Little Known Facts About Bess And Harry Truman

July 25, 2017

Harry & Bess
(This seems unreal.)

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

I say dig him up and clone him!

 


Looking For A Mailing List? Burns Provides FREE List Counts With Maps To Our Customers.

July 20, 2017

When looking for a mailing list it is best to have a targeted list.  There are several ways that Burns Mailing & Printing can search for your demographics;

  • Radius Count of your organizations
  • Zip Codes
  • National Searches
  • Demographics such as income, ethnicity, annual sales for businesses, people who give to charities etc. The possibilities are numerous.
  • For realty companies, we can find people who are interested in buying, renters and more.

For radius counts we can provide a map of the area that we have searched. If you have been searching for a hard to find list please call me Phyllis Burns at 865 584-2265 or email me your demographics at phyllis@burnsmp.com

Of course, after deciding on a list, we can design, print and mail your direct mailer.  Since we know postal specifications, our designs meet USPS specifications, we print on paper that will meet USPS specifications and we provide a FREE NCOAlink update, that cleans up the list before mailing.  Why print, pay mailing labor and postage for an address that is never going to be delivered. When all of this is done you will have the lowest possible postage.  IT IS A WIN/WIN SITUATION.

We are conveniently located in West Knoxville, near the United States Postal Service at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr.

 


Thought For Today

July 14, 2017

“I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy, enthusiasm, and hard work”.  Harry S. Truman 33rd U.S. President


What Is The Best List To Use For A Direct Mail Campaign?

July 11, 2017

And the answer is your own list.  Yes we have access to all kinds of list, with just about any demographic that you can imagine but the person on your own mailing list has knowledge of your company or organization.  Also the list must be cleaned up for undeliverable addresses and duplicates.  The good news is that at Burns Mailing & Printing, Inc. we do this FREE for our customers and we send you back the ones that will not mail so that you can clean up your in house list.  We run a NCOAlink update on everything that we mail and if someone has moved and is still in the USPS national change of address database we can, in most cases, give you the new address.  It is important that you make those changes in your in house database because after several months those forwarding addresses will expire and we will then have no way of getting the new address.

 


Fun Pictures From Our Open House June 29th, 2017

July 6, 2017

Our Open House and Non-Profit seminar was a huge success.  We enjoyed having everyone for a Non-Profit seminar, cookout and tour of our facility.  Our customers and friends got to see the many capabilities of Burns Mailing & Printing, including graphic design, digital and offset printing, bindery and direct mail department.  We truly are a printer that knows mailing and a mailer that knows printing.