GEORGE E. NEAL, of Easton, Maryland, died on November 27, 1988 at age 70, as a result of injuries suffered in an unfortunate accident while erecting a tree stand prior to hunting season. George and his wife Pauline are familiar to engine enthusiasts from their appearances at gas and steam shows along the east coast, where they acted as representatives of the Stemgas Publishing Company. Messages of condolence may be sent to Pauline Neal, 230 N. Aurora Street, Easton, Maryland 21601.
JOHN H. CARSON, 75, rural Miltonvale, Kansas, died November 14, 1988 at the Ottawa County Hospital, Minneapolis, Kansas.
Mr. Carson was born May 25, 1913. He worked in various Ottawa County agricultural activities. He spent many years working for Chapman IH Implement Company of Minneapolis, Kansas. He was a member of the Mt. Liberty Methodist Church, and the Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc. of Salina, Kansas.
John was a colorful exhibitor at the engine threshing shows and centennial parades in the area with his trailer load of operating one cylinder gas engines and a W.F. Allis Chalmers tractor. He had a very good knowledge of the operation, care and repair of IHC equipment. He will be missed by his engine buddies and a host of friends.
John is survived by his wife, Leona, and sons John, Roger, and Arvin.
Submitted by Ewald Lofdahl, President, Central Kansas Flywheels, Inc., 1100 W. Diamond Drive, Salina, Kansas 67401.
ROY L. POWELL, of Orrtanna, Pennsylvania, passed away October 29, 1988. We are sorry about Roy's passing, and he will be missed by his many Gas Engine friends.
Roy was an avid gas engine admirer, but his main concern was collecting spark plugs, and he always had a very nice display. He attended many engine shows throughout the season, always traveling weith his dad, Clifford Powell, and his uncle, Glenn Powell. You could often see him helping out at John Ritter's engine and parts display. Roy, a quiet and gentle mart, was only 37 years, old. He made a good impression on everyone he met, and will be sorely missed.
Submitted by John Ritter, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Charles M. Carbaugh, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
LAWRENCE 'JAKE' SMITH passed away October 28, 1988 at age 72. He lived in Oak Grove, Missouri for the last 30 years and was a retired farmer. Jake was a charter member of Sni Valley Antique Machinery Association. He loved horses and horse powered machinery. He was always willing to help with any and all club projects and spent many long hours working the entrance gate at show time. He is sadly missed by all of the club members and other friends.
Submitted by Keith Borland, Sni Valley Antique Machinery Association, Oak Grove, Missouri 64075.