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.
Erpi Classroom Films, Inc., Dale C. Stahle, M.D., Harrison F. Flippin, M.D., Hobart A. Reimann, M.D., Edward L. Bortz, M.D., Charles L. Brown, M.D., W.W.G. Maclachlan, M.D., Pennsylvania State Department of Health
Recent advance in the control of pneumonia, deadly enemy of the human race. Modern methods of treatment and nursing. An instructional sound film.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Bogdan Zaborski, John Barnes, Kenneth Richter
Uses newsreel footage to review the history of Poland from 1939 through 1960; indicates the present political and economic relations between Poland and Russia; describes the feelings of the Polish people towards the West; and presents an overview of the political, economic, cultural, and religious atmosphere in Poland. Reports from the conditions existing in Poland during World War II to the political unrest of the mid-1950s that were capitalized on by Premier Gomulka in achieving a degree of freedom from Russia for Poland. Outlines the problems facing Poland and presents the areas of economic and social progress. Points out the freedom of the Polish people and also the large measure of control still exercised by Russia over all aspects of their economic and personal lives.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., F. W. Keller, E. S. Keller, Jack Cardiff, Casper J. Kraemer
Tells how in 79 A.D. the violent eruption of Vesuvius buried the city of Pompeii beneath a devastating rain of dust and ashes, where it remained until recently. Pictures the city as it has been uncovered and partially restored. The commentator recreates the life of the city as gardens, statues, streets, temples, and the amphitheater are shown. Then shifts to Naples, twelve miles away, with Vesuvius in the background--a symbol, reminder, and warning of the fate Naples so narrowly escaped.
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.
Bash’s story begins when the only way letters were delivered was in a sack of mail throw on the corner table of a coffee house, to be picked up, perhaps, by the owner or his friend. Early envelopes, quill pens, sealing wax are shown, and then the first rides of the Post Riders, through difficult forest paths are described. The developments in various of the colonies add stories of letters passing from plantation to plantation, and of sheriffs empowered to commandeer horses and riders to deliver official papers. Then came the first paid postmaster, whose job it was to receive mail and see that it got to the proper addresses. Stagecoach delivery of mail ends the program, with a model of the famous Wells Fargo coach, and mention of the Pony Express. Songs include “Green & Yellow Basket,” “Cotton Eye’d Joe” and “Yankee Doodle.”
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 Phillips "66" championship team demonstrates basketball fundamentals. Slow motion and stop motion photography are used frequently to show techniques as follow-through, pivoting, passing drill, tipping drill, defensive, offensive breaks, and the various shots.
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.
Discusses pre-convention activity. Considers the influence of public opinion and public opinion polls, the role of the campaign manager, and the strategy for winning delegates in both states that pick delegates by conventions and states that hold primary elections. Shows scenes from the 1952 primary campaigns in New Hampshire and Nebraska. (Dynamic Films) Film.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, S. Ralph Powers, Warren P. Everote
Pictures the work and efforts of the alchemists and portrays the works of Priestley and Laviosier in connection with the discovery of oxygen. Depicts by means of an instructor and his class, many basic concepts of chemistry, such as oxidation; synthesis, decomposition, and analysis of compounds; formulas; the periodic table; and inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Gives demonstrations from elementary chemical phenomenon to practical experimentation with radioactive elements and the practical application of the findings to the production of more and better consumer goods.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, S. Ralph Powers, Warren Everote
Introduces physics as the study of the physical properties of matter, and explains the importance of physics to man's material progress. Identifies the branches of physics; refers to the work of Archimedes, Paschal, Galileo, Franklin, and Faraday; and sees the common machines in use today as outgrowths of their work. Indicates that there are many opportunities for employment in the growing field of physics.
Sketches the background of the independence movement in the Latin Americas early in the nineteenth century: the intellectual revolution in Europe, Anglo-American and French breaks with the past, unrest in the Latin American colonies, and the events of the Napoleonic Age. (KETC) Kinescope.
