'MACHINES OF PLENTY'
STEWART H. HOLBROOK
Mcmillan Company. $4.00
Mr. Stewart H. Holbrook has an inimitable way of making the past live again. I have read several of his books and no matter how little you know about the subject of which he is writing it becomes interesting and understanding. He is tops as a prose writer.
In this book he describes the pioneer work in developing Agriculture Machines and the mammoth farms of the West. It takes up the farmers' life from 1840 and carries it to the present day. The life story of Jerome I. Case is the golden thread carried throughout the story. From this thread he detours to all the prominent men and manufacturers of these years in the development of the machines that made food plentiful.
This is a book you will want in your possession. If you borrow it you will buy it after you read it. When you start reading you will have a hard time stopping until you have read all of the 246 pages.
You may obtain this book from the IRON-MEN ALBUM.
Elmer L. Ritzman
THEY NOTICE EVERYTHING AND WE'RE GLAD THEY DO
'I have been reading the IRON-MEN ALBUM over and over and I happened to discover that there is no locomotive coming around the bend which heads 'Coming' of our Reunions and dates. What has happened to this engine? Did she jump the track or blow up?
See! they notice everything. And we are glad because nowhere have we seen such a group of enthusiastic readers as subscribers to this ALBUM. It's a pleasure to print it for you.
Now Jim. That locomotive is in good shape, and well protected. It's this way: In order to get all the announcements of coming events in the ALBUM the past issue, we had to remove that cut, leaving just enough room for the last reunion and dates. But we'll put it back if at all possible in this issue. We are glad you notice these things and call our attention to it. Then we know you scrutinize the ALBUM from cover to cover. The printer.
AND A NEW ONE FOR
Am enclosing check for my renewal and a new one for .... Here in California, the land of the diesels, gas tractors, etc., we don't see steam engines but your magazines bring back memories of earlier threshing days in Indiana. We have collected several old tractors, Advance Rumley, Waterloo Boy, Hart Parr, Moline, Avery, Cross Engine and Case. We hope to get a steam engine some day.
W. A. HAHN Grand Terrace Tractor Company Colton, California
MUCH INTERESTED IN ENGINES
Please send me the ALBUM as I am much interested in steam engines and restoring them. I attended Harvey E. Mikkleson's Threshing Bee. They have a collection of 15 steam engines at their place. Recently I helped put one in shape. Each year he has a large crowd at the Threshing Bee and the enthusiasm is growing. His farm is one mile from Silverton, Oregon.
R. C. JEFFERSON, Jr. Milwaukee, Oregon