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south of Koenigburg, where they were
taken in charge by Reichswehr troops.
PARIS. Aug. 24.?(By The Associated
Press.V?The Poles continue to exploit
their victory in a most skillful manner.
The Bolshevik Northern Army, even
should it be able to cut its way cast
ward, will find its road barred by
President Pilsudski's forces, who have
reached Bialystok by a rapid march.
The Bolsheviki, however, according
to the latest advices reaching Paris,
are very active higher up the Bug,
notably in the region of Wlodawa,
seventy-two miles southeast of Sicdlce.
Pilsudski is believed to have left
forces on the river to guard his flank
and rear, bun unless the Reds are al?
together negligible the Polish com?
mander cannot long ignoro the poten?
tial danger.
New Polish Move Expected
It is expected in French military cir?
cles that Pilsudski will detach part of
his troops both to ward against this
danger and to hasten the liberation of
the whole of the territory. It is
thought he will likely start n double
move northward toward Grodna so as
to restore strategic liaison with the
Vilna Lithuanians, and to the :?outh or
southeast so as to force a retreat of
the Bolsheviki still in positions on the
Bug River and in Galicia.
So far it has been plain sailing for
the Poles, in the opinion of the mili?
tary observers, but it is declared fur?
ther development of the operations in?
volves a certain danger for the Poles,
who will be obliged to extend their
front considerably. It is pointed out
that it was such an extension of front
which placed the Poles in a position of
inferiority at the time of the Bolshe?
vik offensive, and if the same cause
should be followed by the same effect
by an ill-considered advance now the
Poles would be liable to lose a large
part, of the fruits of their victory.
Poles Have 63,000 Prisoners
LONDON', Aug. 24.?Official dis-1
patches from Warsaw say the Poles |
have captured 63,000 prisoners, 2001
guns and 1,000 machine guns.
Says Berlin Sent
Arms to Trotzky
London Writer Asserts
Need of Ammunition
Sent Him to East Prussia '
LONDON, Aug. 24.? Germany has
shipped supplies and ammunition to
Soviet Russia, according to a cor?
respondent of the Times, who insists
that Leon Trotzky, Russian Bolshevik
Minister of War and Marine, visited
East Prussia, in spite of official de?
nials of reports to that effect from
"The retreat of the Bolshevik armies
from the gates of Warsaw." declares
the correspondent, "may be explained
by the fact that they lacked ammuni?
tion. Trotzky foresaw the need of the
armies during the frantic effort made
to capture the Polish capital, and made
plans accordingly, but was too late.
"He crossed into Germany and
reached an agreement with representa?
tives of the German government by
which i; would supply ammunition to
the Bolsheviki.
"The ammunition has been paid for,
in part, cut of the Soviet 'jewel fund.'
which includes the crown jewels. It
was th;- ntenti y ?f the Bolsheviki to
reserve this fund solely for propaganda
purposes in the East, but Germany in?
sisted upon cash payment.
"The second object ??f Trotzky's visit i
to East Prussia was to prevent muni- i
tions from reaching Poland, and to ac- ?
complish this object he employed Ger- j
man.- at Danzig with money from the i
same 'jewel fund-' A large tralliij in
arms took place between the Russians
and Germans in the neighborhood of
Poland To Be Rid
Of Red Forces Soon
LONDON. Aug. 24.?There is not the
smallest prospect of the Minsk nego- :
tiations resulting in a swift conclusion !
of peace, but all ethnographic Poland1
soon will be cleared of the Bolshevik
forces, says The Times's Warsaw cor
respondent in ?? dispatch dated Monday.
The Polish government does not know
for certain, the dispatch adds, that its!
delegates at. Minsk are aware of the
altered military position due to Polish
victories, not yet having had time to
hear the full results.
The first dispatch from the Polish
delegates just has been received here.
The Poles say, c?>nirary to statements
of M. Tchitcherin, the Bolshevik For?
eign Minister, that their wireless is
working faultlessly, but that the only
satisfactory way of communicating
with Minsk would be by courier.
A Polish courier dispatched by the j
Foreign Office two days ago was not al- 1
lowed to cross the frontier by the
The Times correspondent says the
Bolsheviki infantry apparently have
entirely lost their heads, especially in
the northwest. General Budenny and
bis Bolshevik forces aro reported turn?
ing eastward. The news from Lemberg
is good.
