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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 MARCH ORACLE My Renovating Days by Fred The Laird A Responsive Article by Simon Thompson Update on Waiting List by Marc Wakeham Lucky’s Story by Simon Childs Wot I’ve Read by Richard Dixon At the Theatre by Bob Oliver The Mobile Phone Mystery by Stuart Conway The Perambulating Polyp by Tug Mill-Wilson Diary Excerpts by Anthony Thistlewood My Old Man's a Dustman by Simon Childs An Anachronism by Anthony Thistlewood Life Has Ups and Downs by Peter McGuire Plus The Lobster Pot AND Limerick Competition All in 16 filled pages.