LaFont, William 1972-07-12

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Mr. LaFont, attorney representing an organization opposed to hail suppression projects, explains the basis for opposition and opposition activities.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William LaFont

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 12, 1972

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 00:44:48 (44 minutes, 48 seconds)


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Personal background cited, Origin of cloud seeding practice and Plains Weather Improvement, Association discussed, Explains purposes and character of various local weather organizations, Character of the opposition to hail suppression mentioned, Comments on opposition philosophy, Attitude toward weather modification examined, Explores process leading to referendum and controversy concerning the referendum, Potential for court action reviewed, Recollection of Kress confrontation, Examination of legal problems and procedures.

Tape 1, Side 2: Speculation on the science of weather modification and Plains water needs, Comments on the basis for opposition to cloud seeding, State Water Development Board condemned, Attitude toward meteorology expressed.

Range Dates: 1950s-1972

Bulk Dates: 1950s-1972


Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio reel

Recording Format Notes: digitized October 2017, Audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no



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