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Awards ceremony. The unidentified host gives three awards:
1. for coverage of the war zone in Europe: Leland Stowe, Chicago Daily News for his reporting on the fifth column activities in Norway
2. for coverage of the war in China, which threatens to merge with the rest of the second World War: Hallett Abend, of the New York Times
3. for reporting of the war over the radio: Edward Murrow of CBS. Paul White, of CBS, accepts the award on his behalf and makes a very short speech.
William H. Ingram then comes to the stage and delivers a speech.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69092 Municipal archives id: LT364
This is a machine-generated transcript. Text is unformatted and may contain errors. We sent a ballot to every member of the Overseas Press Club they voted secretly sent it in the ballots were counted and checked up and. The difference between first and second place were only a matter of a few votes so that again and choosing these three we really have in mind all others who deserve the applause which will be awarded to these three the first category for which we voted was the coverage of the. Europe during the past year the receipts for outstanding service and reporting the first year of the Second World War for the American people and the category was the men who services and reporting this war are generally recognized I feel it's a choice which will win the approval of every newspaper man and every layman as well. Still. Believe. The club in each case well when a plaque but to make them more practical we have attached to each plaque a very useful typewriter. Portable the looks typewriter and an airplane luggage case. Work abroad we have asked his wife Mrs Leland Still to come and accept the. Place then. There's no need of course to go into details on the job and. The work he did Norway and Finland and closing. And this. Rather tragic. British Expeditionary Force and to Norway and then every story since he has done an amazing job and I'm sure that still has real reason to be proud of him as we all are. The second category for which we voted was coverage. Second and yet. The one in the Far East the war in China which now threatens to merge into the larger world war. Two. Representative. New York Times and China Mr and. Mr is now in China as you know and New York Times has been good enough to send a representative here to accept the award and his behalf Mr Charles bucket to the publisher of The New York Times. Category was reporting. Over the radio which of course is becoming an increasingly important phase of news coverage abroad. The. Category. Of Columbia Broadcasting Mr. And his immediate chief in the. Organization Mr Paul White is here to accept. Mr. Secular. Came very close to winning the prize. Our young young of the International for instance was only a few. Times only a short distance behind. Others who got. To be broadcasting. The National Broadcasting Company H.R. Knickerbocker of international news and O'Hare McCormick of the times. Of the United Press and one or two others. The club will be in a position to make these awards an annual affair merely as a method of focusing public attention on the job being done by the foreign correspondents now I have a third very pleasant duty and that's to turn over the conduct of this meeting to a better man than myself. One of our board members one of the veteran correspondents if anyone deserves a name for thirty years or more. For the American press a former president of the Anglo-American Press Association and that doesn't have to begin to indicate the long list of achievements which justify me and turning over this conference to the very able. Mr Ingram. Ladies and gentlemen after that introduction I feel very much like the farmer in a certain story. Returning from the outlying fields of his farm one day when he noticed an overturned. And a small boy. Back on the wagon so he asked him into a luncheon of the small boy said he didn't think his father would like a farmer said. So he went in and had lunch but immediately after the luncheon he came back and started in put the hay back on the farm said what's your hurry to. Have a smoke and I said I don't think father would like it so. Old Father.