Smoke Rings

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Hi Dear Folks – betcha you’re getting restless to get
a’goin to see what’s alive in ’75 at the Re
unions-well, I have a lot of letters, questions, suggestions, etc.
but to begin with, I’m going to use a letter I pondered over
quite awhile as to whether to put it in the column. You know this
column is your medium of exchanging views and helps, tips, and
information to each other and we too here are interested, even if
we don’t understand as well as some of you folks what each item
is about. However, at times, I tend to bring in my family and my
life style and I never want to bore anyone or bring you oodles of
words you may not be interested in-this letter sort of boosted me
on telling my views, however I’m sure it does not speak for all
of you, nor would I expect it to, but-ANYHOW From HARTZELL COPE,
Route 4, Cadiz, Ohio 43907 -it goes like this: ‘Many times when
you start your Smoke Rings column you will cut your part short to
get on with the many letters and that is a mistake as that is a
very important part, when you write of your family and their joys
and trials – you add a most important ingredient to any column, the
Homey past. Most people can report cold hard facts, but it takes
that personal touch to make it right. I think this is especially
true for the type of people you are reaching. Keep up the good
work. I think I shall just have to tell you the thing that assures
me the Branyan family is definitely my style of family. When I
called you home one afternoon, I talked with your daughter and when
she told me you were not at home, I asked her when she expected
you. She said, ‘About supper time,’ – Not five o’clock
or Six o’clock, just ‘About Supper Time’. I thought
that was just the nicest way it could have been said. It told me
she had a generous helping of God and Country in her make-up.’
(See what I mean – some of you will be glad I included
Hartzell’s letter, some of you won’t, as for me, it surely
gave my spirit a lift. And now onto the letters from our Gas Engine
Family.)

GEORGE KOSDORF, SR., 704 South Sixth Street, Goshen, Indiana
46526 is looking for some help with his recently acquired engine,
as follows:

‘Last August my wife and I journeyed into Pennsylvania to
pick up an engine. It is now safely here and in the process of
being restored. Fortunately it was in fair condition. The maker
according to the nameplate was Bovaird and Seyfang. It is 5 HP, air
cooled and is a vertical, hot tube ignition and fueled by natural
gas.

I have written to Bovaird and Seyfang but they have been
absorbed by Clark Co. in the 30’s. I did get a very nice reply
from a Mr. F. D. Struchen and he said they had no knowledge of such
an engine. So … I would like to hear from anyone who has such an
engine or who knows anything about this engine. I think I can get
in operation without any trouble but one thing puzzles me most, it
has two exhausts. Were they piped into one common muffler or
separate?

I might add, it was used in the oil fields and others are still
being used. It was only through the efforts of a friend that I was
able to obtain this engine as it had not officially been
retired.’

RICHARD AYRE, R. D. 1, Box 224, Drums, Pennsylvania 18222 has
just purchased a Peerless gas engine made in Lansing, Michigan. It
is a side shaft with overflow carburetor and governor hit and miss.
This engine sat outside for 10 to 12 years and is stuck and there
are a few parts missing. He is hoping someone out in Engine Land,
with a Peerless, will write to him and help him out with the
governor and the timer – let him know what he is to do -.

A short note from DUANE ROHDE, Valley City, North Dakota 58072 –
‘I have a 1-3/4 HP engine made by the John Smyth Company of
Chicago, Illinois -What is it?’ (Got the answer? let him know).
(Come to think of it, I think there is a John Smyth engine –
that’s probably what it is).

JIM HICKEY, 1336 Peach Ave., El Cajon, California 92021 tells
us: ‘I have two Sattley gasoline engines (sold by Montgomery
Wards). One is a hit and miss 2 HP and the other is a
throttle-governed 3 HP. Will anyone who has any information on the
Sattley engines please contact me as I would like to gather all the
data I can on this brand.’

A plea for Help comes from JOSEPH SIEGEL, R.R.2, Box 252.
Mascoutah, Illinois 62258 – ‘I have an oil engine which states
on a brass plate (The L. M. Rumsey Mfd. Co. #78, St. Louis,
Missouri). Surrounding the brass plate is printed (St. Mary’s
Engine Co., St. Marys, Ohio). Would like to know age, horsepower,
r.p.m. – it has a bore of 6′ and 8-1/2′ stroke. I would
like to hear from someone with an engine this size.’

