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|Title (click to view details)||Description||Publication date||Online link|
|Medford Sewage Treatment Plant||
Man turns valve at sewage plant, pan along ditch / pans across settling ponds, aerator and ditches, Table Rock in background / pan across plant with three smokestacks, Table Rock to irrigation (?) ditch / man indicates dry ditch / water returns to river
|Drilling Well; Bob Packwood Campaigns in Medford||
Pan across Crater Well Drilling truck / drilling well next to house in country / water or drilling mud splashes about copiously, pan along stream of muddy water to homeowner--looks like East Medford / / group of men walk down sidewalk past camera (Beatty & McDougal Insurance, 204 W. Main, Medford in background), go into building, Sen. Bob Duncan sign in window / very young Bob Packwood self-consciously smirking and schmoozing on sidewalk, Davis Gift Shop, 135 W. Main in background, camera pans to large Re-Elect Wayne Morse sign / Packwood walks down sidewalk into store, Quality Market, 222 W. Main, in background / enters mattress store / reflection in window of hiim shaking hands, passing out brochures / Packwood enters van in front of Winetrout Building emblazoned with "People for Packwood," Crater Lake Motors in background
|Heavy Equipment Auction; Installing High-Tension Line on Mountaintop||
Men milling about, pan across heavy equipment / pan down extended cranes / pan across bulldozers, front-end loader, earthmovers, men examining same / / construction site in hills, uncompleted concrete structure, masons working on rebar / pan across view of hills / bulldozer spooling heavy cable through woods, down steep hill
Judge reading aloud at bench, pan to another judge / speaker reading / man pins corsage on elderly woman / speaker / family members / pinning corsage on another woman / speaker / judge / audience applauds / more of same
|Picketers; Carpenters at Work||
Two strikers picketing on sidewalk, Central Avenue, Medford / "Pacific Northwest Bell" on building / man with "Unfair to Glass Workers" tunic picketing, pan up to "40 East 10th" address / "Medford Plate Glass Unfair" sign / / carpenters working on frame of new residence in older section of town / pan across framework / more of same
|Forest Field Trip; Archaeological Survey of Farmer's Field||
Pan across hundreds of middle schoolers and school buses assembled in woods / speaker / students troop past camera / man explains samples of bark, foliage / / good color, silent: men hunkered in barren plowed field--looks like Upper Rogue area / closeup of rough rocks gathered on top of soil / pans across field, tall stakes pounded in ground / closeup of hands with arrowhead / pan across arrowheads mounted on board / hands demonstrate mortar and pestle, grinding stone / assemblage of projectile points
|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
|Phoenix Recall Voting; North Medford High School Event||
On building: "Phoenix Civic Center" / interiors: voter talking to poll watchers / signing in / closeup of special election ballot to recall Councilman Dale Haggard--Reason why: "He refuses to cooperate and work with other city officials." Haggard's statement: "I was unafraid to stand up to a power structure for the best interests of all the people of Phoenix." / / woman at lectern speaks / pan across band playing national anthem, VIPs and students with hands over hearts / pan across sparse audience, North Medford High School auditorium / speakers / view from back of auditorium, pan across hall
|Motorcycle Club; Pioneer Village Trail Riders||
Young men on motorcycles lined up in front of building / pan across same / older man walks down line, inspecting / now with helmets on, they drive off / / Pioneer Village: horses in harness / George McUne on stagecoach talks to group / pan across group and Pioneer Village / hitching horses to wagon, pan to other wagon / they ride through gate of Pioneer Village / painted on canvas: "On to the Rogue River Valley, Trail Rider's Paradise" and "Northwest Trails Covered Wagon Mail"
|Elections Office; Forest Management, Logging||
