Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 16
“Telephone records would be held by Illinois Bell,” Martin recites.
“What? The government doesn’t have their own telephone system?”
“We are slaves to the same copper wires as your friend Eddie’s home telephone line.”
Before Constance could reach into her purse for Eddie’s number and something to write with, Martin comes up with, “225 West Randolph Street,” the address he himself had researched as Bell Telephone Chicago headquarters.
“Thank you Martin, that is helpful.” Constance uses the rotary dial telephone in Willard Libby’s office to beckon their taxi man.
The telephone is a recent addition to the average American household, with less than 50% having one.
“Sorry to bother you so early, but we need to get back to the city as soon as possible,” is her request.
“Hey, the kids had us up at the crack of dawn, to see what Santa brought them; I am more than ready to get out of here.”
“Mr. Kamen has informed me that you are now in the direct employment of the Department of Defense…..and will be paid a daily stipend for your services.”
“Your high school buddy really is big time!”
“And just so you know, call us by our real names: I am Constance Caraway and Fanny is Fanny, not Sara.”