Radio stars (Oct 1938)

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BY LOIS SVENSRUD No matter how hard he has been working, Jack Benny always has enough energy to romp with Joan Naomi, his and Mary Liv- ingstone's adopted daugh- ter. Both fond parents agree that the wee lass is just about perfect. A West Coast guessing game program gives the audience tin crickets to click when they have the right answer. Buddy Twiss, who conducts the Crickets show with Joe Parker, holds the mike to- ward an anxious answerer. WEST COAST CHATTER BOB BURNS couldn't wait to initiate his three- months-old daughter, Barbara Ann, into the mys- teries of radio. He already has bought a small radio for the youngster's room, but the nurse insists on tuning it to soft music—even on Thursday nights! A DAY or two before the arrival of his daughter, Gretchen, Norris (Abner) Goff was the picture of calm. Already a father, he was prepared to face the second ordeal with a display of quiet bravery. But, as the arrival day drezv closer, he became more and more upset. The night before the event, Abner didn't close an eye. Not until the nurse brought the good news did he stop pacing the hospital floor. Then, in no time, he rented the room next to his wife's and slept for thirteen hours straight. LUM W ABNER may sound around a hundred years old on the air, but they're just boys at heart. When they paid a recent visit to the lad whose racer they sponsored in the annual soap box derby, the Pine Ridge pair became so en- grossed in the car that they were two minutes late for their broadcast. ([Continued on page 9) Charlie McCarthy enjoyed his opera- tion for knee-action and termites be- cause of the attention he got. Edgar hired a nurse and brought him posies.