Deals with the technology and geography of food production by depicting the role of land in production, the methods employed in the production of plant and animal products, and the relation of animal food production to plant foods. Problems concerning the increase in world production of foods are posed and possible solutions suggested.
The Nation chose one of its greatest all-time citizens, Washington, to guide the country through the first important years. Washington and his cabinet and the Congress set sound precedents and proved the workability of the government that the new Constitution had blueprinted. That men should read the blueprint differently was inevitable. Strong leaders like Hamilton and Jefferson differed in their conception of the government, but each man and each group of followers must share much of the credit for the successes achieved in the second stage of the “critical period.” The Constitution was working, and there was no reason to think that the change of management which the election of 1800 promised would affect the process.
After looking at the first railroad engine, the Tom Thumb, and the De Witt Clinton, and seeing an engine in a race with a horse, wherein the horse won, Bash climbs aboard a real engine of the early days, and has a ride. She shows how the engine worked, and even mounts to the cab to throw wood in the firebox, and handle the throttle. The engine is the “Genoa, #12,” of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which hauled millions of dollars’ worth of gold from the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Songs include “Puffer Belly,” “Casey Jones,” and “Little Red Caboose.”
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.”
Charles McDonald, Director, Marvin Beers, Actor, Virginia Rand, Actor, Pat Davis, Actor, William P. Kramer, Actor, United States Department of Agriculture Division of Motion Pictures
Film starts with the repetitive and fast-paced nature of daily life in a city, starting with the chaos of street traffic. In contrast, scenes from the peaceful countryside are shown to demonstrate how serene and beautiful nature can be. This includes recreational activities such as singing around a campfire, fishing on a calm lake, and waterfalls.
Early use of rivers is described, form the Indian canoe of hollowed log to the flatboats and keelboats of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Bash tells of the importance of water transportation, of families building flatboats and traveling down the currents with even their cows and chickens aboard, and she shows the ways the keelboats were propelled upstream by sweeps and by men with tow ropes walking along the banks. Cargoes of wheat, corn, animal skins and log rafts are related in their importance to the lives of the people. Songs include “Sewanee River,” “Shenandoah,” and “Old Woman.”
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.
The interesting development of roads, from a path through the forest which a horse could scarcely travel, on through the building of the roads which led westward, and which were used by the huge Conestoga Wagons for hauling freight. A model of the Conestoga Wagon is shown, and models of the various kings of roads, those made of logs, those of boards, and later the McAdam Road. The building of the Cumberland Road is described, and the life which centered around those who used the roads depicted. The early toll road is mentioned, and a tie-in made with the Turnpike of today. Song material includes, “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad,” “On Top of Old Smoky,” and “Low-Backed Car.”
Perry Miller, John Barnes, Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Recreates the conflict of Roger Williams with the Puritan leaders of New England, including his attempts to achieve separation of church and state, freedom of conscience, and protection for minority groups; the heresy trial resulting in his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and his decision to establish the new colony of Rhode Island. | Dramatically depicts the life of Roger Williams from his arrival in the New World until the time of the "heresy" trial which resulted in his banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Re-creates the conflict of Roger Williams and the Puritan leaders of New England and explains his concern over the separation of the New World Church and the Church of England, the separation of church and state, religious persecution, freedom of conscience, freedom of inquiry, and the protection of minority groups.
Bash describes the three ways there were to get to California when the nation was excited about the gold found there, 1848-49. The use of the covered wagon, and “Prairie Schooner” is described, including information that it was shaped as it was so it could float across the rivers that had to be crossed. The route of taking a ship to Panama, then crossing the swampy Isthmus on foot is described, and then the third way, that of taking the long and dangerous trip by ship all the way around Cape Horn. Maps and authentic pictures illustrate the material, and a model of the record breaking Clipper Ship, “The Flying Cloud” is shown. Songs include “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” “Let the Rest of the World Go By,” and “Sacramento.”
