| November/December 1957

I am writing to let you and your staff know that you have a magazine that is really enjoyed each time it arrives. I only wish it came oftener.

There used to be some long threshing runs made in this part of the west but they are a thing of the past for several years. Very few separators left that are used and those for only a few jobs as the combine has taken over completely.

I threshed for a number of years here with a 36-60 Nichols & Shepard and a 21-32 Twin City. I still have two 28-48 Twin City separators but only use them for our own threshing and as we have been hailed out this year they will not be used. I have never thought much of threshing after steam went out. The last year I was with steam was in 1925.

My wife and I have attended the last two reunions at Bird City and will say the boys there have put on some very good entertainment.

We have a small ranch and I have been operating a No. 12 Cat. Patrol part time. My wife is a school teacher.

I started on a one-third scale of the Advance 40 this winter but have only gotten started on the boiler as I have very little time to work at it.