| July/August 1967

Hello. School's out, vacations are beginning and the heat's on. We thought Pennsylvania would never see summer, but it's here in full force. Hope this finds you well and happy. I'll pass on to you now some of the things our readers have written to me.

Ron Magnuson, Good Hope, Illinois is looking for someone to correspond with that owns a Gade engine. He's looking for someone who has one like his. It's about 3? to 3 H.P. Has a 5' bore. Igniter with a low tension mag. & weighs around 1100 lbs.

Herman Pickens, R.R. 2, Box 287, Logansport, Indiana found a bronze name plate in the field. It is in good condition and the size is 1?' x 3?' x 1/16'. The reading on it is 'Challenge--Iceberg, Challenge Corn Planter Co., Grand Haven, Michigan.' He would like to know more about this company and what they made.

Leonard Newton, 1427 Elm St., Grinnell, Iowa sends a word of congratulations to Roy Glessner for his Cartoon book and Lorin Bixler for his biography of Cornelius Aultman. Mr. Newton says that he wishes he could get someone started on histories of Port Huron, Advance, Case, Gaar Scott, Avery, Huber, etc. These would be a great service to old timers as well as the younger generation. Forrest Klose, Box 4. Moose Lake, Minnesota would like to hear from anyone who has or has seen an engine called the McVickor or McVictor automatic engine. He saw one of these engines years ago that was running a saw rig but has never seen or heard of one since.

Tom Hobbis, 315 Ward St., New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada writes regrading the picture of the old outboard motor in the last GEM. 'It is what is called 'Caille'. The flywheel is 11? dia., with a proj. or 9' dia. His local hardware man has one that is a 2 H.P. but who knows of a little larger one. Tom would like to hear from you the make of this motor. This is the flywheel.

Ruben Michelson, Anamoose, North Dakota writes: GEM READERS -- Do you thumb thru your first six issue's of Gem looking for a certain gas engine, tractor, a story or picture by an individual and have trouble finding it? Then you need a quick find index book made up by Roger L. Eshelman as advertised in another part of this Gem. Roger has put a lot of work into this reference book, alphabetically listing all names and items into issue numbers and the page it can be found on. If we support him well enough on this one, he will make up one for 1967 magazines. In later years this index will become more valuable when our magazines become to be quite a stack. By helping our friend now, we will be helping ourselves later on.