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Joseph McCarthy; Puerto Rico; President Eisenhower; Buffalo Fire; Texans in London

Titles: "This Week's News in Review" / / "On the Political Firing Line": "Joseph McCarthy tangled with Secretary of the Army Stevens" / McCarthy and Roy Cohn in hearing, ex-President Truman on New York City sidewalk entering NBC Studios / sound kinetoscope: Senator Flanders on McCarthy ("His is a one-man party, and its name is McCarthyism") / Eisenhower in press conference (silent) concurs with Flanders, Eisenhower walks to car / / "Puerto Rico: Terrorist Roundup": police in crowd, police arresting people / portrait of Campos / seized firearms, bullet holes in door / / "U.S. Bombers Fly Home": nonstop flight of 45 bombers from England to California: bomber on tarmac, men welcomed by wives and families / Colonel John B. Henry speaks on tarmac / / "Washington: Wilson Meets the Press": Secretary of Defense Wilson appoints Bob Anderson deputy / Wilson speaks: sound kinetoscope / Charles Thomas replaces Anderson; Thomas speaks / / "Los Angeles: Car Gets Big Lift": rear of car suspended in air by fountain from broken hydrant / "woman driver" interviewed by police / / "Buffalo, N.Y.: Fire Wrecks Warehouse": 10-story warehouse on fire, multiple pumpers pouring water on building / / "White House": teenage 4-H club members walk past camera, are greeted by President Eisenhower in White House / Eisenhower accepts book / / "Morocco: Sultan Survives Attack": cavalry in review / sultan walks by / sentry on rooftop / assembled dignitaries / bloody survivors of hand-grenade attack / sultan drives off, followed by running subjects / / "Sports: Billy Martin Joins Army": Yankees baseball player Martin kisses family members / drives off in Cadillac / inducted, shakes hands with officer, smiles for cameras / / "The Wild West Goes to London": sign: "Bar-B-Q Ranch" / double-decker buses arrive / sign on bus: "To Texas from Piccadilly Circus" / sign: "Dismount Here"  / Texan in cowboy costume surrenders six-shooter / 1300 attend barbecue at U.S. Air Force base near London /  beef being barbecued / square dancers / / "Next Week: Another Review of the News of the Week"

Talkie interviews are wavy; I assume they're high-quality kinetoscopes

Undated--
Ski Jumping, Basketball, Hockey, Motorboat Racing, Barrel Jumping

"INS Telenews Presents this Week in Sports--A Sports Action Newsreel with Harry Wismer" / / "Winter Sports: Two Mites Share Jumping Honors": Bear Mountain, New York: ski jumpers carrying skis up hill / spectators / jumpers going down jump, landing, skidding into crowd / 11-year-old jumps / Olympic jumper jumps / / "Winter Sports: Finnish Jumpers Win in Germany": more ski jumpers / / "Basketball: Celtics Boost League Lead": basketball game, spectators / Bob Cousy, Bill Russell / score: 118-92 / / "Hockey: Canadiens Gain in Hockey Race": fans arrive, bundled up, on sidewalk / hockey game, Canadiens against Detroit Redwings, spectators / ref breaks up fight / Canadiens win 1-0 / / "Motorboats: Cuban Pilots Vie with Americans" inaugural race, hydroplane racing at Miami, spectators / / "Basketball: Louisville Five Sinks DePaul": basketball game, spectators 86-67 / / "Ice Skating: Barrels Roll Out, LeBel Clears 'Em": Grossinger, New York: skaters lined up / specators / barrel jumping / backwards shot of wipeout / referee with flag / defending champion Leo LeBel, 27, makes perfect jump / LeBel clears 16 barrels / LeBel kissed / title: "Produced by Telenews, Directed by Harry Robert, Edited by Jerry Forman, The End"

January
West Coast Shot Company Shot Tower Collapse

CBS Sunday News anchor Gerald Harrington introduces Hank Henry-narrated clip of collapse of shot tower at 4902 McLoughlin Drive, Central Point. Andy Lane rode the tower down, survived.

