Radio: Claghorn's the Name

Every Sunday evening, many a U.S.

radio listener lends his ear to a loudmouthed, platitudinous, corn-cackling character who calls himself Senator Claghorn. The "Senator" is a broad burlesque of the worst in Southern statesmen. On the air for less than three months, he is already being mimicked by children at school, businessmen at luncheon clubs, drunks at bars. No one does the routine quite as well as the Senator himself: Fred Allen's announcer, Kenny Delmar.

Delmar, a 34-year-old damyankee who looks like Harold Lloyd, was born in Boston. He originated the Claghorn character, but...