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The Manti Telephone Company

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title The Manti Telephone Company
Description operator will be paid at a rate according to service rendered This will reduce our May 26. 1916 To the Operators of the Manti Telephone Company. The company is paying you for your entire time while on duty, and it expects your undivided attention and best efforts to give the best service possible. Social conversation with parlies of a private nature, and not directly in line with the proper discharge of your duty, is absolutely and positively forbidden. It has been indulged in the past, and if it is not discontinued, we will he obliged to make such changes as good service demands. May 27,1918. The rales were raised as follows. Residences from $1.00to$1.25 per month; businesses from $1 50 to $1 75 per month, operators $27.00 per month for first year service; $37.50 for second-year service, $40.00 for third-year, $42.50 for fourth-year; and $45.00 maximum from then on November 29. 1918 The collector, Mr. Witbeck, must make a report of collections to the secretary not later than the 10th of each month, especially relative to all delinquents The accounts must be kept alive and in good condition Also a Directors' Meeting will be held on the third Monday of each month September 23.1921 E. D Sorensen tendered his resignation after being here since the beginning He has accepted the appointment as U S Surveyor General for the District of Utah A. O. Anderson will fill his vacancy as a Director The following have worked as operators since that time, not necessarily in the order listed Myrtle Larsen Maude Cox (Peterson) May C Chapman Lorna Voorhees (Nell) Leah Bessey (Garbe) Margaret Lowry (Nielson) Stella Larsen (Olsen) Helen Braithwaite (Hansen) Francis Madsen (Warwood) Ethel Bessey (Ahlstrom) Operators were called "Central." Their byword was "Number Please " Central knew when a baby was born, often she was the one called to find the doctor She knew where a fire was turning because she rang the fire siren. She knew who was home and who wasn't and when they would return If you were lonely, you could call Central and chat. You could always get the correct time of day. A certain party called a number. When he recognized Central's voice he determined not to tell that person what his business was. Instead he announced that he 46
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326328
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326328