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People milling about and chatting with young men wearing FFA jackets, Medford Airport / closeup of embroidery on jackets and young men: Jeff Blixt Don Kamann, Treasurer; Nathan Rutherford; Tim Underwood; Jerry Bunker / parents taking photos / / downed hay in field / tractor in distance tedding hay / tractor approaches camera / teenage driver does U-turn in front of camera / tedding in slow m

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 /

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, 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 /

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
Medford Airport Fire Protection B-Roll

Judge sitting at bench, smiling / / meeting: pan across participants / / men sitting in hangar on tables and chairs / looking out hangar door at borate bomber / pan across B-24 bombers / closeup of engine / Forest Service truck door, pan to hangar / men in hangar again / / open door of Medford fire station, downtown Medford / private plane landing at airport / control tower and parking lot, Medford Airport / small plane taking off / closeup of large fire extinguisher on airport tarmac

For more footage of judges and meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1552

7-2-1969
Judges; Meeting

Judges in robes in courtroom standing and talking, grinning with men in suits, young boy / / meeting scene: shots of participants

For more footage of judges and meeting, see SOHS Film No. 1553

7-1-1969
Meeting; Driving Safety PSA

Black and white, silent: pan across meeting in small room / closeup of woman attendee / man talking on telephone / / color, completely faded to red, sound: California Highway Patrol driver training course, patrol cars doing maneuvers, demonstrating techniques: defensive driving message / "If you have to get off the road, grip the wheel tightly and stay off the brake, because skidding wheels won't steer" / "A Public Service Announcement from the Automotive Safety Foundation" / / black and white, silent: same meeting as at beginning of reel, similar footage

7-1-1969
Rogue River Rooster Crow; Gilbert Gutjahr; Creamery Scene

Owners standing by roosters in cages / winner interviewed by man with microphone / young girl holds rooster / / Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr sitting, talking at desk / closeup / at desk holding, gesturing with burning cigarette / / cheese makers scooping curds into large cans / scooping curds out of basin / more of same /

6-30-1969
Banquet Meeting

Banquet scene: VIP speaking at lectern in darkened room / pans across audience, dais / closeup of same speaker

6-30-1969
Rogue River Rooster Crow; Swim Meet; Timber Sale

Pans across crowd with rooster cages / pans aross crowd, booths on school playground / baseball-throwing booth / / swim meet scenes (Grants Pass?): swimmers crawling, backstroking down lanes / swimmer in pool mugs for camera, mimes "movie camera" gesture / girls' backstroke / shots of crowd / breast stroke / girl with trophy / coach with "Grants Pass" sweatshirt, swimmers doing breastroke / / man fills in Rogue River National Forest timber sale tote board with chalk / / Rooster Crow concession booth, people trying on hats / more parking lot scenes / closeup of man eating cotton candy

6-30-1969
White City Day Care Center; AAU Girls Swim Meet

Preschool classroom full of children led in dancing and jumping / eating lunch around tables: girl with black eye / sign: "White City Day Care Center" / / Jackson Pool: young girl swimmers dive into lanes, breaststroke across pool / judge shows record sheet: "Girls AAU Entry Card"

6-27-1969
Removing Lithia Springs Hotel Sign; Interview; Meeting

Lithia Springs Hotel building, Ashland / lowering portions of "Hotel" sign from roof to ground / telephoto shots of men dismantling sign, raising section of "Hotel" sign from roof / section is slowly lowered / / young man being interviewed (no sound) / / closeup of inscrutable spinning device / / man speaking at lectern, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / slow pan across spectators /

6-26-1969
Timber Auction; Fraternal Order of Eagles Event

Meeting in Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / closeup of speaker / spectators / woman handling checks / man at blackboard tote board labeled "Sale Name," "Volume," " App. Price," "Min. Dep." "Total" / / people wearing nametags registering for event at tables, handed folders of papers / sign: "FOE," pan to building

6-25-1969
YMCA Grand Opening; Roseburg Parade

Luncheon scene: man speaking at lectern, shots of dais / pan from back of room / succession of speakers / / pan across exterior of Medford YMCA buidling / VIPs arrive / pan across brass plaque / banquet in gymnasium / more VIPs / Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield, Otto Frohnmayer / / Roseburg parade on NE Winchester: mounted color guard / Hatfield in open car / Grants Pass Cave-ettes / Cavemen / Roseburg Merkettes / mounted sheriff / sign of Howard Chaney Distributing Co. visible

