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1960 Southern 500

Footage of the 1960 Southern 500 race held at Darlington Raceway. Features shots of the race, inside the cars and spectators at the track. Shows the winning team and cup. Production: Southern News Clips NASCAR Grand National race number 35 of 44 Monday, September 5, 1960, Darlington, SC 364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles) Note: Buck Baker won the 1960 NASCAR Grand National Series Southern 500. In a race with 48 entries, numerous crashes occurred and the race proved tragic, first when Ankrum "Spook" Crawford was injured when a car crashed into the unprotected pit road area; later Bobby Johns crashed in the pits, killing three. Richard Petty led 106 laps but spun out with 50 laps to go. Pole-sitter Glenn Roberts broke an axle and finished ninth, 11 laps down. Rex White was flagged the winner, but a reexamination of scoring showed White was credited with one extra lap he hadn't run, giving the win to Buck Baker.

Baba, Hindu mystic, to break silence--outtakes

"Religious fanatic here to speak for first time in seven years. Baba's mission is to save the world." Scene of a group, including actor Quentin Tod, walking in garden. Meher Baba points to an alphabet board and is interpreted by an interviewer. Meher Baba says, "To make others realize the truth in every phase of life, and to make brotherhood a practical reality. When I break my silence, those to whom I speak will be instantaneously convinced of the truth. I have especially come to America, because there is tremendous energy in America, but most of this energy is misdirected. I intend to direct it into creative and spiritual channels.”

Camden Horse Events, 1931

Film shows the Camden Hunt, with people on horseback, hounds running and horses jumping stiles and gates. Titles. The Hunt Breakfast at Mulberry Plantation and people gathered on the steps at the back of the house. Shows the opening races at the Springdale race course and people gathered to watch, horses paraded and the race. Shows the Camden Hunt, third annual hunter trials in February 24th, 1931, and the second annual running of the Carolina Cup in March 21, 1931. Carolina Cup winner was Sea Soldier, owned by Mill Creek Stables and ridden by J.V.H. (Bobby) Davis, and trained by L. Cary. Shows presentation of the cup.

Dreher High School students win national debate--outtakes

Dreher High School students Susan Copenhaver and Jean Hoefer comment on winning the National Forensic League Debate. They describe their problems on preparing for the debate, their reaction to winning, and their future plans. Jean Hoefer would go on to become Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal. Chief Justice Toal is a lawyer who served in South Carolina’s House of Representatives before serving as the first woman on the Supreme Court of South Carolina. She spent 27 years on the South Carolina Supreme Court, 15 as Chief Justice, before retiring in 2015.

Lake Murray dam--outtakes

Dam site under construction with voice-over description giving statistics. Close-up of South Carolina Governor John Gardiner Richards, Jr. inviting everyone to visit South Carolina and see the project (two takes). African-American workers (”gandy dancers”) sing while moving railroad tracks. Shots of machinery, steam shovel moving earth onto flatbed railroad cars, intake pipes from the Saluda River, and railroad cars dumping earth onto dam site. Long shot of water is being sprayed onto dam to strengthen surface after spraying.

Modjeska Simkins interview--outtakes

Modjeska Simkins speaks on the status of Black leadership in South Carolina and on the opening of public facilities as a highlight of the Civil Rights movement. The fight for economic development, the fight against the drug trade, the establishment of "family values," and support for "law and order" should be the focus of future efforts. She speaks on the conflict between herself and Democratic Party leaders in the 1960s. Simkins states that the Confederate Flag flying above the State Capitol Building signifies a celebration of a defeat, and says compromise is necessary for the political process. She also speaks on the lack of Black representation on State Boards and Commissions.

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