OHB 0032

NEWMAN, Rowe B. Founder and chairman of board, Russell-Newman Mfg. Company, Denton, Texas. Boyhood; early work experiences; education; store manager, Montgomery Ward; store manager, Butler Bros.; founding Russell-Newman, 1939; decision to specialize in lingerie; World War II; growth and expansion; financing methods; chain store accounts; decisions on designs; fabrics, dyes; government regulations; minority hiring; family members in business; employee relations; developing management team. MARTINO, Frank. President, Russell-Newman Mfg. Company. Family background; early work

OH 1733

For the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. Mexicanborn immigrant to North Texas, restaurateur in Krum, Texas. Childhood in a mountainous village in the state of Puebla, Mexico, and how he fulfilled his dream of coming to the U.S. to become a successful businessman/entrepreneur.

OH 0658

Physicist, businessman, member of the "Lost Battalion." His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; construction and operation of secret radio at Bicycle Camp; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; hell ship to Japan, 1942; iron smelter at Kamaishi, Honshu, 1942-43; Ohasi, Honshu, 1943; continued operation of clandestine radio; American air and naval bombardment, 1944-45; Kamaishi, 1944-45; liberation.

OH 1060

His recollections of the Progressive Era in Texarkana, Texas. Memories of grandparents and parents; ethnic groups; education and teachers; boarding houses and hotels; downtown businesses; his mother’s business activities; church activities.

OHB 0011

OWENS, C. B. Founder and chairman of board, Owens Country Sausage, Family background; farm life; education; starting part-time home delivery sausage business from home farm; early productions methods; first wholesale account with Wyatt Stores, 1933; first processing "plant," full-time business retail store, butcher shop; expansion of territory, facilities, products, employees; other business interests.