"Texas In Review"
Weekly Log -- April 25, 1955 - July 18, 1955


April 25, 1955

  1. Bluebonnets and Belles – Annual Bluebonnet Fiesta at Marlin attracts tourists and photographers (2’00")
  2. Palmetto Polo – West Texans try out new sport on horseback (2’00") **
  3. Drouth or Flood – Water conservation problems reviewed (7’00")
  4. With Thread and Paint – Dallas seamstress practices unique hobby – at a profit (2’00")
  5. For Their Sake – Texas studies its aid for crippled children as Salk vaccine promises freedom from disease (5’00")
  6. Herpetological Field Day – Hobbyists search for snakes and toads in annual outing (4’00")
  7. Femmes and Fairways – Betty Jameson wins Babe Zaharins Open at Beaumont (4’00")

 

May 2, 1955

  1. Fiesta City – University of Houston students highlight annual show with bank "hold-up" (3’00")
  2. Cel-Oil-bration – Sherman greets new oil industry with citywide celebration (2’00")
  3. Texas Trek – Some of Texas’ richest relics are revisited at homes and shops in Anderson (4’00")
  4. Good Neighbors in Burnet – Burnet opens its homes to foreign exchange students from University of Texas (4’00")
  5. Tomorrow’s Highways – Denton County Expressway adds new strength to Texas highway system (2’00")
  6. Pet Parade – Pets and kids parade in Marlin (2’00")
  7. Gateway to Opportunity – The Vocational Industrial Club holds its state meeting in Waco (5’30")
  8. Festival of San Jacinto – San Antonio dons flowers for parades and fun at its annual fiesta (2’30")

 

May 9, 1955

  1. Thailand to Texas – Kilgore greets a distinguished visitor –Thailand’s Prime Minister (1’30")
  2. Junior Historians – Texas youngsters gather at Austin for annual meeting and tour of historic sites (2’00")
  3. Pride of Amarillo – New YMCA Building and facilities dedicated (3’00")
  4. Concrete, Steel and Goodwill – New bridge spanning the Canadian River dedicated at Pampa (3’00")
  5. Handclasp of Friendship – Students exchange friendship and knowledge at annual Pan American Student Forum, Austin (5’00")
  6. Import Fair – Wares of foreign nations on display in new Exhibition Hall at Corpus Christi (3’30")
  7. Homemakers and Engineers – Texas Tech holds Home Economics Open House and Engineering Show (3’30")
  8. 700 Smiles – State Fair’s Midway opens summer season with party for Dallas Orphans (3’00")

 

May 16, 1955

  1. King Cotton – The story of Texas cotton from cultivation to finished products heralds National Cotton Week celebration (6’00")
  2. Baghdad on The Bayou – Jefferson, 1872: re-enactment of Jay Gould’s historic visit (17’00")
  3. Read To New Grass – Texas cattle are gathered up at San Saba for shipment to South Dakota grasslands (2’30")

 

May 23, 1955

  1. Carnival of Nations – Better understanding and closer friendship promoted by Federation of Women’s Club in San Antonio (2’00")
  2. Campus Rodeo – Intercollegiate Rodeo staged at East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce (4’00")
  3. The Soil Savers – Soil and water conservation progress celebrated at Muenster by Upper Elm-Red Soil Conservation District (2’30")
  4. New Work For the War Horse – New peacetime farm and industry uses for the Jeep shown in San Antonio (5’30")
  5. Dixie Promenade – 40/8 – Fun is the keynote of American Legions 40 & 8 Societies meeting in San Antonio (2’00")
  6. Gulf Coast Pirates -- Pirates' annual invasion of Corpus Christi during Buccaneer Days celebration (5’00")

 

May 30, 1955

  1. Railroading With Radar -- Radar is used to direct Southern Pacific railroad operations in Houston (5’30")
  2. Education Afloat -- Water ski courses are taught at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin (3’30")
  3. Community Competition -- Results of Extension Service's annual Rural Neighborhood Competition (4’30")
  4. Enchanted River -- Exploring the unusual beauty of the San Antonio River (4’30")
  5. Water Use and Re-use -- Kerrville sees results of water-saving irrigation plan (3’00")
  6. Science versus Weeds -- Industry plots fight against weeds with petro-chemicals (3’00")
  7. Pasture for An Iron Horse -- Burlington Railroad donates a steam engine in Wichita Falls for museum-piece (2’00")

 

