From Our Files
1972: Former President Harry Truman dies
December 29, 2022
• Jan. 1, 1948
The free mailing privilege which service men and women had enjoyed since March 27, 1942, by simply writing “Free” in the upper right hand corner of the envelope and the name, serial number and address in the left hand corner, ended on Jan. 1. A bill was introduced in Congress to extend the privilege for two more years.
J.T. Powell had the misfortune to have his leg broken when he was milking a cow. The cow was startled and jumped, striking Mr. Powell and breaking both bones above the ankle. He crawled to the house and was taken at once to the Hand Hospital, where a cast...
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