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Mr. C. H. Dunham of St. Clair, Michigan, sends us a notice of the death of Louis V. David of Northville, Michigan, April 9th, 1958

'Louie', as most of us called him, was a builder of midget racing cars for over thirty years. He owned a specialty Machine Shop in Northville. He helped form the National Threshers Association and had collected 12 live steam engines.

He is survived by a son, Gerald, and three brothers.

Mr. Dunham says, 'The Steam Clubs have lost a staunch supporter of the traction engine. He will be missed on the big Avery at Montpelier. I attended the Mississippi Valley Show at De Witt, Iowa, last year and when I left the grounds late on the last day he had his Port Huron on the saw mill. Little did I think that was the last time I would see him. We never know.


I am one of the thousands that read and thoroughly enjoy your little Magazine.

It was my privilege to get in on the tail end of the good old steam threshing days. I was only 15 years old when I fired a 25 hp. Northwest steamer for Nels Barner at Benson, Minnesota. I fired two more falls, then at 18 years of age I took my engineers test and got my license. Getting that license was one of the big thrills of my life.

Keep up the good work with the ALBUM. I can smell steam and hot oil whenever I sit down to read it.

It is a wonderful thrill to attend the threshers Reunions and to see these steamers rolling along so majestically.

O. W. STRAND, Clarissa, Minesota


Richland County Steam Threshers' Club will hold its 4th annual Show at Logan Farm at 465 Logan Road, between

Route 42S and State Route 13S at the south edge of Mansfield, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, 1958. Fifteen large steam engines, several gas tractors and models actually threshing, sawmilling, prony breaking will be real animation. There will be fans operating, etc. There will be plenty of entertainment from relaxation to square dancing, also entertainment for children and adults. Hotels and motels are convenient and good. Food and refreshments will be served on the grounds by the Sertoma Club.

Come, bring your friends and family. Enjoy a wholesome good time.

Donation tickets at gate 50c-1958 Membership $1.00. Badges 25c. Children under 14 free.


Evan L. Horn, Asst. Secretary


C. M. Busch will hold his 12th Annual Old Time Threshing Reunion at his Ranch, three miles south of Colton, Washington, September 21st, 1953 in real wheat country. Whitman County, in which the Busch Ranch is located, is the leading wheat producing County in the United States.

There will be no stunts nor contests, just a demonstration of old time threshing and exhibits of Models and old time Equipment.


I am not a lady but I surely would like to add a complaint about my good friend, Mrs. Leonard Mann, Otterbein, Indiana. She didn't mention Leonard's good whole wheat pancakes, his sorghum and cow butter. I think they are out of this world.

ERNEST COX, 1200 Cincinnati Street, Lafayette, Indiana