Per-day mail deliveries 'not that big of a deal' Fit, March 12,1976 OKEELEY (Colo.) TK1BUNE 18 By SAM BOYLE AP Bmiani Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The mall must get through, but not all businesses care how often. A sampling of early reaction to Postal Service moves Thursday to cut back the number of times per day that mail is delivered in many cities was that the change won't make that much difference. In New York City, mail delivery to mid-Manhattan businesses will drop from three Umes a day to twice. Chase Manhattan Bank, the nation's third largest bank, said it doesn't rely on the postman anyway and will just go on picking up its own mail. A postal spokesman in the New York City office said the third delivery to Manhattan businesses wasn't necessary because 96 per cent of the mail would still be delivered in the two runs remaining. An attorney and a department store in Buffalo, N.Y. -where deliveries will drop from twice to once a day - both said they get most of their mail in the morning anyway. Philip Abramowitz, the attorney, said, "I'd say I get 90 per, cent of it in the morning. I think the reason I'm not getting more in the afternoon is because mail-service is so poor. So I guess I'll continue to wait for it until the next day." And a Postal Service spokesman in Washington said studies had shown that letter carriers frequently made their second run with their mail bags "virtually empty." But Nashville, Tenn., Postmaster David Huggins said that businessmen in his area had already let it be known that they would rather see Saturday delivery ended than lose the second delivery during the business, week. Decisions to cut back mail delivery to businesses in 21 cities were made regionally, not at Postal Service headquarters in Washington. Senate approved end to Hatch Act guides WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Senate has approved legislation to end prohibitions against federal employes participating in partisan political activities, 'working for candidates, and raising campaign funds. Republicans charge the bill wuulJ return the federal civil ; service to the "spoils system" Â· and open employes to political pressures. Democrats say the existing law makes government employes "second class citizens" by denying them political rights enjoyed by other Americans. The major pverhau! of the Â·1939 Hatch Act was passed Thursday night 47 to 32 and sent to a conference committee with the House. President Ford has indicated he will veto the measure. During day-long debate . Thursday, the Senate voted to strike a provision which would ' have provided federal workers with leaves of absence -- with their job security guaranteed -if they sought political office. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., who offered the amendment said government employees should be made to quit their jobs like everyone else. "There are 70 million workers in this country's private sector who don't have that right... to take a year off to run for office," he said, with their job guaranteed upon their return. Several amendments offered by Sen. Hiram Fong, R-Hawaii, were defeated, including proposals to prohibit federal employes from contributing or raising campaign funds, Â· or running for federal office. While the bill would allow federal workers new freedom to engage in heretofore prohibited political activities, it specifics that none of the activities can lake place while on duty or in a government building and provides stiff penalties for violations. Alligator Connection ended WASHINGTON (AP) - Mile by mile, federal agents trailed the car and its $30,000 illegal cargo from New Orleans through the southern states and up the East Coast, hoping to crack the mysterious Gator Connection. Where the agenU co 'dn't keep up without being noticed -- in heavy traffic or empty country roads -- they dropped back and let light planes take up the shadowing. The hot merchandise in the Gator Connection case wasn't narcotics bound for the streets of Eastern cities, but illegal alligator skins bound for the boutiques of Europe. The lucrative alligator skin trade threatens to kill off the last of an endangered species that once ruled supreme in America's southern swamplands. TUBEROUS BEGONIA BULBS ANDERSON Seed Co. 714 10th St. 353-01H JOHNSTOWN FEED SEED Ptione: 587-4681 Place your order early for Small Grains and Pinto Beans Ask about Fielder Wheat! We have an approved Certified Seed Elant . Let us do your Custom Cleaning The agents on the case, from the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service, closed the case by capturing the Gator Connection's runners before they could ship 509 contraband hides off to Europe. On Thursday, the agency described its efforts nearly two years ago to break the Gator Connection, which resulted in convictions last month.- It began with federal agents watching a suspect receive bags thought to contain alligator hides in a hotel parking lot in New Orleans. For three days, they followed the man's car by road and by air. The car was almost at its destination when it rolled up to the toll booth at the Delaware Memorial Bridge before crossing into New Jersey. Robbers get $1 million at London airport LONDON (UPI) - Two robbers in airline uniforms robbed a London airport strong room today of an estimated $1 million in cash, diamonds and pearls. 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