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COLLECTION RATING.

Percentage of money outstanding at the end of June, 1908, to the total amount of the bills rendered subscribers for the month, and percentage of number of unpaid accounts at the end of June to the number of accounts.

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Sacramento Division. Oakland Division. Lodi

8
Auburn
10 7 Alameda

16 11
Madera

19 Chico

8
2 Arcata

29 22
Merced

4 Grass Valley

11
8 Berkeley

20 15
Modesto

24 Marysville

57
4 Eureka

13 7
Porterville

3 Oroville

7
1 Ferndale

8 5
Selma

12
Red Bluff
9 2 Healdsburg

22 10
Stockton

8
Redding
5

4 3
Tulare

9
Reno
16 11 Oakland

24 16
Visalia

18 Sacramento

43
11 Petaluma

10 6 Woodland

Inland Division, 10 4 Richmond

23 17 Southern Division.

San Rafael
16 10 Baker City

4
Anaheim
11

0
Santa Rosa
9

1 Colfax

26
Alhambra
11

5
Ukiah
3

5 Dayton

18 ('olton

15 43

Vallejo 32

11 La Grande

0 Fullerton 15 11

Lewiston

8 Glendale

Coast Division. 5

Pendleton

11 Hollywood 6 4 Hollister 4 1 Pomeroy

10 Long Beach 23 11 Monterey 9 5 Ritzville

2 Los Angeles 29 10 Palo Alto 18 10 Spokane

24 Ontario 29 19 Redwood 22 9 Walla Walla

0 Orange 1 o Salinas

2 1 Pasadena 7 3 San Jose

9 7

Puget Division. Riverside 14 9 San Luis Obispo 5 2

Aberdeen

2 San Bernardino 3 3 San Mateo

23
14 Anacortes

11
San Diego
2 5 Santa Clara

15
11 Bellingham

8
San Pedro
17 10 Santa Cruz

6
3 Centralia

5 Santa Ana

2 Watsonville

8
Chehalis

17
Santa Barbara
11 12

Ellensburg

61 Santa Maria

27 15
San Joaquin Division.

Everett

20 Santa Monica 23 16 Bakersfield 11 8 Hoquiam

8 l'pland 15 14 | Fresno

20 10 North Yakima 29 Ventura

7
6 Hanford

7
6 Olympia

3

3 Pt. Townsend

19 13 Seattle

15 7 2 Tacoma

13 10 7 2 Oregon Division.

44 Albany 6

12 5 Ashland

13 14 Astoria

Cottage Grove 18
Eugene

19
Grants Pass
3 Marshfield

10 9 McMinnville

12 10 10 Medford

34 16 0 Newberg 8 Oregon City

0 Portland

12 6 Roseburg

34 12 i Salem 12 The Dalles

38 1 Vancouver

10 Summary of Divisions. 2 Coast

10.4 6.1 8 Oregon

.13.9 7.2 5 San Joaquin 14.7 1.5 3 Puge

.15.5 1.7 4 Inland

17.7 8.6 41 Oakland

20.1 12.9 9 Southern

».SS.S 7 Sacramento 11 San Francisco 41.0 33.8 1.Report not in.

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Sound Proof Telephone Booths

The
Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph

Company

INSURE PRIVACY
AND CUT OFF
EXTERNAL NOISES

Subscribers' Stations Jan. 1,
1908

288,806
(Including 1010 public toll stations.)
Subscribers' Stations June 1,
1908

297,708 (Including 964 publie toll stations.) Subscribers' Stations July 1, 1908

298,124 (Including 965 public toll stations.) Increase during month of June, 1908

416 Increase June 1, 1908, over

Jan. 1, 1908, per cent.
Increase July 1, 1908, over
Jan. 1, 1908, per cent.

3.23
Number of places connected
by telephone July 1, 1908

1,694

THE BEST ARE MADE BY

3.08

C. H. Brownell

Peru, Indiana

OUR AIM

To furnish Reliable and Prompt Telephone Service.

To deal Courteously with everybody.

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The PACIFIC
THE

TELEPHONE
MAGAZINE

Volume 2

SEPTEMBER, 1908.

