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Vice President Rt. 2, Box 167A Republic, Missouri 65738

As I write this, the National show, hosted by Branch 13 at Grass Valley, California, is only a few weeks away, so there isn't a lot of news from the National at this time.

We would like to welcome Branch 45 into the National. This is a new club in the West Lake, Louisiana area. Geraldine Litteral is the president. Geraldine's address is 2560 Stradey Road, West Lake, LA 70669. If you are planning a vacation in the area, contact Geraldine and stop by for a visit. It is always good to see engines and iron from other states.

I received a call a few weeks ago from Carl H. Symonds from Victoria, Texas. He was in Branson, Missouri for a vacation. We live about 45 miles from Branson, so Carl came by for a visit. I showed him my engines and tractors then gave him a tour of the Ozark Steam Engine Show grounds.

We attended the show at Pawnee, Oklahoma in May. There were several good gas engines on display but there was also a lot of rain. We were there on Saturday and it rained about all day, so the exhibitors didn't get to run the engines very much. Not to worry there was lots of visiting going on.

Hope to have a report of the National Meeting in the next issue.