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Universal Pictures beats McPherson Globe Refiners in basketball to win Olympics final in New York City

A newsreel titled "Universal five wins Olympics basketball final" shows a game between the company team from Universal Pictures and the McPherson Globe Refiners from Globe Oil and Refining Co. of McPherson, Kansas. The McPherson team is sometimes also referred to as the Oilers, or the Refiners. The teams are seen playing in the Olympics Qualifying basketball final in New York's Madison Square Garden. People cheer the two teams. Universal defeats the McPherson Globe Refiners to win the Olympics final. The win entitled the Universal Pictures team to name 7 players to the Olympic basketball team representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin Germany, and McPherson Globe Refiners was able to name 6 players to the team. These two teams beat out five U.S. college teams to earn the spots in the final and determine the makeup of the U.S. Olympic Basketball team. Players in the game in this video clip include Globe Refiners forward Francis Johnson, Centers Willard Schmidt and Joe Fortenberry, and Universal forward Carl Knowles. Universal beat the Globe Refiners by a score of 44 to 43. According to a Time Magazine article of April 13, 1936, the Globe Oil & Refining team, "...have perfected a technique called dunking with which they score by jumping up above the basket, dropping the ball into it." This may be one of the earliest references to dunking, now a staple technique in basketball. The same Time article further stated of the Oilers, "On the defense, they prevent opponents from scoring by batting the ball out of the basket." Again, the Globe Refiners were demonstrating play that later became standard in modern basketball. The idea for the Globe Refiners was a company promotion scheme, thought up in 1934 by Gene Johnson, the Sales Manager of Globe Oil who had several years experience coaching basketball. The Olympic team also included Washington State Huskey player Ralph Bishop. The USA went on to win the gold, defeating Canada 19-8.

Date: 1936, April 6
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Carl Laemmle addresses dignitaries present during a dinner at Universal City in California.

1936: Dignitaries paying tribute to movie pioneer Carl Laemmle Sr at Universal City in California. Carl addresses dignitaries present. Dignitaries include Rupert Hughes, Edward Arnold, Otto Kruger, Marguerite Churchill, Hobart Bosworth, Cecil B DeMille, Jesse Lasky, May Robson, King Baggot, Binnie Barnes and Charlie Murray during a dinner party.

Date: 1936, February 23
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
International Houses in New York, University of California at Berkeley, and Chicago.

Clouds move in the sky. A college student lies in the grass with his hands behind his head, then joins two fellow students of differing nationalities as they enter the main gate of a college. Exteriors of the college building. A young engineer draws designs. Young woman draws a sketch. A student examines corn and makes notes. A man reads a medicine book. Scenes from International Houses in New York, Chicago and Berkeley, California. Front facade of International House building on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, New York City, with words "That brotherhood may prevail" inscribed above "International House". Exterior shots of college buildings in New York City, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of California at Berkeley. Individuals arrive at International House at the University of California, Berkeley. Exteriors of the building. Student named Carlos walks up the steps. He is greeted by a staff person who escorts him inside. In the lobby, Alan Blaisdell, Executive Director of Berkeley's International House, meets him and escorts him upstairs.

Date: 1948
Duration: 4 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel "Screen Pioneers Fete Laemmle's 30 Years in Movies"

Men and women prominent in motion pictures gather to honor Carl Laemmle Sr., at Universal City in California. A ceremony commemorating his thirtieth year as a leader in the industry. The producer is presented a scroll prepared as a testimonial by Rupert Hughes. The men and women seated at tables.

Date: 1936, February 26
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Carl Laemmle congratulated on the 20th Anniversary of Universal City Studios in Universal City, California.

Film opens with a brief aerial view of Universal City studios in California. Next, Carl Laemmle, who founded Universal in 1915, is seen being recognized and congratulated by friends and wellwishers on the Studios' 20th anniversary.

Date: 1935
Duration: 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Colleges prepare students for military and civil occupations useful in war effort, United States.

Aircraft in formation. Officers working and looking at charts in a plane. Flying boat in flight. Military vehicles cross pontoon bridge. Gun crew beside a gun. Men operate artillery. Graduation at Annapolis in Maryland. Various colleges across United States. President of Purdue University, Edward C Elliott at desk gives a speech. Planes parked at Purdue University Airport. Instructor talks with college students in civilian clothing who are learning to fly. Tuskegee school students before war. Fliers operate planes at Tuskegee in Alabama. Men attend ground crew classes. Pilots outside laboratory to learn meteorology. At the University of Virginia, in the aeronautical department, students are seen learning principles of aircraft design use of wind tunnels. Mechanical Engineering college students work with equipment. Student work with communication devices. Medical college trains doctors and nurses. View of the University of Virginia School of Medicine building facing University Avenue. Men and women students in laboratory with test tubes and various tests underway. Another scenes shows a student working in a blood bank. Military messages and various diplomatic terms are taught to students by instructors. Students in Chinese and Japanese library at Harvard University learn Asian relations. Scientists work with selected students. U.S. Navy sailors in uniform work at Purdue University. Some are seen training as electricians. Other training classes are seen at Cornell Universtiy. At a Law school lecture auditorium of the University of Virginia law school, high ranking officers learn how to control occupied territory. At Tulane Medical school, officers learn how to fight tropical diseases. Army medical officers look through microscopes in a Tulane laboratory. Cadets at Quartermaster School at the Harvard School of Business are seen receiving instruction in how to manage army camps. They learn how to supervise camp kitchens. Students at Cornell University in a nutrition department laboratory are working to create vitamin rich, compact foods to be condensed in small blocks and carried in aviator kits. At a University of California laboratory, a students works to dehydrate foods to one fifth of their former size. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables are shown being weighed. African American students are trained at Hampton Institute. They are seen in the classroom, in a science laboratory, and working in a machine shop turning out war materiel. African American students learn welding in a shop classroom, and then some are shown working at shipyards. Men work with field equipment. Training of ROTC cadets is given at many schools including Perdue University. Cadets handle modern rifles, military vehicles, and learn artillery skills. Cadets beside a stadium at Texas A&M University put on gas masks and are trained for gas-raids. Cadets learn to thrown hand grenades. Navy ROTC students at Georgia Tech learn naval tactics. A groups of California students study a torpedo. Tulane University Navy ROTC students learn ship gun skills. Navy ROTC students in Virginia board a ship to learn practical sea skills. At University of North Carolina, students in the Naval pre-flight program attend fitness classes, do formation calisthenic exercises, learn boxing, and hand-to-hand combat. Navy cadets at a swimming pool practice swimming and diving skills, including fully clothed diving and swimming, and swimming under simulated burning oil.

Date: 1942
Duration: 10 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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