Following the Huskers...
|Every fall WLS
listeners look forward to the broadcasts of the State and National Corn-Husking
Contests, the greatest agricultural sporting events in the world. WLS and Prairie
Farmer are always on the job to bring the story to you. At the right is Ray Snyder
of Marshall-Putnam County, Illinois, a promising youngster fighting his way toward
||On the left is
an airplane picture showing part of the 30,000 people and the thousands of automobiles
at the 1931 state contest in Piatt County, Illinois. WLS broadcast a special program
for this crowd.
|On the right,
Editor Clifford V. Gregory of Prairie Farmer introduces Robert Kitchel, Indiana
State Champion, 1931, before a WLS microphone. The 1931 National contest was watched
by 60,000 people.
|| Orville Welch
(left) of Piatt County, Illinois, new National Champion husker.
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