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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker TIMES, CUMBERLAND,.' MD., ; MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1948 .THIRTEEN Radio Ringside By John M. Cooper By Jimmy Hado NEW YORK —. (INS) —; The "0. Bureau of Internal Revenue has not approved any capital gains- deal between Jack Benny and the Columbia Broadcasting System and there is a very good chanc* that it may not do so. The bureau itself has made no statement on the matter except that-it is studying this-.type of problem. • ; But according ' to authoritative sources, 'the 1 bureau'regards its approval ol the Amos'TI Andy -capital gains, deal .with' CBS as an.isolated case, and one that does not necessarily apply to any other situation. • • ' ..'•'•' ' Inquiries have" teen' made to the bureau about other'cases, but none /has,been pnsented. for an official 1 decision.. Presumably, the other ;'ca»es include Phil Harris-and Alice •Fmye, Bed Skelton, Fibber McGee .'and' any others" which. CBS. has 1 ' f reportedly shown an interest to acquiring Irom. 'NBC.'r. • • f The bureau's, reasoning' is said to • be M follows: In the .Jnos 'N Andy deal, CBS bought the entire show. .It 'can fire the originators and.hire ne<- o-.es to play .the .parts, since'the actors "appear under fiction!*"-names. But the Jack ::ennyshow obviously would'be nothing'.without Jack Benny. • • •. . Therefore,, the'. bureau is under-.stood to feel that in-the Amos "N 1 Andy, deal, a' property right was transferred which'would legitimate' ly be .subjected.to the capital-gains tax.- But the' Jack ' Benny, deal raises factors that require .examination from a different viewpoint. The same reasoning would apply to Harris, Skelton, 'or any other actors who appear, under their own, or .stage, names.and. not as fictional characters.' • •.-•••••• :••••. This -would explain r why CBS has said nothing About buying the Jack Benny show and has announced only'that. Benny is going, to. be on the CBS network starting Jau, 2. It would', seem to' indicate very definitely that CBS. has: not bought it and will not dp so until and unless the tax officials signify their approval. '.. • . NETWORK PROGRAMS • Time is eastern »Undard. For central standard subtract ont hour, for mountain standard subtract two hours. Som« local stations clmngt hour of relay to flt local'schedules.. Last minute progr»m changes cannot be included. MONDAY, DICIMIIR 27 Iv«ming COO—K«ws Broadcast—nbc Newscast Every Day—cba Network Sllont Hour—nbc-east Kiddles Hour (repeat)—abc-wost Network Silent (1 hr.)—mbs-east ' Kiddles Hour (repeat)—mbi^weBt H15—Sports: Mualc Tlroe—^nbo • • . Discussion Series—cbi., .'.V/.'^.;:^, »:45—Newscast byThree—nbc .- -•'•-•'Lowell Thomas trepoat ll)-£b»;" : TlOO—Supper Club—nbc-bulo The Boulah Skit—oba • -• •, N»«* ana Commentary—tbu-' — . Fulton Xrwls.'Jr.—mbi, -. I Tits—N«TTI iina Comment—nb*" Judc Smith Show—cb» .. Dally CommtnUry—aba, . DinntrD«.t»—mb«" . TrtC—Vm Dunmt Qulntit—nb« . Bob Crosby. Club—cba • -•' -• I/on» Raneer Drama—aba KCTTS Coxnmvnt—mb> 7:45—Mswi Commcnt—nbo. , Netni Broadcast—cbs • , . ' Sports Comment—mba -' 1:00—Cavalcade or America—nbc . Inner Sanctum, Mystery—cb» Gordon McRae Show—abo The Falcon Adventure—mba . .. li»0—Howard Barlow Concert—nbo Godfrey Talent Scouts—cba Greeory Hood Drama—Biba H*i—Henry Taylor Talk—abe »:S5—Hy GirdnsrSsys—mbi . t:OO—VooThees Concert—nbc. The Radio Theater— cba Glenn Osser Muslo—abc • Gabriel Heatter Comment—mb* 1:1&—News Broadcast—mbs '' 1:30—Dr. L Q. Quiz Show—nbo .Stars In 'the Klght—abc Flab & Hunt Club—mb« 1:55—Neirs lor 5 Mlnutca—mba . 