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Finding Aid of the Milwaukee Journal Stations Records > Subject Guide

Allis Chalmers

1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1954 | 1959 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970


Month/Day/Year: November 1, 1950
Segment Number: 2
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Staff from Fortune magazine visit Allis-Chalmers in Milwaukee. The group admires a tractor and turbine while they tour the plant. The visitors eat at Gimbel's with Wisconsin business and government leaders.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 1. 

Month/Day/Year: November 1, 1950
Segment Number: 17
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Allis-Chalmers is honored by the American Legion for its employment of disabled veterans. American Legion State Commander Jerome Host presents the award to company president Walter Geist. W. C. Van Cleaf of Allis-Chalmers and Frank Greenya of the Legion are also present.   
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 1. 

Month/Day/Year: January 10, 1951
Segment Number: 7, 15, & 17
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Footage of the new boring and milling tool recently installed at the Allis-Chalmers plant. The base and machinery extend 11 feet into the ground and 37 feet above the floor.     
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 3. 

Month/Day/Year: February 7, 1951
Segment Number: 15
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Footage of the crowd outside Ascension Lutheran Church for the funeral of Walter Geist, president of Allis-Chalmers. Mayor Frank Zeidler is in attendance. Footage of the casket being brought out of the church.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 3. 

Month/Day/Year: February 14, 1951
Segment Number: 1
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. William A. Roberts is named the new president of Allis-Chalmers while William C. Johnson is named the new vice-president. Other vice- presidents include Robert Stevenson and Fred Mackey. Mildred Jackson is Johnson's secretary. 
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 3. 

Month/Day/Year: April 25, 1951
Segment Number: 8
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Students from West Allis Central hold their post-prom party at the Allis-Chalmers clubhouse. Footage of the students arriving and of the king and queen being crowned. See script for names.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 5. 

Month/Day/Year: June 6, 1951
Segment Number: 12
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Members of the Rural Youth Leaders visit Allis-Chalmers. This group is comprised of 23 young men and women from western European and Asian countries. Several of them look at and sit on some tractors. See script for names.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 17. 

Month/Day/Year: July 4, 1951
Segment Number: 1
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Members of the Association of Commerce look at large piles of scrap metal at Allis-Chalmers. The Association is encouraging businesses to "clean house" and save scrap metal because of the shortage of scrap metal. See script for names.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 17. 

Month/Day/Year: September 26, 1951
Segment Number: 7
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Louis Will, Joseph Detlaff, Edward Lohmann, A. H. Weiss, and A. Anderson are honored for each working 50 years at Allis-Chalmers.    
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 19. 

Month/Day/Year: October 22, 1952
Segment Number: 4
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Farmers and their wives tour 25 Milwaukee firms as part of the first Business-Agriculture Day. The event is sponsored by the Milwaukee Association of Commerce. This group tours the Allis-Chalmers' plant.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 8.

Month/Day/Year: May 12, 1954
Segment Number: 3
Segment Description: The Milwaukee Newsreel Program. Milwaukee teachers visit Allis-Chalmers and get a guided tour through the plant. The first group meets with Allis-Chalmers President William Roberts. Then, Leon Decker and Anthony Lebesch guide a group through the plant.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 16.

Month/Day/Year: 1959
Segment Number:  7
Segment Description: 1959 Year Ender. A 77 day strike at Allis-Chalmers in West Allis ended in April with the approval of a new contract.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 10.

Month/Day/Year: July 7, 1961
Segment Description: Special Assignment. The segment examines the modern day foundry, with special emphasis on the Allis-Chalmers Company in West Allis. New advances in welding technology are featured.    
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script.

Month/Day/Year: December 4, 1962
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Part one of a two-part series. Allis-Chalmers is flying farmers, who bought tractors during the last three months, to Milwaukee for a tour of the plant. The first group included 900 farmers from seven states.
Notes: The film black and white and does have sound; there is a script.

Month/Day/Year: December 5, 1962
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Part two of a two-part series. Farmers visiting from seven states get to see an exhibition of tractors manufactured by Allis-Chalmers. Included in this show are tractors from 1869, 1914, 1919, and 1932.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script.

Month/Day/Year: May 3, 1963
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Allis-Chalmers hosts a post prom party, with the theme of "Hawaii Calls," as a means of providing students an organized and supervised party. Footage includes interior scenes of the event and the people in attendance.    
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. 

Month/Day/Year: May 27, 1964
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Part one of a two-part series. Dr. Carl Zenz, director of  medicine at Allis-Chalmers, discusses the hyperbolic chamber built by Allis-Chalmers. Dr. Zenz and Dr. Walter Thiede examine the chamber which will be used for treatment and research at St. Luke's Hospital.
Notes: The film is black and white and does have sound; there is a script. 

Month/Day/Year: May 28, 1964
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Part two of a two-part series. Dr. Carl Zenz, head of Allis-Chalmers' medical department, discusses Wisconsin's first human research pressure chamber. The chamber will be used for practical treatment as well as research.
Notes: The film is black and white and does have sound; there is a script. 

