SKI-SLED PRECURSOR TO JET SKI On Long Island waters, an outboard powered ski-sled has water sports fans all aflutter with eagerness for a spin on the fast-moving craft--nimble as a waterbug, capable of 35 m.p.h.1 unsinkable, and so simple it's steered without a rudder, simply by shifting your weight. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
SOVIET DEFECTOR From Khrushchev's cruise ship, the Baltica, a sailor who has defected from the U.S.S.R. speaks to the press about what he hopes to find in the U.S. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
HURRICANE DONNA AFTERMATH All along the Atlantic seaboard, a mammoth job of cleaning up in the wake of Hurricane Donna, one of the most destructive storms on record. At least 138 lives are lost, and property damages are approximately one billion dollars. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
HYDROFOIL ON VOLGA Russian engineers run a radical craft down the Volga River--no doubt startling the legendary boatman. It runs almost completely out of the water, on hydrofoils, at speeds of 50 m.p.h. Big enough to carry 150 passengers, "The Meteor" is a local sensation. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
LA GUARDIA'S ANTI-GAMBLING CAMPAIGN Mayor La Guardia smashes slot machines as part of an anti-gambling campaign in New York City. He and a group of city workers throw the machines off a boat into the river.
1,500 DIE IN MEXICO'S WORST STORM DISASTER A hurricane and floods batter central Mexico, causing havoc from the Pacific coast where numerous ships including an 1,800 ton freighter are swamped to far inland where whole villages are wiped out by earth slides. With the death toll near 1,500 and still mounting, the grim decision is made to abandon the search for bodies, as Mexico concentrates all its resources on relief for the stricken areas. Aid packages include boxes of serum to treat stings from scorpions unearthed by the storm. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
IKE IN TUNISIA AND PARIS President Dwight D. Eisenhower's historic peace mission carries him to Tunisia, the most pro-Western of the Arab nations and the smallest stop on his entire tour. President Bourguiba presents an Arab steed and a cheering populace hails Ike. He travels by sea on the U.S.S Des Moines to the French shores where an enthusiastic reception in Toulon greets him. But in Paris, the character of Ike's mission is altered as he confers in momentous pre-summit talks with Charles De Gaulle, Adenauer and Macmillan that result in an invitation to Nikita Khrushchev for summit meetings in the Big Four capitals. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
ATLANTIC FLEET MANEUVERS The Atlantic Fleet's crack sub-killers go through their paces in three days of spectacular maneuvers, unleashing the latest and most deadly missile weapons in their arsenal during a 3-day visit by the Secretary of the Navy. Afterwards he takes the helm of the A-Sub Skipjack.
CHRISTENING OF ICEBREAKER JOHN A. MACDONALD The Canadian icebreaker John A. Macdonald is finished as the ways are greased and finishing touches are put on the hull. The Prime Minister's wife, Mrs. Diefenbaker christens the ship in a nighttime launching ceremony. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
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