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THE MATERIAL WHICH FOLLOWS IS FROM THE
COMBINED COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

IT WAS PREPARED AND MICROFILMED TO

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UNITED STATES TELEPHONE
DIRECTORY COLLECTION



PRESERVATION MICROFILMING

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U.S. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
COLLECTION: REEL CONTENTS

ALABAMA

MICROFILM NUMBER (o) 90/5000 MicRR

White Pages and Yellow Pages for:

CITY: MOBILE (Includes Bay Minette to Falrhope)

JUNE 1923

THRU

MOBILE (Includes Bay Minette to Fairhope)

SUMMER-FALL 1929

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cities covered.)



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ALABAMA TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES



WHITE PAGES



City: Mobile, Bay iVIinette,

Citronelle, Fairhope



YEAR: June 1923




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Mobile, Ala.
"BSyiVfinfelte, Ala. Citronelle, Ala.

Fairhope, Ala.

MERCHANTS TRANSFER CO.



HAULING

STORAGE

PACKING



16 So. Commerce St.



Bell Phone 226S
Home Phone 126S



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^'Important Notice''



This Telephone Directory is filed for reference only.

If you intend to make a Long Distance Telephone
Call, verify all numbers taken from this Directory by
inquiring of Long Distance ** Information."






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fRoies and Regulations Applying to AH Subscribers Contracts



OASSIFICATIOH OF AREAS AS THE BASIS FOR FURNISHING
TELEPHONE SERVICE

Economical operation of the telephone business, to secure protection
to the whole body of rate payers and to the business itself, requires
that the property be buUt and operated in accordance wltli a d«flnit«
Dlan under which specilled classes of service are regularly furnished
iB specified areas or types of areas. The Telephone Company there-
fore does not tindertake to furnish any desired class of service at any
desired location, nor does it undertake to extend its plant to re-
mote sections where such extension is not warranted by public neces-
sity as distinguished from personal desire, except where protecuon
is afforded.

The general plan for furnishlni; telephone service as authorized in
tb« General ExchanKe TarlflT Is based on a classification of areas Dy
types for the determination of the classes of servico avaiUble and
tw the awlication of rates.

TERM PERIOD OF CONTRACT

The Company's contracts covering the furnishing of telephone serrlce
m ordinarily for Initial term perods of one month. Under some spe-
ciiu conditions involving unusual Installation costs or inrolving the
lastallation of spsclai equipment, contracts may be required for longer
initial term periods.

The Telephone Company's obligation to furnish telephone service is
dependent upon lU ability to procure and retain suitable faclliUes and
rlgbts for the construction and maintenance of the necessary cucuits.

CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALUTION CHARGES

The charges and regulations specified in the Company's General Ex-
Ahan ga Tariff apply in connection with all classes of service equip-
a«nt or faciUUes furnished by tlie Telephone Company.

No charge is made for providing new pole line construction on pub-
lic highways, wbea the subscriber is located within the base rate area.
No charge is made for providing and maintaining new pole line con-
•truction along public highways ouUlde the base rate area, when such
pole lines are to be used In serving subscribers in generaL

£xcei>t as provided alwve. when an applicant for service is located
outside of tile base rate area in territory where new pole line con-
struction Is required and tho coat of providing the necessary addl-
tlwial poles Is more than three times the annual mileage charge for
the circuit tl^ereon. connection with the Telephone Company's system is
provided in one of the following methods as the applicant may elect:

The subscriber may bear the cost In excess of the amounts specified
above of providing the poles and pay extra exchange line mileage
charges for the necessary circuit. Ownership of such poles is vested
in the Telephone Company. Maintenance of poles and circuits is at
the expense of the Telephone Company.

The subscriber at his own expense may furnish the portion of pole
line and circuit from his location to an agreed upon point of connec-
tion with the Telephone Company's system. The subscriber is required
to malnUln or bear the expense of maintaining his portion of the
pole line and circuit and also to bear the expense of Installing and
maintaining the sUtlon equipment, except that when the station is
brought to the Company's central office for repairs, no labor expense
Incurred for such repairs is charged to the subscriber. The subscriber
is charged extra exchange line mileaRe charptes for that portion of the
Telephone Company's circuit outside of the base rate area. Ow?";
afaip of the portion of pole line and circuit provldecT by the subscriber
to vested in the subscriber. Ownership of the station equipment is
vested in the Telephone Company.

