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CONCERNING REALMS OF RADIO )
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NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST
Young Naval Reserve Radio
Operator Tells World
of Two Storms
JACKSONVILLE. FU-. Oct. 59
(AP) A young naval reserve
radioman who stuck to his receiv
er and patiently listened after high
winds had disrupted power lins
supplying his transmitter, has tri
Cifford Grange, operator of mJ
ateur station 4 HZ In South Jack
sonville, first to receive the mes
sage of disaster from the Miami
hurricane of 191. gae the world
its first news of the recent Palm
-Call Picked Up
Sitting beside three receivers
each tuned to a different wave
length, in the attic of his home.
Grange picked up the first frantic
messages of Ralph Hollis and For
rest Dank, amateur operators at
Palm Beaeh. Grange knew what
to do; 4jls telephone was out, but
he leaped into an automobile and
drove through flooded streets to
the nearest intact telephone. In a
few minutes The Associated Press
had informed the world ' of the
Palm Beach destruction.
Grange has won many honors
In radio work. For establishing
first contact with stricken Miami
In 1928 and expediting argent re
quests for outside aid, he received
the Popular Radio medal for con
spicuous service and was com
mended personally hjr Admiral K.
W. Eberle, Chief of Naval opera
tions. In crediting Grange with ob
taining the first news of the Mi
ami disaster, the Navy depart
ment advanced him from second
class to first class radioman, U. R.
Naval Reserve. He is at present
chief radioman of the Seventh 'dis
trict Naval Reserve and in line for
He first became Interested in;
POPE RECEIVES COUNT McCORMICK
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John McCormlck, the singer, has keen created a papal eeunt. He
is shewn In Rome, Italy, with Mrs. McCormlck and their children,
Gwendolyn and Cyril, as they waited for a private audience which
was cranted them by the pope, .
Phototelegraphy Is Far
In Lead of Television
NEW YORK, Oct. 30. i AP)
Visual radio transmission by four
methods is possible with present
By two of them photographs
can be sent and received. The oth
ers give transient pictures lasting
bat a fraction of a second. The
first group utilised largely for
commercial purposes. Image trans
mission is In the ezoerimental
radio in 1919 following the World stage.
obtained an amateur u-
has operated his station here in
the attic of his home.
Air Station Talk
A nanmn miila fftt fti T?iln
1921 Since that time he Mannraeturers' association show
ed present photographic transmis
sion to be more practical than
"Transient Images," It stated,
consist of television and the so-
called radio movies. Television ap
plies only where objects or scenes
which are before the televisor can
be observed at the receiver.
Sent From Film
"Radio movies are transmitted
from a film and are received in
the same way as television. The
films are made by photographing
a succession of small drawings in
black ' and white without detail.
Light beams are passed throngh
the film to a photoelectric cell. In
television the object must be il
luminated and only the reflected
light reaches the photocell.
"Of the two visual methods
which produce permanent records
at the receiver, the best known is
phototelegraphy transmission of
a photograph or a negative. The
film or prist may be scanned in
numerous ways. It is even possible
to make a copy on a phonograph
KPO, San Francisco, has or
dered a new 5, 090-watt transmit
ter. It is expected to be ready In
WGBS, New York, will cele
brate its fourth anniversary on
Friday evening, October 1, by
opening a new studio.
Special programs have been ar
ranged for Thursday evening No
vember 1, by WBAL, Baltimore,
when it celebrates its third anni
versary. A household chat, conducted
daily except Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, is being given over
WGY. Schenectady, by Sally West.
Six of the seven announcers at
KOA. Denver, are college gradu
ates, one having a master of arts
degree and two others bachelor -of
The fourth annual series of
umra or. education broadcasts of
operas and concerts by WPG, At
lanuc City, is to open Tuesday
evening. October 30. when "II
i-agnaccl" will be presented.
Transcontinental chain hnnVnna
Bf sponsored programs are begin
ning u appear with regularity.
Another has been announred for
Thursday evenings, to go out from
WEAF and 37 stations. The first
of these broadcasts is to be made
Helen Norris. shutin mountain
lrL who has written several radio
i ner nome near Medford
Pre., reports the receipt of hun-'
drd, of letters from listeners. Her
latest play, "Baker's Dozen," is to
fr.m KG0' Oakland.
oUO etening, Aovem-
MICK XKST IX RADIO;
LIVES ARE FORFEIT
JACKSONVILLE!. F 1 a..
