The Press: Telephone Subscription

Last week six high-speed stenographers locked in a soundproof room of the offices of Australia's Sydney Telegraph scribbled furiously in relays. With earphones on his head and a radio-borne voice from the Telegraph's Manhattan office pouring a torrent of words into his ears, each stenographer scribbled frantically for about 1,000 words, then dropped out to rest while another took his place. Thus in about three hours, through 8,000 miles of air, at a cost for the telephone bill of about £400 ($1,300) a week, TIME'S entire Foreign News and World War sections have...

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