AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE CONNIE - 1955 Aerial and ground surveys of the damage Hurricane Connie brought to states such as New Hampshire and Connecticut where entire towns, bridges, railroads and more were wiped out by floods.
CUSTOMIZED CAR-PLANE COMBO - 1955 Leland Brian demonstrates his customized car-plane. He drives it on the road then attaches wings at the airport that allow him to take to the skies - no traffic jam too big for this vehicle to get around.
CABLE CAR SCALES MONT BLANC - 1955 Gorgeous aerial and passenger POVs as the towering heights of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak are now accessible by a new cable car which travels up the mountain leaving the town below far behind.
DOG OF THE YEAR HONORED - 1955 Taffy, a brave cocker spaniel, and his young master three-year-old Stevie Wilson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho enjoy a wonderful evening of medals, dinner and attention. Taffy is being honored for saving Stevie after he fell into a frozen lake. Lassie, eat your heart out.
Date: August 17, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:36:00, With Audio
NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE DENIED COMMISSION - 1955 Eugene Landy, No. 2 honor graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, attends but is not granted a commission upon graduation because his mother was once a member of the Communist party. Navy Secretary Charles Thomas later overrules the decision and grant Landy his commission.
Date: August 5, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:42:00, With Audio
TOUGH LITTLE TANK GUN - 1955 A new military tank gun is demonstrated. It packs 606 millimeter recoiless rifles, each aimed by a 50-caliber spotting machine gun and reaches speeds up to 40 m.p.h. Talk about hit and run - no tank stands a chance as it demonstrates its firepower.
RIOTS IN MOROCCO AGAINST FRENCH RULE - 1955 Another bloody colonial crisis confronts France in Morocco when Arab nationalists riot nonstop for three days looting and burning portions of Casablanca. At last the mob is rounded up, but not before at least 80 are killed in the uprising.
MAX BAER, LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE - 1955 Sacramento little leaguers get a surprise umpire as Max Baer, former heavyweight champ, arrives with Coach Gene Ray and Sacramento Police Captain Pat Bennet for a pep talk before the game. However, the kids aren't afraid to argue when Baer makes a call they don't agree with but he overrules their objections.
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