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Founder of Mailers Oracle
'The Boss' Editor of Mailers Oracle
Yes the NCCC does have two magazines - rare in correspondence chess - and has done so since 1965 when Mailers Oracle was launched upon an unsuspecting NCCC.
With its illustrations, articles cartoons and quizzes, some have called it Natcor`s conscience, the Club's social magazine and even its fanzine. Known affectionately as the 'O', it is an independent, monthly publication with annual fees due in September (pro rata if you join during the year) and paid separately from your Club membership. The only criterion for membership of the 'Oracle Crew' is that you must be a member of Natcor.
The Oracle attracts a large group of Natcorians whose letters and articles comment on just about anything and everything, and reflect the prevalent views of its members. So it is entirely due to your letters, notes and articles that Mailers Oracle will continue to flourish.
If the 'O' crew sound like your kind of people, do consider joining by embracing club fellowship and contacting the editor at the address below for further details.
INCLUDED IN THE OCTOBER ORACLE Never a Dull Moment by Bob Oliver Can You Believe History by Stuart Conway Home Improvements by Fred the Laird Allo Allo Rene Part 2 by Richard Dixon Scary Urban Legend by Matthew Boulton My Only Visit To Glesgae by Cornelius Life as a ‘wai guo ren’ in China by Matthew Kirk Day Trip to Bury by Fred the Laird Margrave Thoughts of an Older Driver by A. Thistlewood What Happened to Dutchy by Stuart Conway A Testing Time by The O Boss Violin Man by Fred the Laird When I Was a Kid by Eddy Bishop Talk About Prices by Pink Prawn Old Git's Funny Bone Box by Old Git The Lobster Pot by Others