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KNTV Channel 15 News Reels May 19, 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 (silent): Municipal meeting - people making statements around conference tables, with audience. Story reads, "The Santa Clara County Economic Opportunity Commission met tonight at the County Welfare Building. The election of new officers was one of the principle items on the agenda. Dr. Stanley Skillacorn was re-elected chairman of the commission. Skillacorn at first declined the position, but after 6 other nominees also declined, he was elected unanimously. Al Pinon was also unopposed for vice-chairman, as we re newly elected secretary Bill Fernandez, and Treasurer Monico Amador. An amendment was also presented tonight, by Reverend John Emerson, that area service centers may substitute experience for educational requirements in picking an area service director. The amendment was passed by an 18 to 5 margin, following a lengthy discussion." Segment 2 (sound): Women getting out of cars at a dairy farm, observing milking, visiting field of cows. One of the women is interviewed about her impressions and says she doesn't understand anything in the agriculture, but she likes the nature. She says California is one of the most beautiful states in the United States. She compares the climate and geography to the Caucasus and Crimea in her native Russia. Story reads, "Five Russian women are visiting the Salinas Monterey area during part of a month's tour of the United States. This is a cultural exchange, reciprocating a visit paid to Russia by five ladies from Monterey County in 1963. This morning the Russians were taken on a trip thru the Salinas Valley, and one of their stops was at Meyers Dairy Farm at Gonzales, where they were shown modern methods of milking and general dairy farming. The cattle gave the visitors some curious glances, but then nonchalantly resume chewing their cuds. Later in the day, the Russian group visited Harnell College, and tomorrow will tour the Monterey Peninsula. We spoke to one of the group, Elena Bon Sekinoff , a doctor of philosophy and a writer, who told us her impression of the United States." Segment 3 (silent): Santa Clara County Fairgrounds racetrack, sign for the San Jose Firemen's Rodeo, bulls in pens, horses in stables, horse cart going around track. Script reads, "Final preparations are being made for the twelfth annual Fireman's Rodeo, beginning tomorrow evening at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. This afternoon, a lone sulky driver trotted his horse past the soon-to-be-filled grandstand. A crew of workmen was putting the finishing touches on a huge red and white sign at the base of the grandstand. Nearby, a county jail work crew was hoeing down the tall grass in the animal pens. Long horned, white faced cattle were moving restlessly in their pens. Nearby, the ever dangerous Brahma bulls were biding their time in the hot sun. The arena was hot and dusty, but graded smooth for the first events tomorrow evening. There were numerous horses, a vital ingredient to any rodeo. Cowboys from throughout the far west will be competing for 13,000 dollars in prize money this weekend. The show benefits the Firemen's Widows and Orphans Fund." Segment 4 (silent): Derby Day festival at San Jose State. Students competing in silly athletic contests, "Derby Darling" beauty pageant winner. Script reads, "The fourth annual Derby Day festivities got under way this morning at the San Jose State College chapter of Delta Zeta sorority. House signs were plastered all over the front of the women's living organization by the women of Delta Zeta and their neighbors the men of Sigma Chi fraternity. Derby Day is an annual women's playday event sponsored each year by Sigma Chi. This year's event will be held this coming Saturday on the campus archery field. Some of the events include the beer spin, a race in which girls run to a beer can, place one finger on the can and circle the can 10 times. Another race against the clock calls for drinking 4 ounces of milk from a baby bottle. A shuttle relay with three inner tubes is known as the Donut Dash. A typical team event of Derby Day is the Centipede Stampede, a 25 yard run by seven persons holding a 10-foot pole between their legs. There will also be a beauty contest to select the sweetheart of the event...the Derby Darling. Derby Day events are scheduled to get under way at noon on Saturday." Reel 2: Segment 1 (sound): Interview with San Jose State Track & Field coach Bud Winter about upcoming meet and Tommie Smith's events. Script reads, "In track...the San Jose State Spartans will host an all-comers meet this Saturday evening. I talked to Spartan coach Bud Winter, and ask who, besides Tommie Smith, will participate in the meet..." Segment 2 (sound): Interview with A. P. Hamann regarding construction of St. James Park Community Center building. Script reads, "The [San Jose City] Council also received word today that the federal government ha approved a grant of 186,666 dollars for construction of the St. James Park Community Center building. The total estimated cost for the facility is 280,000 dollars. We ask City Manager A. P. 'Dutch' Hamann from where the rest of the money is coming..." Segment 3 (sound): Interview with Oscar Gonzalez, who opposes using braceros to fill labor gap in strawberry fields because there are plenty of local workers available but they lack transportation because they do not have funds to buy cars. Script reads, "Local members of the United Farm Workers Association are beginning a protest over the importation of a thousand braceros to pick strawberries in Salinas. A surplus of domestic pickers exists in Santa Clara County. Letters have been sent to senators and congressmen in an effort to block the bracero arrival. Oscar Gonzalez, President of the San Jose UFW office, says he has workers available to pick strawberries. The manager of the local farm labor office, Charles Runner, confirmed transportation is the main difficulty. He sways the San Jose office has sent some workers to Salinas. There is a countywide surplus of strawberry pickers, but Runner said other farm jobs in the County involving stoop labor, such as weeding, hoeing and plant thinning, were still available." Reel 3: Segment 1 (silent + sound): Stanford University student protest. Students sitting on lawns, several making speeches at microphone. Student organizer interviewed. Script reads, "A rather peaceful rally protesting university involvement in classified research and the Selective Service exams highlighted noon-hour activities today at Stanford. About a thousand students gathered in White Memorial Plaza for the session, which featured seven speakers from both student body and faculty ranks. The Stanford Committee for Peace in Vietnam was the sponsoring organization. Heading up the rally was senior economics student Craig Laudon. We asked Laudon what his group hoped to accomplish." Segment 2 (sound): Reporter Bob Halladay reports from San Jose State campus on Robert McNamara's plan to require two years of service for every young American; interviews students on their opinions, including whether women should be required. Story reads, "The persistent opposition to selective service displayed by students is matched by the persistence of Washington officialdom. The draft will continue. With a special report on local reactions here's Bob Halladay. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara yesterday unveiled a plan in which he advocates two years of federal service for all young Americans. Such action, McNamara says, will eliminate the present inequity in the military draft system which calls up only a minority of eligible young men. Under the new system, every young American would be called on for two years of service, either in uniform, the Peace Corps, or in some other 'help-mankind' program. We talked with some of those 'young Americans' today here on the San Jose State College campus. Presidential news secretary Bill Moyers said today he knew of no legislation at this time to carry out McNamara's proposed program for universal service. He did admit, however, that it seems to be consistent with administration policy and with the president. This is Bob Halladay, reporting from San Jose State College."
5/19/66 A-D 475 100' SOF BLACKMORE; 5/19/66 E-G 475 JUDO SF 90'; 5/19/66 H-I 475 100' SOF STAND UP
Television broadcasting of news
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
San Jose (Calif.)--Politics and government
Racetracks (Horse racing)
Greek letter societies
Track and field
Migrant agricultural laborers
Selective service registration
3 Reels of 3
Black and White
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