This is the story of the plants we eat and how some of the things we eat were brought her by the first settlers. Bash Kennett tells the history of some of our fruits and vegetables and the Lillian Patterson dancers illustrate an imaginary gardening scene. Songs include “Aunty Minna’s Cooking the Syrup,” “Goober Peas” and “Onions and Potatoes.”
Describes the numerous and varied users of the highway other than passenger cars. Explains how the driver must react as he confronts unusual traffic situations such as animals, funerals, hay-wagon parties, railroads, etc. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
This program in the series is a singing survey of America at work, play, in love and the songs of the children. Bash sings some of her favorites including “Liza Jane,” “Prisoner of Life,” “Every Night When the Sun Goes In,” “The Fox,” “The Riddle Song,” “Dig My Grave,” “If I Had a Ribbon Bow,” “Hullabaloo Belay” and “The Titanic.”
James S. Pickering discusses the gradual conception and changing picture of the Local or Milky Way Galaxy from an all-embracing universe to just one of the countless galaxies. Its probable appearance is given with its dimensions and stellar population. Also discussed are the reasons for our belief in the present estimate of its size and physical make up.
Illustrates early cars, compares them with today's automobiles, and discusses three interdependent areas--the car, the roadway, and the driver. Discusses means of solving the highway death toll-engineering, enforcement, and education. Explains the purpose of the Driver Education course. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
A sheet of paper is taken for granted today, but it was a treasure in other times. Bash Kennett tells of man’s attempt to create something on which he could record his thoughts. She traces the discovery of wood pulp which led to the conquest of America’s forests by loggers who cut the trees for paper mills. Songs include “Poor Pitat” and “Oh Susannah.”
Part 1: Demonstrates the steps involved in parallel parking and the correct way to pull out of a parallel parking space. Also discusses parking and pulling out. Part 2: Describes the proper way of backing into a stall and the necessary skills for parking, stopping, and starting on an upgrade. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Tells the story of the Republican Party's birth at Ripon, Wisconsin. Explains the factors which gave rise to the Republican Party and doomed Whig Party. Discusses the Missouri Compromise, Fugitive Slave Law and the Kansas-Nebraska Act as they relate to the new party.
Tells the story of the button industry and its development in Muscatine, Iowa. Reviews briefly the places discussed on previous programs. Explains how the button industry was only one example of local industrial development in American history, brought about by resourcefulness and presence of raw materials.
Gives detailed analysis of pedestrian fatalities and suggestions for pedestrian safety. Points out how safe walking on streets and highways has become a serious problem. Discusses pedestrian protection, traffic engineering, enforcement, and education. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Draws a comparison between the car and the driver--the car has been standardized but no two drivers are psychologically the same. Explains the types of immature driver personalities--egotist, show-off, emotionally disturbed, inattentive, and timid. States the importance of self-analysis for driver and non-driver. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses and illustrates two-phrase or duple sentences in musical composition. Defines the phrases as a rhythmic entity, culminating in some form of cadence, and carrying a certain amount of musical "sense"; while a sentence is completion of the sense achieved by answering an announcing phrase with a responsive phrase. Demonstrates degrees of similarity between announcing and responsive phrases from the identical response, to the apparently quite dissimilar. Concludes with a discussion of methods used to connect phrases by anachusis, melodic overflows, links, and subtle combinations of these. (WMSB-TV) Kinescope.
Emphasizes the necessity for each driver to know his limitations. Explains the importance of good vision, hearing, and general health; the dangers of and compensation for temporary illness, fatigue, and age; the necessity of disqualifying many types of disabilities; and the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and ways to prevent it. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Tells the story of Old Shawneetown, Illinois and the first bank in this new territory. Explains how Old Shawneetown became a ghost town. Discusses the pioneer bank and how it was indispensable to the pioneer farmer, merchant, shipper and manufacturer.
