National Affairs: Stamp Slash

Publishers and mail-order men applauded the House last week for passing, 220 to 0, a measure calculated to save them some $13,585,000 per annum in postage stamps. It was the long-awaited Griest bill, named for the Pennsylvanian chairman of the House Post Office Committee. It provided for a lowering of postal rates on second, third and fourth class matter. On the advertising sections of their magazines, for example, publishers would save from .25¢ to 2¢ per pound, according to zone, when they mail their publications out to subscribers. On postcards, which are used as much for placing orders as for "dropping...

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