BOAT SHOW - 1956 In Seattle, a multi-million dollar display of the latest in power boats and pleasure boats plus all kinds of accessories regale sea-going citizens. Everything from plaid water-skis to deluxe cruisers.
PIER FIRE PROBED Investigators search the debris of Brooklyn's devastating pier fire and explosion, which killed 10, injured 400, and did 15 million damage, for the full story of the blast, including an explanation for the presence on the pier of 18 tons of explosive detonator, without Fire Department authorization.
FLOODS SWEEP FOUR STATES At least twelve are dead in the wake of disastrous winter floods sweeping four states--Kentucky, Tennesse, Virginia and West Virginia. Water is up to the windows on houses as people ride around in motorboats.
GRAPHIC SCENES AS AIRLINER DITCHES Scenes of the ditching of a Stratocruiser airplane with 31 aboard, 1,000 miles out from San Francisco. Films made from a Coast Guard cutter standing by record the big plane's plunge into the Pacific, and the rescue of the passengers and crew.
BRITISH START SUEZ WITHDRAWAL British warships enter partly-cleared Port Said harbor, and the withdrawal of British troops begins. The United Nations' police force, still growing in number, makes its influence felt to relax tensions. Meanwhile, Israel displays large stocks of modern Russian arms captured from Egypt.
NAZI SUB BASES AGAIN BOMBED RAF and American bombers again turn their attention to the lairs of Nazi wolfpacks at Lorient, Wilhelmshaven and Bremen...to arrest the threat of the sub warfare before it can further imperil Allied shipping.
UPSETS MARK INDIAN CANOE RACE Rough water takes a heavy toll on 50-foot Indian "War" canoes in the 12th annual Indian Canoe race. Four of five craft, with eleven "braves" in each, are swamped by the waves.
MARINES RAID MAKIN ISLAND A Marine Raider Battalion returns after its attack on a Japanese sea-plane base and installations in the northernmost part of the Gilbert Islands, where much damage was done and trophies captured.
LAUNCH ALL-WELDED CARGO SHIP The first of three, 17,000-ton passenger and freight vessels for a South African "run" is christened and slides down the ways. The all-welded ship was built in record time.
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