People: Jan. 21, 1929


"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

Tracy Drake, boniface of the smart Drake and Blackstone Hotels, Chicago, protested, last week, against a new action of the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. to cut commissions on income from public booth phones. Said Mr. Drake: "We're all slaves of the monopolistic telephone company. You know we have to pay the loss on bad slugs." To which, William D. Bangs, general counsel for the telephone company, queried: "Is it possible that the clientele of...

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