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Order Telephone Rates
* Raised 25 Cts. a Month
■i From Page One.)
fStoxt at requirements to allow a return
@7 per cent on the $6,406,657 invest
®lte schedule of the new monthly ex-
Khangs rates of Indianapolis, Including
Seech Grove, Ben Davis, Broad Ripple
And. Southport, is as follows:
Individual line $ 7.00
Two-party line 6.00
Joint user ..... 1.50
Extension station 1.25
Bnsinegs—.Measured —
I*2oo messages per annum—lndi
vidual line 4.60
840 messages per annum—two
two-party line 5.50
Additional messages, each........ .03
Joint user ........... .50
Extension station .50
Individual line _. 3.25
| Two-party line .......... 2.25
station ..... ...... .75
Joint user 1.00
Business—Coin Collector—
Messages, each 06
Guarantee per day—lndividual
line ............. .15
Commission on local message re
ceipts in excess of guarantee
Individual line 40%
Business 2.75
Residence 2.00
Private Branch Exchange—Business Un
limited—Cord Switchboard —
Minimum equipment (switchboard
not exceeding SO jacks, oper
ator’s set, 2 trunks and 2 sta
tions) 26.00
Additional trunks each 10.00
Additional stations, each 1.50
Additional jacks, per strip of 10. .50
Cordless Switchboard —
Minimum equipment (board, oper
ator’s set, 1 trunk and 2 sta
tions) 15.50
Maximum eequipment, 3 trunks
and 7 stations.
Additional trunks, each 10.00
Additional stations, each 1.50
Additional jacks, per strip of 10 .50
Brivate Branch Exchange—Business
Measured —Cord Switchboard —
Minimum equipment (switchboard
not exceeding 30 jacks, oper
ator’s set, 1.680 messages per
annum, 2 trunks and 2 stations! 14.00
Additional messages, each 03
Additional trunks, each 2.50
Additional stations, each 75
Additional Jacks, per strip of 10. .50
Cordless (Switchboard—
Minimum equipment (board, oper
ator's set, 1.650 messages per
annum, 1 trunk and 2 stations) 11.00
Maximum equipment, 3 trunks
and 7 stations.
Additional messages, each ■ .03
Additional trunks, each 2.50
Additional stations, each 75
Private Branch Exchange—Hotel, Mms.
Minimum equipment, (switch
board not exceeding 30 jacks,
operator's set and 15 stations). 12.00
Additional stations, each 60
Additional jacks, per strip of 10. .50
Messages, each (including neces
sary trunks) 00
Commission on local message re
ceipts 40%
Coin collectors 5>
Intercommunicating b.vstem Business
• Minimum equipment (1 trunk
and 4 stations) 18.50
Maximum equipment, 20 trucks
and stations combined.
Additional trunks, each 10.00
•Additional stations, each 2.00
Additional units of cable, 30 foot
or fraction thereof 25
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Intercommunicating system—Residence,
Unlimited —
•Minimum equipment (1 trunk
and 4 stations) 12.00
Maximum equipment. 20 trucks
and stations combined.
Additional trunks, each 3.26
•Additional stations, each 2.00
Additional units of cable, 30 foot
or fraction thereof 25
L. P. Terminal —
(Only one furnished as auxiliary
to exchange service), each 3.25
If connected direct with toll
board from office area other
than main office, extra mileage
will be charged at the rate of
62 : 4 cents per quarter mile or
fraction thereof by route of
•Not exceeding SO fee - , of cable p>r
Extra Mileage—
Individual flat and measured rate
service per quarter mile or frac
tion thereof (business or resi
dence) 50
Two-party flat and measured rate
service per quarter mile or frac
tion thereof for each subscriber
(■business or residence)..' 31 ti
Two-party service beyond the exchange
radius will be furnished only when two
parties are actually connected at the
two-party rate for the entire extra ra
An annual charge of $7.50 for each
quarter mile or fraction thereof will be
made for circuits furnished by the com
pany to connect telephone extensions or
p. B. X. stations located In different
An annual charge of ?ft for each quar
ter mile or fraction thereof will he made
in addition to the exchange rates for
paeh P. B. X. trunk extended beyond
the exchange radius.
The rates herein prescribed are tem
porary pending unification of service.
The following statement of the pros
pective income account of the Indianap
olis exchange under the authorized rate
shows the shortage that the commission
estimates the company must stand:
Estimated Annual Requirements.
