Animals: Pure Filet Mignon

Thirty-eight years ago a shy young Creston, Ill. farmer named Stanley R. Pierce took his 1,43O-lb. Aberdeen-Angus steer, Advance, 72 miles to Chicago, to the first International Live Stock Exposition. Advance won the title of Grand Champion Steer. As this year's gaily bedecked, heavily disinfected show opened last week in the brick-&-cement International Amphitheatre at Chicago's Union Stock Yards, Farmer Pierce was again on hand. Watching his best beef cattle collect only three prizes (a 4th, a 5th, a 13th), he mused sadly that Advance had won in "an easy walkaway"...

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