PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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We've received a couple of interesting calls this month. First, Jack Edwards of 1067 E. Bradley, El Cajon, CA 92021 called inquiring about liability insurance for tractors. He knows all about the group liability policies for shows and parades that cover him during these activities, but is having a hard time getting an answer about short trips off the farm that he might take on his tractor. His insurance agent apparently can't give him a good clear answercan anybody else?

A reader called to complain that there are too many tractors in the magazine, and he'd like to see fewer tractors on the cover and fewer stories about tractors. He also suggested that we do more stories about individual collectors around the country. GEM has served gas engine and tractor collecting since its inception. We'd like to encourage our stationary engine collectors to send us more stories, if you think you're receiving inadequate coverage, and let us know if there are specific collectors we ought to go out and interview in your area. Please write to us whenever you have a complaint or suggestion and we'll give it our full consideration. Save yourself a stamp and jot us a note to enclose with your next renewal envelope.

Finally, a note about advertisers. Sometimes our advertisers don't fill their orders as quickly as some of you would like. We'd like to suggest that you give them a chance to do their job before jumping to the conclusion that something is awry. If after an unreasonable wait you haven't heard from them, let them know either in writing or by phone what your beef is, and send us a copy. If we see a pattern of complaints, we always do our best to encourage an advertiser to improve performance. Please remember, though, it is the advertiser who is responsible to you to deliver what he has promised. And do remember that we're all humansometimes businesses with the greatest integrity make mistakes or lose orders.