Letter From The New Publisher

| May/June 1973

Dear Members of the Stemgas Family:

We want to keep the Rev. Elmer Ritzman's magazines just as they have been in the past -- a place where friends can talk to each other through the medium of words and pictures.

Mrs. Ritzman has done an excellent job in keeping the magazines lively since the passing of her beloved husband, and I hope that I can carry on in the tradition that he set and she continued.

As a newspaperman, I am interested in PEOPLE and hope you will see that reflected in what you read here.

As an Almanac editor, I am interested in weather, and farming, and gardening, and recipes and oldtime stories.

I am also interested in old buildings, and trying to save them; do some writing about historic events, help to foster the handicrafts, and collect children's books (in a limited way).