Country: Whooos and Foghorns

Spivey's Corner (pop. 100), North Carolina, had its big day in history last week. It was there that once and for all they drew the line between hollering and hollerin', in the goldarnedest contest that the village had seen since Dewey Jackson won half a ton of fertilizer for hog calling in 1942.

Hollering is making noise. Hollerin' involves a lot more than that. Jackson, now 76, and the community's reigning basso profundo, gave the final proof. Hitching up his overalls before a crowd of 5,000, he launched into a lusty, ear-piercing "whooo,"...

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