1947 GOLD CUP RACE In a gruelling 90-mile race on the choppy waters of Jamaica Bay in New York, Danny Foster of California pilots "Miss Peps V" to victory in the 40th Gold Cup classic. The defending champ, Guy Lombardo, is forced out in the final heat by hull damage and an oil-line break. Foster wins the last heat with a broken propeller blade.
CHRISTENING OF ICEBREAKER JOHN A. MACDONALD The Canadian icebreaker John A. Macdonald is finished as the ways are greased and finishing touches are put on the hull. The Prime Minister's wife, Mrs. Diefenbaker christens the ship in a nighttime launching ceremony. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
FISHING FLEET FROZEN OVER Trawlers return to below-zero Boston harbor from the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. A catch of 450 tons of fish plus tons of ice encrusted on hulls and rigging makes heavy work for crews.
MILITARY LEADERS PONDER KOREA POW PROBLEMS As the deadline for liberation of Korean P.O.W.'s nears with no political conference in sight, Generals Hull and Taylor call on India's General Thimayya, and see first hand the method by which repatriation is carried out by the neutral commission.
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