Fall News Letter

From the Seat of the President

by Dale Schwantes
[email protected]

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it? The show has come and gone once again. It seems that all the time and effort that is spent in preparing for the show is gone within an instant. That is ok. I believe the best thing that we should do now is step back, reflect on the issues that you saw, and ponder on how those issues can be corrected.

Now is the best time to resolve any issues while they are still fresh in our minds. All team leaders need to address any of the difficulties that they may have accrued, or suggest any ideas to make their area or job much easier. I am all for easier and less work. It is very simple. Make your corrections, bring your ideas to the board members, or to someone who can help you, and get them ok`d. Remember, we are all in this together, and we are pulling for you. Let’s work together and help each other. The more we help each other the easier our jobs will be.

Our ultimate goal should be for everyone to work their positions for a minimum of just two hours. That way everyone would have the opportunity to enjoy the show. I know that there are many of you who would greatly appreciate that. And if you want to do more, that is certainly appreciated as well. I know many of you have given mega hours of your time, and your effort has not gone unnoticed. I have noticed several others that I have not met before, filling in some places that were in need of assistance. As for the show, it seemed to be a great success. The numbers have not all been tallied and brought forth yet, but judging from the number of spectators for Friday and Saturday, attendance was extremely good. The weathermen appeared to be against us on Sunday, but then again, there were many functions being held at that time making it more difficult to bring in the crowds. Most people I had the chance to talk with were quite pleased with the whole show, and some did not realize that we served breakfast each day! Also, I would like to thank all those ladies for baking so many pies. We asked, and you supplied. This makes me realize how easy it is sometimes to overlook a few important things, and this, obviously is an important thing! We seem to be growing, and we may not realize it.
Our post show meeting was held on the following Sunday afternoon after the show. There was a very good turn out from the membership, and by the time we got through the complaints and compliments, we had quite a lengthy list. They were well received, good or bad, but we do have some much needed input from you as well. Many of these issues will be brought up to the membership at the next annual meeting.

The next fun event was the tractor ride to the Farm Tech Days Show. Some of our members in conjunction with the Ixonia club, hosted this ride. This event had been in the making for approximately two years. Many hours and meetings have taken place, and I want to thank those involved, like Jim Zahn, Dick Kraemer, Harvey Zeimer, Tom Triplet, and Curt Pernat.

Members of the Ixonia club included Aaron Gettleman, Red Walters, and Gary Skalitsky and others.
The workers’ party will be held on September 13th, followed by the banquet on October 4th. Please get your forms in early so you do not miss out on it. This is always a good time, and so is the workers party. Be sure to invite those who worked so hard next to you, or have done some things that were needed, or even donated their time. Team leaders, this is part of your responsibility. I believe that we all deserve this. You all have given your best, so sit back and enjoy the food and camaraderie. This year the main course will be catered in and by all means, desserts and the extra “fixings” are very much welcomed.

There is still time to purchase your raffle tickets and several shows left to take the raffle tractor to. Talk with Marion Reissetter at (920) 210-8908 or Harvey Ziemer at (920) 206-1262 for the list of shows that are scheduled, and where you would like to take it for display. They will be happy to help you. You only have until Oct. 4th when the drawing will be held at the banquet. The Dairy Display team still has a meat raffle as well. They have a small freezer with plenty of meat to fill it. Those tickets are $5.00 each. You only have until Nov. 1st when their drawing will take place at 4:00.

Be sure to fill out the form for the banquet on Oct. 4th. A pallet pleasing menu is coming your way, and you will not want to miss out on that. Not only will there be a delicious dinner, but you will not want to miss out on the drawing of the raffle and the door prizes. I look forward to seeing you there.

Attached to this newsletter is a list of sponsors who have helped us in some way. Please thank these people for being a huge part of our show. Let them know that you are members of the club, and give them your (our) support in return. If my memory serves me correctly, we did not have many or any sponsors until the last few years. They are important, and an asset to us. They need to be recognized, and more importantly, thanked.

Shine up those moldboards, we have a plow day planned. Sunday, October 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Tylor Schwartz farm. Located at N6474 North Grove Rd. Juneau, approximately 30 acres in need of some good old iron to turn some dirt over. You may contact Tylor Schwartz at (920) 988-3281 or Jim Zahn at (920) 650-1960, to get ahead of the plan.

