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BESSEMER GARDENDALE

PINSON GRAYSVILLE

TRUSSVILLE



WARRIOR




Find It Fast
In The

YELLOW PAGES



July, 1959




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long Distance Calls



No matter how m.ny miles apart . . . long Distance brings people together in second.
When you are lonesome, just pick up your telephone for a friendly visit. When you are
worried, a telephone call is most re-assuring.

If there's business to be discussed in a distant city . . . there's no way better than a tele-
phone call.



STATION-TO-STATION CALLS . . . Call Station-to-Station if you're
willing to talk to anyone who answers. This type of call is faster
and cheaper. Charges start when the called telephone is answered.

To place a Station-to-Station call, give the Operator the name of
the place and the telephone number you are calling. If you don't
know the number, give her the name and address and explain
that you will speak to anyone at that number. When she gives you
the number, list it in your personal list of telephone numbers,
since calling by number is twice as fast. Give your telephone
number when the Operator asks for it.

PERSON-TO-PERSON CALLS ... Call Person-to-Person if you must
speak to a particular person, department, hotel room or switch-
board extension. The charges, which are higher than for a Station-
to-Station call, begin when the conversation starts. Charges may
be reversed without any change in rate.



To place a Person-to-Person call, give the Operator the name of
the place, the telephone number and the name of the person you
are calling. If you don't know the number, give the Operator the
name and address. When she gives you the number, list it in your
personal list of telephone numbers, since calling by number is
twice as fast. Give your telephone number when the Operator
asks for It.



COLLECT CALLS ... If the charges for a call are to be paid at the
distant telephone, tell the Operator when placing the call that it
is a Collect Call.

MESSENGER CALLS ... To call someone who has no telephone and
It is necessary for Long Distance to arrange for a messenger to
call the person to the nearest telephone. The Person-to-Person rate
applies, plus the actual charges for the messenger service.



For business or pleasure. Long Dis-
tance is fast and personal . . . and
it costs so little.

Rates and information concerning ini-
tial period, extra minutes and federal
taxes may be obtained by calling
"Long Distance."




CONFERENCE CALLS ... A family reunion or a business meeting
by telephone. You can talk with several people in different places
on the same call. Just ask Long Distance for the Conference Opera-
tor and tell her the names and numbers you wish to reach. She'll
make all the arrangements and call you.

MOBILE TELEPHONE CALLS ... You can make local and Long
Distance calls to automobiles, trucks, trains and boats equipped for
mobile telephone service. To place a mobile telephone call call
Long Distance and tell the Operator you wish to place a mobile
service call.

OVERSEAS TELEPHONE SERVICE . . . Calls to practically all the
world's telephones and certain ships at sea can be made from your
telephone. For further Information about this service and the rates
call Long Distance. To place an overseas call, tell the Long Distance
Operator you wish to place an overseas call and give her the name
of the country. Rates to many countries are reduced during night
hours and on Sunday.

BELL SYSTEM CREDIT CARD . . . Makes out-of-town calling easier
when you are away from your office or home. You can charge
out-of-town calls, any time, anywhere, and have the charges appear
on your business or residence telephone bill.



PLACE YOUR CALLS BY NUMBER
. . . IT'S TWICE AS FAST

Use the handy Blue Book of Telephone Num-
bers to keep a list of the
numbers you frequently
call. Keep it by your
telephone for easy refer-
ence and to jot down
numbers you get from
the Operators . . . either
Long Distance or Local.




Long Distance Rates Are Loiu

I FOR RATES TO ANYWHERE, JUST CALL YOUR LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR

(These sample rates ore for ihree-minute sfof/on-to-stotion calls after 6 P.M. and an Sunday.

Federal excise tax not included.)

Charlotte to Lo, Angele, $,.90 Nashville to Philadelphia $1 20

Charleston to Denver 1 .65 Atlanta to Chicago . . ' /05

Miami to New York t ac ■ . ..

Mew TorK 1.45 Jackson, Miss, to Dallas 85

New Orleans to Washinaton DC it? d- • u ^.

