Business & Finance: Great Behn Design

When U.S. telephone subscribers ask for West 4251 and get East 4391, they slam down indignant receivers and call the New York (Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Savannah) telephone system the worst in the world. Of course they really know that the U.S. telephone system is the best in the world. And if they have tried to use South American telephones, they realize the shocking extent of their exaggeration.

For south of the Mexican border, Latin American telephone systems are now on a par with the U.S. systems of 30 years ago. Some of their equipment actually dates from that period. Important cities...

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