Hand pulls file drawers open, showing thousands of file cards / pan across open drawers / closeup of ballot instructions page / / color, completely faded to red: helicopter spraying seed or fertilizer / pellets falling on conifer branches / bulldozer cutting tree with clippers / yarding logs / loading on log truck / log truck on dirt road in woods
|North Medford High School Indoor Sports; Demolishing Hotel Jackson||
Sign: "Medford Senior High School" (North Medford High School) / boys playing volleyball in gym / girls doing archery in gym / NMHS courtyard / wrecking ball demolishing floodlit Jackson Hotel at night /
|Grants Pass Zoning; Citizens Naturalized; Check Donated for Grants Pass Parks||
People examining maps in office / map: "Preliminary Zoning, Harbeck-Fruitdale District" / / courtroom: adults and child in jury box / pans across spectators / people taking oath / judge / pan across new citizens / bored child / lawyer speaks / / men standing in field, Josephine County, check is passed, hands are shaken / pan across park / closeup of check: $1000, Murphy Creek Lumber Co. to Grants Pass Junior Chamber of Commerce
|Examining Pears for Pests and Pollination||
Man examines young pear in orchard / cutting open baby pear / more of same / smudgepot / points with knife to pear
|Library Skills Instruction, Medford Carnegie Library||
Exterior of Carnegie Library, Medford / sign: "Be All You Can Be--READ" / interior: library desk, pan across interior / children standing and reading / librarian demonstrating card catalog / librarian at card catalog
|Telephone Workers Installers Strike; Village Gallery, Jacksonville||
Picketers on sidewalk in front of telephone company offices, North Central, Apostolic Faith church sign and reader board in background/ picketer on roller skates / picket signs: "AT&T Bell System Wages and Benefits Unfair," "Western Electirc Installers on Strike Against Western Electric" / roller skater / bare legs of women picketers / more picketers shots / / California Street, Jacksonville, gaggle of VIPs walks to Village Galley/ gallery workers painting, sprucing up building / pan across storefronts: Coleman's Hardware, Gary West Meats
|Bobby Kennedy at Medford Airport||
Four-propeller United airliner taxis to gate, Medford Airport / big crowd waiting at gate / passengers disembarking / Robert Kennedy disembarking, diving into crowd / Kennedy mobbed under wing of airplane / Kennedy addressing crowd at microphone / pan across crowd, Medford terminal
See SOHS Films Nos. 1315 and 1324 for footage of RFK in Medford in May 1968
See SOHS Film No. 1329 for footage of RFK memorial service
Per Erich Reeder, November 5, 2019:
0:06 Man in white trench coat is Thomas J. Reeder, RFK's Jackson County campaign manager
0:10 Woman in sunglasses is Joan Redden, wife of Judge James Redden, then Minority Leader in the Oregon House
1:26 James Redden is the leftmost of the two balding men in dark-rimmed glasses
Per Tam Moore, November 5, 2019:
He recalls shooting this footage. Due to the crowd, John Darling stood by with a bicycle to deliver the film to KOBI studios, then where the Rogue Valley Mall is today.
|Medford Motorcycle Accident; Hawthorne Park Easter Egg Hunt||
Motorcycle lying on sidewalk in front of Jorgensen Dairy building, 1300 Court Street, Medford pan to ambulance / patient lying on grass with attendants, police and bystanders, pan to ambulance / more of same / lift patient with bandaged leg onto gurney / picking up motorcycle and debris / witness talks to cop, patient loaded onto ambulance / / parents and children lined up behyind rope at Hawthorne Park / children rush across grass, picking up eggs / aftermath, parents examine haul
|Income Tax Deadline; U.S. Mail Complaint||
Painted on glass door: "Internal Revenue Service" / interior: agent helps client / IRS logo on wall / people going through door / / postmaster Al Bradford and other man chat in office, pan down to envelope they're discussing / closeup of envelope, return address "Kamera, North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California," handwritten: "Can you put a stop to this mail being sent . . ."
