Kirby, Jerome 1983-07-22

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Jerome Kirby, attorney for the Weather Modification Committees, discusses Weather Modification programs in West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jerome Kirby

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 22, 1983

Location: Littlefield, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Attorney for the Weather Modification Committees, Hail suppression case, Successful defeat of injunction, Dry land versus irrigation, Economic effect of hail on farmers, Citizens for National Weather Incorporated, Ross Lumson, Claunch family, Hail suppression techniques, Radar, Silver iodide.

Tape 1, Side 2: Controversy over effectiveness, Statewide weather modification, Hearings, Effect on rainfall, Community reaction to modification, Threats, Hail suppression groups, Plainview, Frank Moore, Separation from Littlefield, Future of Weather Modification, Eventual acceptance, Experimental status, Support for hail suppression, Billy Clayton.

Range Dates: 1951-1960

Bulk Dates: 1951-1960

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