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Summary

Great Ice Cream War
Airdate: Friday - July 5, 1963

WOR Show

What a great city this is when everyone is gone. Shep asks that everyone stay away, stay where they are because it's so peaceful, he even rode his motorcycle around town. "What is that expression? When the rat's away..." Shep begins by talking of summer madness and the gasoline price wars that Jersey had not long ago. This leads to him telling the story of the Great Ice Cream War between "The Igloo" and Borden's Dairy back in Hammond during the late 30's. The two were right across the street from one another and one day a battle was fought driving the prices down from 12 cents a double dip to FREE.
Notes
This was originally thought to be the July 4th show, but has been redated due to the confirmed July 4th show surfacing.
WOR ID
This is WOR - which reminds me of the rat problem
Commercials
Mandarin House
Paperbook Gallery
The Realist
Music
Rustle of Spring
Shiek of Araby (1)
Engineer and others in Booth
Clyde, Ted
Rating
Not Rated
Summary By
Jim Clavin
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July 10,1940
Hammond Times - Igloo Ad

    
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