RECOVERY: Ghost's Curse

George Leonard Berry got off to a slow start in life. Tennessee-born son of a Civil War captain, he was orphaned at 7, knocked about as odd-job boy and printer's helper until he was 21, never got to college. He was a Spanish War private, a World War major of engineers, helped organize the American Legion. At 53 he is not only the Southeast's biggest farmer (30,000 acres) but also, since 1907, president of the International Pressmen and Assistants Union and founder-owner of the nation's biggest color label-printing plant, at Rogersville, Tenn.

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