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Jacksonville School Board Meeting

Jacksonville School building exterior / parking area, gymnasium / sign on tree: "No Horses Allowed" / meeting in gymnasium, folding tables in semicircle / pans across spectators / pans across commissioners at tables / spectator speaks / commissioners / more of same / long shot of scene / grinning young girl sitting by drinking fountain, taking notes

6-18-1969
Machinists Union Picketers; Dodgers at Miles Field

Picketer walks near building / building with rotating CSC sign, picketers on sidewalk / picketer walks toward camera wearing sign: "On Strike--Unfair to Machinists Union Local 1468"  / / Dodgers baseball players warm up, Miles Field / pan across pitcher and players in outfield / batter htting fungoes / pitcher warms up / batters warm up / / same strikers as on beginning of reel, walking on sidewalk in front of same building, Toyota dealership in background / rotating sign: "Tru-Mix Construction; Medford Steel & Blowpipe; Concrete Pipe," 1109 Court Street, Medford / picketers on dirt road /

6-17-1969
Jackson County Vector Control; Jacksonville Pioneer Days

Man hoses abandoned concrete structure / pickup truck: "Mosquito Control" / / VIP standing by mosquito control truck speaks / pickup drives down country lane, spraying ditch / closeup of spraying water in ditch as truck approaches cameraman / pan along ditch / man examines water sample from concrete structure / truck again / pan starts gasoline-powered pump in back of pickup / spraying concrete again / / man shoes horse / tourists wander downtown Jacksonville / children sitting on curb / cotton candy maker / Boy Scouts in parade / old cars parade down California Street /

6-16-1969
4H-FFA Sheep Judging, Jackson County Fair

Children grooming sheep / kids walk sheep to pavilion, Jackson County Fairgrounds / man takes portraits of sheep and owners / inside pavilion: kids hold sheep for judging / pans across people on bleachers / closeups of teens with sheep

6-13-1969
Sewage Treatment Plant; Pioneer Village; Commissioners' Meeting

Pan across dais, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / pan across buildings, sewage tanks, treatment pond (Table Rock in background) / young woman sitting on bench, Pioneer Village, Jacksonville / / pan across bored VIPs sitting in commissioners' meeting room, loading pipe, reading paper / Earl Miller / Jackson County Commissioners take seats at dais, Miller absent / Henry Padgham speaks /

6-13-1969
Oregon Coast Aquarium; Commissioners' Meeting; Boy Scouts Luncheon

Fair color, silent: hands pull starfish from tank / people walk past display: "Historic Voyages" / teen looks at display: "Oregon Shelf and Slope" / closeup pan of topographic model of Continental Shelf off Oregon coast / teens examine display: "Water Along Our Beaches May Be Colder in Summer Than in Winter!" / man addressing middle school kids in auditorium / closeups of kids / kids look at fish, anemones in tank / display: "Oregon's Marine Resources" / kisd around octopus tank / closeups of octopus / / black and white: Jackson County Commissioners meeting / one man only in audience / commissioners speaking / staff / / pan across luncheon meeting / VIPs take Scout oath in front of "Boypower Manpower" banner / pan across VIPs standing with ribbons around necks / awards presentation

6-11-1969
Medford Library; SOSC Graduation; Courthouse Meeting

Messy clerical work area: table covered with papers, boxes of files on floor, pan to woman at work trimming poster / brief flash of public area, Medford Library / / VIP in cap and gown speaking at lectern, Lithia Park bandshell / umbrellas go up in crowd / / pan across graduates / speaker again / audience / / pan across dais, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / sparse crowd / man with pointer at blackboard /

6-10-1969
Medford Carnegie Library Storage Areas

Interior of Carnegie Library, Medford / pans across interior, public areas: man shelving books, people reading / more pans / storage area downstairs, pan up to peeling paint on ceiling / storage area sign: "Cloud 9 File" / sign: "Staff Restroom," pan to old magazines on shelves / toilet, magazines shelved in bathroom

For more library footage, see SOHS Film No. 1530

6-10-1969
Graduation Exercises

Pan across auditorium full of graduates standing in gowns / speaker at lectern (very dark film) / shot of stage / stage from above / same speaker again / graduates sitting / graduates filing across stage to receive diplomas

6-9-1969
Luther Metke at 94

Color, almost completely faded to red

From Wikipedia:

Luther Metke at 94 is a 1979 American short documentary film directed by Jorge Preloran and Steve Raymen at the Ethnographic Film Program, University of California, Los Angeles. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 1980.[1]

The film presents a portrait of Luther Metke, a veteran of the Spanish–American War. Even in his advanced age, Metke continues his work of building log cabins by hand in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The film documents many aspects of log cabin building as Metke works on a hexagonal cabin and teaches his methods to a young couple.[2] Additional footage shows Metke's daily life, accompanied by a voice over of his recollections, commentary on log cabin construction, and musings on life.[3] Metke also shares some of his poetry on camera and through voiceover.

