"Texas In Review"
Weekly Log -- August 2, 1954 - November 22, 1954


August 2, 1954

  1. Miss Texas – Dallas co-ed is named Miss Texas for 1954 at Ft.Worth (1’30")
  2. Boys ranch – Freeport hosts Boys Ranch visitors for deep-sea fishing (4’00")
  3. Terlingus – The ghost of a once-thriving quick silver mine in West Texas (2’00")
  4. Air Freight – How air freight puts Texas manufacturers near to distant markets (4’30")
  5. Humble Safety Plaque – Humble officials award plaques for operational safety records (3’00")
  6. Rio Grande (Laredo) – Laredo comes back: a sequel to the flood, showing new bridge (2’00")
  7. Future Farmers Convention – FFA youngsters at San Antonio for annual meeting (4’00")
  8. Hardin Simmons Rodeo – One of the nation’s outstanding collegiate rodeo teams in action (3’00")

 

August 9, 1954

  1. Civil Defense – Air emergency plan tested at Austin Headquarters and in Houston ( 4’30")
  2. John Moosberg – A County Agent who developed the poultry industry in Shelby County (4’30")
  3. Lions Club Camp – Handicapped children at a summertime holiday near Kerrville (6’00")
  4. Mineola Watermelon Festival – East Texas visitors see a pretty queen and eat free watermelon (3’00")
  5. State Capitol – The camera travels around and through the State Capitol Building at Austin (2’00")
  6. Wheat – The story of a Panhandle wheat harvest near Amarillo (5’00")

 

August 16, 1954

  1. Water Conservation – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work to save Texas water (5’00")
  2. Old Settlers Reunion – Old-timers at Quitman mark Wood County’s founding (2’00")
  3. Texas Telegraph Centennial – Marshall celebrates the 100th birthday of Texas telegraph facilities (4’00")
  4. National Youth Rodeo – Texas high school students win at Hallettsville (2’00")
  5. Wild life & Still life – A camera tour of flower and animal life in the Big Bend (5’00")
  6. Mayor Thornton’s Birthday – Shivers inaugurates an emergency drive for polio funds (5’00")
  7. March of Dimes – Gov. Shivers inaugurates an evergency drive for polio funds (3'00")

 

August 23, 1954

  1. Water Sking – Houston youngsters and growups study water skiing (4’30")
  2. Sweetwater Underpass – State officials open new underpass for West Texas auto and rail traffic (2’00")
  3. Farm to Market Roads – A study of the "before and After" of Texas’ viral farm-to-market roads (5’00")
  4. Lubbock Auto Safety – Lubbock wins National Safety Concil praise and first prize (2’30")
  5. Grantham Family – A reunion at Weatherford of a big Texas pioneeer family (3’00")
  6. Teen-Age Baseball – Playoffs at Pasadena and Brownwood in Teen-Age League baseball (3’30")
  7. Tree Surgery – Dallas tree surgeons treat and operate on one of Texas’ top crops – Trees (5’00")

 

August 30, 1954

  1. Junior Rodeo – World Championship teen-age rodeo at Snyder (3’30")
  2. Nurserymen Convention – Home landscape and shrubbery study at state nurseymen’s meeting (4’30")
  3. Surfside Brige Dedication – New gulf beach facilities opened with giant bridge at Velasco (2’00")
  4. Southwest Research Foundation – A visit to pure research projects at San Antonio’s Southwest Research Foundation (9’30")
  5. Mental School – A courageous Texas City mother opens her own school for retatded children (3’30")
  6. Yamboree – Elgin celebtates in honor of its famed sweet potato crops (3’00")

 

September 6, 1954

  1. Air Evacuation – Brooks’ AFB’s flying hospitals and Samaritan planes (6’00")
  2. Lt. Gen. A.D. Bruce – A noted Texas soldier becomes a noted educator (3’00")
  3. Texas Forts – A tour of deserted military outposts from Texas’ history (3’00")
  4. Radar – Inside the Duncanville headquarters of Texas’ protective air screen (3’30")
  5. Motorboat Races – Southwest chmpionships at Lake Dallas (3’30")
  6. Football Rules Meeting – Officials and Humble announcers meet in San Antonio (3’00")

 

September 13, 1954

  1. Model Planes – Model plane meets at Dallas and Beaumont (5’30")
  2. Eagle Boy Scout – Nation’s youngest Eagle Scout honored at Temple (4’30")
  3. School Pagent – Texas school centennial at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl (2’00")
  4. Neiman-Marcus Awards – Annual fashion awards presented to famed desighners (2’00")
  5. Humble Research Center – Hines Balker dedicates new Houston Research Center for Humble (6’00")
  6. Football Round-up – Kern Tips introduces Humble’s 1954 football coverage (6’00")

 

September 20, 1954

  1. Calvert Homecoming Celebration – Students from the past 50 years re-visit Calvert schools (2’30")
  2. Cage Layers – Unique story of cage-rasied chickens and high quality eggs (4’00")
  3. Magicians Convention - Texas sleight-of-hand experts teach one another new tricks (2’00")
  4. Football Highlights – Texas-20, LSU-6:Austin Texas Tech-41, Texas A&M-9: College Station (Rice, Florida, Houston) (15’00")
  5. Battleship Texas – A tourist’s trip abroad Texas’ greatest naval souvenir (3’00")

 

