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Actors on Street; Mill Creek Falls; Ashland Water System; Britt Festivals

Varsity sign, Varsity Theater, Ashland, pan down to theater patrons on street / Shakespeare banner on light standard / actors in Restoration costume walk down sidewalk to theater, down alley to back door of theater / / tourists in woods / sign: "Mill Creek Falls Viewpoint," pan to Boise Cascade logo on sign / Mill Creek Falls / water dashing on boulders, pan up falls / / man in woods, pan to cinderblock building (Ashland water system?) / man and boy enter building / men discuss recording gauge in building as boy stares at camera, pan down to valves / man and boy on street / / woman plays clarinet, Britt stage, pan across spectators / closeups of children on grass / man on stage assembles, discusses parts of oboe

See SOHS Film No. 1382 for simliar Shakespeare Festival event in 1968

per Emily Mostue:

00:37--actress is Emily Carpenter Mostue. Also appears in a frame or two at 1:00.

per Ashland Daily Tidings, August 13, 1969, pages 1 and 8:

The play is "Virtue in Danger," John VanBrugh 1691, described as "a slapstick comedy with an 'X' rating." Actors mentioned, and presumably visible in the clip, are Robert Ground, Amanda McBroom, Mark Blankfield, Rosa Morin, Jo Bailey Guthrie

8-12-1969
Clown Prince of Baseball; Medford Street Accident

Closeups of Max Patkin, "clown prince of baseball," in baseball uniform, clowning during night game, Miles Field / / Ford pickup on its side, West Main Street at Ivy, Medford / tow truck tows away station wagon / truck pulls pickup upright with cable / firemen wash away gasoline / policeman directing traffic

8-12-1969
Two-Car Accident; Ashland Groundbreaking

Police and bystanders at two-car accident on road in the woods / upended badly mangled VW beetle / / groundbreaking scene at real estate office on East Main Street south of Pioneer Street, Ashland /

8-11-1969
Borate Bomber Demonstration, Medford Airport

Closeups of engines starting on borate bomber / pan across tarmac, Medford Airport / discussion under wing of bomber / people climb ladder into cockpit / engines start / private plane taxis away, flies past camera / bomber takes off, dumps load near camera /

8-8-1969
National Guard Convoy; Medford City Council Meeting

National Guardsmen discussing over hood of jeep / National Guard trucks drive past camera / Guardsman climbs into vehicle / more trucks / NG vehicles enter freeway / / pans across meeting in Medford city council chambers, seats filled / speakers at microphone

8-8-1969
Jackson County Fairgrounds; Holiday Inn, Big Y Area

Pan across outside of arena, Jackson County Fairgrounds / silent interview with old man standing in front of fairgrounds office / / VIPs mingle in front of Holiday Inn, pan to Holiday Inn sign / slow pans across I-5 and Big Y area from a distance, Holiday Inn, Baza'r, barn visible in distance /

8-7-1969
Bicycle Rodeo; Launching Model Rockets

Children on decorated bicycles lined up on school playground / they ride off, accompanied by man on horse / getting instruction / demonstrating accuracy stopping on painted line / / children launch model rockets, supervised by man in uniform / pan across spectators

8-7-1969
Luncheon Meeting; Meeting Meeting

Army officer smilingly addresses group at lectern / luncheon scene / closeup of old woman at microphone / / meeting in small room / shots of speakers sitting around table, including actual black man

8-6-1969
Rogue Valley Symphony Practice; Surplus Vehicle Auction

Man directs adult orchestra, U.S. Hotel ballroom / closeups, pans of director, musicians / / policeman, mechanic examine engineless automobile, other 1940s-early '60s cars parked in field / cop looks in windows /

8-6-1969
4-H Livestock Show, Jackson County Fairgrounds

Children bring rabbits to judging table, old Jackson County Fairgrounds pavilion / pan across young entrants and rabbits / adults in bleachers / children sweeping around cattle in barn / people waiting under banner: "Rogue River 4-H Dairy Club" / teens milling around cattle in pavilion, filling out forms / judging hogs / pans across scene, pans, closeups of crowd

