A non atomic blast in Canada. A test is conducted to record the intensity of the blast in an area. Tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) are set for firing. The workers do the last minute checking of their instruments. Men gather to witness the test. An explosion occurs. A massive cloud of smoke rises. A dough nut shape smoke cloud rises. It indicates the success of the test.
Icebreaker John A McDonald at work in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. White whales in water. Crewmen inside the icebreaker. Helicopter on the deck of John A McDonald. Pilot sitting inside helicopter. Aerial view of icebreaker from helicopter. Icebreaker plows up the path to the sea for two freighters trapped in ice.
Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker greet U.S. President John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy. President Kennedy arrives at Governor's house and sits with Governor Vanier and other dignitaries. United States flag outside Candian Parliament. Jacqueline Kennedy takes her position in the Parliament gallery. President addresses joint session of the Parliament.
Ice hokey match between Canada and USSR during World Amateur Hockey Championship in Geneva, Switzerland. People cheer as match proceeds. Canadian team making goals one after the other. Russian players loose temper and fight during the game. Smoke Eaters, the Canadian national team gathers near the goal post and celebrates the win by 5-1.
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 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.