Hey You Kids, Quit the Crank Calls October 8, 1942

This ‘n’ That

Nisqually Valley News   October 8, 1942

Some prankster with a misplaced sense of humor, called a number at random on the new dial phones, very late a few nights ago.  It proved to be the number of an invalid moan.  she was expecting a call from her son who was due to leave any day for overseas service.  She managed to get to the phone only to have the “joker” hand up.  She worried the rest of the night and was really ill the following day.

Wasn’t that funny?

Wonder who it was who played this prank?  Whoever it was should be very proud of himself and his high sense of humor.  What makes him think that telephone calls are jokes.  In these days telephone are used for serious business, emergency calls, and those who use the phones as a hoax, if cause, and calls maybe traced, if it becomes a habit, are subject to severe penalties.  The army air service aks that all public minded citizens refrain from using phones unnecessarily.  This means the young folks as well a the older ones.

In fact, it means you.  Will you co-operate?


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