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Forest Fire Danger; Heavy Equipment Auction Preview

Sign: "Forest Fire Danger Today" / forester indicates forest areas on wall map of "Southwest Oregon" with yardstick, speaks at length / / sign: "Public Auction," list of equipment--sign is posted by unidentified bridge / pan across heavy equipment in yard--looks like central Medford: earth movers, dump trucks, water trucks, Tru-Mix cement trucks, front end loaders  / men examine equipment

4-30-1968
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
Forest Fire; Work on Railroad Crossing

Pan along hose / airplane and twin-rotor helicopter overhead / burning stump / helicopter carrying bucket over building / helicopter with bucket flies past, pan to burned forest / policeman takes notes from witnesses, pan to burn barrel and burned countryside / smoking countryside / helicopter flies behind trees, then overhead with bucket / drops water from bucket / borate bomber drops load close by / smoking hills / / freight train rolls past waiting gandy dancers, downtown Medford--Sears warehouse, Western Farmers Association warehouse visible / power shovel digging as train rolls by /

7-11-1968
Forest Firefighters Board at Medford Airport

Firefighters in hard hats eating, lounging in airport coffee shop / mechanic works on airplane engine as pilots and firefighters look on / firefighter sleeping inside airplane / firefighters climb stairs onto airplane / propeller turns over / airplane warming up on tarmac

6-22-1966
Forest Plane Crash; VIPs Meet

Forest: pan across topped fir trees, branches on forest floor / parachute on ground and in trees / more of same (plane crash? no wreckage visible) / possible burned area / / closeup of VIP / conversation with other VIP

4-7-1967
Forest Rangers Examine Vehicles; Leavens Brothers Fireworks Stand

Old man standing by helicopter / secretary at typewriter / man at counter / state Forest Service ranger speaks / rangers pose uneasily in front of maps / they exit building, walk to pickup with hood open / discussing engine / they examine twin-rotor helicopter N2853J / they look at helicopter's water bucket on ground / ranger at desk, answers phone / phone bank / ranger examines forest map, points / / children at fireworks stand / pan across table, shelves full of fireworks / firework smoking on ground /

Helicopter crashed September 3, 1972--one fatality

The fireworks stand must be that operated by the Leavens brothers (John, Bob, Bill and Jim) at 610 South Oakdale Ave., shut down by the city for operating in a residential zone, after having been operated annually for ten years. See Medford Mail Tribune, July 3, 1968, page 1

7-3-1968
Forest Service Airplane; Spring Classes at SOC

Pan across building marked "USFS" to idling single-prop Cessna airplane N3418S / plane taxis away / aerial view of forest, clearcuts / views of plane over forest taken from another plane / / SOSC college students sitting on grass and talking near parking lot / they stand up and disperse / interior of college class

3-11-1968
Forest Service on Fire Danger; Jacksonville Pioneer Village, Pioneer Days Queens

Forest Service men examine large forest map / sign on map: "Forest Fire Danger Today" / man pulls dry grass in field / man lights handful of grass on dirt road (looks like Forest Service headquarters on Table Rock Road) / closeup of burning grass (exciting!) / man speaks / / people lined up in front of George McUne's stagecoach / Queen Mitzi doles out drinks of water / scenes at Pioneer Village, Jacksonville / men clean grounds / closeup of mules hitched to coach / pan across beauty queen and princess / man prepares griddles, apparently for pancake feed / / firemen on roof of partly burned garage / boy watches, pan to children on horseback

6-16-1967
Former Gold Hill Postmaster

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

9-5-1966
Four Corners, Crater Lake Highway Traffic; U.S. Weather Bureau

Pan across buildings, Highway 62 / "Central Point" directional sign / Crater Lake Avenue and Vilas Road street sign / traffic on Highway 62 / teens on motorcycle, other vehicles waiting to cross Crater Lake Highway against heavy traffic / / meteorologists, civilians in weather bureau discuss maps on wall / teletype in operation / more of same /

7-13-1967
Francis O'Connor B-Roll on Agate Dam

Closeups of man speaking with White City Kiwanis Club banner behind him; pan across room

12-31-1964
Free Coconut Meat

Exterior: women and girls gouge meat out of coconuts / pan across huge bags of coconuts / man with bandsaw cuts unhulled coconuts in half / closeup of little girl eating coconut

Complete date should probably be 3-9-1965 (can says "9-65"). See following article, from Medford Mail Tribune, March 5, 1965, page 10:

Coconut Meat Free at Rogue River Craft Shop Monday

    Those who like fresh coconut meat are invited to call at Novelcraft Plastics, 431 Rogue River Hwy., beginning Monday morning and to "help themselves to all they want at no charge," Lew Trickey, owner of the shop, said today.

