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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.
IN THE SEPTEMBER O Tanker Tales. Blood & Arsenic by Simon Childs. Film Noir Addiction by Anthony Thistlewood Desert Island Selection by David Wilkinson Why Oracle Subs are going up? By O Boss Going Arty by Cornelius Joy of Televised Cricket by Stuart Conway Tale from Ironbridge by Peter Dunks Piano Pains by Ken Law Great Composers and Tunes by Fred Margrave Dog Training & Bird Spotting by Tug Mill-Wilson Favourite Cartoon Character by O Boss Accrington Bricks by John Zlosnik COVID-19. My Left Foot by Richard Dixon Playing & Singing by Cornelius Bob the Box by Bob Oliver Plus the Lobster Pot and lots more in 16 pages