Radio: Globe-Trotter at Work

The most elegant voice on the U.S. air belongs to a slight, Vandyke-bearded, richly-turned-out gentleman who made a happy career out of avoiding hard work until World War II caught up with him. The voice is that of John W. (for Womack) Vandercook, 41, onetime night watchman for a rummage sale, at present one of radio's better news commentators.

Weekly at 7:15 p.m., E.W.T., Monday through Friday, Vandercook's suavely virile tones lead NBC's widely heard News of the World through a series of foreign pickups that might easily floor a less well-oriented man....

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