BALLOONIST MAKES HIGHEST ASCENT, LONGEST JUMP From the New Mexico desert, Air Force balloonist Captain Joseph Kittenger, Jr. ascends 19 1/2 miles in an open gondola balloon the highest non-powered flight ever, and returns to earth with a fall of 16 miles before opening his chute, another remarkable record. 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.
BARREL JUMPING At Grossingers, New York, the annual world barrel-jumping championship, won for the umpteenth time by the perennial and astonishing Leo Lebel with a titanic leap. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
WATER-SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS A water-skiing spectacle. The Pacific Northwest championships in Seattle bring out the experts for a gala nautical festival. Some nerve-wracking spills and some successful jumps.
WATER SKIERS RUSH SEASON It's early for water skiing, even in Seattle, but the Olympic Club members just wear coats over their bathing suits to keep warm while staging an exciting field day of aquatic thrillers.
AUSTRIAN SKI SEASON The start of the ski season dawns snowless in Austria, but devotees of the hickory fliers are undismayed. They limber up muscles stiffened by lack of practice with workouts on a carpet of slippery pine needles.
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