The Postmaster of Boston has recently made a careful inquiry into the needs of the postal service in the neighborhood of the College and as a result of that inquiry has decided upon certain improvements which will go into effect at once. Hereafter the Yard will have six deliveries a day, starting from the local Post Office at the following hours: 7.30 A. M., 9 A. M., 11 A. M., 1.30 P. M., 3 P. M., and 5 P. M. The additional trip, starting at 9 A. M., brings a part of the early morning mail that hitherto has been delayed until the 11 o'clock trip and relieves the first delivery to such an extent that the offices of the University in the Yard will have their first morning mail by 8 o'clock, instead of by 9 o'clock, as heretofore.
Another improvement will be made by providing a supplementary evening collection from boxes in the neighborhood of the College. The effect of this change will be to postpone from one to two hours the collection hitherto made from the same boxes between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening, or at about those hours. This collection will be facilitated by holding until 9.55 P. M. the car that has in the past left Harvard square shortly after 9.30 P. M. The boxes to have the advantage of this improvement are located as follows: Post Office; Massachusetts avenue from Harvard square to Quincy street; Beck Hall; Harvard Union; 25 Quincy street; corner of Kirkland and Oxford streets; College Yard (in front of University Hall); Garden street from Harvard square to Shepard street; 18 Concord avenue; corner of Craigie street and Concord avenue; 5 Berkeley street; Episcopal Theological School; thence along Brattle street to Harvard square. Mail put in the Yard box as late as 9.30 P. M. will be collected on this trip. The time of collection from the other boxes will vary from 9 to 9.30 o'clock, according to their position on the route. Cards will eventually be placed on all the boxes to show the revised time schedule.