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A22-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, December 12, 1976 Postal Auctions Offer Many Bargains ACCELERATED REAL ESTATE COURSES FREC I AND II FLA'S OLDEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CLASSES THOMAS J. BERMINGHAM 848-661 1 CouponC if the outside label falls off. Bad packaging means "wrapping things up in old newspapers and shipping them off in a box from the grocery store." The combination has misdirected tons of merchandise to the New York auction in the last fiscal year, pouring more than $200,000 into the postal cash register, and with the warehouse still bulging, more sales are on the calendar. So far this year, the center in Atlanta has grossed nearly $100,000 on its auctions, and some mouth-watering bargains have been gaveled into Leing. "Two sales ago, we had two fur coats," said Ron Denney, a postal information officer in that city. The International House of Pancakes 2 fori PANCAKE SPECIAL With This Coupon Offer Good Only At: DELRAY BEACH LAKE WORTH 1010 N.E. 5th Ave. (US-1) 1020 S. Dixie Hwy. (US-1) WEST PALM BEACH 8111 S. Dixie Highway (US-1) MilIU IIM3UKAIMUC set o f false teeth topped the auction bullet in. Grsifton Trew, manager of the New , York Post Office's claims and inquiry department, said only a small", fraction of the undelivered merchandise which, in New York City ja ms a gymnasium-sized warehouse before each sale can be tracked to fumbles on the part of postal e mployes. Most of it, he said, begins nth the sender, and most of it is ins ured merchandise damaged in transit "., paid off by the post office and offered at auction in a bid to "recaptuire our costs." "Some people are convinced we just thro? parcels around, but that's not true,' ' he said. "From time to time we make an error that's the human equation. We make no claim of infallibility, 'but as a rule breakage and loss axe the result of bad labeling and poor packing." Trew said bad labeling generally includes failure to put a second address label inside the parcel, so that it can be opened and delivered even United Press International The U.S. Postal Service doesn't auction off nearly as much mail as it delivers, but the volume of damaged and unclaimed merchandise it hauls to the block every year does make a major leaguer of the departmental gavel-wielder. As many as half a dozen sales are held annually in 13 postal dead letter offices nationwide. The returns are measured in tens of thousands of dollars, and the offerings frequently make a strange catalog. In New York, bargain hunters recently were offered "one sculptured agate stone figure with 18-karat gold trim and precious stones, tail damaged." The price before damage $3,300. In St. Louis, bargains have included a stuffed cobra and several human skeletons. The Chicago post office called for bids on a tribal necklace made of finger bones, while in Atlanta, a roll of chicken wire, 200 Mexican straw has, several artificial limbs and a YOU PAY FOR ONE ORDER . . . GET 2nd ORDER OF EQUAL VALUE FREE! For Everyone N NO ONE TURNED DOWN FOR: DWI, Too many points, Too many Accidents Too Young or Too old, Any other reason. SR-22 filed POOR RISK DRIVERS INSURANCE SPECIALISTS 25 Down Payment RIO INSURANCE AGENCY 3242 So. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach Phone: 833-0325 On Our 20 Varieties of Pancakes Onlyj FMS MaMgMMtit Syitwni, Int. COUPON GOOD MONDAY THRU SUNDAY, DEC. 13 thru DEC. 19 I ,T'"'ni " 1 - upen: v ro 0:3U Saturdays 9 to 1 7 Killed As Truck Skids Into 2 Cars daughter N icole, who was dead on arrival at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola; their 2-year-old son Chuck, who died at the Burnham City Hospital in Cha mpaign at 6 a.m.; Isenberg; his wi fe Rebecca, 24, and their daughter Cit idy, 3. The Lietz' 5-year-old daughter Tammy was; in critical condition at Burnham. The Isenbergs' daughter Beth Ann, ii, was in critical condition at Burnham, and another daughter Janet 2, was in good condition at Jarma n Hospital. The driver of the truck, Larry Bravard, 22, Indianapolis, and his co-driver, Dennis Dove, Browns-burg, Ind., were not injured. f& ik I0 Jit m NEWMAN, 111. (UPI) - A semitrailer truck slid across a road slicked with "solid ice" and crashed into two cars on an eastern Illinois road, killing seven persons and critically injuring two others, police said yesterday. Victims of the accident late Friday included the parents of two young families from Chrisman, 111., and Rockville, Ind., and three of their six small children. "There's no words to explain what it looked like," said Douglas County sheriff's deputy John Calhoun, who went to the scene 8 miles west of Newman. He said five of the children were thrown from the cars in the crash. ' Calhoun said the accident occurred when a car driven by .Samuel Isen-berg, 29, Rockville, tried to pass another car on Illinois 36 about 25 miles suutheast of Champaign A semitrailer truck was approaching in the oncoming lane, Calhoun said. "It was just solid ice," lie said. 'It was dnling rain and when the temperature dropped at about 5 o'clock we had ice -- bang." He said the eastbound tr uck attempted to slow down so Isenberg could pass, but the semi slid into the westbound lane and both curs went into a skid. First the truck hit a car driven by Brenda Lietz, 24, of Chris-man. "The car actually jackknifed the truck," Calhoun said. "But the car spun completely around the truck and flopped up on its top. Three of the children were thrown out of the car. "Then the Isenberg vehicle struck the front of the trailer. Two of the children were thrown clear of Ihe car." 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