A captive Soviet captain said the
Minsk conference was only intended
as a means of placating the Entente
and British labor and that there was no
intention to make peaco until Warsaw
was captured and Soviet rule set up in
Washington Awaits
Note From Poland
IT arsaw Expected to Make
Her Military Intentions
Plain in Reply to I/. S.
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24?With the
Allied governments practically in
agreement upon a definite Russo-Polish
policy, as indicate?! by the statement
issued at the Lucerne conference be?
tween Premiers Lloyd George and
Giolitti, some reassuring word of
Poland's military intentions may be
expected soon from the Warsaw For?
eign Office, it was believed in official
quarters here to-day.
The outspoken opposition of this
government to further Polish pene?
tration into Russian territory, contained
in.the representations made by Amer?
ican Charg? d'Affaires White to the
Polish government at the time the
United States note was dispatched tc
Italy, has been answered only infor?
mally by a declaration that the Su?
preme Council's line would be adhered
Though no American observer at?
tended th ? Lucerne conference an?
this government has failed to receive
official notification from Great Britaii
or Italy on the new Polish-Russiar
stand, officials were gratified at th?
press reports of the joint statement
In the face of the Lucerne pro
nouncement that recognition will b<
withheld from the Soviet r?gime if th?
Minsk peace terms are insisted upon
it was believed that Poland will full;
?realize that the Allied government:
are in accord on the question o:
preservation of the Polish nation. Th?
Allied demand to the Bolshevik gov
ernment to withdraw its plan for i
proletariat army on Polish soil, official
said, would be insisted upon.
The statement attributed to Lloy?
George that President Wilson's presen
Russian policy is inconsistent with hi
declaration with regard to the Prinkip?
conference provoked no official re
joinder from the State Department.
Interest was centered today in th
deliberations of the Polish-Bolshevi
negotiators at Minsk. Though th
State Department is without detaile
information, it was feaid that the Sovie
terms were far too drastic to warran
a speedy decision by the Polish gov
The State Department to-day was in
formed of the Soviet peace terms in
dispatch from Minsk via Warsaw, put
lished by the Polish news agency. Th
terms as reported by the agency fol
1 ? Independence of Polish Republi
2- Indemnity?None demanded.
3?Frontier line?Curzon note c
July 11 (same as peace confercne
line) is proposed plus certain ???strict
east of Cholm and Bialystok in favc
of Poland.
4?Demobilization?Polish army t
be reduced to 50,000 men; a militi;
composed of workmen, to be organize
for the purpose of maintaining ordei
5?Demobilization to be put into c
feet within thirty days after conch
sion of a peace treaty.
6?For the force indicated ?n pan
graph 4 Poland is to be permitted 1
retain necessary arms and war mi
terials, and the lost of such r.rms au
war materials must be delivered withi
a month to the Soviets "and port to 1
given to the militia."
7 ? Polish state is to take over arn
and ammunition and to demobilize wi
8?Poland required 4to refuse enti
into its territory of men, horses or wi
materials for states hostile to tl
9?-Warfare to cease three days (se
enty-two hours) after signature
armistice; a neutral belt, fifty vers
in width, to be established.
10?"Soviet" (military) "force
remain at 200.000."
ll--Poland to return property tak<
from Soviet territory and to rep?
bridges destroyed by Polish forces.
12? Families of Polish titize
killed, wounded or disabled to recei
grants of land.
13?Poland to grant right of trar
portation of Soviet goods though I
lish territory.
- 14?The Wolkowisk-Bialystok-Gr
evo railroad to remain at the dispo:
of the Soviets.
15?Poland to proclaim amnesty.
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Womeini?s Taiflor=made Suit;
En several new models, eiade of Scotch all-wool
tweeds, are priced at
offering unusual value at this .figure
These Sints are desirable for Awitimmnin and Winter
aim town or for present wear in the coontry and
(Third Fioor)
Backdown of
2 Allies Seen
By Millerand
(Contlnuod from pnge one)
tions Russia, however, ho refers ex?
clusively to General Wrangcl and all
those forces which Franco intends to
help overthrow the Red r?gime.