An important aspect of the agricultural revolution in nineteenth century America was the gradual transfer of the processing of agricultural goods from the farm to the factory. It was the building of a grist mill or a saw mill that began this process.
A pile of dirt and a granite boulder seems as different as day and night, yet the dirt is produced form the granite. In this program, Dr. Harbaugh and his guest, Dr. Kurt Sarvos, demonstrates the process by which granite is converted into soil. Dr. Servos, a graduate of Rutgers University with MS and PhD degrees from Yale, is a specialist in mineralogy. Formerly curator of geology in the New York State Museum, he is now assistant professor of mineralogy at Stanford University. Among the demonstrations in the program are the violent shattering of a mineral through heating, chemical attack of acids on rocks, and different forms of oxidation. Dr. Harbaugh also introduces the concept of “rock cycle” through which granite may turn to soil and the soil, in turn, may be reconverted to granite.
Shows and discusses plant and animal plankton which sustain life in the sea. Points out that these organism may vary in size from microscopic to quite large. Uses film sequences of jellyfish to show variations in size, shape, and swimming habits. Explains how many seashore animals spend their larval or juvenile phases as members of the plankton. Depicts this phenomena with motion pictures of larval crabs as they gather around a night light suspended in water from a pier. Concludes with an explanation of microplankton which constitute the great pasturage of the sea. Demonstrates methods used in collecting microplankton, shows them under the microscope, and considers the necessity of more knowledge and understanding of plankton. (KCTS) Kinescope.
Tells the story of the meat packing industry when Cincinnati was the pork capital of the Midwest. Describes conditions as they existed in the 1800s and the importance of meat packing to the rest of the states.
One of the first things civilized man learned was to mix clay and water and make utensils. Bash takes a trip to watch the making of pottery, to see how clay is fired, painted and finished. She tells of the development of pottery in this country and sings “Lolly Too Dum” and “Go Way from My Window.”
The visions of America as a religious sanctuary attracted many thousands to the New World. The settlement by the Rappites and the later settlement by the Owenites in New Harmony were symbolic of the diversified Utopias which had a deep and permanent effect upon our social history.
Tells the story of New Salem, Illinois where Abraham Lincoln developed many of his qualities of leadership. Explains how the frontier village met the farmer's social, economic, and political needs. Discusses Lincoln's life during his early adult years.
Part 1: Discusses the importance of checking the car and becoming thoroughly acquainted with gauges, safety aids, starting devices, control devices, and car systems before starting the engine. Part 2: Shows the correct way to start the car, to steer, to stop, and to back up in a straight line. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Dr. Lippisch introduces his series and the basic laws of fluid motion by means of new methods of visualizing the flow phenomenon. He also introduces the Smoke Tunnel (a type of wind tunnel) which is so designed as to make it possible to observe the entire flow field and to see clearly the action of the aircraft components. He shows how the first man-made flying vehicle, the kite, is a primitive application of the dynamic life of the flat plate.
In this program, via an interview with a prison inmate, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman gets an internal view of prison riots. Lohman states that riots are evidence of shortcomings in the prison system. He feels that the causes of these riots are essentially the same as those which lead an individual away from the norms of society in the first place. With Bates, he points out both the immediate and underlying cause of riots. They explain that prison inmates are well aware of progress in the field of penology and they expect reform in their prison. There are many difficulties when practice lags behind publicity. Alternatives are suggested to the negative social life created by the prison environment.
In this program, Criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines the personality types produced by a prison environment – the “Prison-wise” man who does “easy time” by adjusting himself to life as a prisoner and may be unable to readjust to life in society, and the “stir bug” who is unable to adjust himself to the routine of the prison and consequently does “hard-time.” A “prison-wise” inmate is interviewed. With Burke he discusses the covert effects of prison on men’s lives, pointing out that prisons often maladjust inmates, rendering them useless or turning them into professional criminals.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman points out the failure of walled institutions to serve a socially constructive purpose and indicates alternative types of imprisonment. An interview with a prisoner points up characteristics that illustrate the need for these alternatives. Harrison and Lohman discuss the economy of prison camps and the constructive life in these camps, which contrasts with the maladjustment occurring when men who are bitter and hostile toward conventional society are thrown together behind a large wall. They describe the prison camp as a way-station on the return road to a responsible life in conventional society.
