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Postal Service / Competition / Kansas #245079

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 26, 1976
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(Studio) Postmaster General Benj. Bailar says Postal Service cuts in service can be avoided if more government subsidies provided. Report on Private firm that delivers mail.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pittsburg, Kansas) Alternate Systems, Incorporated delivers local mail for 3 cents per letter, compared to P.O.'s 13 cents per letter. Company delivers mail in Plastic bags tied to doorknob. Laws say only post office can deliver 1st class mail. Company to challenge those laws which were made hen P.0. was part of government [Alt. Systems attorney, Louis BARNEY - says competition good for any bus. in private enterprise.] [Pittsburg postmaster, William PARKER - says couldn't have order if P.O.s spring up everywhere.] Alt. Systems only delivers Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Firm hopes to expand.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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