Rustling Up Some Radio Programs in 1928

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Rustling Up Some Radio Programs in 1928
Description in 1926; U.S. Census, 1900; family records; The Salt Lake Daily Tribune, May 1900; and a photocopy of the marriage certificate of Niel and Anne. * a * RUSTLING UP SOME RADIO PROGRAMS IN 1928 Ruth D. Scow Manti, UT 84642 Honorable Mention Short Story In the spring of 1928, I graduated from Snow Normal College in the field of education- I had been hired by the South Sanpete District Superintendent, Edgar T, Reid, to teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Sterling, Utah, for the huge sura of $60 per month, with a contract for nine months teaching and pay. For this, my first year of teaching, I felt lucky to have such a job. At that time, there was only one radio in Sterling. It was a long, box-like affair with a round speaker that stood on top of the radio. Everyone thought it amazing at that time, that sounds and singing, and speaking voices could be carried by airwaves to just that one house. This radio set belonged to Clifford Hansen, who had earned it by working for a furniture and radio sales company in Gunnison, Utah. For his pay he had obtained the Atwater Kent radio. Clifford's interest in radios came after his brother, Royal, had returned home from attending an electrical engineering school and had brought his textbooks home with him. Clifford loved challenges and spent much time poring over these textbooks, experimenting with what he had learned for himself. Especially, he had the desire, after folks had admired his radio and the messages and music it was able to bring into Sterling, to share his radio with his neighbors. Why couldn t he, ? Most families had phonographs-Edison, Victrola, Brunswick, etc., and every phonograph had a speaker. Also, there were trees, poles, fences, and wires he could use. Why not try? 70
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325713
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