Gordon A. Yock Interview, 1977
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Gordon A. Yock
Yock Residence, Spicer, Minnesota
Clara City (Minn.); Variety Supply Company (Clara City, Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Clara City; Distributors (Commerce)--Minnesota--Clara City; Cooperative societies--Minnesota--Clara City; World War, 1939-1945
In this interview, Gordon Yock describes the beginning of the Variety Supply Company of Clara City, Minnesota (a warehouse and distributing enterprise which functioned like a cooperative. He discusses the difficulties in obtaining merchandise during World War II, the difficulties of convincing rural merchants to join with the VSC, and attempts of large jobbers to keep VSC out of the distributing field. He discusses the early days in Clara City and Emil Yock's General Store in Clara City. Emil Yock was Gordon's father and a pioneer settler of Clara City.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Yock, Gordon A., "Gordon A. Yock Interview, 1977" (1977). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 84.