Kentucky, February, 1943
Luke Glass, (left) of Lyon County, Kentucky, State Champion in the 11th National DeKalb hybrid corn growing contest, compares trophies with Luther Cox, National Champion of Kellerton, Iowa, and Mrs. Violet Weeks, National Women's Champion of Silver Lakes, Indiana. The trophies, awarded for raising high yields of hybrid corn, were given Cox for a yield pf 156.64 bushels an acre; Glass for 116.57 bushels; Mrs. Weeks, a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps., WACCS and now in active army service, raised 141.35 bushels per acre. The corn growing contest is sponsored by the DeKalb Agricultural Association.
Transcriber's Note: Luther Cox won first prize in the corn-growing championship of Iowa, sponsored by DeKalb Hybrid Corn, in 1940. Cox won a trophy for an average yield of 156.6 bushels per acre, a winning yield that was five times higher than the average 1939 yield. There were 10,000 farmers entered into the contest. ~ History of Kellerton
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2017