Operating expenses, 1918 (ex
cluding depreciation $1,283,437.33
Taxes. 1918 91,616.97
Uncollectible operating reve
nues, 1918 11.038.73
Rent of telephone offices. 1918 25,985.79
Rent of C. P. and other sup
ports, 1918 2,854.64
Total $1,414,933.46
Increase In wages over 1918.. 332,000.00
Depreciation—s% on $5,443,610 272.180.50
Return —7% on $6,409,657 445.675.00
Licensee revenue-—Dr. 04,539
sets <ij SI.OB 69,507.72
Total requirements $2,537,297.67
Estimated Annual Revenues.
Subscribers station revenues. .$2,048,237.20
Service connection charges... 56,413.25
Other exchauge service revenue 64.591.50
Toll revenues 273,900.55
Miscellaneous operating reve
nues 27.040.80
Nonoperating revenues 2.636.25
Total proposed revenues. .$2,472,879.55
Total requirements 2,537.297.67
Rates provided produce reve
nues short of requirements.s 64.418.12
A note iu the order says that actual
operating results for 1919 and the en
suing year, doubtless, will disclose that
operating expenses other than labor are
in excess of the same expenses Included
in the income statement. The petitioner
made no showing as to Increased costs
other than labor in the year 1919 or
future Increases in costs other tbfln la
“The petitioner's engineers testified,”
the order says, “that in appraising the
physical property they took the highest
and lowest material prices which pre
valied from July 1, 1914, to July 1, 1919,
and used the average of these high and
low prices as a basis for their appraisals.
Labor prices entering into construction
were based on labor prices of July 1,
The prices on materials used do not
represent the normal average price from
1914 to 1919. for the reason that only two
points in the price curve of that period
were considered. Various checks disclose
that material prices used by the peti
tioner were greatly in excess of the nor
mal average price for the period.
The total toll revenue of the Indian
apolis exchange for 1918 was $231,070.12.
Os that sum. $113,502.73 was credited to
the exchange. Wages paid toll operators
amounted to $67,520. The total increase
in wages for toll and local departments
of the Indianapolis exchange In 1919 over
1918 was $368,000.
The commission has allowed an annual
depreciation rate of 5 per cent on all
depreciable property of the company.
Value of the company’s depreciable prop
erty in Indianapolis Is set by the com
mission at $5,443,610.
The commission held that the basis
for payment for rentals of receivers,
transmitters and Induction colls owned
by the American Telephone and Tele
graph Company and for other services
performed by that company is unbusi
nesslike and unsound. The Central
Union pays a 444 per cent license reve
nue to the American Telephone and Tele
graph Company. The 4Va per cent is on
the gross revenues of the company and
the commission held that thpre was no
relationship between that rate of pay
and the service rendered.
The commission proposed that the en
tire question of the 4’j per cent allow
ance be submitted to Joint study by the
American Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany and the National Association of
Railway and Utilities Commissioners,
acting for the various commissions of
the company in order that the question
may find uniform solution throughout the
Commissioner VanAuken concurred in
the order, but not in findings as to value,
depredation or the 4'i- per cent license
revenue. Commlssoner Johnson con
curred in all phases of the order.
The girl question had an Important
place In the deliberations of the commis
sion on the involved telephone problem.
In that connection the order said:
“The present rate situation arises
largely from the suddenly changed in
dustrial status of woman and the new
money value placed on her labor. The
evidence reveals that before the war
telephone companies experienced little
difficulty in obtaining competent girls
and young women as operators. The war
suddenly opened new and wider fields of
labor. Girls and young women were
called from the hotnps. the switchboard,
and clerical and other positions to
skilled work, accounting, professional
employment and other fields formerly
monopolized by men. The unprecedented
activities of commerce and Industry
caused business and manufacturing con
cerns to bid for such labor iu the open
market, not only with high wages but
with improved working condition-*. In
cluding employment supervisors to look
after the Interests of employes, ret
rooms and other favorable conditions. In
Woman, Whose Car Hit Boy,
Not Guilty of Manslaughter
Miss Bertie Lane, 728 North Dela
ware street, was found not guilty of
manslaughter by a jury In the crim
inal court late yesterday.
Judge James Collins instructed the
jury to find Miss Lane not guilty.
Miss Lane was charged with man
slaughter after fatally injuring
Frank Deal, 7. a school boy. of 3940
Bast Twenty-sixth street, with her
automobile on March 27, 1918.
some industries work clothes are fur
nished and kept in good condition. The
telephone operator of yesterday is found
today Ip the machine shop, at the lathe
or drill press, engaged in assembly work,
armature winding and many other me
chanical and Industrial employments.
