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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 5, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Urn of no. 210 pleasant news Price to cents threshers program daily program at the threshers reunion saturday 3 30 Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot state fair review Quot 3 30 ladies auxiliary tent music by the Weiland s 3 30 schoolhouse Quot Minue Dos Quot stringed instruments 4 00 bandstand it. Pleasant High school band 5 00 Church Vesper services Rev. Waylen Brown Salem friends Church 5 30 grandstand to be announced 6 00 grandstand cavalcade of Power 7 60 ladies auxiliary tent gospel singing Williams family 8 00 grandstand old fiddlers contest 8 00 Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot three in a bed 1 30 Medicine Wagon roaring 20 s show Lora Shaw s play pals local Talent a a 1000 Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot state fair review a a sunday 8 30 the barn All Day checker tournament continued 8 00 Church services in Village Rev. Chester Potts Church of the open Bible 9 00 All Day Horseshoe tournament 10 30 grandstand Church services or. Harry e. Coulter Des Moines executive minister for mid american Baptist churches Iowa and Minnesota regions 12 30 grandstand gospel singing Williams family 1 30 grandstand cavalcade of Power 1 30 schoolhouse song fest 2 00 ladies auxiliary tent gospel singing Williams family 2 15 schoolhouse visitation 3 00 Medicine Wagon Keith s Little German band 3 30 cow Feuqua tent Schaffner plays Quot state fair review 5 00 of Fth Vesper service Rev. Edmund Neubauer Salem congregational Church 6 30 grandstand grand Ole opry Stonewall Jackson and Little Jimmy Dickens 7 00 schoolhouse Keith s Little German band 7 00 Medicine Wagon gospel singing Williams family 7 00 Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot once in a Blue Moon Quot re. 8 00 Medicine show roaring 20 s show Lora Shaws play pals local Talent 8 30 ladies auxiliary tent ladies quartet from Wayland singing gospel music 8 30 the barn old fashioned Square dancing 9 30 the Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot state fair review Quot 9 30 grandstand grand Ole opry Stonewall Jackson and Little Jimmy Dickens monday 9 30 invocation Rev. John Coons Calvary Baptist Church 9 45 schoolhouse song fest 10 00 ladies auxiliary tent Wyman Kitchen band 10 30 schoolhouse to be announced 11 of ladies auxiliary tent mrs. Lord s tap dance group 12 30 grandstand entertainment Lowrey Organ from reddicks music Center Burlington Iowa 1 30 grandstand Calva Cada of Power 2 00 ladies auxiliary tent the corders Western music 2 00 schoolhouse Floyd Cain s poetry 3 00 Medicine Wagon the Minue Dos stringed instruments 3 00 Prony Brake threshing Baker fan in motion 5 00 Church Vesper service Rev. Glen Richard pleasant View mennonite Church 7 00 schoolhouse Farewell to departing old Thresher guests 7too grandstand cavalcade of Power 7 00 Chautauqua tent Schaffner players Quot Toby hits the hot line Quot 7 30 Medicine Wagon roaring 20 s show Lora Shaw s play pals local Talent 8 30 the barn old fashioned Square dancing Gas engines tractors Are at threshers and a big event one of the fastest growing Gas engine a a shows in the country is on the reunion grounds. As Many As 300 engines Are exhibited some coining from As far away As California. Many Are in operation and performing the tasks for which they were built. The engines Range from i to 35 horse Power. It is interesting to know that the gasoline engines were used in older Days to produce such things As we now use electricity for. Some of the first engines were used for pumping water for livestock on the farms and for the housewife when she did the endless chore of washing for her family. The first Gas engine used to produce electricity for the City of it. Pleasant is on display and owned by Shellabarger Bros in it. Pleasant. The engine dates Back to 1885. When in use the engine generated lights for the n. E. Comer of the town Square and were the Only lights the town had. According to four honoured of old threshers of the year these four gentlemen were honoured at the old threshers reunion Friday As the 1970 a old threshers of the year. They Are i to r Miles Atkins 82, of Iowa City Iowa Titus Mbaker. So of Roberts town Penn. Bert Messersmith 83, of Glen Rock Penn. And William King 82, of Dillsburg Penn. Al four of the gentlemen have extensive experience As Farmers and operators and owners of threshing rigs. The scene As greatest steam show goes on although the Weatherman could have been a bit More cooperative the 1970 old settlers and threshers reunion is another Success Story for the hundreds of people who make it possible and the thousands of visitors who have proclaimed it the a greatest steam show in the world. A walk around the grounds Friday evening was living proof that people of All walks of life enjoy family Type entertainment. Too