Gas Engine Magazine: July and August 1966 News and Events

Gas Engine Magazine's Ladies Page tells of July and August 1966 news and events, including the Annual Lilac Festival, attending a "Gas-up" and a "Steam-up" and adding a new building to the homestead.

20-40 Model G Rumely Oil Pull

Photo courtesy of Ronald Frey, Germantown, Wisconsin.

PHOTO: RONALD FREY

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Ladies Page shares July and August 1966 news and events for Gas Engine Magazine readers. 

July and August 1966 news and events. In my estimation, we have now reached the nicest season of the year. For a time it looked as if the warm weather would never come, but as always, it finally arrived. The past week has been so warm that one can almost see the leaves grow. It is most welcome to see the green grass and trees and all the blossoms after the bareness of winter.

We live in the fruit belt along Lake Ontario. At the present time the apple trees are in full blossom, and a prettier sight would be hard to find. Paul and I were born and raised in the hilly country of the New York Southern Tier and prefer the location there, but one has to admit that this part of the country has its nice points also. In nearby Rochester, the Annual Lilac Festival is in full swing. People come from all over the country to view them. There are hundreds of varieties and well worth seeing. The last part of June, the roses will be in bloom at Newark, called the "Rose Capital of the World", and the Rose Gardens will be open all summer. You ladies should plan on visiting them, while your men folks are attending our Annual Reunion the last three days of July. It is only four miles from Fairville.

In March, Paul and I took a short trip into Pennsylvania. One of our stops was at Enola to visit with Rev. and Mrs. Ritzman. They are the editors of this magazine and the Iron Men Album. We had a very warm welcome. Mr. Ritzman showed us through his "Corn Crib". He has a very extensive collection of pictures, books, models, and other interesting data on early Americana. He also showed us how he assembles the magazines, which he does himself. This was all very interesting to us. At that time, Anna Mae was in the hospital, so we missed seeing her. Now we are very glad to hear that she is much improved and working part time.

Here is a picture of me and family beside my 20-40 Model "G" Rumely Oil Pull. Children, left to right - Betty, Audrey and John.

At our house, we finally have added a new building, to take care of the overflow that seems to accumulate over the years. It is a very sturdy wood building, 6 foot by 10 foot. Not too big, but it will serve its purpose. Paul can store the lawnmower, generator, model equipment, and such things. He is so orderly that much can go into a small place.

My work has reached the slack period. I am in charge of the IBM Dept. of our plant which processes school pictures. It is ideal, in that when there is no school, there is not too much work. The summer is an ideal time to have a few extra days a week to spend at home.

So far this year, we have attended a "Gas-up" and a "Steam-up". Now that the weather is nice, one can travel around a little and visit other "engine nuts".

A good closing thought is, "If you meet someone without a smile give her one of yours".

Mr. Don Ribbins of Troy, Ohio made an inquiry in the March-April 1966 GEM as to Oil Pull serial numbers. Maybe the following information from Nebraska tractor tests will be of some help to him and other interested parties. Nebraska Tests on Super-Powered Light Weight Oil Pulls.

Test No.; Size; Serial No.; Date of Test
141; 20-30; W-l; Sept. 15-24, 1927
143; 25-40; X-l; Oct. 6-13, 1927
145; 30-50; Y-l; Oct. 13-24, 1927

I have a 25-40 #X-764 which I purchased from Mr. George Schuette of Napoleon, Ohio who purchased the tractor new. Mr. Schuette told me this tractor was a 1928 model.