|Planting at Medco Headquarters; School Field Trip to Feed Store||
Men planting seedlings on grounds of Medco headquarters building, Medford / digging with hoedads, planting / view of men working from interior of car / using gas-powered auger / / schoolchildren looking at baby chicks in cages outside Albers Feed & Farm Supply, 330 North Fir, Medford, "Launderette," 327 North Fir Street, in background / looking at mare and suckling foal / rabbits in cages
|Car Wrecks, Medford and Grants Pass||
Rainy day, tow truck parked beside car upside down in roadside ditch, North Pacific Highway, Medford / ambulance / closeup pan of car / removing gurney bearing patient from Industrial Air Products Co., pan to wrecked car / different wreck, Grants Pass, two cars / sign on road: "To Jerome Prairie Rd." "To Schroeder Park" / rear-ended car in Mock's Used Cars parking lot / wrecked Bonneville in gas station parking lot / someone throws rock and breaks side window / interior of car through broken glass
|Anti-Blowout Foam Tire Insert Demonstration||
Color completely faded to red: In lab, technician in lab coat pulls foam insert from tire, shows cross section / in field, technician drills holes in tire of Jeep, Jeep drives off / Jeep driving on rutted dirt road, over obstacles, over bottle, on highway
Road and drill sounds, no narration
|Air West Airline Routes||
Silent, good color: Air West jetliner in air / VIPs discussing in president's (?) office / maps of Air West routes / president (?) examines maps / closeups of model of airliner with new Air West livery / Air West liner in air again, banks away from us
|Pacific Northwest Bell Building; Rifle Target Practice; St. Mary's High School||
Pacific Northwest Bell building, North Bartlett Street, Medford / Bell logo on building / secretary talking on phone / closeup of phone / building again / / man shooting at bottles and cans with rifle in woods / can topples / closeup of rifle / closeup of man aiming / over-the-shoulder shots / telephoto shots of target area as he shoots / / pan along St. Mary's High School lettering on building to students talking with teacher in parking lot / students chat / priest talking with students /
Men having discussion on roadside, shoulder of Roxy Ann visible in background / closeup of plowed soil, hand tests it for feel / more men join discussion
|Medford Greyhound Bus Depot; Shoeing Horse||
Medford Greyhound Bus Terminal, pan to buses / boxes and luggage waiting to ship / open baggage compartment on bus / front of "Los Angeles" bus / "Eureka" bus / / man shoeing draft horse in barn / rasping hoof / fitting shoe / cold shaping shoe on anvil / nailing on shoe / horse waiting patiently / finished work
|Medford Building Fire; Crater Lake Highway and Vilas Road||
Smoke billowing from vacant building next to 90 and 9 Tavern, 1324 South Riverside / closeup of burning building, Medford Armory in background / firefighters pulilng hose / spraying building / sign: "This Building for Sale or Lease by Owner" / firefighters spraying building, various shots / pan across scene / water running down gutter, pan to smoking building / ladder truck spraying roof / PP&L Lineman climbs pole through smoke to cut power / more firefighting shots / / through windshield as car drives north on Highway 62 toward Vilas Road / speed limit sign / driving south on Highway 62 toward Vilas / log truck stopped at Vilas, accelerates when light turns green
The building was the Modern Furniture Company building, 1222 South Riverside. See Medford Mail Tribune, March 28, 1968, page 1.
|Car Rental Competition, Medford Airport||
Interior of terminal, Medford Airport / signs: Hertz, Avis, National Car Rental / National desk / more shots of car rental signs / Hertz sign: "We Try Harder" / sign: "You are No. 1 at National Car Rental"
|Mobile Crater National Bank Office||
Still photograph of VIPs in mobile bank / closeup and pan of photo / photo of outside of converted bus, with "Crater" pasted over original lettering on bus to change it to "Crater National Bank" / signs: "Shady Cove," "Eagle Point," "Gold Hill," "Prospect"
|Sailor Awarded Medal; VIPs Tour Veterans Administration Domiciliary||
Naval officer pins medal on sailor, shakes hands, salutes / sailor with parents / closeup of Navy Achievement Medal / / man speaking in office / VIPs walk and talk at Veterans Domiciliary / closeup of rug / VIPs chat with men in crafts room--men weaving
|VIPs Greeted at Medford Airport||
Passengers disembarking from DC-8 airliner, Medford Airport / VIP greeted / more passengers disembarking / closeup of VIPs chatting outside terminal
|Phoenix Area Streets||
Man driving pickup, filmed from passenger seat--looks like Colver Road, Phoenix / view through windshield of residential area / man stands by rural roadside ditch, pan along ditch / man speaks into camera / driving again / through windshield: stop signs / driving again
|Fatal Accident; Vaccinating Children||
Oregon State Police pickup, ambulance at accident site, police rush young victim to unmarked ambulance / dump truck lying on its side, load of dirt scattered, pan to power pole at an angle / police and wrecker work to extricate bodies from automobile / covering body / J&J Market sign, street sign: intersection of Hanley Road and Beall Lane / pan across site / / doctor examines baby on mother's lap, vaccinates arm, baby cries, mother smiles / closeup of baby / closeup of doctor (Dr. Merkel?) drawing medication / sign: "Stop Measles" / vaccinating toddler, toddler gazes accusingly at camera / doctor gives oral vaccine to baby
Killed in accident were tentatively identified as Roseburg residents Richard Wise, 14; Juanita Susan Morberg, 25; and a small boy, one or two years of age. Injured were Paul Wise, "a child believed to be between 3 and 4 years of age, and a girl, about 5 or 6." Admitted to Providence Hospital were a girl believed to be Terry Wise, and a woman believed to be Joan Marie Wise, 33. The driver of the dump truck was not named. See Medford Mail Tribune, March 21, 1968, page 1.
