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KNTV Channel 11 News Reels May 6, 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): "Man on the street" interviews (including woman wearing cat-eye glasses and pearls) about supporting boycott of S&W and Treesweet. Story reads, "Other pickets appeared today at several Safeway stores in San Jose -- also urging a boycott of Di Giorgio products. Armed with leaflets which they passed out to shoppers entering the Safeway lot the demonstrators asked patrons not to by S and W or Treesweet foods. The pickets -- mostly local students -- represented farm workers who are on strike against eh Di Giorgio Corporation in Delano. The strike began seven months ago as workers demanded the right to organize a union. The National Farm Workers Association says Di Giorgio will not bargain in good faith. Reactions among shoppers were mixed...as they were asked if the pickets had changed their minds about buying S & W or Treesweet." Segment 2 (silent): Small group of people in suits, including a policeman, standing by parked automobiles along a rural, hillside road. Woman is typing on stenographer keyboard while a man sorts through a sheaf of papers. Automobiles pass by in the background. Script reads, "Corvare [sic] Suit. A Los Angeles Superior Court trial moved up from Los Angeles to Pacific Grove today, to inspect the scene of a 1960 fatal traffic accident. Mrs. Mary Jane Drummond is asking $250,000 damages from General Motors, Roller Chevrolet of Monterey, and Citizens Chevrolet of Los Angeles, for the death May 16, 1960 of her son Don Lyford then 16 years old. Mrs. Drummond alleges that a faulty rear suspension system on her son's 1960 Corvair caused the car to go out of control and overturn after which it was hit broadside by an oncoming car. The trial has been underway for 9 weeks in the courtroom of Judge Bernard Jefferson who was in the party in Pacific Grove today. The party flew up from Los Angeles today, and after visiting the scene of the accident, returned to Los Angeles tonight. According to Mrs. Drummond, this lawsuit is one of some 100 law suits now underway throughout the United States, alleging the rear suspension defect in the Corvair." Segment 3 (silent): Small group of pickets at United Technology Center. Placards read, "Napalm Affronts Human Decency," "Shall we put Redwood City on the map as the world's largest incinerator or human beings!" "Napalm made here we all must answer," "Burning up people with napalm is an atrocity," "Napalm to support dictators against farmers disgraces us." Story reads, "Redwood City Vigil. A dozen members of South Peninsula anti-war groups have taken up positions in front of United Technology Center's napalm plant in Redwood City. The placard bearing demonstrators say they will maintain a silent vigil against eh napalm plant until May 18th. On that date, a court hearing is slated. Redwood City has been ordered to show cause why a citywide referendum should not be held to determine if UTC can continue to manufacture napalm at the site. City officials say no referendum procedure is provided in the city charter for the napalm issue. The demonstrators say they will picket from 8 a.m. to midnight during the two napalm production shifts, handing out leaflets the nearly 80 employees at the site. The demonstrators say they have a moral objection to napalm as a weapon of war, but have been frustrated in their efforts to have a referendum on the issue by what they term 'a political power play.'" Segment 4 (silent): Sports car racing at Laguna Seca. Story reads, "Today in Monterey...Charlie Hays of Rockville, Maryland, led 24 qualifiers into Sunday's 20,000 dollar Laguna Seca sports car race. He recorded a time of one minute eight and 98 hundredths seconds over the twisting one and nine-tenths mile course in his Nickey-Chevrolet... Lothar Motschenbacker of Van Nuys, California in his McLaren-Traco-Oldsmobile, while John Cannon of Montreal was 3rd. A number of production races are scheduled for tomorrow and early Sunday, with the big U.S. Road Racing Championship set to get under way at 2:30 Sunday afternoon..." Reel 2: Segment 1 (sound): Interview with Thomas Braden in response to report of California State Senate Un-American Activities Committee, in which Committee Chairman Democrat Hugh Burns of Fresno alleges that the University of California campus at Berkeley is infested with Communists, is a focal point for organizing opposition to the Vietnam war, and that homosexuality is rampant on the campus. Braden asserts that the University of California regents have let Clark Kerr take the blame and need to get out from behind that and defend their institution. He ends with the quote to laughter, "I don't know whether Senator Burns is an expert on homosexuality or not." Story reads, "Another California notable assailed the report of the Burns Committee here today in Santa Clara County. President of the State Board of Education Thomas