Feb 11, 2013
Scattergood Baines, a small town hardware merchant, was a
well-known character three-quarters of a century ago.
He was created by Clarence Budington Kelland, who was also well-known back then. Kelland wrote hundreds of short stories, many appearing in the Saturday Evening Post, and dozens of popular novels.
Scattergood Baines aired on CBS for six years (1937-1942), then returned in 1949 on Mutual. This episode, Sweet Charity, was originally broadcast on February 24, 1949.