NICKLAUS WINS MASTERS BY A STROKE The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., totes a bag of thrills for the record crowd as golf's top aces battle right down to the wire. It's the 23-year-old Jack Nicklaus who comes out on top as he comes through the final round with even par and 286 for the tourney. He's one happy fellow as he puts on the winner's jacket.
BUDDHIST PRIESTS EXORCISE THE SPIRITS Workers in the Murray House in Hong Kong complained that ghosts were defacing blueprints and interfering with electronic equipment so the Chinese government called in Buddhist priests to exorcise the spirits. Crowds watch from below while the media photographs the proceedings.
BATTLESHIP SPEE SUNK IN MONTEVIDEO The German pocket battleship Graf Spee is chased into Montevideo harbor by three British cruisers. She must leave the neutral port or be interned and her Nazi captain chooses to scuttle the Graf rather than let her fall in British hands. Newspaper headlines tell the story.
Date: December 15, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:49:00, No Audio
BRITISH POMP MARKS VISIT OF INDIA'S CHIEF Dr. Radhakrishnan, on a state visit to England, is received by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh as he arrives at the train station. All the pomp and ceremony of the royal court are shown to him.
CARDINALS PREPARE TO ELECT 262ND PONTIFF Vatican City is the focus of world attention as the college of Cardinals meets to elect a new pope. They will live behind locked doors until a decision is reached on a successor to Pope John XXIII. The conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel decorated with frescoes painted by Michelangelo.
LAST PRISONERS LEAVE ALCATRAZ It's "open house" at Alcatraz as the last of its 1500 prisoners are removed to other Federal penitentiaries. Reporters and cameramen are allowed to roam at will through the corridors and cell blocks of "The Rock" in San Francisco Bay that once confined the nation's most desperate criminals.
PALMER WINS TITLE ON PLAY-OFF HOLE Competition is stiff right down to the last hole of the Thunderbird Classic Invitational Golf Tournament at Westchester Country Club. Arnold Palmer ends up tied with Paul Harney on the last hole. They go into a sudden-death playoff and Palmer sinks his putt to pick up the win after Harney misses.
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