By JACK E. ANDERSON Herald Radio-TV Editor
ERNIE SEILER, the Orange Bowl Ziegeld, should drop in at the McAllister Hotel this evening. He could pick up a few pointers in pageantry.
Station WQAM is throwing party saluting the 25th anniversary in radio of its boss, Jack Sandler, vice president and general manager.
If the party lives up to its advance hoopla, it should he the jazziest affair since Aladdin hollered "Open, Sesame!" and slipped into the wall-to-wall riches of the outlaws' cave.
Sandler, when he isn't being a messiah for Top 40 broadcasting, is a world traveler. Once loosed on the globe by shop or plane, Sandler is a man the sun has trouble setting on. He moves too fast.
One of Sandler's favorite safaris - with wife, Gail; camera and tape recorder was to India. It was decided then by the planners of tonight's bash to give it an Indian flavor, complete with curry, tiger and the tinkling of temple bells.
Some 500 guests will be welcomed by a six-foot turbaned doorman who will usher them into the Flagler Room of the hotel (WQAM's studio is on its mezzanine floor) and into a fantasy (I'm quoting from a press release) of East Indian decor.
Another guide, assisted by the girls of WQAM all draped in Indian saris, will conduct the guests to a raised dais. On its pile of rugs and pillows will be reclining - as Allah my witness - the boss and his wife, garbed as rajah and princess.
From there the visitors will blow their way through clouds of incense into a dimly lit area combining more East Indian decor and murals depicting the history of the rajah and his radio station.
White-jacket Indian types will serve refreshments - exotic Indian delicacies - washed down with ambrosia from Kentucky and Scotland. The slurping will be done an obligato of chattering monkeys, chirping plumed birds, the growling of a caged tiger, and the twanging Indian musical instruments.
At the appropriate moment, the rajah and his lady will be born on a sedan chair by four stalwarts from the dias at the entranceway to the midst of the peasantry for suitable salaams of welcome.
His highness will then clap his hands and out of the scenery will leap a troupe of dancing girls.
The party will reach its climax with a descent by everybody into the street where, the fire department and other authorities permitting, there'll be a 15-minute display of fireworks.
Any guests left lying around will be taken to the roof of the McAilister and fed to the court house buzzards.