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Market Office Library Grows
minds to mutually improve ourselves by Market office, San Francisco, which an interchange of knowledge. The girl has the largest operating room in the who can knit teaches the rest—the dresscity and expects shortly to have the maker leads us into the intricacies of cutlargest number of subscribers, is ambi
ting, fitting and pleating—the fancy tious also to have the largest library.
worker and the milliner all expound their The movement for for a library was
fund of knowledge. Our circle is not started in November. The first books, wholly composed of dressmakers and milwere donated on November 24th by liners; we also have some very fine cooks members of the local force and in five
who serve refreshments to all the needle weeks the library contained 67 volumes.
workers every Friday evening. Miss Mary Lennon, a supervisor, was
If we do not improve ourselves in one appointed librarian, Miss M. McAfee
way we do in another, viz: we learn to
know and to understand each other. was elected treasurer, and monthly dues were fixed at ten cents.
Many of us who were unacquainted with
needlework have taken it up and we turn vided money for stationery and for a few volumes. Miss Jessie Gardner,
out some creditable samples.
The young ladies meet in the retiring switchboard clerk, suggested the raffling of a burnt leather pillow. Tickets were
room every Friday evening and it af
fords us great pleasure to notice the insold for 10 cents apiece and in three
terest they take in their work. Each days 480 had been disposed of. Miss
member pays ten cents a week and this Gertrude Mehrtens, assistant chief oper
money is spent for the refreshments. ator, made the handsome pillow. Formal opening of the Market Li
A Youthful Wire Chief. brary with a total of 159 volumes on hand was held on February 18th and the Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Parker are number is now about 180.
the proud parents of a son, born on
Thursday, January 16. The boy on his Sewing Circle at Franklin Office.
arrival weighed twelve pounds and the
father is rather of the opinion that with The Franklin office, San Francisco,
such a start as this the youngster will sewing circle submits the following: Whatever the future of the girls con
soon be master of the situation (if he is nected with the Franklin office may be
not so already.) Whether or not Mas
ter Parker will be a politician remains they are determined to be equipped to meet it.
yet to be seen, but he has assuredly eviOld, grumpy Dr. Johnson said a man
denced capabilities as a wire puller, for
his father, the efficient wire chief of the preferred to see a good dinner on his table than to hear his wife speaking
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph ComLatin and Greek, while thousands of
pany, has found it necessary, ever since bachelors have lamented the loss of
the arrival of the young heir, to spend woman who could stitch and sew. If
most of his time adjusting the wires of housewives who are religiously inclined
his own phone. The phone receiver at would but study human nature, man's
Mr. Parker's home is kept down connature, what profanity would be spared tinously and when the boy calls "trouble," and what souls would be saved by at
as such youths do semi-occasionally, the tention to these little details.
wire chief immediately leaves the ex"A stitch in time saves nine,” is a very
change office for the scene of trouble old adage and as we do not all intend to (which in each case turns out to be a remain with the telephone company for- blessing in disguise, a source of joy.)ever or single always, we took it into our
Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian.
New Rural Co-partnership.
Preparations are being made to lay a The following Rural Co-Partnerships
new submarine cable across the Willhave been organized since January ist,
amette River at Portland to provide ad1908, and have signed contracts for ex
ditional trunking facilities between main
and east offices. change service with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company:
The underground cable for San MaThe Marcola Telephone Company,
teo arrived March 16, and is now being Macola, Ore.
hauled and spliced. The construction deRed Bluff Telephone Company, Grants partment expects to have all work comPass, Ore.
pleted and ready for the cut over to the The Mohawk Telephone Company,
new office by April 15. Ergene, Ore.
Gangs are now at work restringing Springfield Short Line Company,
and transposing toll lines between San Springfield, Ore.
Jose and Santa Cruz in accordance with Hollister Rural Telephone Company,
traffic plans for phantom circuits beHollister. Cal.
tween these points.