the roaring 20�?Ts show at the Medicine Wagon with Lora Shaw and her play pals the schoolhouse with the old fashioned debate the singing laughing and dancing in cooled for the night in anticipation the tavern the wonderful Talent playing for the Square dance in the barn a packed grandstand to hear and see Tex Ritter Roy Acuff and the other Fine entertainers in their group a few cars and trucks stuck in the mud or on the wet grass and sgt. Derrell Goddard and Don meth working into the night with a jeep and Tow Chain dozens of campers and trailers pulling into the camping area and Friendly faces to Greet them and give a pull with a tractor if needed to their parking space wisps of smoke from the monstrous steam engines As they for another big Day babies sleeping peacefully in their buggies while mom and dad pick up a sack of Candy at the country store the courteous Public address system searching for lost parents or a worker for an immediate task the Church tents with steaming hot delicious food and the efficient workers who never seem to get ruffled. More than 1,100 camping upits and More streaming in at the 12 noon count saturday. The patience of Jobe As camping space is assigned and Beds found for other visitors about the town. Reunion notes meal time in the country Kitchen onlookers became ravenous As they observed the meal served at the country on Friday noon. As filled platters and steaming bowls were placed on the table the a guests sat Down for Tab Zee and a delirious country style dinner. Partaking of the typical threshers me were or. And mrs. Xen Ernst or. And mrs. Virgil Johnson Dale Doberman tester Beek or. And mrs. Lester Mont Lewis Moul and or. And mrs. Laverne Bult. Gay Happy group of 33 from Pennsylvania visits reunion �?o3rd Day today is the Day we Veburg a. Or. And mrs. Stewart wish Codorus a. Mrs. Margaret Merkel Glydon my. Or. And mrs. Leroy Ebersol Leola a. Only previous visitors Vance Stitzel York Springs a. Ben one of the gayest happiest us or Quot a Bright and Fred Everhart Easton groups at the Midwest old settlers been waiting for the opening o t e j a amp yer lock Haven it and threshers reunion thursday annual Midge old pair. And mrs. Daniel Krebs i two hours a fore flying on seven valleys a. Preston Smith Ottumwa to cover the antique or. Oliver e. Ostrus. Is of Wiota visited the reunion thursday and Friday with Iris daughter and son in Law or. And mrs. Arthur l. Rowley Council Bluffs. This was his first visit to the reunion and he was having a thoroughly enjoy ble visit. Or. Ostrum started working with a steam engine in 1895, and he and two of his five Brothers covered 1,300 acres of Cass county farm land threshing Grain each fall. He first had a Russell engine and then two Reeves. Despite is advanced age or. Ostrus remains Active and continues to drive his own car and tractor. Too a charter bus carrying members of the. Veterans of world War i Barracks no. 1104 of Marshalltown and their wives came to the reunion Friday and spent the entire Day. Fred Feldschneide Post commander and chairman of the tour indicated that several of the group ranged up to 85 years too Kent to Des Moines has advised the Public relations committee that they expect to Fly into the local Airport around 10 30 . Sunday morning and will film on the reunion grounds for approx charming old clothing they were wearing As they visited the show. Or. Atkin was wearing his wife a great grandfathers 112 year old i wedding coat. Mrs. Atkin was and Friday were those members of threshers reunion 33-party chartered bus tour from Park it. Pleasant Iowa. Nostalgia a a i is the theme of the show it Hanover Penn., All historical and steam buffs j would be impossible to give you a the group members climaxed their i Complete list of events to take place week Long trip Westward Brothers Lyle and Ralph Shellabarger the late Claude tafts father bought the engine from the City when they expanded their facilities and used it in his tin shop for years. When or. Taft was through using it he gave it to Shellabarger Bros and it has remained in their family since. The engine was made by Moline pump company. One of the largest collections of antique Gas tractors is on display on the grounds. Some 30-40 Oil tractors from All Over the country Are Here. The oldest and Only one known in the country being a line driven la Cross owned by Shellabarger Bros., made in la Cross Wise. The v tractor dating from 1915 1940 is a gasoline and kerosene burning machine with average pulling capacity being a 2 to 3 Bottom plow. Also on display Are some old heavy Type tractors used for Road work and threshing. In the next two Days. Here Are some of the highlights. Medicine Wagon antique machinery crafts spinning soap making and weaving. Horse operated threshing steam operated Corn Popper steam merry go Over 50 Large steam engines such As Wood Stevens Avery. New giant Kitten Etc. Also More than 20 models from 3 he. To 7va . After the show we will be