Bruce, Louise Evans 1976-06-01

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Louise Evans Bruce discusses Gene A. Howe, editor and publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, and her association with him.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Louise Evans Bruce

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 1, 1976

Location: Etta Lynch

Interviewer: 2 hours, 27 minutes



Tape 1, Side 1: Ties between people, Marriage, Hatred, Death, Column written by Mrs. Bruce, Very popular, Gene Howe, Philosophy about newspapers, Amarillo Globe News, Book about Mr. Howe, Ed Howe, Fascination with the name Mathile, Religious attitudes, Death, Mrs. Bruce's experience with a Federal Court, Judge Wilson, Mr. Howe, Gene Howe, Secretary, Stocks owned by Mr. Howe, Rules about making money, Genius, Ed House, Writer, Gene Howe, Reputation as an editor/publisher, Suicide, Reasons, Appearance, George Autry, Gene Howe, Physical fitness advocate, Physical health, Enlarged heart, Friends, business associates, Attitude toward Mrs. Bruce, Physical health (again), Polyp, cancer, Hypochondria, Death in 1952, Steady, hot wind

Tape 1, Side 2: Gene Howe (continued), Shyness, Mrs. Bruce's opinion of Gene Howe, Genius, Writing ability, Organizational ability, Thesis written about Gene Howe, Mrs. Bruce's physical appearance, Attractiveness, Clothing, Mr. Howe's reactions, Gene Howe, Personality, Flaws, Newspaper business, Strategies to deal with people, Mrs. Bruce, As a newspaper writer, Anecdotes about her career, Sexual discrimination, Gene Howe, Shyness (again), Pseudonym, Mrs. Bruce, Early career, Began working for Mr. Howe, Gene Howe, Shrewd business skills, Social interactions, Anecdote about a British writer, Office parties

Tape 2, Side 1: The Amarillo Globe News, KGNC radio station, 1930s depression, Soup kitchens, Christmas baskets, Regional New Deal agencies, Charitable contributions, Gene Howe, Column written by "Old Tack", Gene Howe, Philosophy of the newspaper business, Objectivity, Ability to write about anything, Pulitzer Prize won by the Globe News, Community service, Reflection on Mr. Howe, Newspaper business in Amarillo, Texas, Wes Izzard, Mental capacity, Characteristics, Abilities, Radio newscaster, Physical appearance, Gene Howe's opinion of radio and television, T. E. Johnson, Personality, Gene Howe, As a writer, Irony, E. W. Howe, father, Role of newspapers, Writing style

Tape 2, Side 2: Gene Howe (continued), Book to be written about him, Trips he made, Mrs. Howe, Social interactions, Anecdote about a plaid suit, Various contemporaries, Weimarhaner dog, Produced in Prussia, Appearance, In Amarillo, Cross-bred by Mr. Howe, Characteristics, Story about a stolen Boxer, From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Anecdote about rattlesnakes, Book to be written about Mr. Howe, Columns written by Gene Howe, Men's ability to perceive things, Death of Gene Howe, Reasons, Physical deterioration, Time of death

Tape 3, Side 1: Gene Howe, Attitude toward investigative reporters, Whittenburg family, Collaborated with Howe, Lived in a dugout, Children, Became wealthy from oil, Anecdotes about Mr. Whittenburg, Book written about family, Property owned by family, To Canyon, Texas, Dispute over Globe News ownership, Gene Howe, Attitude toward snobbishness, Don and Sybil Harrington, Owned Saturday Evening Post, Anecdote about Sybil Harrington, Accidental death of Princess (dog), Gene Howe, Death, Ed Howe, father, Influence on Gene Howe, Attitude toward old age, remembered as an editor/publisher, Newspapers, As businesses, Cooperation among news agencies, Shelby Kritzner, Ran Amarillo Globe News, Book to be written about Gene Howe, Mr. Bruce, Louise Bruce's husband

Tape 3, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930-1952

Bulk Dates: 1930-1952

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