Howard Hughes takes lunch at a restaurant in Chicago on May 14, 1936. Other people sitting and standing behind him. View of propeller on his Northrop Gamma 2G airplane being started. Hughes has his goggles on his head and takes off toward California. View of Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. Hughes steps out of plane in Los Angeles after 8 hours flight. In next scene, aviator Amy Johnson, CBE, wife of Jim Mollison, emerges from her Percival Gull Sixplane. G-ADZO, in Capetown, South Africa on May 7, 1936 after a record-setting four day and sixteen hours flight from London. A large crowd waits to see her. People greet her with flowers. Johnson is seen among the large crowd and smiling and waving to the crowd. Scenes in clip are from a 1961 newsreel recounting events roughly 25 years prior.
Director of Peace Corps Robert Sargent Shriver in Washington DC. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. is interviewed. He is questioned about pictures and sovereigns as he prepares to leave his office. Pictures and sovereigns in the office. Sargent Shriver removes a Mexican sombrero and a whip from a wall and tells the interviewer how he obtained it. He shows a wooden stick which was used and presented by the chief of a tribe of West Africa. An ebony cane received from northern Nigeria. He shows the Magsaysay Foundation Award for the work done by United States Peace Corps in Asia. He shows the White House pen which was used by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to sign the Peace Corps Act on September 27, 1961 with the President's autograph. Sargent shows a framed letter by the parents of the first Peace Corps volunteer to die abroad. He reads out the letter.
Riots and uneasy conditions in South Africa and Congo. South African natives demonstrate against apartheid. Policemen fire at peaceful demonstrators. Attempted assassination of Premier Verwoerd by a white farmer. A photographer takes photos as an aide holds Verwoerd. Riots in Congo, Africa after elections. Rioters dispersed by local police forces. The United Nations peace keeping forces arrive in Congo. Premiere Patrice Lumumba arrested and policeman ties his hands with ropes as Colonel Mobutu watches.
Ramfis Trujillo, son of the assassinated Dominican dictator,Rafael Trujillo, seated, and surrounded by dignitaries and the Press in Santo Domingo. Among those with him is playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa, whom he assigns as an envoy to seek support from the United States. Reporters take notes and photographers click his pictures. Cathedral in San Cristobal, the scene of Trujillo's funeral . People cry as car with Rafael Trujillo's body passes by on street. A parade in South Africa during holiday declared to mark its withdrawal from the British Commonwealth of Nations and establishment as an independent Republic. The parade includes Soldiers on horses. The new Coat of Arms of the South African Republic is shown. Former Governor General, now the first President of South Africa, Charles Robberts Swart addresses the public.
The U.S. president John Fitzgerald Kennedy outlines the peace corps program in Washington D.C., United States. The American students construct houses in Africa during an exchange program. A student puts cement on wall under construction using a shovel. Students stand on a bamboo scaffold and other work with shovels. Students pass bricks. A student washes his face. The students lined up for food. They sit and eat food using mess kit. Exteriors of the White House. The president John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the White house outlines the peace corps program. He speaks that the American peace corps will go abroad to work with the citizens of the newly developed countries. The peace corps will work in three major sectors : teaching,agriculture and health. The aim of the peace corps is to make a peaceful world.
French leader Charles de Gaulle visits Algeria during riots and crises. Frenchmen fight Frenchmen during Algiers crises in Algeria, Africa. French Army tanks and armored vehicle in the streets to control the rioters. Riots on streets of Algiers. French leader Charles de Gaulle arrives and meets a large crowd of French people in Algiers.