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| May/June 1971


I dreamed a funny thing the other day. The wind was blowing hard, as it did on several days this winter. What looked like an undermounted Avery was on the other side of the sheet. The wind was blowing so hard that it tipped the Avery over on its left side wheels so that I thought it would fall over and I would have to go out and right it. The engine must have been a dummy made of pasteboard or tissue paper but it was real looking. Tiny snow flakes are having their fling today, March 3, 1971.

About everything is closed, schools, etc. I think the wind could have its day by upsetting an Avery undermounted. You may not have thought it funny but I did when it stayed in my mind so vividly.

I am glad to announce to you that the National Geographic Society just brought out a new book called 'Those Inventive Americans.' It is a wonderful book full of facts not found elsewhere. It has a colored picture of our good friends from Winston-Salem. The picture is of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Idol with their steam sewing machine. If you get into a large book store and want to see it, you will find it on page 36. I gaze long and often at it. I sometimes wonder if we appreciate many of the exhibits we see at the shows. The Idols exhibited at nearly all the shows in the East. They were quite an attraction. I hope we have more of them. Don't hurry past a good exhibit, it has some worth.

INK SPOTS

Hi! Nancy here. Things are finally reaching some semblance of order here in the office and although I still haven't mastered the 'lingo' I'm at least keeping my 'head above the water.' Everyone here has been just wonderful. Thanks to all of you who have sent in words of encouragement for me.

V. H. Stroud of Hutchinson, Kansas, wrote in pointing out the September-October 1970 issue carried the wrong number and thought it may be a big help to collectors if we passed on the correct information. This issue should have been numbered Volume 25, No. 1, not Volume 25, No. 6.

Attention! Gas Engines Clubs in Ohio! James King, 1105 Carbon Street, Freemont, Ohio 43420, would like to know of your whereabouts. Write him, won't you please.