10:00—Contented Concert—nbo My Friend Irma—cba Mows Commentary—abc Korn's a Krackin'—mbs . . • . 10:1i—Xews Broadcast—abo 10:30—Radio City Playhouae—nbo •• Bob Hawk Quiz—cba On Trial, Forum—abc Dance Band Show—mb« ... 11iOO—Xi-wt. Variety, 2 hr».—cba Sews SJid Dance Band—abc ICewa, Dance Band 2 hrs.—mba 11:1S—;News t Vjirlety to 1—nbo 12:00—DanelnB Continued—abc-ir«rt AUNT HET By ROBERT QUILLEN JU rich folks ^hlg-h-hattea me, I could at least understand it; but it puzzles.and aggravates me t« be snubbed by folks M com• »on is I am. - -'' . ,' Francois Bolssier, French inven- '« tor, perfected a storage battery in ,', , which, iodine-is-the-active'-material. They'll Do It Every Time MRS.TREMBLECHIN- ALWAYS USED TO,. PARKTHc FAMILY' CLUNK OUT IN THE •MlDDLE'OFTHE- 'STREET—-'. By Al Capjt- Perry Como Show Tested On Video , NEW YORK—VP}—As a test to see/literacy, how-things work 1 out, the' Friday : edition or the .Perry Como..Supper Club on'NBC is being televised as it is broadcast. The .trial will run three weeks', then II results are'satisfactory.. It may. become a regular thing on: a more elaborate scale, - . This "show thus joins the growing list .-of programs that have 1 -taken to telecasting as an .adjunct to their broadcasts. The first • combination show was the. Christmas Eve presentation, the picture relay going to the six-city East coast network. . A previous adoption to' radio-TV was the Godfrey. Talent Scouts on CBS, which in embracing television has nevertheless stuck generally to its radio pattern., Plans are 1 being made for., full broadcast by all'networks of President Truman';>• State.of^ the Union Message-to'a joint session, of Congress, scheduled' for January 5. The time is 1 p. m'.' In view of the importance of .the occasion, a pool .telecast to the east coast network probably will. be in eluded. On the air tonight: NBC—8 Gene Tiemey la "The Indigo Girl;"-Howard Barlow . Concert; 9:30 I. Q. Quiz; 10 Contented Concert; 10:30 Radio City Playhouse "Strange Identity." CBS—8 Inner Sanctum; 9 Radio Theater "Luck of the Irish,"' Jack Benny Special Guest ;.lp; ; My Friend Irrna; 10:30'Bob Hawk' Quiz.. '- . . ABC :7:30 Lone Banger; 8 Gordon Macrae .Show,- "The Desert Song;",>9.Let's Go To-the'-Met; 9:30 Stars'in'the Nlght;'.".10:15'Earl Godwin. • • ... MBS—8'The Falcon; 8:30'Gregory Hood Casebook; .9:30 rish^and. Hunt Club; -10:30 ' Los'' Angeles' ..Times Sports Award Banquet.. WTBO HIGHLIGHTS . • ' . TODA3T • I ' ' 4:00' BackBtagB V, r ile (NBC). . 4:15 SUlla Dallas (KBC). 4:30 Lorenzo Jones-(NBC).' : , 4:45 Young Wldder Brown (NBC). 5:00 Jlvo »t. Five.. 5:30 News.. ' . ' 5:45 The Old Chisholm Trail. 6:00 News, 8:15 David" Hose show. 6:30 The Sportsman's Corner. 6:45 Headline! In chemistry. 7:00 The Sapper- Club (NBC). 7:15 Nf«6 o£ the.World (NBC). .' 1:30 'Art Van Damme Quintet (NBC). 7:45 U. V. Kajtenbora. (NBC). . 8:00 Cavalcade of America (NBC) . • 8:30 Howard Barlow:Prog;r«m (NBC). 8:00 Donald Voorhecs Concert (NBC). 