Open Session: What Readers Think

| April 2007

Stamped and secure - I recently received an offer to subscribe to CAPPER'S. I was truly surprised to learn that it is still in existence.

My father subscribed in 1936. At that time, your publication offered a protection program complete with a registered stamp used to mark possessions (such as tools, harnesses and saddles), assuring positive identification when they were found if they were ever stolen.

His stamp was CP-36. He dutifully stamped everything the family owned. I don't think the results were ever tested, because the only things I recall having been stolen from our farm during the Depression were three Holstein heifers, and I don't think they were stamped.

Dad stopped farming a long time ago, and his CP-36 stamp is long gone, but I still have a few of his hand tools clearly marked and protected all these years later.

Vern Larson
Omro, Wis.

Worthy work
- Con­gratu­la­tions to Ken Hainsworth, of Boy Scout Troop 233, for earning his badge by doing the cemetery work he performed ('Boy Scout earning his badge by mapping out rural cemetery,' January). That is something that needs to be done across America. I love old and small cemeteries, so this article caught my attention.

M. Wheeler
Ovalo, Texas

Column had the cure
- Thank you! You don't know how much you helped me. Your column 'Doctor's Pre­scription' was a godsend to me. I had so much pain in my face, neck and arm. My shoulder felt like it had worms crawling around in it. I couldn't comb my hair.

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