From in-box label:

An outstanding example of the folk wisdom, artistry and genuine human warmth of a man living a full life in his older age. Incoporating his poetry, portions of his past, his reflections on life and his interactions with family and friends, "Luther Metke at 94" is a positive portrait of a man at peace with himself and actively involved in the world around him.

There are two small Study Guides in the can.

1979
Ashland Plaza; D-Day Commemoration

Pan across Ashland Plaza buildings: Plaza Bakery, Arts & Crafts, Lithia Grocery, Wardrobe Cleaners, Perrine's / Party House Tea House/Catering / / decent color: WWII battleships under way / aerial shot of fleet turning / big guns firing / explosions on island / battleship in dazzle camouflage firing / pan across fleet / Marines climbing down landing net into landing craft / landing craft under way / landing through steel obstructions on beach / harbor full of LSTs, one with barrage balloon (mix of Normandy and Pacific footage)

6-9-1969
Diamond Lake Fishing; Blackwell Road/Hwy. 99 Area

Pans across rural road intersection / / fishing boats on crowded Diamond Lake as seen from another boat / / freeway on-ramp sign: "Rogue Valley Blvd./Medford" / "Grants Pass/Medford" / pan across Blackwell Road southbound on-ramp / same intersection as seen in first shots on this reel / very slow pan across Highway 99 west of Central Point, Seven Oaks Farm area

6-9-1969
Medford Airport; Voting; Sewer Meeting; Elizabethan Theater

Pan across valley from top of Table Rock, airplane wing in foreground (!?) / meteorologist speaks / Medford Airport terminal / / / poll watchers at tables, voter signs, picks up ballot / closeup of ballot / / audience in folding chairs / Earl Miller speaks / man discusses map: "Upper Bear Creek Interceptor," "Interceptor System," "BCVSA Trunk Sewer," "Existing Medford Trunk," "Equiv. McAndrews" marked / closeups of audience members / dais / audience members speak, indicate places on map / more of same / / pan across Elizabethan Theatre as seen from behind seats, scattered tourists in seats / actor in street clothes emotes / closeup of Shakespeare paperbacks / more emoting--by tourist in Bermuda shorts

6-6-1969
Birds and Hijinks at Medford Airport

Fast pan up tree with Medford Airport control tower in background, camera follows bird flying down tree / man standing by rosebush, buzzed by nesting birds / closeup of dead bird and debris on ground / distracted airman talking on telephone at airline desk inside terminal--woman moves his hat to the back of his head, bystanders grin

6-5-1969
Ashland Plaza; Ashland Junior High School

Two-story business building built over Ashland Creek (since demolished) / Ashland Plaza, looking southwest / Ashland city hall, pan across Plaza / huge tree, center of plaza / / woman standing on residential porch talking to camera / / "Ashland Junior High School" on \ building / pan across school from parking lot /

6-4-1969
Fallen Tree in Ashland

Tree fallen partly across residential street / street sign: High Street and Bush / pan from tree to house / pan from fallen tree to house / pan down healthy tree to street

6-4-1969
Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr; Bartenders Strike

Outgoing Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr sitting at desk, going through papers, talking to cameraman / / Wooden Shoe restaurant/Holland Hotel, 109 W. Sixth, Medford / picketers on sidewalk / sign: "Don's Hideaway," 1182 Court Street (current site of King Wah), pan across building / picketer approaches cameraman / picketers at third location, on Hwy. 99 in Central Point

For end of strike see SOHS FIlm No. 1538

6-4-1969
Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Men walk along sidewalk to utility truck / children run three-legged race / obstacle race /

For more footage of both stories, see SOHS Film No. 1518

6-3-1969
Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr; Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Medford City Hall building / sign on door: "Mayor -  City Manager" closeup of City Manager half of sign / outgoing city manager Gilbert Gutjahr answers phone, talks at length / / men examine excavation in field / Reddy Kilowatt sign on truck door: "Pacific Power & Light Company" / bucket of backhoe--presumably someone cut a power cable / / elementary school kids run obstacle course at sports field or park in hills / kids waiting and cavorting / running race / pan across spectators / handing out prizes or snacks

