Radio & TV: Allen Strikes Back

ABC's giveaway show, Stop the Music, appearing at the same time as Fred Allen, has caused the bag-eyed comedian's Hooperating to drop far below sea level. This week, Allen made a heroic try at recapturing some of the prize-greedy fans. After an opening fanfare, Allen's announcer advised listeners to relax, because "for the next thirty minutes you are guaranteed." He explained that Allen had arranged with the National Surety Corp. to replace any article of merchandise, or any cash up to $5,000, that any listener might lose because he was listening to Allen instead of a give-away show.

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