This change has resulted in (1) much
higher operating charges, and (2) dis
turbance of service.
“The evidence in these and other cases
involving telephone utilities all over the
state reveals a marked reduction in the
number of girls and young women avail
able for telephone operators, and what
is equally disastrous—a constant shifting
of the personnel, which has resulted In
lessening operating skill and efficiency.
Hearings held, by other state commis
sions reveal that this condition Is gen
eral over the country.
“The evidence shows that a few years
ago the average girl operator took em
ployment for “pin money. 1 ’ While this
was not the case with all operators, it
was so generally the case that the Indus
try was built ujiou a subnormal basis of
operating wages and costs. The work
was more or less attractive, the surround
ings being clean and sanitary and there
being little requirement for exhausting
physical effort, to girls who lived at home
and we.'e not called upon to support
themselves or to contribute to the family
budget. Economic conditions In the home
were less strenuous In the era of low
prices for rent, clothing and other neces
"The return of foreigners to Europe to
participate in the world war and the
withdraw of more than 4.000.000 men
from the fields of commerce and industry
was simultaneous with an abnormal do
mand on Industrial, financial and bus!
ness concerns of this country for produc
tion necessary to carry on the war.
Closely following came the shrinkage in
the purchasing power of the dollar, with
the accompany lug economic pressure on
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Judge Collins said that he failed to
see bow the grand jury had felt justi
fied in returning an Indictment
against Miss Lane in the light of the
The testimony was conflicting. Some
witnesses claimed that the car
dragged the boy some distance and
others testified that the boy ran
directly In front of the car.
ing, telephone operators responded to the
high bidding for labor, left their old po
sitions by the hundreds, and sought em
ployment in more lucrative fields. The
evidence reveals that telephone companies
bad to, and did, meet this competition to
the best of their limited ability.”
Republican Candidate to Mix
in Coming Primaries.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24—Senator
Biram Johnson of California is neaded
for North Dakota today, bent on tnixiug
in the primary fight in that state by
placing the peace treaty and the league
of nations before the voters.
The outcome of the North Dakota pri
mary, which takes place March . 16 —the
second of the presidential primaries,
New Hampshire being the first—will be
watched closely by the political sharps
of both parties.
Johnson, who U due at Chicago to
day, is scheduled to spend tomorrow,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday in cam
paigning up and down North Dakota.
He is then to invade South Dakota. He
may visit Minnesota.
In the meantime, the treaty situation
will drag along In the senate. Senator
Lodge, republican leader, does not plan
to revive the question of reservations
again until Thursday, when he may
force action on the second reservation.
Involving Article X.
Illness, Due to War
With Spain, Kills Man
LOGANSPORT, Ind., Feb. 24.—H. Le
roy Smith, 41, a veteran of Cortpany M,
160th regiment, Indiana vqhy>)^|^Anfan-
~ UfL
The American Central Life Insurance Company
owns approved securities held in trust Decem
ber 31, 1920, by the Auditor of State of Indiana
for the benefit of its policy holders to the amount
of $6,192,023. This is $151,807 in excess of that
required by the law.
try, Spaulsh-American war, Is dead here
of illness said to have resalted from an
illness suKered while serving as a soldier.
For several months Smith bas been em
ployed as a nigbt telephone operator at
the Northern Indiana Hospital for the
Insane. He is survived by two brothers
and three sisters.
(also Theresa, Doris
and Harriet)
are invited to answer
within 24 hours, this
.Announcement of the
The only conditions are
You must be interested
in the movies and occa
sionally attend some mo
tion picture show;
You must be a person of
thrift, making or earn
ing some money on your
own account and eager to
make more.
If these two things are
true of you, just write
your name and address
on a postcard or letter
sheet and shoot it into the
We will then send you
a certain BOOK which
tells you all about
for sharing motion pic
ture profits with the peo
ple who pay to see the
pictures—including your
Fancy watching a play
on the screen and know
ing positively that some
of the box office money
is sure to find its way
We have worked out
the Froliman Plan very
carefully and are now
ready to let you see it,
together with a list of
Froh man Productions
and 24 Portraits of Froh
man Stars, all without
cost or obligation on your
The only thing you
need to be sure about just
now is the PROMPT
SENDING of your name
and address.
We will take care of
everything else, and are
certain you will be
mighty glad you ever
read and answered this
310 Times Building

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