Determines, with proper use and interpretation, the cause of poor sound if it lies in faulty 16mm motion picture projection equipment. Includes the following technical test sections: sound focusing test, the buzz track test, and a frequency response test. Offers, in addition, four sections for testing title music, dialogue, piano music, and orchestral music.
The excitement of the Gold Rush is in this show; the feverish travel across the country to find treasure, and the life of the prospectors. Bash shows the methods of mining with rocker and with gold pan, and then goes on film to visit Columbia, California, where rich strikes of gold were made. An old prospector takes her to the river and shows her how he extracts gold by rocker and pan, equipment which is as good now as it was then. Songs include “I Wish I Were Single” and “Clementine.”
The Daily Mail news correspondent Hugh Tomas and Jeffery Bligh provides live coverage of the Mariner 4 satellite and its mission to take pictures of Mars. The commercial advertises the Daily Mail’s ability to provide live coverage of news events 6,000 miles away and that their field correspondents who are oversea can have their article in the paper the following morning.
Opens with a shot of Nelle and Lynn ; footage of Ft. Lauderdale beach with a pier ; small boats in a harbor taken from the water ; views of palm trees and waterfront homes as the camera sails by.
Cut to the Bixler's home in Indianapolis during wintertime ; scenes of snow covered streets ; Nelle shoveling the walk while Lynn plays.
Cut to Nelle with Lynn, holding a dog, posing for the camera along a riverbank and walking through the woods at Clifty Falls State Park (Madison, IN) ; Lynn and friend on a jungle gym ; views of Washington Boulevard (their street) with spring flowers blooming.
Nelle and Donald and a younger man riding in the back of a boat with a confederate flag ; people at a busy swimming pool and a girl (probably Lynn) receiving a swimming lesson ; the Bixlers attending a large picnic ; more scenes in the yard ; children getting on a schoolbus.
Opens with a group of kids flying a toy airplane in a field ; Bixlers and guests (another couple and a boy) at the Indianapolis 500 ; Bixlers and friends at a backyard party, people riding horseback and atop a car ; footage taken from inside an airplane and "hi-lites" of Thomaston, AL trip.
Inside the Bixler home, a birthday celebration for an older woman (possibly one of Lynn's grandmothers) ; Lynn and friend in a swimming pool near the beach ; Bixlers and another couple visit the Sarasota Jungle Gardens ; more beach scenes and relaxing at a hotel. Briefly shows a Ringling Brothers circus in the process of being torn down.
The Bixler family visits Kentucky Lake. Shows footage of a bridge (possibly Eggner's Ferry) ; Donald and Lynn swimming ; scenes taken while out on a boat, including a large ship carrying lumber and a rock quarry. A confederate flag can be seen flying at the end of the boat. Several shots of Nelle and Lynn inside the boat and Nelle cooking. Brief footage of Pickwick Landing Dam. Film ends with scenes along Highway 68, including The Hitching Post store in Aurora, KY.
Title card: "The Bixler's go to Florida, Hollywood-Miami, February 1956". Images of postcards advertising flights to Florida.
Lynn and Nelle at Storyland, a kiddie park with a fairy tale and nursery rhyme theme ; shows Lynn at a petting zoo interacting with various animals, including a monkey who steals her hat ; monkeys on leashes and in costume perform at a tourist attraction. The Bixlers visit Africa USA ; footage of a Jeep safari (some blurry) and river cruise with many shots of zoo animals and lush foliage. Next is the Parrot Jungle and a crocodile show. Brief footage of homes along the water in Fort Lauderdale. The film ends with Lynn playing in the ocean, her "first experience with the Atlantic Ocean".
Film reel of various travels.
Visit to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky ; footage of the yard and garden at Washington Boulevard house ; Lynn and Donald at the swimming pool ; Lynn and puppy ; very brief scenes at a zoo ; Bixler family playing in the yard ; "World Famous Pluto Spring" gazebo at French Lick Springs Hotel ; seals and dolphins performing at Miami Seaquarium ; footage from Africa USA safari and an Indian village attraction (possiblyl Miccosukee Indian Village) ; scenes of driving down Miami streets with special focus on motels. Ends with Lynn playing with the puppy back at home.
