Anderson, Don 1973-11-19

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Don Anderson discusses his background and association with the cotton industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Don Anderson

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Date: November 19, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Discusses background, Born in Dawson County, October 7, 1923, In 1940 moved to MacAdoo, Texas, Father's work in implement business described, Talks about college career, Scholarship in football sent him to West Texas State in 1942, Transferred to Texas Tech in 1943 on another football scholarship, Entered navy as a cadet in flight school, In January, 1946 returned to Texas Tech to finish schooling, During school taught flying as part-time instructor, Worked for West Tex Aircraft Company, In 1949 began cotton farming, Comments on experiences with irrigation, Expansion of business interests noted, Started seed company, Recalls boll weevil invasion in 1960, Chairman of committee which set up control program for area, Explains development of central ginning concept at Crosbyton, Lists influential leaders of concept

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion on central ginning operation, Problems revealed, Enumerates important breakthroughs in technology for ginning, Speculates on central ginning process expansion, Broadcast cotton evaluated, Comments on his association with the Ex-students Association at Texas Tech, Was president of the Association in 1956, Information about Feather Fabrics given, Encourages foreign capital in area

Range Dates: 1923-1973

Bulk Dates: 1923-1960

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