A quick post: My earlier attempt at growing corn and pole beans together ended poorly... don't grow an early variety of corn with your pole beans, especially if you ultimately have a mild Summer. My corn grew stunted (poor soil), and died early, leaving my beans with little support for the rest of the year. However, I planted a second round, and they took together nicely. Here's a pic:
And, a closeup of the crop:
Very exciting stuff!