Nation: The Girl from B.E.L.L.

Everybody knows about bugged martini olives, the mike in the mattress, and all the other electronic snooping devices that prey upon the unwary and unwise. Last week the U.S. public learned that the most avid eavesdropper of all is not the CIA or SMERSH but good grey Mother Bell—the American Telephone & Telegraph Co. "During 1965," said Missouri's Democratic Senator Ed ward V. Long, "A.T. & T. monitored 36 million calls. No phones were exempt; Governors and other elected officials" were subject to phone tapping. "Even the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission," said Long, "didn't know the monitoring was going...

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