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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ggggs Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. tr Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month
VOL. 3, NO. 82
Chicago, Monday, Jan. 5, 1914
"PEOPLE'S EXPRESS CO.," PARCELS
POST, HAS PROVEN ITS VALUE
Postmaster Burleson Says That Parcels Post Has Shown
Its Worth by Perfect Handling of
BY' GILSON GARDNER . v - f
(Copyright, 1913, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.).
Washington, D. C, Jan.
-The first test of our new-parcel post in
handling the great Christmas "rush" is a great success! It has filled Post
master General Burleson with complete gratification.
"It has proved a tremendous success," declared Burleson to me.
"While all the actual figures are; not at hand and; of course, cannot be com
piled for some weeks, we have been in constant touch by wire with every
section of the country .and have reports from various departments which
show without any doubt that our government as a. carrier of packages for
the people has' established a system which meets, every requirement.
"The big test of a .system like this comes in such a time of rush as. the
Christmas season. We have met that-test!
. "The, mail kept moving; delays have been only slight. Wired reports
show we had only ten per, cent of unworked mail as compared with last
year. The ordinary mail was not delayed at all. In one. small place in. the
south and to some exterit in New York, mail was delayed a few hours, but
that njas worked out right away."
"How did the departmental service compare with that of the express
companies, Mr. Postmaster; General?" I asked