Business: Cattlewoman Truskett

Elsie Pearl Truskett, 39, keeps 700 sheep and 500 cattle on a large farm just outside of Kansas City, Mo. Said she bitterly last week: "I have the largest following of any woman dealer in Kansas City. I am known to cattlemen all over the state, but am frozen out of business here."

For seven years Cattlewoman Truskett has tried to achieve a membership in the Kansas City Livestock Exchange. Refused again & again, she alleges the reason to be that she is a woman and complains that exchange members have secretly forced cattle shippers to stop selling through her. She traded...

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