MANNERS & MORALS: The Vanishing Nickel

MANNERS & MORALS

The New York State Public Service Commission threw the once ubiquitous U.S. nickel for another fall. The commission told the New York Telephone Co. that it might raise its basic coin-box charge to 10¢. The Rochester Telephone Corp. had already done it, New Jersey, California, Washington and Oregon companies had asked for the same boost.

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