"Texas In Review"
Weekly Log -- February 21, 1955 - April 18, 1955


February 21, 1955

  1. Texas Tresses – State finals of Texas Hair Dressers’ annual competition, in Fort Worth (2’30")
  2. In Case of Fire – Civil Defense officials train for disaster possibilities at Texas A&M (4’00")
  3. Seadrift Family Day – Union Carbide has family day at its Seadrift plastics plant (1’30")
  4. Wisconsin Teens and Texas Jeans – Student exchange plan in action for Abilene and Wisconsin teen-agers (2’00")
  5. Camp Tyler – Tyler students study agriculture and nature at unique outdoor camp (6’00")
  6. Rehearsal for Reality – Fort Hood’s "Aggressor" forces in combat drills (2’30")
  7. Calypso Fashions – Rehearsal of Caribbean style show, sponsored by Texas firms (5’00")

 

February 28, 1955

  1. Nation’s Father Honored – First Washington statue in Texas unveiled in Austin at University of Texas (1’00")
  2. International Birthday – Laredo and Nuevo Laredo celebrate good neighborship in annual fete (6’30")
  3. State Scout Report – Boy Scouts make annual report to Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey in Austin (1’00")
  4. Lariats, Leather and Livestock – Round-up of Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio Live Stock shows (6’30")
  5. Best in Beef – Beef recipe contest produces delicious results in Dallas (2’00")
  6. Contour, Color and Clay – The story of amateur artists in ceramics (5’00")
  7. Harbor on the Brazos – New port facilities opened on Brazos at Freeport (2’00")

 

March 7, 1955

  1. Becoming an American – Waco citizens-to-be at work studying for citizenship (3’00")
  2. Sentinels of the Sea – The story of lighthouses on Texas’ Gulf Coast (5’00")
  3. From Outer Space – Picture study of a giant meteor crater in West Texas (2’00")
  4. Day of Decision – Re-creation of the act of Texas Independence at Washington-on-the Brazos (5’30")
  5. Pan-American Samaritan – Jack Bansiger, Ft. Worth rancher, and his work to promote Latin American agriculture (4’00")
  6. Football in Spring – Spring Football: Baylor, Rice, University of Texas (4’00")
  7. King Cotton’s Maid – DeLois Faulkner, 1955: Maid of Cotton tours San Antonio (1’00")

 

March 14, 1955

  1. Triple Gala Days – Three-day celebration in San Angelo features basketball and rodeo (4’00")
  2. Education by Experience – Picture story of distributive education at work in Houston and Fort Worth (3’00")
  3. Founder’s Memorial – Brownsville’s founding family-the Stillmans’-present portraits (2’00")
  4. Football in the Spring – Spring Football: TCU, Texas A&M, and SMU (3’00")
  5. Yesterday’s Forge – A study of an old industry (blacksmithing) still at work…in Fredericksburg (4’30")
  6. Signs of Life – Texas Highway signs point the way to motoring safety (2’00")
  7. Norway to Waco – Norwegian ambassador visits Waco (2’00")
  8. Salute from Shiner – National Commander of the American Legion in Shiner (2’00")
  9. Pan-American Preparation – U.S. track greats practice for Pan-American games in Houston meet with Southwest stars (2’30")

 

March 21, 1955

  1. Futures Unlimited – High school graduates study professions at Lamar Texas, Beaumont (3’00")
  2. Initiative in Action – Energetic Plano citizens win new industries, new prosperity (4’30")
  3. Second Harvest – Pine stumps, dug and blasted out in East Texas, provide a rich new crop (4’30") **
  4. Sanctuary – The story of deer relocation, using a big, natural preserve near Gulf Coast (6’00")
  5. Artistry in Wood – Dallas wood carver exhibits techniques and beautiful results of painstaking work (3’00")
  6. New Grass – Gulf Coast farmers get new grass free in Houston for farm, ranch improvement (1’30")
  7. Border Olympics – College and high school track stars open 1955 season in Laredo (2’30")

** -- removed from this reel 10/19/56

 

March 28, 1955

  1. Fireman RFD – The story of Jack County’s aggressive program to fight range fires (3’00")
  2. Safety Citations – Industrial safety awards given to The Humble Company in Houston (1’00") **
  3. Farm to Market to You – San Antonio’s Farmer’s Market – where produce stops between farm and kitchen (4’00")
  4. For Your Protection – State officers teach police methods in Kerrville (4’00")
  5. St. Louis to Tyler – The Cotton Belt brings families from St. Louis to its new headquarters in Tyler (8’00")
  6. Classes for Coaches – Texas Tech holds annual clinic for high school coaches (2’00")
  7. Woods, Irons and Charm – Mrs. Harlan Riedel wins state woman’s amateur golf championship in Houston (2’00")

** -- removed from reel 9/6/56

 

April 4, 1955

  1. Aeronautics –Backyard style – Kites and kids make an annual spring appearance in Texas (3’00")
  2. Aquaraces – National outdoor motor boat races in Corpus Christi produces Texas winners (1’30")
  3. Major and Minors – Prospective major leaguers at Pittsburgh’s training camp in Huntsville (3’30")
  4. Education Under Glass – Paint Creek proudly shows off its new high school building (2’00")
  5. Then Came Water – The story of Aspermont’s near death and new life--the West Texas fight for water (6’30")
  6. Easter In Denton – Easter music by the glee club, soloist, talking choir and dancers of TSCW, Denton (8’00")

 

April 11, 1955

  1. Boats on Parade – Houston shows off boats and water tricks at annual boating review (3’30")
  2. History’s Hotel – Nacogdoches formally opens its grand new Hotel Fredonia (5’00")
  3. Texas Touring Trails – Texas tourists invited to use Humble Touring Service to see Texas better (6’00")
  4. Floats and Records – Texas Relays and Round-up at the University of Texas in Austin (6’00")
  5. Knight of the Road – Humble tank truck driver wins national safety recognition (4’00")

 

April 18, 1955

  1. 25,000 Pancakes – Abilene Kiwanis Club stages its annual pancake supper (2’00")
  2. Labor for Leisure – Three years’ work by Midland girl scouts assures them summer tour of Europe (4’30")
  3. Wildest Well – Humble photographers record scenes behind the "bringing in" of a new well (9’00") **
  4. Quest for an Answer – A glimpse of some of the daily activities of Cancer research in Houston and Austin (7’00")
  5. The Soil Savers – Soil conservation methods shown at Giddings’ Agricultural Field Day (2’30")

** -- Removed from this reel.

 

     
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