Calhoun, F F 1972-07-19

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F. F. Calhoun, member of the Texas Weather Modification Advisory Committee, explains the origin and operation of the hail suppression program in Hale County.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: F. F. "Flip" Calhoun

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Date: July 19, 1972

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Hail suppression in 1950s in Plainview recalled, Cloudseeding opposition characterized, Cites origin of 1970s weather modification program, Commercial cloudseeding companies mentioned, Explains Plains Weather Improvement Association's policy, Cloudseeding proposals related, Cloud physics explained and claims made

Tape 1, Side 2: Cloud physics (continued), States claims of irregular procedure on referendum, Discussion of effects of the referendum on Plainview program, Effects of weather modification program defended, Speculation on statistical evaluation, Problems of cloudseeding explored, Names various hail suppression clients, Attitude toward development of weather modification science expressed, Comments on pollution problems, Price-cost squeeze in agriculture mentioned, Soybean production praised, Expression of opinion on state-federal control and local tax base proposals

Range Dates: 1950-1972

Bulk Dates: 1950-1972

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