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STAMPED OUT. The philatelic sales window at the main U.S. Postal Service office on Chestnut Expressway is not open and may not open again. The former employee who ran the window has retired, and USPS budget constraints now require each position be reviewed before it is filled again. The decision to review the position's viability came from Kansas City, where the local post's ultimate fate will be decided. The philatelic sales window sold such things as commemorative stamps and other postal products in their various incarnations to collectors. In the meantime, the wares that have been offered by the service are available from a single postal employee. This employee is not always available. If the position is not refilled, philatelic sales will be handled (naturally) by mail through Kansas City, with (of course) a handling fee.

DRURY GRAD. Walter Jacob, a German emigrant in 1940 in flight from its Nazi regime, came to southwest Missouri, graduated from Drury College and became rabbi of Rodef Shalom congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was honored May 26 by the Federal Republic of Germany with its Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit. The honor recognizes Jacob's work to re-establish Reform Judaism in Germany. Jacob is the latest of 15 generations of rabbis[[In-content Ad]]


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