Thursday, July 16, 2009
Itawamba County News
October 14, 1909
Farmers' Union Telephone Co. Hold Important Meeting
Quite a number of the stockholders of the Farmers' Telephone Co. met at the court house here last Saturday and transacted some business of importance. This system was instituted west of the river not long ago, and it has been extended until their lines cover considerable territory in the county, and it keeps expanding, which has called for some constitutional changes.
$7.50 buys an interest in the line, and each individual buys a phone, and the $7.50 is spent in constructing and maintaining the line. No assessment has yet been necessary for this purpose.
The following is part of the business transacted at their last meeting.
We, the committee appointed to divide the Union Telephone System into voting precincts, beg to submit the following report:
(1) On the east side of the Tombigbee river we designate two, as follows: Fulton and Tilden.
(2) On the west side of said river we designate eight, as follows: Bethel, Fawn Grove, Shiloh, Friendship, Mantachie, Greenwood, Evergreen and Ballardsville.
N. T. Clayton, Chairman
M. M. Gray, Sec't'y
Posted by Mona Robinson Mills at 6:26 AM