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HTTP m WILL INVESTIGATE Attack oh Radio Truit Cut From Air WASHINGTON <U.P)~Th« fedwai rtdio commission Monday'aiked the radio division of th* commerce department to make t . inquiry into th* unidentified SOS call which interrupted th* radio ftddres* Saturday night of termer Senator James A. R«*d of Missouri. BroadAsting ^ad b*en stopped in New york *r*a whil* »ution WABC v *» transmitting Reed's speech, In which h* denounced the "radio tniat" from Sedallt, Mf>. The-commission asked th* commerce department's radio division to ascertain, thru its »upervls"or* in Baltimore and New York, -who broadcast the SOS and which stations closed during tib* broadcast W. T. Terrell, chief of the division, will direct the inve»tigation. Under the federal radio tommisSiori act, broadcasting of a false SOS mar be punished by a $5,600 fine; a five-year prison sentence, or both. Meanwhile, several other investigations into the incident'are under way. At New York, the Columbia Broadcasting company, owner of station WABC, has "begun an Inquiry, as has the radio corporation of America. Officials of the latter said they were checking at the Radio Marine corporation In an attempt to find the source of the SOS. The occurrence was brought to the attention of the senate Monday when Senator Dill, democrat, Washington, asserted "miracles are hip^ pening to prevent dissolution of the radio trust." L.

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  1. Ames Daily Tribune,
  2. 10 Jun 1930, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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