Walker, George F 1974-09-24

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George F. Walker, retired assistant vice president and secretary of Higginbotham Brothers Company, discusses the business in the 1920s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George F. Walker

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 24, 1974

Location: Comanche, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives autobiographical details, Worked for Higginbotham Grocery in De Leon, Texas (1920), William Williams managed De Leon store, Rejoined Higginbotham in Comanche central offices after business school training, Discusses Desdemona, Texas, oil boom, Freighting from De Leon described, Recalls Jerry Farmer who recommended him, Lists staff in Comanche office, Describes bookkeeping work for 12 stores or lumber yards, Discusses buying procedures and inventory, Recalls Tom Williams and Charles Clark, Portrays office surroundings, Summarizes majority of goods sold, Undertaking division noted, Chevrolet sales recalled, Notes cash discounts and constant supply of money, Characterizes Rufus Higginbotham, Discusses his promotion to chief of accounts payable division, Outlines changes in procedures.

Tape 1, Side 2: Remembers Charles Clark and his company history, Gives information about family.

Range Dates: 1920-1974

Bulk Dates: 1920s

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