Calhoun, F F 1973-08-31

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F. F. Calhoun and John Medina outline program changes and discuss controversies and issues in the Hale County Weather modification program. Paul Leach is also present for part of the interview.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: F. F. "Flip" Calhoun

Additional Parties Recorded: John Medina

Date: August 31, 1973

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Mr. Calhoun refers to Frank Moore in guiding basic change in hail suppression program, Wanted more stable personnel, Found that own equipment would be less expensive, Lists equipment bought, Discusses Tom Anderson and Atmospherics, Inc., John Medina introduces himself, Describes background in meteorology, Most experience has been in hail suppression, Reports filed with government agencies described, Mr. Calhoun talks about need for local agency, San Angelo, Texas, cloud seeding discussed, Question of evaluation broached, Bureau of Reclamation noted, Speculation of public opinion of program, Gordon Clouse, University of Oklahoma, and 1950s hail suppression mentioned, Discuss effects of seeding, Littlefield, Texas, protest mentioned, Mr. Calhoun praises Mr. Moore and explains his retirement

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of change in leadership (continued), Lamb County program mentioned, Success of efforts noted, Return to opposition, Spread of interest in hail suppression, Mr. Medina talks about Plainview, Texas, tornado and cloud seeding, Mr. Calhoun adds comments on publicity and legal status of project, Research on tornadoes noted, Lightning suppression discussed, Mr. Calhoun expresses optimism for source of water

Range Dates: 1950-1973

Bulk Dates: 1950-1973

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