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not apply to any of the above plants, roots, or tubers, the shipment of which originates within the State of Mississippi and are addressed to places within the State, when accompanied with a certificate of inspection issued by the State plant board of Mississippi. The importation of tomato plants from other States is prohibited.
NOTE: Sweet potato tubers, plants, vines, cuttings, draws, and slips and morning glory plants are regulated and will not be permitted entry from the States of Alabama and Georgia unless the duly authorized plant inspection official of the State of origin has filed with the State Plant Board of Mississippi a Certificate of Inspection certifying that it has been determined by competent, official survey that the regulated products were inspected during their growing period and were found to be free of the sweet potato mosaic and that this virus disease is not known to exist in the county or parish in which the products were grown or originated. Terminal inspection places:
Ellensburg. Ephrata. Everett. Grandview. Kennewick. Mount Vernon. Okanogan.
White Salmon. Yakima.
(2) Officers of the National Guard or militia of a State, Territory, or district.
(3) Officers of the United States or of a State, Territory, or district whose official duty is to serve warrants of arrest or commitment.
(4) Officers and employees of enforcement agencies of the United States.
(5) Watchmen engaged in guarding the property of the United States, a State, Territory, or district.
(6) Purchasing agent or other designated member of agencies employing officers and employees included in subparagraphs (3) and (4) of this paragraph.
(7) Employees of the Postal Service.
(8) Manufacturers of firearms or bona fide dealers therein, from one to the other, or by any person in categories (1) through (6) in customary trade shipments.
(b) Filing affidavits. An affidavit of the addressee shall be filed with the postmaster by the mailer or his agent at the time of mailing setting forth that he is qualified to receive the firearms under the particular category of paragraph (a) (1) through (6) of this section and that the firearm is intended for his official duty use. The affidavit shall be a certificate stating that the firearms are for the use of the addressee, for his official duty, signed by one of the following, as appropriate:
(1) For officers of Armed Services a certificate signed by his commanding officer.
(2) For officers and employees of enforcement agencies, a certificate signed by the head of the agency employing the addressee to perform the official duty in connection with which the firearm is to be used.
(3) For watchmen a certificate signed by the chief clerk of the department, bureau or independent branch of the Government of either the United States, the State, Territory, or district by which the watchman is employed.
(4) For the purchasing agent or other designated member of enforcement agencies, a certificate signed by the head of such agency, that the firearms are to be used by officers and employees included in paragraph (a) (3) and (4) of this section.
A qualified manufacturer or bona fide dealer need not file an affidavit but must file with the postmaster a statement (for which Form 1508, "Statement by Shipper
of Firearms", may be used) signed by the mailer that he is a manufacturer of firearms or that he is a bona fide dealer therein and that the parcels are customary trade shipments or contain other articles for repair or replacement of parts and that to the best of his knowledge or belief the addressees are manufacturers of the firearms or bona fide dealers therein. If satisfied that the mailer is as stated by him the postmaster shall accept the parcel for mailing. No affidavit or certificate need be filed by the mailer when the parcel is addressed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., or the Director thereof; or to the scientific laboratory or crime detection bureau of any enforcement agency covered by paragraph (f) of this section.
(c) Marking of parcels. You must plainly mark the parcel with the word FIREARMS in bold, block letters, one inch high and of corresponding width. The particular class of persons to which the addressee belongs, as specified in categories of paragraph (a) (1) through (8) of this section shall be indicated by stating underneath the word firearms "for Army officer" or "for manufacturer" or "for bona fide dealer," etc. as the case may be.
(d) Identification of addressee. postmaster at the office of delivery shall require the addressee of any parcel covered by this section except a manufacturer of firearms or bona fide dealer therein, to call at the post office and establish his identity to the satisfaction of the postmaster. The parcel may then be delivered after the addressee signs a receipt which shall be filed by the postmaster for not less than 3 years. Receipts for delivery shall be taken on Form 2162, "Delivery Receipt, Firearms." Before delivery to an addressee who is a manufacturer of firearms or bona fide dealer therein, the postmaster shall satisfy himself that the addressee is actually such manufacturer or dealer.
