Business & Finance: Know-Nothing Brown

A shoe is a commodity. So is a motion picture, a vaudeville act, a radio program. A man who has sold shoes should be able to sell cinemas, acts, broadcastings. So thinks the recently formed Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corp. (TIME, Oct. 15), so thinks Hiram Staunton Brown, its new president.

Mr. Brown has resigned from the presidency of U. S. Leather Co. to accept his new position. Says he: "I am going to get right after this thing. ... As I see it, selling entertainment, if you have the goods as the Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corp.

has, is just the same as selling anything else." Mr....