CHARLES, MARCIANO TRAIN FOR CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT At their respective training camps, challenger Ezzard Charles and Champion Rocky Marciano train for their forthcoming bout. Marciano's blockbuster right is very much in evidence, as he rips a punching bag from its mount in practice--but ex-Champion Charles is showing a new aggressiveness that--added to his ring wisdom--makes him a formidable contender. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
HOOVER FETED ON 80TH BIRTHDAY Former President Herbert Hoover comes back to his boyhood home of West Branch, Iowa to celebrate his 80th birthday. The small town is jammed with out-of-towners there to hail the venerable engineer-statesman who is still serving his country.
Date: August 10, 1954 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
ST. LAWRENCE POWER PROJECT The St. Lawrence power project--a 600,000,000 undertaking designed to harness the mighty waterway and turn its energy into abundant cheap electricity for much of New York State and a stretch of Ontario--gets underway at ground-breaking ceremonies in Massena, N.Y. attended by Governor Dewey.
STOCK CAR RACES Stock cars tear round a hundred mile course in Atlanta and they scorch the dirt track at a near-suicidal pace. No fatalities, but there's one serious injury--and two others walk away from crashes that might have been fatal. Herb Thomas comes out the winner.
MOTORCYCLE NATIONALS ON DAYTONA BEACH Motorcycle maniacs gather for the Nationals--a thrill-packed event with spills a-plenty. Competitors race for miles along the sand, in the sport's top event of the year.
MAU MAU LEADER CAPTURED As Britain's Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttleton visits Kenya and joins a typical jungle patrol, a leader of the Mau Mau terrorist group, General China, is captured--offering the first contact with the upper levels of the Mau Mau leadership.
EARL'S COURT MOTOR SHOW Britain's annual Earl's Court Motor Show offers a worldwide sample of the motor scene for 1960 with a new emphasis on mini cars. Cars from Detroit feature built-in boot stretchers and fishing rod carriers.
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