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The efficient became extremely businesslike. Jack McNally was bustling around his office, organizing it as a command post, showing Colonel McNally's men where to put in new lines. Those with talents turned to them. The Boston Symphony Orchestra stopped the Handel concerto and started the slow movement of Beethoven's "Eroica," which is often used as a funeral march for fallen heroes. The fluent found words for the occasion——Dean Rusk had spoken well, and at the United Nations Adlai Stevenson said with simple eloquence, "We'll bear the grief of his death until the day of ours." Those with a conspicuous lack of eloquence become speechless】

what does "where to put in new lines"mean?

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    If they're using it as a command post or communications center, then I suspect it means telephone lines.

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