For more footage of luncheon, see SOHS Film No. 1543

6-24-1969
Sheep Ranch

Man speaking at lectern / / pan across rolling hills / ranchers standing in field, discussing / pan across sheep grazing /

6-24-1969
Oyster Farming; Propane Truck Fire

Good color, silent: man on skiff on calm bay raking oysters off bottom / aerial shot of river inlet on coast / boats heavily laden with oysters / / in marine laboratory man empties water into basin / man takes water sample with sieve / immerses bucket of oysters in basin / hanging strings of oyster shells in sea / displaying young oysters attached to pipe / placing pipe in shallow water / / black and white: propane truck on fire at American Propane, South Pacific Highway in Talent / Talent Fire Department firemen hosing it down to keep it cool  / close shots of venting, burning gas and firemen

For more footage from same oyster film, see SOHS Film No. 1554

6-23-1969
Office Celebration; Work on Main Street Railroad Crossing

Relaxed people sit and grin in unidentified office and talk to cameraman / secretary at work / man on telephone / people sit and schmooze / / street signs: Main and Front streets, Medford, barriers across Main Street, pan to railroad crossing under construction / gandy dancers work on section of track, Crater Lake Motors in background / unballasted track in place across Main, pan to Jackson County Federal Bank /

6-23-1969
Pioneer Hall Meeting; VIPs Discuss

Man speaking at lectern in front of projection screen / pan across audience (Ashland Pioneer Hall?) / / VIPs stand in parking lot and discuss map / closeups of VIPs

6-20-1969
WWII Navy Combat Footage

Good color, silent: Navy fighter planes flying in formation / pan across fleet of destroyers and freighters / gunsight camera footage of dogfights over ocean / destoyer firing guns

6-19-1969
End of Bartenders Strike; Kiwanis Meeting; Bear Creek Corporation

Men and young woman gleefully destroying picket signs, setting them ablaze, shaking hands, watching them burn / sign: "Don's Hideaway," 1182 Court Street (current site of King Wah) / / same luncheon scene as SOHS No. 1537 / man speaking at Kiwanis lectern / / pan across pear orchard / closeup of tree / Harry and David packing building / new H&D office building

For more footage of Kiwanis luncheon, see SOHS Film No. 1537

For footage at beginning of bartender's union strike, see SOHS Film No. 1520

6-18-1969
Sensible Eating PSA; Crater Lake Meeting

Color completely faded to red, sound: quick cuts of construction workers wolfing down lunch / "Eating plenty is not always eating well" / Workers laying out banquet on steel beam: "Find a quiet nook, relax--eat a sensible, nutritious meal that will keep your diet and you balanced" (message from American Lung Association) / / good color, silent: pan across parking lot, Crater Lake / black and white: luncheon / VIP speaking at lectern

6-18-1969
Jacksonville School Board Meeting

Jacksonville School building exterior / parking area, gymnasium / sign on tree: "No Horses Allowed" / meeting in gymnasium, folding tables in semicircle / pans across spectators / pans across commissioners at tables / spectator speaks / commissioners / more of same / long shot of scene / grinning young girl sitting by drinking fountain, taking notes

6-18-1969
Machinists Union Picketers; Dodgers at Miles Field

Picketer walks near building / building with rotating CSC sign, picketers on sidewalk / picketer walks toward camera wearing sign: "On Strike--Unfair to Machinists Union Local 1468"  / / Dodgers baseball players warm up, Miles Field / pan across pitcher and players in outfield / batter htting fungoes / pitcher warms up / batters warm up / / same strikers as on beginning of reel, walking on sidewalk in front of same building, Toyota dealership in background / rotating sign: "Tru-Mix Construction; Medford Steel & Blowpipe; Concrete Pipe," 1109 Court Street, Medford / picketers on dirt road /

6-17-1969
Jackson County Vector Control; Jacksonville Pioneer Days

Man hoses abandoned concrete structure / pickup truck: "Mosquito Control" / / VIP standing by mosquito control truck speaks / pickup drives down country lane, spraying ditch / closeup of spraying water in ditch as truck approaches cameraman / pan along ditch / man examines water sample from concrete structure / truck again / pan starts gasoline-powered pump in back of pickup / spraying concrete again / / man shoes horse / tourists wander downtown Jacksonville / children sitting on curb / cotton candy maker / Boy Scouts in parade / old cars parade down California Street /