It remains to be seen what influence
on French policy a sudden recognition
of the Czar's debts by the Bolsheviki
would have, but for the present the sit?
uations opens up other vistas to French
Reports say that Ukrainian detach?
ments again are fighting in the Polish
ranks, which may influence Ukrainian
public opinion to such an extent that
it soon will be possible for the Poles
to join with General Wrangel's forces
across Ukrainian territory. France
considers that Poland has the Bol?
shevik situation well in hand, but she
has a danger point in her rear jn Up?
per Silesia.
She is doing her best to restrain the
Poles from venting their feelings
against the Germans, but the situation
remains anxious. Dr. Walter Simons,
German Foreign Minister, is reported
in an interview with a correspondent
of Stampa to have declared he doubted
whether the Allied forces at the dis?
posal of General Le Rond arc sufficient
to resist a Polish invasion of Upper
Silesia. Dr. Simons continues:
"I am very anxious about Upper
Silesia. If the Polish troops occupjed
this territory, which is still German,
our neutrality would be violated. In
this case we would send a note to the
Entente and to Warsaw and if satis?
faction were refused us, we would
march against Poland."
Dr. Simons also is reported to have
said that diplomatic relations were
about to be opened between Germany
and Russia, and that a German ambas?
sador would leave shortly for Moscow.
Charges Britain Donated
$87,500 to Cox Campaign
Representative Britten Declares
'Entertainment Fund' of Em?
bassy Went to Democrats
Special Dispatch In The Tribune
CHICAGO, Aug. 24. Representative
Fred A. Britten, of Chicago, to-night
charged that $87,500 of British money
appropriated to the British Ambas?
sador at Washington "for entertain?
ment purposes" liad found its way into
the Democratic coffers, and that this
would be followed by "ten times that
Congressman H ritten sai?!:
"The pending investigation will show
that the British Parliament recently
appropriated ?87.f>00 in favor of the
British Ambassador at Washington for
'entertainment purposes,' ami that this
fund already has found its way into
the Democratic National Committee,
where it will no doubt be followed by
ten times that amount, should it be
made evident that this new disciple of
Wilson can wir, with money rather than
on honest issues.
"Local Democratic bosses already are
forsaking the head of the ticket in an
attempt to save a few city and county
offices out of what now appears to be
a complete wreck on Election Day be?
cause of the juvenile campaign ideas
of their leader."
From Th- TnhuvCs Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Au?r. 24..In the ab?
sence of Sir Auckland Geddes, the
British Ambassador, win? is in St, Louis,
none of the attach?s at the British Ivni
bassy would comment to-night on the
charges made by Representative Brit?
ten. It was said at the embassy that
only the Ambassador himself could
make answer to such accusation.
Administration officials ami members
of the Democratic National Committee
also declined to make any statement. i
In diplomatic circles it was :;:iil that i
undoubtedly the British Embassy
would have some statement in refuta?
tion of the charges to lay before the I
American State Department if inquiry!
were made of the Embassy by the Sec?
retary of Siate.
Riot? at Nicaragua Polls
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 24. -
Severa! persons were killed and there'
was bloodshed in many lowns through?
out Nicaragua during disturbances in?
cident to the registration ,,?.? voters on
August 21 and 22 for the Presidential
election, according to advices received
here to-day. Thousands are ^ai?l to
have beer, deprived of their registration
privileges, and consequently the right
to vote, because thugs surrounded the
registration booths in many parts of
the republic and prevented the approach
of political opponents. Several
prominent politicians of the opposition
were jailed, including General .Jose M.
Moneado, former Minister of the In?
terior, and Dr. Gutierrez, of Managua.
Alleged Bank Robber Says
He Gave Money to Poor
Held on Charge of Hobokcn
Theft, Tells Police of Help?
ing Sick Unfortunates
James Clark, fifty-seven years old,
arrested last night in City Hall Park
as a fugitive bank robber from Hobo
ken, told detectives, they say, that he
had used some of the bank's money
to "stake" unfortunates at a mountain
sanitorium in Sullivan County.
According to the New Jersey police,
Clark made off with a bag containing
$860 in cash and $750 in checks, which
a depositor early in April delivered to
the Second National Bank after busi?
ness hours. Clark was on duty at the
Clark said, according to the police,
that a film theater proprietor had
brought the bag of cash to the bank
and turned it over to him for safe
'keeping. He kept it safely for his
own uses, he is quoted as saying, and
the following week made it his business
to seek out a number of tuberculosis
victims to whom he made generous
In company with some of them, the
police say, he explained that he fled
to the Catskills, where he justified his
act with the thought that the rich
owed it to the poor to help them.
