AGRICULTURE: Success Story

Elton Ellison, 20, of Rails, Tex. has made the furrows of a farm look like a highway to business success. The Future Farmers of America, meeting in their Kansas City convention this week, gave young Ellison the title of "Star Farmer of America" and $500 prize money. For Farmer Ellison, recently inducted into the Army, this prize money was just another cash token of an operating success that started when he was 13. By then he had saved up enough money to buy a pig. A little later he borrowed money to finance an eight-acre cotton patch; paid off...

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