pending the night at Burlington with the 2-Day Stop at the Midwest old settlers and threshers reunion. Or. And mrs. Dale Hempfing who organized the tour spent Many months in preparation for the local visit and other stops along the round Way to and from Home base. Or. Hempfing is a commercial bus Driver and handles Many charter trips. His wife is a charter tour hostess. Being a steam Buff Iowa. Himself and a member of seven steam engine associations include \ �?o4th Day Back to it. Pleasa ing the local association he became for another wholesome and enjoy in Teres ted in the reports he was Able Day at the show this eve hearing about the old threshers i ing Well be leaving for Blooming festival in it. Pleasant. T�1�?T uu"05�?T the Hempfing decided this was the group will be visiting the most logical place to arrange a Pontiac. 111. Show on saturday and tour since there is so much interest monday will a a Stoke the fires for the final Day of the run. As the last Sheave goes through the sep de each of his own associations car water the steam goes Down and about i the fire Dies out the Crew bidding and Macon Gable Dallastown a. Nellie Anderson York a. And we. Tomlin Baltimore my. And mrs. Titus h. Brubaker Rohrerstown a. Airshow. Anniversary awards go to a a rep actors four outstanding a a rep actors re wearing her great grandmothers Cei Ved Golden anniversary awards 110 year old dress which was at the annual meeting of the a Ned on As it had no buttons. She tonal society for the preservation carried her grandmothers Only j of tent Folk and repertoire Thea purse she Ever owned. Or. Atkin tre at it. Pleasant Iowa saturday has attended the reunion for 19 morning sept. 5th. The four actors so honoured Hare been actively engaged in show business for 50 years and they Are Ethan Allen Dallas Texas Merle Evans Sarasota. Fla. A Chi Browne Bobby Burns de land Fla. Herb Walters Hugo okla. Or. Walters award was Given posthumously a Mobile museum containing part of the Memorabilia already collected by the group was on display near the Schaffner players tent on the reunion grounds. The exhibit was arranged by Stan Wiederspan Joe Mauck and Caroline Schaffner. Much of the Memorabilia presented was from the valuable Sefa Aff collection and this was aug years. Too memories Are being renewed in the Little country schoolhouse repeatedly during the reunion but probably As vividly for mrs. Edna Delong of new London As any other visitor. She recalls the Days 69 years ago when she attended the one room school when it served the Rural area West of it. Pleasant. Too Edith Couchman a painting a 3x4 foot Murala take off on Grant Woods a american gothic More popularity known As the sad unhappy couple of a country Corn flakes is a big attraction at the Chica qua Rock hound society display in the antique and crafts building by the sorghum Mill. Edith has painted a Rock Hammer Symbol of a Rock hound instead of Grant Woods Hayfork and added a Rock hound badge on the Many a shirt. This painting is beautifully done in pastels and tempra colors. Miss Couch Mati daughter of drs. As Miles Atklin of route 4, Iowa Aly was named one of four old Phillip and Mary Coachman of of. Threshers at the reunion Friday pleasant is a student at the us afternoon he and his wife created verify of Iowa and very interested As a Farewell greeting was sex con derail be attention by the in Art. Tended the group by a member of a j or 3-4�?T paintings done the Public relations committee that they could bring another tour he new on display. All use the Ner rented by several smaller collections. Also on display were the plans for the proposed museum and opera House. Special reunion ers from the nation were present. Across news not to be published monday the news will not be published on monday labor Day. Shortly before departure time at next year and stated that plans to rockjlounf1 theme. A Canyon Walls 5 p. In. Friday Many of the group do so would be started just As soon expressed a Strong desire and Hope As they arrive Back Home. Among the people of the South Central Pennsylvania area. He visit Schwengel to attend reunion congressman Fred Schwengel of the first District of Iowa will be visiting the Midwest old settlers and threshers reunion on sunday and monday. The congressman will arrive at the reunion at 12 30 and will be flown to by Richard Comick and and a Pend the Day enjoying Don Aaron. Show he will have dinner with friends on tie grounds and ride in the cavalcade of Power at 1 30 and will see part of the show before going to the Yaap picnic to Burlington. Or. And mrs. Dale White will be his hosts for the Yaap picnic. Returning to the reunion he will tour the grounds and attend the Vesper services at the reunion Church. Later in the evening he will meet with a group of Young people at the Lyman sheets Home in it. Pleasant. On monday morning he will a gain visit the old threshers event the the Schwengel committee will be to charge of the congressman