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 the championship. Ray Snyder

Crowd in Piatt County 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. Clifford B. Gregory and Robert Kitchel

Orville Welch Orville Welch (left) of Piatt County, Illinois, new National Champion husker.

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