Courtesy Reuters

HAVING been dependent for many years on the courtesies and whims of foreign governments for communication facilities, especially in time of war, the Government and the business world of the United States have long desired direct channels of world-wide communication independent of foreign control. The only practical way to accomplish this was by establishing an extensive American system of radio-telegraphy. Within the past six years, American private enterprise and initiative in this field have brought about a development that stands without parallel, and have given America direct communication with Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, the Argentine,

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