Traylor, Idris 1974-04-02

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Idris Traylor, president of the Texas Cotton Association, discusses cotton marketing.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Idris Traylor

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 02, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Mentions is father’s cotton business, Speculates on why cotton has moved from the east to the west, Worked for Hornberg until 1946, when he went into business for himself in Ada, Oklahoma, Explains why cotton is so strong in West Texas, Discusses his beginning cotton business, Moved his business to Lubbock (1953), Comments on federal aid, Ways of buying cotton described, Explains cotton contracting, Reasons for current high cotton prices cited, Lists people who have sold cotton to Red China, Eastern markets discussed, Describes arbitration system, Texas Cotton Association (TCA) discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of TCA (continued), Lists requirements for membership, Discusses the universal density cotton bale and problems with it, Was on the National Cotton Council, Cotton cooperatives mentioned, Names problems with the centralized ginning process at Crosbyton, Notes plastic bagging, Lists places he has offices, Dissatisfied with farming legislation, Comments on bracero program, Characterizes the TCA, Recalls acreage controversy, Cotton varieties cited, Speculates on prospects of textile development in the area, Public hearings on contracts remembered.

Range Dates: 1946-1960

Bulk Dates: 1946-1960

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