8-5-1969
OSU Research Vessel Yaquina; VIP Tour of Wildlife Areas

Color, silent: Zoom out from beaver logo on smokestack / ship slowly draws away from camera, "Oregon State University" painted on side / slow zoom in on ship from distance / / Black and white: Earl Miller stands at table in Jackson County courthouse auditorium and speaks / different commissioner standing by table with slide projector / VIPs in TouVelle Park looking at Table Rock Road bridge and river / pan across VIPs standing in park parking lot / cars carrying VIPs leave TouVelle Park parking lot / man speaks to VIPs with bullhorn / VIPs stand by cars at different site, Table Rock in background / pan from (Denman Wildlife Area?) pond to VIPs / slow pan across berm separating ponds / VIPs on berm

For more footage of Yaquina see SOHS Film No. 1591

8-4-1969
Picking Pears; Medford Council Meets Commissioners; Rock Band at Britt

Man picking pears in orchard on ladder / closeup / woman picking while small blond children wander around below her / young man picking from ground / man on ladder, pan to bin full of pears / more of same / emptying bucket into bin / / pan across meeting in Medford city council chambers / Jackson County Commissioners file from seats into center of room as Earl Miller lights cigarette / closeup of Miller speaking / / pan across people seated on grassy hillside (Britt grounds?) to band set up on stage / telephoto shot of rock band playing, sign with (band members'?) names visible including Kirby Mills, David something

8-4-1969
OSU Research Vessel Yaquina

Fair color, silent: helicopter shot of white-painted ship at sea / painted on side: "Oregon State University" / from shore: ship enters ocean from river breakwater /

For more footage of Yaquina see SOHS Film No. 1593

8-1-1969
Local Rock Band; Shopping Center Petition

Teenage rock band playing on backyard outdoor stage / closeup of organ keyboard / frenetic drummer singing / closeup of flower-bedecked guitar / / entrance and sign, Baza'r department store--current site of Food 4 Less / teenage boy at folding table at door, woman signing petition / sign: "Medford Residents: Please Sign Petition in Favor of New Penney's Shopping Center Thank you!" / somber boy holding down papers on table

7-31-1969
Removing Jetliner Engine; Harvesting Grain

closeup of engine being removed from tail of AirWest jetliner with crane at Medford Airport / long shot / / combine at work in field, various angles / combine approaches cameraman / teenage boy driving combine with bandana over face

For more of same combine see SOHS Film No. 1588

For footage of replacing jet engine, see SOHS Film No. 1626

7-30-1969
Harvesting Grain; Miller's Egg Ranch

Men standing in field examining straw / tractor pulls load of straw from road onto field / offloading straw into thresher / stacked bags of grain / baling straw / sewing bags of grain / shot of harvested field / combine operating in field / closeup of combine at work / / woman uses vacuum to pick up dozens of eggs at a time to feed them into egg washer / cartons of eggs pour onto lazy susan: various brands including Miller's Pride / man displays printed styrofoam and paper pulp cartons / pan across egg factory buildings /

For more of same combine see SOHS Film No. 1589

7-30-1969
More Inscrutable Teen Film; Medford Planning Commission

Teens walk through door from street into building / pan across teens in waiting room / examining newspaper / / men in office gathered around woman at telephone switchboard, talking, on phone, filling out forms / pan across men in lounge / / man at easel in Medford city council chambers / pans across men at tables--looks like planning commission meeting /

For more of teens see SOHS Film No. 1586

7-29-1969
Inscrutable Teen Film

Teens examine newspaper in waiting room / nurse talks to them, they walk over to rack, pull and examine brochures

For more of teens see SOHS Film No. 1587

 

7-28-1969
Creek Water Temperature; Medford Airport Road Work

Meeting / / young boy takes temperature of rushing creek (Bear Creek?) / scenic shot of creek / closeup of thermometer / boy wades to camera / takes tempertaure with thermometer tied to stick, then on string / / Medford Airport, radar dome in distance / control tower in distance / signs: "Speed Zone Ahead, Speed 45 Miles" / "Do Not Enter," pan to control tower / more of same / airport access roads

7-25-1969
Meetings

Man speaking at small table / closeup / / meeting in Jackson County courthouse auditorium / closeup of speaker /

7-24-1969
North Riverside Accident; Transmitter Construction

Policeman holding compress on head wound of young man lying on North Riverside / ambulance with open door / / roofless concrete transmitter building on top of Mount Ashland, pan to rocky summit

