Vintage: Success Story - San Francisco State College

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>> Success Story, a live on the spot telecast from selected locations
in the San Francisco Bay area is brought to you each week
as a public service by Richfield,
makers of Rich Lube HD Motor oil and Richfield Gasoline.
For every machine in every type
of industry there's a scientific Richfield lubricant.
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>> Ladies and gentlemen you are viewing the future
of America, possibly of this world.
Young people attending college.
And to carry out this hopeful illustration
of what may be called an international,
as well as a regional success story,
the Richfield Oil Corporation is privileged
to visit San Francisco State College in it's dedication week,
proclaimed officially by Mayor Elmer E. Robinson
from October 10th through October 16th.
This campus is open for public inspection for the next 3 days.
This is not only the great and inspiring story of a college
within our greater San Francisco Bay area.
It is the story of educational enlightenment, unique in America,
in which the strict academic curriculum has been paced
by expanding fields of science, business, creative arts,
language arts, physical education, natural science, and social studies.
This is a composite study in the employment of young minds, bodies,
and hands, the backbone of a liberal arts education.
Preparing the individual citizen of tomorrow for responsibilities
that far exceed those known to his elders.
It is a story of educational evolution covering a gap of 55 years from 1899
to the present beautifully landscaped 94 acre campus
with its 11 new buildings valued at 13 million dollars.
Within these modern and functional buildings unlimited opportunity exists
for the students to develop and pursue every conceivable talent.
On the foundation of a broad field of general education,
the college has developed cultural and occupational fields
of study leading to various degrees.
Here students study for work in the public schools, in business,
government service, recreation, nursing, science, social work, law,
and advanced work in the university.
The college offers both a 4 and 5 year study program.
In analyzing the bewildering number of visual elements available
for tonight success story of San Francisco State College,
the problem of where to start has been almost as great as that
as reducing the limitless items of interest
into the framework of a single half hour.
Since drama is inherent throughout the story it is with student participation
in dramatic activities that we begin.
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>> Stand all apart.
[inaudible] of Buckingham
>> My gracious daughter.
>> Give me thy hand.
Thus [inaudible] and dieticians [inaudible] for a day.
>> All right, cut.
Hold it just a moment please.
Everyone relax just a minute we'll be ready to [inaudible].
Pick up where
>> [inaudible director]
>> Among the interested bystanders is our success story,
Master of Ceremonies, Bob Day
with Doctor Jason McKenna [phonetic] Coordinator of Production.
[ inaudible person ]
>> Doctor McKenna, as I think [inaudible] mentioned,
we certainly had a hard time deciding where to [inaudible].
I think the place that we chose was the most exciting and impressive
that we could possibly choose.
Is it normal for a stat college to have a dramatic plant
of this size and magnitude?
>> Well as a matter of fact this is an unusual plant I think Bob,
both in size and likewise in the capacity
for doing a variety of things.
We have the, the larger theater, which seats 762,
in which we can do musicals, do plays, do concerts.
Likewise we have a little theater stage, a central staging area.
And it is an unusual plant.
We've had several requests for examples and [inaudible] for books
and [inaudible] and we had a publishing here.
>> Sir we had [inaudible] contribute to towards the wonderful reputation
for fine drama and stage of development.
What is the play that we see in progress here?
>> Well this Bob is Richard III, which is playing this weekend
and the next weekend is being done for the dedication,
Shakespeare's Richard III is directed by Jewels Irling, [phonetic] Irving,
[phonetic] the young man we saw move forward there and talk to his players.
>> Cause only part of a play is out in front of the audience;
the rest of it is backstage.
And that's where we are now.
And it looked as though that set actually came up out of the floor.
>> Well it did actually, it come from below Bob where we have our shop.
Where we do our building and then we bring them up here, assemble them,
do the final work on them.
And the painting is done up here.
And much of the final touching is done here.
>> Doctor McKenna I must say this, this is not at all my idea
of what I'd find at a state teachers college.
>> Well this is not exactly a teachers college in the full sense.
We are, we have about a 1/3 of our students in teacher training,
but we are likewise a liberal arts college
with a number of other divisions.
>> This then might be called a teachers college
in it's most ideal sense.
>> We feel that way about it Bob, yes.
>> Of course an actors job is to pretend to be someone else,
and make up helps a great deal, and here we come
to that phase of dramatic training.
>> That's right.
The emotional and the thought aspects and elements,
and likewise the analysis is important,
but you have to have the external to go with it.
