BLOCKHEAD BLOCK PARTY A new kind of game turns students at San Jose Teacher's College into blockheads. Each player gets a set of blocks of irregular shapes and sizes, the idea being to build as high as possible without taking a tumble. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
FROG JUMPING CONTEST Three hundred assorted croakers are entered in the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee, commemorating Mark Twain's famed yarn. The 1954 session
sees a new record--a 16 foot ten inch leap by "Lucky Lager." NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
PIN-POINT PARACHUTING Diving head-first off a tiny biplane, parachutists from many countries including Russia, compete in a pin-point parachute contest in France. With themselves as the arrow, they aim at a painted mark on the ground--and some even hit it.
PRESEASON FOOTBALL THRILLS A big first for football and a big win for the Los Angeles Rams. In a professional exhibition game, the Rams, sparked by former Oregon grid great, Norm VanBrocklin, trounce the New York Giants by a lopsided score of 30-7.
SKI RESCUE IN THE ALPS The First International Contest of Ski Rescue produces a dazzling display of speed and daring as competitors whip down the Alpine slopes towing ski sleds with a fast but rugged ride for the poor simulated patients.
BOWLING CONGRESS OPENS 45 days of bowling get under way. It's the 51st American Bowling Congress Tournament, with nearly sixteen thousand bowlers competing for fame and glory in the biggest event of the world's most popular sport.
ROYAL TAN WINS GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE The 108th running of the Grand National Steeplechase in England, one of the world's most grueling turf classics. 29 entries get away but the pitfalls of the rugged course prove the doom of 1, and take out 15 more as Royal Tan wins by a neck in a thrilling finish.
TEEN AGE TRAFFIC TOURNEY The country's first Safety-Economy Driving Competition sees 250 teenagers competing over a supervised course. Fuel economy and close observance of traffic rules, not speed, determine the winner.
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