Radio: Mr. Wisecrack

Last week as the armed forces of Germany went a-Blitzkrieging into Belgium and Holland, short-wave listeners at CBS and NBC, on the air 24 hours a day for the duration of the crisis, dialed, interpreted, transmitted with feverish haste. The ether rasped and crackled with charges & countercharges: bigwig power-politicians took the air and thundered.

Momentarily overshadowed by the doom-clappers were the day-to-day, irritating small fry, Lords Haw-Haw and Hee-Haw, Lady Hee-Hee, Schmidt & Smith, Fritz & Fred. But not for long. With the invasion of the Low Countries a fact, the propagandists...

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