Reunion Reports

PIONEER HARVEST FIESTA INC. FORT SCOTT, KANSAS


| May/June 1963



The 1962 Old Time Thresher Show

This is a picture of sawing with an Enterprise Mill at the 1962 Old Time Thresher Show.

Daily tains for nearly two weeks before the show, made the show grounds look like a lake rather than a threshing show ground, and some of the early exhibitors felt that they were on a duck hunting trip with the wrong equipment, when they got their first view of the grounds.

Clearing skys gave encouragement and preparations, which were behind schedule began at a rapid pace and extra help was called in. The first day program was cut short because of muddy conditions, while things in general got under way, in style, the second day, and the final day was perfect in every respect, reports indicate that nearly all had a good time.

Buck Spencer, Newton, Kans. with his Model Case Agitator, always draws a good crowd of spectators, powered with Roscoe Jr., a size Case 65, which is an association engine, dedicated to our good friend and Director Roscoe Babbitt, Golden City, Mo. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Williams of Delphos, Ohio furnished a mighty fine selection of wooden Souvineers for interested spectators. While Florence Fleming, Farmington, Ill. had a mighty fine display and furnished many spectators with pioneer items. Mike Cordell, Raymond Pellett, Fort Scott, Directors, Museum items, furnished many items of interest, even though Raymond was very busy with a convention in our City of the Kans. Pre Canceled Stamp Collectors on the same dates.

The Springfield Machinery Co. Springfield, Mo. Distributors of Saw Mill dupplies under the direction of Mr. G. A. Hubbell, set up his personal mill. G. A. (or Gus) who was service manager for the Springfield Machinery Co. for years before his retirement, rebuilt this personal mill of his to his desires for the purpose of demonstrating the saw-mill at steam engine shows, Gus that mill sure done a fine job sawing several hundred ft. of lumber during our show, of course, we feel our 80 HP Case powered it so it could make a good showing.

In addition to the sponsoring of Gus'es Saw-Mill, the Springfield Machinery Co. set up a nice display of saw-mill supplies and passed out hundreds of free souvineers.

Walter Arndt, Noel, Mo. had his Wood Bros. engine on display in full operation, a neat little model, built on a jewelry-mans lathe, however Mr. Arndt offered to pull his engine against any engine on the grounds big or small, using the same steam pressure, (0).