Turner, Morris 1970, 1973
Morris (Moe) Turner, City Councilman and later Mayor of Lubbock, presents his recollections of the tornado of May 11, 1970, and the events following. He then expresses his opposition to the decision of Texas Tech President Grover Murray and the Board of Regents to block the extension of Indiana Avenue through the TTU campus.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Morris Turner
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: 1970; May 15, 1973
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Stan Valcik and KSEL-TV News Broadcast
Length: 50 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Reviews events occurring at time of the tornado and immediately after,
Describes destruction to the city,
Actions taken at City Hall following the tornado outlined,
Commends planning of emergency center and emergency plan,
Declared city in state of emergency,
Improvements for future disasters suggested,
Discusses what constitutes a disaster,
Assistance from federal sources requested,
Recalls arrival of state officials,
Length of emergency situation,
Nonexistence of panic commended,
Mentions looting problem.
Tape 1, Side 2: Communication of city officials with populace explored,
Cites emotional feelings involved with viewing the devastation,
Attitude of the people toward rebuilding the city discussed.
Tape 2, Side 1: Indiana Avenue,
President Grover E. Murray and the Texas Tech Board of Regents’ disapproval of project (May 11, 1975),
Approval of project (1968),
Texas Highway Department,
Isolation of Texas Tech,
Texas Tech administration criticized,
Lubbock’s contributions to Texas Tech,
Letter of approval,
City Council Resolution,
Dr. Glen Barnett.
Tape 2, Side 2: Blank
Range Dates: 1968-1973
Bulk Dates: 1970-1973
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
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