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A look back: July 6, 1973

Robert F. Eckhart Jr., an employee at the Jim Thorpe Post Office for over 23 years, has been named assistant to Postmaster Gerald L. Haggerty.

Haggerty became postmaster last Jan. 20, filling a vacancy created by the death of Harold Richards, postmaster for 17 years.

Eckhart, 127 South St., Jim Thorpe, began at the post office as a substitute clerk in January 1950, and most recently served as a mail carrier.

He is a graduate of East Mauch Chunk High School and served in the Army during World War II, after which time he received a degree in health and physical education at East Stroudsburg State College.