Baggerly, H M 1976-01-17

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In Tape 1, Mr. H. M. Baggerly, former editor of the Tulia Herald, speaks of his experiences in teaching school and in editing newspapers in the Tulia, Texas area. In Tape 2 he discusses national politics and political figures. In Tape 3 he discusses his newspaper work and Texas politics

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H. M. Baggerly

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 17, 1976

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: Joanna Shurbet

Length: 3 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents to Happy, Texas, Wayland College, Happy High School, Happy, Transportation, Business, Saturday crowds, Father, Plains Lumber and Grain Company, Education, Happy High School, Graduation (1931), Hardin-Simmons College (1933), West Texas State University, Graduation (1938), Desire to teach school, Tulia, Texas, schools, Evaluation, W. H. Younger, Jr., superintendent, Tulia citizens, Conservative attitudes, Interstate Highway 27, I. H. Turney, Tulia superintendent, Teaching career, Naval service (1943-1946), Aid to Admiral Chester Nimitz, Recollections of war

Tape 1, Side 2: Recollections of war (continued), General Douglas MacArthur, Service in Philippines, Discharge (Spring, 1946), Newspapers merged, Happy and Tulia, Half-interest bought, Editor (began 1950), Purchase of newspaper, Journalism training, Offered position with Lyndon Johnson, Theory of journalism, Personal column, "The Country Editor", "Thoughts for Thursday", Staff limited, Technical advancements, Long-range plans for newspaper, Civic improvements

Tape 2, Side 1: Offered position with Lyndon Johnson, Rejection, John Connally, Aspirations, Presidential race (1976), Ted Kennedy, Violence, J. Evetts Haley, John F. Kennedy, Assassination, Theories, Radio news broadcaster, Lyndon B. Johnson, McCarthy era, Tulia, Texas, Party system, Lyndon B. Johnson, Presidential term

Tape 2, Side 2: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Resignation speech, Pardon, Governor Allan Shivers, Texas politics, Parties, Conservatism, Rivalry, Special interest groups, John Connally, Party switch, Newspapers, Competition, Success, J. Evetts Haley, George Mahon, United States foreign policy, Farmers, Voting patterns, Energy crisis, United States domestic policy, Social security

Tape 3, Side 1: Inflation, Republican theory, Democratic theory, H. M. Baggerly, Texas politics, Liberalism, Accomplishments, Tulia Herald, Columns, Anecdotes, Advertising, Issues, Teachers, Tulia Herald, Circulation, Editorials, Subscribers, Washington, D. C., Dr. Byron Abernethy, Newspaper scandal

Tape 3, Side 2: Tulia Herald, Community service, Knights of Columbus, Oath, Religion, Effect on politics, Anti-Catholic sentiment, H. M. Baggerly, Ideals, Profanity, Economy, War-time, Post-war depressions, Patricia Hearst, Kidnapping

Range Dates: 1931-1976

Bulk Dates: 1931-1976

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