The big ear contest sponsored by MFA Seed Division was won on the local level by Bernard Krupleman. His entry was an ear of MFA 118 that weighed one and one-half pounds. It was 12 inches long and shelled out 15 3/4 ounces of shelled corn. Second prize was won by Edward Cordes, Rothville. His entry also MFA 118 measured 12 1/2 inches and shelled out 12 3/4 ounces of shelled corn. First prize was one bushel of MFA seed corn, and second prize was one-half bushel of MFA seed corn, winners choice of grade and number.