circa 1976
Daylight Saving Time Reminder Film

Nationally produced (Westclox?) Daylight Saving Time reminder film--nighttime, Times Square, New York City: Illuminated crawl around building: "2 a.m. Move Clocks Ahead One Hour" / 10:16 p.m.: Westclox Sign with giant Big Ben clock / closeups of other signs with clocks / men climb scaffolding behind Westclox Big Ben at 2:00 a.m. / closeup of man adjusting mechanism / view from street of clock hands moving ahead one hour / still night: two men arrive at clock shop, exasperatedly begin setting hundreds of clocks (and hourglass--get it?) ahead

Circa 1965
Crate Rite Container Company, Grants Pass

Circa 1964 Ford Mustang painted "KMED" parked in driveway / sign: "Crate Rite Incorporated Packaging for Industry" / pan across wooden fence around property / sign: "DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK BEING PERFORMED BY THIS COMPANY FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN PROPER CLEARANCE AT OUR OFFICE BEFORE ENTERING ANY PORTION OF THIS FACILITY" / interior: man displaying fiberglass cloth / man trims fiberglass box / man displays boxes, attache case inserts / sound: Hank Henry interviews Crate Rite manager about their recent move to Oregon

Circa 1964
Rep. Charles O. Porter Interview on Latin America

CBS interview, Washington, D.C.--Jerry Dunphy interviews Rep. Charles O. Porter (in office 1957-1961). On same reel as circa 1958 SOHS Film 0911. Discussion is about setting up a department of missile research, Latin American affairs, arms race and disarmament--with B roll reaction shots

 

 

 

circa 1958
Senator Wayne Morse Interview

CBS interview, Washington, D.C.--Jerry Dunphy interviews Senator Wayne Morse about Latin America, his recent visit to India (December 1957), South Africa, peace--"billions for war, and nothing for peace," nuclear disarmament--with B roll reaction shots
 

 

circa 1958
Sam Price for Lions President Campaign Film; Striptease

Hank Henry stands in front of KMED News station wagon in KMED parking lot, then in front of KMED garage door, seriously intoning news that Lyndon Johnson has declined to run for Presidency because Sam Price of Central Point "could do a better job." "I only hope the Oregonian webfoot won't make the mistake of lifting his dog by the ears." /  It was a misunderstanding; Sam is running for presidency of Central Point Lions Club / the rest of KMED News team standing in front garage door: newsman Bill Merlin delivers similar story about Sam Price's superiority as a candidate: "sex fiend maybe, but true leader definitely" / Tom McLeod, KMED sports newscaster, touts Sam Price as best thing since sliced bread / weatherman Don Hanlon says Price will "keep all the dark and gloom from the area," says Dan Hadley has little chance,"will bring rain when the hay is down" / Sam Price says, "Drinks for everyone, and everyone pays for their drinks" / silent: shadow of woman does striptease behind illuminated bedsheet

Charles Samuel Price (January 2, 1926-April 23, 2018) moved to Medford in 1962, where he worked for KMED. He did serve as president of the Central Point Lions at some point. Died in Vancouver, Washington. (obituary on tdn.com)

April 1968
Jackson County Meeting

Meeting: man at dais stands and speaks / chairman speaks / sparse audience, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium /

9-9-1968
Ashland YMCA Auction

People on sidewalk walk past sign: "YMCA Auction Sat. 1 p.m." / interiors: pans across crowd / auction scenes / pan across crowd, auctioneers

9-9-1968
Dr. A. E. Merkel Gives Immunizations

"Jackson County Public Health Center" on building / interior: mothers and small children waiting / man gives shot to young boy, measures blood pressure of mother / nurse does paperwork / closeup of doctor taking blood sample / pan across medical equipment /

9-9-1966
Interview with Miss Oregon at Atlantic City

Stock views of Atlantic City / shot of several contestants / tight closeup of Miss Oregon being interviewed / announcer and bathing beauties at poolside remind us to watch the pageant on TV

(sound begins when Miss Oregon starts talking)

