First, we have a couple of corrections on our April issue. Number 1 is on a show report of the South Lakes Agricultural Club. The photo on the top of page 11 in that issue was not taken by Mark Corson (author of the article), but by another club member two years earlier. Number 2 has to do with the cover of the same issue. Unfortunately, we failed to mention that the restored 44-6 Massey Harris tractor next to Harold Pohl's model belongs to Roger Schnell of 1243 Rock Road, Franklin Grove, Illinois 61031.
Next, we received a letter from Reg and Margaret Ingold, subscribers from Australia, who wrote last year asking to meet fellow enthusiasts on a trip to the U.S. last summer. The Ingolds were able to meet with seven collectors and their wives, which made their trip so much more enjoyable. 'They fed us, entertained us, gave us accommodation, took us to a show, fixed me up with parts I really needed and gave us both new friendships for which we are both grateful and honored to receive.' Reg goes on to say that it occurs to him that 'if more people 'played with old engines' the world would be a much better place to live in.' We're happy that the Ingolds received such a wonderful response from our readers.
Another subscriber, Carl Shafer, echoed the Ingold's letter when he let us know what an excellent response he'd had to a classified ad. 'I believe that the subscribers are some of the finest people on earth,' he said, 'Each caller was very friendly and had time to tell how proud he was to be into the Old Iron we all love so dearly.' We concur.
Alert! Be sure to study our Coming Events section carefully this month. There are several shows that have changed their dates from what was printed in the 1992 Directory, or in previous issues of GEM. We don't want anyone to miss a show by arriving on the wrong date! There also location changes and a cancellation (Valley Historical Engine Association in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania).
You should also note Glenn Karch's Hercules article on page 38; this is the first in a continuing series on Hercules which Mr. Karch has agreed to write for us.