| May/June 1975

Case Baler

Case Baler behind the threshing machine and the International Famous is furnishing the power

Willard D. Moore

Second Showing September 22, 1974 Jamestown, N. C.

This year was no different from last in planning and getting machinery and materials ready for the show. About mid-July some wheat that had been cut and bound in bundles was hauled in and stored in a shed out of the weather. Some shocks of corn that had been cut and cured were hauled in and put under shelter a short time after last year's show. One of the greatest problems of planning is beyond fellowship, what do spectators and exhibitors want most? We always welcome suggestions and criticism.

All summer we were questioning the availability of apples for making cider that could be bought at a reasonable price. After many telephone calls and wrong numbers, no answers, etc., we found a friend in Virginia that had some we could buy, so the night before the show two of our club members took a pickup and got them here just under the rope.

Early in the morning the flea market venders began setting up with their wares of old bottles, furniture and everything imaginable; close on their heels were some of the fellows with their gas engines. By mid-morning things were well underway. Claude Moore, Wayne and Carl Swaim had the No. 3 Geiser oiled up and ready for threshing and Earl White hooked his sorrel mules to it and after parading through the area, pulled it up to the shed with the wheat in it. After shredding corn for a while the thresher and Case wire tie baler were put into action and threshed about half the wheat. Roy Lee Tucker used his 8 H.P. International Famous to pull the baler.

Pictures are of the Second Show held by the Yesteryear in Motion in September 1974.

Courtesy of Jamestown Union Hill Lions Club, Willard D. Moore, 3139 Dillon Road, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282.