For more footage of Power Line Cut and School Field Day, see SOHS Film No. 1519

6-2-1969
University of Oregon Press Conference; Memorial Day Ceremony

Young couple speak at microphones in conference room, flanked by lawyers / university buildings / sign: "Johnson Hall," pan to building / pan on quad across other buildings, past statue / bearded students with bicycles / shots of students on campus / Onyx Bridge science building / / pan across soldiers at attention, I-5 viaduct in background / women hang wreaths on dais

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremony see SOHS Film No. 1515; for more University of Oregon footage, see SOHS Film No. 1514

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; Dumas Laundry Fire

Veterans carry wreath to flagpole / pan across colorguard, veterans at attention / vet speaks at microphone, pan up flagpole to flag / / fire engine / firemen with hoses inside industrial building as owner looks on  / fireman runs up ladder / dragging hoses out of Dumas Laundry, 32 North Riverside, Medford

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; 1969 Boatnik

Women hang wreaths on front of flag-bedecked dais, Hawthorne Park, Medford / Marines raise flag / army officer speaks at microphone, other officers wait on dais / color guard marches off, followed by speakers and audience / Main Street bridge, Medford / women drop flowers from bridge into Bear Creek / / rock band plays in dark pavilion, Riverside Park, Grants Pass / beauty queen is interviewed on radio / spectators on riverback / children row innertubes and rafts down and across river, drift boat passes

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremonies, see SOHS Film No. 1517

5-30-1969
University of Oregon; 1969 Boatnik

Onyx Bridge science building, University of Oregon / pan across sunbathers by Rogue River in Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Caveman Bridge in background / rock band playing in deep shade

5-30-1969
Deserted Diamond Lake

Pan along facade of deserted Diamond Lake Lodge / pan along lake / winding dirt road / sign: "Umpqua National Forest Campground, Diamond Lake" / ranger cabins / pickups parked along side road / pans across deserted campground / slow pan across lake / pan across resort buildings, campground, shore as seen from dock / view down empty highway

5-29-1969
Courthouse Meeting

Man speaking while sitting at table, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / dais / closeups of men at dais / audience / standing speaker, pan to dais / audience shots and pans /

5-28-1969
Vacant Ashland Field; Local Air Force Academy Graduate

Pan across field,  long line of boxcars on siding in distance, Ashland-Talent area / pan across field / pile of gravel on same field / street sign: Oak and Hersey Streets / car driving on West Main, Ashland / / good color: cadet at attention / Air Force Academy building / rapid-fire montage of shots of cadets and Air Force airplanes in action, graduation ceremony / inserted into montage is shot of one cadet, presumably a local boy

5-27-1969
Lithia Park Rock Concert

Rock 'n roll band playing at Lithia Park bandshell / closeups of musicians / pans across crowd sitting on grass, some dancing / closeups of dancers

5-26-1969
FFA Sheep Competition; Fishing Season

Eagle logo on building / people filing into building (Klamath County? Siskiyou County?) / interior: people lining up at buffet / eating at folding tables, one wearing FFA jacket / cutting meat with knives and bandsaw / children posing with lambs / man shearing sheep / crowd on bleachers watching shearing competition / dog herding sheep / bleachers / / cars with boat trailers parked along road next to lake / stringers of huge fish

5-26-1969
Factory Anniversary Observance

Governor Tom McCall speaking at lectern / pan across people dressed in suits standing and listening on factory floor, rolls of steel on shelves visible / Glenn Jackson speaks / audience applauds / long view of dais, banner: "Welcome to 50 Years of Progress" / different speaker / VIPs on dais / another speaker / another pan across audience / more of same / pans across audience from dais, ex-mayor Dunlevy visible / middle school orchestra plays / orchestra files off / McCall speaks again, holding "Oregon" coffee-table book

FMC Corporation logo on banner suggests the film may have been shot at their 646 S. Grape location, but I can't find that 1919 was a significant year for the company. Other logos: "AGM," "Standard"

5-26-1969
White City Water Tower; Airport Parking Construction

White City water tower / telephoto view of scaffolding on top / long view again / men working on railing / pan across Medford Airport / grader, front end loader at work at airport parking area / road grader with control tower in background / pan across construction scene to radome / surveyors

