Steam Engine Drawing Contest


| May/June 1955



Officers of the National Threshers Association, Inc., wish to thank all the students who participated in the recent steam traction engine drawing contest conducted by the Association through the pages of the IRON-MEN ALBUM. The purpose of the contest was two-fold: (1) to obtain a drawing of the steam engine to be used on. the posters advertising the 11th annual Reunion of the NTA at Montpelier, Ohio, June 23, 24, 25; (2) to interest the younger generation who have grown up since the era of the steam traction engine, in these 'Iron Men' who played such a large part in the development of this country. We felt that after a youngster had actually drawn such a picture he would forever after have a keener and more understanding interest in these engines.

We offered a prize of $10 to the winning contestant, but so many fine drawings came in we decided to give each contestant a check for one dollar, a membership card and a badge. Our only regret was that limited finances prevented rewarding the excellent artists more materially. All of the drawings will be exhibited at the Reunion and the contestants who attend will ride in a special wagon in both parades Friday and Saturday.

The winning drawing was done by Miss Judith Sabo of Detroit, the 14-year-old daughter of Anthony Sabo. Entries were received from 14 states, pointing up the wide circulation of and interest in the IRON-MEN ALBUM. Names of the contestants follow: Judith Sabo, 15354 Mark Twain, Detroit, Mich., age 14; Connie Ann Shafer, Huntington R. 1, Indiana, age 10; David Kemler, Alma, Michigan, age 10; Richard L. Whisler, R. 3, Newville, Pa., age 11; Dale Halonie, Star Route, Webster, Mich., age 15; Lewis Myers, 306 Tacoma Ave., Defiance, Ohio, age 11; Donald Gene Parry, 522 W. 18th St., Erie, Pa., age 14; Calvin Hoffer, 2225 Front St., Toledo, Ohio, age 14; Calvin Smith, Dilworth, Minn., age 13; Leon Eberson, R. 2, Narvon, Pa., age 10; Dudley Delaney, 21-10 147th St., Whitestone 57, N. Y., (no age given); Etta Mae Brand, Redfield, South Dakota, age 12; David Gorby, % Vincent McKee, R. 3, Washington, Pa., age 15; Arden K. Pulver, 135 Indianola Ave., Dayton 5, Ohio, age 8; Daniel A. Cloud, 1612 Lay Blvd., Kalamazoo, Mich., age 8; Gregory A. Peet, 6757 Riverview Dr., R. 2, Kalamazoo, Mich., age 8; Dianne Stevens, Millville, Minnesota, age 12; Janice Cline, 1088 Babcock Rd., Union City, Mich., age 16; Joyce Slusser, R. 1, Monclova, Ohio, age (soph.); Edwin Lenker, R. 1, Gorham, Kansas, age 13; David Leiker, R. 1, Gorham Kansas, age 7; Randy Carter, 502 Stone St., Flint, Mich., age 11; William E. Fry, 106 Forest Hills, S. E. Grand Rapids, Mich., age (not given); Richard Huyett, 522 Second Ave., Dixon, Illinois, (no age) ; Tommy Lutzi, 1219 S. Tenth St., Lincoln, Nebraska, (no age); Jack Marx, 321 Dey St., Niles, Michigan, age 15; Eddie Smith, 412 East Third St., Julesburg, Colorado, age 14; Dickie Smith, Box 66, Julesburg, Colorado, age 10; Gary Puyear, Box 41, Asotin, Washington, age 11; Allan Dexter, 339 S. Miami St., West Milton, Ohio, age 11: Jo Ann Croley, 815 E. 22nd St., N. Kansas City, Missouri, age 17; Carolla Peterson, R. 1, Spring Grove, Minnesota, age 15; James Hendrix, R. 1, Sarcoxie, Missouri, (no age).