SOOT IN THE FLUES


| November/December 1974



Soot in the flues

Hi There! Well, I must say many of you are getting your Show Reports in as soon as you can this is much better, as they should really be in the next few magazines and not run until almost a year to get them in.

We recently mailed out letters to all organizations with information as to our Directory we're going to publish early in 1975. The directory will be of all steam and gas organizations, threshermen's groups, museums and associations which hold reunions and meets. If you are affiliated with any such organizations as listed above and would like your club listed, please let us hear from you, BUT PLEASE check first with the officers as we have sent out our letters to nearly 200. And I do not want to be receiving lots of letters for one organization.

Information we are seeking is the name of the organization, the address of show or meet, or when a Museum is open, etc. and a person to get in touch with for that certain association. We must have all replies back before December 15, 1974. There will be no charge for listings.

Hope you are all 'having a ball' at the Reunions Tommy and I managed to get to Williams Grove they had a fine attendance and also a 'heavy shower' the day we attended. I heard the speaker announcing before the parade that each person driving an engine or tractor was to pick up their American flag at the Ladies Auxiliary stand. He mentioned that as bad as affairs have been in our country lately, they thought it would be a good idea to have a flag on each machine as they parade I'm sure he meant to show we are still keeping the faith with our country and government. Certainly we can't let down now. I'm sure we all need to do a lot of praying for our country and the people that are in these offices and right on down the line to our own level. Remember more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of .....

I'd like to mention here to many of you friends that send newspaper articles into the office. If you want them used in the magazine, we MUST have written permission from the newspaper office. Many of you send them in for me to see, I realize and appreciate that, but I also want you to know I can't always get them in the magazines and one of the main reasons is the lack of written permission.

And now we have lots of interesting correspondence from our I.M.A. Family