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of ' attend. ses Pres with Tip 7:30 can boy ten instruments, doesn't read a note of music, Lester Alvin Burnette, full name; Smiley, he adopted, after becoming comedian; "one: man is another of nisi sobri- band, quets; knows the words and music, music, of more than 4,000, songs started with Gene Autry, 12 years ago on the WLS radio station in Chicago; most recent appearance with. Autry was in " BelhV'ol Ca-,"' lavish rodeo story produced produced by Republic, which I comes -to the Diana theatre Wednesday and Thursday. In casting 'circles he's Frog Millhouse in all'j Autry -pictures. He recently turned out a "Smiley Burnette Song Book," containing 52: numbers ,he has written. Altogether he has composed composed J. 6 5 songs. He is married to Dalllce McConnell, former tnews- pape columnlBt. His parents'live near him, and two adopted children children grace the 'Burnette ranch . at to Boston fervor, -"untouched curling

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  1. The Tipton Daily Tribune,
  2. 11 May 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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