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FRED BARSON of Jackson, Michigan passed away suddenly June 6, 1991, at the age of 77. A very active participant, he showed his collection of antique farm equipment throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. After retiring as a tool and die maker, he enjoyed making model gas and steam engines. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Submitted by Larry Barson, 8620 Gordon Road, Parmer, Michigan 49269.

ALBERT J. ROHRS was born September 27, 1912 at Johnson, Nebraska, and passed away May 10, 1991 at Lincoln, Nebraska after a year-long battle with cancer.

A World War II veteran, he was a member of Camp Creek Threshers, Waverly, Nebraska. He operated Rohrs Garage in Princeton, Nebraska and collected and restored gas engines and tractors. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Submitted by his wife, Ruth, and his son, Rick Rohrs, 1125 Broad Street, Princeton, Nebraska 68404.

A founding board member of the Gaston Agricultural, Mechanical, and Textile Restoration Association, CLYDE K. PASOUR died suddenly on May 2, 1991. He was a native of Gaston County, North Carolina but in recent years had resided in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was retired from Summey Building Systems.

Clyde was a frequent exhibitor at regional engine shows and was very active in his own organization and show. He had an overall concern for all areas of machinery collecting. While his primary interest was in old gasoline engines he also had antique cars, trucks and steam engines.

Many say that any show he attended was automatically a huge success. Not only did he have a fine exhibit of engines, but he often insured a good attendance because he was accompanied by his wife, his children, his grandchildren and even his great-grandchildren.

He really enjoyed old engines! We greatly enjoyed him. We really miss him.

Submitted by Ray L. Medford, President, G.A.M.T.R.A., Box 893, Lowell, North Carolina 28098.