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Milton, Iowa

Enclosed here with please find my check for $2.00 for the renewal of my ALBUM for another year, Code No. 5F6-1. We always look forward to the arrival of the next issue of the IRON-MEN ALBUM it's getting better all the time.

If some of the boys want a 'Gas' or 'Diesel' or some other department, and you can manage to squeeze it in, well and good. We will all read it sure thing. But! By the shades of a cloud of coal smoke and wheat straw-dust don't cut down the articles on steam or you will sure hear a louder howl from us old smoke eaters than was ever heard from all the whistles at the Midwest Reunion at Mt. Pleasant.

Well, 'Nufsed', you are busy and I will not toke up your time needlessly. We sure missed the IRON-MEN ALBUM representatives at Mt. Pleasant this fall. Say, what was the reason no one was there? Anything that can be told a fellow member of the Midwest Association? While on this subject, could I encroach on your time just a wee bit? There being no one there representing the ALBUM as mentioned above, I noticed Mr. Herman E. Elgar of Mt. Pleasant, Secretary of the Association, handling some subscriptions and being that I always presented our neighbor, Mr. Van Fleet with a subscription to our little magazine about the time of the Midwest Reunion, I handed Mr. Elgar two dollars for Mr. Van Fleet's renewal. For your convenience I enclose a return envelope and will you please advise me if you have received the renewal for R. B. Van Fleet, of Milton, Iowa, Route 1Code No. 6N1-7. No reflections on anybody please understand. However, I do not want Mr. Van Fleet to miss a single issue of 1955. He has received the Nov.-Dec. 1954 issue, however, the same day I received mine, only his contains your red expiration envelope. Of course the envelope may not mean anything as you may have received the renewal from Mr. Elgar after you already had the magazines in the mail. Thanking you very kindly for your trouble. With kindest regards