The Theater: 150,000 Cads

A television-detector van began prowling London's streets last week. It was beginning a search for 150,000 TV sets whose owners have not paid their annual license fee of £2 ($5.60) to the General Post Office. Since the van can detect a set only when it is turned on—and if it happens to be within a 100-ft. radius of the truck—illicit televiewers had little reason to tremble in their boots.

A post office official hinted that the van was operating more as a stern reminder than as a sleuth, on the theory that the "social solidarity" of the more than 1,000,000 set owners...

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