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Installation engineers from the North Electric Co. work on the main distributtng fir.rics. Left: Test
ing lines. Center: Checking fuse panel. Right: Welding connectors.
to South Broad, locates and remedies the trouble,
restoring the service to the telephones on that
After December 8th all long distance calls will
be processed by Hendersonville operators. Six new
circuits have been added, making a total of six
teen long distance lines going to Hendersonville
from the Brevard exchange. Long distance calls
may be placed by dialing "Operator”.
Officials of the Citizen’s Telephone Company
point out that it will be necessary for persons plac-
ing long distance calls either to or from a number
in Brevard to add the word "TUrner” as a prefix
to their local number. For example, anyone in
Washington, D. C. (or any other city) desiring
to call John Smith’s residence in Brevard must in
form their operator that they are calling "Brevard
■. ■2-3361”. The circuit route to Brevard
is identified by the prefix "TUrner”, thereby elim
inating long delays which occur when long dis
tance operators must refer to "route-tables” to de
termine which circuits are needed to reach Bre
In explaining why the word "TUrner” appears
before a subscribers number, the Secretary stated
that the Brevard dial system is equipped for
seven-diget numbers. As a five-diget number .
easier to remember, the first two letters in "TUr
ner” are used rather than the number 8 ... 8 on
Service to subscribers on "party-lines” of two
or more telephones will feature one of the newest
developments in dial telephoning. Known as
decimonic ringing , this new development makes
possible the ringing of only the called person’s
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A.n tnstaller is shown above checking the con
trol board or potver panel. At left is the wire
chief’s test panel. Power panel is in the center.