Improved Telephone Service With New Lakeland Office
To give better service to telephone customers in certain
sections of the township of Yorktown, Putnam Valley and Cortlandt, and to
provide adequate facilities for future growth, the establishment of a new
central office district is planned by the New York Telephone Company, according
to Herbert G. Childs, the company's manager at Peekskill.
The new central office district, Mr. Childs states, would
include the communities of Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Oregon,
Lake Peekskill, Adams Corners, Tompkins Corners, Oscawana Lake and Roaring Brook
Like all newer central offices, this would be a dial
office of modern type, Mr. Childs reports, giving fast and dependable service at
"Lakeland" is the name selected for the new
exchange. "This name," Mr. Childs points out, "is pleasantly and
broadly descriptive of this general region, which abounds in lakes and water
"A problem that has to be solved in choosing any new
central office name is that it shall not conflict, when dialed, with any other
central office name. This is necessary not only for the fast and accurate
handling of calls to and from neighboring exchanges, but it is also essential in
order to carry out important plans for future improvement of the service.
"One feature of these plans is to make it possible
within a few years to dial toll calls over an extensive area. Another is to
enable long distance operators to handle a call by dialing it straight through
to any distant telephone in the United States.
"Thus the choice of a suitable central office name
is limited and becomes a difficult problem. 'Lakeland' however, meets all the
requirements for a satisfactory name."
Calls to Peekskill from telephones in the new Lakeland
district, Mr. Childs states, will be made without charge. Also, upon the
establishment of the new district, certain reductions in monthly charges for
individual and party-line service will be made in most of the communities
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