I do not wish to derogate from the glory of the former Postmaster General. I notice he has a beautiful rose in the lapel of his coat and I think all that is needed now is a laurel wreath to deck his brow. All I wish to do at present is to find out what is the practice of the department in the establishment of new post offices. In certain districts in the west there are local-
ities very much in need of new post offices. What are the factors that enter into the establishment of new offices? How many miles apart must they be? What estimated revenue and what number of people in the locality are requisite to the establishment of a post office? What is the factor as to operating cost, and outside of all the factors I have mentioned are there any mitigating circumstances that might justify the department in establishing a post office in order to give service to people who find it very hard to have to go twenty or thirty miles to the nearest post office already established?
Topic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT