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Murray Morgan news broadcast

Murray Morgan reading the news. Topics include a fire station building on South 9th and A Streets and the firing of Dr. Robert C. Lee by the University of Puget Sound after Lee urged an end to the bombing of North Vietnam.

Tacoma City Council Meetings on the radio (1 of 2)

Side 1: Oct. 15, 1968, meeting

Murray Morgan types while listening to a radio broadcast of the Tacoma City Council, headed by mayor A.L. Rasmussen, from Oct. 15, 1968, on KTNT-FM. Topics discussed include a Tacoma Times article, light/electricity companies, a model city program, and minimum wage percentage raises.

At 47 minutes in, Library Board member mentions libraries will not open Jan. 2 due to $20,000 in budget cuts. (Meeting date unknown).

External sources:

Tacoma City Council Meetings on the radio (2 of 2)

Side 2: Oct. 8, 1968 meeting

Radio broadcast of the Tacoma City Council meeting, headed by mayor A.L. Rasmussen, from Oct. 8, 1968. Hot topic and big argument of the night was the mayor feeling the council had been misinformed that $23,000 spent for a “Black culture program” would be spent for park playground leaders.

Human Relations Committee and the Open Housing Review Board member John Epps and mayor Rasmussen discuss race, Black culture and the historical effects of white America vs. Black America.

Chinook Jargon Songs, Folks Songs of the Pacific Northwest and Elsewhere

Chinook Jargon songs sung:

  • “Jesus Loves Me”
  • “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” (could be different song with same melody since a verse mentions "Steilacoom")


Folk songs sung with guitar:

  • “I'm Never Going to Cease My Wandering”
  • “The Old Settler (Acres of Clams)” – Pacific Northwest song
  • “The Housewife’s Lament”
  • “The Frozen Logger” – Pacific Northwest song
  • “Stupid’s Song”
  • “Portland County Jail” – Pacific Northwest song
  • "My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines"
  • “The Moonshiner”
  • “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”
  • “The Sow Took the Measles”
  • "Good Old Bowling Green"
  • “Sugar Hill”

Folk songs; Murray Morgan listening to KMO radio news and typing

Note: Former tape splicing broke and was repaired during this section 3 times. Digital editing was used to create a single track as originally intended.

Full-track mono, 7.5 ips
Woman/girl playing guitar and singing various folk songs:
1963 French song “Dominique”
“Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore”
Instrumental


Full-track mono, 3.75 ips

Murray Morgan uses his typewriter while listening to local radio news on KMO (recording likely in December 1965 based on news items and Christmas music being played).
Some topics on the news program

  • Eddie Ray Lincoln being shot/killed by police.
  • A missing student pilot out of Spokane that was en route to Moses Lake
  • Electrical Workers Union strike
  • English professor George Bluestone leaving the University of Washington for Hollywood.
  • Qantas orders Boeing 747 jetliners.
  • Coast Guard searches Chinese ship in Tacoma after caller says there was a bomb aboard. The explosive was never found.

"Mayor on Hilltop Apts", "Mt. Tahoma HS"

Murray Morgan typing while listening to the radio in 1968.

KNIO Tacoma News: WA Fair Puyallup; 5 road fatalities; railroad trestle fire; City Council meeting; storm kills hikers, Drowning Gray's harbor cabin cruiser sinking, tug explosion La Push, California family missing after light plane crash, Washington State Fair underway with 109,678 attendees.


At 43:40 (digital), cuts to meeting of Tacoma City Council on Hilltop apartments, featuring Tacoma Mayor Harold Moss

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