9:30 Dr. I. Q. (NBC).10:00- Contented Hour'(NBC). 10:30 'Kailo City. Playhouse (NBC). 11:00 News. • ' 11:15 Music lor'Moods. •ii:30 Appointment With Music (NBC). 12:00. News (J.~BC). TOMORROW 6:00 Breaklast on a Platter. • 6:15 Newi. • • . ' 6:20 -Breakfast on » Platter. .. 7:30 . News. 7:35 Breakfast on a Platter. 8:00 World News. Sound-Dp CNBC). i8:15 The Minute Parade. 8:45' Morning Meditation. . 0:00 Honeymoon In New York (NBC). 9:30 Music lor Tuesday. 8:55 News. 10:00. TYed Warl_- Show (NBC). . • 10:30 Boad of Life (NBC). 10:45 The Brighter Day (NBC): . 11:00 This 1« Nora Drake (NBC)'. 11:15 We Love .& Learn (NBC). ' 11:30 Jack Bcrch'Show.(NBC).'. , 11:45 Music ac Mid-Day. 1S:15 Mld-D«y New«. ' . 12:55 The Bandstand. 12:45 R.- r. D. - . '. 1:00' Concert Aln. 1:30 News. • 1:35 Cadence 120. 1:45 Here's Jack Kilty (NBC). '3:00 Walter O'Kcefe's Double or •Jfothlnj.-(SBC). 2:30 . Today':. Children (NBC).. - v 2:45 Interludes. 2:55 News. 3:00 Life Can' 1 be Beautiful (NBC). 3:15 Ma Perkins (NBC), 3:30 Pepper Young's Tamlly (NBC). 3:45. Right to Happiness (NBC). Goes to. South America >, SINGAPORE i — 'm — A, 20-year veteran'of••Pacific, waters, the passenger-cargo-ship Marella is paying her last visit to Singapore. ' • ' The-ship, is'being'transferred by the Bums Philip Line-to her new owner,.-P. B. .Pandelis, .and,' after a trip, to Shanghai will-^go • to South America. The'Marella for' the past two 'decades has .operated principally -on.the Singapore-Australia route! Automotive Hint. During the winter, water'some- times enters . the . door • lock of an automobile and freezes, making it difficult' to open - the • door. This can easily;-.be remedied by Inserting the key-and holding the -flame of a match -beneath it, causing the ice to melt. . ' ; [ndians to Airplanes An TJidian'path..became'the first scheduled airplane route in America. An early, railroad between New York and Philadelphia'followed the path, and the airplane route, built in 1910. 'followed the railroad. Mary Haiobrth's Mail Edltor'i Note:. Honor, itudent ill through hlsti school, lad flunks im' portant. college: test, blames tin for ••pestering' aim, -and «lu 'mother's ad- .vice. . ' • DEAR 'MARY HAWORTH: My son Dick, who was an.honor-student all- through',high 'school, and has always been devoted, to-his family, is away at college now; and as it happens, he recently flunked an important test. He is. taking it hard and has written to ask my advice on what to . dp about his • sirl- .problem. .' ... He is engaged to. Polly, a nice home-town girl?- who is stubborn and selfish; .however; and .because he. hasn't .been writing'to her as often- as she wrote, him, 'she sent him a letter "Which said in. effect that if he can't write as often as she does, • then -they ought- to call, the whole .thing off. . '. . Dick 'wants to. go on. with his studies and get ahead .in the world, yet-he doesn't want- to. hurt Polly; and .1 think she ought to appreciate how hard. he is studying and - not nag him constantly about writing. I blame this mail for his failure in the test, because his mind is not at rest;, and he' realizes that, too. Therefore he asks if he should break the engagement, as Polly'suggests. Incidentally, Polly tells me that even though she sent the letter, she doesn't want to break with Dick. She said her idea was to scare him. I know,, in my heart and soul, that she' isn't the right girl lor him, but should: I 'say that to him? Should I attempt to advise, in response to his questions,; or'is-It wiser to mind'my o;mi business?'"' " ."