Business & Finance: Telephone Telegraph

Along many a U.S. highway run parallel telephone and telegraph wires. Last week it appeared probable that future U. S. highways will have but one line of posts and wires. Reason: President Walter Sherman Gifford of A. T. & T. announced the signing of important nonexclusive contracts with Western Union. Telegrams may now be sent over long-distance telephone wires. Also at the service of Western Union for transmission of facsimile messages, is A. T. & T.'s telephoto system. To many, these contracts presaged the gradual scrapping of the Western Union plant and ever-increasing...