Radio: Mopper-Upper

Two years ago Franklin Roosevelt plucked pitcher-eared little Frank Ramsay McNinch from the Federal Power Commission to make him chairman of the turbulent Federal Communications Commission. McNinch's assignment was a clean-up job supposed to last about three months. Under Cleaner-Upper McNinch, FCC has been more turbulent than ever. FCC Commissioners were at odds on its investigations into superpower and radio rates, practically disavowed Commissioner Walker's drastic 1,100 page report on American Telephone & Telegraph Co. Capping the thunder-headed cumulus was Chairman McNinch's unrelenting war on two fellow-Commissioners, publicity-hunting George Henry Payne and...

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