Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

By Staff

R.R.#2, Box 143 Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Hello Everyone in Engineland!

Well, the big show and election at Winfield, Kansas is over and
you have some new officers. As you know, I did not run as I thought
you needed some younger person in my position as vice president and
we got one. Charles Stark from Republic, Missouri, Branch #16, or
the Springfield Show as a lot of folks call it. Charles and Betty
have been pushers for EDGE&TA for many years, and he had a lot
of help from a real good group also. They are the people who would
charter a bus of 30 to 40 people and go to a National. As you know,
Jack and Menno had no one running with them. But directors East and
West were both changed: Jeff Jablonski, East and Gus Peterson,

We also changed the division line for the East and West director
to go by. The West boundary of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas,
Oklahoma and South is the dividing line now for East and West. It
makes the branches in each much more even. That added a good man
more to the East.

Well, getting back to the show, and what a big one! I believe it
had the most machinery of any I have seen, and one heck of a lot of
people. There were people parked around us from Washington, Oregon,
California, Illinois and Iowa. We got there at 5 p.m. Thursday,
when everything was full in the main area, we had to go across the
road to park. They had hook-ups all over the place for us and by
midnight we were surrounded by big motor homes and travel trailers
from everywhere.

I saw a lot of things I would like to have, like an Eagle
tractor and an air cooled Olds engine, from Branch #16.

They had the largest collection of Minneapolis Moline tractors I
have ever seen and right in the middle sat Joe Harpers beautiful
25×50 Twin City. I even went out in the country to see some
tractors. Mace Archer told me where they were and took me

And I would like to congratulate all of the new officers and
give a big thank-you to all the people of Branch #11 for one
bang-up show. I could see many hours of work on it in spite of all
the severe weather damage to contend with.

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