1970 SHOW REPORT of ANTIQUE ACRES, CEDAR FALLS, IOWA


| March/April 1971



The Lou Kruger family of Columbia, Missouri, were with us again, and wonderful helpers, as usual. Some of our members were able to attend and enjoy their show this year. We really received a warm welcome from the people down there.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Harnish of Akron, Ohio, were here again with their watch fobs. Wonderful people!

So we want to express our sincere thanks to all of you. These are real show-people and enjoy every minute of it. What would a show be without your kind. We hope to see all of you back again in '71.

And now for what makes up the other half of a show - the machinery. Some of the show pieces new to us for the '70 show were as follows:

A Twin City Tractor restored by Harrold Pries. A real prize. A Wood Bros. 18 hp. Steamer, all repainted and in excellent condition by A. J. Fischels & Sons. A nice performer. A 50 ft. wind-mill and tower with an all aluminum painted wheel in red, white, and blue, and Antique Acres printed on the vane, by Mr. Louis Ohmes of Osage, Iowa. Also, a well for it by Mr. John Ruth of Waverly, Iowa. This is a drive point gravel well and is wonderful steam engine water. A John Deere G.P. tractor restored by Don Gibbons of Waterloo, Iowa. New paint job on Shelby and Dean Bellinger's Minneapolis and Rumely Steamers. 40-140 Reeves plow engine of the Smolik Bros, was a pleasure to see operate after a little assistance from Arnie Slyndy, who got the steam steering working again. Threshing was done with machines owned by John Sunder meyer, Bernard Skillen, Alfred Lindamen, and A. J. Fischels.

Mr. Flynn of Toledo, Iowa, sure had the sawmill humming. Bob Fischels was there with the 22 hp. Avery and the Don Deutch Rumely for power. Art Robinson and Cliff Johnston are the shingle makers.