The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois 2 March 1955
the expressed Hamel Grain Co. Has Annual Meet Sales of the Hamel Cooperative Jrain Co. last year totaled $1,039,842.12, it was reported at the firm's 35th annual meeting held Tuesday evening at the parish declare if, Grain Co. last year totaled in Alhambra. The figure represented a decline of approximately $400,000. from the previous year, which was attributed to last summer's record drought. About 450 stockholders and guests attended the meeting, at which a six per cent stock totaling $3,900 was paid. In July the coopeorative will distribute a a and a a $13,000 patronage divided, it W as |oul announced at the meeting by ager Elmer Moritz emergency Frederick Heepke of Edwards- met ville was elected as a new tor. succeeding Herbert Meyer Hamel. Hilbert Brakhane, also of Hamel, was re-elected for a three- year term. Speakers included John Wunderlich, St. Louis, a feed salesman; Orville Widman, Highland, sales representative of a seed corn A R. Benson, St. Louis grain broker; and Madison County Farm Adviser Truman W. May, Edwardsville. The diversion was provided by four radio and TV entertainers from WLS, Chicago with Billy Farrell as master of ceremonies. Others in the group were Jimmy Joy, accordionist; Dolph Hewitt, hillbilly singer; and Doc Conrad, an escape artist.