JAMES R. WYCUFF, R. R. 3, Box 200, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895 has
been appointed Chairman of the Steam and Gas Engines committee for
the Cracker Barrel Days. This will be their second attempt at a
Show. They had a small one last year and are hoping to grow
somewhat this year. It will be held at Wapakoneta Fair Grounds. I
think James would appreciate a letter from a couple of you folks
that are more familiar with this type of thing – as they are really
trying to organize. (Good luck James, and we’ll be looking to
hear from you in the future).

A short letter from A. A. CRAFTS, 321 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron,
Ohio 44301 and he asks: ‘Does anyone have information and or a
picture of the single cylinder, opposed piston engine made by the
‘Ligthing (or could he mean Lighting?) Products Co.’ of St.
Louis, Mo. in the early 1900s?.’ And he adds- ‘Thanks for a
fine magazine, I have every one from Vol. 1 No. 1’ . . . And
Thank you, Sir!

EDWARD CARLSON, Route 9, Box 46, Alva, Oklahoma 73717 has a
suggestion for the shows – He thinks it would be advisable to have
a man on Baker fan with a speed indicator to get revolutions each
engine pulls – he feels it would be more exciting and entertaining
probably would be – I would imagine they do have some way to
compare the engines on the Baker fan – don’t they?

From ART ANDERSON, 25275 Ipava Avenue, Lakeville, Minnesota
55044 – ‘I herewith offer a small pittance of information to my
fellow GEM readers. The first is for John Freeman of Goose Creek,
Ohio – to him I say – You very likely have a Model L Waukesha
engine 4-1/2 x 5-1/4, 1200 R.P.M. 30.47 drawbar, 43.24 belt HP by
Nebraska test #291.

The next is for Maxwell E. Eaton of Middlebury, Vermont. He
should find the serial number on his Fordson tractor just below the
front end of the exhaust manifold -that is where they were
stamped.

Now, for some more help for myself and my Allis-Chalmers Model E
20-35 – it has 2 speeds forward and 1 reverse, Donaldson air
cleaner, Eisemann magneto, but no way to advance or retard the
spark while running. Serial number is stamped thus 4 394 3; Al
Herman of Portland, Oregon says there is one out there but they
call it a Model M.

I got a nice letter from I. R. Steiner of Mt. Cory, Ohio who
also has a Model E, but his is a 25-40.

Also, had a nice letter from Ted Worrall of Loma, Montana –
G.E.M. gets around, doesn’t it? – Ted says the Model E was a 5
inch bore, but mine is 4-3/4 inch bore so this gets more confusing
all the time.

Now, there must be someone out there in GEMLAND that has a
complete history of Allis-Chalmers that could find it in his heart
to write an article in so noble a magazine as G.E.M. that would set
us all straight on this. If it would help, my tractor has a casting
number on the block #AM 1153-2 and a Kingston carburetor. It would
be nice to know when this tractor was built. This is my reply to
Smoke Rings Nov.-Dec. 1974 column.’

BRIAN STAUSS, Walnut Grove, Route 1, Box 41, Alvaton, Kentucky
42122 writes: ‘On one of my frequent visits to the local
junkyard, I saved an old engine from sure death. It is a Delco-Remy
Light Plant, Model B-6, 6 volts, 150 watts, Serial #18897. The
piston is about 1-1/2 inches with about a 1-1/2 inch stroke. I have
never seen or heard any mention in GEM of this engine. I was
wondering if anyone out there is Gas Land could help me out with
age, horsepower and any specifications. I will answer all
letters.’

A note from one of our new subscribers, LLOYD HERMSEN, 117 S.
Birch St., Kimberly, Wisconsin 54136 – ‘I am a new subscriber
to the Gas Engine Magazine and I really like it a lot. I have a
1929 GP Huber and 3 Model B John Deeres to restore. I also have a
Novo 2 horse, vertical engine, 600 revs, Serial No. 23374. I would
like any help from your other readers as to the age of this engine,
and is it a rare one? I found it out in the woods and it runs
perfect.’

JOHN DAVIDSON, Box 4, Bristol, Wisconsin 53104 is making a
roster of Field Brundage engines. Everyone sending name, horsepower
and serial number will get a copy of roster when completed.

From VICTOR M. ARMAN, Box 86, Hannibal, Ohio 43931 comes a
letter to ‘pep up our ego’ -and he also has a request –

I can not say enough in praise of your magazine. It is a
clearing house of fond memories among the older folks on antique
engines and machinery as well as an educational magazine to the
younger generation. It is wonderful to see the interest young
people take in the steam and gas shows all over the country.
Without these shows and your magazines the link with the colorful
era of their ancestors would quickly be lost. And that would be a
tragedy.

