"Kirkland" will be the name of the new telephone exchange next year when dial phones are placed in use, it was learned yesterday through a reliable source. University authorities have only to place a final stamp of approval on "Kirkland" before that name will definitely replace "Eliot," which had been the tentative choice until recently. Harvard men would have had to dial "E-L-I" for each call if "Eliot" had been chosen.
It was also stated that definite announcement of the decision in favor of "Kirkland" would be made before the end of next week. President Lowell is understood to have expressed his preference for "Kirkland" rather than "Eliot."