At the request of the New York Postal authorities, the American Jewish Congress, in cooperation with the Independent Order B’rith Abraham and B’nai B’rith District 1, has issued an appeal to the Jewish business houses, urging them to relieve the usual congestion in the mails on October 1 in order to permit Jewish Postal employees to be relieved from duty on Yom Kippur. Jewish business houses are requested to mail their monthly bills either on September 30 or October 3. Following is the text of the appeal to the Jewish public:
“In order to aid the Postmaster of New York in relieving Jewish Postal employees from service on the Day of Atonement, the cooperation of the Jewish public and commercial houses is required this year, due to the eve of the Holy Day falling on October 1. Usual commercial mail, bills, statements, etc., ordinarily mailed on the first of the month, will create a serious difficulty in the post office if the Jewish employees are away. By reducing the quantity of mail on October 1 you will make it easier to solve this difficulty, and at the same time permit the Jewish members of the post office service to be excused. To accomplish this, the undersigned Jewish organizations appeal to all Jewish business concerns, with the consent of the Postmaster, to either mail the usual monthly statements and all other mail on Sept. 30 or October 3. Business houses desiring to co-operate will favor the Postmaster by notifying him at once of their intention, so that the quantity of mail may be approximated in advance. Send notices to Joseph Willon, Superintendent Division of Delivery, Post Office, N. Y.