Salem, Ohio;  This is one of the record breakers, 400 miles by airline from Hoboken.  Charles P. Hoyd reports that he entertained several friends and is very enthusiastic over  “  what  amateurs have done, are doing, and will do.”  He asks for one of the reception certificates, which he “will always treasure”.


Long Island City, N.Y.: Among the reports from those who supervised theatre installations is one from William F. Diehl, assigned to the Queensboro A.C.  from which these extracts are taken as a specimen of the showmanship features of the program.  He says: “The broadcast was received with remarkable intensity and clarity.  The output was transferred to a Western Electric loud speaker which made the voice easy to understand in any part of the arena, which, by the way, seats 8000 people .  It might interest you to know that not a single interruption of the voice was noted during the entire broadcast.   Not one person could be discovered in the crowd who had ever witnessed a demonstration of radio telephony before and one could hear a pin drop it was so quiet during the performance”.


The quotations from the foregoing are from scattered letters out of our collection of hundreds.  They are representative but by no means inclusive.  The interest of the  amateur fraternity and others has been so great that it is impossible to tell how many really listened in, for thousands of stations did not report.  As nearly as can be determined 300,000 persons listened to the broadcasting of the preliminaries and the big fight.


There is one thought which runs through a large proportion of the letters received to the effect that this method of voice broadcasting big events is something which should not be allowed to die.  The idea is novel and the method has proved to be so entirely satisfactory to all listeners, even at points double the distance beyond the claimed range of the transmitter, that we are being urged by hundreds of people interested in radio to continue the practice.  All sorts of suggestions are made, including baseball games, speeches by the President and other noted men, symphony concerts, grand opera, tennis champion matches, golf matches and other events in which there is a large public interest.


It should not be overlooked that out of the hundreds of letters received here a fair proportion of them include money to be turned over in aid of the general cause of the American Committee for Devastated France and the Nnavy Club, showing that while the event was enjoyed and participated in by hundreds in a scientific way they also kept sight of the main object of the undertaking: aid of a charitable cause.