SMOKE RINGS


| November/December 1975


Hi! Summer's over, schools in - leaves are turning color and you can already detect that unique smell of autumn and feel the crisp-ness in the air - it's really great! I love living where we have the four seasons - even if some of us do have to battle the allergies - soon time to think of getting the Halloween costume ready for another season. Last year Tommy wanted an Uncle Sam outfit which I finally threw together - turned out pretty nice; previous years - an Indian, Santa Clause, bunny, pig, duck, horse, bum - I just wonder what will be next?? And then before you know it, we're into the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays - well -time really jets along - next issue will be January - February 1976 . . . as if you didn't know -I bet you're all as busy as I am - and realizing each year has a shorter amount of time than the previous year - well -at any rate enjoy the shows and meetings that are left yet and God Bless you in the remaining days of 1975.

Many of you folks have been sending in reports telling of the rainy days that were present at so many of the shows - I'm sure you had fun anyhow - BUT we know what it can do to an event -Earlene Ritzman was to have the Korn Krib

Auction Sept. 27 as many of you know and Mother Nature really unleashed the waters again and we had another big flood and the Auction had to be cancelled the day before - which really made for quite a mess - as many folks didn't know it was cancelled and came anyway - there was no place to park as the grounds were saturated and you know what it would be like in a farm field after a deluge such as that. Praise the Lord, the flood was not as bad as 1972, but it was quite tragic in areas. The auction date has been moved to November 1st, with cards being sent out to all you folks, so I'm sure by the time you read this, you'll know about it. I'm sure it will not be suitable to some people who had been here before, but you can only do the best you can when Mother Nature throws you a Flood. Earlene did respect the folks' wishes and had cards printed with directions to park in town and then she hired a bus to bring the viewers out to her place. All in all, I think it was handled as well as could be expected. We'll have a report on Auction next issue!

And onto the letters: From WALLACE TINSLEY, Route No. 10, Box 176, Anderson, South Carolina 29621 - 'I placed an ad in Gas Engine Magazine a couple of issues back about wanting to hear from someone about a carburetor for a Rockford engine which carries a type carburetor that fits other make engines and is pictured on page 23, bottom left of page, in May-June 1972 G.E.M. I did not get a reply, so I thought maybe someone could still help me. This is a very rare engine. A Mr. Carpenter in Iowa said there were only 4 or 5 in U.S.A. that he knew about.

Also I would like any information on a Model V Ideal motor I have.

We have a few engines in this part of South Carolina and have been showing them in Historic Pendleton, S. C. park the last two years without any cost to people. I have about eighteen. There were not very many engines sold down there because most farms were very small in days gone by and most that were left were sold for junk during 1941 War.






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