N.J. Whytsell, a well-to-do farmer of Altizer, was a Grantsville
visitor on Saturday. He has been a reader of the Chronicle for many years, and
advanced his subscription for it till 1912.
Emery Ball, of near the factory below town, was an early Monday
morning shopper in town. “Uncle Em” is still one of the best workers in Calhoun County, in spite of his years, which are
The venerable John Hayhurst was shaking hands and greeting old
friends in town on Saturday.
Assessor Bob Knotts has been at work in Sheridan district for the past 10 days. He is
almost through with this year’s work. He is making many friends by his fair and
impartial assessments, and the people of the county, regardless of politics, are
glad that he holds the office he does.
S.A. McCartney made a flying trip to Glenville on business one
day last week.
John Fogle, the industrious Russett farmer, made our office a
pleasant and paying call last week.
President John Kennedy has asked Congress to increase postal
rates. The net result to the Post Office Dept., via the Treasury, would be over
seven hundred million dollars.
The Post Office has, for many years, been operated at a deficit.
Eisenhower Administration requested postal raises that closely parallel those
requested by Kennedy. Congress refused to vote them into law.
It is generally predicted, this year, that Congress will be
hesitant to vote postal increases suggested by the new president. The proposed
increases affect most classes, and increase letters from four cents to five, air
mail letters from seven cents to eight, etc. Newspapers and magazines would also
Even if Congress does not vote postal increases, the taxpayer is
footing the bill anyhow. A deficit of up to a billion dollars is anticipated for
the postal department.
The difference between the taxpayers shouldering the burden,
through the annual Post Office deficit and the user of the mails footing the
bill, via increased rates, is quite real. Ordinarily, we would favor users
paying more, but the second part of the question today is whether efficiencies
should not be achieved in the Post Office Dept., on a high level.