June 6, 1955

  1. Hunters, Hounds and Coons – Springtime incites coons, hounds and hunters to activity in East Texas, at Jacksonville and Wills Point (4’00")
  2. Jimmy J – An ingenious Galveston man turns a hobby into a thriving small car manufacturing business (4’00")
  3. Fancy Fiddlin’ Fair – On-the-spot recording of voices and fiddles at Athens’ annual Old Fiddlers’ Reunion (6’30")
  4. Peace Officers’ Rodeo – West Texas police officials stage annual eatin’ and shootin’ Caprock Peace Officers gathering (3’00")
  5. Lessons in Leadership – Boy Scout leaders from over the Southwest learn new methods of leading, at Possum Kingdom Lake (2’30")
  6. Riverside Renovation – Wichita Falls citizens work hard at renewing the beauty of a rundown riverside park (5’00")

 

June 13, 1955

  1. Rodeo in Midland – Rodeo season hits its peak with annual Midland show (5’00")
  2. Titled Texian – Robert B. Anderson honored at Austin by Texas Heritage Foundation (2’00")
  3. Iron Lace – The story of a master in wrought iron design and production – Theo Vess of San Antonio (4’00")
  4. 4,000,000 Fried Chickens – Profile of Waco’s Youngblood Family and its products for Texans (6’30")
  5. Studies in Cotton – American Cotton Congress delegates take field trips at Harlingen (3’00")
  6. Track & Field – Abilene Christian College wins NAIA track title at Abilene (4’00")

 

June 20, 1955

  1. Camp for Cadets – CAF Cadets study aircraft and air operations in summer encampment (4’30")
  2. Relayed by Radio – American Radio Relay League members in Fort Worth competition (4’00")
  3. Improving Family, Community & State – 4-H Club stages annual round-up at College Station (4’00")
  4. Texas Trademark – Dallas expert in the art of preserving steer horns exhibits his talent (4’30")
  5. Press Pow-Pow – Texas Press Association greets Vice President Nixon at Galveston meeting (2’00")
  6. Government by Youth – Boys’ and Girls’ States take over in Austin during annual meetings (2’00")
  7. Champions of the Fairways – Texas Amateur Golf Championship won by Dallas Spec Goldman in Houston (2’00")

 

June 27, 1955

  1. Consignment to Korea – Texas gifts go to Korean families from State CROP Committee (4’30")
  2. Roadeo – Champion crowned in annual Humble Truck Roadeo, at Galveston (3’00")
  3. Outdoor Odyssey – A visit to a Girl Scout Camp at Blue Cedar Ranch, near Medina (7’00")
  4. Double Utopia – Picture story of a Texas town designed for good living: Post (4’00")
  5. Regatta – Review of the Houston Yacht Club’s 1955 Regatta (5’30")

 

July 4, 1955

  1. 6,000 Acres of Adventure – A visit to Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch in the Davis Mountains (4’30")
  2. Lose to Win – Dallas Health Museum fosters "lose weight" campaign (2’00")
  3. Horses to Horsepower -- Story of aviation in agriculture and Flying Farmer President, Fred Triplett, Hillsboro (8’00") **
  4. The Play’s the Thing – Round-up of municipal recreation facilities for children’s summer play (6’00")
  5. Frozen Food – Visiting one of Texas’ fast-growing industries – frozen foods, their production and use (6’00")

** Removed from reel 10/19/56

 

July 11, 1955

  1. Citizen Soldiers – National Guard turns policemen and farmers into two-week soldiers at Fort Hood (7’00")
  2. Thumping at Luling – Luling stages its annual watermelon celebration and auction (3’30")
  3. Summer Hibernation – The story of a growing Texas industry – care and summer storage of furs (6’00")
  4. State Bar Convention – Annual meeting of State Bar Association in Dallas (2’00")
  5. Texas Fourths – Round-up of July 4th celebrations: Odessa , Cisco and Seguin (4’00")

 

July 18, 1955

  1. Highway in the Sky – New bridges dedicated on projected Port Arthur-Houston highway (1’30")
  2. The Feather Merchants – The unusual story of Brownwood’s turkey feather industry (5’00")
  3. Tolbert’s Texas Tour – The Dallas Morning News’ Frank Tolbert tours Texas perimeter (8’00")
  4. Second Chance – The heartwarming Dallas story of the Goodwill Industries and help for the handicapped (7’00")
  5. Summer Slingshot – Photo study of a summer morning…two kids, an inner tube, a tree branch and hard work (5’00")

 

     
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