Cook, Paul 1973-12-10

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Paul Cook, president of Feather Fabrics, Inc., reviews the origin of the corporation and speculates on the future of the textile industry.

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Interviewee Name: Paul Cook

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Date: December 10, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Origin of Textile Investment Group and Feather Fabrics, Inc., discussed, Education, family background, career with aerospace industry noted, North American Rockwell textile study examined, Move to Texas reviewed, Open-end spinning, other new processes discussed, Dutch interests explained, Intent to phase into "twistless" machines noted, Present status of open-end spinning and advantages noted, Advantages of Texas for textiles recounted, Facts and speculations on competition with the Southeastern textile mills, Predictions on changes in American labor and technology in relation to European firms, Reason for European, Asian interest in U. S. textiles, Foreign role explained

Tape 1, Side 2: Reasons for failure to establish textiles explained, Further research needs cited, Unique qualities of North American Rockwell textile study noted, Social barriers to textile growth examined

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