Radio: Battler's Exit

One of the last of the original New Dealers left Government service last week.* Lanky, begoggled James Lawrence Fly, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, had finished his job, and done it well. Some of the men who had most maligned him (top executives of the major U.S. networks, independent U.S. radio operators) begged him not to quit. There were even suggestions that the industry provide funds to raise his $10,000 salary to $50,000. Once they thought that Fly wanted to control the content of their programs. They knew now that he had been...

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