5-26-1969
Fishing at Diamond Lake; Ribbon Cutting

Closeup pan from stringer of fish to smiling young woman / two men in rowboat on lake / pan across lake crowded with fishing boats / closeups of boats and fishermen / shots from moving boat / boat and fishermen with fish at dock / charter fishing boat: "Joe DiBernardi, Diamond Lake" / man with clipboard / gas station/lodge, pan across boats at dock / man walks along dock toward camera / pan across boats and dock from shore / departing boat / stringer of fish on floor of boat / young women in cockpit of boat / more shots of boats and fishermen taken from boat / / VIP (probably Medford Mayor Singler) cuts metal ribbon with tin snips in dark building, transformers evident--apparently Standard Transformer Co., White City

5-26-1969
Medford I.O.O.F. Eastwood Cemetery

Pan across unkempt cemetery / man drives riding mower from cemetery to road, turns back into cemetery / pan across mowed cemetery to man mowing in distance / mausoleum / plaque on mausoleum wall: "I.O.O.F. Mausoleum; This Plaque Donated by Victoria Enders in Memory of Her Husband Frank L. Enders"

5-23-1969
Log Truck Accident

Men standing by overturned log truck / closeup of Medford policeman directing traffic, Big Y Shopping Center in background / people wandering around scattered logs, as trailer is righted / grinning driver mounts truck cab, "Chuck Strawn, Medford, Or." painted on truck door

5-22-1969
Meeting; KSOR Radio Studio

Man takes oath at meeting / pan across meeting room / closeups of new councilors or commissioners or whatever they are, pan across scene / / disk jockey at microphone / he drops needle on record / sign: "KSOR Control Room No Admittance" / dj from outside of booth, pan across tape decks, control panel / inside booth again / closeup of record turning

According to Medford Mail Tribune story 5/21/1969p7, KSOR went on the air at 5 p.m. that day--hours after the film was shot. The deejay is "Stan Nelson, senior physics major from Medford."
 

5-21-1969
Medford Council Meeting; Tour of Medford Police Department

Speaker, Medford City Council chambers / pan across councilors at square table / speaker returns to seats, new speaker walks to microphone / more of same / / men show small potted marijuana plant and drug paraphernalia to parents and young children ("paraphernalia" includes beaded necklace) / children wave at camera / closeup of plant / young policeman explains device with screen, sign on table reads "Laboratory Dark Room" / secretaries at typewriters, bank of file cabinets / sign: "Communications Room," "Radio" / policeman looks at display of firearms, knives

5-20-1969
Jackson County Commissioners Meeting

Out-of-focus closeups of people in audience / pan across audience / Jackson County commissioners at dais

5-19-1969
Deserted Diamond Lake Resort

Mountain reflected in still lake / pan along deserted resort, cabins, docks on lake shore / empty rental boats along dock / Standard gas sign on dockside building / two men on dock / swimming area / more of same

5-19-1969
California Missions, Bicentennial

Color, silent: people in period costume on horseback ride from Mission San Diego, California / group climbs stairs, San Diego bell tower in background / closeup of bell / pan up statue of Father Junipero Serra / U.S. flag on mission grounds / beauty shot of San Diego Mission facade / beauty shots of other missions' grounds, flowers / facade of Mission Santa Barbara / family enters mission / they examine mausoleum plaques / long shot of Mission San Carlos / shot of facade / tombs inside / facade shots of Mission San Francisco / graveyard / reenactors again, riding past giant cross / sign: "Mission San Carlos del Rio Carmelo" / Mission San Diego / / tight closeup of both sides of California Bicentennial seal

5-16-1969
Antique Show; River Meeting; Goodwill Opening

Sign on wooden building: "Jacksonville Antique Show and Sale" / preparing to unload trailer / interior: women unpacking antiques / displays of glassware, kitchen antiques / / Jackson County courthouse auditorium: people milling about before meeting / people examining composite aerial photo of river on wall / bored audience members as man speaks / full dais / / sign in store window, 301 South Front, Medford: "Goodwill Industries Opening" / men cut ribbon in doorway / Hank Henry gets in shot, films them / shoppers inside store, pans across interior

See film No. 1497 for more of river meeting

Per Larry Smith Jan. 5, 2019, the Jacksonville building is the Jacksonville Community Center, built from a Camp White building or buildings. The Jacksonville Inn demolished it for their parking lot.

