Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

| October/November 1991

Vice President RR #2, Box 143 Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Hello, Folks!

Back again from some shows. Some I missed because of sickness and family dates. Our Branch #19 home base is Platte City, Missouri. Our members work most in that show and the Platte County Fair. They also work hard on the Lathrop, Missouri Show and the Turnbull Show, the two that I missed. So many things came together on the same dates. We made the Ag Hall Show, and the Two Cylinder Club put on a tractor pull. We thrashed with Don Kabry's L Case and an Avery separator. We were going to use the Case 45 Special but I had it in the shop and they didn't get it done in time. I was running the tractor on the thrashing and I noticed we were all Branch #19 members doing the thrashing.

After we thrashed, the Knuteson baling team came in and baled the straw. Wheat was not too good. It was planted a little late; we'll get it in a bit earlier this fall. Had a big crowd Saturday and a nice crowd Sunday. The weather was perfect. I think it was 81 degrees Saturday and 82 degrees Sunday. I noticed, in the tractor pull, the mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, pulling a 38 G John Deere, but a soft spot got him.

I took my LA Case down and let the folks look it over, and I wanted to warm it up a good bit. It hadn't been run for a long time. It was run about 2? years ago just to warm it up. It sat seven years in a shed, previous to that warm up. The one thing I like about it is the starter. Those old, big engines are getting a bit tough for this old boy to turn over.

For you track fellows, I picked up a TD 40 with a cable dozer on it, and my 22 GMC 2? ton truck went to Cullom, Illinois, to Franz Museum.