Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Dominy, James F.
DATE OF INTERVIEW: June 10, 1975
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Abilene, Texas
INTERVIEWER: David Murrah
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Mr. James F. Dominy recalls his education at Texas Tech and his work with the Soil Conservation Service from 1935-1965.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE:
Personal history
     Entered Texas Tech in 1928
          Brought own cows
     Remembers Frazier Kemp and Earl Collins
     Problems with bringing cows to Lubbock
Discussion of Dairy Industry Department
Effect of Depression
Worked in a boarding house
Clothes and lifestyle during Depression
     Entertainment described
          John Philip Sousa band recalled
Work after graduation in 1932
Hired as trainee in Soil Conservation
     Service in February, 1935
     Promoted to junior agronomist
     Positions and locations listed
Innovations listed
     Range station near Abilene
Root plowing explained
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO: People who own small tracts of land
Establishment of Agri-Business and Company, Inc., upon
     retirement from SCS in 1965
Work since his retirement
More awareness of problems with retail businesses
People in agriculture listed
     H. C. Stanley, retired county agricultural agent
     Dr. Francis Churchill, Keith Justice at Abilene Christian
          College
     John Matthews, rancher
     Billy Bob Toombs, farmer at Merkel
     Joe Ed McDuff, county commissioner
Dean W. L. Stangel's conviction that feedlots should be built
     on South Plains
Change that mechanization had brought
Family mentioned
Tech classmates named
Livestock judging teams of junior and senior years
     remembered
RANGE DATES: 1925-1975
BULK DATES: 1925-1965