9-9-1965
Medford Traffic; PTA Meeting

Traffic on North Front Street, Medford, between Main and Sixth / traffic on East Main between Central and Front / closeup footage of cars passing by / / meeting scene, "PTA" slide projected on screen / speaker / woman speaks, holds up brochures

9-8-1969
Talent Achievement Day; Hedrick Junior High School

Facade of small wooden building with bell tower: "Talent City Hall 1899," with "Achievement Day" banner / man speaking outdoors at microphone, hands are shaken / pan across spectators standing, sitting in folding chairs, on grass / / view down residential street and Hedrick Junior High School, cars slowly passing school / schoolchildren walk, ride bikes past camera / child crossing guards wave traffic through, wave flags at nonexistent traffic / pans across mass of children and waiting school bus / older children flash peace signs at camera /

9-8-1969
New Electrical Transformer Substation

Moderately faded color, silent: Telephoto views of Eastern Oregon transformer substation from hilltop / ground view / wires and insulators from below / man in control station with clipboard checking dials / pan across wires from pylon to pylon / helicopter flyby view of pylon standing by irrigated green field / ground view of transformers / men on cherry pickers working above substation

9-8-1968
Schoolchildren Interviewed; Elephants, Lion, Tiger

Woman at table interviews young boy / pan to other children in classroom watching, waiting / closeup of slip of paper woman is filling out / she talks with boy, gathers papers to give him / young girl sits down at table for same treatment / / closeup of man with baby elephants, Barneburg Hill and Rogue Valley Manor in background / several adult elephants pose for camera, elephant transport trailer in background / closeup of lion in cage, man teases it to get a reaction / closeup of pensive tiger in cage

9-8-1967
Demonstration of Sewer Television Monitor

Workers loiter outside van in new Medford neighborhood / removing cable from manhhole / TV monitor showing inside of pipe / camera moving across manhole / man winds up cable leading into manhole / more loitering / more monitor

9-8-1966
Grants Pass Accident, 6th & Main

Night: cars drive past fender-bender scene, tow truck, ambulance / damaged station wagon, small children inside in pajamas

9-8-1966
Property Tax Limitation Debate

Men speak at lectern, Medford High School auditorium / pan across audience / same speakers / audience from back of room

9-8-1966
Highway Department Patches Riverside Avenue, Medford

Cars backed up, moving slowly along Riverside at Jackson in Medford / men sling asphalt as roller rolls new surface / Highway Department logo on truck door / man directng traffic on Jackson Boulevard

9-8-1965
1960 Football Game Film--Medford vs. Arcata

Night game--long shots of scrimmages

9-8-1960
1960 Football Game Film--Medford vs. Arcata

Starts with close shot of young boy holding sign: "Med Arcata Sept 9." Night game--long shots of scrimmages

9-8-1960
Police Look for Clues; Timber Products Company

Policeman walks in weeds by orchard, looking at ground / closeup of cardboard "X" on ground, policeman picks through grass pretending to look for clues / closeup as he walks along road (might be Rossanley) looking in weeds / he gets in unmarked car, drives off / / Timber Products Company sign on top of office building, pan to parking lot / shot from across tracks of TP mill as boxcar rolls past / wood chip loading area, pan across inactive mill / pickup drives across grounds (identical shot as in SOHS Film No. 1086)

9-7-1967
Wrecked Cars

Pan across wrecked Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, doors roped together / boy rushes up to peer inside / more pans / pan across wrecked Corvette in garage

9-6-66
Klamath Falls Schools; Josephine County School Board

Banquet scene: speaker at lectern / interview: "moving students too often; once they get comfortable in one building we move them to another building"--"work experience" / / school board meeting: faint sound using in-camera microphone

Shot sheets in M1B Box 3 describe clips 5580-5581 thusly:

5580 k.f. schools

5581 jo county schools sil-sof

9-6-1978
Freeway Semi Accident; Junior High School Assembly; Helium Balloon

Men changing semitruck tire on side of highway / damage to front end of Consolidated Freightways trailer / damage to side of trailer / more flat tires, bent rims / shot looking down I-5--Josephine County? / spools of newsprint on side of freeway / / VIPs speak in middle school multipurpose room / shots of junior high schoolers squirming, grinning children in folding chairs / / VIPs on freeway overpass squinting into distance / helium balloon in distance / closeup of balloon / VIP with walkie talkie / man walks with balloon to parked car / VIPs grin / closeup of balloon held by man on side of highway, "Truck Stop Cafe" sign visible--Witham's?

