart of gold. Listeners catch a glimpse of it in educational programs, in crises like the Ohio River flood of 1937, in more localized incidents like the epidemic in Minneapolis. There last week some 290 children were down with polio, the worst epidemic in the city's history. Thousands of others, kept indoors to escape infection, were driving anxious mothers out of their wits.

That gave George Grim, Morning Tribune columnist and oldtime radio actor, an idea: why not keep idle little hands out of mischief with a radio show? Two Minneapolis college stations hopped to...

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