(e) Official shipments. Without regard to the provisions of paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section, firearms may be accepted for mailing when offered by authorized agent of the Federal Government for shipment to any qualified addressee as listed in paragraph (a) (1) through (6) of this section. The parcels shall bear plainly written or printed the official title and addresses of the sender together with the words "official shipment." The postmaster shall
satisfy himself as to the identity of the addressee before making delivery.
(f) Federal Bureau of Investigation; crime detection bureaus. Firearms addressed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or its Director or to the scientific laboratory or crime detection bureau of any agency whose members are officers of a State, territory, or district authorized to serve warrants of arrest or commitment, may be accepted for mailing without regard to the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section.
(g) Antique firearms. Antique or unserviceable pistols and revolvers sent as curios or museum pieces may be accepted for mailing without regard to the provisions of paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section.
(a) When mailable. Knives having a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the handle, or by operation of inertia, gravity, or both, are mailable only when sent to:
(1) The following designated supply or procurement officers and employees ordering, procuring, or purchasing such knives for use in connection with the activities of their respective governments or organizations:
(i) Civilian or Armed Forces supply or procurement officers and employees of the Federal Government;
(ii) Supply or procurement officers of the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or militia of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia;
(iii) Supply or procurement officers or employees of the municipal government of the District of Columbia or of the government of any State or Territory, or any county, city, or other political subdivision of a State or Territory; and
(2) Manufacturers of such knives, or bona fide dealers therein, in connection with a shipment made pursuant to an order from any person designated in subdivision (i), (ii), or (iii) of subparagraph (1) of this paragraph.
(b) Marking of parcels. The parcel must be plainly marked with the word "Switchblades" in bold block letters and the statement, "Mailing complies with P. M. 125.6." Mailings to persons referred to in paragraph (a) (1) of this section shall include as part of the address the official title or designation of the addressee. Mailings to those referred to in paragraph (a) (2) of this section
shall include as a part of the address the word "Manufacturer" or "Dealer."
(c) Identification of addressee. Before making delivery, the postmaster shall satisfy himself that the addressee is in one of the categories of paragraph (a) of this section.
(d) Explanation of mailing. In any case where the postmaster is in doubt as to the mailability of a proposed shipment of switchblade knives, he may require the sender to furnish a written statement explaining how the mailing complies with this section. If the explanation is not satisfactory to the postmaster, he shall forward it to the Mailability Division, Office of the General Counsel, for a ruling.
Identification and marking.
(a) Identification of contents. The identity or nature of contents of anything mailed under any of the provisions of this part shall be stated plainly on the outside of the parcel, as a condition of mailing.
(b) Identification of sender and addressee. The full name and address of both the mailer and the addressee shall be written in ink, rubber-stamped or pasted on the outside of any package whose mailing is covered by this part.
(c) Labels. Any labels required under Federal law or under any regulations issued by any Federal agencies pursuant to Federal law shall be pasted to the outside of the parcel.
(d) Customs declaration tag for Canal Zone. Any package of merchandise weighing 16 ounces or more addressed to the Canal Zone shall have attached a customs declaration, Form 2966, (see § 121.6(a) of this chapter) except when addressed to a Government agency. It is not sufficient to state on the customs tag that a parcel contains merchandise or a gift. The contents must be itemized and the value shown.
(e) Second-class mail must be prepared so that it can be easily examined. Mailing of publications in sealed envelopes, wrappers, or other covers at the second-class rates of postage is deemed to be the consent of the sender to postal inspection of the contents. To assure that these articles will not be opened for postal inspection, patrons should, in addition to paying the first-class rate of postage, plainly mark "First Class" or similar endorsement on the envelope, wrapper, or cover.
(f) Sealed or unsealed envelopes used as wrappers and sealed wrappers or other
(a) Place of mailing. must be brought for mailing to the post office, or such other place as may be designated by the postmaster, except that when the publisher delivers the copies at his own expense and risk to other post offices or elsewhere, the copies need not be presented for mailing if deposits to cover the postage are maintained.
