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Morning View Kentucky
. 10 April 1958 '
Welcome to Kentucky, Mr. McCarthy, ' '
Upon reading of the resumption of your program, my first reaction
was one of pleasure -- my second, one of apprehension. While
vaguely aWare of WNOP's existence, I had never sistened to it,
and Was afraid it might be elbowed out of the tree patch by some
down-state station. However, testing yesterday morning indicated ~
that I need not have worried—— it comes through with excellent
clarity and strength. For what it is worth, WNOP will acquire one
new morning listener.
' I doubt that you people on the sending-out end of radio realize
the value to us of a program such as yours —- how eminently
satisfactory it is to have at hand a pleasant, interesting program
upon which we can rely day after day. To many (as enclosed)
whose only approach to trees and birds and Bundline is through
your farm house porch, your return must be wonderfully heartening.
according to UK, tobacco-bed spring was three weeks late this year,
and, because of this tardiness, the a1~eady harassed little plants
will be beset by an unusually great number of destructive insects.
Ordinarily the beds are burned during the customary Warm spell
about the middle of March, which, of course, was peplaced this year
by deep snow and freezing weather.
Weather permitting, tractors have been scurrying about the country-
side like frantic beetles as farmers sought to make up the three
weeks delay and at the same time keep pace with crowded spring
schedules. There are far too few hours in a Spring day, even when
things are going smoothly.
Last week's violent storm, though it dumped a lot of rain on the '
, tree patch and its winds brought down a few dead branches, did no
’ real damage in the tree patch. I had occasion to pass through the
area near Walton where it destroyed several buildings, and inspected
the debris sufficiently to see that no twister was involved. No
rubbish Was scattered about as by a whirling air current; it Was
all pushed in one direction by unusually strong but directional f
gusts. Strangely, the Walton area has no past history of significant
wind damage, but within the last several years they have been subjected
to a genuine tornado and extensive damage by severe winds. Why
there has been Such a change, I cannot surmise.
Best wishes to you all, and welcome back ,