Poles on private property to be used in serving an Individual sub-
scriber must In all caseb be furnished and maintained at the sud-
scriber's expense. Ownership of such poles on private property is
vested In the 8ub8crll>cr.

No charge is made for furnishing and maintaining poles on private
property when such poles are to be used to carry circuits serving SUD-
ficrlbers In general. In such cases, ownership of poles on private prop-
erty is vested in the Telephone Company.

Whenever it becomes necessary to replace poles onj)rlvate property.
the new poles are furnished only in accordance with the arrangements
Veclfled above.

All circuits on poles on private property are owned and maintained
hy the Telephone Company.

When a specified type of construction is desired by a sub^f'^^' »«
tor example, when underground service connections are a^s'jed m
Sees where aerial drop wires are regularty used to 'eaj^^ 8"bs*rrlber s
premises or where the Individual requirement^ of a subscrib'er maKe
Se Installation unusually expensive, the subscriber is required to
bear the cost of stxch special construction or installation.

SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGES AND CHARGES FOR MOVES

AND CHANGES

A schedule of lixed charges Is esUbllshed covering the connection
•r a subscriber's station with the exchange of the Company, and cov-
ering the charges for moves and changes. These schedules of charges
tan publlslied in detail in this directory.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE TELEPHONE

Telephone equipment and facilities are furnished for the tise of the
MbKriber employees, agents or representatives of the subscriber or
^^ers of the subscriber's domestic establishment except in connec-
Ssn with semi-public telephone service and except as the use of tho
service may be extended to joint users. . „ .

All eauipmeiit furnished by the Telephone Company shall remain
the property of the Company. Such equipment shall not be used for
any toll or consideration to be paid by any other person than the
subscriber, nor for performing any part of the work of transraitt ng.
delivering or collecting any message, where any toll o'.f™'*''^*"^"
has been or is to be paid any party other than the Telephone Com-
pany, without the wrltlen consent of the Company.
Subscribers may n6t disconnect or remove or permit others to ais-
pnnect or remove any apparatus Installed by the Telephone tom-
ijiny, except upon the written consent of the Company.

UNAUTHORIZED ATTACHMENTS
ne telephone equipment, apparatus and lines ftirnlshed shall be

»..»!_ I -^j „„ t.^n»»i<rnr.r<t o nnllo ncp nr devire. of anv Kina.

'furnished by"the "Telephone' Company shall be attached to or in

way used In connection with such telephone equipment, appa-

and Hues. In case any Instrument, apparatus or device of any

itber than that furnlelied by the Telephone Company is at-



Uched to or connected with any part of the Company s property, tlM
Telephone Company reserves the right to remove such instruments,
apparatus or device and to suspend or discontinue service without
any claim on the part of the subscriber.

CHANGES OF fALL NUMBERS

In order to provide faclUtles for growth it is necessary for tiie Tele-
phone Comuany to add new olant and rearrange exisUng plant Sndl
additions and rearrangements frequently require changes in call ntun-
bers. We appreciate that changes in call numbers are to be avoldel
where nosalble and such changes are never made by the Telephone
Comnan^ except when required by engineering necessity. The Company
resei^t^ the right to change the subscriber's telephone number or desig-
nation at any time.



PARTY LINE SERVICE

When party line serrlce is furnished, the Telephone .Company msj
in coMlderaUon of the rate at which service is furnished eatabUsJ
and fSslT service to one other subscriber in t^e case of two-part*
Um service and other subscribers in the case 61 mulU-partjf (more
thim two-party) Une service. The Telephone Colnpany reserves the
right to cancel any two-party line or multi-party line contract, upoa
thirty days' notice, whenever in the Judgment of the Company, the usp
of the subscriber holding such contract is such, from large use o»
other causes, as to interfere with the reasonable use of others con*
nected with the same line.

