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Newscast from Dec 15, 1950:
Spot for Christmas Sales for the Blind. Artistic gifts made by "blind fingers". WNYC-FM ID. Fights explode on western front in Korea. Soviet member of allied counsel in Japan won't discuss repatriation of Japanese POWs in USSR. General Eisenhower is new commander of International Army; no "namby pamby action" for him. Voluntary price controls asked for on the domestic front for GM and Ford . Second Anna Rosenberg found. Former member of "Communist" John Reed Club. Turning NYC high schools into training locations for military. Flooding in subway section. Cold weather hits NYC. Weather report. Spot for the NY Infirmary, the first hospital entirely staffed by women. ID: "WNYC New York's Own High Fidelity Station" President Truman lights White House Christmas tree by remote control from his home in Independence, MO.
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Cover your Christmas shopping list at one fell swoop a trip to the annual Christmas sales for the Blind in the heart of the shopping section fifteen West forty seventh Street just off if that and your pay is often beautiful gifts moderate prices each item artistically had me by blind fingers you can select just the right present for everyone on your list on the same place you're doing to W N Y C F M The High Fidelity voice of New York City here is late news from your city station's NEWSROOM fighting has exploded along the Western Front in Korea and I thought Army spokesman says that South Korean troops met strong North Korean forces on a thirty mile stretch along the thirty eighth Parallel northeast of Seoul a two hundred man North Korean patrol was contacted just below the parallel directly north of the Republican capital meantime American defenders of the ten square mile beach head of Hong were fighting in the streets of that port city Tuesday night Korean time however allied artillery and massed naval guns were preventing the communists from launching a major assault the Soviet member of the Allied Council and your band has refused to discuss the repatriation of Japanese war prisoners from Russia saying it's an illegal subject but he did not walk out of the council meeting he says he is waiting to discuss the subject he put on the agenda the democratization of Japan. At home the newly named commander of a Western international army General Dwight D. Eisenhower says that he is hopeful that world peace can be achieved but the five star American general emphasized that it's not a pushover job and that neither is it a job to be handled by namby pamby action in Washington the government has imposed voluntary price ceilings on the entire American economy and has warned that compulsory controls will go into effect if industry does not cooperate price stabilizer Michael does asked manufacturers to hold prices down to the levels of December first so long as their net profits before taxes are equal to or above their average profits from one nine hundred forty six to one nine hundred forty nine retail and wholesale distributors were requested to hold their prices to the levels of last June under the same profits conditions the E.C.A. also rejected an offer by General Motors to unfreeze its sale of one nine hundred fifty one cars in exchange for permission to retain recent price posts and economic stabilizer Alan Valentine announced today that the Ford Motor Company is complying with the auto price freeze and he featured that announcement with words of praise for the company Ford told the E.S.A. that it has rescinded its announced price boost and that it will refund to dealers the increased charges on cars still in their hands the Senate Armed Services Committee reports the F.B.I. has found a second Anna Rosenberg would MIT's she once was a member of the now defunct Communist front John Reed club that made the disclosure in a report unanimously approving Mrs Anna Rosenberg to be assistant secretary of defense she had been accused of Communist front affiliations now the Senate is expected to confirm her nomination. An administration official told a New York City audience tonight that the government may turn high schools into basic training grounds for future American soldiers federal security administrator I ask are you going so the government is thinking of aiding in a reorganization of high school curricula so as to include military and technical training police say an underground water main break has depressed a section of dry on row near the municipal building about a foot water dripped into the Chamber Street Station of the B.M.T. subway but cause no train tie ups police have roped off the area called as weather of the year has blanketed the eastern seaboard New Yorkers shivered and below freezing temperatures and Florida vacationers huddled indoors it's all a part of the cold wave that's been keeping Midwesterners children zero one below zero temperatures since December seventh the present temperature here in downtown Manhattan is twenty six degrees and the relative humidity fifty five percent the local weatherman says Fair tonight and tomorrow with increasing cloudiness tomorrow after known a low tonight near twenty in the city and ten to fifteen in northern suburbs continued cold tomorrow with afternoon temperatures between thirty and thirty five and those are the latest developments our next newscast at eleven fifty five this is the municipal Broadcasting System Elizabeth Blackwell America's first woman physician but out of the New York infirmary ninety seven years ago it was the first of three hospitals in the United States to be staffed entirely by women doctors and has become one of the city's finest medical institutions today it desperately needs a new modern building you can send your contribution to the New York infirmaries building fund to seventy Park Avenue New York seventeen New York this is W N Y C F.M. New York City's own high fidelity station it's eleven o'clock. President Truman pressed a button and Independence Missouri tonight and by remote control the Christmas tree on the South Lawn of the white house burst into a blaze of light the public was barred from the White House lawn under security regulations adopted after the attempt on Mr Drummond's life last month President and this is Truman attended a Christmas party tonight at the home of some of their neighbors only four blocks from their own powers in Independence.