The Administration: Goodbye, Mr. ZIP

In the Cabinets of most Presidents, the Postmaster General is the forgotten man. But in one way J. Edward Day was different from most of his predecessors: he put his stamp on the Post Office Department.

A vice president of Prudential Insurance Co. of America before he joined the New Frontier, Day brought big business savvy to big government. He launched Accelerated Business Collection-Delivery (ABCD), a service in which letters mailed in any of 273 cities by 11 a.m. are delivered to any point in the downtown section of the city by 3 p.m. the same day. Day's recently inaugurated...

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