STUMPTOWN STEAM THRESHERS CLUB, INC.

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Our lovely Queen of the Stumptown Steam Threshers Club Show, Mrs. Ginevra Dickerson, 219 West Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio, riding in the buggy drawn by a beautiful Belgin horse. She headed the parade each day of the show.
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The 21 hp. Baker Engine owned and operated by Mr. John McDowell of Plainfield, Ohio. This was the Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon.

R.F.D. 1, Box 193, Sharon Road, Bridgeport, Ohio 43912

Our 7th Annual Reunion is now history. Our crowds are getting
larger and larger every year or our grounds are getting smaller and
smaller, we don’t know which. It rained off and on all day on
Saturday but did not seem to dampen the spirits of the crowd. They
just took a plastic rain coat out of their pocket or purse and went
on their merry way. Sunday, the rain stayed off until the very end
of the show and then came down in bucket fulls. Every one ran for
shelter. Several cars had to be pulled out and the grounds looked
like a mud hole.

Our working engines were as follows: 9 hp. Case owned by W. C.
Dunlap, New Athens, Ohio; 20 hp. Russell owned by Charles Harrison,
Scio, Ohio; 16 hp. Russell owned by William Humphreville, Mt.
Pleasant, Ohio; 16 hp. Huber, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, West
Virginia; 16 hp. Frick owned by Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio; a
Home Built Engine owned by Harry Rogers, Kensington, Ohio; 19 hp.
Port Huron owned by Elmer Wenger, Dalton, Ohio; 24hp. Greyhound
owned by Edgar and William Flowers,

Adena, Ohio; 6 hp. Russell Portable, Francis Young, East Sparta,
Ohio; 15 hp. Peerless, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, West Virginia;
20 hp. Farquhar, Glenn Fullerton, Burgettstown, Penna; 16 hp.
Russell, Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio; 20 hp. Aultman-Taylor,
George Richey, Norwich, Ohio; 19 hp. Baker, John McDowell,
Plainfield, Ohio; 20 hp.

Reeves, Asel A. Gabel, Bridgeport, Ohio; 1/4 scale model Case
Engine, 1/2 scale model Case Engine owned by Thomas Hatcher and
sons, New Concord, Ohio; Scale Model Frick, Russell Gay,
Waynes-burg, Penna; Free Lance model Engine, Gary J. Arnold,
Marietta, Ohio and Oil Field Steam Engine, William Flowers, Adena,
Ohio.

Our separators on display and working; 30′ Champion Hand Fed
Build in 1895; one 28-46 Case; two 28-46 Red River Specials and a
Geiser. The Geiser is not quite ready for working yet. We just
received it a few days before the show.

Our Balers were one John Deere 18 x 22, and one Oliver 16 x 18.
Our small model engines and gas engines display are getting larger
every year. Our mule team and covered wagon was there again this
year. We also had a Birdsell road wagon pulled by a beautiful pair
of Belgin Horses which attracted a lot of attention and was in our
Parade.

We had two baker fans and an Ash-craft Test Fan which were set
to turning often. Our saw mill buzzed away both days turning out
some fine lumber. The

This picture shows the % scale model Case engine and right
behind it the scale model Case engine owned and operated by Thomas
Hatcher and Sons of New Concord, Ohio. Right behind them is an
International Tractor pulling an Oliver Baler which is owned by C.
W. Saffell of Belmont, Ohio. This is Sunday’s Grand Parade.
Courtesy of Asel A. Gabel, R.F.D. 1, Box 193, Sharon Road,
Bridgeport, Ohio 43912

20 hp. Reeves engine owned by Asel A. Gabel, Bridgeport, Ohio,
operated by Mr. M. D. Pickering of Scio, Ohio. Mr. Charles Harrison
of Scio, Ohio, Coordinator of our show is seen at the left of the
engine. The engine is pulling a Case separator. Courtesy of Asel A.
Gabel, R.F.D. 1, Box 193, SharonRoad, Bridgeport, Ohio 43912
shingle mill was kept busy and every one went away with a souvenir
shingle. The logs were sawed out for the shingle mill on a scale
model saw mill owned by Mr. Thomas Hatcher and Sons, New Concord,
Ohio.

This year we brought the corn crib, which is rodent proof, to
the show so people could see how our corn is hand selected and kept
for our corn meal. It is owned by Mr. Edgar Flowers of Adena, Ohio.
We shelled the corn right at the show. Our stone burr corn meal
machine was kept busy making corn meal. People stood in line to buy
a bag or two of that good old fashioned corn meal.

