REUNION REPORTS

WAUKOMIS SHOW


| January/February 1972



M. Rumely

Charles Kosted, Oklahoma City, balancing the 16 HP M. Rumely on the teeter-totter at Waukomis, Oklahoma Threshing Show. Courtesy of Mrs. Arthur Kosted, 3832 N. W. 18th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107.

Mrs. Arthur Kosted

3832 N. W. 18th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107.

The 17th annual Waukomis steam Threshing Bee and Engine show was held on July 23rd, 24th, and 25th 1971 near Waukomis, Okla. which is 8 mi. so. of Enid, Okla. on the Landwehr farm.

The large crowds representing several states enjoyed warm days and a cool breeze as they walked over the grounds viewing the exhibits or sat in the large building or the open tent and watched the parade of engines, the grain threshing, log sawing, shingle making, the slow race, incline climb, plowing, balancing on the tetter-totter and other interesting events. The times for these events were listed on a souvenir program given at the gate. Demonstrations were in progress every half hour all three days and announced on a sound system by one of the members. The Oklahoma Gentlemen Blue Grass band played at various intervals on Saturday.

On exhibit over the grounds were 25 gas engines, large and small which were well restored, freshly painted and running. In operation was a shingle mill which made cedar shingles that were sold at the show, and was pulled by various engines such as Ivan Burns' 10 H.P. Advance, Lyman Knapp's 6 h.p. Russell and John Younkman's 18 h.p. Case portable. Also a Witte drag saw cutting cedar slabs was on display by its owner, Walt Meyer of  Hennesey, Okla. A Southwest hand-fed slat stacker separator owned by Fred Bailey of Yukon, Okla. was pulled by a 1915 18 h. p. Case portable steam engine owned by John Younkman, North Newton, Kans. Threshing was done at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. with a 40' Case separator pulled by a 28 h. p. Minneapolis engine and a 50 h. p. Case engine, also a 20 h. p. Huber and a 16 h. p. M. Rumely. The Baker fan was used by several engines and another attraction was a plowing demonstration by a 28 h. p. Minneapolis engine and a 50 h. p. Case engine pulling an 8 bottom John Deere plow.

Each afternoon the grand parade was held and announced by John Younkman. The parade was led by the scale model engines beginning with scale model of a 1915 Case built by J. D. Story, Bethany, Okla. and son Joe Story, Bethany, Okla.

3' scale model of a 65 h. p. Case owned by Marvin Padgett, Claremore, Okla. and an Advance scale model by Larry Hedrick, Arkansas City, Kans. and a scale model of an Undermounted Avery by Paul Kunufsky of Florence, Kans.