PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960
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§ 4370. Delivery of newspapers by the Postal Transportation Service The Postmaster General may provide by order the terms upon which the Department will receive directly from publishers or news agents in charge thereof, packages of newspapers and other periodicals not received from or intended for delivery at any post office and deliver them as directed, if presented and called for at the mail car or steamer. CONTROLLED CIRCULATION PUBLICATIONS § 4421. Definition Controlled circulation publications are those publications which— (1) contain twenty-four pages or more; (2) are issued at regular intervals of four or more times a year; (3) devote 25 per centum or more of their pages to text or reading matter and not more than 75 per centum to advertising matter; (4) may be circulated free or mainly free; and (5) are not owned and controlled by one or several individuals or business concerns and conducted as an auxiliary to and essentially for the advancement of the main business or calling of those who own or control them. § 4422. R a t e s of postage The postage rate on controlled circulation publications found by the Postmaster General to meet the definition contained in section 4421 of this title when mailed in the manner prescribed by the Postmaster General, is 12 cents a pound or fraction thereof, regardless of the weight of the individual copies, with a minimum charge of 1 cent for each piece. The rates provided in this section shall remain in effect until otherwise provided by the Congress. CHAPTER 65—THIRD CLASS MAIL Sec.
4451. Definition. 4452. Postage rates. 4453. Permissible marks and enclosures. § 4451. Definition (a) Third class mail consists of mailable matter which is— (1) not mailed or required to be mailed as first class mail; (2) not entered as second class mail; and (3) less than sixteen ounces in weight. (b) A person who presents for mailing at one time twenty or more identical copies of bills and statements of account produced by any photographic or mechanical process, other than typewriting, may mail them as third class mail. I n other cases, bills and statemente of account shall be mailed as first class mail. (c) Circulars, including printed letters which according to internal evidence are being sent in identical terms to several persons, are third class mail. A circular does not lose its character as such when the date and name of the addressee and of the sender are written therein, nor by the correction in writing of mere typographical errors. (d) Unsealed letters written in point print or raised characters, or on sound reproduction records, used by the blind are third class mail without regard to the limit on weight prescribed in subsection (a)(2) of this section. (e) Printed matter within the limit of weight set forth in subsection (a) of this section is third class mail. For the purpose of this subsection, printed matter is paper on which words, letters, characters, figures or images, or any combination thereof, not having the charac-