PUBLISHER’S LETTER

By Staff

March…in like a lion and out like a lamb, or so they say. Hard
to believe that spring is coming, when we’re just experiencing
our first taste of winter as I write this. And it’s not much of
a taste, really-just some cold temperatures and wind chill factor.
No snow yet, although it’s bound to happen sooner or later. If
you’re tired of the winter you’re having, just take a look
at those bright tulips (not to mention the bright engine) on this
month’s cover, and remember that spring will be here soon!

Speaking of being here soon, the 2000 Steam & Gas Show
Directory should be back from the printer and ready for mailing in
early March. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, don’t
wait much longer…we’ve got more listings than ever, and you
don’t want to miss any of those early season shows. Use the
order form opposite this page, or if you don’t want to cut up
the cover, just jot your request on a slip of paper and send it,
along with payment in U.S. funds (see ad for pricing), to Stemgas
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 328, Lancaster, PA 17608-0328.

Attention show advertisers: you should by now have received a
packet of information from our advertising department with all the
information you’ll need to place an ad for your upcoming show
in the magazine. If you’re the one who’s responsible for
this task for your club, and you haven’t gotten a packet, let
us know and we’ll send one out right away. An eye-catching
magazine ad, in tandem with a listing in the show directory, is a
sure way to boost attendance at your event.

A sad note: we’ve heard from subscriber Dan Axtell that Jack
Versteeg, well-known to many as an active member and former
National president of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor
Association, passed away January 5, 2000 at a Bend, Oregon,
hospital after a stay of a few weeks. We hope to have a full
obituary for Mr. Versteeg in our next issue. Our condolences to his
wife, Barbara, and many friends.

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