Magistrate George Simpson in Tombs
Court held Clark without bail for ex?
amination to-morrow.
Erin Aflame
As Factions
Talk Peace
(Continued from pitgn one)
"those who call for military interven?
tion are calling for the assassination
of the nation."
The principal resolution of the day
declared' that the conference was con?
vinced that it was possible for the Brit?
ish government to obtain peace by an
immediate binding offer of full national
self-government, by a constituent as?
sembly which would make special pro?
vision for Ulster. Lord Shaftesbury
expressed the belief that Ulster would
accept such a solution.
LISBURN, Ireland, Aug. 24.-?Last
night's burnings and lootings were the
worst Lisburn has experienced. The
fire brigade was unable to cope with
the outbreaks.
Some seventy premises were in ruins
to-day and the damage was estimated
at i"?0r!,000. Appeals have been issued to
the people to remain off the streets at
BELFAST, Aug. 24.-?Rioting was re?
newed here last night, the most men?
acing disorder being a collision be?
tween the Uuionists and Sinn F?iners
in Ballymacarrett, on the east side of
the River Lagan. Shortly after 8
oi'clock the opposing crowds met in
Blyson Street and Kilmoren Street,
where shooting and stone throwing oc
curred. The police eventually suc?
ceeded in dispersing the rioters by a
baton charge.
Police forces, who were later rein?
forced by soldiers, also dispersed
crowds which attacked two shops in
Montrose Street.
LONDON, Aug. 24? There were dis
orderly scenes to-night near the Brix
ton Prison, where Lord Mayor Mac
Sweney of Cork is confined, incident
to the assembly of several thousand
??tisons who waved red flags, booed the
government and cried: "Up Sinn
Pein; up rebels!"
The crowd rushed the police guard?
ing the avenue leading to the prison.
Several persons weie injured and a
number were arrested.
Poles Returning From
U. S. May Be Sent Back
Men Refuse To Re Enlisted in
Army; Arrived on Amer?
ican Ships
BERLIN, Aug. 24.? The steamers
New Rochelle and Susquehanna, which
arrived at Danzig from the United
States with, respectively 1,800 and 1,500
returning Polish emigrants, will in all
probability be forced to carry the Poles
back t?> that country, according to the
Danzig correspondent of the Vossische
It is asserted that Poland has re
Tused to permit them to enter, as the
men who are eligible for military ser?
vice refuse to be enlisted. The Poles
are still interned at Tyroyl Camp. The
two vessels, which are of American
repister, also carry a car^o of war sup?
Britain Insists
Soviet Explain
Broken Faith
(Continued (rom pao? one)
Allies, through Premier Millerand, to?
day instructed Sir Reginald T. Tower,
High Commissioner for the League of
Nations in Danzig, to give Poland com?
plete liberty to ship through the port
of Danzig and to as Bist the Warsaw
government in unloading munitions
that arrive there consigned to the
Polish government.
One solution for the settlement of
the Danzig controversy, raised by
Tower's refusal to permit the unload?
ing of munitions in that port con?
signed to Poland, which was said to be
under consideration to-day by Great
Britain and France, was Allied occupa?
tion of the city, although up to to?
night no decision had been reached.
One report here is that the military
authorities of both Great Britain and
France are agreed that it would be in?
advisable to attempt to unload muni
ions at Danzig at the present time.
Open Da nzig to A id
Millerand Calls on High
Commissioner to Insure
the Release of Arms
PARIS, Aug. 24 (By The Associated
Press).? Premier Millerand of France,
acting as president of the Supreme
Council, has telegraphed Sir Reginald
Tower, Allied High Commissioner at
Danzig, inviting him to assure to Po?
land complete liberty in the importa?
tion o? war material through Danzig,
as provided for in the Versailles treaty.
Premier Millerand also invited Sir
Reginald to use all the resources in his
power to assist in the unloading of am?
munition already in the Danzig roads
and all that may reach the free city in
the future.
The French Premier's instructions
came shortly after British Charg?
d'Affaires Henderson called at the For?
eign Office and informed M. Millerand
that Premier Lloyd George recognized
"the absolutely formal right of Poland
to export and import through Danzig
without restriction, as provided in
Aritcle 104 of the Versailles treaty."
