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KNTV Channel 11 News Reels May 5, 1966
Original camera footage edited for broadcast for KNTV San Jose Channel 11 news. The accompanying script, read by the newscaster, provides details of the stories and completes the broadcast. Reel 1: Segment 1 (sound): Jack Ybarra speaks to camera about Di Giorgio Corporation not negotiating in good faith, employing brutality tactics against farm workers. Story reads, "Pickets will go up in San Jose tomorrow in a boycott of products of the Di Giorgio Corporation -- one of the largest farmers in California. The economic action against Di Giorgio was announced today by Jack Ybarra -- field representative for the National Farm Workers Association which has been seeking to unionize workers in Di Giorgio's Delano fields." Segment 2 (silent): Man presenting plans for a park to room full of people, men walking out of building and boarding a chartered bus. Story reads, "City and County officials, along with representatives of various civic groups gathered this morning at San Jose City Hall for an inspection tour of the proposed Los Alamitos Creek Park chain. The proposed park chain will run about nine miles in length, from Coleman Road to Calero Reservoir in the Almaden Valley. The acreage will total above 350 acres. About 30 persons attended this morning's briefing session prior to leaving for the park chain site. Members of city and county administration discussed with those present the various facilities offered by the proposal. Following the briefing, the group boarded a chartered bus for the inspection tour. A luncheon followed the tour at the Calero Reservoir." Segment 3 (silent): Soccer match being played at night. There doesn't appear to be any reference to this clip in the broadcast script; however it appears to be Spartan Stadium at San Jose State. A story in the May 6, 1966 Spartan Daily reads, "Spartan Booters Bounce Tribe, 2-1 The S.IS soccer team rebounded from two consecutive losses Wednesday to defeat Stanford, 2-1, and close out its spring exhibition season with a 2-2 record. The Spartans’ Ernie Kwansa and Herman Arango showed the way Wednesday, booting goals before the Indians could get on the scoreboard. John Cox kicked in the lone Stanford goal. The win was the first for the SJS squad since it won its opening exhibition contest over the Monterey Naval Post Grad School on April 22. " Reel 2: Segment 1 (silent): Beauty contestants lined up in bathing suits , one of them crowned the winner, short clip of contestants modeling fashionable suits. Script reads, "17-year-old Kathy Thomas of Sunnyvale was this noon named to represent the greater San Jose Chamber of Commerce at the annual 'Maid of California' competition. Miss Thomas was obviously quite surprised when she was chosen from three finalists in the judging, which took place at the San Jose Inn. The crown, which goes along with the honor, was placed upon Miss Thomas' fair head by last year's candidate Helen Miller. First runner-up in the competition was 19-year-old Bonnie Ann Jessup of Cupertino and second runner-up was 19-year-old Kathie Peters of San Jose. The three finalists were chosen from a total of eight girls, all of whom appeared in street clothes and swim suits. The 'Maid of California' judging will take place at this summer's State Fair in Sacramento." Segment 2 (silent): Short clip of cocktail reception indoors., "Alquist for Governor" poster. (sound) Alquist interviewed about Food Machinery Corporation's plans, says any company that has the best interests of their home community should be concerned about preserving integrity of zoning laws and preserving open space to keep Santa Clara County a desirable place to live. Script reads, "FMC's proposal to build a weapons testing site near Morgan Hill was again attacked tonight by San Jose Assemblyman Al Alquist. The company has run into opposition from nearby landowners, conservation groups and the County Planning Commission which has refused to grant zoning for the bomb test site. Tonight, at a reception for Alquist, the assemblyman responded to hints by FMC that the company might move its facility and its tax dollars to another county..." Segment 3 (silent): Shots of United Technology Center workers and crates, bird's nest with small eggs in it, man operating control equipment, a bird, close-up of crate label "Bomb, Fire." Script reads, "For the Birds. Workers at United Technology Center who were greeted by pickets hoots when pacifists tried to stop the production of napalm at UTC plants were called war lovers. Today, the men who manufacture deadly napalm with the stoicism of men who have a job to do responded to another emotion. One of the empty bomb casings shipped in from Southern California to be filled with napalm was found to contain a bird next...two tiny blue eggs...and one frightened, and obviously weary bird. A workman recovered them and tonight has taken them home. During today's working hours, the bird rested quietly beside the nest in a cigar box lined with tissues prepared by a maker of napalm." Reel 3 (silent): Extended shots of United Technology holding tanks and exterior operations, workers moving crates with forklifts and other machinery, crates being stacked on the waterfront, bombs inside of crates, gelatinous substance, man at equipment controls, sign for Port of Redwood City, stacks of crates on dock, shipping barge in the water, close-up of crate stamped "Bomb, Fire." Script reads, "Redwood City has been ordered May 18th to show cause why a referendum should not be held to determine whether United Technology Center may manufacture and package the jellied gasoline at a temporary plant site at the Port of Redwood City. At the plant site production schedules have dictated a double shift and expedited handling of the napalm under the watchful eye of a retired Air Force colonel, Program Manger Ed Swanke. Pickets have frequently marched on UTC raising moral objections to the production of the fire bombs. If Redwood City is forced to accede to demands for a referendum it will apparently be on a moral basis. There is nothing at the plant to indicate the strategic nature of the operation. The production of the bombs is all out in the open in clear site of public roads at the Port of Redwood City. The three basic ingredients all come in by public means...styrene is shipped in hopper cars from Texas...benzene comes in by railroad tank car...and the gasoline arrives by barge or tank car. The three are combined to create napalm...mixing and blending is done in huge tanks which formerly were used by Standard Oil Company. The bomb casings arrive from Southern California...Workmen fill the bombs with the jellied gasoline which had been heated to facilitate easy flowing into the bombs. Exposed to air the napalm hardens. Casings are filled by remove control without ever being uncrated. Inside the control room, a technician handles the remote loading of the casings...the napalm is loaded by weight...and with eight loading nozzles...about one bomb per minute comes off the loading platform...to be trucked to dockside and loaded on barges. Again the operation is done without undue caution...it is handled much as baled cotton...except for more stringent restrictions against smoking. Earlier this week, the first barge load of bombs to leave the Redwood City facility caused momentary concern when the barge struck a piling and sank. Workmen unloaded the napalm without incident and today the barge, nor refloated, was being towed away for repair. The napalm leaves Redwood City on barge by a contractor who stores much of it at Alviso until shipping orders are received for Vietnam. The oceanic shipping point is Port Chicago. Neither the Alviso storage area nor the Port Chicago departure point have been picketed...but UTC has been a frequent target of protest at its three area sites...culminating in a show cause order that could see Redwood City voters going to the polls to determine whether to permit napalm manufacture at its port."
5/5/66 A-D 461; 5/5/66 E-G 461; 5/5/66 H 461
Television broadcasting of news
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
San Jose (Calif.)--Politics and government
Delano (Calif.)--Grape Strike, 1965-1966
Conservation of natural resources
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