Science: Radio Gala

A skit in As Thousands Cheer, currently the most popular musicomedy in Manhattan, represents John Davison Rockefeller Jr. bestowing Radio City on his father as a birthday present. In a tremulous rage, the elder Rockefeller takes after his son with a carving knife. Guffawing audiences find the skit the funniest in the show, because it seems the truest. Financially, Radio City is a thumping flop. The precise size of the deficit is unknown, but there is no doubt that the thump lands squarely on the Rockefeller pocketbook. Most of the land beneath the enterprise is owned (tax free) by Columbia University...

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