The Obstacle Race: The Story of Ray Hugh Garvey. [Signed by Olive White Garvey].

By: Garvey, Olive White with Virgil Quinlisk.

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Signed by the Author. Octavo, brown textured boards (hardcover), ix, 233 pp. Near Fine, with foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: All realist when assessing a situation -- a man of vision when it came to plotting his course of action. This was Ray Hugh Garvey, liberal arts student at Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, switching to law for a tuition advantage -- changing from legal work in Colby to real estate in Thomas County because sales were more profitable than drawing up the papers -- making land work for him by producing a crop while he was looking for a buyer. These early years set the pattern for Ray Garvey's many successes in farming; in building; in oil drilling and exploration; and most important of all, in a great chain of grain elevators from Kansas into Colorado and as far away as North Dakota. ÒCastles of the Plains,Ó he called them but citadels of defense they really were when production outstripped distribution under the New Deal's regimented economy and the basic law of supply and demand was ignored. That his varied operations were so successful would seem to be a contradiction of Ray Garvey's economic convictions, for he is shown to be opposed to government controls, to retired acreage, to price supports. He tolerated the subsidy set up, but the biographer quotes him as saying, ÒWe just operate under the program, we don't set it.Ó How Ray Garvey operated under the program is an illuminating case history for students of economics, a veritable field trip for social historians. But this biography is much, much more than a textbook supplement. It has even greater significance as the portrait of a complex man, whose personal life and business accomplishments are a challenge and an inspiration to readers of all ages.

Title: The Obstacle Race: The Story of Ray Hugh Garvey. [Signed by Olive White Garvey].

Author Name: Garvey, Olive White with Virgil Quinlisk.

Location Published: San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1970. First Edition.

Categories: American Biography

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