Since a good Hoosier came up with the poem ‘When The Frost
Is On The Pumpkin’ in the Jan.-Feb. issue of GEM, I am
wondering if there might be somebody among your mid-western readers
who knows the song in which the words ‘Out Where The West
Begins’ appears. I heard the song when visiting along the upper
Mississippi in the late 1920’s and that is all I can remember
of it. Would appreciate this information.

Keep the old engines puffing. It is a sound of joy.

If anyone should have pictures, stories, etc. on the old Water
Mills where the mill wheel ground grain and sawed lumber, I think
it would add another wonderful dimension to our heritage.

HAROLD FOX, 515 W. 1st Street, St. Ansgar, Iowa 50472 would like
some help – ‘I have an old engine that I do not know the name
of – it is small and air-cooled. I saw a picture of one in the
Nov.-Dec. 1970 Gas Engine Magazine on page 16 and also in the
Jan.-Feb. 1975 magazine on page 16 that looks like it. We know this
engine we have is about 100 years old. The decal is disfigured and
can’t be read. One man told me the engine was made for the Duro
Pump Company, but did not know who made the engine. If you can help
me, please let me know.’ (If you can answer him, Friends,
please do).

DON STANLEY, Junction City Trailer Sale, Inc. 750 Hwy. 99 S.
Junction City, Oregon 97448 just bought a 1-1/4 HP Peterson up
right gas engine, very unusual – and he would like to know where to
write for a booklet on this engine.

Fourteen Horse-Power Engine running Rock Crusher.Courtesy of
Lutes Electric, 300 West Broadway, Winchester, Kentucky, 40391

6 Horse-Power Gasoline Engine running 16-Inch Feed Cutter

Courtesy of Lutes Electric, 300 West Broadway, Winchester
Kentucky 40391

A suggestion comes from L. F. ULRICH, Box 105, Spalding,
Saskatchewan, Canada as he tells us: I think a good article for
your magazine would be photos and general run-down of a Rumely,
let’s say a 1928, 25-50 or something similar, even older,
covering timing, carburetor speeds, cooling, etc. Also the building
of small combining machines would be nice, about the 4 to 6 foot
one’s and the building of small threshing machines. Some of us
older fellows would have something to plan by.’ (Well, what
about it, Guys, I do know we have had lots of Rumely pictures and
I’m sure some articles, but evidently not what he is looking
for – or if you know of any past articles we have had, perhaps you
could let him know – I have no Index on my stories, so it would be
hard for me to sit down and look for all these requests).

A note from JON SELZLER, R. R. 2, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601 –
‘I have just bought a 2-1/2 HP ignitor type Gades and would
like help as to its original colors and striping, if any, and as to
what the original battery box looked like. Also I would like to
hear from owners of Independent Harvester, side shaft engines. I
would like their serial numbers and horsepower. I have one and
would like to exchange correspondence.”

A member of Gas Engine Family writes: ‘We’ve been GEM
sub scribers for two years and have read every issue a dozen times
word by word. We have accumulated 50 engines in 18 months. Recently
two engines have turned up that we need help and information for.
One is a very nice 3 HP tank cooled ‘Perkins’ and the other
is a very sad ‘Ingeco’ 2-1/2 HP made in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. I would be glad to correspond with anyone having
information to share on these two engines. Write GLENN A. KARCH,
Route 2, Haubstadt, Indiana 47639.’

An interesting missal from TONY ANTON, 118 N. Gunther Place,
Santa Ana, California 92703, another member of our GEM Family –
‘It has been about a year since I wrote a few lines to you and
I still believe G.E.M. is the best morale booster for me. Although
I’m still a long ways from getting my ‘thumpers’
finished, reading about other owners searches and successes keeps
me hooked.

I would like to correspond with anyone who could help me restore
a 3 HP (Olds) engine I found. It had been converted to run on
natural gas, so the original gasoline mixing valve or carburetor is
missing. I would like to get a sketch or see a photo of this unit
so 1 can know what to look for or make a duplicate. I believe this
engine is very old. It is tank-cooled, hit and miss, and the intake
valve is held shut when exhaust valve is held open on (miss)
cycles. Both valves are vertical. Originally painted dark red, but
I can find no sign of stripe or decals. I could use some
information about this. Bore is 4′, stroke is 6′ with
28-1/4′ diameter flywheels.

