Radio & TV: Overcrowded Air

Commercial broadcasters are not the only ones scrambling for a place on the nation's air waves. In ten years, the armed forces, airways traffic control and such interlopers as the two-way radio of the U.S. Secret Service and Internal Revenue agents have more than doubled the use of Government frequencies. Last week, President Truman asked a 60-year-old electronics engineer named Haraden Pratt to become his telecommunications adviser, charged with the task of untangling the nation's air net. After resigning as vice president of the American Cable & Radio Corp., Engineer Pratt will devote his full time to such problems as Government...

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