TELEPHONES: Deposit 20

Twenty-two years have passed since coin-booth telephone rates were doubled, and the nickel phone call joined the 5¢ cup of coffee, the 15¢ pack of cigarettes, the 2¢ newspaper and the 3¢ stamp on first-class mail in nostalgic oblivion. Now the 10¢ rate for phone-booth calls may also buzz off. Permission to double the rate to 20¢ has been requested by phone companies that serve six states and Canada, and other A T & T companies intend to follow eventually. Last week New York Telephone, Ma Bell's biggest offspring, requested the 20¢ public call as part of a proposed...

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