"Texas In Review"
Weekly Log -- November 29, 1954 - February 14, 1955


November 29, 1954

  1. Dior to Dallas – French designer and models bring ’55 fashions to Dallas (3’00")
  2. South Plains Mural – Peter Hurd’s huge mural project at Texas Tech unveiled in Lubbock (3’30")
  3. Awards for Merit – Texas teachers make association awards in Fort Worth (2’00")
  4. Business Education Day – Houston industry and transportation on view to educators (2’00")
  5. Football Highlights
    Texas 22, Texas A&M 13 -- Austin
    SMU 21, TCU 6 -- Dallas
    Rice 20, Baylor 14 -- Waco

 

December 6, 1954

  1. Shrine Circus – Toys parade, lions roar and clowns cavort in annual Fort Worth circus (5’00")
  2. Poodle Perfection – A visit at one of the top poodle schools, at Huntsville (4’00")
  3. Tiny Wheels and Rails – Houston model railroaders show off their huge exhibit (2’30")
  4. The Fabulous West – Dallas’s Museum of Fine Arts traces western culture for 500 years (7’30")
  5. To and From Odessa – The story of the efficient Odessa Post Office in action (4’00")
  6. Dallas High Point – Dallas opens its gigantic new Republic National Bank Building (3’00")

 

December 13, 1954

  1. Governor For a Day – Sen. D.B. Hardeman as President Pro Tempore, presides as governor (4’00")
  2. Tomorrow’s Teachers – East Texas State College hosts college students in future teacher contest (3’00")
  3. Scouts to Eagles -- Seventeen Ennis youths raised to Eagle Scout rank; Angus Wynne speaks (2’00")
  4. Don’t Open ‘Til Dec. 25 – The story of that extra touch to thoughtful Christmas gifts–the wrapping (8’00")
  5. Safe Driving Day – Appeal by The Humble Company for "Safe Driving Day" (1’00")
  6. Aqua Carnival – University of Texas stages its 21st annual water show (2’00")
  7. Mistletoe – One of Texas’ rarest exports at the height of its seasonal appeal (3’00")
  8. A Community at Work – Irving exhibits community progress in its new youth recreation center (2’30")

 

December 20, 1954

  1. New Holiday Dress – Amarillo dons durable holiday trimmings (3’00")
  2. Christmas Customs – Unusual Texas Christmas customs in Seguin and San Antonio (3’00")
  3. Salvation Army (Behind the Shield) – The story of a service organization’s work at Christmastime (11’00")
  4. Humble Glee Club – The Humble Glee Club and Christmas carols (8’00")

 

December 27, 1954

  1. Christmas Tableaux – Special Christmas celebration at Pampa (1’30")
  2. The Milk Bowl Special – Orphans frolic with Santa and at Milk Bowl game in Kerrville (3’00")
  3. Appreciation & Awards – Col. Homer Garrison and Texas Safety Department honored in Austin (3’00")
  4. The Eye of Texas – Camera tours University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis (2’00")
  5. Profile of a Texan: Hugh Wolfe – A photo study of Hugh Wolfe, of Stephenville, one of Texas’ outstanding young business and civic leaders (10’00")
  6. Savant, Scholar and Author – Rice Institute’s Dr. Freund is honored at Houston (2’00")
  7. Fun in Feathers – Caged birds compete and exhibit tricks at Houston convention (2’30")
  8. 88 years Young – Bishop Hiram A. Boaz takes his 88th birthday in full stride (3’00")

 

January 3, 1955

  1. "Texas in Review" of 1954 – A cross-section of important stories in 1954 Texas in Review films (5’00")
  2. Scientific Safety – The story of radar control and new highway safety (4’00")
  3. Operation Gopher – University of Texas students burrow toward a new recreation room (3’30")
  4. Workers at Play – Convair shows off one of state’s fine worker recreation programs at Fort Worth (8’00")
  5. Home for an Orphan – Tale of a lonesome puppy and Houston’s SPCA shelter (4’30")

 

