HUGE BOMBER OFF FOR ENGLAND The first of 26, four-motored Consolidated bombing planes for Britain takes off from LaGuardia Field for an unnamed Canadian field. The big craft can carry four tons of bombs at 330 M.P.H.
7 DEAD IN SLEEPER PLANE CRASH Seven persons, including a Congressman, perish in the wreckage of a luxury airliner that crashed into a pine forest near Atlanta, Georgia. Airline President and World War "Ace," Edward V. Rickenbacker, was seriously injured.
SEAGULL WITH ARROW IN FOOT A startling sight on the waterfront is a nameless seagull going about his avian business with an arrow transfixing his body: He flies, fights, and scrambles for food as usual--not bothered a bit.
STORK VILLAGE AND SWIM QUEENS Unusual scenes from the little town of Rust in Austria--with one of the largest stork populations in Europe. Rare close-ups of mama stork delivering a baby stork to her nest. Swimming queens parade the pulchritude to publicize National Swim for Health Week. The judges are all at sea trying to pick the winner of National Swim for Health Queen.
NATION MOURNS RAYBURN'S PASSING The flag flies at half mast for Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House since 1940, who died at the age of 79 in 1961. A Congressman since 1913, the beloved "MR. SAM" was equally respected and honored by Democrat and Republican. Clips of Rayburn being inducted by President Harry S. Truman and with Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO FROM 1961 A quarter of a century ago from 1961 - A 1936 hurricane caused untold damage along the East Coast as floods in Texas added to the year's damages by nature's fury. The fabulous billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, makes his annual trek South. He was a feeble 97 and this was his last trip. In the pre-jet age they were experimenting with catapult-launched planes to span the Atlantic. Inventors were dreaming too. Here's a foot-propelled plane that zooms down a runway and soars into the air--for one foot.
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