Baggerly, H M 1984-10-04

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H. M. Baggerly further discusses his journalism career in Tulia, Texas, and adds more comments on state and national politics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H. M. Baggerly

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Date: October 4, 1984

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, b: Plainview, Texas 1915, Parents, To Happy, Texas, Immigrant transport, First night in Happy, Education, College, 1930s, Teaching job in Tulia, Texas, Naval service, World War II, Return to teaching, Tulia High School, Tulia Herald, Filling in for two weeks, Part time news editor, Purchase of paper, Problems, Return to teaching, Tulia Herald (again), New partner creates problems, Sale of paper, Baggarly returns to paper, November, 1950, Duane Davis, Advertising manager, Firing, Selling out, 1979, Reasons, Sale deal, Writing column (again)

Tape 1, Side 2: Writing column (continued), Community involvement, Church, Committees, Writing column (again), Role of a community newspaper, Problems with Tulia City government, Canadian River Water project, Street light on Highway 86, Electrical power, Tulia Herald calls for City Manager, Paved streets, 1950s, Sewage and water facilities, Stifling rumors, Politics, 1960 election, Elections in general, Power plant, Fuel cost, Dealing with controversy, Newspaper column (again), School Newspaper, School superintendent, Column, Column subjects, Politics, Harry Truman and McArthur Presidential campaign, 1950,

Tape 2, Side 1: Presidential election (continued), Books about Baggarly, Politics as focus of column, Changes in readership, Yarborough vs. Shivers, 1954, Port Arthur, Effect of advertising on journalism, Appeal of local issues, Challenges to column, Moving Highway 87, Dismissal of High School, Principal, School board politics, Nuclear waste controversy, Political astuteness of Plains agriculturalists

Tape 2, Side 2: Political astuteness (continued), Hail suppression, Opposition, Baggarly's stand, Defeat of program, Changes in agriculture since 1950, Water depletion, Prices, Declining farm population, Wheat Growers Association, Golden Acres, Relationship with cattlemen, Involvement in radio and television, Musical performance, Newscasts, Commentaries, Political programs, Characteristics of a small town editor

Range Dates: 1915-1984

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1984

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