January 10, 1955

  1. Valley Dusters – Duster pilots show off hair-breadth methods for treating Valley corps (3’30")
  2. Hero’s Shrine – The Texas in Review camera tours Sam Houston’s home and shrine at Huntsville (4’00")
  3. Errands of Mercy – The unsung but heroic story of a visiting nurse in Harris County (4’00")
  4. Operation De-Dud – Wartime West Texas bombing ranges are cleaned for live bombs and scrap metal (5’00")
  5. Pee-Wee Ponies – The story of a Shetland pony ranch at Denton (4’00")
  6. The Iron Horse Retires – An old-time engineer and old-time steam engine (both retired) get together in Houston (4’00")

 

January 17, 1955

  1. Green Grows Texas – Drive opens in Dallas to encourage "Plant Texas" month for homes, farms and industries (4’00")
  2. Windmill Town – A visit to Sterling City and a view of its more than 250 windmills (2’00")
  3. Curiosity Unlimited – A tour of Southwest Research Institute’s practical research projects for industry at San Antonio (9’30")
  4. Refit, Refurbish and Resail – Ocean vessels are cleaned and refitted at shipyards like these at Galveston (5’30")
  5. Power for Progress – New electric building is dedicated at San Antonio (4’00")

 

January 24, 1955

  1. On Texas Trails – Houston’s Sheriff’s Posse relays message to Austin on horseback (2’00")
  2. Fashion Notes on Wheels – News and views at the big Houston Automobile Show (3’30")
  3. The Outstanding Five – Texas Jaycees honor state’s five outstanding young men at Midland (2’00")
  4. North Texas State Symphony – "Die Meistersinger" by NTSC’s fine student Symphony Orchestra (9’00")
  5. Heroes Return – Officers of the Navy of the Republic of Texas reburied at Austin (2’00")
  6. Students of Safety – Students at Wheeler Grammar School, Commerce, study safety (3’30")
  7. Lone Star Chief – Allan Shivers inaugurated for a third term as Governor (3’30")

 

January 31,1955

  1. New Coliseum – Odessa dedicates giant new home for West Texas civic and entertainment activities (2’00")
  2. House of Tomorrow – State Fair Pacesetter House shows Texas trends for future homes in Dallas (3’30")
  3. Sixty-Mile Champions – State’s three top schoolboy football champs feted in Abilene (1’30")
  4. Badges for Beagles – The story of America’s most popular dog in San Antonio field trials (7’00")
  5. The Big Barn – Winters builds a new barn to encourage community youth interest in livestock (2’00")
  6. Modern Mural Art – Steward Company reveals startling new industrial art in Dallas (2’00")
  7. Farm & Home Winner – Young Negro Marlin farmer wins National FFA farm and home improvement award (2’00")
  8. Fashion Firsts – Dallas spotlights fashion: AFA quarterly style show and Dallas Alice fashion show (4’30")

 

February 7, 1955

  1. Valley Festival – Rio Grande Valley hails return of Citrus industry in Mission (6’00")
  2. Life Begins at 40 – Fun at Harlingen’s old-timer’s golf tournament (2’30")
  3. Comanche Picture Trail – Indian pictographs in West Texas (2’00")
  4. Charter Day – Mary Hardin Baylor College at Belton celebrates (3’00")
  5. Council on Cotton – National Cotton Council’s annual meeting in Houston (3’30")
  6. From Yesterday’s Trail – Houstonians make their annual mounted journey along Salt Grass Trail (4’00")
  7. Safety on Wheels – Lessons for youngsters in bicycle safety (2’00")
  8. Junior Achievers – Junior Achievement week winners honored in Houston (2’30")

 

February 14, 1955

  1. Flotilla 701 – The story of Coast Guard Reserves and life-saving at Corpus Christi (5’00")
  2. Strength Without Weight – Texas’ growing plastic pipe industry filmed at Mineral Wells (4’30")
  3. The Cub Train – Cub Scouts over the state enjoy train rides (3’00")
  4. Lone Star Bees – The story of honey – from hive to Waxahachie packaging (5’00")
  5. Texas Juggernaut – LeTourneau’s giant land clearing machine displayed at Longview (2’30") **
  6. Quail for Nimrods – Tyler quail hatcheries replenish stock for Texas hunters (3’30")
  7. Attorney General’s Conclave – Police officials hear Governor Shivers at Attorney General’s meeting, Austin (2’00")

** – Removed from this reel 10/19/56

 

     
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