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Jack Whetstone, Executive Vice President of Texas Cottonseed Crushers Association, discusses its history and operation, its activities and achievements, and reviews industry-wide problems and trends in cotton production.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Whetstone

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 24, 1973

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family, educational background, Father’s cotton merchant career recalled, Origin of work with Texas Cottonseed Crushers Association (1947), History of TCCA given, Cottonseed cookies, bread cited, Discussion of TCCA activities, Technological changes reviewed, Cottonseed grading system defended, Air pollution regulations mentioned, TCCA activities in cotton producer areas, Attitude toward fertilizer, crop rotation given.

Tape 1, Side 2: Reasons for changes in cotton industry reviewed, Release and reapportionment issue discussed, Congressman Poage recalled, "National cotton pool" and reapportionment discussed, Reasons for move of cotton production from East to West, Advantageous conditions in the West for mechanization, Opposition to Mexican farm workers cited, Lubbock as world oil mill center, Discussion of consolidation of oil mills, Origin of development of cottonseed for livestock feed related, Nature of TCCA examined, Diversity of Texas cotton industry recognized.

Tape 2, Side 1: The boll weevil as a "complicator", Labor union problems and labor activities of TCCA recounted, Nixon administration’s economic phases examined, Promotion of soybean, sunflowers mentioned, Speculation on oil mills’ adaptation to new products, Sunflower insect problem peculiar to Lubbock area, Discussion of dwarf-type cotton, centralized ginning, Early cotton ginning reviewed.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1947-1973

Bulk Dates: 1947-1973

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