    Trickey is expecting a shipment of 3,500 pounds of coconuts to arrive this weekend from San Francisco. They are "fresh from the tropics," he said.

    The husks are used in his novelcraft business--but not the meat.

    Trickey reminded those who want the meat to bring their own containers and tools to dig it out of the husks. The meat keeps well and freezes well, he said.

3-9-1965
Freeway Litter Cleanup

Young man in tee-shirt picking up trash on freeway median, putting it into burlap bag / longer shot showing other young men doing same, their pickup / stacking bags in back of pickup, pan across bags / young man picking up trash along highway cut, this time wearing gloves, vest and hard hat

See SOHS Film No. 1577 for more footage of litter crew

7-17-1969
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
Fruitdale School Break-In, Josephine County

Police car door: "Sheriff Josephine County" / "Fruitdale Elementary School" on building / boys' bathroom door off hinges / policeman taking photos of open files / pan across filing cabinets / policeman takes statement

10-13-1966
Fuel Problems at Medford Airport; Hawthorne Pool; Robert Kennedy Memorial in Medford

Closeup of hand holding fuel filter, pan down to carburetor / man standing at workbench pointing at filter / more of same / / children splashing in Hawthorne Pool, Medford, jumping in fron edge, various shots, pans / slowmo of boy jumping from diving board / / pan down flagpole to flag at half staff / quiet crowd on Eighth Street at Medford library and city hall--where Robert Kennedy spoke a week before / man speaks at microphone, Navy color guard and Medford City Hall in background / nuns in crowd / Mayor Dunlevy at microphone / shots of crowd / priest reads at microphone / long shot of flag at half staff

See SOHS Film 1327 for more footage about fuel problems at Medford Airport

See SOHS films 1271, 1315 and 1324 for film of RFK in Medford

6-10-1968
Funeral of James Rowden, Killed in Vietnam

Marines carry casket, followed by bereaved family / Marines fold flag as pastor reads / Douglas Rowden and family at graveside as Marines fold flag; they present it to mother / crowd leaves / casket sitting alone suspended above grave / pan across headstone: "James Herbert Rowden"

2-29-1968
Future Farmers at Airport; Making Hay

Medford Airport: people milling about and chatting with young men wearing FFA jackets / closeups of young men and embroidered names on jackets: Jeff Blixt, Don Hamann, Nathan Rutherford; Tim Underwood; Jerry Bunker / parents taking photos / / downed hay in field / tractor in distance windrowing hay / tractor approaches camera / teenage driver makes U-turn close to camera / windrowing in slow motion

For more footage of both subjects, see SOHS Film No. 1566

7-10-1969
Galice Bridge Under Construction

Shot down uncompleted bridge, pan to river / uncovered deck supports / pan from center of bridge / pans across bridge from distance, pan to old bridge / shots from far away / Rogue River from bridge

10-20-1966
Game Commission Plants Legal-Size Trout

Men seining rearing pond in woods / transferring fish to truck / "Oregon State Game Commission" on truck / closeup: dumping fish into truck / truck drives through covered bridge / using hand net to transfer fish from truck to stream / using hose to transfer fish, fish visible in stream

4-23-1965
Garage, Houses Fire, Central Point

Street sign: Cherry and North 8th streets / pan across spectators / firemen pull down gutted, smoking building / clearing out interior of burned house / pan across furniture on lawn

8-5-1966
Gary Poythress Receives Scholarship Check from Police Association

Banquet scene: pan across room / pan across dais / Poythress receives check, handshake / speaker

