Brown, Tom 1969-04-18

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Tom Brown discusses cotton and the role of the compress business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tom Brown

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Date: April 18, 1969

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy II

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Cotton business, How entered, Move to West Texas, Father's farm, Irrigation, Compress business, Reasons for entering, Difference between gin and compress, Functions of a compress, Strike, Government participation, Movement of cotton growing areas, Cotton Research, Lint, Listing of cotton organizations, Differences between Southern and Southwestern-grown cotton, Uniformity, Concern with cotton situation, Future of industry, Attraction for young man, Multiplicity of cotton organization and processes, Broadcast cotton, Effects of technology, Government programs, Farmers Coop-compress age, Gin-compress ration, Location of compresses, Establishment, Other possible interviewees

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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