Curtailing Mail Service
changes are in development affecting
the collection and delivery of mail matter, particularly in the larger
cities, with many small box collections being discontinued, or limited
to one or two a day. Many of the boxes are to be removed from
locations and soon will be found only on main thoroughfares.
deliveries are being reduced, and plans are to confine them only to the
morning hours, with doubling up of routes. These changes will
not alone the residential districts, but business areas as
All part of a general curtailment due to conditions brought about by
- George B. Sloane
September 26, 1942
Posted September 4, 1999
Editor's Note: Thus ended the twice daily residential and business mail deliveries which I grew up with. Somehow or other, no one remembered to restart them after World War II ended. We had gotten used to it like so many other things which never returned after the war -- like free sticks in the ice cream on a stick!
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