9-19-1966
Gas-Heated Smudgepots in Orchard

Man shows off gas valves in orchard near Table Rock (Modoc Orchard?) / stands by meter and gas tank / closeup of valve in ground / man opens valve with wrench / shot of orchard pipe in hold in ground / man opens another valve / man lights gas smudgepot, walks off into distance / closeups of smudgepot, pressure gauge / closing valve

3-30-1966
Gebhard Road Brush Fire

Fireman hoses down burning brush / tank truck on road / tanker drives into field / smoke rises across road

8-5-1966
George Joyce--Hawthorne Park Pool Dome

Man holds brochure up to camera; it shows an inflatable dome over Medford Hawthorne Park swimming pool / pan across Hawthorne Pool, Hawthorne Park / views of empty pool / man with brochure talks while standing on railroad tracks

3-8-1966
George Romney Quits Presidential Race; Smudgepots Burning; Lassie TV Show Promo

Black and white, silent: Headline of Oregonian: "Romney Quits Presidential Race" / photo of Romney on front page / similar headline and photo, Oregon Journal / / night, from moving car: orchard smudge fires / same from standstill / / sound, color, completely faded to red: "As exciting as all outdoors--follow Lassie!" promo for Lassie show / Lassie drops tree with cougar in it / braves windstorm, avalanche

3-8-1968
George Shearing Quintet and Seeing Eye Dog

Closeup of Shearing, pan down to seeing eye dog / pan across group in tuxedos and overcoats

10-24-1966
Georgia-Pacific Inaugural Ceremony; Australian Boy Scouts at Southern Oregon College

Good, slightly faded color footage, silent: VIPs speak at Georgia Pacific lectern, outdoors, groundbreaking ceremony for Georgia-Pacific headquarters building, Portland / Governor Tom McCall speaks / VIP pulls cord attached to whistle / pan across crowd / workmen, wearing white hard hats and white overalls, standing in circle around pile of wood chips with multicolored jackhammers, go to work / cluster of balloons soaring over city

Black-and-white silent footage: older Boy Scouts with luggage loitering on Southern Oregon College campus grass / rustic sign: "Bjornen the Bear" / scouts carry luggage in to building / left hands are shaken / closeup of badge: "Chris Harvey, Troop 4, Australian Contingent"

7-28-1967
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
Glenn Jackson Speaks, North's Chuckwagon, Medford

Exterior: "North's" on building, North Riverside, Medford / Glenn Jackson speaks at lectern / pan across banquet / more Jackson, more pans

10-4-1965
Gold Dust at Stock Exchange; Fallout Survey Reminder; Demolishing Snyder Garage

Man weighs gold dust on small balance scale / closeup of gold in pan / grinning man at desk, pan across office / man at teletype machine, pan to Dow Jones Averages board / tickertape stock display running on wall / / Civil Defense-produced footage, sound on film: animated airplane pulling banner: "Home Fallout Protection Survey" / voiceover reminding people to fill out mail questionnaire or answer questions of door-to-door surveyor / / crane demolishes large wooden commercial building at corner of Eighth and Bartlett, Medford / view of undemolished Bartlett Street front of building, Medford Montgomery Wards building in background / view of demoltion from Eighth Street, Roxy Ann and viaduct in background

11-29-1967
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
Gold Hill Cemetery

Pans across concrete tombs in cemetery: Edwin Carlisle Stanwood, Josephine Catharine Stanwood / man doing something inscrutable--picking at rotten stump or concrete / pan across cemetery / man presses ear to tombs, smiles / trash on ground /

10-11-1968
Gold Hill Gold Dust Days 1969

Adult bicyclists race down street / young bike riders mill about in middle of street, directed by VFW member, Texaco station in background / miniature Model T Ford on display near announcer on microphone / pan across booths / girl mugs for camera / Christian Church white elephant booth / Gold Hill Grange booth / shots of various booths / cotton candy booth / dunk tank First Baptist Church booth / pan across scene

For more footage of bike race, see SOHS Film No. 1628

8-22-1969
Gold Mine; Extracting Trapped Log Truck Driver

Man enters old shack on hill / man pans for gold, pan up to shack / man walks past ore car to mine / view from mine / / logs by mountain road / truck upside down by roadside, tow truck in attendance / bystanders, police looking inside / log loader arrives / tow trucks winch truck over / gingerly removing driver, placing him on gurney / installing inflatable cast on his leg / long view: ambulance, tow trucks

