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PITZER, Lawrence

LAWRENCE PITZER -- Corn Husker Champ

Source: The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida) - Saturday 4 November 1939 p 2

Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 4 - Lawrence (Slim) Pitzer, Attica, Ind., felt all along this was his year to win the national cornhusking contest - and he was right. Pitzer walked away with the title by outhusking 20 other contestants from 11 states in agriculture's biggest sports classic. Officials estimated 112,000 watched the event. He had a net of 28.39 bushels of corn for the 80-minute contest. The second place man, Richard Huth, Minnesota state champion, husked 27.3 bushels.

Wow, way too cool Ginny A - thanks muches for this one - kz
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