August 15, 1942

From Twice to Once a Day
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Officials of the United States Post Office said yesterday that cuts in service are being considered due to expected upcoming shortages. Trucks and tires are soon to be in short supply. Maintaining adequate personnel is also expected to be an issue. The changes under consideration are reducing the number of residential deliveries from the standard twice a day to only once a day. Deliveries to businesses would be reduced from the standard three times daily to two times daily. Additionally, less frequent pickups from public mailboxes could be implemented. In some localities, these boxes currently may be emptied as many as eight or nine times daily. The local postmasters will determine the exact nature of the cuts as needed to meet their specific situations. Postal officials assert that even if cuts are necessary, mail service will be maintained at a satisfactory level.

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