Dear Readers

| November/December 1978


Dear Readers,

We had hoped to keep our subscription price unchanged for the coming year, but the steady rise in inflation, and postal rate increases, now make it necessary to go up $2.00 a year.

We figured out what the new rates of the U.S. Postal Service add to our costs-and what they will add later, on the basis of announcements from Washington to date.

Everyone has faced the boost in first class rates which sent the letter mail up from 13 cents to 15 cents, an increase of over 15 percent. For mailing an average copy of a magazine first class, this sends postage up by 10 cents, from the present 57 cents to about 67 cents.

When we send you a postcard, it costs us 10 cents. That is an increase of 11 percent.