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Can use any of these

features profitably



1. Extra Line Information with
Free Listing.



2. Small Type Listing under Spe-
cial Heading.



3. Small Type Listing with Extra
Line Information.



4. Bold Type Listing. Value
Proved by Long Use,



5. Bold Type Listing with Extra
Line Information.



6. Informational Listing.



Building Material

Madison Builda^ Supply Co
We Carry a Complete Line of Building
Mato'ials, Lumber and Millwork
4926 Delor RA ynand-2574

Laundries

McCall Laundry 3621 Graves FR anklin-6459

Handwork Laundries

McCall Lauidry 3621 Graves FR rani(lin-6459

Lumber

Madison Builders Supply Co
End Marked Graded Lumber a Specialty
4926 Delor RA ymond-2574

Monuments

OZARK MARBLE CO

Security bl MA in-8479

Paints

MADISON BUILDfcRS SUPPLY CO

Inquire About Our Club Plan

4926 Delor RA ymond-2574



Radios



WALDO RADIO STORE

STROMBERG - CARLSON. RCA
\ICTOR, PHILCO, ATWATER
KENT. STEWART - WARNER

Expert Service on Any Radio

1408 Detroit ar VWA lnut-1720




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tllustrated above are various forms of Listings
and Special Buying and Selling information
available in the Classified Telephone Directory,



WHITE PAGES



CITY: Birmingham



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YEAR: June 1937



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Page ONE



Telephone Directory

of

BIRMINGHAM, ALA*

Including BESSEMER, ALA.

June 1937 Issue

Telephone Service Calls



Prom Manual
Telephones
Call



From Dial

Telephones

Dial

Long Distance 110 "Long Distance"

Numbers Not Listed in Directory 113 "Information"

Reporting a Telephone Out of Order 114 "Repair Service"

Office (5) Numbers 5 Call Desired Number

(Give the desired number to the Operator Answering)

Bessemer Numbers "Operator" Call Desired Number

(Give the desired number to the Operator Answering)

Assistance in Completing a Call "Operator" "Operator"



Our aim is to render a service that ivill he sat-
isfactory to our customers. We realize that dif-
ficulties will sometimes occur notwithstanding
all our efforts to avoid them. Above are shown
the telephone numbers which should be called
to report service difficulties or to obtain num-
bers not listed in the directory.
If at any time difficulties are not promptly cor-
rected or unsatisfactory conditions persist, we
shall appreciate your communicating the facts
to our Business Office,



You may transact all business with our Com-
pany by telephone by calling 7-9011. (There is
no charge for local calls to the Telephone Com-
pany). When the Operator answers give her
your telephone number and ask for the Rep-
resentative handling your account. If you are
not a customer and unsh to have service in-
stalled or wish to transact other business, mere-
ly give the^ Operator the nature of your request
and she will connect you with a Representative
ivho will be glad to serve you.



BUSINESS OFFICE— Telephone 7-9011

1715 6th Avenue, N.
Business Hours — 8:30 A. M. to 5:00 P. M. — Saturdays until 1:00 P. M.



Emergency Calls

Before an emergency arises, obtain your correct Fire and Police call number and record it below.



My FIRE Call is



My POLICE Call is



From Manual

Tcl«'phones

Call

3-1293

6-2442

2-2189

5-1000



From Dial

FIRE DEPT.— To Report a Fire in Teu-phones

Birmingham 3-1293

Fairfield 6-2442

Homewood 2-2189

Tarrant 5

(Give the desired number to the operator answering)

POLICE DEPT.— To Summon Police in

Birmingham 3-1212 3-1212

Fairfield 6-1991 6-1991

Homewood 2-2154 2-2154

Tarrant 5 5-1126

(Give the desired number to the operator answering)



Corrected Through May 5, 1937



Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co*

Incorporated

Copyright, 1937, by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Incorporated.



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Page TWO



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Page THREE




How to Use the Dial Telephone



On all calls, remove the receiver carefully from the hook and listen for the dial tone before
etarting to dial a number. The dial tone is a steady humming sound heard in the telephone
receiver indicating that the line is ready for you to dial.

