Radio: Farmers' Hour

When NBC was ordered by the Federal Communications Commission to give up one of its networks (TIME, May 12), it appealed to U.S. parsons and farmers. To the service of God it had rendered plenty of time via its Blue Network. To farmers it had given radio's biggest single program: the National Farm & Home Hour. This week, with the shadow of dissolution hovering over it, the Blue Network celebrated the 4,000th performance of its farm show.

The celebration provided good bucolic fare. Secretary of Agriculture Claude Raymond Wickard spoke from Washington, then an announcer in Indiana described the Secretary's Carroll County...

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