National Affairs: Dialing Damned

Though differing with the President on most major issues, the Senate last week lined up solidly behind him as objecters to the dial telephone system.

Month ago Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. asked the President for permission to replace the White House telephones on twelve trunk lines with dial instruments. Fond though he is of mechanical efficiency, the President declined to work his finger instead of his voice.

Without asking the Senate's permission the C. &. P. Co. fortnight ago changed 450 telephones in the north wing of the Capitol and the Senate...

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