For more footage of accident and transmitter building, see SOHS FIlm No. 1581

7-23-1969
Home Economics Dinner; Library Processing Center

Family sitting down to dinner at table in Home Economics kitchen / teenage daughter at table wearing nametag / she washes dishes / / VIP in office / woman at desk and table covered with paperbacks / she labels books / pan across book cases, stacks of books / woman on telephone at desk / woman puts plastic slipcovers on books / pans across office / more of same / sign: "Public Library of Medford & Jackson Co. Processing Center; Hours Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m." / exterior view of converted residence

7-23-1969
Medford Motorcycle Accident; Mount Ashland Transmitter Construction

Man walking down street past police car to scene of accident / police bending over man and motorcycle on North Riverside, Snuffy's Office Equipment, 1112 N. Riverside, and Yvonne's Millinery, 1110 N. Riverside, in background / policeman applying pressure to head wound, small first-aid kit open / ambulance arrives / / summer view of Mount Ashland and ski runs / ski lift as seen from mountain top, pan across construction site / men pounding nails, shoveling concrete / view of roofless concrete radio or television transmitter building

For more footage of accident and transmitter building, see SOHS FIlm No. 1583

7-23-1969
Feast of Will; B.P.O.E. Elks Convention

Feast of Will: Bagpipers, girls in kilts, drummers / / color, silent, some good color, most faded to blue instead of red: men in evening jackets, women in gowns file into convention hall (not local) / seated audience, elaborate proscenium / choir sings / closeup of VIP / Boy Scout drummers march past camera / baton twirlers on stage / speakers at Elks lectern, dignitaries on dais

For more 1969 Feast of Will footage see SOHS No. 1579

7-21-1969
Shakespeare Festival Feast of Will

Closeup of swan in pond / pan across crowded Feast of Will tables on lawn, Lithia Park / people getting drinks from table set up by van, bagpipers march by / dancers performing with pantomime horse / Elizabethan band / Elizabethan dancers perform

For more 1969 Feast of Will footage see SOHS No. 1580

7-21-1969
Medford Crazy Days Sidewalk Sale

People milling about on sidewalk on Sixth between Central and Bartlett, Medford / going thorugh tables of merchandise on sidewalk / crazily dressed store employees inside Miller's (?) / shoppers going through racks of merchandise on sidewalk in front of Miller's, Main and Bartlett / shopping under awning at Robinson's, Main and Front / young women walking on sidewalk beside Penney's on Central / man with back cut out of suit / more shopping scenes

The man in the striped shirt at 00:02 in the first shot is Don Hanlon. Behind him, smoking a pipe at 00:04, is Hugh Jennings, insurance agent and city councilman.

See full-page ad, Medford Mail Tribune, July 17, 1969, page B7. This was the seventh annual Crazy Days.

7-18-1969
Pepsi Anti-Litter Patrol; Private Plane Crash

Back of pickup with sign: "Pepsi Anti-Litter Patrol, In Cooperation with the Governor's Commission on Youth, A Pepsi Service" / young men with burlap bags picking up trash from shoulder of freeway between Medford and Phoenix, Barneburg Hill and Rogue Valley Manor in background / / upside-down private plane in ditch / ambulances and crowd by side of road, pan to plane in ditch between road and line of railroad boxcars (in White City?) / people pick up wreckage and move to ditch

See SOHS Film No. 1576 for more footage of litter crew

7-18-1969
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
Cheney, Medco Mills; Moon Rocks

Black and white: sign: "Cheney Forest Products, Cheney Studs," wigwam burner and Grange Coop grain elevator in background, Central Point / man painting pole at Cheney mill, pan up to Cheney sign / bulldozer driving across mill yard / young men raking hay between Medco plant and Court Street, various shots, Big Y in background / / Color, faded to red: men sitting around table, point at moon chart / examine rocks / closeups of rocks / photomicrographs of rocks / diamond saw cutting rock / polishing rock sample / examining sample under microscope / photomicrographs / men with moon chart again

