Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association / Proceedings of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association forty-fourth annual convention November 13, 14, 1935 assembled in the City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Address of welcome, pp. -14 PDF (394.8 KB)
Kopitzke, L. E.
Response, pp. 14-15 PDF (453.2 KB)
14 WISCONSIN CHEESE MAKERS' ASSOCIATION It is a true saying that if you start your labors with the Lord all will be well, and that is what you have done, and it pleases me that yvou did It in that way. I further want to congratulate you for having this convention and having a, large number of people in our city, but I don't see them in the hall where they should be, at least at this time. I understood that this convention was to start at 9:30 this morning. It is way past that time but I am going to offer several excuses. Your trains may have been late; your automobiles may have been broken on your way down, or some of you may have over-slept this morning. I understand some of you already were In our city last evening. And then, of course, when you are in a city like Fond du Lao-hospitable, courteous and friendly towards every one who comes here, I take it that those things can all happen, especially one can oversleep the next morning after he has been here the night before. I want to assure you that the people in our city will most heartily welcome you and offer you every courtesy that anyone could offer you. We are happy to have you with us. The city is yours, so far as It behooves good citizens to be in our midst, and I take it for granted that every cheese maker and every friend that the cheese maker has, It may be his wife or it may be his friend, will be welcome in our city. We want you to have a good time; we want you to further the inter- ests of your association and we want you to take away with you a kindly spot in your heart for the city of Fond du Lac. I don't want to take up very much of your time. I know that you have other speakers on the program, especially one that is going to talk to yop about the food value of. whey, and I will back him up on that because I can tell you this, when I was a young lad I drank whey myself. I worked on the farm and at that time I happened to be a little bashful and didn't eat all I wanted to eat or could eat at the table, so I went to the cheese factory and ate cheese and drank sweet whey. So you see I lived up to now. I think It is the sweet whey that did it. When a map gets to the age I am now, then he doesn't think as much of the whey any more, and the cheese makers all know that he needs something different than whey. Once more I want to extend to you the sincere greetings and heartiest welcome of the city of Fond du Lac. THE PRESIDENT: I certainly can vouch for what Mr. Rosenthal has told us because the city of Fond du Lac certainly has been courteous to us, and I certainly am well satisfied with the way we have been treated here since we started this convention. We will next have the response by our vice president, Mr. Kopitzke. I don't think this man needs any introduction, because everyone knows Leonard, and I take great pleasure in having Leonard give the response this morning. RESPONSE By L. E Koprmz, Vice President Mr. President, Mayor Rosenthal and friends: In behalf of the As- sociation, I wish to thank Mayor Rosenthal who has so heartily
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