Forkner, Roy Sr 1974-01-19

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Mr. Forkner,. Manager of the Canyon Cotton Company, discusses many facets of the cotton industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Roy Forkner, Sr.

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Date: January 19, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives brief background information, Born in Leon, Oklahoma, in 1914, College career at Texas Tech described, Took adult specialty courses in advertising, Discusses his jobs in advertising, J. A. Goodwin, father-in-law, encouraged him to enter cotton industry in 1941, Talks about financing of gin, Comments on Plains Cotton Ginner's Association, Cooperative ginning scrutinized, Describes attitudes toward central ginning, Cotton Producers Institute research at Texas Tech noted, Lists problems of Plains Cotton Ginner's Association

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues with problems encountered by Plains ginners, Discrimination against Plains cotton solved, Found one variety that works well for his area, Recalls beginnings of contracting cotton, Outstanding leaders in South Plains cotton development remembered, Explains about Delta Pine Land Company, Enumerates problems of Bracero program, Open-end spinning liked, Encourages foreign capital, Description of needs of textile mill given, National Cotton Council discussed, Thinks gin labor most critical problem in industry

Range Dates: 1914-1941

Bulk Dates: 1914-1941

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