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|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)
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|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"
|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