"In critical condition at Providence Hospital is Mrs. Paul (Joan) Wise, 33, of Idleyld Route, Roseburg. Also in critical condition, but at Rogue Valley Hospital, is her daughter, Barbara Jean, 6, who underwent surgery late Thursday. In satisfactory condition at Rogue Valley is Paul Emery Wise Jr., 4. Terry Lou Morberg, 5, who was hospitalized overnight at Providence Hospital, was released this morning. Killed in the accident were Mrs. Douglas (Juanita) Morberg, 25, also Roseburg; her son, Douglas Earl Morberg Jr., 10 months, and Richard Eugene Wise, 14." The driver of the dump truck was identified as George Holberton of Robert Gilbert Construction Co. Medford Mail Tribune, March 22, 1968, page 1.
|Hotel Jackson Demolition; Burning Trash; Construction Site; North Medford High School Tree Assembly||
Pan across Jackson Hotel undergoing demolition--walls standing / burning rubbish in field, pan along smoke / closeup pan of burning trash / pan along Eighth Street side of Jackson Hotel / / VIPs in suits pick their way across construction site, Roxy Ann visible in background / pan across site, creek / VIP splashes in creek / / crowded high school gymnasium bleachers / students holding bare-root trees speak at microphone / audience departs / students discuss in gym / students admire young tree on grounds of North Medford High School
|Kelly Slough; Oregon State Penitentiary||
Men standing by Kelly Slough, Table Rock in background / pan across site--fields / closeup of slough / / pan down Oregon State Penitentiary tower, along wall to guard tower on corner / telephoto closeup of corner tower with guard / closeup shot along wall to corner / pan along barred prison windows and wall to corner tower / Canada geese on grass near creek / "Stop--Proceed with Signal from Tower" sign / tight closeup of guard tower / more corner tower shots / administration building, pan to prison, up tower again
|Locomotives and Lumber at Medford Depot; Money and Adding Machine; Angus Bowmer, Vietnam Casualty at Medford Airport||
Log truck on highway / idle Southern Pacific locomotives / lumber deck, pan to Southern Pacific caboose / lumber and locomotive at Medford depot / many brief shots of same / / hand operating adding machine / closeup of quarters and rolled quarters / adding machine / coins and bills / more of same / cash drawer of cash register / dollar bills / / passengers disembarking at Medford Airport / Angus Bowmer and others being greeted at gate / waiting hearse / preparing to load casket onto hearse / unwrapping flag-draped casket
Casket is that of Marine Lance Corporal John Boyce, killed March 2 in Vietnam. See Medford Mail Tribune, March 15, 1968, page 1.
