British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1949 Through November/December1950

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $499.95

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Book Condition: Good


Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Photos of destruction - the result of heavy year-end storms and gale-velocity winds; Interesting photos of construction and construction gangs; $15 million spent on Plant in 3-Year Span; Charles Fisher, Nelson District Manager, Retires; Two veteran Construction Foremen retire - Frank Townsend and James McDevitt; Vancouver Commercial Department reorganized; The Pioneer Trail, by Ken Cowper; Good-bye to Bayview - hello Cedar-Cherry automatic installation; Company fails to meet full divident requirements; Traffic Department Reorganization; Viola Simmons ends varied career; Robert Bell becomes new President of Federation of Telephone Workers of B.C.; Vancouver Boat Show Exhibit; Photos of trunk line installation between Vancouver and West Vancouver; "Emerald" to be first dial unit in Fairmont area; Fairwell to Miss Margaret Moncrieff; Retirement of Thomas Reilly in Duncan; How Unit System benefits Vancouver Subscribers; Accounting Department Changes; Kamloops operating room photo; New Rates sought by B.C. Telephone Company; Decorated phone men - Edmund Esson, Gordon Smith, Ken Milligan; Photos of Sidney office and operators; PNE parade float; Photos of the greatest cable expansion in the company's history; Building program moving forward; Several Canadian Champion athletes; Several photos of Duncan operators, office, construction and repair crews; Good-bye to (one ton!) tabulators; New cable laid from Point Roberts to Mayne Island - photos and text; Nice cover photo of William May of Nelson whose quick action prevented a passenger train wreck near Creston; Lovely full page photo of the Trail operating room; Amazing photo of Jim Gural atop a swaying pole in the middle of a Capilano River flood; Great photos of the Victoria switchboard and staff; Expansion continued at record pace in 1949; Never a dull moment in life of chief operator; Ganges office wins Salt Spring Award; photos of 'when winter came to Colquitz and Keating; Photo of Miss Theodora G. Rhodes, librarian in the Public Relations Department, Vancouver, being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lieutenant-Governor Charles Banks for her service in the Women's Division at the Flying Control Airway Centre at Western Air Command during the war; Two new Vice-Presidents - G.A. Kennedy and H.M. Boyce; Company failed to earn full dividend requirements; Old Man Winter was a formidable foe - January storm destruction in the Fraser Valley; Hastings Barn Dance; Photos of the heavy construction gangs at work in the Fraser Valley; Photos of Trail office and staff; New Rates - many revenue accounting photos; photos of cable spinning; New look pay cheques; Photos of new automatic offices in Osoyoos and Castlegar; Parade float photos; Picnic returns to Newcastle Island; Nice photos of Alberni staff and facilities; Miss Mary Martin - Champion Highland Lassie; Photos of operating school; Final judgement on rates received; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on top edge of text - Mr. Labelle was a distinguished executive of the company.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1949 Through November/December1950

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 73AA1965

Keywords: Telus History British Columbia Telephone Company Telephony Telephone Talk Internal House Magazine Periodical destruction - the result of heavy year-end storms and gale-velocity winds; Interesting photos of construction and construction gangs; $15 million spent on Plant in 3-Year Span; Charles Fisher, Nelson District Manager, Retires; Two veteran Construction Foremen retire - Frank Townsend and James McDevitt; Vancouver Commercial Department reorganized; The Pioneer Trail, by Ken Cowper; Good-bye to Bayview - hello Cedar-Cherry automatic installation; Company fails to meet full divident requirements; Traffic Department Reorganization; Viola Simmons ends varied career; Robert Bell becomes new President of Federation of Telephone Workers of B.C.; Vancouver Boat Show Exhibit; Photos of trunk line installation between Vancouver and West Vancouver; "Emerald" to be first dial unit in Fairmont area; Fairwell to Miss Margaret Moncrieff; Retirement of Thomas Reilly in Duncan; How Unit System benefits Vancouver Subscribers; Accounting Department Changes; Kamloops operating room photo; New Rates sought by B.C. Telephone Company; Decorated phone men - Edmund Esson, Gordon Smith, Ken Milligan; Photos of Sidney office and operators; PNE parade float; Photos of the greatest cable expansion in the company's history; Building program moving forward; Several Canadian Champion athletes; Several photos of Duncan operators, office, construction and repair crews; Good-bye to (one ton!) tabulators; New cable laid from Point Roberts to Mayne Island - photos and text; Nice cover photo of William May of Nelson whose quick action prevented a passenger train wreck near Creston; Lovely full page photo of the Trail operating room; Amazing photo of Jim Gural atop a swaying pole in the middle of a Capilano River flood; Great photos of the Victoria switchboard and staff; Expansion continued at record pace in 1949; Never a dull moment in life of chief operator; Ganges office wins Salt Spring Award; photos of 'when winter came to Colquitz and Keating; Photo of Miss Theodora G. Rhodes, librarian in the Public Relations Department, Vancouver, being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lieutenant-Governor Charles Banks for her service in the Women's Division at the Flying Control Airway Centre at Western Air Command during the war; Two new Vice-Presidents - G.A. Kennedy and H.M. Boyce; Company failed to earn full dividend requirements; Old Man Winter was a formidable foe - January storm destruction in the Fraser Valley; Hastings Barn Dance; Photos of the heavy construction gangs at work in the Fraser Valley; Photos of Trail office and staff; New Rates - many revenue accounting photos; photos of cable spinning; New look pay cheques; Photos of new automatic offices in Osoyoos and Castlegar; Parade float photos; Picnic returns to Newcastle Island; Nice photos of Alberni staff and facilities; Miss Mary Martin - Champion Highland Lassie; Photos of operating school; Final judgement on rates received; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Name of E.P. LaBelle,