| September/October 1952

  • Case 65 Engine
    Plowing at the 1951 Miami Valley Threshers Reunion. The engine is a Case 65, Gilbert Enders as engineer, Elmer Egbert as steersman and Jack Egbert as plowman. Mr. Egbert says he has bought a 6 bottom plow for this years Reunion
  • Saw Mill

  • Case 65 Engine
  • Saw Mill

M.D. Cornell, Illinols

Part III

Rural communities provide many opportunities for a good life along with the many hardships. Among these are the associations found in different church, political, fraternal and professional groups.

As to church affiliation, I am a Methodist because my mother was.

Politically, I am a member of the party that elected Lincoln, freed the slaves, put down the rebellion, re-united the States, and established our Nation's financial credit above that of any other country in the world.

Fraternally, I am a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; the Modern Woodman; the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; the Knights Templar; the Mystic Shrine; the Order of the Eastern Star; and the While Shrine of Jerusalem.