Courtesy of Joe Fahnestock, Union City, Indiana Iron-Man, Percy Sherman, pitches in on the hand threshing at Buckeye Threshers, Anna, Ohio. Percy Sherman, 'cracks the throttle' on the hand-thresher. Back of him, host Elmer Egbert with pitchfork
Daily News Feature Writer and Radio's 'Joe's Journal'
A grease-crumpled engineer's cap, a well-chewed, burned-out cigar, a determined look and a horny-hand with a stub-finger on the throttle it couldn't be anyone else but Iron Man Percy Sherman that's making that 10-horse Frick engine do her stuff.
Whether it's putting: a wrench to the big sawmill at Wauseon, pulling the old-time threshermen's dinner past the grandstand in the big parade, plowing a hard jag of ground at Ft. Wayne. or climbing the difficult side of the incline it's all the same to Iron Man 'Perce' Sherman who's always in the thick of things doin' 'round a midwest threshermen's reunion. For, indeed, it just wouldn't seem like an old-time threshing reunion without 'Sherm' from up Palmyra-way punctuating his solemn duties as master engineer or head-sawyer (whatever the occasion may be) with just the proper tincture of clowning calculated to fetch a laugh or two.