The Press: Ella Cora Hind

The Grain Exchange observed two minutes' silence. Canadian public officials spoke and many a Western wheat farmer wrote his heartfelt tribute. "One of the greatest of Canadian women," said Prime Minister Mackenzie King. These words were the last homage to Ella Cora Hind, agricultural expert of the Winnipeg Free Press, who died last week at 81, still a working newspaperwoman.

Cora Hind was known wherever wheat is grown in the Western world. Her uncanny accuracy in estimating the yield of Canada's wheatland made her final figures gospel in the world's exchanges. Once (1909) she...

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