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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, November 8-16, 1965

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1965

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  •  Fish Kill, 11/08/65: Water pollution kills a man’s catch 
  •  School Bd, 11/09/65: A citizens group petitions the Houston Independent School District Board of Education to televise its meetings  
  •  Elephant, 11/10/65: Baylor College of Medicine researchers and students run electrocardiogram tests on an elephant 
  •  Hebbel Hoff, Chairman of the Department of Physiology at Baylor, describes the merit of the study 
  •  KHOU reporter Nick French asks Dr. Leslie Geddes how he adapted the EKG equipment for use on an elephant 
  •  Carswell, 11/10/65: Court proceedings for a lawsuit filed against Jack Carswell, director of Jack Carswell and Co. Funeral Directors of Houston 
  •  Layin, 11/10/65: Students administer an elephant EKG 
  •  Chlorine Barge, 11/12/65: Army Engineers use a waterborne crane to lift a sunken barge from the depths of the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The vessel sank after it was ripped loose from its moorings during Hurricane Betsy on September 10. The incident prompted an extensive search by Army, Navy, and civilian divers. The barge was loaded with 600 tones of chlorine, enough to kill an estimated 40,000 people should the chemical be accidentally released. Shipping traffic was halted on the river until the barge was found on September 16. The lifting operation took less than two hours, after which the barge was floated to the Wyandotte Chemical plant of Geismar. 
  •  Mansell, 11/13/65: Walter Mansell, political editor for the Houston Chronicle, recovers from an attack at the Polly Ryon Hospital in Richmond. On the morning of November 12, a large man approached Mansell in the garage of his home. After assaulting him, the perpetrator drove Mansell to an open field west of Rosenburg, where he left him bound and gagged. A rancher found Mansell the next afternoon. Investigators could not immediately determine a motive. 
  •  A detective searches for clues in the field where Mansell was found 
  •  Graham, 11/16/65: At a press conference with Billy Graham, the Christian evangelist criticizes protesters of the Vietnam War, claiming that the burning of draft cards “borders on treason.” Graham launched a 10-day crusade, or evangelistic campaign, in Houston in November 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, attended the final service on November 28. Graham was a close friend of and counselor to the Johnsons, becoming the de-factor White House pastor following the 1964 presidential election.  
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This film from KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston contains a series of short news segments that would have aired as highlights to news stories. Many are silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel all date from November 8-16, 965. This series includes news segments about Baylor College of Medicine students performing an EKG on an elephant, the lifting of a sunken barge in the Mississippi River, and an attack on a newspaper editor.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Many more films from the KHOU-TV Collection are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.