Early Day Gas Engine Tractor Association, Inc.

| November/December 1997

National Vice President 3848 South Farm Road 93 Republic, Missouri 65738

The Northwest Regional Show, hosted by Branch 29 at Huntley, Montana, was a very good show, and even though it rained on Saturday things went very well. At the meeting on Saturday evening there were a lot of questions and discussion on the by-laws, dues, new election process, and insurance. Of the 25 branches in the Northwest, 13 of them were present. Menno Kliewer told me that high spirits in a high altitude region (6,500 feet) produced a high class Southwest Regional Show at Durango County, Colorado, August 1-3. Numerous gas engines, tractors and models, plus an extensive antique car display, de-lighted visitors from the entire Southwest Region and beyond. Branch delegates were well represented at the business meeting where current EDGE&TA programs were outlined by Chairman Menno L. Kliewer. Mountainous scenery rides on the narrow gauge 1880 Durango-Silver-ton Railroad were available. The names to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year are: Chaddy Atte-berry, Charles Waters, Roger Mohr, Carl Bergman and Jack Versteeg. Also, this year, posthumous inductees will be Marcella Reilly Cooke and Lou Chappo.

Next month I will have the report from the South-east Regional hosted by Branch 37, Gentry, Arkansas, and the Northeast Regional hosted by Branch 39, Wauconda, Illinois.

The summer has flown by. I probably didn't get half of the projects done I had planned on, but the Lord willing, there will be another day!