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THE PARCEL POST MADE GOOD ON THE JUMP
Parcel post has made good!
Great public service reforms usually require time for usage to
oil all the wheels of their machinery.
But parcel post made good the first day!
The first real test between .the new government experiment
and the old established express companies was made out of Chicago
the very first day of parcel post. A parcel mailed at a Chicago par
cel window by a person unknown to the officials was delivered in
Milwaukee eight hours and forty minutes later.
A package sent by express at the same moment as a test had
not been heard from 24 hours after being sent.
The package' sent by post cost the sender 10 cents.
The express package cost 25 cents.
There you are, speed, economy, efficiency for the new parcel
post, despite eleventh-hour express rate reductions and boasted or
ganization on the part of the express companies.
You remember what the express companies said about the
parcel post proposal? They declared it was a fine theory, but it
wouldn't hold in practice. They admitted that in the course of
years" there might be built up as efficient an organization as they
had. But it would take years and it would be expensive. Further
more the rates charged for parcel post were ridiculous.
Parcel post packages beat express packages all over the U. S.
A package to Buffalo under the new law was delivered in less than
Here's a theory rolling up its sleeves and becoming practical
right on the jump.
WAS ONE OF OUR FIRST
The Day Book lost one of its
best subscribers when Ray Don
aldson, 16-year-old office boy of
the' Milerlack Co., Van Buren
and Hoyne, died at his home,
1000 Van Buren.
The youngster was one-of our
first subscribers and up until the
time of his "death he asked his
mother every evening to watch
for his Day Book.
Ray was highl yrespected by
friends and his employer. Fu
neral services at' St. Patrick's
church "Was with high mass, con
ducted by Father O'Donahue.
Burial was at Mt.'Carmel ceme
tery. o o
"I hate flattery," she said. "Of
course, you do," he replied.
"Every pretty girl does." Then
she drew a long, deep sigh and
permitted him to press her cheek
against his own.
Wife of City Gentleman (who
has gone back to the land) Oh,
doctor, you are just the man v
want to see. I want you to tell me
how to cure a side of bacon.