September 27, 1954

  1. Fiesta de Lamesa – Lavesa celebrates harvest time and burns "Old Man Gloom" (2’00")
  2. Parachute Rigger – The story of a life saving efficiency expert at his work at Ellington AFB (6’00")
  3. Intercoastal Canal - Texas’ inland wateway Orange to Brownsville – at work (4’00")
  4. Football Highlights – Oklahoma A&M 14, Texas A&M 6 - Dallas Oklahoma 21, Tcu 16 Norman, Oklahoma (11’30")
  5. Foreign Trade Exhibit – Exhibits at the Houston Port Commission’s foreign trade show (2’30")

 

October 4, 1954

  1. Fire Hazards – Midland protects its fire prevention record (2’30")
  2. Dates with History – University of Texas scientists date Onion Creek (Austin) excavations with radio-active timer (7’30")
  3. Football Highlights – Georgia Tech 10, SMU 7 – Dallas Arkansas 20, TCU 13 – Fort Worth Rice 41, Cornell 20: Houston (15’00")
  4. Salad Contest – Texas citrus and vegetable growers clmax convention with salad mixing show (2’00")

 

October 11, 1954

  1. Rose Festival – Beauty and pageantry of Tyler’s flower-filled Fall festival (5’30")
  2. Lone Star Wool – Sheep industry on West Texas’ Edwards Plateau (6’00")
  3. Yesterday’s Silver – Photo study of Shafter – a ghost town in the Big Bend area (1’30")
  4. Football Highlights – Arkansas 21, Baylor 20: Fayetteville – Arkansas Oklahoma14, Texas 7: Dallas (10’30")
  5. Park Day - Kerrville’s community effort to beautify Hays State Park (3’00")

 

October 18, 1954

  1. Oil Progress Week – Oil progrss viewed at Odessa’s Premian Basin show and at a Wichita Falls dealer rally (3’00")
  2. Flying Texas Toutists – Texas private pilots tour the state in mass flight (3’00")
  3. Dedication for Bishop – Bishop A. Frank Smith honored as new Lon Morris College Building is dedicaated (2’00")
  4. Football Highlights – Arkansas 20, Texas 7:Austin – SMU 20, Rice 6:Houston – TCU 21, Texas A&M 20: College Station (15’00")
  5. Jet Wings Bryan – Bryan Air Force Base graduates it 2000th jet pilot (2’30")

 

October 25, 1954

  1. Hay Fever Season – Frustrations, sneezes, tears – and some preventions of the autumn "fever" in Texas (5’00")
  2. Football Highlights – TCU 20, Penn State 20: Fort Worth – Baylor ?, Texas A&M ?: Waco – Rice 13, Texas 7: Houston (15’00")
  3. State Fairof Texas – A photo tour of exhibits. Live stock shows, fearures and midway at the world’s biggest fair (7’00")

 

November 1, 1954

  1. Giant Light Bulb – "World’s largest light bulb" lights the Jefferson County Fair at Beaumont. (5’00")
  2. Warm Springs Foundation – Dedication of the Midland Building at the Gonzales polio treatment center (2’00")
  3. Oren Arnold Day – Henderson honors its native son and his newly-published book, "Golden Chair" (3’00")
  4. Harvest Festival – Brownfield pays homage to a bounteous harvest, and its founding fathers with annual fall festival (2’30")
  5. Football Highlights – Texas 13, SMU 13: Austin – Baylor 12, TCU 7: Fort Worth –Akansas 14, Texas A&M 7: Collage Station

 

November 8, 1954

  1. Texas Beef – Beef Week marks growth and value of one of Texas’ significant industries (4’00")
  2. Husking Bee – TSWC co-eds frolic in school’s annual fall carnival at Denton (1’00")
  3. House In a Hurry – Abilene builds a home in one day for widow of slain police officers (2’30")
  4. Yam Yam Yamboree – Gilmer’s annual celebration in honor of the sweet potato (2’00")
  5. Football Highlights – SMU 6, Texas A&M 3: Dallas – Baylor 13, Texas 7: Waco – Arkansas 28, Rice 13: Little Rock
  6. International Air Terminal – Houston dedicates new multi-million dollar airport terminal (1’00")

 

November 15, 1954

  1. Floral Art – Colorful arrangements and gardens feature Wichita Falls Garden Club show (2’00")
  2. Rural Person-To-Person – The story of one community's solution to a farm communication problem – at West Sandy (4’00")
  3. Bravest Birthday – Young Beaumont muscular dystrophy patient asks for funds to fight the disease (1’00")
  4. Dual Dedication – Two new Texas seminaries dedicated: Episcopal at Austin, Catholic at Houston (2’00")
  5. Football Highlights – Rice 29, Texas A&M 19: College Station Texas 35, TCU 34 @ Fort Worth SMU 21, Arkansas 14 @ Fayetteville (16’00")
  6. Fincher Memorial – New SMU Business Administration building, named for Houston financier is opened (1’00")

 

November 22, 1954

  1. Military Day – Texas A&M Cadet Corps parades for Lt.Gen. White, 4th Army CG (2’00")
  2. Corn Toppers – West Texas twins set Texas corn production record (2’00")
  3. New Gills and New Glass – A unique camera tour of rare fish in new Record Aquarium, Fort Worth (2’00")
  4. Goya in San Antonio – San Antonio Art League sponsors Goya exhibit in Witte Museum (2’00")
  5. Campus Boots – Justin makes school insignia boots at Fort Worth for grid fans (2’00")
  6. Football Highlights – Rice 6, TCU 0 @ Houston Baylor 33, SMU 21 @ Dallas (10’00")
  7. Thanksgiving Birds – The story of a New Braunfels-vicinity turkey ranch with dog as herder (3’30")

 

     
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