Indiana University President Herman B Wells urging people to become members of the campaign committee to support Indiana University. He explains that the support of great universities are the most lasting of all investments. "Universities have a life of their own, that maintains the validity and character of a gift. Whether the gift is for faculty, for scholarships, for research, or facilities, there remains always a reflection of the donor's interest."
Two men dual with flintlock pistols. The dual ends in a draw as both bullets are stopped by a sheet of plexiglass. The commercial then shows plexiglass being used in commercial products and construction.
Topic of discussion on this program is the actual organization of the major parties. Our lecturer considers the national characteristics of parties as opposed to the idea that each of them is a conglomeration of local political machines. He concludes with a look at the role the private citizen can and does play in party organization.
The desert plains of central Idaho bore silent witness to many events in history – the coming of the Oregon Trail, the wars between the whites and the Indians, the events of the Old West, Today they are witnessing a change that is far more important – the coming of atomic power. On the lava plains of central Idaho is the National Reactor Testing Station, famous for “firsts” in nuclear energy. Here electricity was first generated from atomic energy and atomic power first was used to light a town. Principles of nuclear submarine propulsion were worked out in “a ship on the desert” in Idaho. “Challenge” visits the National Reactor Testing Station to look at a power plant of the future, a reactor that makes more nuclear fuel than it consumes. The principle is not perpetual motion. This reactor takes the part of uranium that is not fissionable fuel (more than 99 per cent of the total) and converts it into plutonium, a man made element that is a good nuclear fuel. Because the reactor “breeds” plutonium it is called a “breeder” reactor – Experimental Breeder Reactor-II. How this breeding is accomplished, and how fuel for EBR-II is fabricated by remote control, is explained in this program.
A few years ago history was made at the United States Atomic Energy Commission’s Argonne National Laboratory where this program was filmed. This is the story of the dedicated research scientists whose search for truth ended a fallacy in chemistry which had existed for more than half a century. Although their efforts were not as exciting as the discovery that the world was round and not flat, the scientists at Argonne disproved that a group of elements called “inert gases” would not react with other elements to form compounds. This is not to imply that these elements – helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon – did not have utility. Helium is the gas used to send balloons aloft. Neon, argon, and krypton are used in light bulbs: xenon in high speed photographic cells; and radon in medical therapy to irradiate cancer cells. What the Argonne scientists investigated was the atomic structure of these elements. For years it had been falsely believed that the electrons within these elements could not combine with electrons within the atoms of other elements. Following a report of Canadian scientists, the researchers at Argonne found that, instead of picking up electrons from other atoms, some of these so-called “inert gases” actually gave up electrons when combined with other elements. Using Krypton, xenon, and radon, in separate experiments, the Argonne scientists succeeded in making compounds which previously were unheard of. In fact, they also found at least one xenon compound for which they weren’t looking. This was xenon trioxide, a powerful explosive, made from xenon and oxygen. Many new uses will doubtless be found for these new compounds, according to the scientists. One might be the use of xenon tetrafluoride to store large quantities of fluorine as an oxidizing agent in rocket fuel.
A grandfather nostalgically relates his boyhood memories of Christmas past to his grandson in this new adaptation of Dylan Thomas' classic story. Winner of the American Film and Video Festival 1988: Blue Ribbon, Literary Adaptations for Young Adults.
In this program, Criminologist Joseph D. Lohman charts the growth and increasing complexity of the crime problem which has accompanied the development of an urban, industrial culture in the U.S. He shows a corresponding inadequacy in the control and treatment of crime and criminals. An interviewed inmate points out these inadequacies and the need for individual treatment, which is pointed out by Harrison and Lohman, also. Harrison notes that differences in crimes and criminals indicate needs for individual treatment.
