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TO TIIE EDITOn. Em,—lt woulr! be a itiitt;.l:e to allow to .paes unnoi'eed the mischievous letler.of "A Conetßnt User of the Phone" in your iscue of the 7th insfnet. It tnkes the Borrugh Council severely to tapk (or having- called attention to the laxity r>l mncagprneiit of the local 'phone during the past two yenre. The writer rhnrgr b our Council with " murpirg the citizjijß' private lithts in inteiferinp with tDfitters; outside its powers"; but roßinten EDoe nnd improveni' nts of public eervicen is one of tbf , chief c'uties of all public brdies. Be coblinupF: " Tru'y the Qoufcil mupt for If if fiVi lv j tor'it p vbp nrr rf ilif v D'r Qi ixi ii rtt'ei " 'J > i>- 1 t jnn Iftt-r i- ,- \tiitiirii hn i<\ p ppt-i'uri (> wh'ih tt.te

i the postmaster rony aek to be saved from his friends) or by one interested in tho Departs . ment. For myself, 1 can say thud the woikiug oi the eschango has been prievously bid for the laet two years—so bad that I have frequently g'ven up ringing and ponn hack to my work. Though my ringing released the shutter at tho exchange, which must later have come under attendant's ohpervation, he took no notice cf it, but allowed my call to paps un. answered. The cflke stuff: is numerically ample frr the work, but it ie not properly controlled, and it is from this want 6l efiec tive BDp°rvißion that all our trouble come. Too long, indred, has it been evid-nt that ecme of the pubordinates need drastic treatment—l em, etc , CONSTANT USER WHO PAYS. ! P S.— Having challenged the rona fides ol 1 y( ur correspondent, I am quite willing to diFclope my name, if he, in # turr, will come ' ut of hie shell.

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TELEPHONE TROUBLES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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TELEPHONE TROUBLES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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