Last September, we received a letter from Wilfred E. Mole, of The Veteran Farmer (Die Veteraan Boer), a South African publication 'dedicated to keeping alive memories of bygone farming days.' There is a group there working on a special program known as 'The Great 100 Working' event planned for April 18 and 19, 1998. In connection with this event, the group seeks to purchase a large prairie tractor (a Rumely, Minneapolis, Emerson Brantingham, or something along those lines), hopefully one with a 10-bottom plow. If anyone can be of help to Mr. Mole in this regard, please contact him at PO Box 408, Halfway House 1685, Republic of South Africa. Telephone 27(0)12 631587, Fax+27(0)11 805 1309.
A sad note: We recently learned that Peter Letourneau, the most widely published farm tractor author and editor in the world, lost his life in an automobile accident. Letourneau, a former Case dealer who also worked for two international companies involved in agricultural equipment and chemicals, has authored or edited 22 books, all of which are still in print, including titles on Case, John Deere, International Harvester, Fordson, Oliver, Caterpillar, Minneapolis-Moline, and others. He leaves behind a wife and four children in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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We wish for you all the best of holidays, spent in the warmth and comfort of a home filled with loving family!