Sunday, September 6, 1992 - Reading Eagle Newspaper - Lifestyle Here is somewhat of a follow up to the Earl Hangen article... Several years after the publication of the previous article, the writer, Ray Koehler, called Earl and asked if he could do some type of "updated" article on Checkers mail play. Earl, thinking not much had changed, thought of another interesting idea, about how mail play is played throughout different cultures, and means different things to different people... Earl gave the writer Louis Van Deven's number, and he called Van....you will see a quote or two from him in the article...
Original article about Earl Hangen of Reading, PA who was the captain of mail play checkers ladders for many years. (Articles)
April 13, 1986 Reading Eagle -"The Checkers are in the mail" - Earl is King of the board