Some other events to take notice of are the Old Time Gathering at the fair grounds. One or two people haulers will be there and so will the raffles. Your help and support is always welcomed. Sorghum Fest at Fall River may be the same day this year. I am not sure, but I know that the kiddie train is always a big hit there. The toy show will be coming in Dec. at the Waupun Rock River Intermediate School. We are looking for a team leader to take over for Sue Bintzler. Sue has the contacts and the list of what the needs are. If you are willing to be a team leader, please contact Sue at (920) 979-0536 and discuss this matter with her. Please get involved and show your support for the club. You may be surprised how fun some things can be.
The annual meeting will be held on Nov. 1st. Elections for board members will be held, and up for elections this year are Marion Reisetter, Jim Richardson, and Roger Beal. If you or someone you know would like to become a board member, please be at the meeting to nominate them. Remember, we are looking for members who will support the best interest of the club. Several other topics of interest will be brought up too, so do not miss out on an exciting time.

There are still plenty of projects waiting to be completed. Come on out to the grounds on your off time, in between the shows, to finish anything that has already been started, or to take care of any items that need to be repaired. Jim Richardson has a list of those projects, and you can contact him at (920) 319-1773. He will be glad to assist you to get started or get what you need to start with. Remember, you do not need to be at the grounds on Wednesdays. You can go there at your convenience. You are beneficial to the club for your support and dedication. I know that I can not thank you enough for your time and dedication. To everyone who helped to make this show a success, and to all those behind the scenes, and for those going the distance, you really do make this club the success that it is. Thank You

Respectfully Submitted,
Dale Schwantes,
Club President

From the Secretary

by Sue Bintzler
[email protected]

Greetings to all,

Well, another year is behind us. Where does the time go! We had a wonderful show this year. The weather was good all three days, the people came by the carloads, and the workers and helpers were amazing. Sue and I started
our week on Monday before the show. We de-winterized everything and started cleaning. Tuesday started our weeklong deliveries. We cleaned, made tremendous meals for the workers all week, and got prepared for the three-day show. There are lots of things that need to get done behind the scenes that the average show goer doesn’t realize has to happen to make the show happen. We were a little traumatized this year when we received news that we were not receiving any help from the Burke center and very little help from the Huber center. No one can understand what significant help these individuals give us. We want to thank them for years past and hope to have them return in years to come. So because of this, Sue and I had a little more stress put on us but due to one of our members (Jen Welch), the stress was soon relieved a little. She called in some favors from friends of hers and we started to get help in from all over. We also would like to say thank you to JoAnn Muegge and all the ladies who volunteered to help Sue and me during the week in the Kitchen to relieve some of the workload and stress. I want to send out a very special thank you out to a very special man that helped us. He has been waiting for a heart for 4 years and literally is wearing his heart on his back. THANK YOU DALE OESTREICH! I also would like to thank the Yerges and Schroedl family. They do an awesome job on our bathrooms and that goes hand in hand with the food stand. HA HA! THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE! Sue and I had a nice turn out this year for help. Without everyone’s help before, during and after the show, Sue and I could not do this and make the food stand a great success. I also want to thank Stuart and Beth Mueller and Jeff Peters and family. The help these people have given us is more than a thank you can cover. Sue and I are gratefully appreciative of everything you do. For those of you who had a chance to have a fish dinner or chicken dinner, you would have had a chance to taste the homemade potato salad and if you didn’t, you missed out on some very delicious salad. Thank you to Brenda (Jeff Peters Sister and Al Peters daughter) for making it. If you see her, please let her know how great it was. So as you can see, it takes a lot of people to make a successful show and Sue and I only have a little part of it. Again, thank you ONE AND ALL for all your help whether it was cleaning, making desserts, cutting fish, making salads, grilling, frying, serving, numbering tickets/clothes, cashiering, inventorying, washing dishes, folding clothes, or helping Sue and me in anyway possible. We appreciate every little thing that you do to help and we hope to see you again next year! Have a great summer and remember; there are lots of people in this state who are waiting for organs. PLEASE consider donating your organs and talk to your families about doing the same. Lots of people’s lives depend on donor organs.

