Threatened telephone walkouts in New Jersey and Michigan will not affect the Boston area, Otto Schmidt, Local Traffic Manager for the New England Telegraph and Telephone Company said last night.
Strikes, if any, would affect primarily the local service in the regions involved, and would not alter long distance service into and out of the regions. If, however, a nation-wide sympathy strike develops, effects would be felt everywhere.
Meanwhile, a four-day-old nationwide strike against Western Union continued to cripple telegraph service. Union officials discounted Company reports of a "mushrooming back to work movement," but Western Union said 15 more cities would have service reestablished this morning.