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PARCEL POST IS DOING AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED
The fact that the parcel post
has not brought into the cities a
deluge of country produce and a
downfall in the cost of living isn't
reason for discouragement. The
grown of a good habit takes time.
Farmers, like other prudent folk,
want to be shown.
You remember the story of
trolley freight. It was to work
a miraculous revolution; to bring
producer and consumer together
so intimately that the middleman
would have to take to the woods.
Well, it didn't. There was no
miracle. But the trolley freight,
where carefully established, has
grown into a useful public con
venience. People would not do J
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use it more frequently than they
There is no scarcity of pack
ages by parcel post from the
cities into the country. That is
because in the cities business is
organized and quick to pounce on
each new opportunity. Long be
fore it became effective trades
people by thousands had figured
out carefully how they could use
the new postal facHity to start a
mail order trade or extend it.
Only in spots is there in the
country an organization of rural
interests in any way parallel.
Very largely the farmer is still
going it alone.
The parcel post will not reach
its fullest growth until country
life, as well as city life, is organ
ized and until there is in each
rural community some one an
energetic, a civil and social re
vivalist, a leader, in a way a boss
whose business it is to make it
work at top speed.
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"Pa is getting cross," sighed
the dear girl, " so we must listen
or he may pop in and catch us
"We should worry!" smiles the
youth. "I fixed up a little ar
"That will completely put him
off his guard when he comes pry
ing around." And then it worked
like a charm.
Ikey This coat is green. You
said it was plum color ven I
bought it last night. Moses
That's all right, my boy; it ain't
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a eat and a comma? A cat has its
claws at the end of its paws, a
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