Formby, Marshall 1975-05-31

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Mr. Formby, the district governor of the Rotary Club and resident of Plainview, Texas, speaks to the Muleshoe, Texas Rotary Club about the Club’s future responsibilities to America.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Marshall Formby

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Date: May 31, 1975

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Lived on experiment station, Graduated from Texas Tech in 1932, Work on Toreador, Tech newspaper, Cecil Horne remembered, Coach Pete Cawthon characterized, Controversy over alleged teaching of atheism at Tech in 1931-32, Dr. John C. Granbery characterized, Jack Boyd remembered, Toreador recalled, Scarlet Scavenger, April Fool's magazine, recalled, Dr. Paul Horn's death in office, Relationship with students, Cigarette ads in Toreador, Disliked by Dr. James M. Gordon, Contrast between past and present campus newspapers

Tape 1, Side 2: Freshman picnic at Silver Falls remembered, Work with Lubbock Avalanche, Charlie Guy remembered, Differences in student body now and then described as minimal, Costs of room and board, Faculty listed, Facilities at Tech described as adequate, Changes he would have made in personal education, Straw vote for president in 1932, Attitude on 18-year-old's getting to vote, Freshman hazing

Range Dates: 1928-1932

Bulk Dates: 1928-1932

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