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An eight-member, broadly based 'International J. I. Case Heritage Steering Committee' was established at a gathering of about 60 Case supporters from the United States and Canada during the Western Minnesota Threshers' Reunion at Rollag over the labor Day weekend.
Jim Briden, a leading light at the annual Rollag show and a resident of Fargo, North Dakota, chaired the meeting and heads the committee. His address is RR 6, Box 13, Fargo 58103.
Other members of the committee include Otis Astle, 101 Street Rd., Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363; W. C. 'Chady' Atteberry, 131 Robin Rd., Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631; Jack Beamish, Hamiota, Manitoba ROM OTO, Canada; Kevin Anderson, Box 32, Andover, South Dakota 57422; Thomas G. Lee, Route 3, Box 61, Calhoun, Kentucky 74058; Kenneth Kelley, Route 1, Box 211, Pawnee, Oklahoma 74058; and George W. Hedtke, Box 26, Davis Junction, Illinois 61020.
At Rollag, the group designated the 1987 Oklahoma Steam and Gas Threshermen's Association show at Pawnee on May 1-3 as the First International J. I. Case Heritage Exposition. The committee intends to use the Oklahoma event as a gathering point for Case heritage supporters from all over the United States and Canada to plan future expositions and other activities related to strengthening and extending the Case heritage movement.
'We want this to be a broad-based, expanding, first-rate effort to support a heritage that's close to the hearts of all of us,' Briden stated. 'Persons in every nook and cranny of the United States and Canada who have admiration for the historically significant legacy left to us by J. I. Case and the Company he founded are welcome to meet with us in Pawnee next May and help us map plans for a future of first class Case Heritage Expositions and other worthwhile programs.
'We hope people from other countries will attend the 1987 exposition,' Briden continued, 'because we think the Case Heritage movement is worldwide. We invite worldwide participation.'
Persons interested in attending future meetings or participating in activities planned by the International J. I. Case Heritage Steering Committee should contact Chairman Briden or a committee member in their region. The group plans to issue its first newsletter in the near future.