As Fred enters, he gets onto Harry Vonzel about the importance of split second timing to pull off a quality radio show. Despite the focus on the close timing, Fred makes note that the show still runs long every week. Texaco News of the Week focuses on Fred doing a man on the street interview. Topics include playing bingo, gambling, bingo, movies, more bingo, and domestic troubles. Did I mention bingo? It’s the latest rage that’s sweeping the nation. Kenny Baker sings, Georgia On My Mind.
After a musical transition, Fred pokes some fun at his bandleader, Al Goodwin, then Portland enters to talk about Campfire Girls.
She also brings news of Kenny’s new job as an auctioneer’s shill. What’s a shill? just listen in as Fred becomes an unwilling participant in one of Kenny’s auctions. The Martins sing, La Conga.
A round table forum includes an Army officer from a local training base who trains pilots. Mary Margret McBride from Paris Missouri, a radio commentator where Fred was a guest on her show recently. Also an elevator technician. They give their opinion on what appeals to them most about the newspaper. Kenny sings, You Walked By.
The Texaco Art Players explain the mystery of how the Income Tax came to be. The play is, Filinda Blank, a boy who was a puny tyke in his early days. For years his family tried to figure out how to fill out his form. He proved to have a knack for squeezing out the last drops from anything. Blood from turnips, squeezing money from people, and was destined for a career as the first tax man.