COMMUNICATIONS: Fair & Warmer

Every day some 50,000 New Yorkers spend a nickel to dial MEridian 7-1212, hear a telephone operator chirp the correct time. This week, to "increase the scope and value" of its services—and to collect an estimated 3,000 nickels a day—the New YorkTelephone Co. opens a new exchange. Dialers will hear a 25-second weather report, recorded on magnetic tape from information supplied at least four times daily by the U. S. Weather Bureau. Phone: WEather 6-1212.

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