WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA

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  • 1960s

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  • 29:30; b&w; silent and sound; V-194 EA032; S.1239

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  • This film opens with footage of various dairy products in production at Bassett's Dairy (silent). Next, officials of the Florida Department of Agriculture inspect petroleum samples in a laboratory (silent). Another Department of Agriculture official makes a surprise inspection of a Publix grocery store where he weighs meat products and measures milk products. The Leon County Public Library Bookmobile circulates books to browsers in a Winn-Dixie parking lot. The film also includes footage of the old Leon County Public Library location on Monroe Street. The interior, exterior, Florida Room and library staff are featured. Gov. LeRoy Collins explains his opposition to legalized gambling in Florida, calling it a "poison" that encourages corruption and immorality to spread in the wholesome communities of the state. He comments that, "You can't make a house cleaner by encouraging the people who live in it to like dirt." Next, several dolphins are removed from a small viewing tank and loaded into trucks where they are wrapped in water-drenched blankets. They are moved to a larger habitat where they are released. The film ends with Florida Comptroller Dickenson, who remarks on his involvement with the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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