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Wednesday, April 23, 1941  Newsday
Around the Corner
By Stanton Peckham
Off Season
FOREST FIRES in April, month of floods and freshets; Be-Kind-to-Animals Week featuring a streamlined circus in Madison Square Garden; and all the local hokus-pokus of the so-called pinball racket at a time when the gods themselves cringe in their bomb-proof shelters high on Mount Olympus.  Well, in this drought you can enjoy riding with the top down, and the blue-sawdust circus is said to be mighty pretty, and pinball games never were among the things we'd find it hard to get along without.  Nevertheless, it's getting more and more [[image: cartoon drawing of a bearded man in striped shorts pointing at a pinball machine with the caption beneath "I DO ALRIGT WITH THIS THING..!"]] difficult to keep anything in focus.  We're all sort of looking at the world through poloroid glasses, and not yet convinced that the skies are really cloudy.  To some of us the thunder overhead is part of the illusion.  That rumble is only Zeus toying with a pinball. trying to break 50,000.  But somebody's going to get soaked.

Up-in-the-Air Lady
THE FIRST WOMAN to earn a soaring license was Mrs. Hattie Meyers Junkin of Garden City.  If you don't know what soaring is, it's about the same as gliding.  If you go up, that's soaring.
Mrs. Junkin is the attractive widow of one of America's very first pilots, George "Buck" Weaver, who founded the Waco aircraft factory.  She's got aviation in her blood, and she's apparently passed it on to Buck Weaver's son, for he's now an airplane draftsman out in Akron, Ohio.  He learned about planes at Roosevelt Field.  Mrs. Junkin's 14-year-old daughter, Janet Junkin, is a student at Cherry Valley High School, but she's not quite so air-minded yet.  Getting that way though, since her trip to the last national glider meet at Elmira.
Mrs. Junkin's interest in planes seem to go back to her early childhood.  She confesses that one of her very first model planes, while it stayed aloft for a distance of 250 feet, finally cracked up and into and through the cellar window of her home in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.  She was only about ten years old then.
She stuck to her passion for motor-less aircraft and when the first German glider experts came to Cape Cod and Bayside in 1930 to demonstrate what Germany had accomplished in the way of glider development, they found Mrs. Junkin right there to find out all about it and to learn what they had to teach.  German developed gliding to a high degree because of the restrictions placed upon German aircraft production by the terms of the Versailles treaty.  Buck Weaver had been a war pilot.  Now his son is in a vital defense industry.  The first man in the world to be a licensed glider pilot was Wolfgang Klemperer, a German now working in this country.  Another of the first German gliders was a man who was also one of Mrs. Junkin's instructors and who is now in Germany, one of their premier aces.
Hattie Meyers Junkin considers soaring exceedingly important as a preliminary step in the training of efficient pilots.  She likes it for other reasons, too.  She says she "gets perspective by going up and getting alone in the air, feeling the quietness and exhiliration of glider flying with its peacefulness and rythm."  Maybe she's got something there.

Emerson's Grass
THIS SEEMS to be the month when the suburban male fondly invests in the future of his suburban lawn. Typical of his breed is a man we hear of named Emerson. Each year Emerson's Grass is a matter of deep concern to the entire family. Along about January the kitchen becomes cluttered with sacks of ill-smelling fertilizer. In February Emerson starts acquiring gadgets. This February he got a tricky new manure spreader that he insists is the last word and will positively insure his getting a fine strand of grass by the end of May.
  Perhaps he will, but from all reports the signs are bad. Dogs do come and dog holes, fearless of the small heap of stones Emerson keeps on the widow-sill to ward them off. The other day a squirrel got in and buried a peanut in the middle of a freshly rolled and seeded plot. And it didn't seem to do much good when Emerson's wife

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2:55-WOR. Dodgers vs. Phillies Game.
3:00-WEAF. Mary Marlin.
     WJZ. Orphans of Divorce.
     WABC. Mary McBride.
3:15-WEAF. Ma Perkins.
     WJZ. Honeymoon Hill.
     WABC. Frank Parker.
3:30-WEAF. Pepper Young.
     WJZ John's Other Wife.
     WABC. A Friend in Deed.
3:45-WEAF. Vic and Sade.
     WJZ Just Plain Bill.
     WABC. Children Also Are People.
4:00-WEAF Backstage Wife
     WJZ. Mother of Mine.
     WABC Portia Faces Life.
4:15-WEAF. Stella Dallas.
     WABC We, the Abbotts.
     WJZ. Club Matinee.
4:30-WEAF. Lorenzo Jones.
     WABC. Bess Johnson.
4:45- WEAF. Young Widder Brown.
5:00- WEAF. Girl Alone. 
WJZ Ireene Wicker. 
WABC. The Goldbergs. 
5:15- WEAF. Lone Journey. 
WOR. Orphan Annie. 
WJZ. The Bartons. 
WABC. The O'Neills. 
5:30-WEAF. Jack Armstrong. 
WOR. Mandrake. 
WJZ. Drama Behind News. 
WABC. Golden Gate Quartet. 
5:45- WEAF. Life Beautiful. 
WOR. Capt. Midnight. 
WJZ. Straight Shooters. 
WABC. Scattergood Baines. 
6:00- WEAF. Novelettes. 
WOR. Uncle Don. 
WJZ. News.**
WABC. News.**
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WJZ. Bill Stern.

WABC. Hedda Hopper. 
6:30- WEAF. Capt. Healy. 
WOR. News.**
6:45- WEAF. Sports. 
WOR. Here's Morgan.
WJZ. Lowell Thomas. 
WABC. The World Today. 
7:00- WEAF. Waring's Orch. 
WOR. Sports. 
WJZ. Easy Aces. 
WABC. Amos 'N' Andy. 
7:15- WEAF. News.**
WOR. Confidentially Yours. 
WJZ. Mr. Keen. 
WABC. Lanny Ross. 
7:30- WEAF Down South. 
WOR. Lone Ranger. 
WJZ. Echoes of NY. 
WABC. Meet Mr. Meek. 
8:00- WEAF. Tony Martin. 
WOR. Where Are You From? 
WJZ. Quiz Kids
WABC. Edward G. Robinson, "Big Town."
WGBB. Concert HAll
8:15- WEAF. How Did You Mett?
8:30- WEAF. Plantation Party. 
WOR. Boake Carter. 
WJZ. Manhattan at Midnight. 
WGBB. To be Announced. 
WABC. Dr. Christian. 
8:45- WOR. Pegeen Fitzgerald. 
WGBB. Master Singers. 
9:00- WEAF. Eddie Cantor. 
WOR. Gabriel Heatter. 
WJZ. Shield's Revue. 
WABC. Star Theatre. 
WGBB Lest We Forget. 
9:15- WGBB. Tropical Moods. 
9:30- WEAF. Mr. District Attorney. 
WJZ. Jimmy Flynn. 
WOR. Lombardo's Orch. 
WGBB. Home Folks Frolic. 
9:45- WGBB. Waltz Music. 
10:00- WEAF. Kay Kyser. 
WOR. News.**
WJZ. Author's Playhouse. 
WABC. Glenn Miller. 
WGBB. Nagel's Orch. 
10:15- WOR. News.**

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&75,000 Suit Against L.I. Rail Road 
Mincola - A $75,000 Negligence suit agains the Long Island Tail Road has been instituted by the families of Irwin Robert Scheer and John Flynn, truck drivers, who were killed in an accident at an unguarded grade crossing between Brentwood and Deer Park, Suffolk County, in September, 1939, according to Paul Leach, attorney for the plaintiffs. 
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