After the lift, stability and control problems were solved, a propulsive system was needed to make the aircraft fly. The first propulsion device - the propeller - is still in use today. Dr. Lippisch explains the design of the propeller and demonstrates the lifting propeller - the Helicopter Rotor.
Answers representative questions about ideas on Eastern philosophy discussed in preceeding films in the series Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life. Lists recommended books useful for gaining additional understanding of Eastern thought.
The fabulous story of the men who built the railroad to join the Atlantic and Pacific coasts is told by Bash Kennett. The struggles of the laborers in the west who battled granite cliffs in order to lay more track than the crews on the plains who had to import their lumber is told. Songs include “Midnight Special,” “Down in the Valley” and “Drill Ye Terriers.”
Presents an edited version of a speech delivered in September, 1958 to Boston's Atlantic Treaty Association. Provides an analysis of NATO, its effectiveness in dealing with current world problems and its future directions if it is to continue to be a force for peace. Speaker is Paul-Henri Spaak, secretary-general of NATO.
The Indian idea that man has forgotten who or what he is through identifying himself with his individual personality is considered by Alan Watts. The “person” as the dramatic mask or social role is discussed also.
Explains how a child learns ethical and spiritual values. Discusses the process through which a child develops a mature understanding of God. Answers questions concerning the telling of lies, stealing, using the concept of God to punish, and whether or not a child should go to church if his parents do not. (KECT) Kinescope.
Bash describes the manner in which the Indians marked the first pathways. She tells of the boot nailed to a tree which told postmen a settler lived nearby and wanted mail delivery. Singing “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “I Know Where I’m Going” and “Wanderin.” Bash traces many landmarks.
Tells the story of John Brown and his resistance to slavery in Kansas. Explains his resort to violence to help keep slavery out of Kansas and his use of the 'underground railway' to guide slaves to freedom. Concludes with a review of the Harper's Ferry incident and Brown's hanging.
Explains the use and necessity of the windshield and windows, lights, sun visors, horn, rear view mirrors, horse power, control devices, and the good driver. Discusses the future of and public attitude toward safety features. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses the development of the rocket missile and earth satellite. Presents a description of the ballistic missile program. Forecasts the use of rocket vehicles in transcontinental and intercontinental passenger transport. Explores the uses of manned satellites in weather studies, communications, and research on conditions in outer space. Feature Major General Bernard A. Schriever, Commander, Ballistic Missile Division, Air Research and Development Command, Inglewood, California. (KUHT) Film.
On the second of two programs on satire, Dr. John W. Dodds reads the hilarious article by Frank Sullivan, “Brothers in N.G.S.” excerpts ranging from Byron’s “Don Juan” to Phyllis McGinley’s poem “Public Journal” complete the program.
Two forms of satire are illustrated by Dr. John W. Dodds in this first of two programs that include selections ranging from Swift to S.J. Perelman. Savage, withering satire as expressed by excerpts from Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and Samuel Butler’s “Hudibras,” and satire on types of people by author G.B. Shaw, Ogden Nash, and S.J. Perleman are read by Dodds.
Sculpture on its grandest scale is seen in the face of the Earth where rivers work to carve the hills and valleys. Dr. Harbaugh’s guest is Dr. Arthur D. Howard, professor of geology at Stanford University, who served as geologist with the Fourth Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1946-47. With the aid of three dimensional models, they demonstrate the ways in which a narrow stream can shape a vast expanse of land which is dozens of times its width. They discuss the way in which an area of the Earth, just as a man, goes through the ages of “youth,” “maturity,” and “old age.”