The new No. 8 switchboard for Palo Cold Springs Rural Telephone Com
Alto was recently shipped from the Westpany, Helix, Ore. Bear Creek Rural Telephone Com
ern Electric Company and the work of. pany, Creswell, Ore.
installing is now under way. Goshen Rural Telephone Company,
Rapid progress is being made on the Springfield, Ore.
San Francisco-Douglas switchboard. It Wilderville Grange Rural Telephone is expected that this will be completed Company, Grants Pass, Ore.
about April 15, giving as additional faEugene & Southeastern Company, Eu
cilities, 18 sections of “A” board and six
sections of "B" board. gene, Oregon.
Mt. Vernon Rural Telephone Company, Springfield, Ore.
Gallant Mr. Putzker. Olive Rural Telephone Company,
Manager R. W. Putzker of the l'aJunction City, Ore.
cific Telephone Company is nothing in Sherwood Mutual Telephone Com
not gallant and defcrentiai to the fair panv, Sherwood, Ore.
sex. Ft. Romie Rural Telephone Company,
His position necessitates that, for Soledad, Cal.
none but a diplomat of the highest skill
could successfully cope with the probSprague & Rock Lake Telephone Com
lems of a telephone exchange. pany. Sprague, Wash. Bailevs Burg Rural Telephone Com
Mr. Putzker received a letter fro:1
Miss Maud Hollenback, secretary of the pany, Davton, Wash.
Boulder Creek Improvement Society,
asking him to paint four poles belonging Construction Notes.
to the company on the main street of
Boulder. Mr. Putzker wrote back that The construction department recently laid a new 28-pan armored submarine
he would not only paint the four poles cable between San Francisco and Goat
on Main Street but would paint every Island. A construction force is now en
one of the twenty-four poles of his comgaged in taking up all of the old Okonite
pany in the mountain city. cables.
Now won't some nice women ask the Mr. C. E. Fleager, district superin
owners to paint some of the unsightly tendent of construction of the Seattle
business buildings on Pacific avenue, district, was a San Francisco visitor re- and cite to them the example of Putz
ker?_Santa Cruz News.
MEETINGS IN THE SOUTH.
The Tele- W. D. Wilde, Division Chief Operator; phone So- Mr. H. J. Byshe, Manager at Hollyciety of the
wood; Miss M. Langmead, Long DisSouthern Di- tance Chief Operator, and Miss A vision is the Lynch, Main Office Chief Operator. of
On March 11th the Society gave an new organi- entertainment and dance at Blanchard zation which Hall for the benefit of Main Office Lihas succeeded brary. More than one thousand tickets the Chief Op- were sold, and with the sale of candy, erators' Asso- manufactured by Miss Allen of Main ciation of Los Office, and punch, the net profits of the Angeles.
benefit were $245. Those in charge were:
At a meet- Misses Harris, Langmead, Dugan, Tan-
ing on Feb- ner, Lund; Messrs. Smith, Swift, Ham-
mel and Wilde. The program included a Miss Mable Noel gave an address on
song and dance by Miss Bradley; HeInstruction of Students and their Em- brew impersonation by Mr. J. F. Ser ployment," after which a talk on "The mour; dialogue from the "Chimes of Future of the Operators" was given by Normandy" by Mr. G. P. Hammel of the Mr. W. D. Wilde.
contract department; soprano solo by At this meeting the subject of reor
Miss Ruth Dickey, instructress in the ganization was discussed and it school; song by Mr. P. Brown; recitafinally moved by Mr. Wilde that the old
tion by Miss Schienle; selections by Chief Operators' Association of Los An- quartet composed of Messrs. Smith geles be disbanded and an organization
Ainsworth, Steadman and Clark; songs of more scope be instituted, which would
by Mr. Grimand and Mr. Quackenbush: include in its membership all employés of
piano solo by Miss Street; violin solo by the Telephone Company in the Southern
Mr. B. C. Smith, and song and dance Division; the main object being, of specialties by Messrs. Harmon and Kelcourse, the maintenance of perfect serv
sey. ice. The motion was seconded by Mr.
