Items of Interest

Postmaster-General Payne announces that the receipts of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending July 1st next. Will be approximately $144,100,000. In 1896 the receipts of the Post Office Department were $82,499,208. In 1899 two hundred rural routes were in operation. At the close of the present fiscal year there will be over twenty-five thousand rural routes in operation, bringing a daily mail service to more than 12,500,000 people.

The Corportation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently passed a resolution authorizing its executive committee to investigate the matter of closer relations with Harvard University.

There is an almost unanimous sentiment among the Tech Alumni against consolidation, if the distinctive name of the Institute should thereby be lest. This sentiment has been ascertained through the Secretaries' Association.

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The Use or Misuse of Time
May 28, 1904

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