1:21:00 – KEEPING UP WITH THE CANDIDATES – USA
EISENHOWER AND NIXON
President Dwight Eisenhower strolls garden at Gettysburg, Penna. home, with wife, Mamie Eisenhower…also shown with grandson and granddaughter, David and Barbara Eisenhower / President Eisenhower & VP Richard Nixon, also their wives, Mamie Eisenhower & Pat Nixon, attend political meeting with Republican party supporters in outdoor tent / Eisenhower looks at an IKE umbrella; re-election campaign souvenir / President Eisenhower
putts golf ball on green, but misses hole / Eisenhower with eaming smile

1:22:35 – STEVENSON AND KEFAUVER
Adlai Stevenson greeted by cheering supporters holding political signs and Indians wearing tribal headdresses of feathers / Senator Estes Kefauver smokes Indian peace pipe (Eisenhower won landslide victory for a second presidential term in 1956, defeating Stevenson 41 states to 7 and by 25 million votes to 18 million )

1:23:17 – NATURE ON A RAMPAGE MURRAY RIVER FLOOD – AUSTRALIA
VS homes submerged to their rooftops by flood waters / frightened cat almost drowns when it fails leap to safety
TYPHOON EMMA – JAPAN & OKINAWA
VS raging torrential rains and winds sweep coastal areas with destruction

1:25:00 – 50-YEAR-OLD AIRPLANE FLIES AGAIN – DENMARK
Pilot operates controls of primitive 1906 aircraft for a brief flight

1:25:49 – NEW CRACKS IN THE COLOSSEUM – ITALY
Ancient Rome amphitheater undergoes repair work

1:26:29 – BOMBS PROBE THICKNESS OF EARTH’S CRUST – FRENCH ALPS
Geologists set off series of explosions

1:27:15 – DAM DOOMS FAMED INDIAN FISHING HOLE – USA
WS Dallas Dam (Oregon) / American Indians fish for salmon on Columbia River. (I think this is The Dalles Dam)

1:27:47 – VULCAN GUN OUTSHOOTS 400 RIFLEMEN – USA
Cannon fires shells at target on shooting range / tracer shells, night firing

1:28:27 – A HAPPY FAMILY OF 62 – CANADA
Farmer couple care for homeless boys and girls. Clotheslines on farm filled with hanging clothes / children say grace before meals / hungry boys and girls, seated at table, eat foods / children say prayers before sleep

1:29:36 – NATURAL RESOURCES
THE FIRST OIL WELL
Series of retrospective shots tied to historic narrative presentation
story of beginnings of oil industry by Colonel Edwin Drake in Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1859. Includes good shot of oil storage tanks

1:33:08 – THE FACE OF AMERICA
THE ROYAL GORGE
Visit to Rocky Mountain natural wonder in Colorado. WS grazing sheep on prairie, snow covered mountains in BG / railroad train ride through gorge, POV front car / TU suspension bridge connects sides of canyon / train rides over ‘hanging’ railroad bridge / tourist, precariously seated on brink of sheer drop, watches train pass along gorge far below / tourists take steep cable car ride down narrow canyon…also cable car ride going up canyon / finally, ride across suspension bridge across canyon

1:37:05 – LITERATURE
HAMLET’S CASTLE
Class of school children visit medieval Danish castle. VS EXT & INT views of Kroneborg ? castle / actors wear Elizabethan costumes (narrator recites from Shakespeare’s play)

Includes historical recreation of the discovery of oil at Titusville, Pennsylvania in the mid 1800s.

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