7-17-1969
Tennis Players; Darlene's Peaches in Phoenix

Pre-teens in shorts with tennis rackets sitting on ground against wall (watching game?) / woman poses by van painted "Darlene's Peaches, 2255 Camp Baker Road," Phoenix / woman backs up tractor wth grader blade, drives past camera and van into orchard / woman picks peaches on ladder, from ground / round sign on standard: "Darlene's Peaches"

7-16-1969
Ashland City Hall and Plaza

View South on East Main Street from Plaza, pan to city hall / interior: office directory on wall / city truck / city seal on door of truck / sign: "Who Pays for City Services?" / secretary at desk, talking on phone / other secretaries at desks / looking south on East Main again / city hall and Plaza from south

Ashland footage was apparently shot to illustrate Ashland "budget crisis" story. See Ashland Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune, both July 15, 1969, page 1.

7-15-1969
Armadillo

Armadillo released from cage, wanders around on concrete driveway / woman pets armadillo, people annoy it, try to attract its attention, try to direct it toward camera / closeup of animal / armadilo has had enough for one day, tries to get away / gloved man puts it back in cage

7-15-1969
Burglary Investigation; Luncheon Meeting

Men in office discuss break-in with Medford policeman  / desk drawer jimmied open / broken door / broken piggy bank / / luncheon meeting: speaker at lectern on dais / pans across audience, dais / speakers

7-14-1969
Aerial Footage of Rural Jackson County

VIPs examine contour map laid out on tail of airplane / aerial shot of river / shot of men inside cabin / aerial shots of forest, small fields and valleys along creeks

7-14-1969
Apollo Moon Shot Interviews

Good color, sound: Standing next to Apollo space capsule mockup, Air Force sergeant interviews two Air Force officers working with NASA about their roles in the Apollo moon shot

7-14-1969
Meeting

Meeting, Medford city council chambers: VIPs sitting and speaking (not a city council meeting)

7-14-1969
Vector Control Sprays for Mosquitoes

Men get out of Jackson County Vector Control pickup near I-5 / fog exits rear of pickup, they drive off / pickup slowly bounces across field, fogging all the way

7-11-1969
Making Hay; FFA Envoys; I-5 Talent Rest Area

Slow pan across field of windrowed hay / young men in FFA jackets waiting at Medford Airport / / pan across vehicles parked at I-5 rest area / camera follows vehicles pulling trailers on I-5 between Talent and Phoenix /

For more footage of both subjects, see SOHS Films Nos. 1564 and 1565

7-10-1969
I-5 Recreational Vehicle B-Roll; Meeting; Golf VIPs

Camera follows cars and trucks pulling trailers, pickups with campers, the occasional motorhome pass by camera on I-5 between Phoenix and Talent / / meeting: shots of participants, pans across audience / / VIPs chat and toy with golf clubs while sitting on bench

For more footage of I-5 subjects, see SOHS Film No. 1566

7-10-1969
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
Picture Pioneer, Peter Britt Studios

Emil and Mollie Britt give a silent tour of the Peter Britt studio in the Britt house, to voiceover narration. "Picture Pioneer" is a short subject from Universal's Person-Oddity series.

Transferred to this disk from a flash drive copy of our VHS copy. The Britt short subject starts 3 minutes into the recording.

1946
Grocery Shopping at Bazar

Interiors, Bazar Shopping Center, Medford: women push shopping carts down grocery store aisle, examine, buy meat, toss it into cart / worker restocks meat / more of same / woman selects sack of potatoes, puts it in cart / women shop in produce aisle / couple with loaded cart in line at checkstand / young man cashier checks groceries

7-9-1969
Oyster Queen Crowned; Girl Scout Leaves for Switzerland

Good color, silent: meeting in board room / speaker / group touring marine laboratory / man pulls string of scallop shells, with oyster spat attached, out of tank / man removes young oysters from tank / interviews beauty pageant contestant on stage / shots of spectators / Coos County contestant / / black and white: young women milling about at Medford Airport / holding banner: "Au Revoir, Martha, Off to Switzerland" / pan across Girl Scouts holding signs: "Bye Martha," "Good Luck in Switzerland," "Bon Voyage" / Martha, in Girl Scout uniform, chats with well-wishers / jetliner taxiing on runway / pan across well-wishers with signs / closeups of same /

Martha is Martha Lamb one of 16 Girl Scouts in U.S. invited to attend the 1969 Golden Jubilee Camp of Girl Scouts in Switzerland. Woman on right at 1:04 talking to Martha is her mother, "Mrs. Douglas Lamb." Photos in Medford Mail Tribune, July 13, 1969, page C1.

