Radio: Study Period

As if in one great national seminar, everyone seemed to be "studying" radio last week:

¶The Office of Facts and Figures, while launching its own propaganda program, spurred on its researchers in a study of network broadcasting. Scope: OFF refused to say, except that it aimed to improve and "coordinate" programs of importance in national defense.

¶Musicritic Virgil Thomson found a scholarly volume of radio theses* which proved, among other things, that "radio builds up a pseudo interest in music," that "popular songs are not popular because people like them, but . . . have been imposed on public...