Underwood, Harris F II 1974-05-23
Harris Underwood discusses the operations and history of the Underwood cotton compresses and warehouses.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Harris F. Underwood II
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: May 23, 1974
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Jeff Townsend
Length: 50 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Early life, family background,
Grandfather H. F. Underwood discussed,
Career of Archie Underwood mentioned,
Financing of Underwood operations cited,
Mention of Joe Brooks, Jack Wilson and others,
History of Underwood warehousing operations reviewed,
Furr’s food account and sugar warehousing cited,
History of cotton compressing noted,
Discussion of universal density bale,
Interior and port conflict examined,
Labor problems discussed,
Description of present operations,
Cooperation with co-ops noted.
Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of B. L. Anderson and H. L. Underwood’s competitive efforts,
Railroad-trucking conflict and cooperation,
Underwood conflict cited,
"Open yard" storage examined and related insurance problems,
Speculation on the future of cotton marketing and compression.
Range Dates: ?-1974
Bulk Dates: ?-1974
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