One last note; I want to thank Sue’s husband and my significant other (Dale and Tom). Without their patience and understanding, Sue and I would not be able to do what we do. Thank you, guys! You are amazing. That also goes for all the significant others out there. Thank you for letting DCAPC borrow them for a week. It is greatly appreciated! With all this said, I hope to see everyone at the appreciation dinner. THANK YOU!

Sue Bintzler, Secretary, DCACP
[email protected], (920)979-0536
W6032 State Rd 33
Juneau, WI 53039

From the Treasurer

by Sandy Frank
[email protected]

Well, we have survived another year. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I know I did though I missed seeing all the people while cashiering at the kitchen. Thank you to Carolyn Dehler for replacing me at my old job. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have in the past. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to Cyndi Pieper and Jim Richardson for helping me in my new job. I could not have done it without your invaluable expertise. Not all of the bills have come in yet but it is looking like we may have had one of our better years. We grossed almost $76,000.00. It will take a few months before we will know exactly how we did though. Thank you to every one of you for all your hard work. It is because of you that we were able to have a successful show. The worker party will be on Sunday, September 13th at 1:00 at the show grounds. Anyone and everyone who helped at the show or at any time during the year is invited to join us for a delicious meal and fabulous companionship. Hope to see you there!
Sandy Frank, DCAPC Treasurer

From the Board

We had a good turnout at the show. The after-show meeting was well attended and people had many new ideas. Hopefully the people with the good ideas step forward to apply those ideas. There were a lot of complaints by people who are just there for the show times. We have 500 plus members and I would like to see more participation for 2016.

We also need a system for tickets handed out next year. We need qualified people at the gate. No Gate should EVER be closed. Camping went well; of course it should have for only $10.00. We need security on the grounds at all times.
With that said, I look forward to 2016.
Jim Breselow


OCTOBER 4 TH, 2015
BACK. Its right next to the park)
MENU: Breaded chicken in sauce, pork loin in apple chutney, baby red
And yukon gold buttered potatoes, corn, rolls, salad, raw veggies, and dessert
PRICE: $16.00/Person tax and tip included
(kids 5 – 10 $9.00) 4 and under free
Checks can be made out to – DCAPC
Number Attending _____________________________
Return to: Sandy Frank
W9044 Spruce Rd
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Photography & Lamps
Antique Cameras, Photographs,
Darkroom equipment, Films
Antique Lamps, (electric, gas, and oil)
Fiber Arts Demonstrations throughout the day

We will have scheduled lamp wiring demonstrations and we will make pin-hole cameras throughout the weekend. If you have or know of someone who has antique cameras, photographs, lamps, etc. please have them get in touch with Michelle Zahn at [email protected] or (920) 386-2565. Do you have a collection of jewelry, clothing or books that feature photography or lamps? Anything goes!

Michelle Zahn, Chair, Women’s committee

Old Fashioned Baked Beans
baked in one day!

2 lbs yellow-eyed red beans 2 medium onions, chopped
2T bacon grease 1/2 cup black strap molasses
3 large, meaty tomatoes, cut up 1 tsp. baking soda
1lb bacon, crisply fried 1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt< 13 cups water, divided

Heat oven to 350° F. In ovenproof (cast iron) Dutch oven heat 10 cups of water, the beans, 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 T. bacon grease to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except for tomatoes. Cover and bake for 4 hours, stirring at least once per hour. Add up to 3 cups more water as needed. Add tomatoes. Bake another 2 1/2 hours uncovered, again adding water as needed.
Michelle Zahn

The DCAPC Cook Book is available in the Schoolhouse each year at the Show for just
$3 or call Michelle to get your copy! Would you like to share your recipe here? Send to
Michelle Zahn, W6378 State Road 26 Juneau, WI 53039 or email to
[email protected]


wiota-barn-1024x768_Cropped With August right around the corner, and the foundation of the barn nearly complete, the Barn Committee stepped it up to get a few last minute details done before the Show began. E.L.B from Waupun finished pouring the barn floor the week before the show. The area around the barn was graded, and just in time to catch some of Mother Nature’s rain, grass was seeded. Daryl Wuenne donated his time and some of the windows, finishing up installing as exhibitors were checking in for the weekend. A power-point was created, acknowledging the good folks who have donated and helped with the project along the way. Photos of the barn before it was taken down, as well as photos showing progress made, were in the presentation as well. The power-point ran continuously during the show and was located in the wall inset of the dining area. Hopefully, you all got a chance to see it. We will be adding pictures as we go along. We are optimistic there will be many more generous donors to acknowledge at next year’s show!