A second-grader's experiences during a day without numbers cause him to want to study arithmetic and to realize the value of numbers in his everyday living. All the class but Bob enjoy arithmetic. When a puppet with magic powers offers Bob a day without numbers, he gladly leaves the classroom with the puppet. A series of frustrating experiences caused by the magical disappearance of numbers, such as the disruption of an exciting baseball game, results in Bob's gladly returning to the classroom and the study of arithmetic.
In this episode, Dr. Smith, Jr., explains the relationship between language and culture. He points out that there is no such thing as a “primitive” language; all languages have the same amount of history behind them. He reveals why all languages are about equally complex, and discusses language patterns and how they affect the learning of a language.
This program is a summary and conclusion of the course. Dr. Smith first briefly hits highlights of the major religions. Then he discusses some of the attitudinal changes that may have resulted from the course.
This film demonstrates the many ways in which Indiana University is a home away from home for the thousands of students that attend each year. The introduction to IU begins with informational pamphlets and brochures that students receive at home, and continues as soon as they set foot on campus to explore all that IU student life has to offer.
Shows many of the kitchen appliances of tomorrow. Takes the viewer inside the experimental laboratories of General Motors to see such advanced aids to cooking as an automatic recipe viewer, heatless oven, automatic servers, and new designs in cabinets. Through animation, gives a short glimpse of some seemingly improbably but beneficial inventions not yet perfected.
Presents two- and three-year-old children in their daily activities at a nursery school. Shows them imitating adults in their play, expressing hostility, responding to rhythm, learning to wash and dress themselves, eating, and taking an afternoon nap. Reveals how they learn about nature and life in the spring by discovering and examining living things. Points out that by the time they are four they become more social and begin to play in groups.
Follows the activities of two- and three-year-old children through the nursery-school day and through the seasons of the year. Shows ways in which teachers offer help, by setting limits and by giving support and encouragement; and indicates in playroom and playground scenes the variety and suitability of play equipment for natural and constructive activity.
Presents the spontaneous activities of four- and five-year-old children and what they find interesting in their world. Shows the four-year-olds mastering their familiar world through vigorous group play, sensory pleasure, make-believe, and use of materials and words. Presents five-year-olds as entering the more formalized, enlarging world of older children--playing games with simple rules, seeking facts, wondering, and using letters and numbers. Points out that teachers should follow the lead of the child's curiosity and should provide the child with activities that will prepare him for later instruction.
Observes six-, seven-, and eight-year old children at play and in school and emphasizes that children's play activities with their adherence to the rules, rituals, and regulations which have been established have changed little over the years. Points out the desire of this age group to have close identification with a peer group and its activities as they become less dependent on parents.
Illustrates aircraft control in the crowded air lanes between New York and London. Explains the development of mathematical formulas to evaluate the present risk of collision between aircraft and the anticipated risk if the distance between air lanes is narrowed. Shows a ship collecting data on the position of all aircraft flying the Atlantic and two mathematicians explaining the probability of collision and its calculation.
Just as the local movie theater is about to begin showing a picture, the star of the film arrives and comes to see the movie himself. On screen, the star must rescue his girl from danger. In the theater, the star finds that not all of the audience admires his acting as much as he does.
The French horn, capable of producing melody, and the piano, a percussion instrument able to produce symphonic effects, are instruments which contrast with each other and blend exquisitely. To illustrate this musical partnership the program features John Barrows, French horn, and Vera Brodsky, piano. This film deals with the blending and contrasting of voices in composition and Mr. Barrows points out how composers have capitalized on this partnership.
Explains that diversity is part of the Protestant tradition and belief. States that although there is no single Protestant view, it is the Protestant heritage to drive toward excellence in education. Notes that any Protestant view holds that some appropriate way must be found of teaching in schools, that man does not live by bread alone, and that God exists and is sovereign. Feature personality is Merrimon Cunninggim, director of the Danforth Foundation in St. Louis.
In a Catholic school the realities of God and Christ, the guidance, teaching and influences of the Church, the Christian ideals are presupposed and within this framework all physical and intellectual disciplines have their place. Includes scenes of an elementary classroom. Features Dean Robert J. Henie, S.J., of St. Louis University. (kinescope)