Pictures three expeditions which trace the acquisition by the metropolitan Museum of Art of jewelry which belonged to an Egyptian Princess of the XIIth Dynasty. Traces and discusses changes in the techniques of archeology during the past 100 years. (NYU) Kinescope.
Bash describes the rugged life aboard an early day sailing vessel … the various chores of the crews, and the romance of sailing to faraway ports in search of cargoes. On film, Bash goes aboard the ship Blaclutha, showing the rigging, the tall masts, how the sailors climbed to the yardarms, and how they paced around the capstan, to pull up the heavy anchor chain. She visits the crew’s quarters, and demonstrates the various kinds of “scrimshaw,” the sailors’ handiwork of carving whalebone, knotting ropes for decoration, and making model ships.
Teaching Film Custodians release of a Lyman H. Howe Films Co., short film. Presents the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows at their Sarasota, FL winter quarters, in transit, and in performance. Shows the birds and beasts of the menagerie; the training of a troupe of zebras in the ring; horses high-stepping, dancing, and jumping over obstacles; elephants dancing and working; performers rehearsing on slack wire and trapeze; a girl spinning cartwheels; a sideshow snake charmer; the world's smallest man; an aborigine dancing.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, George Kish, Ph.D., D. Sc., University of Michigan, William F. Deneen
Compares and contrasts the Scandinavian countries, their people, and way of life. Describes the location and climate of the countries. Points out the important industries of each country and shows how Denmark has developed manufacturing industries although she must import most of her raw materials. Depicts Sweden as the wealthiest of the Scandinavian countries and describes the state-supported social welfare system of Sweden. | The three Scandinavian countries in their geographical settings. Products and industries. Cities, climate, and how the people live. Importance of various types of industries, the population and available usable land. | The three Scandinavian countries in their geographical settings. Products and industries. Cities, climate, and how the people live. Importance of various types of industries, the population and available usable land.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., W. L. Burlison
Shows the interdependence of science and agriculture in modern life. Presents, as an example, the soybean's characteristics, problems of its cultivation and harvest, and the preparation and use of soybean byproducts in home and industry. Revised version.
The movement of traveling farmers, who follow the crops around the country, picking them as they ripen at different times in various areas is described in this program. The beginnings of the seasonal worker, when the land for farming for one’s self became difficult to find, start the story. It carries on through the possibility of following various crops all over the country, moving from one to another as they ripen. The ripening of cotton, apples, onions, tomatoes, strawberries and various others are shown on a large map, and the travels of the seasonal worker depicted on an animated visual. Songs include, “Chilly Winds,” “He’s Gone Away,” and “The Big Rock Candy Mountain.”
Third in the "Are You Ready or Service?" series. A young man in the service writes to his high-school-age brother about the importance of good citizenship. Voting, paying taxes, serving on juries, and accepting responsibility in community organizations are cited as examples of good citizenship. Military service is described as the greatest contribution we can make, one for which we can prepare by fulfilling other responsibilities that help to protect our rights.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Ray A. Billington, William F. Deneen, Henry Ford Museum, Indiana Department of Conservation, Ohio Historical Society
The Northwest Territory in 1787; the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 which opened up the Mississippi Valley. Reasons for people moving. Flatboat life on the Mississippi; coming of steamboats; development of manufacturing.
Traces the early 1800 settlement of the Mississippi Valley after the Louisiana Territory purchase. Portrays the sturdy, self-sufficient people arriving by flatboats and wagons, clearing the wilderness for farming, and developing permanent communities. Shows the loyalty codes developed by men in claiming their acreages and in bidding for claims at land association auctions. The area craftsmen and tradesmen are seen at work in their shops.
Visits Yellowstone National Park to explain the story of American buffalo and its destruction. Shows the Yellowstone herd and then explains the methods used by the Indians to capture the buffalo. Tells why the white man, after the Civil War, destroyed the buffalo herds. Illustrates with film footage, dioramas, and photographs.
