| January/February 1974

  • Koler Electrical Plant
    Courtesy of G. H. Walkinshaw, 1249 Butler Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska 68521
    G. H. Walkinshaw
  • Deere Model Tractor
    Courtesy of John F. Harris, R.R. 6, Box 145, Frankfort, Indiana 46041
    John F. Harris

  • Koler Electrical Plant
  • Deere Model Tractor

The energy crisis poses a challenge to American ingenuity, and I think the readers of Gas Engine Magazine can help meet it!

This country reached its present industrial might because men were smart enough, and worked hard enough, to invent the machines and find the fuels needed to do the job.

America is full of innovators -- persons who can find new ways to solve old problems, and who find answers to new problems that appear insoluable.

As I read the letters that come in to us, and go over the articles that we publish, I am deeply impressed with the vast reservoir of talent that our readership represents.

We have engineers of all kinds, people who can put together working engines from old parts and new parts they make themselves, plumbers, garage operators, industrial executives, truckers, salesmen for farm machinery, college professors and students-- all sorts of persons who are full of brains and ability.

Why can't each and all of us work to find ways to beat the energy shortage -- ways to make old equipment run more efficiently, and create new equipment that will outdo anything now on the market? Are there any potential new fuels? Can some of the old machines, which were phased out of use, be brought back and modernized and utilized to make better use of energy?