The Barn Committee elected to put up a tent near the barn site and
staff it during the show. Besides answering questions regarding the barn, we were able to take donations and promote our project. Many people were curious and stopped by. We were quite delighted to find so many people as excited about the barn as we are!

The next phase of the barn project involves getting the floor in on the upper level. The committee has received several calls from local folks wishing to donate usable sections of their vacated barns. We should be able to secure some of the needed timbers for the floor from these contributions. If, by chance, you stopped in at the sawmill during the show, you may have seen some huge logs
being cut down into workable sizes for use in the stalls and stanchions. A great conversation piece to share!

The committee recognizes the importance of fund-raising in order
for the project to keep moving forward. We are currently selling tickets for an upcoming raffle. Tickets are available from any Barn Committee member. The drawing will be held on Sunday, November 1st, at Rock River Tap in Horicon at 4:00 p.m. Along with the grand prize of a chest freezer and certificates for meat from many area meat markets and grocery stores, the raffle includes a
John Deere 4020 peddle tractor from Ballweg Implement. Additionally, there are various gift cards/cash from area businesses. If you are not busy on November 1st, please join us at Rock River Tap. There will be great prizes awarded hourly just for being there and enjoying the afternoon with us!

If you have any questions regarding the raffle, or are inclined to make any size donation, please contact Bill Madison at: 920-319-2105.
Barnfully submitted by Diane Schacht, Dairy Display Committee

Economy / Power king News

by Cheryl & Dan Boehmke

Every August, ancient, mighty and monstrous machines chug to life at the annual Dodge County Antique Power Show in Burnett Corners Wisconsin. We witness the gigantic and powerful engines of old – steam engines, antique tractors and gas engines – plowing, threshing, powering sawmills. Some “battle for best” in antique tractor pulls; there is a flea market and craft show, farm toy collection, pedal pull, school house display and great food.

For 47 years this Dodge County Wisconsin Show has attracted antique
tractors and each has its own story. Some tractors have big names and a long history; this story is about a little tractor with a huge following. It’s also about the Economy/Power King Reunion at the Show. This reunion is about more than tractors, it’s more like a family reunion.

James E. Turner Sr started his career in 1929 at Allis Chalmers and soon went to work at Pioneer Manufacturing in West Allis WI. It was a company owned by Harry Welbourne. They made portable milking machines and 2 wheeled walk behind tractors. While there Jim met and married his life partner Dorothy Welbourne, daughter of the owner. Jim left Pioneer to design and manufacture a 4 wheel tractor but was interrupted by WW II. He went into the service and Dorothy saved their money so that when the war was over they could start their own company.

Almost 70 years ago, in 1946, James E. Turner Sr. and his partner
Dorothy Welbourne Turner started Engineering Products Company to build garden tractors. And so it began with the belief that they should “Give the customers a lot for their money”. The first tractor was called an Economy and it was a chain steer. The first employee hired at Engineering Products was Marion Hazelberg, a veteran. Jim was proud to hire veterans. People hired often worked most of their careers at this little company. Their children worked
there too.

In the first model year, 23 tractors were built and in the highest production year of 1979 4,438 tractors were built. During the years between 1946 and 1996 there were many models with names like Economy, Power King, Power Queen, Country Squire, Farm King and Jim Dandy. Some 66,000 tractors were built in those 50 years, not many by big company standards. You would think it was more, based on continuing interest.

In 1972, after his father passed away James E. Turner Jr. became only the second President of Engineering Products. Consistent with the family tradition Jim Jr.’s wife Jean McWhorter Turner also worked in the company. With company growth there were many physical moves from the start in Milwaukee where they spilled over onto the sidewalk to build tractors to several locations in Waukesha. In the 1980s Jim Turner Jr. built a huge building on the west side of Waukesha, but its purpose was still to build this small and mighty garden tractor.

During its history, tractors were sold factory direct, through dealers and then through manufacturer representatives. In the mid-1970s employee Dan Boehmke located the first tractor ever built. It was still owned by the man who bought it in 1946. Thus #1 was bought back and restored to use in promotions. At dealer meetings and lawn and garden expositions it was fun to get your picture taken on #1. Many stories are shared about the tractors that are not just for show and fun, but are working every day. It speaks volumes about loyalty and the reliability of this mighty garden tractor.