(b) How presented. The copies must be enclosed in mail sacks, or other suitable containers, and shall be separated to routes, States, and cities, or distribution points (see § 24.4 (b) (7) of this chapter), in such manner as may be prescribed by the Department.
(c) Copies of previous and current issues combined. When a reasonable number of copies of previous issues are included in a mailing of a current issue, they may be accepted and charged with postage on the basis of the percentages of advertisements and nonadvertisements contained in the current issue, the issue forming the bulk of the mailing presented being regarded as the current issue.
(d) Copies for same post office or State (1) Direct packages. When there are more than five individually addressed copies of a publication for subscribers at the same post office, they must be securely wrapped in packages or tied in bundles and labeled for the post office. The twine and paper used must be strong enough for the weight and size of the package or bundle.
(2) State packages. After all post office directs have been made and if there are more than five copies remaining for any one State, they must be wrapped in packages or tied in bundles and labeled for the State.
(3) Direct sacks. When there are sufficient packages and bundles for one post office to fill a sack approximately one-third full, they must be placed in a direct sack, or sacks, for that post office. Direct sacks should be labeled in the following form:
(6) Maximum weight in a sack. total weight of publications placed in one sack must not exceed 80 pounds.
(7) Labels furnished by postmaster. Where sack labels are furnished by the postmaster, the mailer will mark his name on the back of the label.
(8) Unauthorized labels. Labels, tags, or markings not required or authorized may not be used on mail sacks.
(e) Copies for military post offices overseas (1) Direct packages. When more than one copy is addressed to one unit, APO, or Navy or Marine Corps address (see § 13.8 of this chapter), the copies must be securely wrapped in packages or tied in bundles labeled for the military address.
(2) Mixed packages. After all direct packages have been made, if there are more than five copies remaining for dispatch through any postal concentration center, they must be wrapped in packages or tied in bundles and labeled for the center.
(3) Direct sacks. When there are a sufficient number of packages and bundles for one unit, APO, or Navy or Marine Corps address to fill approximately one-half of a sack, a direct sack must be made. Direct sacks will not be opened at postal concentration centers. The sack should be labeled in the following form:
(Show appropriate postal concentration center.) (Show military address.)
PCC SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
Fr The Recorder New York NY
(4) Mixed sacks. When the quantity is insufficient for a direct sack and there are enough bundles or packages for dispatch through one postal concentration center to fill approximately one-half of a sack, make up a sack for that center and label in the following form:
(Show appropriate postal concentration center.) (Show FPO when applicable.)
PCC NEW YORK N Y
Fr The Recorder New York N Y
(f) Exceptional dispatch-(1) Applications. Postmasters will approve or disapprove applications filed under § 22.3 (c) (4) of this chapter for exceptional dispatch on the basis of whether such dispatch will improve service. They will notify other post offices concerned and the appropriate regional transportation manager of approved arrangements and include a list showing how the sacks or outside bundles are to be labeled and the approximate number of copies.
(2) Delivery by mobile unit clerks. Mobile unit clerks, when authorized by the postmaster, may receive packages of second-class publications directly from publishers or news agents and deliver them as directed, provided the packages are presented and called for at the mail car and are not received from or intended for delivery in any post office.
(3) Delivery by baggageman. Baggagemen when authorized by an appropriate distribution and traffic manager may receive packages of second-class publications directly from publishers and news agents on trains to which no postal transportation clerk is assigned. The baggageman will deliver the packages of outside matter at the place shown on the address. When in his custody, the packages will be considered as mail.
(4) Delivery to agents. Packages marked to be delivered outside the mail will be so delivered only when addressed to news agents or agents of publishers.
(5) Preparation. Bundles or packages intended for delivery outside the mail must be adequately wrapped with heavy paper and tied with twine heavy enough to stand up under the regular handling and dispatch of these packages. The wrapper of the bundles must be conspicuously marked "U.S. Mail for Outside Delivery at Publisher's Risk."