PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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Now that the month of May is fast approaching, spring is in the air and our readers begin moving out of the workshop and off to the swap meets and auctions. We hope that you all make some good 'finds' this season and we encourage you to write about your experiences!

In the Reflector's column this month, Mr. Wendel has something to say about the response he gets from readers when they are in disagreement with an item that appears in his column or elsewhere in the magazine. Sometimes, these letters are, to say the least, unpleasant! I think it is important to emphasize, again, that GEM is an open forum for its readers. We do not correct articles for substance, nor do we research their contentions for accuracy.

We rely on our readers to pursue the truth and to air their differences. I would ask that in the interest of remaining open to all who make the effort to write or to submit previously published information they find worthy, that our critics present their opinions to our authors, and/or to us in a friendly fashion!

Recently, I received a letter from a subscriber who decried the fact that he never gets a thank you for the efforts he makes in answering others' questions. 'A hobby is to be shared,' he wrote, 'and the success of all shows lies in the cooperation of everyone.'

We wish all of you success, and hope that the wonderful spirit of cooperation that has so long been a part of engine collecting will continue!