National Affairs: Postal Report

Statistical beyond all others was the annual report of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown. His most important legislative recommendation sought punishment for blackmailers using the mails as a means of attempted extortion.

Brownian facts:

ΒΆ It cost $782,408,753 to carry last year's mails, of which about $560,000,000 went as pay to approximately 274,000 postal employes. For this service the public paid $696,947,577 to the Post Office Department, made up an $85,000,000 deficit indirectly through taxation. "Free mail" carried would have netted, if paid for $31,232,906....

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