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what does "flash bells" mean? Hearing an announcer, or reading a teletype bulletin, nearly always guaranteed acceptance of the fact as a fact. There were exceptions. At .600 Pennsylvania Avenue Sergeant Leon Bodensteiner had answered the UPI flash bells, looked at the White House Communications Agency's wire service monitor, and concluded that this was an operator's prank.
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The UPI teletype machine was equipped withbells that sounded to indicate incoming news. Five bells signalled a bulletin, and ten bells signalled a flash, or extremely critical news.
May 26, 2013
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