REPORT OF THE ANTIQUE ENGINE AND THRESHER ASSOCIATION,Inc

FOURTH ANNUAL REUNION AT WICHITA, KANSAS


| March/April 1955


President, Blackwell, Oklahoma

At 1:00 P. M., August 13, 1954. Professor V. H. Stroud stepped to the microphone and asked for everyone's attention and for all machines to come to rest. He then asked Reverend Elmer Ritzman to give the invocation. This opened the program of the 4th Annual Reunion of the Antique Engine and Threshers Association, Inc.

Every person, as he or she entered the grounds, was given a copy of the days program. The events included prony brake tests, Case Incline exhibition, threshing, teeter-totter, pyramid, tug-o-war, setting contests, parade and sawmilling. Each event was scheduled at a certain time and the event was staged at that time. Several men and committees had made careful preparations for the various events without which the program schedule would have failed.

'Big Mac' of Hoisington, Kansas and his 'Elgin Watch' Case 40 re-enacted the famous Case Incline Exhibition at 1:20 and again at 4:00 P M. Big Mac also did the pyramid stunt with this same engine. It seems a person never tires of watching this pair perform these stunts.

Yoder's 18 hp. Avery Under mounted engine powered the 32-54 Avery Yellow Fellow for the threshing events.

Lyman Kanpp's excellenty restored 6 hp. Russell did the teeter-totter event as well as the tug-o-war event. The tug-o-war was manpower pulling against the steam power of the Russell.