7-9-1969
Medford Airport B Roll

Jetliner lands at Medford Airport, taxis to gate / sign: No Bicycles Allowed / baggage cart drives to liner / another plane lands / telephoto shot of windows of control tower / Mercy Flights plane taxis to runway as passengers deplane from first liner

7-8-1969
Highway Accident; Bob Packwood; Timber Carnival

Black and white, silent: Night: highway accident scene: headlights, flares, cars driving  by, police directing traffic with flare / tow truck connecting to damaged car / / good color, sound: Bob Packwood sitting in front of curtain, speaking about his attendance record during his first six months and his intent to keep that record high / / good color, silent: timber carnival, presumably Albany: shots of audience by side of pond / log chopping competition / one-man log bucking

For more of same footage of timber carnival, see SOHS Film No. 1558

7-7-1969
Timber Carnival; Oregon Dairy Queen Crowning

Good color, silent: Timber carnival (presumably the Albany Timber Carnival): bald man competing in log sawing / three men at log chopping next to pond / two-man bucking / man collapsed by log, recovering / man climbing spar pole, sawing end off pole / end falls / judge examines round sawn off pole / man descends pole, takes drink / tight closeup of men cleaning, checking two-man saw / / pan across dairy princesses, Rogue Valley Dairy Princess Mary Ann Cantrall far right / Cantrall surprised and crowned Oregon Dairy Queen / audience applauds / Cantrall and court / tight closeup of Cantrall wiping away tears / Cantrall interviewed, opens presents

For more of same footage of timber carnival, see SOHS Film No. 1559

7-7-1969
Ashland Fourth of July Parade

Parade, Ashland: woman in Arabian garb on Arabian horse, color guard, Heirloom Antiques and Bob's Lunch in background / more color guards / color guard filmed from rear, Plaza in background / twirlers / Ashland City Band / Lincoln Summer School kids on decorated bikes / girls twirling flags / Scottish bagpipers, Lyle's in background / Araceli Macias and Maria Loyo from Guanajuato, Miss Rogue Valley Pat Heaney, John Dellenback, Cathy Riffe, Janet Hayes, C. M. Keen in open cars / Fire House 5 band in fire truck / footage from second floor: parade from above, Oregon Caveman carrying girl over shoulder to jail on trailer /

Photos and articles in Ashland Tidings, July 5, 1969, pages 1 and 8, July 6, pages 1 and 7. Sister city relationship with Guanajuato was then under discussion.

7-4-1969
Highway Accident; 4th of July Parade; Summer Sports B-Roll

Highway accident, night: poilceman holding flare flagging traffic / cars and patrol cars light with lights on parked by road, policeman filling out paperwork in dark / / Central Point parade: Central Point fire truck driving toward camera / young spectators / cub scouts march by / children dressed as cowboys and Indians pulling Radio Flyer "covered wagons" / equestrians / / boys playing baseball (Fagone Field?) / man in shirtsleeves and tie talks to camera / girls indoors doing crafts / teens playing tennis, Medford High School / closeup of coach / Red Cross swim class, Jackson Pool: children enter pool / instructor / girl in water

7-4-1969
Medford City Council Meeting; Unidentified Dam

Pan across Medford City Council meeting, seen from seating area / pans across audience / floor-level shots of councilors, staff / / water flowing over spillway at top of dam, pan to wooded lake / looking down on waterfall from top of dam, pan to river / man in tie and shirtsleeves standing on top of dam / over-the-shoulder shot as he looks at lake, pan to lake / more of same / man poses by generator / pan across generator / hatchery ponds /

7-4-1969
Oyster Fishing; Jumping Rope; Log Brands

Good color, silent: boats heavily laden with oysters / men unloading boxes of oysters from truck, dumping them onto conveyor belt / / black and white: girls playing jump rope in gymnasium / / Forest Service employee speaking to camera / opens binder, shows log brands to camera / shots of brands stamped into ends of logs / log deck dumped into pond

For more footage from same oyster film, see SOHS Film No. 1542

7-3-1969

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