| November/December 1952

The Pioneers Club of Indiana held their reunion at the Rush County (Ind.) Fair July 30 and 31 with a successful program. A Prony Brake was made by some of the members and was used both days.

The second day two large loads of oats were threshed and this event drew the largest audience. Five engines were used to thresh the oats, a 20 hp Double Frick, 50 hp. Case, 21 hp. Baker, 22 hp. Double Keck Gonnerman and a 20 hp. Advance Rumley. One exhibit the members are proud of is Mr. Luther Caldwell's Gaar Scott portable of 8 hp., 74 years old, belted to his hand fed Gaar Scott of about the same age. Mr. Caldwell is 84 years of age. Mr. Ralph Shelbourn had his hand made traction on display and it drew much favorable comment.

A total of 8 large traction engines were on display. Owners of the engines were Jack Maple, Bernie Kreckler, Anthony Hood, Tony Moorman, Howard Eubanks, Nelson Howard, Lawrence Porter, Ralph Shelbourn, and Luther Caldwell. The Pioneers Club also had three engines at the Indiana State Fair, which celebrated its 100th anniversary.

A better program with more engines is being planned for next year. The date will be announced later.


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