Van Doren (who has lost her voice) introduces Mrs. Ogden Reid (Helen Rogers Reid, President of the Herald Tribune), who hosts the event. Raffle for books.
Reid introduces General Kenney, who talks briefly about the ribbons and medals on his uniform, debating politics, and command during WW2. Likely on the occasion of the publication of his book "General Kenney Reports."
Reid introduces Carl Carmer, who talks about writing about New York and his book "Dark Trees to the Wind."
Not included is the second speech, likely delivered by Lillian Smith. Also missing are the last portion of Kenney's speech and the last portion of Carmer's speech, due to a missing disc.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71213
Municipal archives id: LT3164