HOOVER FETED ON 80TH BIRTHDAY Former President Herbert Hoover comes back to his boyhood home of West Branch, Iowa to celebrate his 80th birthday. The small town is jammed with out-of-towners there to hail the venerable engineer-statesman who is still serving his country.
Date: August 10, 1954 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
1960 NCAA GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS The 1960 NCAA Gymnastics Championships is held at Penn State University. Iowa student Larry Snyder executes a series of bounces on the trampoline. Jay Werner of Penn State is the overall champion of the meet.
Date: March 21, 1960 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:04:00, With Audio
RUSSIANS ON FARMING TOUR OF U.S. - 1955 In Iowa, Russian agricultural experts study corn and hog farming on a typical American farm for possible use back home. Then they are introduced to something that doesn't grow on the farm - ice cream sundaes in an air conditioned soda shop.
NATIONAL GUARD ENFORCES MARTIAL LAW - 1933 Martial law is declared in Le Mars, Ioawa following "mortgage war" riots. National Guard troops establish military rule and apprehend suspects in the abduction and beating of a judge over foreclosure proceedings.
UCLA VS IOWA PLUS SPARKLING HALFTIME SHOW - 1955 A night time game at the Los Angeles Coliseum between the UCLA Bruins and Iowa Hawkeyes sees plenty of sparkle in the game and at the half time show where thousands of flashlights make formations of a tree and map of the United States. UCLA goes on to victor 33-13.
Date: October 21, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:42:00, With Audio
CORN HUSKING CHAMPIONSHIP - 1930 Iowa farmer Fred Stanek's hands are nothing but a blur as he captures the king of the huskers crown in 80 minutes with more than 30 bushels of corn cleaned. The annual event sees 2,213 pounds of corn husked during the competition.
NATION SAYS GOODBYE TO HERBERT HOOVER The nation bids a mournful farewell to the once 31st President of the United States Herbert C. Hoover. He lies in State in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. and is later laid to rest in the town of his youth at West Branch, Iowa. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
Date: October 20, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:17:00, With Audio
CONGRESSMEN SERVE AS SWIMSUIT MODELS At a presumed charity event, congressmen Bert Bandstra and Chet Holifield model swimwear as an offscreen female master of ceremonies provides humorous commentary. When Bandstra slips off a robe to model the swimtrunks he is wearing, the woman suggests "this is a striptease never before been done anywhere." An amusing clip.
FLECK DEFEATS HOGAN IN U.S. GOLF OPEN - 1955 Jack Fleck, a 32-year-old dark horse from Davenport, Iowa wins the 55th National Open golf championship in an 18-hole playoff with Ben Hogan. Hogan, one of the all-time golfing greats, is the favored winner but loses in the greatest upset of golf that year.
Date: June 19, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:22:00, No Audio
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