Excerpt from Rural Service: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Road House of Representatives Sixty-Sixth Congress First Session on H. J. Res; 33, Directing the Postmaster General to Suspend the Operation of Orders Issued by Him, Effective May The subcommittee met at 10.30 a clock a.m., Hon. Archie D. Sanders (chairman) presiding. Mr. Sanders. It is understood that this hearing is called on the resolution introduced by Mr. Gould, the same being House Joint Resolution No.33, and if there is no objection on the part of the committee, I will ask Mr. Gould to present his views. Statement Of Hon. Norman J. Gould, A Representative In Congress From The State Of New York. Mr. Gould. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee. House Joint Resolution No.33, directing the Postmaster General to suspend the operation of orders issued by him, effective May 1, 1919, and June 1, 1919, changing or altering rural delivery routes, and to restore to their former status routes changed or altered by orders effective May 1, 1919, which was introduced by me on May 19, has been referred to your committee. I can only say that there is no disposition on my part, nor, so far as I know, on the part of any of those on the rural routes that have been affected by the changes, to have the Post Office Department gain the impression that there is anything other than a spirit or desire for cooperation in the attempt to serve all of the people and patrons of the rural routes of the country in the best manner possible. That is our book. There have been in New York State to my personal knowledge, over a period of three years various and sundry changes in the routes. Routes have been eliminated, post offices have been abolished, and in many parts of the State great confusion has resulted. In my own district I have had the matter brought to my attention by many of the patrons of the routes and have attempted to bring the matter to the attention of the department in such a way that the changes would not make trouble for the patrons of the routes. I can say that my reception has been courteous, but that results have not very frequently been obtained. The chief complaint which I have is that evidently combinations of routes are made by some one taking maps down in the Post Office Department, laying out a combination of three or four routes, and combining them into two new routes by added mileage, which frequently puts the patron of the route in the position of having an express and freight address in one town or city and a mail address somewhere else. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.