How to Dial a Number

When you hear the dial tone, keep the receiver off the hook and dial each figure of the tele-
phone number, as listed in the telephone directory, consecutively in the order given. For ex-
ample, if you are calling 3-4567, proceed as follows:



1. Place your finger in the opening over the figure 3.

2. Turn the dial around until your finger strikes the
finger stop.

3. Remove your finger and without touching the dial
allow it to return to its normal position.

4. Proceed in the same way to dial the other figures 4, 5,
6 and 7.

If the number called has a party line letter, dial the
number in the same way, followed by the letter shown,
which is a part of the number.

If your finger slips, or you make a mistake in dialing,
hang up the receiver at once, wait a few seconds and dial
again.

Before starting to dial a second call, always hang up
your receiver for a few seconds in order to clear the prC'
vious connection.

RINGING AND BUSY SIGNALS
Within a few seconds after you have completed dialing,
you should hear either the ringing signal, an intermittent
burr-rr-ing sound, indicating that the bell of the called
line is ringing, or the busy signal, a rapid buzz-buzz-buzz,
indicating that the called line is busy.

If you do not hear either of these signals within half
a minute, hang up the receiver, wait a few seconds and
make another attempt.

When for any reason you do not get the number called
(for example, the called line is busy or does not answer),
you will get a quicker service if you hang up the receiver
and call later at intervals, instead of immediately dialing
the "Operator" for assistance.

OBTAINING ASSISTANCE FROM "OPERATOR"
IN EMERGENCIES

If the lights are out, or you need assistance from the
Operator in emergencies, you may secure an operator by
simply placing your finger in the opening in the dial
through which the word "Operator" is seen, and turning
the dial around to the finger stop and releasing it.

HOW TO CALL OFFICE 5 NUMBERS
To call an Office 5 number from a Dial Telephone, sub-
scribers will consult the directory, and after securing
correct number, dial the figure "5." An "Office 5" opera-
tor will answer. Give her the Office 5 number you are
calling and she will complete your connection.

For example in calling "5-1325," dial the figure "5" and
when the Office 5 operator answers say: "5-1325." After
giving the complete number to the operator, remain on
the line until the called number answers or the operator
reports on the call.

HOW TO CALL BESSEMER NUMBERS
On calls for Bessemer consult the directory, and after
securing correct number, dial "Operator." When the



operator answers, give her your own telephone number
and the Bessemer number desired.

For example: "This is 3-4786 calling Bessemer 125."
After giving the number to the operator, remain on the
line until the called number answers or the operator re-
ports on the call.

COIN BOX TELEPHONES, OR PAY STATIONS
Instructions covering operation of coin box telephones
are mounted on each coin box station.

CALLS FROM A PARTY LINE OR FROM A LINE
WITH AN EXTENSION TELEPHONE

Always make sure that the line is not in use. If you
do not hear the dial tone, ask if the line is being held by
some one else on the line. If no response is received, hang
up the receiver for a few seconds and make another at-
tempt.

Listen on the line while dialing, and if you hear another
party come in on the line, or hear successive clicks in the
receiver, it indicates that some one else on the line is try-
ing to dial. Inform him that the line is in use and ask
him to hang up his receiver. When he does so, hang up
your own receiver for a few seconds and then remove it
and dial the complete number again.

To dial another party on your line, it is necessary to
dial a special code number instead of the number listed
in the telephone directory. If you wish to know who else
is on your line, this information may be secured by dial-
ing 114. If you know the listed names and numbers of
others on your line, then proceed as follows:

1. If you are a two-party subscriber, it is only necessary
to dial code number 1191.

2. If you are a four-party subscriber, dial 114, Repair
Service, and give your telephone number as well as
the telephone number of the party desired on your
line. You will be given the proper code number to
dial. Hang up your receiver for a few seconds, then
remove it, and dial this code number.

Always after you have dialed the proper code number
hang up your receiver. Your bell, as well as that of the
party you dialed, will ring at brief intervals until the
called party answers. When your bell stops ringing, re-
move your receiver and talk to the party answering.

If your bell does not stop ringing in from one to two
minutes, it indicates that there is no one to answer the
called telephone. You should then stop your bell and clear
the connection by removing your receiver for a few sec-
onds and then replacing it.

CALLS TO RURAL SUBSCRIBERS
To secure a rural subscriber from a dial telephone,
dial the number as listed in the directory. An operator
will answer and request the number you are calling. Re-
peat the number to her and she will complete the con-
nection.



r

How to Make Out-of-Town Call



s




Decide first which class of service,

StationL'tO'Station or Person-to-

Person, best meets your re-

qidrements. To help you

decide, these services

are explained belov/




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STATION-TO-STATION CALLS

(From One Telephone to Another)

A station-to-station call is one on which you
&aree to talk to anyone who answers the called
telephone.

