Polk County

 
Beverly Roberts

 

 

You're elected, SPAR Beverly Roberts, Des Moines, tells this gobbler. His 24 pounds qualify him for "admission" to the Thanksgiving dinner with the SPARS in Philadelphia, Penn., will enjoy come Thursday. SPAR Roberts made a trip to turkey farm to select the lucky (?) birds. Thanksgiving day is also the SPARS second anniversary. -- From Coast Guard

Source: The Des Moines Register, November 19, 1944 (Photo included)