In 1914, a joint meeting of the Pennsylvania State Independent Telephone Association and the New York State Independent Telephone Association, would be held in Jamestown Friday and Saturday at Eagle Temple. The occasion was the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Association and it would be a meeting of unusual importance and interest because of the presence of the New York state independent telephone men and also of the presence of prominent telephone men from all over the United States. The members of the associations hoped to secure the services of a telephone engineer and traffic expert for the purpose of improving the efficiency of the long distance lines. This was not a matter of great interest to newspaper readers except in so far as results were concerned. The details of how a connection was made between Jamestown and Buffalo concerned the telephone men but not the patron so long as the connection was quickly made and a good service provided.