Oct. 30. (AP) Mice
which find convenient nest
ing quarters in radio receiv
ers are in danger of their
This was demonstrated
after a local set owner be
came much chagrined when
his speaker quit work. Aid
of a service man was sought,
and investigation revealed a
nest in the receiver contain
ing three dead mice.
The mother had built the
nest between two B battery
wires carrying 135 volts. A
short circuit developed with
fatal results to the mice.
record and then transmit the
sounds from the record. At the re
ceiver light variations are focus
ed on sensitised paper which
moves gradually across the light
source until Its entire surface is
printed. The print then is develop
ed like an ordinary photograph.
Used By Papers
"Commercially this system is
used largely by newspapers, but
a dozen or so broadcast stations
have established more or less
regular periods for picture broad
casts as entertainment.
"The other permanent record
method facsimile transmission
resembles phototelegraphy. Any
kind of a written or printed mes
sage or sketch is seni ny wire or
radio as though it were a photo
graph. At the receiver it is repro-
ilnoAd in nhotorraoblc form or
traced by chemical action or by
pen or pencil."
ORE than 300 extra players
appear in Clara Bow's new
starring picture entitled
"The Fleet's In!" garbed in the
uniform of the United States
naw. For the most part, the
men selected were ex-naval men
so that authentic and realistic at
mospbere could be obtained.
"The Fleet's In!" is the feature
attraction at the Elsinore theatre
Clara Bow gives one of her
strongest characterizations in this
picture, according to advance re
ports. Critics hav ebeen lavish
with their praise of the work of
the flaming haired star.
James Hall and Jack Oakie
have the featured supporting
roles, with a capable cast sur
The story concerns Miss Bow,
portraying the role of a dance hall
hostess, who is the center of a ri
valry between Hall and Oakie.
How the story is brought to a
brilliant climax, is one of the
man7"surprising and entertaining
features of the film.
Radio Activity in Campaign
Declared Cause of
WASHINGTON. Oct. 30.
(AP) The hand that rocks the
cradle and guides the vacuum
sweeper now turns the radio dial
to a political speech.
Radio, which has brougbt pou-
tics to the hearthside and into the
kitchen as never before, is be
lieved largely responsible for what
promises to be a tremendously in
creased feminine vote November
C. Women, who never attended
a political meeting, now have poli
tics brought to them as they do
their housework in the day or
spend leisure hours in the eve
From all parts of the country
come reports of huge increases in
the registration of women voters.
Some of the credit for stimulating
feminine Interest in political af
fairs is given by broadcasters and
political observers to the League
of Women Voters' weekly broad
casts of debates on national is
sues. A hook-up of 24 stations
carried these debates to millions
of listeners In all sections of the
Many Letters Sent ,
The League received thousands
of letters from women in every
state, evidencing the widespread
interest In the project. The great
est appreciation of the service is
voicea. League leaders say, by
women wno reside on Isolated
farms and other remote places. In
addition to these nation-wide
broadcasts, the League has uti
lized the radio in state and com
muny broadcasts in its non-par
tisan campaign to "get out the
special errorts to capture the
women's vote via the microphone
are being made by both major
pantes. women speakers and
men orators go on the air with
talks designed especially to ap
peal to the feminine mind.
players, in high moments of the
The Capitol will offer four fine
Vitaphone vaudeville acts on this
bill, consisting of Jack Benny in
Bright Moments." Carolyn Snow-
den tt Co. A hot dance orchestra
offering modern numbers you'll
like. Murray and LaVere, "The
Accordion 'and the Imitator" and
a fast comedy skit featuring Jay
C. Filppen. in 'the ha mwhat am'.
This bill will run up to and in
PARIS. Oct. 30. (AP) Radio
churchgoers." sitting quietly at
nome, nave determined the ap
pointment of the preacher at Notre
The Reverend Henry Pinard de
La Boullaye, just named to this
post, was chosen because he ful
filled the ideas of the many thou
sands of radio fans who express
ed their performance in letters.
