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lisher the words “Advertising over 75 percent.” When the advertising does not exceed 75 percent, the copies must have endorsed on the first page by the publisher the words “Advertising not over 75 percent.” The entire weight must be entered on Form 3541 in the column provided for the advertising portion. The words "Over 75 percent" or “Not over 75 percent" according to whether the copies do or do not contain over 75 percent advertising must be entered on Form 3541 (Computation of second-class postage) and on Form 3542 (Statement showing number of copies of second-class publication mailed). The word “Waived” must be written in the space provided for the weight of the reading portion on Form 3541.

(f) Statement of news agent. When a news agent presents for mailing secondclass matter subject to the zone rates of postage, he must submit to the postmaster a statement showing the percent of the space in such matter devoted to advertisements and the percent devoted to other than advertisements. Publishers should furnish this information to news agents purchasing copies of their public cations, in order that such agents may be able to prepare the statements required. § 16.6 Weighing and collection of post

age. (a) Procedure for determining bulk weight of one issue. When postage is to be computed on the bulk weight of one issue, the postmaster will obtain such weight by multiplying the total number of copies of the issue mailed by the average weight of one copy. The number of copies of a single issue mailed will be obtained from the statement on Form 3542 required by $ 16.5(c). The average weight of one copy will also be obtained from the statement on Form 3542 and must be determined by the publisher as prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) How to determine average weight per copy of one issue. The average weight per copy must include the wrapping and binding materials and must be obtained by the publisher as follows:

(1) Count a reasonable number of copies selected in such a manner for test purposes that when wrapped and bun

dled they will bear a proper ratio to the total number of copies to be mailed individually wrapped and wrapped bundled for mailing.

(2) Weigh in bulk the copies which have been counted, after they are wrapped and bundled for mailing.

(3) Divide the bulk weight of the test copies by the number of test copies to obtain the average weight per copy in pounds. Record fractions of pounds as decimals with six digits to the right of the decimal point.

(c) How to determine bulk weight. When publications are regularly printed on sheets of uniform weight, postmasters are not required to compute the postage on the bulk weight of each issue. Postage on such publications may be computed at the end of each calendar month on the total bulk weight of all issues mailed during the month. The postmaster will obtain the total bulk weight by multiplying the average number of copies mailed by the combined weight of one copy from each issue. The average number of copies of each issue mailed during the month will be obtained from the statement on Form 3542 and must be determined by the publisher in the manner prescribed by $ 16.5(c). The combined weight of one copy from each issue will also be obtained from the statement on Form 3542 and must be determined by the publisher in the manner prescribed by paragraph (d) of this section.

(d) How to determine combined weight during a calendar month. The combined weight of one copy from each issue mailed during a calendar month must include the wrapping and binding materials and must be obtained by the publisher as follows:

(1) Determine by the method prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section the average weight of one copy of any one issue selected by the postmaster for testing and verifying during the month.

(2) Divide the average weight of one copy by the number of sheets in the copy to determine the weight of one sheet in pounds. Record fractions of pounds as decimals with six digits to the right of the decimal point.

(3) Select one copy of each of the issues mailed during the month and count the sheets in all of the selected copies to determine the total number of sheets in the selected copies.

(4) Multiply the total number of sheets in the selected copies by the weight of one sheet.

(e) Verification by postmasters of weights and number of copies. The average weight per copy obtained by the publisher in the manner prescribed by paragraph (b) of this section for use either in computing postage on the bulk weight of a single issue or in determining the weight of one sheet as provided for by paragraph (d) of this section, must be verified by the postmaster by weighing, or by supervising the weighing of, a representative number of copies of the issue. If the average weight per copy is used for determining the weight of one sheet, the postmaster must also verify the computation by which the publisher determines the weight of one sheet. At the end of each calendar month, when postage is computed on the total bulk weight of all issues mailed during the month, the postmaster must verify the combined weight of one copy from each issue by counting the sheets in the copies filed under the provisions of $ 16.5 (a) and multiplying the total by the previously verified weight of one sheet furnished by the publisher on Form 3542 (Statement showing number of copies of second-class publication mailed). If there is reason at any time to doubt the accuracy of the number of copies reported on Form 3542, sufficient weighings must be made to resolve the doubt.

