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Thomas Stebritz, Algona, Iowa., steaming molasses in Feb. 1950. Snow made the picture fuzzy. Yes Sir: that is a 65 Case

The following is a report that was unintentionally missed in the
recording of the report of the Zehr’s Central States Steam
Engine and Thresher Historical Renuion, Inc., held in September,

One of the outstanding parts of our recent reunion was
‘Grandma’s Attic and Hoby Show’ presided over by Mrs.
Wilbur Collins, wife of our vice president

‘Grandma’s Attc’ was located near the
secretary’s tent and attracted both men and women, and also
children of all ages.

There was a display of old time kitchenware, furniture and
household needs used many years ago. Another feature of this tent
was hand painted china, pictures and needlework including
embroidery and chrocheted articles.

Mrs. Collins was assisted by her sister in law, another Mrs.
Collins, who, with her daughters were busy drawing pictures of old
steam engines on handkerchiefs. Mrs. L. V. Kinsinger, Mrs. Vernon
Reed and Mrs. Fred Hazzler supervised and helped maintain the

Miss Dorothy Atkinson of Polo. Illinois, acted as registrar and
reported that persons from 17 different states registered during
one day of the reunion.

Mrs. Robert Kipfer and Mrs. Dan S. Zehr presided over the tea

Mrs. Mackelroy of the Johnson Furniture Company gave a talk on
interior decorating the first day of the show. Mrs. T. M. Patton of
Lexington, talked on ‘Bells’. She and her husband own over
900 of them. Mrs. Huddelson of Normal, Illinois, talked on
children’s literature. She is a writer for several well known
magazines. The Collins sisters pave a program of tap dancing and
acrobatic acts.

Mrs. Henry Oberholtzer, the first woman member of our
organization was on hand to display her cockelbur engine and gave
portrait sketches of several persons who were attending the show.
Mrs. Harvey Gallop of Pontiac, Illi., exhibited some of her hand
painted pictures.

Much credit is due the many Women who took part in making
‘Grandma’s Attic’ a success and it would be impossible
to name each and every one who assisted. The officers are very
grateful for the interest and untiring work of our good women in
aiding in the success of our annual reunion

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