STUMPTOWN SHOW


| March/April 1984



Box 332, Route 2 Adena, Ohio

The Stumptown Steam Threshers 21st annual reunion opened to sunny skies and very hot weather. A good size crowd attended the show both days although there was a decrease in attendance. The two-day program opened with a prayer and welcome by Lester Nabb and the presentation of the flag by the Flushing V.F.W. After the opening ceremony, the threshing, bailing, sawing, shingle making, corn shelling, corn meal grinding and power-eater generator operation got under way.

The steam table was filled with both models and stationary engines powered by the wooden-wheeled Peerless portable engine owned by Jed Crowe. Ray Covault, Tom Hatcher and Gary Arnold entertained with their -scale engines and equipment. Model equipment included a Baker fan, saw mill and bailer.

Gasoline Alley featured 236 gas engines which were very busy generating electric, shelling corn, pumping water or just plain banging away. Exhibitors brought gas engines from as far away as Florida. Several antique cars and trucks were also on hand.

The Tractor Row consisted of 41 tractors with the 'Green Line' being the most dominant. The most rare and unusual tractor was the big 'Avery' and the Rock Island Heider. Several of the tractors participated in the wagon backing contest held on Saturday afternoon. This year's contest had two categories, amateur and a contest between previous Stump-town winners. Dave Murphy of Flushing, Ohio won the amateur contest and Mark Lyle won the previous winner category by beating John Miller by 5 seconds and Henry Niemiec by 14 seconds.

The slow engine race and block race got under way at 1:00 p.m. each day. Saturday's winners were Joe Harrison on his 20 HP Russell in the antique slow engine race and Bill Arnold won the -scale contest. The block race winners were John McDowell on his 21-75 Baker and Bill Arnold won in the -scale class. Sunday's slow engine race winners were Henry Niemiec on Doc Saffell's 12 HP Peerless and Gale Arnold on his Dad's 'Goat' engine won the -scale category. The block race was won by Glenn Krofft in the antique class and Criss Arnold won in the -scale class.