They did not name the man, but
they suggested certain qualifica
tions, and the Archbishop of Par
Is. Cardinal Dubois, selected Pin
ard de La Boullaye.
History On Radio
PARIS, Oct. 30 (AP)
French radio listeners are taking
more and more journeys Into the
past. Incidents in French history
have become so popular that two
were produced in the same week.
SATURDAY, NOV. S
(By The Associated Press)
Football again will have
:he right of way on the
radio November 3. Among
scheduled games are, time
being Eastern Standard:
Northwestern vs. Minne
sota WCCO KSTP at 3:00:
KTW at 2:45: WABC. WOR
and other Columbia system
stations at 2:45.
Dartmouth vs. Yale
1:45 WEAF WEEI WTIC
WLIT WRC WGR WCAE
Ohio vs. Princeton 1:45
WJZ WHAM HWK WCX
Chicago vs. Penn. 2:45
Marines vs. St. Xavier
Pitt vs. Syracuse 2:00
Harvard vs. Lehigh
So. Calif, vs. Stanford
Wisconsin vs. Ala. 2:45
Included in other broad
casts to be announced will
be those by WSAI WRVA
WWJ WGN WLS
CLEVER COMEDY TO
BE OFFERED HERE
The First Circuit Repertory
Company of the Moroni Olsen
players will present "Expressing
Willie." by Rachel Crothers at El
sinore Theatre on Wednesday.
November 14.' as the first of a
series of three plays that they will
offer this season under the aus
pices of Salem Lions and Kiwanis
club. This will mark the opening
of the sixth season of the com
pany, since Moroni Olsen. Janet
Young and Byron Kay Foulger
founded It In Ogden." Utah, and
launched it with a circuit of 15
cities in four states.
"Expressing Willie" is a play of
such distinctly American flavor
that every one of its brilliant and
penetrating lines will strike a
responsive note in its audience,
It is the story of a successful
business man, still in his thirties,
who with the main struggle of his
business career done, begins to
sigh for new worlds to conquer
and is led by his restless search
into the influence of the contem
porary cult of "temperament" and
The play develops around the
mother's campaign assisted by
Minnie, a former home town
sweetheart of Willie to open his
eyes to the quality of his new
friends. In the end Willie s eyes
are completely opened and he be
gins "expressing hlmselr as he
never had quite the courage, or
determination to do before.
The characters in the play are
drawn with Immense cleverness
by Miss Crothers. and the players
bring to their portrayal the fine
ensemble work and the careful
individual attention to detail and
motives that makes every one of
their presentations distinctive.
FLIERS IDE AIDED
BY 010 H
WASHINGTON. (AP) Con-!
struction of a radio networs: irem
New York to Salt Lake City,
which will help fliers combat fog
and other hazards on the national
transcontinental airway', will be
completed about the first of the
The Airways Division of the De
partment of Commerce, which is
establishing the system to pro
mote the Bafety and comfort of
flying and to provide for reliabil
ity of schedules, is placing radio
communication stations and direc
tive beacons on the air routes of
the country. The communication,
or control, stations will give in
formation on weather and landing
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radio marker beacons will serve
as navigation directors.
The first station on the route is
at Hadley field. New Brunswick,
N. J. The second is the Bureau
of Standards experimental station
at Bellefonte, Pa., which is being
used to guide airplanes on the air
way in that vicinity. The third
communication station, located at
the Cleveland airport, is rapidly
nearing completion. The Cleve
land station will guide pilots fly
ing to Toledo and a station at
Goshen, Ind.. will direct them
from Toledo to Lansing, III.,
where they can pick up the Chi
The new 50.000-watt transmit
ter of WLW. Cincinnati, is to g0
on the air for Us first remit.
broadcast Monday evening. Octo
oer 29. The occasion will bring
to listeners a special six-hour pro
gram, starting at o'clock. Dar
ing tests the new outfit was heard
iij Canada, Mexico and by ship.
60 Enjoy Party
At M. fi. Church
STAYTON. Ore.. Ort 9 a
(Special )-A bout t members' of
n xneinoaist church andv their
friends enjoyed a Hallowe'en par
- ty at the Booker ' home Friday
slight. Mesdames Booker, Ward
axnd CaspeU had charge of the af
fair which provided many thrills.
