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HARKYE, PEOPLE! HERE'S WHAT PLOTTED
MURDER OF PARCEL POST WOULD MEAN! On Jan. 1, 1913, the parcel post law went into effect On July 1, 1913the insurance rate on parcel post packages was lowered by the postmaster general from 10 cents to 5 cents. At the same time the special stamp was abolished and ordinary stamps made available for parcel post, The same order put into effect the C. O. D. feature, thus making it pos sible, for one thing, for farmers to mail food products to city people and make sure of receiving payment without personally making expen sive collection trips. August 15 the weight limit was in creased from 11 to 20 pounds in the first two zones and rates were Ibw ered from ys to. 3 cents per pound in these zones. This meant increased use of parcel post. On January 1, 1914, the weight limit was increased from 20 to 50 pounds in the first two zones and from 11 to 20 pounds in all remaining zones. At the same time rates were reduced between 1 and 3 cents per pound in all zones up to the seventh. The reductions thus have reached a distance of one thousand miles from home. As a result of this last, change the public use of parcel post has greatly increased. But it is. impossible to calculate the possibilities in the di rection of lowering the high cost of living when the general public gets, to understand this new rule and the opportunities it opens to them. On March 16, 1914, an order will take effect, unless congress prevents, admitting books to parcel post. This will make it possible to circulate lib rary books and other helpful litera ture more widely. In addition to these, there have been about twenty minor changes in classifications, packing requirements and other regulatory amendments very greatly improving and lessening the cost of service. Under the amendment Joe Bristow and Poke Smith, the alleged progres sives,. want the U. S. Senate to pass, any one of the changes herein named would have required a special act of congress, requiring months and per haps years to put through, and hark ye, moreover Every single act would have been opposed and fought to the last ditch in congress by the fat fed express companies! o o SPOTLIGHT FOR THIS CLEVER YOUNG ACTRESS J5uifi. Chaiijsrton. Boston. The quaint little maea- zine story, "Daddy-Long-Legs," is to be dramatized by its author. Miss Jean Webster, niece of Mark Twain, and it will serve as a starring vehicle tor Kuth Chatterton. Miss Chatter ton is the clever, youngster whom. Henry Miller discovered a couple of years ago when he gave her a role in "The Rainbow."