| May/June 1982

This month's back cover shows scenes from Tom and Lois Terning's 1981 show. The account of that show follows, and is of particular interest, since the show will be held for the fifth time this fall, but became 'public' only in 1981. We'd like to encourage the Terning family and others like them, whose small family shows grow each year and draw greater numbers into the collecting hobbies. Tom, Lois and Aaron Terning Hue at 7701 N. Hoover Road, Valley Center, KS 67147.

The following is an account of the 4th annual Terning Steam and Gas Engine Show held October 10, 11, 1981 at Valley Center, Kansas. This was the first year this was a public show. In the years previous, it had been a one day private endeavor. The fog, cool weather, and finally the rain on the last day was disheartening. However, a good time was had by all and the show dates have been set for September3,4,5,6,1982. See ad in this issue for further details.

'Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light,' were the words being sung by Mrs. Virgil Litke of Marion, Kansas, as the flag was being raised for the beginning of the show. The only problem was that one could barely see the flag because of the intense fog.

As the sun was fighting its way thru the fog, one could begin to make out several familiar figures and shapes milling about.

A 20 HP Aultman Taylor was being coaxed with much tender loving care by Mr. 'Avery' Sullivan of Wichita. Success soon came and he and his lovely wife, Zelma, proceeded to the separator to thresh some wheat for the spectators. 'Butch' Olson and 'Stovepipe' Nelson, of Minnesota and South Dakota respectfully, provided much of the pitching power for the entire show.

Close behind was Gary Base and sons, Doug and Dan, pitching fuel into the majestic 32 HP Reeves owned by Mr. James Leake of Muskogee, Oklahoma. The reluctant mass soon gave in to Gary's expert manipulations and lumbered off slowly across the field.


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