John Welbourne Jean Turner  Pete Welbourne  at Reunion    2015

The Economy/ Power King Reunion is held at the Dodge County Show for two reasons. First, in 1990 the Turners sold Engineering Products and it became Power King Products Company, a Division of Support Services International and it moved to Beaver Dam WI. They built the tractors there until 1996 when the 50 year era ended. Next the puzzle of where #1 had gone persisted until 2008 when Dan Moss of Watertown WI found it and bought it. He showed it at The Dodge County Antique Power Show that year and the Economy/Power King Reunion idea was spawned. The first Economy/ Power King Reunion was in 2009 and it has been growing every year.

Today there are almost 4,000 people on a Yahoo internet group that
share pictures, information and stories about their beloved Economy/Power King tractors. Many come to the annual Economy/ Power King Reunion at the Dodge County Show and bring their restored or natural looking tractors and visit with others. We see Turners, Welbournes, Hazelbergs, former employees, vendors, pick up and, delivery drivers, former owners, new owners and we learn something from each other every year. Sometimes we are able to display #1 so people can get their picture taken with it just like in the old days.

Our Reunion is a great experience and now the Dodge County Antique
Power Club allows us to use a building that we call the Economy/Power King World Headquarters. We hope to continue the tradition for a long time.

Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1
Dan Boehmke and Dan Moss with 1

DCAPC History


by Jim Richardson

Dodge County Antique Power Club, Inc.
Articles of Incorporation

(As amended 14th of November, 1982)

Executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a Wisconsin corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin statutes, WITHOUT STOCK AND NOT FOR PROFIT.

Article 1. The name of the corporation is Dodge County Antique And Power Show, Inc.

Article 2. The period of existence shall be perpetual.

Article 3. The purposes shall be (Amended November 14, 1982)This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). And to further establish an organization of people interested in antique and historical engines, machines, vehicles, and tools, to provide the means of exchanging knowledge relating to their purpose and operation, to promote the collection of documents pertaining to their origin and history to arouse and encourage maximum interest in the events concerning their contribution to society. To take option, lease, or otherwise acquire any lands, buildings, easements, or property, real or personal, or to borrow money deemed necessary to fulfill the purpose of the corporation for which security will be given.

Article 4. Location of the principal office shall be in the city of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI.

Article 5. Name of the initial registered agent Jack G. Rhodes.

Article 6. Address of the initial registered agent 723 Lake Shore Drive, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Article 7. The number of directors may be fixed by by-law but shall be not less than three.

Article 8. The number of directors constituting the initial board shall be 7.

Article 9. Names and addresses of the initial directors:

Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Oscar Frank 116 Center Street Fox Lake, WI 53933
Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Lee Wanie 212 Lake Street Horicon, WI 53032
Robert Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Carl W. Messer R.R.#1 Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Donald Frank R.R.#1 Fox Lake, WI 53933

Article 10. (Membership Provisions) The members of this corporation shall consist of the persons hereinafter named as incorporators. New members shall be admitted upon payment of dues and compliance with requirements of membership set forth in the by-laws.

Article 11. (Other provisions)(Added June 6, 1982)
(1) No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officer, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered.

(2) No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

(3) In the event of dissolution, any remaining assets shall be distributed to organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Article 12. These articles may be amended in the manner authorized by law at the time of amendment.

Article 13. The name and address of incorporator (or incorporators) are:

Wilbur Lanzendorf 508 North Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Jack G. Rhodes 723 Lakeshore Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Robert Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Donald Frank R. R. #1 Fox Lake, WI 53933
Executed in duplicate on the 12th day of August A.D. 1969 (also see amendment dates).

Photo Gallery

Oil Pull
Three Advance Rumley tractors we hope to see at our show next year, owned by Aaron Schmidt.
Harlow Stork drives his Allis Chalmers WD pulling an Allis Chalmers Roto Baler behind Sara Brown who is driving her father’s (Jim Zahn) Farmall M pulling an IHC 75P chopper. The event took place on Sunday, August 23, when a group of tractor enthusiasts joined the ride/drive from Burnett, WI to Sun Prairie to celebrate Farm Technology Days 2015.