WISCONSIN ANTIQUE ENGINE CLUB BANQUET

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196 Seymour Street, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

A very successful banquet was held by the Wisconsin Steam Antique Engine Club Inc., at Bernard Hall at Pond Du Lac, November 12, 1960, attended by 131 members and friends. Novelty favors were provided for each guest and slides were shown of the Steam Engine Show at Fond Du Lac, the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Thresheree at Nettesheim Farm and of the Edgerton Steam Engine Show, all held in the summer of 1960.

Dancing was enjoyed. Music was provided by a 5 piece orchestra assembled by Ervin Vetter and Herman Reckelberg, two of our steam engine workers.

A special tribute was paid to Tom Smith, our Engines and Engineers Editor, who attended all the steam shows and was a member of these clubs and did so much for them. He passed away quite suddenly in Sept., 1960. Most of us had a little visit with him at the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Show at the Nettesheim Farm this fall. Soon after he was taken to the hospital, where he passed on. Sadly missed by all.

Ray Klinger, Hartford, Wis., Frank Kozlich of Luxemberg, Wis., Fred Herbst of Manitowoc, Wis., Fred Walters of Plymouth, Wis., were reelected as directors of the club and plans were made for another Steam Engine Show at the Fond Du Lac

Fairgrounds, June 10, 11, 12, 1961. All you steam engine fans keep this date in mind.