A contract has. been signed,
pending approval of stockholders
of the Charles Freshman .Co., Inc.
placing the firm In control of the
majority stock of the Fred-Else-tnann
radio corporation. It Is the
Intention to seek a new factory lo
cation In the near future to place J. O
both concerns under one roof.
SCHOOL MEET HELD
JEFFERSON. Ore.. Oct. 30.
(Special) The district Sunday
school convention was held in the
Evangelical church Sunday after
noon with Dr. J. O. Van Winkle,
ygfsident, in the chair. The in
vocation was led by the Rev. Mr.
Smith of Marion.
Special numbers included a pi
ano dnet by Mary Louise Fontaine
and Mrs. J. O. Van Winkle, a vo
cal solo by Miss Genevieve Wild,
and another by Geraldlne Jones.
The Rev. Rex Dallas of Albany
gave an address on the' Sunday
school program. The Rev. Mr. Ter
ry listed' reasons for attendnig
Sunday school: Learning to be
regular, learning principles, learn
ing religion, developing leader
ship, opportunity for service and
The Rev. Mr. Nelson spoke on
reasons for knowing the bible;
Its influence o nrivtlizatlon. its
theme. Christ, and it ability to
Officers were elected for the
coming year as follows: President,
Prof. Bennett: vice president. Dr,
Van Winkle: secretary-trea
surer. Miss Anna Klampe.
"Caught in the Fog," a Warner
Bros.' Vitaphone picture, starring
May McAvoy and Conrad Naeel. is
now playing at the Bligh's Capitol I
The all-star cast includes Mack
Swain, Charles Gerrard, Ruth
Cherrington. Emil Chautard and
Hugh Herbert. The nlav wa
adapted from a Jerome Kinetnn
tory by Charles R. Condon and
Howard Bretherton directed. 1
me action takes place aboard a
fogbound and abandoned house
boat off the Florida coast, and
has to do with the hilarious and
mysterious quest of thieves and
cops for a string of pearls. Vita
phone spurs the already swift
action to a hurricane of laughter
- being used as symphonic accom
paniment, and for voices of
LOW PRICED SETS
PARIS. Oct. 30. (AP) The
1928 'Salon d la T. S. F.." the
French annual r&dlo expositlon,-
was notable for lower priced re
ceiving sets. Makers have found
the market for the super de luxe
sets growing less active.
SEEK RADIO FUND
PARIS. Oct. 30. (AP) A
group of members of parliament
representing agricultural districts
of France have decided to appeal
for special funds out of which to
advance loans to farmers desiring
to install good radio sets.
Socket filament lighting for di
rect current tubes Is easily obtain
able, Dublller advises, through the
use of a battery charger capable
of delivering sufficient output and
proper choke coils and bypass con
densers. The condensers must hav
the a capacity of 2.000 mfd.
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Station In Cuba
Is Almost Ready
HAVANA. Oct. 30. fAP)
Latin merica's largest broadcast1
station will be located here on the
roof of the Hotel Plaza.
The station, it is planned, will
be opened early In November with
a program of Internationally fa
mous entertainers. If present
plans are carried through, the in
augural address will be delivered
by President Machado of Cuba.
Three steel towers rising 60
feet higher than historic Morro
Castle at the entrance of Havan-
na harbor, already are in place. A
studio large enough to accommo
date a regimental band is being
erected on the Plaza roof. Equip
ment awaits Installation.
Army Radio Net
Saves Huge Sum
WASHINGTON. Oct. '30. (AP)
The commercial value of radio
traffic over the network of the
war department used by various
governmental agencies amounted
to $284,288 durin the fiscal
year 192 8. As the actual cost of
sending this traffic was $43,340,
a saving of $240,888 was effected
by utilizing the governmental sys
tem, army radio men say.
Reports from the seventh an
nual Chicago radio show indicate
that it was far ahead of the 192?
exposition in the amount of dealer
and jobber business.
A million receivers in less than
a year is the record of one manu
facturer, Atwater-Kent, bringing
the company's total output since
1922 to 2.000.000 receivers.
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