Dr. Harbaugh describes the unceasing war between land and the sea and illustrates the work of ocean waves in shaping the seacoast. With Dr. Howard again as his guest, he investigates the origin of such seashore features as beaches, spits, and sea cliffs.
Dr Harbaugh's guest is Dr. Stanley Davis, assistant professor of geology at Stanford University. A graduate of the University of Nevada with a M.S. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Yale, he has also worked with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Kansas and Missouri Geological Surveys. Dr. Davis makes his own rocks on this program. In doing so, he demonstrates how nature is able to make solid rock through the copaction of clays, sands, and silts under great pressure. They discuss the part of North America which although now dry land was once part of the ocean.
Father Linehan uses charts and diagrams to explain the interior structure of the Earth and the transmission of Earth waves through the various layers of the Earth. Dr. Gould emphasizes two facts: (1) seismology is a science that permits us to develop an x-ray picture of the Earth’s interior and, turning to Antarctica, he notes (2) that ice, in the Antarctic, is a rock and hence satisfactory for seismic x-raying. Using film Father Linehan describes the first seismic study ever made at the South Pole to determine the ice depth.
Explains different ways sea creatures defend themselves against enemies and how the balance between attack and defense among marine animals maintains the overall balance of nature. Uses underwater photography to show how armor, speed, and agility, hiding, poison, escape by autotomy, and camofluage are used for survival. Includes close-ups of lobsters, crabs, starfish, sting ray, the conch, chiton, sea worms, and the squirrel fish.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman explains that the failure of the American prison system is due to attempts to induce reform through external processes of security, harsh discipline and regimented life. Scudder and Lohman discuss the progress gained in self-governing prisons where the inmates’ role is changed from one of responding to orders to one of a creative source. Films are used to show inmates in various prison settings and an inmate is interviewed to bring out his feelings about these types of prisons.
Bash Kennett visits with a blacksmith and watches him prepare and fit horse shoes. She describes the days when the smith’s shop was the busiest place in town and tells of the interdependence of the pioneer and the horse. Songs include “Old Paint,” “Donney Gal,” and “Horse Named Bill.”
Demonstrates the basic materials and techniques of silk screen printing. Shows how to make a silk screen frame. Explains how designs are made with crayon and stencils. Illustrates the printing process using oil and water color paints.
Discusses the four planets largest of the solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Uses charts, models, mechanical devices, and photographs to explain their physical properties, appearances, movements, and satellites. Features James S. Pickering of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.
Analyzes the recapitulation section of sonata form and explains the use of the coda to draw the many themes together for the close. Continues the illustration with the Beethoven Eroica movement. (WMSB-TV) Kinescope.
Accompanying herself on the guitar, Bash sings songs of American life. She shows how music was a part of work, worship, love and fun. Her selections include “Aunt Rhody,” “Frog Went a Courtin,” “Fiddle Dee Dee,” “Sara Jane,” “I Ride an Old Paint,” “Bold Fisherman,” “Blow the Man Down,” “Pick a Bale o Cotton,” “Saturday Night,” “Cotton-eyed Joe” and “Chilly Winds.”
In this program, Reverend Jones and criminologist Joseph D. Lohman discuss the special problems of fostering spiritual life under the adverse conditions of imprisonment. Reverend Jones emphasizes the unique relationship between the prison chaplain and the inmate. Lohman describes the unified role of religion in panel institutions and a film sequence shows chapel services and chaplain counseling.
Even before the improved lift devices were designed, the stability and control problems had to be solved and further improvements incorporated into the original systems. Dr. Lippisch illustrates how the stability and control system of the Wright brothers' glider differs from the system on the conventional aircraft of today.
Part 1: Shows the gearshift positions, explains how to start the engine, and gives the correct way to handle the gearshift when starting and stopping the car. Discusses down-shifting, backing, stopping, staring and backing on an upgrade. Part 2: Discusses the necessity of recognizing at a glance what traffic signs mean, the importance of knowing your own lane, and the proper speed to travel according to the driving situation. explains the importance of safe following distance and understanding the total traffic picture. Gives the roles to follow when passing other cars. (Cincinnati Public Schools and WCET) Kinescope.
