Letters


| November/December 1957



Train

Mr. E. A. Pelton, of Grand Lodge, Michigan, sends us this train of hay being powered by a Coal Burner

FROM VASSAR (Michigan that is) -

Please accept my renewal as I don't want to miss a single issue. This is the first letter I have written you people so let me express my appreciation for the ALBUM as both my brother and I really enjoy it.

We are not old timers but we still enjoy the ALBUM as we read about the old days, being farm boys may be why we like it so much. We like it on the farm as there is plenty of space to roam about. Of course one needs room when they have much machinery. We have a 19 hp. Port Huron engine and operate it on a saw mill. Sure have lots of fun with it- of course it's more Hobby than business, but that old engine sure does haul a saw nicely. Still have our 28-50 Keck Goner man separator and 32-42 bean sheller, a Huber with a wood frame and fittings of solid brass. All bearings are babbited and push arms and pitmans have wood boxes of hard maple. I have threshed many bushels of white navy beans with this old machine but always used gas as it was easier to get around and the machine was rebelted for tractor. We have used this machine regularly as until late years the combines had not been fitted to properly handle this particular threshing job. I still do a couple jobs each fall. I do it more for fun and to help the neighbors than profit. Times have changed and will change again. I say, 'Blow that whistle brother, Blow that whistle.' Aint it pretty.

LAWRENCE A. KENNARD, R. D. 3, Vassar, Michigan

AGAIN AND AGAIN-

I am enclosing a couple bundles to keep the thresher running so keep the good work going. I knew my sub., was near being out so here it comes for a good magazine again and again.

INNER ?. LINQUIST, R. D. 2, Kahoka, Missouri

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP

As required by Act of Congress, personally appeared Elmer L. Ritzman, who being duly sworn, states that Elmer L. Ritzman is the editor and B. Earlene Ritzman is the co-editor of The Iron-Men Album Magazine, published bi-monthly with the mail address of Port Royal, Pa. The publication is entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Port Royal, Pa.