Postal Embarrassment

First class mail for Europe from the Atlantic coast was suspended during the last three days of June and no parcel post was shipped over the same routes for the last week of the month. The reason for the cessation of mail service was that the Post Office Department does business according to rules that do not appertain in private business; all its income goes into the public treasury; all its expenditures come from specific appropriations by Congress.

For example, Congress may appropriate such a sum of money as seems...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!