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.”
Bash takes a trip to an old general store, driving up in a buggy as the early settler might have done. In the store she shops for old-time items and tells of their uses. She gets coffee from a big red coffee grinder and her meat is chopped in an old-fashioned hand cranked meat chopper. The stove and the “TV of the early day,” the stereopticon, are observed. Songs include “Blue Tail Fly” and “Bought Me a Cat.”
Man learned early to read the messages of the footprint and the broken twig and the book of the clouds and the tides, as truly as though these were printed texts. Soon he began to make readable marks, blazing trails, signaling with piled stones and scratches on rock. Out of this came primitive pictograph for purposes of magic, commemoration, and communication. He talked to strangers in a sign language, the very symbols of which later were written down as characters. Simple pictures of these things came to stand for complicated ideas, as well as the things themselves. This opening program shows how very elaborate messages were early conveyed by simple signs.
When the telephone wires are broken in a storm an eight-year old boy rides to town to fetch a veterinarian for a sick horse. As he rides he imagines himself to be a pony express rider braving mountains and desert and overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles in order to carry his message. Filmed in Arizona.
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.”
Through animated drawings explains the principles of recording and reproducing sound on film. Through demonstrations reveals the functions of the microphone and the light valve and shows how the motion picture projector reproduces sound from a sound track. An instructional sound film.
This film documents the annual South Carolina agribusiness tour, a week long trip by bus that takes bankers, businessmen, farmers, and agricultural leaders in search of new ideas that can be put to use in South Carolina. This particular trip takes the group to Michigan and Canada.
This film documents the fourth annual South Carolina Agri-Business Caravan tour, a 2000-mile flying trip to the Mississippi Delta in search of new money-making ideas to bring back and put to use in South Carolina agriculture. Traveling between Memphis and New Orleans, the camera visits farms, plants, plantations, experiment stations and research laboratories, and captures the agribusiness activity of the New Orleans harbor.
Tells the story of the custom of helping out in the Southwest. Explains how people worked together in building their homes, harvesting crops, and promoting social activities. Discusses the cultivation of sugar cane and making of syrup.
traces the rise and decline of Spanish influence in the Americas. Discusses Spain's efforts to exclude other peoples from the New World. Stresses England's determination to break the Spanish hold, particularly after Spain's discovery of the riches of Mexico. (KETC) Kinescope.
Tells the story of traveling by stagecoach. Explains how stagecoaches were made and used. Uses 19th century pictures and illustrations of early stages and discusses the dangers encountered during their trips. Host Bash Kennett plays guitar and sings the songs "Black Eyed Susie," "Every Night When The Sun Goes In" and "Old Joe Clark."
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."
The importance of Sunday customs in the southern part of the country is described. The activities of the week, the tilling of the fields, the house chores, the sewing and gardening all came to a climax looking forward to Sunday. The families met at church, where the men and women then planned get-togethers for the afternoon. Of course, food was all-important, huge spreads of hams, yams, two-story biscuits, etc. At the meal, a house-raising is discussed, and the custom of helping neighbors to build a house is pictured. Songs include “Way Down Yonder in the Paw Patch,” “I’m Just a Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger,” and “Mr. Banjo.”
Tells the story of Susan B. Anthony's work in establishing suffrage for women. Highlights her activities in organizing the women's temperance movement, in obtaining property rights for women, and in campaigning for voting privileges. Re-enacts the trial in which she heroically and unrelentingly states her case.
This program considers the role of the unaligned nation as defined by the late Dag Hammarskjold. Sweden, the narrator notes, remained neutral in both World War I and II, and has maintained a unanimously supported policy of non-alliance since 1945. This policy, however, is based on strong defense, and the country is taking an active part in all forms of non-military international cooperation. Sweden joined the United Nations in 1946, was the founding members of the Council of Europe, and belongs to the Nordic Council. The program also traces the history of Sweden from the days of the Viking to War World II. Among the participates in this program are Bertil Ohlin, professor, leader of the Liberal Party, and member of Parliament since 1938; and Erik Rosengren, colonel in charge of one of Sweden’s two military academies.
