Radio: Problem Tune

The 18-year-old Lucky Strike Hit Parade, back for its fourth television season, gets its weekly list of the nation's seven most popular tunes in a plain envelope from a research firm (known only to a few insiders) whose methods are kept secret. When the plain envelope arrived for the season's first show a fortnight ago, anxious Lucky Strikers ripped it open, were relieved to find that the fast-rising Ray Anthony hit recording, Dragnet, was way down in 19th place.

Reason for the sighs of relief: Dragnet is a blaring, full-blown version of the theme song of the popular radio-TV show sponsored...

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