Fulton Journal: July 31, 1917
Telephone System Improvement
A.G. Hawley, president of the Tri-City Telephone Co, is planning extensive improvements in the Fulton system. The central office over the post office is to occupy all of the second floor of the building and new, modern switch boards will be installed. There will be a reception room, switch bord room, operators' room and a supply department. The service will be improved by installing the automatic call system. The work will be done during the fall months, as it is impossible to get material and new switchboard equipment in less than three or four months after being ordered. O.E. Metzler, who is in charge, will have to give up his residence in the exchange rooms and move, as the entire floor will be used for the central office.