Exteriors of Fort Monmouth and its Camp Evans Signal Laboratory in New Jersey. Radar dishes revolving in fenced area. Visit of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, Chairman of Senate Subcommittee investigating "Army Signal Corps Subversion and Espionage.". Among those accompanying Senator McCarthy are Roy Cohn, chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee , Senator H. Alexander Smith, of New Jersey, Robert T. Stevens,Secretary of the Army, Congressman James O. Auchincloss, of New Jersey, and Major General K.B.Lawton, Commanding General of Fort Monmouth. McCarthy and companions board a Military Air Transport C-47 aircraft to depart.
The fourth presidential election debate held between Democratic nominee Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican nominee U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon in New York, United States on 21st October 1960. ABC news correspondent Quincy Howe speaks during the debate and asks Vice President Richard Nixon to give his closing statement. Vice President Nixon opposes Senator Kennedy's statement that American is standing still. He says more houses and classrooms have been built, there has been a progress in civil rights and progress in field of slum clearance in Eisenhower's Administration which is more than in the previous administration. He says the United States should extend freedom to the world. He says that there were eleven dictators in Latin America in 1953 and now there are only 3 left. Nixon also talks about free government in Africa. He says that America will move ahead with the kind of leadership that we can provide in these years ahead. Correspondent Quincy speaks. He says that the opening statements by both candidates ran eight minutes each. The closing statements ran four minutes, thirty seconds. The order of speaking was reversed from their first joint appearance, when they followed the same procedure. A panel of newsmen questioned each candidate alternately. The first discussion dealt only with domestic policy. This one dealt only with foreign policy. As members of a new political generation, Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy have used new means of communication to pioneer a new type of political debate.
Damage caused by a storm on the East Coast of the United States. Tides flood areas in New York City. The storm causes damages at Eastern Seaboard New Jersey to Maine. A view of the flooded area. Elderly civilians are rescued in boats. Streets on the shoreline filled with debris. Shops flooded with water. Damaged houses in view. Automobiles buried in water on the streets. A man runs behind a goose. Ruins and rubble in view.
Post-war home front activities in New Jersey, United States, shortly after the end of World War II. Locomotive train running on railroad tracks through the main street center of Passaic New Jersey. The Great Falls of the Passaic River is seen (now part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park) with a power generating facility in the foreground. Views of various industries in the Passaic area, some deriving power from the falls. Factory workers seen outside a large industrial factory as they enter it. Narrator notes that the factories are being converted to peace time production. Women seen working in a textile mill. View of bolts of cloth, sewing, and looms. Steel mill activities. A factory making wood veneer or cardboard or thick paper. A man operates an industrial machine. Women sew clothes. Workers work on machines. View of street signs, buildings, pedestrians, and traffic with 1940s era automobiles and buses at the intersection of Broad Street and Market Street, in the Four Corners District of Newark, New Jersey. Narrator describes it as the 3rd most busy intersection in the world. Boats in Lake Hopatcong. A boat launch area at the lake and some people on the lake shore. A woman wearing a swimming cap dives into the lake from a dock.
Crash of Hindenburg Zeppelin (airship) at Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst in New Jersey, United States. Hindenburg Zeppelin (airship) in flight to New Jersey. Hindenburg come in for landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Crew makes preparation for landing on the ground. Landing lines are dropped form the Hindenburg. Hindenburg Zeppelin bursts into flames and falls to earth. Large smoke rises. Firefighters battle the flames. Remains of worlds largest airship. Ruins of Hindenburg after flames have been extinguished. Wreckage of engines of the large Zeppelin. Nose of the Zeppelin.
Demonstration of the American Air Force against naval vessels of battleship class operate from temporary bases. American airmen prepare 1100 pound bombs. Men assemble tail section of a missile. Airmen check two 1100 pound bombs attached beneath an unidentified plane. Airmen attach a 2000 pound bomb to underside of an aircraft. General Mitchell and an airman crouched beneath the plane look at the 2000 pound bomb. Navy cutter type vessel, the San Mihiel, anchored in sea. Observers on the San Mihiel include General Pershing, Davis, Admiral Shoemaker Assistant Secretary of War and General Patrick Chief of Air Service. Four of them stand on the deck of the cutter vessel. Battleship USS New Jersey anchored. Bombs strike near ship. Bomber flying 175 miles from Langley Field score five direct hits with six 100 pound bombs from an altitude of 11,000 feet. Views of bomb strike on USS New Jersey. A smoke curtain is dropped by a bomber from an altitude of 1000 feet. An aircraft in flight in line with the New Jersey lays a smoke screen across the water. Smoke curtain obscures sight of the battleship. Bomb strikes near and upon the battleship USS Virginia. Direct hits scored by 1100 pound bombs on the deck of USS Virginia.