5-15-1969
Rogue River Meeting

People closely examine composite aerial photo of river on wall of Jackson County auditorium / audience

See film No. 1498 for more of river meeting

5-15-1969
Wigwam Burner B Roll; Placing Concrete Beams

Wigwam burner, pan across lumber mill to wigwam burner with cyclones on top / "Olson Lawyer Lumber" on building / closeup of wigwam burner, pan to another / top of burner, pan down to chip conveyor / small pile of wood waste / first wigwam burners again, from different angle / / concrete structure on hilltop (reservoir?) under construction / pan down from crane to dirt road / semi trucks and road grader on road / hitching cable to front of truck, pulling it with road grader / concrete beams on trailer / placing concrete beams with crane

5-14-1969
Courthouse Meeting

Men at staff table during hearing or meeting, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / men explain map on wall / County Commissioner Earl Miller speaks /

5-13-1969
Radar Speed Enforcement; Red Cross Blood Drive

Shot through windshield of car driving on snowy road, inclinometer on dash / driver, pan to dash of car / key in ignition, driver's feet, CB radio / man in plainclothes on side of road operating radar / overexposed snow shot / driver behind wheel studying papers, pan to instruments on dash / sign, no snow: "City Limits Speed 35," pan to rural road / sign: "Speed Checked by Radar" / shots of empty rural road / / Red Cross blood drive: women waiting in chairs, served snacks by volunteer / woman waits with child on lap / woman waits at table / women in chairs eating snacks / women and nurses snack

5-12-1969
Forest Fire Talk; Agriculture Slide Show

People examine labeled forest fire fighting equipment in classroom / speaker at lectern / tight closeup of speaker / audience shot / / shots in darkened room of screen showing multi-image slide show about agriculture

5-9-1969
SOSC Graduation; Children in Pools; Red Cross Blood Drive

Pan across audience at Lithia Park bandshell / graduates sitting in front / closeups of grads / more crowd shots / professor at lectern / long shot of bandshell / more of crowd, graduates, now holding umbrellas / / young children paddling at edge of indoor pool, probably Medford YMCA, instructor backs off / children climb ladder out of pool / exterior of YMCA building / children in Hawthorne Park pool, several shots / / VIPs in folding chairs / man has blood pressure checked by nurse / nurse draws blood / men in suits chat with man on gurney as nurse draws blood /

5-9-1969
Senior Activity Center; Meeting; White City Water Tower

Man talking with woman on porch of "Evergreen House" under sign "Senior Activity Center" / pan across same meeting from SOHS Film No. 1490 / / long closeup of man speaking during meeting / pan across meeting, Earl Miller speaking / closeup of different man / more of same / / partly erected water tower, White City / telephoto closeups, pan / more of same, man visible at work high up

For more footage of Senior Activity Center/Evergreen House and first meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1490

5-8-1969
Evergreen House; Meeting; Red Cross Youth

Man talking with woman on porch of "Evergreen House," "You Are Welcome" written on porch blackboard / pan across senior citizens sitting at tables / trio of old ladies playing music on dulcimer, guitar and drums / women playing piano and accordion / man on trombone / / pans across meeting audience / pan across officials at folding-table dais / / young women singing, playing guitar / woman at display: "Aims of Red Cross Youth" displaying contents of Red Cross Christmas gift box

For more footage of Senior Activity Center/Evergreen House and meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1491

5-8-1969
County Commissioners Meeting; Elmo Stevenson Memorial; Log Trucks on Evans Creek Road

Audience sitting and finding seats in small room / Jackson County Commissioners at dais: Henry Padgham, Earl Miller, Rodney Keating, secretary / out-of-focus closeups of men in audience, pan across audience / written on blackboard: "Elmo Stevenson 1946-1969" / small audience in college gymnasium, hold on wife / choir sings / / log truck approaches on rural highway / view through windshield, driving down wooded highway / sign: Menthorn Road and East Evans Creek Road / pan from Menthorn Road sign to log truck driving by on Evans Creek Road

5-7-1969
Men at Firing Range

Men at firing range, Agate Lake area / view from behind shooter / men examine target / / man with rifle / view from behind as he shoots at target / row of men shooting pump shotguns / man examines target / view from behind shooter / man in suit fires shotgun, examines target / man fires shotgun from hip / more of same

5-6-1969
Children at Play; School Board Election; Dog Pound; Rotary Meeting

Elementary-school children mugging for camera / / "Vote Here" sign on mailbox, pan to school building and gymnasium / bicycles parked at elementary school playground, children frolicking for camera / / dog pound: dogs in cages / interior: woman displays puppy / small puppies and mother in enclosure / Chihuahua in cage / putting kittens in cage / audience and dais in school multipurpose room, large Rotary logo on stage / applause / slow pan across audience / speaker at lectern / pan across audience / "Welcome Rotarians" banner above entrance to building

5-5-1969

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