The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio on December 15, 1955 · Page 19
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The Sandusky Register from Sandusky, Ohio · Page 19

Sandusky, Ohio
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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THE SANDUSKY REOTPrri* gTARMCWg i9 Thtirsrtny, I1fe»mhfr 15, 195S U.S.A. Has More Than Half World's Total Telephones W ITH one telephone on the average, for every ilhree persons, the U. S. A. has more than half of the world's telephones. Europe has one for every 22 persons, and the rest of the World, only one for every 123 persons. There were 94.f)00.000 telephones in service throughout the world at tht beRinning of this year and 52,800,000 of them were in this country, according to the coi.i. ilatlon completed by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. and published today in its annual survey, "Telephone Statistics of the World." Since it takes almost a year to collect information from more than 250 foreign governments and companies, the figures in the survey givfl the world telephone picture as of Jan^ 1, 1955. Iceland has replaced the United States as the second talk- ingest nation in the world, the compilation revealed. Canada, with 417 conversations per capita, is in first place 'or the third consecutive year. Iceland, with 304 per capita, nosed out the U. S. which had 393. More than half of Iceland's telephones are in its capital city, Reykjavik, as is 40 percent of its population. The Netherlands installed its one millionth telephone in 1954, brir ing the total number of countries on the "more than a million list" to 12. The U. S.,i The United Kingdom, Canada, German Republic, France, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Switzerland, Argentina and the Netherlands, in that order. Have 4,800 Companies Telephone service in the U. S. ia supplied by some 4,800 private companies together with thousands of connecting rural or ' cr lines and systems. Prior to 1927, the telephones of only three other countries could be connected with Bell System telephones. These countries were Canada, Mexico and Cuba. Canada and Mexico were connected by land-line, Cuba by cable, Tlien, in January 1927, the first overseas radio-telephone circuit was establislied — between New York and "London. At the beginning of 1955 a customer in the United States could call any one of 91 million telephones in more than 110 countries or areas, including the 'J^ S. Overseas service was extended to three new points during 1954, Ooa, in Portuguese Indir, British Malaya (including Singapore), and Thailand. In 1955, Ascension Island in the South Atlantic and French Equatorial Africa were added. Stress Importance Of Christmas Seal Sale For Erie-co Dr. Richard Flsheli. Health Commissioner, Issues Statement On Behaif Of Drive. ! The importance of purchasing Christmas health seals by Erie- co residents was emphasized by Dr. Richard Fishell, city-county health commissioner, in a state-' ment Issued today. Dr. Fishell said: "The program of the Erie-co Tuberculosis Association is aimed at preventing spread of the disease. Christmas seal funds could not come anywhere near) paying for the cost or treating the tuberculosis patients of this county. The contributions to the tuberculosis association are spent to prevent tuberculosis. They, are used to teach people how to ;| keep well, to find the unknown' cases of tuberculosis and to help tuberculosis patients return to useful, happy lives, and to support medical research. "Our Christmas seal dollars will speed the day when tuberculosis will no longer take its toll in the homes of our .community. Remember to-buydirist- mas seals and help stamp out tuberculosis." The University of California!! ha.s the largest—38,000—student' enrollment of any college or university in the United States. ptriodizotly ortd teo/j or* rttlortd HOIN wrth Ik* •vorgnlMd Unbr«aksblt C7 '5» 51 C0LUMBU5 AVt. GIFTS POR 8yg^ II ERMAN'S by DURHAM JUVENILE TABLE and CHAIRS In a very colorful red and yellon-v circu.s M QU design. Folds compactly for easy slor- «l)rl >«lU age. 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