By Staff

We had an unhappy phone call from J. D. Witthar this month, a
subscriber who called to report an unfortunate theft. It seems that
sometime around the third weekend in November, a quarter scale
Nichols & Shepard engine was stolen from the home of Jack and
Susan Terry in Independence, Missouri. The model is from half to
three-quarters finished, is burgundy and black, and has no
governor, no throttle control and no whistle. The bottom of the
firebox is missing. Anyone with information should contact J. D.
Witthar at Riverton, WY 82501, phone 307-856-1164 and leave a
message if no one is home. We hope that the Terry engine will be

By the time you read this, our 1997 Show Directory will be at
the printer, getting ready for publication by early March. Remember
that we have a deadline of February 15 to get the ‘early
bird’ price of $7 postpaid (in the U.S.). After that, the
Directory goes to $8, reason being that we send out the first group
by bulk mail and pass the savings on to you. Over the years the
postage has become a larger and larger part of the Directory’s
price, so save yourself that dollar and order early!

See the ad on the inside front cover, and remember, you
don’t have to cut up your magazine you can just photocopy the
ad or send us a note with your check telling us where to send your

This month we’ve got Donald Siefker’s invaluable index
beginning on page 11this will tell you where everything appeared
over the 1996 year in GEM.

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