Business: Independent Telephones

"Telephone" to the U. S. citizen signifies American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and its subsidiaries. Seldom is any publicity given to the nonA. T. & T. telephones. Last week, however, F. B. McKinnon, president of the Independent Telephone Association, spoke convincingly for the companies he represents. Questioned by the Senate Commerce Committee as to the opinion of the independent companies on the proposed Communications Committee, he vehemently protested that the members of his association "prefer to remain hitched up with the railroad organizations [I. C. C.] than to be driven into the...

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