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The state of the Bell Company, letting the audience judge the part it plays in the state of the nation. The speaker's view that his company has an important role in the economic and social life of the country. Interest in his company's operation and its changes in response to new technology and innovation. A detailed description of the speaker's company: its size, its ability to meet service requirements of its customers, its growth, its operations, its current programmes to replace manual telephone service with automatic dial service, etc. Modernization expenditures. The coming electronic switching and how that will work. The demand for a diversification of services to continue and intensify. The aim of Bell to provide complete communications service. Bell's one product: service. Bell as a Canadian enterprise. The myth of American control. Attaching a new importance to home-based research. Turning to the Northern Electric Company's research and development centre at Ottawa. The importance of Government and Business having a clear conception of goals being set in various fields of activity. An explanation of the regulation of Bell by the Government. Anticipating public need. The increasingly competitive aspects of the business. The importance of recruiting able people. An emphasis on high academic achievement. A new post-graduate programme for engineers in the field of communications offered in conjunction with Queen's University.