American Machinist

Postal power trip. (100 years ago in American Machinist).

EDITORS AT AM DISAGREED WITH THE SEEMINGLY unchecked control the Post Office was exercising against businesses it felt were fraudulent. The department was making decisions to stop delivering the mail of certain companies it felt committed fraud, without ever consulting the courts.

Because this action stood to ruin any business labeled fraudulent, AM felt it was only fair that a judge and jury decide if a company was acting unethically. They cited two examples where they felt the Post Office had acted incorrectly and said these examples proved the department should not be the final word on fraud. …

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