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Oral History Interview with Walt Parker, February 4, 1970

Description: Interview with Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Walt Parker, who is also a builder and farmer-rancher from Denton, Texas. In the interview, Parker describes details from his childhood and early years. He recounts his personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-first Legislature, and includes comments on Governor Preston Smith. Parker also discusses his personal views on issues including revenue legislation, the influence of lobbyists, state minimum wage law, the creation of new four-year colleges, committee appointments, and changes in state sales tax exemptions.
Date: February 4, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Parker, Walt
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Charles Wilson, January 1, 1972

Description: Interview with Senator Charles Wilson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Lufkin, Texas. In the interview, Wilson discusses his personal views and experiences concerning specific problems in the Texas state government, personal legislation, utilities regulation, the appointment of committee members, lobbies, campaign financial disclosure, election filing fees, committee structure, annual legislative sessions, taxation, and legislative apportionment.
Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Riddlesperger, James W. & Wilson, Charles
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

Description: Interview with college professor Charley L. Pryor, Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Pryor's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pryor talks about the sinking of the Houston, his capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
Date: November 4, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pryor, Charley L.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Roy Allen, November 4, 1970

Description: Interview with Roy Allen, an Army Air Corps WWII veteran and POW from Denton, Texas. Allen served during the invasion of the Philippines in December 1941, after which he fought with Filipino guerrillas until his capture by Japanese forces in mid-1942. He was interned at the Del Monte Plantation, Mindanao, and later at Yokkaichi, Japan.
Date: November 4, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Robert & Allen, Roy
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with H. F. Elliot, January 4, 1972

Description: Interview with H. F. Elliot, a doctor in Aransas County from Ames, Iowa. Elliot discusses his education, the most common illnesses he treats, common diseases in the county, the patients he sees, the capabilities of different hospitals he refers them to, quarantine, hurricanes, the school system, local sports, and his involvement in the Boy Scouts.
Date: January 4, 1972
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Elliot, H. F.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program