Dominy, James F 1975-06-10

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James Dominy recalls his education at Texas Tech and his work with the Soil Conservation Service from 1935 to 1965.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James F. Dominy

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Date: June 10, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Entered Texas Tech in 1928, Brought own cows, Remembers Frazier Kemp and Earl Collins, Problems with bringing cows to Lubbock, Discussion of Dairy Industry Department, Effect of Depression, Worked in a boarding house, Clothes and lifestyle during Depression, Entertainment described, John Philip Sousa band recalled, Work after graduation in 1932, Hired as trainee in Soil Conservation, Service in February, 1935, Promoted to junior agronomist, Positions and locations listed, Innovations listed, Range station near Abilene, Root plowing explained

Tape 1, Side 2: People who own small tracts of land, Establishment of Agri-Business and Company, Inc., upon retirement from SCS in 1965, Work since his retirement, More awareness of problems with retail businesses, People in agriculture listed, H. C. Stanley, retired county agricultural agent, Dr. Francis Churchill, Keith Justice at Abilene Christian College, John Matthews, rancher, Billy Bob Toombs, farmer at Merkel, Joe Ed McDuff, county commissioner, Dean W. L. Stangel's conviction that feedlots should be built on South Plains, Change that mechanization had brought, Family mentioned, Tech classmates named, Livestock judging teams of junior and senior years remembered

Range Dates: 1925-1975

Bulk Dates: 1925-1965

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