It was in the decades of the 1820’s and the 1830’s, often referred to rather broadly as the “Age of Jackson,” that sectional differences began to complicate national life. The Missouri Compromise fight had set the stage. The truce was soon troubled by a series of squabbles over the tariff, which grew to such a degree of intensity that the doctrine of nullification emerged. That storm blew over but it left damage in its wake – the lively discussion over the proposal to annex Texas showed that all was not quiet under the surface and the abolitionists did not exactly throw water on the live embers. During the period the West had a chance to assert itself under Jackson’s leadership and the “common man,” with the frontiers man president as a symbol, began to come into his own. A new political party emerged which for a time seemed likely to unite the states-rights South and the West. Adding to the stress of the time were the distressing economic problems of the Panic of 1837.
This film presents the new geography of the Air Age clearly and concisely. Through animated photography a transparent globe with axis and lines of latitude and longitude gives a marked illusion of third dimension. The use of overlays, fades, and other devices in the film makes it suited to the introduction of global geography. The effect of the airplane on the world scene. Transportation is interpreted in great circle air routes which run independently of land and water and mark the shortest distance between points on the surface of the earth.
Reviews U.S. history from its beginnings, with emphasis on the heritage of freedom and the basic principles of the Declaration of Independence which together account for the nation's greatness. (KETC) Kinescope.
Follows a doctoral candidate on the day he must defend his dissertation--in a public session, as is the custom. Turns attention from higher education to the Swedish educational system in general. Indicates the changes which Swedish education is experiencing today.
Discusses the early twentieth century change from the laissez-faire attitude in government to one of regulation of big business to help protect the American public. Considers the efforts of reformers and the Progressive party led by Theodore Roosevelt. (KETC) Kinescope.
Discusses the development of printing. Describes how printing is developed from simple writing on papyrus to decorated books written on parchment and vellum. Explains the origins of and differences between parchment and vellum. Discusses paint,ink,and writing techniques of the Middle Ages. Illustrates with collector's items. (USC) Film.
Traces the history of the black American's participation in the armed forces of the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the war in Vietnam. Reveals little known facts about blacks such as segregation in the military prior to 1947, the first soldier to fall in the Revolutionary War was black, black soldiers were the first to receive the Croix de Guerre in World War I, and over 1,000,000 Negroes served in World War II. Points out that black soldiers have served in the American wars, whether they were accepted socially or not.
An enthusiastic discussion from Dr. Bernard Boyd, University of North Carolina, on the Book of Nahum from the Bible. Presents the text as historically oriented writings dealing with the human experience in those times.
The USA withdrew and sought to lead its own life. The nation tried to return to “normalcy.” In an unstable world Americans knew amazing prosperity and, while it lasted, lived with carefree abandon. Then came the day of reckoning. The first stages of the Age of the Great Depression were confusing and painful.
Uses a dramatized, "on-the-scene" news type of interviewing and documentary reporting to present the story of the events leading up to the "Boston Massacre." Presents some of the opinions of the day concerning British taxation without representation and other pertinent issues.
Shows the physical geography of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and reveals ways in which the land has influenced the way of life and the national character of the British people. Examines the chief economic activities of the British Isles; points out that this land, where the industrial revolution began, is today at the crossroads in a rapidly changing post-war world.
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.”
The importance of men who have learned to work with wood is Bash’s theme in this program. She tells of early settlers who had to do their own building and carving with crude tools. Through film, she then introduces a modern carpenter who demonstrates the use of a collection of historic tools, including one which was used to make wagon spokes. Songs include “Polly Put the Kettle On” and “Ham and Eggs.”
