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Veterans Test Hartford Ban on Boycott Stamps

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The recent order of Assistant Postmaster Dillon banning anti-Hitler boycott stamps from the mails at the Hartford post office has been questioned in a letter from J. George Fredman, Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, to J. J. Woolfson, Deputy Chief of this state’s Jewish War Veterans, it was made known today.

Fredman stated in his letter to Woolfson that expert opinion from many sources, including the post master-general’s and solicitor-general’s offices in Washington, was obtained before attempting the issue of stamps at a cost of about $100,000.

“Hartford is not only the first, but also the lone city to complain,” the commander wrote.

Woolfson said more than thirty letters bearing anti-Hitler boycott stamps have already been mailed to persons living in Hartford as a test, and all arrived at their destinations, in spite of Postmaster Dillon’s order.

The possibility of legal steps against Assistant Postmaster Dillon by Samuel Untermyer, noted New York lawyer, was disclosed in Fred-man’s letter.

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