9-6-1967
Girl Scouts Meetings; Bridge Demolition; Table Rock Road Railroad Crossing; Police Auction; Candidate Speaks

Pans across Girl Scouts board of directors meeting / man in suit with 16mm film projector / film projected / woman addresses different meeting / / Caterpillar pulls supports from bridge with cable / view of creek and demolished bridge / railroad crossing arm drops across Table Rock Road at White City as workers repair same / / policeman examines room jammed with bicycles / policeman displays electronic equipment, knives, cameras, transistor radio, guitar / / sound: man at desk speaks about Bob Duncan's proposal for tax increase support of Lyndon Johnson, whether he intends to withdraw from race against Duncan. Wikipedia suggests this is Howard Morgan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_election_in_Oregon,_1966

9-6-1967
Medford School District Staff Meeting

Pan across audience in large auditorium/gymnasium / exterior: people milling about outside

9-6-1966
Grants Pass High School Scenes

Men examine school schedule on wall / high school front desk / shots of students in corridors, on stairs between classes

9-6-1966
Illinois Valley Jubilee Preparations

Men at Illinois Valley Jubilee booth / painted on door of truck: "Illinois Valley Fire Department" / girls in curlers ride double on horse / closeups of oldtimers talking on bench / more closeups of old people

9-6-1965
AKC Dog Show, Spiegelberg Stadium, Medford

Long shot, pan across field; cars parked on track and on field / closeups, medium shots of dogs and people showing dogs

9-6-1965
Barn Fire on Merriman Road

Barn fully engulfed in fire / zoom in to fire truck by barn / fire trucks arrive, fireman in football jersey pulls hose from truck / more fire trucks arrive / policeman directs traffic as another fire truck arrives / firemen spraying water

9-6-1965
Open Irrigation Ditch in Residential Area; Elementary School Registration

Bend in irrigation ditch by building and orchard, pan up to sign: "No Trespassing, Rogue River Valley Irrigation District Right of Way" / view of ditch looking in other direction, residential area / different views of ditch passing by residences / / student crossing guard at street intersection, possibly Jackson Elementary / elementary students and parents filling out forms in classrooms

9-5-1969
Gold Hill Bike Race; Containerized Shipping

Black and white, silent: Kids milling about on bikes on Hwy. 99, Gold Hill during Gold Dust Days / bicycle racers lined up, man shoots pistol, they ride off / /

Color, completely faded to red, sound: Footage shot at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey: documentary about container shipping and automated freight handling, "a new age for international trade"

For more footage of 1969 Gold Hill Gold Dust Days, see SOHS Film No. 1611

9-5-1969
Commissioners' Meeting; Police Impound Auction; Ashland YMCA Sale

Jackson County Commissioners meeting: commissioners / pan across audience / closeups of speakers / / people examining 1950s cars / 1940 Ford / policemen schmooze with attendees / auctioneer with cowboy hat and cane / pan across crowd / / YMCA sign on roof of Ashland YMCA building / pan across used TVs / young boys play with typewriter / boys examine clothing / old piano / man selects china, glass dishes / woman arranges plastic flowers /

9-5-1968
Medford High School Meeting; Highway 62 Traffic

Pan across all-male audience, Medford High School theater auditorium / long shot as audience files outside, mills about / / car speeds past camera on highway--Highway 62, opposite Veterans Domiciliary, just north of White City / long telephoto shot south as traffic passes camera, wigwam burner smoking in distance, camera swings to north

