By the time you read this letter, I hope our directories will be printed and in the mail to those of you who have ordered them. Remember if you haven't sent for one yet, now is the time to do so.
We at Stemgas were all saddened by the January 15 death of Bill Starkey, a long time customer and supplier. Bill's Starbolt Engine Supplies has been well known to collectors for many years, dealing in parts and literature. Bill's obituary appears in our In Memoriam column this month, but we are planning to do a longer article about him later in the year. If any of you would like to contribute to that, please write down your thoughts and send them to us.
It was also sad to hear the news that Arthur 'Brig' Brigham passed away on January 22. Brig was the husband of Helen Case Brigham, great-granddaughter of J. I. Case. The Brighams have worked tirelessly in the creation and administration of the J. I. Case Heritage Foundation.
I am pleased to report to you that our computer problems that have plagued us in the past several months now seem to be a thing of the past, and we expect that all of our subscribers will continue to receive our magazines as expected, without unexplainable delays! We greatly appreciate the patience of those of you who were affected by our computer conversion.