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TELEPHONES ON STEAMERS.

[BY TELZGEAPH. —SPECIAL COBBESPCNDENT.) 'V.: Wellington. Wednesday. As interesting proposal 'has b«->n made in the House of Representatives by Mr. Myers (Auckland East), who asked the Postmaster-Generr.l to.; make provision at U the leading ports of the' Dominion for attaching telephones' to large steamers immediately on their, arrival at the wharves. He explained that this is done in many of the larger porta of the world and is a great convenience, not only to the pas-:■'■'-sengers,, but also to the officers and com-- : mercial people who are working on the ships. .'■-"■ " -~'-;' -. Sir Joseph Ward replied this afternoon that up to the present ship' Jag companies, have apparently not regarded it as necessary to provide telephones on their -steamships. Any application from a' -. steamship -•> compa»y for any v; of its :steamers to become subscribers to a telephone exchange would- receive prompt ;at- . $€litioD* ; ; , .'.,>; ■.:, _.' ;. -% : '-:-,.> .--'.:;;; ■>■ '-• ■'-' ',

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TELEPHONES ON STEAMERS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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TELEPHONES ON STEAMERS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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