From the Studios of Swift & Company...
|One of your old
friends in radio programs, Swift & Co., has offered entertainment, service
and educational features steadily for three years over WLS. They have reached
out through the ether and clasped the hand of many a listener. They have saluted
many of the towns and cities in the Middle West by turning the radio spotlight
on them with historical information and appropriate musical settings.
||Let us introduce
you to the director. Kamp Charles (left) arranges and directs, as well as announces,
all of the WLS Swift & Co. programs.
Mr. Charles was born on a farm in Northern Kansas, now known as the "Valley
Point Stock Farm." He served two years as a pilot in the U. S. Air Service
overseas, worked on many newspapers; then joined the Department of Agricultural
Journalism at Iowa State College, Ames.
He has been at the helm of the Swift & Co. radio programs from the start.
|Here (at the right)
is the entire family. Meet, left to right bottom line, Martha Logan, food expert;
Betty Brian, sweet songster, and John Brown, pianist. On top line, left to right,
meet Fred Pohlman, first tenor; Osgood (Ozzie) Westley, second tenor; Phil Kaler,
baritone; Winfred Stracke, bass; Clifford Soubier ("Old Pappy"), and
Their good programs help you to remember the fine quality of Swift & Co. products.
arranges the musical fests and plays the guitar. Phil is a ukelele exponent as
well as a baritone, and John Brown is well known for his pianistic attainments.
Betty Brian, auburn-haired contralto, sings a great variety of songs and takes
part in some of the skits. They are a versatile group and one can always be sure
of a well balanced, diversified program when they get together.
at the left, is the nutrition expert on Swift & Co. Time, who has proven so
helpful to housewives with her suggestions for marketing, cookery and properly
She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a post-graduate of Northwestern
University, where she made a study of foods.
otherwise Clifford Soubier (right), has long fascinated WLS radio audiences with
his old darky sketches.
His famous animal stories, wherein he gives the power of conversation to the animals,
have appealed to both children and adults.
"Old Pappy" and his little boy, "Booker Cephus," are indeed
beloved characters, although Booker Cephus is entirely imaginary. You never actually
hear Booker Cephus, but you can always feel his presence when "Old Pappy"
talks to him.
Clifford Soubier, who gives this fine portrayal, was born in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, of a theatrical family. While still a child, he donned the curls and white
dress for the role of Little Eva in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and much to
his boyish disgust, had to go to heaven every night on a rope. He sang as a soprano
soloist in a boys' cathedral choir, and has been all over the country on the stage
in productions, stock, minstrels, and is well known in the theatre.
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