|Ten Thousandth Baby Born at Rogue Valley Hospital||
Baby in hospital bassinet stretches, pan to sticker "Who will be the 10,000th?" and handwritten "ME" / mother in hospital bed / more of same / nurse lifts and cradles baby
Baby is Stefanie Rae Vandevender; mother is Lenora Vandevender, wife of Jesse Paul Vandevender. Grandparents are Rev. and Mrs. Jesse L. Vandevender, Medford, and Mr. and Mrs. John Baima in California. See Medford Mail Tribune story, March 15, 1968, page 1
|Jackson County Commissioners Meeting; Policemen and Ponies||
Earl Miller at dais / speaker / audience in folding chairs, Jackson County courthouse auditorium / Otto Frohnmayer speaks / pan across commissioners Miller, Rodney Keating, Henry Padgham / / woman speaks at lectern / pan across audience in folding chairs / man at lectern / / Medford policemen and two ponies in chain-link fenced police parking lot downtown, train and packing house in background / men adjust bridle, walk ponies away from camera
|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
|Oregon State Prison Riot||
Still aerial photo of prison / photo of man / photo of another man / third man / pan across photo of six men / extreme closeup of benday dot pattern on newspaper photo, lap dissolves of progressively less closeup to reveal photo is aerial photo of same prison in flames
|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
|Petitioning, Nelson Rockefeller for President||
Woman signing petition on sidewalk in front of Medford post office, Eighth Street / closeup of signature gatherer with "Draft Rocky" sticker on clipboard / man signing petition / view of waiting signature gatherer at post office entrance from across Holly Street
|Cleaning and Calibrating Thermometers||
Man talking, holding thermometer / cleaning thermometers, putting them in sink full of ice / closeup of temperature dropping on thermometer / more of same / pan across dozens of tagged thermometers, closeup of record form: thermometers are from Klamath, Modoc, Newburg, Scottsburg, Sams Valley, other places / closeup of thermometer / same man talking while working
|Teenaged Girl Talking on Telephone||
Hand dialing princess telephone / teenage girl speaking on phone / lap dissolve of hours passing on clock / girl drinks Coke, still talking / clock / girl eats candy bar, still talking / clock / clock
The number on the telephone dial is 773-4581, listed in the 1968 Polk's directory as belonging to Redtronix Inc., Pacific Telatronics and Southern Oregon Broadcasting Co.
|Holiday Inn Site Work; Meeting; Presentation of Medals to Parents||
Pan across construction site, Holiday Inn/Nendels/Ramada Inn, 2260 Biddle Road, bulldozer, dump trucks dumping shale. Orchards, Mobil station, Bazar Store, traffic in background / / VIP reading papers at desk / audience in folding chairs / / Santo Center, Medford: army lieutenant directs family to place in front of color guard / color guard escorts grieving parents / parents presented with medals
|Dachshund Puppy; United Airliner at Medford Airport||
Man in suit plays with dachshund puppy on floor--at length / / four-propeller United airliner taxis to gate, Medford Airport / reader board: "Flight 807 Nonstop to San Francisco" / passengers disembark / view of cabin with stewardesses / pilots and stews in cockpit / stewardesses at head of stairs, pan to pilots on tarmac / liner taxis away
|United Airlines Convair; Miss Rogue Valley Talent Competition||
Mechanic works on wing of United Airlines twin-prop Mainliner Convair at Medford Airport / pilot boards / pan across airplane / views of empty passenger cabin / cockpit, controls / pan along belly of airplane from tail to nose / / dimly lit interior: young woman performs monologue / women play organ, guitar, women sing, pose, act
|Crater High School Assembly||
Man speaking at dais / large audience of aduilts and students in high school gym applauds / pans across speaker and audience / closeup of plaque: "Edward J. Zander, Good and Faithful Service for the Past Ten Years, presented by Mayor and Council, City of Central Point"
|Funeral of John Wayne 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"
Relevant articles in Medford Mail Tribune, February 15, 1968, page 1 and February 28, 1968, page 1.
Rev. Lester Stephens officiated at the funeral at Memory Gardens Park. Douglas T. Rowden received his draft notice one day after his parents were notified of the death of his second brother in Vietnam. The parents then sought a deferment for Douglas.
|School Meeting; Medford Ash Wednesday Observance||
Man speaking on school stage / woman in small audience in folding chairs responds / shots of restless audience / speakers on stage and in audience / / children receive ash on forehead from priest / children exiting Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Medford / tight closeups of children's ashy foreheads / girls in parochial school uniform walking south on Oakdale near Tenth, City Hall visible in background, pan to church
|OSU Forest Laboratory; Recovering Sunken Log Pond Logs||
Silent, color, moderately faded: Sign: Oregon State University Forest Research Laboratory / shots and pans of building behind sign / interiors: scientist examines pine seedling, places cover on growing tip / scientist weighs pallet of lumber / device spins wood sample / man inserts sample into drum / view of burning wood through porthole / / black and white: man and scuba diver on small boat lifting sunken log from log pond / pan across logs already pulled to shore / boat pulls log to shore / diver climbs onto boat to repeat process