Filipinos welcome Douglas MacArthur in Manila on 10th Anniversary of Independence. Large crowds of civilians standing on either side of the road. Motorcade of Douglas MacArthur, American General and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army, arrives on the 10th Anniversary of Independence. A large gathering of Filipinos welcome General MacArthur. General MacArthur walks with other officers. Photographers take pictures in the foreground. General MacArthur places a wreath on a grave and pays respect. The General speaks at the dais. A large crowd gathered.
Actor Jack Webb speaks from an office decorated with American and U.S. Marine Corps flags and other Marine symbols. With his hand on a world globe, he speaks of America's treaties and agreements with other nations in the world and the importance of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps in supporting world peace efforts. Scene shifts to Marines on parade heading straight toward and to either side of the camera. More views from various places, of the marching marines. Next, various radar antennas are seen rotating, some on land and some on ships at sea. Two sailors are seen plotting positions of detected things with white grease pencils on a large plexiglass display. A sailor in a communications center hands a report to a Marine standing nearby. The next scene shows the Marine delivering the message to an officer in a command and control center, staffed with Navy and Marine Corps personnel. A Navy Commander stands in front of a large wall map covering the Indian Ocean and bordering land masses. He uses a pointer while briefing an audience of very high ranking officers about places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Seated in the front row are Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David M. Shoup. Beside him is Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr. They both confer and decide that U.S. Marines should be deployed in this situation. Admiral Anderson questions the briefing officer.
Newsreel clip on Minnesota welcoming major league baseball to the state in April 1961. Exterior views of Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the new Minnesota Twins. Banner reads "The Minnesota Twins Welcome You." Announcer notes team is playing in Bloomington, seven miles from each of the state's two major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. View of 25,000 spectators, most bundled up for a chilly day, inside stadium for the home opener against the Washington Senators. Those on hand include baseball commissioner Ford Frick, American League president Joe Cronin, and Minnesota Governor Elmer Andersen. Announcer notes the previous Washington team moved to Minnesota and was replaced with a new Senators team in Washington. Dignitaries walk on field trailed by Minnesota manager Cookie Lavagetto and Washington manager Mickey Vernon. Dignitaries raise the American flag. Governor Andersen kisses a baseball and throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Announcer notes Twins lost this game, but says "Who cares?" because Minnesota is in the big leagues.
Christmas time advertisement for U.S. Savings Bonds. Interior of a house decorated for Christmas, with Christmas tree and toy train running on a table. Actress Donna Reed walks to the table, stops the train and holds up a December 1958 U.S. Savings Bond. She speaks about the Savings Bond, places it on a toy train car, and starts the train. As the train moves along the track, it passes signs reflecting successive passing time increments: Dec 1961 (three years), Dec 1964 (3 more years), and Aug 1968 (3 more years and 8 months). By staying on track to maturity, the bond is worth much more. Donna Reed notes this and suggests Savings Bonds as a Christmas gift. She closes by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. (Note: The original maturity period for a Series E Bond was 10 years. But the U.S. Government reduced it to 9 years and 8 months, in 1952. That revised maturity period is reflected in this advertisement.) (Additional note: The trains are by Lionel, and include "The General" locomotive, a New York Central boxcar, a Lionel flatcar, and Lionel Lines caboose.)
Newsreel titled 'Goa falls' shows Indian troops occupying Goa after its 1961 invasion and annexation, ending 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule. Wrecked houses and natives on the streets as Indian soldiers patrol the area. Natives carry Indian flags.
During Berlin Crisis in 1961. Scene of a street in East Berlin, Germany. A man stands on the West side of Berlin, clicks photo of East Berlin. A policeman disturbs and blocks him with a mirror. People of East Berlin go with their few possessions escaping to West Berlin. Military trucks parked on East Berlin side. People wave handkerchiefs. A young man loads his luggage in a truck. People on the East Berlin side with their possessions. An east German policeman reflects with a mirror to prevent cameras from recording the escape attempts. People on the West Berlin side watch a water hose sprayed at them to deter onlookers. A man sits on a truck and clicks photos as water is sprayed on him and the truck is forced to move on. Smoke or tear gas bomb comes from East Berlin side and men throw them back. Smoke seen everywhere. The escape of Frieda Schulz is seen from her apartment building at the border, on Bernauer Strasse. She is seen hanging from a window, still held on her arm from above by an east German official, until the receiving west German crowd from below pulls on her leg hard enough to free her, and she falls into a waiting net. Another woman is seen preparing to leap from a fifth floor window. She leaps (not seen) and is caught by firemen with a waiting net. Next, her husband is seen pushing some baggage through the window with valuables, and then he is seen leaping from the window into a waiting net held by firemen on the West Berlin side. Work goes on for building the Berlin Wall. Giant bulldozer drops dirt on ground as it razes home along the border of the Berlin Wall, and as a wide ditch is built to prevent escape by vehicle. People cut hole in barbed wire and are seen escaping to the West German side. Policemen and others help them as they get through. East Berlin police arrive and stop more people from escaping. A man and two young women are seen after they successfully escape through the barbed wire to West Berlin side.