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"A" award ceremony script : Lakeside Packing Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin : broadcast over Station WOMT, August 14, 1944

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"A" award ceremony script : Lakeside Packing Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin : broadcast over Station WOMT, August 14, 1944
Manitowoc, WisconsinAugust 1944

During World War II Lakeside Packing Company provided canned vegetables for the armed forces, delivering up to 60% of its 1942 and 1943 production to the Quartermaster Corps for shipment overseas. The company had plants in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Amery, Wisconsin and in Plainview, Minnesota. In 1944 the War Food Administration presented its "A" award for outstanding achievement in quality food production to the Manitowoc and Sheboygan plants. The "A" award ceremony was held on a Monday evening, August 14, 1944 outdoors at the Manitowoc plant at the east end of Franklin Street. The ceremony was broadcast over Manitowoc radio station WOMT with County Judge Jerome Ledvina presiding as master of ceremonies. This 8.5" x 14" nine-page script is Judge Ledvina's copy of the complete text for the broadcast, including remarks by Major O. F. Hilker representing the U.S. Army's Chicago Quartermaster Depot, Ben E. Fillis Jr. representing the War Food Administration, Charles Schultz representing the Lakeside Packing Company employees, and Lakeside president Harry Wedertz.

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"A" award ceremony script: Lakeside Packing Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin: broadcast over Station WOMT: August 14, 1944, pp. [1]-9


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