I L I. ^''""'"gTon, u. ^. 1.35 Birmingham to Cincinnati 85

Jacksonville to Detroit . 1 'jn i« • 11 . ^. . .

- , . . „ '-30 Louisville to Cleveland. . . 75

Columbia to Boston .. . ^ on aa l- . o .

' -20 Memphis to St. Louis 65



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TELllHONE DIRECTORY
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

Including

BESSEMER

GARDENDALE GRAYSVILLE

PINSON WARRIOR

TRUSSVILLE



July 1959
INDEX



Birmingham Subscribers' Listings Page 9

Business Trc' sactions Page 2

Bessemer, Cardendale,

Graysville, Pinson, I Following Yellow Pages

Warrior, Trussville
Subscribers' Listings J

Civic Section Pages 1-2, Yellow Pages

Classified Telephone Directory Yellow Pages

Emergenc> Calls This Page

General Information Page 3

How to Dial P^ge 4

Long Dist.^nce Calls Inside Front Cover



Service Cc



This Page



Telephone Conveniences Pages 5-6-7-8

To Call /momer Party on Your Line Page 4



TELEPHONE SERVICE CALLS-Birmingham

LONG DISTANCE Dial Operator

INFORMATION-Numbers Not in Directory Dial 1 13

Please consult your diredory before dialing 113

ASSISTANCE

On.'a Local or Long Distance Call



Dial Operator



REPAIR SEflVICE

Tc, Report a Telephone Out of Order



Dial 114

MOBILE TiLEPHONE CALLS . Dial Operator and Ask for Mobile Service

BUSINESS OFFICE

Tj Discuss Your Bill Dial FA 3-851 1

l3 Place Orders For New Service or Make
Changes in Existing Service For

Residence Service Dial FA 3-851 1

Business Ser/ice Dial FA 3-721 1

Films, Demo-istrations and Programs FA 3-7201



Calls from BIRMINGHAM to
BESSEMER
GARDENDALE
GRAYSVILLE }-

PINSON
TRUSSVILLE
WARRIOR



Dial Number Desired



Dial Operator-Lot-ig Distance



To call BIRMINGHAM from
BESSEMER >,

S^^Scwn /^c^^ I Dial the Number Desired



GRAYSVILLE
PINSON
TRUSSVILLE
WARRIOR



Dial Operator— Lo'ig Distance



Service Calls for WARRIOR and TRUSSVILLE see Information at
Beginning of Listings for This Exchange.






Emergency Calls




In the spaces above list your emergency telephone num-
bers. If's faster /o dial emergency numbers direct,

IF YOU EVER NEED HELP, dial Operator, give nature of
emergency and the number of the telephone you are using.
If you cannot stay on the line, tell the Operator the exact loca-
tion where help is needed.

Be sure that every member of the family knows bow to
place emergency calls.



FIRE

BIRMINGHAM ALpine 1-1293

FAIRFIELD STate 5-2442

HOMEWOOD TRemont 1-2189

IRONDALE WOrth 1-6409

MIDFIELD STate 8-2467

MOUNTAIN BROOK TRemont 1-3535

PLEASANT GROVE STate 7-4601

TARRANT Victor 1-2122

TRUSSVILLE GLadstone 4-2341

VESTAVIA TRemont 9-0449

FOREST RANGER-JEFFERSON COUNTY. . .

SHERIFF-JEFFERSON COUNTY

ALABAMA HIGHWAY PATROL

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI).