All ordinary expense of maintenance and repairs, unless otherwips
specified in the General Exchange Tariff or the Local Exchange
TarlfTs, Is borne by the Telephone Company. The subscriber is blllo*
the actual cost of each telephone Instrument or piece of apparatus
injured or destxoyed otherwise than by unavoidable accident.

TERMS OF PAYMENT

The subscriber shall pay monthly m advance or on deinand •■
charges for exchange service and equlpnrent and shall pay monthly ott
demand all charges for toll service. The subscriber assumes respon-
sibility for all charges for exchange service and toll messages or\8r
Inatlng at the subscriber's station, and for toll messages received sA
the subscriber's station on which the charges have been reversed with
the consent of the person called.

All charges due by the subscriber are payable by the subscriber akr
the Telephone Company's Commercial Office or at any other agener
duly authorized to receive such payment. If objection in writing la
not 'received by the Teler*one Company within thirty days after the
bill is rendered, the account shall be deemed correct and bindln*
upon the subscriber.

In the event of abandonment of the station, the non-payment of
any sum due or any other violation by the subscriber of the Tel^
phone Company's rulen and regulations applying to subscribers' con-
tracts or to the furnlshluj of service, the Company may without no-
tice, either (a) suspend service until all violations have ceased, or
(b) terminate the subscriber's contract without suspension of service
or (c) following a suspension of service, sever the connection and
remove any of Its equipment from the subscriber's premises.

When instrum-enta have been removed for non-payment, the con"
tract is considered to have been terminated. Reinstallation of servioa
may be made only upon the executioo of a new contract.

UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE NOT GUARANTEED

In view of the possibility of errors and dilTicultles In the transml*-
slon of messages by telephone and the Imiwsslbility of fixing in all
cases the causes thereof, the subscriber assumes all risks connected
with the service, as the Telephone Company cannot guarantee unin-
terrupted working of its lines and instruments. In case service Is
interrupted btherwlse than by the negligence or wilful act of the
subscriber, an allowance is made, computed on the basis of tha
minimum monthly rate for such of the telephone service, equlpmeirt
and facilities furnished as are rendered useless or Inoperative. 8uA
allowance covers the period the interruption continues after notice In
writing is received by the Telephone Company. No other llabililv
shall In any case atUch to the Telephone Company.

For the purpose of Inspecting, repairing or removing any part-tf
the Telephone Company's equipment, apparatus and lines on the sub-
Bcrlber's premises, the Company's employees shall have access thereto
at any reasonable hour.

No liability shall atUch to the Telephone Company by reason er
any defacement or damage to the subscriber's premises, resulting rroaj
the placing of the Company's instruments, apparatus and associated
firing on such premises, or by the removal thereof, when such de-
facement or damage is not the result of negligence on the part m:
the Company or its employees.

The Telephone Company shall not be liable for damages or statutory
penalties in any case where a claim Is not presented in writing
within sixty days after the alleged delinquency occurs.

When suitable arrangenrents can be made, lines of other cempanlstt
may be used In conjunction with the Telephone Company's Mnes n
establishing wire connection to points not reached by the Telephona
Companv's lines. In establishing connections with the lines of otlvr
companies the Telephone Company will not be responsible or uanw
for any action of the connecting company.

The Telephone Company will not transmit messages, but offers ma
use of Its facilities when available, and will not be UaWe for errom
In transmission or for failure to establish connection. J™>Ployee8 «r
the Telephone Companv are forbidden to accept either oral or Writt«a
messages to be transmitted over the lines of the Company.

PUBLIC PAY STATION TELEPHONES
Public Pay Station telephones are equipped with coin eollecMng aer
vices These coin collectors are of two types. One type requires thjvv
the coin be deposited to signal the operator. If for any reason the
collection Is not completed, the operator will return the coin throuflk
slot at lower left of the telephone set. The other type of coin c<rt-
lector does not require the coin to be deposited ""*" '''''"efit to o»
so Is made by the operator. Instruction cards are displayed wim
each public pay station telephone explaining the operation and pa-
trons should observe and follow those Instructions when maldng caua.