Presents an animated version of the allegory of the cave from the sixth book of Plato's Republic. Creates the scene at the bottom of the cave while Orson Welles narrates. Suggests, as does the original parable, the tension between illusion and reality, the tenacity of false perceptions, the joy in heightened awareness, and the nobility of the enlightened man who accepts as his responsibility the enlightenment of others.
Opens with the 1953 commencement procession entering the university stadium and shows the commencement ceremony for the Class of 1953 with President-Emeritus William Lowe Bryan giving the same "Charge to the Class of 1953" that he gave to the Class of 1903.
Shows scenes in the Chicago Historical Society Museum which help give an understanding of the past by exhibiting possessions which touched the lives of some of those who have shaped United States history. Includes scenes from the homes of Paul Revere, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as famous Philadelphia mansions and a variety of famous landmarks.
Discusses various aspects of the colonial overseas empires and suggests how these aspects affected the future nations. Reviews some of the economic aspects of the colonial Latin Americas. (KETC) Kinescope.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Henry Steele Commager, John T. Bobbitt
Presents some of the conflicts between the colonies and England that led to a demand for independence and the eventual signing of the Declaration of Independence. Dramatization such famous events in history as the Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's Ride.
September 1939 brought war. American apprehensions increased and neutrality grew less and less tenable. The Japanese military settled the conflict of attitudes in early December, 1941. Americans went to war and this time no one, save possibly the Russians, and with little reason, would dispute awarding them the real victors. But, unfortunately, only two of the totalitarian powers were defeated.
Shows man's first effort to count with symbols, and demonstrates how Egyptian and Babylonian mathematic have contributed to our present number system. Stresses this contribution in terms of the essential elements of a modern numeration system: base, place, symbols, zero, decimal point. Through models, demonstrates and explains certain physical methods of writing and reckoning with numbers. Devices shown are the English tally stick, quipa, abacus, and counting board. From these, such words and ideas are identified as "sock, bank, carry", and "borrow". (University of Michigan Television) Kinescope.
To show the structure of Swedish economy and to give a picture of modern industry in Sweden, this program follows four men through a work day. Since Sweden’s population is too small to support a mass market, the narrator points out, her industry must sellin foreign markets with emphasis on quality not quantity. We see the manufacture of Swedish automobiles, the building of ships (a Swedish industry that has doubled its output in the last fifteen years), and the production of iron and steel. The program also illustrates and explains special aspects of the free enterprise system in Sweden. Among the participants are Tord Browaldh, managing director of the Swedish Bank of Commerce; Erik Stemms, civil engineer and inventor; and Gunnar Engellau, managing director of the Volvo Company. | Outlines the Swedish industrial and economic structure. Indicates the need for emphasis upon quality for Swedish to penetrate the world market. The economy of Sweden is basically capitalistic. The national standard of living may be the highest in Europe. Utilizes the comments and activities of a banker, a steelworker, an inventor, and an automobile manufacturer to present insights into the enterprising Swedish society.
Focuses upon actress Ingrid Thulin and producer-director Ingmar Bergman. Shows Miss Thulin at home and at work as she comments upon the acting profession in Sweden. Presents background to the development of Bergman. Contains scenes from some of his work, including "Winter Light" in which Miss Thulin played the leading female part.
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.”
Explains the purpose and operation of the Federal Reserve System, tracing from its inception during the 1907 financial panic the idea of banking insurance and the steps in instituting it on a national scale. Acknowledges, through dramatized scenes, the farsighted leadership of Woodrow Wilson and Carter Glass. Defines such terms as deposit liabilities, reserves, bank portfolios, rediscounted paper, and elastic currency, using animated diagrams.
Traces development in Big Business, supported by the Republican Party, which led to efforts by the farmers and by labor to protect their share of opportunity. Discusses the growth of the Granger movement and the beginning steps toward unionism. (KETC) Kinescope.
Considers the earliest peoples to come to America, namely, Vikings, Chinese, and much earlier, the American Indian. Studies these early civilizations and reviews the relationships between the Indians and their European conquerors. (KETC) Kinescope.
