GETTING UP STEAM


| January/February 1969


Well this is the day after the big day, Election Day. Hope your favorite candidate came out as the winner. Had tried to start writing this column yesterday while I had a few free minutes but I just couldn't concentrate for wondering how the Presidential race was going to turn out. I was the 100th person to vote in our precinct. That was early in the morning, and I had already worked in the office for an hour and a half before going to the Polls.

I have had many interesting letters from you readers and I can't acknowledge them all but we do appreciate them. I have a new helper, Janet Hosier, and already she thinks I'm just creat-jobs for her. We have been friends many years and we might just become enemies if I ask her to answer by letters for me. She is doing her best to keep you people on the right track.

I am trying to help a subscriber who is looking for a miniature steam guage for a model engine (about the size of a dime.) If you know where he might purchase one, will you please let him know? He is Mr. Russell W. Templeton, 308 Prospect St. Warren, Penna. 16365. He will appreciate it. He wishes the Iron Men were a monthly magazine. That I can't agree on.

Mr. Harsch of Spokane, Washington, wrote that he had no rope, no gun and no sycamore tree but he did want to renew his Iron Men for 5 years, since he does appreciate the magazine. We have had many to renew it for 5, 4, 3 and many, many for two years. We thank, you and at least we have to stay in business for that many years. I can't vouch that I will still be writing this column but someone more qualified will be.



My husband and I attended the Stewartstown banquet a few weeks ago. Those ladies surely know how to cook a turkey dinner.

Had word from Mr. Ingvard Haugen of Hannaford, North Dakota, that he had two threshers running at the same time this fall one day. Had a nice crowd and lots of work and fun. He calls that fun.














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