| September/October 1988

This prayer recently came to my attention and I thought it most appropriate to open the column with this being an election year. Not only that, our government and leaders of same need our prayers at all times

A Prayer For America's Leaders

Almighty God, I believe that in Your wisdom You have a plan for our troubled nation and torn world. Help me put aside selfish interest and become a more responsible citizen. Give to the President and all our national leaders Your directions for the nation. Give them eagerness to listen to Your wisdom. Give them the ability to do right, as You give them grace to know what is right. Give them courage to be humble, wisdom to be efficient, stamina and patience to pursue peace at home and abroad in spite of every obstacle. In the name of Our Lord. Amen.

This is usually a big issue what with the shows and ads, therefore I will go directly into the few communications we have and may I wish you all well at the reunions, which all of you enjoy. Each year I'm sure you find out something you didn't know and therefore as you gain in knowledge and share with your fellow enthusiasts, it makes for great fun and adventure while learning.

'I'm writing this time to make a comment about the Pawnee, Oklahoma show,' writes DANNY E. BLACK, Route 1, Box 16, Seneca, Missouri 64865. 'A lot has been written about it and the superb demonstrations. Of course, the biggest pleaser had to be the Case incline, for what could be better than one Case on the incline, but of course, two has got to be better. So Chady Atteberry, Tom Terning, and Helen Case Brigham pleased their crowd. But the real heart stopper, for me, came later.

Everyone has heard about Chady Atteberry's 40 HP 'Elgin Watch' Case. Well, nobody knew about his 65 HP Case, until he pulled it up to Amos Rixman's Prony Brake late one evening at last year's show.