Letters and Golden Roll


| November/December 1974



Massey Harris

This is me and my 4-wheel drive Massey Harris in 1962 when Ells celebrated 100 years and had an 180 unit parade starting with a Flail. Two people carried and ended with Case self-propelled combine. Have an 8 m.m. film of the parade and it is real nice. Was on rubber when I found it. I believe it dates back to about 1926.

E. G. Huppert

THE GOLDEN ROLL

RAY SCHAAPMAN, 48, Manteca, California passed away August 5, 1974 from a heart attack. He was always ready for a gas-up to show off the fruits of his hard labor of restored engines and tractors. His sons, Ronnie, George and Randy are chips off the old block and are following his footsteps and have inherited their Dad's enthusiasm. He is sadly missed by all.

Submitted by Louis Chappo, 2530 Jone Street, Sacramento, California 95821.

WILLIS F. WILCOX, Route 3, Newton, Iowa 50208 passed away in Newton, Iowa on July 1 at the age of 76, after a prolonged illness. He had a collection of gas engines and was a member of the Midwest Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Inc.

Submitted by Mrs. Willis F. Wilcox, Route 3, Newton, Iowa 50208.

ROBERT E. HASENFLUE, 88, died suddenly at his home. 164 Washington Street, Amherst, Ohio on June 22, 1974. He was a member for thirty years of the National Threshers Assn. and ran steam engines in sawmills during his early days.