Host and moderator, John Daly, asks panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf to don their masks, for fear they might recognize the first contestant. He is the best-selling author, Herman Wouk, author of "Marjorie Morningstar," and the recent Broadway drama, "The Caine Mutiny." Fred Allen identifies the Mr. Wouk and, in conversation with Mr. Daly and Mr. Allen, Wouk reveals that he wrote radio sketches for Fred Allen in the late 1930s until Mr. Wouk left to serve in World War II. The second contestant is Miss Catherine Witton, mayor of Ottawa, the Canadian capital. Arlene Francis identifies Miss Witton with considerable celerity. Tonight's celebrity mystery guest is the Oscar-winning actor, Van Heflin. Mr. Cerf identifies him, and Arlene Francis praises the Broadway drama in which Mr. Heflin is currently featured, Arthur Miller's, "A View From The Bridge." Finally, a Brooklyn woman, Mrs. Relly Weinraub, a wig designer and stylist is urged to sign in by ... Written by
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Moderator John Daly had to call the second contestant four times before she appeared through the curtain from backstage. The contestant, Charlotte Whitton, the first woman mayor of Ottawa, Canada, more than made up for missing her cue with the following exchange: Daly - ''Is it Mrs. or Miss?'' Witton - ''Ooh! It's Miss. I've made enough mistakes!'' She got a big laugh from Daly, the panel and the audience. See more
John Daly - Moderator
Is it Miss or Miss? Mrs. or Miss, rather?
Oh! Miss. I've made enough mistakes.