Corn Contest Interest at “Fever Heat”

Corn Contest Interest At “Fever Heat”
Interest in the Richland county five acre yellow corn contest “is at fever heat,” County Agent David R. Hopkins said yesterday.
He said that the first day day after official announcement had been mailed to the farmer in the county a total of eight entries had been received at the county agent’s office. The eight “early birds” were: W O Burkett, Hopkins: G P Monroe, Blaney; Zack Shiver, Gasden; E B Revere, Lykesland; Negro Boys Reformatory, Route 2, Columbia; A C Addison, Eastover; C M Haithcock, Eastover and Jack Reese, Congaree.
Mr. Hopkins said that the provisions requiring that the contestants use yellow corn this year were being accepted with enthusiasm.
“Many are predicting that if the Merchants association continues to sponsor a corn contest, Richland county will soon become know as a yellow corn producing area. It is said that on those farm yards where the new has leaked out, all the mules, pigs, cows and chicken are celebration with loud hee-haws and cackles.”
Corn Contest Interest at Fever Heat
February 6, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 9

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