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The Laurinburg exchange. (Laurinburg, N.C.) 1913-1992, May 30, 1918, Image 8

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i fm ■W •f Director Gui«rel K« **rt order Whin M|W retee cm a. Mi of IS per tut and aneecnger three to three ceau a wib and eto* itotac aU tow ioeraaor would be tocher tto|a 26 iMroato. . Heap ctongaa and riadjmmewl . the railroad .-atmiei* toMctbra ai turn am Jane ti and frviet'l unit aw tot 86—for the eanmiHmr lode/ •eve He cppteral to the rate order Wttboct heartaca ThU action «M Hifuitmj.Md (a not Intended to M ait later ceoahhli and tonnage ew thee. State railroad or rate manslaainin hate ao authority to change tho rate*, tha zaftnaad adarinlatealhw holda. •tea thsogh 'May prortaluao of tho far short haala ottfch atetos. Tho dlrocter general today explained la a telegram to ahalnaaa of atate eommis tfcaa. ho wovor, that ha wOl welcome —ggaMlnao for wadNatf of ratal an interstate traOe aad thorn will ho raforrod to tha tetarmalo eommerc-, aaodulca for to eaniif iratlaa m yaaaiac on epeeite twwylalats. 8Ut aMMtgafoaa alaa aay enter forms! protesta direct to tho Interstate Coas ts ho derived from tha swaaptag ia rressss which la sattoated at fra* 9MMWMW0 to gaoOjOtojOM. Tho addittaaal ttoigaa aat oveaU oally ha shsorbad in higher prices of ahlypera latacoate^ad^Us^aireet^may la aatiaaalla particularly foe coal, brick, lumber, Mata aad grain aad tar Mtartels ahlygid to aaiial oaly a short diatenaa. t wall ate of tha gMr idtitalii all wit that far hmde at fm five to Mr arilea, partkalariy la atetos which haw thdr awa Intra ad la varying aaaoaats ranging from 2* to M par coat. MEIN ONLY ”--“NUF SED” . • *. r/1'. 1- • • v*.,_ 4£ Because every man knows when a Low Cut Shoe bears ^ • * that naine^ it means America’s Best Shoes for Men. ■ , • •v •• . i . I have a few pairs in all styles carried ovet from last season, which I am offering for a few days at $5.98 a pair. 'The new price is $10.00 to $12.50. ’Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention. Evans’ White Front Dept. Store Laurinburg, North Carolina ‘ VC - •. • V • . * > Telephone Company Plans To Improve Service • • . . s * , * V • . I ' * Our request of the North Carolina State Corporation Cora mission for authority to enforce the clause in our subscribers* contract for service which provides that we shall furnish service for the use of (the) subscriber, subscriber’s agents and represen , tatives only, is in the interest of improved service, conservation of facilities and the elimination of an unnecessary burden now borne (by the company and certain of its subscribers/ For many yean we have permitted our operators to furnish our subsen ben an information service, such as giving the time of the day and answering other inquiries not m any way connected with the furnishing of telephone service. We have alto indulged the practice of many subscriber to business service in allowing the general public free and unre stricted use of telephone stations in the subscriber's place of business, with the result that this practice has developed into an abuse. This free use of service by the general public prevails eaten ■vely in our larger dries and is noticeable in public and semi public (daces In many of which a telephone station is provided for the free use of the public for advertising purposes. Tele phone stations of this class are used beyond all reasonable limits for frivolous and unnecessary purposes and prove a burden upon the service by requiring operators and facilities which are ur gently needed for necessary and serious uses. It is such stations as these that will be effected by the an Ww* *** ***, individual subscriber. The demands upon die operators arid facilities of tha com pany by reason of the innumerable requests for the time of day and other information and tt>« extensive and unauthorised use of; the service in public and aemi-pubfic places, have grown to sndr proportions as to seriously handicap us in our efforts to render efficient service to our subscribers who ace paying for the service.. Coupled with this there is such an unprecedented demands for telephone service and facilities, both for hwsinaaa sad soda! purposes that we Mt hour duty to petition the Stela Commission for authority to enforce our subscribers* contract*, so that facilities now psed for frivolous and uanacemary purposes aalgbtbt released for a more serious and legitimate oat , SOUTHERN SELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY r/ • <•* TO&V: s• ■ ' ->/> ' ^ V

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