Aycock, Joe 1971-08-31

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On Tape 1, Joe Aycock reviews his varied business efforts in West Texas, his work with the Rotary Club and the economic struggles of the Depression. He summarizes the content of his extensive tape collection in Tape 2.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Joe Aycock

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Date: August 31, 1971

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Born in Sulfer Springs in 1910, Parents' backgrounds given, Lived in Farmersville, Wolfe City, and Munday, Recalls Depression and economic struggles, Began grocery business in 1935, Wife's background related, Volume flour sales discussed, Cites business ventures in Menard, Opened locker plant in 1937, Moved to San Angelo in 1959, Rotary Club activities traced, President of Menard club--1946, San Angelo--District Governor in 1969, Four-Way test creed revealed, Attended Lake Placid, New York, District Governors', Meeting, Mentions other interests and hobbies

Tape 1, Side 2: Reminisces about acquaintance with Ernie Coy, University of Texas coaches and players named, Recalls economic struggle as a UT student, 1859 land grand explained, Cattle industry experiences, Remembers 1951 drought and resulting lamb sale, Depression cattle program examined, Menard: economic and social aspects studied, Integration of meat markets with grocery stores, Southwest Hardware Implement Association discussed, Serves on Board of Directors as President

Tape 2, Side 1: Description of tape collection, Family tapes mentioned, Has several celebrities' speeches, Family historical material related

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1910-1969

Bulk Dates: 1910-1969

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