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ularity of all stars, 1947; and voted the top cowboy star in 1937, 8, 9. Address: 3171 Brookdale, Studio City, California. Bailes Brothers, Johnny, Walter, and Homer; Sang at WCHS, Charleston, W. Va.; WWVA, Wheeling, W. Va.; WJLS, Beckley, W. Va.; WHIS, Bluefield, W. Va.; WSAZ, Huntington, W. Va.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; KWKH, Shreveport, La.; KCRT, Bay-town, Texas. Former members of their bands: Little Evy; Del Heck; Ernest Ferguson; Shot Jackson; Ray Belcher; Molly O'Day; Jimmie Dickens; Johnny Matics; Red Sovine; and Jimmy Osborne. Songs recorded: Dan­iel Prayed; An Empty Mansion; I Can't Help What Others Do; There's a Difference Between Religion and Salvation; Avenue of Prayer; There's a Handwriting on the Wall; Muddy Sea of Sin; Watch and Pray; Good Bye Hallelujah; Standing Somewhere in the Shadows; and I Wonder Where You Are Tonight. Their songs include: I Heard My Savior Call; Sinner Kneel Down and Pray; Forever Far Apart; Has the Desire Got a Mortgage on You; It's Hard to Smile; Jesus Is Walking With Me; My Foolish Pride; No Turning From the Way; Praise God For His Wonderful Love; Dust on the Bible; I Want to Be Loved; Girls, Be True to Your Soldier Boy; Ashamed to Own the Blessed Saviour; Broken Marriage Vows; Will the Angels Have a Sweetheart; We Never Can Be Lovers Again; The Soldier and the Red Rose; I've Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky; Down the Valley of the Shadow; The Drunkard's Grave; Romans, Ten and Nine; My Heart Echoes; and Then You Won't Have to Cry. Addresses: Johnny, WJAT Radio, Swainsboro, Georgia; Walter, XERF Radio, Del Rio, Texas; and Homer, Columbus, Ohio.
Ball, Fred Douglas, b. 12/28/38, Davenport, Iowa. Schools: Reynolds High School, Reynolds, 111.; Hillsdale High School, Hillsdale, 111.; and Western 111. Univ., Macomb, 111.—Graduated in June, 1960, with B.S. in English. Plays drums. Entertainment experiences: Moose Cab­aret, Rock Island, 111., 1952; WOC-TV Barn Dance, Dav­enport, Iowa, 1956-7; WKAI, Macomb, 111., 1956-9; WGEM-TV, Quincy, 111., 1957—; WHBF, Rock Island,