WASHINGTON: Lettuce

Tiny Kent's greatest fame comes from lettuce. Annually it produces half of Washington's bumper crop, third largest in the U. S. Kent's 2,000 citizens annually hold a three-day Lettuce Festival, big feature of which is the mixing of the "World's Largest Salad."

Proclaimed Queen of the Lettuce Festival last week was snub-nosed Opal Sorenson, telephone company employe. Together with two giggling high-school girls, she put on bathing suit and rubber boots, climbed into a huge wooden bowl. From two nearby trucks two pretty girls chucked tons of lettuce into an ensilage cutter....

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