••••••' " Lad's Problems Refer To Being "Mom?*" Boy DEAR C. R.: Obviously you .want to be helpful to.Dick, to the best of your knowledge and ability; and at this writingvyou.-are trying-.sincere-, y to deal objectively, with-his dis- ;ress. But. even, so, your, letter' af- 'o'rds a'full array of implications to :he-effect that Dick is'a "mom's" boy,: and fundamentally that's- his. problem. By surface count he is admirable, a devoted, son and-honor student all 1 ;hrbugh hig-h school. But figuratively he has no mind of his-own as yet" His driving force-is :desire : -to 5lease' you,'by measuring: up. to goals. ,'ou expectantly urge as commensurate with his "ability" and the worldly success you want him to have. By the same token, fear' of disap- pointing, hence grieving you, is -his! principal source of, anxiety. Achieving, honor-status -in highj school is one thing; maintaining the same rank in college Is quite another. Average intelligence plus grinding application may achieve the former; but natural brilliancy and native studious'interest are required for the latter. And the ambitious "grind" who enters college not knowing this is in for a series of ego-jolts that may end in nervous breakdown, unless r.e and. his family relax their demands on his 'average equipment—which has a bearing on Dick's present tizzy, I think.. Chooses His Girl In Mother-Image HAVING Uunlced an important test, Dick is "taking it hard," letting you know it (a form of stricken apology),, and..with .your tacit encouragement • he is shifting the blame 'for failure to Polly's shoulders. The last is very unmanly in a college-age lad, "even if he felt it were true, which it can't be, literally, for-the reason, that he (or .his rearing) is primarily responsible for how well or ill he supports romantic vicissitudes., common to youth. No doub't it's 1 a'fact- that Polly's desire for constant correspondence conflicts with feverish study undertaken in response to your success- demands on him; but having a,demanding mother, it's almost inevitable that he would affiliate, sentimentally, .with a demanding girl cast in the mother-image. And having, failed an important exami that was •• "over his. head," his defensive child-reflex, fn^repovUnu. to you, is ':o plead • extenuating circumstance and :cast himself'on-your pity with proffer of atonement,—all implicit in- his blaming Polly and -asking if he should break with her. Ee knows, of course, that you think Polly Isn't good enough' .for him;-and her sharp..letter came'',at an opportune time "to suggest' Ithis mom-appeasing • maneuver" to 'his unconscious mind. For advice: 1. Write-him kindly to make hie-own' decision -about Polly, .that it's "a matter too vital and personal for you to influence. 2. Study "Their Mothers' 'Sons," by Dr. Edward 'A. Strecker\ (Lippincott, .publishers), :en deeply-examine and constructively revise your whole approach to helping him become a real man— confident, • unified. and • rational in dealing with life. (Copyright, The Washington Post) (Distributed by Kins Features Syndicate) The Worry Clinic =~-— By Dr. Gcorfe W. Crane EDITOR'S 'NOTE:. There is an ari to answermn - questions. Thus salesmen may have the technical Information for answering their, critics, but Jack ' the psychological technique for - doing- so; Too often they snapplly answer the prospect's queries, .