The French Foreign Office announced
to-day that th?? government, regarded
the new attitude taken by Premiers
Lloyd George and Giolitti concerning
Soviet Russia and Poland as due en?
tirely to the American note to Italy.
The Premiers' attitude was ex?
pressed in the note they sent France
from Lucerne yesterday, in which they
stated they were in accord with the
United States and France that Poland
would endanger her independence if
she accepted the Soviet terms.
The communication of the British
and Italian Prime Ministers was an?
swered by the French Foreign Office
with a note expressing pleasure that
they expressed the same views with
regard to the Polish situation that
France holds.
The meeting of M. Millerand, the
French Premier, and Premier Giolitti
to be held in Aix-les-Bains remains
fixed for the middle of September.
M. Millerand will not meet Premier
Lloyd George until later unless devel?
opments alter the situation.
Nevertheless, the French and British
foreign officers arc trying to arrange
an earlier meeting between the allied
premiers than that of the Supreme
Council, which is scheduled to sit at
Aix-les-Bains tin? second week of Sep?
tember, which is considered too ?lis-j
tant. It is thought desirable to hold a
meeting at an earlier date in order to
reconcile the divergent Polish policies.
Will Halt War Supplies
BERLIN, Aug. 24.- The governing
board of the railway workers' union
at Danzig has voted to halt, all war
supplies arriving at that port destined
for Poland. It will permit the transit
only of food and sanitary supplies.
The governing board has appointed
local surveillance boards, which also
will include the stations of Zoppot,
Hchenstein and Neufahrwasser.
LONDON. Aug. 25. A French cruiser i
arrived in Danzig Monday and begun !
unloading munitions for Poland. But
on representations from Sir Reginald
T. Tower, the High Commissioner for
the League of Nations, tliat he could
not be responsible for the consequences,
the unloading was suspended pending
decision by the Allies, says a dispatch
to the London Times from Danzig,
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Wc know how; and our customers knous that we. know how
More than that, our barbers have high standards to main?
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tOpen Evenings Until Ten
Giolitti Has Plan to
End Secret Diplomacy
Seeks Law to invalidate Any
Treaty Not Approve?! by
Italian Parliament
LUCERNE, Aug. 24.--(By The Asso?
ciated Press.)?Premier Giolitti of
Italy before departing to-day for Rome,
after his conference here with Premier
Lloyd George, told the correspondent
I that he was "still convinced Italy
entered the war too soon and should
have entered the same timo as
Referring further to the World War,
he said: "I agreed with Kitchener that
the war would be long and terrible, but,
think of it, our general staff insisted
that the war would be ?nded within a
few months with Italian aid."
With reference to accusations charg?
ing him with having had German sym?
pathies, Premier Giolitti declared he
had never been pro-German.
Says Hidden Mirrors
Trapped Woman Thief
! Furrier Asserts Customei
Fainted, Then Stole Goods
When He Went for Water
Hidden mirrors, so arranged in th?
fur shop of Samuel Landwehr, 55 Man
hattan Avenue, Brooklyn, that ever;
part of the store can be seen by a sin
glo glance into one of them, resulte?
yesterday in the capture of an allege?
A well-dressed young woman en
tered Landwehr's store and asked t
see some stoles. After picking ou
! several furs she developed a suddc
! attack of faintness and called for
] glass of water. Landwehr hurried t
j get it, but kept one eye on the youn
; woman through his mirror reflcctin
: apparatus.
?n the Bridge Plaza Court later h
' toid Magistrate McOloskey that a
soon as his back was turned he sa
her pick up four of the stoles and hie
them in her pocket.
She said she was Mrs. Nellie Bei
nett, twenty-eight years old, of 1
St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, but denic
tlie alleged theft indignantly. Si
was held in $f>00 bail for examinatic
i Four Die in Virginia
Floods; Damage Heav
Two Women and Two Childre
Are Victims; Amherst and
Nelson Counties Swept
ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 24.?Floods i
Amherst, and Nelson counties, after tl
recent heavy rains, have caused foi
deaths and much property damage.
According to report;? received he
to-day, Mrs. Eliza Martin, her rv
children and an unidentified womE
w.^re killed. A report that an enti
family wore swept away in the Buffa
River and drowned has not been co
The Typ River, traversing the flood?
section, is sai?i to have reached tl
highest stage in seventy-five years.
