Mail Service, Costs, and Postage Rates

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Renewal of Atiack on Postal Problems

Renewed efforts to make the Post Office more nearly self-supporting and to improve its service to the public are now being exerted by the Eisenhower administration. For the second straight year the President has asked Congress to increase the wages of postal employees, at the same time making more than compensatory increases in postage rates, so that the perennial postage deficit will not be enlarged but on the contrary somewhat reduced. Congress last summer voted a 5 per cent pay boost but refused to approve increases in mail rates, and President Eisenhower vetoed the bill when sent to him toward the close of the 1954 session.1

Current signs are that the 84th Congress is no more willing than was the ...

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