Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 October

Pebble Lime Spills on Route 11; Lynchburg Homes Turn Brown; Roanoke Valley United Fund Continues Drive; Dr. C. M. Cornell Discusses Dissatisfaction of Roanoke City Employees

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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3 min., 15 sec.
Firefighters shovel eight and a half tons of pebble lime from Route 11 after a truck blew two rear tires and flipped over, spilling the lime. The homes of several residents in White Rock Hill and Fairview Heights sections of Lynchburg appear to have turned brown in color; smoke from the Mead Corporation plant fills the air and a woman examines the paint color of her house. A figure dressed in a top hat and mask tallies the pledges made to the Roanoke Valley United Fund drive. Councilmember Dr. C. M. Cornell discusses the controversy over the Roanoke city job classification system and his intention to hold a public hearing where city employees can voice their opinions.
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