Radio: Emily Faces Radio

"Dear, oh dear," sighed Emily Post, "radio is such a social problem."

By last week perky, 72-year-old Emily, after careful study on four radio sets (including a pink one in her bathroom), was contemplating additions to the radio manners section in her book, Etiquette. New radio Postscripts:

¶ "Now when you're traveling, one of the beastliest things is to have to listen to the blare of someone's portable radio. Portables should be tuned way down and held on the shoulder, right up next to your ear."

¶ "Say you're a visitor. When you come in the room, you should watch how your host...

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