We also had a horse power feed mill which was put to work to
grind corn and oats for the horses. Our Whistle Chorus is at 12
noon each day. Quite a few antique cars and trucks were in our
parade. Doc Saffell of Belmont, Ohio, had a wonderful display of
antique clocks which was enjoyed by all.

The Ladies of our group had a bazaar, antique show and bake
sale. Many lovely old antiques were on display, including a washing
machine way over a hundred years old.

Our picture gallery is always a popular place. The pictures are
all owned and displayed by Mr. Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio.

Every day at 4 p.m., we had our grand parade which gave the
crowds an opportunity to see the antiques and models pass in
review. Mr. Kenny Cope was in Charge of the P. A. System. Mrs.
Ginevra Dickerson was crowned queen of our show and she headed the
parade both days riding in a buggy pulled by a beautiful Belgin
horse.

On Saturday Evening, we had a garden tractor pulling contest.
This was followed by square dancing for several hours.

Sunday Morning at 9, we had our worship service which always
features the hymn ‘Bringing in the Sheaves.’

On November 1st, we had our fall fun meet at the 4-H building at
Cadiz, Ohio. We had a covered dish dinner with ham, turkey, rolls
and coffee served by the club. Our tables were decorated with
pumpkins which had faces drawn on them. A kerchief around the neck
and an engineers hat on top. The name of an officer and director
was at each one of them. As part of the program, while every one
was at the tables, the following poem was read by Mrs. Charles
Harrison:

The Success of our Steam Club leaves no one surprised Because we
all know of the good men which it’s comprised. Now let’s
take a moment just to review

A few of the men on this STUMP-TOWN CREW! There’s Raymond
Davis just dying to ‘Tussell’ With any part of an engine,
especially a Russell. Just give him a wrench and a problem
that’s tough And hell solve it like that, no huff no puff.

Now Bill Humphreville’s reserved and quiet, but witty Always
willing to serve on just about any committee. A guy kind of thin,
but his body’s all muscle, Could it be that at times he pushes
his Russell?

Poor Bill Flowers his problems are four, But who knows what kind
of good luck is in store. For they all could marry owners of steam
tractors, too, And we hope they ‘ll all join the STUMPTOWN
CREW!

Then there’s a guy that can do anything with Engines,
antiques, and building he’s got lots of zing. That’s Edgar
Flowers as proud as can be when he’s running his Greyhound
around merrily!

From Moundsville, W. Va., comes Herbert Holmes With his Peerless
and Huber quite often he roams. Our Club is real happy and we
‘re not hesitant To say we ‘re lucky that we have him a
vice president! Out from the army came young Lester Toole. A darn
Good Worker and Nerves that are cool, He knows those Cat Tractors
inside out, And When he rebuilds them there’s never a doubt!
They say that Ray Laizure can fiddle till three, His hearing is
lousy, but boy can he see. Cause he picked him a marvelous Russell
and Frick Engines with power and steam that is thick! One half of
an engine is better than none Cause even a half can bring hours of
fun. Clarence Saffell’s the guy, a thresher-man past, When
he’s thru with that engine, it surely will last!

We’re lucky that Gabel and his wife do record All of the
things that our club can afford. The hours he spends are not in
vain, When he reviews all decisions, it makes things quite plain!
and last but not least, tho he’s not on the board to the club
he’s devoted and his energies poured. That’s Charles
Harrison who contributes his own steam to the best interests of the
STUMP-TOWN TEAM!

Billows of smoke and clouds of steam We will never forget our
STUMP-TOWN TEAM! After dinner, we showed movies and square danced
for several hours. Our attendance was estimated to be between 265
and 300 and came from four states. The prize for coming the
fartherest was won by a lady member from Baltimore, Md. The oldest
person present was 83 and the youngest ten months. Our officers are
Mr. Charles Harrison, Scio, Ohio, President; Mr. Herbert Holmes,
Moundsville, West Virginia, Vice President; Mr. Asel A. Gabel,
Bridgeport, Ohio, Secretary-Treasurer. Our Board of Directors are:
Raymond Davis, Scio, Ohio, Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio. William
Humphreville, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, Edgar Flowers, Adena, Ohio,
William Flowers, Adena, Ohio, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, West
Va., C. W. Saffell, Belmont, Ohio and Lester Toole, Cadiz, Ohio. We
were very sad indeed at the passing of two of our beloved members,
Mr. Ralph Dickerson, our former Secretary-Treasurer, who passed
away in May and Mr. Sherman Busby, a former director who passed
away in August. Now remember folks our show is always the Saturday
and Sunday following Labor Day. Hope to see you all next year.

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