1 would like to pass on some tips about enamel to your readers.
For six years, I’ve been using a product called Poxy Coating,
that is nearly indestructible. Neither heat, acid, alcohol or other
chemicals seem to affect it and when sprayed on it dries to a
brilliant gloss that you just wipe off to keep it clean. I’ve
used it on auto engines, on units that operate at temperatures to
300 degrees F. with no problems. It is a true epoxy enamel, so you
must mix it and use according to directions and clean your paint
gun right away when finished. It comes in about 18 different
colors, mfg. by Permalite Plastics, 1537 Monrovia, Newport Beach,
California.

LEE McCLAIN, 3300 Giant Road, San Pablo, California 94804 would
like some advice – ‘I enjoy your magazine very much, especially
the articles on Rumely Oilpull tractors. I imagine there are a lot
of people bought them and never ran one, like myself. I bought a 20
x 35 and don’t know what type oil to use in the radiator, also
how heavy of oil to use in transmission and the engine. I do know
the engine takes a detergent, I think – I may be wrong about that.
Sometime could you print an article on this subject? My engine is a
Light Weight.’ (Well, it sounds like Lee is really doubtful as
to what to do – please help him and perhaps you could send the
information here too, in form of an article.)

In one of my letters, one of our interested readers mentioned
that in some recent articles in our magazine, he got the feeling
that some younger people are under the impression that all tractors
are Oil-Pulls. This is not quite true. Oil Pull was a trade name
used only by Advance-Rumely Com. Other companies used such trade
names as Creeping Grip, Caterpillar, Common Sense, Cub, Bear, Big
Four, Farm Horse, Iron Horse, Little Chief, Auto Plow, Little Oak,
Mogul, Titan, Prairie Dog, Flour City, Four in One, Steel Mule,
Hired Man and many others – just to keep things right. Did you know
that?

A memo from DICK SHEETS, 430 Perry Street, Pemberville, Ohio
43450 writes: ‘I enjoy reading Gas Engine Magazine and get very
good information from it. I like the 1-1/2 to 3 HP size engines.
Maybe this note will help someone with a frozen piston. I have had
two pistons frozen in the blocks of the engines. I removed all of
the parts and took a flame thrower and heated the block slowly, but
got it hot. Then with a block of wood, cut to fit the piston size,
I could drive the piston out very easily. The heat expanded the
metal and they came out with no broken parts at all.

I like articles on helping hints. There are tricks to all trades
and many of these tricks are worth knowing. They say you can’t
teach an old dog new tricks, but an old dog can teach a young dog,
and I am a young dog.

I have an air-cooled United gas engine Type A, 2 HP, No. 83177.
I’d like to make a new rocker arm for it, but I don’t know
where to get a pattern. Any help will be appreciated.

J. F. POLLARD, R.R. 2, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada has
something to say to the readers -‘In answer to Mr. Frank D.
Young’s letter, G.E.M. Nov.-Dec. page 14. I have an Economy
1-3/4 HP engine, bought in March 1929 for $81.00 new at Robert
Simpsons, now Simpson Sears. Mr. D. Young describes it exactly
which is the opposite of Steven Stumps article of Sept.-Oct. G.E.M.
So now I wonder if Hercules made it. There is no make name on mine.
I have the parts list book for this KX Model 1-3/4, 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 6
and 8 HP disk wheels, three holes and painted red. They were a very
good engine, well made and well finished. In the forty-six years I
have had mine, I have put six spark plugs, 7/8 plug type, three
head gaskets, a governor weight and a cam roller pin. I only wish
that I had bought an 8 HP at the time.’

A note from GEORGE T. MAR TIN, Rt. 2, Box 67, Wyaconda, Missouri
63474 – ‘Would like to hear from anyone who owns or has
information on a 12 HP Master Workman engine. This is a 2 cylinder
vertical inverted engine.’

JOHN ALBERT, R.R. 1, Oak-wood, Illinois 61858 would like to get
information through Smoke Rings on an engine he has. It is a
Humphryes, made by Humphryes Manufacturing Co., Mansfield, Ohio,
Model 773E-3, Serial 3426, R.P.M. 600, HP 1-3/4. It has a Wico mag,
Type EK. The hopper opening and the gas filler cap reminds him of a
Hercules engine. The oil tube goes down through the hopper to the
cylinder. It also has open crank with guard. This engine is mounted
on a two wheel cart and geared into a diaphram pump. Any
information would be appreciated as to color, and any other
information.

