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KNTV Channel 11 News Reels May 20, 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): San Jose State President Robert Clark speaking to an assembly of students crowded into a room. Script reads, "Political unrest at San Jose State College, which threatened a recall of the student body president, appears to have calmed...at least for the present. An overflow crowd descended upon the president's conference room this afternoon to hear a faculty committee's recommendation on charges that the student body leaders had acted in violation of the schools' constitution. The faculty committee's recommendations, as outlined by college president Dr. Robert Clark, called for no emergency action against the student officers, but pointed out that some ambiguities exist in the current governmental structure and suggested that a committee be appointed to look into such ambiguities. The incident centers around a recall petition against the student body president John Hendricks, which was initiated by two campus liberals. The recall petition was presented to the student council calling for a recall election. The recall election was vetoed by Hendricks and the veto was upheld by the council. The reason behind the veto was that the recall election would involve considerable expense and was not necessary as Hendricks goes out of office tomorrow. No comment on future activities by the dissident group was made following the meeting in the president's conference room." Segment 2 (silent): Rodeo at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, including bull riding and roping. Story reads, "The 12th annual San Jose Firemen's Rodeo got underway tonight at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Tonight's performance was the first of three big shows that are scheduled tomorrow and Sunday afternoons, at 1:30. Many of the nation's outstanding cowboys will be competing for more than 13,000 dollars in prize money...a number of special events are planned, including a performance by the Aahmes Shrine Mounted Patrol of Oakland, a girls barrel race, and a number of trick riding exhibitions. The annual event has always been a crowd pleaser, and is a benefit for the Firemen's Widows and Orphans Fund." Segment 3 (silent + sound): Shots of men with rifles climbing over ground, parachutist, men constructing a makeshift building with hay bales in a field. Interview with commander, explaining simulated operation. Official Air Force footage of fighter jets F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, and the F-106 Delta Dart. Script reads, "Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day and military installations across the nation are preparing for the event with a variety of public programs. At Fort Ord, in Monterey County, visitors will see the U.S. Army in action. With a theme of 'training for security,' the open house features a simulated operation in Vietnam as the main highlight along with various other static displays. A Viet Cong village is being specially built for the open house. Lt. Colonel Hank West spoke about tomorrow's program at Ft. Ord... Highlight of Armed Forces Day at Almaden Air Force Station tomorrow will be a fly-over. The radar station is located atop Mount Umunhum about 12 miles south of San Jose and the aerial display should be visible across much of the South Valley. Air Defense Command fighter interceptor aircraft flying over will include the F-101 Voodoo, the F-102 Delta Dagger, and the F-106 Delta Dart. Static displays will include helicopters of the type currently in use in Vietnam and working models of the Telstar 1 and two communications satellites. A military drill team competition at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon climaxes activities planned at Moffett Field Naval Air Station. Five teams will be competing for trophies in two classes...with arms nd without arms." Segment 4 (silent): AAWU track and field championships: sprinters, javelin, long jump (likely the qualifying races). Story reads, "The AAWU Track and Field Championships got underway today at Stanford. In the only final event of the day, run late this afternoon, Kenny Moore of Oregon ran the fastest collegiate steeplechase of the year, with a winning time of 8:49.4. Oregon's Bruce Mortenson finished 2nd in 8:59.7. Moore's winning time broke the record of 9:05.1, that he set last year. Sprinters dominated the action in the qualifying races. Larry Questad and Donn Forbs of Stanford matched the meet record of 9.6, in winning their heats in the 100 yard dash. Bob Frey and Tom Jones of UCLA also equaled the meet record in winning their heats of the 220. In the field events, Dick Selby of UCLA led all qualifiers in the javelin, with a toss of 240' 5", while Tony Albin of Oregon State had the best long jump of the day, a leap of 24' 5.5". Southern California's chances took a beating today, when star sprinter Dwight Middleton failed to