Business & Finance: Radio Telephone

In England where the government operates the transatlantic radio telephone service a plaint arose last week—that during the eleven months of radio telephone service between England and the U. S. only 834 calls originated in England, less than three a day. Fees paid totaled $250,000, but cost of operating the sending station at Rugby was $600,000. This must be investigated, cried T. D. Fenby, Liberal member of Parliament, and the service perhaps discontinued. In Manhattan the American Telephone &Telegraph Co. (Bell System), which makes the transatlantic connections from the American side, immediately counterblasted...