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

State Senator Fitzpatrick Supports Governor Almond in Telegram; Robert Young, Jr., Reports on Fire Conditions in Roanoke Area; Female Employees at Allstate Insurance Company in Roanoke Wear Shorts; Roanoke Workers Receive "Employee Handbook;" Roanoke Valley Junior Achievement Returns From Contest at University of Indiana

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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., 04 sec.
State Senator Earl Fitzpatrick reads a telegram he wrote to Governor Almond supporting his decision not to enforce integration in Virginia public schools. Robert Young, Jr., a representative of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, meets with Roanoke City Manager Arthur Owens and other city officials to discuss fire conditions in the Roanoke area. Female employees at the Allstate Insurance Company in Roanoke wear comfortable summer clothes to work as a result of broken air conditioning. Policewoman Rosa Smith and secretaries Tracy Trent and Martha Lee read the new "Employee Handbook" distributed to Roanoke City workers. Five representatives of the Roanoke Valley Junior Achievement program arrive at Woodrum Field following a trip to the University of Indiana for the National Junior Achievement contest, where 18-year-old Judy Purcell won second place.
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