Braden, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor, told a Foothill College audience that today's report was completely unwarranted. Braden also condemned the acquisition that Cal at Berkeley was a center for homosexuals..." Segment 2 (silent + sound): Shots of men walking past camera into a hall, many in work clothing, Sandwich board advertising "Roller Derby" outside the entrance. Then camera mike captures off-camera conversation between men discussing how they'll vote: "...wants to get back to work...I think it SHOULD be turned down but...it SHOULD be, but it won't be...I'm votin' to turn it down, and I got 6 kids to feed..." Script reads, "Striking FMC machinists have voted to return to work on Monday, settling a month-long dispute over wages. About 1500 members of Local 562 of the International Association of Machinists filed into San Jose's Civic Auditorium this morning to hear the second contract offer submitted by the local manufacturer. Following about 30 minutes of debate, the union members adjourned to the Auditorium's hallways to vote. We recorded this reaction to the question, 'Do you think this is a fair offer from the company...' Those men commenting for Channel 11 news did not wish to be photographed as to not cause unrest within the union ranks. Under the approved contract offer, wage increases range from nine cents per hour for helpers to a 17-cent hourly wage boost for tool and die makers." Segment 3 (sound): Interview with man behind desk commenting on cancelling contract for groceries with S&M. (See also Reel 3 for footage of picketers). Story reads, "Irate farm labor pickets demonstrated in front of the offices of the San Jose Board of Education this afternoon. The dozen sign bearing pickets were protesting the use of S and W and Treesweet products in San Jose school cafeterias. Several labor unions were represented on today's lines. National Farm Workers Association spokesman Sal Gonzales said this is the beginning of a major Local 10 boycott. According to Gonzales, the Di Giorgio Corporation, being struck by the farm workers for a union contract, produces both Treesweet and S&W fruits. The pickets were asking the district to cease buying the products. School District Superintendent Dr. Earl Crandall said there is nothing he can do about the situation, and that it was a matter for the school board to decide. Crandall said the foods are purchased on bid, after a comparison test of price and taste, without identifying labels. Crandall added that he talked with Farm Workers spokesman and suggested they take their protest to the school board. No one reportedly showed up at last night's meeting." Reel 3: Segment 1 (silent): Academics in robes processing down a sidewalk at San Jose State; man giving speech at podium. Script reads, "Students and faculty members of San Jose State College celebrated the school's 109th anniversary this morning. A colorful academic procession up Seventh Street to the college's Morris Dailey Auditorium got the 8th Annual Founder's Day ceremonies underway. The robed faculty members were led by College president Dr. Robert Clark, and the President of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Dr. Arthur Brown. Brown was the featured speaker at this morning's ceremonies. Founder's Day marks the 104th year as a state institution for San Jose State, and the 109th year since its founding in San Francisco in 1857. Dr. Brown spoke on the American Dream and higher education." Segment 2 (silent): Pickets in parking lot, shots of National Farm Workers Association flag, placards reading, "Beans and tortillas si S & W No!" "Don't feed our kids scab food," "Don't buy S&W and Treesweet," "S. J. School Admin. Aids Povery," "Please Please Women No More S & W." (See Reel 2 for story details) Segment 3 (sound): Interview with University of California President Dr. Clark Kerr reacting to the report by State Committee on Un-American Activities (see details in Reel 1). Kerr claims there is no evidence that among the 50,000 employees in the University any one of them is a member of the Communist Party. He's asked if he stands behind decision of Chancellor if Eli Katz is offered employment and answers yes; he's then asked, "What about sex deviates?" and answers that the only reference to this in the report is from a story in the Daily Californian for which the paper has since issued an apology. Script reads, "UC President Doctor Clark Kerr -- who bore the brunt of the Committee's attack -- replied to it during a speaking engagement in Monterey..."
5/6/66 A-E 462 10' SOF BECKER; 5/6/66 F-H 462 100' SOF BARNES; 5/6/66 I-K 462
Television broadcasting of news
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
San Jose (Calif.)--Politics and government
Delano (Calif.)--Grape Strike, 1965-1966
Sports car racing
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
University of California, Berkeley--Faculty
3 Reels of 3
Black and White
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