Jack Wilson, center, General Telephone installation supervisor, inspects progress of work at General Telephone’s new Gower central office scheduled to be in operation in August, 1970. Accompanying Wilson are Harry Jones, installer, at left, and C.E. Walters, right, area manager.
New Telephone Office For Gower
Installation of new telephone equipment at an estimated cost of $330,000 is on schedule for Gower exchange customers according to C.E. Walters, General Telephone area manager.
The estimated cost of the building is $40,000, central office equipment $90,000 and outside plant facilities $200,000.
This will provide one-party and four-party telephone service for all and will begin in early August, 1970, when the new Gower office will become operational. At this time, all rural 10-party service in the exchange will be eliminated.
Mr. Walters said plans for the new Gower central office call for a 20 percent increase in lines serving the nearly 400 customers in the exchange. The new office will also have space for additional equipment to meet future growth of the town and an anticipated increased demand for one-party telephone service.
An important change in connection with the service improvements will be assignment of new telephone numbers for Gower customers.
Present Gower telephone numbers will continue to be used until early August while the present central office is in use and new numbers will be used after that date.
New telephone numbers will be assigned in the near future and residence customers will be informed of their numbers in late July, shortly before they should be used.
Business customers will be contacted regarding their new telephone numbers as soon as the numbers are assigned.
Mr. Walters emphasized that General Telephone will inform any customers of his new telephone number on request as soon as it is available. He said customers should call the General Telephone business office at Plattsburg for this new number information.
SHOW-ME REALTY HAS OPEN HOUSE...Bob Angle, owner of Show Me Realty, center, cuts the ribbon to officially open for business his real estate agency located at the west edge of Plattsburg at the junction of Hwy. 116 and Broadway. Shown above left to right – Pat Greene, sales, Gaylord VanWey, sales, Don Smith, Mayor, Bob Angle, Laura DeFreece, Chamber of Commerce, and Lee Goodpasture, sales.
Plattsburg resident Cindy Spellman found humor in the first day of Spring by sharing this photo with The Leader. Mother Nature continued her trend and brought 4 to 8 inches to Clinton County on March 20, depending on where you live. Ironically, Spellman organizes the annual Perkins Park Cleanup day and it had to be postponed due to the snow Saturday morning. The park cleanup is now scheduled for this Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m. We’ll see if the Missouri weather sheds a little sunshine on the project.
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