Fred Allen returns this evening, after nearly a month's hiatus, and joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf. First up, this busy night is a demure young woman, from West Virginia, Miss Lee Chona LaClaire, a professional wrestler. The panel is stumped, and Miss LaClaire wins by default. Next up is a woman, Mrs. Lorraine Straka, a parking ticket agent, who does her job while riding a motorcycle in her native Cicero, Illinois. While questioning from Arlene Francis, host John Daly calls a conference with Mrs. Straka. In an off the cuff remark to her fellow panelists, Miss Francis says she was going to ask the woman if she was a motorcycle cop - a shriek from the audience and thunderous applause greet Arlene's comment, but John Daly lets the win go to Mrs. Straka, in the situation. In a turn of events from last week, Robert Q. Lewis is the mystery celebrity guest. He is almost immediately identified by Bennett Cerf, but Mr. Daly allows the panel to question Mr. ...
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When the show ran short because the Mystery Guest's identity was immediately guessed, the panel began to chit-chat to fill time. John Daly was asked about his dog. It turned out that Daly's Scottish terrier, Bonnie, was in labor at the Dalys' home in Rye, New York during the previous week's telecast. Daly went into great detail with the story: that he had arrived home from the live telecast at 12:30 AM, that Bonnie the Scottie had whelped four puppies through the early morning hours, that the Dalys' chaise longue was ruined and that he and his wife had assisted in the births ''with no professional help.'' This slice-of-life long answer was a rare glimpse into the private life of the very proper and buttoned-down John Daly. See more