Lacy, Charles 1983-06-23
Charles Lacy speaks about Mr. Harrison and Mr. Hanks. He also speaks on Abilene Printing Company and his employment there.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Charles Lacy
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: June 23, 1983
Location: Abilene, Texas
Interviewer: not given
Tape 1, Side 1:
Mr. Harrison was fund to be a very unusual and conservative man. He grew up working hard, he was careful with his money, and he was self-educated. Mr. Hanks was probably a boy when he started working with Mr. Harrison. His family was Baptist, and The West Texas Baptist was the area Baptist paper. Mr. Hank's father was a Baptist preacher, and Mr. Harrison was Baptist. Mr. Lacy started working for Mr. Harrison at nineteen as a deliverer. He was attending Gale Business College when he took the job, with the intention to go to Texas A&M. But after he took the job as delivery boy, he began taking classes only at night, and then quit school to work for Mr. Harrison. Mr. Harrison allowed Mr. Lacy to buy some of the stock and would later open the stock to Mr. Lacy's son. Mr. Harrison wanted the business to continue and felt that Mr. Lacy would be the person to run it. Mr. Harrison did this with a few other people. Mr. Lacy was not paid a lot, but Mr. Harrison was thought to be a good businessman. Discussion of lessons learned from the printing business. Mr. Lacy quit working for Mr. Harrison, around WWII, but returned to work for Mr. Harrison, who was like a father to him. Mr. Lacy and Mr. Hanks used to discuss current topics, drink coffee, and enjoy sports. The interview continues to discuss Mr. Hanks and Mr. Harrison in Abilene.
Tape 1, Side 2:
Original Recording Format:audio cassette
Recording Format Notes:digitized October 2017, Audio CD available in Reading Room
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