Discusses the appearance of the skies and explains how to locate constellations and individual stars. Describes the celestial sphere and explains how to use star charts and the telescope. Uses diagrams, charts, and models to show the beginner how to study the skies effectively. Features James S. Pickering of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium.
Louis Simpson, a poet and teacher at the University of California at Berkeley, relates that Stephen Spender’s interest in the relationship between poetry and the subjects of war and politics goes back to his days at Oxford. He discusses Spender’s activity during the Spanish Civil War and World War II and says his poems of war and love have a panoramic sweep. Spender then reads “Two Armies,” “The Guns,” “The Window,” “Ice,” “The Little Coat,” “Song,” and “Elegy for Margaret.”
Host Bash Kennett discusses the history of sugar production. Early American methods of maple syrup making are described. The process of growing and refining sugar cane in Hawaii is summarized and shown in pictures. Finally, detailed film of growing, harvesting and refining sugar beets in the Western U.S. is shown (film provided by Western Beet Sugar Producers, Inc.). Songs performed include "Sugarbush" by Josef Marais and "How Lovely Cooks the Meat."
Each year on July 7, the seventh day of the seventh month – the festival of the stars is celebrated in Japan. Artist T. Mikami tells the history of this festival, which is based on the legend of Shokujo, the daughter of the King of the Heavens, who fell in love with a herd boy. Shokujo and her lover were permitted to see each other only once a year, as the Milky Way would overflow and be impossible to cross. Each year at the festival of stars, the Japanese pray it will not rain and they decorate their homes with bamboo trees, from which they hang strips of colored paper upon which poems about lovers are written. Brush paintings of bamboo are drawn by Mikami.
Miss Pearson explains texture and color in nature as in grass, rocks, sand, clouds, and water. Happy colors and sad colors can be used, she says, to create mood. She explains how to combine texture and color for interest and design.
Discusses the first weeks and months of a baby's life. Explains how the relationship of the parents to the infant affects his future development. Points out various pitfalls parents should be aware of including a let down on the part of the mother, jealousy that may develop between father and baby, and changes in attitude toward each other. Answers questions concerning the role of the father, bottle vs. breast feeding, colic, and self-demand vs. scheduled feeding. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Tells the story of John Deere's invention of the steel plough. Outlines the development of the plough in America and its significance to the growth of agriculture. Discusses the life of John Deere and his work at Grand Detour, Illinois.
After explaining the uses and preparations of candles in early times, Bash takes a film trip to a modern candle factory and compares techniques of the two ages. She sings “Dublin City” and “How Old Are You.”
Visits the Brookfield Zoo to solve the mystery of how a large group of animals lost their toes. Explains how hoofed animals developed from ancestors with toes. Uses film clips of the dik-dik, giant eland, sable antelope, kudus, sitatunga, babirussa, and the hippopotamus. Tells the story of the mysterious Pere David Deer discovered in China.
Discusses the special problems faced by the child with cerebral palsy and explains how physical disability, psychological problems, mental subnormality, and the great number of clinical types adds to the complexity of this affliction. Uses filmed sequences to show the problems faced by many parents whose children are afflicted, and stresses the importance of cooperative teamwork by psychologists, physicians, therapists, social workers, teachers, and parents. Features Dr. William Cruickshank of Syracuse University.
In this summary program, Dr. Cruickshank and Dr. Johnson review the aspects of exceptionality and emphasize that it is up to all of us as parents, neighbors and individual members of our total society to do all we can to help all children achieve the maximum of their potentialities.
