R. B. Hayes

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7197 Mississippi St., Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Clinton tank-cooled gas engine built by 'Industrial Iron Works', Clinton, Missouri. It is about 1900 vintage and carries nameplate, 16 HP. It is owned and shown by Joseph J. Hinds, 401 North Third Street, Clinton, Missouri 64735. Joseph would like to hear from other owners.

All roads to the Ozark Reunion are scenic. Our choice of highways varies from year to year.

We always leave Merrillville, Indiana a couple days early so we can take pictures enroute and enjoy the trip.

Ozark people like their show and they give it full attention before and during the event.

New ideas crop up and are a part of every show. It's a continual program of projects designed to perpetuate their unbroken record of betterment.

When you arrive at the show grounds on set-up day, you can see that Hollis VanZant of Jackson, Mississippi has already given the grass in the show area, a first class styling job.

Hollis, like many others, thinks of the event as 'Our Show,' and it gives him a welcome respite from his pressing duties with Delta Airlines. Believe us, you can unwind here.

The 1976 show held September 16, 17, 18 and 19, was the best yet and will be better this year.

Ozark Reunion Branch #16 of the 'Early Day Gas Engine and Antique Tractor Association will be host to member groups for the National meeting in 1977 - and they are ready. The member visitors will be subjected to hospitality which is not easily matched.

In 1976 we had verification of visitors from ten states and Canada.

Television, radio and newspaper coverage attests to the newsworthy character of the 1976 success.

Each day offers narrated parades, threshing, sawmilling, corn shredding, Baker Fan and other demonstrations of old power machinery at work.

You may see power produced by steam, gas hot-air and wind-driven equipment.

Of real importance to some visitors is the abundance of good reasonable nearby motel facilities.

We used some of these accommodations and found them very satisfactory.

Seasoned show devotee, Frank Warnock of Peoria Heights, Illinois, had this to say, 'I've never had a better time at a show, these folks really went out of the way to make me welcome and a part of the activities.'

Pictures included as part of this article will attest to the cross-section of exhibits.

This is the man who will greet all you gas folks at Ozark Show 1977. He is R. B. Hayes, of Clever, Missouri, president of Branch #16 E.D.G.E. & AT. Assoc.

A visit by you will give first-hand enjoyment of real Ozark hospitality.

May we see you there on September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 1977.