SPAIN: Business & Blood

Such skyscrapers as Manhattan's are nearly ideal in resisting bombs and shellfire but the low brick buildings of most European capitals are comparative death traps, according to Madrid dispatches last week. The city's only real skyscraper, the Telefonica, had not only taken the punishment of 43 shells and bombs but its automatic Spanish-built switchboards continued efficiently to serve most of the 53,000 telephone subscribers in Madrid and, despite the horrors of a siege now entering its sixth month, the great majority of these Madrid subscribers have continued to pay their telephone bills....

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