*but lose the sale, 1 'because they have beaten down • his ego In • the process. ' CASE S-249: Meredith R,, aged 35, is a prominent; executive of a life insurance company: ' "Dr. .Crane,"what do you'consider the most overlooked problem in salesmanship?" he queried, as we sat at the speakers' table during a salesmen's banquet. "You have taught courses in salesmanship at the university, so maybe you can give us a-new perspective." Slcill With Questions Among the several critical prob- lams in modern salesmanship, the aU ln a critlo aBamst the wall as one I should like to stress today ne atly as' a professional knife- is "so universally. overlooked, that I wish to highlight it again in. this column. In fact, the salesman, as well as the public -speaker, often tends to show a little, hostility to internip- tion and vaguely intimates that the customer • or questioner Is critical or hostile. '. ' \Sometimes that is "really .the case. For the members of the audience or even the sales prospect occasionally seem 'to. delight in tripping up the one who-has been speaking. . - :__ Pause And Praise , . Moreover, many people : raise questions 'not because they are particularly interested in -the answers, jut' just, so they can stand up :in open meeting and be- heard from, or appear intelligent. : '' They crave; a. certain .amount,of ego inflation. It'behooves' a'sales- man or public speaker,' 'therefore, to'Tecognize this'fact. - Never, be guilty of battering down the 1 questioner's, vanity, by" a : curt answer or a too snappy reply, which acts like the short jab of the'boxei' to his opponent's jaw. '>'•'•-. When you receive -a- question, whether it be. put in-a critical manner or-is simply-an innocent query for information, be sure 'to^. mark time momentarily, and turn'-, on a jig smile; Then "pause and praise", your prospect's' 'astuteness or thoughtfulness in- making"the query. "I'm very glad you raised-that question about the. insurance rate, Mr. Brown;" the'salesman can reply. "If more 1 men showed your grasp 'of financial -matters and were .as particular to.get to the bottom of all the 'facts, our .-prospects would better realize what they are buying. "As you know,' Mr.' Brown; too. many people purchase insurance without fully understanding' just what they have paid for." Ll'L ABNER THE. OUEST/ON GIMME " is ON rr THEY'RE CALUN' MY NUMBER.': 1 ' THIS is MY BIG CHANCE H '• COUNTRY IS HARRYS. TRUMAN Jt IKNOW THf. PRESIDENT,, or? DONT START THIS CAR: I COUNT'THREE By Frank Godwin RUSTY R1LEY • I HAD TO PULL THAT ZOOM M£tifJWHttf AT- W£ TKACK. IT SURELY. MR.M1LES. <50LUV/ I THOUGHT cn,<?£ewwz. f I LIKED IT.' GOOP 'MORN1NS," DOC/ HOW'S\ ~£ ' £%£ HT W« BLAZE? HAVE HIM BSOUGHT I ^niTTafin/E«M ; r»ir win \»-iii (XF^c? T / 'BCUT-TO 6IVt HIM I OUI. WILL 1UU/M.WS5 t iv •/ « M /M-n-CWiuC-1 WANT MY FRIEND COLONEL * MMm SWAMP, |, BUCHANAN ID HAVE A. '.. GOOD LOOK ATHIM TO CLEAR THOSE'TREES. FROM HEPE ON IT'LL ?& SMOOTH FLYING. . By Miltn i Caitiff- STEVE CANYON ...,THAr5 OWLY PACT OF-MY - X WELL^EE-WE'LL.