Nipigon Historical Museum Archives, the Fenwick "Papers"
The News-Chronicle, August 16, 1938 page 2
The Lakehead Cities - Port Arthur, Fort William, Westfort -Schreiber, Nipigon
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS FROM MINE TOWN IS EXPECTED IN A WEEK
Long Lac Bureau of The News-Chronicle
GERALDTON: Aug. 16 -
Telephone communication between Beardmore and the outside world will be possible within a week, it was announced today by R.J. Gibbs, manager of Long Lac Telephone Ltd., Geraldton, who returned here after a week-end at Beardmore where switchboard and equipment are at present being installed.
Mr. Gibbs said installation of the switchboard is almost complete and the service is expected to be placed in operation next Saturday, August 20. It is possible to talk from Geraldton to Beardmore now, over a temporary line reserved for official telephone business, but permanent connection will be completed this week. Local telephone service in Beardmore will also be inaugurated next Saturday, it is expected.
In the meantime Geraldton's telephone facilities are also being expanded to match the growth of the town. New cables strung to the southern boundary of the town will have placed twenty-five new connections in readiness for use by Jonesville and Johnstonville residents, while thirteen more telephones can also be accommodated from Little Long Lac if necessary.
Chief difficulty at present, Mr. Gibbs said, is not in securing new subscribers but in installing facilities necessary to meet the rapidly increasing demands for telephone service.