PUBLISHER’S LETTER

By Staff

Well, the big news for this month is that our annual Show
Directory is at the printer as I write this letter! Another
whopper, this year’s edition is a behemoth 272 pages! As
always, we are deeply indebted to the folks who take the time to
fill out the lengthy forms requesting all the information for the
listings and the ads. And a big hats off to our own staff for
handling a job that gets more demanding each year. By the time you
receive this magazine, the book will be printed, and on its way to
those of you who have already ordered it.

From time to time we get requests from people of related
interests to link up to our Internet home page or to mention them
elsewhere. This month we’re making mention of an online
publication called The Barn Journal at
http://museum.cl.msu.edu/barn which is the work of Charles Leik.
This might be of interest to those of you who are interested in the
preservation of traditional farm architecture.

Also in our files is a suggestion we received from a subscriber
that people running ads list an address as well as a phone number,
as many who might respond to ads are often put off by the prospect
of long-distance charges. He also suggests that anyone writing to
someone for information should enclose a self-addressed, stamped
envelope. The Reflector has suggested the latter idea several times
in his column, and added that it’s a nice courtesy to include
some token payment as well, for the person’s effort. We know
from the many requests for what comes under the broad heading of
‘research,’ that it is time consuming to comb through the
resources.

For those of you who like engine-related posters, there’s a
nice one available now from the Ontario Agricultural Museum. It can
be ordered from Great Canadian Poster, North Waterloo Farmers
Mutual Insurance Company, 100 Erb St. East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J
1L9. The poster celebrates the 150th anniversary of Massey Ferguson
and is available for $9.95 postpaid IN Canada, $11.95 (U.S. Funds)
for the United States and other countries. The poster is dark green
and features a colorful historical illustration of a tractor in a
field.

Don’t be an April Foolget ready now for those spring and
summer shows!

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