National Affairs: Mail Ladies

Having trudged 65,000 miles carrying 283 tons of mail since 1918, Anna McDonald, 45, of Anaconda, Mont., was last week transferred from mail-carrier to a clerical job by the Post Office Department. Anaconda hailed the retirement of "the last woman city mail carrier in the United States."

But Anaconda was wrong. Though its records on the subject are vague, the Post Office Department did know that Anaconda's Anna was not the last of her species. During the War many a strong girl got a man's job toting letters from door to door. At...

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