U.S. TO SELL GRAIN TO SOVIET BLOC At his news conference President John F. Kennedy makes the announcement that the United States will sell surplus wheat to Russia and her satellites. The 310,000,000 purchase will be from U.S. surplus stocks and will help reduce the 1,000,000,000 tons in storage while at the same time benefit the U.S. balance-of-payments deficit.
RUSK TELLS GERMANS 'TROOPS WILL STAY' Secretary of State Dean Rusk visits West Germany's new Chancellor, Ludwig Erhardt, in Bonn, West Germany. After the success of "Operation Airlift" the West Germans feared that the United States would withdraw some troops in Europe. Mr. Rusk gave assurances that this would not happen.
DOUGLAS-HOME WINS ELECTION Until he renounced his titles to become Prime Minister he was better known as Lord Home, Britain's Foreign Minister. He easily wins the election to the House of Commons and now, within the year, he must call a general election which the Laborites hope to win.
NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY The limited nuclear test ban treaty becomes official in the White House Treaty Room--the same room where the peace protocol was signed to end the Spanish-American War. In the presence of official witnesses and Congressional leaders, the President hails the agreement with Russia with a note of caution, calling it the first fruit of hope.
WASHINGTON SPOTLIGHT It's a busy few days in Washington for President John F. Kennedy. First he greets Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, here on a state visit. The Emperor has ruled since 1916, before the President was born. Then he signs the Armed Services pay-raise bill that will add a fourteen percent increase to the pay of the men in uniform. The same day he hears a report on the situation in South Vietnam from Secretary of Defense McNamara and General Maxwell Taylor.
BIG U.S. FREIGHTER LAUNCHED Welcome defense news is the launching of the S.S. American Leader, an electric-welded ship that is launched in the San Francisco Bay. It's a sideways debut for the great new vessel. Trick photography shows the ship going back onto the launching pad.
QUINTUPLET BIRTH The five children of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fisher of Aberdeen, S.D., took the news in stride. They now have four new sisters and a brother in a quintuplet birth that occurs once in 54,000,000 times. The quints faced heavy odds to become the first United States quints to survive infancy.
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