THE CABINET: 2-cent/20 Stamps?

2½¢ Stamps?

Because President Hoover was troubled by the Post Office Department's annual deficit, which must be met out of general taxation, Postmaster General Brown began last year a survey of the postal business to find ways & means of increasing postal revenue (TIME, Dec. 9). Last week "General" Brown concluded that only by upping the first class postage rate from 2¢ per oz. to 2½¢ could his department be put on a paying basis. Not since 1919 when the 3¢ war rate was abolished have U....

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