Radio: Free, Absolutely Free

If you don't object to 100 million people eavesdropping on your private life, life can be beautiful—after a fashion. In its role of vulgar Lady Bountiful, radio is showering quiz-answering Americans from its loudspeaking horn of plenty. It supervises their marriages and honeymoons, builds houses for them, gets them jobs—even fixes their teeth or buys them wooden legs.

Every Day Is Christmas. Through the openhandedness of sponsors, Americans are now driving new cars, thumbing well-filled bank books, taking jaunts to

Europe, vacationing on private islands in Minnesota lakes and sailing the inland waterways aboard their own yachts. All they have to do is...

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