a schedule. Congressman Fred Schwengel has attended 20 of the 21 reunion events. Trying the word and telling the Iowa show. He and his wife designed a most Clever and a a tempting brochure which was distributed to those interested. Too a Sample of their interesting commentary went �?o1st Day a fire up at Hanover 6 a. In. On to York for a water Stop at 6 45 a. In. Well steam on to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and puff right along to the Ohio Pike. Well be making occasional Coal and water stops not to forget the dinner whistle along the Ohio Pike. On thru the state of Ohio to Indiana. As the Sun goes Down and the pressure in the boiler drops Well Bank the fire feed and bed the Crew at Elkhart Indiana. �?o2nd Day Stoke up the fire fill up the boiler Call out the Crew and begin another they continue through Indiana and into Illinois for a Stop at the John Deere Plant where they were special guests for a tour and dinner one another Good by. All agree it has been the Best threshing run Ever and assure the Boss they will be on Check for next years Many of the charter group gathered in the Headquarters tent Friday afternoon to be the first to extend congratulations As three of their number were named old threshers of 1970. Tears welled in the eyes of Many of their friends As they saw Bert Mesersmith 83, Glen Rock pa., Titus h. Brubaker 81, Roherstown pa., and William King 82, Dillsburg pa., receive recognition As Thresher men of the year 1970, along with Miles Aitkin of Iowa City Iowa. Those in the group besides the Hempfing and the above Thresher men were or. And mrs. E. C. Nafe William Luckenbaugh Jake Bricker Walter t. Sheffer and or. And mrs. John r. Smith All of Glen Rock a. Or. And mrs. Nor Man Lau Virgil sterner Spring Grove a. We. Strayer Dills unexplainable magnetism Ray Eisele of Juniata Nebraska was at the old threshers reunion for the 5th time this year and said a there is a magnetism Here that is simply unexplainable. It must be the combination of Good people and the casual atmosphere that make it the greatest show every. Or. Eisele has been letting his Beard grow since april for a Celebration in Nebraska. Cov re a with Bush Rock Hunters is Dor a Quot cts and golds of a red r Nvota a Geode Hunting in rare is Fly id yellows has Row a binders wading a St Onnor and a desert Rock Hunters is tans and Greys with a Long lion a Toiann nne poles creating u annealing into the far djs a t Rywon. The Couchman family belongs to the it. Pleasant club Chic Aqua Rock hound society and have taken a mexican Rock Hunting trip together. The Chi Caoua Rock hound society do in a is one of the most educational displays at the reunion. Crowds swarm about the beautifully arranged i slavs and All rocks Are neatly identified. Henry county geodes and handmade polished Gem jewelry Are for Sale. Those assisting at the Rock hound display Are Stan Hunsaker or. Phillip Couchman cd Devol Emma Devol. Hubert Duttweiler. Mrs. Clarence Totemeier Elmer Gissel. Carol Peterson David gamer. Joe forsaken Ralph Bunker. Howard Hilbrant. Maynard Bittie. Ann and Irwin my n per Dwight Shahan Frederick Hult Martin Lewis and others. Too the Henry county nurses association is staffing the emergency tent at the Midwest old settlers and threshers reunion in a location near the Headquarters tent. Many of the group Are mental health Institute staff members and Are providing their professional service As an expression of appreciation to till association Board of directors for hosting patients from the Hospital for visits to the reunion grounds. The reunion staff includes Elizabeth Hookum Monica Blank shallow Chrisinger Ann airfares Doris Ford Helen Metter Doris Ferguson Marcia Marshall Dorothy Walker Bey Jennings Carrie Rabedeaux Ann Wilson Margie Kracaw Barbara Leihhty Rae Day Greta Wells Carolyn Reid Connie Butcher Florence Bergstrom Diana Watts Cynthia to liar Connie Goodwin Dorothy Snyder. Mrs. Jack Emery Here for the reunion is the executive director of the Cumberland mounts Craft association Crossville Tenn. Stile and Ber Mother mrs. Martha Bledsoe Are in charge of the Central Booth in tile Craft trait. The control Booth features handicrafts of association members who Are not attending this reunion. J4y. And mrs. Oscar Treadway members of the association Are also located in the tent displaying their combined talents of Gunsmith tog Coppe Smithing and painting. On the other Side of the Central Booth Are woodcarvers or. And mrs. Carl Ford also craftsmen of the association. The Craft association main shop and warehouse Are located to Crossville offering a year round retail wholesale marketplace tor the appalachian craftsmen. His association buys the hand crafted products from its members who practice their crafts in their hots. Maintaining a retail shop to Niville the association has also represented at several Craft Fain during its two and one half Ai Exla Tance
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