6-16-1969
4H-FFA Sheep Judging, Jackson County Fair

Children grooming sheep / kids walk sheep to pavilion, Jackson County Fairgrounds / man takes portraits of sheep and owners / inside pavilion: kids hold sheep for judging / pans across people on bleachers / closeups of teens with sheep

6-13-1969
Sewage Treatment Plant; Pioneer Village; Commissioners' Meeting

Pan across dais, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / pan across buildings, sewage tanks, treatment pond (Table Rock in background) / young woman sitting on bench, Pioneer Village, Jacksonville / / pan across bored VIPs sitting in commissioners' meeting room, loading pipe, reading paper / Earl Miller / Jackson County Commissioners take seats at dais, Miller absent / Henry Padgham speaks /

6-13-1969
Oregon Coast Aquarium; Commissioners' Meeting; Boy Scouts Luncheon

Fair color, silent: hands pull starfish from tank / people walk past display: "Historic Voyages" / teen looks at display: "Oregon Shelf and Slope" / closeup pan of topographic model of Continental Shelf off Oregon coast / teens examine display: "Water Along Our Beaches May Be Colder in Summer Than in Winter!" / man addressing middle school kids in auditorium / closeups of kids / kids look at fish, anemones in tank / display: "Oregon's Marine Resources" / kisd around octopus tank / closeups of octopus / / black and white: Jackson County Commissioners meeting / one man only in audience / commissioners speaking / staff / / pan across luncheon meeting / VIPs take Scout oath in front of "Boypower Manpower" banner / pan across VIPs standing with ribbons around necks / awards presentation

6-11-1969
Medford Library; SOSC Graduation; Courthouse Meeting

Messy clerical work area: table covered with papers, boxes of files on floor, pan to woman at work trimming poster / brief flash of public area, Medford Library / / VIP in cap and gown speaking at lectern, Lithia Park bandshell / umbrellas go up in crowd / / pan across graduates / speaker again / audience / / pan across dais, Jackson County Courthouse auditorium / sparse crowd / man with pointer at blackboard /

6-10-1969
Medford Carnegie Library Storage Areas

Interior of Carnegie Library, Medford / pans across interior, public areas: man shelving books, people reading / more pans / storage area downstairs, pan up to peeling paint on ceiling / storage area sign: "Cloud 9 File" / sign: "Staff Restroom," pan to old magazines on shelves / toilet, magazines shelved in bathroom

For more library footage, see SOHS Film No. 1530

6-10-1969
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
Luther Metke at 94

Color, almost completely faded to red

From Wikipedia:

Luther Metke at 94 is a 1979 American short documentary film directed by Jorge Preloran and Steve Raymen at the Ethnographic Film Program, University of California, Los Angeles. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 1980.[1]

The film presents a portrait of Luther Metke, a veteran of the Spanish–American War. Even in his advanced age, Metke continues his work of building log cabins by hand in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The film documents many aspects of log cabin building as Metke works on a hexagonal cabin and teaches his methods to a young couple.[2] Additional footage shows Metke's daily life, accompanied by a voice over of his recollections, commentary on log cabin construction, and musings on life.[3] Metke also shares some of his poetry on camera and through voiceover.

From in-box label:

An outstanding example of the folk wisdom, artistry and genuine human warmth of a man living a full life in his older age. Incoporating his poetry, portions of his past, his reflections on life and his interactions with family and friends, "Luther Metke at 94" is a positive portrait of a man at peace with himself and actively involved in the world around him.

There are two small Study Guides in the can.

1979
Ashland Plaza; D-Day Commemoration

Pan across Ashland Plaza buildings: Plaza Bakery, Arts & Crafts, Lithia Grocery, Wardrobe Cleaners, Perrine's / Party House Tea House/Catering / / decent color: WWII battleships under way / aerial shot of fleet turning / big guns firing / explosions on island / battleship in dazzle camouflage firing / pan across fleet / Marines climbing down landing net into landing craft / landing craft under way / landing through steel obstructions on beach / harbor full of LSTs, one with barrage balloon (mix of Normandy and Pacific footage)

6-9-1969
Diamond Lake Fishing; Blackwell Road/Hwy. 99 Area

Pans across rural road intersection / / fishing boats on crowded Diamond Lake as seen from another boat / / freeway on-ramp sign: "Rogue Valley Blvd./Medford" / "Grants Pass/Medford" / pan across Blackwell Road southbound on-ramp / same intersection as seen in first shots on this reel / very slow pan across Highway 99 west of Central Point, Seven Oaks Farm area

