| September/October 1954

Eyes of the News-Herald (Kansas) classified advertising manager popped when he ran across the order for the following 'Help Wanted' ad in the Sunday paper.

'Help by steam thresherman to refuel a steam traction engine.'

'Are they still using those old threshers?' asked the ad man.

Investigation disclosed the ad was placed by R. D. Yoder of Yoder, who collects antique engines. He wants help in re-fueling an 18 horse Avery double cylinder under mount locomotive type steam traction engine, he said, so it will be ready for display at the Antique Engine Convention scheduled Aug. 14, 15 and 16 at Wichita's Joy land Park.

Nope, it isn't taking part in the harvest.