Dramatizes the fight of Franklin D. Roosevelt to prevent defeat of New Deal laws through Supreme Court decisions and highlights his efforts to change the structure of the Court. Centers attention on the fight to save the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act from nullification by the Supreme Court and also treats the legal decisions which voided the NRA, the AAA, the McGuffey Act, and the Municipal Bankruptcy Act. Recounts the process whereby the Court achieved the power of Judicial Review and set the precedent for voiding federal laws. Indicates how previous presidents and Congress worked to avoid nullification of their programs by the Supreme Court. Closes with the defeat in Congress of the Roosevelt Court Bill and the effects of the fight on future Court decisions.
Presents the famous Leyra vs. Denno Case. Deals with the right to jury trial, the right to be represented by counsel, and protection against unreasonable search and seizure. Shows how the above principles apply to the average man.
The program begins with Mr. Huntington’s explanation of why he works as hard as he does. Does the income tax make any difference to his incentive to work? Mr. Morris describes his objections to the present income tax system. He explains his theory that production, which is the purpose of the corporation, is best served when they interests of the individual coincide with company interests. To this Mr. Greber adds his belief that an organization must have room for active participation in it by all its members. Mr. Huntington adds that this explains why it is important for the organization to work well as a team. The three men discuss how much a large corporation should engage in “non-profit” activities. Mr. Huntington and Mr. Morris agree that a job must give satisfaction to the individual, if it is to be well done, and worth doing. In conclusion, Mr. Morris declares that he has not felt any desire to go into business for himself: he finds his job in the corporation altogether satisfying and stimulating
Explores the history, role, and current status of county jails. Discusses the county jail population. Explains how minor offenders are influenced through the criminal education process occurring in jails. Describes the effect of this process on the community-at-large and indicates needed improvements. Presents a filmed interview with an inmate who relates his experiences in county jails. (WTTW) Kinescope and film.
Discusses the special problems confronting the child with physical handicaps. Points out the importance of early diagnosis, counseling, and special services. Explains the difficulties in solving the social and physical needs of the handicapped child. Uses filmed sequences to show methods of physical and occupational therapy, and counseling for parents. Features Dr. Kathryn A Blake, Professor in Special Education, Syracuse University. (Syracuse University) Kinescope and film.
The Wright Brothers solved three problems with their first plane: lift, control, and propulsion. The problem of lift was the one which caused the most controversial opinions between scientists and engineers. Dr. Lippisch traces the development of the cambered wing section until a streamlined cambered plate led to the development of the modern wing profile.
Explains misconceptions concerning the purpose, suspension or revocation of, and prerequisites for a driver's license. Presents a desirable driver's license program. (Cincinnati Public School and WCET) Kinescope.
Presents three representatives of entrepreneurial activity who are questioned about their businesses. Opinions are offered concerning the risks involved in business, the rewards obtained, the worries present, and the type of social structure necessary to permit independent development of abilities.
Continues the examination of the entrepreneur from The Entrepreneur, Part 1. Mr. Sunnen of Sunnen Products Company describes his early failures. Mr. McDonnell of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation explains why he started his business fairly late in life. Mr. Wolff of Wolff-Taber Shoe Company tells why he does not retire and why it is important to work hard.
In this program, the problems facing the “ex-con” who leaves prison with a record and mingles with a public that forgets he is a criminal but that cannot forget that he has been imprisoned are discussed by criminologist Joseph D. Lohman. Filmed scenes illustrate the prisoner’s alienation from society and the lack of procedures to reintegrate him into the community. An inmate describes experiences he had while free which led him back to crime and prison. Hannum and Lohman discuss the aspects of prison life needed to teach skills and orient inmates toward release and the problems of return to society.
Bash Kennett takes a trip to show the crude wooden tools used by the pioneer and tells the story of tools from the plow, combine and steam tractor to modern farm equipment. The use of primitive farm tools illustrates a way of life; with each improvement in tools came a change in the way of life of the settler and thus history is reflected in the tools farmers use. Songs include “Old Joe Clarke” and “I Know My Love.”
