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.3 March, 1984 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 7 Stamp collecting - popular hobby Stamp collecting is the most popular aobby in the world. Webster s Dictionary defines philatelist as "one who is involv- ed in the study of postage stamps, sta- tionary and postmarks, usually as a hob- ty." Your local Post Office is the best place for a young or new collector to start a collection. The Post Office has'a variety of information about stamps, envelopes and postmarks. The best and least expen- sive way to start a stamp collection is to decide in which area you wish to start Tour hobby. Some philatelists collect plate blocks. are available on all sheets of stamps includifig the latest issues. Ask your pos- tal clerk which of the new stamps they have on hand and what plate blocks they have on hand for the public. A plate block is the four stamps in the corners of sheets of stamps. They have a series of numbers that identify the colors and printing information. A new collector may wish to purchase just a single stamp of a new issue. Or they can buy a single stamp or plate block in a series of stamps from a one cent stamp to a five dollar stamp. The Post Office has collector sets for current years which have all the new stamps that have been issued during that time. They have kits that deal with such varying subjects as sports, space, travel and U.S. history. All stamps in these kits deal with that particular subject. For the young collector, many schools have Benjamin Franklin Stamp Clubs sponsored by the Post Office. They meet regularly and in many cases stamps are made available to the Stamp Club mem- bers. If your school is interested in such a club, contact your local Postmaster for more information. Remember, start small and watch your collection grow. Decide which type of collector you want to be and stay in that area. It is a fascinating hobby-both educational and fun. I o0000000 Boone's Mini Mart ti WILSON ST.- EASTPORT. ME. I '1 FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Q Meat Specials -- Various Meat Loaves ' Cases of Cold Beer & Soda Delivery avMlable for Senior Citizens & Disabled CALL 853-2761 I Open: Sun. - Thurs. 9 AM - 10 PM I I Fri.&Sat. 9AM-11PM I Eastport Republicans elect Republicans attending the Eastport Caucus elected Roger Davis chairman and Ruth Mclnnis, secretary, during a recent meeting at the Eastport EIemen- taw School. Berton Salib, Marlene Salib, Fred Soderstrom and Roger Davis were elect- ed delegates to the Republican State Convention to be held April 27 and 28 in Augusta. Alternates chosen were Jacquelyn Davis, Doris Patterson, Merrill Conti and Virginia Lewis. Fred Soderstrom and Virginia Lewis were selected delegates to the County Committee. The following members were elected to the City Committee: Linda Conti, Merilyn Conti, Bert Salib, Marlene Salib, Fred Soderstrom, Daniel Galen, Robert Keezer, Ralph Ray, Fae Ray, Roger Davis, Jacquelyn Davis, Virginia Lewis, Merrill Conti, Roger Conti, Jelaine Con- ti, Shirley Dudley, Gerald Dudley, Shar- on Cannon, Margaret Atwood, Cathie Karbonovich, Sheila Sullivan, Doris Pat- terson, Marion McCart and Ruth Mclnnis. Virginia Lewis waselected chairman of the City Committee; Fred Soderstrom, vice chairman; and Ruth Mclnnis, secre- tary-treasurer. Doris Patterson, Jacquelyn Davis, Shir- ley Dudley and Jan Camick were elected ballot clerks. After the elections, Robert Gillis, Jr., candidate for State Senate for District 7, spoke briefly about education, the sar- dine industry, workers' compensation and other issues. Gillis will oppose John Cashwell for the Republican nomination in the June primary elections. The next meeting of the City Com- mittee is scheduled at 4 pan. Sunday, April 8 at the Elementary School. John Cashwell will be the guest speaker. Maine Republican Women meeting Bangor - March 28 The Maine Federation of Republican Women will meet at the Holiday Inn on Main Street in Bangor on Wednesday, March 28, 1984. The Penobscot Wom- en's Republican Club will host the event with complimentary coffee in the Sham- rock Room at 10:00 AM. Federation President Yerda Peter of Portland will preside at the business meet- ing preceeding the luncheon in the Reg- ency Room. Guest speaker at the after- noon session will be Linwood Palmer, Maine's co-ordinator for President Reagan. Mrs. Charles M. Washburn requests that luncheon reservations reach her by March 24 at 29 East Summer Street, Ban- gor. Tel. 947-7457. We take great pleasure in announcing that the J. C. Milliken Agency Inc. has consolidated with The Richardson Insurance Agency of Eastport. Our office will be located at Richardson's present location and serviced by Harry