Springer, Burl 1975-05-16

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Burl Springer, Executive Vice-President of Southwestern Public Service, talks about his years as a student at Texas Tech (where he played in the band) and his current position at SPS.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Burl Springer

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 16, 1975

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Work with Southwestern Public Service, Personal background, Parents named, Reasons for attending Texas Tech in 1938, Chose engineering as a major, Tech’s Cotton Bowl game (1939), Social life, Belonged to College Club, Attended football games, Played in band, D. O. Wiley, Tech band director, characterized, Football rivalry with Hardin-Simmons University, Pete Cawthon characterized, Coached opportunist football, Elmer Tarbox characterized, Termination of Pete Cawthon remembered.

Tape 1, Side 2: Graduated in 1943, Served in World War II, Decision to live in Amarillo and work for Southwestern Public Service, Friendliness in Amarillo, Work with Southwestern Public Service, Was promoted through ranks, Area of service, First company to fulfill conditions of Securities and Exchange Act (1935), Mystique associated with Plant X, Admiration for Texas Tech.

Range Dates: 1935-1948

Bulk Dates: 1935-1948

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