Fewer than 1 million TV sets dot the nation when the first Emmys are awarded at the Hollywood Athletic Club. At a decidedly local affair, most prizes go to live KTLA programming. Surprise honorees as most outstanding personality are 21-year-old ventriloquist Shirley Dinsdale and her dummy “Judy Splinters,” renowned as a sassy ad-libber on a daily 15-minute skein featuring birthday greetings and monologues. You heard right, the Emmy goes to both Judy and Shirley, who will pass away in 1999. The original Splinters makes her home with family in New York.