Sport: Finest Furrows

In the smoky haze of a September afternoon, fortnight ago, more than 10,000 people tramped over Martin Fry's Illinois farm to see who could turn soil the straightest and best in the great Wheatland Plowing Match, oldest of its kind in the U. S. For 58 years farmers have thus competed on the prairies west of Chicago, and in those years many a husky young hand has geed and hawed his team down furrows to fame.

This year all eyes were on Carl Shoger from nearby Plainfield as he jauntily bounced along on the seat...