British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1945 Through November/December1946

By: Multiple Contributors

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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: awarding of Distinguished Flying Cross to Flt.-Lieut. Gordon Smith; Excellent photo of Vancouver radiotelephone operators at work; Long Distance Load in '44 set new record - statistics; Radiotelephone saves 3 lives when tug sinks; Annie Gillman - never late for work in 38 years as operator; Telephone Trouble - by Francis Aldham of the Vancouver Daily Province; Forty Miles of Telephone Bills - reprinted from the December 1944 issue of Western Business and Industry; Harold Morse retires; A few lines from the front lines - portions of letters from telphone employees on active service; Large black and white reproduction of B.C. Tel. Victory Bond advertisement featuring Winston Churchill; Expansion Programme will fall short of needs - with drawing of new central office building at Tenth Ave. and Yew St.; Digits control names of new Central Offices; Report shows phone situation still serious - no prospect of relief in near future; Al Miller retires after 36 years of service; Popular chief operator, Edna Green, resigns; Farewell to Don (Mac) McAuley; Photo of the "Kamloops Kid" - Dave Wilkie; Photos of Sports Starlets; A Telephone Man in the Navy - a lengthy letter to the editor from Elect. Lieut. N.J. Dunlop, R.C.N.V.R.; Article - Two Million Wait for Phones in North America, and relevant B.C. Tel advertisement; Cover photo of U.S. Army Bronze Star recipient Staff Sgt. Robert Creech; Photos of the three Stephan sisters who are operators; Photo of war shortage billboard; Voices with smiles - article from the Vancouver Daily Province by Gordon McCallum; Article - $64 question in the telephone business; Plagued by Shortages - article from the National War Finance Committee; article and photo - Pup Flies Atlantic with Flt. Lt. Gordon Heselton; Article on Robert Garnett Tatlow, Vancouver Pioneer; B.C.'s First Emergency Phone Call - Pants torn by Dog; Construction photos of 'Cedar'; War's End Brings Record Long Distance Load; Heading Back to Normal - but still a long way to go; Death removes Ernest F. Helliwell; Radiotelephone service to the rescue; Photo of phone installer Charlie McAndrew, and the billboard which used the photo; Photos of North Vancouver staff and facilities; Secret of wartime 'what-is-it' building on Seymour finally revealed - photos and two-page article; 5 excellent pages of photos and article on the building of the Pacific Communications System, 'One of our Biggest War Jobs'; Daisy Bonde retires; Excellent photo of B.C. Telephone's 'Sky Riders', dangling 350 feet in the air over Rock Creek Canyon; 3 more billboard photos; We are establishing an F.M. Radio Network; We subscribed nearly $2,000,000 to the war effort; Farewell to Miss Mary Lloyd, Ernest Cole and William Silver; Many photos of employees knitting; Trail operators at work; Eighteen Thousand Calls a day - article; New record for telephone calls in 1945; Difficulties of supply situation again stressed in telephone company's annual report; Charlie McAndrew has installed 40,000 photos; Cupid is main cause of our traffic problems - article; Only photo available of Vancouver's first telephone exchange, established in 1885 in Tilley's book store, on the east side of Carrall St.; PNE float; Alma open house; Hastings Hay Ride; Better phone service to central B.C. points - article; Gilbert (Gil) Gilfillan has served Abbotsford for 20 years; New Communications Centre for Vancouver; Refurbishing the former defense communications building on Seymour; Telephone Trouble - article from the Vancouver News-Herald; Let Your Smile Be Heard - from an address by Miss Marion Mitchell, P.B.X. Supervisor, Victoria; photo of 3,000 cards of people awaiting phones in New Westminster; Photo of busy New Westminster operating room; Victoria Host to 1946 Phone Convention; Third Dial Unit for Downtown Vancouver; Vancouver girl weds by long distance - Dawn V. Bohmer; Vancouver Operator recruiting campaign - desperate need for female workers; great photos of construction of the Trans-Canada Telephone Line in the wilds of B.C.; 3 humourous billboards explaining shortages; Article on R.F. (Bob) Williams, president of the Fed. of Telephone Workers; and more. Moderate wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and endpapers. Back half of backstrip almost entirely open. Binding tight and square.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1945 Through November/December1946

