Business: Day v. Phone Co.

In Manhattan Joseph P. Day cuts somewhat of a swath. He is the real estate dealer who in January semi-cyclonically sells lots out of doors and in his shirt sleeves. He is the man who, together with Herbert Bayard Swope (dynamic executive editor of the New York World) and other skillful publicists brought the 1924 Democratic National Convention to Manhattan (TlME, Jan. 28, 1924, PRESS). He knows he is well known. Yet last week he declared himself obscured, declared in paid advertisements in Manhattan newspapers: "The Telephone Company never makes mistakes, but just...

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