Radio: Wanted Woman

Like the corner saloon and professional wrestling in the old days, the seven-member Federal Communications Commission had long been a man's affair. But last week it, too, succumbed. Beamed FCC Chairman Wayne Coy: "We've had rectitude, fortitude, and solemnitude, but never before pulchritude." Thereupon pulchritudinous Frieda Hennock, successful Manhattan lawyer and active Democrat, was sworn in as the 24th commissioner in FCC's 14 years.

Said the new member in a coy acknowledgment to Chairman Coy: "You are the first commissioner who has ever wanted a woman."

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