A call filed for a private branch exchange ex-
tension station or a hotel room takes the person-
to-person classification.

To place a station-to-station call, give the oper-
ator —

First — The iiame of the place Jroti are calling*.

Second — The telephone number you are calling
(if known), otherwise, the name and address
of the called station. For example : John Doe's
Kesidence — 425 Main Street.

Third — Hold the line when requested to do so.

A three-minute connection is allowed before
^'overtime" charges begin if the initial rate ex-
ceeds 25 cents. If less than 25 cents, a 5-minute
connection is allowed.



FEATURES OF STATION-TO-STATION

CALLS

1. The rate on a station-to-station call is less than
on a person-to-person call.

2. It is completed more quickly.

8. There is no report charge on a station-to-
Btation call, except in the case of a collect call
not completed because of the refusal of the
called party to accept the charges.

4. The rate is further reduced every night fronf
7 :00 P. M. to 4 :30 A. M., and all day Sunday,
if the initial day station-to-station rate exceeds
85 cents. The time of day at the originating
point when conversation starts determines
whether the day or night rate applies.

5. Charges begin ;when fhe called telephone fs
answered.

6. Charges may be reversed without any change
m rate when the rate is 25 cents or more. A
Blight additional charge is made when the in-
itial rate is less than 25 cents.

(Ala.. Fla.. Qa.. N. C.)



PERSON-TO-PERSON CALLS
(From One Person to Another)

^ A person-to-person call is one on which you de-
sire to talk to a particular person, a private
branch exchange extension station, or a hotel
room. While the rate on a person-to-person call
is higher than the rate on a station-to-station
call, the rate on a person-to-person call is reduced
every night from 7:00 P. M. to 4:30 A. M. and
all day Sunday if the initial day rate exceeds
60 cents.

To place a J)erson-to-person Call, give the oper-
ator:

First — The name of the place ^ou are calling.

Second — ^The telephone number of the called sta-
tion (if known) or the address of the called
Btation if the telephone number is not known.

Third — ^The name of the person you are calling.

Fourth — Hold the line when requested to do so.
The charges can be reversed.

A three-minute conversation is allowed beford
•'overtime" charges begin.

If the called telephone is reached but the call
cannot be completed because the person desired
is not available and cannot be reached elsewhere,
a nominal report charge is made to compensate
the Telephone Company for the work done on the
call.

COLLECT CALLS

If the charges on the call you are placing are
to be paid at the distant telephone, you should tell
the operator when filing the call that it is a "col-
lect" call. The charges, if accepted by the sub-
scriber at the distant telephone, will be billed to
that telephone. If the charges are not accepted at
the distant telephone and the call is not completed,
you will be billed with the report charge.

For further information regarding classed of
(service and rates — call "Long Distance."



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It Is Surprising How Little It Costs

Use Long Distance for Out-of-Town Business

and Social Affairs

There are two general classes of Long Distance calls, Station-to-Station and Person-to-Person. Rates
for Station-to-Station calls are lower than rates for Person-to-Person calls. Station-to-Station and Person-
to-Person rates are further reduced every night from 7 :00 P. M. to 4 :30 A. M. and all day Sunday. Person-
to-Person Service includes Appointment and Messenger calls (except Messenger Fees) .

The rates below are for the initial period which is 5 minutes on Station-to-Station calls where the rate is 25 cents or less.
Where the rate is more than 25 cents the initial period is 3 minutes on all classes of calls. On each call for which the charge
is from $.50 to $.99, the federal tax is $.10; where the charge is from $1.00 to $1.99, the tax is $.15; where the charge is
$2.00 or more, the tax is $.20.

// you can give the telephone number of the disiant station, the call can he handled more promptly. A special Long I>istance
Directory for listing numbers frequently called will be furnished, tuithout charge, by coiling the Business Office. Additional
rates and other information may be obtained by calling Long Distance.

Some Selected Long Distance Rates from Birmingham, Ala.

DAY RATE— FROM 4:30 A. M. TO 7:00 P. M. EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY.

NIGHT AND SUNDAY RATE— FROM 7:00 P. M. TO 4:30 A. M. EVERY NIGHT AND ALL DAY SUNDAY.