Covers the period between Lenin's seizure of power and his death in 1924. Analyzes Lenin's peace treaty with Germany. Describes the reasons for the opposition to it which brought Russia to the verge of another civil war. Explains how chaos was prevented by the intervention of Herbert Hoover's American Relief Association. Shows the gradual steps in Stalin's rise to power, newsreel footage of the death and burial of Lenin, leaving the future government of Russia to the conflict between Trotsky and Stalin.
Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television episode, "The Great Gamble" (season 3, episode 1), which first aired October 12th, 1954 on ABC-TV. Presents the work of Cyrus W. Field in organizing and directing the project to establish a system of rapid communications between Europe and America by means of the Trans Atlantic Cable, and his courageous perseverance to succeed in spite of several unsuccessful attempts.
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.”
This film explores the history and ecology of Hobcaw Barony near Georgetown and the programs of Clemson's Belle W. Baruch Research Institute. The film received the 1973 CINE Golden Eagle Award at the Council on International Nontheatrical Events' annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and also placed third in national competition in the annual Forestry Film Festival sponsored by the Society of American Foresters.
Discusses the world from which the conquistadors came. Describes their lands of origin on the Iberian Peninsula and traces their ancestral antecedents. Appraises these Europeans who first established American empires. (KETC) Kinescope.
Conveys an impression of the Swedish nation and people. The sun, the ice, and the snow are forces not only upon the face of the land, but also in the lives, the emotional make-up, and the activities of the inhabitants. The narration carries numerous opinions, impressions, and evaluations of Sweden and her people.
This film shows a typical day at the Exchange Home near the Speech and Hearing Center at Indiana University. Founded in 1938, it is named after the Exchange Clubs of Indiana, which provided funding for the home. The Exchange Home is a two story residence that includes a kitchen, dining rooms, laundry room, play room, TV lounge, and bedrooms for 25 children. A house mother and students majoring in speech and hearing live in the Exchange Home with the children.
Elmer Bernstein, Dolores Cannata, John Whitney, Parke Meek, Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Uses animation to examine the relationships between man and the computer, emphasizing that the computer is a machine which is manipulated by man. Gives an account of the development of the electronic computer beginning with primitive man and ending with the advent of machine simulation, explaining the nature of data processing. Presents some general examples of how computers are used in control, design, and simulation.
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 program, a survey of Sweden’s legal system, opens with a dramatization of a court case in which three juveniles are charged with auto theft and criminal assault. The film shows a panel of elected laymen --some trained in social work --who help the judge reach a decision. (Juries are used only in press libel cases.) These three teenagers are found guilty. The film moves to one of the country’s nine “youth prisons” where young offenders between the ages of 18 and 21 are “re-socialized.” The Swedes believe, the narrator explains, that the work of penologists is rehabilitation, not punishment. Appearing on the program is Alfred Bexelius, ombudsman (or procurator) of civil rights, the special Swedish official who investigates all cases where civil rights may have been violated. Also, commenting on Sweden’s attitudes toward the prevention of crime are Ulla Bergkwist, psychiatrist and head of the youth care center at Roxtuna and Torsten Eriksson, director general of Swedish prisons and well-known penologists.
Discusses the Khrushchev era and interprets the policies of his regime. Provides details of Khrushchev's ascension to power and describes the differences between him and Stalin. Features special guest Merrill Spalding, research associate at the Hoover Institution and former professor of Russian history at Stanford University.
Points out and discusses the various groups or classes of colonial society--the whites, the mixed breeds, and the pure breed. Considers the religious, intellectual, and artistic life of these groups. (KETC) Kinescope.
Points out the American legacy from the English along the seaboard, including the English law, the English language, representative government, land hunger, the regime of "Opportunity Unlimited," self-reliance, and even the acceptance of Negro Slavery, and the attitude of "getting away with it." (KETC) Kinescope.