How to compete with the Western Union, which had this superior transmitter, a host of agents, a network of wires, forty millions of capital, and a first claim upon all newspapers, hotels, railroads, and rights of way--that was the immediate problem that confronted the new General Manager.
Especially in the largest cities, where the Western Union had most power, the lives of the telephone pioneers were packed with hardships and adventures.
The possession of his transmitter instantly put the Bell Company on an even footing with the Western Union, in the matter of apparatus.
It was being attacked by the Western Union and by rival inventors who were jealous of Bell's achievement.
All the Western nations, and some few of the Eastern, were represented.
China laughed and read in their magazines the learned lucubrations of the distracted Western scholars.
Standing there on the sidewalk in downtown Wiesbaden, I was watching "Rawhide" in the Rhineland, "Death Valley Days" on the Danube -- and discovering that long before EuroDisney would ever show up on the outskirts of Paris, or McDonald's would sell its first fries in Moscow's Red Square -- Westerns
, those uniquely American tales of romance and adventure, were popular around the world.
As the new logo becomes featured on other Best Westerns
around the world, travelers will take notice that Best Western
has made numerous changes for the better.
AARP members who present a current AARP membership card will receive basic benefits such as a 10 percent discount off applicable room rates at participating Best Westerns
worldwide, including 1,000 hotels in Europe and 350 in Asia and the South Pacific; a room upgrade if available; no charge for local phone calls; grandchildren under 17 stay free when sharing the same room; late check-out when requested in advance; a dedicated toll-free Best Western
Seniority reservations number: 800-603-2277; local hotel enhancements and value-added promotions; and the opportunity to enroll in the second tier of Best Western
Seniority -- the free frequent-guest program -- by calling 800-456-9719.
Club members worldwide can earn points toward exciting awards at more than 4,100 Best Westerns
throughout North America, Europe, Central and South America, New Zealand and Australia.
Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq:WSBA), a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Cameron Park, California and Auburn Community Bancorp, the holding company for Auburn Community Bank, headquartered in Auburn, California announced today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow the Best Western
Luxbury Inn of Indianapolis will become the first Best Western
International hotel in Indiana to display the hotel chain's new logo property sign.