TELEGRAMS BY TELEPHONE

Telegrams n»y be transmitted to and received from telegraph of-
fices by telephone. To send a telegram or cablegram, call by name,
the telegraph company desired. By arrangement with the >^^*^*'"^™
Union Telegraph Company any telephone subscriber may "jve ♦•nargiM

charged te his telephone and collected with his telephone bin.

DO NOT USE THE TELEPHONE DURING A THUNDER STORM ^



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LONG DISTANCE RATES FROM MOBILE

The rates quoted below show the application of the different classes of telephone toll
message service to some near by and long distant points most frequently called. Rates to
over 70,000 other points may be obtained by asking for "Long Distance Operator**.

To make a long distance call, call the local operator in the regular way and ask for
"Long Distance." When the long distance operator answers give her the name of the town
or city desired. If you wish to file a Station-to-Station call, notify the operator that you will
talk with any one who answers the telephone at the desired address. If you wish to file a
Person- to- Person call, give the operator the name of the particular person wanted. In either
case, furnish the telephone number desired (if known), otherwise give the firm name or name
and initials of the person under whose name the telephone is listed and if possible, tne
street address. Then give the number of the telephone from which you are calling and your
name.

The rates given below are for the initial period, and do not include Federal tax. The re-
port charges apply only to person-to-person, appointment and messenger calls which are
not completed. Evening and night rates apply only to station-to-station calls. Station-to-
station calls cannot be reversed.



STATION-TO-STATION
Charges Can NOT Be Reversed.



PERSON-TO-PERSON
Charges CAN Be Reversed.



MOBILE, ALA.,
? TO



Atlanta, Ga

Atmore, Ala

Bay Minette, Ala....
Belle Fontaine, Ala.

Biloxi, Miss

Birmingham, Ala. ...

Brewton, Ala

Calvert, Ala

Citroneile, Ala.

Fairhope, Ala

Fulton, Ala

Grove Hill, Ala

Gulfport, Miss „

Hattiesburg, Miss..

Jackson, Miss

Laurel, Miss

Lucedale, Miss. _.

McLain, Miss

Meridian, Miss

Montgomery, Ala...

Mt. Vernon, Ala

New Orleans, La......

Pensacola, Fla

Ovetti, Miss.

Pascagoula. Miss. ...

Richton, Miss

Selma, Ala.

Thomasville, Ala

Vinegar Bend, Ala.



Day Rate
4:30 A.M.

to
8:30 P.M.



Evening

Rate

8:30 P.M.

to
12:00 Mid.



Night Rate
12:00 Mid.

to
4:30 A.M.



Rate
All Hours



Appoint-
ment or
Messenger
Calls



Report
Charge



2.00
.35
.20
.10
.40

1.40
.50
.30
.25
.15
.55
.55
.50
.60

1.15
.65
.30
.45
.85

1.05
.25
.90
.40
.55
.30
.50
.90
.65
..35



1.00
.25
.20
.10
.25
.70
.25
.25
.25
.15
.30
.30
.25
.30
.60
.35
.25
.25
.45
.55
.25
.45
.25
.30
.25
.25
.45
.35
.25



.50
.25
.20
.10
.25
.35
.25
.25
.25
.15
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
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2.50
.45
.25
.15
.50

1.75
.60
.40
.30
.20
.65
.65
.60
.75

1.40
.80
.40
.55

1.05

1.30
.30

1.10
.50
.65
.40
.60

1.10
.80
.45



3.00
.50
.30
.20
.60

2.10
.75
.45
.35
.25
.80
.80
.75
.90

1.70
.95
.45
.65

1.25

1.55
.35

1.35
.60
.80
.45
.75

1.35
.95
.50



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.10
.10
.05
.10
.35
.15
.10
.10
.10
.15
.15
.15
.15
.30
.20
.10
.15
.25
.30
.10
.25
.10
.15
.10
.15
.25
.20
.10



An initial period of 5 minutes is allowed on S tation-to-Station calls where the rate is 25c

or less.



