WORLD AWAITS CHOICE OF POPE Throngs fill Saint Peter's Square awaiting the puff of smoke from within the Sistine Chapel signaling the selection of the new Pope. Rare scenes from within the Chapel show the College of Cardinals as they begin their deliberations, sealed off from the outside world. The traditional signal results in confusion as an intended black fumetta' on the first ballot, emerges white, causing premature rejoicing.
CASALS PLAYS AT U.N. CONCERT 81-year-old Pablo Casals takes part in a world-wide musical celebration of United Nations Day, ending his self-proclaimed exile from the concert world for this one occasion. Hailed as the world's greatest cellist, it's his first U.S. appearance since 1928.
OTTAWA ROCKED BY EXPLOSION An unexplained explosion of terrific force rocks Canada's capital city, demolishing three buildings and gutting others, in the ordinarily busy downtown section. Countless lives were saved because the blast came on a quiet Saturday, but property damage mounts over two million dollars.
NEW TANKER FOR BRAZIL The christening and launching of the new tanker, Presidente Juscelino, in Rio De Janiero. The champagne bottle misses the ship but the second time is a success. The ship is launched down the weighs.rn
GLOBETROTTERS IN NEW YORK For a New York benefit, the Harlem Globetrotters put on their usual hilarious show, with Meadowlark Lemon, Wilt Chamberlain and Company breaking up the audience with their inimitable basketball buffoonery. Roy Campanella is among the spectators.
GOLDEN AGE MOVIE CLUB In New York City, film executives launch the Golden Age Movie Club. Senior citizens are awarded special movie passes. They shake hands with a theater owner as they enter for a showing.
FIRST CIVIL DEFENSE COORDINATING CENTER Near Wheaton, Illinois, a civil defense control center designed to withstand a near-direct nuclear blast opens. The bomb shelter will provide an emergency nerve center for disaster relief work in Chicago, Gary and Hammond.rn
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