9-5-1967
Former Gold Hill Postmaster

Man mows yard with power mower / closeups of man on porch with bridge, I-5 in background /

9-5-1966
Medford Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies, State Troopers, Hawthorne Park

Sign on city hall: "Medford City Hall, Police Dept." / policemen, dispatcher, secretary at work in city hall / door of Jackson County sheriff's patrol car / sheriff's deputies at work inside / teletype machine / family picnic at Hawthorne Park, Medford / children swimming in Hawthorne Pool / sign "State Police, Department of Motor Vehicles" / state trooper working at desk

9-5-1966
Mobile Chest X-Ray Unit; Jimmy Dunlevy Receives VFW Award

Woman exits mobile chest x-ray unit / painted on wall of trailer: "Chest X-Ray Unit. Oregon State Board of Health" / people waiting in line in parking lot of lumber mill / interior: people hug x-ray machine / people waiting in line, sign: "Free Chest X-Rays" / / Medford Mayor Jimmy Dunlevy at desk in city hall signs something, hands it to young man wearing VFW cap / Dunlevy examines and displays coin to camera / hands are shaken with older vets / Dunlevy examines coin/medallion/token, places it on stand on his desk / closeup: still life of coin on desk with VFW cap / young vet grins uneasily for camera / vets and Dunlevy pose with coin

9-4-1968
Walking to Lincoln School; Driving Simulators; Airliner Lands on Flat Tire

Young children and teens walking and walking their bikes down sidewalk / crossing street at Lincoln School / walking on sidewalk toward camera / arriving at entrance of Lincoln School / / "Pacific Northwest Bell Mobile Driving Test Unit" trailer / young woman sitting in simulator gets instruction, steps on brake / she looks into hood on machine / she steers trainer / view over shoulder of film of woman steering down filmed highway, crashing / view of trailer / / four-engine United Airlines propeller liner taxiing down tarmac, flat tire on nose wheel / slowly taxis toward camera / pilot looks out open cockpit door, men examine tire

9-4-1968
Timber Products Company; Sketch of Criminal Suspect

Pan across Timber Products Company building / follow pickup as it drives across grounds / / closeup of police artist sketch of young white male suspect

9-4-1967
Picking Pears; Dog Show; I-5 Pear Mishap

Man on ladder picking pears / closeup of bin full of pears / more shots of pickers picking, dumping into bins / / woman and young girl grooming schnauzer / people with dogs waiting / dogs being walked past judge / / Oregon State Police car by side of I-5 freeway opposite Ashland just south of Bear Creek crossing /, pan to Jeep pulling overloaded trailer, pan to pears littering side of freeway / pan along bent guard rail to pear bin by side of freeway

9-4-1967
Citizens Band Enthusiasts Meeting

Man speaks in front of classroom / attendees laugh / another man diagrams on blackboard / attendees ask questions, discuss

9-30-1966
Brush Fire

Pans across Forest Service fire trucks parked on roadside / men spraying bushes

9-30-1966
Bar Association Banquet, Medford Armory

Pans across schmoozing, banqueting crowd, Medford Armory, from balcony / closeup of Desmond shaking hands, talking / more pans /

9-30-1966
Babies in Hospital Nursery

Babies in bassinettes, shot through hospital viewing window / closer view of bassinettes / nurses at nurses' station

9-30-1966
McGrew Lumber Mill, Ashland

Pan across McGrew lumber yard, Ashland / pan across mill / men in yard discuss, point / Hyster / more pans across yard, whole operation, log deck

9-30-1966
Tom Vaughn Speaks at RVCC about History Building

Pans across banquet scene, Mary Hanley present / closeups of speakers / speaker with architect's drawing of building

9-30-1965
Volkswagen-Train Wreck

Boxcars on tracks / people and uniformed nurse gathered around Volkswagen Beetle / man removes gurney from ambulance / woman on gurney / front of slightly dented Beetle / ambulance drives away

9-30-1965
Tetanus Clinic in Jacksonville

People getting injected with pneumatic vaccinator / sobbing little girl /

9-30-1965

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