HOUSTON BATTLES AGAINST DISASTER A giant tanker loaded with 135,000 barrels of aviation gas and fuel oil blazes fiercely after a series of midnight blasts. It's only a stone's throw from high octane gasoline storage tanks nearby--in the heart of an industrial and petroleum storage center. Firemen battle for 19 hours to check the flames--whose spread could mean another Texas City disaster. Great shots of tons of foamite being poured in to smother the blaze. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
WISCONSIN TOPPLES NORTHWESTERN Titans of the Big Ten clash in Evanston, and the Wisconsin Badgers topple high-riding Northwestern, handing the Wildcats their first defeat of the season, 24-19, with a smashing second half assault. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
KERNS HOTEL FIRE A night of terror in the Midwest as the supposedly fireproof Kerns Hotel of
Lansing, Michigan, burns in a tragic holocaust that shocked the nation. Scenes of the destruction as fire fighters douse the building with water and the debris piles high. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
ROYAL WEDDING AND CIRCUS WEDDING England hails the royal wedding of handsome Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece in Westminster Abbey. And a showman's dream comes true, as a midget weds fat lady. 38" high Jackie Clicken and Mildred Conti, who tips in at 425 lbs. The biggest blushing bride in a long time. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
POPE JOHN MARKS ANNIVERSARY Rites of high splendor and solemnity mark the first anniversary of the Coronation of Pope John XXIII. Twenty-thousand in St. Peter's Basilica receive the apostolic blessing. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
MOBS STORM CANAL ZONE Panama-American relations reach a new low as nationalist mobs storm the Canal Zone. Repelled by tear-gas and high-pressure hoses, they turn on U.S. business in Panama itself, and tear down the flag outside the embassy. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
PARACHUTE CHAMPION SHOWS STYLE Parachute champion Sam Chazat demonstrates split-second judgement and iron nerves with a thrilling free fall from a mile-high plane, opening his chute only at the last minute.
REFUELING AT SEA Spectacular scenes of U.S. destroyers with the 7th Fleet in the South China Sea that are refueled by a floating tanker as deck-high waves and rolling seas turn the job into a perilous operation.
Date: 1954 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, No Audio
VAN DOREN FACES QUIZ PROBERS Charles Van Doren faces the Harris Committee in the dramatic high point of the investigation of rigged and fixed quiz shows. In a moving apology to the millions whose friendship and respect he won, he retracts his earlier denials of getting help, and admits receiving the questions, and many of the answers. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
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