A Letter From The Chairman, Feb. 2, 1976

Two weeks ago we published in this space a letter about the postal crisis from Time Inc. Chairman Andrew Heiskell to President Ford. The President has replied to Mr. Heiskell's letter and we are pleased to carry his response.

Dear Mr. Heiskell:

Thank you for your letter of December 12, 1975. I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with me with respect to the problems of the U.S. Postal Service.

At the time of postal reform, our postal system was in serious trouble. It was suffering under an archaic organizational structure and overlapping and often contradictory laws and regulations. It was also hindered by an...