International Committee Established In Support of J. I. Case Heritage

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Jim Briden

204 E. Melbourne Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20901

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.

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