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FEDERAL RADIO COMMISSION,

Washington, November 30, 1931. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D. C. Sir: Pursuant to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled "An act to authorize and provide for the disposition of useless papers in the executive departments," approved Febi 16, 1889 (25 Stat. 672), as amended by the act approved March 2, 1895 (28 Stat. 933), the commission has the honor to transmit herewith a schedule of useless papers in the office of the Federal Radio Commission in Washington, D. C.

The commission has transmitted samples of this material to the Librarian of the Library of Congress, as required under the Executive order of March 16, 1912, and the librarian has reported that these papers do not appear to have any historical value. A copy of the librarian's letter is inclosed. The material is not needed by the commission in the transaction of public business and can not have any probative value in any matter which has been or may be the subject of formal hearing.

It is requested that appropriate action be taken under the statutes to obtain permission from the Congress for the destruction of the papers described. A similar letter has been addressed to the President of the Senate. Respectfully,

C. McK. SALTZMAN, Chairman.

Schedule of useless papers to be destroyed by the Federal Radio Commission

Station Exhibit

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Miscellaneous and fan mail:

75,000 (affidavits and letters).
1,500 (aflìdavits and letters).
11,000 (affidavits and letters)
20,000 (affidavits and letters).
146,000 (letters, telegrams, and postcards referring to miscellaneous stations).
97,000 (affidavits and letters).
35,000 (letters and cards).
160,000 (letters and cards)
500 (copies of programs).
30,000 (letters)
410,000 (atlidavits in card form)
25,000 (affidavits)
5,000 (cards)...
25,000 (letters)
16,000 (ephemeral letters dating from 1927–1930).
3,000 (copies of radio programs during the years 1928, 1929, and 1920 for miscellaneous

stations).
2,000 (forms 67 and 72, sent to amateurs and farmers in 1929, in order to securein-

formation regarding reception conditions before and after the reallocation of Nov.

11, 1928; popularity of station, etc.). 500 (requests for publications prior to 1931) 3,000 (affidavits sent in petitioning the commission to grant broadcasting applica

tion to John L. Baer)..

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,

Washington, November 21, 1931. JAMES W. Baldwin, Esq., Secretary Federal Radio Commission,

Washington, D. C. My Dear Sir: In reply to your letter of November 18, transmitting a schedule of useless papers (miscellaneous and fan mail) which the commission wishes to destroy under the terms of the Executive order of March 16, 1912:

The matter has had the attention of the chief of the division of manuscripts, who now reports that the list seems to indicate no material that needs to be preserved on account of any historical interest. The list of samples are therefore returned herewith. Very truly yours,

HERBERT PUTNAM, Librarian.

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DISPOSITION OF USELESS EXECUTIVE PAPERS IN

POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

JANUARY 18, 1932.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. GREEN, from the Joint Committee on Disposition of Useless

Executive Papers, submitted the following

REPORT

The joint select committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, appointed on the part of the Senate and on the part of the House of Representatives, to which are referred the reports of the heads of departments, bureaus, etc., in respect to the accumulation therein of old and useless files of papers which are not needed or useful in the transaction of the current business therein, respectively, and have no permanent value or historical interest, with accompanying statements of the condition and character of such papers, respectfully report to the Senate and House of Representatives, pursuant to an act entitled "An act to authorize and provide for the disposition of useless papers in the executive departments," approved February 16, 1889, as follows:

Your committee has met, and, by a subcommittee appointed by your committee, carefully and fully examined the said reports so referred to your committee, and the statements of the condition and character of such files and papers therein described, and we find and report that the files and papers described in the report of the Post Office Department to the Seventy-second Congress, first session, dated December 22, 1931, are not needed in the transaction of the current business of such department and the bureaus and have no permanent value or historical interest.

We recommend that, as required by law, the Post Office Department şell as waste paper or otherwise dispose of such files of papers upon the best obtainable terms after due publication of inviting proposals therefor and receive and pay the proceeds thereof into the Treasury of the United States and make report thereof to Congress. Respectfully submitted to the Senate and House of Representatives.

R. A. GREEN,

EDWARD H. WASON, Members on the part of the House.

Tasker L. ODDIE,

KENNETH MCKELLAR,

Members on the part of the Senate. 1-20-32 HR—72-1-VOL 1-15

OFFICE OF THE PostMASTER GENERAL,

Washington, D. C., December 22, 1931. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D. C. MY DEAR Mr. SPEAKER: In conformity with the provisions of the act of February 16, 1889, I have the honor to transmit herewith a schedule of papers and documents which are not needed in the transaction of public business and which, in the opinion of this department, have no permanent value or historical interest.