(f) Payment of postage at time of mailing or by advance deposits. You must pay in money before your mailings are dispatched all postage charged at the second-class rates shown in $ 22.1 of this chapter. Exception: The transient rate (see $ 22.1(c) of this chapter) must be paid by adhesive or meter stamps or by permit imprints. (See $$ 34.3(b) and 34.5(a) (2) of this chapter.) Your postmaster will accept deposits of money to pay for as many mailings as desired and will give you a receipt on Form 3544 (Post Office receipt for money) for the deposits.

(g) Record of mailings. Postage on the bulk mailings will be computed on Form 3541 from the weights obtained on Form 3542 (Statement showing number of copies of second-class publication

mailed). The publisher will be furnished a duplicate of Form 3541 (Computation of second-class postage) if he requests one. When postage is computed on the bulk weight of one issue, the mailings and postage will be recorded in Form 3543 (Mailing record of second-class matter, postage and advance deposits). When postage is computed at the end of each calendar month on the total weight of all issues mailed during the month, the total mailings and postag? for the month will be computed on one Form 3541, and only the totals will be recorded in Form 3543.

(h) How to show dates of issue and mailing. When a number of consecutive issues are covered by one Form 3541 or Form 3542, or by one entry in Form 3543, the dates of issue and the dates of mailing must be indicated by entering the first and last dates in the appropriate spaces and columns. § 16.7 Key rate.

(a) Authority to use. Postmasters will use the key rate method of computing pound-rate postage on publications subject to the advertising zone rates when large mailings justify its use.

(b) Statement showing mailings to each zone. The publisher must submit once each calendar year, at 12-month intervals, a statement on Form 3542 showing the number of copies of an issue mailed to each zone. During these 12month intervals, the publisher does not need to complete the lines for zones 1 to 8 on Form 3542. He enters only total zone mailings on “Total to all zones"

line.

(c) New zone statement. Postmasters will require a new report on Form 3542 showing the mailings to each zone at any time during the 12-month intervals when the volume of mailings to the zones varies or when there is an increase in the total number of copies.

(d) Computation. (1) Compute the key rate on Form 3541 (Computation of second-class postage) once each calendar year at 12-month intervals. If a new report on Form 3542 (Statement showing number of copies of secondclass publication mailed) is filed at any time during the 12-month intervals showing mailings to each zone, a new key rate must be computed and used.

(2) Enter on the corresponding lines in column B of Form 3541 the number of copies for each zone shown on Form 3542. Apply the applicable pound rates shown in column F to the number of copies for each zone and enter the postage for each zone in column C of Form 3541. Divide the total postage in item 2, column c, by the total number of copies in item 2, column B, to obtain the key rate, which should be carried to six decimal places. Apply the key rate only to the total weight of the advertising portion. Apply the regular reading portion rate to the total weight of the read, ing portion. Computation of the key

rate must be verified by an employee or supervisor other than the person who originally computed it. See exhibit A, Computation of new key rate (Forms 3542 and 3541), following paragraph (d) (3) of this section.

(3) Prepare Form 3541 for subsequent mailings as shown in exhibit B, Computation of postage based on mailings of one issue only (Forms 3542 and 3541), and exhibit C, Computation of postage based on mailings of all issues for calendar month (Forms 3542 and 3541), as shown below, until a new report on Form 3542 showing mailings to each zone is filed under paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section.

EXHIBIT A-COMPUTATION OF NEW KEY RATE

POST OTICE DEPARTMENT
STATEMENT SHOWING NUMBER OF COPIES OF SECOND-CLASS PUBLICATION MAILED

DATE
Mayville

Maryland

May 1, 1959 UNT OF PERATION CA NU INT

MAYYILLE PRESS TESSUE PAT IN COPIL

BATE OF BIRING May 1, 1999 CHECK WHETH E R OR SAMPLE CORE (Do not report both an uno form.) Xbo ESO WHEN THIS STATEMENT IS FOR ONE ISSUE ONLY, FURNISH THE FOL WHEN THIS STATEMENT IS FOR ALL ISSUES FOR A CALENDAR MONTH LOWING INFORMATION:

FURNISH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

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PERCENTAGE OF ADVER.