-: TEOUBLE...I NEEP THc MONEY, \PAV OFF THAT BUT ALSO I'VE MISgEP VOU. 1 I'VE/A5SOON t6 16ETA\Y- • LONESOME FOE. YOUR yTKAVELERS CHECKS; ' . COMPAMY.I r-—-^f KOI,', CHE£TAH;THEN- • WHY- SVZE, FANCY —I'LL LSN'P YOU MONEY TO.PAY YOLK HOTEL BILL... I WONT BEAT AEOIMP Asoirrn; MI5S WWCY, WHY DID \RcEP.' IVE BEEN YOU K< ME TO MEET YOU IW A. PUBUC PAEK?~ l'O HAVE SONS HOTa,... YOU ONCE VOLUNTEERED ID PEOTECT MS, KEEP, AMP I BOOTED >DU OUT.' KOW 'I'M. PRA6SIN& -HOPING YOUH OFFEfc 5TIU- 5TANP5/ LOCKEP OUT OF MY EOOMS.' LOCK.SOWA PALE/ SHE SEEMED I RlOHTi' IT STUCK OCTT ALL.CVER NERVOUS, I HER*.. 1 MUST e=T/AT THAT'' SIR/ ^ 6RANDV VCE3.".'. AND •IN HCUR£/ , PLEASE! BEEN VERY KIND..BUT: 1'LL.TAKE MAJOR: DESMOND/ I'D U<E TO ' INVESTIGATE MAJOR'S / THERE'S CASK—I'LL BET A COOKIE THE I . A SPIflOT, CONTENrTS ARE /~-J* .r—^\ SIR—SHALL RUBIES, Ncrr &gg& „ &L i TURN BRANDY/.TSKST ,.. JB«V IT? BUGS BUNNY *O*RY, I WHAT A. STRIKING DOC/ A TIC. ELMEK/ IT'S BBAUT1RJU/ THAT'LL COST JUST DOLLAR? FOR WHAT? By Edgar. Martin BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES Ht .M CWSXSWKS WftTCHtO "WE. 0\.O HOVLQW HOURS WITHOUT 'VMl • By Lymah Youttf TIM TYLER'S LUCK "AARDVARKS.' ANTEATERS/r IT'D BETT£(?.8E.SPUD, IP WE HOPE. TO MEET UP WITH ADAM EVERTON THERE/ BUT WHAT IF THE UNMARKED LAKE WE'RE HEADED • FOR ISN'T REALLY SERPENT LAKE TIM? LET'S GO'SEE WHAT'S GOT FRISKY SO EXOTED- FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS THERE rr is!'OUR HOUCAY HOUSE PARTY is ABOUT ib CDWMEWCE. ' - ' THATS. WHAT. I AS f YOU WHAT ARE YOU LOOKiMS- ..LARD? ' J ELBOW ternational music competition will take place from Sept. 19 to. Oct.- 2', . ICE-BOX! ' } UP E-E-EVER J HERE. 'SAW/ ^/WE'HEAT OUK HOUSES. EL5OTJ (52,570) will be awarded to. the best performers in singing, piano, andj .wood-wind and string instruments. Musicians -of any. country between the ages of 15 and 30 ar.d of either sex are eligible to compete POOR PA Bj> CLAUDE CALLAN Uy Dudley Fittict :* GEE WWITH, MYRTLE.' I DO.M'T SEE WHY THE MEN WHO DRAW THE COMICS ALWAYS /ViAKETHE FATWEP. 'WASMTi-IE DISHES/ ITHlNK . IT'S. AWFULLY . FUNNY/ is wisllin' she had :i fac ,iob with sliort houi'S. Slic By tlife time Mr.. Brown is feeling so good tp have been.complimented in front of -his wife or business associates, that he "is already-in .a friendly mood, so tie will give your, answer a better break. , ' . ' The. Art Of Stalling- 'This pause not only removes the tension from the/verbal exchange and also inflates the vanity of the prospect, but likewise gives the speaker or salesman a think up the best possible answer. It is a deft . way. of stalling for time. Pew people, however, are adept in this delicate psychological procedure. For the normal tendency Is to snap at the one who. critically JM asks us the question and try. to beat his ears back with our logic. I have seen good salesmen verb- thrower may outline a man's contour .with his daggers/ : But that inflates the ego o£ the salesman, not of the. customer! And the crux in salesmanship is to Inflate the pride of the buyer! . (Copyright by The.Uopltins Syndicate, Inc.] Competition -Planned , GENEVA— (;P}— Geneva's fifth in- 1949, the organizing- committee decided recently. " : ': ' Pi'izes totalling 11,000 Swiss francs , saj-s ihc government don't allow a 'man 'to rnnkc a. slave of a Tvoma.n unless she's Ms lawful ivifc.