Radio: No More Static

The 3,632 inhabitants of Richland Center, Wis. have two general stores, a cheesebox factory, two weekly newspapers, the county seat and an unconscionable amount of static. Last summer so many irate listeners complained to the city fathers of vacuum cleaner, heating pad and electric razor interference in their radios that the august body had a survey made. Offenders were asked to install condensers and other racket-eliminating gadgets. Few did. So last week the municipally-owned electric company sent electricians from door to door. Methodically they began installing condensers where necessary, charging them to the...

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