Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

| June/July 1990

3510 Brooklake Rd. N.E., Brooks, Oregon 97303

A Message From The President

Before I continue the history of EDGE&TA in this month's column, let me correct some wrong information that's circulating. I reported earlier that a Case steam car was coming from Australia to attend this year's Case Heritage Expo at Brooks, Oregon. It seems that no one knows of a Case steam car anywhere, and the car in question is a 1924 Model X Case Roadster from Ohio. The only Case Roadster operating in North America, it was formerly in the famous Bill Harrah Collection in Las Vegas. This car will be at the Expo. With that cleared up, on with the column!

In 1973 another change was made in EDGE&TA leadership: Ron Wetter, Minnesota, became president; Myron Achterhof, vice-president; and Lawrence Michelson director for the east.

In 1976 a complete change in leadership occurred. Installed as officers: Lou Chapo, California, president; Jack Versteeg, Oregon, vice-president; Harvey Hilands, Oregon, secretary-treasurer; Del Seuser, Kansas, director west and George W. Grimsley, director east. In 1977 Emil Gloor was installed as director for the east.

1979 saw another change. Jack Versteeg became president, Del Seuser vice-president, and Ted Brookover, Branch 19, director of west. In 1981 Les Layton, Branch 15, was elected director west.