Here we have Mr. Glar, [phonetic] one of instructors working with one
of the players, setting them up for one of the shows.
There we have the before and after aspect [inaudible] the development
from the makeup viewpoint.
>> Certainly very impressive too.
Well you know they the say the plays the thing, but I have a feeling
that here there is more to it than just the play itself.
>> That's true.
This is a complex background proposition
that has a tremendous educational value,
a number of byproducts besides just the play.
>> Well, of course, there are many phases of theater in addition
to what we see on stage and back stage.
There's the dance, there's music,
and if I'm not mistaken I hear the music going.
>> Yes you do.
>> Now where's that coming from?
>> That's coming from another section of the building Bob,
where we hear the symphonic band at this college.
You have an orchestra, symphonic band,
and a number of other excellent musical groups.
>> Well perhaps we can look in on this thing now.
>> That would be good.
Let's do it.
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>> One of the things about this next number that we're going to do
by Doctor William Ward, is that it, it has been written especially
for this group to utilize the sonorities [phonetic] of the band,
especially the richness in the lower reed.
Bass now, the clarinet, contra bass clarinet.
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>> Try to play with a very, very broad phrase line,
sustain your tone right straight through the end.
And try to make the, the [inaudible] sound in general like a big,
full, rich, round organism.
Stay away from the edge on the upper brass.
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>> Doctor McKenna, if I'm not mistaken we're sitting here,
a comparatively new form of a dance art.
>> And we are Bob; we call this lyric theater,
in which we combine great forms of dance.
There's the acting and likewise the music background.
And this affords the student an opportunity for stylization,
gives them an opportunity for original composition to work
with different kinds of material, musicals, opera phases.
And likewise this particular number here is a student choreographed
and developed piece of material
within a regular musical background called Obsella's [phonetic] Hall,
which we do.
>> Well now do all of these fit into the larger picture
of dramatic training here at training field theater?
>> Yes they do, because you see they give the people an extensive
opportunity to move into the other art areas,
and at the same time combine them into one form,
which gives them an opportunity not only to save this kind of thing,
but likewise use it in other forms.
>> Well once again there's music in the air.
Now how does this fit into the picture?
>> This is another phase of the wonderful music department here.
This is one of the combined choral groups.
We have the acapella [phonetic] choir.
We have the women's choir.
We have the men's glee club.
And we have the combined choral group.
And this is Mr. John [inaudible] working with this choral group here.
And as you see it's a mixed group of men and women who are working
on some number for a production coming up.
They give a number of performances during the year, as do the orchestra,
the symphonic band, and all of the other groups.
>> Well certainly we can't help a bit, by bit, but be impressed
with the tremendous facilities and the excellent teaching skill
that we've seen displayed here tonight.
>> Thank you.
>> Thank you very much Doctor McKenna.
And now may I say that we've only started
into the success story tonight of San Francisco State.
Which due to limitation of time and space has caused a number of you
to participate, cooperate with us
in telling their story of their own areas.
One such area is the one that is devoted to training of students
who will someday be teachers for the handicap.
And to bring us to the tails of the educational activity in that area,
we've called on Doctor Leo King.
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>> San Francisco State College maintains one of the larger programs
in the nation for the training of teachers
of handicaps and exceptional children.
This includes work in the field of the visually handicap, the deaf,
the hard of hearing, the mentally retarded, the physically handicapped,
including the cerebral palsy, the speech handicap, and the gifted.
This is a very important program, because it is know
that over 5 million children of school age
in the United States needs some kind of special service.
Tonight we're showing two aspects of our program in this field.
And I want to first introduce to you Mrs. Florence Henderson,
who is in charge of our program
for the training the teachers of blind children.
Mrs. Henderson.
>> This is an example of the teacher education of the,
in the field of the blind.
In which you see a group of fifth grade boys
in a social studies committee working with one of their member
who is blind using special equipment.
This teach, the student teachers are also trained,
so that in a special resource room they will give these blind children
the special skills of the, of Braille reading and writing
and listening skills, so that they may operate in a situation
such as Nelsie's [phonetic] doing here.
We also have observation in other types.
>> Thank you Mrs. Henderson.
Over here we are showing our training in audiometry.
This is training in the field of hearing testing.
And we have here tonight Miss.
Patricia Stafford, [phonetic] who is our staff member in this area.
And she's going to tell you what she's doing.
Miss. Staffer.
>> All too often the child who is hard of hearing is
in trouble over his schoolwork.