Examines the fundamental political ideas of fascism--rejection of the individual and deification of the state, distrust of reason and belief in force, and renunciation of freedom in favor of security. Uses documentary film footage to show the environment in which fascism rose in Germany and Italy immediately following World War I, and the disastrous results it brought until its defeat in 1945. Points out that fascism was not necessarily eradicated by World War II.
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman points out that the families of offenders are lost in the community after the husband/father is sent to prison. He mentions the economic problem of the loss of a wage earner and the emotional impact on children. Filmed scenes show the limited contact inmates have with their families and the effect on the inmate is brought out during an interview. Mrs. Killings and Lohman review the impossibility of holding a family together through the mail and infrequent visiting days. Mrs. Killings points out that these families become broken homes, which in turn produce a disproportionate number of delinquent children.
Bash Kennett visits an old time grist mill, pointing out the huge water wheel used to turn the mill where wheat was ground into flour. She shows viewers the patterned mill stones and tells of activities in the days when settlers did everything form the planting of wheat to the baking of the bread. Songs include “Old Mill Stream” and “Waltzing Matilda.”
Presents a survey of Antarctic exploration. Discusses the contributions of early seafaring explorers, the golden age of exploration, 1900-1920, and the Bryd expedition of 1928-30. Describes the discovery of the South Pole. Uses filmed sequences of the first expedition to show construction activities, living conditions, and the problems and accomplishments. Illustrates with charts, maps, and models.
"Dr. Lippisch's theme is the historical development of the flying machine. He begins his lecture with a short demonstration of Penaud's model. He shows how the invention of the cambered wing led to the first man-carrying aircraft, the glider. The next problem, the problem of control, was not conceived until the Wright Brothers began their pioneering glider experiments in Kitty Hawk, and Dr. Lippisch shows a scale model of their last (1902) glider and its control arrangement is demonstrated. As he shows film clips of the Wright Brothers' airplane, he explains the function of this first power aircraft."
Discusses induced drag which is directly connected with the principles of lift and demonstrates the vortex configuration caused by the wing tip. Illustrates with diagrams and models in the wind tunnel. (State University of Iowa) Kinescope.
Tells the story of railroad development in the early 1800's. Reviews briefly other forms of transportation in wide use before the advent of railroads. Explains how railroading was financed through Federal Subsidies. Covers other interesting aspects of railroading in the Midwest.
This is a fairy tale about a mischievous badger who plays tricks upon a friendly rabbit. We learn how he was taught a lesson and never again played pranks. Mr. Mikami illustrates this tale with brush painting of a rabbit and badger.
Dr. Lippisch points out the main problems of flight: lift and drag, control and stability, and propulsion. He explains the correlation between flow velocity, the local pressure, and the distance between streamlines. A picture of a light plane in flight is projected into the wind tunnell so that viewers may have a side view of such a plane and the streamlines around it. He explains velocity distribution and demonstrates how increasing speed diminishes the pressure on a surface and vice versa.
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Discusses the Standing Committee, functions of the Committee system, and the role of the majority and minority leaders in congress. Presents opinions on seniority and the selection of committee members and officers. Features Dr. John T. Dempsey, Professor of Political Science, University of Detroit, and members of Congress. (WYES-TV) Film and kinescope.
Form the earliest time men ventured out on the open seas, lighthouses have saved him from the dangers of the coast. In this program, staring with the ancient lighthouse, which was a fire built on a cliff, viewers learn about lighthouses all over the world. Bash Kennett takes a film trip to two lighthouses in this country, showing the powerful prism reflectors, radio equipment and the life of a lighthouse keeper. Songs include “The Eddystone Light” and “Hi Barbaree.”
Bash Kennett describes the life of a logger, his forest chores and his camp evenings. She tells of the use of the axe in the conquest of the wilderness and discusses the Golden Age of Logging. Songs include “The Frozen Logger” and “Jam on Jerry’s Rocks.”