In accordance with the Executive order dated March 16, 1912, a list has been submitted to the Librarian of Congress who is of the opinion that none of the papers and documents have any historical value.

The space required for the storage of these papers and documents is urgently needed for other purposes and it is therefore requested that early action be taken to have the samples examined by the Joint Select Committee on the Disposition of Useless Papers in the Executive Departments, in order that they may decide whether the papers and documents in question may be destroyed and the department relieved of their care.

A similar communication has this date been transmitted to the President of the United States Senate. Very truly yours,

WALTER F. BROWN.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CLERK Exhibit 1. Application for leave of absence, prior to January 1, 1931. 2. Requisitions for supplies, prior to July 1, 1930. 3. Daily register, prior to July 1, 1930. 4. Daily work report, prior to July 1, 1930. 5. Property passes, prior to July 1, 1930. 6. Requisitions for printing and binding, prior to July 1, 1927. 7. Request and changes in Daily Postal Bulletin, prior to January 1, 1931. 8. Requests for postal information, prior to January 1, 1928. 9. Miscellaneous letters of chief clerk, Post Office Department prior to July 1,

1929. 10. Receipts for registered mail prior to July 1, 1928. 11. Reports of nonpay status of post-office inspectors and clerks at headquarters,

prior to January 1, 1930. 12. Miscellaneous letters to the Postmaster General prior to July 1, 1922. 13. Letters to committee on suggestions for service prior to July 1, 1925. 14. Advertising settlement of accounts prior to January 1, 1920.

OFFICE OF THE PURCHASING AGENT 1. Unimportant correspondence to be destroyed prior to 1929. 2. Postmaster's allowances (Form 2401 and Form 4711) to be destroyed prior to 1930.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER 1. General miscellaneous correspondence with postmaster, 1925 to 1927. 2. Postal administrative exceptions letters with postmaster, 1928. 3. Correspondence and quarterly reports from central offices, relating to delin

quency of district accounts, together with correspondence with district

postmasters, 1922 to 1928. 4. Copies of transmittal letters from electrical accounting offices, January 1,

1930, to February 28, 1931. 5. Daily work reports, 1928 and 1929. 6. Duplicate registered slips, 1923 to 1930. 7. Letters of transmittal of accounts to the General Accounting Office, 1923 to

1928. 8. Departmental requisitions, 1922 to 1929. 9. Memorandum journal of postmasters' postal accounts at first and second

class post offices, used to obtain the aggregate quarterly receipts and

expenditures. September quarter, 1928, to June quarter, 1930. 10. Memorandum journals of postmasters' money-order accounts at first and

second class post offices, used to obtain the aggregate monthly expenditures, September quarter 1928, to June quarter, 1930.

Exhibit 11. Memorandum journals of postmasters' clerk hire and city delivery accounts

at first and second class post offices, used to obtain the quarterly expenditures in the various appropriations of postal employees. September

quarter, 1928, to June quarter, 1930. 12. Copies of journals of district postmasters' accounts used to obtain the aggre

gate quarterly receipts and expenditures at those offices. September quarter, 1928, to June quarter, 1930.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INSPECTOR

1. Cases relating to irregularities in the registered mails, class A, Nos. 92854

to 101330, inclusive, July 1, 1925, to June 30, 1926. 2. Cases relating to depredations upon the mails, class D, Nos. 75800 to 86686,

inclusive, July 1, 1925, to June 30, 1926. 3. Cases relating to irregularities in connection with the Parcel-Post System,

class P, Nos. 118069 to 141481, inclusive, July 1, 1925, to June 30, 1926. 4. Record slips relating to irregularities in the registary system, class A, Nos.

33542 to 50844, inclusive, July 1, 1920, to June 30, 1921. 5. Record slips relating to depredations on the mails, class F, Nos. 25162 to

35302, inclusive, July 1, 1920, to June 30, 1921. 6. Record slips relating to irregularities in connection with the Parcel Post

System, class P, Nos. 23691 to 31792, inclusive, July 1, 1920, to June

30, 1921. 7. CF cases relating to the failure of postmaster to make return of customs

duty, Nos. 1068 to 2387, inclusive, July 1, 1925, to June 30, 1926. 8. Record slips of C cases relating to miscellaneous investigations of the Postal

Service, Nos. 62497 to 80290, inclusive, prior to July 1, 1921. 9. C cases relating to miscellaneous investigations of the Postal Service, Nos.