PERCENTAGE OF ADVERTISING COM TISING IN THE YE

PUTED ON CONTENTS OF ALL ISSUES When posar is computed at the key rate, the lines for zones 1 to 8 need not be completed except for one issue each cal. endar year at 12-month intervals. The total zone mailings must be entered on the "Total to all zones" line during the twelve month interrels. COPIES OUTSIDE COUNT WITH ADVERTISING

POSTAL
NUMBER OF COPIES

NUMBER OF POUNDS
ZONES

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OUTSIDE COUNTY

POST ONCE AND STATE _Mayville, Maryland

NAME OF PUBLICATION OR NEWS AGENT MAYVILLE PRESS--Daily ox Sunday DATE OF MAKING

DATE OF ISSUE PRINTED IN COPIES

May 1, 1959 1. Advertising portion

ADVERTISING POSTAGE RATE PER

MINIMUM RATE
ZONE
TOTAL

COMPUTED
PORTION

POUND OR FRACTION 1PER COPY OR PIECE
ROUND
POUNDS
POUNDS

POSTAGE
COPISS
POSTAGE

1-1-591-1-601-1-611-1-591-1-001-1-01
Percentage:
2621 x 2,24 | $57,662

2.2€ 2.66 13.06
3.0

4.0
191 1 34 - - 59.130

6.0
1052 x 4.54_t 47.340

7.0 8.0
170 x 64 _ _10.200

7.7 8.7 10.0
124 x 7.76 9.548
_38 19.26 3.496

9.2 11.0 12.0
__2 111 2.310

11.0 12.5 14.0
KEY RATE, IF USED

POSTAGE AT KEY
2. Total pounds all zones
5997

RATE:
| $189.686

.031630
3. Tocal advertising portion (Column E, item 2) 2189.580 - 031630

5991
4. Nonadvertising portion (Column D, item 2 minus item 3)

2.1

2.5
5. Total pound rate postage (Column H) on copies subject to minimum rate shown in item 6, Column G
6. Compute postage at minimum rate shown in Column G (this item) on each copy or

NO. OF COPIES OR

PIECES (Frem Forn 1842)
piece shown in Column E, this item. Charge this amount if it exceeds total pound rate

146 Ye 124
postage entered in Column H, item S.
7. Copies outside county at spe.

cial nonprofit rate

2.3

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INSIDE COUNTY AND

SPECIAL RATE

10. Total pound rate postage (add items ? and 8, Column H) on copies subject to cent minimum
11. Compute postage at minimum rate shown in Column G (this item) on each copy or

TNO. OF COPIES OR

PIECES (From for 1542)
piece shown in Column E, this item. Charge this amount if it exceeds total pound rate
postage entered in Column H, item 10.

NO OF
12. Copies at local or headquarters lecter-carrier races of 1 or 2 cents each

NO. OF (OPIES
13. Controlled circulation publications (charge pound rate or mini

mum per copy rate, whichever is higher)
COMPUTED BY

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Preston

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COMPUTATION OF SECOND CLÁSS'POSTAGE

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Attach this form to Form 3542 from which computation is made.

EXHIBIT B-COMPUTATION OF POSTAGE BASED ON MAILINGS OF ONE ISSUE ONLY

POST ONE DART DIT
STATEMENT SHOWING NUMBER OF COPIES OF SECOND-CLASS PUBLICATION MAILED
UN

DATE
Mayr ll.
_ _ I_Maryland

June 1, 1959
UNT OF PUBLICATIONS TO A SONT

MAYVILLE PRESS
DATE OF BUE PRINTED COMPTES

DATE OF MAILING
June 1, 1959

June 1, 1959
CHECK WHETRA 10C RIDERS OA SANALE CORDS

SUBSCRIBERS

SAMALL (Do not report boib on one form.) comes

WILS

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PERCENTAGE OF ADVER.

PERCENTAGE OF ADVERTISING COM
TISING IN THE Iseut

PUTED ON CONTENTS OF ALL ISSUES
When postage is conputed at the key rate, the lines for zones 1 to 8 need to be completed except for one issue each cal.
endar year at 12-month intervals. The total zone mailings must be entered on the Total to all zones' line during the twelve
month intervals
COPICS OUTSIDE COUNTY WITH ADVERTISING

POSTAL 1 NUMBER OF COPIES

NUMBER OF POUNOS
ZONES

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