Re: Payphones - who needs them ?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 8 Aug 1994 21:01:04 -0400
Gerald & August
Regarding the payphone hanging by the coke machine outside the trading
post of your camp, let me offer a solution from one of the camps I worked
at years ago. We had the problem of needing to have a payphone available
for week-end events and camping, so one was installed. The first week of
summer camp the inevitable happened. A smart ranger figured that with the
help of a volunteer from the telephone company he could figure something
out. What they ended up doing was moving the phone to the camp office.
There they drilled a large hole in the wall and ran the phone cable down
the wall into the hole. They also drilled a set of bolt holes for the
payphone that ran through the wall. During summer camp they moved the
phone inside and put a cover over the exterior opening. After camp the
phone was unbolted, moved outside and reconnected. A reasonably simple
solution to the problem was thus achieved.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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