TO



STATION-TOSTATION



Day



Nioht and
Sunday



PERSON-TO-PERSON



Day



Night and
Sundity



Report
Charge



Tt



STATION-TO-STATION



Day



Night and
Sunday



PERSON-TOPERSON



Day



Night and
Sunday



Report
Charge



AlbertvlUe, Ala.

Alexander City, Ala

Andalusia, Ala.

Anniston, Ala.

Ashevllle, N. C.

Athens, Ala.

Atlanta, Ga.

Attalla, Ala.

Auburn, Ala.

Baltimore, Md.

Boaz, Ala.

Boston, Mass.

Calera, Ala,

Carbon Hill, Ala.

Centerville, Ala.

Charleston, S. C.

Charlotte, N. C.

Chattanooga, Tenn.

Chicago, 111.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Clanton, Ala.

Collinsville. Ala.

Columbia. Tenn.

Columbiana, Ala.

Columbus, Ga.

Columbus, Miss.

Cordova, Ala.

Corinth. Miss.

Cullman, Ala.

Dallas, Texas

Decatur, Ala.

Demopolig, Ala.

Detroit, Mich.

Dora, Ala.

Dothan, Ala.

Eutaw, Ala.

Evergreen. Ala.

Fayette, Ala.

Florence, Ala.

Fort Payne, Ala.

Gadsden, Ala.

Greensboro, Ala.

Greensboro, N. C.

Gulfport, Miss.

Guntersville, Ala.

Haleyvllle, Ala.

Hartselle, Ala.

Hattiesburg, Miss. _ .



$



.50
.55

1.00
.50

1.00
.65
.80
.45
.75

2.10
.50

2.90
.25
.40
.40

1.35

1.25
.65

1.75

1.30
.40
.60
.80
.25
.75
.60
.25
.75
.40

1.80
.60
.70

1.95
.20

1.15
.65
.95
.50
.75
.70
.45
.60

1.40

1.15
.55
.55
.55

1.05



$



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.35

.50

.35

.60

.35

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.35

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1.15
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3.75
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1.30
1.05
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.15

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.20

.20

.15

.20

.40

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.30

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Houston, Texas - .
Huntsville, Ala. __-
Indianapolis, Ind. -

Jackson, Miss.

Jacksonville, Ala. _.
Jacksonville, Fla. _.

Jasper, Ala.

Knoxville, Tenn. _-

Laurel, Miss.

Leeds, Ala.

Little Rock, Ark. _.

Louisville, Ky.

Macon, Ga.

Marion, Ala.

Memphis, Tenn. __.

Meridian, Miss.

Miami, Fla.

Milwaukee, Wis. -_.

Mobile, Ala.

Montevallo, Ala. -_.
Montgomery, Ala. _.
Nashville, Tenn. _.
New Orleans, La. _.
New York, N. Y. -.

Oneonta, Ala.

Opelika, Ala.

Parrish, Ala.

Pell City, Ala.

Pensacola, Fla. __.
Philadelphia. Pa. _.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pinkney City, Ala.

Richmond, Va.

Rome, Ga.

Russell ville, Ala. _

St. Louis. Mo.

San Francisco. Cal.

Savannah. Ga.

Selma. Ala.

Sheffield. Ala.

Shreveport, La.

Springville, Ala. __

Talladega, Ala.

Troy, Ala.

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Uniontown, Ala. __
Washington, D. C.
West Point. Ga. ^



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5.50

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Page FIVE



Overseas Telephone Service

Telephone service is available from your telephone to many foreign
points, for which rates are shown below, and is also available to any
point in Canada and Cuba and to the important cities in Mexico. Calls
may be placed to these points by merely calling Long Distance. Collect
calls to foreign points other than Canada and Cuba are not accepted.
Ship to shore telephone service (to ships at sea) is also available to the
steamships shown below while within range of the American shore. The
rates are also shown. Collect calls are not accepted.

Overseas Rates from Birniineham. Ala^




TO



Algeria

f Argentina

Buenos Aires

fOther Provinces

Australia

♦Austria

fBahamas

♦Belgium

Bermudas

fBrazil

fChile

•fColombia El Centre
and Depts. of Boyaca,
Cundinamarca and

Tolima

f Depts. of Caldas

Valle del Cauca

fCosta Rica

♦Czechoslovakia

♦Danzig

♦Denmark

Dutch East Indies

Java, Madoera

Egypt

♦England

♦Finland

♦France

French Indo-China

♦Germany

fGuatemala

fHawaii Island of Oahu

fOther Islands

♦Holland



First
3 Minutes



$30.75

24.00
25.20
48.00
27.00
10.50
25.50
18.00
24.00
27.00



15.00

18.00
12.00
27.00
27.00
27.00

27.00
33.00
24.00
30.00
24.00
36.75
27.00
12.00
21.00
24.00
25.50



Each Addl.
Min.



