On its maiden voyage in , she set a trans-Atlantic speed record that stood for 3 years. When war came to Europe in the late s, she was moored in New York to keep her out of German hands. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U. A fire in February gutted her, and so much water was used to extinguish the fire, that she listed and lay on her side at her New York pier.
It took about 17 months to get her shipshape again to serve in the war. The importance of correct forecasts to farmers is emphasized. TV Syndication: 21Nov64, Ch. Children playing with a seesaw inspire French physician Rene Laennec to invent the stethoscope, and a pair of shoes made of caoutchouc lead Charles Goodyear to discover the process for vulcanizing rubber.
It's a place of the latest gadgets too. Then, using a photo on the wall as a taking-off point, the film hearkens back to a turn-of-the century tonsorial parlor. There, a shave and a haircut are two bits. In the back, a traveler can take a bath for 20 cents. The stories and jokes seem to be the same - only the prices have changed. Phillipe Pinel , a French physician. When he was assigned to a government institution for the mentally ill, he was appalled at the conditions he found.
People were treated like animals, chained in dark basement cells for decades. Pinel treated the patients with kindness and understanding. His then-unorthodox methods became the model for treating those with mental illness. John Walker Synopsis This short traces how English chemist John Walker invented the wooden friction match in the first half of the 19th century.
Nesbitt Jacqueline White Nesbitt Billy Gray Boy William Tannen Neighbor Synopsis: John Nesbitt looks back to , when his parents were courting and his dad took mom out in a Columbus Roadmaster. The narrator follows the family's fortunes on this block in Anytown , USA, as dad and mom marry, have two children, need a larger car, and drive a Holzman, a Stanley Steamer bought after the neighbors get a Mitchell Touring car , a Model T, big brother's roadster great for picking up flappers , the narrator's jalopy, and then, by , a reliable sedan that mom drives.
The changing automobile, which opened the world to folks in the first half of the twentieth century, is celebrated as part of birth, courtship, marriage, and business. Billy Reilly Connie Gilchrist Reilly Clancy Cooper Librarian Synopsis: Billy Reilly, the young son of a policeman, wants to enter a contest that offers a baseball glove for the best essay on an important person.
As Billy is in the library, struggling to come up with an idea, a man suggests that he look around him instead of looking in books. Later, when Billy is playing ball with his friends, he accidentally breaks a window. Eventually this helps him learn a lesson that also gives him an idea for his essay. Everett Nordill Synopsis: Based on the exploits of counterfeiter Everett Nordill, one of the cleverest counterfeiters who ever baffled the agents of the U.
Treasury department. K Synopsis: The story of the birth of a volcano in a Mexico cornfield is described. The rise of Paricutin in the heart of the Mexican farmlands is shown, plus actual eruptions in the new volcano's crater are photographed.. Jenner' , and 'A Way in the Wilderness' He reminisces about his own days as a student in such a school and how his teacher, Miss Turlock, influenced so many students.
Many of them reunite at the school on Miss Turlock's last day, when the school was closed in He also says that he wouldn't want to visit that time again, because people tend to remember the good things but not the hardships. There is, however, one thing that the old and new versions of his hometown have in common: faith in the future. Although he takes precautions for its safe display, the GI's young son is able to access it and show it to friends, one of whom ends up killing the family dog.
Although the father disables it, the boy's mother insists it be disposed of, so he sends it to his brother for use as a souvenir paperweight. It is lost in a poker game, hocked, and bought by a gunsmith who restores its firepower. Ultimately it reaches its seventh and last owner, a gangster who uses it to rob a casino and murder a policeman. Franz Anton Mesmer Phyllis Morris Rich Woman Marcia Mae Jones Blind Girl Morris Ankrum Blind Girl's Father Narrated by John Nesbitt Synopsis 1: The story of Franz Anton Mesmer , the source of the word "mesmerize" and the first to use hypnotism as a way to treat illness.
Mesmer arrives in Paris, becomes famous and rich treating the maladies of the idle class using shock treatments. Then, while treating a blind lass, he discovers the potential of hypnotism, and sets aside at least some of his quackery to try to be a legitimate healer.
There were some pictures in there of my dad I had never seen. Some lovely photos of Virginia and Clem. My favourites: them arguing in Boston as young people, and then many years later, having their last face to face conversation00it was so touching and heartbreaking all at once. Thank you. A treasure! You did a great job documenting your parents life, I know they are proud. I too grew up a military brat and eventually made my way back to the Tampa area.
Take care. Guest Jan Thank you for sharing your parents legacy and your family memorys. They are truly honored. Sincerely; susan l. Guest Jul Bob, so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother playing the piano at your house. What a delightful and entertaining lady.
Hope Duke. Our prayers are with you. This was a great idea with all the photos of your parents. Love, Mary Ann. Your mom will always be in your heart. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet her when she was still in good health and would come to Christian Womans' Club with Linda.
I know tomorrow will be a celebration and I am happy to be there to help you celebrate! God bless you all! Diann Mitchell. Susie McIntosh Jul Bob, sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing your loving memories. Bill Freeman Jul Bob, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
Thank you so much for your labor of love in celebrating your parent's lives with all of us! Patty Inglis Jul Bob, so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I know these years have been difficult. I feel lucky to have met your Mom. I really enjoyed talking with her. The family photos are such a treasure. I enjoyed them very much also.
I didn't realize our lives were so similar. When you were in Japan my family was in Iran. Then we all ended up in Arlington! Nyla Villager Jul Saying that final goodbye to our mother and father is so difficult.
My parents have been gone 13 years and I still have times that I miss them terribly. Thanks for sharing this photo collection. I had not realized how much your son looks like you Bob until seeing your pictures at about the same age. Tim and I extend our sympathy to you. Love, Nyla. Nancy Chubb Jul Bob, So sorry to hear about your mom. The photo album is a wonderful tribute and meaningful treasure to have. Somehow I didn't know about all those early years American radio series by John Nesbitt.
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