Kids sit in the field and wait for the start of the Junior Rodeo held in John Day, Oregon. Boys and girls of the age from 9 to 19 years participate in the event. Boys and girls look at a paper and discuss about it. Children have to control the steers and broncos. A girl tries to do the job and falls down. Many children try to do it, but all of them fall and fail to control the steers and broncos. People watch the children.
United States President Harry S Truman with Vice President Garner in Texas during an election campaign. President Truman in car with Vice President John Nance Garner 'Cactus Jack'. Man with a sheep. Sign on the sheep reads 'Dewey Goat', and Truman is seen petting the sheep that represents his opponent. Crowd greets President Truman in San Antonio and waves as his car goes by on a street. Truman is seen posing in front of the Alamo. Next Truman visits Austin Texas where he addressed Civil Rights, according to the narrator, saying that his opponents, the Republicans, don't want public unity. President Truman meets on his moving train car with Sam Rayburn, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives. President Truman addresses a large crowd gathered outdoors in Fort Worth Texas. Next seen shows his opponents activities: Crowd greets Governor Thomas E Dewey in Oakland California. Banner reads 'Welcome Governor Dewey'. Train of Governor Dewey is seen moving on tracks. Scenes of Republican presidential candidate Dewey with Mrs. Dewey addressing a crowd in Kelso, Oregon. Officials there present him with a string of fresh caught salmon fish as a gift. Governor Dewey on dais with his wife. Mrs. Dewey addresses crowd.
April 22, 1954. First open session of Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations in response to charges filed by the U.S. Army on April 13, 1954, concerning improper actions by Senator McCarthy and staff to obtain special treatment for Private G. David Schine, U.S. Army. Seen before start of session are Army Generals Lucius Clay and Alfred Gruenther. Senator Karl Mundt presiding, calls the session to order. Among those seen are Senator Edward Dirksen, second person to the Chairman's right, and Senator Charles E. Potter to Dirksen's right. Senator John L. McClelland sits to Chairman Mundt's left. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his counsel, Roy Cohn, are at the end of the table. At end of clip McCarthy states for the record that "there is no contest between Senator McCarthy and the Department of the Army, and that all that Senator McCarthy has been trying to do is to expose the Communists who have infiltrated the Department of the Army -- a very small percentage."
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial original statue during its unveiling ceremony at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia on November 10, 1951 (This is after the statue had been moved from its original Constitution Avenue location in Washington DC in 1947, and subsequently renovated under sculptor de Weldon's supervision while it was in Quantico.). A sign on the memorial reads "Uncommon valor was a common virtue, 1945." Next scenes show sculptor Felix de Weldon as he works to build the larger Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was dedicated in November 1954. Felix de Weldon measuring a model of the flag raising on Iwo Jima made by him. de Weldon and others on his team work to carve the large war memorial in plaster before it is cast in bronze. Views of the sculpted faces of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima: Faces of John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank. Brief glimpse of the original flag raising scene on Mount Suribachi in February 1945. Next scene, circa 1954 or 1955, shows the completed Marine Corps War Memorial in bronze, in Arlington Virginia, with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial landmarks of Washington DC in the background. Close-up views of faces of a young boy, an elderly woman, and a middle aged man who removes his hat. American flag fluttering in the breeze atop the war memorial.
A Japanese steamer crashes into a pier in St. Johns, Oregon. Japanese steamer Kohwa Maru Fuchu. The damaged pier after the steamer crashed into it at a great speed after its motors failed. Damaged wooden planks on the pier as men look on. Passengers aboard the ship managed to escape unhurt.
The second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in Washington DC, United States. Alvin Spivak of United Press International asks Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon to comment on his intentions in the field of civil rights. Nixon answers and states that progress is to be made in the field of employment by giving statutory authority to the Committee on Government Contracts. He states that in the field of schools, provisions should be laid whereby the federal government would give assistance to districts who want to integrate their schools. He speaks about presidential leadership. He concludes and says that the civil rights of the Americans should be recognized in order to protect the country from communist rule. Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy points that Nixon hasn't discussed what would be his policy on implementing the Supreme Court decision of 1954 and what would he do and what would be his leadership in providing fair employment, housing and education. He concludes by saying that the president must establish a moral leadership. Harold R. Levy of Newsday asks Kennedy to comment on what the President should do in racial discrimination events such as Little Rock Nine or the lunch-counter sit-ins. Kennedy says that he thinks that a president operates in different areas as a legislative leader, an executive leader and a moral leader and his functions differ in each area. He talks about the government contracts. He speaks about the standards set by the Americans which the Communists don't set. He comments on the case of Little Rock and says the U.S. President should go with the Supreme Court's decision. Nixon comments on the matter of the Committee on Government Contracts being mentioned by Kennedy. He talks about the functions of the Democratic Congress. He states that actions are required along with hopes. He concludes and says that in the field of executive leadership, U.S. president must lead and act as he talks.