EGYPT: Enough Bands

Dictatorial young King Farouk opened in Cairo's resplendent Théâtre Royal de I'Opera last week the International Convention of Telecommunications. Its delegates from 62 nations agreed that the terrace of Tony Shepheard's Hotel is one of the finest places for Scotch & soda, agreed that Cairo's Nautch Girls and night spots are messy, overrated. The delegates had not yet agreed at latest dispatches upon any major issue of Telecommunications.

Chief haggling point of the four-or-five-month session will be the reallocation of ultra-high-frequency, long-distance broadcasting bands (6,000 to 21,000 kilocycles). By an international agreement...

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