To identify these children for parents and classroom teachers is one
of the functions of our teacher-training program.
>> Here at San Francisco State College student's interest may lie
in the field of the humanities.
Here we step into a lecture being given by Doctor Enuit Arnison.
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>> May we have some lights please?
Thank you.
Well here is the thing; we are stressing the humanities
in our division, and in this particular course,
which is one of the courses in which we collaborate several others,
Doctor Evans and many others.
We stress the importance of the renaissance.
When, if you remember, that we have the discovery of natural man,
as well as the world of outside of man.
It was a wonderful moment of the rebirth of modern times.
And in this artists particular
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>> A visit to San Francisco State College presents a kaleidoscopic
impression of modern education
that would have bewildered the students a half a century ago.
Some studies take young men and women out onto the broad playing fields
that surround this beautiful campus.
These selected scenes show students acquiring skills that they will carry
to the communities of the west, as teachers, coaches, recreation leaders,
and specialists in health education.
The [inaudible] of health, physical education,
and recreation offers a wide variety of courses.
These are designed to meet the ever-growing demand
for skilled leadership in the home and in the community.
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>> It should be noted that this excellent montage
of sports activities was filmed in 16mm film by a camera crew of students
and faculty members here at San Francisco State College.
The theme shows students learning by doing.
Building sound and healthy bodies today
to serve during the years to come.
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>> The division of air science and tactic all a core part of the program.
Hundreds of these young college men are enrolled
in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Core Program leading
to commissions and second lieutenant in the Air Force.
And to balance this active, healthful, physical education program the student
at San, San Francisco State may prepare himself for a career
in world business and business administration.
To give us a brief glimpse of this course of instruction we eavesdrop
on Doctor Wayne McKinzie Stephens, [phonetic] Director of the School
of World Business, addressing a graduate seminar
on far eastern business problem.
>> The variety, the variety and extent of new business
and investment opportunities now developing in the other nations
of the world is just beginning to be realized by America.
Mr. Hammid [phonetic] here has told us something
of the enormous natural resources
that he has national homeland in [inaudible].
Miss. Fuguara [phonetic] has told us something
of what is being done in Japan.
And other members of this seminar have shown us some of the actions
that are being taken to attract American capital
and American private business into these underdeveloped areas.
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>> And as an adjunct to preparation in business administration,
students are given opportunities for laboratory instruction in the youth
and business application of modern office machinery and equipment.
Students, after developing adequate skills, may work on problems
and projects relating to their classes in such subjects as cost accounting,
market research, sales management, investment insurance, statistics,
and production management.
The young man at the dictating machine is preparing
for a junior executive position.
His practice is a good example of the way
in which the theoretical training he receives is balanced with instruction
and the practical skills, which he will use on the job.
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>> You are viewing Success Story.
And on the spot live telecast from selected locations
in the San Francisco Bay Area, brought to you each week
as a public service by Richfield.
Tonight's success story is being released from the campus
of San Francisco State College as a part
of its official dedication week ceremony.
The significance of this dedication week
at San Francisco State College is particularly great,
not only to the 7,350 students, but to the faculty,
and most especially Doctor J. Paul Leonard,
[phonetic] President of San Francisco State.
It is our privilege now to meet Doctor Leonard.
>> This success story usually brings to your television audience a story
of business with industry.
To an extent we are all sold a business,
for we have just completed spending about 12 million dollars
for a plant for this institution.
We have also an operating budget of about 3-1/2 million dollars a year.
We have 550 people on our staff.
About 350 of which are on the faculty.
This year we have 7,350 students in our student body.
An additional 7,000 students come to our summer session.
And the we have in addition to that, 2,500 students that are engaged
in extension work ranging all the way from Santa Cruiz
to Adesto and on up to Santa Rosa.
Our classes run from 8 oclock in the morning until about 10 oclock
at night, in order that we may be able to take care of our students.
Through this even program is possible for you
to get a degree while you work.
We're primarily an upper division and graduate college.
About 5,500 of our students are in this field;
about 1/3 of our undergraduate students take the regular just liberal
arts degree.
Another 1/3 add to this degree a credential for use
in teaching service in the public school.
And still and additional 1/3 of the students take some work in one
of our professional occupational curriculum, such as business.
The [inaudible] business program, our nursing, recreation,
and other programs of that kind.
Now in order that we may help each student succeed
in college we have developed an unusually fine counseling service.