At 10:30 o'clock the hall was cleared J. Glass and carried.
and dancing was enjoyed until midnight. Mr. Wilde then took the chair and an
Mr. Hammel, who had contributed on organization was instituted under the of the most agreeable numbers on the name of The Telephone Society of the program, provided the orchestra, which Southern Division, with a President, ,
gave splendid dance music. Mr. 0. Cole. Chairman and Secretary, and an Execu- Jr., and wife of San Francisco, and Mr. tive Board of Managers to consist of a
Miller of the engineering department chairman, two male members and two
Among others present female members, elected by common
were: C. M. Seeley, E. H. Long, Free vote. The new officers are: Miss L.
Spoeri, F. E. Franklyn and Roy Moore
Victory for Bell at Hood River.
COLLECTION RATING. Percentage of money outstanding at the end of February, 1908, to the total amount of the bills rendered subscribers for the month, and percentage of number of unpaid accounts at the end of February to the number of accounts.
Coast Division. • Hollister
17 Palo Alto
2 San Jose
13 San Luis Obispo. 5 San Mateo
23 Santa Clara
38 Santa Cruz
10 Watson ville
Inland Division. Baker City
18 La Grande
31 Walla Walla
13 San Rafael
11 Santa Rosa
5 4 Astoria
0 Cottage Grove 20 Eugene
13 Grants Pass
17 2 Hood River
60 9 Hillsboro
58 9 Lebanon
122 0 Marshfield
16 13 McMinnville
12 2 Medford
20 8 Newper
77 0 Oregon City
0 14 Portland
17 5 Roseburg
96 The Dalles
7 6 Bellingham
21 11 12 Everett
21 7 9 Hoquiam
23 17 6 Port Townsend 38 20 Fullerton
12 12 Seattle 24 9 Glendale
9 7 Tacoma 20 11 Hollywood.
7 Long Beach
9 19 15 Sacramento Division. Los Angeles
35 12 3
32 19 0 Auburn 7 4 Orange
17 13 53 3 Pasadena
7 11 9 Riverside
14 9 9 Grass Valley
9 7 San Bernardino.... 13 7 20 Marysville 74 4 San Diego
21 10 18 Oroville 7 1 San Pedro
23 14 16 Red Bluff 4 2 Santa Ana
7 6 4 3 Santa Barbara 14 12 6. Reno 18 13 Santa Maria
11 9 Sacramento
9 Santa Monica
23 13 21 Woodland
22 17 0
9 8 San Joaquin Division. Bakersfield
Summary by Divisions.
13 San Joaquin 15.1 6.7 Lodi 9 4 Oregon
18.4 8.0 Madera 21 12 Oakland
20.6 11.7 Merced 3 2 Puget
21.6 8.4 1 Modesto 17 5 Inland
.23.6 10.2 7 Porterville 5 2 Southern
.28.1 10.8 4 Selma 6 2 Sacramento
.33.9 7.4 2 Stockton
12 8 San Francisco .47.1 30.1
Oakland Division. Alameda
13 Ferndale Healdsburg
250 a month. The Home Company asked $1.50 per month for service.
Not a Telephone in Turkey. No telephones exist in the domain of the Sultan, declares a dispatch from Constantinople to the "New York Sun." He sees in them possible instruments of conspiracy and he will not permit their introduction in Turkey.
Tel. Co., at Hood River, has just opened its exchange and has been endeavoring to secure patronage from the large number of farmer line subscribers, who for the past four or five years have been connected with the Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co.'s central. The farmer lines have always been owned and maintained by The Pacific Tel. Co., which has charged the farmers a line rental in addition to instrument rental.
In order to meet the demands of the farmer subscribers for a cheaper telephone service, The Pacific Tel. Co. has sold to the farmers these lines at a nominal price and given them central office service at 250 per month per subscriber. A farmers' telephone company has been organized and will in a short time take over these rural lines, under the plan outlined above, maintaining them hereafter and buying their instruments outright. This will give them telephone service for
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