Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assoc. Inc.

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RR2, Box 143 Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Hello, everyone in engine world! And as we know, we are all over the world!

Our National meeting will be over now and if there were changes in officers I would have no way of knowing when I write this. As I can guess, Branch #10 did a bang up job on hosting the National. Being close to where J. I. Case worked and walked on his path of building some of the best machinery of his time, so many of our members have a lot of this machinery, your writer included.

One of the greatest things about joining a club in the National, you learn to know people from all parts of the world. As an example, I received a phone call about 5 p.m. one day. It was Tom Stewart and wife Emma from Branch #15 at Brooks, Oregon wanting to know how to get to our place. We went over and picked them up and guided them in with their motor home and a little trailer following with Tom's little model engines in it. Well, in the course of the evening, a member of Branch #19 with his two boys and two more friends came in and Tom put on a show for us. Those 10 year old twins couldn't take their eyes off those little, popping engines.

After all, isn't that what it is all about, to leave an education for the young ones?