6-9-1969
Medford Airport; Voting; Sewer Meeting; Elizabethan Theater

Pan across valley from top of Table Rock, airplane wing in foreground (!?) / meteorologist speaks / Medford Airport terminal / / / poll watchers at tables, voter signs, picks up ballot / closeup of ballot / / audience in folding chairs / Earl Miller speaks / man discusses map: "Upper Bear Creek Interceptor," "Interceptor System," "BCVSA Trunk Sewer," "Existing Medford Trunk," "Equiv. McAndrews" marked / closeups of audience members / dais / audience members speak, indicate places on map / more of same / / pan across Elizabethan Theatre as seen from behind seats, scattered tourists in seats / actor in street clothes emotes / closeup of Shakespeare paperbacks / more emoting--by tourist in Bermuda shorts

6-6-1969
Birds and Hijinks at Medford Airport

Fast pan up tree with Medford Airport control tower in background, camera follows bird flying down tree / man standing by rosebush, buzzed by nesting birds / closeup of dead bird and debris on ground / distracted airman talking on telephone at airline desk inside terminal--woman moves his hat to the back of his head, bystanders grin

6-5-1969
Ashland Plaza; Ashland Junior High School

Two-story business building built over Ashland Creek (since demolished) / Ashland Plaza, looking southwest / Ashland city hall, pan across Plaza / huge tree, center of plaza / / woman standing on residential porch talking to camera / / "Ashland Junior High School" on \ building / pan across school from parking lot /

6-4-1969
Fallen Tree in Ashland

Tree fallen partly across residential street / street sign: High Street and Bush / pan from tree to house / pan from fallen tree to house / pan down healthy tree to street

6-4-1969
Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr; Bartenders Strike

Outgoing Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr sitting at desk, going through papers, talking to cameraman / / Wooden Shoe restaurant/Holland Hotel, 109 W. Sixth, Medford / picketers on sidewalk / sign: "Don's Hideaway," 1182 Court Street (current site of King Wah), pan across building / picketer approaches cameraman / picketers at third location, on Hwy. 99 in Central Point

For end of strike see SOHS FIlm No. 1538

6-4-1969
Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Men walk along sidewalk to utility truck / children run three-legged race / obstacle race /

For more footage of both stories, see SOHS Film No. 1518

6-3-1969
Medford City Manager Gilbert Gutjahr; Power Line Cut; School Field Day

Medford City Hall building / sign on door: "Mayor -  City Manager" closeup of City Manager half of sign / outgoing city manager Gilbert Gutjahr answers phone, talks at length / / men examine excavation in field / Reddy Kilowatt sign on truck door: "Pacific Power & Light Company" / bucket of backhoe--presumably someone cut a power cable / / elementary school kids run obstacle course at sports field or park in hills / kids waiting and cavorting / running race / pan across spectators / handing out prizes or snacks

For more footage of Power Line Cut and School Field Day, see SOHS Film No. 1519

6-2-1969
University of Oregon Press Conference; Memorial Day Ceremony

Young couple speak at microphones in conference room, flanked by lawyers / university buildings / sign: "Johnson Hall," pan to building / pan on quad across other buildings, past statue / bearded students with bicycles / shots of students on campus / Onyx Bridge science building / / pan across soldiers at attention, I-5 viaduct in background / women hang wreaths on dais

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremony see SOHS Film No. 1515; for more University of Oregon footage, see SOHS Film No. 1514

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; Dumas Laundry Fire

Veterans carry wreath to flagpole / pan across colorguard, veterans at attention / vet speaks at microphone, pan up flagpole to flag / / fire engine / firemen with hoses inside industrial building as owner looks on  / fireman runs up ladder / dragging hoses out of Dumas Laundry, 32 North Riverside, Medford

5-30-1969
Memorial Day Ceremonies; 1969 Boatnik

Women hang wreaths on front of flag-bedecked dais, Hawthorne Park, Medford / Marines raise flag / army officer speaks at microphone, other officers wait on dais / color guard marches off, followed by speakers and audience / Main Street bridge, Medford / women drop flowers from bridge into Bear Creek / / rock band plays in dark pavilion, Riverside Park, Grants Pass / beauty queen is interviewed on radio / spectators on riverback / children row innertubes and rafts down and across river, drift boat passes

For more footage of Hawthorne Park ceremonies, see SOHS Film No. 1517

5-30-1969

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