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Nov. 17, 1916
To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .

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Regular Monthly Meetings

Local 570's membership meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, except June, July and August – which are cancelled subject to membership approval at the May membership meeting.

All meetings are held at the local union hall at 6910 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore.

All meetings start promptly at 10 A.M.





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