qualify in either the 100 or 220. Oregon now leads the meet with 9 points, although UCLA remains the favorite. Tomorrow's finals are scheduled to get underway at 1:30." Reel 2: Segment 1 (sound): Interview with Dr. Bert Johnson, obstetrician, about abortion. Johnson says the only current state law he is aware of permits therapeutic abortion to save life of mother. General feeling amongst obstetricians is that this doesn't relate to what they consider best practice. Script reads, "A number of doctors are organizing a defense fund for the two San Francisco physicians accused of unprofessional conduct. The two doctors -- John Shively and Seymour Smith -- are charged with violating the state's abortion laws. These are non-criminal charges. Earlier in the week the attorney general's office said more than 40 San Francisco Bay Area doctors would eventually be charged with performing therapeutic abortions on women exposed to German measles during pregnancies. The disease is believed to cause deformities in children. Channel 11 news talked about the current abortion situation with Dr. Bert Johnson, a San Jose obstetrician..." Segment 2 (sound): Interview with Robert Sturdivant regarding Santa Clara County census. Script reads, "According to the results of Santa Clara County's mid-decade census released this morning, the County's new total population figure is almost 920,000. This is an increase of 277,600 persons or 43 percent over the 1960 census. San Jose, the largest city in the county, made the largest increase during the past half-decade and the largest percentage increase as well. San Jose made a gain of 155,000 since 1960, which is an increase of 76 percent. Now boasting 360,000, Sunnyvale has become the second largest city in the county with a total population of nearly 85,000. Santa Clara fell from second to third largest with a population of more than 82,000. We talked with Census Director Robert Sturdivant about the significance of the census..." Segment 3 (silent): Three people receiving San Jose Distinguished Citizen awards: Mrs. Philip Hammer, W. Gordon Gibson, and Albert R. Tully. (There does not appear to be a reference to this film in the broadcast script). Segment 4 (sound): Interview with man regarding impact on educational programs if 25 cent tax increase does not pass. (There does not appear to be a reference to this film in the broadcast script). Reel 3: Silent + sound. Reel 3 is devoted to Stanford University student protests for and against draft deferment tests on campus. Shots of students occupying Wallace Sterling's office, singing and playing guitar, eating and drinking, smoking, engaging in discussion. Another group protests outside in the quad, and includes interviews with student (and future politician) Mitt Romney, who opposes the rule-breaking tactics of the occupying students and is in favor of the selective service test being given on campus. Script reads, "Student sit-in demonstrators at Stanford are preparing to spend another night in the office of President Wallace Sterling. Food was brought in to the demonstrators this evening by supporters outside the building. Campus police -- guarding the doors and keeping most of the demonstrators outside -- allowed the food to be brought in. The demonstration began at noon yesterday as a protest against the draft determent test to be held on the campus tomorrow. Keith Lowe -- a 27-year old grad student who is one of some 27 students who spent last night in Sterling's office -- explained the group's position... During the afternoon the sit-ins debated leaving the office, but that notion petered out when the students failed to receive a promise from the administration for an open meeting to discuss the student's demands. Both sides were attempting to save face. President Sterling, who spent the day at home, refused to give in under pressure -- and the students refused to leave without a commitment from the administration. At issue is holding the draft deferment test on campus, secret contracts between the school and the CIA, and the school's sending grades to draft boards. This morning, a counter demonstration broke out outside the building directly opposed to the principles of the student's inside the building. Among the marchers was 19-year old Mitt Romney -- the son of Michigan's governor. The administration -- while so far using on force to eject the students -- has threatened punishment for the sit ins. During the day several professors addressed the sit-ins -- and some of them promised to take the issues before the academic senate -- the ruling body of professors."
5/20/66 A-D 476; 5/20/66 E-F 476; 5/20/66 G 476
Television broadcasting of news
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
San Jose (Calif.)--Politics and government
College student government--California
Military air show
Abortion--Law and legislation
3 Reels of 3
Kodak; Gevaert; Dupont
Black and White
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