andMildred as usual. We look forward to serving our customers with broader insurance programs. J. C. Milliken Agency, Inc. Richardson Office 107 Water St. Eastport, Me. 04631 (207) 853-2586 // C00&ospeci It was during the morning of October 31, 1942, that I was called to our Army Finance Office and told by the Officer-in- Charge that Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt re- quested that I be sent up to the American Embassy located at Embassy Row, in the west end of London as she wished to see me. I returned to my billets on Green Street, changed uniforms and walked to my destination-the distance being no farther than two city blocks. Upon entering our Embassy I met the , Clerk, a Mr. Davis, who started off with, "You're a lucky G.[. as Mrs. Roosevelt is inviting you to accompany her on a Hal- loween tour of Allied Service Clubs," but at the moment she was in conference with President Benes of Czechosovaka and she left word for me to return to the Embassy that evening at seven. At seven sharp I was on the steps of the Embassy talking with two bobbies who were on guard duty. About 10 min- us later the door opened and out stepp- ed Mr. Davis, Mrs. Roosevelt, who treated me cordially and Mrs. Constance Winant, wife of our Ambassador, John Gilbert Winant. Mrs. Winant did not accompany US. Mr. Davis opened the door of a limou- sine that had pulled up to the curb, and invited me to enter the rear seat where I sat between two elderly gentlemen wearing derbies. Mrs. Rossevelt was in front with Mr. Davis, the driver. We had no sooner started off when air-raid sirens started wailing, for this was a common thing in London. Mrs. Roosevelt paid no attention and kept up a steady conversa- tion with Mr. Davis. Somewhere along the way I discovered my two companions were Scotland Yard men and they told me they could not enter the Red Cross Clubs, as to do so would jeopardize their jobs. They were more or less of an honor guard for our First Lady all during her stay in London. We dropped in at eight different clubs that evening-the last being the well known Hans Crescent Club where I had visited on many occasions to chat with Miss Kathleen Kennedy (later Hartington). On each occasion we entered a rear door, so that Mrs. Roosevelt's visit would be a MR. MURRO W  signed photo, sent to me when we were both back in the States. by Jim Jollotta surprise, and surprise it was. We were led to the stage at which time the lights were turned up and Mr. Davis introduced Mrs. Roosevelt. The dancers, when they realiz- ed who had come to visit with them went wild. Pandemonium broke out. I, the sad-sack, had to stand there and appear to be nonchalant while facing seas of faces. Later, while down on the floor, milling with the crowd, an English reporter came to me, asked my name, rank, etc. He had i MRS. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, two days before our trip. She is leaving the Ameri- can Red Cross Washington Club for offi- cers, seen Mrs. Roosevelt talking with me and presumed she had picked me out by chance. The write-up appeared in the London papers the following day and wrote that I was the most surprised soldier in the club when Mrs. Roosevelt convers- ed with me. This, of course, was an error and was not overlooked by Mrs. Harvey Gibson who already knew the tree sto W and told me she would straighten matters out. The third day Mr. MacHarrie of Red Cross picked me up at my billets and drove me to the British Broadcasting Sta- tion. He had already prepared a script and he and Mr. Ed Murrow (the Dan Rather of his day) interviewed me on radio for about a half hour. Mr. Morrow was a C.B.S. correspondent who went to Lon- don during the Nazi blitz of the city, and did a remarkable job telling the world about the terrible holocaust the city sus- tained under the constant bombing under Goring and his Luftwaffe. Mr. Morrow was just about the friendliest celebrity I ever met. He looked so American with his tweed jacket and smoking a briar pipe. He asked me not to be nervous-"Just read your lines and as you finish one of your onion-skinned sheets, just brush it off the desk and onto the rug. Those days the early microphones were extremely sensi- tive and would pick up and magnify the least foreign sound. After it was over, he generously wrote on my copy: "A good show, Jimmy, Sincerely Ed Murrow". So, with the kind- est co-operation from all these helpful people, the record was set straight, I was indeed Mrs. Roosevelt's guest. Cook and Goodelll ,' [A rheFaroilyStoro i' RT. 190 853-2939 'J EASTPORT,MAINE i Citgo Gas, Diesel Fuel, Kerosene and Motor Oil i Open: 6AM--11PM; Sunday, 7AM--10PM i i GROCERIES - MILK - SODA - CANDY - TONY'S PIZZA BREAD - CHIPS - ICE CREAM - BEER TO TAKE OUT