Month/Day/Year: June 29, 1964
Segment Description: Special Assignment. For five nights, a train containing three rolled steel cylinders for a cement kiln, crawled over a fifteen mile zig-zag route. The cylinders were built by Allis-Chalmers. They were shipped at night to avoid traffic and spectators
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script. 

Month/Day/Year: November 9, 1964
Segment Description: Special Assignment. Modern farm equipment, such as Allis-Chalmers' tractors and combines, makes life easier for the farmer while increasing productivity. Footage of different pieces of equipment.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound; there is a script.

Month/Day/Year: November 20, 1965
Segment Number: 6
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of one of the high pressure chambers at St. Luke's Hospital being put into place. Allis-Chalmers built the chambers, which will be used for controlled atmosphere surgery. A special laboratory is being built to hold the two chambers.  
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 27.

Month/Day/Year: November 21, 1965
Segment Number: 6
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of one of the high pressure chambers being put into place at St. Luke's Hospital. Allis-Chalmers built the chambers which will be used for controlled atmosphere surgery and other treatments. The roof for the special lab will be put on later.
Notes: The film is black and white and does not have sound. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 27.

Month/Day/Year: March 18, 1967
Segment Number:
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of the USNS Kane. The ship's main parts were manufactured at the Allis-Chalmers' plant in Wisconsin. An announcer describes features of the ship in detail.
Notes: The film is color and does have sound.

Month/Day/Year: August 12, 1967
Segment Number: 2
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Robert Stevenson, chair of the board at Allis-Chalmers, makes a statement to the press on the proposed merger with General Dynamics and the recent offer by Ling-Tem Vought Inc. to buy out Allis-Chalmers stock.
Notes: The film is color and does have sound. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 32.   

Month/Day/Year: August 17, 1967
Segment Number: 7 & 11
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of the exterior of the Allis-Chalmers building from different angles. A spokesman for Allis-Chalmers makes a statement on the proposed Ling-Tem Vought Inc. buyout of stock holders. The second offer by Ling-Tem Vought Inc. has been rejected.
Notes: The film is color. Segment 7 does not have sound. Segment 11 does have sound. This film has been transferred to videotape; see videotape # 32. 

Month/Day/Year: October 31, 1967
Segment Number: 2 & 8
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of students at a local high school receiving a tour of the Allis-Chalmers factory in West Allis. They walk around the assembly line.
Notes: The film is color and does not have sound.

Month/Day/Year: January 8, 1968
Segment Number: 1
Segment Description: Newsreel.  A man drives Allis-Chalmers' new all-terrain-vehicle, the TIGER. It goes 25 mph and sells for $1,400.
Notes: The film is color and does not have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: February 24, 1968
Segment Number: 3
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Exterior footage of buildings at Allis-Chalmers. Men picket outside of the buildings and carry signs that read, "Local 248 on Strike," "AC Workers Demand UAW Pattern" and "No Contract No Work."
Notes: The film is color and does not have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: May 8, 1968
Segment Number: 3
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage from the Allis-Chalmers annual stock holders meeting at the Pfister Hotel. An unidentified man says Allis-Chalmers management assured the stock holders that Gulf and Western was buying shares for investment purposes only, that they are not seeking control of Allis-Chalmers, and that they are not seeking representation on the Allis-Chalmers' board.
Notes: The film is color and does have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: May 16, 1968
Segment Number: 3
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of unidentified teenagers wearing safety glasses as they tour the Allis-Chalmers factory.
Notes: The film is color  and does not have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: August 15, 1968
Segment Number: 2
Segment Description: Daily Footage. David Scott, the new president of Allis-Chalmers, says the company he came from doubled in size in the last 5 years through internal growth, product development, and acquisitions. He says Allis-Chalmers can grow in the same way.    
Notes: The film is color and does have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: October 2, 1968
Segment Number: 2
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Footage of a sign that reads "Allis-Chalmers - We're showing our true colors each day" over a mural. Children and others take turns painting on the mural.
Notes: The film is color and does not have sound. 

Month/Day/Year: June 4, 1969
Segment Number: 2
Segment Description: Daily Footage. The annual Allis-Chalmers stock holders meeting has adjourned because of a court order brought on by threats of a takeover. David Scott of Allis-Chalmers announces the adjournment to the press.      
Notes: The film is color and does have sound. 
Month/Day/Year: January 22, 1970

Segment Number: 2 & 3
Segment Description: Daily Footage. Cal Holm reports that Allis-Chalmers has finally been able to hold a stockholders meeting.  The company has tried 18 times since May 1969 to hold a meeting but has been unable to because of a court order. President David Scott speaks about the company's financial progress in the past nine months. Footage of a crowd watching an unidentified man speak at a podium.  
Notes: The film is color. Segment 2 does have sound. Segment 3 does not have sound. 

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