6-9-1967
Government Surplus Vehicles

Pan across field full of pickups and panel trucks, South Gateway area / closeups of vehicles / more pans

10-28-1965
Government Vehicle Auction

Shotsof crowd / auctioneer on platform / closeups of crowd from above / more crowd shots / pan across building

11-1-1965
Governor Tom McCall Delivers Budget Speech

Oregon Governor Tom McCall speaking at dais, pan to sign: "1967-68 Budget" / pan across audience / assembled cameras recording event / reporters taking notes / McCall again

10-16-1967
Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley

This is the 16mm copy of the original 35mm film. Silent, no sound track.

For research on the film, as well as a transcription of commentary on the film by Russ Jamison, Grace Fiero and A. C. Allen, go to: http://truwe.sohs.org/files/grace.html

Contrary to description on can, there are no interviews, no sound on this reel. For abridged version with commentary, see SOHS Film 0975 1915 Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley--with 1965 Commentary.mpg

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Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley--with 1965 Commentary

An abridged version of Grace's Visit to Rogue River Valley, with onscreen and voiceover commentary by Russ Jamison, Grace Andrews Fiero and A. C. Allen.

For research on the film, as well as a transcription of the commentary, go to: http://truwe.sohs.org/files/grace.html

1965
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
Grand Opening Medford Gas Station; Color Photocopier Demonstration

VIPs standing in front of new Shell service station, pan up to sign / Model A Ford drives through enormous paper imprinted with Shell logo, VIPs applaud / repeat of same / Mayor Dunlevy and other VIPs schmooze, wander around, shake hands, pan up to Shell sign / gassing up car / / color, faded to red and yellow: woman places paper on Xerox color photocopier, she removes color copy and compares it with original for camera / she places successive color pages in front of camera / view of photocopier

10-23-1968
Grand Opening, Grants Pass Montgomery Wards

Exterior: Drum major leads Grants Pass High School band in uniform / closups, pans across band / dignitaries lined up behind ribbon, men speak at lectern / pan across big crowd / Grants Pass Cavemen speak / interior: pans across store crowded with shoppers

5-19-1965
Grants Pass "Peanut Pusher"

Exterior: people standing around, gas station in background / man with spoon taped to forehead kneels, pushes peanut up steps, people applaud / receives trophy

5-13-1966
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
Grants Pass Arabian Horse Show

SIgn: "Josephine County Fair Grounds" / sign: "Arabian Horse Show" / stable names painted on trucks and trailers / sheriff's posse license plate / men and women riding horses, exterior and inside arena / exterior: sulky drivers

5-3-1965
Grants Pass Blood Drive--Cavemen Deliver Blood to Airport

Exterior Elks Lodge / interior: men lying down on cots, nurses at work / closeup of man giving blood / closeup of nurse poking arm / Grants Pass Cavemen arrive and lie down to give blood / nurse holds gallon jug of "blood" / Cavemen pile into station wagon, leave down street / Cavemen arrive at airport, load blood onto small plane, induce pilot to drink "blood" from skunk skin / plane takes off from airport

6-9-1965
Grants Pass Boatnik Rogue River Races

Parachutist lands in river near target / ditto / drivers run to speedboats on Rogue River near bridge, Grants Pass / boats race past camera / winners interviewed / pan across beauty queens / more interviews, kisses by queens / pans across large crowd of spectators, Riverside Park

5-30-1967
Grants Pass Burglary Investigation

Broken cigarette machine, policemen milling about darkened diner / debris on floor / policemen examine broken-open pinball machines, cigarette machine

11-3-1966
Grants Pass City Council

Wm. V. Wrightson sitting at desk in council chambers, speaking / councilmen flipping through booklets / pan across councilmen, names visible: Don Smith, H. L. "Jack" Rollins, J. Valentine Barnett (?), Wrightson, Robert C. Martin, Bruce McGregor, Roland Stearns / pans across council and audience

4-22-1965

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