REUNION REPORTS

Rock Valley, Iowa, 51267

Reprinted from The Moody County Enterprise, Flandreau, South
Dakota

An estimated crowd of 4800 thronged to the stacked field of oats
on the southwest edge of Flandreau last weekend. Oldsters
reminisced and the younger set seemed enchanted on seeing how
things were done in ‘the old days.’

Saturday’s admissions to the grounds were estimated at 800
persons and 92 degree temperatures Sunday greeted an additional
4000 spectators.

Largest steamers at the show included a 1916 Altman-Taylor owned
by Obed Shellum of Garretson, a 1919 Nichols-Sheppard owned by Jack
Kadnager of Sioux Falls and Adolph and Cap Rude’s 1915 Case
engine. The engines powered several different models and vintages
of separators at the two-day show.

Garrit Havlaar of Hudson had his half-scale model of a 1931
Avery separator in action powered by a 3 horsepower model engine
owned by C. A. Dubbe of Sioux Falls, and Le-Roy Fett of Harrisburg
demonstrated his miniature engine to the delight of oldsters and
small fry alike.

Of great interest to the onlookers was a 1901 Bell City handfed
conveyor stacker powered by a 1909 gasoline Titan-McCormick engine,
owned and operated by D. Hadeger of Madison.

Among the other pieces of machinery on display was a Fordson
tractor and a homemade garden tractor belonging to Fred Kappelman
of Flandreau, an 1863 reaper belonging to Earl Larson and a stone
grinding mill approximately 100 years old owned by John Meyer.

Gasoline old timers included Ray Facial’s 1923 Do-All
tractor and a 1916 McCormick owned by the Schmidt brothers of
Flandreau and Egan.

A model corn picker which was built for patent application by a
Mr. Gubbrud, a cousin of Governor Gubbrud, in 1910, was on display
as was the second largest steam whistle collection in the United
States owned by Art Robinson of Sioux Falls.

Antique cars, among them a 1928 Pontiac and a 1909 Velie owned
by Frank Cherney of Flandreau, were on the grounds as was a 1919
Cadillac V-8 and a 1917 Franklin in addition to the traditional
Ford ‘A’ and ‘T’ models.

Those most responsible for the undertaking of the threshing bee
and antique show, Al storer and Adolph Rude, were joined in
fulfilling their ambitions by many exhibitors, firms and
organizations who contributed time, money and material to make the
show the great success it was.

Another bee is tentatively planned for next year and proceeds
from this year’s show will be placed on time deposit for a
start next year say the planners.

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