6:15 - Croft's Kiddies.
Thursday, December 03, 1931
Program hosted by Roland Weber called â€œCroftâ€™s Juvenilesâ€, also known as â€œCroftâ€™s Kiddies.â€, under the direction of Minnie Croft.
Young Betty Hagan with part of a radio play, "At the Butcher's" oddly remarking on high food prices.
Weber describes nine-year-old Eleanor Packard: â€œEleanor has a springy dress onâ€¦dressed in pink organdy with long brown hair fluffed around her ears, and sheâ€™s going to sing about the lilac trees.â€ Eleanor sings.
Another nine-year-old, Constance Hagan, â€œwith gay eyes and aâ€¦ sweet smileâ€ recites a poem about being â€œthe middle child.â€
Edwin Melvin, â€œvery much the man in his golf suitâ€ performs â€œIâ€™ve Got Rings on My Fingersâ€ with Mrs. Minnie Croft accompanying on the piano
Now Jim O'Shea was cast away
Upon an Indian Isle
The natives there they liked his hair
They liked his Irish smile
So made him chief Panjandrum
The Nabob of them all
They called him Jij-ji-boo Jhai
And rigged him out so gay
So he wrote to Dublin Bay
To his sweetheart, just to say
Sure, I've got rings on my fingers..." (Incomplete)
Sylvia Polanski reciting â€œJimâ€™s Womanâ€, also incomplete. Weber predicts that Polanski will be a â€œgreat actress.â€
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