June 6, 1935
Cliffside-on-Monday — We have just turned from the radio. It was the feature broadcast of the “S. S. Normandie” arriving in New York. “Normandie,” the passenger liner of The French Line and pride of the French plowed into New York harbor today at noon. She accomplishes what they have hoped. She made a new time record from Le Havre. A broadcast of this kind is commendable work on the part of the chain system. Turning from the radio, you and I have in mind in vivid pictures of the regatta as dozens of small boats swarm along the great ship— the big show in the big town today. Such a broadcast is interesting. Can you speak your own language like those crack announcers, Davidson Taylor and Ted Husing? Refer to “Time” magazine for a word about the all night party that was held aboard the “Normandie” before she sailed from France.
On June 5th a New York publisher (I do not have the name right now) will release O. O. McIntyre’s new volume called, “the Big Town”. It will be typically McIntyre. That is, all about Manhattan and in the McIntyre convulsion style or have you already noticed the convulsions of After Thinking It Over? Last Sunday in the Observer, R. R. Pitts opened a paragraph with “after thinking it over” and I wonder if he has seen this corner of The Courier.
Saturday afternoon was a personally delivered program from the air, which included the “College Inn” orchestra from the Hotel Sherman in Chicago, the new dance band at Jack Dempsey’s in New York (and someone says: Dempsey’s place is giving them fits in New York right now), too there was the new orchestra playing at the Meadowbrook just out of Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
After Thinking It Over selects; the best announcer yet heard from WBT – Reginald Allen.
The Writer’s Club, first organization of its kind in the county will meet Friday evening at the home of Miss Aylene Edwards on Chimney Rock Road. The initial meeting of this club was on February 22 of this year. It since has been successful at each meeting. The plan for publishing a magazine should put more “kick” into the typewriter pecking around this county. The club has been conducted by a well-chosen program committee: Mrs. Frances H. Collins, Misses Frances Logan and Logna Logan. And the officers of the club: Arval Alcock, President; Aylene Edwards, Vice-president and Wade Bridges, Secretary.