$10.25

8.00
8.40
16.00
9.00
3.50
8.50
6.00
8.00
9.00



5.00



Report
Charge



$ 3.75

2.00
2.00
5.00
3.00
.75
2.50
1.50
2.00
2.00



1.00



TO



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1.00


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3.00


9.00


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3.00


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2.00


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3.50


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3.00


4.00


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2.50



♦Hungary

India

♦Ireland

Northern

♦Irish Free State

♦Italy, including

Sicily—

t Japan

Kenya

♦Lithuania

♦Morocco (Spanish)

Ceuta only

f Nicaragua

♦Norway

Palestine

fPanama, including

Canal Zone

fPeru

fPhilippine Islands

Manila and Local

service area

♦Poland

♦Portugal

♦Roumania

♦Scotland

Siam, Bangkok only .

♦Spain

♦Sweden

♦Switzerland

Syria

Union of South

Africa

fVenezuela

♦Yngo-Slavia



First
3 Minutes



$28.50
36.00

24.00
24.75

28.50
30.00
36.00
28.50

30.00
12.00
28.50
34.50

12.00
24.00



27.00
28.50
28.50
30.00
24.00
39.00
28.50
28.50
27.00
35.25

36.00
15.00
28.50



Each Addl.
MIn.



$ 9.50
12.00

8.00
8.25

9.50
10.00
12.00

9.50

10.00
4.00
9.50

11.50

4.00
8.00



9.00
9.50
9.50

10.00
8.00

13.00
9.50
9.50
9.00

11.75

12.00
5.00
9.50



Report
Charge



3.50
3.50

2.00
2.25

3.50
2.00
3.50
3.50

4.00

.75

3.50

3.50

.75
2.00



2.00
3.50
3.50
4.00
2.00
3.75
3.50
3.50
3.00
3.75

3.50
1.00
3.50



fReduced Sunday rates are in effect to countries carrying this symbol.
* Reduced night and Sunday rates are in effect to countries carrying this symbol.
For information call Long Distance.

SERVICE TO SHIPS AT SEA



STEAMSHIPS


First
3 Minutes


Each Addl.
Minute


Report
Charge


AQUITANIA DEUTSCHLAND NEW YORK
BERENGARIA EMPRESS OF BRITAIN NORMANDIE
BREMEN EUROPA QUEEN MARY
CALEDONIA HAMBURG RELIANCE
COLUMBUS HANSA REX
CONTE DI SAVOIA ILE DE FRANCE TRANSYLVANIA

■ ^^-^ = ^— ^ -■■ ■ T-—T^


When ship is within approximately 150(

New York
$12.00 $4.00


) nautical miles of

$1.00
) nautical miles of

$2.00


When ship is beyond approximately 150(

New York
$21.00 $7.00



Monarch of Bermuda
Queen of Bermuda



These ships ply between New York and Hamilton, Bermuda
$12.00 $4.00 $1.00



L



The above rates do not include the federal tax of 20c which applies on each call to these foreign points
and to ships at sea.

Ala.



Page SIX





Page SEVEN



Rules and Regulations Applying to All

Subscribers Contracts



CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS AS THE
BASIS. FOR FURNISHING TELE-
PHONE SERVICE

Economical operation of the telephone business, to secure pro*
tection to the whole body of rate payers and to the business itself,
requires that the property be built and operated in accordance with
• definite plan under which specified classes of service are regularly
furnished in specified areas or types of areas. The Telephone Com-
pany therefore does not underuke to furnish any desired class of
service at any desired location, nor does it undertake to extend its
plant to remote sections where such extension is not warranted by
public necessity as distinguished from personal desire, except where
protection is afforded.

The general plan for furnishing telephone service as authorized
in the General Exchange Tariff is based on a classification of areas
by types for the determination of the classes of service available and
for the application of rates.

TERM PERIOD OF CONTRACT

The Company's contracts covering the furnishing of telephone
service are ordinarily for initial term periods of one month. Under
some specul conditions involving unusual installation costs or in-



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