COMMODITIES: Life in a Grain Elevator

To most people, life in a grain elevator might seem a dusty, monotonous existence with little or no future at all. But Houston's William Fellrath made a career of it. He joined the city's grain elevator as assistant superintendent when it started operations in 1926, became the $9,000-3-year elevator superintendent in 1941. In Washington last week, the Senate Agriculture Committee heard just how good life in a grain elevator can be.

In two years, testified an Agriculture Department investigator, Fellrath had collected $100,000 from Fort Worth's Transit Grain Co. for blending about a million bushels of cheap Canadian wheat, officially...

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