A question for Gas Engine Readers comes from AMOS L. EBERSOL,
Route 2, Narvon, Pa. 17555 – ‘Does anyone know – do we have any
old tractors with firing order in straight line like 1-2-3-4 -would
like to hear from anyone knowing about such a four cylinder
tractor.’ (Anybody – Amos is waiting for an answer).

Some comments and some questions from a G.E.M. Reader, JOHN
McBRIDE, 191 Hecheltown Road, Scotia, New York 12302. ‘Have
been reading GEM for some time now and really enjoy it. Believe me,
there is nothing, but nothing that gets past my eyes in GEM. Smoke
Rings is my favorite part as several times I have used information
from it to start to restore an engine. Through this years reading,
there has never been any information on a Mietz and Weiss engine. I
do know the engine was made in N.Y.C. but that is all. Can you put
a plea for help in Smoke Rings for me? I would like to know the
original color and the best starting procedure for this engine. It
is a 12 HP and weighs about three and one-half tons. Any
information will be greatly appreciated by me. Keep GEM
coming!’

NEAL MATHESON, 1828 E. 6th Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204 sent us
this picture of his engine he has restored, but has not been able
to identify. The serial number TA 14793 is stamped on top of the
water hopper. All parts have a number beginning TA stamped or cast
on them. A starting handle is built into the flywheel and the base
is separate from and bolted to the cylinder block. Any help your
readers give would be appreciated.

A note from RICHARD LEHN, R.R., Kayesport, Illinois 62253 –
‘I recently purchased a 7 HP Banner gas engine made by Banner
Engine Company of Lansing, Michigan, Serial No. 148165. I do not
recall seeing any articles in your magazine about this make of
engine. I would like to hear from someone else who has similar
engines and could anyone tell me about when this engine was
built?’

JUTTIE JEWETT, French Hill, Johnson, Bermont 05656 has 64 gas
engines, 2 drag saws and would like very much to correspond and
meet other collectors. (Drop him a line, Folks) I’ve noticed we
are beginning to get quite a few letters from the New England
States for which we are very happy. There for awhile it did not
seem like there was very much interest in that area with our hobby
magazines. So you all help these folks get started and make them
welcome members of the Gas Engine Family.)

GEORGE I. BOHN, 6358 Cymbidium Court, Highland, California 92346
writes us: ‘I recently acquired an old one cylinder gas engine.
I’m trying to locate information about the engines so that it
can be restored to its original condition. I have been told that it
is a two cycle but I have not taken it apart to find out. Some of
the markings on the engine include: Side of carburetor, Fairmont
Type C5; Top of water jacket, PHAB.37; Time Control, Fairmont
A1921. I would appreciate any information you could give. I would
be willing to pay the postage on any information.’ (See,
here’s another Eager Beaver gas collector so let’s not let
him down – I don’t know the answers, Fellas – all I can do is
relay the letters to you.)

ERIC A. GANJON, Mountain View Farm, 3801 Westminster, Maryland
21157 tells the readers: ‘I really enjoy the Gas Engine
Magazine and the articles in it. I have always been interested in
the Grandfathers of modern agriculture, but never seemed to have
the money or time to have an old tractor. I would go to the show
held by Maryland Steam Society in Sept. and DREAM!

On July 4, 1973 I found and bought a WK40, not running and
decided to make it over like new – did I ever run into parts
trouble with the engine, still don’t have it running! But that
was the bug that bit me.

By winter of 1973, I bought a running 1927 D John Deere from
Robert Wisner – that was it! Now, I have two WK40s, one for parts,
1937 U-AC, 1937 running W12 Me, 1953 styled D John Deere, 1936
running A Deere, 1927 10-20 Me, 1948 Leader Model 49D (this company
was only in business two years – 1948 and 1949), 1949 DC Case
standard and a 1954 60 John Deere, standard with orchard
conversion. There were only two of these tractors sold in the
Baltimore branch, the one I got came from West Virginia.

I get so much fun out of hunting these old boys down, in fence
rows, old sheds and anywhere you can find them. There is an art in
locating them – I almost think I can smell the old tractors in the
honeysuckle, HA!