Our purpose here is to keep the student well balanced
and placing in the proper class.
This telecast tonight shows you the breath of our program.
In all of our curriculum we give our students the tools with which to work.
And we give them also the liberal arts they need in order
to under how to use those tools.
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>> We are indebted to a Doctor J. Paul Leonard for this blink of the meaning
of this dedication week at San Francisco State College.
Now Bob Thay [phonetic] is ready to introduce us to another area
of the college, as we join him in company with Mr. Dwight Nickles,
[phonetic] in charge of industrial arts education.
>> Mr. Nickles, I, I must say that seeing this shop I'm reminded
of a highly condensed and very idealist version of practically all
of the jobs that we've been in on Success Story.
I've seen all the machinery we've ever seen, at least.
What do the facilities of the shop include?
>> Well Bob this is the laboratory of industry.
And it includes the facility to implement a study of all the industry,
car, transportation, communication, manufacturing, production.
We're particularly interested here tonight
in preparing industrial arts t-shirts for our public schools.
>> Well now this is open to all, all students here then.
>> Yes, it's open to all the students in the campus.
And we have a lot of girls who take our industrial arts program.
And the girls are preparing to work in the girl scouts activities
and to teach an elementary education.
The girl in the middle want to become and industrial arts teacher.
In the background you can see our complete printing facilities.
>> Now is the young man here in the foreground operating a shaper,
and behind him I see a whole roll
of very beautifully maintained metal turning lathe.
>> This is our metals area.
We do all of our shaping and forming of metals in this general area.
Then we also have a complete foundry set up.
>> Well now do I understand correctly,
but these men here are not training to be machinists then.
>> No they're not training to be machinists,
but many of them will gain positions
in junior engineering jobs in the community.
>> Now over here to our right must be the foundry [inaudible].
>> This is the foundry area.
And the men now are pouring the aluminum.
That's an aluminum casting.
We'll later on machine that in our other facility,
milling machine or lathe.
>> Well then in the shop here you're capable of carrying
on almost any production activity that would happen
in a normal shop of any kind.
>> I believe that we can do just about everything here
with material that needs to be done.
>> Well thank you Mr. Nickle.
Now we're on our way to the area
where the students are taught painting on a live subject.
I think perhaps our viewers would
like to see a further display of the two [inaudible].
>> Thanks for visiting Bob, we're glad to see ya.
>> Each year they call down from schools, business,
and industry for young men and women who are skilled
in the use of tools and materials.
From complicated power machinery to the simple hand tools.
These also must be called instruments of learning as they apply to the filed
of industrial [inaudible].
>> A significant aspect of the teacher education
of the college is the opportunity of a college student who are training
to be teachers, to observe teachers and their classes in action.
Here supervised by Doctor Iving Footer, [phonetic] Principle
of Frederick Birk [phonetic] a second grade teacher
and her pupils are working with concrete objects in order
to develop an important arithmetic concept.
College students, who are studying theory behind the teaching
of arithmetic, attend the campus schools to observe demonstrations
of theory being put into practice.
They may examine the teachers techniques in [inaudible].
Study relationships between her and her pupils, and ask her questions.
In the [inaudible] this classroom is a laboratory,
in which future teachers are permitted to study the whys and wherefores
of their chosen profession.
The education division also offers a program for the training
of public school administration.
Here is an example of a seminar on school planning
with Doctor Fredrick Willhelm, [phonetic]
and Doctor Fred Kemp [phonetic] residing.
>> So what it adds up to is that California has
to have 14,000 new teachers each year.
We're training 7,000, just about half enough.
We've been taping the other states for most of the rest,
but that source is drying up.
Somehow you people out in the public schools are going to have
to send us more young people to train.
Then of course Doctorship [phonetic] if even if they do
that they're still going to be have to hunting for those classrooms
of yours to put them aren't they?
>> Well that's right.
With our school population expanding twice as fast as the national average,
the NEA estimates that California this year will lead a billion dollars worth
of school buildings moved, while a state report says only recently
that we must have 100 classrooms a week from now until
>> Now let's rejoin Bob Day with Mr. Alexander Nepote.
>> Well Mr. Nepote I suppose [inaudible] you have a roster
of graduate students who have gone on from here
to [inaudible] in the world of art.
>> Yes we have some very strong graduate students.
However, the majority of students are not in graduate program,
but in a liberal arts program or working
for a teacher training credential.
>> So once again this fulfills the place of helping to round
out their educational backgrounds.
