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Your Home Front Reporter - Pgm 113 - October 13, 1943

December 10th, 2009

In this post we come to the end of my collection of episodes of "Your Home Front Reporter", a program of music and War news broadcast on CBS and sponsored by the Owens Illinois Glass Company.  I think I may have the only surviving discs of the series; these came from a group I won at auction and were still in the original mailers used to send them to the Owens company.

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Program 113 in the series was originally broadcast October 13, 1943.  David Broekman and His Orchestra opens the show with "The Dancing Doll".  Tenor Phil Regan sings "I've Had That Feeling Before".

Our reporter Don Pryor fills us in on the latest War news.  Italy has declared war against her former ally, Germany, and Allied troops make more progress in Italy and Germany.  The government is turning control of mines back to their owners after a long labor dispute.  A new fishing kit is available from the Red Cross that's small enough to fit in a soldier's pocket.  Fish producers are working with the government to increase meat supplies with unusual types of fish that used to be thrown away.  The domestic gasoline shortage is expected to get worse over the next year, with new ration books being distributed soon.

The show was transferred from vinyl transcription, matrix numbers BB37319 and BB37320, pressed by World Broadcasting System, Inc. for the Owens Illinois Glass Company.

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