Federal Elections in Canada, 1957. A plaque placed outside a building reads 'Chief Electoral Officer'. People enter and leave the building. The Chief Electoral Officer seated at a desk talks over a telephone, using an attachment to cradle the telephone against his shoulder, thus freeing his hands. A man and woman at a voting booth desk help people to cast their votes. 'Dominion of Canada' written on a ballot box. The woman at the desk checks voters names against a register of qualified voters. Vehicles move through streets. View of Canadian Houses of Parliament. Civilians read the notice of grant of a poll placed on a lamppost in a garden.
Stands are crowded with spectators at University of Oklahoma's Owen Field, in Norman, Oklahoma, for a game between the Oklahoma "Sooners" and "the fighting Irish" of Notre Dame, on November 16, 1957. Although Oklahoma came into the game with a 47 game winning streak,they lose this game to Notre Dame, 7 to zero.
In the telling play, Quarterback Bob Williams (number 9) throws to back, Dick Lynch (number 25) , who runs around the right end, untouched, for the only touchdown in this upset game. (Stickles, of Notre Dame kicked the extra point to make it a 7-0 ballgame.)
Scene shifts to presentation of the Heisman trophy to halfback, John David Crow, of Texas A&M on December 11, 1957.
Sequence shifts again, to football fans watching Canada's Grey Cup Classic,on November 30th, 1957. They see a long Winnipeg pass intercepted by Hamilton player, Ray Bawel, who runs it back for a sure touchdown, when he suddenly falls, having been tripped by Winnipeg fan, David Humphrey, who was standing on the sideline. Bawel gets up angrily, and goes back toward Humphrey, but is restrained by officials. Another unusual 1957 game is shown in which the players contend with rain and mud that makes play practically impossible.
Parliamentary Elections in Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Louis Stephen St-Laurent and his wife walk out of their home. They get into a chauffer-driven 1957 Buick Roadmaster sedan, and arrive at a voting station. Prime Minister Laurent and his wife put their votes in a ballot box. A man seated at a desk helps them in casting votes. 'Dominion of Canada' written on the ballot box. Notice of grant of a poll placed on the building gateway. A man reads a notice. A man enters a building and casts his vote. Two Catholic Priests cast their ballots. Vehicles move through streets. View of Chateau Hotel Frontenac.
Major events of the year 1957. Prime Minister Louis Saint Laurent loses to Conservative John Diefenbaker in the elections. John Diefenbaker arrives after winning the election as photographers take pictures.
Engineers working at the Canadian Rockies in Canada. Engineers walking along the mountain ranges. They trudge through snow. They study the route for Canada's first coast to coast highway. Scenes of titanic rockfalls.
The 42nd National Automobile Show at the New York Coliseum, December 8-16, 1956. A sign above an escalator at the entrance reads 'National Automobile Show'. A model wearing a swimsuit seated on the hood of a 1957 Desoto convertible. Two women seated in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. Aerial view of the Buick exhibit, with the 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible prominently displayed. An executive version of the 1957 Cadillac features a typewriter in the back seat and a record player in the front dash. Auto executives gathered at a display featuring a row of steering wheels. President of Chrysler L. L Colbert hails the future in a statement..