SOOT IN THE FLUES


| May/June 1975



Soot In The Flues

Here we are - off on another go-round of Reunions - they have already started in some areas then too, many of the Clubs have a Spring Steam-Up that helps you get through the days 'til Show Time. Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby that gets more interesting every year? And it helps you get through the other months - just planning for the next year's get-togethers.

We've been busy here at the offices getting ready for the 1975 seasonin case you haven't seen the notices you realize we now have our First Directory off the press you've been asking for something like this - so 'tis here $1.00 per copy plus 25c handling and postage. Or buy them at the reunions or through the different Clubs. And let's hear your comments on them. Also- don't forget to get busy and send those recipes to us for our Cook Book so far I've only received three recipes and they were from the same person.

A lot of Show Reports are coming in and this is good, but many times you don't say which magazine to use them in - and it is our policy not to run the same Show Report in both Iron-Men Album and Gas Engine Magazine as many folks get both publications. If you feel they should be in both magazines, I would suggest two different people writing their views, or when sending it in, bring out the points pertaining to the magazine in which it is being printed.

Another item - many of you are sending me newspaper clippings of the Show Reports and pictures Fine, but if you want me to use them, or even parts of them in the Magazines, I must have written permission from the newspaper in which they appeared. Please, get this for us, as my limited time does not permit me to write and ask for permission.

And now onto chit-chat from the readers:A down-to-earth writing from MAURICE STEADMAN, R.R. 1, Box 20, Naper, Nebraska 68755 - 'I haven't been able to keep my subscriptions in effect, due to unstable income, but I hope now to do so in the future. I have retired and on S.S. and though not too much, I should get a steady income. You have a real good magazine for us Steam Nuts!

I don't own an engine, but I'd crawl to get to Madison, South Dakota, Threshing Jamborees. I operate an engine every fall at that show. I've been attending that one since 1966 and until it was discontinued, the threshing show which was held each fall at Niobrara, Nebraska. I helped unload two steam tractors from flat cars when I was younger, also a Case 65 HP exhibited at a County Fair in Wisconsin. It was a new tractor. I don't remember the year anymore. Was sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. I never met him, but I felt as though I knew him. I was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. Hoping the magazine can continue.' (Well, we sure intend to keep it going Maurice and thanks for the nice letter.)