I am thinking about getting together as many tractors as I can
and having a sale someday in Central Maryland Area, just thinking –
but if any of your readers are interested, I’d like to hear
from them. (And I’ll bet you’d buy more than you’d sell
Eric).

1927 30-60 Oil Pull #288

Courtesy of Ronald Miller, RFD §3, Box 167, Geneseo, Illinois
61254

Shown here is my 1927 30-60 Oil Pull #288 which I finished
painting in September 1974. This tractor was purchased about a year
ago from Price Brubaker of Prairie City, Iowa and after some minor
mechanical work and cleaning during the winter and spring it was
ready to paint by time summer rolled around. There were several
good samples of the original paint in different places on this
tractor and care was taken to try to duplicate the color which is a
dark green. The fenders and spokes of the wheels are striped in red
and the whole job is topped off with a complete set of Oil Pull
decals from Jack Maple of Rushville, Indiana. This Oil Pull shows
very little wear and starts very easily and runs well. It’s a
real pleasure to get a hold of one that isn’t all worn out and
in need of a lot of repair.

And here is a heart warming missal shared with us by NATHAN
HICKOK, Amboy, Minnesota 56010 – ‘In the July – August 74 issue
there is an article and picture of a real honest, no foolin’
engine man, Mr. James Walsh, 30 Skene St., Whitehall, New York
12887. When I read his article, I couldn’t help but admire the
man. I wondered how he could do it. I finally got around to write
to Mr. Walsh and sure enough I received one of the nicest letters
we have ever had and that’s not all; although blind, he typed
it himself. He told of his wife, home, and that he has a nice
garden and mows the lawn and many things he does. I can’t
understand how blind people do all the things they do and when we
received their letter, it made the whole family feel good.

Mr. Walsh says he has a trailer and a boat which most likely
means he goes fishing too. He belongs to several clubs and has been
Master of the Grange now for six years. He says that he sure would
like to have us visit him some time and believe me, we certainly
would enjoy that. I believe that men like Mr. Walsh, with his
greatness is what keeps our country the best in the world – and
anyone that doesn’t think this is quite a country, leave your
family and spend a couple years in a foreign place.’ (Well,
I’ll say AMEN with Nathan for people James Walsh – I too, stand
in awe at the accomplishments made by some folks who have had some
real adversities. Our hat is off to you Jim, we’re proud to
have you in in the Gas Engine Family, and we thank you Nathan for
sharing your comforting letter, resparks the Faith in one).

From KEITH ALDER, Box 792, Picton, Ontario, Canada, a few short
paragraphs as: ‘I have purchased a 12 HP Peters Engine which I
would like information on or if anyone has one, would you please
write me. It is a hit and miss, weight 1565 lbs., 6 inch piston
(across), 32 inch flywheels, open crank, round connecting rod,
holds 12 gallons of water with 5 gallon fuel tank underneath. Also
has a custom made clutch, imagination.

I also have a Wade drag saw built in Portland, Oregon. This is a
2 cycle and runs both ways, one fly wheel, tanks for water plus
tank for gas and oil mixed, battery and coil ignition. I have seven
other engines including Fairbanks Morse, Massey-Harris,
International, Gilson, and DeLaval.

‘Can someone help with a Harley Davidson Industrial Engine,
Model G, 3′ bore 3-4 HP? What year was it made? The factory
can’t help very much. Hand crank or kick starter. I will answer
all letters.’ If you can help on this question write JOHN
HENLINE, 301 West 15th, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301.

I almost forgot to tell you – our next project is getting
letters from you members of the family with your favorite recipes –
we’re aiming to put out a cook book sometime in the future – so
keep that in mind -fire up the engines, your ovens and stoves and
our magazines and our appetites with yummy recipes.

And Happy Days – another first – the First Directory is off the
press and waiting to be sent to you folks $1.00 plus 25c postage
and handling. Hope you like it – we think it turned out pretty nice
for a first try – I’m sure we have some errors and omissions,
etc. let us know about them – or additions -and we’ll try to
have a better one next year. We have over 230 listings in this
first edition.

And now it’s time to close this lengthy bit, but before I
do, I’ll give you a tip – there’s a bumper sticker that
reads like this – take heed to it and you won’t go amiss –
‘Thirty days has September, April, June and Nov. and you if you
exceed the speed limit in this town’. Now remember that when
you’re traveling so you don’t have to give up some of your
‘fun money’ you’ve saved for the Reunions. GE Muinely –
Anna Mae

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