Ottawa dial conversion, 9 January 1941
7,000 Phones qn Dial Switch Saturday , Containing all the new numbers which will become effective when Office No. 7 is changed to dial operation, the new telephone directory directory for , Ottawa, Hull and, vicinity vicinity - is being distributed, today and tomorrow.- tomorrow.- ' N. B. Hamilton, manager of the Bell Telephone Company here, emphasized the book should not be used until midnight Saturday when the change over is made, i As a result of the war- war- eftorf and. the influx of people to the Capital, i the book is 12 pages thicker than its predecessor, and contains some 30,000 new and changed listings - in the alphabet!- alphabet!- cal section alone. The book has a light green cover. There are approximately 7,000 telephones In Office 7.' Of 4hese, about . 500 are being changed t6 Office 8, which will continue as manual office. This is in addition to' n bout 400 which were changed to Office 8 on Tiicsdwy. j I This transfer of about 900 telephones telephones from Office 7. to 8. instead of to dial, Vfis because the large war growth in Ottawa had used considerably mote dial equipment than expected.. ' The company will not lay off any regular telephone operators in the 'change. Sodium is one of the eight most common elements in the earth's crust.