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This article was published in 1917.
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This article has a primary subject code of "Relations with Homeland" (III H).
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  • Magyar Tribune -- September 14, 1917
    Hungarian Mail Problem Settled.

    The United States government has made it possible for Hungarian immigrants to correspond with their relatives and families.

    The foreign minister asked for a volunteer agency to handle this work. The Red Cross volunteered to handle it. The following are instructions in regard to this service.

    (1) People desiring information as to the whereabouts of relatives should write to the Bureau of Communication,giving all information available concerning the person about whom inquiry is being made. Enclose a self addressed envelope,and a two cent stamp.

    (2) All communications should be as short as possible.

    (3) The letters must contain only personal correspondence.


    (4) The letters must be readable and may be written in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, German, Jewish, Hungarian, Turkish or Greek.

    (5) The writer must sign his full name, address,and occupation.

    (6) An individual may only write one letter every six weeks.

    The Bureau of Communication maintains the right to withhold any and all letters that contain information regarding the United States government or its army or navy.

    III H