March 11, 1945

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Fiorello H. La Guardia talks to the people. He talks about war conditions in Germany and Japan; techniques used to stop overpricing of poultry; retail fish prices; restaurant food shortage; egg grading; fuel crisis; salutes Harold Ickes; donation of aged people on Welfare Island to City hospitals; Red Cross donations; basketball scandal at Brooklyn College; basketball games at Madison Square Garden; New Jersey phone numbers of gamblers; history of baseball; importance of good public habits of baseball players. La Guardia also recalls Lou Gehrigs work on Parole Board; "Tin Horn" gamblers; Black Sox baseball scandal of 1919, gambling activities of two New York Giants; calls for end to rigged sports; public attitude toward baseball; his own family's reaction to game between Yankees and Dodgers; salutes baseball club owners, offers warning to gamblers at baseball games.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71004
Municipal archives id: LT2513