Baker, Roy 1973-04-27

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Roy Baker, director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Plains Ginning Laboratory, discusses the problems and research in cotton processing. He stresses South Plains cotton and concludes with remarks about gins in India.

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Interviewee Name: Roy Baker

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Date: April 27, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Sketches his personal background, Discussion Pecos, Texas, cotton farming in late 1950s, Remarks on cotton gin laborers, Comments on Cotton Ginning Laboratory, U. S. D. A., Mesilla Park, New Mexico, trying to control air pollution, Summarizes work at South Plains Ginning Laboratory, emphasizing stripped cotton, Describes green boll separator, cotton cleaning, Mentions byssinosis, "brown lung" disease, Economics of ginning noted

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses ginning of storm-proof cotton, Talks about manufacturers of gin equipment and the laboratories' role, Explores year-round ginning, grading, and marketing, Relates establishment of the Plains laboratory in 1967-68, Compares Indian and U. S. cotton gins, Points to mechanization, Explains stages in baling, concluding with universal density, Mentions National Cotton Council

Range Dates: 1950-1968

Bulk Dates: 1950-1968


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