NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) House subcommittee to talk Wednesday with regard to Postal System and its method of handling bulk mail.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Machines designed to handle huge vol. of parcel pkgs. destroy 1 of 100. Destroyed merchandise auctioned off each 7 weeks [Postal Service Philip DICHIARANTI - praises bulk mailing system.] 5th largest nail order house , Alden's, took $9 million of business away from Postal Service and gave it to UPS. [Catalogue company manager Thomas SLOVER - says damage cut down with UPS.] United Parcel Service experimented with sorting machinery 10 years ago, but decided to use people instead. UPS makes profit. Postal Service to lose $1.5 billion by end of July. UPS rptdly. damages 1 in 3000 pkgs. Congress subcommittee to investigate.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
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