Governor Denies
Extra Session Is
Political Move
_ i
Justified by Problem of
Housing, He Says; Con?
ference Here To-morro>v
on Special' Legislation
fipertal Dispatch to The Tribune
ALBANY, Aug. 24.?Governor Smith
will attend a meeting of the joint leg?
islative housing committee in New
York Thursday to discuss plans of the
committee for tentative legislation to
be brought before the Legislature when
it convenes in extraordinary session
September 20.
Governor Smith said he did not deem i
it proper for him to express any opin?
ion on possible legislation at the pr?s- i
ent time. He prefers to have what?
ever program is agreed upon ema?
nate from the housing committee, of
which Senator Charles C. Lockwood,
Republican, of Brooklyn, is chairman. ,
"I cannot emphasize too strongly," i
said the Governor, ??that talk being
circulated here and there in the stat?
that I called the extraordinary seg
sesi?n for partisan political reasons It
absolutely without foundation. I
sincerely believe that the housing prob?
lem ?3 the biggest problem we have In
the state to-day and wh??n I wag in.
formed by the joint legislative com?
mittee on Housing that the commute?,
has a way out of the difficulty, the.
natural thing to do was to act."
Governr>_r Smith answered the dec*
laration made by Assemblyman W?r.
wall, of Albany, that he had called tho
extraordinary session and issued a call
ior special elections in the five Assem?
bly districts represented by the un?
seated Socialist Assemblymen merely to
cause trouble.
"That is pure nonsense," the Governor
declaied. "Where would 1 be justified
in calling an extraordinary session
without giving more than a quarter
million people representation?people
by the way, who live in districts where'
the burden of the housing problem :<?,
felt the heaviest?"
Governor Smith indicated that he
may submit the telephone rate ques
tion to the Legislature. It is though;
probable that he may sponsor the r?in?
troduction of the Gibbs-Slater bill
which was defeated during the las;
session. The measure would give th?
Public Service Commission control over
telephone rates. It was part of the
legislative program submitted by the
Selling Coals to Newcastle
Early this year France barred Butterick Pat?
terns as luxuries.
Now the French Government has declared
that Butterick Patterns may again be imported,
as they have been for the past twenty-five years.
Thus, on the highest government authority,
Butterick Patterns have been declared not only
luxuries, but economic necessities in France.
Many people in America have been kind in
their expressions of approval over the accom?
plishment of an American house in achieving
for American patterns (identical except printed
in French) the greatest sale in Paris of any pat?
tern in any store in the world.
Candidly, while the achievement by Butterick
ie American, the original inspiration of fashion
is Parisian.
And so in this case the coal is not only sold
in Newcastle??it may be said to have been origi?
nally mined in Newcastle.
Butteric k?Publisher
The Delineator The Designer
($2.50 a Year) Everybody's {$2.00 a Year)
($2.75 a Year)
The Present
Telephone Situation
in New York City
? - - ? j? .? .? . ?j. ? _. . * ?
THE war years were years of arrested development
for the telephone business. We were left almost
destitute of plant reserve. We were left facing the
greatest demand for service in our history. We were
left in need of more workers, more materials and more
equipment than we have ever required at any one time,
and when costs were higher than ever before.
The quality of telephone service is much better than
a year ago. Better than six months ago. And six months
hence it will be better still.
Supplying this city with telephone service under
present conditions is the greatest task of its kind in the
We have 5,000,000 miles of telephone wire in New
York City, 867,875 telephone stations, 94 central offices,
28,000 employees.
But that does not meet the demand. There are
nearly 77,000 unfilled applications for service on our
books, although in the past six months we have connected
66,000 new telephones.
Our present plans call for an expenditure of
$26,000,000 this year to increase our facilities in this city.
This amount will not be sufficient to meet all require?
ments. We must secure and spend even larger sums for
new plant during each of the next few years. We must
catch up with the present- demand and anticipate the
needs of the years ahead.
28,000 well trained men and women are bending
every effort to meet this city's unprecedented telephone
requirements. Everything that we can do is being done
to again give New York City the best telephone service
in the world, and meet all new demands for service.
We are coming back, but it will take time, money,
effort and the public's wholehearted support.
New York Telephone Company

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