Barho, Anthony L 1972-05-22

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Anthony Barho, Avalanche-Journal veteran, discusses the growth and development of the A-J, newspaper technology, and his attitude toward unionism.

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Interviewee Name: Anthony L. Barho

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Date: May 22, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Dee Powell

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Review of major events in Avalanche-Journal history, Cites reasons for moving to Lubbock, Work at Slaton recalled, Lubbock's "Fair edition" mentioned, "One line" efforts used to persuade, Legislature to place Tech at Lubbock, First use of newspaper pictures discussed, Recollections of AJ fire and relocation of the office, Printing presses and equipment discussed, Promotion experiences related, Examines organization of workers union and present AJ attitude toward the union, AJ's lack of retirement plan cited, AJ has had growth problems

Tape 1, Side 2: Growth problems, continued, Tells anecdote about changes from night to day staff, Insect control recalled, Discussion of newspaper technology and delegation of work, Expresses attitude toward unionism, Comments on apprenticeship program, Description of work in dispatch departments, AJ moved to present location in 1959, First teletype setters mentioned, Job printing operation separated from the AJ, Changes in composing room work discussed, Changes in presses examined, Again talks about union benefits and present AJ opposition to unions

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