PAQB THRU

. jgUISSiriED LONG DISTMieC TOLL SERVICE

toO flcrvlce offored by the company is so dassifled as to give the patron an option as to the class of caO best salted to lijf
imlar requirement In each Instance. The schedule of rates Is so designed that telephone users may secure the maximum ecfw
I at minimum cost. If patrons will study their needs and the conditions pertaining to their toll calls, they will be able to prae-
tice many economies through applying the class of toll call appropriate to their needs. -

A careftil perusal of the explanation of the various classes of service given below wiU enable subscribers to apply the service to th*
best advantage.



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LONG DISTANCE TOLL RATES

Station to Station Basis— Day Rates: 4 :S0 A. M. to 8:S0 P. M.



Ant Link Mileage


iNTTiAt. Rate


Overtime Ratb


Distances








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Overtime rate for



For each additional 8 miles or fraction
theieof. 5 cents additional. Ail initial
rates for distances beyond 56 miles are
for periods of three minutes or fraction
tbeteol.



distances more thaa
48 miles, approxi-
mately one - third
initial rate for each
additional minute
or fraction thereof




Evenflig Bates:— Between 8:30 P. M. and 12
Midnight, One-half of the day rates.

Night Rates:— Between 12 Midnight and 4:30
A. M., One-fourth of the day rates.
Minimum "Evening" or "Night" rates, 25

cents. « X. X

Evening and Night Rates apply to Station-to-

8tation service only.

In applying Day, Evening and Night rates,
the time of day at the originating point shall

govern. ,1. v j

The time at which connection is established

governs the rate in determining whether the Day,

Evening or Night charge applies.

If connection is established in one period and

terminates in another, the rate in effect at the

time the connection is established applies to the

entire message.

STATION-TO-STATION SERVICE.

The person originating the call does not
specify a particular person to be reached, but
gives only the number of the telephone called,
or the name or address under which the telephone
is listed.

Changes for station to station calls shall begin
from the moment communication is established
between the called and calling station^. s

Charges for station to station calls shall not
be "reversed."

PERSON-TO-PERSON SERVICE.

The person originating the call specifies a par-
ticular person to be reached.

Charges for person-to-person calls shall begin
from the moment communication is established
with the specified person called.

Orders for person-to-person calls are accepted
only under the condition that a limited charge
will be made when under certain conditions it is
impossible to establish communication between
specified persons. (See Report Charges.)

Appointment CaUs.— An appointment call is a
person-to-person call on which communication is
to be established at a specified time.

Messenger Calls.— A messenger call is a per-
• son-to-person call requiring the use of a mes-
senger to bring the specified person to a public
pay station.

REPORT CHARGES.

A report charge shall be made on person-to-
erson calls which can not be completed for the



When the telephone address of the called par-
ty in a given city or town, is unknown and the
telephone company determines and reports with-
in one hour from the time the call was filed, that
it is unable to ascertain such address. By * * Tele-
phone Address" is meant the number of the
telephone, or the location in the distant city or
town, at which the called party may be found.

If the called party refuses to talk. ^

If the called party is not available at the
called station and a report to this effect is given:
the calling station within one hour from the tirae<
the call was filed.

If, when the call is ready for completion, the^
calling party is absent at the calling station er
no answer can be obtained from the calling sta-
tion, provided the connection is ready for com-i
pletion within one hour from the time the call
was filed.

If the calling party refuses to talk yehen the
call is ready for completion.

If it is found that the called party is not a
telephone subscriber or is not accessible by tel-
ephone at the point where he is located, and a
report to this effect is given to the calling sta-
tion within one hour from the time the call is
filed.

If a collect call is not completed because the
called station or called party refuses to accept
the charge.

If, on an appointment call, the call is not com-
pleted after the appointment has been made.

If, on a messenger call, the call is not com-
pleted after the arrangements have been made
to notify the called party to come to the tele-
phone.

la no case shall a Report Charge, in addition
to the toll message charge, be made, provided
the call is completed on the day on which it is
filed. Calls on which the calling party desires
further attempt to complete on a subsequent



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