Radio: Six-Foot Baby-Sitter

Across the U.S., the search was on for a boy with left-parted hair, jug ears, freckles, dimples and a saucer-sized grin. When introduced to the moppet public at Easter, he will be dubbed the living "Howdy Doody Boy," and showered with 500 gifts to celebrate the 500th performance last week of the Howdy Doody Show (weekdays, 5:30 p.m. E.S.T., NBC-TV).

Double Sodas. The original Howdy is a wooden puppet 26 inches tall, who hates guns, dresses like a cowboy, and talks as though his mouth were filled with marbles. His voice and brain are supplied by a fretful, 32-year-old disc jockey...