The Daily Star
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25 years ago
June 4, 1988
DELHI — Fred Barkalow keeps himself in shape playing basketball in the Oneonta City Recreation league. It wasn’t enough to help him keep up with a team of New York Giants Friday night in a benefit basketball game at Delaware Academy.
Barkalow and his Delhi all-star teammates — consisting of such household names as Don Trelease, Duane Gardner, Tim Kinch, Martin Hood, Jerry Shultis and Gary Cole — lost by 23 points to a New York Giants team of Zeke Mowatt, Rob Jones, William Roberts, Tom Flynn, Herb Welch, Perry Williams and George Adams.
The charity game drew approximately 600 people and the Giants players will be around tomorrow for a charity Clam Bake at the Burton F. Clark Office Grounds.
“Yeah, I play rec basketball. This is against superior athletes and I think it shows,” Barkalow said. “They can do anything they want with us and I think this shows just what it takes to be a professional athlete.”
For the Giants, many of whom are between mini-camp and training camp, the benefit is a chance to donate their time to some worthy charities and keep in shape.
Lineman Roberts was one of them.
“I was asked to come and I don’t mind donating my time for this type of thing,” said Roberts, who averages about three benefits a week during the off-season.
The charities that will benefit from the proceeds are the Delaware County Stocking Fund, O’Connor Hospital Respiratory Fund and the United Way through the National Football League.
50 years ago
June 4, 1963
COOPERSTOWN — Number 13326 is the new ZIP code number assigned the area serviced by the Cooperstown Post Office Monday, reported Francis M. Reynolds, Postmaster.
“This will act as a zone number, although Cooperstown never had a zone number before,” said Mr. Reynolds.
Effective July 1, every postal patron should include the ZIP code in his return address on all classes of mail. The code number must appear one space to the right of the last line of the address.
The ZIP code program is an expansion of the present postal delivery zone system, explained Mr. Reynolds. The five digit code identifies each delivery unit and associates it with the major office through which mail is routed for the geographical area, the second and third digits, the major city or sectional center, and the fourth and fifth digits identify the post office.
The inclusion of ZIP code in return addresses by individuals will materially assist in the distribution of mail direct to the sectional center and post office which serves the addressee.