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Telegraph service after normal hours



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POSTMASTER-GENERAL NEWS COPT

Telegraph Service after Normal Hours.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Davidson) announced today that

the conditions under which country people oan lodge telegrams after

normal office hours' had been amended to bring them more in line with

those available to city telegraph users.

notice of their intention to send a telegram after hours and pay an

opening fee or, if this were not possible, they had to telephone their

message to the nearest telegraph office open and pay the appropriate

telephone trunk lino fee in addition to the normal telegraph charges.

In most cases trunk lino fees to the capital city were involved.

Under the new conditions, however, country people may now

telephone their telegrams after hours to the nearest telegraph office

open for a foe of l/6d. or the appropriate trunk line fee, whichever is

the lesser.

Mr. Davidson added that the new provisions, which represent

a maximum fee of l/6d., irrespective of the trunk line distance involved,

would be of substantial benefit to people in outback areas where a

telephone trunk line service is available.

Previously people in country centres had to give prior