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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
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
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 couldn't help him. his bubble had just burst Central cut in with "What bubble are you talking about?" She was reminded that it did not concern her Vera Keller called Central one evening She had supper ready but Jesse wasn't home "Get supper on the table, he'll be home in a couple of minutes He just passed the Telephone Office on the run " At the coffee shop early one morning, a wager was made by two users that one could call Central and get the big bitch They bet S5 00 Francis Warwood plugged a line in without hesitating In a matter of seconds the big bitch responded with a deep reverbating 'HALLOOOO Alan Smith was in Minneapolis. Minnesota, attending the School of Business in 1952 He was homesick, but knew that everyone would be in bed at 2 a m He called the telephone operator and asked for Manti, Utah She insisted that she couldn't put a call through without a name "You don't need a name Just call the telephone operator" "No. I must have a name or a number to call" " Please, just try to call Manti. Utah, for me," he implored. Finally she did, and he followed every terminal as it swept across country Then he heard Stella Olsens voice on the other end of the line The operator in Minneapolis didn't get a chance to announce that she had his call Alan talked to Stella for twenty minutes, learned all the news about home, asked her to tell his Dad he had called, and signed off, his homesickness laid to rest until the In 1950 the Manti Telephone Company sold the business to Grant and Morlin Cox through Andrew and Mont Miller, who had controlling interest in the stock On February 12,1954, the central operators who had connected all calls since September 26,1907, were phased out The residents of Manti were upset. Our source of information was gone In an emergency we could never cut in a call to get a line The emergency would be over before we could get any help We soon learned PATIENCE, and to cut our conversations short At one time they were limited to three minutes, then in dire emergency the office could interrupt if one could prove a need We had arrived'1 47
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326329
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326329