LABOR STRIKES Thousands of workers quit as wave of labor strikes spreads. Teamsters in Akron, Ohio halt mild deliveries. Garment workers in Kansas City, Missouri and Boston, Massachusetts picket shops and factories. In New York City, striking elevator operators cheer their leaders as their walkout continues.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:02:21:00, No Audio
JACK NICKLAUS WINS NEC GOLF TOURNAMENT Jack Nicklaus wins the 50,000 prize at the NEC World Series of Golf tournament held at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. He beats out Julius Boroz, Arnold Palmer, and Bob Charles.
Date: September 9, 1963 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:30:00, No Audio
ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY - 1955 It's the annual All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio where winners of local soap-box contests from all over the U.S. and many foreign countries meet for the grand prize. Heat after heat zooms down the 975-foot runway with the crown going to 14-year old Richard Rohrer of Rochester, N.Y.
Date: August 14, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, With Audio
SOAP BOX CHAMP Fourteen-year-old Kenny Holmboe of Charleston, West Virginia, is crowned king of the soap boxers in Akron, Ohio. He pilots his speedster to victory and a college scholarship, over 135 contestants.
AKRON ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY The National All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio sees a record crowd of 130,000 fans cheering on the young racers. 12-year-old Robert Ballard of New York comes in first place winning a four-year college scholarship and trophies.
TIRE PLANT MAKING GAS MASKS Gas masks for Uncle Sam's armed forces are turned out in increasing quantities at the Goodyear tire factory in Akron, Ohio. Hundreds of women workers and others are employed in the new arsenal.
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