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VOL. 2, NO. 286 Chitago, Tuesday, Sept. 2,-1913- , ONE CENT
i CHICAGO NOW HAS AN OPPORTUNITY
I FOR BETTlR TELEPHONE SERVICE
Former Commercial Agent of Automatic Telephone Co.
-Tells How Big- ?Phone Users May Have Their 'Phone '
f Rates' Doubled 'or Trebled Also How Auto-
K t 'matic rhbrie Service Could be Sold for
' ' "' One tent P'erTwo Minutes' Talk.
l, x The Ddyt Book presents today a story- by Harold D,
'Stroud on the telephone situation in Chicago. Mr Stroud
-recently resigned as commercial agent of the Automatic
Telephone Co.-tp make the fight to save the Automatic"
'Telephone System for the telephone users' of Chicago,
and to preventive-Bell 'phone-trust fromjgetting posses
sion of it and throwing it on the junkheap and- establish
ing aielephonelmonopoly in Chicago Editor Day Book.
.BY HAROLD D. STROUD '
Every call costtbe Chicago Telephone Company over two and one-
halt c,ents in 1! 09 Tien the service was fairly good. "Wrong number&aria
busy signals w ;re-noi as'frequent as they are now. The cost of service is
now nearly three cerfts per callaffd the service is getting gradually -worse
fand" ivill so rojitinueyas long as manual switchhoaras are used-
The 'standards m service are Deing lowerea oecause oi ine iact. mat
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