FRANCE: Smart Citizens

A joyous banquet was given, last week, by certain smart, shrewd citizens of Paris. All are telephone subscribers. Three years ago they formed an association to threaten and intimidate the Ministry of Commerce (posts & telegraphs) into providing better, faster telephone connections.

At first ungallant Telephone Bureaucrats merely shrugged and spoke of women, clumsy women, lazy women. The Ministry of Commerce put the matter very delicately in a statement that since funds were not available to hire more efficient telephone-persons, continued delays would have...