Yost, C D 1976-06-08

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C. D. Yost tells of his many years and various occupations with the Fort Worth and Denver Railway.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C.D. Yost

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 08, 1976

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Richie Cravens

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Munday, Texas, Business school, Father, farmer, Career with Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Hired in Wichita Falls, Texas (1927), Time-keeper clerk in General Superintendent’s office, General Superintendent’s office, Jurisdiction, Employees, Moved to Fort Worth, Texas (1930), Result of consolidation, Bill clerk under general auditor, Depression, Cuts in pay, 10 per cent discount, Drop in position, Union membership, Depression continued, Bumped to typist, Return to time-keeping office, World War II, Run more trains, Rail relaying, Imported Mexican National labor gangs, Many drafted, Salaries increased, Increased number of employees, Payroll department, Calculating by hand, Working on railroad tracks, Foreman and section crew every 10 miles, World War II (continued), Troop trains, Freight trains, war materials, Freight trains, past and present.

Tape 1, Side 2: General utility clerk, payroll department, Relieve time keepers, Disbursement department, distribution clerk, Joint facility accountant, First non-union job, Traveling accountant, Promoted to general accountant (1959), General bookkeeper until retirement, Social life, Employee’s club, Annual picnic, Veterans’ Association, 20 years service, Consolidation of Burlington-Northern Railroad.

Range Dates: 1927-1976

Bulk Dates: 1927-1960


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