Radio: Red & Blue

When affiliates of the new Blue Network Co. (TIME, Jan. 19) met in Chicago last week, FCC's Chairman James Lawrence Fly rose to address them—in great good humor and in a blue suit, blue shirt and bright red necktie. Said he:

"The gentlemen have demanded that I explain to you the meaning of the blue ensemble and red necktie. Well, perhaps that might be taken as reflecting a view as to the relative importance of networks, or it might simply be out of sheer loyalty and affection for the Navy and for Harvard.*

"Or it might be that this blue ensemble has carried...

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