The freighter SS Yorkmar, owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company, and operated by the Calmar Line, is aground on an open beach north of Grays Harbor, Washington State, United States. A ship's officer and some members of the crew are seen briefly,on the shore. A Coast Guard helicopter hovers over her stern while carrying a line out to the ship from the shore. Crew members are seen standing in the water near the Yorkmar,and pulling on a line from the ship to the shore. Others climb a rope ladder up the side of the Yorkmar. The crew remains with the ship awaiting tide to refloat her. (Note: The SS Yorkmar, seen here, should not be confused with a ship of the same name that was torpedoed in 1943. This ship was originally a Liberty Ship, launched in 1944, and named the "Walter Kidde." After the war, she was operated by Calmar SS Corporation of New York and renamed the "Yorkmar," in 1947.)
Exterior views of United Nations headquarters building in New York City. World map showing NATO member countries shaded dark. Distant view of U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC with an American flag flying in the foreground. Following Presidential election of 1952, Dwight D Eisenhower takes oath of office as President in January 1953, surrounded by other dignitaries. Scenes from end of World War 2 with U.S. Army forces in Paris and happy celebrating French people welcoming the U.S. military and other Allied forces. Close up view of faces of U.S. Army troops marching beside Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Parisians cheer and smile. A French woman kisses an American soldier. Aerial view of Statue of Liberty in New York as a troop ship is arriving in New York Harbor with soldiers returning from World War 2. Soldiers disembark the troop carrier ship. Cunard sign on gang plank. Young American men enrolled in American colleges. A college square area. Inside, a professor instructs college students in class. American students work in a University science laboratory with beakers, vials, burners, and microscope. Young veterans of the war who have returned to be farmers are seen on their farms working. American farmer works in field with a tractor. Views of various church buildings and church spires in American towns and cities. American men,women and children in church and clergy at altar circa 1950.
Former White House Counsel John Dean's testimony in front of the Senate-Watergate Committee hearings in Washington DC. Senator Sam Ervin Junior and Counsel Samuel Dash and other members arrive and take their seats for a hearing session. John Dean starts reading his report about the Watergate matters and a meeting with the president on March 6 on the status of the Gray hearings and Nixon's insistence that Dean report directly to Nixon on Watergate matters. Also March 7 discussion about Gray's performance in the Senate hearings. He speaks about his meeting with President Nixon and the Attorney General.
Views inside the Strategic Air Command Headquarters Command and Control Center at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. Six huge display screens cover the wall and controllers at monitoring stations are seen in semi-dark environment. An Air force Senior Master Sergeant stands near one of the control stations, as he calls up various computer-driven displays, which are shown onmonitors depicting the distribution and status of SAC's world wide assets at any moment. An Air Force Colonel occupies the Senior Controller's position on the main floor of the Command Post. Camera focuses on the Colonel, and his "fruit salad" (rows of military ribbons); his Command Pilot's wings; and the eagle's on the shoulders of his uniform. Scene shifts to variety of telephones in different colors. Looking over the shoulder of the Colonel, the camera focuses on a gold phone providing a direct line to the President of the United States; the National Military Command Center in Washington, DC; and to other Major Command Headquarters. Red and Gray phones comprise SACs primary alert system and show numerous connections to sites in the 2nd and 15th Air Forces. Closeup of the red phone control board. Scene shifts to a B-52 bomber in flight, and to pilots in a B-52 cockpit. The SAC Senior Controller, Colonel, on the gray phone, ostensibly talking to the B-52 pilots.
An aircraft flies over Mount St.Helens in Washington in United States as thick grey colored smoke rises from the crater after a volcanic eruption.
Dwight D. Eisenhower during presidency of the Columbia University in 1948. Eisenhower walking at a Columbia University graduation ceremony in New York City and speaking to the group assembled. Two years later, views of Eisenhower as NATO supreme commander in Europe. Eisenhower seated in NATO Conference. Citizens in United States prepare signs and urge Eisenhower to run for President. He salutes a parade in 1952 as he begins a run for the Presidency. Pamphlets and posters read 'we need Eisenhower'. An animated cartoon shows a smiling and marching Uncle Sam with an "Ike for President" jingle song playing. Cartoon shows animated citizens and an elephant supporting Eisenhower. Scenes from Republican National Convention, and Nixon and Eisenhower holding their arms up together. Citizens voting, using ballot boxes, and voting machines. A nun votes. Eisenhower casts his vote. People hold U.S. flags and cheer. Signboards and neon lighting on a building track vote tally and proclaim Eisenhower victory in 1952 presidential election. Eisenhower in Korea after the election. He meets and eats with American troops in the field and studies the war effort. South Koreans wave flags on announcement of truce (cease-fire armistice) in Korean War Eisenhower takes presidential oath of office in Washington DC. He signs document for Civil Rights Act of 1957 (voting right act). View of negro students of the "Little Rock Nine" entering a military station wagon under armed troop escort during integration of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. U.S. Army troops escort the African American students into school. Exterior view of United Nations building in New York. Eisenhower delivers speech on Atoms For Peace. Churchill and Khrushchev visit Eisenhower in America. Scenes of John F Kennedy inauguration in 1961. Eisenhower with Kennedy and later with President Johnson. In 1968 address to Republican Convention Eisenhower notes risk of growth of Communism.