POLICE

ALpine 2-6131
STate 6-5217
TRemont 1-2171
WOrth 1-6409
STate 8-2467
TRemont 1-3535
STate 7-4601
Victor 1-2331
GLadstone 4-2101
TRemont 9-0449
STate 8-3128
FAirfax 4-56?6
STate 6-3434
FAirfax 2-7711



CENTRAL OFFICE NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS



AL=ALpine
FA==FAirfax
LYrrrLYric
ST^STate



TR- TRemont
VE:^ VErnon
Vl-Vlctor
WO- WOrth



Dial the Two Letters and
All Five Figures



INDEX-LOCALITIES

(Showing where Subscribers in These Localiiies are Listed)



Locality Name


Listing Section


Locality Name


Listing Section


Adamsville


Graysville


Kimberly


Warrior


Alden


Graysville


Lindberg


Graysville


Birmingham


Birmingham


Midfield


Birmingham


Blossburg


Graysville


Morris


Warrior


Bradford


Pinson


Mt. Olive


Gardendale


Brookside


Graysville


Mo-intain Brook


Birmingham


Cardiff


Graysville


Pairrerdale


Pinson


Ciay


Pinson


Pinckney C'ty


Graysville


Corner Rd.


Warrior


Pinson


Pinson


Dixiana


Pinson


' Pleasant Grove


Birmingham


Ensley


Birmingham


Powderly


Birmingham


Fairfield


Birmingham


Tarrant


Birmingham


Fairview


Birmingham


Trafford


Warrior


Fultondale


Birmingham


Trussville


Trussville


Gardendale


Gardendaie


Vestavia


Birmingham


Graysville


Graysville


Village Springs


Pinson


Homewood


Birmingham


Vinesville


Birmingham


Ircndale


Birmingham


Warrior


■ Warrior



CORRECTED THROUGH >vlAY ;2 l959
COFYRIGHT 1959, SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY



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BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS



OUR AIM is to render a service that will be satisfactory to our customers, however, we
realize that difficulties will sometimes occur despite all our efforts to avoid them. On
PAGE ONE is shown Calling Information regarding— PLACING LONG DISTANCE
CALLS, OBTAINING NUMBERS NOT IN THE DIRECTORY, REQUESTING
ASSISTANCE ON CALLS, REPORTING TELEPHONES OUT OF ORDER and
MAKING EMERGENCY CALLS. All business matters should be taken up with the
Business Office either by telephone or by mail.



YOUR BUSINESS OFFICE
REPRESENTATIVE



Your service is handled by a
representative in the Business
Office who will help with any
service requiremeats. She will arrange for additional telephone
service, moves or disconnection of service, listings in the
directory, answer questions about your bills or payments, and
furnish information about other telephone matters.

To Discuss Your Bill Dial ,.-. ..FAirfax 3-8511

To Place Orders For New Service or Make
Changes in Existing Service For

Residence Service Dial FAirfax 3-8511

Business Service Dial FAirfax 3-7211

Business Office is locafed at: —

1706 2nd Ave., N., Birmingham, Ala.

Office hours are from 9:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M. Monday
through Friday (closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays).

If an emergency arises outside of the office hours shown above
which requires immediate attention, dial Operator and ask for
"Assistance."



BILLS AND Telephone bills are rendered monthly on one
PAYMENTS °^ ^^^ billing dates and include charges in

advance for local service for a one month
period from date of bill and for long distance service for a
month period preceding the date of the bill.

Bills may be paid by mail or in person at the Business Office
located at 1706 2nd Ave., N., Birmingham, Ala.

Please return the bill stub with your payment. If you have
mislaid the stub, write your telephone number on the check or
money order.

Bills may also be paid at any of the Payment Agencies listed
on the back of your bill.

DIRECTORY A directory library containing directories of
LIBRARY many of the principal cities in the United

States is maintained in the Business Office
at 1706 2nd Ave., N., Birmingham, Ala., for the convenience
of our customers who wish to personally visit the office to see
these directories.



The Managers and District Managers listed below will assist
in any matter you may feel has not been disposed of properly.



