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[The echo]. volume ([Pisgah Forest, N.C.) 1940-19??, November 01, 1951, Image 5

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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 circuit. 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 vard. 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 the dial. 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 IS (Turn to next page please) 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.

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