Turner Mayfield wins 1952 woodchopping championship
DeKalb County Third in Farm Sports Show URBANA, HI. — (AP)— The 13th annual Illinois Farm Sports festival festival champion is Sangamon county. Entrants from the winning county county ran up a total of 5,300 points in contests ranging from softball to hog calling to defeat defending champion Will county by 885 points. Will county had 4,415 points. DeKalb county was third with 3.495, St. Clair fourth with 2,865 and Vermilion fifth with 2,745. Some 3.000 rural residents par ticipated in Friday's festival sponsored sponsored by the University of Illinois, the Illinois Agricultural associa tion, the county Farm and Home Bureaus and other cooperating ganizations. Knox county men won one of the big events, the tug of war. Fulton county was second, McHenry third and Pike fourth. Gale Yocum, a Quincy farmer. won his fourth straight hog calling championship. Walter Reick of Berlin was second and Hubert Myers of Catlin, third. The woodchopping championship cnt to Turner Mayfield, a 34-year- 34-year- 34-year- 34-year- old farmer from Clayton, in Adams county It was Mayfield's sixth woodchopping title. Granville Hod-son Hod-son Hod-son of Lake wood, Shelby county, was second, and Delbert McKinney of Effingham, third. St. Clair county won the county division of the softball nament; Vermilion county woi division for those over 35; Perry county took the rural youth cr Mason county won the girls' 4-H; 4-H; 4-H; Henry the boys' 4-H; 4-H; 4-H; Vermilion the county league and Will the open class girls championship.