BIRMINGHAM OFFICES

ALpine 1-2

ALpine 4

FAirfax 2-4

FAirfax 3

LYric 2

STate 1-5-6

STate 7-8

TRemont 1

TRemont 9

VErnon 3-6

Victor 1

worth 1

BESSEMER OFFICES

HAmilton 5

HAmilton 8

SUBURBAN EXCHANGES

Gardendale

Graysville

Pinson

Warrior

BUSINESS SERVICE

All Accounts





OFFICE




MANAGER


TELEPHONE


DISTRICT


R. B. Harris, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


Central


R. C. Martin


FAirfax


3-8511


Central


R. C. Martin


FAirfax


3-8511


Central


R. B. Harris, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


Central


F. A. Reynolds


FAirfax


3-8511


East


Marvin Hester, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


West


R. P. Richardson, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


West


C. C. Lollar


FAirfax


3-8511


East


F. A. Reynolds


FAirfax


3-8511


East


F. A. Reynolds


FAirfax


3-8511


East


C. C. Lollar


FAirfax


3-8511


East


C. C Lollar


FAirfax


3-8511


Eas'




OFFICE




MANAGER


TELEPHONE


DISTRICT


Marvin Hester, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


West


R. P. Richardson, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


West


C. C. Lollar


FAirfax


3-8511


East


R. P. Richardson, Jr.


FAirfax


3-8511


West


F. A. Reynolds


FAirfax


3-8511


East


C. C. Lollar


FAirfax


3-8511


East


DISTRICT


OFFICE




SALES MANAGER


TELEPHONE




Junius Brantley


FAirfax


3-7211





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DISTRICT MANAGER-CENTRAL

C. D. Price
Ofc.-FAirfax 3-8511



DISTRICT MANAGER-EAST

W. D. Alston
Ofc.-FAirfax 3-8511



DISTRICT MANAGER-WEST

B. F. Lunsford
Ofc.-FAirfax 3-8511



DISTRICT SALES MANAGER

Junious Brantley
Ofc.-FAirfax 3-7211






GENERAL INFORMATION



TARIFFS . . . Tariffs which show rates, rules and regulations for
telephone service and facilities, approved by the Regulatory Com-
mission, are available in our Business Office for public inspection.



TRANSMITTING MESSAGES . . . Employes of the Telephone Com-
pany are forbidden to accept oral or written messages to be trans-
mitted over the lines of the Telephone Company.



RELINQUISHING TELEPHONES FOR EMERGENCY CALLS . . . Some-
times an emergency arises when others on the line must make a
call in which property or human life_is^_[n jeopardy. When so in-
formed, please relinquish the line immediately just as you would
want them to do under similar circumstances.



ADVERTISING TELEPHONE NUMBERS . . . There are recognized
advantages of showing telephone numbers on stationery, signs,
cards, etc. Growth and changes in telephone facilities may require
the changing of telephone numbers, therefore, any of these show-
ing telephone numbers should not be printed in large quantities.



TELEGRAMS BY TELEPHONE . . . You may telephone telegrams,
cablegrams or radiograms to the Western Union Telegraph Co., and
have the charges appear on your telephone bill. You may also
telephone your messages from coin telephones, paying as you
would for a telephone call.



RECORDING OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS . . . Many businesses
have automatic answering and recording telephone sets to take
your calls and record any messages. A "beep" tone is the signal
that the device is starting to record. When you hear the "beep"
speak your message into the telephone clearly; you will have
about 30 seconds.

For your protection . . . the "beep" signal is produced automatically
by the device used to connect the recording equipment to the tele-
phone lines and heard about every 15 seconds on any telephone
call, indicates that your conversation is being recorded If you
don't want a record made, tell the party to disconnect his recorder.
You will know he has complied if the "beep" slops. Use of a
recorder without this signal is unlawful.



YOUR PHONE AWAY FROM HOME . . . More and more outdoor
•elephone booths are being placed at convenient locations every-
where; ready for use 24 hours a day, every day in the year.
There are hundreds of other telephone booths in buildings, stores,
hotels, gas stations, airports, railroad and bus stations, etc.
You are always near a public telephone. Instructions as to how to
use it are displayed on or near each 'phone.



PARTY LINE COURTESY . . . When several persons share the use
of a telephone line, consideration and courtesy are important to all.
Everyone will enjoy better service if each one will be reasonably
brief . . . space calls so the other party can place his calls . . . and
give up the line for emergency use.



TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES

Telephone directories distributed from time to time by the Tele-
phone Company remain the property of the Telephone Company,
shall not be mutilated, and shall be surrendered upon request or
upon the delivery of the subsequent issue.



DIRECTORY ACCURACY . . . Even though every effort is made to
compile this directory accurately, errors sometimes occur. The Com-
pany assumes no liability for damage arising from errors or omis-
sions in publishing this directory. Please report incorrect listings
promptly so that we may change our records and do whatever we
can to protect your service in the meantime.



AVOID CALLING WRONG NUMBERS . . . Calling wrong numbers,
resulting in inconvenience and loss of time, can be avoided if you
consult the current directory before placing a call and dispose of
obsolete directories.



INFORMATION SERVICE . . . Telephone numbers which do not
appear in the current directory may be secured by calling "Infor-
mation." When you get a number from "Information," jot it down
in your personal list for future use.



THE YELLOW _PAGES ... The "Yellow Pages," as most everybody
knows, are the classified sections of telephone directories. In them,
people quickly find where to buy the things they want. The Yellow
Pages bring together the makers of products, the local dealers who
sell and service them, and the customers who want them.



ATTACHMENTS TO DIRECTORIES ... No binder, holder, insert or
auxiliary cover or attachment of any kind not furnished by the
Telephone Company shall be attached to or used with the direc-
tories owned by the Telephone Company, except that this prohibi-
tion shall not apply to a subscriber— provided binder, holder, in-
sert, or auxiliary cover which contains no advertising and which
is not so attached as to impede reference to essential service
information or otherwise interferes with service.



OUT-OF-TOWN DIRECTORIES . . . Telephone directories of other
cities in this country and certain foreign countries can be obtained
for our customers. Prices, etc., may be secured from the Business
Office.



TELEPHONE COMPANY "EXTRAS"

CONDUCTED TOURS . . . We enjoy playing host to groups on con-
ducted tours of our buildings. If you would like to tour our facili-
ties, we'll do our best to make the arrangements.



PROGRAM AIDS FOR ORGANIZED GROUPS . . Interesting pro
grams on telephone subjects can be arranged free of charge. De-
scribed below are the two main types of programs.



LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS . . . Telephone speakers can be
booked for all kinds of meetings. Talks include information on
many new exciting developments in the world of communications
and other timely subjects.

Ask for a list and description of the m.any fascinating programs.



TELEPHONE MOTION PICTURES . . . Many entertaining and in-
formative sound-motion pictures on telephone and scientific subiects
are available free of charge.






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HOW TO DIAL



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FIGURE ' I-



Dial the first two letters of the Central Office Name and then each figure of the telephone
number. It is most important in all instances not to confuse the letter "O" and the figure
"Zero," nor the letter "I" and the figure "\" (see illustration).



THIS IS THE
LETTER • O*



THIS IS THE
FIGURE • O"



HOW TO DIAL A NUMBER

1. KNOW THE CORRECT NUMBER. If you are not sure, look it up
in your directory. If it is not listed, dial "Information." Write
it down and refer to it while dialing.

2. LISTEN FOR THE DIAL TONE. Then dial the number promptly
and accurately. If you do not hear the dial tone, hang up for
a few seconds and try again.

3. TO DIAL A NUMBER— Turn the dial until your finger touches
the finger stop and allow it to return to its normal position
for each letter and figure of the number.

4. IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE WHILE DIALING-Hang up for a

few seconds and after listening for the dial tone, dial the
number again.



SIGNALS

If you do not hear the ringing or busy signal after dialing, hang
up for a few seconds and dial the number again.



ASSISTANCE

if you wish any assistance in completing a call, dial "Operator.



HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS

Do not turn the dial during a telephone conversation.

A prompt answer may prevent the loss of a call.

Be careful to replace the receiver properly so your telephone will
not be put out of working order.

Listen to make sure that the line is not in use when calling from
a party line or from a line with additional telephones.



OTHER PARTIES ON YOUR LINE



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