PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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We got a letter this month about the amount of material we publish on the subject of garden tractors and lawn mowers. We recognize that these more modern machines are not of interest to some, but a growing number of our readers seem to be sending us stories about them. Since GEM began, it has welcomed articles not only on stationary gas engines, as some think the name implies. Tractors have been an integral part of every issue, and there have been numerous stories over the years on marine engines, lawn mowers and garden tractors, to be sure.

In addition to providing an open forum for articles and commentary on all manner of gas engines, we try to avoid categorizing our subscribers' submissions as 'worthy' or 'unworthy.' Since we work with all varieties of material, from barely readable Polaroid snapshots to beautiful professional photographs, there is often a disparity of 'quality' in both the pictures and the text. We think that's what's so great about this magazine! It's real people writing their own stories and using their own pictures without a group of 'experts' deciding whose is worthy and whose isn't.

Another thing I need to mention we always try to mail by the seventh of the month preceding the publication month, but there ARE glitches that occur. Sometimes the magazine goes out BEFORE the seventh, sometimes a few days after, so you can't count on getting it on a particular day each month. It will vary! Also, remember that if you get a renewal notice in the mail, you need to send it in promptly to avoid missing an issue. If for some reason you fail to get a notice in advance, keep your eye on your expiring issue which is always printed above your name on the label, and be sure to renew at least sixty days before the beginning of the expiration month. That's it for now, enjoy the many shows and auctions advertised in this issue!