The 1934 WLS Family Album:

Jim Poole, Market Reporter

A great many people have wanted to have a new picture of Jim Poole, who seems to almost jump right through the loud speaker when he says, "Chicago Live Stock Exchange, broadcasting from the Union Stock Yards, Chicago."

Jim has been a stock reporter at the Chicago stock yards for somany years that nobody remembers just how long. He has seen the market hit the top and the bottom, and has a personal acquaintance with thousands of livestock shippers throughout the country.

The picture at the right was taken in November, 1933, while Jimwas making his daily rounds, looking over the livestock receipts for the day.

A lot of people enjoy listening to Jim Poole's livestock markets eho don't know much of anything about the market, except they enjoy his picturesque language.

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