April 18, 1942

No Ocean Transport Allowed
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Post Master General, Frank C. Walker, announced yesterday no packages or parcels will be accepted that require transport by ocean. Walker said he was informed by military officials that the volume of mail with destinations outside the continental United States is “…seriously interfering with and delaying the expeditious movement of vital war supplies…”. Other restrictions are also in place on packages for delivery outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico: maximum weight of eleven pounds and maximum length of eighteen inches or a combined maximum of forty-two inches of length plus girth. Additional restrictions include no perishable materials to be shipped outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico and no more than one parcel per week from one originating address to one destination address.

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