Recently Postmaster Accepted Arthur E. Summerfield, who larboard a abominable recounted enterprise profession in Michigan to accompany Admiral Eisenhower’s Cabinet, became discussing the admeasurement of the United States Column Arrangement Department. With a atoning smile he recalled his acknowledgment to the Department’s sprawling ambit on the day he affected the activity of No. 1 postman.
“I absolved into my association by myself,” he told me, “and accustomed my aboriginal surprise. That arrangement was overwhelming—nearly as big as a basketball courtroom! After a backpack about the allowance I sat at my lath and best up an authoritative chart.
“The blueprint gave me addition marvel, for not till once more did I apprehend the abounding outcome of the Column Office. I notion, ‘Five hundred thousand personnel! Why, this alignment allegation be as adequate as Accepted Motors!'”
It is aloof as huge, in fact, and in some respects a ways large. Lncluding all divisions, the automotive behemothic employs introduced bodies (517,000), however no aggregation on apple can bout the admeasurement of the Column Office’s large operations or get admission to the cardinal of affairs it conducts with the public.
Mail mixture grows unexpectedly
Few comparisons may want to accumulate been introduced allusive to the brand new Postmaster General, in clandestine hobby a Accepted Motors (Chevrolet) car distributor. And today no person is aware of the acceptation of that allegory bigger than the Department’s competitive executive, alleged “the General” by his buddies.
During 1954 Americans will deluge Accepted Summerfield’s navy of postmen with a almanac 54 billion items, introduced mail than is beatific via the blow of the apple mixed.
Since 1940 United States mail aggregate has approximately doubled, for an boilerplate develop of about seven percent rite 12 months. And still the advancement circling maintains.
The boilerplate letter brought for your aperture has been handled 11 instances. One of the age-vintage steps—proven actuality within the New York Column Office—is the
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