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Trouble at Tonti Station

June 10, 1971: Illinois Central No. 1 at the Chicago station is headed for trouble down the line. The train derails, but disaster preparations and simulation exercises down the line at Salem, Illinois (near Tonti, the location of the derailment) had prepared local services for the disaster.

On-camera narration by and interviews with Chicago Civil Defense officials Val Oshel, Robert Ross, Dr. Ed Perry, Marion County coroner, Mayor Charles McMakin of Salem, Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, eyewitness Dick Garden, passenger Donna Burge, unidentified porter, police, firemen, relatives

Federal Building Lectures; Manhunt in Woods

Speakers at lectern in courtroom in federal building, Medford / audience, including row of police and deputies / / policemen, one holding rifle, one on radio telephone, loiter by side of road / pan across woods / hounds on leashes, handler with rifle

Fairchild F-228 Jetliner; Medford Airport Scenes

Slow closeup pan across painting of Fairchild jetliner, holding on tail: "F-228" / airliner landing at Medford Airport / small children waiting at gate / turboprop West Coast Airlines liner taxis up to gate / passengers, crew disembark / nun, man in suit, gaggle of teens waiting at gate, mugging for camera

Site Work; Doctor H. A. Glatte

Man shoveling dirt on unpaved street, curbs in place / men on tractor with brush cutter / / sign: "Dr. Glatte" / Glatte glares at camera / closeup of insignia: "Aerospace Medical Division" / certificate: "Airman's Medal for Heroism"

West Coast Airlines, Medford Airport; Medford Post Office Mails Zip Code Notices

Passenger jet takes off, Medford Airport / West Coast Airlines ticket desk / sign: "Now! West Coast Airlines Daily Nonstop DC-9 Fan Jet Service to San Francisco Only 52 Minutes" / arrivals-departures board, pan to customer at desk / airliner taxiing on runway / / post office interior: nervous man in suit holding mailer about Zip Code / postal employees sorting Zip Code mailers / closeup of mailer: "This Is Your Zip Code 97501"

Riot Training Exercise; Community Fund

National Guardsmen and "civilians" milling about / phony riot begins, lined-up soldiers with bayonets poised / smoke bombs ignite / guardsmen advance on civilians / / banquet scene: VIPs at blackboard tote board "Goal," Today," "To Date," "Total"

Jackson County Courthouse Corridor

Painted glass on Jackson County Courthouse door: "District Court--All Traffic Violators Report to District Court Clerk's Office" / civilians and police milling in courthouse corridor / they walk into room / same people emerge from courtroom, policeman removes handcuffs from woman, man is still cuffed

Fender Bender at Jackson and Biddle

Tow truck tows car on Biddle Road past Jackson Street I-5 overpass, Medford / police examine damaged cars / witness sitting on curb / police measure scene / "Medford Ambulance" attendees talk to man on curb with gurney waiting

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.

Carnegie building

Medford, OR, Libraries, Carnegie building folder

Cancer Society Banquet; Jacksonville Post Office; Fruit Stand

Banquet meeting: VIP speakers at dais, American Cancer Society posters in background / more speakers, hands are clapped and shaken / / sign: Post Office, Jacksonville / children enter post office / interior, with waiting tellers / pan across interior, patron / post office office / / sign: "Tomatoes, Peaches 8 cents" / car drives up / interior of fruit stand /

SOHS Assistant Archivist Position Open

The SOHS Assistant Archivist will manage the SOHS Library and supervise its volunteers when the Archivist is not present. After an initial training period, working with the Archivist, the Assistant Archivist will work one or two days per week on a regular basis. This could include Saturdays, but that is not required. The Assistant Archivist will work additional days when the Archivist is unavailable. 

To apply for this position, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to:

Murder Suspects in Modesto Newspaper; Medford Armory Meeting

Closeup of issue of Modesto Bee / lap dissolve to headline "Officer Nabs Murder Suspects in Modesto" / closeup of photo on newspaper / more of same / / VIP at desk, pan to two other men / still photo / / meeting in Medford Armory / audience in folding chairs / VIPs at dais/ bored audience wearing name tags

Newspaper article relates to arrest of Mrs. Otis Harris in Modesto for murder of Max L. Wolfe September 6.

Rockhound Mine

Two men schmooze at table under shade tree, pan to pile of rocks / man selects rocks from pile, vegetable garden and valley in background / more schmoozing, pans across rock face / mine opening  in side of hill /

White City Lumber Mill; Medford Airport Control Tower

Pans across log deck beside road, wigwam burner in background, White City area / Hyster carrying logs / more of same / crane lifts wheels onto back of log truck / more pans of log deck / / control tower, Medford Airport / pan across interior of tower / man reads teletype / controllers at consoles / tarmac from tower / ground-level shot of plane on runway, tower again

Men at Work; Wilson School Crossing Guard

Timber Products mill buildings / Hyster drives by / "Men Working" sign, pan to road work / road grader, roller, cement truck at work / man with shovel wanders aimlessly, grader drives by / men in ditch, pan to man with backhoe / building foundation work, man smooths concrete / carpenters at work / / School Crossing sign, pan to policeman stopping traffic for children / same, "Wilson School" sign in foreground / more of same

Long Mountain Incorporation Election; Pacific Livestock Exposition VIPs

Handmade sign: "Long Mountain Election" / man walks to camera from private home / sign by house: "Voters Enter Here" / poll watchers waiting, chatting in home's kitchen / ballot box / man votes, signs ledger / more voters / / men disembark from small private plane N208PP at Medford Airport / they shake hands with Mayor Dunlevy / present enormous ticket "This is a $3.00 Exchange Ticket Pacific Livestock Exposition" / woman wearing "Miss Northwest" (something) sash mounts horse next to airplane / VIP speaks, more handshaking / beauty queen on horse again

Shakespeare Festival Promo; North Medford High School Opens; Horsemanship Competition

Closeup of Shakespeare Festival poster / list of plays: "Pericles," "Antony and Cleopatra," "Taming of the Shrew," "Richard the Third," "The Maid of the Mill" / posters of individual plays / slide: "The Oregon Shakespearean Festival" / / cars closely lined up on one side of street / entrance to Medford Senior High School / students milling about under awnings, school bus awaits / / young women riding horses in fairgrounds indoor arena / young man displays horsemanship

City of Medford Meeting; New Style Fruit Bins

Meeting in Medford City Council chamber / men display maps, graphs on easel--"Area of Influence" circled / graph: "Facilities Peak Hour Operations" "Projected Annual Itinerant Operations" / stack of pallets and old-style fruit boxes / closeups, pans, various shots of same / forklift loads new-style fruit bins onto truck at Reter Fruit Co., South Fir Street, Medford / closeup of pears in bin / bin on forklift / more forklift operations

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