SOHS Volunteers

In the Biscuit fire's wake

Half-million-acre conflagration ultimately benefited the forest, studies show. pp. 66, 68-69.

Biscuit Fire, Shelly Hoffer, 1865 Silverton Fire, forest fire

Top Gun

Former golf pro wisely navigated the danger zone. pp. 64-65.

Jim Wise, Lt. James Wise, Vietnam War, Rogue Valley Country Club, Lt. Victor Kovaleski, Lt. Luu Kim Ngo, final kill, MiG-17, Lt. John Ensch, Lt. Cmdr. Ronald McKeown, Southern ORegon Golf Championship Tournament, 

Buried, but Alive

Former Crater Lake park ranger Randy Behnam recalls avalanche rescue. pp. 62-63.

Randy Benham, Bill Bloom, Richard Ward, Kris Fisher

Lost at Sea

Jacksonville musician Bob Haworth recalls near-death experience on a sailing trip.  pp. 60--61.

Kingston Trio, Brothers Four

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 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

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 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"

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

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