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Morning View Kentucky
24 March 1959
I am deeply sorry, Mr. McCarthy,
that you have found it impossible to continue your morning program.
Truthfully, becasue ofyyour skill in handling it and in keeping it
moving easily along, I gave little thought to the work involved.
When I stop to consider, I realize that three hours on the air each
morning would necessitate no small amount of preparation.
I am not going to bother to hunt for a substitute, since yours ms
the only program of its type Ihave ever encountered. I will
probably listen to one local newscast then go shopping about on
short Wave. I cannot endure the sticky idiocy of the average d3
at best, and they are particularly irritating in the early morning
Incidentally, I appreciate your protecting us from offensive
commercials and from newscasts accompanied by assorted noises
resembling a bad explosion at Edgewood arsenal.
I should think your sponsors would be as distressed as are we
listeners. It seems to me that the reputable company -— one with
a background of reliability, dignity and decency -— is being forced
out of radio advertising. I cannot see how they can utiliZe the
average commercial, which has degenerated into an offense to
intelligence and sensibility, sandwiched between 2 rock-and-roll
I want to thank you for your kindness in reading my letters, and
for the terrifically flattering things you said about them. Your
listeners, too, have been very kind to me. Several times each week
1.have received letters telling me how they enjoyed the tree patch
and how well I described its small happenings. I have thoroughly
enjoyed offering my little part of the outdoors to them, and hope
it was done with sufficient skill to bring them a bit of pleasure.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Ireland as much as you did the last
one o
Eash year since the war, one of my wingmen has sent me a calendar
and the last one Was of Ireland. Each big page is mostly picture,
and they are fascinating on this Irish one - the round tower at
Antrim, Upper Lake of Killerney, Clifden in Galway, Drumcliff, Errigal
in Donegal, etc. Glendaloch in Wicklow aroused my curiosity. It is
an incredibly beautiful little valley with a round tower and ancient
ruins and little lakes. The contour of the valley is amazing. It is,
in miniature, identical to those carved by glaciers in the Finger
Lake area. I Was unaware that the ice age touched Ireland.
Best wishes and a wonderful future to you all
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