World War II
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Local businessman; owner of children's clothing stores including Jack and Jill's; founder of Southwest Beauty College; national President of Beauty Schools of Amerca; federal commissioner for accreditation of beauty schools.
Summary of Interview
Recollects working experiences with various El Paso department stores including The White House, Myron's, and Franklin's; discusses activities of the Office of the Price Administration (OPA); Italian POW's interned at Fort Bliss; rationing; business climate in El Paso during the War.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
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Interview with Alfred Ratner by Morris Pittle, 1993, "Interview no. 808," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.