>> Yes it does.
It provides and give the student an opportunity
to express himself in a visual media.
>> Well now am I right assuming from the number of different schools of art
that we see represented in just this small [inaudible] students are allowed
to follow their own bent as far as that's concerned.
>> Now the art department has no particular philosophy
or styles to promote.
They ask every individual to experiment in their own way
and develop their own particular creative expression.
>> Now what other lines of art will be taught here at San Francisco State?
>> The other lines are photography design, and silk-screens,
[inaudible], life drawing, sculpture.
>> Once again this is a sculpture we're looking at now ladies
and gentleman, and once again I might mention that here no limits are placed
on the students imagination or, or ambition.
And what's going on in the far corner of the room here Mr. Napote.
>> In the far corner of the room there's Mr. Manyanti [phonetic]
and his class in ceramic.
And they're doing various projects with clay.
>> I think we'll meet him now.
Thank you very much Mr. Napote.
Here ladies and gentlemen right now you're looking at a working example
of one of mans oldest power tools, I guess we might say, the potters wheel.
Mr. Manyanti would I be right in that assumption?
Is this one of the oldest power tools we know?
>> Yes, certainly is.
>> One-man power.
>> One-man power.
>> Well what about the facilities here in the ceramics department.
>> I think we have equipment and facilities to give the students
as many experiences as he's likely to get
in ceramics in the schools of today.
>> In other words the equipment would make
up an entire ceramics factory in miniature.
>> Completely.
>> Fine. Thank you Mr. Manyanti.
Well ladies and gentlemen we are a little bit breathless of the many,
many things we've seen in the last great few minutes.
I'm very frank to admit that I am, and yet it's been necessary for us
to show you this great variety of educational activities
to demonstrate how this college goes about preparing its students
for their own personal success stories under our American system.
And incidentally that system is still [inaudible] for its share of studies.
And this American Governments class has an illustration, which is presided
over by Doctor George Ovland, [phonetic] former congressman
and professor of social science.
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>> It's interesting to know that we were mentioning that in the
so called Bill of Rights, which is actually made
up of the first 10 amendments, that five of these basic freedoms
and rights, religion, speech, press, assembly, petition, are all contained
in the first amendment itself.
Something that we don't so frequently recall, however, is that for
>> Business, government, industry, art,
science a subject we haven't even had time to touch upon,
and yet it's well represented here at San Francisco State.
And Mr. Prub's [phonetic] science building are excellently equipped
laboratories, fine instructors, another example
of good balance in the curriculum here.
This is Doctor More [phonetic] from the chairman
of the natural science division.
Doctor More, briefly these are representative students
from your group.
Who are they and what are they doing?
>> There are three fields of science represented here,
the pre-professional curriculum, the chemistry major, and,
and the clinical technicians program.
Mathematics is also part of the science division here
at San Francisco State College.
Now these students are preparing and standardizing solutions for use
in the first year chemistry classes.
We have other programs, a combination program
with business, business type program.
And of course the usual life science and physical science major.
>> Thank you very much Doctor More.
Ladies and gentlemen, as we mentioned at the outset,
no half hour could possibly do more than touch on a brief example
of the great success stories to provide here at San Francisco State.
But we think it's logical that our telecast to conclude on a group
on student administration.
This year San Francisco State will be host to a model united nations group.
And as we look on this scene now,
San Francisco State Student Body President Bob Horn ahs something
to say.
>> I would like to thank the model united nations for your report
to the board of directors of the associated students.
The model united nations conference next spring will affect more people
than any other activity ever sponsored
by the associated students of San Francisco State.
It will simulate interest in more than 100 participating schools
and in the Bay area community.
The model united nations will be especially significant in this area,
since it will be the 10th anniversary of the signing
of the united nations charter here in San Francisco.
This activity is exemplary of the growth and progress
of the associated students since our move to the new campus.
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>> Success Story, an on the spot live telecast from selected locations
in the San Francisco Bay area is brought to you each week
as a public service by Richfield,
makers of Rich lube HD Motor oil, and Richfield gasoline.
For every type of machine in every industry,
there's a scientific Richfield lubricant.
Next week our Success Story cameras take you
to Fiberboard [phonetic] Products Corporation,
Antiox, [phonetic] California.
Until then this is Mark Liklater [phonetic] saying good night
from Richfield.
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>> For a full hour of fun at Don McNeil [phonetic]
and the breakfast club tomorrow morning at 9
on ABC television network.