|Work Paper #14 (April 1974)
This pre-convention issue features an article on "The History of the German Russians in Fresno County" by G. Ray Schwabenland, Peter J. Klassen, and Noel Frodsham, which includes pictures of the early years in California. An article by John Schmiedeler, "Mennonites Brought Future to Kansas," reprinted from the Salina (Kansas) Journal, gives a history of the Kansas Wheat Centennial Year and includes photographs of old equipment and threshing methods. Emma Haynes's "Report From Germany" is dedicated to folklore, especially folk songs among the German Russians of Argentina. "A Visit to Mennonite Villages in Siberia," translated and edited by John B. Toews, gives an account of the extreme hardship among unsere Leute in Siberia in 1924. Susan Yungman contributes an account of her experiences ancestor hunting in Germany, and Emma S. Haynes reports on "A Visit to the Berlin Document Center." Also included are an article on "German Lutherans in the Soviet Union" by Kathleen Matchett, a short story by Mela M. Lindsay, a review of ten new books added to the loan collection, and the genealogy section, including a surname exchange and passenger lists.