FARMERS: Muck Queen

For the past six years the farmers of northern Indiana have met to display the democratic vegetables that grow so lushly on their rich and mucky fields. Last week more than 8,000 people crowded into North Judson, Ind. (pop. 1,348), some to look at the best small crops raised in their 17 neighboring counties, others to watch a willowy high school graduate, dark Evelyn Edwards, 17, modestly mount a throne on spinach, onions, celery, lettuce, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage, peas & beets to be proclaimed the first "Queen of the Muck Crop* Show."


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