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New York Telephone Co. / Fires #239016

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1975
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(Studio) New York Telephone Company hit by 5th and 6th fires in less than 2 weeks
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) 1 fire knocks out service to executive offices in New York Stk. Exchange; other fire destroys payroll savings plan records of telephone employees. Neither compares to February 27 fire that knocked out service to over 100,000 customers. Company officials call for investigation. [President New York Telephone Company William ELLINGHAUS - says officials warned company there might be several smaller fires following major 1 in late February] Telephone company commercial shown; hopefully commercial reassures telephone customers that everything under control. [Locksmith Larry JACOB - says his business hurt by lack of telephone service.] Fire marshals working full time on investigation. [Acting fire commissioner Stephen MURPHY - says no firm conclusions have come out of investigation.]
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

Mudd, Roger;
Thornton, Lee

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