98694 to 11534, inclusive, July 1, 1922, to June 30, 1923. 10. I cases relating to the inspection of post offices by post-office inspectors,

prior to July 1, 1926. 11. Record slips of RS cases relating to miscellaneous investigations of the Rural

Delivery Service by post-office inspectors, Nos. 3696 to 6488, inclusive,

July 1, 1925, to June 30, 1926. 12. RS cases relating to miscellaneous investigations of the Rural Delivery Sery

ice by post-office inspectors, Nos. 12885 to 16489, inclusive, July 1,

1927, to June 30, 1928. 13. E cases relating to misuse of the mails for fraudulent purposes, transmitting

obscene and scurrilous matter, liquor, explosives, poisons, and material relating to lotteries, Nos. 96676 to 104828, inclusive, July 1, 1923, to June

30, 1924. 14. Index cards of letters written in the office of the chief inspector prior to the

year of 1914. Prior to 1914.

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR IN CHARGE, BOSTON, MASS. 15. Press copy books, inspectors' expense accounts. May 1, 1903, to June

30, 1917.

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR IN CHARGE, CHICAGO, ILL. 16. Carbons of inspectors' expense accounts, reimbursement for travel and

other expenses, November 1, 1918, to November 1, 1920. 17. Form 595, duplicates of bills covering cases received from the department,

January 1, 1923, to January 1, 1924.

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR IN CHARGE, ST. PAUL, MINN. 18. Record and index slips of cases, Class I relating to the inspection of post

offices by post-office inspectors, July 1, 1918, to July 1, 1927. 19. Form 595, duplicate of bills covering cases received from the department,

October 1, 1921, to July 1, 1927.

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR IN CHARGE, WASHINGTON, D. C. 20. Form 524, application for leave of inspectors and clerks, July 1, 1924, to

July 1, 1926. 21. Form 3877, receipts for incoming registered mail, December 9, 1924, to

May 11, 1928.

Exhibit

22. Form 607, reporting C. 0. D. irregularities, July 1, 1923, to July 1, 1928. 23. Form 3859, reporting delays of more than 10 days in accounting for C. O. D.

parcels by postmasters at first-class offices. July 1, 1923, to July 1, 1928. 24. Form 3860, reporting C. 0. D. parcels on which senders had not received

return until 15 days or more after expiration of designated period by

postmasters of first-class offices. July 1, 1923, to July 1, 1928. 25. Index slips of Form 3812-A, requests for execution of claim for indemnity

for C. 0. D. parcels following failure of postmaster at office of address to

reply to inquiries, July 1, 1923, to July 1, 1928. 26. Slips of class A cases jacketed in other divisions, March 1, 1919, to December

31, 1928.

27.

OFFICE OF THE FIRST ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL

DIVISION OF POST OFFICE SERVICE

(Fiscal year 1926)

1. SPD correspondence on personnel.

(Fiscal year 1927)

2. SSO correspondence on clerk and carrier hire.
3. SIO correspondence on clerk hire.
4. SIO correspondence on carrier hire.
5. SLO correspondence on clerk hire.
6. SLO correspondence on carrier hire.
7. SLO correspondence on supervisory promotions.
8. SLO correspondence on complaints.
9. SLO correspondence on effect of new postal rates on revenues.
10. SLO correspondence on delayed mail reports.
11. SLO correspondence on reports of mail-bag equipment.

(Fiscal year 1928) 12. SSO correspondence on General Delivery Service ending 1928.

DIVISION OF POSTMASTER

13. Appointment of presidential postmasters, all prior to March 5, 1925.
14. All establishment cases prior to March 5, 1926, fourth class.
15. All appointment cases prior to March 5, 1926, fourth class.
16. All discontinued cases prior to March 5, 1926, fourth class.
17. Registered return-receipt cards, prior to January 1, 1924.

DIVISION OF RURAL MAILS

18. Refused petitions for rural service dated prior to January 1, 1929. 19. Bonds of rural carriers who were separated from the service, or who were

transferred to other branches of the service prior to January 1, 1929, and rural carrier bonds that were superseded prior to January 1, 1929, by bonds

with new sureties. 20. Adverse reports regarding Rural Delivery Service dated prior to January 1,

1929. 21. Correspondence relating to conventions of rural letter carriers held in various

States prior to January 1, 1926.

DIVISION OF DEAD LETTERS AND DEAD PARCEL POST

22. Two records, 1922-1925.
23. Two dispositions of letters opened, 1912–1922.
24. Twelve money letter reports, 1916-1925.
25. One lottery, 1913-1922.
26. Four foreign letter reports, 1916–1924.

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