Stockton, T W Jr 1974-01-21

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T. W. Stockton, President of American Cotton Growers, discusses the technical and financial background of the centralized cotton blending gin in Crosbyton.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: T.W. Stockton Jr.

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 21, 1974

Location: Crosbyton, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data given, Comments on mechanization and braceros, Outlines origins of centralized ginning concept, Mentions experiments by Plains Marketing Association, Compliments Don Davis and Plains Cotton Cooperative, Gives history of Wink, McAdoo and Crosbyton, Texas, cooperative merger decision, Explains seasonal pool for marketing and procession cotton, Stresses blending with a universal density bale, Discusses cotton harvesting-collection, ginning and labor, Mentions Ginning Laboratory as a testing agency, Explains name of American Cotton Growers, a cooperative, Details payment method, Talks about picking and seed selection, Lists major changes represented in gin, Recalls visitors to gin, Gives opinion of Japanese textile mills in West Texas, Mentions Texas Tech Textile Research Center, Projects for the future.

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues discussion of expansion, Says that Plains Cotton Cooperative now markets cotton, Discusses air pollution control, Recalls rationale for location in Crosbyton, Explores employee satisfaction.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: ?-1974

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