Uncle Sam Hurts Cupid
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Aug 1912, p. 2

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On Thursday, the federal government ordered Dan Cupid of the Evanston Post Office to stop giving mail through general delivery windows to persons with street addresses. The Evanston Post Office has experienced significantly more abuse than the other North Shore post offices and many post offices across the country have experienced abuse. The order caused the government to withdraw from being a party to clandestine or improper correspondence. Most of the misusers were young girls and married women; however, men and boys participated in this too. The order had been given several years ago, but was not strongly enforced. The new order has drawn many complaints from young girls. Another group affected by the order is people who have been getting their mail at the general delivery window under an assumed name. The new post office procedure will make it mandatory that everyone requesting that their mail be available at the general delivery windows will have to sign his/her name on a blank form and talk with the postmaster; if they have no permanent home, their wishes will be granted.

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8 Aug 1912
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Uncle Sam Hurts Cupid