| March/April 1953

Enclosed find draft for a year's subscription and a copy of Floyd Clymer's Album of Steam Traction Engines, I enjoy reading- the ALBUM more than any magazine that I get.

Mr. P. J. Wood's letter in March-April issue very interesting. The Frick engine that he wrote about was parked on a lot about a half mile from the school house In Pipestone, another boy and I spent many a noon hour playing around it.

Here is a clipping- from the Pioneer Press telling of Steam Engine Joe's Threshing Bee:

An estimated 6,000 persons flocked to Montgomery (Minn.) today to witness the annual old time threshing bee staged by Joe 'Steam Engine' Rynda.

A steam powered Case agitator separator was used to separate the wheat from the chaff.

The ancient machines produced 1211/2 bushels of 'succotash', a mixture of wheat and oats, for the afternoon's work. They are among the numerous machines in Rynda's collection of old steam threshing rigs.