Radio: The Conspiracy

Comedian Fred Allen knows a lot about radio, but he doesn't always approve of the medium that gives him such a good living (TIME, April 7). Last week, in vacationing Critic John Crosby's syndicated column, Guest Critic Allen let fly at the "multiple forces [that] conspire to thwart" radio comedians. Sample Allen peeves:

The Writer: ". . . An ulcer with a pencil. . . . The weight of [his] head causes his buggy-whip backbone to bend forward, giving the impression that the writer is concealing a boomerang in the back of his coat."

The Censor: "... A man with no sense of...

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