Gold Coast becomes Ghana in a ceremony. People of Ghana celebrate the end of colonial rule and gain of independence. Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah and member of U.S. House of Representatives Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. talk together. The army of Ghana passes in review in front of UN Representative Ralph Bunch and Nkrumah. The festivities are followed by a beauty contest in which Miss Ghana is selected.
Major events of the year 1957. United states Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife at a colorful ceremony to celebrate the independence of Ghana from colonial rule. Tribal dancers dressed in traditional attire perform at the ceremony. Kwame Nkrumah, the newly appointed President of independent Ghana at the ceremony. Soldiers march as a large crowd witness the celebrations marking the independence after years of colonial rule.
Presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in the United States. New York Herald Tribune newspaper correspondent Roscoe Drummond asks Senator Kennedy that how can American prestige be measured abroad. Senator Kennedy responds stating that America is identified with the cause of freedom and if other countries have to choose between America and a Communist country, they would choose America. He further speaks that there are many indications that prestige of the United States is not as high as it once was. Kennedy summarizes some of these indications and relates to it by mentioning the example of Sputnik Program by the Soviet Union in 1957. Kennedy speaks about the economic development of the Soviet Union. He says the Soviet Union will be ahead of any other country scientifically and militarily by 1970. He mentions votes by different countries in the United Nations dealing with Red China. He says that Guinea and Ghana, two independent countries now are supporting Soviet foreign policy at the UN. NBC correspondent Bill Shadel asks Richard Nixon to speak on the topic. Vice President Nixon responds by speaking about the economic development of the Soviet Union. He speaks that the Soviet Union is a very primitive economy and that the United States is well ahead economically. He says that if the United States is going to maintain its strength and its prestige, they must not only be strong militarily and economically but must be firm diplomatically also. Bill Shadel says that an entire hour was devoted to answering questions from the reporters. He says that each candidate was questioned in turn and each had the opportunity to comment on the answer of his opponent. Shadel says that the reporters were free to ask any question on any subject, neither candidate was given any advance information on any question that would be asked. He says that the fourth debate is scheduled for Friday, October twenty-first.
Members of the United States Peace Corps arrive in Ghana. Accra Airport in Ghana. The flag of Ghana at a mast. Men standing at the airport with airport equipment and await the landing of the airplane of the Peace Corps. The airplane taxis on an airstrip. A staircase is pushed towards the airplane. A sign on the airplane: 'Clipper Peace Corps'. Luggage is unloaded from the airplane and loaded onto a truck. Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps disembark from the airplane. They get into a van of Ghana Airways. Few members take photos from the van. The staff members and the volunteers talk at the airport. Several members standing with their luggage.
Members of the United States Peace Corps arrive in Ghana. Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps standing at Accra Airport as they arrive. Peace Corps officials speak into microphones. Other members applaud. Several members take photos. Several members seated in a van of Ghana Airways. The staff members and the volunteers of the Peace Corps standing with their luggage talk amongst themselves. Aircraft in the background.
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.