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The influence of the radio reporter and the news analyst has been explored for the Atlantic by an American historian, DIXON WECTER, in a series of three articles. In our June issue, Mr. Wecter examined the relationships between the FCC, the networks, the radio stations, and those companies which sponsor the commentators. Last month he scrutinized the individual records of a number of the commentators, their reliability, their prejudices, and their mistakes. In this third article, he continues that scrutiny and comes to his conclusions.
Associate Editor, Minneapolis Star-Journal, and Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota Formerly Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Trust Company, Cleveland, Ohio Chairman of the Economic Policy Commission of the American Bankers Association
SUMMARY. — The daughter of a mining engineer who trained her to be self-reliant, BETTY MACDONALD was born in 1908 and spent her childhood in some of the more rugged spots of this hemisphere — in Mexico, Idaho, and Montana. She entered the University of Washington expecting to major in art. But instead she fell in love and married. Bob, her husband, was fired with the idea of opening a chicken ranch on the Northwest Coast, and by pooling their wedding presents, their savings, and a small legacy, he and Betty scraped together $1500, enough to purchase forty acres, a six-room log house, a barn, two small chicken houses, twelve pullets, and, as spring came on, ten cartons, each carton containing one hundred baby chicks.