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 73AA1967

Keywords: Telus History British Columbia Telephone Company Telephony Telephone Talk Internal House Magazine Periodical 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: awarding of Distinguished Flying Cross to Flt.-Lieut. Gordon Smith; Excellent photo of Vancouver radiotelephone operators at work; Long Distance Load in '44 set new record - statistics; Radiotelephone saves 3 lives when tug sinks; Annie Gillman - never late for work in 38 years as operator; Telephone Trouble - by Francis Aldham of the Vancouver Daily Province; Forty Miles of Telephone Bills - reprinted from the December 1944 issue of Western Business and Industry; Harold Morse retires; A few lines from the front lines - portions of letters from telphone employees on active service; Large black and white reproduction of B.C. Tel. Victory Bond advertisement featuring Winston Churchill; Expansion Programme will fall short of needs - with drawing of new central office building at Tenth Ave. and Yew St.; Digits control names of new Central Offices; Report shows phone situation still serious - no prospect of relief in near future; Al Miller retires after 36 years of service; Popular chief operator, Edna Green, resigns; Farewell to Don (Mac) McAuley; Photo of the "Kamloops Kid" - Dave Wilkie; Photos of Sports Starlets; A Telephone Man in the Navy - a lengthy letter to the editor from Elect. Lieut. N.J. Dunlop, R.C.N.V.R.; Article - Two Million Wait for Phones in North America, and relevant B.C. Tel advertisement; Cover photo of U.S. Army Bronze Star recipient Staff Sgt. Robert Creech; Photos of the three Stephan sisters who are operators; Photo of war shortage billboard; Voices with smiles - article from the Vancouver Daily Province by Gordon McCallum; Article - $64 question in the telephone business; Plagued by Shortages - article from the National War Finance Committee; article and photo - Pup Flies Atlantic with Flt. Lt. Gordon Heselton; Article on Robert Garnett Tatlow, Vancouver Pioneer; B.C.'s First Emergency Phone Call - Pants torn by Dog; Construction photos of 'Cedar'; War's End Brings Record Long Distance Load; Heading Back to Normal - but still a long way to go; Death removes Ernest F. Helliwell; Radiotelephone service to the rescue; Photo of phone installer Charlie McAndrew, and the billboard which used the photo; Photos of North Vancouver staff and facilities; Secret of wartime 'what-is-it' building on Seymour finally revealed - photos and two-page article; 5 excellent pages of photos and article on the building of the Pacific Communications System, 'One of our Biggest War Jobs'; Daisy Bonde retires; Excellent photo of B.C. Telephone's 'Sky Riders', dangling 350 feet in the air over Rock Creek Canyon; 3 more billboard photos; We are establishing an F.M. Radio Network; We subscribed nearly $2, 000, 000 to the war effort; Farewell to Miss Mary Lloyd, Ernest Cole and William Silver; Many photos of employees knitting; Trail operators at work; Eighteen Thousand Calls a day - article; New record for telephone calls in 1945; Difficulties of supply situation again stressed in telephone company's annual report; Charlie McAndrew has installed 40, 000 photos; Cupid is main cause of our traffic problems - article; Only photo available of Vancouver's first telephone exchange, established in 1885 in Tilley's book store, on the east side of Carrall St.; PNE float; Alma open house; Hastings Hay Ride; Better phone service to central B.C. points - article; Gilbert (Gil) Gilfillan has served Abbotsford for 20 years; New Communications Centre for Vancouver; Refurbishing the former defense communications building on Seymour; Telephone Trouble - article from the Vancouver News-Herald; Let Your Smile Be Heard - from an address by Miss Marion Mitchell, P.B.X. Supervisor, Victoria; photo of 3, 000 cards of people awaiting phones in New Westminster; Photo of busy New Westminster operating room; Victoria Host to 1946 Phone Convention; Third Dial Unit for Downtown Vancouver; Vancouver girl weds by long distance - Dawn V. Bohmer; Vancouver Operator recruiting campaign - desperate need for female workers; great photos of construction of the Trans-Canada Telephone Line in the wilds of B.C.; 3 humourous billboards explaining shortages; Article on R.F. (Bob) Williams, president of the Fed. of Telephone Workers,