Number 3

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In this Number Mr. David S. Murray, General Superintendent

of Plant-Frontispiece. Editorial: Announcement

Page 3 Organization

3 Mr. David S. Murray.

5 Public Control in Wisconsin.

5 A Receiver Takes Everything.

6 Pluck of Telephone Operators.

6 The Use of Telephones by Non-Subscribers

7 The Two Kinds.....

9 Improvement of Pasadena Exchange. Notes from Divisions..

10-13 Farewell Banquet to Mr. W. J. Phillips.. 1 The Largest Telephone Directory in the World

14 A Tribute to Mr. Sedam..

15 The Telephone in Japan.

15 Central Says “The Line Is Busy".

16 Operating

17 Unlimited Telephones not for Public l'se 13 Engineering Articles

19 Cupid's Corner A Case for an l'pstairs Extension. Suggestions to Managers.. The Dear Public is Funny. Watch Yourself Go By. Statement of Development.

23 Collection Rating

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Mr. Willis Brindley, who has been the editor of this magazine from its inception, has accepted the position of Chief Clerk in the office of the General Com

mercial Superintendent,

and is, therefore, comAnnouncement.

pelled to sever his con

nection with the Publicity Department of this Company, the duties of which have been merged with those of the General Agent in San Francisco. In continuing the publication of THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE MAGAZINE we earnestly desire to maintain the standard established by Mr. Brindley. This result can only be attained through the constant and loyal co-operation of those connected with the Company. We solicit information and suggestions of every kind pertaining to telephone interests, and ask for a continuation of that support which has been so cordially extended in the past.

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The radical and far-reaching changes recently initiated in the method of management of this corporation naturally give rise to queries as to what is to be

gained thereby jr what

may be the end in view. Organization.

The answer is that the

object sought is better service through promptness, economy, efficiency and unity secured through organization. This word has been the

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key-note of the wonderful commercial But a short time ago the eyes of the development of the last decade. There whole world were on a magnificent fleet is waste in the operation of a vast con- entering the Golden Gate, the grandeur cern in the same proportion as there is and significance of the achievement beloss in centralization of effort and eco- ing personified in an historic figure on nomic consolidation, and on account of the bridge of the flagship, yet this clithe constantly narrowing margin of max was only possible through the faithprofit through competition and other out- fulness of each man at his post of duty, side influences, success is not now possi- at the furnaces and on the quarter deck. ble save by the exercise of the greatest Without the brawny stoker there would administrative intelligence and energy have been no man on the bridge. supported by absolute fidelity and faith

When it is understood that more than ful industry.

one-half of the wage earners of this Organization has been defined as "the

country are in receipt of their incomes bringing into an harmonious whole the through organized industries, the imporhundred and one different factors that

tance of the application of this business enter into an industrial institution.” It

principle to their relations cannot be is the arranging, systematizing and com

overestimated, and unless the employee bining the elements of business-a sci-comprehends the relations of his services ence based on accumulated experience.

to the whole, he is in the groove of rouThe keen struggle of the business

tine. He is not advancing, he is not world renders the position of a business

even stationary, but retrograding in enterprise the same as that of an army

value to the business and himself. in the field. Preparation, system and

With an appreciation of his part, a vigilance are as necessary to the one as

continual striving to the highest specialto the other.

ization in the branch in which he finds We all remember the story of Von

himself advancement is certain. Moltke, who, when it was suggested by his generals that a council should be held

The operations of a great industry imto determine upon a plan of campaign ply constant changes of policy and perthe war so hastily declared, promptly

sonnel and there are always eyes intently laid before them complete plans for the searching from behind executive desks necessary military operations, prepared

to discover and take advantage of merit. long before, and in twenty-four hours

No matter how large and complicated the German army, fully equipped, was

the business machine, it will not refuse, on the frontier.

sooner or later, to recognize and reward The organization of a large business

efforts and qualities which are out of the involves the prescribing of duties

ordinary. through departments and their various On the other hand, there can be no subdivisions. Accountability in this way

round pegs in square holes; there can be is accurately defined and responsibility no friction or waste in a smoothly runfixed and enforced. There is necessarily ning machine, and indifference will be central supervision constantly seeking to

weeded out. secure the largest efficiency possible The test will be the adjustment of all through the utilization of the force at elements involved and the attainment of command, and while the responsibility this end should be the object of every for the results of executive action rests individual concerned. The result will with the various officials of a company, be the success of the company, which in no policy can be successfully carried out turn is but the success of those identiwithout the complete and intelligent co- fied with its operations and having its operation of the rank and file.

welfare at heart.

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