National Geographic : 1945 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine iI ,. 4 John Gaither Roberts from IEuropean Red Ears Form a Cross Blessing the Corn Harvest Hung from Tyrolese Eaves Having no corncrib, the Austrian farmer decorates his home with the granary's gold. Ears are tied tip down to shed water. They are safe from rats, but a hen perching on the transom is tempted. Her law-abiding friends wait by the door for a handout. It is early winter; by spring the corn will be consumed.