HUSBANDRY: At Palmer's

At Frank W. Palmer's place near Norton, Kan. last week, beneath the creak and jingle of harness and the wooden noises of wagons you could hear the bang and rattle of hard corn ears hitting against wagon boards as 13 strapping farmers set out to see who was the best cornhusker in the U. S. Drought had made Palmer's stand of corn sparse for a husking bee- barely 60 bu. to the acre-and caramel-colored dust rose from underfoot to get in your nose, but there were not many weeds and that makes for fast...

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