Radio: Who's Laughing?

One of radio's best friends and most constant listeners is a 16-year-old named Frank Lachmann, of Manhattan. To the New York World-Telegram Fan Lachmann wrote a curious, furious letter:

"... I am completely disgusted with the radio and its 'funny comedians.'

". . . Let me tell you about the humor on the air last Sunday night. Jack Benny hired an English butler, whom nobody could understand. Isn't that funny? . . . Charlie McCarthy and Margaret O'Brien visited Santa Claus and were chased back to earth by an atom-run train. . . . This is how it goes on Danny Kaye's show,...

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