President ROUGH & TUMBLE ENGINEERS' HISTORICAL, ASSOCIATION
Attendance approximately 5,000. Engines in operation and on display: Case, Frick, Peerless, Keck Gonnerman, Port Huron, Baker, Groton, Birdsall, Stevens, Farquhar, Westinghouse, Case Center Crank, Garquhar Center Crank, Aultman Star, Huber, Avery Under mounted, Scheidler, Springfield, and Gaar Scott. Twelve (12) miniature engines, including three very fine tractions and one locomotive.
Activities were, engine testing; threshing with flail and one horse tread power; small hand feed steam outfit of about 1890 and last a large complete Lancaster County baling and threshing outfit, steam traction driven. Eats were furnished by the young people of the Paradise Presbyterian and Mennonite churches. All food was steam cooked. Sixteen states and Ontario, Canada, were represented.
The officers of the association wish to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped in any way with the large amount of work which was necessary in preparing for and during the Reunion and to especially thank those who brought miniature traction engines, locomotives, balers, sawmills, etc., which display added greatly to the interest of the Reunion. We are already laying the foundation for a bigger and better program next year.
God calls men to pray in secret. Men call on each other to pray in public.
Prony brake testing the steamers present was one of the big events of the four day Threshermen's Convention held at Joyland Park in Wichita. The brake was built for the occasion by Harold and Herb Ottaway. Harold is shown at the scales of the brake. A. J. Goodban of York, Nebraska, is shown at the left.