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Radio: New Boss for BBC

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Named by Prime Minister Winston Churchill as new board chairman of the British Broadcasting Corp. (at £3,000 a year): Sir Alexander Cadogan,* 67, Britain’s onetime (1946-50) representative to the U.N. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he entered the foreign service ia 1908 when he was 24, in 1938 was appointed Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In the BBC his first job will be to choose a director-general to replace Sir William Haley, who is leaving in September to become editor of the London Times. Said Cadogan, who has never seen British television, rarely listens to the radio: “I know nothing about the BBC. I haven’t the slightest idea why I was chosen.”

*Rhymes with had dug in.

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