SOOT IN THE FLUES


| September/October 1974



Soot In The Flues

Hi! I can see every one of you are having wonderful time at the 'Steam Heaven' shows out across the land - this is what you dream about all those long winter nights and now your visions are being realized - soak up every detail you can to add to your stockpile of memories for next year - and I'll bet you make a few new friends on the way.

Many of you folks responded so well when we put out our call for extra September-October Iron-Men Album Magazines and Gas Engine Magazines of the same issue. We're hoping the requests won't be too many, but if you are keeping the complete years and need this one to add to that collection, contact Helen and as long as they are available, we'll see you get one.

JOHN S. HIRONS, 98 Hailey Road, Witney, Oxon, England is still pleading for correspondence and color slides of some of the 1930 tractors. As he says: 'How can I persuade one to oblige?' His request was in an earlier magazine and John is still waiting for that friendly 'letter across the sea'.

Had a letter from FRED SCHAUTH, 112 S. 5th St., St. Charles, Illinois 60174 and he writes: 'Hi Folks & Anna Mae -Just got in from Ida and Frank's (Miller) Golden Wedding Anniversary. Frank has been an Iron-Man for all his years in farming. He still helps with the farming of his land. I think it would be great to honor them by putting their picture and announcement in your magazine. They have two sons, Bob and Frances, who helped make a fine day for them.

Frank has over a hundred gas engines of all kinds and a model engine that he has a lot of fun with giving his grandchildren rides. Ida loves to cook and you can't leave the farm without having coffee, cake, cookies and homemade jam. They both belong to the North Illinois Steam Power Club.'

Take your place of honor Ida and Frank.