RADIO: Milestones

Died. Helen Trent, 28, queen of the soap operas, oldest sudser on the air (by three weeks over Ma Perkins), veteran of no husbands but of romances with every sort of fellow from handsome billionaires and hypnotists to psychotics and smooth-talking thugs, cause of a movie tycoon's suicide, a rancher's self-exile to a banana republic, once heard by 4,000,000 listeners on 203 CBS affiliate stations; of hardening of the kilocycles (despite respectable ratings); in Manhattan.

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